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FILE - Members of the Los Angeles Clippers celebrate from the bench as Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton, left, walks away during the second half of an NBA basketball game in a Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 file photo, in Los Angeles. At the NBA restart, where the only fans inside the building are the ones wearing uniforms, enthusiasm from players on the bench is most definitely getting noticed. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Say Cheese: Bench energy is real, and loud, at NBA restart

Jul. 27, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Dion Waiters took an open 3-opener and about 75 feet away, a dozen or so of his Los Angeles Lakers teammates all seemed to leap from their seats in unison. “SAY CHEESE!” they yelled, dragging out the last syllable for effect. At Staples Center back in Los...

FILE - In this March 11, 2020 file photo, Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid plays during an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Philadelphia. Embiid is hurting, and that's a cause for concern as the Philadelphia 76ers get set to restart their season this week. The All-Star starting center sat out Philadelphia's scrimmage against Oklahoma City on Sunday, July 26 with right calf tightness, something 76ers coach Brett Brown hopes is merely a minor blip. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Embiid misses Philadelphia scrimmage with calf tightness

Jul. 26, 2020 3:19 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Joel Embiid is hurting, and that's a cause for concern as the Philadelphia 76ers get set to restart their season this week. The All-Star starting center sat out Philadelphia's scrimmage against Oklahoma City on Sunday with right calf tightness, something 76ers coach Brett...

FILE - In this  Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 file photo, Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons moves the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets in New York. All-Star guard Ben Simmons says he’s feeling strong in his recovery from a lower back injury and expects to be at full strength once the NBA season resumes. Simmons, who averaged 16.7 points, 7.8 rebounds and 8.2 assists in 54 games, was hurt in a Feb. 22 game at Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

76ers counting on healthy Embiid, Simmons for title push

Jul. 23, 2020 9:36 AM EDT

Joel Embiid “hated the idea” of returning to play at Walt Disney World. “All I want is to stay healthy, stay safe, keep the people around me safe,” the Philadelphia 76ers’ All-Star said. “I want to be sure that I can live for a long time and not have any sort of, I...

FILE - In this  Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 file photo, Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons moves the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets in New York. All-Star guard Ben Simmons says he’s feeling strong in his recovery from a lower back injury and expects to be at full strength once the NBA season resumes. Simmons, who averaged 16.7 points, 7.8 rebounds and 8.2 assists in 54 games, was hurt in a Feb. 22 game at Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

76ers' Simmons recovered from back injury for restart

Jul. 2, 2020 4:18 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons’ back pain threw his postseason status into uncertainty had the NBA season reached its natural conclusion. Check out Simmons these days on Instagram. He’s muscular, spry — and throwing down dunks without a wince on his face. The All-Star guard who...

FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2020, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid celebrates after a three-point basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks in Philadelphia. 76ers coach Brett Brown says All-Stars Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid are healthy for the NBA restart. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

76ers coach Brown says Embiid, Simmons healthy for restart

Jul. 1, 2020 3:07 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown says All-Star guard Ben Simmons is “good to go” for the NBA restart after sitting out the final games before the shutdown with a back injury. Brown, whose contract runs through 2021-22, also expected fellow All-Star Joel Embiid to start...

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr reacts toward officials during the second half of his team's NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards in San Francisco, Sunday, March 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Kerr, Nurse among NBA coaches wondering about Olympic plans

Jun. 10, 2020 2:36 AM EDT

Golden State coach Steve Kerr was supposed to be in Tokyo for the Olympics this summer. And now he’s supposed to be there for the rescheduled version next summer. Then again, Kerr isn't certain if he — or anyone else from the NBA — will be there at all. With the next NBA season not expected...