Basketball

Some WNBA players staying at The Lodge at IMG Academy have reported substandard conditions. (Image: IMG Academy)

Housing Concerns, Kelly Loeffler Comments Among Issues Surrounding WNBA Bubble

Efforts to start the WNBA season at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida hit some snags this week as some players complained of substandard housing conditions and meals after arriving at the complex. While player experiences varied depending on where they were staying, some reported rodent traps and faulty plumbing […]

Washington Wizards Bradley Beal slices through the Brooklyn Nets. (Image: Porter Lambert/Getty)

No BB Wiz Restart, Bradley Beal Out with Shoulder Injury

Another bad beat for the Washington Wizards. The NBA’s second-best scorer, Bradley Beal, won’t join the Washington Wizards during the NBA restart in Orlando due to a nagging shoulder injury. The team hoped Beal’s shoulder would heal during the shutdown, but his pain increased. The Wizards (24-40) decided it will […]

The New York Knicks and Golden State Warriors are among eight NBA teams who could participate in a second bubble in Chicago. (Image: Noah Graham/NBAE/Getty)

Double Dribble: NBA Considering Second Bubble for Non-Playoff Teams

The eight teams that didn’t qualify to play in the NBA’s Orlando restart might instead head to a second bubble site in Chicago, according to a report by ESPN. While the 22 teams fighting for playoff spots will start their seeding games in late July, the NBA is targeting September […]

Portland Blazers star Damian Lillard will grace the cover of NBA 2K21. (Image: 2K Sports)

Dame 2K: Damian Lillard Lands Cover of NBA 2K21

Portland Trail Blazers All-Star Damian Lillard will appear on the next cover of the popular video game NBA 2K21 by 2K Sports. Lillard, one of the most dynamic scorers in the NBA, earned his first spot on an NBA 2K cover. 2K Sports dropped the trailer for the upcoming version […]

Sportsbooks have released point spreads for the first set of NBA games in Orlando, with the Clippers opening as a one-point favorite over the Lakers. (Image: Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty)

Sportsbooks Post NBA Point Spreads for First Games in Orlando Bubble

Bettors are once again seeing NBA point spreads in the wild as several sportsbooks have posted odds for the league’s return to play at the end of July. FanDuel Sportsbook lists the New Orleans Pelicans as a two-point favorite over the Utah Jazz in the opening Orlando game on July […]

Spencer Dinwiddie (left) and DeAndre Jordan (right) during a game at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. (Image: AP)

Brooklyn Down; Spencer Dinwiddie, DeAndre Jordan Test Positive for COVID-19

It’s another bad beat in Brooklyn. Two members of the Brooklyn Nets — Spencer Dinwiddie (starting point guard) and DeAndre Jordan (backup center) — have tested positive for coronavirus. Jordan says he will opt-out of the NBA restart at Disney’s World of Sports in Orlando, Florida. Dinwiddie, the Nets leading […]

New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson guards LeBron James of the LA Lakers at the Smoothie King Center in NOLA. (Image: Porter Lambert/Getty)

Zion Bubblicious: New Orleans Pelicans NBA Restart Schedule

Can Zion Williamson, the former #1 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a playoff berth? The NBA released its restart schedule and hoops fans in New Orleans were eager to see who the Pelicans will face in the final eight games before the playoffs […]

LA Clippers F Kawhi Leonard defends LeBron James of the LA Lakers at Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Image: Wendy Nguyen/Getty)

LA LA Land Coin Flip, Lakers and Clippers Co-Favorites for West Title

LA or LA? LeBron James or Kawhi Leonard? With the NBA on the cusp of returning to action in Orlando, oddsmakers at the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas released an update of their Western Conference championship odds. Both Los Angeles-based teams, the Lakers and the Clippers, are the top favorites […]

Connecticut Sun star Jonquel Jones became the first WNBA player to opt out of the 2020 season over health concerns earlier this week. (Image: Mary Altaffer/AP)

WNBA Players Concerned with Florida Bubble Plan as Opt-Out Deadline Arrives

ESPN reported Thursday that some WNBA players have expressed concerns over the league’s return-to-play plan, and feel rushed in their decisions over whether to play in the 2020 season. Several WNBA players have already opted out of the season for reasons ranging from social justice priorities to health concerns. Players, […]

Toronto Raptors PF Pascal Siakam defends Giannis "Greek Freek" Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks. (Image: Stacy Revere/Getty)

NBA Eastern Conference Futures: Celtics or Raptors Upset the Bucks?

Bucks or Bust? Oddsmakers at the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas updated the futures board for the NBA Eastern Conference champion, and the Milwaukee Bucks are the big favorite at 1/2 odds. The defending champion Toronto Raptors are 8/1 to win the Eastern Conference for the second season in a […]

Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets center, at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. (Image: Jerome Miron/USA TODAY Sports)

Joker Infected; Denver Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic Tests Positive for COVID-19

Nikola Jokic, two-time All-Star with the Denver Nuggets, tested positive for coronavirus in his home country of Serbia. Jokic came in contract with tennis star, Novak Djokovic, who also tested positive for COVID-19. Jokic, 25, encountered Djokovic in Belgrade. Jokic tested positive for coronavirus last week and he’s been asymptomatic. […]

Washington Wizards forward Davis Bertans celebrates drilling a 3-pointer at Capitol One Arena in Washington, DC. (Image: Davis Bertans)

Davis Bertans Skips Disneyworld, Wiz Sharpshooter Opts Out of NBA Restart

Washington Wizards forward Davis Bertans will sit out of the upcoming NBA restart to be hosted in the bubble city of Orlando, Florida, at Disney’s World of Sports. The Latvian sharpshooter averaged 15.4 points off the bench for the Wizards and is the team’s second-best scorer behind Bradley Beal. Bertans, […]

NBA commish Adam Silver congratulates Zion Williamson for becoming the #1 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft via the New Orleans Pelicans. (Image: Sarah Stier/Getty)

2020 NBA Draft and Free Agency Dates Set

NBA commissioner Adam Silver confirmed that the 2020 NBA Draft will take place on Oct. 16. NBA free agency will begin two days later on Oct. 18. Anthony Edwards, a shooting guard from the Georgia Bulldogs, comes into the NBA Draft as the potential #1 pick. James Wiseman, a 7-foot […]

Nneka Ogwumike, who is president of the WNBA player’s association, said the WNBA season resuming will be a benefit to the league. (Image: Getty)

Players Ready for Postponed WNBA Season to Start

A month after the WNBA season was orignally set to begin, officials announced games will start in late July at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert laid out the plans to save the season on Monday. Engelbert says the league is in the final stages of […]