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    N.B.A. in Talks to Resume Season at Walt Disney World Resort

    The N.B.A. is in the early stages of discussions with the Walt Disney Company to restart its suspended season in late July at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, a league spokesman said Saturday. The restart, said Mike Bass, the spokesman, would be at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, which would act […] More

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    Patrick Ewing Says He Has Covid-19

    Patrick Ewing, the Knicks great who is now coaching the Georgetown University men’s basketball team, announced on Friday evening that he had Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. “This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly,” Ewing said in a statement from the university’s athletic department. “I want to encourage everyone to […] More

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    N.B.A. Opens for Practice, but Few Show Up

    The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Portland Trail Blazers were the only clubs to unlock their practice facilities Friday, reflecting the cautious approach many franchises and players adopted on the first day that roughly half of the N.B.A.’s 30 teams had clearance to reopen after a shutdown of nearly two months. “It was wonderful,” said Cleveland’s […] More

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    When the Knicks Were Legend

    Want more basketball in your inbox? Sign up for Marc Stein’s weekly N.B.A. newsletter here. For three straight Sundays, with virtually all live sports on hold indefinitely, we have bathed in the nostalgia of Michael Jordan’s heyday. Now it’s the Knicks’ and New York’s turn. Friday marks 50 years since the Knicks won their first […] More

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    Shooting, for the Stars, Is Not as Easy as You’d Think

    When he kept getting the same downbeat message from various Miami Heat teammates about their long spell of inactivity, Jimmy Butler knew he had to do something. Again and again, Butler said, he heard them lament: “I feel like I’m getting worse.” Butler’s answer: He paid a company in Utah to send portable basketball hoops […] More

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    Rap Soundtracks the Michael Jordan Doc. The N.B.A. Wasn’t Always That Way.

    How one experiences “The Last Dance,” ESPN’s 10-part documentary series about Michael Jordan’s final season with the Chicago Bulls, depends largely on the viewer’s relationship with the man commonly regarded as the most famous — if not best — player to professionally dribble a basketball. But one element has received near-universal praise: the music. Beyond […] More

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    Scott Perry Keeps Knicks General Manager Job for One More Year

    Scott Perry will remain the general manager of the Knicks for at least another year after his contract was extended under Leon Rose, the recently hired team president, a source with knowledge of the matter said Wednesday. The extension was first reported by Newsday. It is unclear what personnel moves Rose and Perry will be […] More