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Ex-NBA tries to broker 10 million masks to NY from China

Ex-NBA tries to broker 10 million masks to NY from China

Former NBA star Stephon Marbury, now coaching in China, says he has a deal with a Chinese manufacturer to provide 10 million coronavirus protective masks to his hometown of New York. The New York Post reported Sunday that Marbury, whose 13 NBA seasons included five with the New York Knicks, had an agreement to supply […]

Clippers owner buying LA Forum arena

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Clippers owner Steve Ballmer said Tuesday he’d reached an agreement to purchase the iconic Los Angeles Forum, eliminating a hurdle in his plan to build a new arena for his NBA team nearby. Ballmer said the venue in the suburb of Inglewood would be purchased from Madison Square Garden Company by a newly […]

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NBA uncertain about salary payments after April 1

NEW YORK (AFP) – The NBA plans to pay full salaries to players as scheduled on April 1 but could begin cutting salaries to recover money from canceled games by April 15, ESPN reported Saturday. Citing a league memo shared with NBA clubs on Friday, the sport network’s website said the league might soon begin […]

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Boston’s Smart warns everybody to take virus seriously

Los Angeles (AFP) ­ Boston Celtics star Marcus Smart said he has the new coronavirus and urged young people to take the threat seriously and practice social distancing. Smart tested positive Thursday but said he was not showing any of the symptoms. “I feel great. I feel fine. I feel like I can go play a game right now,” […]

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NBA launches global campaign to help cope with virus shutdown

NEW YORK (AFP) – The NBA launched a global social engagement campaign Friday aimed at educating, inspiring and helping people respond to the coronavirus pandemic that has shut down the league season. The ”NBA Together” program will include daily Instagram interviews with players and others in the NBA, educational programs, online content aimed at youth […]

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Lakers, Sixers announce coronavirus positives

New York (AFP) – Two members of the Los Angeles Lakers have tested positive for the new coronavirus on Thursday as the Philadelphia 76ers also confirmed that three of their players had contracted the disease. The Lakers said they tested their players because on March 10 they played the Brooklyn Nets, who had four players previously test positive for the […]

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