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Apr 03, 2020

Kyrie signs Nets' jersey salvaged from fire for fan
Kyrie Irving has autographed a Brooklyn Nets jersey for 18-year-old fan Fahad Saleem, who was able to salvage the jersey after his house caught fire last month. Saleem lost his Spencer Dinwiddie jersey in the fire, but received a new one from Dinwiddie.

ESPN NBA
Apr 03, 2020

Jazz undergo layoffs amid coronavirus stoppage
Layoffs are underway within the Utah Jazz as part of larger corporate cutbacks amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Larry H. Miller Group, which owns the team, confirmed the layoffs Friday.

ESPN NBA
Apr 03, 2020

NBA 2K20 tournament predictions from NBA and esports experts
Ahead of the NBA 2K Players Tournament on ESPN, we polled 18 NBA and esports experts for their first-round and championship picks.

ESPN NBA
Apr 03, 2020

Raptors' Nurse committed to Team Canada for '21
Raptors coach Nick Nurse said he "can wait" to coach Team Canada at the Tokyo Games in 2021 after the Olympics were postponed this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

ESPN NBA
Apr 03, 2020

Embiid leads charge for medical staff testing
Joel Embiid is joining with 76ers managing partner Josh Harris and co-managing partner David Blitzer on a $1.3 million contribution to fund COVID-19 antibody testing for 1,000 health care workers in the region.

ESPN NBA
Apr 03, 2020

Giannis not playing basketball; no 'access to hoop'
The reigning MVP said he doesn't have a court at his house like many other NBA players do, so he can't play basketball while he's stuck at home.

ESPN NBA
Apr 03, 2020

Sources: Bulls start search to hire top executive
The Bulls are now searching for a top executive who will have full authority on basketball decisions, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. John Paxson, the current executive VP of basketball operations, is expected to continue in an advisory role.

ESPN NBA
Apr 03, 2020

16 players vying for a $100,000 prize to give to a charity in support of coronavirus relief
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ESPN NBA
Apr 03, 2020

NBA players are better than you at video games, too
With the season stuck on pause, the virtual court, gridiron or battlefield has provided competition and connection during times of isolation for NBA players.

ESPN NBA
Apr 03, 2020

Vogel says no Lakers coach tested for COVID-19
Lakers coach Frank Vogel said no one on the team's coaching staff was tested for the coronavirus because they were instructed not to be.

ESPN NBA
Apr 02, 2020

Meyers Leonard to host a 24-hour charity stream on ESPN Twitch
Meyers Leonard will be streaming for a full 24 hours for charity this Sunday.

ESPN NBA
Apr 02, 2020

Aussie league: Sale of team to LaMelo not done
LaMelo Ball played only 12 games in Australia, but he is now linked to the NBL after potentially buying the Illawarra Hawks with his manager, Jermaine Jackson.

ESPN NBA
Apr 02, 2020

Before NBA leap, LaMelo buys his Aussie team
LaMelo Ball played only 12 games in Australia, but he is now linked to the NBL after buying the Illawarra Hawks with his manager Jermaine Jackson.

ESPN NBA
Apr 01, 2020

What NBA can learn from China's attempt to restart basketball
The Chinese Basketball Association was the first major sports league stopped by the coronavirus. As it attempts to resume its season, the NBA will be paying attention to see what is successful.

ESPN NBA
Apr 01, 2020

Cardinals' Chase Edmonds leads Suns to 2K victory
In the 10th Phoenix Suns game simulation, the Arizona Cardinals' Chase Edmonds led the NBA 2K team to victory over Miami Dolphins DE Shaq Lawson and the Oklahoma City Thunder.

ESPN NBA
Apr 01, 2020

Meet the Peloton instructor keeping NFL, NBA and PGA stars in shape
How are professional sports' top stars staying in shape -- and staying competitive -- while social distancing? In-home spin bike challenges with Alex Toussaint.

ESPN NBA
Apr 01, 2020

Which active players are headed to the Hall? Our choice for every NBA team
Ahead of Saturday's Class of 2020 announcement, our experts examine every team's most likely Hall of Famer -- from locks to long shots and everyone in between.

ESPN NBA
Apr 01, 2020

Huskies' Stewart, No. 26 prospect, opts for draft
Washington freshman Isaiah Stewart, the No. 26 prospect in the ESPN Top 100, is entering the NBA draft.

ESPN NBA
Apr 01, 2020

NBA-best Bucks working as if play will continue
Nobody knows if the NBA season will continue, but the league-best Bucks are preparing as if they will be on the court.

ESPN NBA
Apr 01, 2020

Mavs' Cuban: 'No idea' on when NBA returns
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says he has "no idea" on when the NBA will resume playing games.

ESPN NBA
Apr 01, 2020

Mavs' Cuban: 'No idea' when NBA will return
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says he has "no idea" on when the NBA will resume playing games.

ESPN NBA
Apr 01, 2020

Nets now symptom-free after testing positive
The four members of the Nets who tested positive for the coronavirus are now symptom-free.

ESPN NBA
Apr 01, 2020

Cleveland, this is for you! Moments we can't forget from Game 7 of the 2016 Finals
In advance of ESPN re-airing Games 5 and 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals, our writers share their memories of the tense, unforgettable closing minutes of LeBron James and the Cavs' history-making win.

ESPN NBA
Apr 01, 2020

Iconic games on ESPN: Watch the 2016 Cavs-Warriors Finals
ESPN is airing classic NBA Finals games throughout April, including Cleveland's epic comeback in 2016.

ESPN NBA
Apr 01, 2020

Golden State's Draymond Green problem
This is the inside story of how Warriors forward Draymond Green is the player to lead the Warriors to a dynasty -- or the man who could stand in their way.

ESPN NBA
Apr 01, 2020

From the archives: Golden State's Draymond Green problem
From 2016, the inside story of how Green could could lead the team to a dynasty -- or stand in their way.

ESPN NBA
Mar 31, 2020

Celts' Smart donating blood for COVID-19 study
Celtics guard Marcus Smart confirmed through his agent Tuesday that he is planning to donate his blood to be studied for an experimental treatment for COVID-19.

ESPN NBA
Mar 31, 2020

Sources: NBA, NBPA talk withholding player pay
The league and NBPA are discussing scenarios for withholding up to 25% of players' remaining salaries should regular-season games be canceled, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Mar 31, 2020

'Basketball can wait': How NBA coaches are navigating an unprecedented season
Frank Vogel, Nick Nurse and other NBA coaches are figuring out how to lead their teams through the uncertainty of a season stoppage.

ESPN NBA
Mar 31, 2020

Toronto official: Ban doesn't include pro teams
Toronto's cancellation of all city-led and permitted events through June 30 amid the coronavirus pandemic does not apply to professional sports leagues such as the NBA, NHL, MLB or MLS, a spokesman for Mayor John Tory said Tuesday.

ESPN NBA
Mar 31, 2020

KD leads field of 16 in NBA 2K tourney on ESPN
The Nets' Kevin Durant will lead a field of 16 NBA players competing in the 2K20 Player Tournament that will take place on ESPN beginning Friday. The winner will receive $100,000 to give to a select charity in support of the coronavirus relief efforts.

ESPN NBA
Mar 31, 2020

Heat's Dragic not going to Slovenia during layoff
Goran Dragic of the Miami Heat said Tuesday that he is prepared to forgo his annual offseason move back to his native Slovenia if that is what the NBA schedule necessitates.

ESPN NBA
Mar 31, 2020

No symptoms for Lakers after 2-week quarantine
All members of the Lakers who were tested for COVID-19 in the days after their game against the Nets on March 10 and were isolated for 14 days are currently symptom-free, the team announced.

ESPN NBA
Mar 31, 2020

Lowe: How NBA players are parenting through the coronavirus shutdown
NBA players and coaches are getting creative with their young kids while they're all stuck at home.

ESPN NBA
Mar 31, 2020

Arizona's Nnaji, No. 34 prospect, heads to draft
Arizona freshman Zeke Nnaji, who emerged as one of the top big men in college basketball, is entering the 2020 NBA draft.

ESPN NBA
Mar 31, 2020

China delays restart of basketball, other events
Concerned about asymptomatic carriers of the coronavirus, China's General Administration of Sport issued an order to delay resumption of the Chinese Basketball Association and other sporting events.

ESPN NBA
Mar 31, 2020

5-on-5: The greatness of MJ, Scottie, Phil and the Bulls dynasty
Which three-peat was more dominant? Which MJ moment was most iconic? Our experts look back at the game-changing run by the NBA's team of the 90s.

ESPN NBA
Mar 31, 2020

The truth about Michael Jordan's MLB prospects: 'I swear, he was going to the majors'
Nowadays, fans look upon Michael Jordan's foray into another sport 26 years ago as a whim and conclude that his baseball career was a bust. They could not be more wrong.

ESPN NBA
Mar 31, 2020

Michael Jordan series on ESPN moved up to April
ESPN's documentary about Michael Jordan, "The Last Dance," will be shown in April instead of June as originally scheduled.

ESPN NBA
Mar 30, 2020

Shaq says he 'stopped going' to 'Tiger King' zoo
Hall of Fame center Shaquille O'Neal attempted to clarify his brief appearance on the hit Netflix documentary 'Tiger King,' saying that while he loves big cats 'he had no idea' what was going on at the Oklahoma ranch.

ESPN NBA
Mar 30, 2020

Sports stars rally to join auction for virus relief
More than 115 athletes, coaches and sports personalities from 13 countries have joined to raise money for a COVID-19 response fund aimed at providing assistance for individuals fighting the global pandemic.

ESPN NBA
Mar 30, 2020

Sports stars rally to join raffle for virus relief
More than 115 athletes, coaches and sports personalities from 13 countries have joined to raise money for a COVID-19 response fund aimed at providing assistance for individuals fighting the global pandemic.

ESPN NBA
Mar 30, 2020

Lowe: How the Hornets are adding Kobe and playoff basketball to their break
The Hornets are staying in touch by breaking down a 2012 Lakers-Nuggets playoff series via video chats and text chains.

ESPN NBA
Mar 30, 2020

Players who made the most successful jumps from high school to the NBA
In the history of the NBA draft, 45 players have been taken directly out of high school. It wasn't the best decision for each one, but for a select group of superstars, skipping college paid off.

ESPN NBA
Mar 29, 2020

Celtics' Smart says he's cleared of coronavirus
Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart, who tested positive for COVID-19 two weeks ago, has been cleared by the Massachusetts Department of Health, he announced Sunday on social media.

ESPN NBA
Mar 29, 2020

Marbury trying to get masks from China for N.Y.
Former NBA star Stephon Marbury, who now coaches in China, is trying to broker a deal for 10 million medical masks to be sold to New York by a Chinese company.

ESPN NBA
Mar 29, 2020

Betting roundtable: Our experts reflect on their most regrettable bets
With the sports betting world essentially on hold, our experts look back on some of the worst overall bets they made over the past year.

ESPN NBA
Mar 29, 2020

O.J. Mayo set to join Chinese league powerhouse
Former NBA guard O.J. Mayo is close to joining the Chinese Basketball Association to play for powerhouse Liaoning Flying Leopards, pending medical and other procedural clearances.

ESPN NBA
Mar 28, 2020

Knicks owner Dolan tests positive for coronavirus
James Dolan, the executive chairman of Madison Square Garden Company and owner of the New York Knicks, has tested positive for the coronavirus.

ESPN NBA
Mar 27, 2020

OKC's Gallinari helping fund COVID-19 test kits
Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari will help provide funding for 400 coronavirus testing kits as well as protective equipment such as masks and gloves.

ESPN NBA
Mar 27, 2020

Dwane Casey describes how the Pistons confronted the coronavirus
From playing one of the last games before the NBA suspension to the challenge of a player diagnosed with the coronavirus, the Detroit Pistons have had a strenuous experience dealing with a global pandemic.

ESPN NBA
Mar 27, 2020

Bridges leads Suns to victory in first NBA 2K game broadcast on radio
Mikal Bridges led the Phoenix Suns' NBA 2K team to a victory on Friday over Matisse Thybulle and the Philadelphia 76ers in a game that was streamed on Twitch and broadcast on the radio.

ESPN NBA
Mar 27, 2020

Burke reveals she has tested positive for COVID-19, hopes to create awareness
Doris Burke reveals on The Woj Pod that she has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

ESPN NBA
Mar 27, 2020

ESPN NBA analyst Doris Burke reveals she has tested positive for COVID-19, hopes to create awareness
ESPN NBA Analyst Doris Burke joins The Woj Pod to reveal that she has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, including details of her symptoms, her hospital testing experience and her recovery process. In opening up, she is hopeful to make more people aware of the importance of social distancing and other important measures being taken to try and combat the pandemic.

ESPN NBA
Mar 27, 2020

ESPN's Burke symptom-free after battling virus
Doris Burke said she was tested on March 17 but felt her first symptom, overwhelming fatigue, on March 11 -- the day the NBA shut down.

ESPN NBA
Mar 27, 2020

ESPN's Burke symptom-free after positive test
Doris Burke said she was tested on March 17 but felt her first symptom, overwhelming fatigue, on March 11 -- the day the NBA shut down.

ESPN NBA
Mar 27, 2020

Stevens: Smart doing 'great' dealing with virus
Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens said that guard Marcus Smart is doing "great" in the wake of testing positive for the coronavirus last week.

ESPN NBA
Mar 27, 2020

Jazz players, staff now cleared of coronavirus
After completing their respective periods of quarantine and isolation following exposure to the coronavirus, all Jazz players and staff have been cleared by the Utah Department of Health.

ESPN NBA
Mar 27, 2020

Hayes, No. 10 prospect in ESPN 100, enters draft
Killian Hayes, who averaged 12.0 points and 5.6 assists while shooting 59% from inside the 3-point line for Ratiopharm Ulm in Germany, is "excited" to enter the NBA draft.

ESPN NBA
Mar 27, 2020

What the NBA can learn from China's attempt to restart basketball during the coronavirus pandemic
The Chinese Basketball Association was the first major sports league stopped by the coronavirus. As it attempts to resume its season, the NBA will be paying attention to see what is successful.

ESPN NBA
Mar 27, 2020

Rex Chapman is a comeback story and a Twitter feed for our time
The former Kentucky and NBA star overcame addiction in his retirement to become the foremost curator of fun, feel-good Twitter content. And oh, can we use that right about now.

ESPN NBA
Mar 27, 2020

Japan, Russia hoops leagues cancel seasons
The Japanese B League and Russia's VTB League have decided to cancel their seasons due to the coronavirus pandemic, following the cancellation and postponements of other basketball leagues in Asian countries.

ESPN NBA
Mar 27, 2020

The NBA is pulling for beloved Pistons scout Maury Hanks
The cantankerous, caustic 62-year-old Pistons scout has contracted the coronavirus and is in an ICU at a Tennessee hospital.

ESPN NBA
Mar 27, 2020

Nike athletes celebrate Air Max Day
LeBron James, P. J. Tucker and Ja Morant led the celebration of one of the most memorable shoes of the past four decades.

ESPN NBA
Mar 26, 2020

Sources: NBA executives to see 20% salary cut
The NBA is reducing base salaries by 20% for about 100 of the league office's top-earning executives around the world, sources tell ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Mar 26, 2020

50K watch Curry talk to Fauci about COVID-19
Warriors guard Stephen Curry talked with Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, about COVID-19 in an interview on Instagram.

ESPN NBA
Mar 26, 2020

Harlem Globetrotters legend 'Curly' Neal, 77, dies
Fred "Curly" Neal, who played 22 seasons for the Globetrotters and was just the fifth player of the organization to have his number retired, has died at the age of 77.

ESPN NBA
Mar 26, 2020

Source: Pistons' Wood cleared from coronavirus
Pistons forward Christian Wood has been cleared from the coronavirus, according to a source.

ESPN NBA
Mar 26, 2020

LeBron: No excitement or joy without fans
Lakers forward LeBron James discussed how he's dealing with life during the coronavirus pandemic, as well as the challenges the NBA has as it hopes to resume.

ESPN NBA
Mar 26, 2020

Vanderbilt SF Nesmith declares for NBA draft
Vanderbilt small forward Aaron Nesmith announced Thursday he will forgo his junior season to enter the NBA draft.

ESPN NBA
Mar 26, 2020

FSU freshman Williams declares for NBA draft
Patrick Williams, the 20th-ranked prospect in ESPN's draft rankings who averaged 9.2 points and 4.0 rebounds during his freshman season at Florida State, has announced that he'll enter the NBA draft.

ESPN NBA
Mar 25, 2020

Stubhub furloughs employees amid pandemic
The ticketing giant Stubhub has begun furloughing employees and similar websites are also facing financial challenges due to events being canceled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

ESPN NBA
Mar 25, 2020

Stars around globe lend support to medical world
Sports figures from around the globe have given money, protective equipment, messages of support and even food to medical professionals and hospitals as staffs work overtime to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

ESPN NBA
Mar 25, 2020

When there's nowhere to work out, NBA teams are bringing the gym to the players
Trainers around the league have been forced to get creative to keep their players ready for game action.

ESPN NBA
Mar 25, 2020

Dayton sophomore Toppin to enter NBA draft
In an announcement on Twitter, Dayton sophomore Obi Toppin said he is forgoing his college eligibility and entering the NBA draft.

ESPN NBA
Mar 25, 2020

USC freshman Okongwu opts to enter NBA draft
Onyeka Okongwu, the No. 6 prospect in the ESPN Top 100 who averaged 16.2 points and 8. rebounds during his freshman season at USC, will enter the NBA draft.

ESPN NBA
Mar 25, 2020

Mavs' Cuban hopeful for mid-May NBA return
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is hopeful the NBA can return in mid-May, though he hasn't heard when play will resume from the league.

ESPN NBA
Mar 25, 2020

Sources: Chinese hoop league delays restart
The Chinese Basketball Association is delaying the restart of its league from April 15 until May after failing to get government approval according to reports.

ESPN NBA
Mar 25, 2020

Sources: Chinese hoops league delays restart
The Chinese Basketball Association is delaying the restart of its league from April 15 until May after failing to get government approval, according to reports.

ESPN NBA
Mar 25, 2020

Emotional KAT: Mom in coma, showed symptoms
The Wolves' Karl-Anthony Towns said Tuesday night that his mother is in a medically induced coma from what he believes are symptoms from the coronavirus. Towns, in an Instagram video, urged the public to take the pandemic seriously.

ESPN NBA
Mar 25, 2020

Emotional Towns says mom in coma with virus
The Wolves' Karl-Anthony Towns said Tuesday night that his mother is in a medically induced coma with a coronavirus diagnosis and urged the public to take the pandemic seriously.

ESPN NBA
Mar 25, 2020

IMG forward Kenyon Martin Jr. declares for draft
IMG Academy forward Kenyon Martin Jr., son of the longtime NBA player, has declared for the 2020 draft.

ESPN NBA
Mar 24, 2020

Ballmer to buy Forum, clearing path for new arena
Clippers owner Steve Ballmer has reached an agreement to purchase the Forum in Inglewood for $400 million in cash from The Madison Square Garden Company, clearing the biggest obstacle in the franchise's way of building a new arena in the area.

ESPN NBA
Mar 24, 2020

Heels' Anthony delaying draft announcement
Projected lottery pick Cole Anthony is delaying his announcement on whether he'll enter the NBA draft as his hometown of New York City and the rest of the nation grapple with the coronavirus pandemic.

ESPN NBA
Mar 24, 2020

Khris Middleton is one basket shy of a historic season
When the season resumes, the Bucks' unsung star could join one of the most exclusive clubs in league history.

ESPN NBA
Mar 24, 2020

Group decides to pay 76ers, Devils employees
The group that owns the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers and the NHL's New Jersey Devils has reversed course on a controversial decision to cut employees' pay, announcing Tuesday that it will "be paying these employees their full salaries."

ESPN NBA
Mar 24, 2020

Aquarium names baby penguin in honor of Zion
The Audubon Aquarium of the Americas said it chose the name Zion for its new penguin chick to honor Williamson's generosity in New Orleans in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

ESPN NBA
Mar 24, 2020

When will the NBA return? Latest updates amid coronavirus suspension
Get the latest intel on the NBA's response to the coronavirus outbreak.

ESPN NBA
Mar 24, 2020

'What's the least worst thing to do?' How NBA teams are handling this shutdown
Between now and the resumption of play, NBA teams are facing the most pressing crisis in the sport's history.

ESPN NBA
Mar 24, 2020

Colangelo, Popovich commit to Team USA for '21
WIth the Olympics moved to next year, USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo and head coach Gregg Popovich remain committed to the team into 2021.

ESPN NBA
Mar 24, 2020

No. 7 prospect Haliburton headed to NBA draft
Iowa State sophomore guard Tyrese Haliburton, the No. 7 prospect in the ESPN Top 100, is entering the NBA draft.

ESPN NBA
Mar 24, 2020

What moving the Tokyo Olympics means for the NBA and Team USA
For the NBA and Team USA, moving the Olympic Games to 2021 raises big questions. Here are the answers so far.

ESPN NBA
Mar 24, 2020

Tokyo Olympics officially postponed until 2021
The Tokyo Olympics have been postponed until 2021 by the International Olympic Committee, it was announced Tuesday.

ESPN NBA
Mar 24, 2020

Growing up Kobe: What it's like for these college players to share a legendary name
Kobe Bryant's emergence in the '90s popularized what had been a unique first name. These college players talk about the experience of sharing the name -- especially since Bryant's death.

ESPN NBA
Mar 24, 2020

MVP Straw Poll: How big is Giannis' lead over LeBron?
Just before the season was suspended, LeBron had his best weekend of the year. Was it enough to overtake Giannis for MVP favorite?

ESPN NBA
Mar 24, 2020

Japan PM: IOC prez agrees to postpone Games
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says IOC President Thomas Bach has agreed "100%'' to his proposal of postponing the Tokyo Olympics for about one year until 2021 because of the coronavirus outbreak.

ESPN NBA
Mar 24, 2020

Source: South Korean basketball cancels season
South Korea's pro basketball league will cancel its season, a source says. In a country that has been hailed as a success for its containment of the coronavirus, the move casts a pall over the prospect other leagues will have to do the same.

ESPN NBA
Mar 23, 2020

76ers, Devils cutting pay, moving to 4-day week
The NBA's 76ers and NHL's Devils, teams owned by a group headed by billionaire Josh Harris, have notified salaried, full-time employees they will be subject to temporary pay cuts of up to 20% and that they will be moving to a four-day work week.

ESPN NBA
Mar 23, 2020

76ers, Devils workers face pay cuts, sources say
The NBA's 76ers and NHL's Devils, teams owned by billionaire Josh Harris, have notified noncontracted employees that they face pay cuts starting as soon as next month, sources say.

ESPN NBA
Mar 23, 2020

Brian Bowen II leads Pacers to virtual victory over Suns' Frank Kaminsky
The Phoenix Suns continued simulating their 2020 season with one of their players on the sticks Monday against the Indiana Pacers.

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