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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

  • Russell Westbrook responds to being ranked No. 23 on Bleacher Reports’ top 100 Players

    Clutch Points "Houston Rockets superstar point guard Russell Westbrook was ranked as the 23rd best player in the NBA by Bleacher Report. Upon seeing the rankings, Westbrook took to Instagram to react. Bleacher Report had this to say in regards to why they ranked Westbrook at..." 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

  • Charles Barkley Still Can't Match NBA Players to Their Teams

    The Big Lead "Charles Barkley really needs to start studying. Thursday night the Inside the NBA crew dusted off a classic and had Barkley play a round of "Who He Play For?" It was fantastic as always because Sir Charles had absolutely no idea which guys played..." 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

  • 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

  • Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni relishes start of training camp 2.0

    Houston Chronicle "When Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni spoke of the potential benefit the NBA’s restart will have for a public needing a distraction in troubling times, he cited not just the “joy” but the “edginess” that comes with sports. Amid the health concerns and..." July 10

  • 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

  • Stars Russell Westbrook and James Harden do not fly to Orlando with Rockets, will join team later

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Houston Rockets have landed in Orlando to be part of the NBA’s restart bubble. Except for stars Russell Westbrook and James Harden. Neither was on the team’s charter flight from Houston, but both plan to join the team soon. Shams Charania of The Athletic..." July 09

  • How Yao Ming nearly joined the Warriors instead of the Rockets

    Clutch Points "For the first time since 2012, the Golden State Warriors will participate in the NBA Draft lottery (set to take place on Aug. 25, with the draft slated for Oct. 16). After five straight Finals runs, the injury-riddled Golden State limped to the league’s worst record (15-50),..." 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Is the NBA lending Tilman Fertitta a hand?

    Clutch Points "The NBA could be lending Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta a friendly hand in the upcoming months. The league revealed it will partner with renowned chef Shawn Loving as part of an initiative to provide different meals for their players and staff. Loving has been the team chef for..." 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Weirdest Contracts And Clauses Ever

    Fadeaway World "Sports agents get paid a lot of money for getting their players the best deal they can. More often than not, teams end up overpaying or agreeing to weird clauses to get the best players in the world to join their squads. However, that’s not always the case. In fact, some subpar..." July 08

  • Daryl Morey possibly takes shot at Sixers burner account fiasco

    Clutch Points "Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey fired some shots in the direction of the Philadelphia 76ers of late. It appears that the high-ranking Rockets exec is referencing the 2018 burner account scandal that involved the Sixers, with Morey using it as a punchline in his..." July 08

  • Actually, The NBA Bubble Meals Look Fine

    The Big Lead "Denver Nuggets guard Troy Daniels posted a few Instagram stories showcasing his first dinner inside the NBA bubble. In related news, Troy Daniels is still in the league.  Brooklyn Nets guard Chris Choizza, who may get more playing time than usual because several of his teammates..." July 08

  • Rudy Gobert, CJ McCollum, Among NBA Stars Having Selected Social Justice Jersey Messages

    SI "A number of the NBA's biggest stars have already chosen a social justice-related message that will be displayed on the back of their jerseys at the start of the NBA's restart this July.  Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes reported Tuesday evening a sample of some of the..." July 08

  • Adam Silver: Spike in cases within bubble would force NBA to shut down again

    The Score "In the event the coronavirus penetrates the NBA's bubble setup after all 22 teams arrive in Florida, commissioner Adam Silver acknowledged the league would be forced to halt play for a second time. "Certainly if we had any sort of significant spread within our campus, we..." July 07

  • Rockets sign Luc Mbah a Moute

    NBA.com "Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey today announced that the team has signed free agent forward Luc Mbah a Moute (BAH-ah MOO-tay).  Mbah a Moute (6-8, 230) was originally the 37th overall pick by Milwaukee in the 2008 NBA Draft.  He last played for the Los Angeles..." July 07

  • NBA Reporter Says Kyle Lowry Is Better Than Russell Westbrook And Everyone Is Pissed Off

    Fadeaway World "Twitter was on fire in recent hours after somebody expressed their opinion regarding Russell Westbrook and Kyle Lowry, two of the best point guards in the NBA. Comparisons are hateful, yes, but that doesn’t mean they will stop happening. The NBA is a competition and it’s normal to..." July 07

  • Rockets not concerned with 2020-21 salary cap, but data suggests otherwise

    Clutch Points "The mystery surrounding next season’s cap projections has every front office on its toes. Daryl Morey, the general manager of the Houston Rockets, isn’t as preoccupied with what can be a thinning luxury tax line — something that could greatly affect the Rockets’..." July 07

  • NBA increasing mental health resources for players during season restart

    USA Today "Once the NBA resumes its season in a controlled environment, players will have more to worry about than winning. They will have varying concerns about how the resumed season could affect their mental health. Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward will be away from his..." July 07

  • Top 10 Best Candidates For 2019-20 NBA Most Improved Player Award

    Fadeaway World "Some players peak early on their careers while others never actually develop their full potential. Others, just a few, are able to improve year after year, putting a lot of work on their strengths and flaws, and that’s what makes them stand out in the league. People often see..." July 07

  • Mike D’Antoni’s pre-Disney World bubble presser filled with quips

    Clutch Points "Mike D’Antoni has waited a long time to see his Houston Rockets take the floor again after the NBA came to a halt on March 11. Yet the longtime coach has not skipped a beat when it comes to his sense of humor. During his Tuesday media availability with reporters before..." July 07

  • How will NBA coaches handle season restart with no fans and practice limitations?

    USA Today "During pressure-packed games, NBA coaches often wrestle with how to ensure their ear drums do not burst from all the noise. When the league resumes its season behind closed doors at a quarantine site in Orlando, however, coaches will now wonder how they deal with the uncomfortable..." July 07

  • In a pre-COVID world, the Pistons have their new lottery pick. So who’s it going to be?

    NBA.com "In the pre-COVID world, the NBA draft was 11 days ago and the Pistons are now preparing for this week’s Summer League tipoff in Las Vegas with their new lottery pick. An important piece in the rebuilding has been added, slotting in next to Sekou Doumbouya, still nearly six..." July 07

  • Best player fits in NBA draft for the eight teams whose seasons are already over

    USA Today "The NBA will finally begin to conclude the 2019-20 season later this month in Orlando with 22 teams competing for the playoffs and an NBA championship. But the eight teams left at home will turn the page to the 2020-21 campaign, with October's NBA draft a central piece in improving..." July 07

  • Predicting How Many Future Hall of Famers Are on Every NBA Roster

    Bleacher Report "The Hall of Fame is the highest honor in any sport, with only 150 NBA players receiving the call since the inaugural class of 1959. With so much talent in the league today, we could see that number dramatically increase over the next 10-20..." July 06

  • Austin Rivers Hopes to Honor Trayvon Martin With Jersey in Orlando

    SI "Rockets guard Austin Rivers said on Monday he would like to honor Trayvon Martin by putting "Trayvon" on the back of his jersey as the Rockets finish the 2019-20 season in Orlando.  The NBA announced on June 28 that players will be able to replace their last..." July 06

  • The 25 best dunkers in NBA history

    NBA.com "Who are the best dunkers in NBA history? It's a simple question yet one fraught with complexity. Spend even five minutes racking your brain and suddenly you'll start to feel dizzy. Attempt to talk it through with someone else who likewise worked themselves into a tizzy and you..." July 06

  • Gerald Green Draws Interest But Won’t Return This Summer

    Hoops Rumors "Free agent swingman Gerald Green received interest from multiple NBA teams during the league’s transaction window at the end of June, reports Marc Stein of The New York Times (Twitter link). However, according to Stein, Green decided not to participate in the NBA’s restart..." July 06