Tag Archives: basketball

NBA To Turn Arenas Into In-Person Voting Centers

The NBA has issued a three-point plan: 1. The NBA and its players have agreed to immediately establish a social justice coalition, with representatives from players, coaches and governors, that will be focused on a broad range of issues, including increasing access to voting, promoting civic engagement, and advocating for meaningful police and criminal justice reform. 2. In every city …

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NBA Team Boycotts Playoff Game Over Police Brutality

The Washington Post reports: Days after the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis., the Milwaukee Bucks did not take the court as scheduled for Game 5 of their first-round playoff series with the Orlando Magic on Wednesday. Bucks guard George Hill was among multiple NBA players to question whether games should continue in light of ongoing social justice …

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Trump: Some NBA Players Are “Very Nasty, Very Dumb”

Fox Sports reports: In an interview on Fox Sports Radio Tuesday, the president was asked by host Clay Travis whether he believes it’s hypocritical for NBA players to attack him and protest during the national anthem while keeping silent on human rights violations in China — a nation with which the league does big business. “I haven’t noticed them sending …

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NBA Votes To Finish Season At Walt Disney World

ESPN reports: The NBA is going to Disney World. The NBA board of governors voted Thursday to approve a 22-team format to restart the 2019-20 season in Orlando, Florida, the league announced. Sources told ESPN that the vote was 29-1, with the Portland Trail Blazers voting against the proposal. Under the plan, 13 Western Conference teams and nine Eastern Conference …

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NBA Suspends Season After Player Tests Positive

The New York Times reports: The N.B.A. will suspend its season after a Utah Jazz player was found to have tested positive for the coronavirus, the league announced on Wednesday. The league said the suspension would take effect after the completion of Wednesday’s schedule. BREAKING: NBA suspends season until further notice. #COVIDー19 pic.twitter.com/wuqVfchpLF — David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) March 12, 2020 …

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NCAA March Madness To Be Held Without Fans

Sports Illustrated reports: March Madness without fans is now a reality. The NCAA announced Wednesday that it will follow the lead of other sporting events and restrict fan access to its signature event, the men’s basketball tournament, due to the coronavirus outbreak. All other winter sports championships, including the women’s basketball tournament, will be under the same restriction. The news …

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NBA Legend Kobe Bryant Killed In Helicopter Crash

The New York Post reports: Legendary NBA player Kobe Bryant has died in a California helicopter crash. He was 41. Bryant was among at least four people traveling in his private helicopter over Calabasas when a fire broke out, sending the chopper spiraling from the sky, according to TMZ Sports. There were no survivors, and the cause of the crash …

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Former NBA Star Lamar Odom: I Used A “Giant Rubber Black Cock” To Cheat My 2004 Olympics Drug Testing

According to former NBA star Lamar Odom’s new memoir, he panicked about his “daily” weed smoking when he learned he’d be drug-tested after making the 2004 US Olympic basketball team. People Magazine reports: “We started googling ‘fake penises’ and studied different ways to beat a drug test,” he writes. “After an exhaustive search we ordered a giant, rubber, black cock …

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College Basketball Champs Dodge White House Visit

CBS Sports reports: The University of Virginia men’s basketball team will not visit the White House after winning the national championship, head coach Tony Bennett has announced. Bennett cited scheduling difficulties as a reason to decline the invitation. “With several players either pursuing pro opportunities or moving on from UVA, it would be difficult, if not impossible to get everyone …

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Eminem Gets Cheered, Kid Rock Booed At NBA Game

The Detroit Free Press reports: Despite the less-than-sellout crowd — the arena was probably two-thirds full — those who arrived to christen the joint for basketball helped fill it with buzz. The atmosphere was helped by a slick, Pistons-colored light show and an unexpected showing from Eminem. The rapper took the microphone briefly and worked the crowd into a frenzy. …

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NBA 2017 Champions: We Won’t Visit White House

Via press release from the Golden State Warriors: While we intended to meet as a team at the first opportunity we had this morning to collaboratively discuss a potential visit to the White House, we accept that President Trump has made it clear that we are not invited. We believe there is nothing more American than our citizens having the …

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Trump Petulantly Withdraws White House Invite From NBA Star Who Already Said He Doesn’t Want To Go

The Hill reports: President Trump on Saturday said the “invitation is withdrawn” for Stephen Curry to visit the White House because the NBA All-Star “is hesitating.” All-Star Warriors guard Stephen Curry said this week he didn’t want the team to visit the White House to celebrate their NBA championship title. “I don’t want to go,” Curry told reporters on Friday. …

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2017 NBA Champions Golden State Warriors Vote Unanimously To Decline White House Invitation

The Independent reports: The 2017 NBA Champions Golden State Warriors unanimously decided as a team not to meet Donald Trump in the White House, as is custom for winning teams. The Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 to seal the hard-fought series 4-1. It is the second championship for the California team in three years, and the third consecutive NBA …

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NBA Teams With GLSEN For LGBT Pride Jerseys

Stand by for the usual ranting sadz. Via press release from the NBA: In celebration of LGBTQ Pride Month, we’re excited to announce a collaboration between the NBA & WNBA, GLSEN, and our retail partner, Fanatics, where fans can choose from an exclusive line of Pride T-shirts featuring any NBA or WNBA team logo, with a portion of the proceeds …

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Former WNBA Player: The League Is 98% Lesbian And I Left Because Of Their Anti-Straight Bullying [VIDEO]

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports: Candice Wiggins had what many would consider a dream career in the WNBA. She was the No. 3 overall draft pick out of Stanford in 2008. She was named the league’s Sixth Woman of the Year as a rookie. She won a championship with the Minnesota Lynx. The success, Wiggins says now, hid a darker …

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NBA Joins NFL In Warning Texas: Drop That “Bathroom Bill” If You Want To Host Another All-Star Game

The Dallas Morning News reports: Put the NBA on the growing list of sports organizations warning Texas over its proposed transgender bathroom bill. In a statement to the Houston Chronicle last week, Spokesman Mike Bass said the NBA weighs a number of factors before choosing where to hold major events, including how fans and athletes will be treated. “We consider …

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NCAA And NBA: Our North Carolina Boycott Is Still On

ESPN reports: Amid deepening acrimony, a supposedly bipartisan deal to kill the North Carolina law known as the “bathroom bill” fell apart Wednesday night, ensuring the likelihood that global corporations and national sports events will continue to stay away from the state. “The NCAA’s decision to withhold championships from North Carolina remains unchanged,” said NCAA spokesman Bob Williams in a …

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How The Openly Gay President Of The Golden State Warriors Helped Get The NBA All-Star Game Moved

USA Today reports: In a ballroom at the Wynn hotel and casino in Las Vegas two weeks ago, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, team owners and high-ranking league executives attended a Board of Governors meeting to discuss league issues. In a poignant address, Golden State Warriors president and chief operating officer Rick Welts, 63, who is openly gay, explained his meaningful …

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Franklin Graham: Boycott The NBA’s Advertisers

“It’s a shame that the NBA announced that they’re pulling their 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte, NC. The fact is this—the North Carolina legislators and Governor Pat McCrory are exactly right for protecting the state’s women and children from pedophiles and sexually disturbed people who are looking for opportunities to take advantage. “This is basic common sense, but the NBA …

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North Carolina Haters Have The NBA Sadz: Christians Are Being Blackmailed Out Of Their Peaceful Beliefs

“Under the direction of Adam Silver, a man who has advocated for the legalization of the evil and immoral practice of sports betting, it comes as no surprise that he now leads the NBA in a malicious scheme to score a wicked goal on North Carolina. “It’s simple despite the NBA’s objections and misrepresentation of HB 2. Men shouldn’t be …

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