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Splash Brothers Plus One: Big Three Puts Atlanta Away Early

(Atlanta, GA) – It’s become normal for the Atlanta Hawks to lose their composure in one quarter, usually the 3rd.  But this time, out the gate, Atlanta let the Warriors dominate too much of the first quarter.  And it was a hole that they would find impossible to dig out of.
Golden State overpowered the Hawks 34-17 in the first period.  And whereas the remainder of the game, scoring wise, was close, the deficit was just too much. The Splash Brothers did what they normally do with Stephen Curry grabbing 30pts and Klay Thompson pulling down 27.  The NBA’s MVP, Kevin Durant added 28 of his own making the big 3 accountable for more than half of the Warriors’ points all together.
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The Hawks struggled in turnovers and lost Taurean Prince after what many deemed a flagrant foul from Shaun Livingston which resulted in the forward rolling his ankle.  Post game, Coach Pierce said the swelling was significant and Prince could be out for a few games.
For the Hawks it would be John Collins and Trae Young to lead the way.  Collins looked strong with a solid double double scoring 24 points and 11 rebounds in the loss.  Trae Young was good for 20 while Jeremy Lin hit 14 off the bench.  Taurean Prince had 14 as well before leaving the game with that ankle injury.  Final Score 128 -111.  The Hawks are now 5-and-19.  Golden State is 16-and-9. And for the record, it was the first sellout game of the season for the Atlanta Hawks with almost 17,000 in attendance.
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Steph Curry Not Injured In Car Crash

(Oakland, CA) – Steph Curry was involved in a multi-vehicle car accident on Friday that left his $200,000 Porsche banged up, but he was okay.

Curry got tangled up in a car wreck after a motorist lost control on the rain-slicked freeway in Oakland. Curry was photographed standing on the highway alone while he waited for the police to arrive. The basketball phenom was parked in the median when a second car lost control and hit his car too.
The crash happened on State Route 24. The drivers of the Lexus and the Sedan both escaped unharmed as well.

 

 

Warriors, Cavs Stars Say They’re Not Going To White House

(CLEVELAND, Ohio) (AP) – Stephen Curry and LeBron James spoke their minds last year. They have not changed their minds this year. No matter whose team wins the NBA championship, neither superstar will be at the White House anytime soon.

On the day when the Philadelphia Eagles were supposed to be there to commemorate winning the Super Bowl – a visit that was canceled by President Donald Trump and had the White House accusing player who weren’t planning on attending of abandoning their fans – Curry and James were among those speaking out at the NBA Finals in support of the Eagles.

”I’m not surprised. It’s typical of him,” James, the Cleveland star, said Tuesday of Trump’s decision to cancel. ”I know no matter who wins this series, no one wants the invite anyway. So it won’t be Golden State or Cleveland going.”

On the eve of Game 3 of the Warriors-Cavaliers series, politics dominated the conversation.

Curry raised Trump’s ire last year when he said he wouldn’t go to the White House, prompting the President to disinvite him and the champion Golden State Warriors.

Curry said Tuesday that he spoke with a current Eagles player about the team’s decision-making process and how it went deeper than disagreeing with Trump policies and the ongoing issue of some NFL players choosing not to stand for the pregame playing of ”The
Star-Spangled Banner.”

”It’s an important conversation, but you can’t control what other people try to do, or try to control the narrative or things like that,” Curry said.

2016 NBA Finals - Game SixCurry said the team has been on the same page after his comments last year and Trump’s subsequent revoking of the Warriors’ invitation. ”And every team that’s won a championship since then has gone through that.”

There has been clear tension between many star athletes and the current administration throughout the Trump presidency. Trump has often blasted the NFL players who have kneeled for the national anthem, a protest that started in 2016 when San Francisco 49ers
quarterback Colin Kaepernick did so to raise awareness of racism – more specifically, the killing of black men by police.

Trump said the Eagles’ event was called off because some of their players ”disagree with their President because he insists that they proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart, in honor of the great men and women of our military and the people of our
country.”

No Eagles players kneeled during the anthem last season.”Instead the decision was made to lie, and paint the picture that these players are anti-America, anti-flag and anti-military,” the Eagles’ Malcolm Jenkins wrote in a statement posted to social media
Tuesday .LynxThe WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx were not invited to the White House to celebrate their most recent title, something James called ”laughable.” Instead, the Lynx will spend Wednesday giving away new sneakers to more than 300 needy kids in Washington. Villanova, the reigning NCAA men’s champion, has not revealed if an invitation was sent.

Many members of the U.S. Olympic Team that competed earlier this year in South Korea did not attend a White House reception.

Hockey’s Pittsburgh Penguins and baseball’s Houston Astros have accepted invitations to the White House for the traditional meeting with the President in recent months, as have several college teams. When the New England Patriots went last year, half the team chose not to attend.

The Warriors, in lieu of going to the White House, spent that day taking a group of children to the National Museum of African American History and Culture a few miles away.

”I think the President has made it pretty clear he’s going to try to divide us, all of us in this country, for political gain,” said Golden State coach Steve Kerr, who has often criticized Trump and his policies. ”So it’s just the way it is. I think we all look
forward to the day when we can go back to just having a celebration of athletic achievement and celebrate Americans for their achievement, their good deeds.”

Kerr also lauded the Eagles for being what he called ”fantastic citizens in their own community.”

”It will be nice when we can just get back to normal in three years,” Kerr said.

The overwhelming issue surrounding the Eagles’ planned visit was that most of the team was not going to attend, and that was a major factor in Trump deciding to pull the invitation.

”What else do you expect Trump to do?” Golden State’s Kevin Durant said. ”When somebody says they don’t want to come to the White House, he disinvites them. So the photo op don’t look bad. We get it at this point. But it’s good that guys are sticking to what
they believe in and what they want to do. Like guys said before me, I’m sure whoever wins this series won’t be going.”

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.

 

 

The Latest: Nash, Kidd Headline Finalists For 2018 HOF Class

(Los Angeles, CA) –  10:40 a.m. Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash and fellow star point guard Jason Kidd, Grant Hill and Ray Allen are among the 13 finalists for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Maurice Cheeks and Chris Webber also made the cut, with the finalists announced Saturday morning as part of the NBA All-Star weekend.

Charles ”Lefty” Driesell, Rudy Tomjonavich and Baylor’s Kim Mulkey made the final ballot as coaches. Katie Smith, Tina Thompson and longtime NBA official Hugh Evans are also finalists.

The 1953-58 Wayland Baptist University teams that won 131 consecutive games and four AAU national championships is the loneteam finalist.

Finalists must receive 18 votes from the 24-member honors committee to be enshrined.

The entire class will be unveiled during the NCAA Final Four in SanAntonio.

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The NBA’s best players have arrived in Hollywood for a star-studded All-Star weekend.

None of those stars currently play for the hometown Lakers or Clippers, and that dearth will be discussed when basketball’s best get together Saturday for practice.

LeBron James is likely to be asked plenty of media questions about his interest in joining the Lakers, who have cleared salary cap space for two superstars this summer.

Paul George, the Oklahoma City All-Star, is from nearby Palmdale, California. He has a well-known love for the Lakers.

The All-Star game also has a big new wrinkle this season: Captains Stephen Curry and James picked their own teams. That draft wasn’t televised, and some stars could have a few good-natured questions about the process. A few hours later Klay Thompson gets warmed up for the three-point competition and Utah rookie Donovan Mitchell
sets his sights on the dunk contest.

If You Can’t Beat Em’…Join Em’ Kaepernick Wants In On Diddy NFL Ownership Plan

(SL) – Colin Kaepernick is having no luck finding a team to hire him so now he wants to buy an NFL club. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback says he’s interested in joining an ownership group aiming to buy the Carolina Panthers.

stephen-curry-diddy-panthers-1200x806Rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs reportedly is heading the group. Kaepernick tweeted Monday that he wants in. So does Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry, who grew up and played college ball near Charlotte, where the Panthers are based.

Panthers owner Jerry Richardson announced Sunday night he plans to sell the team after the season ends. The 81-year-old owner is facing claims of sexual harassment and directing racial slurs at club employees.

Discipline Curtails Effort With Hawks During Warriors Game

(Atlanta, GA) – The Atlanta Hawks were hoping to get a win against the Warriors and build some momentum with what could’ve have been a solid defeat over the number 1 team in the West. Poised to make it happen, the Hawks led by Dennis Schroder with 19 1st quarter points kept an impressive lead over Golden State until the second half when things took a turn for the worse.
Third quarter starts and what could’ve ended up being a high point game for Dennis switched directions to another trip to the bench and Coach kept him there for the rest of the game after scoring 23 points in the first half. So what happened? Looking at a replay it appears Dwight Howard and Dennis Schroder were exchanging words over D. Howard turning the ball over again. Howard who was smashing the boards (19) may have had a problem with Schroder’s pass but unless you were on the court or have bionic ears we’ll never know.
In a great PR display, all Coach Mike Budenholzer would say about the situation is that they need to pay attention and play together as a team the entire 48 minutes.  During that on-court discussion Steph Curry was able to slide right to the perimeter and bank a 3 and Coach told Dennis to take his jersey off.
He spent the rest of the game on the wood and Golden State would turn the game around in the 2nd half and talk the W ending their road trip over .500 with the 119-111 win. Didn’t hurt that Vet ANdre Iguodala put up 24 points. Matching Stephen Curry’s effort, Post Game Andre’s says he’s still got it while Steph didn’t care about Dennis being benched one way or the other.
Post Game Wrap-Up