The league's protocol document also includes language about how a COVID-19 vaccine could affect the season. Once "one or more vaccines" have been both authorized by the FDA and specialists working with the NBA and the NBPA believe them to be safe and effective, the NBA and NBPA will discuss whether "Tier 1 and Tier 2 individuals" will be required to receive the vaccine. The protocol also says that, if the vaccine will not be required, that could create the need for additional health and safety restrictions for those who don't get the vaccine, compared to those who do. For example, people who don't get the vaccine could have to wear masks or get tested more often than those who do get it. -- Bontemps
On Sunday, August 23rd, the Boston Celtics beat the 76ers by four points to win the series in a fashionable sweep. Even though the series was short and seemingly one-sided, the rivalry seems to only be increasing in intensity as the two young teams continue to grow.
It didn't help that the Saints are so depleted at wide receiver. Michael Thomas and Deonte Harris were placed on injured reserve Saturday, and Tre'Quan Smith left Sunday's game early with an ankle injury.
After Wednesday's practice, the Rockets remained uncertain about when Harden would be cleared to practice because they were awaiting word from the NBA about the COVID-19 protocols following the superstar's holdout from training camp.
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On May 29, Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns was a surprise attendee at a George Floyd rally and news conference. Days later, Wolves teammate D’Angelo Russell spoke at a rally in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, to protest the police shooting of Breonna Taylor.
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James, appearing as a guest on the Road Trippin' podcast with Richard Jefferson, Channing Frye and Allie Clifton, addressed Irving's comments -- in which Irving praised Durant as the first teammate he could trust as much as he trusts himself to take the last shot of the game -- in an episode that aired Monday on Spectrum SportsNet.
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