(Atlanta, GA) – With the help of 15 sponsorship deals including Nissan, Master Card and Nike, Naomi Osaka has topped Forbes’ list of highest-earning female athletes, ending Serena Williams’ four-year run.
(TYRONE, Ga.(AP) — Former NBA player Shannon Brown, who spent part of one season with the Knicks, faces charges in suburban Atlanta after he was accused of firing a rifle at two people who were looking at homes for sale, police said.
Brown, 34, was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault stemming from an incident May 2 at his home in Tyrone, Georgia. He is free after he posted bond on Monday.
The two-time NBA champion with the Lakers told police he thought the couple was trying to break into his home, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
The couple told police they were in the area looking for homes and noticed a “for sale” sign in front of Brown’s home. They told investigators the front door was open and they entered after yelling out their intentions to tour the home.
“They stated that they heard a voice acknowledge them and once inside, at some point, Mr. Brown came from upstairs with a rifle and detained them,” said Lt. Philip Nelson. ”Shortly thereafter he let them go and they stated he fired his rifle towards them as they were leaving.”
No one was injured, Nelson said. Investigators who responded found one empty shell casing at the scene.
Brown’s home in Fayette County is listed for sale, police said.
Brown, who shares a daughter with ex-wife R&B singer Monica, played 19 games with the Knicks in 2014, but was waived after struggling. He played for eight teams total and currently plays in Ice Cube’s Big3 league, which features three-on-three teams.
(Los Angeles, CA) — The Los Angeles Lakes are returning their four-point-six-million-dollar loan they received through the federal Paycheck Protection Program.
ESPN reports the Lakers qualified to receive the loan as part of the CARES Act, but decided to return the funds once they became aware the PPP, meant for small businesses, had run dry.
Forbes reported last year that the Lakers are the eighth most valuable sports franchise in the world and are worth around three-point-seven-billion-dollars.
Reportedly, the Lakers were the only NBA Franchise to ask for a loan from the small business association. Having around 300 employees made the eligible for the money.
(AP) – The 10-part documentary series that chronicles Michael Jordan’s last championship with the Bulls is set to begin on ESPN with two hour-long episodes. ”
(Atlanta, GA) – When LeBron James and the Lakers slid through the A to take on the Hawks the MVP didn’t look like he’d been in the league for 17 years but that doesn’t mean he didn’t feel like it. Post game, I asked him about the possibility of him making history with son Bronny by becoming the first father and son to play in the NBA at the same time. Start at 6:04 to see what he had to say!
(Atlanta, GA) – It wasn’t an easy win for the Lakers, but as usual LeBron James was dominant with 32pts, 13rbs and 7assts. His son Bronny has been ballin’ out too.
Post Game, I asked him if he had thought about potentially making history by becoming the first Father and Son to play in the league at the same time?
(CLEVELAND, OH (AP) Myles Garrett swung a helmet. The NFL will soon swing back. The Browns star could be facing an unprecedented league suspension for his violent outburst Thursday night, when he ripped off Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph’s helmet and clubbed him on the head during the final seconds of Cleveland’s 21-7 win.
Garrett’s startling actions on national TV will come with a price. It’s possible the league could come down hard on the former No. 1 overall pick, who made strides in cleaning up his game after picking up personal fouls earlier this season.
Following the game, Garrett was contrite, but the damage was already done.
”What I did was foolish, and I shouldn’t have allowed myself to slip like that,” Garrett said softly. ”It’s out of character.”
It’s now out of his hands, and it’s possible the league could end Garrett’s season by docking him the final six games.
In 2006, Tennessee’s Albert Haynesworth was suspended five games after he stomped on Dallas Cowboys center Andre Gurode’s head. Haynesworth’s punishment is the longest for on-field behavior in league history.
The NFL could act swiftly to punish Garrett, whose actions brought reaction from players across the league.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes posted ”Bro I can’t believe that just happened” on Twitter following the game and Houston defensive end J.J. Watt wrote: ”That. Is. Insanity. Wow.”
After pulling Rudolph down with eight seconds to go following a short pass, Garrett wrestled with Pittsburgh’s QB on the ground with both players grabbing each other’s heads. When they got to their feet, Garrett ripped off Rudolph’s helmet and swung wildly, hitting the second-year player on top of the head.