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  • NBA to enforce rules forbidding hugs, handshakes with midcourt security

    01/20/2021 1:55:19 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    ESPN ^ | Jan. 20, 2021 | Adrian Wojnarowski
    After witnessing some opposing players disregarding new league rules against unnecessary contact on game nights, the NBA is moving team security into the midcourt area to dissuade violations that include hugging and handshakes, according to a league memo obtained by ESPN on Wednesday. As coronavirus infections increased amid a darkening pandemic, the NBA recently tightened regulations on players and staffs, including several meant to lessen the possibility of on-court transmissions.
  • Coach John Calipari, Kentucky Basketball Team Kneel for National Anthem for First Time

    01/09/2021 8:46:47 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 46 replies ^ | 1/9/2021 | JOSEPH SALVADOR
    The entire Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team, as well as coach John Calipari, took a knee during the national anthem on Saturday before their 76-58 win against Florida. In previous home games this season, the Wildcats had stayed in the locker room while the anthem played in Rupp Arena, according to The Athletic's Kyle Tucker. Calipari had previously said Kentucky would decide how to carry out any protests as a team, and that either all would participate or nobody would. The Wildcats stuck to that line of thought in their first public protest. The protest comes on the heels of...
  • Kyrie Irving’s Nets absence a reaction to Capitol Hill riot

    01/08/2021 5:58:08 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | Jan, 8, 2021 | By Brian Lewis
    Kyrie Irving didn’t fly with the Nets for Friday’s game at Memphis, and his status (along with that of Kevin Durant) is still up in the air for Sunday’s home tilt against the Thunder. A source familiar with the situation told The Post that Irving is fine physically, but was upset by the attack on the U.S. Capitol in Washington by supporters of President Donald Trump. The All-Star isn’t AWOL, and the team has been aware of why he’s not playing. Irving, in essence, took personal days, according to a source.
  • NBPA executive director Michele Roberts upset over racial double standard

    01/06/2021 7:40:58 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    ESPN ^ | Jan. 6, 2021 | Adrian Wojnarowski
    National Basketball Players Association executive director Michele Roberts expressed outrage over the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Wednesday and how the event reflected racial double standards in America. Roberts told ESPN that her conversations with multiple NBA players throughout the afternoon kept returning to the contrast between the scene of President Donald Trump's supporters storming the Capitol with the Tuesday announcement that police officers in Kenosha, Wisconsin, would not face any charges in the shooting of Jacob Blake, who is Black.
  • Boston University Terriers, Holy Cross Crusaders to both wear masks during Tuesday basketball game

    01/04/2021 1:42:15 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    ESPN ^ | January 4, 2021 | Jeff Borzello
    Boston University and Holy Cross will both wear masks for Tuesday's men's college basketball game, a Boston University spokesperson told ESPN. The game is believed to be the first in men's college basketball this season in which both teams will be wearing masks on the court. Stadium reported Monday morning that Boston University has mandated that all of its opponents wear masks during games on BU's campus. The Terriers and Holy Cross also play each other on Monday, but that game is on Holy Cross' campus, meaning only BU will be wearing masks during the game.
  • Men’s March Madness Will Be Played Entirely in Indiana

    01/04/2021 11:52:15 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/04/2021 | AP
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA announced Monday that all 67 men’s basketball tournament games including the Final Four will be played entirely in Indiana in a bid to keep the marquee event from being called off for a second consecutive year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Games will be played one at a time on two courts inside Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts. They will also be held at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indiana Farmers Coliseum, Mackey Arena at Purdue, and Assembly Hall in Bloomington.
  • Paul Westphal, Basketball Hall of Famer, dead at 70

    01/02/2021 1:50:33 PM PST · by ZagFan · 45 replies
    New York Post ^ | 1-02-2021 | Field News Media
    Hall of Fame guard and longtime NBA coach Paul Westphal died Saturday at age 70 after a battle with brain cancer, the Phoenix Suns announced.
  • NCAA Files Trademark for ‘Mask Madness’ to Promote Wearing Masks

    12/28/2020 10:33:23 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/28/2020 | Dylan Gwinn
    Just before the end of 2020, the NCAA has gone ahead and done maybe the most 2020 thing ever. The NCAA has filed a trademark for the term “Mask Madness,” as a way to promote the wearing of masks during the Division I men’s basketball tournament known as “March Madness.” “The National Collegiate Athletic Association made the filing on Dec. 23,” Sporting News reports. “According to the filing, the NCAA wants to use the term both to promote public awareness about the benefits of wearing masks, along with advertising and marketing around masks as a protection of viral infections.
  • Humbugged: NBA Christmas Day Ratings Tank ‘Massively’

    12/27/2020 2:08:52 AM PST · by knighthawk · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 25 2020 | DYLAN GWINN
    The NBA put its best and shiniest presents under the tree of the American television viewer on Christmas Day and America said, no thanks. The NBA, which uses Christmas Day to showcase their best games and talent to jumpstart their season, had their gifts returned by viewers who were less than enthused. According to DEADLINE Hollywood: The National Basketball Association’s day-long celebration of sports led the demos, scoring a 1.1 and 3.74 million total audience for its hours-long programming for ABC and ESPN. That’s the good news – the bad news is that’s down massively from past performances. In a...
  • Mark Cuban says he’ll lose ‘more than $100 million’ with NBA’s Covid-19 arena protocols

    12/08/2020 4:06:33 PM PST · by conservative98 · 69 replies
    CNBC ^ | Tue, Dec 8 20203:10 PM EST | Tom Huddleston
    It looks Dallas Mavericks’ billionaire owner, Mark Cuban, will take a financial hit this NBA season no matter how many games his team wins. “Am I going to lose a lot of money this year? Yes. No question about it. More than $100 million when this is all said and done? Yes. No question about it,” Cuban said on Monday in an interview with a Dallas sports radio station. The Mavericks are one of many NBA teams likely to open the new season, which starts on Dec. 23, with few or no fans in the stands due to states’ social-distancing...
  • Players for No. 1 South Carolina women's basketball team sit during anthem

    11/26/2020 6:51:54 PM PST · by Midwesterner53 · 63 replies ^ | 11/25/20 | AP
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Ten players for No. 1 South Carolina remained seated during the national anthem before their season opener with College of Charleston on Wednesday. Only junior forward Elysa Wesolek stood during the anthem. Coach Dawn Staley and her staff also stood. Advertisement The team posted a statement on Twitter saying that many of them did not stand “to shine a light on the need for racial equality, social justice and ending systemic racism in our country.”
  • Whitlock: Black Pride Religion Ordained By White Liberals Taking Black People And America Straight To Hell

    11/20/2020 11:41:15 AM PST · by Red Badger · 18 replies ^ | 11/18/2020 | by Jason Whitlock
    The objection is to the culture, not the people. The objection is to the people manipulating and controlling the culture, not the people being manipulated and controlled. The puppet masters want you to read my words as a rebuke of black people. It’s a rebuke of the puppet masters, the organizers of the “Unapologetically Black Olympics” that I referenced last week in columns that explored comedian Dave Chappelle’s Saturday Night Live monologue. I am repulsed by the people who have worked tirelessly for more than 400 years to convince black people that our skin color is our most prized asset...
  • Tom Heinsohn, longtime Celtics player, coach, and broadcaster has died.

    11/10/2020 1:24:53 PM PST · by PallMal · 22 replies ^ | November 10, 2020 | Chad Finn
    Tom Heinsohn, whose association with the Boston Celtics spanned six decades as a player, coach, and broadcaster, has died, according to multiple people affiliated with the NBA. He was 86.
  • Stephen Curry, Other NBA Stars Set To Lose A Lot Of Money

    10/31/2020 12:18:57 PM PDT · by md1986 · 58 replies
    Game 7 ^ | October 31, 2020 | Charles Kruger
    Stephen Curry is one of many NBA players who is facing a heavy financial hit over the next few months. As a result of COVID-19 and the way contracts are structured, the 32-year-old could lose nearly $20 million in 2020-21.
  • Watch: Ben Carson Dunks on LeBron James After Trevor Noah Joke: ‘I Wouldn’t Ask Him to Do Neurosurgery’

    10/30/2020 10:04:55 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Oct 2020 | KYLE OLSON
    Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson dunked on LeBron James on Thursday after cable comedian Trevor Noah referenced the NBA star in a joke mocking Carson. Carson was a surprise guest at an Evangelicals for Trump event in Grandville, Michigan, on Thursday evening during which he implored supporters to talk about religion and politics with their family and friends. Talk about “the things that are important to you, not about sports and entertainment. I mean, that’s okay, but really, is that what life is all about?” he asked. “Doesn’t matter that much if you can sink a basketball,”...
  • 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.

    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.