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  • Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett Are Officially the Best Hall of Fame Class Ever

    12 Up "The 2020 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Class was unveiled on Saturday, and it features arguably the greatest compilation of talent in its history. The class is headlined by the late Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, and Kevin Garnett, who together were named to 48 All-Star..." April 04

  • Here’s what Kevin Garnett said after he was officially elected into the Hall of Fame

    Boston "It was a foregone conclusion that Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, and Tim Duncan would be elected into the Basketball Hall of Fame as part of the 2020 class, and the news became official Saturday during a special program on ESPN. The trio headlines a group many have deemed..." April 04

  • NBA, ESPN working on televising H-O-R-S-E competition

    ESPN "The NBA and ESPN are working on televising a H-O-R-S-E competition involving several high-profile players, sources told ESPN. Discussions have been ongoing among the NBA, NBPA and ESPN about a competition among several players in isolation -- presumably using home gyms -- that would..." April 04

  • Paul Pierce Shares Why Ex-Celtics Teammate Kevin Garnett Is Hall Of Famer

    NESN "Not many saw Kevin Garnett’s work ethic and intensity up close and personal like former Boston Celtics teammate Paul Pierce did. So, on the same day Garnett was named among the Basketball Hall of Fame honorees, Pierce told ESPN’s Rece Davis on SportsCenter what made his..." April 04

  • Silver tells Trump leagues want to lead economic restart when safe

    The Score "NBA commissioner Adam Silver told President Donald Trump on Saturday that sports leagues would love to lead an economic restart once given the "all clear" from public health officials, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter and Adrian Wojnarowski. Silver was on a..." April 04

  • Pessimism Growing About Resumption Of Season

    Hoops Rumors "There’s growing pessimism around the league that the 2019/20 season can be resumed, Brian Windhorst of ESPN said on SportsCenter (video link). While the NBA is willing to go deep into the summer to complete the season, recent developments have led the league to discuss the..." April 04

  • NBA ‘angling’ to cancel rest of 2019-20 season

    Clutch Points "NBA players and fans’ worst nightmare just became more probable than ever: the 2019-20 season might be cancelled after all. According to Bleacher Report, Brian Windhorst of ESPN reported that the NBA is considering the said angle following China’s CBA..." April 04

  • These Stats Show How Impressive Reported Basketball Hall Of Fame 2020 Class Is

    NESN "Some seriously impressive career stats are to be enshrined in Springfield, Mass., this summer. The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported Friday that Kevin Garnett, the late Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan are among those to be inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of..." April 03

  • Paul Pierce Suggests U.S. Government Lets NBA Use ‘Area 51’ To Play Out 2019-20 Season

    Total Pro Sports "Move over, Jay Williams, we have another crazy scenario in which a former player has an insane idea to get basketball players back on the court. Jay Williams wants the rest of the NBA season to play on cruise ships, but Paul Pierce decided to expand on that and state the government..." April 03

  • Will the NBA allow enough time with the restart of games to avoid injuries?

    Pro Basketball Talk "It finally happens — the NBA returns. The coronavirus forced stoppage ends and the NBA races into action. As quickly as they can teams gather in a “bubble” in Las Vegas, players are on the court in games televised across the nation and streamed around the world. The..." April 03

  • Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett to be inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame

    Mass Live "The announcement won’t be official until Saturday, but it’s been apparent since they retired. Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Citing sources, Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium..." April 03

  • NBA wants players to take 50 percent pay cut, union counters with 25 percent

    CBS Sports "The NBA is losing millions of dollars with each day that games cannot be played amid the outbreak of coronavirus, and the moment, it appears as if the players and league are at an impasse when it comes to how to share the burden of that loss. The NBA has asked players to take a..." April 03

  • Ranking the Top 5 NBA Trade Targets at Every Position This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "The 2020 NBA free-agent class underwhelms in quantity and quality. Anthony Davis is technically its headliner, but the entire basketball world assumes he'll quickly re-sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. Brandon Ingram holds the No. 2 spot, but he's a restricted free agent and..." April 03

  • Celtics' Kemba Walker updates status of injured left knee

    NBC Sports Boston "The good news is Kemba Walker’s left knee has gotten plenty of rest since the NBA hit the pause button on the season because of the coronavirus pandemic.  But how good is the knee as far as him playing on it? Walker has no idea.  With no..." April 02

  • Kobe Bryant Once Cut Out Picture Of Paul Pierce, Called It ‘Motivation’

    NESN "Kobe Bryant was well-known for his dogged determination before his sudden death in a helicopter crash this January. And that determination apparently was on full display during the 2008 Summer Olympics in London. Bryant competed in the Olympics for the first very time in..." April 02

  • How Much Money Will NBA Players Lose Due to Coronavirus Pandemic?

    Bleacher Report "Stopping the NBA season was an easy decision for Commissioner Adam Silver. Once players started contracting the COVID-19 virus, the health and safety of the league took precedence over the potential financial repercussions. While it had to be a painful choice, it wasn't a..." April 02

  • No chance of traditional NBA playoffs this season

    Mass Live "The NBA continues to consider almost every possibility when it comes to resuming its season. The only possibilities that seem to be out, according to Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix, is the playoff structure we’re used to. “At this point, several team and..." April 02

  • NBA players who've beaten COVID-19 to donate blood for new treatment

    ABC News "At least four NBA players who have recovered from COVID-19 plan to donate blood for an experimental treatment that could help high-risk patients overcome the virus, according to Dr. Michael Joyner, a member of the leadership team of the National COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma..." April 02

  • Let's burst the idea of playing the remainder of the NBA season in a bubble

    USA Today "It sounds so simple in the abstract, at least according to the "Bubble Boys."  That’s what we’re going to call these folks, the commentators who are agitating for the NBA to return in the next few months by creating a coronavirus-free environment..." April 02

  • Should the NBA allow players to consume CBD Gummies?

    Clutch Points "With the boom of CBD in full effect, you or I may think nothing at all of waking up and eating some CBD gummies. CBD has never been more accessible, with consumers being able to find the best CBD oils and the best CBD gummies with just the click of a button, delivered..." April 01

  • Re-Drafting the 2000 NBA Draft Class

    Bleacher Report "There's something you need to know about the 2000 NBA draft class before we go any further: It's not great. Maybe that makes it a perfect year to cover, considering everyone seems to agree that the upcoming 2020 class is a weak one. Weak? You don't know..." April 01

  • 3 Teams That Could Land Kevin Love This Offseason

    Fadeaway World "Kevin Love made it abundantly clear that he’s ready to move on from the Cleveland Cavaliers. The question now is: where? As a 31-year-old sharpshooting veteran, his services would be useful for a lot of teams. But his ultra-expensive contract coupled with a troubling injury history has..." April 01

  • NBA Teams That Will Define the 2020 Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Want to know which NBA teams you should keep the closest eye on this offseason? If you answered yes, you've come to the right place. If you answered no, it's actually Opposite Day, and you're now contractually obligated to journey down this rabbit hole with the..." April 01

  • NBA, NBPA May Hold Up to 25 Percent of Player Salaries in Escrow

    SLAM Online "The NBA and National Basketball Players Association are reportedly discussing the possibility of holding up to 25 percent of remaining player salaries in escrow should regular season games be cancelled. According to the collective bargaining agreement, players lose roughly 1 percent..." April 01

  • 3 teams that should target a trade for Nets’ Caris LeVert

    Clutch Points "Fourth-year wing Caris LeVert could be on the trading block for the Brooklyn Nets as the Eastern Conference up-and-comer seeks to pair All-Star duo Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving with a third star in the near future. LeVert, a 24-year-old swingman from the University of Michigan, was..." April 01

  • NBA 2K Donating Percentage of Money From Microtransactions to COVID-19 Relief

    Heavy "Take-Two Interactive, which is the parent company for the NBA 2K, Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead franchise, and more, are making what could be a significant contribution to COVID-19 relief efforts. On Wednesday, the NBA 2K Twitter account posted the link to a message from Take-Two..." April 01

  • Stephon Marbury advised Adam Silver to suspend NBA season?

    The Undefeated "  Former two-time NBA All-Star Stephon Marbury spoke with The Undefeated from Beijing Tuesday morning about his quest to bring 10 million N95 masks to his hometown of New York to help fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The current head coach of the Beijing Royal..." April 01

  • Trade Packages to Land Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and the Nets Their Big 3

    Bleacher Report "In a NBA that's largely transitioned from a three-star to a two-star ecosystem, the Brooklyn Nets may be looking to reverse course and add another premier talent. After signing Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving to four-year deals this past offseason, the..." April 01

  • Marcus Smart Donating Blood Plasma After Beating COVID-19 To Help Sick

    Bleacher Report "Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart is donating his blood plasma to National COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Project to aid ongoing research about the coronavirus, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium. Smart announced Sunday doctors had..." April 01

  • NBA 2K tournament odds: Kevin Durant, Devin Booker, Deandre Ayton among favorites

    Arizona Central "The NBA has partnered with NBA 2K to create a players-only tournament that will air this weekend and next on ESPN. Two Phoenix Suns players are in the tournament, and they are among the favorites to win it, according to early odds. SportsBetting.ag recently set odds for..." April 01

  • NBA discussing Las Vegas as potential quarantine site to finish season

    The Score "In hopes of squeezing in as many regular-season games as possible, the NBA is exploring the possibility of having all teams together at one quarantined site, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. "Las Vegas has been a destination that has been discussed, built around..." April 01

  • Force Majeure Provision Opens Window To New CBA

    Hoops Rumors "The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically impacted the 2019/20 NBA season and it could have a lasting effect on the financial structure of the league. The “force majeure” provision in the latest CBA covers a variety of catastrophic circumstances, including epidemics and..." April 01

  • Kendrick Perkins’ Kids Racked Up $16K In ‘Fortnite’ Charges On Credit Card

    NESN "If there’s anyone enjoying the coronavirus pandemic, it’s children who are thrilled to play video games all day instead of going to school. Especially rich kids who have their parents’ credit card information, like, say, the offspring of former Boston Celtic Kendrick..." March 31

  • NBA Stars Most Likely to Change Teams This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Allow the NBA's 2020 offseason to apologize in advance. It will not be living up to the frantic pace and turnover of 2019. Fewer teams have salary-cap space. Fewer stars are on the trade block. Even fewer are entering free agency. Toss in the inherent uncertainty that will..." March 31

  • 3 stars the Heat should try to trade for this offseason

    Clutch Points "Miami Heat team president Pat Riley is still one of the best executives in the game today. Just last summer, he shocked the basketball world when acquired Jimmy Butler, successfully keeping his team relevant in the Eastern Conference in the process. This is exactly why it would not be..." March 31

  • Full Bracket for ESPN's Players-Only NBA2K Tournament Revealed

    12 Up "The end of March will bring with it a return to live NBA action, in a slightly different capacity. Several of the league's brightest stars are set to face off in a passion project on Friday, as the NBA has set up a 2K tournament for players only, to be aired on..." March 31

  • Kevin Durant, Donovan Mitchell Headline Players-Only NBA 2K Tournament

    Bleacher Report "The NBA is reportedly planning a players-only NBA 2K video game tournament headlined by Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant.  According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, Cleveland Cavaliers center Andre Drummond and free-agent..." March 31

  • Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for July/August 2021. Will they include NBA players?

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Tokyo Olympics were postponed from 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, leaving questions about NBA players participating. OlympicTalk: The Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics have been rescheduled for nearly one year later with the Olympics set for July..." March 31

  • NBA 'very determined to have a champion,' considering several playoff scenarios

    CBS Sports "There is no end in sight for the NBA season's current hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, but that doesn't mean it's gone for good. The league is "very determined to have a champion," according to Marc Berman of the New York Post, and they are..." March 31

  • Why the coronavirus pandemic should propel the NBA to suspend its luxury tax for the 2020-21 season

    CBS Sports "If there was ever a season designed to facilitate a massive drop in the NBA salary cap, it would be the 2020-21 campaign. While such an outcome is never ideal, there was hardly any cap space available around the league anyway. Only seven teams were on track to have significant cap space this..." March 31

  • It's a matter of when, not if, Jaylen Brown will be an NBA All-Star

    NBC Sports Boston "We should have seen this coming from Jaylen Brown.  It’s not like he didn’t clue us in to how he was built differently than most players coming into the NBA.  His first NBA start came against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, a game in which..." March 30

  • Jayson Tatum explains how the NBA suspension will affect the top NBA teams

    Talk Basket "Jayson Tatum shared his thoughts on how the NBA suspension will affect the top NBA teams. The All-Star forward of the Boston Celtics believes it will be hard for the top teams in both the East and the West to return to their previous form once the NBA season..." March 30

  • NBA Reportedly Plans to Launch Players-Only NBA 2K Tournament on Friday

    Bleacher Report "With action on the court on hold indefinitely, the NBA is devising a new way to provide fans with their basketball fix. Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes reported the league is considering a players-only NBA 2K tournament that would feature "some big-name..." March 30

  • Enes Kanter Weirdly Ripped off a Comedian's Tweet and Got Roasted for it

    12 Up "Usually at this time of the year, NBA teams are fighting for playoff seeding. That's not the case, as the regular season was halted until further notice, with the expectation that play will resume in the summer. Without basketball, plenty of stars are trying to find things to do at..." March 30

  • Jay Williams: NBA Should Hold Playoffs on Cruise Ships

    The Big Lead "Fans and analysts alike are firing up the creative processes of their brains to concoct a realistic scenario in which professional sports could return in the span of six-to-eight weeks. It's a tough exercise because based off the opinions of various medical experts, things are still in the..." March 30

  • Jeff Van Gundy: ‘We’re all underestimating the fear’

    Boston Globe "Former NBA coach and current ESPN/ABC analyst Jeff Van Gundy has always been one to offer his honest and well-thought-out opinions on anything NBA. He doesn’t believe the 2019-20 season will resume. Games were halted after the night of March 11 after it was revealed..." March 30

  • Marcus Smart says he's recovered from coronavirus

    NBA.com "Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart announced that he has been cleared of coronavirus, tweeting the news to his followers today. "Corona Free as of two days ago. Cleared by Mass Dept of Health," Smart wrote. " March 30

  • New Target Date For 2021 Summer Olympics

    Hoops Rumors "The International Olympic Committee will set July 23, 2021, as the new target date for the opening of the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, reports Tariq Panja of The New York Times. An emergency IOC meeting will be held today to consider the decision. A final ruling could come in weeks,..." March 29

  • Shaquille O’Neal clarifies relationship with Joe Exotic

    Clutch Points "Hall of Famer and former NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal is in a bit of hot water right now after making a surprise cameo on Netflix’s new hit show, “Tiger King.” The controversy roots from the fact that the show’s main character, Joe Exotic — aside from all..." March 29

  • 5 greatest Celtics teams in franchise history

    Clutch Points "No team in league history has more NBA championships than the Boston Celtics. And as 17-time champs, it only makes sense that Boston has fielded some pretty great teams throughout the years. However, while there have been a lot of great iterations, here are the Celtics squads that stand..." March 28