Sam Quinn

76ers' Joel Embiid out for MVP showdown vs. Nikola Jokic, Nuggets due to calf soreness and fatigue

Embiid has played 33 of the last 35 games and is dealing with nagging foot and calf issues

The 'LeBron James of feet' helped the LeBron James of basketball make speedy Lakers return

James, who avoided surgery, returned Sunday after missing 13 games with a foot injury

Charles Barkley says LeBron James is the 'greatest story in sports history'

'For a guy to be that good from day one and never screw up is amazing,' Barkley said

Joel Embiid seemingly calls out Nikola Jokic's defense, questions analytics that 'don't make sense'

Embiid has finished as the runner up to Jokic in the past two MVP races

NBA rescinds Luka Doncic's 16th technical foul, allowing Mavericks star to play Monday vs. Pacers

Doncic picked up the tech in a loss on Sunday against the Hornets

LeBron James returns after 13-game injury absence, scores 19 points off bench in Lakers loss to Bulls

James finished with 19 points, eight rebounds and three assists in 29 minutes

Lakers' Austin Reaves is making a leap, but Gilbert Arenas rule may make it hard for L.A. to pay him for it

A CBA quirk could force the Lakers into an unusual contract with Austin Reaves

Warriors decide not to pursue grievance against Blazers over Gary Payton II injury

The Warriors considered canceling a trade for Payton at the deadline

Luka Doncic fined $35,000 for making cash gesture towards official late in loss to Warriors

The incident came in a game that was already officiated controversially

Ty Lue: Clippers got 'best-case scenario' for Paul George's recovery timeline

George will be re-evaluated in 2-3 weeks with a knee sprain

Sam Quinn joined CBS sports as a basketball writer in 2019. Prior to that, he wrote for 247Sports and Bleacher Report. He is a New York native and NYU graduate who also has roots in Florida and California.

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