Doc Rivers' activism was highlighted by the Philadelphia 76ers when they officially named Rivers the 25th coach in franchise history on Saturday.
The bio-secure bubble that NBA created at Walt Disney World ensured the season went ahead without further disruptions due to COVID-19. But players like Paul George faced mental health battles inside. Here's how the NBA and NBPA helped players and staff:
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.
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: Indiana Pacers fire Nate McMillan after exit against Miami Heat, their second straight Round 1 sweep
The decision to fire Nate McMillan was a surprise, given Kevin Pritchard's 12 August announcement that McMillan had been given a one-year contract extension through the 2021-22 season.
NBA: With Portland Trail Blazers' Playoffs hopes still dangling by a thread, motivated Damian Lillard finds hot streak
Lillard topped a 51-point performance on Sunday by offering a 61-point performance on Tuesday, doing all that with the Blazers’ postseason fate still not secure.
NBA: Rookie guard Ja Morant powers Grizzlies to sixth straight win; Kawhi Leonard scores season-high 43 points
Rookie guard Ja Morant missed only one of his 11 shots as the Grizzlies extended their longest winning streak since December 2016
NBA: Goran Dragic scores 29 points as Heat ease to victory over Trail Blazers; Clippers edge past Knicks
Dragic tied a career-best with seven 3-pointers. Derrick Jones Jr scored 19 points for the Heat, who got 14 from Kendrick Nunn and 12 points in 22 minutes from little-used James Johnson — who was called upon largely because Miami was without Jimmy Butler
NBA: Anthony Davis' second-half blitz powers Lakers to win over Thunder; Luka Doncic shines in Mavericks' thrashing of Cavaliers
Get yourself up to date with all the happenings of the NBA in our comprehensive wrap of the day's action, including Lakers' win over OKC Thunder and Kawhi Leonard's clutch jumper.
NBA Rundown Week 4: Carmelo Anthony makes a comeback to the league, Rivers start a family feud and more
Bits and bobs from the week gone by in the NBA
NBA: Marcus Morris sinks clutch three-pointer to power Knicks to victory; Heat hold on against Cavaliers
Morris' game-winning shot capped a back-and-forth fourth quarter in which there were five ties. Seth Curry put back a Tim Hardaway miss to level the score at 101-101 with 38 seconds left
Tumultuous and exhilarating, the 2019 off-season saw superstars swap teams, franchises become overnight title favourites and the balance of the NBA shift. Ahead of the tip-off for the 2019-20 season, here's a look at the league's power centres:
Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers will win the 2020 NBA Finals, according to most league general managers in a survey released Thursday on the league's website.
NBA passes stricter measures for player tampering, salary caps regulations after trading incidents during off-season
NBA team owners passed stricter measures to force compliance with player tampering and salary cap rules on Friday after a wild off-season where several top stars changed clubs.
Kawhi Leonard and Paul George made their move to the Los Angeles Clippers official on Wednesday, with the NBA team announcing Leonard's signing and George's trade deal with Oklahoma City.
NBA: Kawhi Leonard, Paul George join Los Angeles Clippers in blockbuster deal; Kyrie Irving signs with Brooklyn Nets
Kawhi Leonard agreed early to a four-year deal worth $142 million with LA Clippers, but only after they sent five NBA Draft picks, plus Danilo Gallinari and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
NBA: Kawhi Leonard, Paul George set to join Los Angeles Clippers in blockbuster deals, claims report
Kawhi Leonard is going to play for the LA Clippers, reportedly agreeing to a multi-million dollar deal after leading the Toronto Raptors to their first championship.
NBA: Utah Jazz's Rudy Gobert and Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo lead defensive team of the year votes
Antetokounmpo, George and Utah Jazz's Rudy Gobert were also the three finalists for the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year Award after finishing with nearly identical point totals.
NBA: Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo, Rockets' James Harden and Thunder's Paul George finalists for MVP award
Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, Rockets star James Harden and Oklahoma City's Paul George are the three finalists for the NBA's Most Valuable Player award.
NBA: Russell Westbrook's triple-double against Pacers boosts Thunder's playoff drive; Warriors power to 51st win of season
A 31-point haul from Paul George and a Russell Westbrook triple-double boosted Oklahoma City Thunder's playoff drive with a 107-99 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday.