The NBA announced Thursday the creation of a new award — the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion Award — to recognise players who are making strides in the fight for social justice.
On Tuesday, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards encouraged anyone 16 years or older with medical conditions that put them at a higher risk of contracting coronavirus, including asthma, hypertension and being overweight, to get vaccinated.
Since the NBA’s restart bubble that saved last season opened last July, no player has logged more minutes, scored more points, handed out more assists, made more shots, taken more shots or finished off more fast breaks than LeBron James.
No players, coaches or game officials tested positive for COVID-19 while in Atlanta, the NBA said on Monday after the final tests were processed and results were returned to the league and the teams involved.
James was the top overall vote-getter from fans with 5,922,554 to pace the Western Conference while Brooklyn forward Durant led the Eastern Conference with 5,567,106.
NBA All-Star Game, skill events to be held on 7 March in Atlanta; will raise $2.5 million for Black colleges, COVID relief
The NBA Skills Challenge and 3-Point Contest will be staged before the NBA All-Star Game with the Dunk Contest taking place during halftime.
Social activism, political topics 'unavoidable' but NBA fans understand, says commissioner Adam Silver
Silver told Sports Illustrated in a story released Thursday that the NBA had to take such actions as having messages on the back of player jerseys or "Black Lives Matter" written on the court for all NBA games in the Orlando COVID-19 restart bubble.
The poll conducted by the National Basketball Players Association was informal but gave a clear sense that NBA players would like to not only get to the playoffs but also resume at least some of the regular season
NBA commissioner Adam Silver said there will be no decision on ending the league’s coronavirus shutdown until May at the earliest.
Silver did not say if the league intends for the regular season to resume or if the NBA, should it return to action, would immediately go into postseason play
The NBA and USA Basketball are still considering playing in China later this year, though the complexities of both the political rift caused by a tweet last fall and the ongoing health concerns in the world’s most populous country are making those plans seem decidedly uncertain.
NBA: Shaquille O'Neal backs Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey over Hong Kong pro-democracy tweet
NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal gave his support to Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey on Tuesday, saying the executive "was right" in his comments that ignited a furore between the NBA and China.
What led to the standoff between China and the NBA? What has the fallout been? Why have stars like James Harden apologised? Why does China matter so much to the NBA? Why hasn't NBA apologised to China or forced Houston Rockets to fire Morey? Firstpost Explains:
NBA backs free speech after furore over Hong Kong pro-democracy tweet by Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey
The NBA initially put out statements that senior US politicians slammed as bowing to China for financial reasons. But NBA Commissioner Adam Silver insisted his organisation supported the right of Rockets general manager Daryl Morey to express his opinions.
NBA India Games 2019: League commissioner Adam Silver believes an Indian will break into NBA within the next five years
In India to promote the NBA’s boldest leap in the Indian market — the NBA India Games — league commissioner Adam Silver has made his boldest prediction yet: he believes an Indian will break into the NBA within the next five years.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver sends memo to all teams urging them to hire more women in leadership roles
The memo — which comes in the wake of sexual misconduct at Dallas Mavericks — urged teams to consider making more than a dozen changes, including increasing the number of female staff in leadership and supervisory positions