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  • Hall Of Fame Ceremony Rescheduled To May 2021

    EuroHoops.net "The 2020 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame ceremony welcoming the confirmed inductees and scheduled to take place between 28 and 30 of August was moved to May 13-15, 2021, as announced on Friday via a press release. Per the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of..." August 14

  • How eliminated NBA teams are handling leaving safety of the Disney campus bubble

    USA Today "As they gathered in the locker room, Sacramento Kings head coach Luke Walton had an important message to share with his players. Though they finished with a 136-122 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday, the Kings’ season officially ended. But this did not mark the..." August 14

  • Spurs coach Gregg Popovich sees Lonnie Walker making strides in bubble

    San Antonio Express-News "Lonnie Walker didn’t spend much time watching Portland’s thrilling win over Dallas on Tuesday night even though the outcome had play-in implications for the Spurs. “I’ll probably watch a little bit of it, but I could care less what they do,” Walker said..." August 13

  • Spurs’ Gregg Popovich has epic 3-word response to coaching next year

    Clutch Points "The San Antonio Spurs’ 22-year postseason streak has come to an end. And many are wondering, is Gregg Popovich looking to retire after an illustrious coaching career? Per Marc Stein, the Spurs head coach uttered a three-word reply to shut down all the..." August 13

  • The Spurs' 22-year playoff streak is over, but their legacy is alive and well

    ESPN "For years, when San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was asked about the Spurs' vaunted organizational culture or their enduring place as contenders in the Western Conference, he'd deflect all credit to Hall of Famer Tim Duncan. "Before you start handing out..." August 13

  • Tyronn Lue expected to be frontrunner for several NBA coaching jobs

    Talk Basket "Tyronn Lue is expected to be the frontrunner for several NBA coaching jobs in the near future, per Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated. " August 13

  • Adam Silver: 'Certainly not bubble or bust' for 2020-21 NBA season

    SI "From behind two inches of plexiglass, a cloth mask covering his face and NBA basketball playing out before his eyes, Adam Silver felt a wave of emotion wash over him. It had been more than four months since the COVID-19 pandemic shut the league down, when Jazz center Rudy Gobert..." August 13

  • Stephen A. Smith Says He'd Run for President If He Received Support

    Complex "President Stephen A. Smith, which has a good god awful ring to it, could be a thing if he "had the support," according to the sports media personality's Twitter feed.  Smith made that statement in response to a tweet, which was in response to a..." August 12

  • NBA Again Finds No Positive COVID-19 Cases

    NBA.com "Of the 342 players tested for COVID-19 on the NBA campus since test results were last announced on Aug. 5, zero have returned confirmed positive tests.  " August 12

  • Here’s who the NBA will and won’t allow as guests next week

    ESPN "As the NBA prepares for the arrival of team guests into the bubble for the start of the conference semifinals this month, the league is requiring players to provide proof of "long-standing relationships" with non-family members, according to a memo obtained by ESPN. The NBA..." August 12

  • Las Vegas, Orlando could be among host cities for 2020-21 NBA season

    Sportsnaut "The Association would love nothing more than to host fans at games throughout the 2020-21 NBA season. Sure the bubble environment at Walt Disney World in Orlando has worked swell. However, we’re talking economics. The revenue downfall that has come with playing in a bubble..." August 12

  • 4 bubbles could be in play for 2020-21 NBA season

    Clutch Points "Some light has been shed on how the format of the 2020-21 NBA campaign might look. Clearly, the coronavirus pandemic is not going away anytime soon, and the league is already kicking around bold ideas for next season. According to a report published by David Aldridge and John..." August 12

  • NBA Players Can Invite Family, Close Friends to Bubble After 1st Round of Playoffs

    Radio "Joel Embiid recently said that he's been pleasantly surprised by his time in the bubble, admitting that though he had his doubts, it's actually been a good time. The one thing he specifically mentioned that he missed, though, was spending time with his..." August 12

  • What Executive of the Year voting tells us about the NBA's values

    ESPN "In 2014, Boston Celtics president Danny Ainge got a single first-place vote for Executive of the Year and finished seventh. At the time, no one thought twice about it. The Celtics were at the start of a rebuild and went 25-57, missing the playoffs. But that was the season..." August 12

  • Michele Roberts Opens Up About the NBA Bubble and What's Next

    SI "Inside the Grand Floridian hotel, out of the soupy Florida heat, a wave of relief washed over Michele Roberts. For months, Roberts, the Executive Director of the NBA’s players association, worked tirelessly with league officials to piece together its return. Medical protocols needed to be..." August 12

  • NBA To Announce Awards For Top Bubble Performers On Saturday

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA announced today in a press release that it will name an All-Seeding Games Team and the Player of the Seeding Games to honor the top performers of the summer restart. According to the league, media members – sportswriters and broadcasters – who have been..." August 11

  • Realistic NBA Trade Ideas You've Never Thought Of

    Bleacher Report "Imaginations ran wild during the NBA's near five-month hiatus. With an insatiable appetite for content, hoop heads devoured anything that promised to break the monotony of an essentially sports-free existence. Talks naturally turned to trade speculation—a preferred..." August 11

  • Bubble rumblings: Player bonding and subtle changes in perspective

    Yahoo! Sports "Back in the normal days of the NBA, a foe was a foe. And that was made even more apparent when a player took to the floor during the game. It could be a trip, a slip or simply collapsing after contact. It has become customary for most players to remain planted until a teammate rushes over to..." August 11

  • How NBA has expanded community testing for COVID-19 in team markets

    USA Today "As the NBA brainstormed how it would resume its suspended season in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, the league, its 30 owners and the players union all maintained it would have to follow one uncompromising rule. All participating players, coaches and staff members would have..." August 11

  • NBA plans to hold 2020 Draft Lottery virtually on Aug. 20th

    NBC Washington "The NBA offseason arrives later this week and will speed up soon not long after with the Aug. 20 draft lottery, which will be held virtually this year. The news it is being held virtually, which was first reported by the Athletic, was a fairly obvious expectation.  " August 10

  • The 6 Biggest Surprises from NBA's Orlando Bubble so Far

    Bleacher Report "One month into the NBA's Disney bubble experience, it's safe to say play has lived up to expectations. Despite the absence of fans, game action has been nothing short of extraordinary. We've come to expect that from some of the NBA's most notable stars and..." August 10

  • Zion Williamson says Pelicans’ slow start in elimination game ‘not acceptable’

    Larry Brown Sports "The New Orleans Pelicans were eliminated from playoff contention on Sunday after a 122-113 loss to the San Antonio Spurs, and some of their players are blaming themselves. The Pelicans fell behind 17 points in the first half before starting to come back. Zion..." August 10

  • Undefeated Suns still need help

    Bright Side Of The Sun "It was a wild week in the bubble with Suns fans’ hopes going up and down as the Suns continued to win but a few wins by their Western Conference opponents for that 8th seed tempered some of the early enthusiasm. The 124-121 win by Portland over Philadelphia yesterday was a big..." August 10

  • Race for West's No. 8 seed down to four teams

    USA Today "We're going to get a play-in for the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference. Now we just have to wait to see which two teams it will involve. The field of contenders thinned Sunday, but the race between the remaining four teams is as close as ever. The New Orleans Pelicans and..." August 10

  • 5 best NBA duos you never knew played together

    Clutch Points "Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magic Johnson. Larry Bird and Kevin McHale. Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen. John Stockton and Karl Malone. Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal. These are just some of the greatest duos to have ever graced the basketball court. Most fans have fond memories of the..." August 10

  • Top 20 NBA Players With The Most Minutes Played In NBA History

    Fadeaway World "Making it to the NBA is tough. Staying there and establishing as a productive piece of a roster is nearly impossible. That’s why so many players are left off over the years, give up on their NBA careers and end up taking their talents to another professional league. There have..." August 09

  • NBA Discussing Regional Bubbles Next Season; Orlando, Vegas Considered

    Bleacher Report "The NBA is considering splitting its 30 teams into groups that will play at regional sites for the 2020-21 season amid the COVID-19 pandemic, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski: "This time, ideas center on regional sites and windows of participation that would..." August 09

  • NBA Flexible With Start Of Next Season

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s experiment at the Disney World campus continues to be a success, with no COVID-19 cases reported in the latest round of testing, but uncertainty still surrounds the start of next season, writes ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The league office is telling..." August 09

  • Will contending teams' rest plans influence which NBA team lands the No. 8 seed?

    USA Today "Now that the novelty has worn off over a resumed season, the NBA has shown some sense of normalcy. Relatively speaking, of course. Teams still play games in arenas without fans. They also remain isolated on a quarantined campus. Just like in other normal years, though, NBA teams have..." August 08

  • NBA Announces Finalists For 2019/20 Awards

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA has announced the finalists for several awards as the seeding games on the Orlando campus move forward and the postseason nears. It was announced in July that all awards for the 2019/20 season would be based on games up until March 11, when the coronavirus pandemic shuttered play. Media..." August 08

  • NBA may delay 2020-21 season start date to allow for fans

    The Score "The NBA could push back its planned start date for the 2020-21 season - Dec. 1 - if the delay would allow for arenas to be reopened for fans, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports. The league has considered Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 18 as a potential date for..." August 08

  • 5 biggest surprises inside the NBA bubble

    The Score "We've witnessed plenty of thrilling and competitive performances from the NBA's top 22 teams since play began inside the bubble on July 30. Based on a relatively small sample size of action - 49 of the 88 seeding games played thus far - here are the five most surprising..." August 08

  • 'It's game on': NBA bubble food gets new spin thanks to popular master chef Shawn Loving

    USA Today "Rip Hamilton arrived in Detroit in 2002 and found chef Shawn Loving’s restaurant, Loving Spoonful. The then-Pistons guard became a frequent diner and asked if Loving was interested in a job as Hamilton’s personal chef. “At that time, he was a motor and running around..." August 07

  • The Best And The Worst Matchups For The Lakers In The NBA Playoffs

    Fadeaway World "After several months of arduous wait, the NBA has finally resumed action. The remaining games are slowly shaping up the Playoff picture. As the eighth seed takes a musical chairs rotation every day, let us take a look at the top five potential match-ups that the hot favorite Los..." August 07

  • Eight things we've learned during the NBA restart

    CBS Sports "We've passed the one-week mark of the NBA restart and, knock on wood, the bubble plan has gone off without any major disruptions. The fake crowd noise sometimes gets too loud and the virtual fans are kind of creepy, but overall it's hard to complain about the presentation, so far, or..." August 07

  • Every NBA Team's Best Free-Agent Signing of the Past Decade

    Bleacher Report "The past 10 years of NBA free agency have delivered some of the best and worst contracts in league history. For Part 2 of this two-part miniseries, we'll be focusing on the best deals of the decade, meaning contracts that were signed from 2010-19. Each..." August 07

  • 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

  • Jazz Stars Sitting Out Friday’s Game With Spurs

    Yardbarker "The Jazz will play the Spurs on Friday, but they will look like a totally different team. They’ll go without all of their star players due to injury or, in one case, rest, according to an ESPN report. The starting backcourt of Donovan Mitchell (left peroneal..." 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

  • Nikola Jokic truly wows Gregg Popovich

    ESPN "Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. became only the third rookie since 2000 to post consecutive 30-point double-doubles but it was Nikola Jokic who left Gregg Popovich feeling like he had just faced a Hall of Famer. "Porter is a fine young talent,"..." August 06

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Gregg Popovich applauds Adam Silver, NBA for leadership in making bubble work

    The Score "San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich doesn't believe it's luck that the NBA campus hasn't reported a positive COVID-19 test in the last three weeks. "There's absolutely no doubt that the NBA, under the leadership of Adam Silver, has done a magnificent..." 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

  • The Race For the Western Conference Eighth Seed is Going to Come Down to the Wire

    The Big Lead "When the idea of an NBA bubble to host the playoffs was initially floated all those long months ago, some thought it might provide an opportunity for the league to try out some unconventional playoff formats and methods. No better time to experiment than in what will be the weirdest..." August 05

  • 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

  • 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