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Warriors Hold Off Hawks, But It Wasn’t Easy

(Atlanta, GA) – Soooo…..Stephen Curry came out the gate throwing daggers and dropping bombs which resulted in a monstrous 25 pt first half for the guard (15 of those points came in the final seven minutes of the second qtr) allowing Golden State to build a sizeable lead (62-50) in the first two quarters.

But, in front of an almost sellout crowd, the Hawks had momentum and were prepared to attack and drive just as hard as the Warriors. Atlanta was so composed, Dennis Schröder even hit a shot two steps from half court. You had to be there :).

That was towards the end of the third and added to offensive drives that would ultimately put the Hawks within 2pts with just seconds left to play. Part of that comeback was due to a Curry-less Warriors team who had to play basically the whole second half without their leader.

Even though he said he wasn’t sure whose foot he stepped on, the tweak was so apparent that he was overruled in the decision to remain in the game and had to sit the rest of it out. IMG_8130-2_previewBut when you’re the defending champs, your roster runs so deep you can afford it. The Warriors got 28 from Kevin Durant, 16 from Nick Young, 15 from Klay Thompson and a game winning play by veteran Andre Iguodala.

However, it didn’t just happen like that. During a game that had all the makings of being a blowout, the Hawks didn’t surrender. You can’t deny the resiliency of this team and when they really start to click on both ends of the court, they’re capable of beating anybody really.

IMG_8257-2_previewWith that being said,  as the game entered its final stretch, the Hawks put some plays together that made the sun come out in the center of darkness. In the final two minutes Atlanta went on a 9-0 run led by none other than Dennis Schröder (27) and Kent Bazemore (29). Just like that the score was 111-109 with 19 seconds left.

Keeping the dream alive, the Hawks would foul Kevin Durant on their next possession resulting with the MVP leaving the line 1-1. 112-109. There’s still hope. But this is Golden State. In the Hawks’ final possession a series of passes left them vulnerable and just enough room for Iguodala to force the turnover to which he finished on the rim in championship dunk fashion and that was it. Final Score 114-109.

 

 

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Ingraham’s Insult To King James Prompts Question.. How Many Kids Have You Put Through School, Laura?

(SL) – Laura Ingraham stirred the pot when she suggested that LeBron James should just shut up and dribble.

LeBron was featured in a video saying that the President of the United states should be someone we lookup to, can trust and someone who protects us. In the video, James said that Trump doesn’t “give a f— about the people.”

Somewhere throughout the dialogue, if she even watched it, Ingraham (a Trump supporter) missed the point.

The Fox News host on Thursday verbally attacked James and Kevin Durant over the video released from his multimedia platform Uninterrupted calling the comments “ignorant.”

“Must they run their mouths like that? Unfortunately, a lot of kids and some adults take these ignorant comments seriously,” Ingraham responded Thursday on her show, “The Ingraham Angle. You’re great players, but no one voted for you. Millions elected Trump to be their coach. So keep the political commentary to yourself, or, as someone once said, ‘shut up and dribble,’ ” she added.

Durant and James both responded in separate statements Friday, sayingthey would not stop talking about political issues important to them and accusing the Fox host of racism.

“To me, it was racist,” Durant responded at a press conference. “Ignorance is something I try to ignore. That was definitely an ignorant comment. I do play basketball, but I am a civilian and I am a citizen of the United States, so my voice is just as loud as hers, I think – or even louder.”

James tweeted a link to Durant’s comments, adding the hashtag “#wewillnotshutupanddribble.”

Ingraham is now saying that her comments weren’t racist because she wrote a book called Shut up and Sing. She’s also invited LeBron to come on her show. I doubt he will accept the invite, but that’s probably something she should have done before she insulted his ability to speak on politics because as she put it, he left high school early and has made millions of dollars dribbling a basketball.

  1. LeBron didn’t leave High School Early
  2. Yes, he is a phenom who has been paid handsomely as an athlete of his caliber should
  3.  Most importantly with his status as one of the greatest players of all time, he has added to the economy and local businesses in Cleveland and any other city he spends time in.
  4. Even more important than #3. LeBron James’ foundation has pledged $41 Million dollars towards putting kids through college. That equates to about 1100-1500 full ride scholarships. He’s also opening a school in Akron for at risk youth.

So that leaves most of asking…Laura can you match King James’ effort?

No Whole In The Wall Showers And Twin Beds For USA Basketball Team, Check Out The Cruise Liner Kyrie, Melo And The Boys Will Call Home While In Rio

(SL) – If you thought the ZIKA virus was frightening, the living conditions in the Athletes’ Village will make you worry about catching a few other things as well; and the USA Basketball team isn’t taking any chances.

36CB024E00000578-3720299-Teammate_Matthew_Dellavedova_also_shared_a_photo_of_he_and_Ryan_-a-35_1470167020522We’ve all seen the images. Golden State Warrior Andrew Bogut making his own shower curtain and Mathew Dellavedova looking like he is in a remake of School Days. The conditions of the living quarters for athletes competing in the Summer Olympics leave a lot to be desired especially considering that these athletes are top tier performers with paychecks to match.

However, somebody didn’t get the memo in Rio and the Athletes Village has become something of a joke and Team USA will clearly have no parts of it. Kyrie Irving, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant and other USA athletes won’t be roughing it while in Rio.  Instead they will be living in the lap of luxury with a spa, shops and 7ft beds aboard the Silversea Silver Cloud.

One official said they would have been pestered for autographs and selfies in the athletes’ village. But two NBA stars (granted they’re playing for Australia) are in the village sleeping on single beds. The boat is in the Bay of Rio where construction work is still not complete but the Ship is more than ready.

The NBA’s finest will arrive for the Rio Olympics today to take up residence in this luxury cruise ship. And although construction isn’t finished ,  the luxury cruise ship is a far cry from the humble digs their fellow NBA baller Andrew Bogut, from Australia, is staying in.

Bogut, who plays for the Dallas Mavericks and was named Australia’s richest sport star last year with earnings of $16 million, posted a photo of himself putting together his own shower curtain at the athletes’ village in Rio and has a mosquito net over his bed.

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Meanwhile, the cruise ship will afford the NBA men and women players  not only luxury and comfort but the type of security that they would expect and will be closed off to the public.

The only entrance is through an airport style scanner which is manned by Port Maua staff, backed up by security guards. On the water, police circle the ship on gun boats with marksmen equipped with automatic rifles.

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And if that wasn’t enough, Team USAs Olympic ship is surrounded by a bullet proof glass fence and 250 federal police officers are on alert keeping a watchful eye. ‘Nobody can get near the boat without invitation’ said one security official.