NBA cautions teams to be on alert of implications from Chauvin verdict

From Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN The NBA has instructed teams to be vigilant about the impact of a verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial for the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis this week, including the possibility of game postponements, sources told ESPN. The looming specter of possible protests, civil unrest and team reactions in the aftermath of a court verdict has the league office preparing for the prospect that a night or two of league games could be halted this week, sources said. Final arguments are expected Monday in…

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April 15, 2021 NBA Recap

LaMarcus Aldridge announced his retirement yesterday after experiencing an irregular heartbeat during his last NBA appearance on Saturday with the Brooklyn Nets. Who Got It Done pt rb ast Jaylen BrownBOS @ LAL 40 9 3   17-20 fg Deandre AytonPHO vs. SAC 26 11 0   10-11 fg B. BogdanovićATL vs. MIL 28 6 7   6-12 3-pt J. Toscano-AndersonGSW @ CLE 20 7 3 Collin SextonCLE vs. GSW 30 4 2 Stephen CurryGSW @ CLE 33 4 5   2 blk Jrue HolidayMIL @ ATL 23 4 7 T. Horton-TuckerLAL vs. BOS 19…

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Timberwolves v Nets game postponed

From the nba: NEW YORK – The National Basketball Association announced today that in light of the tragic events in the Minneapolis area yesterday, tonight’s game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center has been postponed.  The decision to postpone was made by the NBA after consultation with the Timberwolves organization and local and state officials. Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of Daunte Wright during this difficult time.

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Nike lawsuit ends after company agrees to recall “Satan Shoes”

from Reuters: Nike Inc says a Brooklyn company that made “Satan Shoes” in collaboration with rapper Lil Nas X has agreed to voluntarily recall the footwear, as part of a legal settlement with the athletics giant. The settlement with MSCHF Product Studio Inc resolves a trademark infringement lawsuit that Nike filed last week over the black-and-red, devil-themed sneakers, which carry the Nike “swoosh” logo and quickly sold out at $1,018 a pair. Satan Shoes are customised versions of the Nike Air Max 97 sneakers, with midsoles purporting to contain a…

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April 8, 2021 NBA Recap

Who Got It Done pt rb ast Chris BoucherTOR vs. CHI 38 19 1 Jimmy ButlerMIA vs. LAL 28 7 5   11-12 ft Paul GeorgeLAC vs. PHO 33 7 3   7-9 3-pt D. MitchellUTA vs. POR 37 5 4 K. PorziņģisDAL vs. MIL 26 17 1   2 blk Collin SextonCLE @ OKC 27 3 4 Rudy GobertUTA vs. POR 18 20 2 Zach LaVineCHI @ TOR 22 6 13   3 stl Cory JosephDET @ SAC 24 3 7 Taurean PrinceCLE @ OKC 22 3 6 Yesterday’s Scores Milwaukee Bucks (32-19)  101…

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Nike and FedEx amongst companies who paid no income tax since 2018

From Marc Bain of qz.com: Despite raking in billions in earnings, Nike, FedEx, and two dozen other public companies have paid no federal corporate income tax in the US since 2018, according to a study by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, a Washington-based research organization. The behavior continues what ITEP describes as a decades-long trend of companies finding ways to avoid taxes through legal loopholes such as deductions and exemptions. The 2017 tax bill enacted by former US president Donald Trump, which slashed the top corporate tax rate from 35%…

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Check out the Space Jam 2 trailer

Whether people like it or not, Space Jam 2 is happening. The sequel to the Micheal Jordan-starred 1995 original features Lebron James and is intended to introduce the franchise to a new generation of fans. The official trailer was finally released Saturday morning. Check it out below: Space Jam 2: A New Legacy premiers July 16.

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Cavaliers send JaVale McGee to Nuggets for Isaiah Hartenstein and picks

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, the Cleveland Cavaliers are wrapping up a deal that would send center JaVale McGee to the Denver Nuggets. Shortly after this initial tweet, more details surrounding the trade emerged: For McGee this will be a return to the Mile-High City. He was traded there in 2011-12 and spent the next three seasons before being traded to the Sixers during the 2014-15 season. This season McGee is averaging 8.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists per contests.

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Ex-Nike executive’s son abused discount for sneaker business ( shocking)

Allegedly Joe Hubert, the son of former Nike executive Ann Hubert not only used a family discount to obtain stock for his sneaker reselling business. Mr. Hubert’s activity was reported to the company on multiple occasions but, nothing was ever done. Anyone who has been employed by the aforementioned company will not be appalled at the torpidity displayed, as that this is just the latest and highest-profile example of a repugnant culture that exist not only there but in most companies- the rules only apply to certain people. This article…

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Kyrie Irving out against Pacers with groin injury

According to The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania, Brooklyn Nets star guard Kyrie Irving will miss the team’s Wednesday game against the Indiana Pacers due to right groin soreness. So far this season, Irving has averaged 27.6 points and 5.8 assists in the 29 contests he has suited up for.

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