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The NBA took tiny steps toward a return to normalcy Friday, as a small number of practice facilities reopened for workouts and at least one team received permission from the league to test players and staff for the coronavirus.

The impact Michael Jordan had on the game of basketball and in the NBA has been felt for decades, but the conversation was stirred up again recently with the airing of The Last Dance, the ESPN docu-series, which is chronicling the career of Jordan. 

The entire world, especially those involved with the sport of basketball, continued to mourn the sudden death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant. The basketball great grew up in Pennsylvania and the early days of his basketball career took him into Berks County.

Joel Embiid scored 27 points, including the go-ahead dunk with 13.2 seconds remaining, and Philadelphia held Cleveland without a point for the final 3 ½ minutes in a 98-97 win over the Cavaliers on Tuesday night.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons watched the 76ers’ game in street clothes, bothered by a shoulder injury but feeling downright sunny about their chances after a rough road trip.

SAN ANTONIO - Reading native Lonnie Walker IV announced on social media on Tuesday that the San Antonio Spurs extended his contract through the 2020-21 season. The Reading High product is set to make $2.8 million each season for the next two years.

CAMDEN, N.J. - The Sixers held media day on Monday as the 2019-20 season begins soon. Several players spoke about their high hopes for the upcoming campaign.

The NBA released the full schedule for the 2019-20 season, including the full slate of games for the 76ers, on Monday. The team's schedule features several nationally televised games as well as a contest on Christmas Day.

Former Lehigh basketball standout CJ McCollumn reportedly signed a contract extension with the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski was the first to report the deal and the details: