Dwight Howard keeps his focus on the best way to help Lakers win the title

As the NBA bubble crystallized and teams began committing to going, the Lakers had two players who hesitated to join the team in Orlando, Fla. The first was Avery Bradley, who opted to stay home. The second was Dwight Howard, who eventually decided he would go into the bubble. But it wasn’t a decision made […]

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Commentary: Time could be running out for Clippers and Kawhi Leonard

Doc Rivers left the NBA bubble with the kind of limp that’s a receipt for nearly 26,000 minutes of NBA basketball played on his legs. A 3-1 playoff series lead turned into a punchline for the second time in five years, and disbelief filled his lungs. He marveled at Denver’s togetherness, and regretted his team […]

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Taylor Rooks Gets the N.B.A. Interviews That Go Viral

[Marc Stein is on a brief hiatus after spending 54 days inside the bubble. Shauntel Lowe, N.B.A. editor for The New York Times, is filling in this week. . Corner Three Marc Stein will be back next week to answer your questions. Email him at marcstein-newsletter@nytimes.com. Please include your first and last name, as well […]

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Commentary: Did Rajon Rondo’s brother talk trash to Rockets? Maybe he knew something

William Rondo, who is the brother of Lakers guard Rajon Rondo and is in the NBA bubble coordinating barbershop services, caught Russell Westbrook’s attention. As the two jawed, the man with the clippers offered a pretty solid clapper — he simply waved goodbye. What was he waving to? It’s too early to tell, but the […]

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Anthony Davis, LeBron James lift Lakers past Trail Blazers into second round

The Portland Trail Blazers’ spirited bubble run ended Saturday, and the Lakers secured themselves a few days of rest before the second round of the postseason. Three days after they were scheduled to play Game 5 of their first-round series, they finally took the court. The Lakers beat the Trail Blazers, 131-122, eliminating them from […]

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Sky players Diamond DeShields, Azura Stevens leave WNBA bubble

Diamond DeShields left the WNBA bubble in Bradenton, Florida, Saturday. | AP Photos Chicago Sky players Azura Stevens and Diamond DeShields have left the WNBA bubble, the team announced Saturday ahead of their game against the top-ranked Seattle Storm. Chicago Sky players Azura Stevens and Diamond DeShields have left the WNBA bubble, the team announced […]

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Malika Andrews on the sentiment inside the NBA’s bubble following the postponement of games | Get Up

Malika Andrews joins Mike Greenberg from inside the NBA’s bubble to share how players reacted to the Milwaukee Bucks’ decision not to play Game 5 against the Orlando Magic and the subsequent meeting between the players and coaches. #GetUp #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: […]

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Woj & Marc J. Spears detail NBA’s player-coach meeting after the postponement of games | Get Up

Marc J. Spears shares details about the meeting with players and coaches in the NBA bubble, then Adrian Wojnarowski discusses the possibility of the Los Angeles Lakers and LA Clippers deciding not to play the remainder of the 2020 NBA season. #GetUp #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to […]

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Lakers, Clippers consider boycotting remainder of NBA season | SportsCenter

Adrian Wojnarowski joins SportsCenter to recap the meeting held inside the NBA bubble after all three playoff games scheduled for Wednesday were postponed in protest of the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. #NBA #ESPN #Sports ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe […]

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Reaction to NBA postponing Wednesday’s playoff games after shooting of Jacob Blake | The Jump

Marc J. Spears describes the feelings of players inside the NBA bubble after the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Jay Williams reacts to the NBA postponing all three playoff games scheduled on Wednesday. #NBA #ESPN #Sports ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to […]

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In Pandemic, More Are Paying for Direct Access to Their Doctors

When the National Basketball Association announced that it would restart its season in a “bubble” at Walt Disney World in July, Kimberly Caspare, a physical therapist, was on board from the start. She has been working inside the bubble for nearly two months, focused on the Philadelphia 76ers, who made the playoffs and extended her […]

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Bulls, other non-playoff teams can train in individual bubbles

The Bulls and the other seven teams that did not qualify for the NBA’s restart bubble at Walt Disney World and create their own individual team bubbles. | Brian O’Mahoney/For Sun-Times Media The NBA and National Basketball Players Association finalized an agreement Tuesday that allows the Bulls and the other seven teams that didn’t qualify […]

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Lakers show no rhythm against Trail Blazers in return to playoffs

The Lakers were one of the lowest-scoring teams in the bubble during the NBA’s eight seeding games. They were one of the poorest-shooting teams from the field and the three-point line when play resumed in late July at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando, Fla. In eight bubble games, the Lakers were […]

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Portland Trail Blazers vs. Los Angeles Lakers [GAME 1 HIGHLIGHTS] | 2020 NBA Playoffs

Check out highlights from inside the NBA bubble as Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum and the No. 8 seed Portland Trail Blazers take on LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 1. #NBA #NBAHighlights ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe […]

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Left out of NBA’s bubble, Lionel Hollins created his own as he helps Lakers from home

The Lakers have two cameras installed on their practice court in the NBA bubble. One of them films all of practice from a slightly elevated location for review by players and staff. The other sits at eye level and is typically on a sideline. It’s an iPhone perched on a thin stand. The Lionel Cam. […]

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Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis Set for N.B.A. Playoffs Debut

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — For the past several days in the N.B.A. bubble, Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis have been asked various forms of the same question, occasionally with the tone of a lecture. Don’t you know the playoffs are different? As they prepared to make their N.B.A. playoff debuts together Monday, when Doncic […]

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Miami Heat vs. Oklahoma City Thunder [FULL HIGHLIGHTS] | 2019-20 NBA Highlights

Check out highlights from inside the NBA bubble as Tyler Herro and the Miami Heat take on Chris Paul and the Oklahoma City Thunder in a seeding game. #NBA #NBAHighlights ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN […]

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Bubbles? May Madness? A delayed college basketball season could require both

In a new brand of college basketball madness, teams could move from on the bubble to in one. One day after learning that his season would be pushed back at least two months because of the relentless novel coronavirus pandemic, UCLA coach Mick Cronin suggested that the limited use of a bubble environment similar to […]

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James Harden scores 45 points in near triple-double for Rockets vs. Pacers | 2019-20 NBA Highlights

Check out highlights from inside the NBA bubble as James Harden records 45 points, 17 rebounds and nine assists for the Houston Rockets against the Indiana Pacers. #NBA #NBAHighlights ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ […]

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Sparks to join L.A. County Public Health Department officials in roundtable discussion

The Sparks are sequestered in the WNBA’s protected bubble in Bradenton, Fla., but as L.A. County passed 5,000 deaths from the coronavirus outbreak Tuesday, the team hasn’t forgotten the impact of the pandemic that forced it 2,500 miles from its home in the first place. In the midst of their season at IMG Academy, the […]

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Boston Celtics vs. Memphis Grizzlies [FULL HIGHLIGHTS] | 2019-20 NBA Highlights

Check out highlights from inside the NBA bubble as Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics take on Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies. #NBA #NBAHighlights ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ Watch ESPN on YouTube […]

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Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs [FULL HIGHLIGHTS] | 2019-20 NBA Highlights

Check out highlights from inside the NBA bubble as Russell Westbrook and the Houston Rockets take on DeMar DeRozan and the San Antonio Spurs. #NBA #NBAHighlights ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ Watch ESPN on […]

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Bubble ball? MLB considers creating one for the playoffs and World Series

The major leagues might yet play bubble ball this year. In the wake of coronavirus outbreaks that have interrupted the season for three teams, Major League Baseball is considering whether to move the postseason into a bubble, according to a person briefed on the matter but not authorized to discuss it publicly. The league is […]

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