Month: January 2020

3:38 PM ET Associated Press The NBA’s All-Stars will be playing this year with Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant in their minds and on their jerseys. So, coming soon: No. 24 Giannis Antetokounmpo, and No. 2 LeBron James. As part of what will be a long series of tributes to Bryant and his daughter Gianna,
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On Sunday, the world lost Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others in a helicopter crash – and everybody, basketball and beyond, began to mourn. Bryant, 41, and his win-at-all-costs mindset changed the course of professional basketball through his five championships, one MVP and over 20 incredible seasons. In a year, Bryant will undoubtedly
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2:09 PM ET Associated Press Kobe Bryant’s final jersey number will be something this year’s NBA All-Stars play to reach. The NBA announced major changes to the All-Star format on Thursday, turning every quarter into a mini-game for charity before an untimed final quarter with a target score that will decide which team wins. Scores
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On Sunday, the world lost Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others in a helicopter crash – and everybody, basketball and beyond, began to mourn. Bryant, 41, and his win-at-all-costs mindset changed the course of professional basketball through his five championships, one MVP and over 20 incredible seasons. In a year, Bryant will undoubtedly
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12:59 AM ET The NBA has alerted teams to the impending release of adjusted 2020-2021 salary and luxury tax projections, signaling the likelihood that a decline in revenue will cause a drop in the figures, league sources tell ESPN. The league office is expected to deliver revised projections as soon as Thursday, an accommodation that
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11:21 PM ET ESPN News Services Tempers flared in the final minute of Wednesday night’s game between New York and Memphis when Knicks guard Elfrid Payton knocked the Grizzlies’ Jae Crowder into the first row at Madison Square Garden. Crowder attempted a 3-pointer following the steal of an errant inbound pass by Julius Randle before
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7:00 AM ET Eric WoodyardESPN DETROIT — “7 Mile Dre” was born on Oct. 25, 2017. Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond had just recorded a 15-rebound night in a win over the Minnesota Timberwolves that put him over 5,000 boards for his career — the second-youngest to ever reach the milestone — and he was
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1:06 AM ET Eric WoodyardESPN MILWAUKEE — The league-leading Milwaukee Bucks will clearly go as far as Giannis Antetokounmpo can take them this season. But there are nights when others steal the show. And Tuesday was one of them. Khris Middleton posted a personal-best 51 points, 10 rebounds and six assists on 16-for-26 shooting, leading
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10:53 PM ET LOS ANGELES — Before moving forward, the Los Angeles Lakers had to take a look back. The Lakers gathered their players and coaches at the team’s practice facility in El Segundo, California on Tuesday for the first time since Kobe Bryant, his daughter, Gianna, and seven others died in a tragic helicopter
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9:22 PM ET Nick DePaulaESPN In the wake of Kobe Bryant’s death, Nike has confirmed that it has sold out of all Kobe-related items from its Nike.com webstore, company sources told ESPN on Tuesday. Initially, a company source had specified that Nike had taken down existing items. For now, searches for Bryant’s products provide one
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