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  • The Biggest Blemish on Every Top-10 NBA Star's Resume

    Bleacher Report "Every NBA player has their baggage. For most, it comes in the form of eternal drawbacks, as faults and foibles they can neither escape nor reverse. For the league's top stars, these resume quirks are usually less permanent and more temporary stumbling blocks—career low..." July 12

  • NBA Doctors Concerned COVID-19 Will Cause Long-Term Health Issues for Athletes

    Complex "As the NBA prepares to to resume its regular season this month, a number of league insiders have expressed concern about the long-term health effects for players who test positive for COVID-19—the novel disease that forced the NBA's months-long..." July 12

  • ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski suspended for sending profane email to US senator Josh Hawley

    Mass Live "ESPN reporter Adrian Wojnarowski was reportedly suspended for sending a profane email to Missouri Senator Josh Hawley. The New York Post and Outkick reported Wojnarowski’s suspension. Hawley tweeted about an email he received from Wojnarowski on Friday,..." July 12

  • LeBron James Posts Warning On Instagram Ahead Of Restart

    Fadeaway World "As the NBA season prepares to kick off (again) in Orlando, LeBron James and the Lakers have their eyes set on the championship. Boasting the West’s best record, it’s clear they’ve been aiming high from the very start. Even as people question how a three-month hiatus..." July 12

  • Lakers’ LeBron James Reveals What Jersey Will Say

    Heavy "Even though basketball is returning, social justice is still on the minds of many players. They don’t want the NBA returning to distract from a lot of the social activism they’ve been promoting. The league has made a number of changes to allow players to promote messages..." July 11

  • Shaq O’Neal Had The Perfect Season With The 2000 Los Angeles Lakers

    Fadeaway World "Shaquille O’Neal is one of the greatest players to ever live. Some claim he had all it took to even take down Michael Jordan as the greatest player in the history of the game, but injuries and lack of effort (in the gym) derailed his career right at his peak. What no one can..." July 11

  • Quinn Cook Makes Strong Comments About Lakers Veteran

    Heavy "When talking about the Los Angeles Lakers roster, LeBron James and Anthony Davis are the players who are most often mentioned. However, the team is filled with seasoned veterans who might not boast the same amount of skill but do bring strong leadership ability. Jared..." July 11

  • NBA Season Restart Preview; The Biggest Names Sitting Out League’s Return

    NESN "When NBA teams take the floor for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic suspended the season, rosters will look a lot different. Some teams will be missing key contributors, while others won’t have the depth pieces they’ve grown to rely on throughout the 2019-20..." July 11

  • NBA Power Rankings: Lakers And Clippers Are Favorites, Rockets Can Surprise Everyone

    Fadeaway World "The NBA is back, and 22 teams will now be competing for spots in the NBA playoffs. While there are already foregone conclusions for the top-seeded teams, other teams will be fighting for chances to sneak into the playoffs. Since the season has been interrupted and players have had plenty of..." July 11

  • ESPN reporter Adrian Wojnarowski apologizes to Sen. Josh Hawley for profane email response

    USA Today "The man behind "Woj bombs" instead dropped an "F-bomb" in response to an email from a United States senator's office. Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., wrote a letter to NBA commissioner Adam Silver earlier Friday calling on the league to write messages..." July 10

  • Did The LeBron James-Dwyane Wade-Chris Bosh Heat Live Up To Expectations?

    Clutch Points "“Not one, not two, not three, not four, not five, not six..” It was exactly two, actually. Any self-respecting hoops fan would know precisely what these words are. The simple enumeration isn’t that of a child learning how to count, but instead straight from the mouth..." July 10

  • Barcelona board member denies negotiations with Pau Gasol

    EuroHoops.net "Barcelona held a press conference today (July 10) at which Nick Calathes was presented and while answering various questions, the board member responsible for basketball in Joan Balde i Marsal denied that the club was in any negotiations with Pau Gasol: “There has not been and..." July 10

  • Players Against NBA Restart

    Sports Gossip "Players of the National Basketball Association are making plans to discuss how to stop plans of restarting the 2019-2020 NBA season which had started in Orlando. According to Howard Beck of the Bleachers Report, about two hundred NBA players are to be involved in the discussion on Friday The..." July 10

  • Financial, Logistical Uncertainty Looms Over 2020/21 NBA Season

    Hoops Rumors "Now that the NBA has finalized its plan for the summer restart and teams have reported to Orlando, we have a pretty clear idea of what the rest of the 2019/20 season will look like, assuming it can be completed. However, uncertainty looms over the ’20/21 campaign, which doesn’t yet..." July 10

  • Top 5 Best Destinations For Victor Oladipo

    Fadeaway World "Victor Oladipo has had some tough luck throughout his brief NBA career. He was supposed to be a superstar but struggled early on with the Orlando Magic, then finally took a step forward with the Oklahoma City Thunder, just to be traded again, this time to the Indiana Pacers. Oladipo..." July 10

  • What does the NBA do for next season?

    ESPN "Over the past three months, the NBA's league office has exhausted itself in stitching together a comprehensive plan to conclude the 2019-20 season. In the front offices of the league's 30 franchises, though, a more complicated problem has clouded the horizon: What will the..." July 10

  • J.R. Smith Told to Stop IG Live for 'Exposing Too Much S***' from NBA Bubble

    TMZ "J.R. Smith says he was told to end an Instagram Live session Thursday from the Lakers' hotel inside the NBA bubble ... all because he was "exposing too much sh*t." Smith -- who just signed with the Lakers last week -- had been critical of the team hotel during the..." July 10

  • NBA gets coronavirus test results quickly, unlike much of nation. Should they?

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA’s entire bubble restart plan is built on testing — upon arrival in Orlando, players are quarantined in their rooms until they pass two coronavirus tests 24 hours apart, then they will be tested daily. Commissioner Adam Silver was clear during the planning of the..." July 10

  • What if LeBron James signed with the Los Angeles Clippers in 2010?

    CBS Sports "The rationale LeBron James landed in Los Angeles in reality. The same logic would apply here. James would choose the Los Angeles market to ensure the continued growth of his off-court business interests. Picking the Clippers instantly forms a captivating rivalry with the Lakers,..." July 10

  • Dwight Howard Might Leave Lakers For Warriors In Free Agency

    Fadeaway World "Dwight Howard has had a resurgence in Los Angeles. In what many considered to be his last chance, he came to L.A. with low expectations. In the months since his arrival, though, he has impressed mightily. With a humbled personality and an admirable drive to win, he averaged 7.5..." July 09

  • LeBron James jokingly compares heading to bubble to doing prison sentence

    Larry Brown Sports "Many NBA teams and players are heading to the NBA bubble in Orlando and sharing their reactions. That includes LeBron James, whose Los Angeles Lakers will be among the favorites to win the championship when play begins. Only for James, leaving for the Orlando bubble did not give him..." July 09

  • Rajon Rondo Was Not Happy About His “Motel 6” Looking Room In Orlando

    Total Pro Sports "NBA teams have made their way over to Florida to join the NBA bubble and get ready for the NBA restart. Some players are just fine with their living quarters, while others took to social media to complain about it. The picture that Rondo shared on social media had the..." July 09

  • Shaq reacts to Charles Barkley not naming him in his top 10 all-time

    Clutch Points "We’re all stuck in self quarantine, and yet Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley are still at it on Inside the NBA. I guess some things will never change. As the personalities were naming their all-time top 10 lists, Shaq took exception to Chuck leaving the Los Angeles..." July 09

  • Is LeBron James a Top 10 Player? The Experts are Debating!

    The Big Lead "You may remember at the start of quarantine when we spent a month straight debating Michael Jordan or LeBron James as the best player of all time? Well, that was a million things ago. The Last Dance ended and went the way of the Tiger King, but the world kept moving. Things kept..." July 09

  • Social Distancing to Keep Lakers from Giannis Antetokounmpo Tampering

    Madison.com "Had the coronavirus pandemic not brought the NBA to a halt in March, the playoffs would have ended, the offseason would be underway and Jon Horst would have been facing the most challenging and important task, not just of his career, but in the history of the Milwaukee..." July 09

  • Derrick Rose ‘would’ve put the Lakers or the Clippers over the top,’ per NBA exec

    Bleacher Report "Too fragile to buy high. Too good to sell low. And at this point, probably too late to do either. That's the predicament the Detroit Pistons find themselves in with 2010-11 NBA MVP Derrick Rose, who in his career has gone from franchise cornerstone to injury-plagued..." July 09

  • Brooklyn Nets sign veteran Michael Beasley as substitute player

    ABC7 "After officially signing with the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday afternoon, Michael Beasley has made his way to Orlando, Florida, where he began the league-mandated quarantine. During a conference call with reporters, Nets general manager Sean Marks said that Beasley arrived..." July 09

  • Lakers May Target Joe Harris In 2020 Free Agency

    Fadeaway World "No matter how things progress in the weeks to come, don’t expect the Lakers to be stagnant this offseason. With Anthony Davis still not signed to a long-term deal, and the LeBron increasing in age, the team has to do whatever they can to maximize their chances before the window closes..." July 09

  • NBA players in Disney World will be able to experience perks

    USA Today "NBA players might not have access to Space Mountain or the Haunted Mansion or Pirates of the Caribbean. But the NBA has made arrangements with Disney to provide access to attractions and experiences at the massive theme park, including after-hours access to Expedition Everest at..." July 09

  • How quickly can NBA players get into 'game shape'?

    ESPN "It was just over three weeks ago when Luka Doncic's trainer was misquoted when discussing the Dallas Mavericks star's physique. "Not in top shape yet" was the translation, missing a key qualifier. So when Doncic addressed reporters last week for the first time..." July 09

  • JJ Redick notes reaction to Kevin Durant’s, LeBron James’ ‘decisions’ rooted in racism

    Clutch Points "Longtime NBA veteran JJ Redick had a long conversation with Bleacher Report’s Taylor Rooks, tackling all aspects of racism in the United States, including — yes, “The Decision.” The New Orleans Pelicans sharpshooter argued that the free-agent..." July 09

  • 5 NBA players who need to win the championship the most

    Larry Brown Sports "It almost feels like there’s even more at stake in this year’s NBA playoffs than usual. Due to the pause in NBA action, teams that will be involved in the playoffs have had extra time to think ahead and plan and consider the repercussions of what a bad playoff run could mean...." July 09

  • Pau Gasol On What Kobe Bryant Told Him To Get His Inner Fire Out

    Fadeaway World "The relationship between Pau Gasol and Kobe Bryant was really tight. They won two championships together with the Los Angeles Lakers, creating one of the best duos in the league, dominating the competition in back-to-back seasons. They used to push each other to reach the next level..." July 09

  • How Rajon Rondo’s brother helped pick the 6 barbers of the NBA restart bubble

    ESPN "BLADE IN HAND, Mohashie "Mo" Rodriguez carefully guided a straight-edge razor across a customer's cheek, completing his first pass. It was midday on July 2 at The Cut Stop Barbershop in Miami's Palmetto Bay neighborhood, and people had been pouring into Rodriguez's..." July 09

  • Yikes! Lakers could load up for next season too

    Yardbarker "On July 9, 1968, the Lakers traded for reigning MVP Wilt Chamberlain, who was eager to leave the 76ers to play in Los Angeles. If the technology had existed back then, Wilt the Stilt would have been photoshopped into a Lakers jersey months before the trade, and Woj’s father would..." July 09

  • The most influential game changers in NBA history

    NBA.com "13h ago NBA The most influential game changers in NBA history The 10-year anniversary of 'The Decision' and the retirement of a YouTube pioneer makes for an opportune time to revisit the NBA's biggest game changers. LeBron James, Vince Carter, Stephen Curry..." July 08

  • 6 Teams That Most Benefited From the NBA Shutdown

    Complex "Imagine you’ve spent a long summer day working outside, daydreaming about the lemonade in your fridge. After hours of dripping sweat, toiling in the sun, you finally make it home and hurry to the kitchen. Exhausted, you fill a cup with ice and pour the beverage. The drink hits..." July 08

  • 'Equality' tops list of NBA players' most popular social justice jersey messages

    ESPN ""Equality" is the most popular social justice message players have chosen to display on the backs of their NBA jerseys for the league's upcoming restart, National Basketball Players' Association executive director Michele Roberts told ESPN's The Undefeated on..." July 08

  • Former Clippers' Owner Refused To Meet With LeBron James in 2010

    The Spun "A decade ago, LeBron James announced his decision to sign with Miami Heat. His move to South Beach didn’t just change the course of history, it inspired other teams to build rosters centered around a star-studded duo or trio. While the Heat ultimately won the sweepstakes for..." July 08

  • How The Lakers Can Create A Big Four Next Season

    Fadeaway World "With a core of LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Kyle Kuzma, the Lakers have the makings of a true title contender. Together, those three helped the team earn the top spot in the West with a 49-14 record. But why stop there? With how loaded the Western Conference really is,..." July 08

  • As NBA teams arrive at Disney, glitches, including food issues, expected

    USA Hockey "As NBA teams arrived Tuesday at the campus-like complex near Orlando, Florida for the league’s restart, some less than appealing photos of food delivered to their rooms have appeared on social media. Nuggets guard Troy Daniels posted on Instagram a paltry tray of greens,..." July 08

  • The Perfect Team For The Los Angeles Lakers For $100 Million

    Fadeaway World "Only one can imagine what the NBA would be like without any sort of parity. Especially for a franchise like the Los Angeles Lakers, it seems like they have had all the best players throughout NBA history. Of course, that isn’t true but it would be interesting to see if the Lakers were not..." July 08

  • LeBron James' 'Decision' Still Leaves a Mark

    Bleacher Report "It has been 10 years since LeBron James granted six NBA teams the chance to venture to Cleveland, Ohio, and explain why he would be best served playing for them. He ultimately announced that he was "going to take [his] talents to South Beach" to play..." July 08

  • The NBA’s Pat Mahomes: Which young player deserves a 10-year deal?

    Clutch Points "Pat Mahomes became the richest athlete in American sports on Monday when the Kansas City Chiefs tendered a 10-year, $450 million offer to secure him as their quarterback well into the next decade. Yet one can’t help but wonder if there was an NBA player worthy of such a..." July 08

  • Key 2020 NBA Offseason Dates, Deadlines

    Hoops Rumors "In a typical year, the NBA’s annual draft would have already taken place and the majority of the summer’s top free agents would have come off the board. However, 2020 is about as far from a typical year as we can imagine, which means the league’s usual offseason calendar has..." July 08

  • Will the NBA Champion Require an Asterisk? Only If These Players Don't Play

    Bleacher Report "Outside of the obvious health concerns associated with the NBA's bubble plan, the "asterisk" question seems to be the most prevalent about the restart.  That's probably an easy "yes" on the board. This is uncharted territory—halting a season..." July 08

  • The Realistic And Unrealistic Trade Targets For The Dallas Mavericks This Offseason

    Fadeaway World "The Dallas Mavericks have put together one of the most impressive and promising young cores in the league. Led by Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis, it seems like it’s only a matter of time before they start competing for an NBA Championship. Nevertheless, they’re..." July 08

  • 3 seasons the Lakers should have won the NBA championship

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Lakers are one of the most successful franchises in NBA history. Los Angeles ranks second in all-time win percentage behind the San Antonio Spurs. Their 16 NBA championships are also second-most in NBA history. However, the Lakers have been to..." July 08

  • Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma Drops Revealing Thoughts About Kawhi Leonard

    Heavy "It won’t take long for the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers to reignite their rivalry as they play in one of the first games in the NBA reboot. One thing was clear in the previous matchups between the two teams and it’s that neither team wants to lose to the other...." July 08

  • The near-failure and success of the LeBron James-era Miami Heat

    ESPN "In a May Instagram chat, Chris Bosh gave voice to the gnawing sense that the Miami Heat of 2010 to 2014 -- a supernova of sports celebrity -- fell short of expectations. Bosh conceded the Golden State Warriors had surpassed that Heat team in dynastic terms,..." July 08