Tag: NBA

Damian Lillard’s 11-Three Night Beat Denver As Portland Closes In On The 8-Seed

The race for the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference continues and, with a handful of teams jockeying for position, every game matters for those in pursuit of a playoff berth. With that in mind, the Portland Trail Blazers needed a win against the current 3-seeded Denver Nuggets on Thursday evening, and Terry Stotts’ […]

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The Bucks Ended Their Bubble Struggles, Erasing A 17-Point Halftime Deficit To Beat The Heat

Without Jimmy Butler and Goran Dragic both out, the Miami Heat were seen as significant underdogs to topple the Milwaukee Bucks in Orlando on Thursday afternoon. The Heat put together quite a fight, however, and Erik Spoelstra’s team led for the majority of the contest. In the end, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and the Bucks […]

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Newly Launched NBA Foundation to Invest $300 Million Into Empowering the Black Community

Photo: Kevin C. Cox (Getty Images) In a recent interview with The Root, ESPN analyst Jay Williams noted that while increased awareness around social justice issues is important, he’s far more concerned with the NBA’s interest in subsequent action. Advertisement “If my family was safe and I have the biggest platform in the world to […]

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Trump on NBA Players Kneeling During National Anthem: ‘I Think It’s Disgraceful’

Players, coaches and staff kneel during the national anthem before the game between the Houston Rockets and the Portland Trail Blazers at The Arena at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 04, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.Photo: Kevin C. Cox (Getty Images) Trump doesn’t watch the NBA. In fact, when asked what […]

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Devin Booker Reminds NBA Twitter He Isn’t Human After Buzzer-Beater Breaks the Internet

Screenshot: @NBAonTNT The best thing about the NBA restart is that outside of the Washington Wizards—and whatever towering pile of chimpanzee shit that the Brooklyn Nets trot out—every team is legit. So every single game has the very real potential to keep us on the edge of our seats and become headline news. Advertisement That’s […]

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I’m Gonna Need the New Orleans Pelicans to Stop Babysitting Zion Williamson

Photo: Ashley Landis (Getty Images) Since the NBA’s bubble began, I’ve struggled to comprehend the New Orleans Pelican’s rationale. Yes, Zion Williamson is their pride and joy, but if you’re trying to make the playoffs—the Pelicans are currently 11th place in the West—the Duke product has to be on the floor. Advertisement Instead, the Pelicans […]

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ESPN Analyst Jay Williams on the NBA Restart, Social Justice and Closing the Racial Wealth Gap

Photo: Ethan Miller (Getty Images) To the relief of sports heads everywhere, the NBA is officially back in business. However, it looks very different than the sport we’ve all known and loved throughout the course of our lives. Advertisement Players, coaches and referees are kneeling during the national anthem, “Black Lives Matter” is printed on […]

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Kyrie Irving Commits $1.5M To Supplement WNBA Salaries

Amid the social unrest and pandemic, several athletes have opted out of competing in an effort to work towards spreading awareness about systemic injustice or due to the coronavirus. According to ESPN, NBA star Kyrie Irving wants to ensure that WNBA players who have made the decision to sit out are financially supported and has […]

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The Dismal Politics of the Sports World’s “Wokest” League

For this group of players, economic material concerns and social justice weren’t separate agendas or at odds with each other. Rather, they were inextricably bound together. In the words of one Black player, who spoke anonymously to Yahoo Sports: “We’re out here marching and protesting, and yet we all leave our families in these scary […]

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Another Day, Another MLB Game Postponed Due to the Coronavirus

A general view of the Oakland Athletics playing against the Los Angeles Angels in an empty stadium at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on July 25, 2020 in Oakland, California.Photo: Ezra Shaw (Getty Images) Say what you want about the NBA bubble, commissioner Adam Silver—and Disney exec Rosalyn Durant—has not only sidestepped a global pandemic, but has delivered […]

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I’ve Stopped Crying Tears of Joy Long Enough to Recap the NBA Restart

Photo: Mike Ehrmann (Getty Images) It’s back! No, seriously. It’s here. It’s finally here. One hundred forty-one days after the NBA shut down due to the coronavirus, the only thing on planet Earth that’s better than crab legs or cracked pepper made its triumphant return. Here are some takeaways from re-opening night. Advertisement Social Justice […]

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Video Shows NBA Fan Burn LeBron’s Jersey After Players Kneel For National Anthem

Source: Mike Ehrmann / Getty The re-start of the 2019-2020 NBA season got off to a highly competitive start Thursday night with two games that went down to the wire and ended in spectacular fashion. But while some pro basketball fans took to social media to express their happiness with the NBA’s return from a […]

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The Jazz Overcame A 16-Point Deficit To Beat The Pelicans In The NBA’s First Bubble Game

After weeks and months of anticipation, the NBA season resumed on Thursday evening with a battle between the Utah Jazz and the New Orleans Pelicans in Orlando. Prior to tip-off, the players, coaches and referees involved in the game took a knee during the national anthem and, with plenty of excitement about basketball, it was […]

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I Hate to be the Bearer of Bad News, But Your Team Isn’t Winning an NBA Title This Year. Here’s Why

Photo: Harry How (Getty Images) You still upset about the headline? You can bitch and moan all you want, but your team still ain’t winning shit. So once you’re done with your temper tantrum, I’ll happily explain why. Advertisement You done? Cool. Let’s go. Boston Celtics When last they left us: 43-21, 3rd seed in […]

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Yes, 57-Year-Old Michael Jordan Will Still Bust Your Ass on the Basketball Court: ‘Do You Guys Still Have YouTube?’

Photo: Streeter Lecka (Getty Images) OK, so maybe you weren’t good enough to ever make it to the league, but hoop heads know that there’s still plenty of action to be had at their local basketball court. And while pick up games are comprised of the usual cast of characters—the athletic freaks who never pass […]

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The New Orleans Pelicans, Utah Jazz Are Cooking Up Something Big for the NBA Restart on Thursday

Photo: David Sherman (Getty Images) In the NBA, secrets don’t exist. The streets talk. So despite the best efforts of players for the New Orleans Pelicans and Utah Jazz to keep things quiet, the word on the street is that the two teams will join forces to peacefully protest during the national anthem when the […]

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COVID-19 Is Officially Wreaking Havoc on Major League Baseball. Could the NFL Be Next?

A general view of Guaranteed Rate Field where the Chicago White Sox were scheduled to open the season tomorrow against the Kansas City Royals on March 25, 2020, in Chicago, Illinois.Photo: Jonathan Daniel (Getty Images) Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but America has a bit of a coronavirus problem. And if you thought […]

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COVID-19 Is Officially Wrecking Havoc on Major League Baseball. Could the NFL Be Next?

A general view of Guaranteed Rate Field where the Chicago White Sox were scheduled to open the season tomorrow against the Kansas City Royals on March 25, 2020, in Chicago, Illinois.Photo: Jonathan Daniel (Getty Images) Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but America has a bit of a coronavirus problem. And if you thought […]

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