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The Most Intriguing Teams to Watch In NBA Bubble

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SI – For more and to sign up click here SI Staff The NBA season is close to returning after a long suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic. All 22 teams have arrived in Orlando for the bubble experience. There’s no secret that there are teams that standout more than......
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Joel Embiid ‘Not a Fan’ of Orlando Bubble, Considered Opting Out

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Kevin Parrish Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid says he isn’t a “big fan” of the NBA’s restart plan.  On Tuesday, two days before Philadelphia is expected to land in Orlando for the 2019-20 NBA season’s restart, Embiid told reporters during......
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76ers’ Scott calls NBA’s jersey plan a ‘bad miss’

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1:28 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN Philadelphia 76ers forward Mike Scott said players being given a list of phrases they may put on the backs of their jerseys when the NBA season restarts in Orlando, Florida, later this month, rather than choosing what they want to say themselves, was a “bad......
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New NBA Power Rankings, and key questions for all 22 teams

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The NBA is less than a month away from restarting the 2019-20 season. With teams beginning to arrive at Walt Disney World on Tuesday and training camps set to begin on Thursday, it’s time to take stock of the teams that will face off later this month at Disney’s ESPN......
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2020 NBA schedule: The 12 most important games of the restarted regular season

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8:24 PM ET Nick Friedell Close ESPN Staff Writer Nick Friedell is the Chicago Bulls beat reporter for ESPN Chicago. Friedell is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and joined ESPNChicago.com for its launch in April 2009. Tim MacMahon Close ESPN Staff Writer......
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The Most Important Player for Each Eastern Conference Team

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Michael Shapiro The NBA is hurtling toward a resumption of the 2019-20 season despite an increasing stream of COVID-19 positive tests in Florida, with just over a month remaining until games are slated to resume on July 30. And while......
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NBA Playoffs Betting: The Philadelphia 76ers Best Bets Strategy

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How Everything Is Falling Into Place for the 76ers to Shock the World

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Welcome to the bubble: Everything to know about the NBA’s 22-team restart

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The NBA is back. Last week, the league’s board of governors and the players’ union both approved plans — a 22-team, eight-game wrap-up to the regular season followed by a possible play-in tournament for the eighth seed and playoffs — to resume the 2019-20 season on July 31 inside Walt......
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Silver: Older coaches could be sidelined in return

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11:34 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN NBA commissioner Adam Silver said there is a chance that older NBA head coaches won’t be able to be on the bench when the league resumes play on July 31 at the Walt Disney World Resort. “I think one of the things we know, we’ve......
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Dunks, game winners and a TD pass: Our favorite play of the season for all 30 teams

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It has been two and a half months since we’ve seen a poster dunk, an ankle-breaking move or a buzzer-beating shot on an NBA court. And, while there is some hope of a potential restart, plenty of hurdles remain in the league’s mission to save the season amid the coronavirus......
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How Much Patience Will the 76ers Front Office Have?

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Rohan Nadkarni The 76ers were in the midst of a somewhat disappointing campaign when the season was suspended. Philly wasn’t an outright disaster, but the Ben Simmons-Joel Embiid fit continued to raise eyebrows, there were some questions within the team......
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Which NBA Teams Would Be Most Affected by an Altered Playoff Schedule?

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTcyMzg1Mzk0ODQxNjI2MzYx/lebron-james-rockets-lakers.jpg Michael Shapiro The NBA continues to evaluate contingencies for a potential return to play, and it seems as though few ideas are truly off the table for Adam Silver and Co. The league could hold a quarantined playoffs in Las Vegas or Orlando, and the postseason could be trimmed......
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This Day in Sports History: Allen Iverson’s Practice Rant

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTcyMzQ0NzIyMDM4MjA0MjM3/allen-iverson-thumb.jpg Elizabeth Swinton Four days after the Philadelphia 76ers fell to the Boston Celtics in the first round of the 2002 NBA playoffs, Allen Iverson provided one of the most memorable rants in sports history. On May 7, 2002, Iverson responded to media members after his dedication to practice was......
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This Day in History: Magic Johnson Makes NBA Finals Debut

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTcyMzE2MDI2NTU2MzkyOTg1/magic-johnson-this-day-history.jpg Nick Selbe It didn’t take long for Magic Johnson to start building his NBA Finals legacy.  Johnson’s Lakers reached the Finals in 1980, his rookie season—the first time Los Angeles had reached the championship round since 1972. On May 4, 1980, Johnson made his Finals debut against the 76ers......

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