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    NBA All-Star voting opens Thursday, without any final determination yet if there will be an actual All-Star Game this season. The league said Wednesday that “discussions surrounding a potential NBA All-Star Game are ongoing.” The Associated Press reported Monday that there have been talks about having an All-Star Game that would benefit historically Black institutions and COVID-19 relief, though no plan has been finalized. But the league also wants players worthy of being named All-Stars this season to get their due, whether the game is played or not. Voting opens at noon Eastern on Thursday and will run through 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Feb. 16. “Naming NBA All-Stars is an annual tradition that honors an exclusive group of players for extraordinary performances during the season,” Byron Spruell, the NBA’s President of League Operations, said in a statement released to AP. “We look forward to recognizing the best of the best...
    (CNN)NBA legend Kobe Bryant, who died tragically last year at age 41, will likely be best known for his gifts with the roundball. He was one of the greatest to take the court and one of basketball's greatest ambassadors, heralding the men's and women's game at its youth, college, pro and international levels. Yet the Los Angeles Lakers luminary was multifaceted -- serving as a writer, producer, spokesman, philanthropist, mentor and #girldad. The Black Mamba appreciated greatness in all its forms -- and saw sport as transformative. He believed, like Nelson Mandela whom he quoted in an Instagram post in 2014, that "sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It...
    In California: State lifts stay-at-home orders for all regions States taking back Covid shots unused by nursing homes NBA considering potential 2021 All-Star Game in Atlanta The NBA and National Basketball Players Association are discussing the idea of an All-Star Game in March, a person familiar with ongoing talks told USA TODAY Sports. Murals of Kobe Bryant have spread worldwide to honor his legacy and influence USA TODAY SPORTS See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next What it will take for the new Texans GM to save a dysfunctional organization USA TODAY SPORTS Whats next for the Mets after firing GM Jared Porter USA TODAY SPORTS NY Mets fire GM Jared Porter after he sent explicit messages and photos to female reporter USA TODAY SPORTS NFL divisional Sunday overreactions: Bradys not done yet, Brees on the...
    The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association are engaged in discussions about possibility holding an All-Star Game in early March, with Atlanta targeted as the host city, ESPN reported on Monday. The NBA canceled its traditional All-Star Weekend, which had been scheduled for Indianapolis in February, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But the sides are discussing moving the game, along with a scaled-down All-Star Weekend events, to Atlanta on March 7. The NBA’s midseason break is March 5-10. The game could be held at the Hawks’ State Farm Arena or at one of the city’s historically black colleges and universities’ (HBCU) campus gyms. NBPA president Chris Paul of the Phoenix Suns supports the idea, which would feature HBCUs and provide COVID-19 relief funding. Holding an All-Star Game would be a massive undertaking. Atlanta-based Turner Sports could televise the game. But the game would still require a significant effort...
    More On: nba Nets’ hunt for big man brings them back to Cavs NBA fans to attend games thanks to COVID-19-detecting dogs How Nets are addressing their biggest roster need Shaq’s awkward interview with NBA star couldn’t have gone as planned The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association are engaged in discussions about possibility holding an All-Star Game in early March, with Atlanta targeted as the host city, ESPN reported on Monday. The NBA canceled its traditional All-Star Weekend, which had been scheduled for Indianapolis in February, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But the sides are discussing moving the game, along with a scaled-down All-Star Weekend events, to Atlanta on March 7. The NBA’s midseason break is March 5-10. The game could be held at the Hawks’ State Farm Arena or at one of the city’s historically black colleges and universities’ (HBCU) campus gyms. NBPA president Chris Paul...
    Perry Botkin Jr., Composer Behind The Young and the Restless Theme, Dead at 87 A surge in options trading is pushing around the stock market — and bringing back memories of the dot-com bubble NBA targeting early March for potential All-Star Game Despite the cancellation of the traditional All-Star Weekend festivities, the NBA is still trying to put together an All-Star Game for the 2020-21 season. © Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the NBA and National Basketball Players Association are discussing the possibility of holding an All-Star Game in early March. Atlanta is being eyed as a possible site to play the game, with March 7 as a preliminary date. That would put the game in the middle of the already scheduled midseason break. Atlanta is the preference for multiple reasons. Turner Sports has the broadcast rights to the game, and they are headquartered...
    The NBA, just one month into the 2020-21 season, is having second thoughts about cancelling its annual All-Star Game, according to a Monday report from ESPN. Festivities planned for Indianapolis in February had been nixed because of COVID-19 concerns. But a proposed midseason event could now take place elsewhere on March 7. The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association are reportedly discussing what a 2021 All-Star Game might look like. Atlanta is considered a top option to host on short notice, per the report; the NBA’s stated basis for letting the game happen could be to “allow for a game to financially benefit historically Black colleges and universities and COVID-19 relief.” MORE: Anthony Anderson’s incredible story about beat ing Michael Jordan in dominoes The Celtics and Wizards are among the teams that have been ravaged by COVID-19 cases this season, leading to game postponements and health concerns...
    FAU Dance Team Honors Their Former Captain Who Died After Her Head Was Trapped Between Car and Payment Machine Biden raises the bar on vaccines and suggests US will get to 1.5 million a day Report: NBA in talks with union about holding All-Star game as COVID-19 wreaks havoc on league schedule The NBA and NBPA are in discussions to hold an All-Star game in March, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports. © Provided by Yahoo! Sports The NBA is reportedly considering re-upping the 2021 All-Star Game in Atlanta. (Reuters/Chris Aluka Berry) Atlanta is on the table as a potential host, according to the report. The league announced in November that it was postponing the 2021 All-Star Game originally scheduled for February in Indianapolis. “Public health conditions prevented the Pacers, the NBA All-Star Host Committee and the NBA from appropriately planning and executing fan-focused All-Star activities in Indianapolis that were envisioned...
    The NBA, the National Basketball Players Association and representatives from historically Black institutions met Monday to discuss how a possible All-Star Game this year could benefit HBCUs as well as COVID-19 relief efforts, said a person with direct knowledge of the conversation. There are multiple cities being discussed as potential hosts, Atlanta among them, according to the person who spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no details have been publicly announced. The current focus of the conversation is for an All-Star Game only, not the Rising Stars game or the typical All-Star Saturday events such as the skills competition, 3-point contest and dunk contest, the person said. ESPN first reported the plans for a revised All-Star and Atlanta’s emergence as a potential host. The entire notion remains fluid, based on what happens with the virus in the coming weeks. The current discussions also do not call...
    Getty LeBron James, Lakers It is not the most-remembered NBA rivalry in the long career of Lakers star LeBron James, but it was his first. Back in the middle of the 2000s, when James was making his first trips to the postseason, he repeatedly saw the same foe: the Washington Wizards. In fact, for James first three postseason appearances 2006-08), his Cavaliers faced off against the Wiz in the first round, winning all three battles. The star of those series for the Wizards was guard Gilbert Arenas, who averaged 24.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 5.3 assists in his three matchups against James’ Cavaliers. What struck Arenas after watching James in those series was not what James was able to accomplish, but it was that he could have done so much more but instead chose to get his teammates involved and take over the game at the prime moment....
    Instagram/MTV The Challenge: Double Agents MTV’s The Challenge is now on its 36th season and the show is bigger than ever, so it’s no surprise that celebrities and athletes are also watching and supporting the show. Recently, NBA All-Star and two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo said that he’s a fan of The Challenge and revealed who his favorite competitors are. In a video shared by Challenge legend Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio, Antetokounmpo is seen walking through the Milwaukee Bucks locker room showing off his Johnny Bananas face mask. NBA’s 2020 Defensive Player of the Year then says, “Have you seen my mask? You know I’m a big fan of The Challenge, right? My Johnny Bananas mask. There’s some good people in [The Challenge]. I think there’s gonna be a lot of drama, some rookies in it. But I got my mask. Johnny Bananas sent me a mask so, shout out...
    PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Suns All-Star guard Devin Booker sat out Saturday night against the Denver Nuggets because of a left hamstring injury he suffered in overtime Friday night. Booker was hurt with about two minutes left in overtime when he landed awkwardly while going for a rebound. He slowly walked to the bench and didn’t play during the final few possessions and the Nuggets rallied for a 130-126 victory. Suns coach Monty Williams said on Saturday that Booker’s hamstring was sore and that his status for the coming week was uncertain. Phoenix won’t play again until Wednesday when it hosts Oklahoma City. Booker leads the Suns with a 22.9 scoring average and had 31 on Friday. Williams wasn’t sure who would start in Booker’s place, adding that his production couldn’t be replaced by just one player. When Booker went to the bench in overtime, he was replaced by Cameron...
    Boston Celtics’ Jaylen Brown has been an All-star contender for as long as one can remember. The 6’6” small forward showed tremendous growth from his rookie season in his sophomore year. Unfortunately, a complexity of equations around him stopped his name from appearing on the coveted list. The Greens drafted JB in 2016 and followed that amazing draft with Jayson Tatum’s pick in 2017. This investment in the team rebuilding paid off as they played three conference finals in the past four seasons. However, Jaylen’s contribution still did not enjoy as much spotlight as his counterparts’. Jaylen Brown and the tough road towards the All-star mention Jan 17, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) drives the ball against New York Knicks guard RJ Barrett (9) in the second quarter at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports Last year, the Celtics finished #3 on...
    Getty Images Karl-Anthony Towns of the Minnesota Timberwolves guards LaMarcus Aldridge of the San Antonio Spurs One great potential TPE candidate for the Boston Celtics is a decorated All-NBA Team veteran out West whose dynamic skillsets may be better served playing for the likes of Brad Stevens, even if his best playing days are behind him. Although the NBA trade deadline isn’t until March 25, all eyes will be focused on Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge and his hard-earned Traded Player Exception within the next coming weeks.Gary Washburn On LaMarcus Aldridge: ‘Provides A Perimeter And Post Threat The Celtics Don’t Have’With that, Boston Globe’s Celtics & NBA writer Gary Washburn proposed the Celtics pursue San Antonio Spurs veteran center LaMarcus Aldridge; a player who’s in the final year of his contract but is someone Washburn believes is worth the risk. “Aldridge is 35 and having a...
    Getty Bradley Beal #3 of the Washington Wizards shoots the ball against the Miami Heat during the second half at Capital One Arena on October 18, 2018. The Miami Heat have been trudging along with only eight available players this week. Maybe they deserve to be rewarded by getting one of the best guards in the game. Sure, it sounds like Victor Oladipo wants to set up residence in South Beach and Jimmy Butler would relish playing with him. Keep the stove heated on that one. But new chatter around the Heat possibly making a play for Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal has arisen. According to the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson, the Heat’s “interest level” remains “high” in Beal but Washington has refused to put the two-time All-Star on the trading block. Then there is the issue of the asking price. The Wizards are reportedly looking for a...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Brooklyn Nets will officially introduce superstar James Harden during a virtual press conference Friday. The Nets acquired Harden from the Houston Rockets in a massive 4-team deal. Brooklyn traded three first-round picks, four pick swaps, Caris LeVert, Jarrett Allen, Rodions Kurucs and Taurean Prince in the deal, which also involved Milwaukee and Indiana. Harden won the NBA’s MVP Award for the 2017-18 season and will now team up with Kevin Durant, his former teammate in Oklahoma City. MORE: NBA Fines Nets’ Kyrie Irving $50,000 For Violating Health And Safety Protocols The Nets are expected to hold an introductory press conference with Harden at 1 p.m. Watch it on CBSN New York. MORE FROM CBSN NEW YORK: Staten Island Couple Says Tenants Who Haven’t Paid Rent Since May 2019 Can Be Kicked Out Due To Eviction Moratorium Queens Man Eduard Florea Arrested After Allegedly Plotting Another...
    Internet researchers work to ID Capitol mob Florida man sued for not paying up after betting on Trump NBA Fact or Fiction: The fixed Sixers, Kyrie Irving retirement talk and Jerami Grants All-Star case Each week during the 2020-21 NBA season, we will take a deeper dive into three of the league’s biggest storylines in an attempt to determine whether the trends are based more in fact or fiction moving forward. [Last week: The Stephen Curry experience, Knicks magic and decision time for the Wizards]The Philadelphia 76ers are fixedWhether or not the actual framework of a trade was offered, the Houston Rockets could have gotten Ben Simmons from the Philadelphia 76ers for James Harden instead of Victor Oladipo and a Brooklyn Nets draft bonanza. That is pretty well-established at this point. I would lean toward taking Simmons, a 24-year-old All-NBA and All-Defensive talent signed through 2025, because he is...
    Getty Victor Oladipo, Pacers James Harden is finally off the market after a never-ending soap opera. Time for the Miami Heat to look elsewhere for reinforcements and that search begins with Harden’s old team. Victor Oladipo was sent to the Houston Rockets as part of Harden’s blockbuster deal, but that’s not where he wants to be. His top destination has always been South Beach and there is a growing feeling around the league that he’ll be on the move again before the NBA trade deadline. Houston could still flip Oladipo, per The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor, and “league sources say Oladipo still hopes to find himself in Miami.” Remember, Oladipo opted out of the 2019-20 “bubble restart” due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. He is a free agent next offseason and seeking a max contract, preferably in Miami alongside his buddy Jimmy Butler. The rumors of Oladipo wanting...
    Getty Bradley Beal #3 of the Washington Wizards drives against Jeff Teague #55 of the Boston Celtics. Kemba Walker’s return to the hardwood is quickly approaching. Although questions surrounding the All-Star point guard remain well intact. If healthy, a big if, Walker gives the Celtics a true third option offensively, helping alleviate attention and pressure off Boston’s dynamic one-two punch of Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum. With that said, if Walker’s iffy left knee does indeed check out, it could also mean the end to Walker’s run in a Celtics uniform. The 30-year-old could serve as a viable piece in a trade to lure a big name to Boston prior to the March 25 deadline. Simply put, if healthy, Walker could find himself on “trade watch” in the next coming month. Yet, as Bleacher Report’s Dan Favale pointed out in his “NBA Stars Who Will Be on Trade...
    Getty NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 22: James Wiseman #33 of the Golden State Warriors dribbles the ball during the first half against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center on December 22, 2020 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images) The Golden State Warriors have been on a two-game winning streak as they head into their next contest against the Los Angeles Clippers. Their recent surge as of late has been sparked by their superstar Steph Curry who played well enough to become the Western Conference Player of the Week per the NBA. If Curry is able to keep this up he certainly would be a key member of the MVP race....
    MTV/Instagram The Challenge: War of the Worlds cast It’s been a difficult year for Ashley Cain, a British reality star known for appearing on The Challenge: War of the Worlds and the U.K. version of Ex on the Beach, after his daughter was diagnosed with leukemia only a few months after she was born. However, the reality TV star has been receiving an outpouring of support from his costars and fans and just before the holidays, he received a message of support from an NBA All-Star, Carmelo Anthony. On November 20, Ashley shared that his family would be spending the Christmas holidays in the hospital as his three-month-old daughter was set to undergo her second round of chemotherapy for the “rare and aggressive” form of leukemia. On December 28, Ashley shared a video from Carmelo Anthony sending him support and words of encouragement. View this post on Instagram...
    Getty Former NBA MVP Derrick Rose could be headed to a contender before the trade deadline. The NBA trade deadline is less than three months away so naturally the rumors are flying faster than foreign sports cars racing down Ocean Drive. The Miami Heat could be potential buyers, especially if Jimmy Butler’s nagging ankle injury continues to worsen as the season goes on. Miami came into the 2020 reboot with high expectations after falling to the Los Angeles Lakers in six games last year during the NBA Finals. Team president Pat Riley isn’t one who likes to rest on his laurels and adding talent — remember his brilliant maneuvering for Andre Iguodala? — is always on the agenda. The name to keep an eye on is James Harden. The disgruntled Houston Rockets star has been previously linked to Miami, with Duncan Robinson being the “sticking point” in any potential...
    The rapper Master P and former NBA All-Star Baron Davis have jointly entered into negotiations with parent company Adidas to acquire the once-mighty shoe brand Reebok, which is reportedly on sale for some $2.4billion. Master P is the stage name of Percy Robert Miller, a 53-year-old rapper, actor, record producer, and entrepreneur whose net worth is said to be valued at $200million. Davis, 41, is a retired former professional basketball player who played 15 seasons for various teams, including Charlotte, New Orleans, Golden State, the Los Angeles Clippers, Cleveland, and New York. He currently works as a studio analyst for Turner Network Television’s coverage of the NBA. The rapper Master P (left) and former NBA All-Star Baron Davis (right) have jointly entered into negotiations with parent company Adidas to acquire the once-mighty shoe brand Reebok, which is reportedly on sale for some $2.4billion Reebok, the once-popular shoe...
    The NBA is a league that has been dominated by multiple superstar duos. Be it Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal or Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen, superstar duos are pivotal to the side. In the 1990s, apart from the obvious Jordan and Pippen, one specific duo terrorized the league. This was the duo of one of the most skillful point guards, Penny Hardaway, and the other was a dynamic big man, Shaquille O’Neal. If not for the injuries to Penny, the duo could have dominated the East for years to come. Penny Hardaway reveals why he wanted to play with Shaquille O’Neal The 4-Time All-Star had an instant impact when he entered the NBA. In the second year itself, he made it to an All-Star game and entered the All-NBA team. Hardaway recently interacted in Basketball News’ ‘The Rematch’. When asked about why he wanted to play with a player...
    Back in the early 90s, the Orlando Magic had established themselves in the league, quickly making quite a name for themselves. It was at a time when Shaquille O’Neal had entered the franchise and brought immense fame to it. However, the team still lacked a skilled ball handler and shooter. Then entered Anfernee Penny Hardaway, who had everything Orlando needed along with his grace and style. Despite many achievements in his career, he still considers the biggest one to beat Michael Jordan and his Chicago Bulls. The 1995 NBA playoffs Before winning three consecutive NBA titles between 1996-98, the Bulls had in the Eastern Conference semifinals to Orlando Magic. This was the last team to have beaten Jordan in the playoffs before he retired in 1998. With a trio like Shaq, Horace Grant, and Hardaway, Orlando managed to finish the series of in six games. In that season, they advanced...
    Michael Jordan is inarguably the GOAT of basketball. In his 15-year career, he broke multiple records and was one of the fiercest leaders in the NBA. MJ’s popularity skyrocketed last year with the release of his 10-episode documentary series, ‘The Last Dance.’ In the eighth episode of the series, one of the best defensive point guards in the NBA, Gary Payton, claimed that the outcome of the 1996 Finals could have been different had he guarded Jordan from the start of the series. Jordan later shrugged off ‘The Glove’, saying he did not have any problems in dealing with Payton’s defensive efforts against him. This surely raised some debates about how dismissive MJ was. Payton’s ex- teammate claims the glove ‘rattled’ Michael Jordan Seattle Supersonics legend and 6-time All-Star Shawn Kemp recently made an appearance in Mikey Domagala’s Inside Buzz. When asked about MJ’s comments on fellow teammate Payton, Kemp...
    Getty LeBron James and the Lakers look to repeat as NBA champs LeBron James is one of the most dominant forces in NBA basketball. LIVE with ESPNs Kendrick Perkins! ????Were LIVE previewing the season with former NBA champ Kendrick Perkins!2020-12-10T21:53:27Z A four-time NBA Champion James has won two NBA Championships alongside the Miami Heat Big 3 Era of Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. LBJ also won a ring with the Cleveland Cavaliers alongside teammates Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving. James won his fourth title with the Los Angeles Lakers on a roster that included James, Anthony Davis, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Kyle Kuzma, Rajon Rondo, Alex Caruso, Dwight Howard, Danny Green, J.R. Smith, JaVale McGee, Dion Waiters and Jared Dudley, the Lakers won their first NBA championship in ten years. It was the franchise’s 17th title, tying the Boston Celtics for the most in league history. Winners of the 2020...
    Getty Images Kevin Love and LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers (2016) Brooklyn Nets All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving’s social media response to the NBA fining him caused a stir around the league and now one of his former All-Star teammates from the champion 2016 Cleveland Cavaliers is speaking up about it.  Irving, who refused to talk to the media during Nets training camp, was fined $25,000 and so was his organization. The Nets and Irving were fined the same amount before Irving took to his Instagram for a response. He quoted Malcolm X, which read, “I’ve had enough of someone else’s propaganda. I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m fror Justice, no matter who it’s for or against. I’m a human being first and foremost, and as such I am for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.”  Irving then offered the following, in regard to...
    Getty Images Isaiah Thomas talks with Evan Turner, Avery Bradley, and Jae Crowder of the Boston Celtics Imagine a world where Isaiah Thomas returns to the Boston Celtics. VideoVideo related to celtics all-star’s return questioned, blazers signing preferred: ex-coach2020-12-09T21:42:18-05:00 An NBA free agent, Thomas, 31, went from being a second round pick in the 2011 NBA Draft to being beloved by Boston Celtics fans during his stint with the team from 2015-2017 before he was ultimately traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Kyrie Irving. “You know this is a business,” Earl Watson told me of Thomas while on the Heavy Live With Scoop B Show. “And I think one thing that these teams from both sides to playing and coaching realize is the way that relationships ended; I’m not sure if it ended on the right note. Players have human emotions. And when he...
    After eight years of being the face of the franchise, rumors have started to circulate that All-Star shooting guard James Harden already wants out of the Houston Rockets. With their inability to fully dominate the Western Conference and capture the Larry O’Brien Trophy, there are speculations that “The Beard” is considering following the footsteps of other superstars who left their teams to chase for their first NBA championship title somewhere else. As of now, the Rockets are well-aware of Harden’s desire to leave. However, Houston doesn’t plan to move Harden just for the sake of granting his request to start a new journey with another team. To convince them to engage in a blockbuster deal, potential suitors would likely be needing to pay the king’s ransom. According to Sam Amick of The Athletic, the Rockets are demanding a package that includes an All-Star, young prospects, and future first-round picks in...
    NBA All-Star Anthony Davis is reportedly returning to the Los Angeles Lakers on a five-year, $190 million maximum contract a day after teammate LeBron James agreed to a two-year, $85 million extension that will keep him with the club through the 2022-23 season. The agreement was first reported by ESPN. Neither the Lakers nor Davis's agency, Klutch Sports, immediately returned the Daily Mail's request for confirmation. The contract includes a player option for the fifth season, allowing the 27-year-old Davis the choice of becoming a free agent in the summer 2024 or 2025, according to ESPN. Davis's annual salary will rise from $32 million for the upcoming campaign to $43 million in 2024-25. James, meanwhile, extended his contract on Wednesday while allowing himself the chance to become a free agent in 2023, when his son Bronny could be entering the NBA. NBA All-Star Anthony Davis is reportedly returning to...
    Analysis: Californias Democratic politicians cant seem to follow their own coronavirus advice Who, when and how? A look at the UKs vaccination rollout Five best trade destinations for Pacers All-Star Victor Oladipo Indiana Pacers All-Star guard Victor Oladipo claims he doesn’t want to be traded, but his alleged words to players from other teams on the court in the Orlando bubble suggest otherwise. © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Where could Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo land if the team decides to trade him? Oladipo said when asked if he’d ever demanded a trade from Indiana, per ESPN.com’s Eric Woodyard, “I never have. I never came out and said that I didn’t want to play for the Pacers or be in this organization but, yeah, I’m focused on now. Here and now.” What about this? We’re going to go with hearsay over the horse’s mouth in this instance and speculate...
    Getty Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James. Los Angeles Lakers All-Star LeBron James has a unique still set standing at 6’8 and weighing 250 pounds. LIVE with former NBA All-Star Kenny AndersonFormer NBA All-Star Kenny Anderson joins us LIVE to preview the upcoming season & more! ????2020-11-25T21:44:51Z A four-time NBA Champion, James has career averages of 27.1 points, 7.4 rebounds, 7.4 assists and 1.6 steals per contest. Appearing on the Heavy Live With Scoop B Show, retired NBA legend Kenny Anderson fielded a ton of queations. One that really made him process a few extra seconds was when I asked him who plays like Anthony Mason in this current NBA era. “You gotta say LeBron James,” he said. “He’s like 6’8”, built, he can rebound, he can play the point, he can play the two, the three, the four…he can probably play the five....
    The New York Knicks were very lucky on one front this offseason. Despite having the eighth overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, they landed one of the top prospects, Obi Toppin. They wanted Toppin so badly that they were rumored to be in talks with the Cleveland Cavaliers to strike a deal to move up to the 5th pick. The 22-year-old was the 2020 National College Player of the Year. In his sophomore year at Dayton, Obi averaged 20 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1 steal, and 1.2 blocks. Shooting 63 percent from the field, he made it clear that he has the ability to create an impact in many ways. Not only is he a 6’9 efficient scorer, but his defensive abilities and rebounding skills are also good too. However, the reason the Cavaliers didn’t pick him was that they weren’t convinced with his defensive abilities. Cleveland has...
    In the 2010s decade, DeMarcus Cousins established himself as one of the best centers in the league. However, after an unsuccessful stint with the Kings, Boogie decided to take his talents to the New Orleans. In New Orleans, Boogie teamed up with Anthony Davis in the hopes of bringing success to the franchise. Although that didn’t happen, back in 2017, Boogie and Zach Randolph gave NBA fans a memorable moment. Z-Bo to Cousins: “Where I’m from bullies get bullied. In my hood bullies get bullied.” ???? pic.twitter.com/17Pq9Pu8Ep — Kings on NBCS (@NBCSKings) December 9, 2017 The two got into a heated scuffle which led to Randolph saying, “Where I’m from bullies get bullied. In my hood bullies get bullied”. Randolph recalled this moment in “The James Posey” podcast. He said: “I just talked to little bro the other day. I just talked to Cuz, you know he there in Houston,...
    Getty Arizona guard Nico Mannion. The Golden State Warriors have been looking to reload their roster ever since the untimely injury, a torn right Achilles, to their star shooting guard Klay Thompson last week. Within hours of team officials getting word of the injury, they turned their attention to the 2020 NBA Draft as they had several selections in it. One of them was for former 5-star high school player and Arizona Wildcat standout Nico Mannion. The Warriors today signed Mannion, their #48 pick, to a two-way contract per The Athletic’s Shams Charania. The Golden State Warriors are signing No. 48 overall pick Nico Mannion on a two-way contract, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 27, 2020 Mannion’s two-way contract will allow him to stay with the Warriors and avoid being signed by other NBA teams. With this, he’ll spend time playing with the...
    Atlanta mayor appoints citys first LGBTQ affairs director US reports over 2,100 deaths in a single day All-Star Game postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic (Reuters) - The NBA All-Star game scheduled for Feb. 12-14 in Indianapolis has been postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic and rescheduled for 2024, the league said on Wednesday. © Reuters/BRENDAN MCDERMID The NBA logo is displayed as people pass by the NBA Store in New York "While we are disappointed that the NBA All-Star Game will not take place in Indianapolis in 2021, we are looking forward to the Pacers and the city hosting the game and surrounding events in 2024," NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement. The NBA said plans for a revised NBA All-Star 2021 will be announced later. Video: Stephen Curry Hoping to Inspire Positivity with New Series Giving Back to COVID Volunteers (People) Stephen Curry Hoping to...
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis will host the NBA All-Star weekend in 2024, the league said Wednesday, formally rescheduling the plans for that city to be the site of the league’s midseason showcase this season. Cleveland will play host in 2022 and Salt Lake City will do so in 2023, both of those sites and years previously announced. The next open spot on the league’s All-Star calendar was 2024, which now belongs to Indianapolis. The league said “public health conditions prevented the Pacers, the NBA All-Star Host Committee and the NBA from appropriately planning and executing fan-focused All-Star activities in Indianapolis that were envisioned for this February.” The new dates for Indianapolis’ All-Star weekend: Feb. 16-18, 2024. “While we are disappointed that the NBA All-Star Game will not take place in Indianapolis in 2021, we are looking forward to the Pacers and the city hosting the game and surrounding events in...
    Surge has officials planning new restrictions Purdue Pharma pleads guilty to charges related to nations opioid crisis NBA free agency 2020: All-Star forward Brandon Ingram to re-sign with the New Orleans Pelicans As expected, 23-year-old All-Star forward and restricted free agent Brandon Ingram will re-sign with the New Orleans Pelicans for five years and $158 million, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The Pelicans acquired Ingram in the deal that sent Anthony Davis to the NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers in July 2019. The 6-foot-7, 190-pound swingman averaged 23.8 points (on uber-efficient 46/39/85 shooting splits), 6.1 rebounds and 4.2 assists in 33.9 minutes per game in his first season with New Orleans. Along with Zion Williamson, Ingram is a foundational piece of one of the league’s best-positioned young teams. In addition to taking his scoring and playmaking to another level this past season, Ingram also made strides as an effective...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia 76ers are adding an eight-time All-Star onto the roster. Center Dwight Howard has signed a one-year deal with the Sixers, according to multiple reports. Ummmm HELLLO https://t.co/kMb8yKTwo8 — Pat Gallen (@PatGallenCBS3) November 21, 2020 New backup for JoJo https://t.co/OJhWFT8asB — Dan Koob (@DanKoob) November 21, 2020 ESPN’s Bobby Marks reports the one-year deal is for $2.6 million. The Dwight Howard contract in Philadelphia is for the veteran minimum exception of $2.6M, per league sources. The cap hit is $1.6M — Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) November 21, 2020 Howard, coming off a championship season with the Los Angeles Lakers, will back up Joel Embiid. This is the second time Daryl Morey has signed Howard, the first coming in 2013 when he brought the center onboard with the Houston Rockets. The Howard signing was a bit of surprise as rumors swirled that the organization was...
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    NBA The Greek, close to signing his extension with Milwaukee that also signs Bogdanovic and James Giannis Antetokounmpo in a game with the Bucks . Giannis Antetokounmpo threw a blast at the Milwaukee bucks as soon as they were eliminated against the Miami Heat in the second round of the playoffs played in the Orlando bubble: or a squad is made to be NBA champions or the Greek would end up packing his bags in 2021, when his contract with the Wisconsin franchise ended. Marc Lasry and Wes Edens, owners of the team, and Jon Horst, general manager of the franchise, picked up the glove of the double NBA MVP and just hours after the league gave the kick-off to the transfer market They have already obtained the pieces that Antetokounmpo so longed for to attempt the final assault on the title. Jrue Holiday, beyond...
    Two-time NBA All Star Isaiah Thomas trolled President Trump on Monday after the commander in chief took to Twitter to claim that he won the election. Thomas has publicly voiced his support for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on social media, but early Monday morning he took aim at Trump as he continues to contest the election results.  CAVALIERS’ KEVIN PORTER JR. ARRESTED ON GUN CHARGES IN OHIO “I WON THE ELECTION!” Trump tweeted out shortly after midnight.  “Yea and I’m 6 ft 10!!! Take your ball and leave lol,” Thomas fired back. KNICKS ONLY WANT MERCURIAL RUSSELL WESTBROOK ON THE CHEAP For those who have watched the long-time point guard play, he stands at 5-foot-9.  The sarcastic jab wasn’t the first time Thomas criticized the president. He previously tweeted out an analogy about Trump’s refusal to concede. CLICK HERE TO GET MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Thomas...
    Poll workers contract virus, but Election Day links unclear Trump says for the first time Biden won the election but later insists hes not conceding Report: Tentative NBA schedule features play-in tournament, no All-Star Game The 72-game NBA season is officially kicking off on Dec. 22, and there are reportedly more changes in store for the slightly shorter pandemic season. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted a tentative NBA schedule on Sunday that includes an All-Star break with no All-Star Game and playoff dates that bring them perilously close to the start of the delayed 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.Tentative NBA schedule Tentative schedule December 22: Opening night. All-Star Break (minus an ASG): March 5-10 May 16: Regular season ends May 17-to-21: Play-in tournament for 7-to-10 seeds. May 22: First-round playoffs June 7: Conference semifinals June 22: Conference Finals July 8-22: NBA Finals— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 15, 2020...
    Getty Victor Oladipo, potential Lakers trade target. One of the bigger NBA names consistently linked to the Lakers is that of Pacers guard Victor Oladipo, and with good reason. He is a two-time All-Star who has posted big numbers in his career, but, because he is coming off of an injury, could be available for a bargain trade price that the Lakers could meet, despite limited assets. He also has only one year remaining on his deal, leaving the Lakers the flexibility to get into the 2021 free-agent market if Oladipo does not get back to full health or does not fit well with the team. And now there is a new report indicating just how much Oladipo wants out of Indiana, a tidbit that will surely expedite his departure from the team. According to J. Michael of the Indianapolis Star, Oladipo actually asked players from other teams—during...
    LaMarcus Aldridge is still out to prove he can average a double-double. As the days pass and we inch closer to the NBA Draft on Wednesday, November 18th it seems that rumors of trades are indeed growing more by the day. With that, LaMarcus Aldridge of the San Antonio Spurs has been brought up as a potential trade piece. The Golden State Warriors have been involved in many trade scenarios over the past few months. Rumors and reports have been written about the team trading for an All-NBA type of player such as Bradley Beal. Yet he isn’t ready to end his time in Washington. More have appeared about the possibility of Devin Booker, but Phoenix isn’t too prepared to send their franchise player away without a great amount of value in return. The same can be said for the Philadelphia 76ers Ben Simmons. It would be a massive...
    Getty Former NBA player Kendrick Perkins. It appears that the NBA is moving forward with a December 22 start date which would mean that the league’s offseason is going to start up very soon. That means that trades could start happening and the Los Angeles Lakers appear to be players. Chris Paul is likely to be the biggest name available on the trade market and there’s been a lot of speculation that he could end up in Los Angeles. Former LeBron James teammate Kendrick Perkins believes it’s a done deal. “To be honest, I think the Lakers are going to lose [Rajon] Rondo. I really do. I think the Lakers are going to land Chris Paul, I think Rondo is going to be with the Clippers and I think y’all gonna lose Playoff Rondo,” Perkins said on Sedano and LZ, via Silver Screen and Roll. “I think that’s...
    Eddie Johnson, the two-time All-Star for the Atlanta Hawks whose career was shortened by arrests which led to a ban from the NBA and life sentence in prison, has died. He was 65. Johnson passed away on Oct. 26. His death was confirmed Tuesday by Rocker-Cusack Mortuary in Leesburg, Florida. Johnson was a third-round pick from Auburn by the Hawks in the 1977 NBA draft. He became an immediate contributor and then starter for the Hawks. Due to his explosive first step, Johnson earned the nickname “Fast Eddie” and averaged 15.1 points in 10 NBA seasons. He set a career high by averaging 19.1 points for the Hawks in the 1980-81 season. He started in the 1980 and 1981 All-Star Games. The Hawks traded Johnson to Cleveland for Johnny Davis on Feb. 10, 1986. Johnson signed with Seattle in 1987. He received a lifetime suspension from the NBA in 1987...
    There are mostly just two ways to lead life. One, settle for what you’ve achieved with limited input, or two, stretch big-time to strive for greatness. In the NBA, the ones that choose the latter are mostly invited into the coveted All-star category. For the current Blazers squad, Damian Lillard is the only name (apart from Carmelo Anthony) that strikes the mind when discussing this category. However, as a matter of fact, a team must have at least two All-star caliber players to make far enough to lift a championship. In the Portland Trail Blazers, the next big man is their center player, Jusuf Nurkic. Can he lift himself up and match the Lillard/Melo level? Portland Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony holds the ball against Dallas Mavericks guard Trey Burke during the second half of an NBA basketball game. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Trail Blazers’ center revealed competitive...
    The biggest All-Star snub for the 2019-20 season has to be Washington Wizards’ star, Bradley Beal. At the time of selection, he averaged 28.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 6.3 assists per game. But that was somehow still not deemed good enough, and he was left out. Recently Beal made an appearance on JJ Redick’s podcast, where he addressed these snubs. He said, “Our criteria change every couple years. Now it’s guards forwards and centers. So you got guys that are 7 feet and are guards or forwards, so it kinda knocks me out. You got Ben Simmons and other guys who are 6’9 and are listed as guards. So it’s tough that we changed the criteria of our positions. “And it’s tough to hear when people say you had a better year than last year. I was All-Star last year and borderline All-NBA, so what’s the difference this year? It’s...
    SEATTLE (AP) — The line stretched down the block, around the corner and snaked into the alley on the back side of the street. Most people were wearing green and gold. All of them were there for a glimpse, maybe an autograph and maybe some product to take home. Even 23 years after he last played for the Seattle SuperSonics, Shawn Kemp can still manage to draw a crowd, even at lunchtime on a Friday in the midst of a pandemic. This time it was for his latest business venture, partnering with and lending his name to the first of what he hopes is a franchised line of cannabis dispensaries. Along with his name on the front of the building and a large mural on the side, the dispensary called Shawn Kemp’s Cannabis comes with the additional novelty of being just a couple blocks away from the building...
    Getty Andre Drummond (center). Of all the big guys who have been tied to the Celtics in recent weeks, the prospects of the team making a major play for Cavaliers center Andre Drummond in the weird upcoming NBA offseason might be the most remote. But, according to one report, the Celtics are “monitoring” negotiations between the Cavs and Drummond on an extension, efforts which have not proceeded particularly well to this point. It is hard to imagine, though, that the Celtics could really get involved in a potential deal for Drummond, who has a player option on his upcoming for next season contract. Drummond’s option is worth $28.7 million and he will not get more than that on the open market. Follow the Heavy on Celtics Facebook page for the latest breaking news, rumors, and content! There are a few ways for the Drummond situation to play out but if...
    Everyone knows The Greek Freak. Now meet The French Freak, Victor Wembanyama. A video from ESPN’s Mike Schmitz of Wembanyama playing a game of 2-on-2 with NBA All-Star Rudy Gobert of the Jazz went viral, showcasing the 16-year-old Frenchman’s impressive skillset for someone his size. “Wembanyama’s skill level, agility and incredible length are on full display. Arguably the best prospect in the world regardless of age,” Schmitz, a NBA Draft expert for the network, wrote. Two minutes of 16-year-old phenom Victor Wembanyama and two-time NBA DPOY Rudy Gobert going at it during 2-on-2 in France. Wembanyama’s skill level, agility and incredible length are on full display. Arguably the best prospect in the world regardless of age. pic.twitter.com/4ES1jNyMB6 — Mike Schmitz (@Mike_Schmitz) October 18, 2020 The 7-foot-2 Wembanyama can be seen hitting 3-pointers and handling the ball. He plays for Nanterre 92 in France’s Pro A, the same franchise...
    Everyone knows The Greek Freak. Now meet The French Freak, Victor Wembanyama. A video from ESPN’s Mike Schmitz of Wembanyama playing a game of 2-on-2 with NBA All-Star Rudy Gobert of the Jazz went viral, showcasing the 16-year-old Frenchman’s impressive skillset for someone his size. “Wembanyama’s skill level, agility and incredible length are on full display. Arguably the best prospect in the world regardless of age,” Schmitz, a NBA Draft expert for the network, wrote. Two minutes of 16-year-old phenom Victor Wembanyama and two-time NBA DPOY Rudy Gobert going at it during 2-on-2 in France. Wembanyamas skill level, agility and incredible length are on full display. Arguably the best prospect in the world regardless of age. pic.twitter.com/4ES1jNyMB6 — Mike Schmitz (@Mike_Schmitz) October 18, 2020 The 7-foot-2 Wembanyama can be seen hitting 3-pointers and handling the ball. He plays for Nanterre 92 in France’s Pro A, the same franchise...
    Getty LeBron James embracing Kevin Love. The NBA season is coming to a close and it’s time for the Los Angeles Lakers to start thinking about how to improve their team for 2021. Unfortunately, there’s going to be a pretty weak free agent pool this offseason so the team will have to get creative if they’d like to add a third star. They don’t have the assets to trade for a player like Bradley Beal but they could figure out a way to land an aging star. According to Greg Swartz of Bleacher Report, the Lakers could “shock” the NBA by pulling off a trade for Cleveland Cavaliers star Kevin Love. Swartz believes that a package of Danny Green, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and JaVale McGee would be enough to land the five-time All-Star: Reuniting Love and LeBron James would be a shock after James left the Cleveland Cavaliers two...
    Pau Gasol — a six-time NBA All-Star who won back-to-back championships with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2009 and 2010 — is nearing a decision on whether or not he’ll continue his basketball career. As relayed and translated by Eurohoops on Thursday, the 40-year-old told the Spanish news outlet EFE in a video interview that he could make the determination within the next month. “In the next month or month and a half, my level of exigency on the court will be very high, and there I will find out if I can compete again,” he said. Gasol has been working toward a return to the court for over a year after undergoing surgery on his left foot in May of 2019. This past season, he attempted to play his 19th campaign in the U.S., inking a deal with the Portland Trail Blazers just two months after his surgery, but...
    Getty LeBron James & Anthony Davis of the Los Angeles Lakers. Barring a historic comeback, the Los Angeles Lakers should return home with a championship trophy in hand. Only one team has ever come back from a 3-1 deficit in the NBA Finals and that team was led by LeBron James. The Miami Heat aren’t about to give up but their chances of beating the Lakers are slim to none. However, there’s still a major award that could be decided in Game 5. The race for Finals MVP is between Anthony Davis and LeBron. Davis doesn’t have as good of offensive stats as LeBron but his impact on defense can’t be ignored. Most would probably peg LeBron as the favorite to win but former NBA All-Star Antoine Walker believes Davis has the edge. “Right now, I still believe he’s behind AD to win this MVP award,” Walker said...
    Getty Derrick Rose of the Detroit Pistons. The Los Angeles Lakers may be headed to the NBA Finals but that doesn’t mean they can’t get even better for next season. One of their weaknesses is that they don’t have a solid player to backup LeBron James. Rajon Rondo has been good in the playoffs but struggled during the regular season and he’s getting up there in age. The Lakers should look for a more consistent option who can also create more offense. Andy Bailey of Bleacher Report believes that former NBA MVP Derrick Rose could be the target: That kind of performance, along with his $7.7 million salary, should have been more than enough for Rose to play himself into coveted status on the trade market. Every contender should have the assets necessary to match that money and acquire one of the league’s most explosive backup point guards....
    Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals was life-changing for a particular Miami Heat player. Yes, it’s rookie player Tyler Herro who broke records just at the age of 20. The Celtics are catching up to the Heat and now the series is at 3-2 with the Heat still in the lead. However, people can’t help but wonder about the potential this rookie player holds. Is Tyler Herro a crucial piece in helping the Heat come this far in the Playoffs? Is Tyler Herro of the Miami Heat a future All-Star? Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Coming off the bench in Game 4, Herro scored a career-high of 37 points. This is the most points scored by a rookie in the Playoffs off the bench. If it weren’t for his contribution, the Miami Heat wouldn’t have achieved the 3-1 lead. Undoubtedly, he deserves plenty of credit for the Heat’s...
    Getty Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving teamed up on the Nets. Will Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant mesh instantly on the basketball court during their patnership with the Brooklyn Nets? Retired NBA veteran, Michael Redd has the answer. “I do,” Redd said on the Heavy Live With Scoop B Show. Heavy on Lakers With Former NBA All-Star Michael ReddFormer NBA All-Star Michael Redd joins Heavy Live With Scoop B to discuss the NBA playoffs, the upcoming Milwaukee Bucks offseason, what the Bucks need to do in order to retain Gianni Antetokounmpo, and more, with host Brandon "Scoop B" Robinson.2020-09-10T20:40:06Z “I really do. KD’s so unique and I know Kyrie has a special love for him and KD has a special love for him. I think their chemistry because they’re boys and friends similar to a Harden/Westbrook, I think that will get them through a lot of ups and...
    Getty Doc Rivers, at middle, and Kevin Garnett, at proper, in 2008 Antoine Walker believes that Paul Pierce is the most effective teammate that he ever had. “That’s a tricky query,” Walker advised me whereas on the Heavy Reside With Scoop B Present. “I’d say Paul as a result of we had a lot respect for one another and we may push one another.” Heavy on Celtics With Ex-NBA All-Star Antoine WalkerFormer NBA All-Star and NCAA and NBA champion Antoine Walker joins host Brandon “Scoob B” Robinson to speak in regards to the NBA playoffs, the Celtics’ championship odds, and extra.2020-09-07T21:10:20Z Boston’s sixth total decide within the 1996 NBA Draft out of the College of Kentucky, Walker was a three-time All-Star and a member of the NBA’s All-Rookie workforce in 1997. Walker’s expertise actually shined within the eyes of many when the Celtics paired...
    Getty Pictures Allen Iverson of the Philadelphia 76ers in 2006 Again in ’96, SLAM Journal was in a position to get rookies Ray Allen, Kobe Bryant, Stephon Marbury, Marcus Camby, Steve Nash, Antoine Walker, Jermaine O’Neal, Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Kerry Kittles and Antoine Walker to pose for one of the vital standard SLAM covers ever! Just one downside, Allen Iverson was lacking! The place the heck was he? “He most likely was late man,” joked Antoine Walker on the Heavy Reside With Scoop B Present. Heavy on Celtics With Ex-NBA All-Star Antoine WalkerFormer NBA All-Star and NCAA and NBA champion Antoine Walker joins host Brandon “Scoob B” Robinson to speak concerning the NBA playoffs, the Celtics’ championship odds, and extra.2020-09-07T21:10:20Z “So what lots of people don’t perceive is that once you go to the Draft, it’s a complete week course of. They take...
    Getty Images Allen Iverson of the Philadelphia 76ers in 2006 Back in ’96, SLAM Magazine was able to get rookies Ray Allen, Kobe Bryant, Stephon Marbury, Marcus Camby, Steve Nash, Antoine Walker, Jermaine O’Neal, Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Kerry Kittles and Antoine Walker to pose for one of the most popular SLAM covers ever! View this post on Instagram #tbt @slamonline 1996 Rookie class. Word to @russbengtson #sneakerhistory A post shared by Sneaker History (@sneakerhistory) on Nov 19, 2015 at 9:28am PST Only one problem, Allen Iverson was missing! Where the heck was he? “He probably was late man,” joked Antoine Walker on the Heavy Live With Scoop B Show. Heavy on Celtics With Ex-NBA All-Star Antoine WalkerFormer NBA All-Star and NCAA and NBA champion Antoine Walker joins host Brandon "Scoob B" Robinson to talk about the NBA playoffs, the Celtics' championship odds, and more.2020-09-07T21:10:20Z “So what...
    Maren Morris Delivers Must-See 2020 ACM Awards Performance 5 Months After Giving Birth On-time mail service still hasnt recovered from postmaster generals changes, Senate Democrats report says Bradley Beal leads All-NBA snub team, and the Wizards star knows it The annual All-NBA teams were announced on Wednesday, and with it came everyone’s favorite time on NBA Twitter: Pointing out who got snubbed. Among the reporters, bloggers and fans was one of the biggest snubs himself, Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal. Despite career highs in points (30.5) and assists (6.1) per game, Beal found himself still waiting to hear his name called for his first career All-NBA team. He didn’t seem very amused by the situation: pic.twitter.com/x5son2ws0A— Bradley Beal (@RealDealBeal23) September 16, 2020 ???????????????????????? https://t.co/qCCIaTc8oN— Bradley Beal (@RealDealBeal23) September 16, 2020 Beal likely wasn’t alone in wondering why he didn’t even make the third team despite a strong year. Here’s...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) –  Mavericks guard Luka Dončić was named to the 2019-20 All-NBA First Team, the NBA announced Wednesday. The 2019-20 All-NBA First Team! @Giannis_An34 (unanimous)@KingJames (unanimous)@JHarden13 @AntDavis23 @luka7doncic pic.twitter.com/gwUEO6rJHf — NBA (@NBA) September 16, 2020 He becomes the third Maverick to earn All-NBA honors, joining Dirk Nowitzki (12 times) and Steve Nash (twice). Luka Doncic #77 of the Dallas Mavericks celebrates a three point basket with teammate Dorian Finney-Smith #10 during the fourth quarter against the Milwaukee Bucks at The Arena at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 08, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) He also joins Nowitzki (2005, 2006, 2007, 2009) as the only Mavericks to garner All-NBA First Team accolades. Dončić becomes the sixth player to earn All-NBA First Team honors at age 21-or-younger. The second-year guard becomes the first player named to the All-NBA First Team...
    Getty Los Angeles Lakers fans. Over a year after the Anthony Davis trade to the Los Angeles Lakers trade, both teams appear to be happy. The Lakers got a superstar while the New Orleans Pelicans got some exciting young pieces. The best part of the trade for New Orleans has been the emergence of Brandon Ingram, who was named an All-Star and the NBA’s Most Improved Player this season. You could see the signs that Ingram had a ton of potential but he kept running into injury issues. After seeing how well he played this year, the Lakers are probably wishing they had figured out a way keep him but Davis playing at an MVP-level definitely softens the blow. Though it’s easy for players to hold some animosity for the teams that traded them, Ingram doesn’t hold any ill-will and also made it clear how he feels about...
    Over the next few weeks, Warriors beat reporter Wes Goldberg will provide his thoughts and observations about what is happening in the NBA’s Disney World bubble. 1. Behind the line ???? The Warriors aren’t in the playoffs but general manager Bob Myers recently took a trip to the Florida bubble to scout those teams that are. One thing he must have noticed is the outsized importance of 3-point shooting — and how much his team needs to catch up. By the numbers: The Warriors this season averaged 31.3 3-point attempts per game — 2.8 attempts fewer than the league average. The 2015-16 Warriors, meanwhile, were tops in the league at 31.6 3-point attempts per game — roughly the same average half a decade later, but light years ahead at 7.5 attempts more than the league average that season. Since leading the league in 3-point attempts in 2015-16, the...
    Former NBA All-star Clifford Robinson has died at the age of 53, the University of Connecticut Huskies confirmed on Twitter on Saturday. His alma mater did not announce the cause of death.  "The UConn Basketball family mourns the loss of a legendary player and person, Clifford Robinson," UConn Men's Basketball tweeted Saturday. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Cliff's family at this difficult time. Rest In Peace, Cliff."  The UConn Basketball family mourns the loss of a legendary player and person, Clifford Robinson. Our thoughts and prayers are with Cliff’s family at this difficult time ???? Rest In Peace, Cliff. pic.twitter.com/Bp6Z5hbVUb— UConn Men's Basketball (@UConnMBB) August 29, 2020 Robinson spent 18 seasons in the NBA, playing with the Portland Trail Blazers, Phoenix Suns, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors and New Jersey Nets. In 1993, he won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year, an award given to the league's best...
    (CNN)Cliff Robinson, NBA All-Star who played with the Portland Trail Blazers and Phoenix Suns, has died at the age of 53."The UConn Basketball family mourns the loss of a legendary player and person, Clifford Robinson," the University of Connecticut Men's Basketball Team tweeted Saturday morning. Robinson was a former player for the university.Robinson's cause of death is unknown at this time.The former player from Buffalo, New York, was drafted out of the University of Connecticut to play for the Portland Trail Blazers in 1989 and was a critical player for the eight seasons he played there. "He was our first great player... he came from a difficult background in Buffalo, I watched him evolve as a man... he was a good man, had a great career, and was instrumental in a lot of the great things that happened at UConn," former Huskies coach Jim Calhoun told David Borges of Hearst...
    Robinson played 18 seasons in the NBA. Photo: Stephen Dunn / . Clifford Robinson former NBA All-Star He passed away this Saturday at 53 years of age. The news was confirmed by the UConn Huskies through a statement in which the causes of death are not specified, although some media claim that it was due to a stroke. The UConn Basketball family mourns the loss of a legendary player and person, Clifford Robinson. Our thoughts and prayers are with Cliff’s family at this difficult time ???? Rest In Peace, Cliff. pic.twitter.com/Bp6Z5hbVUb – UConn Men’s Basketball (@UConnMBB) August 29, 2020 Robinson played 18 NBA seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers, Phoenix Suns, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors and New Jersey Nets, although it is because of his time with the former that he is most remembered. ☹️ NBA LEGEND DEFEAT | Cliff Robinson,...
    THE family of Cliff Robinson, former NBA All-Star has said the athlete has died aged 53 in Oregon. UConn Basketball, where Robinson used to play during college, posted a tribute on Twitter, which read: 'The UConn Basketball family mourns the loss of a legendary player and person, Clifford Robinson. Our thoughts and prayers are with Cliff’s family at this difficult time.' 2Cliff Robinson has died, his family saidCredit: Getty Robinson played 18 seasons in the NBA, his first eight with the Portland Blazers. He was selected 36th overall in the 1989 draft, and did stints with the Phoenix Suns, Detroit Pistons, New Jersey Nets and Golden State Warriors. In 1993, he received the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award and was selected as an All-Star the following year. Robinson started his career at UConn in 1985, and was named to the all-tournament team in 1988, when the Huskies won...
    Cliff Robinson, a former star at UConn who played 18 seasons in the NBA, died at the age of 53, his alma mater announced Saturday. The cause of death was not immediately known. The 6-foot-10 Robinson played at UConn from 1985-89, helping the Huskies win the 1988 NIT. The foward/center was a second-round pick (38th overall) of the Trail Blazers in 1989 and spent the first eight years of his career in Portland, helping the franchise reach the NBA Finals in 1990 and 1992. Robinson, known as “Uncle Cliffy,” was named to one All-Star game in 1994 and won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year in 1993. He also played for the Suns, Pistons, Warriors and Nets before retiring with New Jersey in 2007.
    Clifford Robinson, a former NBA All-Star and the 1993 Sixth Man of the Year Award winner, has died. He was 53. The cause of Robinson’s death wasn’t immediately known. He had suffered a stroke in March 2017 and had a tumor removed from his jaw in March 2018. CHADWICK BOSEMAN'S DEATH STUNS SPORTS STARS, LEAGUES Tributes began to pour in for Robinson, who also was a two-time All-Defensive Team member. Robinson played 18 seasons in the NBA. He played for the Portland Trail Blazers, Phoenix Suns, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors and New Jersey Nets between 1989 and 2007. NBA, PLAYERS AGREE TO RESUME PLAYOFFS ON THESE CONDITIONS He averaged 14.2 points and 4.6 rebounds per game throughout his career. He was also a part of the team Dennis Rodman assembled in 2014 to play in North Korea as part of the former defensive star’s “basketball diplomacy” to open up...
    Getty LeBron James, Lakers LeBron James had a reasonably large sport statistically within the Los Angeles Lakers’100-93 loss to the Portland Path Blazers. The Akron, Ohio native completed Recreation 1 of the perfect of seven sequence with a triple-double to the tune of 23 factors, 17 rebounds, 16 assists and a steal. Stephon Marbury on LeBron James: “I am not saying LeBron James will not be nice. He is a tremendous basketball. You are simply mad in regards to the issues that I say that he cannot do.” — ????????Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson, M.A. (@ScoopB) August 19, 2020 Although it was a loss, James’ outing was a record-setting night time. He surpassed the late Kobe Bryant for the third-most triple-doubles in Lakers franchise historical past. The coronavirus pandemic halted NBA play on March 11 and the league resumed play on July 30 at Walt...
    Getty LeBron James, Lakers LeBron James had a pretty big game statistically in the Los Angeles Lakers’100-93 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. The Akron, Ohio native finished Game 1 of the best of seven series with a triple-double to the tune of 23 points, 17 rebounds, 16 assists and a steal. Though it was a loss, James’ outing was a record-setting night. He surpassed the late Kobe Bryant for the third-most triple-doubles in Lakers franchise history. The coronavirus pandemic halted NBA play on March 11 and the league resumed play on July 30 at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. 22 NBA teams competed to fill the league’s 16-NBA playoff spots in both the NBA’s Eastern and Western Conferences with the NBA Finals expected to finish no later than October 13. Following last night’s loss against the Blazers, James discussed the lack of fans in the stands....
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NBA’s 2021 All-Star weekend in Indianapolis is unlikely to take place as currently scheduled, with the league revealing Monday that large blocks of hotel rooms that had been reserved for the event have been released. The next All-Star Game was set for Feb. 14, 2021, though the uncertainty of the NBA schedule because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has left countless unanswered questions about the 2020-21 season. The league is hopeful of starting next season in December, but that is still far from a lock. And it also remains unclear when fans will be allowed back at NBA games, another major factor in the decisions that will have to be made about next season and All-Star weekend. “Given the uncertainty surrounding the schedule for the 2020-21 NBA season, we and the Indiana Pacers informed our hotel partners in Indianapolis that NBA All-Star 2021 is unlikely to...
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NBA’s 2021 All-Star weekend in Indianapolis is unlikely to take place as currently scheduled, with the league revealing Monday that large blocks of hotel rooms that had been reserved for the event have been released. The next All-Star Game was set for Feb. 14, 2021, though the uncertainty of the NBA schedule because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has left countless unanswered questions about the 2020-21 season. The league is hopeful of starting next season in December, but that is still far from a lock. And it also remains unclear when fans will be allowed back at NBA games, another major factor in the decisions that will have to be made about next season and All-Star weekend. “Given the uncertainty surrounding the schedule for the 2020-21 NBA season, we and the Indiana Pacers informed our hotel partners in Indianapolis that NBA All-Star 2021 is unlikely to...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Michael Porter Jr. of the Denver Nuggets was selected on Saturday as a top player of the NBA’s seeding games at Walt Disney World. MPJ was named to the second team of the “All-NBA Seeding Games Team,” handed out for games played at Disney between July 30 and Friday’s end of the seeding-game season. The Kia NBA All-Seeding Games Second Team!@Giannis_An34Kawhi Leonard@CarisLeVert@MPJr@kporzee pic.twitter.com/mc79p6UQjJ — NBA (@NBA) August 15, 2020 The first team selections were as follows: – Portland’s Damian Lillard – Phoenix’s Devin Booker – Indiana’s T.J. Warren – Dallas’ Luka Doncic – Houston’s James Harden Other second-team selections were Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Los Angeles Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard, Brooklyn’s Caris LeVert and Dallas’ Kristaps Porzingis. Michael Porter Jr. of the Denver Nuggets shoots the ball at The Arena at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on Aug. 3. (credit: Kim Klement-Pool/Getty Images)...
    The New Orleans Pelicans may have failed to earn the final playoff spot in the Western Conference this season, but they have in doubt a bright future ahead of them. After parting ways with Anthony Davis last summer, the Pelicans have gathered young and promising talents like Zion Williamson, Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, and Josh Hart to form the core of the next title-contending team that they are trying to build in New Orleans. Having a plethora of future draft assets, they could add more talented prospects to their roster this fall. However, with the performance of their young core in the 2019-20 NBA season, it wouldn’t be surprising if the Pelicans decide to make major moves that could make them a more competitive team next year. According to Bobby Marks of ESPN, the Pelicans could be “tempted” to trade for a “disgruntled All-Star” in the 2020 offseason. Marks mentioned...
    Longtime NBA fixture Paul Westphal — a multi-time All-Star as a player in the 1970s and ’80s who later found success as a head coach — has been diagnosed with brain cancer. New York Daily News sports columnist Mike Lupica, who has been a close friend of Westphal for the last five decades, shared word of the Hall of Famer’s diagnosis via Twitter on Sunday. “I’ve been close friends with Paul Westphal since his 1972-73 rookie year with the Boston Celtics and had the pleasure of celebrating his wonderful career with him last September when he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame,” wrote Lupica in an image accompanying his tweet. “With his permission I am letting the basketball world know he has just been diagnosed with brain cancer. Specifically glioblastoma. Please pray for [my] friend, No. 44” Per the Mayo Clinic, glioblastoma is an aggressive form...
    By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — All-Star Ben Simmons will have surgery on his left knee, a big blow for the Philadelphia 76ers and their hopes of making a deep run in this season’s playoffs. The 76ers announced Saturday that Simmons will be leaving the NBA’s season-restart bubble at Walt Disney World. There was no immediate timeframe for his return, and it’s likely that no firm timetable on his recovery will be set until after the surgery. Simmons left Philadelphia’s game against Washington on Wednesday midway through the third quarter because of injury, officially diagnosed as a subluxation of the left patella. A subluxation is a partial and temporary dislocation; the patella is the kneecap. Tests performed since revealed a loose body inside the knee, which led to the decision for surgery. “After consultation with the 76ers medical staff and several specialists, Ben Simmons...
    250 students and staff quarantined in Georgia school district after one week of school From cereal startups to fast-food chains, everyone wants to cash in on people eating breakfast at home 76ers announce that All-Star Ben Simmons needs knee surgery LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — All-Star Ben Simmons will have surgery on his left knee, a big blow for the Philadelphia 76ers and their hopes of making a deep run in this season’s playoffs. © Provided by Associated Press Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) grabs a rebound in front of Washington Wizards center Thomas Bryant (13) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis) The 76ers announced Saturday that Simmons will be leaving the NBA’s season-restart bubble at Walt Disney World. There was no immediate timeframe for his return, and it’s likely that no...
    It’s been eons since early July, when athletes first arrived at the NBA bubble and started joking about poorly-lit photos of pasta. The gist of the mini media scandal was the food; namely, that it wasn’t fine dining. The whole ordeal had the trappings of a second Fyre Festival: very rich guys semi-stranded in less-than-luxury accommodations, forced to eat meals resembling summer camp fare in takeout containers. The sob story later proved overblown. The pictured meals were only served during the 36-hour isolation period, arriving individually packaged in biodegradable containers, as many of the bubble’s servers—unlike the athletes—were not granted daily testing, creating what The Athletic called “the Disney food’s aesthetics problem.” After players emerged from their lockdowns, they had several alternatives, including local restaurant delivery and the option to hire a private chef.  But the NBA responded to the attention anyway. After a week of grainy Instagram images,...
    Former NBA All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire — who just wrapped up a successful season with the Israeli club Maccabi Tel Aviv — is reportedly interested in re-upping with the team for another season. That interest is said to be mutual, according to the Israeli outlet ONE, as translated and relayed by Eurohoops. The 37-year-old Stoudemire joined Maccabi Tel Aviv in January, following a brief stint with the Fujian Sturgeons of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). He eventually became a key contributor off the bench and as a spot starter for the European powerhouse, averaging 8.7 points and 4.4 rebounds per contest over 17 Israeli Basketball Premiere League contests. Ultimately, Stoudemire saved his best work for last, spearheading an 86-81 win over Maccabi Rishon in the league’s championship game to help Tel Aviv to its third straight title. In the game, Stoudemire scored a team-high (and individual season high) 18 points in...
    Theron opens up on unfair treatment on film set Missouri health officials call for aggressive actions as COVID-19 cases rise Former NBA All-Star Mychal Thompson, father of Klay, roots for Michael Thompson at 3M Open The only person happier that Michael Thompson won the 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities on Sunday may have been Mychal Thompson, no relation, the Bahamian-born two-time NBA champion with the Los Angeles Lakers and father of NBA All-Star Klay Thompson. © Provided by Golfweek That’s because Mychal, 65, who is a broadcaster for the Lakers and the former No. 1 overall pick in the 1987 NBA Draft, took great pride in Michael’s victory – as if it was his own. There’s a slight difference in the spelling of their first name, but Mychal Thompson, who tweets from the Twitter handle @champagnenuts, was fully engrossed in Thompson’s exploits this weekend as he shared the...
    Charlize Theron Says She Had to Train 6 Weeks Longer Than Italian Job Male Co-Stars: Unfair DHS team deployed to Seattle; unit on standby in case of new unrest in city Indiana Pacers All-Star big man Domantas Sabonis leaving NBA bubble to treat foot injury Indiana Pacers All-Star Domantas Sabonis will leave the NBA bubble to get treatment for plantar fasciitis in his left foot, the Pacers confirmed in a statement.  Click to expand Replay Video UP NEXT A moment of menace: Patriots Devin McCourty says Floyds death shows how far country still has to go SportsPulse: New England Patriots safety Devin McCourty has always been a vocal member of Players Coalition on social issues. He shared his perspective on George Floyds death to Mackenzie Salmon. For The Win New MLB protocol includes no spitting, high-fiving or showers What Im Hearing: USA TODAY Sports Bob Nightengale...
    Coronavirus updates: 85 members of Alaskan shipping vessel test positive for COVID-19 What McDonalds Served When You Were Born A trading card from LeBron James rookie NBA season sold at auction for $1.8 million, making it the most expensive basketball card of all time © Provided by INSIDER LeBron James during his rookie year in 2003. Getty/Nathaniel S. Butler A LeBron James rookie card has sold at auction for $1.845 million, making it the most expensive basketball card of all time. Sold at Goldin Auctions on Sunday, the lot was won by Leore Avidar, who is the co-founder and CEO of Lob.com. Only 23 versions of the record breaking card were made, according to ESPN, however it was only one of two graded as a 9.5 mint gem. "This really was the single best LeBron card that somebody could have hoped to get," Ken Goldin, founder of Goldin Auctions told ESPN....
    LeBron James during his rookie year in 2003. Getty/Nathaniel S. Butler A LeBron James rookie card has sold at auction for $1.845 million, making it the most expensive basketball card of all time. Sold at Goldin Auctions on Sunday, the lot was won by Leore Avidar, who is the co-founder and CEO of Lob.com. Only 23 versions of the record breaking card were made, according to ESPN, however it was only one of two graded as a 9.5 mint gem. "This really was the single best LeBron card that somebody could have hoped to get," Ken Goldin, founder of Goldin Auctions told ESPN. "It was very active bidding, a lot of bidders, and we're happy with the results."  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A LeBron James rookie card has sold at auction for $1.845 million, making it the most expensive basketball card of all time. It is also the...
    Russian Hackers Are Linked to Sweeping Bid to Steal Vaccine Data Leicester boost top-four bid, Villa in trouble NBA Star Jrue Holiday to Donate All of His Remaining Game Checks to Social Justice Initiatives News Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday announced a new social justice initiative funded with his remaining salary for the 2019-2020 NBA season. The 30-year-old NBA star — along with his wife, Lauren Holiday — announced the formation of the Jrue and Lauren Holiday Social Justice Impact Fund in a post to Instagram on Wednesday. "I have pledged the remainder of my 2020 NBA salary as a progressive step toward combating systemic racism as well as social and economic inequality that continues to prevent Black communities from upward mobility," Holiday explained in his post. The fund will assist Black-led non-profits in New Orleans, the Los Angeles area, and Indianapolis. Ten other cities that have been affected...
    Official: Tulsa coronavirus spike after Trump rally likely linked Guess what? Ordering online groceries wont take a week anymore Basketball you can watch today: Seven-time All-Star Joe Johnson debuts in The Tournament There’s nothing like NBA basketball, but if you want to get your hoops fix somehow, there are some pro competitions underway around the world with a bunch of players you will recognize. © Provided by HoopsHype Joe Johnson calls a play in the Big3 These are today’s contests in The Tournament, Israel, China and New Zealand. THE TOURNAMENT 2:00 pm: Herd That vs. TMT (ESPN) Players of NBA interest: Former 76er Tony Wroten, former Nets Willie Reed and Jacob Wiley, former Rockets Kyle Wiltjer and Nick Johnson, former Nugget Thomas Welsh 4:00 pm: Armored Athlete vs. Overseas Elite (ESPN) Players of NBA interest: Seven-time All-Star Joe Johnson, former King Pooh Jeter, former Grizzly DJ Kennedy,...
    Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images. Alex Wong/Getty Images Former NBA All-Star Baron Davis offered to buy Sen. Kelly Loeffler’s (R-GA) share of the Atlanta Dream amid league-wide protest against the senator’s involvement in the WNBA. Loeffler, who is co-owner of the Dream, said Tuesday that she is not in favor of the WNBA allowing players to wear Black Lives Matter warm-up jerseys after the league announced the 2020 season would be dedicated to social justice. “This same group fell silent over the fourth of July weekend when an 8-year-old girl was murdered under the ‘mob rule’ that I warned about days earlier,” she wrote in a letter to WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert. “This is not a political movement that the league should be embracing, and I emphatically oppose it.” WNBA stars like Sue Bird spoke out against Loeffler, including the WNBA Players Association which tweeted “E-N-O-U-G-H! O-U-T!” on Monday. In a league where...
    (This story was originally published in 2010) Shortly after LeBron James said yes to the Miami Heat on Thursday, David Lee and the New York Knicks said yes to the Warriors. According to multiple team sources, Lee, a free agent, agreed to a six-year deal worth just under $80 million, and the Knicks agreed to a sign-and-trade with the Warriors. In exchange for Lee, a 6-foot-9 power forward who averaged 20.2 points and 11.7 rebounds last season, Golden State sent forward Anthony Randolph, center Ronny Turiaf and swingman Kelenna Azubuike to New York. The deal can’t become official until today because the NBA offices were closed when the trade was agreed upon. Until it’s official, a “curveball,” as one source put it, could happen. But that’s unlikely, as even Lee’s agent, Mark Bartelstein, confirmed the deal. The Warriors are expecting to announce trade once it’s approved, probably...
    SiriusXM to Acquire Podcast Platform Stitcher Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: Tesla, Red Rock Resorts, Fitbit and more Pelicans All-Star Brandon Ingram says hes not very confident NBA will actually finish season The NBA is preparing to converge on Disney World this week for what the league hopes will be a safe end to a season interrupted. Several players don’t seem so confident that the reboot will be safe from the dangers of COVID-19. And at least one doesn’t even think it’s guaranteed the season will end as planned. New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram indicated he doesn’t have the highest hopes that the NBA will pull off its big experiment, according to nola.com: “I’m not that confident about that,” he said. “New cases are coming up. Different things are happening. I’m not very confident. But they’ve got us going to Orlando on (Wednesday), so we’ll see.”...