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    LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLORIDA - AUGUST 01: Alvin Gentry of the New Orleans Pelicans looks on against the LA Clippers at HP Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 01, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) Alvin Gentry may be coaching for his job in Orlando. The plan was all set for the New Orleans Pelicans this season. Zion Williamson was going to show up right away and make everyone forget about Anthony Davis. Instead, he didn’t make his debut...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLORIDA - AUGUST 06: Lonzo Ball #2 of the New Orleans Pelicans works the floor against Bogdan Bogdanovic #8 of the Sacramento Kings during the first half of an NBA basketball game at HP Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 6, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images) Lonzo Ball has been having a terrible time in the bubble. The New Orleans Pelicans qualified for the NBA bubble in Orlando, and it was easy to see the league...
    NBA NBA announces award nominees: Doncic fights to be Most Improved Player The NBA announced this Saturday the candidates for individual awards of the season, for which only the merits contracted before the competition was suspended in mid-March count. What happens in the Disney World bubble should not be taken into account at the time of voting. The three players who Aspiring to MVP are Giannis Antetokounmpo, LeBron James and James Harden. All three know what it’s like to get it. The Bucks forward, a big favorite, is the current holder of the award, the Lakers forward has won four and the Rockets guard took him in 2018. Luka Doncic has been left out of the race to be...
    The Phoenix Suns are 3-0 in the bubble. Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo/AP Images Six NBA teams are fighting for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference: the Grizzlies, Trail Blazers, Spurs, Pelicans, Suns, and Kings. The Suns, Blazers, and Spurs have all gotten off to hot starts in the bubble and are within 3 games or fewer of the eighth and final playoff spot. The Pelicans and Grizzlies have stumbled out of the gate, and while the Pelicans have the easiest schedule, the Grizzlies might be in trouble. With five or six games remaining for each team, the race to the finish has the chance to be exciting, with each team jockeying for position to make the...
    There is a thief with a sweet tooth lurking inside the NBA bubble. New Orleans Pelicans center Derrick Favors’ birthday cake was stolen as he recently celebrated his 29th birthday, according to a Yahoo Sports report. After practice July 15, the rookies sang “Happy Birthday” to Favors, and informed the big man that the special birthday treat was waiting in the meal room. Once they all wandered in, everyone was shocked to discover that someone had swiped the cake. The Pelicans quickly scrambled to make other arrangements to celebrate the veteran center. They reportedly ordered an assortment of cupcakes for Favors the following day. However, after the meal room was left unguarded for a period of time, the thief...
    Damian Lillard, #0, Portland Trail Blazers, (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) The Whiteboard is The Step Back’s daily basketball newsletter, covering the NBA, WNBA and more. Subscribe here to get it delivered to you via email each morning. All due respect to the Washington Wizards, but when the NBA announced it’s structure for the restarted season and the convoluted structure for determining the final playoff spots, No. 8 in the West was the only real question mark. The Memphis Grizzlies held that position when the season was suspended with a 32-33 record and a 3.5 game lead over the New Orleans Pelicans, Sacramento Kings and Portland Trail Blazers who were in a three-way tie. At that point, Memphis was...
    The Pelicans loosened the reins on Zion Williamson and the result was predictable: A victory and a happy rookie. After being limited to a combined 29 minutes in two losses to begin the NBA’s restart in Orlando, the dynamic first-year forward was able to finish New Orleans’ victory Monday night, and he thrived, producing 23 points, seven rebounds and five assists in a 109-99 win over the Grizzlies. “I felt alive again,” Williamson told ESPN. “My competitive spirit was there, and I’m glad coach (Alvin Gentry) and the whole team trusted me to finish the game out.” After leaving the bubble to deal with a family emergency on July 16 and not returning until the 24th, Williamson was placed on...
    New Orleans Pelicans suffered back-to-back defeats in their first two games after the NBA resumed its regular season. They lost a very close game against Utah Jazz 104-106. Then they were totally dominated by the Clippers 126-103. Their NBA rookie, Zion Williamson could play for limited minutes and many people attribute the losses to this. On August 1, the team’s vice president David Griffin had made it clear when he told the media that Zion will not play the ‘significant minutes’. He told that the plan demanded players to make use of scrimmages in the bubble. But since Zion was out for an emergency, he can not come and play for 40 minutes straight. It’s going to take time for...
    Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images New Orleans Pelicans wing Josh Hart, meet plexiglass. With everyone being required to wear a mask, socially distance and submit to daily COVID-19 testing, the NBA bubble is one of the safer places in the United States in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic … or is it? In the case of New Orleans Pelicans wing Josh Hart, all those plexiglass precautions for the broadcast teams and stats keepers presented their own potential threat on Monday. (Just kidding. Can you imagine actually getting upset about the safeguards in place on an NBA court that keep the league’s players, coaches, officials, employees and reporters safe when there’s a potentially deadly virus ravaging the country still?) In any...
    Dunkin employee in Illinois arrested after state trooper finds mucus in coffee Ground beef recall 2020: JBS Food Canada recalls more than 38,000 pounds of meat Lonzo Ball has come out firing blanks in Orlando, and the Pelicans hype train has hit the skids quickly The New Orleans Pelicans rolled into the NBA restart aboard a hype train. With Zion Williamson in the fold, their starting lineup had the best net rating of any unit in the league that had played at least 200 minutes together. Lonzo Ball was having a career shooting season at 39 percent from three. None of those things have played to script in Orlando.  © Provided by CBS Sports Williamson is hardly playing; just...
    Live updates - Fauci: Diversity of response from states hurt efforts to contain coronavirus McDs CEO: Workers may call cops over masks Zion Williamson in Moderation Now Will Hopefully Work Out in the Long Run The NBA returned on Thursday night in the Disney bubble, and with it came the return of Zion Williamson. Zion was a game-time decision and scored 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting in a medical team-mandated 15 minutes during a Pelicans' loss to the Utah Jazz. © Provided by The Big Lead Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad Zion's minutes restriction was just that according to Sam Amick of The Athletic. Zion is healthy, but he hasn't played much and...
    Zion Williamson. Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports/Reuters Zion Williamson sat the final 7 minutes as the New Orleans Pelicans blew a lead and lost to the Utah Jazz in the first game of the NBA bubble. After the game, Pelicans coach said Zion Williamson had hit his minutes limit and wasn't allowed back in. The Pelicans' cautious handling of Williamson has raised debates about managing risk vs. playing to win and how to allocate limited minutes. The Pelicans are four games out of the playoffs, with seven games to play, and three teams ahead of them. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Zion Williamson played only a minor role in the New Orleans Pelicans' 106-104 loss to the...
    NBA The French pivot has scored two decisive free throws to give the Jazz victory The tournament of the NBA has returned after more than four and a half months from Paris caused by the coronavirus pandemic and in the first game, the Utah Jazz beat the New Orleans Pelicans 106-104. Rudy Gobert, the first NBA player to test positive on COVID-19, and immediately forced the suspension of the competition, has ended as the protagonist and hero of the Jazz by scoring two free throws that broke the tie on the scoreboard (104-104) with 6.9 seconds to go before the end of regulation time. The eaves Brandon Ingram has attempted a triple for the Pelicans on the last shot...
    Organization that runs Bronx Zoo apologizes for putting an African man on display in its Monkey House The restaurant apocalypse is much worse than I thought, Jim Cramer says The Fast And Easy Way To Put Floodlights Anywhere Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/8 SLIDES © Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports NBA: Utah Jazz at New Orleans Pelicans Members of the New Orleans Pelicans and Utah Jazz kneel together around the Black Lives Matter logo on the court during the national anthem before the start of an NBA basketball game in Lake Buena Vista on July 30, 2020.
    Activists attempt to disrupt Kansas City eviction court after coronavirus moratorium lifted Amazons online grocery sales tripled as people stayed home amid the coronavirus pandemic The entire Jazz and Pelicans teams took a knee during the national anthem The NBA returned to play on Thursday night nearly four months after play was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, and began with a strong display of solidarity when the entire Jazz and Pelicans teams took a knee during the national anthem. All players, coaches, and even referees participated in the peaceful protest. Both teams knelt together on the sidelines, and some locked arms while the anthem played. They also wore matching Black Lives Matter shirts during the anthem and throughout...
    It hardly resembled the league that abruptly adjourned its season at the onset of the pandemic 141 days ago, but the NBA made its return inside the Disney World bubble on Thursday night as members of the New Orleans Pelicans and Utah Jazz protested racism during the national anthem.  On a court emblazoned with the words 'Black Lives Matter,' players in BLM warmups, coaches, and even officials knelt and locked arms in a demonstration that technically violated a 39-year-old league rule requiring everyone to stand for the American and Canadian anthems. But as NBA commissioner Adam Silver explained during a Wednesday-morning interview with Good Morning America, things have changed in the wake of George Floyd's killing in Minneapolis police custody...
    Shaquille O'Neal on the "Inside the NBA" set. via TNT Shaquille O'Neal was late to the first "Inside the NBA" pregame show since March because he got stuck in traffic. As he arrived on set in the middle of the show, Charles Barkley mocked him for being late. The TNT crew then mocked O'Neal's outfit. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Shaquille O'Neal showed up late to the first "Inside the NBA" pregame show since March, and his colleagues roasted him for it. O'Neal was apparently caught in traffic due to what he described as a five-car accident. As he arrived in the middle of the pregame show for the New Orleans Pelicans-Utah Jazz game, Charles Barkley...
    Every single member of the Utah Jazz and New Orleans Pelicans took a knee during the national anthem Thursday. While the anthem played before the first game of the NBA’s return, all coaches, players and a ref took a knee. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) You can watch the video from Bleacher Report below. Every player, coach and ref takes a knee during the national anthem before the Pelicans-Jazz game pic.twitter.com/LZy1A6s8VM — Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 30, 2020 Around and around we go, folks. The national anthem protests aren’t coming to an end. I think you can expect this to happen a lot in the NBA. We’ve seen it in the MLB...
    via TNT/NBA The Utah Jazz and New Orleans Pelicans all kneeled for the national anthem before the first game of the NBA bubble. Players have wanted to keep the focus on social justice reform in the bubble and were planning gestures for the national anthem. The NBA has a rule requiring players to stand for the national anthem, and Commissioner Adam Silver said the league would "address" any kneeling when it occurred. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The Utah Jazz and New Orleans Pelicans kicked off the first game of the NBA bubble on Thursday by kneeling during the national anthem. The gesture included every player and coach taking a knee around the "Black Lives Matter"...
    For the first time since March 11, we have a meaningful NBA basketball game to watch. The Pelicans and Jazz will kick off the NBA’s restart Thursday night at the Walt Disney World Resort outside Orlando, Fla. It may only be the first game inside the league’s “bubble” campus, but it could make a huge impact on the Western Conference playoff picture. NBA RESTART: Schedule | Playoff bracket | Bubble, explained New Orleans is fighting for the final playoff spot in the West, which is currently occupied by the Grizzlies. Utah, meanwhile, is trying not to slip too far down the standings with the Thunder, Rockets and Mavericks not far behind. Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights from Pelicans vs. Jazz. Follow...
    The New Orleans Pelicans an Utah Jazz will reportedly kneel in protest of racism during the national anthem when the league restarts its pandemic-interrupted season on Thursday; and despite a longstanding rule against the practice, NBA commissioner Adam Silver appears open to the idea.    'I respect peaceful protest,' Silver told ABC's Good Morning America on Wednesday. 'I'm not sure what our players will do when they come out tomorrow night and we'll of course address it at the time, but I also understand these are highly unusual times.'   Protests have erupted across the country since the death of George Floyd, who was killed in Minneapolis police custody during a violent arrest on May 25. The protests against racial injustice have grown...
    New Orleans Pelicans star Zion Williamson is back with his team at the NBA bubble. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the former Duke superstar returned Tuesday night to the bubble at Disney in Orlando, Florida. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Williamson had left the bubble for an unidentified family medical situation. Pelicans F Zion Williamson has cleared quarantine and will return to practice with the team in Orlando this evening, sources tell ESPN. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 28, 2020 Well, this is great news for the Pelicans and the NBA. As I said when he left, Williamson missing games in the bubble would be a huge blow to the league. There are...
    Orlando (USA), Jul 24 (EFE) .- The star forward, the rookie Zion Williamson, of the New Orleans Pelicans, returned this Friday night to the NBA bubble after solving a family matter, of according to the information offered by the team. Williamson, who initially left the bubble on July 16 to attend to a family medical emergency, is now beginning the NBA quarantine period before he can join the team. “My family and I appreciate the love and respect everyone showed us as we dealt with a private family matter,” Williamson said in a statement released by the team. “I am excited to meet my team in Orlando and look forward to returning to the court with my teammates after quarantine.”...
    The New Orleans Pelicans don’t know when Zion Williamson will return to the team. Williamson had to leave the NBA bubble in Orlando, Florida, at Disney earlier in July because of an unspecified family emergency. The team released a statement Wednesday afternoon providing fans with an update on the situation. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Zion Williamson (@zionwilliamson) on Jul 6, 2020 at 6:47pm PDT The Pelicans said that “there is no current timetable” for the rookie star to be back in the bubble, but that Zion “fully intends” on returning. The Pelicans also revealed that he’s being tested daily for...
    Its $11M makeover complete, the Mayflower II is sailing home These business owners got a PPP loan. It may not be enough Pelicans’ Nicolo Melli brought espresso machine to bubble because “the coffee here kind of sucks” Coffee snobs will go to insane lengths to make sure they get the cup they like. (Trust me, my wife is one, and she has coffee imported from a favorite roaster on another coast so her french press is filled with exactly the right brew every morning.) © Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images Insane lengths like bringing an espresso machine to the NBA’s restart bubble in Orlando. Which is exactly what Pelicans’ Nicolo Melli did. Nicolo Melli says he brought an espresso machine to...
    COVID-19 has ravaged Indian Country and financial relief is crucial 10 Things You Didnt Know About Fast Food Burgers The Pelicans and Blazers are the most interesting teams in the playoff chase The NBA is booting up again, and we're looking ahead to how the remainder of the 2019-20 season will play out in the Disney World bubble. This week, we're exploring the most interesting teams playing in Orlando. Up next: Two dynamic offensive squads chasing the West's final playoff spot. © Abbie Parr / Getty Images When it comes to quality of play and player buy-in, nobody's quite sure what to expect out of the seeding games in Orlando. The teams already locked into the playoff picture...
    Zion Williamson, #1, New Orleans Pelicans, (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) The Pelicans announced that Zion Williamson has left the bubble in Orlando to attend to an urgent family matter.What would it take for Zion Williamson to rejoin the Pelicans? SUBSCRIBE: Get The Whiteboard delivered daily to your email inbox
    Coronavirus inside prisons doesnt just affect inmates. It affects communities of color Grocers urgently need to fix broken online business model, as pandemic shifts more to web, report says Will Guillory of The Athletic Talks Zion Williamson, NBA Restart, New Orleans Horse Racing, and More Will Guillory is the New Orleans Pelicans beat writer for The Athletic. He joined the Press Pass Podcast to discuss his early years freelancing on a variety of beats, going from covering Tulane to the Pelicans in the midst of their craziest season yet, and how his life has changed since Zion Williamson arrived in the Big Easy. He also touched upon how the Pelicans will use their platform in Orlando to promote social...
    Brandon Ingram is focused on the return of the NBA | Jonathan Bachman / . New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram made it clear that he is not afraid to be a part of the NBA’s comeback at the Disney World complex, all in all and that it can be a huge risk for his next contract. Ingram will be a free agent after the campaign, but that doesn’t stop him from wanting to participate once the action returns. Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram will be a restricted free agent, but did not hesitate on being part of a resumed season: “I didn’t look at it as a choice or not. I want to play basketball at the end of the...
    JJ Redick said the environment is not appropriate for playing basketball | Abbie Parr / . New Orleans Pelicans guard JJ Redick is set to resume the NBA campaign, but acknowledged he is under no illusion that it is the best environment due to the coronavirus pandemic and ongoing social unrest in the United States. The veteran said Friday that last month’s events dominate players’ minds. “We had a good momentum to play, but suddenly, George Floyd is killed, Breonna Taylor is killed, the Ahmaud Arbery tape is out and infected by COVID-19 everywhere.” Pelicans’ Redick: Players have ‘no comfort level’ in returning to playhttps: //t.co/feoO8MVXIh – Derek Teddy Harris (@ Teddy11_0) July 3, 2020 Redick said the virus is...
    As the 2019-20 season gears up for resumption, league players are getting themselves game ready. Several of them continue to make their workout routines and pro-basketball fit bodies public via social media. And season rookie Zion Williamson is no less. Recently, not only was a picture of his fitter than before physique doing rounds, but the media is also boosting his improved skill sets. Will we be seeing a new and improved Zion Williamson?     The world has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic for over three months now. During this time, the sports industry continues to face many obstacles. After all, most athletes stayed at home during these three months! However, now that the NBA is set...
    Zion Williamson. Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports/Reuters New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson looked leaner and more muscular in a photo posted by the team on Friday. Williamson spoke with reporters on Friday and said he wouldn't reveal his secrets to getting in shape. Williamson averaged 23 points and 6 rebounds in 19 games after missing the first 44 games of the season with a knee injury. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. New Orleans Pelicans star rookie Zion Williamson appears to have used the suspension of the NBA season to get in better shape. In a photo posted to Twitter by the Pelicans, the 6-foot-7, 285-lb Williamson looked leaner and more muscular than when he last took...
    More than three months after the NBA suspended play following Rudy Gobert’s positive coronavirus (COVID-19) test, the league is finally on track to return. After the NBA and National Basketball Players Association officially finalized a plan for a restart, the full finish of the regular-season schedule was revealed Friday night.  Play is set to resume July 30 with a doubleheader featuring the Jazz vs. Pelicans and Clippers vs. Lakers. “Seeding games” will continue each day through Aug. 14 to determine playoff positioning. The postseason will follow the typical format with full best-of-seven series all the way through the NBA Finals. MORE: Key dates, schedule & more to know about NBA season A total of 22 teams will travel to Orlando, Fla.: the 16 teams currently...