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Mar 04, 2021

Cleveland honors Love with humanitarian award
Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love received the first Humanitarian of the Year Award at the Greater Cleveland Sports Awards on Thursday night.

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Mar 04, 2021

Clips' George scratched vs. Wiz due to dizziness
LA Clippers star Paul George experienced dizziness during warm-ups and was ruled out just before Thursday's tipoff against the Washington Wizards.

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Mar 04, 2021

LeBron takes Giannis first in draft; Jazz stars last
LeBron James took two-time reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo with the first pick of the All-Star Game draft. Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert of the league-leading Jazz went last.

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Mar 04, 2021

Zion out Thursday; still on for ASG, sources say
New Orleans Pelicans star Zion Williamson will sit out Thursday's game against the Miami Heat because of a right toe issue, but sources told ESPN he is still expected to play in Sunday's NBA All-Star Game.

ESPN NBA
Mar 04, 2021

Team LeBron or Team Durant? How the NBA All-Star captains drafted their rosters
The picks are in. Check out the full rosters facing off during Sunday's All-Star Game in Atlanta.

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Mar 04, 2021

McCollum cleared for practice, Nurkic progressing
CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic are making progress in their recovery from injuries that have kept them sidelined for nearly seven weeks.

ESPN NBA
Mar 04, 2021

Curry, Green to sit out first-half finale vs. Suns
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry and forward Draymond Green will not play in Thursday's first-half finale against the Suns.

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Mar 04, 2021

LeBron James releases sneak peek of 'Space Jam: A New Legacy'
LeBron James' sequel to 'Space Jam' is fast approaching, and on Thursday the star released some sneak peeks of the movie.

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Mar 04, 2021

NBA All-Star Game referees all HBCU grads
The NBA will have an All-Star Game referee crew composed of all HBCU graduates for the first time in league history.

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Mar 04, 2021

Source: Warriors' Curry, Green out vs. Phoenix
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry and forward Draymond Green did not travel to Phoenix and will not play in Thursday's first-half finale against the Suns, a league source told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Mar 04, 2021

Lapchick: WNBA, NBA set standard for diverse, equitable, inclusive hiring across U.S. sports
The battle for equity remains far from won, and we must continue efforts to improve racial and gender hiring practices across the sporting landscape.

ESPN NBA
Mar 04, 2021

Study: Heart illness rare for COVID-infected pros
A recent study has revealed that out of 789 professional athletes infected with COVID-19, only five of them had inflammatory heart disease.

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Mar 04, 2021

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Mar 04, 2021

OTE pro league to pay high school-aged players
Short-form video content company Overtime is launching a professional basketball league that will compensate high school-aged players in hopes of funneling elite talent away from playing both high school and collegiate basketball.

ESPN NBA
Mar 04, 2021

Our experts pick every NBA franchise's most iconic dunker
Kobe vs. Shaq? Wade vs. Baby Jordan? Howard vs. Gordon? Who holds the all-time dunk crown for each NBA team?

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Mar 04, 2021

'He's like Luka, but a center': Jokic's atypical path to MVP candidacy
Nikola Jokic's unique evolution as a do-it-all playmaker has the Nuggets center in consideration for MVP.

ESPN NBA
Mar 04, 2021

Lakers' Harrell: Tech for yelling 'and-1' was 'soft'
Los Angeles Lakers forward Montrezl Harrell was critical of officials for a technical foul he received for yelling "and-1" early in Wednesday night's loss at the Sacramento Kings.

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Mar 04, 2021

Jazz's Gobert fires up unafraid Embiid's defense
With the Defensive Player of the Year award in his sights, Joel Embiid didn't play scared against the favorite for that hardware -- Rudy Gobert -- on Wednesday, leading the Sixers on both ends of the court in a 131-123 win against the Jazz.

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Mar 04, 2021

Embiid not 'scared,' flaunts D in front of Gobert
With the Defensive Player of the Year award in his sights, Joel Embiid didn't play scared against the favorite for that hardware -- Rudy Gobert -- on Wednesday, leading the Sixers on both ends of the court in a 131-123 win against the Jazz.

ESPN NBA
Mar 04, 2021

Heated Mitchell calls out 'ridiculous' officiating
All-Star teammates Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert took aim after Wednesday night's overtime loss at how games for their NBA-leading Jazz squad are officiated.

ESPN NBA
Mar 04, 2021

Zion takes to court after loss to 'find my flow'
The Pelicans' Zion Williamson returned to the court after a 128-124 loss to the Bulls to practice his shooting. "Right after the game, I just felt like I had to go back on the court and find my flow," he said.

ESPN NBA
Mar 04, 2021

Wednesday takeaways: Embiid makes MVP case, Harden back in Houston, triple-double oddities
Sixers star Joel Embiid did it all in stunning the Jazz and James Harden's return to Houston went as expected in an eventful night in the NBA.

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Mar 04, 2021

Harden gets mixed response from Houston fans
In his return to Houston, the Nets' James Harden received a mixture of cheers and boos from fans in a 132-114 win over the Rockets.

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Mar 04, 2021

Doncic sits but expected to play in All-Star Game
Mavericks forward Luka Doncic did not play Wednesday against Oklahoma City because of low back tightness, but he is still expected to play in Sunday's All-Star Game in Atlanta.

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Mar 04, 2021

Livid Mitchell sounds off on 'ridiculous' officiating
All-Star teammates Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert took aim after Wednesday night's OT loss at how games for their NBA-leading Jazz squad are officiated.

ESPN NBA
Mar 03, 2021

Embiid makes MVP case, Harden back in Houston, triple-double oddities
Sixers star Joel Embiid did it all in stunning the Jazz and James Harden's return to Houston went as expected in an eventful night in the NBA.

ESPN NBA
Mar 03, 2021

Dubs' Oubre Jr. hurts wrist on dunk try in practice
Kelly Oubre Jr. did not play in Wednesday's game against the Trail Blazers because of a sprained left wrist suffered on Tuesday.

ESPN NBA
Mar 03, 2021

Doncic out Wed.; in for All-Star Game, per source
Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic will not play Wednesday against Oklahoma City because of low back tightness, but he is still expected to play in Sunday's All-Star Game in Atlanta, a source told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Mar 03, 2021

English reelected as S. Carolina trustee after vote
Alex English, the University of South Carolina's first African American basketball star, had to sweat out reelection to the school's board of trustees after a conservative lawmaker insisted on a roll-call vote in which 10 Republicans voted against him.

ESPN NBA
Mar 03, 2021

Doncic doubtful vs. OKC, in for ASG, source says
Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic is doubtful to play Wednesday against Oklahoma City due to low back tightness, but he is still expected to play in Sunday's All-Star Game in Atlanta, a source tells ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Mar 03, 2021

LeBron out Wed.; still set for ASG, source says
Lakers star LeBron James will remain in L.A. to receive treatment on his left ankle while the team heads to Sacramento for Wednesday's game against the Kings.

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Mar 03, 2021

Nice assist: NBA All-Star events to help HBCUs
Organizers of the NBA's All-Star Weekend in Atlanta have instituted a process to help historically Black colleges and universities.

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Mar 03, 2021

Magic: 'People want to see America change'
Entrepreneur and NBA legend Magic Johnson wants the Black community to get more opportunity in the coaching, executive and corporate ranks.

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Mar 03, 2021

The dissolution of James Harden and the Rockets, in their own words
Here's how the NBA's wildest small-ball experiment quickly morphed into this season's must-watch drama.

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Mar 03, 2021

Suns step up after Booker ejection, beat L.A.
With Devin Booker out following a third-quarter ejection, the Suns stepped up for a 114-104 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers, earning what Phoenix coach Monty Williams called "a big-time character win."

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Mar 03, 2021

LeBron to sit out first game Wed. against Kings
Lakers star LeBron James will remain in L.A. to receive treatment on his left ankle while the team heads to Sacramento for Wednesday's game against the Kings.

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Mar 03, 2021

Jokic joins Wilt, 2nd center with 50 triple-doubles
Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic became just the second center in NBA history with 50 triple-doubles, joining Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain.

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Mar 03, 2021

Harden: Hope Rockets fans show 'love' in return
Brooklyn Nets star James Harden, who returns to Houston on Wednesday night for the first time since his trade, said his departure from the Rockets "doesn't change the fact of how I feel about the city."

ESPN NBA
Mar 03, 2021

Follow live: Lakers, Suns meet in matchup of West contenders
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ESPN NBA
Mar 02, 2021

Lakers play host to Suns without Gasol, Kuzma
Riding a two-game winning streak since the return of Dennis Schroder, the Lakers were again short-handed as they hosted the Suns on Tuesday, with Marc Gasol and Kyle Kuzma out of the lineup.

ESPN NBA
Mar 02, 2021

Kawhi late scratch vs. Celtics with back spasms
Clippers star Kawhi Leonard warmed up but left the court shortly before tipoff Tuesday night against the Celtics with his back not feeling right.

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Mar 02, 2021

Curry, Booker look to repeat as 3-point champs
There will be no shortage of stars in the NBA's 3-point contest this weekend in Atlanta, starting with Golden State's Stephen Curry and Phoenix's Devin Booker.

ESPN NBA
Mar 02, 2021

Raptors to return Wed. minus 5 players, Nurse
The Toronto Raptors will be without three starters and two reserves but will have enough players when they return to action Wednesday against the Detroit Pistons.

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Mar 02, 2021

Streaking Lakers will take on Suns without Gasol
Riding a two-game winning streak since the return of Dennis Schroder, the Lakers will again be short-handed vs. the Suns Tuesday, as Marc Gasol is out due to health and safety protocols, the team said.

ESPN NBA
Mar 02, 2021

OKC won't host fans this season; first to say so
In an email to season ticket holders on Tuesday, the Oklahoma City Thunder announced they will not be hosting fans at games during the 2020-21 season, becoming the first NBA team to go that route.

ESPN NBA
Mar 02, 2021

McMillan: Balked at Hawks job, swayed by Pierce
Nate McMillan reluctantly agreed to serve as the Atlanta Hawks' interim coach and only accepted the position after conferring with Lloyd Pierce following Pierce's firing on Monday.

ESPN NBA
Mar 02, 2021

Sources: Two-way contracts to be more flexible
The NBA is set to allow players on two-way contracts to play more than 50 games and to be eligible for the playoffs, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Mar 02, 2021

'He was a basketball genius': How a 17-year-old Kobe wowed Jerry West and the Lakers
In 1996, Jerry West and the Lakers hosted a slapdash workout for a 17-year-old from Philly. Twenty-five years later, it's become one of the best decisions, and stories, in NBA history.

ESPN NBA
Mar 02, 2021

What's wrong with the Celtics?
Boston has two under-25 All-Stars. So why does the team seem so far away from hanging an 18th championship banner?

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Mar 02, 2021

Irving on latest Harden display: 'Get used to it'
James Harden's seventh triple-double since joining the Nets prompted a succinct reaction from teammate Kyrie Irving on Monday night: "We have to implement the phrase 'get used to it.'"

ESPN NBA
Mar 02, 2021

Zion won't back down from anyone, including Rudy Gobert and the red-hot Jazz
Riding a huge third quarter by Zion Williamson, the Pelicans knocked off the NBA's top team.

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Mar 01, 2021

Pearl, ex-ABC Sports/ESPN producer, dies at 77
Mike Pearl, a 17-time Sports Emmy Award winner who spent years at ABC Sports, ESPN and other networks producing high-profile events across multiple sports, has died. He was 77.

ESPN NBA
Mar 01, 2021

Pistons-Raptors postponed, set to be played Wed.
Toronto's game against Detroit on Tuesday was postponed "due to positive test results and ongoing contact tracing within the Raptors organization" but will be played Wednesday at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida, pending additional test results.

ESPN NBA
Mar 01, 2021

Spurs latest in NBA to OK limited attendance
A year after the NBA shut down because of the outbreak of COVID-19, the league will have limited fan attendance at half its arenas. The Spurs were the latest to loosen regulations, announcing their plan Monday to have some fans beginning March 12.

ESPN NBA
Mar 01, 2021

Hawks fire Pierce after 2-plus years amid swoon
The Hawks announced they have relieved head coach Lloyd Pierce of his duties 34 games into his third season with the team.

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Mar 01, 2021

NBA Power Rankings: Luka snaps Brooklyn's streak; Miami stays hot
Who are the league's best as we approach the All-Star break? See where all 30 teams stand now.

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Mar 01, 2021

Hornets' last-minute rally deals Kings 'painful loss'
The Kings led the Hornets 123-115 late in Sunday night's game but couldn't close it out, missing five free throws over the final 69 seconds in what coach Luke Walton referred to as a "painful loss" for his group.

ESPN NBA
Mar 01, 2021

Warriors' Green exits game with left ankle sprain
Warriors forward Draymond Green rolled his left ankle in the second quarter against the Lakers on Sunday night and did not return. Coach Steve Kerr said afterward he doesn't think the injury is too serious.

ESPN NBA
Feb 28, 2021

Giannis' huge fourth quarter drops Kawhi, PG and Clippers
The Bucks' star power was stronger than LA's, as Giannis Antetokounmpo & Co. showed the Clippers how it's done.

ESPN NBA
Feb 28, 2021

Sources: Rockets' Oladipo turns down 2-year deal
Victor Oladipo recently turned down a two-year, $45.2 million extension from the Rockets as he continues to pursue a longer-term deal, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Feb 28, 2021

Sources: Simons, Stanley, Toppin in dunk contest
Anfernee Simons and Cassius Stanley are expected to join Obi Toppin in the slam dunk contest on March 7, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Feb 28, 2021

Source: HBCU alum Covington in skills challenge
Portland Trail Blazers forward Robert Covington, who graduated from Tennessee State in 2013, will represent Historically Black Colleges and Universities at NBA All-Star Weekend during the skills competition, a source told ESPN's The Undefeated on Sunday.

ESPN NBA
Feb 28, 2021

Raptors' virus issues worsen, game vs. Bulls ppd.
The Toronto Raptors' issues with the coronavirus have worsened, prompting the NBA to call off their game scheduled for Sunday night against the Chicago Bulls.

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Feb 28, 2021

Inside the secret skill that fuels Stephen Curry's record-breaking career
It took 18 seasons for Reggie Miller to hit 2,560 3-pointers, second most in NBA history. Curry passed him in just over 11. How did he do it? This story reveals a singular elite skill, developed over a decade -- and how it has changed the game.

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Feb 28, 2021

Harden hails Doncic: 'Mavs got a special one'
James Harden acknowledged he considers Luka Doncic comparisons to Bird and Magic to be legit.

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Feb 27, 2021

Durant remains All-Star captain, to draft team
Kevin Durant will still serve as a captain for the NBA All-Star Game despite not playing because of a hamstring injury.

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Feb 27, 2021

Nets sit Kyrie vs. Mavs due to shoulder 'recovery'
Brooklyn's Kyrie Irving missed his 11th game of the season Saturday as he sits out against the Mavericks with what the team is saying is "right shoulder injury recovery." He is averaging 27.4 points this season.

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Feb 27, 2021

Sources: Holiday should play Sunday for Bucks
The Milwaukee Bucks, largely inconsistent without Jrue Holiday for the past three weeks, expect the guard to return to the lineup on Sunday, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

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Feb 27, 2021

Sources: Raptors without Siakam until after ASG
Toronto Raptors star Pascal Siakam is expected to remain in the league's health and safety protocol through the All-Star break, missing the final three games of the first half, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

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Feb 27, 2021

Nets to be without Kyrie (shoulder) vs. Mavs
Brooklyn's Kyrie Irving will miss his 11th game of the season Saturday as he sits out against the Mavericks with what the team is saying is "right shoulder injury recovery." He is averaging 27.4 points this season.

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Feb 27, 2021

Sources: Siakam out final 3 games of 1st half
Toronto Raptors star Pascal Siakam is expected to remain in the league's health and safety protocol through the All-Star break, missing the final three games of the first half, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

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Feb 27, 2021

Lin 'not naming or shaming anyone' with claim
A day after a league official told ESPN's Marc J. Spears that the G League is investigating a claim made by Jeremy Lin that he was called "coronavirus" during a game, Lin tweeted that he's "not naming or shaming anyone."

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Feb 27, 2021

LeBron to Zlatan: No way I'll ever 'stick to sports'
Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James responded to Zlatan Ibrahimovic's criticism of his activism, saying he will "never shut up about things that are wrong."

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Feb 27, 2021

Green on big night: Not revenge, 'making it right'
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green said his triple-double Friday night against the Charlotte Hornets was just him "making it right" with his team following last week's meltdown.

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Feb 27, 2021

Zlatan belittles LeBron's activism
AC Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic criticized LeBron James for his activism in "politics."

ESPN NBA
Feb 27, 2021

Inside the stats behind the Heat's five-game winning streak
Jimmy Butler and the Heat beat the NBA-leading Jazz on Friday night to run their winning streak to a season-high five games.

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Feb 27, 2021

Down six coaches, Scariolo leads Raptors to win
Sergio Scariolo relied on his extensive international experience as he took over a Raptors team missing six coaches, leading them to a 122-111 win over the Rockets on Friday.

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Feb 27, 2021

Kemba gives Celts needed lift: 'Willed us' to win
The Celtics needed a win Friday night after a run of losses, and it was Kemba Walker -- the veteran point guard who has endured his own struggles this season -- who came to the rescue. "I don't think we win the game without his will," Brad Stevens said.

ESPN NBA
Feb 26, 2021

Jersey mix-up forces Thunder to change at half
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Atlanta Hawks wore strikingly similar colors in Friday night's game, forcing the Thunder to change to white for the second half.

ESPN NBA
Feb 26, 2021

G League looking into Lin's 'coronavirus' claim
The G League is investigating a claim made by Jeremy Lin that he was called "coronavirus" during a game. Lin, the former NBA guard now playing for Santa Cruz of the G League, didn't specify when he was called it.

ESPN NBA
Feb 26, 2021

E. Millsap skeptical of probe into Jazz allegation
Former Utah guard Elijah Millsap has doubts that a fair investigation will take place into his allegation that Jazz executive Dennis Lindsey made a bigoted comment to him in 2015.

ESPN NBA
Feb 26, 2021

Durant (hamstring) out through All-Star break
Kevin Durant will remain out through the NBA All-Star break as he continues to recover from a strained hamstring.

ESPN NBA
Feb 26, 2021

Protocols sideline Siakam, six Raptors coaches
The Raptors announced Friday that Pascal Siakam, head coach Nick Nurse and five assistant coaches would be unavailable for Toronto's game in Tampa, Florida, on Friday night against the Houston Rockets due to the NBA's health and safety protocols.

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Feb 26, 2021

Pacers' Sabonis to replace KD in All-Star Game
Pacers star Domantas Sabonis will replace the injured Kevin Durant on the 2021 All-Star Geam, the NBA announced Friday.

ESPN NBA
Feb 26, 2021

Virus sidelines 6 Raptors coaches vs. Rockets
The Raptors announced Friday that head coach Nick Nurse, as well as five assistant coaches, would be unavailable for Toronto's game in Tampa, Florida, on Friday night against the Houston Rockets due to the NBA's health and safety protocols.

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Feb 26, 2021

Zlatan belittles LeBron's activism: 'Stay out of it'
AC Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic criticized LeBron James for his activism in "politics."

ESPN NBA
Feb 26, 2021

Pandemic changes NBA draft rules for seniors
Due to the pandemic, the NBA is requiring college seniors to opt in if they want to be in the draft this year.

ESPN NBA
Feb 26, 2021

How Coby White is raising awareness for Black History Month
The second-year Bulls guard has turned his arena walk-ins into teaching moments, and he's learning in the process too.

ESPN NBA
Feb 26, 2021

Kyrie happy to push discussion for Kobe as logo
Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving reaffirmed his stance that Kobe Bryant's silhouette should be the NBA's new logo.

ESPN NBA
Feb 25, 2021

Jazz working with NBA on bigotry probe of VP
The NBA is investigating ex-guard Elijah Millsap's allegation that Jazz VP Dennis Lindsey made bigoted comments during a 2015 exit interview.

ESPN NBA
Feb 25, 2021

Wolves' Beasley gets 12 games after guilty plea
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley, who pleaded guilty to a felony charge of threats of violence as a result of an incident last September, has been suspended 12 games by the NBA.

ESPN NBA
Feb 25, 2021

Sources: Jazz working with NBA on bigotry probe
The NBA is investigating ex-guard Elijah Millsap's allegation that Jazz VP Dennis Lindsey made bigoted comments during a 2015 exit interview, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Feb 25, 2021

Sources: Bronny James undergoes knee surgery
Bronny James suffered a torn meniscus in his knee at a practice earlier this month and had surgery to repair it, sources confirmed to ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Feb 25, 2021

Jazz VP denies bigotry allegation by ex-player
Jazz executive vice president of basketball operations Dennis Lindsey has denied allegations by former player Elijah Millsap that he used bigoted comments during a 2015 exit interview with coach Quin Snyder present.

ESPN NBA
Feb 25, 2021

Ainge backs Celtics stars despite 'major funk'
Danny Ainge says the Celtics are in a "major funk" after their third straight loss. Although he isn't blaming young stars Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown for all of Boston's struggles, Ainge also said "it's on them" to help the Celtics turn things around.

ESPN NBA
Feb 25, 2021

Updated rankings for H2H points, H2H categories and roto fantasy leagues
Our rest-of-season rankings will help you suss out the best choices when debating trades and working the waiver wire.

ESPN NBA
Feb 25, 2021

Morris on Utah's rout: Playoffs 'a different story'
Los Angeles Lakers forward Markieff Morris said after Wednesday night's blowout loss to Utah that the team's four-game skid is "a challenging time" the Lakers need before the playoffs.

ESPN NBA
Feb 25, 2021

What to make of this dominant Jazz run
Scouts, execs and coaches weigh in on the NBA-best Jazz and whether they could topple the Lakers or Clippers.

ESPN NBA
Feb 24, 2021

Suns' Booker replaces injured AD in All-Star Game
Suns guard Devin Booker was selected by commissioner Adam Silver to replace injured Lakers forward Anthony Davis in the NBA All-Star Game next month.

ESPN NBA
Feb 24, 2021

Coaches association critical of Wolves' process
The leadership of the National Basketball Coaches Association spoke out Wednesday about its "concern and level of disappointment" with the way the Minnesota Timberwolves went about their coaching change earlier this week.

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