What an NBA championship with Lakers would mean for LeBron James’ legacy

What would this NBA championship add to LeBron James’ legacy? It’s a question that gets asked every year, but in the most unprecedented season in NBA history, it will get asked more when the Lakers resume action against the Clippers on Thursday night. NBA RESTART: Schedule | Playoff Bracket | Bubble, explained The Lakers owned the best record in the Western Conference (49-14) when play stopped on March
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LeBron, Zion and everything else we’re excited to watch in the NBA restart

After 20 full weeks on hiatus, the 2019-20 NBA season is finally ready to restart. In case you’d forgotten, the Milwaukee Bucks lead the Eastern Conference, the Los Angeles Lakers are atop the West, the Memphis Grizzlies are clinging to the West’s 8-seed and the Toronto Raptors are still — more than a year later
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College hoops coaching great Henson dies at 88

Lou Henson, the all-time wins leader as men’s basketball coach at the University of Illinois and New Mexico State, died Saturday at his home in Champaign, Illinois, at age 88, his family announced Wednesday. He was buried Wednesday in a ceremony in Champaign, which was attended by family only. Henson began his coaching career at
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LeBron James won’t shut down phone during NBA’s restart

LeBron James will be skipping his “Zero Dark Thirty-23” mode this year during the NBA playoffs. The Lakers star normally leaves social media during the postseason to maximize his focus, but because of the coronavirus pandemic, James said his self-imposed ritual will change. “I won’t be turning my phone off during this run. I can’t afford to. I
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NBA Draft lottery 2020, explained: New date & updated odds to win the No. 1 overall pick

The 2020 NBA Draft lottery was originally scheduled to take place in May along with the combine, but the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic put all draft-related events on hold for months as the league scrambled to adjust its major offseason events. While the eight teams already eliminated from playoff contention know their lottery odds, the rest
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NBA restart: Key Western Conference questions

What questions will the top seven Western Conference teams be seeking to answer in their eight seeding games ahead of playoffs? The top six teams in the West – the Lakers, Clippers, Nuggets, Jazz, Thunder and Rockets – have already guaranteed their presence in the playoffs, which commence on August 17. Source: Read Full Article

Memphis Grizzlies, Houston Rockets finish scrimmages in victory

Ja Morant led the Memphis Grizzlies to victory over the Miami Heat while James Harden top scored in the Houston Rockets’ win over the Boston Celtics as teams played out their final scrimmages. Tuesday's restart scrimmage scores Memphis Grizzlies 128-110 Miami Heat Rookie of the Year contender Morant dropped 22 points and 12 assists as
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NBA free agents 2020: Best players available, new start date & more to know for free agency

The NBA’s typical spending spree was put on hold amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but the free agency rumors will start kicking up again soon as play resumes in Orlando, Fla. After last year’s wild chase for Kawhi Leonard, this round of free agency may disappoint fans who are eager to see chaotic movement. There
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Sources: Pelicans, Jazz talk united anthem protest

Staff Writer Joined ESPN in 2018 Appears regularly on ESPN Chicago 1000 LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The New Orleans Pelicans and Utah Jazz are discussing a plan to surround the Black Lives Matter signage on the Wide World of Sports arena court and kneel together during the playing of the national anthem on Thursday,
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Davis could miss Lakers’ opener with eye injury

Lakers and NBA reporter for ESPN. Covered the Lakers and NBA for ESPNLosAngeles.com from 2009-14, the Cavaliers from 2014-18 for ESPN.com and the NBA for NBA.com from 2005-09. The Los Angeles Lakers don’t know how they’ll look in Thursday’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers just yet because they’re waiting to find out just how
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