Category Archives: NBA

The National Basketball Association is a men’s professional basketball league in North America, composed of 30 teams. It is one of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada, and is widely considered to be the premier men’s professional basketball league in the world.

Rating our confidence in the top 10 teams in the NBA restart

Rating our confidence in the top 10 teams in the NBA restart

How well will the top teams in the NBA restart answer their big questions heading into the postseason? We polled the ESPN Forecast panel of 40 NBA experts for their confidence level in one key unknown about each of the top 10 teams in our latest round of Power Rankings.Can the Houston Rockets’ micro-ball approach…

Mental health will be prioritized as NBA teams get ready to enter bubble

NEW ORLEANS — Jrue Holiday expects basketball to be the easy part. The Pelicans guard will be living in the NBA’s “bubble” when 22 teams gather near Orlando, Florida, this month to resume their suspended season. Holiday’s wife, Lauren, a former U.S. national team soccer player, is pregnant with the couple’s second child at a […]

Draymond Green is picking LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers to win the NBA title

Draymond Green has developed a new pastime: supporting LeBron James. “I think going into this bubble, the Lakers gotta be the favorite because they got LeBron.”  @Money23Green gives his title favorite 🏆what do you think? #gtgtpwtw @JalenRose @djacoby pic.twitter.com/JRRvwCnEoO — Jalen & Jacoby (@JalenandJacoby) June 30, 2020 On Tuesday’s edition of ESPN’s Jalen & Jacoby, 3-time All-Star, […]

Sources: Ousted NBA teams mull joint workouts

Sources: Ousted NBA teams mull joint workouts

Jun 5, 2020Adrian WojnarowskiSenior NBA Insider CloseHost of The Woj Pod Joined ESPN in 2017Fearful of significant setbacks in the development of young players over months of inactivity, several teams left out of this season’s regular-season resumption in Orlando, Florida, have proposed ideas for regional mini summer leagues, training camps and organized team activities, sources…

Sources: Kyrie key voice in Friday call with players

Sources: Kyrie key voice in Friday call with players

Jun 12, 2020Adrian WojnarowskiSenior NBA Insider CloseHost of The Woj Pod Joined ESPN in 2017When the National Basketball Players Association conducted a conference call and vote on restarting the season a week ago, Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving was an active participant — although his questions were of a mundane nature.Sources say Irving asked, as…

Possible Durant return affecting Nets’ title odds

Possible Durant return affecting Nets’ title odds

Jun 4, 2020Doug KezirianESPN CloseESPN Sports Betting Analyst Host of Daily Wager Behind The Bets podcast hostKevin Durant has not logged a minute for the Brooklyn Nets, but he is having the biggest betting impact on the NBA’s restructured season.With the coronavirus pandemic extending the season nearly three months, those in basketball circles are speculating…

When will the NBA return? Latest updates and big questions

When will the NBA return? Latest updates and big questions

What will the rest of the 2019-20 NBA regular season and playoffs look like? We’re tracking the big questions and updates as the league gets ready to return after beginning a suspension due to the coronavirus on March 11.The NBA’s board of governors has approved the league’s plan for a 22-team return in Florida. The…

‘No divide’ among Lakers as restart talk ramps up

‘No divide’ among Lakers as restart talk ramps up

Jun 14, 2020Dave McMenaminESPN Staff Writer CloseLakers and NBA reporter for ESPN. Covered the Lakers and NBA for ESPNLosAngeles.com from 2009-14, the Cavaliers from 2014-18 for ESPN.com and the NBA for NBA.com from 2005-09.LOS ANGELES — After Friday’s NBA players’ group call revealed just how adamant a faction of the league is against resuming the…

WNBA’s 22-game regular season, playoffs OK’d

WNBA’s 22-game regular season, playoffs OK’d

Jun 15, 2020Mechelle VoepelESPN.com CloseMechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996.The WNBA officially announced Monday that, in agreement with the players’ union, it plans to have a 22-game regular season starting in late July.…