Brooklyn center DeAndre Jordan affectionately shooed Ad…

Brooklyn center DeAndre Jordan affectionately shooed Adebayo away as well with a pat on the head. The scene after the Nets’ 128-124 win Saturday night at Barclays Center was surreal, but encapsulates the COVID era we’re living in. “I just want to follow NBA protocols,” Irving said with a wan laugh, before adding as he left the Zoom call “I have the jersey, by the way.”
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The Los Angeles Lakers appear to have an advantage in free agency as they are drawing interest from ‘a ton of’ veteran players that are willing to take a pay cut in order to team up with LeBron James and chase a championship. “There’s a lot of speculation right now that seems founded that the Lakers have a ton of veteran-type players ready and interested to come sign on minimum deals and go chase this ring with LeBron,” Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report said on Lakers Central Podcast.

Slovenia wins 116-81 over Japan

Luka Doncic and Zoran Dragic did their part to help the Slovenian selection grab its second-ever Olympic victory with a 116-81 showdown against Japan on Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the tournament. With two wins in this group, the selection cannot finish lower than third, and even if so happens, they would still be better than the third-place team from Group A (USA or Czech Republic. Doncic, who entered the court coming from a 48-point debut on Tuesday, had 25 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists in this victory, while Dragic added 24 points on 10-13 FG and 4 rebounds. Vlatko Cancar left the court with 16 points, Klemen Prepelic added 12, Jaka Blazic had 10, as all 12 players scored for coach Aleksander Sekulic.
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