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  • Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for July/August 2021. Will they include NBA players?
    • Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for July/August 2021. Will they include NBA players?
    The Tokyo Olympics were postponed from 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, leaving questions about NBA players participating....2020
  • • Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for July 23-Aug. 8 of 2021
    2020
  • • Warriors associate HC Mike Brown finds silver lining in Olympics postponement
    New Nigerian national basketball team head coach Mike Brown, currently an associate head coach for the Warriors, notes that there is a silver lining to the coronavirus pandemic delaying the Tokyo Olympics for a year, according to The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears: more time to develop the talent on his club. “To have another year to grasp, not only the talent level of the team, but the direction the...2020
  • Olympics postponement should force USA Basketball to change roster strategy
    • Olympics postponement should force USA Basketball to change roster strategy
    USA Basketball named 44 finalists last month for the Tokyo Olympics. No Zion Williamson. No Ja Morant. Not even Trae Young....2020
  • Will NBA players go to Tokyo Olympics next year? Depends on Olympic, NBA schedules
    • Will NBA players go to Tokyo Olympics next year? Depends on Olympic, NBA schedules
    “We’re hopeful [the Tokyo Olmpics are] going to take place in the same timeframe next summer as it was scheduled for this summer.”...2020
  • • Report: Chinese Basketball Association pushes back restart date until May
    China appears to have gotten through the peak of its coronavirus outbreak and is slowly starting to show signs of getting back to normal life, but the resumption of the Chinese Basketball Association season is going to have to wait longer than expected. After initially looking to resume play in early April, the CBA is not planning to tip off again until May. According to a report from Sportando, t...2020
  • Gregg Popovich to still coach Team USA after Olympics postponed
    • Gregg Popovich to still coach Team USA after Olympics postponed
    Though Gregg Popovich is under contract with the Spurs longer, there was a belief he might use the 2020 Olympics as a last hurrah before retirement. But the Tokyo Olympics got postponed to 2021, raising questions about the 71-year-old Popovich. Brian Windhorst of ESPN: USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo and head coach Gregg Popovich...2020
  • • 2020 Tokyo Olympics postponed: Gregg Popovich, Jerry Colangelo remain committed to Team USA for 2021
    The leadership for the United States men's basketball team will remaining in place in 2021...2020
  • • Gregg Popovich, Jerry Colangelo commit to Team USA through Olympic postponement
    It is unclear if USA Basketball head coach Gregg Popovich is going to coach the team beyond the Tokyo Olympics, but he is going to ride out the coronavirus epidemic for as long as necessary. USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo said Tuesday that both he and Popovich will remain with the team in 2021, which is when the Tokyo Olympics are expected to take place.  The Summer Games have be...2020
  • • What moving the Tokyo Olympics means for the NBA and Team USA
    For the NBA and Team USA, moving the Olympic Games to 2021 raises big questions. Here are the answers so far....2020

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Tokyo Olympics injury and suspension

  • • Warriors associate HC Mike Brown finds silver lining in Olympics postponement
    New Nigerian national basketball team head coach Mike Brown, currently an associate head coach for the Warriors, notes that there is a silver lining to the coronavirus pandemic delaying the Tokyo Olympics for a year, according to The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears: more time to develop the talent on his club. “To have another year to grasp, not only the talent level of the team, but the direction the...2020
  • • Stephen Curry still plans to compete in Olympics despite hand injury
    Stephen Curry has been cleared to return from his hand injury for Thursday night’s game against the Toronto Raptors. The two-time MVP won’t get many chances to play with just 20 games remaining in the regular season, but he still has the Olympics to look forward to. There had been some speculation that Curry would skip the Tokyo Olympics after he suffered the injury back in October, but he told re...2020
  • • Los Angeles Lakers Have Nowhere to Go but Up in Western Conference
    2016
  • • DeMarcus Cousins says as of right now he wants to play in 2020 Tokyo Olympics
    Four years in the NBA is a couple of lifetimes away. GMs get paid to try and plan that far out, but the constantly shifting sands of the NBA — injuries, player improvement, new talents coming into the league, players changing teams, not to mention front office/ownership changes — make that a nearly impossible task. […]...2016
  • • Way too early look: Who could make up USA’s 2020 Tokyo Olympic basketball team?
    Let’s start with the obvious: This is an exercise in futility. There is no way to predict accurately what the 2020 USA men’s basketball team headed to the Tokyo Olympics will look like. There will be injuries that sideline guys. There will be contract situations where key guys decide it’s in their best interest to […]...2016

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Tokyo Olympics trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • Gregg Popovich to still coach Team USA after Olympics postponed
    Though Gregg Popovich is under contract with the Spurs longer, there was a belief he might use the 2020 Olympics as a last hurrah before retirement. But the Tokyo Olympics got postponed to 2021, raising questions about the 71-year-old Popovich. Brian Windhorst of ESPN: USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo and head coach Gregg Popovich...2020
  • • Warriors rule out Klay Thompson for remainder of season
    While the Golden State Warriors will likely get All-Star guard Stephen Curry back this season, the team has now ruled out any chance of Klay Thompson taking the court this season. The team was initially hopeful that the star guard could return in March after suffering a torn ACL in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals. Of course, the decision isn’t all that surprising given the Warriors sit at the bottom...2020
  • • Gregg Popovich has great line responding to LeBron’s praise
    LeBron James has said a lot of nice things about Gregg Popovich lately, and now we know why.Ahead of Saturday night’s battle between the Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs, Pop offered a humorous take on why James has been so effusive in his praise of late. James said Popovich is “the greatest coach of all time” earlier this week. Then Saturday morning told reporters that he is considering ...2017
  • • Los Angeles Lakers Have Nowhere to Go but Up in Western Conference
    2016
  • • Way too early look: Who could make up USA’s 2020 Tokyo Olympic basketball team?
    Let’s start with the obvious: This is an exercise in futility. There is no way to predict accurately what the 2020 USA men’s basketball team headed to the Tokyo Olympics will look like. There will be injuries that sideline guys. There will be contract situations where key guys decide it’s in their best interest to […]...2016

Tokyo Olympics kids, wife/husband, girlfriend/boyfriend, father/mother

  • • LeBron James: Gregg Popovich ‘factors a lot’ into 2020 Olympics decision
    LeBron James isn’t ready to make any decision about playing for Team USA during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, but if he does opt in Gregg Popovich will have a lot to do with it.“It factors a lot,” James said at the Cleveland Cavaliers’ shootaround Saturday morning, per Dave McMenamin of ESPN. “I’ve said that before. He’s just a great mastermind of the game of basketball.”James also said the U.S. nation...2017
  • • Los Angeles Lakers Have Nowhere to Go but Up in Western Conference
    2016

Top Tokyo Olympics news

  • • MLB plans to sponsor U.S. Olympic softball team
    Major League Baseball is using its financial muscle to support the U.S. women's softball team, which already is assured a spot in the Tokyo Olympics while the American men's baseball team struggles to qualify....2020
  • • Tokyo Olympics officially postponed until 2021
    The Tokyo Olympics have been officially postponed to 2021 by the International Olympic Committee, it was announced Tuesday....2020
  • • LeBron on star-studded list of US Olympic finalists
    LeBron James is among 44 players announced by USA Basketball on Monday as finalists for the team that will play in the Tokyo Olympics this summer....2020
  • • Kerr: Team USA coaches still planning on Tokyo
    Steve Kerr, a Team USA assistant, said things are still up in the air but they're going forward as if the Tokyo Olympics will go on as scheduled....2020
  • • Stephen Curry says he plans to play for Team USA in World Cup, Tokyo Olympics
    As Curry starts to think about his basketball legacy, he'll want a gold medal....2017
  • • Team USA basketball: LeBron James, Stephen Curry headline list of 44 finalists for 2020 Tokyo Olympics roster
    The finalists include 29 players who have previously played for Team USA...2020
  • • Baseball seeks inclusion in 2020 Tokyo Olympics
    Baseball seeks inclusion in 2020 Tokyo Olympics...2015
  • • Team USA Men’s Basketball Roster For Tokyo Olympics
    Five months out from the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, a preliminary roster for Team USA’s men’s basketball squad has been revealed. A total of 44 players have expressed interest in playing at some point in the past. Only 12 players will be selected to participate in the actual games, so we’ll see a number […] The post Team USA Men’s Basketball Roster For Tokyo Olymp...2020
  • • Russia banned from 2020 Tokyo Olympics, 2022 World Cup over doping scandal
    Russia has 21 days to file an appeal to challenge the ban...2019
  • • Simone Biles plans to compete for America in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
    Biles hopes to add another heap of gold medals to the United States' cache...2016

Tokyo Olympics schedule, game

  • • Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for July/August 2021. Will they include NBA players?
    2020
  • • Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for July 23-Aug. 8 of 2021
    2020
  • • Will NBA players go to Tokyo Olympics next year? Depends on Olympic, NBA schedules
    2020
  • • Report: Chinese Basketball Association pushes back restart date until May
    2020
  • • Gregg Popovich, Jerry Colangelo commit to Team USA through Olympic postponement
    2020
  • • 2020 Olympics Postponed; Latest On Baseball In Korea & Japan
    It’s now official: the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will not take place as scheduled. When they’ll occur remains to be seen, but the announcement indicates the hope is to stage the games no later than next summer. That’s a matter of direct interest to the many ballplayers who had been slated to participate. It’s also the…...2020
  • The USMNT Olympic team we probably won't get to see
    • The USMNT Olympic team we probably won't get to see
    The sobering reality is starting to sink in that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics aren't going to happen, a development that seems inevitable, but will still sting for U.S. Men's National Team fans that had high (...)...2020
  • Australia says it won’t send basketball team to Olympics if held in 2020
    • Australia says it won’t send basketball team to Olympics if held in 2020
    It was one thing when Canada said it wouldn't send athletes if the 2020 Tokyo Olympics occurred as scheduled....2020
  • • NBA player status for Olympics up in air; International Olympic Committee looks at options
    If the NBA playoffs extend into July and August, it would overlap with the scheduled start of the Tokyo Olympics....2020
  • • Kerr: Team USA coaches still planning on Tokyo
    2020

Tokyo Olympics rumors, scandals

  • • Stephen Curry still plans to compete in Olympics despite hand injury
    2020
  • • Russia banned from 2020 Tokyo Olympics, 2022 World Cup over doping scandal
    2019
  • • Los Angeles Lakers Have Nowhere to Go but Up in Western Conference
    2016

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