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Bill Russell and Adam Silver: A Special Relationship

Long before he managed the National Basketball Association, Adam Silver was a zealous young employee whose duties included opening mail, writing memos, and carrying large stacks of glossy Bill Russell photos—all of which mattered, and none of that was as fun as the last part. Russell, of course, was reluctant to sign autographs, preferring a …

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Walker Buehler injury seriously dents Dodgers’ World Championship hopes

Welcome to The Opener, where every weekday during the regular season you’ll get a new, objective story to start your day from one of SI.com’s MLB writers. The Dodgers He entered Monday with a win ratio of 0.699 and 16 games in their division with 49 left to play. But despite their 4-0 win over …

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Walker Buehler injury seriously dents Dodgers’ World Championship hopes

Welcome to The Opener, where every weekday during the regular season you’ll get a new, objective story to start your day from one of SI.com’s MLB writers. The Dodgers He entered Monday with a win ratio of 0.699 and 16 games in their division with 49 left to play. But despite their 4-0 win over …

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Joe Domars recalls the Pistons near trade with Kobe Bryant: ‘It was so close’

Howard Beck welcomes Hall of Famer Joe Dumars. The former Pistons Bad Boy is now the NBA’s discipline czar, part of his new role as Executive Vice President and Chief of Basketball Operations. Domar discusses his approach to the job, then reflects at length on his tenure as Pistons GM. The following text is excerpted …

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Jaylen Brown, Celtics swing back against the Bucks until series

Boston – Ho else J. All-Star, but not an MVP nominee. registered but not scorer. When high-profile business chatters (Anthony Davis, Kawhi Leonard) appeared it was Jaylen Brown, not Jason Tatum. Brown remains a Celtic player – the second tallest Celtic player in his position – and in fact, Boston was delighted to have him …

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Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum check to keep them together in Game 3

Boston – Jason Tatum And the Jaylyn Brown They are often pitted against each other, and treated as competitors rather than teammates. When Celtics Struggling to start the season, speculation swirled that the Boston Brassists would break them up. Instead, they doubled the number and made a trip to the finals. After Wednesday night’s 116-100 …

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Jaylen Brown’s development has paid off for the Boston Celtics

The Celtics’ majority owner, Wyc Grousbeck, wasn’t used to being booed. But just over eight years after Boston won their 17th title, he stood inside TD Garden and brought the news to a hungry and impatient fan base that didn’t agree with what he said. “There was no commerce,” Grosbeek said, standing in front of …

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