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September 25, 2021

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Deliberating the NBA’s 75 Greatest Players | The Crossover

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTgzOTQxOTY3MjI5NDk1MTgx/cross-yt-tn-copy-2.png Howard Beck On the Friday edition, Howard Beck welcomes SI alum Jack McCallum to discuss their ballots for the NBA’s 75th-anniversary team. How do we define the all-time greatest? Should we keep everyone from the 50th-anniversary list? Is there enough room for all the greats of the last 25......

NBA’s Bucks name first female TV play-by-play announcer for major men’s sports team

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Monique Beals This season, the Milwaukee Bucks will welcome the first female, full-time play-by-play TV announcer for a major professional men’s sports team.  The NBA announced on Wednesday that Lisa Byington would serve as the team’s lead announcer for games......

LAPD releases footage of officers using Taser on NBA’s Jaxson Hayes

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Cameron Jenkins The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) on Friday released video footage of an incident involving NBA player Jaxson Hayes in which an officer used a stun gun on the New Orleans Pelicans center as he gasped for air, saying “I can’t breathe.” The incident......

Nets open with NBA’s highest season win total

ESPN
The Brooklyn Nets, the consensus favorites to win the title, opened at a league-best 54.5 wins at Caesars Sportsbook after the NBA released its full 2021-22 schedule on Friday. The defending champion Milwaukee Bucks are next at 53.5. The Bucks host the Nets on opening night, Oct. 19. Milwaukee is......

NBA’s PJ Washington Says ‘Stop The Cap’ Amid Brittany Renner Child Support Rumors

Charlotte Hornets player PJ Washington is breaking his silence on WILD rumors surrounding his split with Brittany Renner and alleged $200k child support payments … saying, “Stop the cap.” For those who haven’t been keeping up with the drama, here’s a quick breakdown: Washington — the #12 pick in the......

How DeMar DeRozan Became the NBA’s Overlooked Star

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTgyOTEzMjk3MDYwNzM0Mzcx/demar-derozan-zach-lavine-spurs-bulls.jpg Michael Pina Long before DeMar DeRozan was acquired by the Bulls in a sign-and-trade that handed him a new three-year, $85 million contract, few NBA players were a more unfortunate victim of what happens when a player’s weaknesses are placed under a spotlight for years, inevitably overshadowing every skill......

Former President Barack Obama is now a minority owner in NBA’s Africa business

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. President Barack Obama attends the game between the Chicago Bulls and the Cleveland Cavaliers on October 27, 2015 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. Gary Dineen | National Basketball Association | Getty Images Former President Barack Obama has......

Portland Trail Blazers land NBA’s first cryptocurrency jersey patch deal

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Portland Trail Blazers jersey patch with cryptocurrency platform StormX. Source: Portland Trail Blazers The National Basketball Association has landed its first cryptocurrency jersey sponsorship after the Portland Trail Blazers agreed to terms with crypto platform StormX, the team announced on......

Melo wins NBA’s 1st Kareem social justice award

ESPN
Portland Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony is the inaugural winner of the NBA’s Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion award, it was announced Tuesday. The NBA said Anthony, a 10-time NBA All-Star, an entrepreneur and a philanthropist, was selected “for his dedication over the past year to pursuing social justice and......

Carmelo Anthony Wins NBA’s Social Justice Champion Award

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Wilton Jackson Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony is the NBA’s inaugural winner of the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice award, the league announced on Tuesday. Anthony, a 10-time NBA All-Star, earned the award for his dedication over the past year to social......

Breaking Down the NBA’s Landscape-Changing Day

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTgxNzg4Njc1OTgwNDA0MDQw/kawhi-leonard-chris-paul-nba-crazy-day.jpg Chris Mannix Is it over? What a day. What a wild, crazy, landscape-shifting day in the NBA. A pair of playoff teams suffered potentially season-altering injuries (or, in the case of Chris Paul, illness), a couple of coaches are gone, a team president, too, and before the close of......

Charlotte’s LaMelo Ball Named N.B.A.’s Rookie of the Year

New York Times
Marc Stein LaMelo Ball of the Charlotte Hornets won the N.B.A.’s Rookie of the Year Award on Wednesday, joining Larry Johnson and Emeka Okafor as players in the franchise’s history to receive the honor. Ball, who before this season bypassed college ball to play professionally in Australia and had a......

Report: CP3 Enters NBA’s COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols

Sports Illustrated
Suns star Chris Paul has entered the NBA’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols and is sidelined for an indefinite period of time, according to The Athletic‘s Shams Charania. According to The Athletic, Paul’s status for the start of the Western Conference finals is currently uncertain. It is unknown if Paul,......

NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers face mounting concerns after first-round exit and a coaching change

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers shoots against Paul Millsap #4 of the Denver Nuggets in the first quarter during Round 1, Game 6 of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Moda Center on June 03, 2021 in Portland,......

Fan Barred for Pouring Popcorn on N.B.A.’s Russell Westbrook

New York Times
Jonathan Abrams The Philadelphia 76ers announced that a fan who poured popcorn on Washington Wizards guard Russell Westbrook as he departed the court after an injury at Wells Fargo Center will have his season tickets revoked and is barred indefinitely from the arena. The incident occurred after Westbrook injured his......

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