NBA cautions teams to be on alert of implications from Chauvin verdict

From Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN The NBA has instructed teams to be vigilant about the impact of a verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial for the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis this week, including the possibility of game postponements, sources told ESPN. The looming specter of possible protests, civil unrest and team reactions in the aftermath of a court verdict has the league office preparing for the prospect that a night or two of league games could be halted this week, sources said. Final arguments are expected Monday in…

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Basketball Africa League inaugural season starts in May

From the NBA: DAKAR, SENEGAL, March 29, 2021 – The Basketball Africa League (BAL) today announced that the league’s historic inaugural season will tip off Sunday, May 16 at the Kigali Arena in Kigali, Rwanda, with 12 teams from across Africa competing in the new professional league. The BAL, a partnership between the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the National Basketball Association (NBA), builds on the foundation of club competitions FIBA Regional Office Africa has organized on the continent and marks the NBA’s first collaboration to operate a league outside of North…

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Dwyane Wade says Michael Jordan is his G.O.A.T.

From Rob Schaefer of nbcchicago.com: From being selected four picks apart in the 2003 NBA Draft, to winning two championships with the Miami Heat, to famously “Banana Boating”together in the 2015 offseason, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James go way back. So it’s no surprise that the popular debate topic of who the greatest basketball player of all time (a.k.a “GOAT”) is — between James and Michael Jordan — came up quickly during Wade’s recent appearance on the I Am Athlete podcast (11:05 mark): LeBron is one of my good friends. I…

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Pascal Siakam fined $50K for verbal altercation with Nick Nurse

Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam is now fifty grand lighter in the wallet. Shortly after the team’s 116-105 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Siakam and Raptors head coach Nick Nurse got into a verbal exchange. In this back-and-forth, Siakam said some not-nice things according to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium. As a result, the forward was fined $50,000. This is not the first disciplinary issue Siakam has had this season. He was benched for the team’s New Year’s Eve 100-83 win over the New York Knicks for disciplinary…

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NBA Injury reports March 18, 2021

Atlanta Hawks NAME POS DATE STATUS COMMENT Kris Dunn PG Mar 18 Out The Hawks announced that Dunn (ankle) will join the team for its eight-game road trip that begins Saturday in Los Angeles after he was able to take part in a modified practice Wednesday. De’Andre Hunter SF Mar 17 Out Hunter (knee), who is out Thursday against the Thunder, will go through a 4-on-4 scrimmage Wednesday, Brad Rowland of PeachtreeHoops.com reports. Cam Reddish SF Mar 15 Out Reddish was given a projected recovery timeline of 4-to-6 weeks after…

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Shawn Bradley paralysed after accident

Wednesday , the Dallas Mavericks announced that former center and Space Jam cast member Shawn Bradley has been left paralysed after he was struck by a car back in January. We want to wish Bradley a speedy and complete recovery.

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Kyrie and DeMar have moment before Nets/Spurs game

The Brooklyn Nets and the San Antonio Spurs met Monday night and Spurs forward DeMar DeRozan has been playing with a heavy heart, as his stepfather passes on February 19. Before the game tipped off Nets star guard Kyrie Irving showed DeRozan love in a truly touching moment. Losing a parent is one of the most difficult things a person will deal with in life, forming a void that can never be filled, regardless of the passage of time. There will be some rough days ahead for DeRozan but if…

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Ben Simmons out against the Bulls

According to Cassidy Hubbarth of ESPN, Philadelphia Sixers point forward Ben Simmons will miss the team’s Friday night matchup with the Chicago Bulls due to an illness ( we don’t think COVID-19). This is the second straight game Simmons has missed.

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Draymond Green has a point

Draymond Green took the NBA to task in his postgame comments following the Warriors’ win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Green’s airing his grievances were spurred on by the recent news of the Cavaliers announcing they would be sitting center Andre Drummond as they sought a suitable trade for the two-time All-Star. Draymond had this to say: “I would like to talk about something that’s really bothering me. It’s the treatment of players in this league. To watch Andre Drummond … come out in street clothes because a team is going…

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February 9, 2021 NBA Recap

Who Got It Done pt rb ast D. MitchellUTA vs. BOS 36 4 9   2 blk Damian LillardPOR vs. ORL 36 5 2   5-10 3-pt Jimmy ButlerMIA vs. NYK 26 8 10   13-15 ft Joel EmbiidPHI @ SAC 25 17 6   13-14 ft James HardenBRK @ DET 24 6 12   2 stl , 5 blk Jerami GrantDET vs. BRK 32 5 4 N. VučevićORL @ POR 27 15 4   2 stl , 2 blk Jaylen BrownBOS @ UTA 33 8 0 Stephen CurryGSW @ SAS 32 4 2 De’Aaron FoxSAC…

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