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Jeff Zillgitt

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Recent:
  • USA TODAY
  • El Paso Times
  • Tallahassee Democrat
  • Salinas Californian
Past:
  • Enquirer
  • Commercial Appeal
  • The News Leader
  • North Jersey News
  • IndeOnline.com
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • Indianapolis Star
  • The Desert Sun
  • Ventura County Star
  • The Courier-Journal
  • and more…

Recent articles by Jeff:

Opinion: Lakers' Anthony Davis channels Kobe Bryant for biggest moment of his career

Anthony Davis did his best Kobe Bryant impersonation, knocking down the winning 3 to lift the Lakers over the Nuggets in Game 2 of the West finals. → Read More

Who's the best golfer in the NBA bubble? It's probably not a player

Several NBA players, coaches and staffers have found solace on the golf course inside the bubble. → Read More

Opinion: Milwaukee Bucks face crucial offseason with Giannis Antetokounmpo after NBA playoff elimination

This offseason could be one of the most pivotal moments in Milwaukee Bucks history, as the team and Giannis Antetokounmpo face a fragile situation. → Read More

Opinion: Raptors need Pascal Siakam to regain All-Star form to force Game 7 vs. Celtics

Pascal Siakam is shooting 40.4% from the field in the bubble, but he'll need to quickly find his stroke again with the Raptors now facing elimination. → Read More

Celtics ratchet up defense, crush Raptors in Game 5 to move one win from East finals

The Celtics locked down the Raptors defensively and rolled to a 111-89 win that puts Boston on the brink of the Eastern Conference finals. → Read More

'Shame on you, NBA': Nuggets coach Michael Malone rips league's guest policy

Nuggets coach Michael Malone has been away from family for 60 days. Players can see guests, but Malone ripped NBA for not letting coaches do the same. → Read More

Heat put league-best Bucks in 0-2 hole as Jimmy Butler hits free throws with no time remaining

Jimmy Butler was fouled by Bucks' DPOY Giannis Antetokounmpo as time expired and hit both free throws to give the Heat the Game 2 win and a 2-0 lead. → Read More

Luka Doncic mania takes hold worldwide from USA to Slovenia to Spain

Luka Doncic's stellar performance so far in his first playoffs has fans buzzing from the United States across Europe to his native Slovenia. → Read More

Cliff Robinson, who played 18 years in the NBA, dies at 53

Cliff Robinson, a former center, power forward and small forward during his 18-year NBA career, has died at 53. He was an All-Star in 1994. → Read More

Opinion: NBA bubble's fragile environment won't protect players from horrors outside

Players reached a boiling point following the police shooting of Jacob Blake that made them reconsider the value of playing games. → Read More

NBA players decide to continue season after Bucks refused to take court to protest Jacob Blake shooting

The decision comes after an emotional week in which players struggled with the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Kenosha, Wisconsin. → Read More

Here is what we know about the NBA restart after Wednesday's postponed playoff games

Is the NBA season still on? What about Thursday's playoff games? What's next for the players and league? Here is what we know. → Read More

Bucks boycott Game 5 against Magic to protest Jacob Blake shooting, racial injustice

In historic move, Milwaukee players and staff did not take the court before pregame warm-ups and Orlando players left the court shortly thereafter. → Read More

Jamal Murray saves Nuggets' season with brilliant second half in Game 5 vs. Jazz

Jamal Murray scored 33 of his team-high 42 points in the second half to help the Denver Nuggets down the Utah Jazz and force a Game 6. → Read More

Remembering Kobe Bryant on what would have been his 42nd birthday

Five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant has missed so much in such a short period, including the Lakers making the playoffs for the first time since 2013. → Read More

LeBron James, LA Lakers turn red MAGA hat into social justice message about Breonna Taylor

Before their playoff opener with the Blazers, LeBron James and the Lakers wore fake MAGA hats with a social justice message supporting Breonna Taylor. → Read More

Former Grizzlies star Mike Conley leaving NBA bubble for birth of child, will miss games

Utah Jazz point guard Mike Conley Jr. left the NBA campus for the birth of his son and will miss at least the first two games of first-round series. → Read More

FDA approves COVID-19 saliva test developed at Yale in partnership with the NBA, NBPA

The FDA on Saturday approved a saliva-based COVID-19 test developed at Yale with funding from the NBA and National Basketball Players Association. → Read More

Orlando Magic center Mo Bamba leaves bubble due to COVID-19 evaluation, out for playoffs

Orlando Magic center Mo Bamba left the NBA bubble and will not return this season as he undergoes a “comprehensive post-coronavirus evaluation." → Read More

How the NBA playoff play-in works for Memphis Grizzlies, Portland Trail Blazers

Memphis and Portland meet Saturday in the NBA's first play-in game for a No. 8 seed. Will the league make it a permanent fixture after bubble success? → Read More