Tag Archives: NBA

Ted Cruz And AOC To NBA: Suspend Ops With China

Deadspin reports: A day after NBA commissioner Adam Silver released a statement wondering whether everyone couldn’t just get along and enjoy some hoops, eight members of Congress, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ted Cruz, signed a letter to Silver condemning the the NBA’s response to the controversy over Daryl Morey’s tweet supporting Hong Kong protestors. Perhaps basketball can bring everyone together. …

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NBA Backs China Over Hong Kong Democracy Activists

CNN reports: Several Chinese businesses are suspending ties with the Houston Rockets after the American basketball team’s general manager expressed support for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests. Daryl Morey [photo] set off a firestorm in China over the weekend when he posted an image on Twitter that read, “Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong.” Tensions between Hong Kong and Beijing, …

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Fairfax Accuser Also Accuses Former NBA Star Of Rape

CNN reports: Meredith Watson, who has accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of rape, also says she was raped by former Duke University basketball player Corey Maggette, according to her attorney. Maggette, who went on to play 14 seasons in the NBA and is now a freelance basketball analyst on Fox Sports West, denied the allegation in a statement to …

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Romney Taunts Pro Basketball Player From Courtside

He’s just your average Joe Sixpack, folks! The Hill reports: Mitt Romney (R) was spotted courtside at Monday night’s Utah Jazz playoff game taunting Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook. Romney, who is running for Senate in Utah, was shown on camera calling out to Westbrook after the Oklahoma City star picked up his fourth foul of the game late …

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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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San Antonio Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich Blisters Trump In Brilliant Speech On White Privilege [VIDEO]

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich today delivered what will probably be the best take on the NFL/police brutality flap that you’ll read. An excerpt: Race is the elephant in the room and we all understand that. Unless it is talked about constantly, it’s not going to get better. ‘Oh, they’re talking about that again. They pulled the race …

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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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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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NORTH CAROLINA: NBA Awards 2019 All-Star Game To Charlotte After Fake Repeal Of Anti-LGBT Hate Law

The Charlotte Observer reports: The NBA and Charlotte have finalized a deal to bring the 2019 All-Star Weekend to the Queen City, the Observer has learned. The three-day event will be held on a Friday through Sunday, Feb. 15-17, climaxing in Sunday night’s All-Star Game. Most events, including the game and various skills competitions, will be held uptown at the …

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BREAKING: NC House Approves “Compromise” HB2 Repeal, Bill Now Goes To Dem Gov. Roy Cooper

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: The General Assembly on Thursday approved a compromise bill that repeals House Bill 2 but restricts anti-discrimination ordinances in cities and counties. The bill now goes to the governor for his signature. Opposition and support for the bill did not fall along party lines in the 32-16 Senate vote. Several Triangle Democrats banded together …

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NORTH CAROLINA: LGBT Activists Loudly Object To Compromise HB2 Repeal That Could Happen Today

The Charlotte Observer reports: North Carolina lawmakers could repeal House Bill 2 on Thursday under a deal struck late Wednesday night by Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican legislative leaders. Senate leader Phil Berger announced the deal shortly after 10:30 p.m. The announcement capped days of marathon, often contentious negotiations and closed-door meetings. Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore took …

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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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VIRAL VIDEO: Gay Man Proposes At NBA Game

People reports: Jake Conrad took the Bull by the horns and went all out for his proposal to boyfriend Michael Holtzman at a Chicago Bulls game on Thursday night. In the three days since the NBA team shared the video of Conrad popping the question, the tear-jerking proposal has racked up nearly 800,000 views. The video, posted to the Bulls’ …

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FRC Launches Petition Against NBA [VIDEO]

From the Family Research Council’s just launched petition against the NBA: North Carolina is a beautiful state to visit and a wonderful place to live and work. The recent hypocrisy of organizations like the NBA and some large corporations over North Carolina’s bathroom privacy and government overreach protections (HB2) is unfounded and unnecessary. The government should not criminalize people who …

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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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Pat McCrory Has The NBA Sadz: Those Undemocratic Liberal And Business Elite Are Maligning North Carolina!

“The sports and entertainment elite, Attorney General Roy Cooper and the liberal media have for months misrepresented our laws and maligned the people of North Carolina simply because most people believe boys and girls should be able to use school bathrooms, locker rooms and showers without the opposite sex present. Twenty-one other states have joined North Carolina to challenge the …

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APPLAUSE: LGBT Groups React To NBA All-Star Game Leaving North Carolina Over Anti-LGBT Hate Laws

From Equality North Carolina: North Carolina General Assembly leadership and Governor McCrory repeatedly ignored the warning bells as businesses, conferences and entertainers left the state. From the beginning, NBA leadership has been clear that HB2 creates an untenable situation and jeopardizes the safety and comfort of their fans. The withdraw of the 2017 NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte came as …

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