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THE THIRD Coming

FOR DJ WAGNER, SON OF DAJUAN AND GRANDSON OF MILT—BOTH FORMER NBA PLAYERS—BASKETBALL RUNS IN HIS FAMILY’S BLOOD. OVER THE NEXT FEW YEARS, HE’LL USE THAT TALENT AND HIS NO. 1 RANKING IN THE CLASS OF 2023 TO LEAD CAMDEN HS TO THE TOP OF THE BASKETBALL WORLD (AGAIN).

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November - December 2020

STATE of the UNION

CHRIS PAUL HAS BEEN A NATURAL LEADER SINCE AS FAR BACK AS HE CAN REMEMBER. BUT THROUGH 2020, AS THE PRESIDENT OF THE NBPA, PAUL HAS LED ALL 450 NBA PLAYERS THROUGH THE MOST TURBULENT OF TIMES—THROUGH A PANDEMIC, A SOCIAL JUSTICE MOVEMENT, A BUBBLE, AND A SEASON THAT SOMEHOW STRETCHED 355 DAYS—AND THOSE LEADERSHIP ABILITIES HAVE BEEN MORE CRUCIAL THAN EVER. WE SPOKE WITH CP3 ABOUT THE LEGACY OF THE PAST YEAR AND MUCH MORE.

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November - December 2020

The Fresh Princesses of Blair

IT’S STRAIGHT UP DOMINATION WHEN OLIVIA MILES AND DOMINIQUE DARIUS, TWO OF THE BEST GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL PLAYERS IN THE COUNTRY, ARE ON THE FLOOR AT THE SAME TIME.

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November - December 2020

BREAKING BOUNDARIES

MEET THE SALAM SCHOOL STARS—AN ALL-MUSLIM GIRLS’ TEAM THAT’S CHALLENGING GENDER-NORMS WITHIN THEIR COMMUNITY.

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November - December 2020

Back For More

ATHLETIC PROPULSION LABS’ first basketball sneaker got banned from the NBA because it gave wearers an “advantage.” The brothers who launched the company have returned to the game 10 years later, with a duo of brand new sneakers.

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November - December 2020

3 the HARD WAY

THREE NBA CHAMPIONSHIPS WITH THREE DIFFERENT TEAMS MEANS DANNY GREEN KNOWS A THING OR THREE ABOUT WINNING. AS HE WRITES HERE, THE THIRD WAS THE MOST SATISFYING.

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November - December 2020

Hollywood

Though her first year in the WNBA was anything but normal, Atlanta dream star Chennedy Carter is on her way to a long career in front of the bright lights.

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November - December 2020

NO MERCY, NO FEAR

THE NBA IS BACK AND NEW ORLEANS PELICANS STAR ZION WILLIAMSON IS AS CONFIDENT AS HE’S EVER BEEN. LET THIS BE YOUR FINAL WARNING.

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September - October 2020

THE PEOPLE'S CHAMP

NATASHA CLOUD HAS ALWAYS FOUGHT FOR WHAT’S RIGHT. BY OPTING OUT OF THE 2020 WNBA SEASON TO FOCUS ON SOCIAL JUSTICE, THE REIGNING CHAMP CONTINUES HER FIGHT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY.

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September - October 2020

PACK MENTALITY

MEET ROBBY SIKKA, THE SUPERFAN TURNED DOCTOR TURNED NBA TEAM VP WHOSE EXPERTISE HAS BEEN CRUCIAL FOR THE NBA THROUGHOUT THE PANDEMIC.

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September - October 2020

MOMENT TO MOMENT

CLASS OF 2021 SUPERSTAR AZZI FUDD HAS BATTLED COUNTLESS OBSTACLES, INCLUDING MAJOR KNEE SURGERY, OVER THE PAST YEAR. AS SHE RETURNS TO THE SPORT SHE LOVES, SHE’S FILLED WITH A FRESH PERSPECTIVE ON THE GAME AND LIVING LIFE IN A PANDEMIC.

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September - October 2020

CHI VIEW

AS THE 2020 WNBA SEASON BEGINS, CHICAGO SKY FORWARD GABBY WILLIAMS VOWS TO CONTINUE USING HER PLATFORM TO SPEAK ABOUT SOCIAL JUSTICE AND FIGHT FOR CHANGE.

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September - October 2020

THE LINK UP

AFTER TORONTO NATIVE ROY WOODS PAID HOMAGE TO PASCAL SIAKAM ON HIS LATEST EP, WE HAD TO INTRODUCE THE OVO SOUND ARTIST TO THE RAPTORS ALL-STAR. HERE, THEY TALK ABOUT TORONTO CULTURE, MUSIC, BALL AND SO MUCH MORE.

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September - October 2020

THAT QUARANTINE LIFE

AS THE WORLD SHUT DOWN IN MARCH DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS, EVERYONE HAD MORE FREE TIME THAN WE KNEW WHAT TO DO WITH. CHECK OUT WHAT YOUR FAVORITE PLAYERS WERE UP TO DURING THEIR HIATUS.

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September - October 2020

GO LEGEND

AS SHE BEGINS HER 19TH SEASON IN THE WNBA, THE SEATTLE STORM’S SUE BIRD RECALLS HER EARLY DAYS IN THE LEAGUE, WHAT IT’S BEEN LIKE IN THE WUBBLE AND WHY SHE WORKS SO HARD TO MAKE THE GAME BETTER FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS.

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September - October 2020

BY EXAMPLE

DUKE FORWARD WENDELL MOORE JR ORGANIZED A POWERFUL BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTEST IN HIS HOMETOWN OF CONCORD, NC, LEADING HIS COMMUNITY TO PUSH FOR JUSTICE AND CHANGE.

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September - October 2020

2020 WNBA Preview

Will The Mystics be able to defend their title without MVP Elena Delle Donee? Will The Sky live up to lofty expectations? Will Stewie lead the storm back to the top? Regardless of what happens, we're just hipe that The W is back.

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September - October 2020

The Past is Present

PUMA’S LATEST HOOPS SHOE—COMBINING THE OLD AND NEW—IS A DREAM COME TRUE.

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May - June 2020

HEATIN' UP

ARCHBISHOP STEPINAC (NY) GUARD RJ DAVIS WENT FROM UNRANKED PROSPECT TO MCDONALD’S ALL-AMERICAN IN LESS THAN A YEAR. NEXT FOR THE BURGEONING PG? BRINGING HIS NEW YORK GAME DOWN SOUTH TO UNC THIS FALL.

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May - June 2020

DEDICATION

CLASS OF 2022 GUARD SKYY CLARK HAS OFFERS FROM TONS OF BIG-TIME PROGRAMS, BUT HE’S ONLY FOCUSED ON ONE THING: TAKING HIS GAME TO THE NEXT LEVEL.

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May - June 2020

Arts & Crafts

VIRGIL ABLOH did it again, creating yet another masterpiece with Jordan Brand.

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May - June 2020

THE BLUEPRINT

WHEN JAYSON TATUM WAS A KID, HIS FAVORITE PLAYER WAS KOBE BRYANT. THE CELTICS ALL-STAR FOLLOWED EVERYTHING BEAN DID ON THE COURT IN THE HOPES OF GETTING HIS GAME AS CLOSE TO 24’S AS HE POSSIBLY COULD.

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May - June 2020

TALK THAT TALK

THE FIRST SENTENCE THAT CLASS OF 2021 WING AJ GRIFFIN EVER SPOKE WAS ABOUT BASKETBALL. AS ONE OF THE NATION’S TOP HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS, HE’LL CONTINUE TO LET HIS GAME SPEAK FOR HIM.

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May - June 2020

PASSION PLAY

AS THE FOUNDER OF HOOPS2O, INDIANA PACERS GUARD MALCOLM BROGDON IS HELPING BRING CLEAN, DRINKABLE WATER TO PEOPLE WHO DESPERATELY NEED IT.

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May - June 2020

NONSTOP

AS THE PLAYOFFS APPROACH, THE TORONTO RAPTORS ARE A VALID CHAMPIONSHIP CONTENDER. AND ALL THE DOUBT THAT SURROUNDED THEM? THEY THINK IT’S FUNNY

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May - June 2020

IN THE FAST LANE

FROM DROPPING DIMES TO SCORING AT WILL, ST. LOUIS NATIVE CALEB LOVE HASN’T LET THE HATERS AFFECT HIS GAME. HE JUST KEPT PLAYING UNTIL HIS CRITICS CAUGHT UP TO HIM.

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May - June 2020

FIRST STEP

THE JOURNEY THAT JOEL EMBIID HAS TAKEN FROM AFRICA TO AMERICA, AS THE FIRST-BORN SON OF STRICT EDUCATION-FOCUSED PARENTS, FEELS LIKE A MOVIE.

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May - June 2020

EVOLUTION

BIT BY BIT, AUBURN’S ISAAC OKORO WORKED HIS WAY FROM BOTTOM OF THE PACK TO ONE OF THE TOP DRAFT PROSPECTS IN THE NATION. AND HE’S NOT DONE YET. GRAB YOUR POPCORN.

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May - June 2020

FAMILY TIES

TOP-5 SENIOR CAMERON BRINK GREW UP CLOSE TO THE CURRY FAMILY—YEAH, THAT ONE—AND HER OLDER “BROTHERS” HELPED GIVE HER A FIRST-CLASS BASKETBALL EDUCATION.

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May - June 2020

BLOCK PARTY

THOUGH ALIYAH BOSTON IS STILL JUST A FRESHMAN, HER GAME ON THE COURT AND HER PERSONALITY OFF OF IT HAVE ALREADY SEPARATED HER AS ONE OF THE BEST PLAYERS IN THE COUNTRY.

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May - June 2020

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