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Sixers fan who taunted Melo banned indefinitely

The Philadelphia 76ers have banned a fan indefinitely from Sixers games and all future events at Wells Fargo Center after he taunted Lakers forward Carmelo Anthony during Thursday's game. ... Continue Reading

76ers' Embiid, once 50-1, now favorite to win MVP

Joel Embiid, once a 50-1 longshot to win NBA MVP, is now the betting favorite (+260) at Caesars Sportsbook. ... Continue Reading

LeBron misses 2nd straight game; AD also out

Los Angeles Lakers stars LeBron James and Anthony Davis did not play in Friday night's 117-114 loss to the Charlotte Hornets because of injuries. ... Continue Reading

Survey: Stars' non-vax decisions vary with fans

Public perception varies in the way that three athletes -- Kyrie Irving, Aaron Rodgers and Novak Djokovic -- have handled their decision not to be vaccinated for COVID-19 over the past several months, according to a survey conducted for ESPN. ... Continue Reading

Sources: Kings balk at Simmons price, end chase

The Kings believe the asking price for Ben Simmons is too steep and that a pathway to reaching a trade agreement with the 76ers doesn't exist, sources told ESPN. ... Continue Reading

Nets' Harden 'ready to go' after hamstring issue

James Harden, who missed Wednesday's game vs. Denver with hamstring tightness, is "ready to go" against the Warriors on Saturday, coach Steve Nash said. ... Continue Reading

1st-time All-Stars Morant, Wiggins picked to start

LeBron James, Nikola Jokic, Andrew Wiggins, Steph Curry and Ja Morant were picked as All-Star Game starters from the West. Starters from the East player pool are Kevin Durant, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Joel Embiid, DeMar DeRozan and Trae Young. ... Continue Reading

LeBron to miss 2nd straight game; AD also out

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James will miss his second straight game with a sore left knee Friday against the Hornets, while Anthony Davis will sit out with right wrist soreness. ... Continue Reading

Magic's Anthony fined for remarks toward ref

Magic guard Cole Anthony has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for directing profane and derogatory remarks toward a game official. ... Continue Reading

Melo: Fans in Philly 'crossed lines' with taunting

Lakers forward Carmelo Anthony said some fans at Wells Fargo Center used "unacceptable" language while taunting him during Thursday's loss to the Sixers. ... Continue Reading

NBA issues second stat correction this week

For the second time this week, an NBA stat correction has sportsbooks scrambling. ... Continue Reading

Embiid pays Pels rookie Alvarado's fine after spat

Joel Embiid paid two-way signee Jose Alvarado's fine for a technical foul he received after barking at the Sixers center on Tuesday night. ... Continue Reading

Warriors' Green joins TNT crew as active player

Warriors forward Draymond Green has received a multiyear agreement to join Turner Sports as an active player, including appearances with the network's "Inside the NBA" program. ... Continue Reading

Latest deadline buzz, news and reports

Ben Simmons trade talk continues to simmer, reminding us NBA trade season is here. Follow for the latest news and updates on signings and trades. ... Continue Reading

Kings no longer in chase for All-Star guard

The Sixers' All-Star guard remains engaged in a contentious holdout, one that caps off a chaotic year-plus of playoff disappointment, a team suspension and trade talk. ... Continue Reading