Two days after every player and coach kneeled for “The Star-Spangled Banner” before a pair of games on opening night, the Raptors are expected to follow suit prior to their 1st game Saturday against the L.A. Lakers.
Each team will donate $1 million annually, or $30 million collectively, over those 10 years. An eight-person Board of Directors will be installed, with four of those seats going to representatives from the board of governors, three seats to NBPA players and executives, and one to the league office.
The NBA conducted 343 tests for COVID-19 in the past week and returned no positive results, the league announced Wednesday. It marks the third straight week that the league and its Players Association reported perfect results.
Fred VanVleet scored a career-high 36 points and had a big deflection in the dying seconds to lead the Toronto Raptors to a 107-103 victory over the Miami Heat on Monday.