For eight years, Kemba Walker was Charlotte Hornets basketball.

He loved the city, and the fans loved him back. Despite being able to ask out whenever he wanted, Walker was loyal to the city and the franchise that took a chance on him as an undersized bucket-getter out of UConn.

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In Game 5 of the NBA Finals, Kevin Durant returned to action after being sidelined for a month with a calf injury. The series was heavily in the Toronto Raptors' favor, leading 3-1 at the time, but the Warriors hoped Durant could help lift them to a comeback much like the Cavaliers' comeback in the 2016 Finals.

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Kemba Walker should leave the lackadaisical Charlotte Hornets for greener pastures this summer.

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ROCKINGHAM — More than 100 special needs kids and adults had the opportunity to learn sports skills and healthy habits Wednesday during the Richmond County Special Olympics Basketball and Cheerleading Skills Camp at Richmond Senior High School.

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The Final Four begins Saturday, but before we got to that point, a lot of really talented players destined to go pro had already been knocked out of the tournament. We're left now with Virginia, Michigan State, Texas Tech and Auburn — and unless you're a fan of those particular teams, you may be asking yourself, "Who's the best player left in March Madness?"

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Russell Westbrook is one of the most exciting personalities in the NBA. Ever since he entered the association as the fourth pick in the 2008 draft, he has been nothing short of a must-watch player.

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WADESBORO — The deadline is quickly approaching for rising sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders to apply for a scholarship from Pee Dee Electric to attend basketball camp this summer.

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What is happening to the Los Angeles Lakers?

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When Zion Williamson slipped in the opening minute of Duke's game against North Carolina, exploding his sneaker and suffering a right knee sprain, the sound reverberated through the NBA.

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Bathroom bans are no match for North Carolina's love of basketball. So it's great to see the NBA bring the All-Star festivities back to the Queen City this weekend after HB2. 

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