Bleacher Report

'He's Going to Be Good for a Long Time'

When the buzzer sounded, Donovan Mitchell was devastated. The Michigan Wolverines had just upset his Louisville Cardinals in the second round of the 2017 NCAA tournament, three games shy of their goal of getting into the Final Four. As he walked off the court, he tugged on his jersey, looked up to the stands and sighed. While talking to reporters in the locker room afterward, he told them he was "focusing on coming back to school and getting ready for my teammates for next year." And as he board
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'We'll Figure This Out': A Trip with Tim Duncan to Help Save the Virgin Islands

It's not even 10 a.m. and already Tim Duncan is sweating. At a community ballpark not 10 minutes from his childhood home here in Christiansted, St. Croix, Duncan and his retinue have been erecting barriers, unfolding tables and unloading pallets of food for the past two hours. Behind them, in a line bending around the park, more than 500 people wait for their chance to stock up on much-needed supplies and snap a selfie with their hometown hero.
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LeBron's Next Team, Ranked by Who Would Make Cleveland Fans Angriest

LeBron may not be long for The Land. According to various reports, James is frustrated with how the Cleveland Cavaliers have handled the offseason. James apparently expected the Cavs to be aggressive and acquire players who would help his team overcome the Golden State Warriors, their foe in an NBA Finals rivalry that looks destined to repeat for a fourth straight summer. Instead, Cleveland owner Dan Gilbert tore apart his team’s front office and presumably began penning his next Comic Sans communique.
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High School Players May Soon Return to the NBA Draft, & That's Good for the NCAA

On Wednesday, Adam Silver showed once again that he is the most sensible commissioner in sports. In an interview on Fox Sports' The Herd, Silver revealed he is rethinking the NBA's stance on the so-called one-and-done rule, which was enacted in 2006 and changed the minimum age for American players entering the NBA draft from 18 to 19. Silver's declaration, like anything in sports, set off an immediate debate. But no one should root against resetting the age limit to 18—not even college basketball fans.