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Coronavirus: Lakers’ LeBron James says he wouldn’t be able to have closure if NBA season gets canceled

Coronavirus: Lakers' LeBron James says he wouldn't be able to have closure if NBA season gets canceledNBA commissioner Adam Silver said recently that no decisions will be made until at least May It's been nearly a month since the NBA suspended their season after Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus, and no one knows when there will be games again. In fact, during an interview on Monday, commissioner Adam Silver said the league won't even be able to make any further decisions until at least May. Just like the rest of us, players have been left in a state of limbo, as they try to prepare for all sorts of different scenarios. They obviously want to get back on the court as soon as possible, especially those that had a chance at competing for a title. But at the same time, they recognize the reality, which is that everyone needs to stay safe. In a conference call on Wednesday, Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James spoke about those conflicting ideas and an..

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Spencer Dinwiddie publicly lobbies for Bulls GM job, lays out entire plan for franchise in epic tweet thread

Spencer Dinwiddie publicly lobbies for Bulls GM job, lays out entire plan for franchise in epic tweet threadSpencer Dinwiddie made his pitch to the Chicago Bulls The NBA hasn't had a player serve as a team's general manager since Michael Jordan simultaneously ran and played for the Washington Wizards nearly two decades ago. Now Jordan's original team, the Chicago Bulls, is looking for a GM of its own, and Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie publicly lobbied for the job on Wednesday through Twitter. That didn't just mean a statement of interest, though. Dinwiddie took things to the next level with an incredible 11-tweet thread detailing every step of his master plan to turn the Bulls into championship contenders. Here is an incomplete list of moves he would try to make: Trade Tomas Satoransky to the Nets for himself so that he could be his own starting point guard for the Bulls. Sign with Klutch Sports in an attempt to curry enough favor for Rich Paul to convin..

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Ray Allen challenges LeBron James, Shaq and other ex-NBA players to show off their hairlines in quarantine

Ray Allen challenges LeBron James, Shaq and other ex-NBA players to show off their hairlines in quarantine Former NBA superstar Ray Allen was not a bald man in the traditional sense for the latter half of his career. The shiny dome he rocked when he achieved career milestones like winning a title with the Celtics in 2008, and hitting one of the most famous shots in NBA history with the Heat in 2013, was a result of Allen shaving the hair that did grow on his head away. One of the game's greatest shooters reminded people of that fact recently with a new challenge he's cast out to the likes of LeBron James, Richard Jefferson, Carlos Boozer, Stephon Marbury, Jermaine O'Neal and Shaquille O'Neal, among others. He wants all of those players who were bald at one point in their career -- or those in denial like LeBron -- to show off what their unkept quarantine caps look like. View this post on Instagram I wasn't gonna post this but two tears in a bucket! This is ..

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Coronavirus: NBA finalizing televised HORSE contest with Chris Paul, Trae Young and others, per report

Coronavirus: NBA finalizing televised HORSE contest with Chris Paul, Trae Young and others, per reportThe players involved would compete remotely, but other details are scarce at this time As the coronavirus continues to spread across the country, we are likely months away -- at least -- from sports leagues returning to action. With that in mind, the NBA has had to turn to alternative forms of competition. They put together an NBA 2K tournament between players, and now are working on a HORSE competition, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Details right now are scarce, and it's still unclear how the competition would work. Initial reports indicate that everything would be remote in order to keep everyone healthy, which makes sense. Trae Young, Chris Paul and Zach LaVine have all committed, along with still unnamed WNBA stars and retired NBA players, according to Wojnarowski. While holding the contest remotely was necessary, it may have prevented some star players from par..

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As Miami Heat bank on Giannis Antetokounmpo in 2021, not making move for Chris Paul could prove costly

As Miami Heat bank on Giannis Antetokounmpo in 2021, not making move for Chris Paul could prove costlyThe Heat are still probably one big-time player away from true title contention, but what if they can't land Giannis? The Miami Heat weren't supposed to be this good this soon. Sure, when the Jimmy Butler trade went down and Pat Riley addressed the media prior to the start of the 2019-20 season, he said what Pat Riley always says, what everyone in the Heat organization always says -- that winning championships remains the only standard. Miami's team president said he believed this roster had what it took to legitimately pursue that goal. But he also left the door open. "We're going to show restraint as much as we can, as much discipline as we can with our roster," Riley told reporters when asked if he would look to add more firepower via trade at some point during the season. "But if something presents itself ..." A couple big-name options had, of course, alread..

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Coronavirus: NBA working on plan to televise H-O-R-S-E contest involving Chris Paul, Trae Young, per report

Coronavirus: NBA working on plan to televise H-O-R-S-E contest involving Chris Paul, Trae Young, per reportThe players involved would compete remotely, but other details are scarce at this time As the coronavirus continues to spread across the country, we are likely months away -- at least -- from sports leagues returning to action. With that in mind, the NBA has had to turn to alternative forms of competition. They put together an NBA 2K tournament between players, and now are working on a H-O-R-S-E competition, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Details right now are scarce, and it's still unclear how the competition would work. Initial reports indicate that everything would be remote in order to keep everyone healthy, which makes sense. Trae Young, Chris Paul and Zach LaVine have all committed, along with still unnamed WNBA stars and retired NBA players, according to Wojnarowski. While holding the contest remotely was necessary, it may have prevented some star players..

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Bulls continue search for new basketball czar, interview Bryan Colangelo and Wes Wilcox, per reports

Bulls continue search for new basketball czar, interview Bryan Colangelo and Wes Wilcox, per reportsColangelo previously worked with the 76ers, while Wilcox last worked with the Hawks After more than a decade helming the Chicago Bulls, it appears as if the GarPax could be reaching a conclusion. The Bulls have started the process of interviewing candidates virtually for a new top executive who will have full authority over basketball decisions, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The plan is that a new top executive will be in place before games resume this season, if they do at all. On Wednesday, they continued their search with a couple of interesting names. The Athletic's Shams Charania reported they interviewed Bryan Colangelo, who had a long run as the Phoenix Suns' GM, and also went on to top executive roles with the Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76ers. He was infamously let go by Philly after an embarrassing social media scandal. In addition, Wojnarowski reported ..

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Rockets’ Mike D’Antoni, 76ers’ Brett Brown among NBA coaches who could be on the hot seat after 2019-20 season

Rockets' Mike D'Antoni, 76ers' Brett Brown among NBA coaches who could be on the hot seat after 2019-20 seasonSeveral teams around the league could look to shake things up this offseason with the hiring of new coaches The NBA is in a holding pattern as the 2019-20 season has been suspended indefinitely due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. Though there's a lot of uncertainty at this time, basketball business will eventually resume, and when it does, teams will be faced with familiar decisions to make regarding roster construction, salary cap maneuvering and coaching decisions. Specifically, teams will have to decide if they want to continue to roll with their current coach beyond this season, or if a change is in order. It's extremely likely that multiple teams will decide to go in a different direction for one reason or another. So with that said, here's a look at five coaches who could be on the hot seat after this season. Jacque Vaughn, Brooklyn N..

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Coronavirus: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar donates 900 pairs of safety goggles to alma mater UCLA

Coronavirus: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar donates 900 pairs of safety goggles to alma mater UCLAKareem is giving his famous equipment to those who need it most Kareem Abdul-Jabbar made facial protection famous during his long playing career. After scratching his left cornea during a collegiate game, be began wearing protective goggles on the court as a precautionary measure. But now, as the coronavirus has made facial protection a necessity worldwide, Abdul-Jabbar is working to help get it to those who need it most. The NBA legend is donating 900 pairs of safety goggles to UCLA health, as first reported by ESPN's Dave McMenamin. Abdul-Jabbar, then named Lew Alcindor, played for UCLA from 1966-69 and is widely considered to be among the greatest basketball players in NCAA history, winning three national championships for the Bruins in his three seasons on the varsity squad. He has since become a renowned writer and philanthropist, pledging to use his platform to help provide the medical ..

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Coronavirus: NBPA tells agents it doesn’t expect big drop from $115M salary cap projection, per report

Coronavirus: NBPA tells agents it doesn't expect big drop from $115M salary cap projection, per reportBRI is going to drop, but it seems as though the NBA and its players will work to preserve the salary cap The NBA is losing more and more money each day that passes without basketball games being played. Considering how closely tied the league's salary structure is to the revenue that it brings in, that should, in theory, be catastrophic to the mechanisms that facilitate roster construction. Specifically, the salary cap, which typically amounts to a little more than 43 percent of the league's basketball-related income, should plummet if that income plummets. But in a call with agents on Tuesday, the NBPA revealed that it does not expect a drastic reduction in the 2020-21 cap, according to SNY's Ian Begley. That does not mean that BRI will not drop, but according to Begley, next year's cap "is expected to be calculated fairly" rather than being based specific..

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