DALLAS Mavericks Coach Rick Carlisle responded angrily last Sunday after LaVar Ball’s claim that the Los Angeles Lakers no longer want to play for coach Luke Walton.

Ball, the outspoken father of Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball, made his latest outlandish statement to ESPN for a story published last Sunday. He said Walton is too young to coach and “has no control” of the team—comments that Walton said didn’t bother him, but ones that clearly angered some of his National Basketball Association (NBA) coaching colleagues.

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Jahlil Okafor has been with the Nets for five games. In four of those, he’s seen a DNP-CD, which should make him feel right at home. In Philadelphia, the prevailing thought was Okafor wasn’t playing because he wasn’t going to be here much longer and it would be doing everyone a disservice by just tossing him out there in garbage time. With the Nets, it’s different.

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By Robbie Pangilinan

LAS VEGAS -“To me, basketball is like art. It takes discipline and focus to create art,” says 26-year-old William Kristopher Timmons of Durham, North Carolina.

The 6’7” tall, 180-pound guard from Shaw University has been playing basketball since he was 2 years old. He started pursuing the game competitively at the age of 5 in Kindergarten. He says the love he has for basketball extends far beyond the joy he gains from playing.

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Camarines Sur – The Naga College Foundation Tigers blows past the University of Perpetual Help System of Laguna Saints, 98-74, at the UNC Sports Palace in the Philippine Collegiate Champions League (PCCL) Southern Luzon Finals.

The Tigers jumped off to a very good start with Jaymar Allarey initiating the scoring attack with 10 first quarter points to help his team carry an early 6-point lead heading into the second period.

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Camarines Sur – Trace College became the last team standing in the PCC National Collegiate Championship 3x3 Southern Luzon Leg after blasting the University of Nueva Careces in their home floor, 51-45, at the UNC Sports Palace.

Renz Cortez, Aaron Carullo, Elison Honra, Gerald De Ada and Julius Herradula of Trace College went undefeated and going past 9 other teams from different parts of the Bicol region to face UNC in the Finals.

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