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  • Hall Of Fame Ceremony Rescheduled To May 2021

    EuroHoops.net "The 2020 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame ceremony welcoming the confirmed inductees and scheduled to take place between 28 and 30 of August was moved to May 13-15, 2021, as announced on Friday via a press release. Per the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of..." August 14

  • How eliminated NBA teams are handling leaving safety of the Disney campus bubble

    USA Today "As they gathered in the locker room, Sacramento Kings head coach Luke Walton had an important message to share with his players. Though they finished with a 136-122 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday, the Kings’ season officially ended. But this did not mark the..." August 14

  • NBA releases 1st-round playoff schedule

    The Score "The schedule for the NBA's first-round playoff series are officially set. Below is a full list of dates and start times for every upcoming postseason game: Note: Two series (Thunder-Rockets and Heat-Pacers) involve teams that haven't finalized their..." August 13

  • Tyronn Lue expected to be frontrunner for several NBA coaching jobs

    Talk Basket "Tyronn Lue is expected to be the frontrunner for several NBA coaching jobs in the near future, per Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated. " August 13

  • Adam Silver: 'Certainly not bubble or bust' for 2020-21 NBA season

    SI "From behind two inches of plexiglass, a cloth mask covering his face and NBA basketball playing out before his eyes, Adam Silver felt a wave of emotion wash over him. It had been more than four months since the COVID-19 pandemic shut the league down, when Jazz center Rudy Gobert..." August 13

  • Miami Heat Willing To Give Up “Any 2 Players” For Giannis Antetokounmpo

    Heat Nation "The Miami Heat have reportedly made it known that they plan to pursue Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo in the future. According to Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel, the Heat are willing to trade anyone on their roster for the reigning..." August 12

  • Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo suspended one game for head butt

    NBA.com "Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has been suspended one game without pay for headbutting Washington Wizards center Moritz Wagner during a stoppage in play, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.  The incident, for..." August 12

  • Stephen A. Smith Says He'd Run for President If He Received Support

    Complex "President Stephen A. Smith, which has a good god awful ring to it, could be a thing if he "had the support," according to the sports media personality's Twitter feed.  Smith made that statement in response to a tweet, which was in response to a..." August 12

  • Warriors' Klay Thompson picks Bucks to win 2020 NBA title

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Warriors star shooting guard Klay Thompson let his NBA Finals prediction be known Wednesday afternoon. Let's just say that his father, Mychal, won't be happy with what his son believes will come to fruition. " August 12

  • Eastern Conference first-round playoff matchups set

    Yardbarker "As a result of the Pacers’ 108-104 win over Houston this afternoon, the four Eastern Conference matchups for the first round of the postseason have been set. They are as follows: Milwaukee Bucks (1) vs. Orlando Magic (8) Toronto Raptors (2) vs. Brooklyn..." August 12

  • NBA Again Finds No Positive COVID-19 Cases

    NBA.com "Of the 342 players tested for COVID-19 on the NBA campus since test results were last announced on Aug. 5, zero have returned confirmed positive tests.  " August 12

  • Here’s who the NBA will and won’t allow as guests next week

    ESPN "As the NBA prepares for the arrival of team guests into the bubble for the start of the conference semifinals this month, the league is requiring players to provide proof of "long-standing relationships" with non-family members, according to a memo obtained by ESPN. The NBA..." August 12

  • Las Vegas, Orlando could be among host cities for 2020-21 NBA season

    Sportsnaut "The Association would love nothing more than to host fans at games throughout the 2020-21 NBA season. Sure the bubble environment at Walt Disney World in Orlando has worked swell. However, we’re talking economics. The revenue downfall that has come with playing in a bubble..." August 12

  • 4 bubbles could be in play for 2020-21 NBA season

    Clutch Points "Some light has been shed on how the format of the 2020-21 NBA campaign might look. Clearly, the coronavirus pandemic is not going away anytime soon, and the league is already kicking around bold ideas for next season. According to a report published by David Aldridge and John..." August 12

  • NBA Players Can Invite Family, Close Friends to Bubble After 1st Round of Playoffs

    Radio "Joel Embiid recently said that he's been pleasantly surprised by his time in the bubble, admitting that though he had his doubts, it's actually been a good time. The one thing he specifically mentioned that he missed, though, was spending time with his..." August 12

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo explains his headbutt on Moe Wagner

    Yardbarker "After he was ejected from Tuesday night’s Milwaukee Bucks-Washington Wizards game for headbutting an opponent, Giannis Antetokounmpo is sharing his side of what happened. Leading up to the headbutt, Antetokounmpo was called for a charge while driving into Washington’s..." August 12

  • Wizards’ Rui Hachimura comes close to calling Giannis Antetokounmpo dirty

    Larry Brown Sports "Giannis Antetokounmpo was ejected from Tuesday night’s game between the Milwaukee Bucks and Washington Wizards, and one of his opponents did not seem surprised by the act that got “The Greek Freak” thrown out. Antetokounmpo was called for a charge while driving into..." August 12

  • Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo Ejected After Headbutting Wizards' Moe Wagner

    Sporting News "Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo inexplicably head-butted Wizards center Moritz Wagner on Tuesday and was assessed a Flagrant 2 foul that sent him to the locker room early. Replays seemed to show intent behind the head-butt, and the MVP candidate could be suspended by the NBA..." August 12

  • What Executive of the Year voting tells us about the NBA's values

    ESPN "In 2014, Boston Celtics president Danny Ainge got a single first-place vote for Executive of the Year and finished seventh. At the time, no one thought twice about it. The Celtics were at the start of a rebuild and went 25-57, missing the playoffs. But that was the season..." August 12

  • Michele Roberts Opens Up About the NBA Bubble and What's Next

    SI "Inside the Grand Floridian hotel, out of the soupy Florida heat, a wave of relief washed over Michele Roberts. For months, Roberts, the Executive Director of the NBA’s players association, worked tirelessly with league officials to piece together its return. Medical protocols needed to be..." August 12

  • Raptors’ bench stepping up against Bucks a significant development

    Sportsnet "The dog days of the bubble are upon us. There will be some drama over the final week of the reseeding games, but none of it will involve the Toronto Raptors – or the Milwaukee Bucks – unless something goes horribly wrong. The two best teams in..." August 11

  • Details of Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo’s oral surgery, revealed

    Clutch Points "Milwaukee Bucks All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo was held out of Monday night’s matchup against the Toronto Raptors due to oral surgery. Giannis had his dental work done prior to Monday’s game, but he was still in attendance for shootaround. His..." August 11

  • NBA To Announce Awards For Top Bubble Performers On Saturday

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA announced today in a press release that it will name an All-Seeding Games Team and the Player of the Seeding Games to honor the top performers of the summer restart. According to the league, media members – sportswriters and broadcasters – who have been..." August 11

  • Realistic NBA Trade Ideas You've Never Thought Of

    Bleacher Report "Imaginations ran wild during the NBA's near five-month hiatus. With an insatiable appetite for content, hoop heads devoured anything that promised to break the monotony of an essentially sports-free existence. Talks naturally turned to trade speculation—a preferred..." August 11

  • Bubble rumblings: Player bonding and subtle changes in perspective

    Yahoo! Sports "Back in the normal days of the NBA, a foe was a foe. And that was made even more apparent when a player took to the floor during the game. It could be a trip, a slip or simply collapsing after contact. It has become customary for most players to remain planted until a teammate rushes over to..." August 11

  • How NBA has expanded community testing for COVID-19 in team markets

    USA Today "As the NBA brainstormed how it would resume its suspended season in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, the league, its 30 owners and the players union all maintained it would have to follow one uncompromising rule. All participating players, coaches and staff members would have..." August 11

  • NBA plans to hold 2020 Draft Lottery virtually on Aug. 20th

    NBC Washington "The NBA offseason arrives later this week and will speed up soon not long after with the Aug. 20 draft lottery, which will be held virtually this year. The news it is being held virtually, which was first reported by the Athletic, was a fairly obvious expectation.  " August 10

  • How the Mavericks describe Luka Doncic’s between-the-legs pass to Maxi Kleber in overtime

    Mavs Moneyball "Luka Doncic’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks Saturday night was one for the record books. The 21-year-old Slovenian phenom put together one of the signature performances of his young career. He totaled 36 points, 14 rebounds, and 19 assists—a career-high. It was also his..." August 10

  • Top 20 NBA Players With The Most Minutes Played In NBA History

    Fadeaway World "Making it to the NBA is tough. Staying there and establishing as a productive piece of a roster is nearly impossible. That’s why so many players are left off over the years, give up on their NBA careers and end up taking their talents to another professional league. There have..." August 09

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo: Luka Doncic 'one of the most talented guys I've ever played against'

    USA Today "Luka Doncic was named a finalist for the Most Improved Player award on Saturday. It won't be long before he's a finalist for MVP. Doncic put on another show Saturday night with 36 points, 14 rebounds and a career-high 19 assists to lead the Dallas Mavericks..." August 09

  • NBA Discussing Regional Bubbles Next Season; Orlando, Vegas Considered

    Bleacher Report "The NBA is considering splitting its 30 teams into groups that will play at regional sites for the 2020-21 season amid the COVID-19 pandemic, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski: "This time, ideas center on regional sites and windows of participation that would..." August 09

  • NBA Flexible With Start Of Next Season

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s experiment at the Disney World campus continues to be a success, with no COVID-19 cases reported in the latest round of testing, but uncertainty still surrounds the start of next season, writes ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The league office is telling..." August 09

  • Will contending teams' rest plans influence which NBA team lands the No. 8 seed?

    USA Today "Now that the novelty has worn off over a resumed season, the NBA has shown some sense of normalcy. Relatively speaking, of course. Teams still play games in arenas without fans. They also remain isolated on a quarantined campus. Just like in other normal years, though, NBA teams have..." August 08

  • NBA Announces Finalists For 2019/20 Awards

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA has announced the finalists for several awards as the seeding games on the Orlando campus move forward and the postseason nears. It was announced in July that all awards for the 2019/20 season would be based on games up until March 11, when the coronavirus pandemic shuttered play. Media..." August 08

  • NBA may delay 2020-21 season start date to allow for fans

    The Score "The NBA could push back its planned start date for the 2020-21 season - Dec. 1 - if the delay would allow for arenas to be reopened for fans, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports. The league has considered Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 18 as a potential date for..." August 08

  • 5 biggest surprises inside the NBA bubble

    The Score "We've witnessed plenty of thrilling and competitive performances from the NBA's top 22 teams since play began inside the bubble on July 30. Based on a relatively small sample size of action - 49 of the 88 seeding games played thus far - here are the five most surprising..." August 08

  • 'It's game on': NBA bubble food gets new spin thanks to popular master chef Shawn Loving

    USA Today "Rip Hamilton arrived in Detroit in 2002 and found chef Shawn Loving’s restaurant, Loving Spoonful. The then-Pistons guard became a frequent diner and asked if Loving was interested in a job as Hamilton’s personal chef. “At that time, he was a motor and running around..." August 07

  • Eight things we've learned during the NBA restart

    CBS Sports "We've passed the one-week mark of the NBA restart and, knock on wood, the bubble plan has gone off without any major disruptions. The fake crowd noise sometimes gets too loud and the virtual fans are kind of creepy, but overall it's hard to complain about the presentation, so far, or..." August 07

  • Every NBA Team's Best Free-Agent Signing of the Past Decade

    Bleacher Report "The past 10 years of NBA free agency have delivered some of the best and worst contracts in league history. For Part 2 of this two-part miniseries, we'll be focusing on the best deals of the decade, meaning contracts that were signed from 2010-19. Each..." August 07

  • Global Horizons: The Future of NBA Talent

    Complex "Sport is a human pursuit. The quest for athletic mastery slices through border, regime and financial status. Whether post-soviet parish or emerging megalopolis; talent should be the only obstacle to ballin’. If you’re good, you’re good; no matter where you live. The NBA..." August 07

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo: Bucks' biggest obstacle is 'ourselves'

    The Score "The Milwaukee Bucks clinched the Eastern Conference's No. 1 seed for the second straight season after overcoming a 23-point deficit Thursday to beat the Miami Heat. Miami is among a handful of contenders expected to challenge Milwaukee for the East's..." August 07

  • NBA players are using anonymous hotline to file complaints

    Larry Brown Sports "NBA players may be averse to being regarded as snitches, but that is not stopping them from using the anonymous tip hotline in the bubble, according to a report. Chris B. Haynes reported on TNT Thursday that multiple players have been using the hotline. " August 07

  • Why the Bucks' inconsistency should not be cause for concern

    USA Today "This could have marked the time for the Milwaukee Bucks to build championship habits. Instead, they have looked far from a finished product during the beginning stages of the NBA’s restarted season. The Bucks clinched the Eastern Conference’s No. 1 seed with a..." August 06

  • Charles Barkley hilariously still confused by how virtual fans work

    Clutch Points "Hall of Fame NBA forward and current TNT analyst Charles Barkley is having a hard time understanding the concept of virtual fans. Chuck had a hilarious back-and-forth with the other members of “Inside the NBA” as they chided him for failing to understand the functionality..." August 06

  • Bucks-Lakers primed for NBA Finals matchup after clinching No. 1 seeds?

    Sportsnaut "They are favored to meet in the NBA Finals. They boast two former league MVPs. Most unbiased observers would love to see the Los Angeles Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks meet in the final series to close out what has been a hectic 2019-20 NBA season. The two teams are now one step..." August 06

  • China gets the NBA to shut up and dribble

    Orlando Sentinel "When National Hockey League games used to turn into brawls, the joke was “I went to a fight and a hockey game broke out.” Now you can tune into a social justice protest and a Chinese Basketball Association game might break out. It’s actually the National..." August 06

  • Inside the NBA bubble's unofficial wine club

    ESPN "IN THE DAYS leading up to the NBA's Florida reboot, New Orleans Pelicans guard JJ Redick contemplated what provisions to bring for a stay in the Orlando bubble that would last at least five weeks. He initially focused only on the necessities and packed light. Then..." August 06

  • Nets (+19) shock Bucks for largest NBA point spread upset since 1993

    ESPN "The Brooklyn Nets just shocked the bubble with the largest NBA upset point spread-wise since 1993. The Nets, who closed as consensus 19-point underdogs, defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 119-116 on Tuesday in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. According to ESPN Stats &..." August 05

  • NBA owners pledge $300M to support economic empowerment in Black communities

    Fox Business "The NBA has pledged $300 million toward a new foundation that aims to support economic development and career opportunities within the Black community, the league announced Wednesday. The $300 million commitment stems from $30 million in contributions from the..." August 05

  • Nets' Kevin Durant predicts Clippers to beat Bucks in NBA Finals

    ESPN "With one of the most open NBA postseasons in years, there's no clear title favorite right now, but the LA Clippers picked up one big endorsement: Kevin Durant. "If I had to choose -- and I hate doing that s--- because you never know what could happen, you seen..." August 05