What happened to Craig Hodges?

Colin Kaepernick is seen as the most recent patron saint for an athlete sacrificing his career to take a stance on the conditions of black people in the United States, however there was an NBA player whose career was ended because he sought to use his platform to try to do some real good for his people and despite him playing, and being a contributor, on the most popular team in the world, you may not have ever heard of him. Over twenty years before Kap took his knee, before…

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The Last Dance episode 3&4 : Reaction

I finally had a chance to catch episodes 3 and 4 of The Last Dance docu-series. Although it was quite enthralling, as it felt like I had just sat down in my recliner and the next thing I know , the credit were rolling for episode 4, it was not with out fault. What I liked: The Phil Jackson episode The Phil Jackson portion of the evening was masterfully done. A sizeable chunk of today’s younger basketball fan probably did not know that not only did he play in the…

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Aaron Gordon drops track about his slam dunk contest robbery

Two-time uncrowned NBA Slam Dunk Aaron Gordon released track talking about the no Vaseline treatment he received once again at the dunk contest. Despite getting perfect scores on all of his dunks, Gordon lost to the Miami Heat’s Derrick Jones Jr in a dunk-off that went too long and had recently retired NBA and Heat legend and future first ballot HOFer Dwyane Wade playing the role of the idiot Russian judge and gave Gordon a ridiculously low score on his last dunk. Was Gordon truly shafted in this year’s Slam…

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Some NBA practice facilities will re-open May 1

From Bleacher Report: The NBA is reportedly set to allow some of its teams to open practice facilities to players beginning May 1. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the teams that will be allowed to open the facilities will be those located in cities and states that have eased their stay-at-home orders. Wojnarowski added that the facilities will open for individual workouts on a voluntary basis. However, group workouts will still be prohibited. The NBA also reportedly plans to work with teams in markets more heavily impacted by the coronavirus to come up with…

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Draymond Green says Warriors would have bested Raptors with healthy KD

In an appearance on the All the Smoke show with former NBAers Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green said that had Kevin Durant been healthy, the Toronto Raptors “wouldn’t have stood a chance” in the NBA Finals. He said the first quarter of Game 5 of the Finals, the only one that Durant played in before snapping his Achilles’ tendon, confirmed this to him. “Once we got Kevin, we were f–king unstoppable. Even losing last year, Kevin don’t get hurt—you seen the game he came…

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Bulls and Arturas Karnisovas finalizing deal for executive spot

The 1990’s were a long time ago but outside of the pre-injury Derrick Rose days, there hasn’t been much for Chicago Bulls fans to hang their collective hats on. The seventeen years that the John Paxson and Gar Forman braintrust has run the Bulls has been one wrought with frustration for this once proud fan base. Clamors for change in the Chicago front office became as loud as a train horn over the course of this season. The greatest hits of the “GarPax” leadership over the past few years include…

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Kevin Durant, other Nets players COVID-19 symptom-free

There is more potentially positive news on the NBA’s coronavirus front. On a Wednesday conference call, Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks announced that the four Nets players, that included Kevin Durant, that tested positive for the coronavirus are symptom-free, according to The Athletic’s Alex Schiffer. News of Durant and the other three players testing positive was announced March 17.

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Lakers say all players corona symptom-free

According to USA Today’s Mark Medina, the Los Angeles Lakers announces all their players are symptom-free following their 14-day home quarantine. Two Laker players tested positive for COVID-19 shortly after the NBA suspended the season. Anthony Davis ,who tested negative for the infection, had this to say, per Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times: “It’s kind of tricky because some guys, you feel fine and you could have it, asymptomatic. And some guys you have all the symptoms. I felt fine and I felt great. I still do. [At…

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Marcus Smart cleared of COVID-19

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart has been given a clean bill of health. Smart revealed the diagnosis in a tweet on Sunday. Back on March 19, Smart revealed that he had tested positive for the coronavirus. This bit of good news comes on the heels of the Utah Jazz announcing Rudy Gobert, Donovan Mitchell and personnel were coronavirus-free.

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Bobby Portis and Julius Randle partner up with Hello Fresh to assist City Harvest feed the multitudes effected by COVID-19

From the Knicks team news: NEW YORK, NY (March 27, 2020) – New York Knicks teammates Julius Randle and Bobby Portis have joined forces with HelloFresh, the world’s leading meal-kit company, to donate $180,000 worth of meals to City Harvest, New York City’s private response to hunger and largest food rescue organization, to help feed New Yorkers who are struggling to put meals on their tables amid the COVID-19 crisis. Additionally, Randle and Portis are each contributing $50,000 to support City Harvest’s operations, which will altogether help feed more than 370,000 New Yorkers in…

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