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From The42 'I don't think it was me' - NBA rookie breaks backboard of the net after powerful dunk Nothing But Net This post contains videos

'I don't think it was me' - NBA rookie breaks backboard of the net after powerful dunk

The rim was left askew after the New Orleans Pelicans player threw down a pass.

From The42 Clippers' George fined $35k for post-game comments, Zion drops 32 in career high NBA

Clippers' George fined $35k for post-game comments, Zion drops 32 in career high

Paul George’s comments about NBA officials proved costly as he was penalised on Thursday.

From The42 Raptors' 15-game winning streak ended, Giannis-less Bucks fall and LeBron stars Wrap This post contains videos

Raptors' 15-game winning streak ended, Giannis-less Bucks fall and LeBron stars

The defending NBA champions finally lost on another busy night of NBA action.

From The42 'It cost us the f*****g game': Damian Lillard furious as late missed call denies Blazers NBA This post contains videos

'It cost us the f*****g game': Damian Lillard furious as late missed call denies Blazers

Late no-call hands Utah Jazz controversial 117-114 win.

From The42 Team LeBron and Team Giannis pick squads for NBA All-Star Game NBA

Team LeBron and Team Giannis pick squads for NBA All-Star Game

In last night’s action, Russell Westbrook scored 41 points as the Houston Rockets defeated the LA Lakers 121-11

From The42 LeBron inspires Lakers against Spurs, Bucks win again Wrap

LeBron inspires Lakers against Spurs, Bucks win again

The Milwaukee Bucks took down the New Orleans Pelicans before the Los Angeles Lakers beat the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday.

From The42 George inspires Clippers to win over Spurs, Heat coast to 76ers victory Wrap

George inspires Clippers to win over Spurs, Heat coast to 76ers victory

It was a busy night of NBA action.

From The42 LeBron leads Lakers to victory, Irving sprains knee in Nets loss NBA

LeBron leads Lakers to victory, Irving sprains knee in Nets loss

The Brooklyn Nets were left to worry about Kyrie Irving as LeBron James and Damian Lillard turned in top performances in the NBA.

From The42 Young stars in shock win, Clippers honour Lakers legend Bryant and Raptors roar on Ballin' This post contains videos
From The42 Embiid wears 24 and scores 24 as Kobe tribute, while emotional Shaq remembers former team-mate Legend

Embiid wears 24 and scores 24 as Kobe tribute, while emotional Shaq remembers former team-mate

Bryant’s hometown team the Philadelphia 76ers displayed Bryant’s number 33 Lower Merion High School jersey before last night’s game.

From TheJournal.ie Bodies being recovered from scene of Kobe Bryant helicopter crash Los Angeles

Bodies being recovered from scene of Kobe Bryant helicopter crash

LA County sheriff Alex Villanueva said it would take some time for all of the bodies to be recovered and identified.

From The42 'It's a great memory to treasure' - The Dubliner who once went toe-to-toe with Kobe Bryant Mamba This post contains videos

'It's a great memory to treasure' - The Dubliner who once went toe-to-toe with Kobe Bryant

Emmet Donnelly guarded the NBA legend during a high school game.

From The42 Teen sensation Williamson, Lillard and Young among those to offer light on dark day for NBA Games Go Ahead This post contains videos

Teen sensation Williamson, Lillard and Young among those to offer light on dark day for NBA

The tragic death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, in a helicopter crash led to a sombre Sunday in the NBA.

From TheJournal.ie 'Words can't describe the pain': Tributes paid to basketball star Kobe Bryant following his death RIP

'Words can't describe the pain': Tributes paid to basketball star Kobe Bryant following his death

The 41-year old was killed in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles on Sunday.

From The42 American pair combine for 43 points as Killester end 15-year wait for National Cup title BBall

American pair combine for 43 points as Killester end 15-year wait for National Cup title

Singleton SuperValu Brunell lost out 82-59 at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght.

From The42 LeBron 'happy to be in any conversation with Kobe' after passing his points tally Point Break

LeBron 'happy to be in any conversation with Kobe' after passing his points tally

Lakers star LeBron James recounted how Kobe Bryant inspired him after overtaking the NBA icon.

From The42 MVP Murphy's 33-point haul inspires Templeogue to National Cup title Unstoppable

MVP Murphy's 33-point haul inspires Templeogue to National Cup title

Griffith College Templeogue reigned supreme for the third time in five years at a sold-out National Arena in Tallaght.

From The42 Teenage NBA sensation backed to continue shining after dazzling debut Potential

Teenage NBA sensation backed to continue shining after dazzling debut

The number one overall draft pick, Zion Williamson, belatedly made his regular-season bow following knee surgery.

From The42 Clippers edge Mavs after Leonard and Doncic shoot 36 apiece Match-up This post contains videos

Clippers edge Mavs after Leonard and Doncic shoot 36 apiece

Leonard got the better of Doncic on a brilliant first-half dunk and the final scoreboard.

From The42 Celtics hand Lakers 'butt-whipping', Simmons 'ridiculously dominant' in Philly win NBA

Celtics hand Lakers 'butt-whipping', Simmons 'ridiculously dominant' in Philly win

An epic Monday in the NBA served up surprise losses, overtime thrillers and brilliant displays from Ben Simmons and Damian Lillard.

From The42 'If it's too much for anybody, stay the f*** out' - Irving defends criticism of Brooklyn Nets team-mates Explicit

'If it's too much for anybody, stay the f*** out' - Irving defends criticism of Brooklyn Nets team-mates

The 27-year-old made headlines this week for his comments after their loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.

From The42 Magic end Lakers' streak, Rockets lose Hoops

Magic end Lakers' streak, Rockets lose

LeBron James had a double-double, but the Los Angeles Lakers were stunned by the Orlando Magic.

From The42 LeBron leads Lakers past Cavs to ninth straight win, Gilgeous-Alexander breaks Shaq record NBA This post contains videos

LeBron leads Lakers past Cavs to ninth straight win, Gilgeous-Alexander breaks Shaq record

The Los Angeles Lakers cruised to a ninth straight win to continue their fine form in the NBA.

From The42 Nuggets top Kawhi's Clippers, Irving returns after prolonged absence Ballin' This post contains videos

Nuggets top Kawhi's Clippers, Irving returns after prolonged absence

The Los Angeles Clippers fell to the Denver Nuggets as Kyrie Irving made his long-awaited comeback.

From The42 Harden hits 44 points in Rockets victory while Davis and LeBron shine for Lakers Wrap

Harden hits 44 points in Rockets victory while Davis and LeBron shine for Lakers

There was plenty of NBA action on Friday.

From The42 Davis issues Lakers warning, Melo scores season-high on New York return NBA This post contains videos

Davis issues Lakers warning, Melo scores season-high on New York return

And LeBron James paid tribute to late league commissioner David Stern, who died yesterday.

From The42 LeBron 'couldn't care less' about criticism from trainer of Lakers team-mate Keeping Calm

LeBron 'couldn't care less' about criticism from trainer of Lakers team-mate

Clint Parks took to Instagram on Friday to claim the player is not working as hard as fellow NBA superstar Kawhi Leonard.

From The42 Kawhi Leonard leads Clippers to defeat of Lakers as 76ers impress with win over Bucks Christmas Feast

Kawhi Leonard leads Clippers to defeat of Lakers as 76ers impress with win over Bucks

The Golden State Warriors were also winners on the NBA’s five-game Christmas extravaganza.

From The42 Isaiah Thomas ejected from game for confronting fan who wanted free dessert Frosty Relations This post contains videos

Isaiah Thomas ejected from game for confronting fan who wanted free dessert

The fan was annoyed he had missed out on a free Frosty.

From The42 'I think in three years' time, there will be an Irish player in the NBA' Talent

'I think in three years' time, there will be an Irish player in the NBA'

Journalist and author Emmet Ryan on touring Europe for his new book, Irish basketball’s great hope Aidan Harris Igiehon and more.

From The42 Ex-Boston Celtics player fined for not looking at Chinese flag during national anthem Sanction

Ex-Boston Celtics player fined for not looking at Chinese flag during national anthem

Guerschon Yabusele now plays for Nanjing Tongxi Monkey King.

From The42 James Harden scores 60 points - and then sits out the entire fourth quarter Fear The Beard

James Harden scores 60 points - and then sits out the entire fourth quarter

Only Kobe Bryant (six) and Wilt Chamberlain (32) have more 60-point games than Harden now.

From The42 Kawhi and George stop Doncic's Mavs as Clippers extend streak NBA

Kawhi and George stop Doncic's Mavs as Clippers extend streak

Kawhi Leonard and Paul George combined for 54 points in the Los Angeles Clippers’ 114-99 win over the Dallas Mavericks.

From The42 Kawhi's Clippers stay hot against Pelicans as Doncic erupts in Houston NBA Sunday

Kawhi's Clippers stay hot against Pelicans as Doncic erupts in Houston

The Los Angeles Clippers won again on Sunday, while Luka Doncic led the Dallas Mavericks past the Houston Rockets.

From The42 Superstars Kawhi and George combine for 42 points in first Clippers game together NBA This post contains videos

Superstars Kawhi and George combine for 42 points in first Clippers game together

Luka Doncic showed no mercy against the struggling Golden State Warriors, while Ben Simmons landed his first NBA three-pointer.

From The42 Harden and Westbrook extend win streak, while Doncic joins LeBron with record feat NBA This post contains videos

Harden and Westbrook extend win streak, while Doncic joins LeBron with record feat

Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic became the second ever 20-year-old to record a 40-point triple-double.

From The42 LeBron James: I'm just trying to put on a show for 'one of the greatest' Kobe Bryant NBA This post contains videos

LeBron James: I'm just trying to put on a show for 'one of the greatest' Kobe Bryant

Elsewhere, the Kings snapped Boston Celtics’ 10-game winning streak.

From The42 Harden scores 49 points in Rockets win, Kawhi-less Clippers crush Hawks NBA

Harden scores 49 points in Rockets win, Kawhi-less Clippers crush Hawks

James Harden led the Houston Rockets to their seventh successive win on Saturday, while Paul George starred for the Los Angeles Clippers.

From The42 'I thought I was terrible,' says NBA star of 33-point Clippers debut after rave review from coach Not Impressed This post contains videos

'I thought I was terrible,' says NBA star of 33-point Clippers debut after rave review from coach

Paul George feels his first appearance was far from ‘sensational’.

From The42 Clippers coach Doc Rivers ejected to delight of son, Rockets guard Austin NBA This post contains videos

Clippers coach Doc Rivers ejected to delight of son, Rockets guard Austin

Austin Rivers enjoyed seeing his father Doc Rivers ejected from Wednesday’s clash between the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Clippers.

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