As a whole, the NBA lost an estimated $694 million from 258 canceled regular-season games after the league shut down in mid-March because of the pandemic. The top five fan-revenue losers (including lost home games): Lakers — $52.7 million (10). Knicks — $45 million (8). Warriors — $42.5 million (7). Rockets — $35 million (9). Celtics — $31.5 million (9). The bottom five: Grizzlies — $10.4 million (8). Hornets — $11.7 million (10). Timberwolves — $11.7 million (9). Cavaliers — $11.8 million (5). Suns — $11.8 million (6). The average loss in fan-based incom
March 4, 2021 | 9:34 pm EST Update
Connor Letourneau: Steve Kerr on his decision to start Nico Mannion at PG tonight: “Nico’s a true point guard. With Steph out, we need somebody to run the show, deliver the ball and get us organized. … It felt right to give him the start. Jordan (Poole) is going to play quite a bit as well.”
Kevin Love’s devotion to raising awareness and advocating for mental health during isolating times has earned him another honor. The Cavaliers forward and five-time All-Star received the first Humanitarian of the Year Award on Thursday night at the Greater Cleveland Sports Awards, an annual event that brings out the city’s top sports names but was held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Love first went public with his own mental health issues in 2018, chronicling those struggles in an essay. His openness and willingness to share his personal story since has helped erase stigmas about mental issues and led to the NBA adopting programs to assist players. During the pandemic, Love, who has been sidelined most of this season with a calf injury, donated $100,000 through his foundation to assist team employees and workers at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. He’s also donated meals to workers at the Cleveland Clinic.
March 4, 2021 | 8:43 pm EST Update
Ben Golliver: Lakers’ LeBron James on Jazz as last two all-star picks: “There’s no slander to the Utah Jazz. You’ve got to understand, just like in video games growing up, we never played with Utah. As great as Karl Malone and John Stockton was, we would never pick those guys in video games.”