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.
Year in Review 2020: Robots cheering teams in empty stadiums to PV Sindhu's shock 'retirement', 10 bizarre sports stories
There were lesser matches and tournaments in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the bizarre content was still very high. In fact, a few incidents were so strange they could have been a result of the pandemic. Here's a look at some of the strangest sporting moments from 2020.
Frenchman Gobert posted a statement on his social media channels saying: "I'm here to stay, and I'm here to WIN a Championship."
Antetokounmpo received 75 first-place votes from a panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters, finishing with 432 points. Anthony Davis was second and Rudy Gobert third.
With a plan for strict medical protocols agreed upon, NBA and the league's players believe it is safe to resume.
Coronavirus Outbreak: NBA in talks with Walt Disney Company to set up single-site resumption of league
NBA spokesman Mike Bass said the conversations were still exploratory, and that the site would be used not only for games but for practices and housing as well
Coronavirus Outbreak: NBA says players will receive full paycheck on 15 April despite month-long suspension of league
The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association has been in talks for weeks about the status of salaries during the game’s shutdown
Coronavirus Outbreak: Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens making most of break during suspension of NBA
It has left the 42-year-old Stevens, like everyone else, searching for ways to adjust to a new reality and daily routine
Even without games, NBA and its players are trying to engage and even encourage fans in these tough times.
It has been just one full week since the NBA became the first of the North American pro sports leagues to suspend operations due to coronavirus pandemic
NBA commissioner Adam Silver says no idea when matches could resume, league trying everything to play basketball again
The NBA is considering an idea where some players would be quarantined or isolated for purposes of being able to compete against one another and provide basketball fans with some sort of diversion from the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus pandemic: Utah Jazz player Donovan Mitchell 'asymptomatic' after testing positive for COVID-19
Mitchell, speaking to ABC’s Good Morning America in an interview broadcast Monday, also revealed that it took him a while to kind of cool off at Rudy Gobert
Coronavirus pandemic: Detroit Pistons' Christian Wood tests positive for COVID-19, says media report
Christian Wood of the Detroit Pistons has tested positive for the coronavirus, a person with direct knowledge of the situation said
Coronavirus pandemic: Rudy Gobert joins fellow NBA players in offering relief help, pledges to donate $500,000
Rudy Gobert said in a release, 'I am humbled by the tireless efforts and care of people around the globe for those affected by COVID-19, especially my own communities of Utah and France.'
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
NBA: Utah Jazz Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert test positive for coronavirus; Gobert apologises for 'endangering' people
Rudy Gobert — the first NBA player to test positive, which prompted the league to suspend the season — confirmed his status on Thursday
It started as a joke: Before leaving a post-practice interview session Rudy Gobert touched all the tape recorders that were placed before him on a table, devices that reporters who cover the Utah Jazz were using during an availability with him on Monday before a game with the Detroit Pistons. It isn’t so funny now.
NBA's decision came only hours after the majority of the league's owners were leaning toward playing games without fans in arenas.
NBA: Anthony Davis wins All-Star game for Team LeBron with last throw; Kawhi Leonard claims Kobe Bryant MVP award
In the NBA All-Star game LeBron James’ team wore blue jerseys, all with the No. 2 for Gianna Bryant. Giannis Antetokounmpo’s team wore red, every player wearing No. 24 on the back for Kobe Bryant.
NBA: Damian Lillard sets Trail Blazers record with 61 points; Kemba Walker powers Celtics to win over Lakers
Kemba Walker scored 20 points to end a career-long personal losing streak against LeBron James, and Jayson Tatum scored 27 to help Boston send the top team in the Western Conference to its biggest loss of the season