Tag: the nba

Dwyane Wade’s Son Zaire Signs With Utah Jazz’s G-League Affiliate Team

Dwyane Wade’s Son Zaire Signs With Utah Jazz’s G-League Affiliate Team For those wondering why Zaire chose the Salt Lake City Stars, it’s safe to assume that his decision might’ve had something to do with the fact that his father became part-owner of the Jazz in April. “This goes way beyond the dream I had […]

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Making a Martyr: Kyrie Irving Is Prepared to Die on His $186 Million Hill

Kyrie Irving Is Prepared to Die on His $186 Million Hill As we’ve previously reported at The Root, New York City imposed COVID-19 vaccine mandates that require proof of vaccination in order to enter arenas, gyms, restaurants, and other indoor venues. As a result of these protocols, players from the New York Knicks and Brooklyn […]

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To the Surprise of Every-Damn-Body, Ben Simmons Crashes the 76ers Family Reunion

Simmons really thought he could take his ball, go home, and refuse to play for the 76ers until they traded him to a team of his liking. But once they refused to run him $8.25 million of his salary for acting like a petulant child, shit got real quick. This brings us to the current […]

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Thanks to a Hornet Attack, J.R. Smith’s 1st Golf Tournament as a Collegiate Athlete Didn’t Exactly Go As Planned

G/O Media may get a commission As ESPN explains it, the 36-year-old Smith became a victim of a hate crime on his third hole: His tee shot went off the fairway and became embedded in pine straw. He found the ball, but his pull cart’s wheel rolled over the the nest. Smith darted away from […]

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Brooklyn Nets Tell Kyrie Irving ‘You Ain’t Gotta Go Home, But You Gotta Get the Hell Up Outta Here’—Until He Gets Vaccinated

Kyrie Irving Prohibited From Games, Practices Over Vaccination Status G/O Media may get a commission Wow. As we’ve reported ad nauseam at The Root, the exact moment when Kyrie cemented his status as one of the biggest headaches in the history of the league—and no, it wasn’t when he insisted the earth was flat—was when New […]

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In Honor of Its 75th Anniversary, the NBA Takes Us on a Trip Down NBA Lane

In Honor of Its 75th Anniversary, the NBA Takes Us on a Trip Down NBA Lane I’m a sucker for nostalgia. As a connoisseur of all things music, film, and fashion from yesteryear, I love it when influential contributors from our past receive their flowers in the present day and are reintroduced to modern audiences. […]

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NBA Players Won’t Be Subject to Random Marijuana Tests During 2021-22 Season

NBA Players Won’t Be Subject to Random Marijuana Tests During 2021-22 Season As Sporting News notes, the league adjusted the policy last season after the coronavirus was kind enough to magically appear and ruin all of our lives: The NBA first adjusted the policy during the 2019-20 season restart, which featured 22 of the 30 […]

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Joell Embiid Makes It Abundantly Clear He’s Not Feeling Ben Simmon’s ‘Borderline Disrespectful’ Antics

Wow…and this was Joell still being nice.I just love the fact that Ben is so spoiled, he believes that any other city in the world will treat him as good as Philly.But this is all the fault of Philly fans. Every damn year Ben’s uselessness was on display, and every damn year the rabid fanatics kept […]

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Fully Vaccinated Senator Known as Fat Wolverine Stands With NBA Players Who Refuse to Get Vaccinated

Want to know some other things Ted Cruz agrees with? He’s all for the Dollar Tree raising their prices. He opposes a higher minimum wage. He was a fan of light-skinned Aunt Viv. He was against Obamacare, and is still against same-sex marriage, and the legalization of marijuana. He hates immigrants, working out and Black […]

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The NBA Makes It Official: Players Who Refuse to Get Vaccinated Won’t Be Paid for Missed Games

As we’ve reported extensively at The Root, as cities throughout the country have rolled out measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, New York City and San Francisco specifically have rules in place that require anyone over the age of 12 to provide proof of vaccination prior to entering arenas, gyms, restaurants, and other indoor […]

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Karl-Anthony Towns Tears Into the Minnesota Timberwolves at NBA Media Day: ‘It Hasn’t Been Easy Since I Came Here’

Karl-Anthony Towns Tears Into the Minnesota Timberwolves at NBA Media Day Towns’ mention of COVID-19 at NBA Media Day was in passing, but the pandemic has completely changed the trajectory of his life. In December, he revealed the virus had taken the lives of seven family members—including his mother last March—and his own COVID-19 battle […]

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Candace Parker Clips the Dallas Wings, Phoenix Mercury Eliminate New York Liberty in First Round of WNBA Playoffs

Dallas Wings, New York Liberty Eliminated From WNBA Playoffs After the playoffs opener, the fifth-seeded Phoenix Mercury held off the eighth-seeded New York Liberty in a thriller that can best be described as “Oh shit! Oh shit! Oh shit!” In a crazy-ass game that included a combined 15 lead changes and ties in the fourth […]

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