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Kia Nurse on George Floyd and the Need for Athletes to Speak Up

Kia Nurse on George Floyd and the Need for Athletes to Speak Up

The Canadian WNBA star sits down with us to talk about racism and the role of athletes in using their platform for change.
SIMMONS: The giants of Toronto — Masai, Pinball and Shanahan

SIMMONS: The giants of Toronto — Masai, Pinball and Shanahan

Masai Ujiri was in the newspaper, on the national news and on social media — and for a moment in all this madness, with America burning, with a virus attacking, with economics crumbling, with every
Siakam says acknowledging that racism exists is a good starting point to fixing the problem

Siakam says acknowledging that racism exists is a good starting point to fixing the problem

Pascal Siakam is no stranger to racism. He has experienced it and he sees it pretty regularly. What the Raptors all-star forward can’t fathom, and what he won’t accept, are those people who pretend
Siakam and Raptors now have a return date and Spicy P couldn’t be happier

Siakam and Raptors now have a return date and Spicy P couldn’t be happier

Pascal Siakam isn’t sure he knows what year it is anymore, but he is aware of one very important change that is coming. It’s not official yet, but as with most “secrets” in the NBA, this one didn’t
The 6 N.B.A. Updates to Know

The 6 N.B.A. Updates to Know

In this week’s newsletter, Stein discusses the N.B.A.’s plans to try to return from the coronavirus pandemic, with the backdrop the continuing reaction to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

NBA set to approve July return with 22 teams in Orlando: Report

The NBA's board of governors plans to approve a restarted season taking place from late July to October.
N.B.A. Team Owners to Vote on 22-Team Plan to Resume Season

N.B.A. Team Owners to Vote on 22-Team Plan to Resume Season

The plan, expected to be easily adopted on Thursday, would give six outside teams a chance to win their way into the playoffs.
Sacramento Kings Announcer Resigns After DeMarcus Cousins Asks His Opinion on Black Lives Matter

Sacramento Kings Announcer Resigns After DeMarcus Cousins Asks His Opinion on Black Lives Matter

After Grant Napear's 'All Lives Matter' comment, Kings great, Chris Webber, weighed in on the situation while Matt Barnes called the announcer a 'closet racist.
1 YEAR AGO: Watch Warriors even NBA Finals against Raptors at Toronto

1 YEAR AGO: Watch Warriors even NBA Finals against Raptors at Toronto

One year ago Toronto was ready to continue celebrating the success of the Toronto Raptors, but instead had to digest a tough loss. A game after opening the NBA Finals with a convincing win, the
Wes Unseld, Powerful Hall of Fame N.B.A. Center, Dies at 74

Wes Unseld, Powerful Hall of Fame N.B.A. Center, Dies at 74

A rock on the court known for his indefatigable rebounding, he helped turn the Baltimore Bullets around.
Wes Unseld, Powerful Hall of Fame N.B.A. Center, Dies at 74

Wes Unseld, Powerful Hall of Fame N.B.A. Center, Dies at 74

A rock on the court known for his indefatigable rebounding, he helped turn the Baltimore (later Washington) Bullets around.
Why the N.B.A. Is Planning on Going to Disney World

Why the N.B.A. Is Planning on Going to Disney World

ESPN Wide World of Sports, a sprawling 220-acre complex at the mega-resort in Florida, is poised to become the center of the basketball universe.
Why the N.B.A. Is Planning on Going to Disney World

Why the N.B.A. Is Planning on Going to Disney World

ESPN Wide World of Sports, a sprawling 220-acre complex at the mega-resort in Florida, is poised to become the center of the basketball universe.
Why the N.B.A. Is Planning on Going to Disney World

Why the N.B.A. Is Planning on Going to Disney World

ESPN Wide World of Sports, a sprawling 220-acre complex at the mega-resort in Florida, is poised to become the center of the basketball universe.
N.B.A. Players March in George Floyd Protests

N.B.A. Players March in George Floyd Protests

The season has been suspended. And the issue of police brutality toward African-Americans has long been a visceral one in a predominantly black league.
N.B.A. Players March in George Floyd Protests

N.B.A. Players March in George Floyd Protests

The season has been suspended. And the issue of police brutality toward African-Americans has long been a visceral one in a predominantly black league.
Fred VanVleet: Centuries of pain, suffering hit boiling point after Floyd’s death

Fred VanVleet: Centuries of pain, suffering hit boiling point after Floyd’s death

Fred VanVleet never has been reticent about sharing an opinion when asked. On Monday, the Raptors point guard was asked his thoughts on the reaction to the incident in Minneapolis in which George
NBA star beats up 'motherf***ing white' rioter he says broke window of his truck

NBA star beats up 'motherf***ing white' rioter he says broke window of his truck

NBA star J.R. Smith said he beat up a white rioter who broke a window of his truck.What are the details?In a TMZ Sports video posted Sunday to YouTube, Smith — all 6 feet, 6 inches and 225 pounds of
NBA Star JR Smith Beats Alleged Car Vandal In CRAZY Viral Video Captured At LA Protests!

NBA Star JR Smith Beats Alleged Car Vandal In CRAZY Viral Video Captured At LA Protests!

This is wild! NBA star JR Smith was in Los Angeles this weekend, right around the area where extensive police brutality protests took place in the Mid-City section of the iconic metropolis. And when a
A Basketball Brotherhood Calls Timeout

A Basketball Brotherhood Calls Timeout

A decades-long Manhattan pickup basketball game is on hold because of the pandemic, creating an emotional void for its rotating cast of actors, executives and regular joes.