NBA’s top-seeded teams mull longshot alternatives to home court, sources say

Jun 3, 2020

12:31 AM ETDave McMenaminESPN Staff Writer CloseLakers and NBA reporter for ESPN. Covered the Lakers and NBA for ESPNLosAngeles.com from 2009-14, the Cavaliers from 2014-18 for ESPN.com and the NBA for NBA.com from 2005-09.Just days away from Thursday’s vote of the NBA board of governors to approve a plan to restart the season with 22… […]

Sacramento Kings announcer Grant Napear out following ‘All Lives Matter’ tweet

Jun 3, 2020

Sacramento Kings play-by-play announcer Grant Napear, who called games for the NBA team since 1988, resigned Tuesday following comments he made regarding the Black Lives Matter movement.“Grant Napear has resigned from the Sacramento Kings,” the team said, according to the Sacramento Bee. “We thank him for his contributions to the team and wish him all the best.”“I… […]

Knicks Won’t Weigh In on George Floyd, Dolan Tells Employees

Jun 2, 2020

The decision makes the Knicks an exception in a league where players and coaches have called for change on social media and joined protests.“As companies in the business of sports and entertainment, we are not any more qualified than anyone else to offer our opinion on social matters,” the Knicks’ owner James Dolan wrote to… […]

Tiger Woods releases statement on George Floyd’s death and protests

Jun 2, 2020

(CNN)Tiger Woods joins a growing list of athletes to express their thoughts on George Floyd’s death and the protests that have followed. The star golfer released a statement on Twitter saying his heart goes out to Floyd’s family and “all of us who are hurting right now.”He added that he has “always had the utmost… […]

Boxing champ Floyd Mayweather will pay for George Floyd’s funeral, ESPN reports

Jun 2, 2020

(CNN)Boxing champion Floyd Mayweather will pay for George Floyd’s funeral, a representative for the athlete told ESPN.Floyd died at the hands of Minneapolis police last week as former officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck and two other officers restrained him. A fourth officer stood by as it happened. The former officers have all been… […]

NBA announcer Grant Napear placed on leave for tweeting ‘All Lives Matter’

Jun 2, 2020

June 1, 2020 | 11:06pm | Updated June 2, 2020 | 1:29am Sacramento Kings play-by-play announcer Grant Napear was placed on administrative leave by his radio station Monday after tweeting “All Lives Matter,” a controversial phrase associated with belittling the Black Lives Matter movement. “All Lives Matter… Every Single One!” the 60-year-old Napear tweeted Sunday… […]

Gragson after Bristol win: ‘That’s not how I want to race’ | NASCAR Xfinity Series

Jun 2, 2020

Noah Gragson reacts after his NASCAR Xfinity Series win at Bristol Motor Speedway and apologizes to JR Motorsports teammate Justin Allgaier. ———-Subscribe to NASCAR on YouTube: https://nas.cr/youtubeVisit NASCAR.com for the latest news: https://nas.cr/nascarFor more race day in-car cameras check out NASCAR Drive – https://www.nascar.com/driveShop for your favorite NASCAR gear, diecasts and more: https://nas.cr/storeDownload the NASCAR… […]

Michael Jordan: I support those calling out the ingrained racism

Jun 1, 2020

Basketball great Michael Jordan voiced outrage on Sunday over the death of George Floyd, a Black man shown on video gasping for breath as a white policeman knelt on his neck in Minneapolis, an incident that has triggered violent nationwide protests. Jordan said his heart went out to Floyd’s family and the families mourning others… […]

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