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  • • Top-seeded teams resting their stars could alter the NBA playoff picture
    Back in the good old days (four months ago), NBA fans were debating trends in the sport, who would win the Eastern and Western Conference, and who should be the number one pick in the draft, among other topics. One of those talking points was resting stars, officially known as “load management.” That element of […] The post Top-se...
  • • REPORT: Nets could replace injured Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant in NBA return
    Injured Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant recently made it clear and official this that he will not return this season. Likewise, Kyrie Irving is also likely done for the year after he said he said he could join the team in Orlando but as an inactive player. With Irving and Durant out for the postseason […] The post REPORT: Nets could replace i...
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo joined protesters, spoke in Milwaukee, “We want justice”
    • Giannis Antetokounmpo joined protesters, spoke in Milwaukee, “We want justice”
    "I want my kid to grow up here in Milwaukee, and not to be scared to walk in the streets."...
  • • Giannis Antetokounmpo delivers strong message vs. racism in Milwaukee protest
    Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo joined a peaceful protest on Saturday in Milwaukee. Sporting an “I Can’t Breathe” shirt, the Greek Freak delivered a strong message of unity to the crowd. “This is our city, man. We gotta come out here and support. We want change. We want justice. That’s why we’re o...
  • • Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks Join Milwaukee Marches: ‘This Is Our City’
    Protests continue on the same streets of Milwaukee where George Floyd was publicly murdered by a city police officer, sparking... »...
  • • Warriors willing to shoulder massive luxury tax to build title contender quickly
    Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said in April that his organization was operating as if they were already in “off-season mode,” and now that his team’s campaign is officially over, the Dubs’ leadership is clearly focused on next season and beyond, when they expect to be competing for championships again. Accordin...
  • • NBA teams expected to be allowed to sign replacement players in case of positive COVID-19 test, per report
    The league and the players association are negotiating on which players will be allowed to be signed...
  • • NBA Rumors: League, Teams Negotiating How To Use Players On Two-Way Deals
    Now that the NBA, Board of Governors and Players Association have agreed upon a format to restart the league, it’s... »...
  • • Sources: NBA mulls plan for injury, coronavirus
    The NBA and NBPA are working on an agreement for how to replace players in the event COVID-19 or a serious injury strikes a team in the Orlando bubble environment, sources told ESPN....
  • Timberwolves head into offseason in need of healing, with big decisions looming
    • Timberwolves head into offseason in need of healing, with big decisions looming
    Another season of setback and tumult has mercifully ended for the Minnesota Timberwolves....

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  • • 'Embarrassed' Popovich: Our country is in trouble
    Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said he's "embarrassed as a white person" over the death of George Floyd, and that there are "a lot of stop signs that need to go up -- quickly -- because our country is in trouble, and the basic reason is race."...
  • • Stephen Curry chants ‘Donald Trump has got to go’ during Palo Alto protest
    Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry joined a peaceful protest in Palo Alto on Saturday, during which he reiterated his well-known distaste for the current U.S. president. “Donald Trump has got to go,” the three-time Warriors champion was recorded chanting with his fellow Bay Area protesters. “Donald Trump has got to go” Steph Curr...
  • • Kobe Bryant’s 5 greatest games of his career, ranked
    Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant will go down in history as one of the greatest players to have ever played the sport. This makes it such a difficult task to narrow down his best performances into just five different games. That was the exact task that we endeavored today, and despite a number of […] The post Kobe Bryant’s 5 greate...
  • • Steve Kerr outlines Donald Trump’s election strategy amid George Floyd unrest
    Another one of U.S. President Donald Trump’s tactics caught the eye of Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr. On Tuesday, authorities, police, and the National Guard cleared protesters in front of the White House using tear gas, rubber bullets, and flash-bangs. Apparently, they did this to make way for the president to take a […] ...
  • • Adjusted start to free agency good news to one of Warriors’ prized assets
    The four-and-a-half month delay of the current NBA campaign has created a ripple effect in terms of future significant dates beyond this season. One important event in the NBA calendar that has likewise been pushed back is that of the offseason free agency window. As it seems, however, this has turned out to be a […] The post Adjusted start t...
  • • Warriors’ Steve Kerr argues that battle against racism should go beyond ‘slacktivism’, donations
    The entire world is up in arms over the death of George Floyd during police custody in Minneapolis. Racism has become the most pressing issue all over the globe and several NBA stars and figures have used their voices to speak out, while others drew money from their own pockets to make donations. For Golden […] The post Warriors’ Steve ...
  • • Michael Jordan’s 5 greatest games of his career, ranked
    Michael Jordan is the best ever. The GOAT. It’s as simple as that. The records he broke, the championships he won, the dynasty he led, the legacy he left — these are all testament to this undeniable fact. If you need more convincing then perhaps the best place to start is with some of the […] The post Michael Jordan’s 5 grea...
  • • NBPA approves plan to resume NBA season at Disney World, sets plan for coronavirus testing
    Each team will play eight games with a play-in tournament for the final seed in each conference before the playoffs...
  • • Rockets’ Mike D’Antoni claims slimmed-down James Harden is ‘ready’ for season to restart
    James Harden of the Houston Rockets is one of the best players in the NBA, and according to his head coach Mike D’Antoni, once the NBA returns to action in July, Harden will be ready for the challenge: “Probably the worst thing you can do is take basketball away from him. He has used this […] The post Rockets’ Mike D’Antoni ...
  • • Giannis Antetokounmpo gives a helping hand to protesters in Milwaukee
    While NBA stars like LeBron James and Damian Lillard have all helped out the protests regarding the death of George Floyd and the police brutality and racial injustice present in the U.S., Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo has found a way to help the protesters in his own way. Per a video by Hannah Jewell […] The post Giannis An...

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  • • Sources: NBA mulls plan for injury, coronavirus
  • • Sources: Win percentage to set NBA standings
    With teams having played an uneven number of games heading into the NBA's restart next month, the league will determine the order in the standings by winning percentage, league sources tell ESPN's Tim Bontemps....
  • • Coaches say NBA must use 'platform' for change
    Miami's Erik Spoelstra said he's talked with other coaches and some players in recent days about the best path the NBA could take next to combat racial injustice. Orlando's Steve Clifford also believes the league will take action when the season resumes....
  • • 'Embarrassed' Popovich: Our country is in trouble
  • • NBA debate: Biggest unknowns, best matchups and the new title chase
    Our experts break down the biggest questions that remain as the NBA resumes and how the hiatus will affect the path to the NBA crown....
  • • Sources: Ousted NBA teams mull joint workouts
    Most of the eight NBA teams whose seasons have ended are pushing to engage in joint practices as ramp-ups for regional summer leagues in August, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski....
  • • KD dismisses '19-20 return: 'My season is over'
    Kevin Durant told ESPN's The Undefeated on Friday that he will not debut for the Brooklyn Nets during the 2019-20 NBA season after it resumes next month....
  • • Bulls' LaVine: 'Upsetting' to miss cut for restart
    Zach LaVine is disappointed that the Bulls will miss the playoffs for the third straight season, as they will not be part of the NBA's 22-team restart in Orlando. "It sucks," he said. "It just shows that we've got to do a lot of things differently."...
  • • Murray: With jacked Jokic, Nuggets can win title
    With a core that has been intact longer than most of their West rivals to go with a fitter and more "athletic" Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray says the Denver Nuggets are ready to show that they can emerge from Orlando with an NBA championship....
  • • NBPA approves 22-team format to finish season
    National Basketball Players Association representatives approved the NBA's 22-team format to complete the 2019-2020 season, the NBPA announced Friday....

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  • • NBA Players Union statement on NBA return to play plan
    The NBA Players Association likes what the NBA has come up with so far in their plan to resume play in late January at Disney Wide World of Sports with most of the league’s teams, but there’s clearly more that needs to be worked out. Their statement today as as follows: “The Board of Player … Continue reading "NBA Players Un...
  • • NCAA sets date for basketball players to withdraw from 2020 NBA draft
    NCAA BASKETBALL STATEMENT Men’s basketball student-athletes will have until 10 days after the NBA draft combine or Aug. 3, whichever comes first, to withdraw from the postponed 2020 NBA draft and retain their eligibility. Due to the uncertainty of the NBA’s pre-draft process brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Division I Men’s Basketball Overs...
  • • Atlanta Hawks statement on NBA return to play plan
    View this post on Instagram We partnered with @kennugent to make sure kids keep playing the game we love, no matter the circumstances. We sent 500 basketball kits to Boys and Girls Clubs across Georgia to equip them with everything they need to perfect their game. More info: Hawks.com/Hawksathome – – – – – #TrueToAtlan...
  • • Timberwolves statement on NBA return to play plan
    View this post on Instagram A post shared by Minnesota Timberwolves (@timberwolves) on Jun 4, 2020 at 1:24pm PDT Minnesota Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas today issued the following statement regarding the NBA’s decision to resume the 2019-20 NBA season with 22 teams playing in Orlando, Florida: “While we are disappoin...
  • • Bulls statement on NBA return to play plan
    View this post on Instagram A post shared by Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) on Jun 4, 2020 at 5:02pm PDT Chicago Bulls President and COO Michael Reinsdorf and Executive Vice President and Basketball Operations Arturas Karnisovas released the following statements Thursday in response to the NBA’s plan for the rest of the 2019-20 season: MICHAEL...
  • • Remainder of 2019-20 G League season is canceled
    View this post on Instagram A post shared by NBA G League (@nbagleague) on Jun 4, 2020 at 2:32pm PDT NBA G League President Shareef Abdur-Rahim today announced that the remainder of the 2019-20 NBA G League season, which was suspended March 12, has been canceled. The NBA G League’s regular season was scheduled to … Continue reading "Remainder...
  • • Orlando Magic team statement on NBA return to play plan
    View this post on Instagram A post shared by Orlando Magic (@orlandomagic) on May 31, 2020 at 9:14am PDT Orlando Magic CEO Alex Martins: “We appreciate the leadership of NBA Commissioner Adam Silver in this unprecedented time and we look forward to getting back to basketball. While there is still work to be done, we … Continue reading "Orland...
  • • Cleveland Cavaliers statement on NBA return to play plan
    View this post on Instagram A post shared by Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) on Jun 4, 2020 at 12:17pm PDT Joint Statement From Cleveland Cavaliers General Manager Koby Altman and Head Coach J.B. Bickerstaff: “While we are disappointed that the announced return to play proposal excludes the Cleveland Cavaliers, we understand all of the unprecedented fa...
  • • Basketball legend Wes Unseld has died
    View this post on Instagram A post shared by Washington Wizards (@washwizards) on Jun 2, 2020 at 6:40am PDT The Washington Wizards mourn the passing of franchise and NBA legend Wes Unseld. Universally considered the greatest player in franchise history, Unseld led the then-Bullets to the NBA Championship in 1978. He was 74 years old. … Contin...
  • • Blazers team chemistry in the early 90’s was special
    View this post on Instagram A post shared by Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) on May 28, 2020 at 3:37pm PDT Here’s NBC Sports Northwest touching upon a fun time in Portland Trail Blazers history: Rip City has so many fond memories and moments that come to mind when looking back at the 1989-92 Trail Blazers … Continue reading "Blaz...

LA Lakers

  • • Impact of the Approved NBA Restart on the Lakers
    How the proposed restart to the 2019-20 season impacts the Lakers....
  • • NBA Board of Governors Approves Competitive Format to Restart 2019-20 Season with 22 Teams Returning to Play
    The NBA Board of Governors today approved a competitive format to restart the 2019-20 season with 22 teams returning to play and a tentative start date of Friday, July 31....
  • • Lakers Statement
    We condemn racism, bigotry, violence and prejudice in all its forms....
  • • Best of Lakers-Bucks
    From LeBron’s celebrations to Kobe’s buzzer-beaters. Lakers vs. Bucks isn’t holding back for anyone....
  • • Kobe's Game-Winning J Beats the Bucks ... Twice
    Kobe beat the Bucks in 2004, and 2009, with game-winning jumpers....
  • • Thank You Mamba: From Those in the Arena
    What better way to end than with 60 points? All the emotions surface as we remember Kobe’s last game. From David Beckham to Adam Levine, James Worthy to Metta World Peace, all the stories are shared here....
  • • Best of Lakers-Kings
    Horry game winning buzzers like it’s a drill. LeBron passes to keep you guessing. A lot of “remember when” moments with LAL-SAC....
  • • Relive Kobe's Final Game
    Retell Kobe’s last game through a new, compelling lens to coincide with ESPN’s broadcast on May 27....
  • • Jared Dudley on a Potential Return to Play
    Jared Dudley shares his perspective on return-to-play scenarios....
  • • Best of Lakers-Heat
    That time LeBron dropped 51 in his return to South Beach. That time Kobe hit the game-winner over Wade. Catch these and much more with the Best Of Lakers-Heat....

Celtics

  • 3/24 Arbella Quote Worthy: Spurs vs. Celtics
    • 3/24 Arbella Quote Worthy: Spurs vs. Celtics
    Read what the players and coaches had to say following Boston's 115-96 defeat to San Antonio....
  • Smart Urges C's to Stay Positive Amid Tough Stretch: 'Just Breathe'
    • Smart Urges C's to Stay Positive Amid Tough Stretch: 'Just Breathe'
  • Smart Preaches Patience as C’s Look to Navigate Out of Skid
    • Smart Preaches Patience as C’s Look to Navigate Out of Skid
  • Biofreeze Keys to the Game: Spurs 115, Celtics 96
    • Biofreeze Keys to the Game: Spurs 115, Celtics 96
  • Pregame Post-Ups: Monroe Returns, Hopes to Help Prepare C's for Playoffs
    • Pregame Post-Ups: Monroe Returns, Hopes to Help Prepare C's for Playoffs
    Sunday, March 24 - Spurs at Celtics...
  • Celtics Sign Greg Monroe To 10-Day Contract
    • Celtics Sign Greg Monroe To 10-Day Contract
  • Brown Produces Buzzing Performance in Shorthanded Loss to Hornets
    • Brown Produces Buzzing Performance in Shorthanded Loss to Hornets
  • Biofreeze Keys to the Game: Hornets 124, Celtics 117
    • Biofreeze Keys to the Game: Hornets 124, Celtics 117
  • 3/23 Arbella Quote Worthy: Celtics at Hornets
    • 3/23 Arbella Quote Worthy: Celtics at Hornets
    Read what the players and coaches had to say following Boston's 124-117 defeat to Charlotte....
  • Pregame Post-Ups: Thin Frontcourt Leaves C’s Relying on Young Bigs in Charlotte
    • Pregame Post-Ups: Thin Frontcourt Leaves C’s Relying on Young Bigs in Charlotte
    Saturday, March 23 - Celtics at Hornets...

Spurs

  • • NBA BOARD OF GOVERNORS APPROVES COMPETITIVE FORMAT TO RESTART 2019-20 SEASON WITH 22 TEAMS RETURNING TO PLAY
  • • SPURS TO HOST OUTDOOR WATCH PARTY IN THE BUD LIGHT COURTYARD AT THE AT&T CENTER
    SAN ANTONIO (May 29, 2020) – San Antonio Spurs fans are invited to relive the franchise’s third NBA Championship at a limited-attendance...
  • • SPURS GIVE AND THE TIM DUNCAN FOUNDATION TO DONATE $200,000 TO THE SAN ANTONIO FOOD BANK
    SAN ANTONIO (May 27, 2020) – As the need for food assistance continues to grow amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Spurs Give...
  • • FOX SPORTS SOUTHWEST TO REPLAY SAN ANTONIO SPURS’ FIVE HISTORIC CHAMPIONSHIPS
    IRVING, TX - (May 15, 2020) - FOX Sports Southwest, the television home of the San Antonio Spurs, will continue to replay Spurs “classic”...
  • • SPURS SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES THE FORMATION OF THE SPURS GIVE TOGETHER FUND
    SAN ANTONIO (May 5, 2020) – Spurs Give, the official nonprofit of Spurs Sports & Entertainment, announced today the formation of the ...
  • • SPURS GIVE TEAMS UP WITH AT&T AND ARUBA TO OFFER FREE WI-FI ACCESS AT THE AT&T CENTER TO COMMUNITY MEMBERS AFFECTED BY COVID-19
    SAN ANTONIO (April 17, 2020) – Spurs Give, the official nonprofit of Spurs Sports & Entertainment, is teaming up with AT&T and Ar...
  • • SPURS GIVE TO HOST VIRTUAL FIESTA DE LOS SPURS RUN ON APRIL 25
    SAN ANTONIO (April 20, 2020) – Spurs Give, the...
  • • TIM DUNCAN ELECTED TO NAISMITH MEMORIAL BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME
    SAN ANTONIO (April 4, 2020) – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame today announced that San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan is...
  • • Spurs Sports & Entertainment Announces Fund for Part-Time Staff
    Spurs Sports & Entertainment has announced the formation of a fund totaling over $500,000 that will ensure that the organization’s pa...

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  • • Irving complains about Antetokounmpo free throws
    With his team utterly incapable of keeping Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo off the foul line through three games of their Eastern Conference semifinal series, Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving did the next best thing -- appealing to the officials for more favorable treatment moving forward via a lengthy postgame complaint....
  • • Reports: Cavs to interview Spurs assistant Udoka
    CLEVELAND -- The Cavaliers have scheduled another interview in their slow, steady search for a coach....
  • • 76ers' Simmons fined $20K, assessed flagrant foul
    NEW YORK -- Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons has been fined $20,000 and assessed a Flagrant Foul 1 upon league office review for making contact to the groin of Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations....
  • • Report: Bulls, Boylen agree to multi-year contract extension
    The Chicago Bulls' front office is backing up its belief in coach Jim Boylen....
  • • Reports: Lakers expected to soon close in on Lue
    The Phoenix Suns' hiring of Monty Williams as coach today may have moved the Los Angeles Lakers closer to their next coaching hire, too....
  • • Bucks' Brogdon ruled out for Game 3
    * Tonight on ESPN: Game 3, Bucks vs. Celtics (8 ET)...
  • • Texas' Jaxson Hayes has NBA scouts intrigued over his potential
    In a late-November game between North Carolina and Texas played in Las Vegas, the Tar Heels senior forward Luke Maye, on the dead run just outside the free-throw line, split two Longhorn defenders and grabbed a perfect pass from freshman point guard Coby White. He seemed bound for an easy layup....
  • • Williams agrees to deal to become Suns coach
    The Phoenix Suns have reached a deal to hire their next coach....
  • • Nuggets need Jokic figure out how to take charge in Game 3
    * Tonight on ESPN: Game 3, Nuggets vs. Blazers (10:30 ET)...
  • • Series evolves, offense leaves Raptors facing extinction vs. 76ers
    PHILADELPHIA -- Often, every game in a playoff series is unique, with no real connection to the games that precede or follow. But the first three games of the Eastern Conference semifinals series between the Toronto Raptors and the Philadelphia 76ers have felt like an evolution....

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  • • Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks Join Milwaukee Marches: ‘This Is Our City’
  • • NBA Rumors: League, Teams Negotiating How To Use Players On Two-Way Deals
  • • Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich Says ‘Country Is In Trouble’ In Emotional Video
    We’ve often seen in that it takes unfortunately takes tragedy to effect change. And that’s the analogy San Antoio Spurs... »...
  • • NESN Diary: What It Will Be Like For NBA Players During League’s Return (And Other Random Thoughts)
    Each day during the sports pause stemming from the coronavirus pandemic, NESN.com is publishing a diary full of random thoughts,... »...
  • • Kevin Durant Confirms He Won’t Make 2019-20 Nets Debut, ‘My Season Is Over’
    Even though the NBA reportedly will return four-plus months after it was put on hold due to the COVID-19 outbreak,... »...
  • • Players’ Association Approves NBA’s 22-Team Format To Finish Out Season
    We’re getting closer and closer every day. After NBA owners approved the league’s proposed 22-team format Thursday, there was one... »...
  • • NBA Rumors: League ‘Paying Close Attention’ To German Basketball Bundesliga’s Return
    German Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) is set to return to action Saturday for the first time since March 8, something the... »...
  • • Jordan Brand, Michael Jordan Donate $100M Over Next 10 Years To Various Organizations
    Michael Jordan and the Jordan Brand have stepped up in a big way. The company released a statement Friday revealing... »...
  • • Here’s One ‘Complex Issue’ Facing NBA Return Despite Format Approval
    The NBA hasn’t crossed the finish line just yet. Although it sure seems like basketball is coming, with the NBA... »...
  • • Kevin Durant Reportedly Buys Part Of This MLS Team, Becomes Soccer Owner
    Kevin Durant is checking into the beautiful game. The NBA superstar has bought a small ownership stake in the Philadelphia... »...

Bulls

  • • Thaddeus Young opens up on raising sons during this time in America
    Thad Young talks about the challenges of educating his two boys during this historic period in Amer...
  • • Zach LaVine on team's future: "We have to change our identity... to have a winning culture."
    Zach LaVine addresses the Bulls not moving forward with the season, the nation's fight for change i...
  • • Chuck Checks In: Thank you, Bulls fans.
    The NBA will resume action in late July and that's sensational news for all of us who love the gr...
  • • Ask Sam Mailbag 6.5.20
  • • Statement on Today's NBA Announcement
    June 4, 2020 Bulls President and COO Michael Reinsdorf, as well as Executive Vice...
  • • Sam Smith to Adam Silver: Include Everyone
    Sam Smith calls for Adam Silver to resume the season with all 30 NBA teams....
  • • Bulls name Adam Amin new TV play-by-play announcer
    The Chicago Bulls announced today the hiring of Adam Amin as the team's new primary TV play-by-play...
  • • Statement from the Chicago Bulls
    The following statement is from Nancy Reinsdorf, President of Chicago Bulls Charities, and Michael...
  • • Ask Sam Mailbag 5.29.20
  • • "Jerry Sloan is the Bulls history. He is Mr. Bull."
    Sam Smith pays tribute to "The Original Bull" Jerry Sloan, who's No....

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  • • Social Recap: WNBA Players, Teams Speak Out Against Racial Inequality
    See below for WNBA players and teams speaking out against racial inequality. "I'm not asking for more for my son than your son; all I am asking is for him to have the same, equal chance as a young white boy in this county."@PelicansNBA's @SwinCash on our shared responsibility to create a more equal future […] The post Social Recap: WNBA Players, Te...
  • • WNBA Statement on Racial Injustice
    From WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert: Remembering George Floyd today on the day of his memorial service. Throughout this unprecedented time, we must address the recent killings and acts of racial injustice. The WNBA opposes racism in all its forms and will work to bring measurable and meaningful societal change. As part of our commitment to […] T...
  • • Los Angeles Sparks Acquire Kristine Anigwe From Dallas Wings
    Sparks Acquire Kristine Anigwe from Dallas Wings Los Angeles Sparks Official Release | LOS ANGELES SPARKS HOME LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Sparks acquired center Kristine Anigwe and a 2021 third round pick from the Dallas Wings and sent back the 2021 second round pick LA received from the Wings in exchange for Marina […] The post Los Angeles Spar...
  • • ESPN Announces the Finalists for the 2020 Sports Humanitarian Awards
    ESPN will air a combined show on June 21 with the Sports Humanitarian Awards and The 2020 ESPYS The sixth annual Sports Humanitarian Awards, sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb, is a celebration of the impact made by athletes, teams and sports industry professionals who are using sports to make a difference in their communities and throughout the wor...
  • • Aces Re-Sign Eight-Year WNBA Veteran Carolyn Swords
    Las Vegas (May 19, 2020)—Las Vegas Aces General Manager Dan Padover announced today that the team has re-signed eight-year WNBA veteran center Carolyn Swords, and waived Avery Warley-Talbert and Lauren Manis. “As we continue to look at the makeup of our team in 2020, we felt like Carolyn was the best fit for a role […] The post Aces Re-Sign Eight-Y...
  • • Las Vegas Aces Re-Sign Guard Kelsey Plum
    Las Vegas (May 15, 2020)—Las Vegas Aces General Manager Dan Padover announced today that the team has re-signed fourth-year guard Kelsey Plum. “Kelsey has been an integral part of the Aces transformation into a playoff contender over the past two seasons, and we’re excited that she will continue to be an integral part of our […] The post Las Vegas ...
  • • Sparks Sign Sydney Wiese To Contract Extension
    LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Sparks signed guard Sydney Wiese to a contract extension through the 2022 season, the team announced today. In 2019, Wiese recorded career highs in points, rebounds, assists, steals, minutes, starts and field goals made. “Sydney is a huge part of the culture and identity we’re building in Los Angeles,” […] The post Spa...
  • • Wilson to Become Official Game Ball of the WNBA
    – Partnership to Tip Off with 2021-22 NBA and NBA G League Seasons, 2022 WNBA Season, 2021 NBA 2K League Season and the Inaugural BAL Season – NEW YORK, May 13, 2020 – The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Wilson Sporting Goods Co. announced a multiyear global partnership today that will make Wilson the official […] The post Wilson to Becom...
  • • Aces Finalize 2020 Coaching Staff As 14-Year WNBA Veteran Tanisha Wright Joins Laimbeer, Johnson
    Las Vegas (May 13, 2020)—Las Vegas Aces Head Coach and President of Basketball Operations Bill Laimbeer announced today that the team has finalized its 2020 coaching staff, as 14-year WNBA veteran Tanisha Wright joins Laimbeer and Assistant Coach Vickie Johnson on the sidelines. “I am extremely excited about the opportunity I have to continue my […...
  • • NBA, WNBA Players Join ‘The Real Heroes Project’ to Honor Healthcare Workers
    When Donovan Mitchell takes the court for an NBA game at Vivint Smart Home Arena, he is cheered by thousands of Utah Jazz fans, many of whom are wearing a No. 45 jersey with the name “Mitchell” running across their backs. Professional athletes are often viewed as heroes both for their efforts on their respective […] The post NBA, WNBA Players Join ...

NCAA DI Men's Basketball

  • • NCAA's Dan Gavitt discusses new NBA draft withdrawal date
    Dan Gavitt, Senior Vice President of Basketball, joins Andy Katz to explain the new withdrawal date for the 2020 NBA draft, which will be August 3 or 10 days after the NBA draft combine....
  • • NCAA approves instant video reviews for shot-clock violations in men's basketball
    Rule allows instant replay to correct shot-clock violations whistled in error....
  • • NCAA sets deadline to withdraw from 2020 NBA draft
  • • Jim Boeheim builds his ultimate Syracuse player
    Jim Boeheim breaks down 10 of his all-time great players into ten categories to build the ultimate Syracuse player....
  • • How Indiana stunned North Carolina in Michael Jordan's final college game
    Steve Alford and Dan Dakich on how the Indiana Hoosiers stunned Michael Jordan and his North Carolina Tar Heels in the 1984 NCAA tournament....
  • • Watch full 1984 Sweet 16 game: Indiana stuns UNC in Michael Jordan's final college game
    Indiana took down No. 1 North Carolina, led by Michael Jordan, in a close 1984 Sweet 16 matchup. Jordan, a junior, would declare for the NBA Draft soon after the loss. Watch the full game here....
  • • 6 programs with strong cases to be college basketball's next 1st-time champion
    These schools have never won a men's basketball national championship but they're in a good position to win one in the near future....
  • • The last undefeated men's basketball team from every season this century, ranked
    Here are the final undefeated DI men's college basketball teams from every season since 2000, and a ranking of which of those 21 teams is the best....
  • • Watch the best March Madness dunks from 2015-19
    Check out all the must-see March Madness dunks from the past five seasons of NCAA tournament play (2015-2019)....
  • • The most popular names in college basketball in 2020 sound a lot like the 1990s
    We looked at the names of all 5,420 NCAA DI men's basketball players and found a whole lot of Michaels, Jordans, Jalens and Isiahs....

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  • • Giannis Antetokounmpo joined protesters, spoke in Milwaukee, “We want justice”
  • • Timberwolves head into offseason in need of healing, with big decisions looming
  • Jonathan Isaac, Al-Farouq Aminu not expected to be back for Magic when games restart
    • Jonathan Isaac, Al-Farouq Aminu not expected to be back for Magic when games restart
    Isaac was having a breakout season when he hyperextended his knee....
  • Winning percentage will determine final seedings in NBA restart; regular tiebreakers used
    • Winning percentage will determine final seedings in NBA restart; regular tiebreakers used
    This could be good news for Portland, but in reality it will come down to getting wins in Orlando....
  • Eight teams not headed to Orlando considering mini-camps, summer games to help players
    • Eight teams not headed to Orlando considering mini-camps, summer games to help players
    Nine months is a long time to go without playing a basketball game....
  • Gregg Popovich’s powerful statement: “Our country is in trouble and the basic reason is race.”
    • Gregg Popovich’s powerful statement: “Our country is in trouble and the basic reason is race.”
    "It’s got to be us that speak truth to power, that call it out no matter the consequences."...
  • Knicks reportedly remain open to trading Julius Randle
    • Knicks reportedly remain open to trading Julius Randle
    Whether they can find a partner for a trade is another question....
  • Rumor: Ime Udoka frontrunner to become Bulls new coach
    • Rumor: Ime Udoka frontrunner to become Bulls new coach
    With the Bulls not part of the 22 teams headed to Orlando, Chicago may now move to make a coaching change....
  • Kevin Durant confirms “My season is over. I don’t plan on playing at all.”
    • Kevin Durant confirms “My season is over. I don’t plan on playing at all.”
    He confirms what multiple other reports had been saying for months....
  • Kevin Durant: ‘My season is over. I don’t plan on playing at all.’
    • Kevin Durant: ‘My season is over. I don’t plan on playing at all.’
    He confirms what multiple other reports had been saying for months....

NBA tweets

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Top basketball news from the last seven days

  • • Source: NBA approves plan to return in Orlando
    The NBA board of governors on Thursday approved a plan that would bring 22 teams to Orlando, Florida, to resume the 2019-20 season, a source told ESPN....
  • • Hall of Famer, former MVP Wes Unseld dies at 74
    Former Washington Bullets player and coach Wes Unseld died Tuesday morning, according to his family at age 74....
  • • Jordan Brand giving community initiatives $100M
    Michael Jordan's Jordan Brand is pledging $100 million over the next 10 years to nationwide organizations "dedicated to ensuring racial equality, social justice and greater access to education."...
  • • MJ, 'pained and plain angry,' joins call for change
    Michael Jordan said he was "truly pained and plain angry" over the death of George Floyd as he joined countless others in the sports world calling for change on Sunday....
  • • Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson among Warriors players to march in peaceful protest
    Golden State Warriors stars Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson participated in a peaceful protest against police brutality and racial injustice on Wednesday in Oakland, California. Curry and Thompson — along with Warriors guards Damion Lee, Juan Toscano-Anderson and big man Kevon Looney — took place in a “Walking in Unity” marc...
  • • 'Embarrassed' Popovich: Our country is in trouble
  • • Vanessa Bryant posts heartfelt message to Gigi Bryant for 8th grade graduation
    It’s a poignant week for Vanessa Bryant, the widow of Kobe Bryant. This week should have seen Gigi Bryant, Kobe’s late 13-year-old daughter, graduate from eighth grade and start her high school career. The tragic helicopter crash in late January prevented that. It ended the lives of her basketball teammates and nine people in total, [&#...
  • • Possible Durant return affecting Nets' title odds
    Caesars Sportsbook lowered Brooklyn's championship odds from 750-1 to 60-1 on speculation that Kevin Durant could return from his Achilles tendon injury when the NBA resumes....
  • • NBA Board of Governors Approves Competitive Format to Restart 2019-20 Season with 22 Teams Returning to Play
  • • Wes Unseld, Washington Bullets Hall of Famer and NBA champion, dies at age 74
    Unseld, an NBA champion and MVP, was arguably one of the greatest rebounders in the history of the NBA...

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  • • Spurs coach Gregg Popovich's powerful message: 'Our country is in trouble'
    Popovich released a powerful video on Saturday discussing the issues and even admitted he's quite embarrassed to be a white person in today's society....
  • • 76ers assistant coach Ime Udoka the 'front-runner' for Bulls job?
    Udoka, 42, enjoyed a seven-year NBA career that ended in 2011 after suiting up for the Spurs, Trail Blazers, Kings, Knicks and Lakers....
  • • Details of NBA bubble capacity, daily testing revealed
    Players will be allowed to bring in three family members starting in the second round of the playoffs, with limited exceptions....
  • • NBA player reps unanimously approve league's 22-team return plan
    Details have yet to be ironed out, but this essentially sets the stage for an NBA return on July 31....
  • • Michael Jordan pledges $100 million to African American organizations
    The four police officers involved in the George Floyd incident have been arrested and charged....
  • • Michael Jordan pledges $100M to African American organizations
    The four police officers involved in the George Floyd incident have been arrested and charged....
  • • Kobe Bryant mural in Bosnia and Herzegovina is largest in Europe
    Artist Deni Bozic and a group of locals in Bosnia and Herzegovina painted a 39-foot high mural of Bryant at an elementary school in the country, and the project took just two weeks to complete....
  • • NBA 2K video game pauses online play during George Floyd's funeral
    The Neighborhood, a game mode where players can interact with one another, remained open and players were given access to free "Black Lives Matter" and "I can't breathe" T-shirts for their avatars to wear....
  • • Five NBA stars who would benefit from being traded
    From an NBA champion in Cleveland to a three-time title winner in San Francisco and a young All-Star in Philly, here’s a look at five NBA stars who could use a change of scenery....
  • • Chances Zion's Pels, other bubble teams will make 'bubble' playoffs
    Three teams are vying for the last two playoff berths in the East, and the wild West has six teams battling for a single place. Yardbarker's Sean Keane evaluates which of these nine teams has the best chance to continue on in what should be the strangest postseason in NBA history....

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  • • WNBA Proposes Shortened Season, Beginning In July
    The WNBA has proposed a 22-game regular season that would tip off on July 24, Mechelle Voepel of ESPN reports. The league would take place in one location, at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. The WNBA had expected a 36-game regular season this summer but postponed the campaign due to the coronavirus outbreak. Opening day […] The post WNBA P...
  • • The 2020 NBA Draft Lottery Process, Post-Shutdown
    Amid a whirlwind of updates surrounding the NBA’s approval of a return plan, the league released a press statement that covers how the drastic change to the 2019-20 NBA schedule will impact the lottery process. The exact lottery percentages won’t change with the league’s new proposal, there will still be 14 non-playoff teams when ...
  • • NBA Approves Return Plan; Union Will Discuss Friday
    The NBA’s Board of Governors has officially approved a league proposal that would bring 22 teams to a bubble location at Disney World in Orlando to resume the regular season in late July, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. The NBA’s player union will meet to discuss the plan on Friday afternoon, Marc Stein of […] The post NBA...
  • • NBA Sets Dates For Lottery, Draft, More
    The NBA has set dates for the 2020 NBA Draft Lottery and subsequent draft, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports, giving franchise scouting departments a concrete timetable for when that process will proceed. The NBA Draft Lottery will take place on August 25. The draft it self will follow on October 15th of this year. The […] The post NBA Sets ...
  • • NBA Expected To Approve 22-Team, 8-Game Return
    The NBA’s board of governors is expected to approve a proposal from the league, outlying a return to action, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. A total of 22 teams are expected to be brought back into the fold for an eight-game regular season, a potential play-in tournament and then the postseason. Those regular season games […] The po...
  • • Gregg Popovich Calls Donald Trump ‘Deranged Idiot’ Following George Floyd’s Death
    As protests and riots rage across the country following George Floyd’s tragic death, Gregg Popovich used his most unsparing language yet to criticize President Donald Trump. Lamenting Trump’s lack of leadership during a moment of national crisis, Popovich called the president a “deranged idiot,” a “fool” and “destroyer.” “If Trump had a...
  • • Wes Unseld, NBA Legend and Hall of Famer, Dies at 74
    NBA legend Wes Unseld passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning at the age of 74. Born and raised in Louisville, KY, Unseld is one of just four players to have his number retired by the Cardinals. He went on to be a player, coach and general manager for Washington’s franchise. He was the MVP and […] The post Wes Unseld, NBA Legend and H...
  • • Where to Donate + How to Support the Black Lives Matter Movement
    Black people continue to lose their lives at the hands of those sworn to protect. This is not the time to sit idly by. SLAM stands with all of the people outraged by the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others who have been killed and the black people who have […] The post Where to Donate + How to Support th...
  • • ‘We Have Had Enough’: Michael Jordan Comments on George Floyd’s Death
    Michael Jordan joined the chorus of sports figures expressing their grief and outrage over the systematic racism that plagues the United States. “I am deeply saddened, truly pained and plain angry,” Jordan said in a statement ON Sunday. “I stand with those who are calling out the ingrained racism and violence toward people of colo...
  • • Rip Hamilton: Michael Jordan Traded Wizards Player After He Talked Trash
    As Michael Jordan proved time and time again, talking trash to the GOAT is never a good idea. While guesting on SHOWTIME’s “All That Smoke” podcast, Richard Hamilton recalled the time when second-year guard Laron Profit effectively trash talked his way off the Wizards during a pickup game. Jordan, who served as the Wizards’ ...

Knicks

  • • New York Knicks Announce Front Office Hirings
    NEW YORK, NY (May 27, 2020) - The New York Knicks announced today the following hirings: Brock Aller, Vice President, Ba...
  • • MSG Networks Announce Upcoming “Linsanity” Marathon, Featuring a Full Week of Classic Games from the 2011-12 Season
    New York, NY (April 24, 2020) – MSG Networks today announced it will be dedicating a full week of classic programming ar...
  • • NBAStore.com, WNBAStore.com to sell cloth face coverings to benefit communities affected by COVID-19
    NEW YORK (April 17, 2020) - The National Basketball Association (NBA), Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) an...
  • • MSG Networks to Broadcast 1998-99 New York Knicks Marathon
    This Saturday, April 18, MSG Networks will air some of the New York Knicks' most memorable games from the 1998-99 regular season and play...
  • • Julius Randle and Bobby Portis Partner with HelloFresh to Help City Harvest Feed Thousands of New Yorkers in Need During the COVID-19 Crisis
    NEW YORK, NY (March 27, 2020) - New York Knicks teammates Julius Randle and Bobby Portis have joined forces with...
  • • New York Knicks Ticketing Information for Postponed Games
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  • • Leon Rose Named President of New York Knicks
    NEW YORK, NY (March 2, 2020) - The Madison Square Garden Company Executive Chairman and CEO James L....
  • • New York Knicks to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of 1969-70 Championship Team
    NEW YORK, NY (February 28, 2020) - The New York Knicks announced today that the organization will celebrate the 50th Ann...
  • • New York Knicks Acquire Harkless and Two Draft Picks
    NEW YORK, NY (February 6, 2020) - The New York Knicks announced today that as part of a three team trade that the team h...
  • • New York Knicks Announce Steve Mills to Leave His Position
    NEW YORK, NY (February 4, 2020) - The New York Knicks today announce that Steve Mills will be leaving his position as Pr...

Rockets

  • • Houston Chronicle: Rockets’ Covington determined to see bright side
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  • • Harden Teams Up With Kroger For COVID-19 Relief Efforts
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  • • Westbrook Foundation To Provide Children and Families with Computers
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  • • Rudy Tomjanovich Named Inductee for Basketball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020
    HOUSTON – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame today announced that former Rockets player and coach Rudy Tomjanovich is one of 9...
  • • The Better Generation and PJ Tucker Release New Collection In Support of Community Members Impacted by the COVID-­19 Crisis
    Houston,TX - In an effort to spread awareness about COVID-19 and make a positive impact on our community, Sneaker Boutique, The Better Ge...
  • • Ben McLemore Steps Up
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  • • "The Iso" by Danuel House
    Written by Danuel House Jr....
  • • Rockets Mike D’Antoni Named Western Conference Coach of the Month for February
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  • • Rockets Week In Review 3.2.20
    The Rockets posted a perfect week and have now won their past six games to close out February with a 9-2 mark....
  • • ROCKETS TO HOST PRIDE NIGHT

National Basketball Association

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a North American professional basketball league, the world's largest men's basketball championship, with the third largest amount of viewes. The league was founded in New York on June 6, 1946 by the name of the Basketball Association of America (BAA). It is named after its merger with the rival National Basketball League. League offices are managed from the New York headquarters. Each season in the NBA consists of two parts, the regular season and the playoffs.

Regular season

Before the start of the regular season in November, teams usually hold training camps and at the end they name the final 12 players of the team. The league is divided into 2 conference groups and in each of them 3 divisions. In the regular season, each team plays 82 matches, four with their teammates, three with their teammates of their conference, and two or three with the other conference’s teams.


During the regular season in February the All-Star Gala is organized. The gala is made up of several parts, such as three-point-throwing, bag racing, matches of freshmen, but the greatest interest is on the East-West match with teams chosen by the fans, where the best player gets the All-Star MVP (Most Valuable Player) award.
Shortly after the All-Star Gala, the player certification period ends. The regular season ends at the end of April. During this period, voting begins on the prizes to be given, such as Best Sixth Man, Best Rookie, Most Developing Player, Best Defensive Player, Best Coach and Most Valuable player of the regular season titles. Again, the professionals put together the NBA's best team, the best defensive team, the best rookie team.
Playoff
The NBA playoffs begin in late April with 8-8 players in each major (conference) group. The match is based on the results of the regular season, but the teams that win each group are always put in the first four places. The first one plays with the eighth, the second with the seventh, the third with the sixth, the fourth with the fifth, so theoretically, the better-performing teams will team up with weaker teams. Higher ranked teams usually get the field advantage (playing four at home, three away). The playoffs are in a straight knockout format, with four wins in each pairing (so a maximum of seven matches).
The highlight will not be changed in the next rounds, and the losers of the matches will definitely fall out. The final duel, the NBA Finals, will take place between the winners of the two major (conference) groups in June. The winning team wins the Larry O'Brien Championship trophy while team members receive a championship ring. The best-performing player in the finals gets the title of most valuable player in the final.