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6:16 PM ET San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said Saturday he initially thought about sitting out the NBA restart in Orlando, Florida, given his age, but he decided to go because he was confident in the precautions in place and the opportunity to continue conversations around social justice. “I talked to a lot of
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12:31 PM ET Associated Press AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — One of Michigan’s most beloved sports and entertainment venues was turned into rubble on Saturday with a series of controlled explosions. The shell and roof of the Palace of Auburn Hills, which was home to three NBA championship Detroit Pistons teams and three WNBA championship Detroit
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Jul 9, 2020 Associated Press Nikola Vucevic had to raise his voice a bit to answer a question. He had just walked off the court after the first Orlando Magic practice of the restart, and some of his teammates remained on the floor while engaged in a loud and enthusiastic shooting contest. After four months,
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11:47 AM ET If you’ve visited an arcade, you’ve probably played NBA Jam once or twice, or 500 times. And even if you haven’t, you surely know some of the iconic callouts from voice actor Tim Kitzrow. “He’s on fire!” “From downtown!” “Boom-shaka-laka!” Kitzrow’s calls are as memorable as any of the most famous lines
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6:53 PM ET Star guards James Harden and Russell Westbrook were among a small group of Houston Rockets players and staffers who did not travel on the team flight to Orlando, Florida, on Thursday, sources told ESPN. Each member of the group is expected to join the team later at Walt Disney World after traveling
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6:26 AM ET Baxter Holmes Close ESPN Senior Writer Baxter Holmes (@Baxter) is a senior writer for ESPN Digital and Print, focusing on the NBA. He has covered the Lakers, the Celtics and previously worked for The Boston Globe and Los Angeles Times. Eric Woodyard BLADE IN HAND, Mohashie “Mo” Rodriguez carefully guided a straight-edge
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12:24 PM ET New Orleans Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry has been cleared to travel with the team to the NBA bubble in Orlando, Florida, sources said Wednesday. Gentry, 65, has been one of the league staff members undergoing further scrutiny before heading into the bubble for the season restart. Houston Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni, 69,
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Jul 6, 2020 It was just over three weeks ago when Luka Doncic‘s trainer was misquoted when discussing the Dallas Mavericks star’s physique. “Not in top shape yet” was the translation, missing a key qualifier. So when Doncic addressed reporters last week for the first time in nearly three months, he was immediately asked about
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6:24 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid says there “should not even be a question” about how the team’s offense should work when the league restarts: It should go through him. “I know what I’m capable of, and I know what my teammates think of me,” Embiid said in a conference call
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2:39 AM ET The Orlando Magic said Tuesday that one of their players recently tested positive for the coronavirus. Team president Jeff Weltman declined to identify the player to reporters but said the individual is following protocols and hopes to join the team soon. In addition to the Magic, players and staff from the Utah
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12:14 PM ET Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie announced Tuesday that he won’t join his team in Orlando, Florida, for the NBA restart after testing positive again for the coronavirus. Dinwiddie tweeted the news. After another positive test yesterday and considering the symptoms, @BrooklynNets, team doctors and I have decided that it would be in
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4:34 PM ET As the Miami Heat prepare to head to Orlando to participate in the NBA’s restart at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World, Heat big man Meyers Leonard is confident that his team is ready for the challenge that the environment will provide. While he knows the mental grind will
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