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  • NBA Commish Adam Silver: We're Not Using the Term 'Owner' 'I'm Sensitive To It'

    06/24/2019 9:27:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    TMZ ^ | June 24, 2019 | Staff
    NBA commissioner Adam Silver says moving away from the term "owner" makes sense -- telling TMZ Sports, "We moved away from that term years ago." We broke the story ... multiple NBA teams (including the Clippers and 76ers) have stopped using the title owner because they feel it's racially insensitive in a league where the majority of the players are black. When we saw Silver out in NYC, we asked if he supported the decision and how the league office is handling the issue.
  • The net the kids prefer

    06/18/2019 9:27:55 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 9 replies
    Prince George's Citizen ^ | June 17, 2019 | Neil Godbout
    Much has been made about the fact that the Toronto Raptors won the first major league championship for a Canadian team since the Toronto Blue Jays won their second World Series in 1993 and the Montreal Canadiens won the last Stanley Cup for a Canadian team earlier that same year. The suggestion is that somehow NBA basketball will somehow become more popular in Canada than NHL hockey or major league baseball.
  • 'Total class': Warriors congratulate Raptors on NBA title with full-page ad

    06/17/2019 2:02:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 06/17/2019 | Bill Disbrow
    The Golden State Warriors aren't letting their NBA Finals defeat or their mounting hospital bills turn them into haters. The team showed Monday it's still very much willing to show respect where it is due. The Western Conference champions took out a full page ad in the Toronto Star on Monday congratulating the Raptors on their championship, the first for a team based in Canada. The Raptors defeated Golden State in a six-game series that featured key injuries to several Warriors, including stars Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant. The print, which was timed to run on the same day as...
  • LaVar Ball: Lonzo trade will be Lakers' worst move

    06/15/2019 9:17:08 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 34 replies
    ESPN ^ | June 15, 2019 11:57 PM | OHM YOUNGMISUK
    Not long after learning his son Lonzo Ball will be part of a blockbuster trade for Anthony Davis, LaVar Ball made his thoughts clear on what he felt the Los Angeles Lakers had just agreed to do. "I guarantee: Like I say again, it will be the worst move the Lakers ever did in their life and they will never win another championship," LaVar Ball told ESPN while at the Drew League on Saturday to watch his son LaMelo play. "Guarantee it. "They're going to regret it. I'm going to have fun with it. Because I told you all, it...
  • Warriors confirm Klay Thompson tears ACL

    06/14/2019 4:49:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | June 14, 2019 | Dan Feldman
    The Warriors already had enough players bolstering their legacies by playing through injury in these NBA Finals – a terrible price to pay. Kevin Durant already did it. Klay Thompson already did it. Now, Thompson has done it again. Thompson was “Game 6 Klay” at his finest Thursday. He scored 30 points on 12 shots and played smothering defense. At +5, he was the only Golden State starter with a positive plus-minus.
  • ‘This means war!’ Raptors fans make it personal after taking a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals

    06/09/2019 11:40:27 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 28 replies ^ | June 8, 2019 | Jacob B.
    The Toronto Raptors won game four of the NBA Finals Friday night 105-92 to take a 3-1 lead on the Golden State Warriors. After the victory, Toronto Raptors fans sang ‘O Canada’ right in the middle of Oracle Arena in Oakland.
  • NBA Twitter was on fire after the Knicks fell in the lottery and Pelicans won

    05/15/2019 3:02:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Yahoo ^ | May 14, 2019 | Eric He
    The New Orleans Pelicans — not the New York Knicks — will pick first in the 2019 NBA draft and have the opportunity to select Zion Williamson. Additionally, the Los Angeles Lakers moved up to fourth overall, setting Twitter ablaze as the results were revealed on ESPN on Tuesday. The Memphis Grizzlies, who will pick second, summed up everyone’s collective reactions perfectly. Knicks fans set up at bars around New York City and even held a draft lottery party. But this fan who got a Zion tattoo before the lottery will have to live with disappointment forever as the Knicks...
  • Virginia Basketball declines invitation to White House

    04/29/2019 6:12:30 PM PDT · by lionstar · 45 replies ^ | April 26, 2019 | Ryan Homler
    Earlier this month, the Virginia men's basketball team took home the 2019 NCAA National Championship with a thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech, completing an incredible redemption story that began over a year ago with a loss to No. 16 seed UMBC. Besides cementing themselves as a part of college basketball greatness, the championship also opened up the opportunity for the team to visit the White House to celebrate the accomplishment, something that has become a somewhat standard procedure for winning teams in all major sports. However, on Friday Virginia announced that it would be declining that invitation, citing that...
  • Report: Former NBA guard Sebastian Telfair found guilty on firearm charge in New York

    04/25/2019 4:16:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | April 24, 2019 | Ryan Young
    Former NBA point guard Sebastian Telfair was found guilty on a firearm charge on Wednesday, and is facing up to 15 years in prison, according to TMZ. Telfair, who was the No. 13 overall pick in the 2004 NBA draft, was arrested in Brooklyn, New York, in June 2017 after police pulled him over for driving without his headlights on. Police found multiple weapons, ammunition and marijuana in the car.
  • Lillard has 50 and Blazers oust Thunder in 5 games

    04/24/2019 3:16:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 2 replies
    AP ^ | April 24, 2019 | Staff
    After Damian Lillard hit his walk-off 3-pointer to send the Trail Blazers along in the playoffs, he waved goodbye to the Thunder bench. "That was the last word," he afterward. "That was having the last word." Lillard finished with a franchise playoff-record 50 points and Portland eliminated Oklahoma City from the postseason in five games with a 118-115 victory on Tuesday night.
  • Trump Fed pick Stephen Moore called it a 'travesty' that women 'feel free' to play sports with men

    04/22/2019 3:39:45 PM PDT · by an amused spectator · 60 replies
    DNC-CNN ^ | April 22, 2019 | KFILE and Paul LeBlanc, CNN propagandists
    One of President Donald Trump's picks to serve on the Federal Reserve Board has written that women should be banned from refereeing, announcing or beer vending at men's college basketball games, asking if there was any area in life "where men can take vacation from women." Stephen Moore, an economic commentator and former Trump campaign adviser, made those and similar comments in several columns reviewed by CNN's KFile that were published on the website of the conservative National Review magazine in 2001, twice in 2002 and 2003...
  • Magic Johnson was never all in, so now he's all gone

    04/10/2019 4:05:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 9, 2019 | Bill Plaschke
    There was no warning. There were no rumors. There was nothing to indicate what was about to happen when Magic Johnson jovially stepped in front of the media early Tuesday evening in a Staples Center hallway. He nudged me, grinned, and said, "Bill is here, we have to have a press conference." Then his smile disappeared, his laughter died, and he quit.
  • Baylor defeats Notre Dame in classic NCAA women's basketball final

    04/07/2019 7:11:45 PM PDT · by ZagFan · 25 replies
    Fox ^ | 4-6-2019 | Samuel Chamberlain
    Chloe Jackson made a driving layup to break an 80-80 tie with 3.9 seconds remaining as Baylor recovered from blowing a 17-point first-half lead to defeat Notre Dame 82-81 in the NCAA women's basketball championship game Sunday night in Tampa.
  • Police use tear gas as Texas Tech basketball victory sparks ‘fandemonium’

    04/07/2019 6:30:26 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04/07/2019 | By Dom Calicchio |
    No. 3-seeded Texas Tech upset the top-seeded Michigan State Spartans, 61-51, to earn a shot at playing Virginia for the crown in men’s college basketball. In Lubbock, a huge crowd soon gathered at the Texas Tech campus to celebrate the Red Raiders’ win. “I’ve never seen anything like this in Lubbock,” Tim Hays, a senior at Texas Tech, told the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. “I’ve been to other rallies like this, but nothing compares to the electricity here.” Witnesses reported seeing fires set ablaze, with at least one car being flipped over, KCBD-TV of Lubbock reported. Other reports said as many as...
  • Texas Tech Advances to 2019 NCAA Championship with Tough Win vs. Michigan State.

    04/07/2019 12:54:06 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 12 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 4/6/19 | Rob Goldberg
    Matt Mooney has Texas Tech on the brink of its first men's basketball national championship after a 61-51 Final Four win over Michigan State. The guard was the surprise hero for the Red Raiders on Saturday, as he finished with 22 points at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Jarrett Culver struggled for much of the night but scored eight of his 10 points in the final three minutes to help seal the game for the No. 3 seed. Despite facing numerous programs with more past success in the NCAA tournament, Texas Tech continues to keep its dream run alive.
  • LeBron James ramps up pressure on Lakers to land star: 'Critical to me and my future'

    04/05/2019 2:44:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Yahoo ^ | April 4, 2019 | Jason Owens
    This upcoming summer is it for the Los Angeles Lakers. Following a season that can be summed up on almost every front as an abject disaster, the Lakers are facing an offseason that will likely make or break the LeBron James era in L.A. and determine the fate of franchise icon Magic Johnson as a team executive. Land at least one of the summer’s free-agent whales or suffer the consequences. This is no secret. Coming off a lottery-bound season notable for high-profile failure (Anthony Davis), internal turmoil (Anthony Davis fallout) and external noise (Big Baller Brand), there is no choice...
  • UNC women’s basketball coaching staff put on leave (culture problem)

    04/02/2019 3:46:20 AM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    CNN via WTKR ^ | 4/01/19
    The University of North Carolina women’s basketball coaching staff has been placed on paid administrative leave due to “issues raised by student-athletes and others,” according to the school’s athletics department. A law firm, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein, will lead a review of the program’s culture and the experience of the student athletes, according to a statement from the UNC Athletics Department. While it’s not known how long the review will take, the department said it would be “thorough and prompt.” “The University of North Carolina is committed to the well-being of our student-athletes and to ensuring that they have...
  • Zion Williamson is about to get paid

    04/01/2019 8:42:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 77 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 1, 2019 | Nick DePaula
    Zion Williamson is about to get paid. Long before he steps on an NBA court, the projected No. 1 overall pick in June's NBA draft is expected to land a sneaker endorsement deal that will make him far richer than his first NBA contract will. In fact, many in the sneaker industry expect that Williamson's eventual deal will make him one of the three highest-paid rookie sneaker endorsers ever, joining the likes of LeBron James and Kevin Durant. "In my lifetime, I think it's going to be the biggest bidding war ever done," said Sonny Vaccaro, the famed former marketing...
  • Did Duke Win?

    03/31/2019 5:06:52 PM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 59 replies
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  • The NCAA Tournament Has Turned Into A Dunk Contest

    03/29/2019 6:03:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | March 28, 2019 | Josh Planos
    In one of the most intoxicating games of this year’s NCAA Tournament, the UCF Knights went toe-to-toe with the top-seeded Duke Blue Devils. Leading up to and throughout the game, considerable bandwidth was spent debating whether the soon-to-be top pick in this year’s NBA draft, Zion Williamson, would add another body to his posterized graveyard. UCF center Tacko Fall, the would-be victim, chipped in 15 points on seven made shots, each of which came in eerily similar fashion. They were all dunks. At 7-foot-6, Fall is genetically predisposed to excel above the rim, as evidenced by his ability to jam...