Staples Center to become Arena in reported $700 million naming rights deal

[ESPN News] LOS ANGELES — Staples Center is getting a new name. Starting Christmas Day, it will be Arena. The downtown Los Angeles home of the NBA’s Lakers and Clippers, the NHL’s Kings and the WNBA’s Sparks will change its name after 22 years of operation, arena owner AEG announced Tuesday night. is paying $700 […]

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Kevin Durant will quarantine, miss four games over seven days after exposure to COVID-19, per report

[CBS Sports] Kevin Durant will need to quarantine for seven days after the NBA’s contact tracing initiative revealed that he has been exposed to COVID-19, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Durant already had COVID-19 early in the outbreak. He has tested negative and still has antibodies according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, but […]

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Giannis Antetokounmpo reportedly meets Bucks owner to discuss future after unfollowing teammates on Instagram

[CBS SPORTS] Giannis Antetokounmpo met with Milwaukee Bucks owner Marc Lasry Saturday to discuss the team’s future, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. Earlier Saturday, Antetokounmpo unfollowed the team and his teammates on Twitter and Instagram, after the Bucks were eliminated from the postseason by the underdog Miami Heat in five games […]

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Lakers, Clippers vote to end season after Bucks protest Jacob Blake shooting

All three playoff games on Wednesday were postponed [CBS SPORTS] NBA players and coaches held an impromptu meeting at the Disney bubble to discuss plans following the postponement of three playoff games on Wednesday, including the Milwaukee Bucks-Orlando Magic game in which Milwaukee players chose to walk out before the start […]

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Rockets’ Russell Westbrook tests positive for coronavirus

[ESPN] Houston Rockets star guard Russell Westbrook announced that he tested positive for the coronavirus before the team departed for Walt Disney World. Westbrook, co-star James Harden and recent addition Luc Mbah a Moute did not travel with the Rockets to Orlando, Florida. Coach Mike D’Antoni said Sunday he hoped all three players would be […]

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