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NBA Finals set: LeBron, Lakers will meet Butler, Heat

The matchup is now set, with the Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Lakers emerging as the last two teams standing in the chase to be crowned champions of the most tumultuous season in NBA history.

Memphis Grizzlies’ Ja Morant named 2020 NBA Rookie of the Year

Brandon Ingram wins NBA most improved player

Ex-UConn star, top NBA sixth man Cliff Robinson dies at 53

A 2nd day of NBA playoff games halted over racial injustice

Boycott: NBA playoff games called off amid player protest

LeBron James, other Lakers wear altered MAGA hats in honor of Breonna Taylor

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Pelicans expect slow process in selecting new head coach

Pelicans fire head coach Alvin Gentry

Pelicans lose to Magic; finish 2-6 in NBA bubble

Pelicans fall to Kings again; Zion done for season

Pelicans lose to Spurs, eliminated from playoff contention with Trail Blazers win

76ers: Former LSU star Ben Simmons to have knee surgery outside NBA bubble

Pelicans top Wizards for much-needed win

The Pelicans were able to bounce back from a poor defensive performance against the Kings and get a much-needed victory over the Wizards on Friday, August 7.

Pels fall to 1-3 in NBA bubble with loss to Kings

The Pelicans were no match for the Kings in a midday contest on Thursday, August 6. Both teams are now 2.5 games behind Memphis with four games remaining.

Pelicans Hold Off Grizzlies, 109-99

Pelicans beat Grizzlies in Orlando

Pelicans drop second straight with crushing defeat to Clippers

After winning all three of its scrimmages in the NBA bubble, the Pelicans have lost the first two games that counted, the latest being a 23-point blowout at the hands of the Clippers.

Magic’s Jonathan Isaac is lone player to stand for anthem

Pelicans, Jazz kneel during national anthem

Game on: NBA finally set to see games that count again

Pelicans finish scrimmages 3-0, now prepare for eight seeding games

REPORT: Zion Williamson set to return to practice after clearing quarantine

Pels continue hot run “inside the bubble” by beating the Nuggets

Zion Wiliamson returns to Orlando after family emergency

While away, Williams had to test daily for COVID-19 and received negative results each time.

Pelicans crush Nets “inside the bubble”

E’Twaun Moore and Nickeil Alexander-Walker led the Pels with 14 points

Zion Williamson taking daily COVID tests while away from Pelicans

Pelicans star rookie Zion Williamson remains away from the team while he deals with an “urgent family medical matter.” The Pelicans updated Williamson’s status Wednesday to state that he has been taking daily COVID-19 tests while away from the NBA’s Orlando campus and each has come back negative.

Jrue and Lauren Holiday pledge millions to variety of charities

Two weeks before the Pelicans’ season resumes in Orlando, veteran guard Jrue Holiday announced Wednesday that he and his wife, Lauren, are donating his game checks for the remainder of the season.

Rockets’ Westbrook has virus, as NBA bubble faces first test

As recently as Sunday, the Rockets believed that Westbrook and James Harden — neither of whom traveled with the team to Walt Disney World near Orlando last week — would be with the team in the next few days.

Pelicans’ Gentry cleared to join team in NBA restart

The 65-year-old coach - who's considered "at higher risk" to contract the virus according to the CDDC - is one of a potential five head coaches age 60 or older that will be coaching in the bubble.

Pelicans ready to begin practice in Orlando

Pelicans practice begins Friday in Orlando.

Pelicans prepare to travel to Orlando for restart of NBA season

The Pelican’s first game will be held at the ESPN Sports Complex against the Utah Jazz on July 30.

Mental toughness will be key for Pelicans’ success in Orlando

The Pelicans will rely on their team leadership and depth, as well as their positive attitude, to win in Orlando's NBA Bubble.

  Pelicans’ Zion Williamson encourages Louisianans to ‘stay safe and wear your mask’ in new video

New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson appeared alongside Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards in a public service announcement reminding residents to wear a mask while out in public to slow the spread of COVID-19, the illness blamed for a global pandemic that has killed thousands.

Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson named Next Gen NBA 2K21 cover athlete

New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson will grace the cover of the NBA 2K21 video game for next-generation consoles.

Pelicans analyst Antonio Daniels weighs in on playoff chances and more

Pelicans analyst Antonio Daniels provides some insight on what to expect from the NBA season restart and how players can still use their platform to keep the movement against racism going in the right direction.

Pelicans set to face Utah when NBA season resumes; remaining schedule released

The NBA and ESPN announced Friday, June 26 that New Orleans will resume its 2019-20 regular season on Thursday, July 30, against the Utah Jazz in Orlando.

Vince Carter, 43, retires after record 22 NBA seasons

He became the first NBA player to appear in four different decades.

  NBA offering players smart ring to track COVID-19

The NBA is offering players a smart ring to track the coronavirus as they get ready to restart the season next month.

Michael Jordan, Jordan Brand to donate $100 million to fight racism

NBA superstar Michael Jordan and his Jordan Brand of Nike shoes and athletic wear announced Friday they are donating $100 'million over the next 10 years to organizations that work to ensure racial equality, social justice and equal access to education.

NBA owners approve 22-team season restart plan

A person with knowledge of the situation says the NBA’s Board of Governors has approved a 22-team format for restarting the league season in late July at the Disney campus near Orlando, Florida.

AP source: NBA presents players with plan for season restart

The NBA has suspended its season on March 11 “until further notice” after Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz became the first player in the league to test positive for the coronavirus.

Wes Unseld, Hall of Famer and NBA champion in DC, dies at 74

Unseld was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1988, his first year of eligibility.

Ewing out of hospital after being treated for COVID-19

The 57-year-old Hall of Famer, who played for the Hoyas in college and the New York Knicks in the NBA, announced Friday that he had tested positive for the coronavirus and was being treated at a hospital.

NBA says it is talking with Disney about resuming season

Space won’t be an issue, even if Major League Soccer — which is also in talks to resume its season at Disney — is there at the same time as the NBA.

Ex-Hoya, ex-Knick, current Georgetown coach Patrick Ewing has COVID

Georgetown basketball coach Patrick Ewing tested positive for COVID-19 and is being treated at a hospital.

Former Tiger signs NBA contract with the Chicago Bulls

Former LSU guard Antonio Blakeney has signed a contract with the Chicago Bulls.

Shaq provides birthday surprise to man and his family

A man received a big birthday dinner surprise Tuesday night when former LSU and NBA star Shaquille O'Neal showed up at the table.

Pierre the Pelican undergoes reconstructive surgery for broken beak

The New Orleans Pelicans said their mascot, Pierre, was injured in a pickup basketball game with other mascots and underwent reconstructive surgery to repair a broken beak.

Baton Rouge native Jacob Evans selected in first round of NBA Draft by Golden State Warriors

The draft is where a new journey begins every year for NBA hopefuls and a Baton Rouge native in this year's draft class realized his dream of hearing his name called.

WATCH: LeBron James, Cavs team ride NYC subway from practice

New Yorkers got quite the surprise at Penn Station on Monday.

Four former LSU players on NBA playoff teams

Four former LSU players are on rosters as the 2017 NBA Playoffs began on Saturday.

Baton Rouge native Damian Jones selected by Golden State at No. 30 in NBA draft

Baton Rouge native Damian Jones was selected in the first round at No. 30 overall by the Golden State Warriors in the NBA draft. Jones, 20, was a center at Vanderbilt for three years.

LSU's Ben Simmons drafted by Philadelphia 76ers as No. 1 overall pick

Former LSU Tiger Ben Simmons was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.

Blakeney set to test draft, not hire agent

Antonio Blakeney announced via Twitter that he  will enter his name in the NBA Draft, but will not an agent, leaving open the option of returning to LSU for his sophomore season.

Simmons headed to Los Angeles in latest mock draft

Ben Simmons will be the No. 2 pick according to Sports Illustrated's latest NBA Mock Draft 2.0. Simmons would keep the purple and gold colors, heading to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Simmons entering NBA draft

LSU freshman Ben Simmons will forgo his remaining college eligibility and enter the 2016 NBA Draft

Jarell Martin leaving LSU for the NBA

LSU forward Jarell Martin has decided to forego his final two years at LSU and declare for the 2015 NBA Draft.

Thornton thrilled with Rockets move

Former LSU and Tara High basketball star Marcus Thornton returned from what he called a "great first class vacation" in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Monday night, but says he's even more excited about his next destination.

Martin goes to Memphis at No. 25 in NBA Draft

LSU forward Jarell Martin held a first round celebration after receiving a phone call from the Memphis Grizzlies to indicate they were selecting him at No. 25 overall in the 2015 NBA Draft.

Pelicans' Davis named to the All-NBA First Team

Along with Davis, the team includes LeBron James (Cleveland), Stephen Curry (Golden State), James Harden (Houston) and Marc Gasol (Memphis).

Pelicans' Davis named to NBA All-Defensive Second Team

Davis led the league in blocks per game and total blocked shots.

Pelicans beat Warriors 103-100, move into 8th spot

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Anthony Davis scored 23 of his 29 points in the second half, including two free throws with 9 seconds left, and the New Orleans Pelicans moved into eighth place in the Western Conference with a 103-100 victory over the Golden State Warriors.

LSU's Mickey will enter NBA Draft

LSU forward Jordan Mickey announced late Wednesday morning that he is foregoing his final two years of eligibility to enter his name in the 2015 NBA Draft.

Thomas leads Celtics past Pelicans, 104-98

Isaiah Thomas scored 14 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter and the Boston Celtics won for the fifth time in seven games, 104-98 over the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night.Louisiana native and former LSU star Brandon Bass added 17 points.

Keeping Up With the NBA: Week 2

The Pelicans record may be average but Anthony Davis play makes you overlook that. The third year star player has been dominant so far this season. He is top five in the league in the league in scoring with 24.8 points a game and steals with 2.50 per game.

Jacques Talk: Temple proves doubters wrong, survives & thrives in NBA

When thinking of LSU basketball greats, Garrett Temple may not immediately come to mind, but perhaps he should, considering his stats.

Keeping up with Week 1 in the NBA

The NBA season is long. It is 82 games. Hopefully, the Cavs can find some chemistry in that span before heading to the playoffs. The team is currently 1-2 but could possibly be 0-3 if Derrick Rose did not get injured in their first win against the Bulls.

All eyes on New Orleans Pelicans' Anthony Davis for 2014-15 season

On the eve of the 2014-2015 NBA regular season, the bright lights are on Anthony Davis to lead the New Orleans Pelicans back to the promise land. The promise land being the playoffs; a place the Pelicans have not seen since 2010-11 season.

Jacques Talk: Quarterback dynamic a tricky one for LSU

Many LSU fans feel it's time to hand over the reigns to Brandon Harris at quarterback. Harris of course engineered a late rally against Mississippi State Saturday night and gave the Tigers a chance to win on the game's final play.

Former LSU Tiger Johnny O'Bryant III to make pro debut in NBA Summer League

Information provided by LSU Sports BATON ROUGE – Two-time All-Southeastern Conference player Johnny O’Bryant III of LSU, who was taken with the 36th pick in the recent 2014 NBA Draft, makes his professional debut Friday night for the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. O’Bryant III, from Cleveland, Miss., who completed his junior season at LSU, will begin with a Friday 7 p.m. CT game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, while the Bucks will also play Sunday at 9 p.m. CT again...

NBA center Jason Collins comes out as gay

NBA veteran center Jason Collins has become the first male professional athlete in the major four American sports leagues to come out as gay.

Report: Hornets changing name to Pelicans

The New Orleans Hornets are reportedly looking to change their name to the Pelicans as early as next season.

Anderson scores 27, Hornets beat Kings 114-105

Ryan Anderson scored 27 points and the New Orleans Hornets survived a second half without Anthony Davis in a 114-105 victory over Sacramento on Monday.

Hornets to become Pelicans next year

Benson introduced the team's new logos, as well as color scheme, during the announcement.

Hornets' Anthony Davis to play vs. Wizards

New Orleans Hornets rookie and top overall draft pick Anthony Davis has been cleared to return to action on Tuesday night against the Washington Wizards.

Hornets rookies Davis, Rivers out vs. 76ers

New Orleans Hornets rookies Anthony Davis and Austin Rivers both have been ruled out for Wednesday night's game against the Philadelphia 76ers.