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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

  • Vanessa Bryant reacts to Kobe Bryant’s election to Hall of Fame

    Pro Basketball Talk "Everyone knew it was coming, Kobe Bryant was a lock first-ballot Hall of Famer. It didn’t make the announcement that he was officially in any less emotional. Bryant’s widow, Vanessa Bryant, appeared on the ESPN show announcing the 2020 class and spoke..." 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

  • Pau Gasol's Emotional Reaction to Kobe Bryant's Hall of Fame Election is How Every NBA Fan Feels

    12 Up "Los Angeles Lakers icon Kobe Bryant was earmarked for celebration this summer the very second he announced his retirement. After all, all it took were a few mental calculations to figure out the timeline for first-ballot election to make it abundantly clear Bryant's special..." 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

  • Clippers’ Patrick Beverley still found a way to trash talk LeBron James on NBA 2K20

    Talk Basket "Los Angeles Clippers point guard Patrick Beverley took on Hassan Whiteside of the Portland Trail Blazers in the new NBA 2K20 Players Tournament. Beverley took control of the Milwaukee Bucks, while Whiteside played with the Los Angeles Lakers. The 31-year-old point guard took a jab at LeBron..." 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

  • The Players That Could Leave The Lakers This Offseason

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Lakers are first in the West with a 49-14 record. With two superstars leading the way, everything seems to be going right for the LA giants. But that doesn’t mean the exact same team will be reunited next year. While LeBron James and Anthony Davis are clearly..." 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

  • 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

  • 3 Times Kobe Bryant Dunked Over NBA Greats to Celebrate His Election to Hall of Fame

    12 Up "On Friday, reports revealed that Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant was, unsurprisingly, voted into the Basketball Hall of Fame as a member of the class of 2020. Sadly, Bryant won't be there to accept the honor, as he was tragically killed in a helicopter crash that also took 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

  • Frank Vogel has Lakers staff preparing for playoff opponents

    Larry Brown Sports "Coronavirus-related restrictions in California have limited the ability of the Los Angeles Lakers to conduct any sort of business as usual, which has left teams trying to figure out how to stay busy and productive. Lakers head coach Frank Vogel decided on a strategy to keep his staff..." April 03

  • Lakers' Frank Vogel says no one on coaching staff tested for coronavirus

    ESPN "Although the Los Angeles Lakers revealed this week that all of their players, including the two who previously tested positive for COVID-19, were symptom free following a two-week self-isolating period, coach Frank Vogel admitted he has no way to be sure whether he or any of his..." April 03

  • 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

  • ESPN Skipping Kyrie Irving's Finals-Winning 3-Pointer in 2016 Game 7 Playback is Fuel LeBron Haters Need

    12 Up "Somehow, the still frame is always better, with the Silicon Valley tech heads watching in anguish from the courtside seats they wasted oh so much money on. Yet, ESPN doesn't see it this way. We genuinely appreciate the work the Worldwide Leader is doing during this..." April 02

  • Chris Paul Says He Was Disappointed When The NBA Blocked His Opportunity To Team Up With Kobe On The Lakers

    Fadeaway World "Back in 2011, Chris Paul had already outgrown the New Orleans Hornets and both parties had agreed that it was for the best to let him go. Thus, the Los Angeles Lakers were pretty close to pulling off a deal that would’ve sent Paul to the Staples Center to team up with Kobe..." 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

  • LeBron James Idea to Entertain Fans During COVID-19 Pandemic is Everything We Need Right Now

    12 Up "The coronavirus crisis has fueled an unprecedented live sports hiatus. Never before have we all been forced to be without action entertaining us on a daily basis. Now more than ever, we need our heroes to step up, and Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James appears ready to..." 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

  • How the Charlotte Hornets are adding Kobe Bryant and playoff basketball to their break

    ESPN "Every team is searching for ways to remain connected during the NBA's COVID-19 hiatus and the resulting self-isolation. Strength coaches have crafted workout plans for players and dispatched exercise equipment. The best teams have the most incentive to stay in tiptop..." April 02

  • Let’s appreciate a Laker: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, the manna from heaven

    Silver Screen And Roll "“I guess I’ll start as I often do with a story,” Rob Pelinka said to a room full of reporters at the Toyota Sports Center, where the Los Angeles Lakers practiced for 17 years. “I would venture to guess there are people in the room that are familiar with the..." April 01

  • 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

  • Anthony Davis shaves his trademark unibrow

    The Sports Daily "Anthony Davis’ signature look is no more, as he’s using the “stay at home” order to mix things up a bit. Davis, and the rest of the Lakers team, were quarantined, with a few players having tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). They’ve since been..." April 01

  • The Appearance Of Kobe Bryant In Michael Jordan’s “Last Dance” Documentary Is Heartbreaking

    Fadeaway World "Amid the COVD-19 pandemic, all of America is stuck spending their afternoons at home for the foreseeable future. Per the resounding request of fans, ESPN made the whole ordeal a little bit easier by announcing that the upcoming Michael Jordan Documentary “The Last Dance” would be..." 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

  • Damian Lillard Denies Rumor Saying He Wants Trade to Lakers

    Talk Basket "No one is safe on April 1. A tweet from Lakers UK to Damian Lillard suggested that the Portland superstar may be Los Angeles bound. Well, that tweet was curated and sent from myself. The founder and the man behind the Lakers UK social media accounts. Within 10 minutes a..." 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

  • DeMarcus Cousins Responds to Ronnie 2K For Calling Him a “D**K” on Live Stream

    Essentially Sports "Ronnie Singh, the public face of NBA 2k, made profane comments on DeMarcus Cousins on Tuesday. The words slipped out of his mouth during a live stream while he was discussing the players-only NBA 2K tournament. Ronnie Singh, more commonly known as Ronnie 2K, said Cousins..." 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

  • LeBron James Doesn't Want Season to Resume Because Lakers Would Be at a Disadvantage

    The Big Lead "Ric Bucher appeared on Speak For Yourself on Tuesday and shared one of the hottest basketball takes that we might have ever heard. Bucher said that LeBron James doesn't want to resume the 2019-2020 NBA season because he feels he is now at a disadvantage. This..." April 01

  • Could LeBron James' Lakers Be Franchise's Best Team Since 2000?

    Bleacher Report "Heading into the NBA's coronavirus pandemic hiatus, the Los Angeles Lakers (49-14) had the top record in the Western Conference, just two losses behind the league-best Milwaukee Bucks' 53-12 mark. Over the final stretch of games, the Lakers beat the Bucks..." 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

  • 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

  • The Lakers will likely win the 2020 NBA Championship, due to unique bylaw

    Clutch Points "A new development has emerged that will potentially have a huge impact on the current NBA season. Thanks to some very thorough researchers who likely had too much time on their hands, a specific rule from the league’s bylaws has been revealed, which clearly states that if this season ends..." April 01

  • LeBron James, Kevin Durant among few NBA players already receiving 90 percent of their salary

    Larry Brown Sports "The current work stoppage has complicated financial matters for most NBA players, but LeBron James and several others are better off than the majority. Marc Stein of The New York Times reported on Tuesday that players are receiving paychecks on April 1 but have not been assured..." March 31

  • Community Shootaround; NBA Coach Of The Year Potential Candidates

    Hoops Rumors "fter discussing our hypothetical ballots for the NBA’s 2019/20 MVP, Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Most Improved Player, and Sixth Man of the Year awards, we’re shifting our focus today to the Coach of the..." March 31

  • Lakers Say All Players Are Symptom-Free After 2 Tested Positive for COVID-19

    Sportsnaut "The Los Angeles Lakers have completed their 14-day self-quarantine and all the players on the team are asymptomatic of COVID-19, the team announced Tuesday, per Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times. The Lakers went into self-quarantine after four members of the..." March 31

  • Lakers 'More Likely' to Re-Sign Dwight Howard Than DeMarcus Cousins

    Hot New Hip Hop "Dwight Howard and DeMarcus Cousins joined the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2019 offseason. Dwight Howard and DeMarcus Cousins were seen as promising additions to the Los Angeles Lakers this past summer. Unfortunately, only one of these players has worked out so far. Of course, that..." March 31