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Longley: Bulls need continuity to restore NBA glory days

Luc Longley is confident, with patience, the good times will return to the 'Windy City' of Chicago sooner rather than later.
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Ben Simmons can reach level of Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Luc Longley says

Luc Longley, who won three successive NBA rings alongside Michael Jordan from 1996 to 1998, feels the sky is the limit for Ben Simmons.
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Butler: It was either going to be me or the Hoiberg route for Bulls

The Chicago Bulls had a decision to make – Jimmy Butler or Fred Hoiberg – according to the star guard.
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Thunder's charter plane damaged flying to Chicago, lands safely

A Delta Airlines spokesperson said the Thunder's charter plane: "likely encountered a bird while on descent into Chicago."
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Brett Brown hails 'exceptional' Ben Simmons after 76ers debut

Brett Brown believes Ben Simmons has the world at his feet after posting 18 points and 10 rebounds in his first NBA game.
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Utah's Joe Ingles praises the 'Justin Bieber of Spain' Ricky Rubio

Joe Ingles welcomed the addition of Ricky Rubio to the Utah Jazz, recalling the Spaniard's popularity in his homeland.
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Spurs' Kawhi Leonard ruled out for entire preseason

Kawhi Leonard will be absent during the San Antonio Spurs' preseason schedule as he continues rehabilitation from a thigh injury.
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Isaiah Thomas injury update: Cavaliers hope newcomer ready by January

Isaiah Thomas should be in position to return by January, according to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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Suns guard Brandon Knight out for season with torn ACL

Brandon Knight of the Phoenix Suns will undergo surgery on a torn ACL and is not expected to feature in the 2017-18 NBA season.
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Golden State Warriors imminent dynasty a lesson in how to build a team

The Golden State Warriors are the NBA's next dynasty, and they will be one built not just on Kevin Durant, but on excellent drafting.
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Steve Kerr marvels at Kevin Durant's 'amazing' defense

The Warriors took a 2-0 lead in the NBA Finals against the Cavaliers, with Steve Kerr highlighting Kevin Durant's defensive role.
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Watch: Neymar comes to Game 2 bearing gifts for Kevin Durant, Draymond Green

After taking a 2-0 lead in the NBA Finals, Golden State Warriors' duo Kevin Durant and Draymond Green were given a special gift by Neymar.
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Kevin Durant responds to claims he stared down Rihanna

Kevin Durant led all scorers at Oracle Arena but it was his apparent moment with pop star Rihanna that stole the headlines.
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LeBron James never believed he could eclipse Michael Jordan

After becoming the NBA playoffs record point scorer, LeBron James admitted it was a surprise to eclipse his hero Michael Jordan.
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Frank Mason III asked awkward question at NBA Draft combine

One NBA team asked the former Kansas guard and national player of the year a weird interview question.
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LeBron James passes Abdul-Jabbar for second in postseason scoring

Look out, Michael Jordan. LeBron James is closing in on the NBA great for most postseason points.
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'F*** no' - Green rejects comparisons with Barkley

Draymond Green does not see the similarities with Charles Barkley, who was an 11-time All-Star and MVP in 1993.
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Oscar Robertson hands Russell Westbrook award, starts MVP chant

Oscar Robertson presented Russell Westbrook with the Dr. James Naismith Achievement Sculpture for individual achievement.
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Stephen Curry leads NBA jersey sales for second straight year

LeBron James was second on a list dominated by Warriors and Cavaliers.
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Russell Westbrook speaks after averaging triple-double for season

Russell Westbrook is the first player in 55 years to average a triple-double in the NBA, but his focus is a championship with the Thunder.
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