Giannis won't complain about bubble conditions

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Eric WoodyardESPN

Since NBA players first arrived in the Orlando bubble for the summer restart, several players have shared social media posts with complaints about their living conditions.

But not Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo.

His path from experiencing poverty in Greece to becoming a multimillionaire MVP included sacrifice, which he refuses to lose sight of despite his current status.

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“I’m in a situation where I’m extremely blessed and I cannot complain. Obviously, it doesn’t matter where you are in life, there’s always something to complain, there’s always a problem and an issue,” Antetokounmpo said. “But I try to kind of not focus on that. So as I said, my apartment in Greece, when I was younger, with my four brothers, was way smaller than the suite that I have in the hotel, so I’m just trying to enjoy the moment.

Sources: Rockets' Caboclo breaks quarantine

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Tim BontempsESPN

Houston Rockets forward Bruno Caboclo unintentionally broke quarantine, making him subject to an extended quarantine period and enhanced coronavirus testing, league sources told ESPN.

After players entered the league’s bubble at the Walt Disney World Resort last week, anyone caught leaving for an unauthorized reason or breaking the initial quarantine period (which included being confined to a hotel room until passing multiple coronavirus tests in a longer-than-24-hour span) was subject to the league’s reentry protocols.

That means undergoing enhanced coronavirus testing — testing with the long swab up the nose, as opposed to the less invasive tests players are getting during their time in the bubble — in addition to a 10-day quarantine period in their hotel room.

Caboclo left his room during the initial quarantine period, a source said. He was unaware that he was not allowed to do so,

Rockets' Westbrook positive for coronavirus

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Houston Rockets star guard Russell Westbrook announced that he tested positive for the coronavirus before the team departed for Walt Disney World.

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Westbrook, co-star James Harden and recent addition Luc Mbah a Moute did not travel with the Rockets to Orlando, Florida.

The NBA announced coronavirus test results Monday. Of 322 players tested since arriving in the Orlando bubble, two were positive and have left the campus to isolate at home or in isolation housing. The league said that since July 1, 19 players have tested positive.

Coach Mike D’Antoni said Sunday he hoped all three of his affected players would be able to arrive at the NBA bubble in Disney World within three or four days. The Rockets had declined to specify a reason for the players’ absence.

“These are things that people are dealing with,”

Bradley Beal joins investment group in pursuit of buying New York Mets

By | July 13, 2020

Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal is teaming up with World Series champion Alex Rodriguez, who is attempting to purchase an MLB franchise.

Rodriguez is leading the investment group with his wife Jennifer Lopez. The two have put down $300 million of their own money thus far, per ESPN, and the party has submitted an initial bid of $1.7 billion.

In addition to Beal, Rodriguez and Lopez are joined by several other former and current athletes. This list is highlighted by notable NFL stars including linebacker Brian Urlacher, tight end Travis Kelce, running back DeMarco Murray and offensive lineman Joe Thomas.

Bradley Beal watched Game 6 last night and he’s a big Juan Soto fan.

“I love him, man. I love everything he do. I love him carrying that bat to first base, everything. If they’re going to do

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Cardinals' Jordan Hicks opts out of 2020 MLB season due to health concerns

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The St. Louis Cardinals announced Monday that hard-throwing reliever Jordan Hicks is opting out of the 2020 MLB season due to health concerns. Hicks became the 13th player to publicly opt out of the season.

Hicks, 23, has Type 1 diabetes and is also recovering from Tommy John surgery, a procedure he underwent in June of last year. He was expected to begin the 2020 season on the injured list. Hicks’ diabetes places him in the high-risk group regarding the novel coronavirus. He was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes as a junior in high school.

Hicks made a statement about his decision in a Twitter post:

“We respect and understand Jordan’s decision to opt out this season,” John Mozeliak, president of baseball operations, said in a statement. “We wish him well

Lakers' Rondo breaks right thumb during practice

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Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo suffered a broken right thumb in practice Sunday night in Orlando, Florida, and is expected to return to full basketball activities in six to eight weeks, the team announced.

Rondo will undergo surgery to repair the fracture this week, the team said.

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The Lakers traveled to Orlando on Thursday night for the resumption of the 2019-20 NBA season and practiced for the first time on Saturday.

Rondo, who signed with the Lakers in 2018, twice missed time during the 2018-19

Nurkic, Collins returns give Blazers' hopes boost

Jul 12, 2020

The Portland Trail Blazers are trying to make a push for the West’s 8-seed and got a big boost at their first practice on Saturday with the returns of Jusuf Nurkic and Zach Collins.

“They both looked like the way we remembered them,” coach Terry Stotts said. “I told Nurk that he’s the Nurk I remember playing, at both ends of the floor.”

Nurkic has been out since March of 2019 after suffering a gruesome compound fracture in both the tibia and fibula of his left leg. Collins has been out since October since dislocating his shoulder and having surgery.

“They looked great,” Blazers guard Damian Lillard said. “Both guys played really physical, played well in the paint. They didn’t seem concerned with anything, they looked really comfortable.”

Guard CJ McCollum also said Nurkic looked comfortable jumping and landing in traffic, which is notable considering

76ers thrilled with Simmons at power forward

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Tim BontempsESPN

Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown said Monday that he has “exclusively” been playing All-Star Ben Simmons at power forward in his team’s opening practices inside the NBA’s bubble at Disney World, and has been thrilled by what he’s seen.

“He’s so dynamic,” Brown said on a conference call with reporters. “Let’s just talk about running. There’s nobody faster in the NBA. So to always have the ball and dribble it up against five guys … to do that dilutes some of his potent weapons.

“So, watching him fly up the floor, watching him and Joel [Embiid] play off each other, has been a really good look. I think they’ve been fantastic together.”

The question of how to fit Simmons and Embiid together has been a constant one over the past three seasons, one that has been exacerbated this year by the

76ers thrilled with Simmons at power forward

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Tim BontempsESPN

Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown said Monday that he has “exclusively” been playing All-Star Ben Simmons at power forward in his team’s opening practices inside the NBA’s bubble at Disney World, and has been thrilled by what he’s seen.

“He’s so dynamic,” Brown said on a conference call with reporters. “Let’s just talk about running. There’s nobody faster in the NBA. So to always have the ball and dribble it up against five guys … to do that dilutes some of his potent weapons.

“So, watching him fly up the floor, watching him and Joel [Embiid] play off each other, has been a really good look. I think they’ve been fantastic together.”

The question of how to fit Simmons and Embiid together has been a constant one over the past three seasons, one that has been exacerbated this year by the

Kawhi in quarantine protocol after Orlando arrival

Jul 11, 2020

Kawhi Leonard is in Orlando, Florida, and going through the quarantine protocol before joining the LA Clippers for team activities.

Coach Doc Rivers confirmed Saturday that the Clippers’ All-Star forward did arrive at the Walt Disney World Resort as expected after Leonard was excused by the team to tend to a family matter when the Clippers flew to Orlando on Wednesday.

“Kawhi, he is here, he is going through the protocol,” Rivers said. He will be quarantining for two days.

The Clippers closed their team facility out of caution after there was a positive coronavirus test among their travel party, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on July 2.

Rivers said the Clippers players who are in Orlando are healthy, including Leonard. And that was something he could not say for much of the season. Leonard has managed a knee issue for much of the