The plan, once approved, would have 13 Western Conference teams and nine Eastern Conference teams going to Disney, and the cutoff being that teams must be within six games of a playoff spot at this point. Playoffs would start in August, and the NBA Finals will likely stretch into October, the person said.
The NBA is in talks with The Walt Disney Company on a single-site scenario for a resumption of play in Central Florida in late July, the clearest sign yet that the league believes the season can continue amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Jerry Sloan, the Hall of Fame coach who was a fixture for decades in Utah and took the Jazz to the NBA Finals in 1997 and 1998, died Friday. He was 78.
It might not be a unanimously approved notion, but 2-1/2 months into this pandemic-caused shutdown, the NBA finally seems on the cusp of being able to move forward.
Former Chicago Bulls star Horace Grant ripped Michael Jordan on Tuesday for calling him a “snitch” on “The Last Dance,” joining other ex-NBA players who have raised questions about ESPN’s popular documentary series.
The May 8 date is far from firm, the NBA said, warning teams that it “may push this timing back if developments warrant," according to the Associated Press.
NBA star Kevin Durant is among four Brooklyn Nets players who’ve tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to a report.
Host Alicia Keys said she was feeling “crazy sad” about Bryant. She was joined on stage with Boyz II Men, who collectively sang “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday.”
NBA superstar LeBron James, who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers, sent a taco truck to feed firefighters and first responders amid their battle against the Getty Fire in Southern California.