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No playoff chance, no play says Blazers ace Lillard

No playoff chance, no play says Blazers ace Lillard

Portland star Damian Lillard says he won’t play if the resumed NBA season doesn’t offer the Trail Blazers any chance of making the playoffs. Multiple reports have said that the NBA is keen to ensure that all teams complete a minimum of 70 regular seasons games in order to fulfill contractual obligations with regional television […]

NBA teams should forfeit series  if player gets virus – Barkley

Charles Barkley laid out a possible ugly scenario for the NBA postseason if it is played this summer amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Hall of Famer believes teams should be eliminated from the playoffs if one of their players tests positive for COVID-19. “I think the one thing we’ve to go do is, how are […]

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NBA great Ewing out of hospital

NEW YORK (AFP) ‒ NBA great Patrick Ewing has left hospital and is recovering at home after being diagnosed with COVID-19, his son said on Monday. The 57-year-old Hall-of-Famer was hospitalised last week after announcing he had tested positive for the coronavirus. However the former New York Knicks star and current Georgetown University coach is now on […]

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Former NBA star leaves Sydney Kings

NBA championship-winning center Andrew Bogut announced Monday that he would not be renewing his contract with the Sydney Kings in Australia’s National Basketball League. But the 35-year-old Australian insisted in a social media post that he was “by no means” retiring yet, just taking time to consider his options given the uncertainty created by the […]

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NBA in ‘exploratory’ talks to restart season in Florida

  The National Basketball Association said Saturday that they are in “exploratory” talks with The Walt Disney Co. about a late-July restart at one of their Florida resorts. League spokesman Mike Bass confirmed earlier reports that the league is having conversations with Disney officials about restarting the 2019-20 season in Orlando, Florida. “The NBA, in […]

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Patrick Ewing tests COVID-19 positive

  WASHINGTON (AFP) ‒ NBA Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing, now the head basketball coach at Georgetown University, is in hospital with COVID-19. Ewing, 57, said on Twitter on Friday he had tested positive for the virus. “This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly,” Ewing said in a statement. “I want to […]

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