Month: February 2021

11:49 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN Two days after the Toronto Raptors beat the Houston Rockets with several coaches — including head coach Nick Nurse — and star forward Pascal Siakam sitting out due to the NBA’s health and safety protocols, the Raptors had their scheduled game Sunday night against the Chicago Bulls postponed because they
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Renee Montgomery purchased the share of Atlanta Dream owned by former senator Kelly Loeffler. The WNBA has always been one of the more progressive professional sports leagues in America. 67 percent of the league is comprised by black women and has been a safe haven for the LGBTQ+ community. The league sees another “first” as a
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1:04 AM ET Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic has inspired comparisons to legends such as Larry Bird and Magic Johnson less than two and a half seasons into his NBA career. Among active superstars, Doncic’s game might be most similar to perennial MVP candidate James Harden, who acknowledged Saturday night that he considers those comparisons
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James Dolan, New York Knicks. (Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports) Devin Booker wasn’t worried about Giannis Antetokounmpo’s potential game-winning jumper (Video) by Gerald Bourguet Not even James Dolan can hurt the New York Knicks’ overall franchise value. Forbes has released its most valuable NBA franchises for 2021. Not surprisingly, but still somehow shockingly, the New York
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7:45 PM ET After missing 10 consecutive games, Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday is likely to return to the lineup against the visiting LA Clippers on Sunday, sources told ESPN. The Bucks have been largely inconsistent without Holiday, who has been out for three weeks as part of the league’s health and safety protocols. Holiday
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Pelicans star Zion Williamson would be a huge draw for the NBA Slam Dunk Contest in 2021. Will the All-Star forward take part in it? The 2021 edition of the NBA Slam Dunk Contest is on the horizon and one of the league’s brightest young big men is an obvious choice to participate. Will Zion
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10:24 AM ET A day after a league official told ESPN’s Marc J. Spears that the G League is investigating a claim made by Jeremy Lin that he was called “coronavirus” during a game, Lin tweeted that he’s “not naming or shaming anyone.” “I know this will disappoint some of you but I’m not naming
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Jeremy Lin took to Facebook to open up against racism in America. Amidst a wave of anti-Asian and anti-Asian-American attacks against community elders in the United States, NBA guard Jeremy Lin has spoken up about the ugly bigotry he’s seen lately — and throughout his life. Taking to Facebook, Lin — the first American of
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MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – JANUARY 22: Malik Beasley #5 of the Minnesota Timberwolves shoots the ball against John Collins #20 of the Atlanta Hawks during the game at Target Center on January 22, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Hawks defeated the Timberwolves 116-98. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or
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11:27 AM ET Zlatan Ibrahimovic has courted controversy throughout his career. MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP via Getty Images AC Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic criticized LeBron James and others on Thursday for their activism in what the former LA Galaxy star called “politics.” Speaking in an interview for UEFA for Discovery+ in Sweden on Thursday, the outspoken striker said
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Feb 13, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) walks towards the court before the start of the game against the Golden State Warriors at the Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports Alabama trolls Georgia with special 2nd-and-26 throwback (Video) by John Buhler Kevin Durant has been ruled out
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3:48 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN Brooklyn Nets star forward Kevin Durant will remain out until after the All-Star break due to a left hamstring strain he suffered earlier this month, the team announced Friday. After a follow-up MRI, the Nets determined Durant “will require an additional recovery period” that will keep him out through the
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11:20 AM ET In a shift from years past, the NBA league office will require college seniors to petition the league for inclusion on the NBA early-entry list in order to become draft-eligible in 2021. Last October, due to disruptions caused by the pandemic, the NCAA granted an additional year of eligibility to winter athletes,
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1:22 AM ET NEW YORK — One day after posting on social media that he would like to see the NBA logo changed from Jerry West’s silhouette to Kobe Bryant’s, Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving reaffirmed his stance and said he’s OK if he’s a leader of the conversation. “We want to set a standard
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NBA commissioner Adam Silver has reportedly apologized to Toronto Raptors team president Masai Uriji.  No one has forgotten about the 2019 NBA Finals when the Toronto Raptors somehow upset the Golden State Warriors. Unfortunately, no one has forgotten about the post-game incident where Raptors team president Masai Uriji had an altercation with California Deputy Sheriff Alan
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6:49 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN Minnesota Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley has been suspended for 12 games without pay in the wake of pleading guilty to a felony count of threats of violence as a result of an incident last September, the NBA announced Thursday evening. “As an organization, we fully support today’s decision by the
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