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NBA Team Sued For Promoting Collapsed Crypto Firm

Reuters reports: The Golden State Warriors were sued on Monday by an FTX customer who accused the reigning National Basketball Association champions of fraudulently promoting the now-bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange. Elliott Lam, a Canadian citizen and Hong Kong resident, filed his proposed class-action lawsuit in San Francisco federal court on behalf of “thousands, if not millions” of people outside the United …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Extremists Assemble Outside Brooklyn Arena In Support Of Player Suspended For Antisemitism

CBS News reports: Outside of Barclays Center on Sunday, hours before the Brooklyn Nets’ game against the Memphis Grizzlies, a large crowd of Black Hebrew Israelites gathered in support of Kyrie Irving, who is returning from a suspension. Irving was suspended on Nov. 4, a week after he’d publicized an antisemitic film on social media and repeatedly refused to apologize …

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Nike Axes Deal With NBA Star Over Antisemitism

ESPN reports: Nike has suspended its relationship with Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving in the wake of the controversy surrounding his social media post about a book and movie containing antisemitic tropes, the company announced Friday night. Nike also said it will no longer launch Irving’s new shoe, the Kyrie 8. The shoe, Irving’s eighth with the company, had been …

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Anti-Vax NBA Star Suspended For Antisemitic Post

ESPN reports: The Brooklyn Nets suspended Kyrie Irving for at least five games without pay Thursday, dismayed by his repeated failure to “unequivocally say he has no antisemitic beliefs,” with Irving later issuing an apology for his social media post last week about a book and movie that feature antisemitic tropes. Irving had refused to apologize during a post-practice media …

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Covidiot NBA Star: I’m A “Martyr” To Anti-Vaxxers

The New York Daily News reports: Surprised by a vaccine mandate that left him unable to play for much of last season, Kyrie Irving described himself as a “martyr” for refusing the COVID-19 shot while facing heavy scrutiny. “I was not expecting a mandate to be brought down in a way where it wasn’t going to let me play at …

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Anti-Vax NBA Star Ineligible For Toronto Playoff Games

“I made this choice, and I thought I could keep it to myself, I can keep it private, but people are always gonna wonder why. I was raised in a holistic household where anti-vax is not like a term that was ever used. “It’s a weird term that’s kind of been thrown around just to label people. We grew up …

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Anti-Vax Longtime NBA Referee: I Was Forced Out Because Of My Faith In Our Lord Jesus Christ [VIDEO]

TMZ Sports reports: Longtime NBA referee Ken Mauer says he was forced out of the league after refusing to take the COVID-19 vaccine due to religious reasons. The 36-year NBA veteran joined Jason Whitlock on his show, “Fearless” and revealed the reason he’s been MIA from the hardwood this year is because of the league’s vax mandate. “I never thought …

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Retired NBA Star: Vax Has Killed 150+ Pro Athletes: “They’re Dropping Dead Right On The Field, On Court”

The Spokane Spokesman-Review reports: During the interview, John Stockton asserted that more than 100 professional athletes have died of vaccination. He also said tens of thousands of people – perhaps millions – have died from vaccines. “I think it’s highly recorded now, there’s 150 I believe now, it’s over 100 professional athletes dead – professional athletes – the prime of …

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Anti-Vax NBA Star Says He Has No Plans To Retire

Yahoo Sports reports: Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving, currently embroiled in a standoff over his decision to not get vaccinated, took to Instagram Live on Wednesday to clarify he has no plans to retire. In his first public comments on the vaccine since it emerged that he would miss Nets home games for refusing to get the shot, Irving spoke …

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NBA Star Banned From Playing Until He Gets Vaxxed

ESPN reports: Kyrie Irving will not play or practice with the Brooklyn Nets until he is eligible to become a full participant under local COVID-19 vaccination requirements, general manager Sean Marks said Tuesday. “Kyrie has made a personal choice, and we respect his individual right to choose. Currently the choice restricts his ability to be a full-time member of the …

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Feds Charge 18 Ex-NBA Players With Insurance Scam

NBC News reports: Eighteen former NBA players were charged with attempting to defraud the NBA’s Health and Welfare Benefit Plan of nearly $4 million, officials said Thursday. “The defendants’ playbook involved fraud and deception,” U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss told reporters. “They will have to answer for their flagrant violations of law.” Strauss called Terrence Williams, a 34-year-old Seattle native who …

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Vaxxed NBA Star Urges Anti-Vaxxers To “Keep Fighting”

“I feel like my only option was to get vaccinated or not play in the NBA. It feels good to play, but getting vaccinated, that’s going to be something that stays in my mind for a long time. “It’s not something I wanted to do, but – I was kind of forced. I guess you don’t own your body. That’s …

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Set To Lose Millions, NBA Star Finally Gets Vaccinated

NBC News reports: Andrew Wiggins, the Golden State Warriors forward who balked being vaccinated against the coronavirus, has been vaccinated, the team’s coach said Sunday. “He just told me today that he was fine with us acknowledging it, and that will be the end of it,” coach Steve Kerr told reporters. Wiggins, who had sought a religious exemption from San …

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NBA: No Pay For Unvaxxed Players Who Miss Games

The sports site Yardbarker reports: NBA players may not be able to play in certain games this season if they choose not to get the COVID-19 vaccine. According to the league, players who are unable to play due to vaccination status will not receive their game checks. Many have been wondering what will happen in New York City and San …

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Anti-Vax NBA Star May Be Barred From Home Games

Yahoo Sports reports: First things first, there aren’t any microchips in any of the COVID-19 vaccines. This absurd theory has been debunked countless times already, and just doesn’t make sense. This, however, hasn’t stopped that theory from spreading throughout NBA locker rooms. According to Rolling Stone, Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving — who has a past filled with conspiracy theories …

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NY Knicks: Playoffs Fans Must Provide Proof Of Vax

The New York Daily News reports: If the Knicks advance, the Garden is going fully vaxxed. The club announced it will only sell tickets in the second round of the playoffs to vaccinated individuals, opening up the possibility of something at least close to a capacity crowd. In the first round against the Hawks, roughly 10% of the crowd has …

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NBA Praises Chauvin Verdict: Justice Has Been Served

“George Floyd’s murder was a flash point for how we look at race and justice inner county, and we are pleased that justice appears to have been served. But we also recognize that there is much work to be done and the National Basketball Association and the National Basketball Players Association, together with our newly-formed Social Justice Coalition, will redouble …

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NBA Team Employees Identify Alleged Capitol Rioter

Law & Crime reports: Federal authorities investigating individuals involved in the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol received an assist from an unlikely source this week, with employees of the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder helping investigators identify a woman accused of entering the Capitol Complex unlawfully. Danielle Nicole Doyle — who was previously employed by the Thunder — this …

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NBA Overrules: All Teams Must Play National Anthem

NPR reports: The NBA says every team – including the Dallas Mavericks – must play the national anthem in their arenas, after news emerged that team owner Mark Cuban had ordered the Mavericks to discontinue the long-held practice. “With NBA teams now in the process of welcoming fans back into their arenas, all teams will play the national anthem in …

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NBA Team To Use COVID-Sniffing Dogs To Screen Fans

CBS News reports: The Miami Heat are bringing back some fans, with help from some dogs. The Heat will use coronavirus-sniffing dogs at American Airlines Arena to screen fans who want to attend their games. They’ve been working on the plan for months, and the highly trained dogs have been in place for some games this season where the team …

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