Month: June 2020

NBA to paint Black Lives Matter on court when sport returns by Amy Kaplan DeAndre Jordan has COVID, won’t be at NBA resume by Chad Porto Rudy Gobert (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images) Rudy Gobert says his sense of smell still hasn’t come back. Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert informed French newspaper L’Equipe (h/t ESPN)
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AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – NOVEMBER 30: LaMelo Ball of the Hawks and RJ Hampton of the Breakers during the round 9 NBL match between the New Zealand Breakers and the Illawarra Hawks at Spark Arena on November 30, 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images) With an official timetable for the 2020
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DeAndre Jordan Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images DeAndre Jordan has revealed that he’s tested positive for COVID-19. The Brooklyn Nets‘ DeAndre Jordan revealed on Twitter that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and won’t join the Brookly Nets as they travel to Orlando in a few weeks in order to re-start the NBA season. Jordan
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7:05 PM ET The NBA and National Basketball Players Association are planning to paint “Black Lives Matter” on the court inside both sidelines in all three arenas the league will use at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, when it resumes the 2019-20 season late next month, league sources told ESPN. The WNBA
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4 ways to get your Broadway fix online and at home by Mia Johnson College football’s most overrated team from every Power 5 conference by Nick Villano (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) The J.R. Smith will reportedly reunite with former Cavaliers teammate LeBron James, joining the Lakers for their playoff run. Free-agent shooting guard J.R.
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LeBron James (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images for EIF & XQ) Ahead of their ‘The Decision’ documentary, SportsCenter got a little too cute with LeBron James photoshops. ESPN’s legitimately interesting documentary behind the making of The Decision airs on Sunday night, and while they’re rightfully promoting the work ahead of its debut, perhaps the SportsCenter
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4:31 PM ET NEW YORK — Brooklyn Nets forward Wilson Chandler has informed the team that he is opting out of playing in Orlando, Florida. Chandler cited spending more time with his family — particularly his grandmother, who raised him, and three children — as the primary reason for sitting out. The Nets will be
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12:18 AM ET LOS ANGELES — The LA Clippers signed center Joakim Noah for the remainder of the season, a source told ESPN. The former Defensive Player of the Year’s deal with the Clippers also includes next season (non-guaranteed) according to a source. 1 Related The Clippers signed the two-time All-Star to a 10-day contract
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1:04 AM ET Marc J. Spears Oklahoma City Thunder guard Chris Paul, president of the National Basketball Players’ Association, told ESPN’s The Undefeated on Saturday that the union and the league are collaborating to allow players to wear specialized jerseys with a personalized social justice, social cause or charity message on the back instead of
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Joe Ingles (Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images) Joe Ingles has a message for the Zoomer who peed in his driveway. Australian professional basketball player, Joe Ingles, is not playing and does not take kindly to teenagers peeing in his driveway. GET OFF HIS LAWN! “To the young skateboarding teenager that pee’d on our driveway/garden,” Ingles
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8:15 PM ET The idea for ESPN’s The Decision show 10 years ago, in which LeBron James declared he’d take his “talents to South Beach” wasn’t LeBron’s idea or his agent’s or his inner circle’s or anyone at ESPN’s. It turns out the show’s idea came from a 38-year-old Detroit Pistons fan from Columbus, Ohio,
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7:38 PM ET The NBA season will resume with LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard and Zion Williamson highlighting a double-header to open the restart in Orlando, Florida. The NBA released its schedule for games in Orlando with the season resuming on July 30. Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans tip off the restart against the Utah
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11:11 AM ET Of the 302 NBA players to take tests on Tuesday, 16 have tested positive for the coronavirus, the NBA and NBPA announced in a joint statement Friday. Any player who tested positive will remain in self-isolation until he satisfies public health protocols for discontinuing isolation and has been cleared by a physician.
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Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images With the NBA set to return next month, is resuming the season actually the right decision? Can it be done safely? On April 17, a month after the NBA postponed its season following a positive coronavirus test for the Utah Jazz’s Rudy Gobert, commissioner Adam Silver spoke about how important
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