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LeBron James (6) ties the record for 2nd most points by an NBA player on this three point shot over Wizards defender Deni Avdija (9) from Washington Wizards vs. Los Angeles Lakers at Capital One Arena, March 19th, 2022 (Joe Glorioso | Washington Times Sports)

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Manute Bol and Gheorghe Muresan — tied as the tallest NBA players ever at 7-foot-7 — are two of three former Bullets players being recognized by the Washington Wizards organization as bobbleheads at upcoming games.

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Washington Wizards first round draft pick Rui Hachimura, left, shakes hands with Wizards senior vice president of basketball operations Tommy Sheppard as they arrive for an NBA basketball press conference at Capital One Arena in Washington, Friday, June 21, 2019.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) **FILE**

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ESPN reporter Rachel Nichols stands on the court before an NBA basketball game between the Houston Rockets and the Dallas Mavericks, Friday, July 31, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Mike Ehrmann/Pool Photo via AP)

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The seats are empty at the Amway Center in Orlando, home of the NBA's Orlando Magic, on Thursday, March 12, 2020. The NBA has suspended its season until further notice" after a Utah Jazz player tested positive Wednesday for the coronavirus, a move that came only hours after the majority of the league's owners were leaning toward playing games without fans in arenas. (Stephen M. Dowell /Orlando Sentinel via AP)

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Illustration on China and the NBA by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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NBA star Carmelo Anthony and wife, TV personality LaLa Anthony

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Former NBA player Landry Fields and wife, model Elaine Alden

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NBA player Nick Young and singer Iggy Azalea

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Basketball Hall of famer Bill Walton and son former NBA player and current Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton

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Brian Winters played in the NBA with the Los Angeles Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks in the 1970s and early 1980s.

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Julius Erving won three championships, four Most Valuable Player Awards, and three scoring titles with the ABA's Virginia Squires and New York Nets and the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers. Dr. J is the eighth-highest scorer in ABA/NBA history with 30,026 points and was the only player voted Most Valuable Player in both the ABA and the NBA.

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Tamika Catchings stands with her father Harvey Catchings after signing the pole in the Lady Vols locker room after graduating a semester early in Knoxville, Tenn. Harvey Catchings played in the NBA from 1974 to 1985 as a member of the Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Nets, Milwaukee Bucks, and Los Angeles Clippers.

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San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich is seen in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, March 28, 2016, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

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NBA staff, players and their families members, pose for a group photograph after helping out in building houses in Lenasia South of Johannesburg, South Africa, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017. As part of the NBA Africa Game, and Habitat for Humanity South Africa, 200 volunteers from the NBA players, families and executives help build 10 homes. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

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FILE - In this Monday, July 10, 2017, file photo, Houston Rockets' Zhou Qi, left, tries to steal the ball from Phoenix Suns' Mike James during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game in Las Vegas. When the Rockets signed Zhou and the Dallas Mavericks brought in Ding Yanyuhang to play on their summer league teams, there was some cynicism the moves were purely financially motivated for teams to tap more directly into the lucrative Chinese market. But little by little both are playing like they belong at the NBA's summer league. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

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FILE - In this Monday, July 10, 2017, file photo, Houston Rockets' Zhou Qi, right, of China, fouls Phoenix Suns' Marquese Chriss during the second half of an NBA summer league basketball game in Las Vegas. When the Rockets signed Zhou and the Dallas Mavericks brought in Ding Yanyuhang to play on their summer league teams, there was some cynicism the moves were purely financially motivated for teams to tap more directly into the lucrative Chinese market. But little by little both are playing like they belong at the NBA's summer league. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

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Winners MacKenzie Gore, of Whiteville High School in Whiteville, N.C., center left, and Sydney McLaughlin, of Union Catholic High School in Scotch Plains, N.J., center right, pose with NBA basketball player Karl Anthony Towns, of the Minnesota Timberwolves, left, and Tamika Catchings, right, at the 15th annual High School Athlete of the Year Awards at the Ritz-Carlton hotel on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, in Marina del Rey, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

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Sebastian Telfair was the 13th overall pick in the 2004 NBA draft by the Portland Trail Blazers out of Abraham Lincoln High School. Considered a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, Telfair was listed as the No. 2 point guard and the No. 6 player in the nation in 2004. He had committed to the University of Louisville and head coach Rick Pitino during his senior year, but decided to turn professional instead. Telfair is the cousin of former NBA player Stephon Marbury. Telfair bounced around the NBA playing for 8 different teams. He signed with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers for the rest of the 2014–15 Chinese Basketball season

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FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2016, file photo, Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh reacts to a call during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks, in Dallas. Bosh has written an open letter to Miami, thanking the city for supporting him for the past seven years. Bosh published the letter on Sunday, July 9, 2017, without any mention of his current health status or any plans for his basketball future. He was waived by the Heat last week, and hasn't been able to play in an NBA game since February 2016. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

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