Lonzo told ESPN that he believes, “Alan Foster used his access to my business and personal finances to enrich himself. As a result, I have decided to sever all ties with Alan, effective immediately.”
Steph says, “I’m going to do whatever I can to highlight, like showcase the city,” Curry said. “And celebrate it for what it meant to me and my journey. Our family and my dad, in terms of where he is in all the record books of Charlotte – Kemba Walker just passed him I think for all-time scoring – but he has other records that talks about his longevity there.”
Below is a schedule of events for NBA All-Star 2019 in Charlotte, NC.
Friday, Feb. 15
All times Eastern (ET)
9:30 a.m. | MTN DEW ICE Rising Stars Practice & Media Day
11:00 a.m. | MTN DEW ICE Rising Stars Practice | NBA TV
5 p.m. | Hall of Fame Announcement | NBA TV
7 p.m. | NBA All-Star Celebrity Game presented by Ruffles | ESPN
9 p.m. | MTN DEW ICE Rising Stars | TNT
Saturday, Feb. 16
All times Eastern (ET)
9:30 a.m. | NBA All-Star Practice & Media Day presented by AT&T | NBA TV
- 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. All-Star Saturday Night Participant Media Availability
- 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Team Giannis Media Availability
- 10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Team LeBron Media Availability
- 12:05 p.m. – 12:55 p.m. Team Giannis Practice
- 1:05 p.m. – 1:55 p.m. Team LeBron Practice
7 p.m. | Commissioner Adam Silver media availability | NBA TV
8 p.m. | State Farm All-Star Saturday Night | TNT
- Taco Bell Skills Challenge (first event)
- Three-Point Contest (second event)
- AT&T Slam Dunk (third event)
Sunday, Feb. 17
All times Eastern (ET)
3 p.m. | NBA Legends Brunch | NBA TV coverage begins at 3 ET
8 p.m. | 68th NBA All-Star Game | TNT coverage begins at 7 ET (also available on TBS)
(Atlanta, GA) -The Hawks broke down the Lakers’ defense tonight at State Farm Arena. Post Game with Vince Carter, he talks about those 10 3s in the 1st quarter, the high points and the future….that is….Trae Young a.k.a Ice Trae.
(Atlanta, GA) – Sunday afternoon the Atlanta Hawks took on the Miami Heat at State Farm Arena. This was the last time Dewyane Wade would be playing in Atlanta, so there were definitely more D Wade fans in attendance than there were actual Hawks fans. Wade showed up and gave the crowd a couple highlights and scored 11 points. The energy in the Arena was amazing. It felt like a playoff game whenever Wade made one of his amazing plays.
Despite all the excitement the Hawks were able to go out and take care of business at home to get a dominating 106-82 point victory. The Hawks led the entire first period and through most of the 2nd, but the heat finally took their first lead around the 7 minute mark in 2nd. That lead was very short lived and the Hawks were able to take a 38-37 point lead into halftime. The Hawks picked back up on the the momentum they started the game with in the 3rd, and proceeded to take full control of the game by outscoring the Heat 41-21 in the 3rd quarter. Miami never recovered from that dominant 3rd period from Atlanta. The Hawks cruised their way through the 4th period on their way to a 24 point victory.
Trae Young had a great night leading the Hawks to a victory vs one of his Idols. Young finished with 19 points and swapped jerseys after the game with Dwade. DeAndre Bembry continues to show and prove. Bembry ended his night with 17 points and has really been coming into his own this season. Hawks head coach Lloyd Pierce stated that Bembry will be starting these next 4 games so he has a chance to see Exactly what works for him as a starter. John Collins had a quiet night, but even his quiet night always make a huge impact.
Collins contributed 13 points and 13 rebounds in this victory.In addition to this being Wade’s final game in Atlanta, the future Hall of Famer also reached another milestone. With less than a minute to go in the 3rd Wade landed the 500th 3 pointer of his career. With this shot Wade joined an elite club with only Michael Jordan and LeBron James as the only players to have at least 20,000 points, 5000 assists, 4,000 rebounds, 1,500 steals, 800 blocks, and 500 3s. This was another great motivating victory for the Hawks who had just lost really badly to the Bucks on Friday night.
The Hawks are going on a 3 game road trip starting in Toronto so that should be another interesting game. Can’t wait to see what this young team is able to do vs the best team in the league Tuesday night!
By Kennan Johnson
(Atlanta, GA) – The Atlanta Hawks cut a 4-game losing streak by beating the Denver Nuggets 106-98 at home. Riding on the shoulders of John Collins, who has continued to increase his scoring over the last three games and hit a career high 30, the Hawks were able to dominate the 2nd and 3rd quarters after being down by 10 at the end of the first period.
Collins’ 30 pts were accompanied by 12 rebounds for a solid double-double. Collins who missed a number of games due to an injury at the beginning of the season seems to really be flourishing with that ankle inflammation and soreness behind him. He was 12 of 20 from the floor and 3 of 6 from the three point line.
Post game Coach Pierce said, “It helps when he makes threes; he was 3 of 6 tonight. We know what he can do at the rim. But when he gets out there and their helping off of him, when he can knock some of those down, now they have to run out and guard him. I think he had a dunk where he attacked a close out because they were sprinting out to him at the three point line.”
Nuggets Coach, Mike Malone even had to give up for Collins saying, “He did everything tonight. He hit threes, he got behind us for lob dunks, he worked the offensive glass, and he made plays for his teammates. I believe it was a career-high for John and Bembry, so anytime you give up two career-highs in the same game it’s usually not going to end well. John Collins had a heck of a game for them and he hurt us in every way possible tonight.”
That career high for DeAndre Bembry came in the form of 18 pts as Atlanta cruised to victory for a change. We’ll see if they can hold that momentum though.
They’ve got a 3-game road trip ahead where they’ll play them Mavericks, Celtics and Nets before they come back home to host the Wizards.
(MILWAUKEE, WI – AP) – A Milwaukee officer involved in the stun gun arrest of Bucks’ player Sterling Brown has been fired because of social media posts mocking the incident, the city’s police chief said Thursday.
Police Chief Alfonso Morales said the firing decision was not tied to anything Erik Andrade did when Brown was arrested, but explained that the social media posts compromised the officer’s ability to testify in other cases. Morales spoke about the case at a Marquette University event.
Brown sued the police department in June and accused officers of using excessive force and targeting him because he’s black. A group of officers swarmed on him at a Walgreens parking lot because he didn’t immediately remove his hands from his pockets. Brown was standing with the officers waiting for a citation for parking in a
disabled spot early on Jan. 26, but never appeared to threaten police before or during his arrest, according to police body camera videos.
Andrade later mocked Brown on Facebook for his arrest .
”Nice meeting Sterling Brown of the Milwaukee Bucks at work this morning! Lol #FearTheDeer,” one Facebook post read, referencing a slogan used to cheer on the Bucks at games. Andrade also posted a racist meme of Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant.
Morales said in a statement that Andrade’s posts violate the department’s social media policies.
”They have a racist connotation and are derogatory, mocking an individual who was recently the subject of officers’ use of force,” Morales said. ”Such comments also directly affect his credibility and ability to testify in future hearings as a member of this Department. I have not, and will not, tolerate such behavior.”
Andrade was at the scene when Brown was arrested but was not among the officers who took him down, according to police. A total of 11 officers involved in the arrest were disciplined or retrained, but Andrade was not among those punished at the time.
The president of the Milwaukee Police Association, Mike Crivello, did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment on behalf of Andrade. Andrade does not have a listed phone number.
Morales apologized to Brown for his officers’ actions and theBucks’ second-year guard was never charged with anything.