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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Kyrie Irving could practice Tuesday, may play Wednesday

From Rob Goldberg of B/R: Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving will missMonday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucksas he continues working himself back into basketball condition.    Irving stepped away from the team because of personal reasons on Jan. 7 and will be missing his seventh consecutive game.  Prior to the game, Nash told reporters he expects Irving to practice on Tuesday ahead of a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday. Nash told reporters on Jan. 7 that he did not know why the guard was away, and Joe Vardonof The Athletic reported that night that Irving…

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Saturday’s Suns and Pacers game postponed

From the nba: NEW YORK – The National Basketball Association game scheduled for Sat., Jan. 16 between the Indiana Pacers and Phoenix Suns at Phoenix Suns Arena has been postponed in accordance with the league’s Health and Safety Protocols. Because of ongoing contact tracing within the Suns, the team does not have the league-required eight available players to proceed with Saturday’s game against the Pacers.

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Seven more Heat players out due to health and safety protocols

Several more Miami Heat players are now subject to the league’s health and safety protocols, taking them out of action. This comes on the heels of their game with the Boston Celtics being postponed amid COVID-19 issues.

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January 4, 2021 NBA Recap

Who Got it Done pt rb ast G. AntetokounmpoMIL vs. DET 43 9 4 Jayson TatumBOS @ TOR 40 6 2   5-8 3-pt Fred VanVleetTOR vs. BOS 35 8 3   6-9 3-pt Stephen CurryGSW vs. SAC 30 9 8 T. HardawayDAL @ HOU 30 7 2   8-10 3-pt Julius RandleNYK @ ATL 28 17 9 Luka DončićDAL @ HOU 33 16 11   Triple-double RJ BarrettNYK @ ATL 26 11 5   2 stl Malcolm BrogdonIND @ NOP 21 7 11   3 stl N. VučevićORL vs. CLE 23 8 2   2 stl…

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Kevin Durant out for Jazz game

From nba.com news services: Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant is out for Tuesday’s game against the Utah Jazz due to health and safety protocols, the team announced on Monday. Durant played 38 minutes in the Nets’ loss to the Washington Wizards on Sunday. He tallied 28 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists. The Nets have not announced what caused Durant to be placed under the NBA’s health and safety protocols. The former Kia NBA MVP is averaging 28.2 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.8 assists over his first six games with Brooklyn.

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Daryl Morey fined $50k for violating anti-tampering rules

Philadelphia 76ers President of Basketball Operations Daryl Morey was fined $50,000 by the NBA for violation of the league’s anti-tampering rule. The fine stems from a now-deleted December 20 tweet in which Morey celebrated the one-year anniversary of James Harden breaking the Rockets’ all-time assist record. While on the surface the tweet, which Morey later said was sent out mistakenly via an automated application, may seem innocuous but steps into the realm of tampering due to the Harden trade demand/speculation has Philadelphia as a potential landing spot. This is not…

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Boston Celtics championship player and coach K.C. Jones transitions at 88

The rat bastard that is the year 2020 could not even take Christmas Day off to cease in the calamity it has wrought. It claimed another sports luminary, this time highly decorated Boston Celtics player and then coach, KC Jones. The Celtics released this statement surrounding this sad news: Where K.C. Jones went, winning was sure to follow. K.C. – his given name – was a twelve-time NBA champion as player and coach, a two-time NCAA champion, and a Gold medal-winning Olympian and Hall of Famer. In NBA history, only…

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NBA expands opening night rosters, retains coaches’ challenges

From the Associated Press: The NBA coach’s challenge is back, and here to stay. Following the recommendation from the league’s competition committee, the NBA’s board of governors voted Thursday to keep the challenge as an option for coaches going forward. It was introduced last year on a one-year trial. Coaches challenged 700 calls last season, including the playoffs. Calls were overturned 308 times, or a rate of 44%. Also approved by the board of governors Thursday: a plan to give teams the ability to expand their active roster on game…

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