Adam Silver Says NBA Season Could Cease to Resume on July if Players Continue to Test Positive for COVID-19
The NBA commissioner mentioned that currently, there are daily testing conducted but the exact numbers were not confirmed yet. But if the league would see a huge number of infections and continuously spreading within the NBA community then it would prompt for a halt again.
DeAndre Jordan Will Not Return With Brooklyn Nets in Orlando After Getting COVID-19
The NBA is set to return in Orlando in a month’s time, however, some players will not be returning in the hardcourt for various reasons. One of these players is Nets Center DeAndre Jordan who tested positive for COVID-19
NBA to Put Social Justice Messages on Jerseys in Place of Players’ Last Name
In order to continue to spark protests and not overshadow the constant calls for justice amid the issues that are happening in the country, the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) and the NBA are discussing options to use social justice messages on jerseys as the league is preparing to return on July.
NBA News: 'Half-Man, Half-Amazing,' Vince Carter Hangs His Jersey After 22-Years
After signing a contract with Atlanta Hawks for the 2019 - 2020 NBA season, Vince Carter shared that the one-year extension will be his final season. But the final season of his playing career was left hanging due to the current global health crisis faced by the world including the NBA which prompted them to suspend the season on March 11.
Zion Williamson Gears Up to Lead Pelicans for NBA Season Return
NBA 2019 draft no. 1 overall pick Zion Williamson gets ready to go back to the hardcourt. Williamson has used the break to get better and practice in preparation for the play-offs.
NBA Return: LA Lakers Looking to Replace Avery Bradley with JR Smith
NBA's Western Conference top-seeded team, Los Angeles Lakers are looking for a replacement for Avery Bradley, the Lakers starting point guard. The purple and gold are now looking at signing Lebron’s former teammate in Cleveland JR Smith.
Trail Blazers’ Trevor Ariza Will Not Play When NBA Resumes in Orlando to Spend Time with Son
Ariza could possibly lose a salary ranging from $1 million to $1.8 million, depending on whether his team, Blazers, can take a spot for the playoffs, for not taking part in the restart. However, he chose to commit to the month-long visitation period the court allowed him to spend with his son.
Investigators Find Noose In Black NASCAR Driver's Garage; Signs of Racism Continue Amid Fight For Equality
A noose was found inside the garage of a black NASCAR driver amid increased security and restrictions in the area. The act suggests the continuous spread of racism in the community.
NBA Hall of Famer Wayne Embry Urges NBA to Show Support for BLM Protests by Playing
The NBA Hall of Famer mentioned that since then he has been a proponent of sports being a model of a greater society as it is where different backgrounds and different cultures work towards a common goal. He also encouraged every player to play and continue to become role models.
Marcus Rashford Gets on One Knee, Raises Fist in Support of Black Lives Matter Campaign
Not only the victims of COVID-19 were remembered as players also took a knee before the match commenced signifying their support to the Black Lives Matter movement which was triggered by the death of George Floyd. While taking a knee before the start of the match, Rashford also raised his fist as a sign and symbol of black liberation and protest.
Kyrie Irving leads NBA Players Contradicting Season Resumption in Orlando
As the NBA talks about resuming the season in Orlando, Kyrie Irving and other NBA players do not agree. Some players also expressed skepticism regarding the possible dangers of resuming to play while the coronavirus is still out there.
NASCAR Bans Bringing Confederate Flags on Races and Other Events
The American auto racing sanctioning and operating company has finally banned the display of Confederate flags on their races and events in response to the Black Lives Matter movement. The decision has garnered praise from the public and celebrities.
UFC Champion Conor McGregor Announces Retirement, Claims He's Getting 'Bored'
After a controversial career inside the octagon, The Notorious, Connor McGregor announces his retirement. McGregor is known to be one of the greatest fighters in the MMA scene.
NBA Reviews Options for Replacement of Injured and COVID-19 Positive Players as Season Sets to Resume
Eyeing the possibility of resuming by the end of July, the NBA is already scouting for possible options if ever players incur serious injuries or tests positive for COVID-19. The signing of replacement players may possibly be allowed by the league.
NBA Will Possibly Return to the Hard Court with 22-Team Format
As the NBA is set to return in July, a new format for the games will possibly be in play. Instead of all teams returning to finish their 82 regular-season games only 22 teams will be back in the hardcourt.