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LaVar Ball: Family apparel company will compete with Nike

April 22, 2017

LaVar Ball claims his Big Baller Brand will rival Nike after George Raveling, an executive with the shoe and apparel giant, made critical comments about the outspoken father of Lonzo Ball, the former UCLA star and top NBA prospect.

During the World Congress of Sports conference in California, Raveling, Nike's director of international basketball and the first African-American coach in Pac-12 history (Washington State), called LaVar Ball "the worst thing to happen to basketball in the last hundred years," according to the SportsBusiness Journal.

That prompted Friday's response.

"Let me tell you something: I know I'm on the right step because if nothing ain't happen like this in 100 years, guess what? We in a new lane, baby," LaVar Ball said via Instagram. "That Big Baller Brand about to be your competition."...

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UCF 7-foot-6 center Tacko Fall to explore NBA draft options

April 06, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Central Florida center Tacko Fall is taking a look at the NBA.

The 7-foot-6 Fall has asked the NBA's undergraduate advisory committee to provide information on his draft status, and if he decides he wants to return to school he has until May 24 to remove his name from consideration for the draft.

Fall averaged 10.9 points and 9.5 rebounds per game this season on 71 percent shooting, and blocked a school-record 94 shots. Central Florida went 24-12 in its first season under coach Johnny Dawkins, doubling its win total from a year ago....

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Kentucky's Bam Adebayo to enter NBA draft but not hire agent

April 06, 2017

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky forward Bam Adebayo says he'll enter the NBA draft, the third Wildcats freshman this week to announce his departure.

He says he won't hire an agent, leaving the possibility of returning to the Wildcats. The 6-foot-10 Adebayo has until May 24 to decide.

Adebayo said in a statement Wednesday that he learned and improved last season, but wants to be sure he's "making the right decision for me and my mom."...

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Knicks' Derrick Rose out 3-6 weeks after having knee surgery

April 06, 2017

Derrick Rose had "uncomplicated" surgery Wednesday for a torn meniscus in his left knee and was expected to begin basketball activity in three to six weeks, the New York Knicks said.

Rose underwent surgery in Chicago with a nonteam surgeon, but Knicks doctors were consulted, the club said in a statement.

Rose, 28, had played in 64 of the Knicks' 76 games this season....

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Swanigan testing draft waters again, won't hire agent yet

April 06, 2017

Purdue's Caleb Swanigan will declare for the NBA draft but has not hired an agent. Michael Hickey/Getty ImagesPurdue sophomore big man Caleb Swanigan will declare for the NBA draft but will not immediately hire an agent.

The 6-foot-9, 250-pound Swanigan averaged 18.5 points and 12.5 rebounds this past season. He was a finalist for the Naismith Trophy as the top player in men's college basketball.

Several NBA executives told ESPN that Swanigan is likely to be a first-round pick but could fall into the early part of the second round....

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