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NBA: While Kawhi Leonard, Klay Thompson wait, Zion Williamson wants to be back opening night
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NBA: While Kawhi Leonard, Klay Thompson wait, Zion Williamson wants to be back opening night

Kawhi Leonard and Klay Thompson know it will be a while before they can get back onto the court. Zion Williamson wants to do it on opening night.

NBA: Nets to sign Kevin Durant to four-year extension, Lakers add  Carmelo Anthony
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NBA: Nets to sign Kevin Durant to four-year extension, Lakers add  Carmelo Anthony

The extension, which he becomes eligible to officially sign after Saturday, is expected to vault Durant past $500 million in NBA career earnings.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: In victory over Iran, Team USA sends a message on and off the basketball court
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: In victory over Iran, Team USA sends a message on and off the basketball court

“The Olympics here are a venue and a time where sport transcends all that petty crap that you get from governments,” said Team USA coach Gregg Popovich after his side’s diplomatic masterclass off the court against Iran.

NBA Playoffs: Paul George powers Clippers to win over Suns in third game of Western Conference finals
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NBA Playoffs: Paul George powers Clippers to win over Suns in third game of Western Conference finals

It was a crucial victory for the Clippers as no team in NBA history has ever won a best-of-seven series after losing the first three games.

NBA: Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James blasts the league as playoff injuries mount
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NBA: Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James blasts the league as playoff injuries mount

James said, the injuries were due to the "lack of rest" before play restarted in December - just 72 days after the Lakers locked up the title with a victory over the Miami Heat in the quarantine bubble in Orlando, Florida.

NBA: Los Angeles Clippers' Kawhi Leonard ruled out of playoff tie against Utah Jazz through injury
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NBA: Los Angeles Clippers' Kawhi Leonard ruled out of playoff tie against Utah Jazz through injury

The Clippers announced that Leonard sprained his right knee during the Clippers' series-levelling win in game four on Monday, and will miss Wednesday's crucial game five in Salt Lake City.

NBA: Donovan Mitchell stars in Jazz’s victory over Grizzlies; Clippers snap 76ers winning run
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NBA: Donovan Mitchell stars in Jazz’s victory over Grizzlies; Clippers snap 76ers winning run

With Mike Conley taking the night off to rest a hamstring injury, Mitchell took charge early. He made his first five shots on the way to scoring 28 first-half points — his most ever in a half.

NBA All-Star Game 2021: As Team LeBron takes on Team Durant, all you need to know
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NBA All-Star Game 2021: As Team LeBron takes on Team Durant, all you need to know

In a few hours from now, at Atlanta’s State Farm Arena the heavily-stacked Team LeBron will tip off against the equally fearsome Team Durant. Here’s all you need to know about the 2021 NBA All-Star Game:

NBA: LeBron James opts for Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kevin Durant takes Kyrie Irving as first picks for All-Star Game
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NBA: LeBron James opts for Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kevin Durant takes Kyrie Irving as first picks for All-Star Game

This is the fourth year of the NBA's playing captain format for the All-Star Game. James is 3-0, beating teams captained by Curry in 2018 and Antetokounmpo in the last two seasons.

NBA All-Star Game: Voting numbers show the league's players are a tough crowd
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NBA All-Star Game: Voting numbers show the league's players are a tough crowd

NBA players are apparently not easily impressed — even by other NBA players.

NBA: James Harden, Kawhi Leonard and other stars come out against league’s All-Star game plan
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NBA: James Harden, Kawhi Leonard and other stars come out against league’s All-Star game plan

James, star playmaker for the reigning NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers, called the idea of an All-Star Game a "slap in the face" to players

NBA: Bojan Bogdanovic helps Jazz beat Mavericks; Paul George, Kawhi Leonard return to spark Clippers
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NBA: Bojan Bogdanovic helps Jazz beat Mavericks; Paul George, Kawhi Leonard return to spark Clippers

All-stars Paul George and Kawhi Leonard combined for 50 points in their return from the COVID-19 unavailable list as the Los Angeles Clippers routed the Orlando Magic 116-90.

NBA: Spurs-Pelicans game called off in contact tracing measure, league's virus woes continue
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NBA: Spurs-Pelicans game called off in contact tracing measure, league's virus woes continue

As has been the case with most of the other games that have been postponed, contact tracing was cited as the cause of the Spurs-Pelicans postponement.

NBA season preview: From Lakers getting stronger to Bucks winning free agency, biggest talking points
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NBA season preview: From Lakers getting stronger to Bucks winning free agency, biggest talking points

After the most protracted, and yet abbreviated, season of the NBA comes the shortest season of the league. Here are the biggest talking points:

NBA: Philadelphia 76ers expect new head coach Doc Rivers to lead on and off the court
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NBA: Philadelphia 76ers expect new head coach Doc Rivers to lead on and off the court

Doc Rivers' activism was highlighted by the Philadelphia 76ers when they officially named Rivers the 25th coach in franchise history on Saturday.

NBA: Doc Rivers' legacy at the Los Angeles Clippers cannot be measured in statistics, records, or even trophies
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NBA: Doc Rivers' legacy at the Los Angeles Clippers cannot be measured in statistics, records, or even trophies

In his seven years with the Los Angeles Clippers, Doc Rivers could never take the franchise to the NBA Conference Finals, let alone to a title. But his legacy at the team was far beyond numbers, or titles.

NBA Playoffs: Raptors force Game 7 against Celtics with double-overtime win; Clippers take 3-1 lead over Nuggets
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NBA Playoffs: Raptors force Game 7 against Celtics with double-overtime win; Clippers take 3-1 lead over Nuggets

Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics will play Game 7 on Friday night for a spot in the Eastern Conference finals against Miami.

NBA Playoffs: Brown helps Celtics rout Raptors to take 3-2 lead in series; Clippers beat Nuggets
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NBA Playoffs: Brown helps Celtics rout Raptors to take 3-2 lead in series; Clippers beat Nuggets

Paul George scored 32 points, Kawhi Leonard added 23 along with a big late block and the dynamic duo helped the Clippers rally in the fourth quarter for a win over the Nuggets in Game 3 of their Western Conference semifinal series.

NBA: Jamal Murray scores 50 points, Denver Nuggets force Game 7 with Utah Jazz; Los Angeles Clippers eliminate Dallas Mavericks
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NBA: Jamal Murray scores 50 points, Denver Nuggets force Game 7 with Utah Jazz; Los Angeles Clippers eliminate Dallas Mavericks

Denver Nuggets and Utah Jazz will go at it one more time on Tuesday night, with the winner advancing to face the Los Angeles Clippers.

NBA: Players vote for resumption of playoffs a day after season's suspension in wake of Jacob Blake's shooting
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NBA: Players vote for resumption of playoffs a day after season's suspension in wake of Jacob Blake's shooting

The decision followed a day of tumult in the NBA on Wednesday, when the Bucks refused to play their first round game against the Orlando Magic in protest at the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Sunday.