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NBA announces Structure and Format for 2020-21 Season

Regular-Season Schedule to be released in two segments

Play-In Tournament to Determine Teams That Fill; Seventh and Eighth Playoff Seeds in Each Conference; Regular-Season Schedule to Be Released in Two Segments The NBA (www.NBA.com) today announced the structure and format for the 2020-21 season, which will include a Play-In Tournament to determine the teams that will fill the…

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NBA Draft 2020 Presented by State Farm®: By the Numbers

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer Mark Tatum will appear in studio at ESPN to announce the selections

NBA (http://www.NBA.com) Draft 2020 presented by State Farm® will be held virtually on Thursday, Nov. 19 at 3 a.m. CAT at ESPN’s studios in Bristol, Connecticut, airing live on ESPN, ESPN Radio and the ESPN App.  NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer Mark Tatum will…

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Magic Sign Rookie Chuma Okeke

Okeke (6’8”, 230, 8/18/98) was selected in the first round (16th overall) of the 2019 NBA Draft

The Orlando Magic have signed rookie forward Chuma Okeke (CHOO-muh oh-KEE-kee), President of Basketball Operations Jeff Weltman announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed. “We are thrilled to welcome Chuma (Okeke) to the team,” said Weltman. “He’s demonstrated all of the characteristics that we had…

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Two-Time NBA All-Star Victor Oladipo and NBA Champion Festus Ezeli Headline First Virtual ‘Power Forward Huddle’

ExxonMobil Foundation, the NBA and Africare Donate Masks, Sanitizers and Handwashing Stations to 30 ‘Power Forward’ Schools in Abuja

ExxonMobil Foundation, the National Basketball Association (NBA) (www.NBA.com) and Africare, a leading non-governmental organization (NGO) committed to addressing African development and policy issues, announced today that two-time NBA All-Star Victor Oladipo and 2015 NBA Champion Festus Ezeli will headline the first virtual ‘Power Forward Huddle’ on Thursday, Nov. 19.  The…

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A Whole New Finals: NBA Restart by the Numbers

NBA Finals to Be Played at a Single Location for First Time in League’s 74-Year History

The Eastern Conference champion Miami Heat and the Western Conference champion Los Angeles Lakers will tip off the NBA (http://www.NBA.com) Finals 2020 presented by YouTube TV (https://bit.ly/2S6vdmK) on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC and ESPN Radio in the United States. The NBA Finals will reach fans live…

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Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo wins 2019-20 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award

Antetokounmpo is Third Player to win MVP and Defensive Player of the Year in Same Season

Greek Forward Becomes Third Player to Win Multiple MVP Awards by Age 25; Antetokounmpo is Third Player to Win MVP and Defensive Player of the Year in Same Season Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has been named the 2019-20 Kia NBA (www.NBA.com) Most Valuable Player, the NBA announced today. This is…

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Kia NBA Rookie of the Year Ja Morant Leads 2019-20 NBA All-Rookie First Team

As the lone unanimous selection, Morant received NBA All-Rookie First Team votes on all 100 ballots from a global panel of sportswriters and broadcasters

NBA (http://www.NBA.com) All-Rookie First Team: Morant, Kendrick Nunn, Brandon Clarke, Zion Williamson and Eric Paschall; NBA All-Rookie Second Team; Tyler Herro, Terence Davis II, Coby White, P.J. Washington Jr. and Rui Hachimura. Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant, the 2019-20 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year, has been unanimously selected to…

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Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year Giannis Antetokounmpo leads 2019-20 NBA All-Defensive First Team

Antetokounmpo received 97 NBA All-Defensive First Team votes from a global panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters and earned 195 total points

NBA All-Defensive First Team: Antetokounmpo, Anthony Davis, Ben Simmons, Rudy Gobert and Marcus Smart; NBA (www.NBA.com) All-Defensive Second Team: Kawhi Leonard, Brook Lopez, Bam Adebayo, Patrick Beverley and Eric Bledsoe. Download document: https://bit.ly/3hcuJp6 Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, the 2019-20 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year, leads the 2019-20 NBA…

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Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo Wins 2019-20 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award

2018-19 Kia NBA MVP Becomes the Fifth Player Named NBA MVP and Defensive Player of the Year in a Career

The Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo has been named the 2019-20 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year, the NBA (http://www.NBA.com/) announced today. This marks the first NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award for Antetokounmpo, who finished in second place last season. Antetokounmpo, the 2018-19 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player,…

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NBA names Victor Williams CEO of NBA Africa

New Role Will Oversee League’s Business and Basketball Development Initiatives Across the Continent

The National Basketball Association (NBA) (www.NBA.com) today named Victor Williams CEO of NBA Africa, effective Aug. 17, 2020, it was announced by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. Williams, an accomplished investment banking executive with extensive experience growing businesses across the U.S. and Africa, will be based in the league’s Johannesburg office…