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Michael Jordan: Bulls teammates used to drink beer at halftime

Michael Jordan loves telling on his former teammates. Of course, there was the cocaine story. “The Last Dance,” ESPN’s documentary on the 1997-98 Bulls, also showed Scottie Pippen objecting to being filmed drinking beer in the training room after a game. Ron Harper and Jordan – drinking with Pippen – expressed no such qualms. Jordan, […]

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Michael Jordan: Isiah Thomas second-best PG ever, but would’ve affected Dream Team’s harmony

Isiah Thomas remains the most controversial exclusion from the Dream Team. Even decades after the 1992 Olympics, Michael Jordan is still explaining it. Thomas was a reasonable omission on merit. He wasn’t as accomplished as the players – Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Jordan – who made it on career achievements. On a sharp decline from […]

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Former Orlando Magic lottery pick Fran Vazquez retires

Just two lottery picks never played in the NBA: Len Bias tragically died of a cocaine overdose two days after the Celtics picked him No. 2 in the 1986 NBA draft. Fran Vazquez, the No. 11 pick by the Magic in 2005, never signed with Orlando. He just stayed in Europe year after year, gradually […]

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Jazz executive says Rudy Gobert, Donovan Mitchell ‘ready to put this behind them’

Donovan Mitchell was pissed at Rudy Gobert. He had good reason to be, it’s not just that Gobert had contracted the coronavirus, it’s that he was cavalier and joking about things before the diagnosis (sources say there was much more than just touching reporters’ microphones). The tension between the two may have existed before the […]

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76ers GM Elton Brand ‘optimistic’ Ben Simmons can play if games resume

The last time we saw Ben Simmons on an NBA court it was Feb. 11, a month before the coronavirus forced a shut down of the NBA season. A nerve impingement in Simmons’ lower back sidelined him for eight games, and there were questions about whether he would return for the playoffs. With the added […]

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Nuggets’ Mason Plumlee: NBA could resume play in multiple locations

If the NBA continues it season in a bubble, will play resume in Orlando or Las Vegas? Maybe both. Nuggets alternate union rep Mason Plumlee, via Mike Singer of The Denver Post: “There have been a lot of proposals thrown around. … From the union meetings, I’ve learned that there are developing plans and strategies […]

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Nets owner Joe Tsai suggests some non-playoff team owners are not into restarting regular season

Optimism is growing among team executives the NBA will find a way to complete the playoffs and crown a champion this season. Even if that means pushing back the start of next season until Christmas. The question becomes, should the NBA play out the regular season, or at last a portion of it, or jump […]