Cleveland Cavaliers trade Kevin Porter Jr to Houston Rockets

The Cleveland Cavaliers have traded former first round draft pick to the Houston Rockets, according to reporting from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania. The Cavaliers actually moved up , sending the Pistons a package of Utah’s 2020 second round pick, Portland’s 2021 and 2023 second round picks, Miami’s 2024 second round pick (protected) and cash considerations in order to be able to take Porter with 30th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. Reportedly, instances of negative interactions with the coaching staff during his season…

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NBA continues to play its position in diluting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy

As the yearly commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr is upon us and like other holidays -Halloween, Thanksgiving, X-Mas, Valentine’s Day, etc- the NBA never hesitates to incorporate its players into the celebration of those days. I started noticing a few years ago that the NBA’s celebration of Dr. King was just the latest example of the over simplification and the striping down of the legacy and contributions of one of most legendary black men and Americans in history. Before I digress let me clear that I am not…

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Memphis Grizzlies next three games postponed

from the nba: The Memphis Grizzlies’ next three games — Friday, Jan. 22 at Portland and Sunday, Jan. 24 and Monday, Jan. 25 vs. Sacramento — have been postponed in accordance with the NBA’s Health and Safety Protocols. The games are being postponed due to unavailable players for the Grizzlies and contact tracing for other players on their roster, and in order to ensure the health and safety of players on both teams.

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NBA looking to crackdown on unnecessary postgame contact

from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN After witnessing some opposing players disregarding new league rules against unnecessary contact on game nights, the NBA is moving team security into the midcourt area to dissuade violations that include hugging and handshakes, according to a league memo obtained by ESPN on Wednesday. As infections for the coronavirus increased amid a darkening pandemic, the NBA recently tightened regulations on player and staffs, including several meant to lessen the possibility of on-court transmissions. Despite those changes, there were still instances of traditional players’ contact in postgame…

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New images of the “University Blue” Air Jordan 4

The “University Blue” is a new look of the Air Jordan 4 that is planned to make its retail debut this spring. It offers a university blue suede upper with tech grey on the “Wings” and the rear underlaid tab. Black shows up on the end of the Wings and on the rear Jumpman. On the tongue is found an old school Nike Team Sports (NTS) jock tag with a Jordan spin on it. Below this upper is a white and tech grey specked midsole and a black, tech grey…

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Blazers and Grizzlies game postponed due to Health and Safety Protocols

In what is becoming more commonplace, it seems yet another NBA game has been postponed due to covid-related issues, or as it now commonly known, “Health and Safety Protocols.” From the NBA NEW YORK, Jan. 20, 2021 – The National Basketball Association game scheduled for tonight between the Memphis Grizzlies and Portland Trail Blazers at Moda Center has been postponed in accordance with the league’s Health and Safety Protocols. Because of ongoing contact tracing within the Grizzlies, the team will not have the league-required eight available players to proceed with…

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“All-Star” Nike Kobe VI Protro: Official Images

The next shoe many of us will take an L on the SNKRS app, or as it is more commonly known as, the “All-Star” Nike Kobe VI Protro will return to retail next month. It does its best to stay true to its 2011 progenitor in that is will sport a red and black snakeskin inspired upper. White Swooshes adorn the lateral and medial sides along with black wrapping the heel as well as showing up on the tongue. Atop the aforementioned upper is a black and white midsole and…

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Phillip Rivers retires after 17-year career

from nfl.com: Philip Rivers is packing up the kids and riding off into the sunset. After 17 NFL seasons, Rivers told Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune that he’s retiring. “It’s just time,” Rivers told Acee. “It’s just right.” The 39-year-old just completed his only season in Indianapolis. As with most aging QBs, it was an up-and-down season as he got acclimated to his new club after 16 years with the Chargers in both San Diego and Los Angeles. Even yet, in the Colts’ playoff loss to the Buffalo Bills, the veteran…

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“Sky Tint” Adidas Ultra Boost available

This adidas Ultra Boost sports a textile upper with multi-coloured three stripe branding on the sides. Sky tint takes care of the external heel counter that features ultra boost branding. The aforementioned upper sits atop a white Boost midsole and black rubber outsole. The “Sky Tint” Adidas Ultra Boost is currently available at adidas.com where they will carry a $180 USD sticker price . Adidas Ultra Boost Sky Tint/Yellow-Tint-Clear Pink H02812 $180 January 13, 2021

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Kyrie Irving could be back for Wednesday game against Cavaliers

From nba.com: NEW YORK — Kyrie Irving rejoined the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday, saying he took a leave of absence because he “just needed a pause.” Irving practiced with the team and could play Wednesday in Cleveland. He has missed the last seven games, five while away from the team and two more while regaining his conditioning after he was eligible to return. Nets coach Steve Nash told reporters he expects Irving will return to the court against the Cavs. Per Nash, Irving returned to the team and practiced on Tuesday.…

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