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UPDATED: Wed., July 1, 2020

Before the NBA lands in Florida, a basketball bubble will be tested in Ohio

Players from 22 teams will begin arriving at the NBA’s Disney World campus next week, where they will live in restricted luxury hotels and play in empty gyms for up …


UPDATED: Wed., July 1, 2020

Asterisk on the NBA title? Coaches, players say not a chance

The 2020 NBA champion, if one is crowned, will have emerged as the ultimate winner from a season that lasted more than a full year from start to finish. It …


UPDATED: Fri., June 26, 2020

NBA, players sign off on final terms for restarted season

Acknowledging that no option would have been risk-free during a pandemic, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Friday that the concern shared by the league and its players surrounding next month’s …


UPDATED: Wed., June 24, 2020

Pacers’ Malcolm Brogdon, Kings’ Jabari Parker reveal they have virus

Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon and Sacramento Kings forward Jabari Parker both revealed Wednesday that they have tested positive for the coronavirus.


UPDATED: Tue., June 16, 2020

NBA lays out its vision for Disney restart to teams, players

Here’s some of what awaits NBA players going to Disney next month: game rooms, golf course access, cabanas with misters to combat the heat, fishing areas, bowling, backstage tours and …


UPDATED: Tue., June 16, 2020

Former Gonzaga standout Jeremy Pargo back in the game in Israel

The former Gonzaga standout’s latest venture is in familiar surroundings in Israel, Pargo’s third stint playing professionally in the country. He’s also played in Russia, China and Italy, the NBA …


UPDATED: Thu., June 11, 2020

Michael Jordan talks to Hornets about being uncomfortable, winning

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Michael Jordan helped build the Chicago Bulls into a winner as a player.


UPDATED: Mon., June 8, 2020

Former Washington State center Aron Baynes writes heartfelt message about inequalities

Phoenix Suns center Aron Baynes recently opened up on multiple social media platforms to join the wave of athletes who’ve penned letters, expressing their opinions about race relations, and sharing …


UPDATED: Sat., June 6, 2020

Mike Lupica: LeBron James is always willing to stand up and be heard

This is what can happen, though, so often with celebrities conditioned to the world hanging on every word and on every subject except beach erosion.


UPDATED: Sat., June 6, 2020

‘Use our platform’: NBA coaches saying social change must occur

The NBA plans to go to Disney World next month to finish a season, with a schedule calling for the 22 remaining teams to play more than 150 more games …


UPDATED: Mon., June 8, 2020

Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant: “My season is over.”

NEW YORK — Kevin Durant won’t play for the Brooklyn Nets if the NBA season resumes.


Michael Jordan giving $100 million for racial equality, justice

Michael Jordan and the Jordan Brand are giving $100 million to organizations dedicated to promoting racial equality and social justice.


What’s next for the NBA? A plan for testing is the big key

The first step of the NBA’s return-to-play plan is done.


After a forgettable season, Warriors ready to move forward

The Golden State Warriors endured a disappointing season with their stars injured and young players forced to fill a big void.


Former Gonzaga stars await resumption of NBA season

Several former Gonzaga Bulldogs are close to resuming their NBA seasons.


UPDATED: Thu., June 4, 2020

AP source: NBA owners approve 22-team season restart plan

The NBA’s Board of Governors has approved a 22-team format for restarting the league season in late July at the Disney campus near Orlando, Florida


UPDATED: Wed., June 3, 2020

AP source: NBA presents players with plan for season restart

A person with knowledge of the situation says the NBA has told the National Basketball Players Association that it will present a 22-team plan for restarting the season to the …


UPDATED: Tue., June 2, 2020

Wes Unseld, Hall of Famer and NBA champion in D.C., dies at 74

Wes Unseld was an undersized NBA center known more for his bruising picks, tenacious rebounding and perfectly placed outlet passes than any points he produced. He thrived in his role …


UPDATED: Sun., May 31, 2020

George Floyd’s death opens old wounds for NBA player Thabo Sefolosha

Thabo Sefolosha’s anger and frustration roared back last week when he saw the video of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis.


UPDATED: Fri., May 29, 2020

AP sources: No consensus yet on NBA return-to-play plan

The NBA Board of Governors met again without a consensus opinion emerging on how many teams should be back on the floor for the planned late-July resumption of the pandemic-interrupted …


NBA says it is talking with Disney about resuming season

The NBA is in talks with The Walt Disney Company on a single-site scenario for a resumption of play in Central Florida in late July, the clearest sign yet that …


UPDATED: Fri., May 22, 2020

Jerry Sloan, Hall of Fame coach who guided John Stockton, Jazz to NBA Finals twice, dies at 78

Jerry Sloan, the Hall of Fame coach who was a fixture for decades in Utah and took the Jazz to the NBA Finals in 1997 and 1998, died Friday. He …


UPDATED: Thu., May 21, 2020

Rockets’ James Harden: ‘I want it to be safe’ before resuming NBA season

James Harden isn’t quite ready to resume the season just yet.


Analysis: The NBA seems on the cusp of a comeback plan

Something is finally clear in the uncertain NBA: Players believe they’re going to play games again this season.


UPDATED: Mon., May 18, 2020

Error, Jordan: John Stockton deserved better from ‘The Last Dance’

Michael Jordan cussed out Isiah Thomas, challenged Magic Johnson, brushed off Clyde Drexler, laughed at Gary Payton, and cast Charles Barkley and Karl Malone as motivational devices. Indeed, some of …


Michael Jordan, documentary resonate with local basketball icons

Nineties nostalgia has helped mollify the famine in Hooptown, USA – two weekly episodes at a time.


Former Gonzaga great Adam Morrison big fan of Michael Jordan, documentary

Morrison was born in 1984, exactly one month after Jordan was drafted third overall by the Chicago Bulls. Morrison collected Jordan’s sports cards and posters as his formative years coincided …


UPDATED: Sat., May 16, 2020

The Shots: Craig Ehlo, Byron Russell playing a role in ‘The Last Dance’

Craig Ehlo and Byron Russell each shared an ultimate moment with Michael Jordan, and Jordan came out on top each time. They’ll be on highlight reels forever and “The Last …


UPDATED: Wed., May 13, 2020

‘Last Dance’ examines how Sonics guarded Michael Jordan in ‘96 finals

One of the attention-getting story lines from The Last Dance Episode 8 on Sunday night — that Sonics coach George Karl erred by not having Gary Payton guard Jordan until …


Commentary: Whatever Michael Jordan may have claimed, Gary Payton gave him fits in 1996 NBA Finals

Compare the two responses from Sunday night’s episodes of ESPN’s “The Last Dance.”