Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times

Dan Woike

Los Angeles Times

Long Beach, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Dan:

NBA to allow players to replace names on jerseys with statements promoting social justice

The NBA is working on a deal to allow players to replace the names on the backs of their jerseys with statements promoting social injustice and racial equality. → Read More

16 NBA players test positive for coronavirus, league announces

The NBA announces that 16 out of 302 players tested on Tuesday returned positive results for the coronavirus. → Read More

NBA unveils elaborate COVID-19 battle plan for season's return

Resuming the NBA season has relied on having the ability to combat the coronavirus while continuing games. Teams got a look at the battle plan Tuesday night. → Read More

NBA Players Assn. approves return-to-play plan, will continue negotiations

The NBA Players Assn. voted unanimously in favor of the plan to return to the court and will continue negotiations with the league on a 22-team restart. → Read More

Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand pledge $100 million for social justice campaigns

Michael Jordan and his sneaker company Jordan Brand pledge $100 million to organizations fighting racial and social injustice over the next decade. → Read More

NBA owners approve commissioner's return-to-play plan

The NBA's board of governors approved Commissioner Adam Silver's 22-team, return-to-play proposal during a conference call Thursday. → Read More

NBA plans for a July 31 return, with 22 teams resuming season in Orlando

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will present his restart plan to the league’s board of governors on Thursday. The 22-team plan is expected to be approved. → Read More

NBA playoffs: Possible scenarios for Lakers and Clippers

With the NBA deciding later this week on the format for its return to play, here's a look at what might happen based on different options for the playoffs. → Read More

NBA players and coaches plead as loud as ever against racial injustice

In the wake of George Floyd's death, NBA players and coaches are speaking out once again about racial injustice and what must change. → Read More

NBA sets July 31 as target date to resume games

In a call with the league’s Board of Governors, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver presented multiple return-to-play scenarios and set July 31 to resume games. → Read More

NBA is not expected to make a decision on restart play format by Friday

The NBA is not expected to make a final decision on season restart play format during its scheduled conference call with team owners Friday. → Read More

Momentum builds for NBA to resume play this summer; details pending

It looks like the league wants to resume play in mid-July. We connect the dots on what has to happen between now and then. → Read More

Michael Jordan documentary: 45 takeaways from 'The Last Dance'

The final episodes of the ESPN Michael Jordan documentary "The Last Dance" aired on Sunday night. Here are the biggest takeaways. → Read More

'The Last Dance': Did ESPN Michael Jordan doc diminish star?

Michael Jordan owned up to his competitiveness, which at times bordered on ruthlessness, in ESPN's 'The Last Dance'and does not apologize for it. → Read More

Lakers to open El Segundo training facility to players under strict guidelines

The Lakers will allow players to enter their El Segundo facility for individual and voluntary workouts starting Saturday. The Clippers aren't following suit. → Read More

Drew League will shut down this summer because of coronavirus

The Drew League will shut down this summer for the first time since its founding in 1973 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

The Lakers withstood a test of time in a stacked West during 2010 title run

The Lakers went to three NBA Finals in a row during a time of Western Conference dominance, when in 2008 and 2010 each playoff team had at least 50 wins. → Read More

Commissioner Adam Silver tells NBA players that resuming the season remains fluid

Adam Silver told NBA players that a return to the court is up in the air but that games could be held in Las Vegas or Orlando, likely without fans. → Read More

'The Last Dance' shows how Michael Jordan created villains

Michael Jordan often created a rivalry with an opponent like LaBradford Smith over a perceived slight to help fuel a desire to dominate on the court. → Read More

NBA remains on track to open practice facilities Friday in some states

The NBA has told teams it's moving forward in its plan to allow for practice facilities to reopen Friday in states where stay-at-home measures have been removed or relaxed. → Read More