Shannon Sharpe has all the smoke for the Grizzlies but not Skip Bayless

Friday night professional LeBron James apologist Shannon Sharpe got into a miniature dust-up with several Memphis Grizzlies players as well as Tee Morant, the father of star guard Ja Morant.  The incident took place in the second quarter of Friday night’s game between the Grizzlies and it the Lakers. Sharpe yelled to guard Dillon Brooks that he was too small to guard his man-crush Lebron. The two exchanged expletives after which Sharpe allegedly said to Brooks “ You don’t want these problems” More roofing ensued and security had to step…

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Basketball great Maya Moore officially announces retirement

Via the Associated Press Maya Moore has officially decided to retire from playing basketball. The Minnesota Lynx great stepped away from the WNBA in 2019 to help her now-husband Jonathan Irons win his release from jail by getting his 50-year sentence overturned in 2020. After gaining his release, Irons married Moore soon after and the couple had their first child, Jonathan Jr., in July. She announced her decision to retire on “Good Morning America.” Before Monday, Moore had been non-committal about ever playing basketball again. “Well, I think it’s time to put…

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An NBA Arena gets its name back

To many, crypto.com arena will always be Staples Center, the house that the Utah Jazz ball in will forever be the Delta Center. On July 1, 2023 that shall be the case once more. According to reporting from Andy Larsen of the Salt Lake Tribune, the Jazz and Delta Air Lines have embarked on a naming rights agreement that will return the building to its former name. The arena, which was built in 1991 was known as the Delta Center until 2006 when it was renamed EnergySolutions Arena. Jazz owner…

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Tennessee State falls short in 91-87 loss to Charleston Southern

91  ChaSou 87 TSU Team 1 2 F ChaSou 50  41  91 TSU 42  45  87 Tennessee State came up short 91-87 in a home matchup against Charleston Southern Wednesday evening. It looked like Charleston Southern was going to ran off with the contest, taking a 40-18 lead on Cheikh Faye’s three-pointer with 6:12 left in the first half. Tennessee State showed resolve, going on a 17-0 run to shave the deficit down to five at 40-35. The Buccaneers responded, pushing the lead to 12 on Claudell Harris Jr’s three…

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NBA names regular season MVP after Micheal Jordan , other awards after various NBA legends

Courtesy of the National Basketball Association NEW YORK — The National Basketball Association (NBA) today unveiled six newly designed trophies named after NBA legends, which will be presented to the end-of-season Kia Performance Award winners.  Headlined by The Michael Jordan Trophy, which will be awarded to the Kia NBA Most Valuable Player, the lineup of reimagined trophies honors the league pioneers who helped define the standards of excellence that these trophies represent. Our new collection of trophies celebrates some of the greatest and most impactful players in the history of the…

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Texas coach Chris Beard arrested on assault charges

Early Monday morning, Texas men’s basketball head coach Chris Beard was arrested and charged with assault on a family member. Police responded to a “disturbance-urgent” call at a 2:07 a.m Monday morning. According to the Travis County Sherriff’s Office website, Beard was booked at 4:18 am. A spokesperson for the Austin police told the Austin American-Statesman that Beard strangled someone at a home in Tarrytown, an Austin neighborhood. Beard is 29-13 in his two campaigns in Austin, including 7-1 this season. A statement from a University of Texas spokesperson says…

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Brittney Griner freed on prisoner swap

Brittney Griner’s time in Chinese captivity has finally come to an end. The basketball star has been in Russian custody since February, when a small amount of cannibis oil was found in her luggage. For that crime, bringing illegal drugs into the country, Griner was sentenced to 9.5 years in prison. The United States and Russia agreed on a prisoner trade. The U.S receives: Russia receives: According to a statement from Russia’s foreign ministry, Griner ws exchanged Thursday at Abu Dhabi International Airport in exchange for Viktor Bout. At a…

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Southern scores 74-66 upset over Cal

Courtesy of Rodney Kirschner Deputy Athletics Director | Director of Strategic Communications | Sports Information Director 74  SU 66 Cal Team 1 2 F SU 38  36  74 Cal 26  40  66 BERKELEY, Ca. | Southern (1-3) led from start to finish on Friday night as the Jaguars held off California, 74-66, at Haas Pavilion. For the fifth time in school history, the Southern University men’s basketball team has defeated a member of a Power 5 conference. SU’s last victory over a member of a Power 5 conference came on November…

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Enes Kanter, where are you?

To basketball fans, the gentlemen pictured in the title image should be quite familiar. As you may recall NBA player Enes Kanter Freedom had a lot over the past couple of years, going on national television to daftly finger-wag at Lebron James as he laid responsibility at the feet of the NBA Superstar for the skepticism of and reluctance to take the COVID-19 vaccination.  Freedom was also critical of Lebron and Nike for the, according to him, their complicity via their silence over the plight of the whygars in China.…

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