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  • LeBron James and Lakers kneel during national anthem

    Basketball community won’t miss Donald Trump viewership

    The NBA put “BLACK LIVES MATTER” on the court and social-justice messages on jerseys. These are visible symbols that can draw attention to the fight for racial justice. NBA owners will do more. The NBA Board of Governors announced today that it will contribute $300 million in initial funding to establish the first-ever NBA Foundation […] More

  • Jazz forward Joe Ingles vs. Grizzlies

    Jazz forward Joe Ingles joins Grizzlies huddle (video)

    Things in the bubble are getting interesting — young teams are taking it seriously, while some playoff-bound teams see it more as an extended exhibition season. That is leading to upsets and movement in our power rankings. EDITORS NOTE: We are not including the eight teams not invited to the restart in the rankings the […] More

  • Trail Blazers forward Trevor Ariza

    Trail Blazers reportedly tried recently to get Trevor Ariza to join them in bubble

    Things in the bubble are getting interesting — young teams are taking it seriously, while some playoff-bound teams see it more as an extended exhibition season. That is leading to upsets and movement in our power rankings. EDITORS NOTE: We are not including the eight teams not invited to the restart in the rankings the […] More

  • NBA COVID-19 tests

    No positive COVID-19 tests from 343 players in NBA bubble last week

    Things in the bubble are getting interesting — young teams are taking it seriously, while some playoff-bound teams see it more as an extended exhibition season. That is leading to upsets and movement in our power rankings. EDITORS NOTE: We are not including the eight teams not invited to the restart in the rankings the […] More

  • Trump NBA

    “I think it’s disgraceful” NBA players kneel during anthem

    Everyone knew it was coming. As the vast majority of NBA players and coaches have kneeled during the national anthem in protest of police brutality and support of the Black Lives Matters movement, there would be politicians/talking heads who saw the opportunity to blast the league and score points with their base. They couldn’t pass […] More

  • Patrick Beverley injury

    Patrick Beverley injures calf, Clippers say they will be cautious with return

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — With or without Jimmy Butler, the Miami Heat felt they needed to send a message to the Boston Celtics. Bam Adebayo had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and the Heat never trailed in beating the Celtics 111-106 on Tuesday to remain alone in the fourth spot in the Eastern […] More

  • Bulls guard Coby White vs. Hawks

    No second bubble, scrimmages or practices for other eight NBA teams

    The Nets looked like one of NBA’s the worst continuing teams. They were underwhelming during the regular season, and their roster was decimated entering seeding games. Brooklyn had even more absences against the Bucks today. No Caris LeVert. No Joe Harris. No Jarrett Allen. But despite entering the game as 19-point underdogs, the Nets upset […] More

  • Jaren Jackson torn meniscus

    Memphis’ Jaren Jackson Jr. out for season with torn left meniscus

    The Nets looked like one of NBA’s the worst continuing teams. They were underwhelming during the regular season, and their roster was decimated entering seeding games. Brooklyn had even more absences against the Bucks today. No Caris LeVert. No Joe Harris. No Jarrett Allen. But despite entering the game as 19-point underdogs, the Nets upset […] More

  • Devin Booker game-winner

    Watch Devin Booker drain turnaround game-winner to beat Clippers

    The Nets looked like one of NBA’s the worst continuing teams. They were underwhelming during the regular season, and their roster was decimated entering seeding games. Brooklyn had even more absences against the Bucks today. No Caris LeVert. No Joe Harris. No Jarrett Allen. But despite entering the game as 19-point underdogs, the Nets upset […] More

  • Pacers owner Herb Simon and executives Donnie Walsh, Larry Bird, and Kevin Pritchard

    Larry Bird resigned as Pacers president because of payroll limits

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Anthony Davis had 42 points and 12 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers clinched the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference playoffs by beating the Utah Jazz 116-108 on Monday night. The Lakers (51-15) own a six-game lead over the second-place Los Angeles Clippers and have five seeding […] More

  • Pelicans guard J.J. Redick

    J.J. Redick describes thought behind meme: Anger, embarrassment

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Anthony Davis had 42 points and 12 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers clinched the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference playoffs by beating the Utah Jazz 116-108 on Monday night. The Lakers (51-15) own a six-game lead over the second-place Los Angeles Clippers and have five seeding […] More

  • Darren Collison Lakers

    Darren Collison says talk of him playing for Lakers was “overhyped”

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Anthony Davis had 42 points and 12 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers clinched the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference playoffs by beating the Utah Jazz 116-108 on Monday night. The Lakers (51-15) own a six-game lead over the second-place Los Angeles Clippers and have five seeding […] More

  • Shake Milton game-winner

    Watch Shake Milton drain game-winning three, lift 76ers past Spurs

    For two games the Pelicans played matador defense on the perimeter — Ole! — while the world was asking, “where’s Zion?” With their playoff dreams on the line Monday night, both showed up. Zion got to play 25 minutes and scored 23 points with seven rebounds, his attacking the rim opening up the Pelicans’ offense. […] More

  • Michigan State forward Xavier Tillman

    Michigan State’s Xavier Tillman staying in 2020 NBA Draft

    The Oklahoma City Thunder – like all NBA teams (minus a few individuals) – kneeled during the national anthem. That powerful protest calls attention to racism, particularly through police brutality. It is highly patriotic to work toward ending those shameful practices. Though some have distorted the underlying message, the protests have largely worked. In the […] More

  • NBA referee Brent Barnaky

    NBA referee Brent Barnaky explains standing for the national anthem

    Every day in the NBA there is a lot to unpack — especially with games spread out every day in the bubble — so every weekday during the NBA restart we are here to help you break it all down. Here are three things you need to know from yesterday in the NBA. 1) As […] More

  • Raptors rookie Terence Davis

    Raptors rookie Terence Davis arrives to game with hole in mask

    Every day in the NBA there is a lot to unpack — especially with games spread out every day in the bubble — so every weekday during the NBA restart we are here to help you break it all down. Here are three things you need to know from yesterday in the NBA. 1) As […] More

  • Jonathan Isaac injury

    Orlando’s Jonathan Isaac goes down with scary left knee injury

    Let’s hope this is not as bad as it looks. The Orlando Magic’s Jonathan Isaac had to be taken off the court in a wheelchair after a left knee injury — the same knee where an injury had caused him to miss 10 weeks of play before the NBA was shut down. This was a […] More

  • Watch Markelle Fultz drain three-quarter court buzzer-beater

    Watch Markelle Fultz drain three-quarter court buzzer-beater

    Markelle Fultz has found his stroke. At least Sunday against Sacramento that was true, he started 5-of-5 from the floor, including this ridiculous three-quarters court rainbow. 🚨 ON THE MARK-elle 🚨@MarkelleF | #WholeNewGame pic.twitter.com/nKI7bfpgiy — Orlando Magic (@OrlandoMagic) August 2, 2020 Everything seemed to be falling for Orlando, which had a 20-point second-quarter lead over […] More