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No Bubble for the N.B.A. Season? It’s a Problem

No Bubble for the N.B.A. Season? It’s a Problem

No Bubble for the N.B.A. Season? It’s a Problem No Bubble for the N.B.A. Season? It’s a Problem As long, costly and emotionally draining as 2020 was for the N.B.A., beyond the universal strain of a global health crisis, not every one of those 366 days was dour. The league was applauded often for how it responded to the challenges. …

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N.B.A. Investigating Kyrie Irving Over Maskless Party Video

N.B.A. Investigating Kyrie Irving Over Maskless Party Video

N.B.A. Investigating Kyrie Irving Over Maskless Party Video N.B.A. Investigating Kyrie Irving Over Maskless Party Video The N.B.A. is investigating whether Nets guard Kyrie Irving violated the league’s coronavirus protocols after a video emerged Monday on social media that appeared to show him at a crowded indoor party without wearing a mask. The N.B.A.’s health protocols prohibit players from attending …

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N.B.A. Tightens Rules as Virus Crisis Spreads

N.B.A. Tightens Rules as Virus Crisis Spreads

N.B.A. Tightens Rules as Virus Crisis Spreads N.B.A. Tightens Rules as Virus Crisis Spreads N.B.A. players will be required to spend at least the next two weeks in their homes apart from leaving for games, practices and essential activities, and will be mostly prohibited from leaving their hotels on the road as part of a new range of coronavirus protocols …

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N.B.A. Postpones Two More Games Because of the Virus

N.B.A. Postpones Two More Games Because of the Virus

N.B.A. Postpones Two More Games Because of the Virus N.B.A. Postpones Two More Games Because of the Virus The N.B.A. cited its coronavirus health protocols in postponing two games on Monday, bringing the total number of games postponed for this reason to four. The affected games were Monday night’s matchup between the Dallas Mavericks and the New Orleans Pelicans, and …

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Paul Westphal, N.B.A. Hall of Famer and Coach, Dies at 70

Paul Westphal, N.B.A. Hall of Famer and Coach, Dies at 70

Paul Westphal, N.B.A. Hall of Famer and Coach, Dies at 70 Paul Westphal, N.B.A. Hall of Famer and Coach, Dies at 70 He was an assistant coach with the Suns for four seasons before he was named head coach in 1992-93, when they posted the N.B.A.’s best regular-season record at 62-20, led by Charles Barkley, the league’s most valuable player, …

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Blake Griffin on Life as an NBA Elder: ‘I Feel Ancient’

Blake Griffin on Life as an NBA Elder: ‘I Feel Ancient’

Blake Griffin on Life as an NBA Elder: ‘I Feel Ancient’ Blake Griffin on Life as an NBA Elder: ‘I Feel Ancient’ “I saw how much Blake was determined to become a consistent shooter and a consistent player, from that standpoint,” said Del Negro, who coached Griffin for three seasons with the Clippers. “But at the end of the day, …

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Becky Hammon Becomes First Woman to Serve as Head Coach in N.B.A. Game

Becky Hammon Becomes First Woman to Serve as Head Coach in N.B.A. Game

Becky Hammon Becomes First Woman to Serve as Head Coach in N.B.A. Game Becky Hammon Becomes First Woman to Serve as Head Coach in N.B.A. Game Though 2020 is nearly over, it keeps turning out sports milestones. On Wednesday night, for the first time, a woman served as head coach in an N.B.A. game. When Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich was …

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From Kobe to LeBron: Tragedy and Triumph in the N.B.A.

From Kobe to LeBron: Tragedy and Triumph in the N.B.A.

From Kobe to LeBron: Tragedy and Triumph in the N.B.A. From Kobe to LeBron: Tragedy and Triumph in the N.B.A. Stein: I know Bucks fans are upset, but I don’t think the league’s decision to strip their team of a second-round pick in 2022 in the wake of Milwaukee’s failed attempt to court Bogdan Bogdanovic is such a mystery. For …

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8 Fearless N.B.A. Season Predictions

8 Fearless N.B.A. Season Predictions

8 Fearless N.B.A. Season Predictions 8 Fearless N.B.A. Season Predictions You ask; I answer. Every week in this space, I’ll field three questions posed via email at marcstein-newsletter@nytimes.com. Please include your first and last name, as well as the city you’re writing in from, and make sure “Corner Three” is in the subject line. (Questions may be lightly edited or …

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N.B.A. Christmas Day Guide: What to Watch

N.B.A. Christmas Day Guide: What to Watch N.B.A. Christmas Day Guide: What to Watch Christmas Day isn’t just the most important day of the year for our friends in the North Pole. It’s also a landmark day for the N.B.A., where for decades the league has put its top stars and best teams in matchups against each other for viewers …

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