It really feels as if tv networks need to be panicking concerning their rankings for showing off occasions, considering existential concerns regarding how watching behaviors have actually altered in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic and also the U.S. election. But they’re not– in spite of some eye-popping numbers and a great deal of elbow
7:05 PM ET Andrew LopezESPN Zion Williamson will head into his second NBA season with “no restrictions,” the New Orleans Pelicans star said Sunday. Talking to reporters as the Pelicans opened their training camp, Williamson flashed the biggest smile of the day when asked about what limitations he might have this season. “Me and [Pelicans]
5:20 PM ET Russell Westbrook may be changing teams and jersey numbers, but the Washington Wizards‘ newest point guard said he isn’t going to change his demeanor on the court no matter what people think of him. Westbrook joined the Wizards on Saturday but did not practice due to paperwork from the trade having just
2:50 PM ET The NBA has warned teams that protocol violations that lead to coronavirus spread impacting opposing teams and causing schedule derailments could result in “fines, suspensions, adjustment or loss of draft choices and game forfeitures,” according to a memo obtained by ESPN. For players violating safety protocols this season, the league warns that
10:35 PM ET LOS ANGELES — Anthony Davis said he signed the lengthiest contract he possibly could to stay with the Los Angeles Lakers — inking a five-year, $190 million pact Thursday — in part as an insurance policy should he suffer a career-threatening injury. “That could have been a two-year, three-year deal,” Davis told
12:44 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons said Friday that the Sixers didn’t do a good enough job of holding themselves accountable last season, and it played a significant role in the team’s disappointing 2019-20 campaign. “One hundred percent,” Simmons said when asked whether former Sixer Josh Richardson‘s comments about the team’s
8:40 PM ET LOS ANGELES — Anthony Davis might have filled his bank account by signing a five-year, $190 million extension with the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday, but one of his teammates now wants him to fill his awards shelf, too. “I’m expecting AD to go for the MVP,” Lakers forward Jared Dudley said
7:40 AM ET All-NBA forward Anthony Davis is finalizing a five-year, $190 million maximum contract to stay with the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers, Klutch Sports CEO and Founder Rich Paul told ESPN. The deal includes an early termination option prior to the fifth year of the deal in 2024-2025, Paul said. Davis, a free
8:02 PM ET The Houston Rockets have agreed to trade Russell Westbrook to the Washington Wizards for John Wall and a first-round draft pick, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Westbrook, as well as fellow Rockets star James Harden, had expressed concern about the direction of the Houston franchise in the wake of the departures of
8:09 PM ET Paul George said the LA Clippers failed to make any adjustments during their stunning NBA playoff meltdown last season when they blew a 3-1 second-round series lead to the Denver Nuggets. Appearing Wednesday on the “All The Smoke” podcast with Stephen Jackson and Matt Barnes, a candid George talked about the Clippers’
1:06 PM ET Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James has agreed to a two-year, $85 million contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers, his agent Rich Paul told ESPN and multiple outlets Wednesday. James was named the 2020 NBA Finals MVP after leading the Lakers past the Miami Heat in six games. He became the
11:21 PM ET LeBron James is confident that the Los Angeles Lakers‘ offseason moves will put them in position to defend their NBA championship. “We can [repeat]. I mean, it’s that simple,” James said on an episode of “Road Trippin’,” hosted by Richard Jefferson, Channing Frye and Allie Clifton, that aired Tuesday on Spectrum SportsNet.