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Past articles by Brian:

Inside the divergent and yet forever connected paths of Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving

For the first time since leaving Brooklyn, the former teammates face off Sunday -- with new superstars alongside them and new questions to answer. → Read More

How the Suns' deal for Kevin Durant came together, fell apart and then shocked the NBA

Ramona Shelburne and Brian Windhorst go inside one of the most audacious 144-hour periods in NBA history, including Brooklyn's superteam dismantling and how it gave way to a new behemoth in Phoenix. → Read More

Vaccinated NBA staffers concerned about health risks of being exposed to unvaccinated players as season approaches

Though roughly 90% of NBA players are vaccinated as training camp approaches Tuesday, tension exists between those around the league mandated to be vaccinated and the nearly 40 unvaccinated players, league sources told ESPN. → Read More

NBA memo proposes strict COVID-19 protocols for unvaccinated players

Unvaccinated NBA players will have lockers as far away as possible from their vaccinated teammates and will have to eat, fly and ride buses in different sections as part of the league's anticipated COVID-19 health and safety protocols. → Read More

NBA calls for COVID-19 vaccination for most staff for 2021-22 season

The majority of staff members on NBA teams, including coaches, front-office members and trainers, will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 for the 2021-22 season, according to a memo obtained by ESPN. → Read More

Jayson Tatum says he's honored to wear Kobe Bryant's No. 10 for Team USA, doesn't take it lightly

Jayson Tatum has been wearing the No. 10 for Team USA in honor of Kobe Bryant but with this being the first Olympics since his idol's death, he said playing in Tokyo in that number is "not something I take lightly." → Read More

Can the NBA's historic offensive season continue into the playoffs?

Defense has been hard to find in 2020-21. But will these high-powered NBA offenses hit roadblocks in the postseason? → Read More

Why a 13-second Zion Williamson highlight sold for $100,000

The NBA has entered the volatile world of digital collectibles, where slices of data can sell for six figures on the secondary market. → Read More

NBA talking about using COVID-19 vaccination of players as PSA

NBA commissioner Adam Silver says the league has discussed vaccinating players as a public service announcement. → Read More

Sources: NBA discussions include Christmas start

The NBA's Board of Governors on Friday is discussing possible changes to plans for the 2020-21 season, including starting as quickly as possible, playing fewer than 82 games and not waiting for fans to be permitted to all league arenas, sources told ESPN. → Read More

A piece of Kobe tech is in the NBA playoffs and on every bench

When Kobe Bryant tried Anthony Katz's invention, he didn't want anyone else to know about it. Now some of that tech is used by every team in the league. → Read More

Nuggets' Nikola Jokic tested positive for coronavirus in Serbia, return to U.S. delayed

Nuggets star Nikola Jokic tested positive for coronavirus last week and remains in Serbia, sources told ESPN. He is expected to be cleared to travel to Denver within a week. → Read More

What we know and don't know about the NBA's return to play

How exactly will the NBA's plans for Orlando work? What's next? We answer the big questions. → Read More

What will the Warriors do if they can't keep the team together?

The Warriors are working on Plan B should Kevin Durant leave, and other free-agency notes from around the league. → Read More

Sources: Lakers prepared for LeBron James to miss multiple games with groin strain

Although an MRI revealed LeBron James sidestepped serious injury, the All-NBA forward did suffer a significant left groin strain and the Los Angeles Lakers are preparing for him to miss several games, league sources told ESPN. → Read More

How much would LeBron James make in an open market? Look to Cristiano Ronaldo

With soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo signing for $64.5 million per season, there may finally be a comparable athlete who sets King James' true market value. → Read More

Los Angeles Lakers, San Antonio Spurs reopen talks on Kawhi Leonard

The Lakers re-engaged the Spurs in pursuit of Kawhi Leonard. The Lakers envision a trade in which San Antonio would get something similar to what the Cavs received for Kyrie Irving or the Pacers acquired for Paul George. The Spurs value Leonard higher. → Read More

Pressure mounting on Los Angeles Lakers to acquire Kawhi Leonard

The Lakers are racing to acquire Kawhi Leonard in a trade with the Spurs before LeBron James makes a decision about his future, sources told ESPN. → Read More

LeBron James of Cleveland Cavaliers played with significant hand injury

The Cavaliers star revealed after Game 4 that he "pretty much played the last three games with a broken hand." → Read More

A tiny oral history of Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron James' buzzer-eater against Toronto

Just when the Toronto Raptors thought they could force overtime in Game 3, LeBron James happened. Again. Here's how it unfolded. → Read More