Inside Jakob Poeltl’s Journey from Austria to Canada, Cultural Roots and Camp Plans

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Former Utah college star Jakob Poeltl was surrounded by his biggest supporters on the biggest night of his life—draft night. Beside him was his mother (Martina), father (Rainer), sister (Miriam) and Utes coach (Larry Krystkowiak), who all remained hopeful that they would hear his name called early. In the weeks leading up to last year’s draft, he was projected to be a top-10 pick. But






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Fresh Dishes of Curry: Seth Distinguishes Himself as a Playmaker, Emerging Brand, Outdoorsman and Uncle

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About a year ago, on March 27 to be exact, Seth Curry had just helped the Kings beat the Mavericks, and as he was in the middle of an interview on the court, DeMarcus Cousins surprised him from behind with a major confidence boost. “Hey, you’re going to be in this league a long time, boy! Remember that! A looong time!” he hollered at Curry, smiling,






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Coming Off All-Star Weekend, C.J. McCollum Continues Evolution Hosting and Helping Future Journalists

C.J. McCollum is a co-host for the "Playlist" show on JAM'N 107.5, Portland's No. 1 station for hip-hop and throwbacks. (Photo by Bruce Ely)

They’re two of the biggest adjustments for this particular young sportscaster: learning where to hold the mic during an interview, and working through the earpiece and a possible technical difficulty. But what’s most impressive is the groundwork this up-and-coming commentator has made since 2013, considering his full-time job has been playing on the highest level of professional basketball. And not to mention, he’s become of the top 15 scorers in the NBA






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One Court: Inside the Players’ Exclusive Hub During All-Star Weekend

The lobby was decorated with images of former NBA greats and past NBPA player representatives.

For the second straight year, the NBPA transformed a hotel during All-Star Weekend into the NBA players’ exclusive hub during the three days of festivities. This year, it was the Troubadour in New Orleans, a boutique hotel that just opened in December. The NBPA’s customized All-Star headquarters, called One Court, featured a gaming room, gifting suite, content area, barbershop and a celebration of the union’s history. In addition,






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Commanding the Court: Gordon Hayward on a Tennis-to-Hoops Career, All-Star and More

Gordon Hayward at last summer's annual "Be Well Utah" health fair hosted by the University of Utah Health Care on the college campus, where residents enjoyed family activities and received complimentary vision, glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure screenings. (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)

When Gordon Hayward was a talented teenager on two different courts, he thought about dropping basketball to try to play college tennis (his better sport at the time). But then he grew to 6’8″ before graduating high school, and the rest is history. Now, seven years since being drafted, the small forward is a first-time All-Star and the first Jazz player to receive that honor in






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