Month: April 2020

The NBA, as are most major sports, is a star-driven. LeBron James, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard, etc. carry the day in regards to popularity, production and success, whether on the court or otherwise. That said, and despite what some may say to the contrary, no one man can take home the Larry O’Brien trophy alone.
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8:58 PM ET Eric WoodyardESPN Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant and New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson often are at the forefront of the Rookie of the Year conversation, but another talented member of the 2019 NBA draft class isn’t just sitting back and waiting for the season to resume. Miami Heat rookie Tyler Herro,
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Last week, Basketball Insiders ranked who was the best of the best of each position in the NBA, including executives. This week, Basketball Insiders is taking a look at who are among the most underrated executives in the NBA. What makes an executive underrated? It’s actually a pretty loaded question. Their work may have led
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7:50 PM ET LeBron James is combining two of his off-court passions — education and entertainment — in a primetime event to honor the high school class of 2020 next month. The Los Angeles Lakers star’s LeBron James Family Foundation is partnering with the XQ Institute and the Entertainment Institute Foundation to present “Graduate Together:
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Last week, Basketball Insiders ranked who was the best of the best of each position in the NBA, including executives. This week, Basketball Insiders is taking a look at who are among the most underrated executives in the NBA. What makes an executive underrated? It’s actually a pretty loaded question. Their work may have led
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7:33 AM ET NBA Insiders Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls built a dynasty in the 1990s. Their six NBA titles came in a pair of three-peats and included a 72-win season, multiple MVPs and multiple scoring titles. Our NBA experts ranked each Bulls title team from worst to best, considering the quality of each
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3:06 AM ET The Lakers have been in contact with the Los Angeles mayor’s office to discuss the possibility of opening their practice facility for players before the current shelter-at-home order for Los Angeles residents expires on May 15, sources close to the matter told ESPN. The NBA announced Monday it would allow players to
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Last week, Basketball Insiders ranked who was the best of the best of each position in the NBA, including executives. This week, Basketball Insiders is taking a look at who are among the most underrated executives in the NBA. What makes an executive underrated? It’s actually a pretty loaded question. Their work may have led
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3:27 PM ET The NBA has pushed back its original plan to allow players to reenter team facilities for voluntary workouts by a week, until May 8. The league had been planning to reopen facilities beginning on Friday, including the Atlanta Hawks’ facility in Georgia, which was among the first states to loosen stay-at-home orders
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Los Angeles Lakers guard Dion Waiters opened up about depression, mental health and the plane incident via The Player’s Tribune. Depression is a serious and seriously misunderstood issue in society that’s been prevalent for years now, and that’s especially the case during these strange times of quarantine and social distancing, without sports or entertainment to
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6:36 PM ET ESPN’s 10-part documentary series “The Last Dance,” which chronicles Michael Jordan and the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls, continued on Sunday with Episodes 3 and 4. Jordan and the Bulls allowed NBA Entertainment to follow them throughout the season and document their final championship together. The series features never-before-seen footage, as well as interviews
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8:23 AM ET ESPN’s 10-part documentary, “The Last Dance,” which chronicles Michael Jordan and the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls, continues on Sunday with Episodes 3 and 4. All 10 episodes will air on ESPN and the ESPN App in the U.S. and can be streamed outside the U.S. on Netflix. Jordan and the Bulls allowed NBA
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8:49 AM ET Let’s punctuate the waiting game with five things from actual NBA games: 1. Bring back great starting lineup introductions This is one of the most important takeaways from “The Last Dance”: We need to restore starting lineup introductions to their Jordan-era glory. All these years later, I still get goosebumps when that
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The NBA will allow teams to open their practice facilities in some cities beginning May 1. With the COVID-19 situation putting the brakes on the sports world, the NBA has made a pretty significant step in getting closer to the notion of still having a season. Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted that beginning on May 1, the
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6:55 PM ET The NBA is reopening team practice facilities for players in states and municipalities that are loosening stay-at-home restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic beginning on Friday, sources told ESPN. Players can return to team facilities in states such as Georgia for voluntary individual workouts as soon as next week, which allows for NBA
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