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Court doc.: $400K paid to Zion's family

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The legal fight over NBA rookie Zion Williamson’s endorsement potential now includes an allegation that his family received $400,000 from a marketing agency before his lone season for Duke.

Prime Sports Marketing and company president Gina Ford

last summer in a Florida state court, accusing Williamson and the agency now representing him of breach of contract. That came a week after Williamson

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Nets sign veterans Beasley, Crawford

NEW YORK (AP) The Brooklyn Nets plugged a couple holes in their roster Thursday with a pair of well-traveled veteran scorers.

The Nets signed three-time Sixth Man of the Year Jamal Crawford and Michael Beasley as substitute players for the remainder of the season.

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Teams begin practicing at Disney

Nikola Vucevic had to raise his voice a bit to answer a question. He had just walked off the court after the first Orlando Magic practice of the restart, and some of his teammates remained on the floor while engaged in a loud and enthusiastic shooting contest.

After four months, basketball was truly back.

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Spurs' Mills donates $1M to fight racism

Patty Mills will play in the NBA restart, and the San Antonio guard said Wednesday that the reason why he's decided to participate is so he can give just over $1 million of his salary to causes in his native Australia devoted to fighting racism.

The exact amount, Mills said, for the Spurs' eight remaining regular-season, or seeding, games will be $1,017,818.54. He will split that money between three causes - Black Lives Matter Australia, another group that deals with the problem of Blacks dying when in custody, and to the newly formed We Got You campaign that he helped organize to address the issues of racism within Australian sport.

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Leonard's arrival at Disney delayed

A person with knowledge of the situation says that Kawhi Leonard did not accompany the Los Angeles Clippers on their flight to Central Florida on Wednesday night for the restart of the NBA season.

Leonard's absence was excused and he is expected to join the team at the Disney complex near Orlando sometime in the next few days, said the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team did not publicly disclose the matter.

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Bucks entire party likely not traveling

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

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Beal, Dinwiddie to miss rest of season

WASHINGTON (AP) Wizards leading scorer Bradley Beal and Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie won't take part in the restart of the NBA season, two significant absences in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

Beal is out because of a right rotator cuff injury; Dinwiddie announced that he is still testing positive for coronavirus and won't participate.

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Nuggets promote Calvin Booth to GM

DENVER (AP) The Denver Nuggets have promoted Calvin Booth to general manager.

Booth, 44, is in his third season with the Nuggets after being hired as assistant GM in 2017. He succeeds Arturas Karnisovas, who left Denver in April to become the Chicago Bulls' top decision-maker.

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Rockets sign free agent F Mbah a Moute

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Rockets have signed free agent forward Luc Mbah a Moute.

This will be the second stint with the Rockets for Mbah a Moute, who played 61 games for Houston in the 2017-18 season.

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Kyrie to be on social justice TV event

NEW YORK (AP) Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving is joining rapper Common and others for a TV special calling for action following the death of Breonna Taylor.

Irving is producing "(hash)SAYHERNAME: BREONNA TAYLOR," which will debut Wednesday at 7 p.m. EDT on the PlayersTv digital and broadcast network.

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