Coach K: Black Lives Matter not a political issue

Covers college basketball Joined ESPN.com in 2011 Graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato In a passionate message in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said “it’s time” for America to address and solve systemic racism. Through a message released via Twitter on Friday afternoon, Krzyzewski said America had chosen the
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Adam Silver, Chris Paul call on NBA to improve its diversity in front office, coaching hiring

The moment made the NBA feel proud. The moment also made the NBA admit its shortcomings. While the NBA halted its season during the novel coronavirus, the Chicago Bulls (Marc Eversley), the Denver Nuggets (Calvin Booth) and Detroit Pistons (Troy Weaver) all hired Black men to fill their general manager spots. But in a league
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Silver: NBA moving forward; nothing is risk-free’

With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic set to be part of American life indefinitely, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said the league’s plan to return to play next month in a closed campus environment in Florida was the best option available to the league. “We know that COVID-19 will be with us for the foreseeable future,” Silver
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16 out of 302 NBA players test positive for virus

The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association say 16 players tested positive for coronavirus in the first wave of mandatory tests done in preparation for the restart of the season. Those 16 players were part of a pool of 302 tested on Tuesday — a 5.3% rate of positive tests leaguewide. Any player who
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Signed pair of Michael Jordan's first-ever Air Jordans up for auction

Signed pair of Michael Jordan’s FIRST EVER iconic Air Jordans he wore in debut season for Chicago Bulls go up for auction… and the last pair went for an eye-watering $560,000! A pair of Michael Jordan’s rookie season Air Jordan I trainers are to be auctioned  The iconic 1984-1985 shoes have been signed by the Basketball
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Kings’ Jabari Parker tests positive for coronavirus ahead of NBA return

Sacramento Kings forward Jabari Parker said in a statement Wednesday that he tested positive for the coronavirus "several days ago" and "has immediately self-isolated in Chicago." "I am progressing in my recovery and feeling well," Parker said in a statement released by the Kings. "I look forward to joining my teammates in Orlando as we
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Heatcheck: Who plays power forward in an NBA all-time starting five?

Heatcheck regulars Ovie Soko and Mo Mooncey are no strangers to a disagreement and sparks predictably flew when the pair were asked to pick a power forward for their all-time NBA starting five. NBA Heatcheck NBA Retro Games: Cavaliers v Magic 2009 On the latest edition of Heatcheck, available to watch online now and broadcast
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Zion is ready to go, and that’s good news for the NBA

While other NBA players started working out in their home markets this week to prepare for training camp, Zion Williamson never left. The New Orleans Pelicans’ rookie phenom has been working out at the team’s facility throughout the hiatus, one of several players the league granted exceptions to allow them to rehab injuries under the
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Heatcheck: How far can streamlined Nikola Jokic take Denver Nuggets in playoffs?

Nuggets center Nikola Jokic has shed a significant amount of weight during the NBA season hiatus. How far can a streamlined ‘Joker’ take Denver in the playoffs? NBA Heatcheck NBA Retro Games: Cavaliers v Magic 2009 After footage of a svelte Jokic attending a basketball event in his native Serbia was posted to social media,
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Lakers’ Avery Bradley to opt out of NBA restart over family concerns

Lakers guard Avery Bradley will not be part of the NBA’s restart at Walt Disney World outside Orlando, Fla., next month. Bradley has a 6-year-old son who has a history of struggling to recover from respiratory illnesses and would have been unlikely to be medically cleared to enter the bubble at Disney World after the
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