2020 ScheduleAll times ET

2020 Schedule
22-43, 3rd in Central

First Take second hour, Thoughts on the NBA restart and more

Jalen and Jacoby are joined by Kendrick Perkins, Jeff Passan and Tim Hasselbeck to debate if the Lakers or Clippers have a better shot at the title, what Aaron Rodgers had to say about Jordan Love and how the MLB should handle the Marlins' COVID-19 outbreak.

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Pippen downplays Jordan rift after 'Last Dance'

Scottie Pippen says he has talked with Michael Jordan since "The Last Dance" documentary aired in the spring, and he downplayed any rift between the retired Chicago Bulls stars.

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22dEricka N. Goodman-Hughey | ESPN senior editor

'The Last Dance' reminds us that Michael Jordan was once a style icon

As "The Last Dance" heads to Netflix after an ESPN premiere and an ABC encore, we see how fashion trends have changed since then, but Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan's sneakers, stats and overall image still represent greatness.

What it's like to be named Michael Jordan (4:25)
The logistics of a non-playoff NBA bubble in Chicago (1:10)
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37dJackie MacMullan

Sources: NBA in talks on non-playoff 'bubble'

Details are being discussed for a second bubble for the eight NBA teams not invited to Florida, and some teams continue to push for an alternative plan that would enable them to hold mini-camps within their local markets, sources told ESPN.

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41dHoward Bryant

Bryant: What 'The Last Dance' reveals about Michael Jordan's legacy

After the ESPN premiere and the ABC encore and now as it heads to Netflix, "The Last Dance" still reverberates. The film shows us why, even in total victory, this larger-than-life superstar often looks so terribly small.

How the creator of NBA Jam got his payback against the Bulls (0:36)

ESPN Daily: Behind The Scenes Of LeBron's Decision

Ten years ago, on live television, LeBron James made his now infamous decision to leave Cleveland and "take his talents to South Beach." It was one of the most consequential, most awkward, and most divisive moments in sports media history. The long, drawn-out broadcast drew ire from Cavaliers fans - who felt their homegrown star had betrayed them - and also from casual observers who disliked the idea of an athlete wielding that level of influence. So how did "The Decision" actually come to be? Ahead of this Sunday's new episode of "Backstory," Don Van Natta takes us behind the production, introduces its key players, and examines how the event forever changed the way NBA stars interact with the public.

Nikola Mirotic sinks full-court shot from sideline (0:21)
Charles Barkley talks MJ vs. LeBron (2:21)
Bulls beat Lakers to clinch first title (1:27)
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MJ to Hornets: Call out teammates, skip comfort

Charlotte Hornets players say Michael Jordan spoke to them recently about what it takes to be a champion, emphasizing the need for accountability -- even if it means making teammates uncomfortable.

MJ and his crew haul in a massive marlin during tournament (1:35)
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63dAdrian Wojnarowski

Sources: Ousted NBA teams mull joint workouts

Most of the eight NBA teams whose seasons have ended are pushing to engage in joint practices as ramp-ups for regional summer leagues in August, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

The complications around offseason ideas for eliminated NBA teams (1:06)
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63dEric Woodyard

Bulls' LaVine: 'Upsetting' to miss cut for restart

Zach LaVine is disappointed that the Bulls will miss the playoffs for the third straight season, as they will not be part of the NBA's 22-team restart in Orlando. "It sucks," he said. "It just shows that we've got to do a lot of things differently."

On this date: Jordan shrugs off 3-point barrage in Finals (0:44)
On this date: Bulls make epic defensive stand to beat the Knicks (2:07)

Hoop Collective: How The NBA Is Responding To Crisis

Brian Windhorst, Malika Andrews, Andrew Lopez and Kevin Pelton discuss the events of the past week and how the NBA community has rallied around the cause. Then, the crew tries to answer questions about the quality of games to expect when the NBA returns, if the "playoff-plus" format is fair and whether the league is trying to tailor its return plan around Zion Williamson and the Pelicans (16:00).


Nick Wright: 'The one thing that LeBron supporters have the ability to do that MJ supporters could learn from is acknowledging failures'

Bomani Jones welcomes his friend, FS1's Nick Wright to the show for the first time for a wide-ranging conversation. The guys discuss how much of the modern NBA post-1990 needs to be re-litigated when it comes to ranking the greatest players and competitive balance (1:03). Nick defends his LeBron James as "the greatest ever" take (22:21) and Bomani complains about group projects again (34:15). Plus, what is the tipping point for sports news coverage on social activism in light of the George Floyd tragedy (44:19).

Team Stats

Points Per Game106.827th
Rebounds Per Game41.928th
Assists Per Game23.223rd
Points Allowed109.914th

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