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Another Ugly Incident Between Rival Fans, an NBA Player

Chris Paul of Phoenix Suns says mother was touched, wife was shoved in Dallas

(Newser) - This year's NBA playoffs have seen some high-profile nastiness between an NBA player and rival fans. But an incident during Sunday's game between the Phoenix Suns and Dallas Mavericks might top that, because it involves a player's family. The Mavericks removed a fan for what it called...

Fans Let Kyrie Irving Have It, and He Responded in Kind

Nets star takes flak for flipping the bird in Boston

(Newser) - The Boston Celtics beat the Brooklyn Nets 115-114 Sunday in the first game of their playoff series, but much of the attention afterward was focused not so much on the game as on Kyrie Irving's middle fingers. The Nets star flipped off Boston fans on at least two occasions,...

NBA Star Wants to End Career Alongside His Son

LeBron James, whose future teammate is 17, isn't sure where or when

(Newser) - LeBron James doesn't know when or where he'll play his last season in the NBA, but he's firm on the identity of one teammate. "My last year will be played with my son," James said, per CNN . "Wherever Bronny is at, that's where...

Stephen Curry Sets Record for 3-Pointers
Steph Curry
Notches Another
Big NBA Stat

Steph Curry Notches Another Big NBA Stat

He now has 3,000 3-pointers

(Newser) - Update: Two weeks after setting the NBA record for 3-pointers, Steph Curry had another big night Tuesday when the Golden State Warriors player became the first player in league history to make 3,000 3-pointers, the AP reports. Even so, the Denver Nuggets beat the Warriors 89-86. Video of No....

Disarray Due to COVID in Sports World Continues

NBA postpones 5 mores games, NHL shuts down 2 more teams

(Newser) - The NBA on Sunday postponed a total of five games involving nine teams in response to rising coronavirus numbers, raising the number of contests that have been pushed back this season to seven, the AP reports. Called off were three Sunday games: Cleveland at Atlanta, Denver at Brooklyn and New...

Nets to Let Irving, Still Unvaxxed, Play in Some Games

'We arrived at this decision with the full support of our players,' says GM Sean Marks

(Newser) - Update: Unless Kyrie Irving decides to get vaxxed, you won't be seeing him play for the Nets in Brooklyn anytime soon. You will, however, be able to catch him on the road in certain away games, after the NBA team announced Friday they'd be bringing their All-Star guard...

NFL Reschedules 3 Games Over COVID Outbreaks

NHL and NBA also getting hit

(Newser) - Sports fans of any league: If you planned to watch some games this weekend, better check the schedules often, because COVID outbreaks are taking a toll:
  • NFL: The NFL is shifting three games that were scheduled for this weekend. The Browns-Raiders game is moving from Saturday to Monday, while the

Outbreaks Affect Leagues, and Outcome of Games

NFL Changes
COVID Protocols

NFL Changes COVID Protocols

Mask mandate is back after bad week for infections

(Newser) - Update: The NFL is adjusting its COVID-19 protocols in the face of increasing infections. Some of the changes could provide relief to teams that are shorthanded after outbreaks this week, ESPN reports. The policies, negotiated by the league and the players association, call for returning to a mask mandate in...

LeBron James Tests Positive for COVID-19

Lakers superstar is said to be asymptomatic, will miss several games

(Newser) - LeBron James, fresh off a suspension, is now sidelined by the NBA's health and safety protocols after testing positive for COVID-19. The Los Angeles Lakers superstar, who has said he is fully vaccinated, took a lateral flow test that returned a positive COVID-19 result on Tuesday, per TMZ Sports...

Enes Kanter Celebrates Citizenship With New Name

Celtics center is now Enes Kanter Freedom

(Newser) - Enes Kanter became an American citizen Monday—and the Turkish-born Boston Celtics center celebrated his new citizenship with a new name. Hank Fetic, the 29-year-old's manager, told the AP Monday that Kanter's name change to Enes Kanter Freedom would happen at the same time as the citizenship ceremony....

LeBron James Hit With $15K Fine for Obscene Gesture

This after he'd been suspended earlier in the week for hitting Detroit center Isaiah Stewart in the face

(Newser) - On Friday, LeBron James was fined $15,000 for an obscene gesture by the NBA, which also warned the Lakers superstar about using profane language. James made the gesture after making a shot late in Los Angeles' 124-116 overtime victory in Indiana on Wednesday night, reports the AP . He'd...

LeBron James Gets Two Fans Ejected
LeBron James Gets
Two Fans Ejected

LeBron James Gets Two Fans Ejected

He said Pacers fans went 'outside the line with obscene gestures and words'

(Newser) - LeBron James returned from his first-ever suspension Wednesday night for the Los Angeles Lakers' game against the Indiana Pacers—and he had two fans ejected from their courtside seats in Indianapolis. With 2:29 left in overtime, the two Pacers fans, a man and a woman, were escorted out by...

An Unfortunate First for LeBron James
LeBron James
Suspended for
First Time

LeBron James Suspended for First Time

One-game suspension issued after strike to opponent's face

(Newser) - During the Los Angeles Lakers' Sunday game against the Detroit Pistons, LeBron James' arm made contact with opponent Isaiah Stewart's face, leading to blood, a game stoppage, and both players being ejected from the game—just the second time James has ever been ejected. And now, for the first...

NBA's Enes Kanter Slams LeBron With Shoe Statement

Celtics center speaks out on human rights violations in China

(Newser) - He spoke out on Tibet and got Celtics games blacked out in China, now Enes Kanter has some words for NBA 'King' LeBron James--on his shoes. The Boston Celtics center used his kicks to make a bold statement at Friday night's game against the LA Lakers. In a...

Suns Officials, Owner Deny Accusations in Upcoming Story

NBA insider says a report is coming out alleging racism and sexism

(Newser) - The Phoenix Suns have released a statement denying a story that hasn’t even been published yet. A tweet on the team’s official account reads, “We understand that an outlet is considering publishing a proposed story that makes completely baseless claims against the Suns organization concerning a variety...

NBA Player's Video Ticks Off China
NBA Player
Slams China,
and Fallout
Is Immediate
the rundown

NBA Player Slams China, and Fallout Is Immediate

Celtics games are blacked out after Enes Kanter speaks out on Tibet

(Newser) - The NBA's already-iffy relations with China are being tested with another controversy over free speech. In this case, Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter called Chinese leader Xi Jinping a "brutal dictator" and voiced his support for Tibet in a tweeted video , reports Reuters . In response, China has blacked...

18 Ex-Players Charged in NBA Fraud Scheme

2008 champions Anthony Allen, Ronald Glen Davis are among them

(Newser) - Eighteen former NBA players have been charged with defrauding the league's health and welfare benefit plan out of about $4 million, according to an indictment Thursday in New York. Federal prosecutors planned a news conference to describe the case that was brought in Manhattan federal court, per the AP...

Abdul-Jabbar Has Strong Words for NBA's Unvaxxed

Basketball great says NBA should 'remove them from the team' unless they get their shot

(Newser) - At the moment, the NBA isn't requiring that its players get vaccinated against COVID. But one big name in basketball thinks the league should, and he's lobbying for strong repercussions for those who don't. "The NBA should insist that all players and staff are vaccinated or...

Do You Know Who This Man Is? SLC Reporter Didn't (Hilariously)

Jordan Clarkson patiently spelled his name on camera for man-on-street interview

(Newser) - Reporters are usually pretty hip to what’s going on in the cities they cover. That said, not everyone is into sports. Not everyone would recognize a famous NBA star and Sixth Man of the Year, even if they spoke with him. And asked him his name. And how to...

ESPN Has Canceled Rachel Nichols' Show

Following controversial remarks on Maria Taylor

(Newser) - Less than two months after her comments about a Black colleague at ESPN made headlines , Rachel Nichols' show at the sports network is no more. ESPN announced Wednesday that The Jump will be canceled and Nichols will be taken off NBA coverage, the AP reports. Nichols had complained last year...

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