12:27 PM ET Doc Rivers was fortunate to meet Rep. John Lewis several times and the LA Clippers coach hopes to continue Lewis’ fight for equality and liberty. As the NBA mourned the death of the civil rights icon and longtime U.S. congressman on Saturday morning, Rivers reflected on Lewis’ life spent fighting for civil
9:24 PM ET Eric WoodyardESPN In Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer‘s mind, the pick for NBA MVP is an easy choice: Giannis Antetokounmpo. When the league told teams on Friday that the races for MVP and other regular-season individual awards are over — ahead of the NBA restart in Orlando, Florida — the decision came
7:49 PM ET Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox suffered a left ankle sprain in practice Wednesday and will be reevaluated in seven-to-10 days, the team announced. An MRI confirmed the injury. Fox was the Kings’ leader in points (20.4), assists (6.8) and steals (1.4) prior to the NBA’s suspension of play in March because of
6:33 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN Dwyane Wade deleted a tweet in support of TV host Nick Cannon in the wake of the entertainer being fired for making anti-Semitic remarks on a podcast. After initially tweeting at Cannon, “We are with you,” followed by a black fist and “Keep leading!” Wade later deleted the tweet and
10:14 PM ET Houston Rockets guard James Harden arrived Tuesday night at the NBA’s Walt Disney World Resort campus five days after the team flew to Orlando, Florida. The Rockets have not disclosed a reason for Harden’s delayed arrival. Russell Westbrook, Houston’s other All-Star guard, announced Monday that he tested positive for COVID-19 before the
4:18 PM ET Harrison Barnes announced Tuesday he has tested positive for the coronavirus, making him the fourth such Sacramento Kings player in the days and weeks leading up to the NBA’s restart in Orlando, Florida. “I’ve been primarily asymptomatic and am doing well,” Barnes wrote in a tweet. “I’m quarantined and am abiding by
1:00 PM ET Houston Rockets star guard Russell Westbrook announced that he tested positive for the coronavirus before the team departed for Walt Disney World. — Russell Westbrook (@russwest44) July 13, 2020 Westbrook, co-star James Harden and recent addition Luc Mbah a Moute did not travel with the Rockets to Orlando, Florida. Coach Mike
7:16 PM ET The Los Angeles Lakers‘ time in the NBA bubble might have had an inauspicious start, with guard Rajon Rondo discovering a fractured right thumb during the team’s second practice, but coach Frank Vogel is still counting on the veteran’s contributions. “What we have to understand about Rajon, losing Rajon is a huge
11:53 PM ET Malika Andrews Close ESPN Staff Writer Staff Writer Joined ESPN in 2018 Appears regularly on ESPN Chicago 1000 Dave McMenamin Close ESPN Staff Writer Lakers and NBA reporter for ESPN. Covered the Lakers and NBA for from 2009-14, the Cavaliers from 2014-18 for and the NBA for from 2005-09.