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The NBA sets the schedule for season restart

June 27, 2020 2:29:54 pm

New Orleans will be in the first game of the resumed NBA season on July 30, taking on Utah at the Disney World complex near Orlando, Florida in the opener of a doubleheader.

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Sixteen NBA players in ‘self-isolation’ after testing positive for COVID-19

June 27, 2020 1:33:50 pm

The 16 positive tests were out of 302 players tested on June 23. The league did not disclose the identities of the players.

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NBA star Stephen Jackson leads global revolt to get justice for friend George Floyd

June 11, 2020 6:59:23 pm

Former NBA player Stephen Jackson says George Floyd, his long-time friend, could have easily played professionally if he had more opportunities. Since last month, Jackson has become the unforeseen spokesperson for the Floyd family and the Black Lives Matter movement.

LeBron James backs effort to prevent U.S. black vote suppression

June 11, 2020 3:18:15 pm

LeBron James was among a number of high-profile athletes who spoke out after the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man killed last month after being seen lying face down in the street while a white police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes.

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Before Colin Kaepernick, there was Craig Hodges

June 8, 2020 10:11:25 am

A sharpshooter in the winning Chicago Bulls line-up alongside Michael Jordan, Hodges spoke openly of racial oppression and was subsequently ostracised. Three decades later, he shares the travails and turmoils of his time and connects it with the present context in the US.

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Michael Jordan announces $100 million donation to fight for racial equality

June 6, 2020 9:27:21 am

The announcement came as protesters have taken to the streets in U.S. cities over systemic racism and police brutality, following the death last week of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, while a white policeman knelt on his neck in Minneapolis.

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‘Truly pained and plain angry’: Michael Jordan on George Floyd

June 1, 2020 10:29:31 am

With protesters taking to the streets across the United States again Sunday, Michael Jordan released a statement on George Floyd and the killings of black people at the hands of police.

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Vanessa Bryant shares Kobe’s ‘I Can’t Breathe’ photo

June 2, 2020 8:08:43 am

George Floyd died in police custody, handcuffed and pinned to the ground, in Minneapolis on Monday. It has sparked a wave of protests across the country.

‘Why doesn’t America love us?’: LeBron James mourns George Floyd’s death

June 1, 2020 9:35:25 am

LeBron James is among several other current and former athletes, who have spoken out about George Floyd's death in Minneapolis.

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LeBron James joins athletes voicing outrage over death of unarmed black man after arrest

May 28, 2020 12:10:05 am

Four Minneapolis police officers were fired on Tuesday over Monday’s incident in which a handcuffed George Floyd can be heard repeatedly moaning and gasping while he pleads, “Please, I can’t breathe, please, man.”

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NBA in talks to resume season at Disney World

May 24, 2020 10:06:15 am

The NBA became the first major North American professional sports league to shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

I had to Google why he was so popular: Michael Jordan’s daughter

May 20, 2020 8:26:31 am

Michael Jordan's daughter Jasmine said in a recent interview that she and her brother grew up not knowing how popular their father was.

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Definitely not giving up on the season: LeBron James

May 19, 2020 9:23:24 am

LeBron James reiterated that he is hopeful the NBA season can resume, with the caveat that the health and well-being of players won’t be jeopardized by a return to play.

Behind closed doors, hoopsters prepare to chase their American dream

May 17, 2020 8:45:29 am

From Kapurthala to Nagpur to Bengaluru to Kottayam, the American dream is well spread out in the country with teenage basketball players trying to crack a college scholarship in NCAA.

Pilot in fatal Kobe Bryant crash had no alcohol or drugs in system

May 16, 2020 4:36:15 pm

The report made it clear: Bryant and the passengers almost certainly were dead in an instant due to blunt trauma.

Kobe Bryant’s sports academy retires “Mamba” nickname

May 13, 2020 8:13:02 am

Kobe Bryant is the only NBA player to have his team retire two numbers in his honor.

FIBA sets dates for 2023 Basketball World Cup

May 11, 2020 7:19:35 pm

Spain is the defending champion of the FIBA World Cup, which will next be held from August 25 through September 10 in 2023, beating Argentina for the title in Beijing last August.

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Kevin Durant won’t play if NBA resumes season: Report

May 11, 2020 9:09:52 am

The Nets are determined to let the four-time scoring champion rest until next season rather than risk reinjuring his right Achilles tendon.

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Vanessa Bryant files claim over crash-site photos

May 10, 2020 9:55:11 am

Her claim alleges that those who took and shared the photo invaded her right to privacy, caused emotional distress and are liable for negligence.

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Milwaukee Bucks, relatives say Giannis Antetokounmpo’s social media was hacked

May 8, 2020 2:16:43 pm

Giannis Antetokounmpo sent out a tweet Thursday night confirming that his account was hacked. Antetokounmpo said he felt “terrible” for the players who “were included in the malicious and untrue tweets.”

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