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Netflix’s Malice-Palace doc — Summer League Highlights — Poor Dennis

Friday, Aug 13th, 2021 The Opening Tip You can't watch the new Netflix doc on the Pacers-Pistons brawl without feeling for Jermaine O'Neal. The Nets might have another guy who can score like
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Team USA vs. France — Luka’s Olympics run — All Unsigned Team

Friday, Aug 6th, 2021 The Opening Tip Luka Doncic averaged a triple-double in his first Olympics. The best of the unsigned players. Japan's womens' team has a tall task (pun) in Sunday's
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Free Agency madness — Woj vs. Shams — Olympics update

Tuesday, Aug 3rd, 2021 The Opening Tip Every move from yesterday's free agency period. Who won last week's scoop-off: Woj or Shams? Team USA beat Spain this morning, and other Olympic notes. 1.
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NBAers at Olympics — Luka! — NBA Draft FAQs

Wednesday, July 28th, 2021 The Opening Tip A breakdown of current and former NBA players in the Olypmics. It took Luka Doncic one game to become an Olympic legend. Jalens have taken over the NBA Draft.
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Bucks win — Giannis’ crowning moment — The toe that made this possible

Wednesday, July 21st, 2021 The Opening Tip A bunch of stuff about Giannis and the Bucks. 1. A quick Giannis story Giannis' life story is simultaneously endearing and hard to fathom. For every
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Bucks won’t die — Giannis! — Kawhi update

Thursday, July 15th, 2021 The Opening Tip No team takes the identity of its best player as well as the Bucks. An ode to Giannis' virtuoso block last night. More details have emerged on Kawhi's
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Bucks hope(?) — International Harden — Rachel Nichols situation

Friday, July 9th, 2021 The Opening Tip A few reasons why the Bucks might still be able to make the Finals competitive. A Suns play from last night was reminiscent of how the 2014 Spurs played. A quick
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Bucks-Suns coin flip — Alcindor in MIL — Finals notes

Tuesday, July 6th, 2021 The Opening Tip The Suns and Bucks share one of the better footnotes in NBA history Notes and news ahead of Game 1 of the NBA Finals We got retro with our GIFs Tonight's
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Favored Suns — Brook Lopez! — Shaq’s streak ends

Friday, July 2nd, 2021 The Opening Tip Brook Lopez turned into Shawn Kemp last night. The greatest streak in playoff basketball is over. The people have spoken on the smug deer vs. knee-padded hawk
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Battle of curses — Reggie Jackson! — Buck vs. Hawk

Tuesday, June 29th, 2021 The Opening Tip Reggie Jackson is playing like he's never played before. Some good old Bucks and Hawks nostalgia. What's up with Damian Lillard? Tonight's playoff
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Destiny Clips — Trae Young! — Playoff’s high scorers

Friday, June 25th, 2021 The Opening Tip You can't kill the Clippers. Individual playoff scoring is way up from a decade ago. The slippery slope of a call from Clips-Suns Game 2. Tonight's
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Nate McMillan's fourth chance — Ben Simmons 😔 — NBA Lottery preview

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021 The Opening Tip Ben Simmons is buried inside his own head. We have reached a compromise on the 2020-21 Brooklyn Nets. A quick primer on tonight's NBA Draft Lottery.
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Giannis, in paint — Doc’s chokes — Mavs mess

Friday, June 18th, 2021 The Opening Tip Can Khris Middleton get a little bit of respect? Doc Rivers has had great moments, but he's also let a Liberty Bell's load of series slip away. A quick
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Solo KD — Kawhi-light — Suns in 4

Tuesday, June 15th, 2021 The Opening Tip Kawhi Leonard did something terrible to Derrick Favors last night. We salute you, #Sunsin4 guy. Trae Young continues to make a mockery of traditional NBA stats.
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We got the Jazz — Nets-Bucks disaster — MVP x Taco Bell

Friday, June 11th, 2021 The Opening Tip The Bucks beat the Nets last night in a remarkably bad game. Why Taco Bell's quesarito and the new NBA MVP will be star-crossed forever. We have a
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New playoff blood — Scary-looking Nets — Trae Young apologia

Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 The Opening Tip It turns out the Nets don't even need James Harden. "Ice Trae" is a lame nickname but Trae Young is the man. Kristaps Porzingis is mad again.
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LeBron’s reign ends — D-Book’s moment — Coach K retires

Friday, June 4th, 2021 The Opening Tip The last time LeBron made the playoffs but missed the Finals, we were in high school. Devin Booker had a signature game last night. Is this the end for
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End of LeBron? — Blazers vs. Nuggets — Celtics shakeup

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021 The Opening Tip The Celtics made some drastic changes this morning. More on them in section four. Blazers vs. Nuggets last night was an instant classic. Who can realistically
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Clippers dystopia — Rising Bucks — Unruly NBA fans

Friday, May 28th, 2021 The Opening Tip What the hell are the Clippers going to do if they blow this series? The Bucks are getting some serious revenge on the Heat. Are terrible fans having a moment?
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Big crowds: Back — Bill de Blasio: Back — Logo Lillard: Back

Tuesday, May 25th, 2021 The Opening Tip We may never have to hear fake crowd noise again. Damian Lillard makes a case for the 4-point play. Bill de Blasio can't help himself. Tonight's playoff