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  • Smithsonian museum displays Kobe Bryant's 2008 Finals jersey

    10/23/2020 7:36:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    MSN ^ | October 21, 2020 | Christopher Brito
    The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture is now displaying an NBA Finals jersey worn by the late Kobe Bryant, the museum announced on Monday. The NBA icon was killed in a helicopter crash along with his daughter Gianna and seven others this January.
  • MARK CUBAN TALKS NBA TANKING, BLM, AND CHINA WITH MEGYN KELLY

    10/12/2020 1:26:50 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 82 replies
    Outkick ^ | 10/12/20 | BOBBY BURACK
    Monday, Mark Cuban appeared on the Megyn Kelly Show. The NBA owner spun the NBA’s tank-job as hard as he could, discussing the league’s ratings collapse, Black Lives Matter, and the NBA’s relationship with China. As Outkick has written, the 2020 NBA Finals are an historic disaster — with games down as much as 58% year-over-year. Kelly accurately blames the league’s decision to go political for the millions of Americans turning away. “You wear a pink ribbon to support breast cancer is one thing. Putting BLM in the middle of the court when it’s not supported by virtually any Republican...
  • NBA caves! No ‘Black Lives Matter’ on courts and jerseys next year

    10/07/2020 6:49:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/07/2020 | Thomas Lifson
    NBA commissioner Adam Silver casually let drop the bombshell news that the NBA will remove the name of the Marxist revolutionary organization Black Lives Matter from its basketball courts and player jerseys next season.  This comes following catastrophic ratings declines to all-time lows for the league's playoff games. From Sports Illustrated: While the NFL is only suffering from a very slight ratings dip, the NBA has seen a severe viewer tune out. The question is, just how alarmed should the league be by this development? Here are the numbers for the first three games of the Finals between the Heat and Lakers. Game...
  • Adam Silver: NBA Social Justice Messaging Will Be Largely Left Off The Court Next Season

    10/06/2020 6:02:59 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 75 replies
    OutKick ^ | Ryan Glasspiegel
    Adam Silver sat down for an interview with Rachel Nichols on NBA Countdown earlier this week, and indicated that the social justice messaging that you see on the courts and the backs of players’ jerseys will be “largely left off the floor” next season: Here is the relevant question and answer: Rachel Nichols: The NBA has certainly been the most visible billion-dollar organization championing social justice and civil rights. As you noted in your press conference the other day, though, that has not been universally popular. How committed are you to being that going forward? Adam Silver: We’re completely committed...
  • Only 1 NBA Player Refused To Kneel For National Anthem

    09/30/2020 7:22:30 PM PDT · by md1986 · 45 replies
    Game 7 ^ | September 30, 2020 | Anthony Amador
    Only one NBA player refused to kneel for the National Anthem before Wednesday night’s Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
  • Jalen Rose calls for arrest of officers in Breonna Taylor shooting during NBA playoff broadcast

    09/24/2020 7:46:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    For The Win ^ | September 24, 2020 | Charles Curtis
    Despite sports continuing on Wednesday night, including Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals between the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics, a Kentucky grand jury's decision surrounding the death of Breonna Taylor was very much on the minds of athletes and commentators. Many people in the sports world took to social media, in disbelief that just one officer was charged with three counts of wanton endangerment and that two other officers weren't charged at all. ESPN's Jalen Rose was on the air during halftime of Game 4, and as their broadcast was going to commercial, he shouted, "it'd also be...
  • Former ODU coach Sonny Allen, who integrated Virginia basketball, passes away

    09/15/2020 11:50:37 AM PDT · by csvset · 4 replies
    WTKR ^ | 11Sep 2020 | Adam,Winkler
    NORFOLK, Va. (Harry Minium, ODUSports.com) - Sonny Allen, who won Old Dominion University's first national championship, built the foundation for ODU's successful Division I basketball debut and integrated Virginia college basketball, passed away peacefully this morning in Reno, Nev. Allen, 84, had suffered for years from Parkinson's Disease and his son, Billy Allen, said the disease had worsened in recent months. Allen's wife, Donna, and four children, including daughters Jackie Eldrenkamp, Kelly Marcantel and Jennifer Allen, were in Reno when he passed, as were step children Jimmy Warner and Tedi Holdmann. Allen is also survived by eight grandchildren and five...
  • While Pushing Heavily for Social Activism It Was Revealed the Majority of NBA Players Do Not Even Vote

    09/03/2020 12:08:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Red State ^ | 09/03/2020 | Brad Slager
    Are we really surprised that these professional lecturers do not follow their own lessons? Instead of a welcome release from a quarantine monotony, the return of professional sports has become a tiring lesson in patience. The NBA has been on a perpetual performance of activism and posturing for social causes, Major League Baseball has followed suit, with Black Lives Matter insignia on the fields and players kneeling for the anthem. And grudgingly the normally politics-free NHL has seen instances creeping into their league.Not coincidentally, fan interest in the sports has waned since their return to play, and it was exacerbated...
  • Hall of Fame basketball coach Lute Olson dies at 85.

    09/02/2020 12:33:32 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 4 replies
    ESPN.COM ^ | August 27, 2020 | ESPN News Service
    Hall of Fame basketball coach Lute Olson, who built Arizona into a national power and guided the Wildcats to the school's only NCAA championship, has died at age 85. Olson was hospitalized last year after suffering a stroke, and was recently moved into hospice care. His death Thursday was confirmed by family to Arizona media outlets. Olson went 589-187 in 24 seasons at Arizona and guided the Wildcats to four Final Four appearances, 23 consecutive NCAA tournaments and 11 Pac-10 titles, as well as the national title in 1997.
  • Legendary Georgetown Hoya coach John Thompson has died.

    08/31/2020 8:54:53 AM PDT · by PallMal · 49 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | August 31, 2020 | Tim Darnell
    John Thompson, who led the Georgetown Hoyas basketball team for 27 seasons, has died, according to a Washington, D.C., radio station.
  • NBA players boycott playoffs after police shooting of Jacob Blake; All three playoff games cancelled Wednesday

    08/26/2020 4:41:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 152 replies
    CNET ^ | 08/26/2020
    NBA teams are boycotting their playoff games to protest the police shooting of 29-year-old Jacob Blake, who is black. Black Lives Matter protests have surged across the US once more this week in response to Kenosha, Wisconsin, police paralyzing Blake by shooting him in the back seven times on Sunday. The boycotts began with the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday in their game with Orlando Magic. "Some things are bigger than basketball. The stand taken today by the players and org shows that we're fed up," Bucks Senior Vice President Alex Lasry, who is the son of Bucks owner Marc Lasry,...
  • NBA now allowing racial slurs - NO PUNISHMENT

    08/22/2020 4:33:36 PM PDT · by srmanuel · 39 replies
    Outkick ^ | 08/22/20 | Clay Travis
    Ask yourself if the reverse was true, how fast would Luka Doncic be kicked out of the NBA.... I have not watched one second of the NBA live since they have resumed play, I hope they suffer massively for going 100% SJW WOKE... For those of you who don't know Luka Doncic is a budding superstar from Europe who regularly dominates the NBA... Last night he got into it with a black player named Montrez Harrell, former Louisville Player. Montrez Harrell after scoring a put back over Doncic running down court shouted at him, "BITCH ASS WHITE BOY".... So far...
  • Ratings Continue to Crater for Protest-Filled NBA (trailing golf, NASCAR and wrestling)

    08/21/2020 11:00:12 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 75 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 21 2020 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    The NBA may have come back to TV to play the second half of its COVID-delayed 2020 season, but judging by the dismal ratings, it appears the fans have not. Ethan Strauss of The Athletic notes that the league’s ratings are coming in well under the pre-COVID break numbers. ABC’s NBA broadcasts in 2019-20 averaged 2.95 million viewers, down from its 5.42 million during 2011-12, Strauss wrote. That is a 45 percent drop off.
  • Steph Curry and family endorse Joe Biden during last night of DNC

    08/20/2020 9:49:57 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 35 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 20, 2020 | 11:28pm | Tamar Lapin
    NBA All-Star Stephen Curry and his family endorsed Joe Biden in a unique 2020 Democratic National Convention segment Thursday. The Golden State Warriors guard and his wife Ayesha appeared in a pre-recorded video with daughters Riley, 8, and Ryan, 5, on the final night of the convention. “We want to ensure that our kids live in a nation that is safe, happy, healthy and fair,” Ayesha said. “And so this election…” “We’re voting for Joe Biden,” Steph continued.
  • Ratings Woes Continue for Woke NBA, MLB

    08/19/2020 12:14:32 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 18 2020 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    The NBA and MLB, two of the nation’s biggest pro sports, have returned to TV after the COVID-19 hiatus. However, their ratings show that fans just aren’t all that interested in the new, woke version of the leagues. Both basketball and baseball hit screens this summer filled with paeans to Black Lives Matter: Protests during the national anthem, and an avalanche of sloganeering on signs, stadium floors and fields, and on player jersey backs. Along with the intrusion of this political activism on TV during the games, the two leagues have literally blasted social media with one woke proclamation after...
  • LeBron James on Trump Refusing to Watch NBA Games: ‘We Could Care Less’

    08/16/2020 6:40:19 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 79 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Aug 2020 | DYLAN GWINN
    While it is likely that NBA superstar LeBron James meant to say “we couldn’t care less” about President Trump saying he refuses to watch the NBA due to the league becoming a relentless social justice spectacle. Nonetheless, James made it clear that the president’s attention to the games is not a concern for him. In a Wednesday appearance on Fox & Friends, Trump voiced his displeasure with the league over their embrace of anthem protests and Black Lives Matter, and made it clear that their behavior was “unacceptable” to him. “I think it’s disgraceful,” Trump said. “We worked with the...
  • Mark Cuban lashes out with Fox rant after confronted with low ratings for woke NBA era

    08/16/2020 6:54:58 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, August 14, 2020 | Douglas Ernst
    Mark Cuban says critics of the NBA’s Black Lives Matter activism should focus on Fox News’ ratings before the league. The Dallas Mavericks owner says a 4% dip in ratings for the league has far more to do with Joseph R. Biden’s presidential campaign than politicized programming alienating fans. “Lol. You do realize that was the day @JoeBiden picked @KamalaHarris?” the billionaire tweeted at Fox Sports Radio’s Clay Travis on Thursday. “Nothing makes a Fox News viewer want to get lied to more.” Cuban’s comments failed to take into account strong ratings for baseball and hockey despite the coronavirus pandemic....
  • NBA Ratings Continue To Be Inexplicably Low

    08/12/2020 12:52:46 PM PDT · by Stravinsky · 160 replies
    Game7 ^ | August 12, 2020 | Charles Kruger
    NBA ratings continue to be inexplicably low this month, with all of the Twitter chatter surrounding the league’s return not translating into an actual increase in viewers. When the NBA resumed its season at the end of July, many observers assumed it would be a ratings boon for all involved. Networks were starved for sports programming as a result of COVID-19, and basketball’s glut of big name stars should have converted into a ton of viewership. Only it didn’t. In the first week of action, the NBA’s ratings immediately sputtered. Rather than spiking due to an increase in hype and...
  • Jonathan Isaac Stands For The National Anthem, And We Stand With Him

    08/07/2020 7:42:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 7, 2020 | Thomas Griffin
    'Kneeling or wearing a Black Lives Matter T-shirt didn't go hand in hand with supporting black lives,' Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac said. 'Everyone is made in the image of God.'⁣ “Kneeling or wearing a Black Lives Matter T-shirt didn’t go hand in hand with supporting black lives,” Isaac said. “I believe that my life has been supported through the Gospel, everyone is made in the image of God.”⁣Isaac is a faithful Christian who has preached publicly on several occasions. After the game, the first question reporters asked was whether he believes black lives do matter? “Absolutely,” he responded, going...
  • NBA Player that stood for Anthem gets wheeled off court after Leg Injury

    08/02/2020 8:26:05 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 26 replies
    NBA ^ | Aug 2, 2020
    Jonathan Isaac exited Sunday's game between Orlando and Sacramento after suffering an apparent left leg injury. The third-year forward fell to the ground in the fourth quarter after planting his feet on a drive to the basket. He remained there clutching his knee, and a wheelchair was eventually brought out to help him off the floor. Isaac, whom the Magic drafted sixth overall in 2017, was enjoying a career year with averages of 12.1 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2.4 blocks and 1.5 steals per game. It has also been an injury-tested season for Isaac, who only just returned from a hyperextended...