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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Jeff Van Gundy Isn’t Big Fan Of Larry Bird Being Compared To Tomato

    NESN "You’ve likely seen the viral tomato that people believe looks like Larry Bird. And while plenty of people on Twitter loved it, one ESPN commentator wasn’t impressed. Jeff Van Gundy was helping call the Boston Celtics’ 149-115 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday..." 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

  • Nets fined by NBA for injury reporting violation

    The Score "The NBA announced that it fined the Brooklyn Nets $25,000 on Thursday for failing to comply with league policies governing injury reporting. " 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

  • Kevin Durant Explains Why Kyrie Irving Gets Labeled as 'Misunderstood'

    Complex "During his appearance on the latest episode of the Play for Keeps podcast, Kevin Durant explored the idea that his Brooklyn Nets teammate Kyrie Irving is "misunderstood." Durant believes Irving is simply being open..." 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

  • Nets' Jamal Crawford Will Miss 'A Few Games' After Suffering Hamstring Injury

    Bleacher Report "Brooklyn Nets guard Jamal Crawford will miss at least "a few games" with a strained hamstring. That is what Nets interim head coach Jacque Vaughn said prior to Wednesday's game against the Boston Celtics, per Nick Friedell of..." 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

  • Donald Trump: 'Disgraceful' for NBA players to kneel during national anthem

    The Score "President Donald Trump took aim at NBA players who have regularly been kneeling during the national anthem. "I think it's disgraceful," Trump said during his appearance on Fox and Friends on Wednesday. "We worked with (the NBA), we worked with them very..." August 05

  • NBA extends streak of spotless COVID-19 testing in Orlando

    ESPN "The NBA said it has had no positive test results for coronavirus from any of its players in the Orlando bubble since July 29. It was the third straight time the NBA has said it has had no positive tests of the 343 players tested on its campus dating to when the league announced its..." August 05

  • As maligned ex-Warriors coach Mark Jackson surfaces in Nets rumors, is it time to give him a second chance?

    CBS Sports "You could make a case that Mark Jackson is the most polarizing coach in at least modern NBA history. Talk to his supporters, and you'll get a passionate portrait of a man who remade the Golden State Warriors, taking them from a laughingstock to consecutive playoff berths and a 2013..." August 05

  • Nets' Jamal Crawford leaves 1st game back in over a year with hamstring injury

    The Score "Jamal Crawford's first NBA game since April 2019 was short-lived. The Brooklyn Nets guard left Tuesday's matinee against the Milwaukee Bucks in the first quarter with a hamstring issue and was later ruled out for the contest. " August 04

  • Rockets told the Nets how to beat the Bucks

    Fadeaway World "The Brooklyn Nets made it to the Orlando bubble severely undermanned but it reached an all-time low when they were forced to face the 1st-seeded Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday afternoon. The Nets entered this game missing 7 players, including Joe Harris and Caris LeVert, which obviously..." August 04

  • Can We Get an NBA Fan Cam For Owners At Bubble Games?

    The Big Lead "The NBA broadcast experience has been solid so far. The pumped-in fan noise feels natural at times as the league and its broadcast partners managed to balance the audio out after some trial-and-error during the scrimmages. We still can't hear the players talk trash, but that was..." August 04

  • Bettor blows $11K on ridiculous wager for Nets-Bucks game

    Yardbarker "One overconfident bettor laid $11,000 on a ridiculous wager ahead of the game between the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks Tuesday. The person who bet the $11,000 wagered the large amount that the Bucks would win the first quarter against the Nets. Instead, the Nets won..." August 04

  • White NBA players discuss responsibility to Black teammates: ‘It’s a continuous fight’

    The Undefeated "While Alex Caruso takes pride in wearing the popular Los Angeles Lakers name across his chest, it’s the words on the back of his jersey that he wants to talk about. Caruso, who is white, has chosen to wear “Black Lives Matter” on his jersey in Orlando, Florida, to..." August 04

  • 3 Realistic And 3 Unrealistic Destinations For Bradley Beal This Summer

    Fadeaway World "Bradley Beal is having a sensational season this year, averaging 30.5 PPG and 6.1 APG for the Washington Wizards. He signed a two-year deal before the season started, committing himself to the Wizards at least temporarily. It is unclear whether the Wizards want to continue with the Wall and..." August 04

  • Eric Bledsoe, Pat Connaughton, Jamal Crawford Cleared To Make Summer Debuts "Brooklyn Nets guard Jamal Crawford had not played in an NBA game in more than a year. Milwaukee Bucks guards Eric Bledsoe  and Pat Connaughton have yet to play in an NBA restart game at Walt Disney World. All three players were in the mix for their respective teams as they..." August 04

  • Top 5 Best Targets For The Rockets This Offseason

    Fadeaway World "The Rockets are title contenders, even without a prototypical center in the rotation. The Rockets went small by trading Clint Capela and will try to shoot their way to an NBA title. This may be a risky strategy since their defense and rebounding might take a hit in the..." August 04

  • A History of Kyrie Irving's Social Justice Activism

    Complex "Kyrie Irving is one of the most polarizing athletes in sports today. He's never been afraid to speak his mind, and that's been no different in 2020.  A majority of people love the man. Not hard to figure out why because he's easily one of the most electric players in..." August 04

  • Nets’ Caris LeVert, Joe Harris, Jarrett Allen Won’t Play On Tuesday

    Hoops Rumors "The Nets will be without three of their key players on Tuesday, with head coach Jacque Vaughn announcing today that Caris LeVert (thigh contusion), Joe Harris (back tightness), and Jarrett Allen (rest) won’t play against Milwaukee..." August 03

  • NBA makes crucial changes to COVID-19 testing protocols

    Clutch Points "The NBA is making crucial changes, adjusting its protocol for players who return inconclusive tests for the coronavirus, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The new protocol will allow for a potentially quicker return to game action. After entering quarantine, if a..." August 03

  • NBA reminds teams of mask protocols, says suspensions possible

    The Score "The NBA notified teams in a memo Sunday to re-emphasize the use of masks and face coverings by everyone inside the league's Florida bubble, sources told The New York Times' Marc Stein. Clubs were also told to utilize a portion of their next team meeting to reiterate the importance..." August 02

  • Predicting NBA's Most Active Teams on the Trade Market This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Nobody knows what the 2020 NBA offseason will look like, but it's bound to be an even less eventful free-agency period than anticipated.  The coronavirus pandemic has already caused massive financial losses throughout the league, and the 2020-21 season doesn't..." August 02

  • Did Kevin Durant take a shot at WNBA player with tweet?

    Larry Brown Sports "Did Kevin Durant take a shot at a WNBA player with a tweet he sent during the week? Some thought so. Durant sent a tweet while presumably watching the New Orleans Pelicans-Utah Jazz game on Thursday and complimented Brandon Ingram’s playing ability. " August 02

  • Michael Porter Jr. Gives Support For Jonathan Isaac Not Kneeling For Anthem, Wearing BLM Shirt

    Total Pro Sports "On Thursday night, every coach and player for the Clippers, Jazz, Lakers and Pelicans kneeled during the national anthem, but the same could not be said for the game between the Brooklyn Nets and Orlando Magic. Magic forward Jonathan Isaac was the only player to stand during the..." August 01

  • J. Cole Seriously Training for NBA Career, Says Master P

    TMZ "J. Cole is currently training his ass off in hopes of getting a shot to make an NBA roster ... so says Master P, who offered the rap star some pretty sound advice. First, let's talk J. Cole -- the "No Role Models" rapper was a solid hooper back in high..." August 01

  • Michael Beasley Alarms Fans With Worrisome Instagram Post

    Fadeaway World "Michael Beasley shared an alarming post on Instagram in recent hours, but now the free agent has clarified everything, stating he was only posting the lyrics of a song, not sending a cryptic message or anything like that. Suicide is not a joke and people should take it seriously at all times,..." August 01

  • Aussie Rules Star Nic Naitanui Warns NBA, Bubble Life Takes Mental Health Toll

    TMZ "Nic Naitanui -- Aussie Rules football's biggest star -- successfully completed 5 weeks in a bubble environment Down Under ... but cautions the mental health side of things is a real concern for athletes. FYI, the Australian Football League (AFL) is currently running a hub..." August 01

  • ‘Bubbles’ Are Working. But How Long Can Sports Stay Inside?

    New York Times "Amid all the uncertainties saddling the resumption of sports in the shadow of the coronavirus, this much seems clear: Bubbles work. How long they will remain in use is another question. While a spreading coronavirus outbreak has threatened to derail the abbreviated season in..." July 31

  • Jonathan Isaac the only player to stand during anthem before Magic vs. Nets

    Sportsnaut "Before the Orlando Magic and Brooklyn Nets played their first games in Orlando Friday, every player, coach and official took a knee during the national anthem. Everyone, that is, except Magic big man Jonathan Isaac. Some players raised fists while kneeling. Everyone locked arms in..." July 31

  • Nets’ Jamal Crawford unlikely to be ready for restart opener

    New York Post "Jamal Crawford is doubtful for the Nets’ restart opener, unlikely to get his conditioning up to speed in time to face the Magic on Friday. If that’s the case, expect even more responsibility to be heaped on their stalwart trio of Caris LeVert, Jarrett Allen and Joe..." July 31

  • NBA Players Found Workaround Disney Bubble Rules By Hiring Hot Massage Therapists

    Total Pro Sports "Bubble or not bubble, NBA athletes are determined to hot a hot woman around them at some point. Players aren’t allowed to have their wives and girlfriends visit the NBA bubble in Orlando, but they are allowed to have trainers and massage therapists. The..." July 30

  • NBA, NBPA Reach Agreements On Disability Insurance, Salary Withholding

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA and NBPA have reached an agreement on a revamped insurance benefit for players who suffer career-ending injuries, sources tell Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. According to Wojnarowski, the new disability policy will pay players $2.5MM in the event of a career-ending injury sustained on..." July 30

  • NBA announces changes to sideline border, team benches ahead of restart

    Sportsnet "Ahead of Thursday night’s tip-off of the NBA’s restart to the 2019-20 season, the league has announced a series of “new elements and enhancements to existing policies and procedures in Basketball Operations, Referee Operations and other areas” to help adapt to an..." July 30

  • As the 2019-20 NBA season resumes, more than $1 billion is at stake

    Sportsnaut "The 2019-20 NBA season will resume at Walt Disney World in Orlando Thursday. It will consist of two games with the New Orleans Pelicans taking on the Utah Jazz in the opening half of a doubleheader and the Lakers going up against the Clippers to close things out. It’s been more..." July 30

  • Trouble in NBA China: Witnesses saw repeated player abuse

    Yahoo! Sports "A fateful tweet about a free Hong Kong reportedly wasn’t the beginning of the NBA’s trouble with China in recent years. Before Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey sparked a firestorm in the NBA’s most lucrative international market, the league had..." July 29

  • NBA extends community testing program as part of 2019-20 season restart "NEW YORK, July 29, 2020 - The NBA announced today a new community testing program providing thousands of no-cost COVID-19 PCR tests in Orlando, Fla. and team markets nationwide. The program, which is a part of NBA Together, the league's global community and social engagement campaign that..." July 29

  • Latest NBA COVID-19 test results return zero positive tests "Of the 344 players tested for COVID-19 on the NBA campus since test results were last announced on July 20, zero have returned confirmed positive tests.   " July 29

  • The Best Destinations For Michael Jordan If He Wants To Return Right Now

    Fadeaway World "There’s a wide consensus that Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time. Naturally, there are always rumors and hope that we will be blessed with his presence on the court again. Although unlikely, MJ is a player that could possibly get it done. A recent video..." July 29

  • No wall for these five NBA rookies as league restart tips-off

    Pro Basketball Talk "Forget hitting a rookie wall or stumbling into the playoffs exhausted and banged-up. The NBA’s break because of the coronavirus pandemic gave rookies an offseason within a season. They’ve had the chance to heal up, study film and gain some much-needed pounds to better..." July 29

  • Adam Silver respects peaceful protest, but won't say what NBA will do if players kneel for anthem

    Yahoo! Sports "The NBA is finally returning on Thursday, and while that’s a welcome relief for many sports fans, there’s uncertainty about what players will do during the national anthem — and how the NBA will react to that. Commissioner Adam Silver spoke to Robin Roberts..." July 29

  • Players debuting in bubble eligible for 2021 Rookie of the Year

    ESPN "The NBA has decided that players who make their NBA debut in the bubble -- a group most notably led by Denver Nuggets forward Bol Bol -- will remain eligible for the Rookie of the Year award for the 2020-21 season, league sources told ESPN. Bol, a 7-foot-2 forward..." July 29

  • Inside the NBA bubble: Announcers preparing for game broadcasts unlike any seen before

    USA Today "Thank goodness that play-by-play announcer Kevin Harlan has become the lead voice for the NBA2K video game series. If not, he would have less to draw from as he prepares for his next assignment.  The NBA will restart its season Thursday at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports..." July 29

  • NBPA's Michele Roberts says league might need bubble for 2020-21

    ESPN "As the NBA prepares to officially restart its season in its bubble inside Walt Disney World Resort on Thursday -- and other sports, most notably Major League Baseball, struggle to deal with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic -- National Basketball Players Association executive director Michele..." July 28

  • NBA teams 'very much expect' to start next year without fans in arenas

    Yardbarker "The NBA's bubble appears to be a massive success so far, with virtually no new coronavirus cases as they head into the resumption of the season. But as the league looks forward to next season, it will need to figure out if it will be a repeat of the bubble or if it will try to have a season..." July 28