• The NBA is reaching a tipping point in the debate over legalized marijuana
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    The NBA is reaching a tipping point in the debate over legalized marijuana

    Phil Jackson and Steve Kerr have more in common than the 1990s Chicago Bulls. The legal use of marijuana, whether it be medicinally or recreationally, is gaining steam in the NBA. First, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr admitted last week to using legally prescribed marijuana during his recovery from a 2015 back surgery, questioning how a league could encourage prescription painkiller use for players healing from injury while listing marijuana among its banned substances.

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    All-NBA Melo carrying Knicks over the .500 hump

    Tommy Dee | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Instagram For as far back as I can remember, great players in New York get treated differently by the media. Because their salaries are public knowledge, players who make the most money are often shouldered with the weight of the franchise as well as lofty and often unrealistic expectations. It was that way with the likes of Patrick Ewing and Alex Rodriguez, and it's been that way with Carmelo Anthony since he was traded here in 2011. I have always chosen to appreciate great players for the sake of the game and, while Anthony has struggled at times on the defensive end, he's been a pleasure to watch on the offensive end most nights. He's had chances

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo called for 10-second violation on free throw (video)
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    Giannis Antetokounmpo called for 10-second violation on free throw (video)

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP)–  For so many years, the San Antonio Spurs have been defined by their consistency, an unprecedented level of stability that has brought five championships and established the organization as a model franchise in professional sports. After 20 years and those five titles, change has finally come to San Antonio. Tim Duncan, the tone setter from the moment he was drafted in 1997, retired last summer. Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili have taken reduced roles this season, and the Spurs brought in seven new faces as part of a rare roster shuffle as they try to retool around Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge.