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Jimmer Fredette is already out in the market looking for the next team of his career. The American will not continue with Panathinaikos since he has one of the biggest contracts that the club cannot support. According to marca.com, the ACB champions, Baskonia, is eyeing the player. Fredette made his Euroleague debut last season after […]
Zenit St.Petersburg announced the signing of the American guard Billy Baron. The 29-year old player who played for Crvena Zvezda last season will know move to Russia and St.Petersburg. Baron has signed a two-year deal with the Russians. Last season, he was one of the key players for the Serbian club and he averaged 11.6 […]
From Piraeus and the “Peace and Friendship” stadium to Zalgirio Arena. Augustine Rubit has signed a 1+1 contract with the club from Kaunas and after one season wearing the red and white colors of Olympiacos he will now be wearing the green and white of Zalgiris. The club announced the signing of Rubit who can […]
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The Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James wants to make sure his teammates feel he is with them in the Orlando bubble. According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, the three-time NBA champion has not brought any extra comforts to Orlando and is going through the same rigors as the other Lakers do. “LeBron is […]
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There is growing speculation that the Morris twins who joined the two Los Angeles sides in February are not with the Lakers and Clippers respectively. Markieff Morris has not been spotted in any of the Lakers photos or video as reported by Harrison Faigen of Silver Screen & Roll. His twin Marcus, who is a […]
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James Harden joined his teammates in the Walt Disney World, Florida as the Houston Rockets moving towards the season restart. Harden didn’t travel with the rest of the team in Orlando, but the Rockets showed a sneak peak of him arriving in the “bubble” earlier. Rockets are also without Russell Westbrook, who tested positive for […]
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Dennis Schroder says he will be leaving the “bubble,” as his wife is pregnant and due in three or four weeks. It will be Schroder’s second child. “For me, it’s tough. I love my teammates, I love basketball, but the family comes first all the time,” Schroder said. “I’ll try to […]
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The Brooklyn Nets announced that they signed Lance Thomas today. Earlier in the week it was reported that the veteran forward was close to signing with Brooklyn. The Nets will be without Kevin Durant, Taurean Prince and Wilson Chandler when the season resumes. They signed Michael Beasley as a replacement but he tested positive for […]
This could not happen to anyone else… Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler was reported to hotel security last week after touching down in the NBA’s Orlando Bubble. Apparently, the forward was making the most of his accommodations, working up a full sweat while quarantined in his room. Here’s Chris Haynes with the report, via NBA […]
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Devin Booker shared his thoughts on his relationship with his teammate in the Phoenix Suns DeAndre Ayton. Booker said the dialogue between him and Ayton is open and they are both trying to understand each other on and off the court. “It’s a growing relationship that we’re still working on. We are still young in […]
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Jimmy Butler explained why he decided to leave the back of his jersey blank when the NBA restarts the season. The superstar of the Miami Heat said he wants it blank as his own social justice message, because he feels it represents who he would be if he weren’t a basketball player.
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Nikola Jokic has arrived in the Orlando “bubble” and has joined the Denver Nuggets. The Serbian center underwent physical tests and will be waiting for the results before making his first practice.
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Lou Williams took to Twitter and called out those using the anonymous hotline of the NBA. Per Shams Charania, NBA players use this line to report protocol violation on campus.
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Devin Booker said he knows the Phoenix Suns are an up-and-coming team, so he is not affected by the fans’ criticism. The star of the Suns knows Phoenix is a tough team with great potential, which can become a title contender in the future. “When it comes to people counting us out. For me it’s […]
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Stephen Curry believes successful African Americans are also dealing with ‘subtle racism’. “The preconceived notions of how they view rich, successful black people as anomalies. Our intelligence, out well-spokeness, that’s always the first thing you hear. If somebody knows how to be articulate and come into a room. That’s the subtle racism and prejudice that […]
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Los Angeles Lakers great Shaquille O’Neal helped a driver who was having car trouble on Interstate 75 near Gainesville, Florida:
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Brooklyn Nets forward Michael Beasley tested positive for coronavirus, returned home and his roster status is up in the air. The 31-year-old was recently signed on July 9 as a substitute player. Beasley had yet to participate in team practices, as he needed to test negative for the coronavirus for six consecutive days. It remains […]
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Former NBA players and current ESPN analysts Kendrick Perkins and Paul Pierce react to the Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers saying there will be no limits on the reigning NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard heading into the restart of the 2019-20 NBA season and discuss if they believe Leonard will flip the switch […]
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After one year and a half, shooting guard J.R. Smith is making a big comeback with LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers. But during the last year, former NBA Champion and Sixth Man of the Year went through a difficult period outside the NBA. The 34-year-old veteran scorer didn’t even want to hear about […]
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Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma and big man JaVale McGee took some time to enjoy the waterslide at the Disney campus. McGee recently started a vlog to document his time in the NBA “bubble.”
NBA Bubble life…
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Kemba Walker has not engaged in a full practice with the Boston Celtics yet. Walker is dealing with knee soreness after individual workouts, so the team will not press him until he is 100% ready. “He had a little bit of discomfort after the individual workouts. He feels better than he did in March. But […]
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Multiple tips have been placed into the NBA’s anonymous hotline to report protocol violations on campus, according to Shams Charania. Some players have reportedly received warnings from violations, as the league continues to ensure social distancing and mask protocols on campus. As of July 13, the hotline had not been utilized yet, according to Chris […]
Tom Thibodeau is still the main target of the Knicks
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Bradley Beal skipped the NBA restart, because the Wizards were not a championship team, says his agent
Bradley Beal did not want to play in the restart of the NBA, because the Washington Wizards are not a legit championship team. This is what his agent, Mark Bartelstein, said during an interview with SiriusXM NBA Radio. “If they were legit championship contenders this year, I’m sure there would’ve been a little bit of […]
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Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes has announced that he has tested positive for coronavirus and is in quarantine. Barnes will join the team in Orlando when he gets cleared, Shams Charania also notes. “Prior to the team leaving last week, I tested positive for COVID-19,” Barnes said in a statement. “I hope to join my […]
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Nikola Jokic will not have a social justice message on the back of his jersey for the restart of the NBA season. Therefore, the superstar of the Denver Nuggets will keep his surname on his jersey.
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Here’s the headline the NBA Bubble is going to come crashing down right in front of our faces because, as expected, some NBA players just can’t keep it in their pants and apparently the player who might ruin it all for everyone is the Los Angeles Clippers center Montrezl Harrell, according to the trolls on […]
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ESPN sports analysts Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman react to the Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown announcing he has been playing regular point guard Ben Simmons at the point forward position and big man Joel Embiid expressing his support for the move:
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The Philadelphia 76ers rookie Matisse Thybulle has released the second part of his Youtube series related to the Orlando “bubble”. The NBA is experiencing a new normal as the league is moving towards its restart on July 30. As a result, Thybulle is sharing his experience with his followers presenting the life in the “bubble”. […]
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Houston Rockets star James Harden is reportedly feeling fine, working out and may travel with Russell Westbrook to Orlando when Westbrook clears from coronavirus. Everyone around the Rockets is optimistic that they will be able get the two players to Orlando sooner than later, according to Shams Charania. Newly-signed 33-year-old veteran Luc Mbah a Moute […]
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Reigning NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard speaks to the media ahead of his first practice with the Los Angeles Clippers inside the NBA Bubble in Orlando:
Los Angeles Lakers All-Star forwards LeBron James and Anthony Davis working out with assistant coach Phil Handy at Lakers practice at Disneyworld inside the Orlando Bubble:
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Obradovic stayed in Fenerbahce Beko for seven years and had many successes with Fenerbahce Beko. That seven years, Fenerbahce went five times in the EuroLeague Final Four and played in the Final three times, winning the EuroLeague one time. Also, Fenerbahce Beko won many cups, such as four TBL Cups, three Turkish Cups and three […]
Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell hit the ping pong table against teammate Royce O’Neale and brought energy and enthusiasm. On Twitter, Mitchell declared himself the best ping pong player in the “bubble.”
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Ben Simmons on moving to power forward position: “Once you just see me on the floor, I’m making plays”
Ben Simmons has been used almost exclusively in the power forward position during the Philadelphia 76ers practices in Orlando. As head coach Brett Brown confirmed, Simmons is going to play in the power forward, with Shake Milton slipping into the starting five to become the starting point guard of the team. Simmons commented on his […]
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Lorenzo Brown has officially joined Fenerbahce, the team announced on Tuesday (14/07). The American guard, who played for Crvena Zvezda last season, agreed to an one-year deal with the Turks. Brown averaged 12.3 points, 4.6 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 1.1 steals with the Serbians in the 2019/20 EuroLeague.
Kawhi Leonard: “It doesn’t matter if we have a statement on the back of our jersey, it’s about doing the work”
The Los Angeles Clippers superstar Kawhi Leonard spoke about the NBA’s idea of putting custom messages on the back of players’ jerseys when the season resumes in Orlando. According to the two-time NBA champion, the most important thing is not having a statement on the back of the jersey, but rather about working on the […]
Boston Celtics big man Enes Kanter raved about the impending return of Robert Williams, among other Celtics running it back, with the squad healthy outside of Kemba Walker. Williams labored with injuries for most of the season but exploded in short stints of playing time. Will his presence be a possible x-factor or an irrelevant […]
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The Lithuanian club announced the signing of Joffrey Lauvergne. The French center signed a one-year deal with the Lithuanians, adding height and experience inside the paint of Zalgiris. The 28-year-old player spent his last two seasons with Fenerbahce under the guidance of Zeljko Obradovic. Lauvergne has also lived the NBA experience where he represented the […]
The Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Danny Green reacted to the loss of Rajon Rondo due to a thumb injury. The two-time NBA champion thinks that it is a blow for the team to lose such a player, but, at the same time, he believes that Rondo will still be helping the team with his […]
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After losing the starting point guard Avery Bradley due to him deciding to sit out the season resumption, the Los Angeles Lakers were dealt another blow as Rajon Rondo was ruled out of action for six to eight weeks after injuring his thumb during practice. Lakers head coach Frank Vogel will have to find ways […]
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Zenit St. Petersburg has been considered one of the front-runners to sign Greg Monroe, if the ex-Bayern big man opts in to play in Europe next season, according to Eurohoops. The Georgetown product made his debut in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague last season as the starting center of Bayern Munich. Over 28 games in the […]
When we mention Nordic countries basketball is not the first sport that comes to our mind. These countries are primarily known for hockey, football, and then there comes other types of sports. However, these 4 players which we will talk about in this article proved to be one of the best from Nordic countries. Even […]
Ever since the internet has become easily accessible to the masses, cyber sports betting has seemed to outrun the traditional sports betting. Now, no one wants to stand in a long queue, wait for a particular day or season to gamble their money. Cyber-betting or online betting on SBOBET 365 has given them the chance […]
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Lithuanian champions Zalgiris Kaunas named their new head coach, the 38-year-old Austrian specialist Martin Schiller, per Zalgiris.lt. “I’m extremely excited to become the new head coach in Kaunas. I’m very thankful and very honored to coach this club with so much tradition. The work that has been done with Zalgiris in the last couple of […]
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Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid shares his experiences thus far in Orlando, Florida, after admittedly being skeptical about the NBA bubble, and expresses his excitement in Brett Brown’s plan to play Ben Simmons at the power forward position.
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Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni addresses Houston’s preparation strategy in the Orlando bubble, (7:09) Russell Westbrook testing positive for the coronavirus, and (11:19) what it will take for his team to be NBA champions. Houston Rockets superstar Russell Westbrook has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, as he announced on social media. He expects to […]
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Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo speaks with the media to discuss how the Milwaukee Bucks plan to regain their rhythm heading into the final games of the 2019-20 regular season, and why he and other teammates will wear “Equality” on the backs of their jerseys once NBA bubble play begins.
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Kawhi Leonard not surprised by COVID-19 cases popping up in NBA bubble, confident season can be completed
Los Angeles Clippers star Kawhi Leonard says he isn’t surprised to find out players have tested positive for COVID-19 in the NBA’s Orlando bubble and he’s keeping his faith in the league’s ability to get the restart attempt right. On Monday, it was reported that a pair of players are in isolation after testing positive […]