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.

Lowe: My NBA awards ballot and the toughest decisions

Lowe: My NBA awards ballot and the toughest decisions

Jul 24, 2020Zach LoweESPN Senior Writer Remember the regular season? It was a thing, I swear. Here is the first part of my official NBA awards ballot for that season.Most Valuable Player1. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks2. LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers3. James Harden, Houston Rockets4. Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers5. Kawhi Leonard, LA ClippersA few…

Follow live: Zion, Pelicans take the court against the Jazz as the NBA resumes

Points23PTS8/17FG6/7FT23PTS7/20FG7/8FTRebounds12REB10DREB2OREB8REB7DREB1OREBAssists5AST2TO36MIN7AST3TO27MIN Field Goal %Three Point %TurnoversRebounds ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Coverage: TNT ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Kissimmee, FL Line: NO -2.5 Over/Under: 229 Jazz, Pelicans kneel in unison for national anthemJazz, Pelicans kneel in unison for national anthem0:46Zion zings behind-the-back dime to LonzoZion zings behind-the-back dime to Lonzo0:31Zion throws down thunderous […]

Zion reenters NBA bubble, will begin quarantine

Zion reenters NBA bubble, will begin quarantine

8:05 PM ET Andrew LopezESPN New Orleans Pelicans rookie forward Zion Williamson returned to the NBA campus on Friday night, the team said in a statement. Williamson, who initially left the bubble in Orlando, Florida, on July 16 to tend to a family medical emergency, will rejoin the team on Tuesday after a four-day quarantine…

‘I was ready to give up’: The NBA hiatus gave Andre Roberson’s comeback another chance

Jul 24, 2020Royce YoungESPN Staff Writer CloseCovers the Oklahoma City Thunder for ESPN.comFOR ANDRE ROBERSON, it’s been two and a half years. It’s been 30 months of rehab and recovery. It’s been 180 games since he went down with a devastating left knee injury, and 180 games since he last played.He knows.”I get it. I…

Sources: Bubble to cost NBA more than $150M

Operating the three-month completion of the NBA season at the Walt Disney World Resort will cost the NBA more than $150 million, sources told ESPN. The league is housing 22 teams plus support staff at three resorts, has arranged for seven practice courts and is playing games at three arenas during the quarantine. It is…

Source: Duke, Lawson talk women’s hoops job

Source: Duke, Lawson talk women’s hoops job

Duke is in talks with Boston Celtics assistant coach and former WNBA All-Star Kara Lawson to take over as coach of its women’s basketball program, a source told ESPN on Friday. The 39-year-old Lawson has become the leading candidate to replace Joanne P. McCallie, who announced last week she wouldn’t return for a 14th season…

NBA: Zero positives out of 346 tested in bubble

NBA: Zero positives out of 346 tested in bubble

The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association said Monday that coronavirus tests of 346 players at the league’s bubble campus in Orlando, Florida, since July 13 have yielded zero positive results.When the league announced its initial batch of tests in the bubble on July 13, it said that two of 322 players tested came…

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…