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Here's why the NBA's draft is a game of chance

by Andy Uhler May 15, 2019
There's way more to one player than meets the eye.
Zion Williamson #1 of the Duke Blue Devils looks on against the Michigan State Spartans in the East Regional game of the 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Capital One Arena on March 31, 2019 in Washington, DC.
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For the NFL and NBA, more points mean more money

by Andy Uhler Jan 3, 2019
The NFL playoffs begin this weekend amid a scoring boom in football — and basketball as well.
Los Angeles Rams teammates Josh Reynolds #83 and Tyler Higbee #89 celebrate a touchdown during the highest-scoring Monday Night Football game ever on November 19, 2018.
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What resale sites like StubHub are doing to the price of your ticket

by Janet Nguyen Nov 14, 2018
We examined the cost of a seat at the Staples Center over the course of a week — and what it reveals about ticket pricing.
A view inside the Staples Center.
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When the family business is the most famous basketball team in the world

by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst Oct 29, 2018
Lakers CEO and co-owner Jeanie Buss on life and basketball.
Los Angeles Lakers CEO and co-owner Jeanie Buss at the UCLA Health Training Center, the Lakers practice facility in El Segundo, California
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When the family business is the most famous basketball team in the world

by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst Oct 29, 2018
Lakers CEO Jeanie Buss on life and basketball.
Los Angeles Lakers CEO and co-owner Jeanie Buss at the UCLA Health Training Center, the Lakers practice facility in El Segundo, California
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NBA signs deal with MGM Resorts as legal sports betting takes root

by Jed Kim Aug 1, 2018
If you’re the kind of sports fan who likes to put a little money on games, there was some news for you this week. The National Basketball Association has become the first major sports league in this country to sign…
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Cleveland businesses brace for LeBron James' departure

by Ashton Marra Jul 10, 2018
LeBron James has announced he’s leaving his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers for the second time, heading west to join the 16-time national champion Los Angeles Lakers. After his first departure in 2010 for Miami, Cleveland restaurant owners noticed a slump in…
LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers attends a quarterfinal game of the 2018 NBA Summer League between the Lakers and the Detroit Pistons at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. 
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With NBA picks, data can only take you so far

by , and Jun 20, 2018
The NBA draft takes place tomorrow in Brooklyn, when teams make big bets on young players, hoping they might been the next LeBron James or Steph Curry, that once-in-a-generation player who can transform a team’s fortunes. But these players are…
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How LeBron's breakup with Miami started an Instagram craze

by Molly Wood, Stephanie Hughes, and Shaheen Ainpour Jun 6, 2018
House of Highlights has 9.3 million followers and counting.
In 2010, Miami Heat player LeBron James greets fans as he is introduced during a welcome party at American Airlines Arena in Miami.
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I've always wondered...

How are sports fines set?

by Andy Uhler Mar 29, 2018
And does fining players actually work?
Fans cheer during the sixth inning between the Baltimore Orioles and St. Louis Cardinals at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 30, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland.
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