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  • Warriors part-owner and venture capitalist dismisses Uyghur Muslims' rights abuses

    01/17/2022 11:12:28 AM PST · by NohSpinZone · 36 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | 1/17/2022 | By Ryan Gaydos
    Chamath Palihapitiya, a part-owner and director of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors and the venture capitalist founder and CEO of Social Capital, offered the "very hard ugly truth" about China’s human rights abuses against Uyghur Muslims in a podcast interview. Palihapitiya appeared on the "All-In Podcast" on Saturday. He made his remarks about Uyghur Muslims after his co-host Jason Calacanis praised President Biden for his decision to ban the import of goods made through forced Uyghur labor. "Nobody cares about what’s happening to the Uyghurs, OK? You bring it up because you really care and I think it’s nice that...
  • The Unvaccinated Kyrie Irving saga takes a new twist for the Brooklyn Nets in the NBA…

    01/13/2022 6:33:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    KYRIE IRVING OF THE BROOKLYN NETS After all the back and forth, and Kyrie sitting out half the season, it appears the Nets can simply pay $5K per game to allow Kyrie to play in home games in Brooklyn. The Nets have a total of 22 home games remaining. Kyrie Irving could be available in Nets home games if Brooklyn is willing to pay a ‘small fine’, per @SBondyNYDN1st offense: Warning.2nd offense: $1K fine.3rd offense: $2K fine.4th offense: $5K fine.5th offense to infinity offenses: $5K fine(Via https://t.co/g9z4zDGSRz) pic.twitter.com/3WXCfxdULm— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) January 12, 2022
  • Charles Barkley rips Nets, Kyrie Irving over his part-time status

    01/08/2022 10:48:12 AM PST · by conservative98 · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 8, 2022 | Mark W. Sanchez
    From Kyrie Irving’s refusal to be vaccinated to the Nets relenting and allowing their point guard to return on a part-time basis, Charles Barkley has all sorts of problems with Brooklyn. After Irving’s season debut in the Nets’ win in Indiana on Wednesday, the TNT analyst ripped both the star and team on Thursday for enabling this unconventional marriage. “I have an issue with the entire thing,” Barkley said on “Inside the NBA.” “Kyrie is a heck of a player. But to only play in road games, I don’t think it is fair to the game, No. 1. But I...
  • NBA Teams Required to Host Booster Shot Events by New Year’s Eve Amid Coronavirus Surge

    12/26/2021 8:47:10 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/26/2021 | Dylan Gwinn
    The National Basketball Association (NBA) will require its teams to host Covid booster shot events on New Year’s Eve, according to a report. Shams Charania, the NBA reporter for the Athletic, tweeted the news earlier this week. “In light of rising COVID-19 cases, all NBA teams were informed that they are required to host a booster shot event by Dec. 31 in which booster doses are made available for eligible players, staff, and their families,” Charania wrote.
  • LeBron Sparks Controversy After Posting Meme Comparing Covid, Common Cold, and Flu

    12/24/2021 5:36:13 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/24/2021 | Dylan Gwinn
    LeBron James found himself in unfamiliar territory on Christmas Eve: He found himself on the receiving end of criticism from the woke mob. The NBA superstar and outspoken social justice advocate posted a meme on Instagram which compared the coronavirus to the common old and the flu.
  • Stephen A. Smith reveals on ESPN he has COVID-19

    12/21/2021 10:06:16 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/21/2021 | Jenna Lemoncelli
    Stephen A. Smith has tested positive for COVID-19, the ESPN personality announced Tuesday on “First Take.” Smith, 54, appeared virtually on the show and said his positive test result was the reason he missed Monday’s episode. The longtime broadcaster said he is experiencing mild symptoms and had a fever over the weekend. Smith noted that he has gotten two Pfizer vaccine shots, but has not yet received a booster.
  • NBA to allow teams with Covid-19 issues to sign replacement players, memo says

    12/20/2021 4:32:14 PM PST · by conservative98 · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | December 20, 2021 | Wayne Sterling
    The National Basketball Association (NBA) will allow teams dealing with Covid-19 issues to add replacement players due to the rising number of cases, according to a memo dated Sunday and obtained by CNN on Monday. The NBA and National Basketball Players Association have agreed to allow teams to sign a replacement player for each roster player that tests positive for Covid-19, the memo reads. Teams will be required to sign one replacement player if there are two confirmed positive Covid-19 cases, two players if there are three positive cases, and three players if there are four or more positive cases....
  • Kyrie Irving Enters Coronavirus Protocol Less than 24 Hours After Rejoining the Nets

    12/18/2021 1:17:33 PM PST · by conservative98 · 17 replies
    Breitbartq ^ | 18 Dec 2021 | DYLAN GWINN
    If you were looking to see Kyrie Irving back to work with the Brooklyn Nets, you had to look fast because it’s already over. Less than 24 hours after rejoining the team part-time, the Nets announced that Irving – the league’s most outspoken anti-vax mandate proponent – had entered the NBA’s coronavirus protocols. According to Yahoo: "The 29-year-old point guard has not played a single NBA game this season after being benched by the Nets over his refusal to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Now, Irving must return negative tests for five consecutive days before he is eligible to return to...
  • Sources: Brooklyn Nets to bring back Kyrie Irving for road games

    12/17/2021 2:46:14 PM PST · by God luvs America · 20 replies
    ESPN ^ | 12/17/2021 | Adrian Wojnarowski
    The Brooklyn Nets are bringing back All-Star guard Kyrie Irving as a part-time player for games outside of New York, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The unfolding circumstances of Brooklyn's season - including injuries, players lost to health and safety protocols and an inordinate minutes load on their superstar players led the team to this move, sources said. So far, Irving has been unwilling to satisfy New York City mandates and become vaccinated to play home games, but the turbulence of the ongoing NBA season has caused the organization to reconsider their preseason decision to fully sideline Irving, sources said....
  • Covid battering NBA, NFL, NHL, sidelining key players and postponing games

    12/17/2021 1:54:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    NBC 'News' ^ | 12/15/21 | Antonio Planas, AP
    Covid-19 is disrupting the NFL, NBA and NHL, sidelining dozens of players, including some of the leagues’ biggest stars. New cases this week have battered the leagues and prompted NBA and NHL postponements. The NFL is grappling with the virus’ wrath with the playoffs beginning next month. **SNIP** William Parham, a professor at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and a psychologist who works with elite athletes, said professional sports leagues are doing well to keep their seasons afloat. He said athletes have been resilient. Covid-19 and its variants are here for the indefinite future, Parham said. Upticks in infections...
  • Walt Frazier goes into COVID protocols as Knicks’ outbreak worsens

    12/14/2021 11:24:19 AM PST · by conservative98 · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/14/21 | Marc Berman
    Knicks legend and current broadcaster Walt Frazier has entered into COVID-19 protocols, joining three of their players, according to a source. He is expected to miss 10 days as the virus keeps spreading within the organization. Frazier turned 76 last March. He was recently on a holiday hiatus around Thanksgiving but was on the San Antonio-Indiana-Toronto road trip where the Knicks seemed to have picked up the virus. In addition to Frazier, the Knicks have three players out due to COVID-19 – Obi Toppin, RJ Barrett and Quentin Grimes. The rookie Grimes tested positive on Tuesday, according to a source.
  • NBA postpones Bulls games amid team COVID-19 outbreak

    12/13/2021 12:28:18 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/13/2021 | OLAFIMIHAN OSHIN
    The NBA has postponed two Chicago Bulls games this week amid a team-related COVID-19 outbreak. “The Chicago Bulls’ next two games — Tuesday, Dec. 14 against the Detroit Pistons and Thursday, Dec. 16 at Toronto — have been postponed,” the league said in a statement Monday. "Ten Bulls players, along with additional staff members, are currently in the NBA’s Health and Safety Protocols,” the league added. The minimum requirement for players to participate in a game is eight, ESPN noted.
  • 9 (fully vaccinated) Chicago Bulls Players In COVID-19 Protocol; Postponed Games Possible

    12/12/2021 3:21:55 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | Dec 12, 2021 | Dillon Burroughs
    The NBA’s Chicago Bulls are missing nine players from their roster due to COVID-19 protocol, according to a report on Sunday, including stars Zach LeVine and Troy Brown, leaving only half of the team’s current roster available for Tuesday’s game with the Detroit Pistons. “Under league rules, the Bulls need to have eight eligible players vs. the Pistons on Tuesday. There have been no Covid-related postponements in the NBA this season, but the Bulls outbreak — with LaVine and Troy Brown the latest — continues and postponements could be an option,” ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted Sunday.
  • Enes Kanter Freedom: NBA Tried To Silence Me For Criticizing Communist China

    12/07/2021 3:43:12 PM PST · by Robwin · 5 replies
    The Federalist ^ | DECEMBER 7, 2021 | Jordan Boyd
    NBA star Enes Kanter Freedom said the National Basketball Association tried to silence him for using his official uniform attire to criticize communist China’s treatment of Tibet, when he wore the slogan “Free Tibet” on his sneakers.“There [were] two gentlemen came from the NBA [who] said, ‘Take those shoes off.’ I’m like, ‘Excuse me?’ He said, ‘Yep, take those shoes off.’ I was like, ‘I’m not taking the shoes off.’ They’re like, ‘Listen, we are begging you to take those shoes off.’ And I asked him, ‘Am I breaking any rules?’ They said, ‘No.’ … And after that I was...
  • NBA Memo Warns Unvaccinated Players in United States, Canada About Cross-Border Travel

    12/07/2021 1:11:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    ESPN ^ | 12/7
    Any unvaccinated NBA player with temporary visa status who leaves the country will be unable to reenter the United States, according to a memo obtained by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on Tuesday. For example, a player who is not vaccinated against COVID-19 would be unable to reenter the United States after playing in Canada. The same applies if an unvaccinated player travels outside the United States during NBA All-Star Weekend. The NBA informed teams on Tuesday that unvaccinated players will no longer be allowed to travel to Toronto to play games beginning Jan. 15, according to the memo. Teams are instructed...
  • Boston Celtic's Enes Kanter Freedom: NBA Tried To Silence Me For Criticizing Communist China

    12/07/2021 1:07:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/07/2021
    NBA Center Enes Kanter Freedom of the Boston Celtics said the National Basketball Association tried to silence him for using his official uniform attire to criticize communist China’s treatment of Tibet, when he wore the slogan “Free Tibet” on his sneakers.“There [were] two gentlemen came from the NBA [who] said, ‘Take those shoes off.’ I’m like, ‘Excuse me?’ He said, ‘Yep, take those shoes off.’ I was like, ‘I’m not taking the shoes off.’ They’re like, ‘Listen, we are begging you to take those shoes off.’ And I asked him, ‘Am I breaking any rules?’ They said, ‘No.’ … And...
  • Vulnerable Democrat Angie Craig Abuses Proxy Vote to Attend Biden Event, NBA Game Maskless

    12/06/2021 7:51:18 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 6 replies
    breitbart ^ | 6 Dec 2021 | JACOB BLISS
    Minnesota Democrat Rep. Angie Craig claimed she could not attend necessary House votes in person due to the “ongoing public health emergency” but was able to promote the so-called bipartisan infrastructure package with President Joe Biden in her district and attend an NBA game. Craig claimed she was unable to attend the votes on November 30, because of the “ongoing public health emergency” in the world, according to her letter to the House Clerk. Craig authorized Rep. Sara Jacobs (D-CA) to cast her vote while she was “unable” to be there in person. While Craig was not in the House...
  • WATCH: ‘We Want to Change Laws’: National Basketball Social Justice Coalition Promises an ‘Evolution’ in Advocacy

    12/02/2021 10:46:01 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 23 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1 Dec 2021 | PAUL BOIS
    The National Basketball Association (NBA) flexed its social justice muscles this week when the National Basketball Social Justice Coalition released a new video advertising the various causes that the organization will push. The video marks the coalition’s first step onto the media scene after the NBA announced the social justice-minded group last year. “Our goal is really simple. We want to take moments of protest, moments of people power like we saw last year and turn them into public policy.” Executive Director of the National Basketball Social Justice Coalition James Cadogan said in the video. “We want to change laws.”...
  • LeBron James convinced ‘something REAL fishy’ going on amid COVID absence

    12/01/2021 6:33:51 PM PST · by conservative98 · 37 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 1, 2021 5:18pm | Ryan Glasspiegel
    LeBron James, who is in the NBA’s health and safety protocols, thinks something fishy is going on. While it has not been confirmed that James tested positive for COVID-19, ESPN.com reported that the Lakers star is expected to miss several games. James has thus far declined to elaborate on what exactly he thinks is fishy, but he used just about every fish emoji available to man in a Wednesday tweet to illustrate his point. The Lakers played without James on Tuesday night and rallied to beat the Kings, 117-92. “He said he’s good,” Anthony Davis said after the game in...
  • The NBA’s Enes Kanter Freedom is a totally awesome person

    11/30/2021 3:54:59 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 30 Nov, 2021 | Andrea Widburg
    In a league filled with race-baiters, cowards, and China apologists, he stands out as an extraordinarily brave spokesman for liberty around the world. Enes Kanter, a 6’11” tall Turkish-born Muslim, is a really good basketball player. He’s so good that he’s played with some of the best teams in the NBA and is currently on the Boston Celtics. But more than being a fine basketball player, he’s a truly good man, who bravely speaks up for oppressed people everywhere. And on Monday, he became an American citizen and took a new name to celebrate: He’s now Enes Kanter Freedom. My...