Ian Clark Reflects on the Warriors’ Season and His Top Moments Heading into Game 1

Ian Clark has already won one kind of championship as a bench spark for the Warriors. It was in 2013 at the Las Vegas Summer League, when the event hosted its inaugural tournament. Through a series of unique circumstances, not only did Clark go undrafted in 2013, but he also scored 33 points in the title game (the most of any player in Vegas that year), was

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‘The Truth’ Be Told: Shaquille O’Neal’s Special Tribute to Paul Pierce

The date was March 13, 2001, when the Celtics took the floor of the Staples Center to face the defending champion Lakers. Shaquille O’Neal first heard of Paul Pierce when the Celtics’ up-and-coming star was in high school. But he didn’t really know how good he was until that night—a night that changed Pierce’s persona forever. After he scored a game-high 42 points, O’Neal called Pierce, who was

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The ‘Polish Machine’: A Decade into His NBA Career, Marcin Gortat Preps for 10th Annual Summer Tour Back Home

If you think Marcin Gortat’s current life is busy in the playoffs, setting dozens of screens every night for John Wall, and scoring and rebounding as a double-double threat, wait until you hear what happens after he touches down in Poland every summer. Hosting youth programs, meeting government heads, visiting with members of the military, being an ambassador of Porsche, tending to a giraffe and his two

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The Grizzlies Star Reflects on a Decade in His NBA City

Out of all the players 30 years old and younger, there’s only one who’s been with his team for 10 years: Mike Conley, a Memphis resident for his entire decade-long career—from 19 years old, coming off of a national championship appearance at Ohio State, to now 29, finishing his first NBA season averaging at least 20 points for the playoff-bound Grizzlies. Speaking with the NBPA, the

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Jarrod Uthoff: 10 Things to Know About a Player on a 10-Day Contract

Jarrod Uthoff lost track of what day it was during his second, and final, 10-day contract with the Mavericks this past week. “I have no idea,” he told the NBPA over the weekend. But it was that confidence, in addition to his work ethic, length, shooting and versatility, that the team admired enough to sign him on Wednesday to a two-year contract—his first long-term one in

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