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  • NBA did not seriously consider postponing Sunday games in wake of Kobe Bryant's death

    USA Today "The NBA did not give serious consideration to postponing Sunday’s games following the death of Kobe Bryant, his daughter, Gianna, and seven others in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, earlier in the day, a person familiar with the league’s thinking told USA TODAY..." January 28

  • Kobe Bryant's death a vivid reminder of how it feels to lose a childhood hero

    Sporting News "The first time I lost a close family member, I was not yet a teenager. This was someone I never had met, though. It was someone who’d never shipped me a Christmas present, who’d never put five bucks in a First Communion card and sent it along. He did not attend my ballgames or..." January 27

  • HOF chairman: 'Kobe will be honored the way he should be' in 2020

    The Score "Basketball Hall of Fame chairman Jerry Colangelo said Monday the institution will honor Kobe Bryant appropriately when the 2020 class is inducted in August. "Expected to be arguably the most epic class ever with Kobe, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett," Colangelo told The..." January 27

  • NBA Fans Are Signing A Petition To Make Kobe Bryant The New NBA Logo

    Fadeaway World "Following his tragic death, everyone is trying to honor Kobe Bryant, his excellent NBA career and his greatness both on and off the floor. It’s not a secret that the Los Angeles Lakers legend is going to be badly missed by everyone in the league; fortunately, fans are starting a movement..." January 27

  • Grizzlies Rule Grayson Allen Out Indefinitely, Recall Josh Jackson

    Hoops Rumors "Another Grizzlies bench player will be sidelined for the foreseeable future, as the team announced today in a press release that Grayson Allen will be out indefinitely with a hip injury. According to the club, the injury – which occurred when Allen fell..." January 27

  • Kobe Bryant and the vicious cycle of tragedy in the sports world

    Sportsnaut "Even those of us tasked with writing for a living were left helpless late Sunday morning. News came trickling in that NBA legend Kobe Bryant had died in a helicopter accident in Southern California.  It wasn’t real. Fake news. TMZ Sports would retract its original..." January 27

  • Kobe Bryant: The making of an NBA Icon

    Bleacher Report ""Howard, do you need me today?" The voice came from behind me, but I knew who was asking before I turned my head. Kobe Bryant was striding across the gym at L.A. Southwest College, heading toward the exit. Practice was over, players were slowly dispersing, and..." January 27

  • Kobe Bryant's death leaves gaping hole the NBA can never fill

    The Score "Celebrity deaths are often jarring. Special talents enter our collective lives, amass accolades and admirers, are put on a pedestal we too often forget is still part of this world, and then in an instant, are gone. Losing a larger-than-life public figure is one of the most visceral..." January 27

  • Boosie Badazz Calls on NBA to Change Logo in Honor of Kobe Bryant

    Complex "Boosie Badazz is calling for the National Basketball Association (NBA) to update their logo as a tribute to Kobe Bryant, who was among those killed in a tragic helicopter crash in Calabasas over the weekend. "Rest in peace, Kobe," Boosie said in an IG video late..." January 27

  • Kobe Bryant's Unfinished Story

    12 Up "Kobe Bryant left an indelible mark on us all, didn’t he? It wasn’t the game-winning shots or the championship celebrations. Sure, those were part of it. But ultimately it was about his charisma. There was something about Kobe. He meant more than a shot or a win or a tittle. He..." January 27

  • Andre Iguodala breaks down the Clippers and Lakers rosters

    For The Win "Andre Iguodala technically plays for the Memphis Grizzlies, but you wouldn’t be able to tell if you weren’t paying attention. He’s been laying low this season since the Warriors traded him to Memphis after Kevin Durant dipped and went to the Nets this summer...." January 26

  • NBA All-Star 2020: With starters revealed, which East, West players should earn reserve spots?

    Sporting News "Thursday night's reveal of the 2020 NBA All-Star starters didn't stir up much controversy. The Western Conference starting five was easy enough to predict, and while some fans might quibble with the Eastern Conference selections, that could be more a product of..." January 25

  • Players Who Can’t Be Traded To Specific Teams This Season

    Hoops Rumors "Most players around the NBA are now eligible to be traded, with just a few exceptions. However, there are several players who can’t be dealt to specific teams this season. NBA rules prohibit a team from trading for a player if the team traded that player away..." January 24

  • Andre Iguodala declares Stephen Curry will come back ‘on a wrath’ next season

    Clutch Points "Former Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala made an appearance on ESPN’s “First Take,” ensuring to say former teammate and golf partner Stephen Curry will come back even stronger from his injury. The Swiss army knife said he..." January 24

  • NBA All-Star Jerseys Released, Drawing Inspiration From Host Chicago

    SI "In addition to the 2020 NBA All-Star starters being announced, the jerseys for the weekend were also unveiled on Thursday. The Jordan Brand NBA All-Star uniforms take inspiration from the city of Chicago's transit line, Nike said in a release.   " January 24

  • Jae Crowder on Brad Stevens, Isaiah Thomas, and his time with the Celtics

    Boston "Brad Stevens and Jae Crowder cemented their places in the NBA together, and the head coach was quick to praise the former Celtics forward Wednesday night. “I just think Jae’s a winner,” Stevens said. “He impacts winning everywhere he’s been. I don’t..." January 23

  • Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy Announcing NBA Games on National TV is Becoming Increasingly Problematic

    12 Up "NBA fans have waited since June to catch the debut of New Orleans Pelicans first overall pick Zion Williamson. That day finally came on Wednesday night, as Williamson faced off against the San Antonio Spurs, with a solid chunk of the league's future and marketing dollars at..." January 23

  • 'Space Jam 2' Jerseys Revealed by Nike, Fans Rejoice

    Pop Culture "Space Jam 2 is scheduled to be released on July 16, 2021, and fans are eagerly anticipating the sequel that features LeBron James. The excitement became palpable on Wednesday afternoon when the official movie jerseys were revealed. The new looks feature a large Tune Squad logo and are..." January 22

  • Fashion meets NBA with Louis Vuitton trophy case

    USA Today "NBA players have become fashion icons with their pregame attire, attendance at Fashion Week shows throughout the world and photo shoots in fashion mags. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the NBA teamed up with luxurious fashion house Louis Vuitton to create the..." January 22

  • When Dillon Brooks hits threes, Grizzlies win

    NBA.com "The Memphis Grizzlies are 7-2 since the calendar switched over to 2020 and while Rookie of the Year favourite Ja Morant deserves plenty of credit for how his team has been playing as of late, Canadian Dillon Brooks has been a key factor to why Memphis has their eyes set on..." January 22

  • 10 NBA Players Most Likely to Get Traded Before the Deadline

    Complex "The 2019 NBA trade deadline wasn’t blockbuster-heavy -- and not nearly as dramatic as 2018, when the Cavs blew up their roster in the name of clinging to LeBron -- but it did feature a number of noteworthy names heading to new teams. Markelle Fultz, Nikola Mirotic, Harrison Barnes, and..." January 21

  • NBA players pay homage to Martin Luther King Jr.

    Sportsnaut "Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a major holiday around the United States. It reminds us of a man who fought for and died to create the equality so many are still battling for today.  It’s also an absolutely huge day around the NBA world. That’s no different on this..." January 20

  • Sports stars talk race, recruiting, remembering MLK at Earl Lloyd Sports Symposium

    Commercial Appeal "Before they were honored at the Grizzlies-Pelicans game, four former sports stars discussed Martin Luther King's impact on their lives, the work they're doing to help carry on his legacy and their responsibilities to the community Monday at the Earl Lloyd Sports..." January 20

  • MLK Day day in Memphis key part of David Stern's legacy

    USA Today "When former NBA Commissioner David Stern died on Jan. 1, the Grizzlies released a statement mentioning his support for Memphis as an NBA market and how the franchise’s arrival in 2001 "forever changed the trajectory of our city." It also noted how much Stern was..." January 20

  • Tony Allen now a player development coach for Grizzlies’ G League team

    Larry Brown Sports "The Grindfather couldn’t stay away from the Memphis Grizzlies for long. Grizzlies head coach Taylor Jenkins revealed on Friday that team great Tony Allen is now working as a player development coach for the Memphis Hustle, the team’s G League affiliate, per Chris..." January 18

  • Cavaliers C Tristan Thompson ejected for slapping Jae Crowder’s butt

    Yahoo! Sports "Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson made an early exit on Friday night, though not for a reason commonly seen across the league. Thompson was ejected late in the third quarter of their 113-109 loss to the Grizzlies at FedExForum after slapping Memphis forward Jae Crowder..." January 18

  • NBA World Erupts Watching Ja Morant Pull Off Two Insane Plays Friday Night

    Sportsnaut "Ja Morant is one of the NBA’s most exciting young stars, and his insane one-handed alley-oop dunk against the Cleveland Cavaliers Friday night had everyone talking. Check out this absurd play as the Memphis Grizzlies rookie took to the skies to finish off a gorgeous..." January 18

  • PBT mid-season awards: Defensive Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year and more

    Pro Basketball Talk "The 2019-20 NBA season reached its midpoint by games played last night. So, we’re naming winners for mid-season awards. Yesterday, we picked Most Valuable Player and All-NBA. Now, we’re onto the other major honors. Defensive Player of the Year Kurt..." January 18

  • NBA Owner Sounds off on NBA All-Star Weekend King of Court Proposal

    Heavy "NBA All-Star weekend is one of the most anticipated during the NBA season with dazzling and jaw-dropping events, such as the celebrity game, the rising stars’ game where you get you to see the league’s upcoming talent all in one place. There’s the three-point..." January 17

  • How the scoring of Dillon Brooks is the key to the Memphis Grizzlies' success

    NBA.com "The Memphis Grizzlies have been one of the biggest surprises in the NBA season. While rookie Ja Morant is leading the charge, it is the scoring of Canadian Dillon Brooks that could prove to the key to this team's playoff push. Here's how. 3h ago Memphis..." January 17

  • Grizzlies' Ja Morant Reportedly Won't Participate in 2020 NBA Slam Dunk Contest

    Bleacher Report "We already know the NBA Slam Dunk Contest won't have Zion Williamson, as he's spent the entire season sidelined with a knee injury. The event reportedly will be without Rookie of the Year favorite Ja Morant as well. Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reported Morant..." January 16

  • Rodney Dangerfield is the Most Disrespected Man in the NBA History

    The Big Lead "Disrespect is a funny thing. Athletes and those tasked with motivating athletes find it everywhere. Draft position. Public opinion. Betting odds. Predictions from talking heads. If you aren't with a team, you're against them. If you're not propping them up, you're bulletin board..." January 16

  • Ja Morant is running away with Rookie of the Year and pushing the Grizzlies ahead of schedule

    Sporting News "In the first quarter of Tuesday's game between the Grizzlies and Rockets, Ja Morant set the tone for what turned out to be a career night. The 20-year-old point guard saw James Harden waiting to defend him well below the 3-point line and decided to punish that lack of respect. He..." January 16

  • Ja Morant benefits from Grizzlies’ conscious effort to unleash the rookie

    ESPN "After the final buzzer sounded Tuesday night, Memphis Grizzlies point guard Ja Morant stood at midcourt and waved his arms to further ignite the FedExForum crowd, basking in the moment after perhaps the most spectacular performance of his sensational rookie..." January 15

  • Tony Parker Is The Only Player With A Positive Record Against All 30 Teams, Including San Antonio Spurs

    Hoops Hype "Tony Parker announced his retirement last summer following a memorable career that saw him win four NBA titles and make the All-Star Game six times. His final year with the Hornets was not the stuff of legend, but one particular event during that season made his NBA career even more..." January 14

  • Out of his former teammate’s shadow, Ja Morant’s time is now

    Pro Basketball Talk "Ja Morant‘s time is now. This season was supposed to be Zion Williamson’s time, and Morant has been in that shadow before. Morant and Williamson were teammates years ago on the South Carolina Hornets, a smallish AAU team in the home state of both stars, the kind..." January 14

  • Heat’s Jimmy Butler reveals his 5 toughest players to guard

    Clutch Points "Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler is widely considered as one of the best defenders in the league today. Recently, the four-time All-Defensive team member penned an article for The Players’ Tribune, wherein he openly spoke about some of the most challenging..." January 13

  • Two-Way Contract Situations To Watch This Week

    Hoops Rumors "January 15 is the last day that NBA teams can sign a player to a two-way contract this season. After that date, teams can still waive two-way players or promote them to their 15-man rosters, but they can’t bring aboard new players on two-way contracts as replacements. With that..." January 13

  • Free Agent Stock Watch 2020: Southwest Division

    Hoops Rumors "Every week, Hoops Rumors takes a closer look at players who will be free agents or could become free agents next offseason. We examine if their stock is rising or falling due to performance and other factors. This week, we take a look at players from the Southwest Division: Derrick..." January 11

  • Stephen A. Smith, Michael Wilbon to coach NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

    Sportress of Blogitude "The All-Star Celebrity Game during NBA All-Star Weekend is often one of the more entertaining events of the three-day league showcase, simply due to the novelty of watching stars chucking up shots. With ESPN televising the All-Star Celebrity Game on Friday, Feb. 14, it is not a..." January 10

  • Instagram model Tammy Hembrow: Entire sports team has invaded my DMs

    New York Post "Model and fitness influencer Tammy Hembrow is Australia’s hottest Instagram star right now — and at least one sport team agrees. The 25-year-old social media starlet has opened up on the number of direct messages she has been receiving recently from athletes around the..." January 10

  • Here's how Grizzlies' draft pick value is taking a bad turn for Celtics

    NBC Sports Boston "The Memphis Grizzlies have won six of their last 10 games and enter Wednesday just a half-game out of a playoff spot in the Western Conference. This is bad news for the Boston Celtics. The Celtics own the Grizzlies' first-round draft pick in the 2020 NBA Draft if the..." January 10

  • 3 Players That Can Help Joel Embiid And Ben Simmons Win A Championship This Season

    Fadeaway World "The Philadelphia 76ers looked like the team to beat entering this season. After an eventful offseason, many expected this team to coast through the Eastern Conference, but this doesn’t seem like the case. The Sixers have fallen back to Earth after their 5-0 start and this recent..." January 09

  • Sixers interested in Andre Iguodala reunion

    Clutch Points "The Philadelphia 76ers are in search of answers ahead of the upcoming NBA trade deadline, looking at a long list of players that could help them take the next step on their quest for the Eastern Conference crown. Among them is veteran Andre Iguodala of the Memphis..." January 09

  • Eric Stern opens up about his dad David Stern, former NBA commissioner

    USA Today "Eric Stern appreciated all the words said and written about his father, former NBA commissioner David Stern, who died on New Year’s Day. “It’s all very nice,” Stern told USA TODAY Sports in a phone interview. But what also had tremendous meaning to..." January 08

  • The Top 5 Best Destinations For Lakers' Kyle Kuzma

    Fadeaway World "With the Trade Deadline approaching, many teams are expected to make changes to their rosters. While many of the teams expected to make some moves are fringe playoff teams, there are a handful of teams at the top of the league record-wise that could look to dabble in the trade market. One team..." January 08

  • It's not too early, or too crazy, to embrace the Memphis Grizzlies NBA playoffs chase

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "It was a Monday night in the beginning of January and so perhaps it was a bit crazy to be refreshing a computer every minute or so to see if DeMar DeRozan and the San Antonio Spurs would actually cooperate.  But it was also a Monday night in the beginning of January that could..." January 07

  • NBA reconsidering playoff reseeding proposal

    Sportsnet "The NBA is reportedly reconsidering a proposal that would have reseeded the four conference finalists during the playoffs based on regular season record, re-shaping the league’s playoff structure, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe. Under the NBA’s..." January 07

  • NBA Execs Rip Load Management

    Bleacher Report "Want a surefire way to get almost any NBA coach to roll their eyes, snort or make some other derisive gesture? Mention load management. That is, as long as they're sure no one is looking. To be caught dismissing the practice would be "career suicide," says..." January 07

  • 3 potential trades for Kevin Love

    The Score "Kevin Love could use a change in scenery. The veteran power forward's stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers appears to be coming to a head after a reported outburst toward general manager Koby Altman on Saturday was followed up by an on-court..." January 06