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North American professional sports league

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The National Basketball Association (NBA) 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.

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NBA announces schedule for resumption of play as 16 players test positive for Covid-19 [Video]

NBA announces schedule for resumption of play as 16 players test positive for Covid-19

NBA annouces schedule for resumption of play on July 30 in virus-hit Florida as 16 players test positive for Covid-19

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Vince Carter retires after NBA record 22-season career [Video]

Vince Carter retires after NBA record 22-season career

NBA great and Olympic gold medallist Vince Carter retires after record 22-season career

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Chris D’Elia Dropped by CAA Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations, Jimmy Kimmel Apologizes for Blackface Impression of Karl Malon [Video]

Chris D’Elia Dropped by CAA Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations, Jimmy Kimmel Apologizes for Blackface Impression of Karl Malon

Jimmy Kimmel is apologizing for a blackface impression of NBA star Karl Malone, Chris D’Elia has now been dropped by agency CAA amid sexual misconduct allegations and Spike Lee is calling on NFL to..

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Washington Wizards and Mystics take part in Juneteenth march, marking the anniversary of the end of slavery in the U.S. [Video]

Washington Wizards and Mystics take part in Juneteenth march, marking the anniversary of the end of slavery in the U.S.

Washington Wizards stars Bradley Beal, John Wall, and Rui Hachimura join WNBA Mystics at Juneteenth march in D.C., marking the anniversary of the end of slavery in the U.S.

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Blackface Scandal Forces Kimmel To Take Vacation [Video]

Blackface Scandal Forces Kimmel To Take Vacation

On Thursday, Jimmy Kimmel made a surprise announcement: he's taking the summer off. Kimmel said: 'I've been doing this job for almost 18 years' and he needed a break." He said he and his family were..

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Kobe Bryant honored in Bosnia with giant mural on school wall [Video]

Kobe Bryant honored in Bosnia with giant mural on school wall

Massive Kobe Bryant mural unveiled at an elementary school in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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NBA coach Popovich issues emotional statement on death of George Floyd [Video]

NBA coach Popovich issues emotional statement on death of George Floyd

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich issues emotional statement about the death of George Floyd, saying the "country is in trouble"

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Cuban Commissioned Poll For Possible Presidential Run [Video]

Cuban Commissioned Poll For Possible Presidential Run

Mark Cuban is the entrepreneur and owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks. Business Insider reports that Cuban has been contemplating a run for President. On Thursday, he revealed he went so far as to..

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NBA Approves Plan To Resume Season In July [Video]

NBA Approves Plan To Resume Season In July

The NBA’s Board of Governors have approved a plan to restart the suspended season. The tentative date is July 31st with a start at Disney World, Florida amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan would see..

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NBA to Reportedly Restart Season With 22-Team Format [Video]

NBA to Reportedly Restart Season With 22-Team Format

Sources tell ESPN that 13 teams will come from the Western Conference and the rest will represent the East.

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NBA great Michael Jordan voices outrage over Floyd death in statement: 'We have had enough' [Video]

NBA great Michael Jordan voices outrage over Floyd death in statement: 'We have had enough'

Basketball great Michael Jordan voices outrage over the death of George Floyd in social media statement: 'We have had enough'

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NBA Star Beats Up 'Rioter': 'This Ain't No Hate Crime' [Video]

NBA Star Beats Up 'Rioter': 'This Ain't No Hate Crime'

NBA free agent JR Smith beat up a guy who allegedly broke his car window. Newser reports the former Cleveland Cavaliers player was caught on video, amid the 'I Can't Breathe' protests in Los Angeles...

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NBA hoping to restart season July 31, according to report [Video]

NBA hoping to restart season July 31, according to report

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has informed the league's Board of Governors that he hopes to restart the season on July 31, the Athletic reports

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Kobe Bryant's induction into basketball Hall of Fame is postponed [Video]

Kobe Bryant's induction into basketball Hall of Fame is postponed

The NBA legend was due to be posthumously inducted on August 29.

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Kobe Bryant's baby daughter Capri takes her first steps [Video]

Kobe Bryant's baby daughter Capri takes her first steps

Late NBA legend Kobe Bryant's widow Vanessa Bryant has shared the sweet moment their daughter Capri took her first baby steps on Instagram.

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NBA in talks with Disney to restart season at sports complex in Florida [Video]

NBA in talks with Disney to restart season at sports complex in Florida

NBA in talks with Disney about restarting its suspended season at Disney World in Florida in late July

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NBA great Patrick Ewing announces he has tested positive for coronavirus [Video]

NBA great Patrick Ewing announces he has tested positive for coronavirus

NBA great and current Georgetown University basketball coach Patrick Ewing announces on social media he has tested positive for coronavirus

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Michael Jordan Gets Questioned On His Leadership [Video]

Michael Jordan Gets Questioned On His Leadership

ESPN released a documentary, “The Last Dance,” highlighting Michael Jordan’s career. Jordan is known as one of the greatest players in the NBA, competing for 15 seasons and winning six..

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Michael Jordan addresses his tough reputation in 'The Last Dance' [Video]

Michael Jordan addresses his tough reputation in 'The Last Dance'

In the latest two episodes of ESPN's docuseries, the NBA legend discussed his winning mentality and competitiveness.

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Heavily-restricted NBA practices expected to resume on Friday [Video]

Heavily-restricted NBA practices expected to resume on Friday

NBA teams expected to get go-ahead to reopen practice facilities for limited use as early as Friday.

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Pelicans' Zion Williamson excited by return

Pelicans forward Zion Williamson says he feels fortunate to be able to resume his NBA rookie season. (July 2)  
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Anthony Davis says he's '100 percent healthy,' Lakers' title chances higher after hiatus

Anthony Davis declared himself 100% healthy and thinks the Lakers' title chances are better after the team was able to rest during the NBA shutdown.
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Grizzlies Guard Adds Pounds During Hiatus

Memphis coach Taylor Jenkins says guard Ja Morant has added some pounds of muscle during the NBA hiatus. Morant is the NBA's likely rookie of the year after being the No. 2 draft pick behind Zion..
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NBA restart: Are the Lakers or Clippers better prepared to resume the season?

Both title contenders had seemingly found their groove when the season was halted, but they'll have to quickly find it again in Orlando.
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Shaquille O'Neal and Papa John's Pizza launch Shaq-a-Roni Pizza with company's largest slices

The Shaq-a-Roni launches Monday at Papa John's Pizza with the pizza giant's largest slices. It was conceived by retired NBA star Shaquille O'Neal.
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How Disney employees will work inside the NBA's campus bubble site

The NBA restart plan includes 113 pages of safety protocols, but it can't exactly sing "Hakuna Matata" and predict no worries for the rest of its days
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Chris Paul on NBA addressing racial issues: 'It's never a shut up and dribble situation'

Chris Paul insists NBA players will not forget the ongoing conversation about racism when the season resumes: "You're going to continue to hear us."
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NBA releases schedule of seeding games to finish regular season in Orlando

The NBA continues to move forward with its plan to finish the season, releasing the schedule for 88 seeding games from July 30 to Aug. 14.
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Vince Carter announces retirement after 22-year NBA career: 'I'm officially done'

Vince Carter announced his retirement Thursday from the NBA following a 22-year career with eight teams.
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'Sandlot' star Patrick Renna on new YouTube show, Kevin Durant

Patrick Renna, star of the cult-classic, "The Sandlot," has a new variety show on YouTube called "You're Killing Me" after his famous movie line. He also discusses NBA superstar Kevin Durant who uses..
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Police reform bill, NBA season restart, Roger Stone case: 5 things to know Wednesday

Senate Dems plan to oppose GOP police reform bill, NBA players must decide if they will play in Orlando series and more things to start your Wednesday
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Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic among NBA players to test positive for COVID-19

Denver Nuggets' Nikola Jokic has tested positive for COVID-19, as have two Phoenix Suns players and four players from Western Conference playoff team.
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New Lakers director aims to educate and be a resource to staff on racial justice issues

Dr. Karida Brown, the Lakers' Director of Racial Equity & Action lacks "a strong opinion' whether NBA season will help or hurt racial justice efforts.
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Pacers guard Justin Holiday uncertain whether to play when NBA resumes

Indiana Pacers guard Justin Holiday is 50/50 on whether to play or sit when the NBA resumes. The Pacers aren't trying to push him into joining them.
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NBA safety protocols include interesting rules: No licking hands on court; ping-pong limited to two players

The NBA's 108-page guide to health and safety protocols is thorough, to say the least, with rules on ping-pong and player habits on the court.
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Inside the NBA's bubble setup at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex during resumed 2020 season

What will it be like to live in an NBA bubble at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando? For any NBA player and coach, it seems pretty nice.
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NBA players union memo outlines health and safety precautions for 2020 season restart at the ESPN Wide World of Sports

NBA players and staffers are being asked to take extensive COVID-19 health and safety precautions as they report to the ESPN Wide World of Sports.
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Will NBA allow players to kneel during the national anthem?

The NBA rulebook states "players, coaches and trainers must stand and line up in a dignified posture along the foul lines" during national anthem.
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Would resuming or halting the NBA season help the league's efforts to fight racial inequality?

USA TODAY Sports talked to various sports activism experts on if a resumed NBA season would help the league's efforts to address racial inequality.
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Dr. Anthony Fauci comes out with his support for NBA's restart plan

Infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci says NBA plan to test everybody and set up a bubble could be used as a model by other sports leagues.
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U.S. lawmakers back new helicopter safety equipment after Kobe Bryant crash

A group of Democratic U.S. lawmakers on Thursday introduced legislation that would require new safety equipment on helicopters that carry six or more passengers in the wake of a crash that killed NBA..
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LeBron James and Other Stars Form a Voting Rights Group

“This is the time for us to finally make a difference,” the N.B.A. superstar said of the new group, which will aim to protect African-Americans’ voting rights.
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Five bold predictions for the long-awaited return of the NBA playoffs

The NBA has a plan in place to finish the regular season and playoffs. But after such a long layoff, fans should expect some chaos.
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Labor fights, new competition, invisible players: Why MLB may be sports' biggest loser during COVID-19 pandemic

MLB had financial issues before the coronavirus, but 2020 events are bringing even more trouble, like the NBA pushing its games into baseball season.
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NBA's Malcolm Brogdon: When protests fade, here's what we must focus on as Americans

Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon explains why he joined a protest in Atlanta, and what he says must come out of the pain and suffering.
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George Floyd's nephew: 'He was the biggest LeBron James fan'

At Minneapolis memorial service, Brandon Williams recalled his uncle George Floyd's happiness when LeBron James led the Cavaliers to an NBA title.
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NBA approves plan to resume season in July at Disney World

The NBA's Board of Governors have approved a plan to restart the suspended season with a tentative July 31 start at Disney World, Florida amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the league said on Thursday.
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NBA owners approve proposal to resume season; some steps remain before plan is finalized

NBA owners approve plan to resume season with 22 teams, full playoff schedule. Players Association, health officials still must approve proposal.
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NBA owners on verge of approving plan to resume 2019-2020 season

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and other NBA officials plan to propose a finish to the 2019-20 season that includes 22 teams and a 16-team playoff.
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U.S. board urges helicopter manufacturers to add crash-data recorders

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on Tuesday urged six major manufacturers to equip turbine-powered helicopters with crash-resistant systems to record data, audio and images, after former..
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J.R. Smith beats man he says broke his truck window during George Floyd protests

Former NBA player J.R. Smith says he beat up a man who allegedly damaged his truck during the protests in Los Angeles over the death of George Floyd.
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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver addresses racial inequality, police brutality protests in league memo

In response to nationwide protests, Adam Silver wrote: "Racism, police brutality and racial injustice remain part of everyday life in America."
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Michael Jordan speaks out on George Floyd death and protests: 'We have had enough'

The NBA legend said Sunday: "I stand with those who are calling out the ingrained racism and violence toward people of color in our country."
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NBA Board of Governors meeting produces no definitive decisions on what to do with rest of 2019-20 season

The NBA's Board of Governors met virtually to discuss what to do with remainder of the 2019-20 season. No decisions have been definitively reached.
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How NBA can play out season at Disney sports complex in Florida

The ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and Disney World Resort is uniquely setup to allow the NBA to resume play and keep teams in a relative bubble.
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George Floyd protests, coronavirus pandemic, NBA board of governors meeting: 5 things to know Friday

Trump lashes out after George Floyd protests, partisan divide over the economy grows during the coronavirus pandemic and more things to know Friday.
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Ex-NBA player, ESPN analyst Stephen Jackson remembers 'twin' George Floyd on social media

Former NBA player and current ESPN analyst Stephen Jackson grew up with George Floyd and remembered his "twin" on social media.
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NBA, Disney discuss resuming season in late July at Florida complex as part of single-site plan

The NBA has entered "exploratory conversations" with the Walt Disney Company about restarting the 2019-20 NBA season in late July in Florida.
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NBA: Knicks great Patrick Ewing says he has COVID-19

New York Knicks great Patrick Ewing on Friday said he has tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
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Hall of Fame NBA coach Jerry Sloan dies at 78; he led Utah Jazz for 23 seasons

Jerry Sloan, one of the greatest coaches in NBA history and a Hall of Famer, died Friday at age 78. He spent 23 seasons leading the Utah Jazz.
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How coronavirus has made a personal and immediate impact on NBA referee and his doctor wife

Mark Lindsay was on the court when the NBA canceled the game between the Thunder and Jazz. His wife was back home, serving as a frontline doctor.
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Horace Grant fumes at Michael Jordan's 'lie' in 'The Last Dance' about him being a 'snitch'

Power forward Horace Grant, who won three NBA titles with the Bulls, disputes Michael Jordan's "Last Dance" claim he passed along locker room details.
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Michael Jordan’s Game-Worn 'Air Jordan 1s' Sneakers Sell for $560,000

A pair of Air Jordan 1s from 1985, signed by the NBA legend, broke an auction record on Sunday.
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Michael Jordan on Chicago Bulls: 'I felt like we could've won seven' NBA titles

Michael Jordan still can't accept that the core of the 1998 Bulls did not get the opportunity to defend their title in 1999.
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Ahmad Rashad to host 'Inside Stuff'-like panel with former NBA stars

In a throwback to "Inside Stuff," Ahmad Rashad will be hosting a Twitter Q&A with some of the NBA's biggest stars from the 1990s.
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The 'fairy-tale' story of how Dennis Rodman went from unknown player to NBA legend

Dennis Rodman's origin story starts in Dallas and winds through a small Oklahoma town.
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NBA considers how to resume season amid pandemic but skepticism remains

The NBA is working on what it would look like to play games, most likely in a bubble site, but Adam Silver and others are still preaching caution.
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'If it is safe to do so': NBA players favor resuming 2019-20 regular season with full playoff schedule

NBA players want to resume the 2019-20 regular season with a full playoff schedule, "if it is safe to do so."
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Los Angeles County - home to six NBA, NHL, NFL, MLB teams - will 'with all certainty' stay at home into August

L.A. County is home to Lakers, Clippers, Rams, Chargers, Kings, Dodgers, MLB All-Star Game, Sparks, Galaxy, Los Angeles FC and USC and UCLA.
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China's CCTV to continue to shun NBA games: state media

China Central Television (CCTV) will continue to not show National Basketball Association (NBA) games in the country, state media outlet Global Times has said, citing a statement from the state..
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