Over the years, the bond shared between LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Chris Paul has been one of the NBA’s best-told stories of friendship — featuring everything from wine nights to the infamous Banana Boat picture.

During an Instagram Live video chat with Wade on Friday — and at the urging of Gabrielle Union, renowned actress and Wade’s wife — Anthony revealed another chapter in that story: the time James saved his life.

“We jumped off the boat in the Bahamas,” Anthony said, “everybody swam to the little grotto over there, underneath. Then we came

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The Toronto Raptors saw their bid to defend their NBA title get put on hold when the NBA suspended play over two weeks ago. With no end in sight to the league shutdown that has come in response to the widening COVID-19 pandemic, the Raptors sit frozen back as a +1600 wager on the NBA championship odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.

The Raptors entered the shutdown riding a four-game straight-up win streak that left them sporting a 46-18 SU mark, the third best record in the NBA. And despite struggling to reward bettors during the 2-4-1 against-the-spread run they

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NASHVILLE — Vanderbilt guard Aaron Nesmith is forgoing his final two seasons of eligibility to enter the NBA draft.

Nesmith was one of the nation’s most prolific scorers and 3-point shooters before injuring his right foot in January, knocking him out for the remainder of the season. The 6-foot-6 sophomore from Charleston, South Carolina, averaged 23 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.4 steals.

Even though Nesmith played less than half the season, his 60 3-pointers ranked 10th in the Southeastern Conference at the end of the regular season.

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Sportsnet and TSN will be airing the entire Toronto Raptors championship run, playing a game every single night until the Larry O’Brien Trophy is awarded on April 12. Full schedule details can be found here.


“Rack it up Danny G!”

If you’ve watched a Toronto Raptors television broadcast within the last decade you’ve almost certainly heard Jack Armstrong yell that out in only the exuberant way he can when he wants a good Raptors highlight replayed at least a few hundred times.

Despite hearing his name for all these years, there’s a good chance you don’t know who Danny G

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The list of Canadian Olympic athletes that will be affected by what appears certain to be a postponement of the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo is long, their biographies varied.

You have elite athletes struggling to keep their window open for another year and youngsters fighting to push their way through.

In the bigger picture, the 2020 Games were positioned to be a memorable sports moment for Canada, with the Olympic team likely to be the country’s largest contingent of athletes ever thanks in part to a record nine team-sport entries having already qualified, with more on the cusp.

But

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Miles Bridges has had an impressive start in the NBA.

The Charlotte Hornets star participated in the 2019 Slam Dunk Contest as a rookie last year. In February, he was crowned the MVP in the NBA All Star Rising Stars Game for Team USA.

And amid this COVID-19 outbreak, Bridges celebrated his birthday Saturday. Although it probably wasn’t how he pictured he would spend his birthday (the Hornets were originally scheduled to play the Los Angeles Lakers), fans certainly appreciated interacting with the now 22-year-old in a Twitter Q&A as he celebrated at home.

With the NBA suspendeding on March

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