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.

Memo: NBA eyeing Nov. 18 as new draft date

playWhat would the top NBA draft prospects look like on the Warriors? (1:13)To get an idea of how some of this year’s NBA draft prospects might mesh with the Warriors, check out how their highlights match up with Steph, Draymond and company. (1:13)4:07 PM ETAdrian WojnarowskiSenior NBA Insider CloseHost of The Woj Pod Joined ESPN […]

Grizzlies’ Morant wins NBA ROY honors; Zion 3rd

Grizzlies’ Morant wins NBA ROY honors; Zion 3rd

Sep 3, 2020Tim BontempsESPN LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant was a runaway winner of the NBA’s Rookie of the Year award Wednesday, collecting 99 out of a possible 100 first-place votes to cruise to an easy victory.Morant, who was the second overall pick in the 2019 NBA draft out of…

Why the Lakers’ No. 1 seed might not hold its usual advantages

Why the Lakers’ No. 1 seed might not hold its usual advantages

7:15 AM ETBrian WindhorstESPN Senior Writer CloseESPN.com NBA writer since 2010 Covered Cleveland Cavs for seven years Author of two booksThe good news for the Los Angeles Lakers is they are the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference playoffs, the first time they’ve earned pole position in a decade and an honorable accomplishment after…

Bucks’ Antetokounmpo named second-team All-Bubble

Bucks’ Antetokounmpo named second-team All-Bubble

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Portland’s Damian Lillard has been unanimously selected as the top player of the NBA’s seeding games at Walt Disney World, after averaging a league-best 37.6 points in the eight games. Phoenix’s Monty Williams, who led the Suns to a perfect 8-0 record in the bubble, was chosen as the top…

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…