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NBA News Update: Dwight Howard and JaVale McGee take a shot at Nikola Jokic, Saquon Barkley pays tribute to Kobe Bryant

Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Lakers - Game One
Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Lakers - Game One
Evan Tiwari
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Modified 21 Sep 2020, 23:27 IST
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With the NBA finals in sight, the teams remaining in the Orlando bubble have understandably raised their intensity. Boston Celtics and Miami Heat are engaged in a tense Eastern Conference final. On the other hand, the LeBron James-led LA Lakers are in the driving seat after winning Game 2 against the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference final. With the NBA season reaching its business end, let's check out on the latest NBA news update.


NBA News Update: Dwight Howard and JaVale McGee take shots at Nikola Jokic's defense in Game 2 

Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Lakers - Game One
Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Lakers - Game One

After two grueling series with Utah Jazz and LA Clippers, Nikola Jokic has to negotiate another uphill task- guarding Anthony Davis, one of the best bigs in the NBA. It's been a one-sided affair so far, with the LA Lakers power forward coming out on top. 

In Game 2 of the Western Conference finals, Lakers bigs Dwight Howard and JaVale McGee were heard taking a shot at Jokic's inability to guard Davis. The duo screamed in unison:

“Thanksgiving, steak dinner, appetizers, filet mignon and potatoes, a glass of champagne!”

Davis came big for the Lakers in Game 2, hitting the game-winning shot at the end of regulation.


LeBron James endorses 'More than a Vote' merchandise 

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Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Lakers - Game One
Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Lakers - Game One

LA Lakers superstar LeBron James is known to use his social media accounts to raise awareness about social injustice and police brutality quite often. James has been a vocal supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement.

The three-time NBA champion came up with a new initiative recently, called 'More than a Vote.' The campaign urges citizens of the USA to use their voting rights in the right manner. Recently, James took to his Twitter account to promote a 'More than a Vote' sweatshirt. 

Also read: NBA Trade Rumors: A playmaker could be the final piece of the puzzle for LA Clippers going into next season


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Saquon Barkley pays homage to Kobe Bryant 

After suffering from a potentially season-ending injury, New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley deleted all his pictures from his Instagram account, except one. The former first-round pick has a picture of Kobe Bryant as the only photo on his Instagram feed. Barkley is a well-known admirer of Bryant and has often shared his experiences with the Lakers legend with the fans. 

Also read: NBA Trade Rumors: Why a Ben Simmons-Chris Paul swap makes perfect sense for Philadelphia 76ers

Published 21 Sep 2020, 23:27 IST
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