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Jul 12, 2020

Korver to wear 'Black Lives Matter' on jersey
For Kyle Korver, choosing "Black Lives Matter" as a social justice message to use on the back of his Milwaukee Bucks jersey was easy because he has been outspoken on white privilege.

ESPN NBA
Jul 12, 2020

Nurkic, Collins returns give Blazers' hopes boost
The Portland Trail Blazers are trying to make a push for the West's 8-seed and got a big boost at their first practice on Saturday with the returns of Jusuf Nurkic and Zach Collins.

ESPN NBA
Jul 11, 2020

Malone expects Jokic to join Nuggets 'very soon'
Nikola Jokic, who did not fly with the Nuggets when they departed for Orlando due to travel issues, is expected to join the team soon.

ESPN NBA
Jul 11, 2020

Kawhi in quarantine protocol after Orlando arrival
All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard has arrived in Orlando and is going through the two-day quarantine protocol before joining the Clippers for team activities.

ESPN NBA
Jul 11, 2020

Spurs' Pop, 71, says bubble is safest place to be
Gregg Popovich, the current oldest coach in the NBA, says he doesn't think there is a safer place for him to be than the NBA bubble in Orlando, Florida.

ESPN NBA
Jul 11, 2020

LeBron to forgo social justice message on jersey
Lakers star LeBron James says he will not have a social justice message on the back of his jersey when the league resumes July 30. Said James: "Just something that didn't seriously resonate with my mission, with my goal."

ESPN NBA
Jul 11, 2020

Duke hires Celtics' Lawson as women's coach
Former WNBA star Kara Lawson is replacing Joanne P. McCallie as the women's basketball coach at Duke, it was announced Saturday.

ESPN NBA
Jul 11, 2020

Duke hires Lawson as women's hoops coach
Former WNBA star Kara Lawson is replacing Joanne P. McCallie as the women's basketball coach at Duke, it was announced Saturday.

ESPN NBA
Jul 11, 2020

Former home arena of Pistons, Shock torn down
The Palace of Auburn Hills, the former home of the NBA's Pistons and WNBA's Shock, has been torn down as part of a redevelopment plan for the suburban Detroit site.

ESPN NBA
Jul 10, 2020

Roberson practices with Thunder after long layoff
After a grueling comeback from a knee injury that featured multiple surgeries and setbacks, guard Andre Roberson joined the Thunder in Orlando, Florida, on Friday for his first practice in almost a year.

ESPN NBA
Jul 10, 2020

Kawhi expected to join Clippers on Friday night
After receiving permission from the LA Clippers to delay his trip to Florida to prepare for the NBA's restart, Kawhi Leonard is expected to join the team on Friday night, coach Doc Rivers said in a Zoom call with reporters.

ESPN NBA
Jul 10, 2020

Zion: Used quarantine to go 'back to square one'
Pelicans forward Zion Williamson said Friday he felt like he "was 5 years old again" working out with his stepfather during quarantine. According to coach Alvin Gentry, the rookie "did a lot to improve his game," including making strides in his shooting.

ESPN NBA
Jul 10, 2020

Lingering heart issues post-virus worry NBA docs
As NBA teams get situated in the Orlando bubble, one question that has persisted since the start of the coronavirus pandemic is not only on what happens if a player tests positive for the virus but what lingering effects might follow.

ESPN NBA
Jul 10, 2020

Source: Duke, Lawson talk women's hoops job
Celtics assistant coach and former WNBA All-Star Kara Lawson has become the leading candidate to replace Joanne P. McCallie as Duke women's basketball coach, a source told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Jul 10, 2020

Nuggets' Malone hoping to have Jokic within days
Nuggets coach Michael Malone says he is regularly in touch with Nikola Jokic and that the hope is the center will be with the team in Orlando in the next few days.

ESPN NBA
Jul 10, 2020

Senator: NBA limiting social injustice messages
U.S. Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri wants NBA commissioner Adam Silver to not limit players' choices when it comes to social messages on their jerseys and to allow phrases such as "Free Hong Kong," "Back the Blue" or "Support Our Troops."

ESPN NBA
Jul 10, 2020

NBA Jam esports? Arcade1Up hopes to make it happen
Thanks to an arcade cabinet with Wi-Fi capabilities, players can compete in NBA Jam like never before -- and maybe at a higher level than ever, too.

ESPN NBA
Jul 10, 2020

Don't forget, next season is going to be tricky for the NBA too
The NBA has a number of issues looming on the horizon for next season, even as the current season restart approaches.

ESPN NBA
Jul 09, 2020

First teams take court for practice in NBA bubble
Full-scale practices inside the NBA bubble started Thursday as the last of the 22 teams participating in the restart were scheduled to arrive.

ESPN NBA
Jul 09, 2020

Sources: Russ, Harden not with Rockets on flight
James Harden and Russell Westbrook are expected to travel on their own to Orlando after not joining the team on its flight Thursday, sources said. One Rockets member who did make the trip: coach Mike D'Antoni.

ESPN NBA
Jul 09, 2020

Here's how NBA players and teams are arriving to the Disney bubble
Get an inside look at NBA players' arrivals, hotel room setups and practice courts as teams make their way into the Disney bubble.

ESPN NBA
Jul 09, 2020

Court filing: Zion's stepfather took $400K benefit
A court motion and sworn affidavit filed by Zion Williamson's former marketing representative's attorney accuses his stepfather of soliciting and accepting a $400,000 payment from another marketing agent before his stepson's freshman season at Duke.

ESPN NBA
Jul 09, 2020

Beasley signs on to join Nets as substitute player
The Brooklyn Nets have signed forward Michael Beasley as a substitute player for the restart of the NBA season.

ESPN NBA
Jul 09, 2020

Hawks hire 1st female G League general manager
The Hawks G League affiliate hired the first female general manager in Tori Miller.

ESPN NBA
Jul 09, 2020

Source: Beasley closing in on deal with Nets
The Brooklyn Nets are close to a deal with free agent forward Michael Beasley, ESPN has confirmed.

ESPN NBA
Jul 09, 2020

Rating our confidence in the top 10 teams in the NBA restart
How well will the top teams in the NBA restart answer their big questions?

ESPN NBA
Jul 09, 2020

From the archives: How former ref Tim Donaghy conspired to fix NBA games
On the anniversary of Tim Donaghy's resignation from the NBA, ESPN revisits how the disgraced referee conspired to fix NBA games, whom he did it with and the untold millions that flowed from the conspiracy.

ESPN NBA
Jul 09, 2020

How the NBA picked the barbers for the bubble
NBA players can't leave the bubble to get a haircut, so the league and the union are bringing barbers from all over the country to Orlando, Florida.

ESPN NBA
Jul 09, 2020

Jackson: Used 'wrong words' in DeSean defense
Stephen Jackson said he could have been clearer in his defense of DeSean Jackson but told CNN that his comments had nothing to do with defending anti-Semitism.

ESPN NBA
Jul 08, 2020

Source: Kawhi delays Fla. trip for family matter
Kawhi Leonard was granted permission by the Clippers to travel to Orlando, Florida, on his own, taking several days to tend to a family matter, a source confirmed to ESPN. Yahoo Sports first reported that Leonard didn't make the trip on Wednesday.

ESPN NBA
Jul 08, 2020

Sources: Short-handed Nets acquire vet Crawford
Veteran guard Jamal Crawford has agreed to a deal with the undermanned Brooklyn Nets, sources confirmed to ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Jul 08, 2020

Source: Kawhi delays Orlando trip for family
Kawhi Leonard was granted permission by the Clippers to travel to Orlando on his own, taking several days to tend to a family matter, a source confirmed to ESPN. Yahoo Sports first reported Leonard didn't make the trip on Wednesday.

ESPN NBA
Jul 08, 2020

'Equality' most dominant message for NBA jerseys
"Equality" is the most popular social justice message players have chosen to use on the backs of their NBA jerseys so far during the league's upcoming restart, NBPA executive director Michele Roberts told ESPN on Wednesday. "Black Lives Matter" is second.

ESPN NBA
Jul 08, 2020

Spurs' Mills giving salary to BLM, other causes
Spurs guard Patty Mills has decided to donate the rest of his 2019-20 salary to social justice organizations when the season resumes.

ESPN NBA
Jul 08, 2020

Why LeBron's Heat won only two NBA titles
Here's the question for LeBron's Miami Heat teams: Were they a success or not?

ESPN NBA
Jul 08, 2020

UFC 251: From the White House to the Raptors, this was the road to Max Holloway Inc.
A meeting with the Toronto Raptors helped reshape Max Holloway's professional outlook by narrowing his focus to a singular subject: fighting.

ESPN NBA
Jul 08, 2020

How quickly can players get into 'game shape'?
With mere weeks before the season restarts, players must overcome a lack of court time with one another.

ESPN NBA
Jul 08, 2020

Nuggets' Jokic tests negative but misses flight
Nuggets center Nikola Jokic tested negative for the coronavirus, but testing protocol and travel issues forced him to miss the team flight to Orlando, a source told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Jul 08, 2020

Pelicans' Gentry cleared for Orlando, sources say
Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry, one of the NBA staff members undergoing further scrutiny before heading into the Orlando bubble, has been cleared to travel with the team, sources say.

ESPN NBA
Jul 08, 2020

Stephen Jackson: DeSean 'speaking the truth'
Stephen Jackson came to DeSean Jackson's defense on Tuesday night, saying in an Instagram video that the Eagles wide receiver was "speaking the truth" with controversial social media posts that included anti-Semitic messages.

ESPN NBA
Jul 08, 2020

Were LeBron's Heat a disappointment?
Ten years after The Decision, here's the question for James and his Miami Heat teams: Were two titles good enough?

ESPN NBA
Jul 08, 2020

Unidentified Magic player tests positive for virus
The Orlando Magic said Tuesday that one of their players recently tested positive for the coronavirus.

ESPN NBA
Jul 08, 2020

Inside the rift between Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell, and what comes next
Becoming the poster boys for the NBA's coronavirus shutdown wasn't the beginning of tensions between Utah's All-Star duo.

ESPN NBA
Jul 07, 2020

Sources: Nets' Prince out after virus diagnosis
Brooklyn Nets forward Taurean Prince has tested positive for the coronavirus and will sit out the NBA's restart in Orlando, Florida, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

ESPN NBA
Jul 07, 2020

Source: Jokic tests negative but misses flight
Nuggets center Nikola Jokic tested negative for the coronavirus, but testing protocol and travel issues forced him to miss the team flight to Orlando, a source told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Jul 07, 2020

Embiid: Sixers' offense should go through him
Joel Embiid thinks the Sixers' offense should go through him when the season restarts.

ESPN NBA
Jul 07, 2020

Nuggets' Booth replaces Karnisovas as GM
The Nuggets promoted Calvin Booth to general manager. He succeeds Arturas Karnisovas, who left Denver for Chicago in April.

ESPN NBA
Jul 07, 2020

Silver worries positive tests may pop 'bubble'
NBA commissioner Adam Silver is worried that too many positive tests in the Orlando 'bubble' environment could shut down the season again.

ESPN NBA
Jul 07, 2020

Tatum: Lot at stake for players in contract years
Celtics star Jayson Tatum is eligible to sign a contract extension this fall, and he says players in his situation or who are entering free agency "are putting a lot on the line" during the NBA season restart.

ESPN NBA
Jul 07, 2020

Wizards' Beal (shoulder) won't play in NBA restart
Wizards star Bradley Beal will not participate in the NBA's restart in Orlando because of an injury to his right rotator cuff.

ESPN NBA
Jul 07, 2020

Nets won't have Dinwiddie after positive tests
Spencer Dinwiddie will not go with the Nets to Orlando because of positive coronavirus tests.

ESPN NBA
Jul 07, 2020

How quickly can NBA players get into 'game shape'?
With less than a month before the NBA is scheduled to resume the 2019-20 season, the biggest hurdle for players to overcome is lack of court time with one another.

ESPN NBA
Jul 07, 2020

Kyrie TV program calls for action in Taylor's death
Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving is joining rapper Common and others for a TV special calling for action following the death of Breonna Taylor.

ESPN NBA
Jul 07, 2020

The new kicks you'll see in the NBA bubble
A handful of players are set to debut their new signature models this summer in Orlando, marking a rare alignment of the release calendar and the NBA's game schedule.

ESPN NBA
Jul 07, 2020

Inside the rift between Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell -- and what comes next
Becoming the poster boys for the NBA's coronavirus shutdown wasn't the beginning of tensions between Utah's All-Star duo.

ESPN NBA
Jul 07, 2020

Howard to join Lakers, donate $700K from restart
Lakers center Dwight Howard told CNN on Monday night that he will be joining his team in Orlando for the resumption of the NBA season.

ESPN NBA
Jul 06, 2020

JR Smith was 'very depressed' when out of game
JR Smith was 'very depressed' when he was out of the league before the Lakers signed him.

ESPN NBA
Jul 06, 2020

Heat's Leonard puts bubble into perspective
The Heat's Meyers Leonard thinks that living in the bubble will be strange but nothing compared to what some people go through.

ESPN NBA
Jul 06, 2020

Happy birthday, Zion: Williamson already racking up accomplishments
He turns 20 years old on July 6, but his stats as a teen were spectacular.

ESPN NBA
Jul 06, 2020

Celtics' Brown playing to speak about issues
The Celtics' Jaylen Brown says that he didn't want to go to Orlando at first, but he recognizes that it offers a platform to spread his message.

ESPN NBA
Jul 06, 2020

Beal, still undecided on playing, to travel with Wiz
Wizards star Bradley Beal will travel to Florida with the team, although he has yet to make a decision on if he will be participating in the resumed NBA season.

ESPN NBA
Jul 06, 2020

76ers' Scott calls NBA's jersey plan a 'bad miss'
The NBA providing players with a list of phrases to put on the backs of their jerseys rather than letting players choose what they wanted to say was a "bad miss," according to the 76ers' Mike Scott.

ESPN NBA
Jul 06, 2020

Happy birthday Zion: Williamson is already racking up NBA accomplishments
New Orleans Pelicans star Zion Williamson turns 20 years old on July 6, but his stats as a teenager were spectacular.

ESPN NBA
Jul 06, 2020

NBA's 10 worst betting seasons of the past 30 years
The Magic's 33.3% cover percentage in 2003-04 is the NBA's worst over the past 30 seasons. We explore the bottom 10 seasons ATS since 1990.

ESPN NBA
Jul 05, 2020

New NBA Power Rankings, and key questions for all 22 teams
All 22 teams face big questions ahead of training camp, which begins this week in Orlando, Florida.

ESPN NBA
Jul 05, 2020

Bucks latest to shut practice facility, sources say
After receiving the results of a Friday round of testing for the coronavirus, the Bucks shut down the team's practice facility for workouts until the team departs for Orlando, Florida, this week, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Jul 05, 2020

Bucks, Kings latest to shut facilities, sources say
The Milwaukee Bucks and Sacramento Kings shut down their practice facilities Sunday, sources told ESPN, after receiving the results of a recent round of testing for the coronavirus.

ESPN NBA
Jul 05, 2020

Nets' Temple: 'Nervous anxiousness' about bubble
Despite being committed to making the trip to Orlando with the Nets on Tuesday, Garrett Temple said he knows it will be uncomfortable for players to be in the bubble and said he feels a "nervous anxiousness" about making the trek.

ESPN NBA
Jul 05, 2020

TBT 2020: Meet the top 10 players vying for $1 million
The Basketball Tournament, a $1 million, winner-take-all event, runs through July 14. Here are the top 10 players competing in the event.

ESPN NBA
Jul 04, 2020

NBA details options for delayed player arrivals
If a player is unable to travel on his team's charter flight to prepare for the NBA's restart, the league has detailed the steps the player must take in order to join his team. The process was outlined in a memo acquired by ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Jul 04, 2020

Ibaka: 'Locked in' Raptors ready for NBA restart
Serge Ibaka said the Raptors, who arrived in Florida last week, are mentally ready to defend their title when the NBA season resumes later this month.

ESPN NBA
Jul 04, 2020

NBA releases week of scrimmages before restart
The NBA announced the schedule Saturday for scrimmages at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, with 33 games set for between July 22 and July 28.

ESPN NBA
Jul 03, 2020

Pels' Bzdelik won't join team; no word on Gentry
Pelicans assistant Jeff Bzdelik, 67, won't join the team in Orlando after consulting with team physicians.

ESPN NBA
Jul 03, 2020

Gobert addresses COVID-19 backlash: 'Not easy'
Jazz center Rudy Gobert had to overcome public shaming after becoming the first NBA player to test positive for coronavirus. He says it was a challenge.

ESPN NBA
Jul 03, 2020

Source: Lakers assistant Hollins to stay behind
Lakers assistant coach Lionel Hollins, deemed a higher-risk individual due to underlying medical conditions, will not join the team next week for the restart of the season, a source confirms.

ESPN NBA
Jul 03, 2020

Source: Heat close facility after 2nd positive test
The Heat have closed their training facility after a second player after Derrick Jones Jr. has tested positive for coronavirus, a source told ESPN. The team will not reopen the gym for workouts before leaving for the restart of the season in Orlando.

ESPN NBA
Jul 03, 2020

Pacers' Oladipo to sit out restart of NBA season
Pacers guard Victor Oladipo, who had been hesitant to commit to join the team for the league's restart in Florida, has decided to opt out and not play, he told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

ESPN NBA
Jul 03, 2020

Pelicans' Redick never wavered about restart
Pelicans guard JJ Redick said he never truly wavered about whether to play in Florida as a part of the NBA's restart.

ESPN NBA
Jul 03, 2020

Source: NBA, union agree to jersey messages
NBA players were made aware of a list of social messages -- agreed upon by both the NBPA and the NBA -- that can be displayed above the number on the back of jerseys when the league resumes play July 30, a source told The Undefeated.

ESPN NBA
Jul 03, 2020

C's Hayward will leave bubble for birth of child
Celtics forward Gordon Hayward says he will leave the NBA's bubble in Florida for the birth of his fourth child in September.

ESPN NBA
Jul 03, 2020

TBT 2020 expert picks: Can anyone upset Carmen's Crew, Overseas Elite?
ESPN's panel of experts previewed TBT, which will air July 4-14 on the ESPN family of networks.

ESPN NBA
Jul 03, 2020

TBT 2020: Meet the top 10 players vying for $1 million over the next 11 days
The Basketball Tournament, a $1 million, winner-take-all event, begins Saturday. Here are the top 10 players known to be competing in the event.

ESPN NBA
Jul 03, 2020

The college games TBT stars can't forget
TBT stars reflect on the college games that have stuck with them.

ESPN NBA
Jul 03, 2020

What people in the NBA are saying about the Orlando restart
Players, coaches and execs weigh in on difficult Orlando decisions, safety concerns and using the league's platform for social justice.

ESPN NBA
Jul 03, 2020

What questions surround a possible second NBA bubble?
Eight teams will not be going to the NBA bubble in Florida. However, the league is interested in developing another location to begin activities for those teams in September.

ESPN NBA
Jul 03, 2020

Another bubble: The questions and concerns surrounding a second NBA hub
Eight teams will not be going to the NBA bubble in Florida. However, the league is interested in developing another location to begin activities for those teams in September.

ESPN NBA
Jul 02, 2020

Sources: Clippers shut facilities after positive test
As a precaution, the LA Clippers shut down the team's practice facility on Thursday after a positive coronavirus test within the traveling party headed to Orlando, Florida, for the league restart, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Jul 02, 2020

Jazz's Mitchell says rapport with Gobert improved
Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell can now smile and admit, "It's been a long few months for me."

ESPN NBA
Jul 02, 2020

Ayton: Suns welcome doubters in playoff chase
Deandre Ayton says the Suns are letting the doubters fuel the team's playoff chase later this month.

ESPN NBA
Jul 02, 2020

Davis: Lakers' title chances higher after long rest
"I think our chances are higher just because we're all rested and we're all ready to go," Anthony Davis said. "If anything, our chances got higher and it's going to be about just who wants it more."

ESPN NBA
Jul 02, 2020

Sources: NBA in talks on non-playoff 'bubble'
Details are being discussed for a second bubble for the eight NBA teams not invited to Florida, and some teams continue to push for an alternative plan that would enable them to hold mini-camps within their local markets, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Jul 02, 2020

LeBron James, Zion Williamson, New York Yankees among those back in action
A week before the official opening of NBA training camps ahead of the July 30 restart, some teams are already back in action.

ESPN NBA
Jul 02, 2020

Simmons feeling better than when season started
Ben Simmons says his back injury has healed, he feels better than he did at the start of the NBA season and he's ready to fully participate in practice and play in games when the season resumes later this month.

ESPN NBA
Jul 02, 2020

DeRozan: Bubble rules 'frustrating, overwhelming'
San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan says some of the NBA's health and safety rules for the bubble are "frustrating and overwhelming."

ESPN NBA
Jul 02, 2020

Bulked-up Griz rookie Morant ready after hiatus
Grizzlies point guard Ja Morant, the Rookie of the Year front-runner, feels like he's ready to take off after making physical improvements during the NBA's hiatus.

ESPN NBA
Jul 02, 2020

Sources: Kings' Kokoskov to coach Fenerbahce
Kings assistant coach Igor Kokoskov has agreed in principle to become the next head coach of Fenerbahce, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

ESPN NBA
Jul 02, 2020

Zion worked to stay in shape during quarantine
Zion Williamson had to struggle to find ways to get in shape during the pandemic, but he says he feels good.

ESPN NBA
Jul 02, 2020

Nine more NBA players test positive; total at 25
The nine players to test positive between June 24-29 brings the overall total to 25 players out of 351 that have found to have the virus since testing began June 23.

ESPN NBA
Jul 02, 2020

Kobe to be on two covers of NBA 2K21 edition
NBA 2K announced Thursday that Kobe Bryant will be the cover athlete for NBA 2K21's Mamba Forever Edition.

ESPN NBA
Jul 02, 2020

Worst individual betting seasons for every NBA team
Bettors hoping to cash in on the Cavs following a Finals loss were dealt a bad hand in the 2017-18 season. Here are the worst betting seasons for all 30 NBA teams.

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