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To jab or not to jab? Vaccinations still hot topic in sports
October 21, 2021
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman let out a faint cough and assured those seated at least 6 feet away that it was allergies, not COVID-19. He had tested negative for the coronavirus three times in the previous week. ... read more »
Nets won’t play Irving until he meets vaccine requirement
October 12, 2021
Kyrie Irving can keep refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine. He just won’t play for the Brooklyn Nets until he does. The Nets announced Tuesday that Irving would not play or practice with them until he could be a full participant, ending the idea that he would play in only road games. Irving hasn’t said he isn’t vaccinated, asking for privacy when he spoke via Zoom during the team’s media day on Sept. 27. But he had rarely been with the team in New York, where a mandate requires professional athletes playing for a team in the city have to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to play or practice in public venues. ... read more »
Lakers say they’re building a vintage championship contender
September 30, 2021
Nine of the Lakers’ 14 current players are 32 or older, including including eight of their 11 new additions — and Anthony Davis is a high-mileage 28. Depending on any late moves, the Lakers’ average age is likely to be nearly 31, which would be two years older than any other NBA roster. ... read more »
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NBA releases protocols to teams for virus safety this season
September 30, 2021
The NBA released tentative health and safety protocols to its teams Tuesday, detailing how unvaccinated players will be tested far more often than their vaccinated colleagues and face a slew of other restrictions. ... read more »
What’s next for the USA Basketball men’s program
August 9, 2021
For USA Basketball's men's national team, the next item on the to-do list isn't the 2024 Paris Olympics. It's not even the 2023 World Cup, which will end in the Philippines. ... read more »
Paul George Sounds Off On The NCAA
March 21, 2021
Paul George says, “It wasn't right, it wasn’t right. NCAA, they were wrong for that. When you look at the space they had and the equipment, that they originally had. It’s not right.” ... read more »
Lakers Don’t View Trailblazers as a Underdog Matchup
August 21, 2020
Lakers don't view the Blazers as underdogs, says head coach Frank Vogel. Portland was held under 20 points in the first and third quarters, and Vogel expressed that it's hard to do. "This team was in the Conference Finals last year. We have tremendous, tremendous, respect for the offensive firepower of the team we're playing, Vogel states. He infers that this series is going to be difficult for them to win. ... read more »
Alibaba exec to buy Nets, arena for $3.4 billion
August 22, 2019
In a record sale for a U.S. sports franchise, the co-founder of Alibaba agreed to buy the remaining 51 percent of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center for about $3.4 billion, two people with knowledge of the details said Friday. ... read more »
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Warriors owner: No other player will wear Durant’s No. 35
July 4, 2019
Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob is showing his appreciation for Kevin Durant’s contributions to three successful seasons by promising that no other player will wear jersey No. ... read more »
Durant, Irving make Nets the talk of the town in New York
July 1, 2019
NEW YORK (AP) — Just three seasons ago, the Brooklyn Nets were the worst team in the NBA. On Sunday, they were the story of the league. ... read more »
LeBron James to Participate in 2019 All-Star Game Draft
February 7, 2019
Lakers’ star LeBron James will participate in the 2019 NBA All-Star Game Draft on Thursday, at 4 p.m. PT that will be televised live on TNT during the “NBA All-Star Draft Show.” James remains arguably the greatest active player in the NBA, so it came as no surprise that he led the Western Conference in becoming the West's’ All-Star captain for the 2019 NBA All-Star Game. ... read more »
Celtics’ Kyrie Irving Fined
November 9, 2018
Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving has been fined $25,000 for throwing the basketball into the spectator stands, it was announced Tuesday by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations. ... read more »
Stephen Curry And Back-To-Back Champion Warriors Top NBA’s Most Popular Merchandise Lists
July 20, 2018
Stephen Curry and the 2018 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors secured the top spots on the NBA’s most popular jersey and team merchandise lists, respectively, based on overall sales on NBAStore.com from April through June. ... read more »
Kyrie Irving Shoots and Scores in Comedy Film Debut ‘Uncle Drew’
June 28, 2018
“Uncle Drew” is a comedic adventure that follows the journey of Irving as he reunites with his former senior teammates ... read more »
Celtics’ Ainge: Prepared to stand pat this summer (maybe)
May 31, 2018
Danny Ainge tore apart the team that made the Eastern Conference finals last year, and then put together a new roster that came one victory from playing for an NBA title. ... read more »
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