NBA Return: LA Clippers Shuts Down Practice Facility After Travel Party Member Tests Positive for COVID-19
The Clippers are not the only ones that temporarily shut down their facility as members of the Brooklyn Nets and Denver Nuggets' traveling to Orlando tested positive with coronavirus. Based on the protocol imposed by the league, each team is allowed to have 35 members per delegation to take part in the games comprised by the 22-team resumption at the NBA assigned campus at the Walt Disney World Resort.
Lakers ‘Hopeful’ That Dwight Howard Will Play as the NBA Restart Approaches
Frank Vogel spoke to the reporters while at the start of their pre-training camp that focused on the individual workouts before flying to Orlando next week, in his interview Vogel emphasized that the Lakers organization is committed to the backup center. He also clarified that Howard's level of participation remains unclear yet but he wants to play and the team is also hopeful to play with the backup center.
Jonathan Irons Walks as a Freeman After More Than 20 Years in Jail Through Maya Moore's Help
After serving more than two decades in jails out of his supposed 50-year sentence, Jonathan Irons walked out a freeman on Wednesday. This is all thanks to the help and persistence of WNBA’s Maya Moore who sat out an entire season to help Irons with his case.
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.