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Orlando Magic, Patrick Ewing, (TONY RANZE/AFP via Getty Images) The Whiteboard is The Step Back’s daily basketball newsletter, covering the NBA, WNBA and more. Subscribe here to get it delivered to you via email each morning. We’re heading into what would normally be the season for outdoor music and art festivals, everyone’s favorite venue to
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1:11 PM ET Georgetown Hoyas men’s basketball coach Patrick Ewing is recovering at home after a weekend stay at the hospital with the coronavirus, he told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. On Monday, Patrick Ewing Jr. tweeted that his father’s coronavirus symptoms are being watched and that he is “now home and getting better.” It was announced
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12:46 PM ET Associated Press New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says teams in his state can return to their facilities for training after a pause of more than two months. “Starting today, all the New York professional sports leagues will be able to begin training camps,” the Democratic governor said during a news conference Sunday.
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8:00 AM ET Editor’s Note: This story was originally published on Sept. 7, 2017. Tracy McGrady turns 41 years old on Sunday. From the moment Tracy McGrady first appeared on The Jump, ESPN’s Rachel Nichols has always introduced the seven-time All-Star as “Hall of Famer Tracy McGrady.” That title became reality in 2017, when McGrady
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10:41 AM ET ESPN News Services Jerry Sloan, a bulldog as a player for the Chicago Bulls and coach of the Utah Jazz, died Friday at the age of 78. The Jazz announced that Sloan had died from complications from Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia, which he had revealed diagnoses of in April 2016.
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12:35 PM ET The NBA has entered into exploratory conversations with the Walt Disney Company about restarting the remainder of its season at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida, in late July, NBA spokesperson Mike Bass said Saturday. “The NBA, in conjunction with the National Basketball Players Association, is engaged in
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7:19 PM ET Among marketplaces where governmental restrictions are keeping practice facilities shuttered, teams are asking the NBA whether players can bypass returns to those cities and report directly to the league’s proposed campus environment for the start of training camps, sources told ESPN. Most teams in regions still adhering to stay-at-home policies amid the
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If you’ve been tuning in, Basketball Insiders has been looking into how each lottery pick has fared in the league since 2009. We’ve categorized each player as a hit, miss, in between or a role player. We started at the top with the first overall pick and we’ve been making our way down since. At
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What’s coming to Netflix in June 2020 (and what’s leaving too) by Shea Corrigan Utah Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan argues with the officials during a game against the Sacramento Kings, 26 February 2002, at the ARCO Arena in Sacramento, California. AFP PHOTO/John G. MABANGLO (Photo by JOHN G. MABANGLO / AFP) (Photo by JOHN
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LaMelo Ball doesn’t have the shooting skills that some NBA teams desperately need, but his passing ability would be a huge boost for these five teams. There are quite a few teams that would love to add a high ceiling prospect like LaMelo Ball in the 2020 NBA Draft. He isn’t a perfect fit for
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3:26 PM ET Eric WoodyardESPN Coming to America from Greece, as a teenager, was not always the smoothest transition for Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo. Before “Giannis” became a household name, those who couldn’t pronounce his last name, in addition to his rare freakish athletic ability and ball-handling skills at his size, often called the
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BB_80919_TR_00109.RAF Matt Barnes was brought to tears thinking about Kobe Bryant as he watched The Last Dance seeing similarities between Michael Jordan and Kobe. Matt Barnes never got to play with or against Michael Jordan. His 14-year career in the NBA started just after Jordan retired for the final, final time from the Washington Wizards.
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6:23 PM ET New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson‘s lawyers have asked a federal judge in North Carolina to void his marketing agreement with Gina Ford and Prime Sports Marketing, who sued him for $100 million in damages for breaching their contract. In a motion filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Winston-Salem, North Carolina,
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ATLANTA, GA – OCTOBER 24: Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (right) defends Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (left) during the third quarter of a NBA game on October 24, 2018 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA. (Photo by Austin McAfee/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Two years into their NBA careers, it’s time to re-visit
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9:41 PM ET LOS ANGELES — Lakers forward Jared Dudley says it’s a “misconception” that the NBA would resume its season in a bubble location that is so closely monitored that players would be restricted from exiting the premises until all the games are finished. “You will be allowed to leave,” Dudley said Wednesday on
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