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  • Adam Silver says NBA is discussing COVID-19 vaccination of players as PSA

    01/19/2021 12:52:33 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    ESPN ^ | Jan. 19, 2021 | Brian Windhorst
    NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Tuesday the league has discussed having players receive COVID-19 vaccines to educate and influence the public regarding their safety and effectiveness. "There have been discussions. It's something we're particularly focused on," Silver said at a virtual conference hosted by Sportico. "In the African American community, there's been enormously disparate impact from COVID ... but now, somewhat perversely, there's been enormous resistance [to vaccinations] in the African American community for understandable historical reasons. ... If that resistance continues, it would be very much a double whammy to the Black community, because the only way out of...
  • Stephen A. Smith: Kyrie Irving should retire from basketball

    01/13/2021 12:46:57 PM PST · by conservative98 · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 13, 2021 | 3:26pm | Zach Braziller
    Stephen A. Smith believes Kyrie Irving should retire from basketball. The ESPN hot-take artist thinks Irving’s personal leave of absence is proof his heart isn’t into the game and he owes it to fans, the Nets organization and his teammates to step away. “He’s not worth [the drama] at all,” Smith said on the network on Wednesday. “Matter of fact, let me say this straight up and down: I think Kyrie Irving should retire. I think he should announce his retirement today. Clearly, you don’t want to play basketball bad enough.” The 28-year-old Irving will miss his fifth straight game...
  • Kyrie Irving purported partying video emerges as Nets absence grows

    01/12/2021 11:23:09 AM PST · by conservative98 · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 12, 2021 | 1:15pm | Brian Lewis
    The Kyrie Irving mystery deepened even further on Tuesday, when video seemingly showing the Nets star maskless at a large gathering appeared online overnight. Late Monday, videos showing Irving — who has been on personal leave from the Nets — his older sister and his father at a birthday party emerged on Instagram. Asia turned 30 on Tuesday, while Drederick turned 55 on Monday. It is not clear if the video is current. The NBA is reviewing the video. Irving has sat out the past three Nets games for what the team has called personal reasons and had already been...
  • Gregg Popovich unloads on Capitol riot, GOP: 'I believe with all my heart that Trump enjoyed it'

    01/10/2021 11:07:34 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 69 replies
    yahoo ^ | January 7, 2021 | JACK BAER
    San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, long one of the sports world’s most outspoken critics of President Donald Trump, unleashed a blistering tirade against Trump on Thursday, one day after the president’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. Popovich spoke at length about the deadly riot in D.C. He fully blamed Trump for fueling the vitriol that led to the attack and called for his removal from office. Popovich also criticized Vice President Mike Pence and Sens. Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley and Lindsey Graham for enabling Trump throughout his four years in office. “He’s incapable. He’s incompetent,” Popovich said. “He’s incapable...
  • 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.
  • Spurs’ Becky Hammon Becomes First Woman to Coach NBA Team

    12/31/2020 7:47:47 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/31/2020 | AP
    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Becky Hammon became the first woman to direct a team in NBA history, taking over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Lakers following Gregg Popovich’s ejection in the first half. Popovich was ejected by official Tony Brown with 3:56 remaining in the second quarter. Popovich screamed at Brown and entered the court following a non-call on DeMar DeRozan’s attempted layup and a subsequent attempted rebound by Drew Eubanks. Popovich was applauded as he exited the court by several of the team’s family members that were in attendance at the AT&T Center.
  • NBA to require players to wear sensors as part of contact tracing

    12/31/2020 6:57:30 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    ESPN ^ | Dec. 31, 2020 | Baxter Holmes
    The NBA is planning to roll out an ambitious aspect of its leaguewide contact tracing program by requiring players and many team staffers to wear sensor devices during all team-organized activities outside of games starting Jan. 7, according to a league memo obtained by ESPN. Only Tier 1 and Tier 2 individuals -- designations outlined in the league's health and safety protocols that include players and specific staff members, such as coaches -- will be required to wear Kinexon SafeZone contact sensor devices on the team plane, the team bus, during practices and to and from the arena or their...
  • Remember? Obama persuaded boycotting (over Jacob Blake) NBA stars to resume play last "season"...they then demand arenas be used as voting centers

    12/30/2020 5:09:09 PM PST · by line drive to right · 11 replies
    NBA/National Basketball Players Association ^ | Dec. 30, 2020 | linedrivetoright
    Soon after Obama persuaded NBA players to make demands as a condition of resuming the "season" after their walkout in response to the shooting of Jacob Blake, the league agreed to turn their arenas into voting centers -- where massive fraud occurred, such as in Atlanta, etc.
  • The NBA and China Are Arrayed Against America and Hong Kong

    Right now, the NBA and China are both attacking America, just in different ways. China, a nation the US is in an existential, Cold War struggle with, is using its influence in the Pacific to weaken our allies and our standing with them. Additionally, it is engaging in industrial espionage against America and constantly launches cyberattacks against us. But, at least it is a foreign nation. While I stand firmly against Red China, America’s mortal enemy, I understand why it would want to attack and weaken America. It is an adversarial nation; we have dealt with those since our Founding....
  • 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...
  • Charles Barkley rips Kyrie Irving over media saga: ‘Shut the hell up’

    12/19/2020 12:25:22 AM PST · by conservative98 · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | iDecember 18, 2020 | 9:48pm | Joseph Staszewsk
    Irving, the Nets’ star point guard, recently threatened to boycott talking to the media, instead releasing statements through a PR person or on social media. He and the Nets were both fined $25,000 for breaking the NBA’s media rules and Irving did speak with reporters on Monday. Barkley went off on Irving during an appearance on ESPN’s “Keyshawn, JWill & Zubin” show Thursday morning for thinking he could skirt his media responsibilities and his overall approach. “They don’t pay you $40 million just to play basketball. Part of it is sitting down with you guys, sitting down with me and...
  • LeBron Has Message For Man In Viral Child-Punching Video

    12/10/2020 8:34:33 AM PST · by md1986 · 19 replies
    Game 7 ^ | December 10, 2020 | Anthony Amador
    Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James delivered a simple message to a man caught on video punching a small child.
  • 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...
  • NBA Coach Goes Off On Trump Over COVID-19

    12/07/2020 4:04:49 PM PST · by md1986 · 59 replies
    Game 7 ^ | December 7, 2020 | Anthony Amador
    At least one NBA coach is very unhappy with how President Donald Trump has responded to COVID-19.
  • NBA suspends random marijuana testing for 2020-21 season

    12/05/2020 4:31:11 PM PST · by dynachrome · 21 replies
    NBC (nothing but commies) ^ | 12-4-20 | MATT WEYRICH
    The NBA reached an agreement with the National Basketball Players Association to temporarily stop randomly testing players for marijuana use during the 2020-21 season.T “Due to the unusual circumstances in conjunction with the pandemic, we have agreed with the NBPA to suspend random testing for marijuana for the 2020-21 season,” league spokesperson Mike Bass said in a statement, “And focus our random testing program on performance-enhancing products and drugs of abuse.” Marijuana will remain on the NBA’s banned substances list. Players who have previously tested positive or given the league reason to suspect use can still be tested for the...
  • Malik Beasley’s wife shocked by him holding hands with Larsa Pippen

    12/02/2020 7:21:13 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 2, 2020 | By Michael Blinn
    A rocky few weeks for Malik Beasley is only getting worse. The 24-year-old Minnesota Timberwolves guard - who was charged with felony threats of violence and fifth-degree drug possession on Oct. 30 - was seen out and about with Larsa Pippen, the ex-wife of former Chicago Bulls star Scottie Pippen. A Nov. 23 photo of Beasley and Pippen, 46, holding hands in Miami was a surprise to Beasley’s wife, Instagram model Montana Yao. Yao, who has a child with Beasley, was “blindsided” by the image. She is also facing charges stemming from the late October arrest alongside Beasley. Pippen divorced...
  • Colby Covington Issues Warning To Lakers Star LeBron James

    12/01/2020 7:56:46 AM PST · by md1986 · 9 replies
    Game 7 ^ | December 1, 2020 | Carlos Garcia
    UFC welterweight Colby Covington issued a warning to Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James this past week.
  • Jake Paul VS Nate Robinson [Full Fight]

    11/30/2020 12:59:37 PM PST · by conservative98 · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | Nov 28, 2020
    Tonight I'm fighting for my brothers in the NBA, athletes across the world, and most importantly my children. #tysonjones #holdat— Nate Robinson (@nate_robinson) November 28, 2020
  • LeBron James Called Out For Bad Tip (Photos)

    11/24/2020 1:12:08 PM PST · by md1986 · 50 replies
    Game 7 ^ | November 24, 2020 | Carlos Garcia
    Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is known for being a great basketball player. Beyond that, he also seemingly tries to make a positive impact on the world through his various charities and organizations. By all accounts he is a generous person. However, one issue continues to arise – his tipping practices.
  • 5 NBA Players Meet With Pope Francis To Talk Social Justice

    11/23/2020 7:09:35 AM PST · by md1986 · 24 replies
    Game 7 ^ | November 23, 2020 | Anthony Amador
    Five NBA players traveled to the Vatican to meet with Pope Francis on Monday.