Houston Rockets to hire Stephen Silas as head coach

from nba.com: The Houston Rockets are finalizing a deal with Stephen Silas to become the team’s next head coach, according to reports from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN and Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle. Silas previously was an assistant coach under Rick Carlisle with the Dallas Mavericks for the past two seasons. Prior to joining Dallas, the 47-year-old coach had spent his previous nine seasons as an assistant coach with the Charlotte Hornets. His 20-year NBA coaching career also includes stops with the Golden State Warriors, Cleveland Cavaliers and Washington…

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Utah Jazz to be sold to tech entrepreneur Ryan Smith

from the AP: SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The majority interest of the Utah Jazz is being sold to technology entrepreneur Ryan Smith, a move that when formally approved by the NBA will end the Miller family’s 35-year run as owners of the franchise. The Jazz said Wednesday that “definitive agreements” have been struck with Smith on the sale of the team, Vivint Arena, the team’s G League affiliate and management of a Triple-A baseball club. Part of those agreements call for the team to remain in Utah. Smith is a co-founder…

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Brazilian brand launches latest vegan sneaker

The IBI High is the latest addition to Brazilian eco brand’s Cariuma’s sustainable sneaker lineup. The new model is vegan-friendly and sports a bamboo-spun two piece knitted upper with a Intertek-certified eco-friendly water repellent layer. According to the brand the two piece construction leaves behind no post-production textile waste and the minimal stitching used keeps the energy and overall waste down. The IBI High utlilzes a vegan bio-foam insole and an inner that is lined with recycled cork and organic mamona oil. Laces and logo labels are produced from the…

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Hall of Fame coach W.C. Gorden passes at 90

The bastard that is the year 2020 has claimed another life, this time the legendary Jackson State coach W.C. Gorden. From swac.org: JACKSON, Miss.- The Southwestern Athletic Conference mourns the passing of legendary Jackson State football coach W.C. Gorden. Gorden was the most successful coach in the history of the school’s renowned football program. His tenure included a stunning 28-game winning streak during the late 1980s. Credited with making Jackson State’s football program a powerhouse in the SWAC during that era, he was inducted into the College Football Hall of…

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Amar’e Stoudamire joins Steve Nash’s staff in Brooklyn

from nba.com: One of the NBA’s most famous pick-and-roll combinations is reuniting as coaches in Brooklyn. Per Shams Charania of The Athletic, former NBA All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire will serve as an assistant coach on the Nets under their new coach, Steve Nash. Stoudemire and Nash were teammates on the Suns from 2004-10 as one of the league’s most feared guard-big man combinations in the early 2000s. Nash was hired to coach the Nets earlier this month in what will be his first head coaching job in the NBA. He spent the previous five…

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Official images of the “What The” Air Jordan 5

The “What The” Air Jordan 5 combines attributes of the ”Army Olive”,” Bel-Air”, ”Green Bean”, ”Laser”, ”Quai 54”, ”Raging Bull”, ”Shanghai” and ”Tokyo” into a single , but mismatched pair. Though there have been previously leaked sets of images, Nike has now released the official images of this mash up and can be seen below. Air Jordan 5 Varsity MaizeCourt Purple-Ghost Green-Solar Orange CZ5725-700 $220 November 7, 2020

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Cris Cyborg defends Bellator featherweight strap with second round submission

From Jeff Wagenheim of ESPN: It was the same old Cyborg. It was a brand-new Cyborg. Cris Cyborg put on another dominant performance in a career full of them, and added a new twist by scoring her first submission victory in 26 pro bouts, choking out Arlene Blencowe to successfully defend her Bellator women’s featherweight championship in the main event of Bellator 249 on Thursday at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Cyborg battered her challenger in a one-sided round and a half, bloodying Blencowe in the stand-up fighting before taking her to…

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September 26, 2020 NBA Playoff Recap: Lakers return to the NBA Finals

Who Got it Done Lebron James with an impressive performance , particularly down the stretch, helped push the Los Angeles Lakers to victory in game 5 of the Western Conference Finals, their first time in the championship round since 2010. pt rb ast LeBron JamesLAL vs. DEN 38 16 10   Triple-double Anthony DavisLAL vs. DEN 27 5 3   2 stl Nikola JokićDEN @ LAL 20 7 5   3 stl Jerami GrantDEN @ LAL 20 9 1 Jamal MurrayDEN @ LAL 19 4 8 Monte MorrisDEN @ LAL 10 2 7…

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Bleacher Report proves my point

In my piece, NBA Players talk but are they saying what really needs to be said?, one of the points I stressed was the use of the proper words and terms. Negligence in this area does not identify the goal but will also leaves the door open for other groups or entities to come in redefine the terms for their benefit and hijack the energy to achieve their ends. This is why I stressed using the term “anti-black racism” rather than nebulous phrases such as “racial inequality” or “systemic injustice”…

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