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  • Former NBA Player Brandon Hunter Died Suddenly at 42 Following Hot Yoga Collapse

    09/14/2023 12:02:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | Sep. 14, 2023 | Ryan Glasspiegel
    The family of former NBA player Brandon Hunter says the 42-year-old died suddenly on Tuesday after collapsing during a hot yoga session in Orlando, Fla. Carolyn Cliett, the mother-in-law of Hunter, spoke to NBC News about the tragedy. “It was hot yoga, and he did it regularly,” Cliett said. “He was in good shape as far as we know. We’re just shocked.” Hunter appeared in 67 total games for the Celtics and Magic during a two-season NBA career that spanned from 2003-05.
  • Julius Erving’s All-Time Top 10 Includes Tiny Archibald, No Active Players

    07/31/2023 2:54:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | Kurt Helin Published July 30, 2023 0 | Kurt Helin Published July 30, 2023 0
    Julius Erving has had the same five best players of all time ever since he was 15. He’s not changing it now for the modern game. Dr. J sat down with an interview with Joy DeAngela and she asked him about his top 10 players of all time list. His answer is not what you expect (hat tip Basketnews for the transcription). “I have five guys who are untouchable — Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Oscar Robertson, Jerry West, and Elgin Baylor. That’s my all-time best team. Everybody else has to be on the second or third teams, and I made...
  • They still have one loyal customer! NBA legend Charles Barkley brands Bud Light critics 'rednecks' and '*******' amid Dylan Mulvaney backlash as he defends the brand at Lake Tahoe celebrity golf tournament

    07/17/2023 9:07:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 57 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | July 17, 2023 | Neirin Gray
    NBA legend Charles Barkley has defended Bud Light after its partnership with trans influencer Dylan Mulvaney and labeled those boycotting the brand 'rednecks'. His comments were captured across several nights this weekend at a bar in Lake Tahoe, California, where he had been playing in a celebrity golf tournament. Barkley was filmed announcing proudly over a microphone that he had bought cases of Bud Light for the patrons. 'I got three cases of Bud Light,' he told the audience, adding: 'If you're gay, bless you. If you're trans, bless you. If you have a problem with that, **** you!' On...
  • Zion Williamson: Dieting ‘Is Hard’ When You Have Money

    07/14/2023 12:29:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 11, 2023 | Miles Schachner
    Zion Williamson is opening up about some of his struggles with his weight. The 6-foot-6, 284-pound forward, who has been criticized by Pelicans vice president of basketball ops David Griffin about his health problems, broke down his difficulty with dieting on Gilbert Arenas’ “Gil’s Arena” show. “Is it hard to diet at your age?” Arenas asked. “Be honest.” “Since it’s you, I’ll be real,” Williamson said. “That s–t hard, it’s hard man. Like, you’re 20, 22, got a lot of money — it feels like all the money in the world — man, it is hard. “But I’m at that...
  • China Touts ‘Significant Commercial Opportunities’ for NBA Stars with Giannis Antetokounmpo Visit

    07/12/2023 7:58:28 AM PDT · by DFG · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/10/2023 | Frances Martel
    China’s state-run propaganda newspaper Global Times celebrated on Monday the arrival of Giannis Antetokounmpo in Beijing, the first NBA star of his caliber in the league to visit the country since the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic began. Antetokounmpo, of the Milwaukee Bucks, led his team to the 2021 NBA championship and has since risen to become one of the most popular players in the league. He arrived in China on Wednesday with brothers and fellow basketball players Thanasis and Alex Emeka in tow and has spent the past week enjoying the sights in Beijing and Guangzhou, posting frequently to social media...
  • NBA is America's first Bud Light-style fiasco but you're not supposed to know that

    07/08/2023 3:14:45 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 8, 2023 | Clay Travis
    Bud Light's business has collapsed since April, plummeting 30% in consumption, the result of the company putting a trans influencer on a can to celebrate the NCAA's March Madness basketball tournament. The resulting social media brouhaha combined with the head of marketing deriding the brand's out-of-touch humor and fratty connotations has led to the most crushing boycott of a large consumer product brand in modern history. Bud Light, legitimately, might be finished as a popular beer. As I demonstrated in May with an experiment that went viral, many beer drinkers simply refuse to be seen with a Bud Light. The...

    07/06/2023 8:41:34 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 27 replies
    TMZ ^ | 07-06-2023
    Britney Spears was allegedly assaulted Wednesday night in Vegas, after a member of NBA phenom Victor Wembanyama's security backhanded her in the face, and she has filed a police report. The incident went down at Catch restaurant in the ARIA Hotel around 8:30 PM. Britney, along with her husband, Sam Asghari, and 2 others went to the restaurant for dinner. She was swarmed by fans as she entered the casino. Britney and co. walked over to Catch, and as they were entering the restaurant, Britney spotted Victor. We're told she's a fan and went over to him to ask if...
  • Ja Morant’s 25-game NBA suspension was expected to be worse: ‘Slap on the wrist’

    06/16/2023 12:07:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 16, 2023 | Dhani Joseph Social Links for Dhani Joseph VIEW AUTHOR ARCHIVE GET AUTHOR RSS FEED
    Ja Morant has been suspended for 25 games to start the 2023-2024 NBA season, though there’s belief around the league the Grizzlies star dodged a much larger bullet after livestreaming himself with a gun for the second time. “I think the Grizzlies, those around the NBA, were bracing for the possibility it could have been even more,” ESPN’s NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski said Friday on “First Take.” “…But 25 games is significant certainly to start the season. At least for Memphis now they know they can start their off-season planning with the understanding of how long they will be without...
  • Two shot in Denver after Nuggets’ NBA championship parade

    06/15/2023 2:14:24 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | 06/15/2023 | Patrick Reilly
    Two people were shot in Denver after the Nuggets’ NBA championship parade on Thursday, according to police The Denver Police Department confirmed around 1:15 p.m. local time that it was investigating a shooting near 17th Street and Curtis Street, which is right along the Nuggets’ parade route in the city’s Central Business District. The shooting happened around the conclusion of the Denver Nuggets rally after the parade, according to KDVR. The conditions of both victims were not known at this time, cops said. Additional details were not immediately available. Separately, a Denver cop suffered serious injuries when he was struck...
  • Ten injured in mass shooting as Nuggets fans pack streets to celebrate first NBA championship

    06/13/2023 5:20:31 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 42 replies
    NY Post ^ | 06/13/2023 | Lee Brown
    Ten people were wounded in a mass shooting in Denver early Tuesday as thousands packed the streets to celebrate the Nuggets’ first NBA Championship win. At least three of those hit were in critical condition, cops said, with the suspected shooter among seven others who sustained non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. The gunshots rang out at about 12:30 a.m. — about 3 1/2 hours after the game — as celebratory throngs packed downtown. Cops said the shooting was in an area where a lot of people might have come out of bars after the game. “As far as what led up to...
  • Denver Nuggets Win NBA Championship 4-1, in 94-89 game

    06/12/2023 8:08:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 75 replies
    ESPN ^ | 6./12
    Denver Nuggets 94 Miami Heat 89 Series 4-1 Nikola Jokic was the leading scorer of the game with 28, and leading rebounder of the game with 16. Jamal Murray had the game high in assists with 8. They haven't named a series MVP, but it would be surprising if it wasn't Jokic.
  • The NBA Is Finally, Maybe Cracking Down on Flopping With New Rule

    05/26/2023 4:34:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    The NBA’s flopping crackdown might finally be happening, with a new rule possibly being tested in summer league. By Ricky O'Donnell May 25, 2023, 2:28pm EDT 3 Comments / 3 New Flopping has been one of the most discussed on-court problems in the NBA over the last decade, but it hasn’t been easy for the officials to enforce. The difference between a block (a defensive foul) and a charge (an offensive foul) is already often minuscule and open to interpretation. As more and more rule changes have been put in to favor offenses over the years, defenders have responded by...
  • Skip Bayless Is Desperate to Confirm Michael Jordan Was Suspended by the NBA

    05/24/2023 9:42:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    MSN ^ | Brandon Contes
    kip Bayless wants answers on the decades-old conspiracy theory that Michael Jordan’s first NBA retirement was actually a forced suspension. Jordan shocked the world in 1993 when he left the NBA after winning his third straight title to pursue a career in baseball. Retiring in the prime of his career rather than cementing himself as the greatest NBA player of all time went against everything Bayless perceives the legendary competitor to be. Jordan has maintained that his baseball detour was meant to fulfill the wishes of his late father. But there have always been conspiracies surrounding his first retirement, with...
  • NBA MVP Joel Embiid Learned To Shoot by Watching YouTube

    05/03/2023 12:21:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Reason ^ | 5.3.2023 | Eric Boehm
    Politicians attack social media for spreading conspiracies and so-called misinformation. But what about when social media helps someone become an NBA star?When Joel Embiid arrived in the United States from Cameroon as a gangly 16-year-old back in 2011, he already possessed many of the physical traits—height, athleticism, massive wingspan—that he'd one day employ to become a superstar in the NBA. One thing he didn't really know much about, however, was how to actually shoot a basketball. Until he was 15, Embiid hardly played hoops at all. He'd been on track to become a professional volleyballer before being spotted by a...
  • Dwyane Wade and his wife Gabrielle Union receive TRANSPHOBIC jeers about daughter Zaya as they leave MSG with one individual yelling 'you mutilated your son' amid boos

    05/01/2023 7:06:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 1, 2023 | Isabel Baldwin
    Former NBA star Dwyane Wade was booed and had transphobic comments hurled at him as he left the Knicks game against the Miami Heat with wife Gabrielle Union. The 41-year-old, who played for the Heat for 16 years, was at Madison Square Garden Sunday to watch his former team rout the hosts. However, the retired, three-time NBA championship winner, who is the father of 15-year-old transgender model Zaya, faced homophobic jeers as he left the game. In a clip provided to by Adam Glyn, who filmed the incident, Wade can be seen following his wife Gabrielle towards a car....
  • WOKE Activists CRY RACISM After NBA Coach Phil Jackson REJECTS NBA Supporting Black Lives Matter!

    04/23/2023 4:12:15 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 25 replies
    You Tube ^ | 4/23/23 | Black Conservative Perspective
    Hall of Fame NBA coach Phil Jackson says he hasn't enjoyed or watched basketball since the 2020 bubble in Orlando, Florida, during the pandemic. The reason? He didn't like the slogans on players' jerseys or on the court.
  • Hall of Fame coach Phil Jackson says he no longer follows the NBA because it's 'woke' and too 'political' after it went into the bubble in 2020 and supported Black Lives Matter

    04/22/2023 9:39:26 PM PDT · by vespa300 · 31 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 4/22/2023 | ALASTAIR TALBOT
    Hall of Fame basketball coach Phil Jackson has admitted to no longer following the NBA because it's become 'woke' and too 'political' since the 2020 bubble. The 77-year-old, who won 11 NBA championships as a head coach, claimed that he hasn't stayed up to date with recent developments in the league since 2020, while speaking to the Tetragrammaton with Rick Rubin podcast.
  • Ex-NBA star Shawn Kemp charged with assault in March shooting

    04/15/2023 7:21:28 AM PDT · by neverevergiveup · 11 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 15, 2023 | ESPN News Services
    SEATTLE -- Prosecutors in Washington state charged former NBA star Shawn Kemp on Friday with first-degree assault in a parking lot shooting last month over a stolen cellphone, saying that a text message Kemp sent just before the shooting showed his intent to confront and shoot the person who had allegedly stolen from him. Kemp was arrested after the shooting outside the Tacoma Mall on March 8. No one was injured, and Kemp's lawyers have insisted he returned fire in self defense after tracking and trying to retrieve a cellphone that had been stolen from him earlier that day. A...
  • Kings' Mike Brown Wins NBCA Coach of the Year Award, as Voted by Fellow Coaches

    04/13/2023 6:23:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 4/13 | James Herbert
    This is not the NBA's Coach of the Year award, but he'll almost certainly win that, tooLight the beam in honor of Mike Brown, as the Sacramento Kings coach has won the National Basketball Coaches Association's 2023 Coach of the Year award. The NBCA announced Thursday that the NBA's 30 head coaches voted Brown this year's winner, with four other candidates -- Mike Budenholzer of the Milwaukee Bucks, Mark Daigneault of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Joe Mazzulla of the Boston Celtics and Tom Thibodeau of the New York Knicks -- receiving votes. This is not the Coach of the Year...
  • Spurs' Gregg Popovich calls for gun control in U.S., criticizes lawmakers

    04/09/2023 5:17:12 PM PDT · by John W · 56 replies ^ | April 9, 2023 | Tom MacMahon
    DALLAS -- San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich's pregame media availability Sunday opened with the NBA's all-time wins leader declining to discuss whether he would consider retirement this offseason and ended with an unprompted, passionate speech lobbying for gun control legislation in America and criticizing "cowardly legislators who are selfish." Popovich, 74, has expressed strong opinions on gun control and other political issues frequently in recent years. He made a point to bring up the subject as his media session before the Dallas Mavericks game seemed to be wrapping up, asking whether anyone in the room was carrying a firearm....