Someone has been pulling off a very successful potato prank, as NBA stars across the league are opening up their mailbox to find a personalized spud.
Dirk Nowitzki got one.
Erving, who scored more than 30,000 points in a 16-season professional career in the ABA and NBA, will coach one of the eight five-player teams in the league.
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Former NBA players announced as participants include Mike Bibby, Stephen Jackson, DerMarr Johnson, Rashard Lewis, Corey Maggette, Jermaine O’Neal, Bonzi Wells, and Jason Williams.
The league will conduct a draft in April and begin its 10-week barnstorming, mini-tournament season June 25, shortly after the NBA Finals and NBA Draft.
Potential Paul George buyers beware: George won’t give a long-term commitment outside of staying in Indiana or a future signing with the Lakers, according to ESPN’s Chris Haynes. As Sporting News’ Sean Deveney points out, if the Pacers are thinking they won’t be able to meet George’s standards, it might be best to deal him now.
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Turner Sports/NBA.com reporter David Aldridge says the Pelicans hope to get some money off the books before the deadline. Alexis Ajinca (two years, $10.1 million) and Quincy Pondexter (due to make $3.8 million next year) are prime candidates.