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LeBron brings Cleveland together in new commercial

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James shoots during practice Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Cleveland. It will be a night unlike any in Cleveland sports history as LeBron James returns to play his first NBA regular-season game for the Cavaliers in four years. Any bitterness toward James has been replaced with forgiveness by a city thirsting for a championship. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James huddles with teammates before each game, pulling them close to deliver a message. In a new TV commercial, James does the same to bring an entire city together.

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NBA hires sports exec as new D-League president

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA has hired former Wasserman Media Group executive Malcolm Turner to be the president of its Development League.

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LeBron’s starts new journey with Cavaliers

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James shoots during practice Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Cleveland. It will be a night unlike any in Cleveland sports history as LeBron James returns to play his first NBA regular-season game for the Cavaliers in four years. Any bitterness toward James has been replaced with forgiveness by a city thirsting for a championship. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND (AP) — For LeBron James, the journey begins anew.

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Warriors whip Kings 95-77 in season opener

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr smiles as he watches his team during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday Oct. 29, 2014.  The Warriors won 95-77.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The only thing Steve Kerr lost in his coaching debut was his voice.

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Suns rout Lakers 119-99 despite Kobe’s 31 points

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) battles Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe for the ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Phoenix. The Suns won 119-99. (AP Photo/Matt York)

PHOENIX (AP) — Isaiah Thomas scored 23 points in his Phoenix debut, Marcus Morris matched his career high with five 3-pointers and the Suns dominated their season opener against the Los Angeles Lakers 119-99 on Wednesday night despite Kobe Bryant’s 31 points.

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