A cautious start to NBA season, as camps open amid positives
Im very concerned if we can pull this off, Philadelphia coach Doc Rivers said. “I’m very concerned if we can pull this off,” Philadelphia coach Doc Rivers said. Golden State general manager Bob Myers said two Warriors have tested positive, meaning that club won't start individual workouts until Wednesday and won't have a full-scale practice until Monday. Washington coach Scott Brooks said the Wizards have one player who tested positive. And Orlando coach Steve Clifford said Magic center Mo Bamba — who tested positive several months ago — is still “a ways away” from being ready to play again.
Magic to open arena to voters, as NBA election push grows
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. The Orlando Magic announced Wednesday that their home arena will serve as an early voting site for the upcoming general election, continuing the rapidly growing movement from across the NBA to open buildings to voters in the coming weeks. Voting to me is the most American thing you can do for a democracy to work, said Magic center Mo Bamba, who will be working at the arena as a volunteer during early voting. I think the idea originated with the NBA and the players, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said. Multiple other teams, including Miami, are pushing local and county officials to allow their facilities be early voting sites starting next week as well. Top NBA players such as LeBron James have been promoting the need to vote this fall for some time.