Jeremy Lin won’t have to watch the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony this September to know the full extent of Yao Ming’s basketball and cultural impact on the NBA.
Perhaps more than anybody else, Lin was directly affected by Yao’s success in the NBA.
“I mean, there’s no person that has been impacted more than me,” Lin said when asked about Yao’s influence while the point guard watched the Brooklyn Nets play in the Las Vegas Summer League. “No other player, no other person, I would say, has been more impacted by what Yao has done than me because I was kind of the one that came right after him.”
Source: Ohm Youngmusik of ESPN
Pacers to Host 2021 NBA All-Star Game
Indianapolis will host the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, the league announced Wednesday.
The game will be held at the Pacers’ Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, which hasn’t hosted the event since 1985, when it was played at the Hoosier Dome.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN
Clippers’ Austin Rivers Leaves Game with Concussion
Clippers guard Austin Rivers suffered a concussion during Wednesday’s 106-95 win over the Orlando Magic and will not play Friday night against the Washington Wizards, the Clippers announced.
Rivers left the game after taking an elbow to the head in the final seconds of the second quarter. He did not return.
Warriors’ Green Doubtful for Thursday’s Game
Golden State Warriors power forward Draymond Green, who is nursing a sore right shoulder, was ruled as doubtful for Thursday night’s home game against the Dallas Mavericks.
The reigning NBA Defensive Player of the Year did not participate in practice on Wednesday. Warriors’ head coach Steve Kerr said the team is just being cautious, noting that it’s not a serious matter.
Source: Chris Haynes of ESPN