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The world misses NBA basketball. Our experts do too. That's why they're reliving some the most memorable moments of 2019-20 so far.
The NBA's potential return to Disney World poses a lot of questions. Brian Windhorst, Bobby Marks and Tim Bontemps talk about what they've heard from within the league about life inside the bubble, coronavirus testing protocols, and whether it's even worth it for bottom-tier teams to finish out the regular season. Plus, the crew looks at potential playoff matchups and if this year's format could pave the way for 1-16 playoff seeding in the future (28:55).
The 1997-98 season didn't need to be "the last dance" for Jordan's Bulls, Ramona Shelburne explains to Brian Windhorst and Kirk Goldsberry. Plus, the crew discusses potential modifications to the CBA and how they might lead to some "big-time" players suddenly hitting the open market (27:30).
The Hoop Collective: The League-Altering Acquisitions That Changed The Modern NBA (Since "The Decision")
Brian Windhorst, Kevin Arnovitz and Tim Bontemps discuss Adam Silver's league-wide conference call before diving into some of the 74 trades, signings and draft picks that have shaped the NBA since "The Decision" in 2010 (15:00).
Allen Iverson celebrated the anniversary of his epic "practice" rant with the perfect PSA.
Like most things associated with Iverson, the real story behind the practice rant is darker and more complicated than is often remembered.
A Kevin Durant return this season isn't completely off the table, according to Nets GM Sean Marks. Brian Windhorst, Jackie MacMullan and Tim MacMahon discuss whether it's in KD's best interests to come back (15:10), as well as tension in the Jazz locker room and how "The Last Dance" has portrayed interactions between players in the 1990s (35:07).
Philadelphia 76ers All-Star guard Ben Simmons is closer to getting cleared to play, should the NBA season resume.
The Philadelphia Flyers and 76ers are set to offer refunds or credits for unplayed regular-season games at their shared arena because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Bulls are hiring 76ers executive Marc Eversley to be the franchise's new general manager, league sources told ESPN.
Kobe Bryant's sneakers from Game 5 of the 2001 NBA Finals are among the items being offered for auction.
Ahead of Episodes 3 and 4 of "The Last Dance," Brian Windhorst, Jackie MacMullan and ESPN writer Tim Keown dive deep into the complicated man that was -- and still is -- Dennis Rodman. Plus, the crew discusses the '08 Celtics' group message (27:56) and the real reason why Ben Simmons is hesitant to shoot from beyond the arc (39:45).
Athletes, owners and managers from across leagues have pledged financial support to team and stadium staffers sidelined by the coronavirus pandemic. But that support doesn't extend to thousands of workers who are now joining the ranks of the unemployed.
The Sixers point guard has made only two 3-pointers in his NBA career but insists he will shoot on his own terms.
Mike Sielski of the Philadelphia Inquirer joined Chris Carlin to discuss his story on Bobby McIlvaine, who perished on 9/11/2001 in the tragedy, playing a game of basketball against Kobe Bryant in High School and the way his family cherished the video.
The Clippers (3:48) and Raptors (30:37) should be very excited for what's to come, whereas the Rockets (13:57) and 76ers should be a bit more concerned (21:50). Based on a variety of factors, Brian Windhorst, Kevin Pelton and Tim Bontemps break down which teams they expect will rise and fall over the next few seasons. Plus, the guys discuss the opening in Chicago's front office and whether it's a desirable position.
Points Per Game109.621st
Rebounds Per Game45.511th
Assists Per Game25.98th