The best ever basketball fight was Duke vs. UNC in 1961

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With a title like “The best ever basketball fight” you might be expecting me to discuss Malice at the Palace. That one was a truly great fight, with unexpected twists and turns— mainly Metta World Peace twisting to see who threw a cup at him, and then turning his first toward that guy, or someone who seemed like that guy.

But I’d argue that basketball history holds an even better, more exciting fight. One that’s so very petty you can’t help but enjoy it. (Oh, wait, am I a bad person? Nah, I’ve given to charity before, I’m covered.)

In 1961 UNC and Duke engaged in what I’m declaring as The Best Ever Basketball Fight. Not just because the fight itself was ten minutes of chaos involving players, fans, coaches, and the scorekeeper...

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Luka Garza highlights: Top March Madness plays from 2019

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Sept. 5, 2020

Luka Garza highlights: Top March Madness plays from 2019

Sept. 5, 2020

Luka Garza heads into the 2020-21 season as one of college basketball’s top returning players. Relive his best plays from Iowa’s two March Madness games from the 2019 NCAA tournament.

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What March Madness looked like the year you were born

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The NCAA men’s basketball tournament was first hosted in 1939, and has been played a total of 81 times through 2019. That’s a lot of history.

Marv Huffman (34) was named most outstanding player for 1940. The Hoosiers defeated Kansas, 60-42, for the NCAA title in Kansas City, Missouri.

Wisconsin’s team photo.

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Wyoming beat Georgetown for the NCAA title in Madison Square Garden.

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Utah and coach Vadal Peterson beat Dartmouth 42-40 in overtime to claim the program’s first (and only) title.

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Oklahoma State’s Henry Iba gives a chalk talk to his 1946 NCAA Champions.

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George Kaftan of Holy Cross is carried off the court after defeating Oklahoma, 58-47, for the title.

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Game 2 of Heat-Bucks marred by controversial ending; NBA players react to late foul calls

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Well, that was a bizarre end to Game 2, huh?

With the Bucks trailing the Heat by three points and fewer than 10 seconds remaining in regulation on Wednesday night, Milwaukee forward Khris Middleton launched a 3-point attempt from well beyond the arc and missed — but then the whistle came. Heat guard Goran Dragic was called for a foul, despite appearing to stand straight up and make little contact with Middleton on the play.

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Middleton drained all three free throws, tying things up at 114 and leaving Miami with 4.3 seconds on the clock. Oh, it gets weirder.

On the ensuing possession, Jimmy Butler’s potential game-winning jumper didn’t fall, but reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo lightly touched Butler on the back as he flew...

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The refs made the end of Bucks-Heat Game 2 about them

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The final moments of Game 2 between the Milwaukee Bucks and Miami Heat in the second round of the NBA playoffs felt about as tense as NBA basketball can get. Unfortunately, it wasn’t clutch plays from great players deciding the outcome in the closing seconds. It was two majorly questionable calls by the referees.

The Heat walked away with a 116-114 win to take a commanding 2-0 lead in the series, but not before the refs made themselves the story of the night.

The first questionable call happened when Goran Dragic was called for a foul on a Khris Middleton three-pointer with the Bucks trailing by three with five seconds left. Dragic stayed on his feet and raised his arms to contest Middleton’s shot, but was whistled for a shooting foul...

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Shabazz Napier’s top NCAA tournament highlights for UConn

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Aug. 29, 2020

Shabazz Napier’s top NCAA tournament highlights for UConn

Aug. 29, 2020

Starting and ending his career with national championships, Shabazz Napier etched his name into college basketball history at UConn. Watch his best NCAA tournament highlights from 2010-14 here.

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Shabazz Napier
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Napier with the Trail Blazers in March 2018
No. 5 – Washington Wizards
Position Point guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born July 14, 1991 (age 29)
Roxbury, Massachusetts
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight 175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High school Charlestown
(Charlestown, Massachusetts)
Lawrence Academy
(Groton, Ma...
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Doc Rivers lauds ‘phenomenal’ Kawhi Leonard as Clippers advance in NBA playoffs

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Doc Rivers hailed Kawhi Leonard after the Clippers star helped lead the team into the second round of the NBA playoffs.

Leonard posted a double-double as the Clippers defeated the Dallas Mavericks 111-97 to seal a 4-2 series win in the Western Conference first round on Sunday.

A two-time champion after guiding the Raptors to their first title last season, Leonard finished with 33 points and 14 rebounds in Game 6 at Walt Disney World Resort.

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Clippers coach Rivers heaped praise on the two-time Finals MVP following his exploits in the series against the Mavericks.

“Kawhi was phenomenal throughout this whole series,” Rivers told reporters. “I thought he was dominant and then PG (Paul George) picked it up greatly after the first two games.

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How Barack Obama helped convince NBA players to end their strike and return to play

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A call to Barack Obama from a small group of players including NBAPA president Chris Paul and Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James helped convince NBA players to end their strike in the wake of the police shooting of Jacob Blake and return to the court to finish the playoffs.

The season was hanging in the balance when James and Paul spoke to Obama after a tense meeting between players, coaches, and union leadership on Wednesday night following the Milwaukee Bucks players’ decision to refuse to take the court and players from subsequent teams joining them. After no games on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, the league will return to play on Saturday despite a faction of players favoring leaving the bubble and ending the season.

Bucks players took inspired collective action when they ...

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Top 10 college basketball IQs since 2000

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Aug. 26, 2020

Top 10 college basketball IQs since 2000

Aug. 26, 2020

We count down the top 10 college basketball IQs since 2000, ranked by NCAA.com’s Andy Katz. His list includes NBA stars like Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade and Kevin Durant.

1. Chris Paul, Wake Forest

Years: 2003-05
Career stats: 15.0 points per game, 6.3 assists, 3.9 rebounds, 2.5 steals

As a freshman, Chris Paul led the Demon Deacons in minutes played and was the engine behind the country’s most efficient offense. Paul was the only future NBA player on the team. Wake Forest started the 2003-04 season 11-0, highlighted by a triple-overtime win at No. 4 North Carolina.

When Paul was on the floor, he assisted on 30...

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WNBA players joined together to protest police brutality after postponing more games

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WNBA players are choosing not to take the court for a second day in a row following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man in Kenosha, WI who was shot seven times in the back by local authorities. WNBA players are not calling it a strike or boycott, but a day of reflection and call to action after the basketball world stopped on Wednesday and demanded accountability for the disproportionate use of deadly force against Black Americans .

Players appeared on SportsCenter locking arms while wearing black t-shirts that read “Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor.” WNBA players continue to be out front in the movement for social justice.

The WNBA players decided to sit out on Wednesday in solidarity with a movement started by the Milwaukee Bucks, who chose not to take the court...

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