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FILE - In this March 16, 2020, file photo, the entrance to the parking lot at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World is closed in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Splash Mountain ride at Disney parks in California and Florida is being recast. Disney officials said the ride would no longer be tied to the 1946 movie, "Song of the South," which many view as racist. Instead, the revamped ride will be inspired by the 2009 Disney film, "The Princess and the Frog," which has an African-American female lead. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
Associated Press
June 26, 2020 - 11:47 pm
The deals are done. The NBA is coming back. The season will resume on July 30 at Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Florida. Here are 10 things to know about the restarted season: THE RACE FOR 8 There are six teams in the race for the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference — Memphis,...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2019, file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks at a news conference before an NBA preseason basketball game between the Houston Rockets and the Toronto Raptors in Saitama, near Tokyo. It’s been over three months since the commissioners of major sports cancelled or postponed events because of the coronavirus. Enough time for us to grade them on how they’ve handled the virus so far. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
Associated Press
June 26, 2020 - 2:40 pm
Acknowledging that no option would have been risk-free during a pandemic, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Friday that the concern shared by the league and its players surrounding next month's restart of the season is rising as coronavirus cases in Florida keep climbing. That said, the league and...
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Atlanta Hawks guard Vince Carter, right, hugs former Hawk Dominique Wilkins as he leaves the court following an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Associated Press
June 25, 2020 - 2:36 pm
Vince Carter made his retirement official on Thursday, announcing on his podcast that his 22-year NBA career, the longest in league history, has come to an end. The announcement was largely a formality because the 43-year-old Carter had said many times over the course of this season that this would...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2020, file photo, Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic drives as Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Denver. A person with knowledge of the situation says Jokic has tested positive for the coronavirus and is quarantining in his native Serbia. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
Associated Press
June 23, 2020 - 4:48 pm
All-Star forward Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets has tested positive for the coronavirus and is quarantining in his native Serbia, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Jokic is expected to return to Denver long before the team leaves for the Disney complex for the restart of...
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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2020, file photo, provided by the National Transportation Safety Board, NTSB investigators Adam Huray, right, and Carol Hogan examine wreckage as part of the NTSB's investigation of a helicopter crash near Calabasas, Calif. Federal investigators said Wednesday, June 17, 2020, that the pilot of the helicopter that crashed in thick fog, killing Kobe Bryant and seven other passengers, reported he was climbing when he actually was descending. (James Anderson/National Transportation Safety Board via AP, File)
Associated Press
June 17, 2020 - 5:39 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The pilot of the helicopter that crashed in thick fog, killing Kobe Bryant and seven other passengers, reported the aircraft was ascending when it actually was heading for the ground, federal investigators said in documents released Wednesday. Ara Zobayan radioed to air traffic...
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FILE - In this May 7, 2010, file photo, Boston Celtics fans try to distract Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) while he shoots foul shots during the first quarter of Game 3 in the second round of an NBA basketball playoff series in Boston. When the virus wanes enough to allow the games to begin again, the very essence of these events will likely be missing. Playing in empty buildings would require a significant recalibration. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
Associated Press
June 17, 2020 - 8:29 am
The rate of positive coronavirus tests in the Orlando, Florida, area has been soaring in recent days. The NBA hopes that doesn’t matter. After spending weeks putting together an incredibly elaborate series of health and safety protocols — the word “testing” appears 282 times in the document — the...
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A sign at the entrance to ESPN's Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World is seen Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla. The NBA has told the National Basketball Players Association that it will present a 22-team plan for restarting the season at Disney. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Associated Press
June 16, 2020 - 7:18 pm
Here’s some of what awaits NBA players going to Disney next month: game rooms, golf course access, cabanas with misters to combat the heat, fishing areas, bowling, backstage tours and salon services. It only sounds like vacation. The NBA described very specific plans to players and teams for the...
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Tim Kelly
June 12, 2020 - 10:59 am
What are the best jerseys currently in the NBA? Tim Kelly of RADIO.COM Sports examines the 10 best looks currently worn in the league.
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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2016, file photo, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is seen in Springfield, Mass. As part of a $22 million, court-to-rafters renovation, the Basketball Hall of Fame installed enough new touch screens to tell the story of every person enshrined on its dome of honor. But before it could unveil the improvements, the coronavirus outbreak hit, turning "hands-on" into "hands-off." Now the basketball shrine and other sports Halls of Fame have been forced to backtrack from a longtime trend in all museums toward interactives that have become taboo in a pandemic era. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
Associated Press
June 11, 2020 - 2:03 pm
As part of a $22 million, court-to-dome renovation, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame replaced the static plaques honoring inductees with touch screens that display videos and career highlights. Another exhibit allows visitors to put their hands inside an impression of Kevin Durant's,...
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Miami Heat fan Ricardo Ballester cheers on his team against the New Jersey Nets in game two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2006 NBA Playoffs on May 10, 2006 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida.
Associated Press
June 06, 2020 - 3:07 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The NBA has told teams that playoff seeding will be based on winning percentage, and that any tiebreakers necessary after that will follow the usual procedures. It was an issue that needed clarity because the 22 teams that will be going to the Disney complex near Orlando, Florida, for...
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