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8:21 PM ET ESPN News Services Kevin Garnett was recently selected to be enshrined into the Basketball Hall of Fame, but he’s “not entertaining” the idea of the Minnesota Timberwolves retiring his No. 21, saying he still hasn’t forgiven team owner Glen Taylor after an acrimonious split in 2016. “Glen knows where I’m at, I’m
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3:02 PM ET In an attempt to shield lesser-income employees from being asked to take a pay cut during the uncertain economic times caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the Los Angeles Lakers plan to ask the team’s top brass to make a monetary sacrifice, league sources confirmed to ESPN. Lakers ownership, after consulting with the
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12:02 AM ET Around AU$5 million (US$3.08 million) will be refunded to spectators of last year’s Boomers vs. Team USA two-game series at Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium, after the Australian consumer watchdog found promoter TEG Live had made false claims about its seating plan. The 20,000 refunds will be paid out to those who had purchased
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2:02 PM ET Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville forward Jordan Nwora has announced on social media that he will enter the NBA draft. Nwora was selected to The Associated Press All-America third team as a junior. His decision to turn pro was expected after limited participation in last year’s NBA combine because of a
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10:38 PM ET The second night of the NBA 2K Players Tournament on ESPN has come to an end and the quarterfinals matches are set. The night featured two of the most competitive matches in the tournament so far, but also the largest blowout of the eight first-round matches. Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker defeated
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1:03 AM ET Day 1 of the 16-player NBA 2K Players Tournament on ESPN concluded Friday night after four first-round matchups. For each matchup, the players had a chance to choose which team they wanted to control. The winners cannot use the teams they played with Friday night in future rounds. What follows is some
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11:59 AM ET French point guard Theo Maledon has submitted paperwork to the league office to make himself eligible for the 2020 NBA draft, he told ESPN Sunday. “I am excited to announce that I am declaring for the 2020 NBA draft,” Maledon wrote in an email. Maledon, the No. 15 prospect in the ESPN
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7:00 AM ET This story was originally published on April 13, 2016. Kobe Bryant will be inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a member of the 2020 class. BY THE TIME he was 14, Kobe Bryant had made up his mind: His quest for basketball greatness would be a solitary journey.
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5:53 PM ET The NBA and ESPN are working on televising a H-O-R-S-E competition involving several high-profile players, sources told ESPN. Discussions have been ongoing among the NBA, NBPA and ESPN about a competition among several players in isolation — presumably using home gyms — that would include them competing shot for shot in the
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12:02 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN The Class of 2020 will arguably be the most star-studded class in the history of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. All eight finalists — led by the late Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett — were selected for enshrinement on Saturday and will be inducted Aug. 29
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2:38 PM ET Associated Press Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse is “100% committed” to remaining Canada’s coach once qualifying for the Tokyo Games resumes after the coronavirus outbreak. Nurse led the Raptors to the NBA title in his first season as coach last year. He took over the Canadian team two weeks after Toronto’s NBA
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11:05 PM ET Although the Los Angeles Lakers revealed this week that all of their players, including the two who previously tested positive for COVID-19, were symptom free following a two-week self-isolating period, coach Frank Vogel admitted he has no way to be sure whether he or any of his coaching staff ever had the
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