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    As the NBA approaches the first anniversary of its March 11 shutdown, Warriors star Stephen Curry reflected on his recent challenges of getting back on the court, including a season derailed by a hand injury, his team missing the resumption of the season in the bubble and the pandemic that delayed the start of the 2020-21 season. In all, Curry played just one basketball game in 14 months before this season. During his press conference ahead of Sunday’s scaled-down All-Star Weekend, Curry expressed appreciation for not only being able to play again, but also being able to return to his All-Star level. “With the injury last year and the pandemic and everything that’s happened over the last year,” Curry said, “to know how much work I put in to get my game back to where I wanted to be and to be healthy and to be able to...
    There’s a difference between being a leading scorer and being an actual leader. That Julius Randle has grown from the former to the latter at the age of 26 is the reason why he will play in his first NBA All-Star Game on Sunday in Atlanta (8 p.m., TNT). And it’s why his young Knicks are following his lead in their best season in years. Getting voted onto the All-Star team, and the Skills Challenge that precedes it, are individual honors. Randle, however, earned them because of the way he has stepped into a leadership role for the young, inexperienced Knicks, often carrying them on his extra-large shoulders. “Absolutely I embrace it. I work for it. I challenge myself and push myself to be able to do it on a nightly basis. I know I still have a long way to go and I can get a lot better as...
    Nikola Jokic is the most relatable 7-footer in the NBA these days. The man just wants to eat.Superstar center Nikola Jokic has four days in between the 2021 NBA All-Star Game and his Denver Nuggets‘ next regular-season contest vs. the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday, March 12. When asked what he wants to do on his four off-days, Jokic just wants to eat poorly. I can’t blame him, and neither should you. While Jokic has done a marvelous job of transforming his body in the last year or so, he does enjoy eating food that is terrible for him every now and then. Though he is no longer pounding Coca-Cola like it is water like he did in his youth in his native Serbia, the best player on the Nuggets roster deserves a cheat day or two in between basketball games. We just gotta let the big dog eat then. Asked...
    National Guard member arrested on child pornography charge US poet Amanda Gorman says followed by guard, called suspicious It’s been a long time coming for Mike Conley Jr. It took some extremely unfortunate injuries to Anthony Davis and Devin Booker for it to happen, but Conley is finally going to be an All-Star. © Provided by For The Win It’s been 14 long, long seasons. He played an integral piece for so many of those Memphis Grizzlies teams that made deep playoff runs for the first 12 years of his career. And, for so long, it felt like he should’ve been an All-Star. Certainly, he was good enough. But there was always a question of who he would start over. Chris Paul? Russell Westbrook? Steph Curry? Damian Lillard? But here we are. It’s finally happening. He’s in as an injury replacement for Devin Booker, who sprained his knee earlier this...
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    Editor’s note: This story is a scaled-down version of the Giants HQ email newsletter sent out by beat writer Kerry Crowley on Tuesday and Friday mornings. To become a newsletter subscriber (it’s free!), click here. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — At a time of year when most veteran pitchers are slowly ramping up toward the regular season, one of my favorite parts of spring training is watching young relief prospects enter a game and light up the radar gun. Every pitcher is competing for a job, whether it be in the starting rotation, the bullpen or the chance to start the season at Triple-A, and Giants relief prospects Dedniel Núñez and Kervin Castro are no exception. Both right-handers made their Cactus League debuts on Monday and impressed with high-octane fastballs and breaking balls that looked like they have the capacity to fool major league hitters. Núñez, a Rule 5 draft pick out of the...
    Getty Images Jaylen Brown of the Boston Celtics was selected to his very first NBA All-Star Game Another loss for the Boston Celtics; another somber press conference from All-Star Jaylen Brown, whose comments after losing efforts of late have left plenty of room for interpretation, and Tuesday night against the Dallas Mavericks was no different. The Mavs, playing on the second night of a back-to-back, handed the receding Celtics a 110-107 loss in Dallas. After a strong third-quarter finish, the Mavs poured it on in the final frame; where Mavs guard Jalen Brunson (22 points) helped carve out a 12-point lead with less than three minutes left to play. Despite the Celtics’ valiant effort of climbing out of a double-digit hole and snatching an unexpected lead — thanks to Jaylen Brown’s jumper from inside the free-throw line with only 37.6 seconds left (105-104) — Mavs All-Star Luka Doncic...
    Elijah McClain: Sheneen McClain relieved her son is no longer labeled a suspect after investigation into officers actions Sanders first Senator to break with Democrats since Biden took office New York Knicks forward Julius Randle was selected as an NBA All-Star for the first time in his career on Tuesday. The Knicks have a lot of fans but no one was more proud or Randle than his mother. © Provided by For The Win Randle is currently enjoying what has become far-and-away the best season of his professional career thus far. He is averaging 23.2 points, 11.0 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game. The 6-foot-9 big man has added 1.8 three-pointers per game while shooting 41.0 percent from beyond the arc on the season. Each of those measurements mentioned above are the best marks he has ever recorded since turning pro back after his one-and-done season at Kentucky. Of...
    Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James made it clear how absurd it is to him that Devin Booker didn’t make the All-Star Game roster.  On Tuesday, the reserves for the NBA All-Star Game were officially announced, and there’s no question there were some big-time snubs who were left off. For starters, how in the world did Phoenix Suns standout Devin Booker not make it? Twitter exploded when Booker’s name didn’t appear. As a matter of fact, Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James himself had to take to social media to let everyone know that he simply can’t believe that Booker was disrespected like this. Devin Booker is the most disrespected player in our league!!! Simple as that. — LeBron James (@KingJames) February 24, 2021 LeBron James is not happy that Devin Booker was left off the All-Star Game reserves listAs you can see from James’ tweet, he really is blown...
    New York Knicks finally have an All-Star: Julius Randle named to East’s reserves By: Alder Almo February 23, 2021 ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Knicks’ road to respectability got a much needed shot in the arm after Julius Randle got his first All-Star nod. Randle, the leader of the Knicks’ resurgence this season, was among the seven reserves voted by the coaches, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. “It would mean a lot,” Randle said of the All-Star selection via zoom call with reporters after the Knicks’ shootaround on Tuesday morning. “My goal was never just to play in the NBA. I always felt that I would get there. I just wanted to be the best player I could possibly be and reach my potential. And I try to push myself every day to do so. It would definitely be a milestone.”...
    ABC/Eric McCandless Though Dancing With the Stars has not officially been renewed by ABC, it’s likely the show will come back in the fall of 2021 for the monumental season 30. With such a special season, there are chances that there will be twists that no one is expecting. That being said, there have been hints that season 30 of Dancing With the Stars could feature an all-star cast rather than all-new contestants. Host Tyra Banks hinted that the season may be an all-star season, and some professional dancers have also hinted that could happen. With hopes that season 30 is a special season, we took a look at former contestants who could possibly come back for an all-star season.Who Could Return for an All-Stars Season?All of Val & Zendaya's Dances from DWTS Season 16Zendaya & Val performed encores of their week 2 Jive & week 8 Salsa which...
    AG nominee Garland vows to restore DOJ independence; casts domestic extremist battle as central to mission Who will be the next F.D.A. chief? Mike Conley has been in the NBA for 14 seasons and is one of the more respected players in the league. But despite his decade-plus of experience and respect, he has never once been an All-Star. He is really hoping that changes this year. © Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports Mike Conley is making a career-high 2.8 three-pointers per game at a 41 percent clip. Conley spoke on Friday night about how much it would mean to him to be an All-Star finally. Mike Conley, who has the unofficial label as the league’s best veteran who has never been an All-Star, believes that he’s earned his spot this season. His answer when @andyblarsen asked Conley about his All-Star chances: pic.twitter.com/i8unlnIZhA — Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) February 20, 2021...
    Texas outages: Millions without power as extreme cold throttles electric grid Biden to tap new labor board top cop, rescind Trump apprenticeship program © Kathy Willens/AP Images Julius Randle. Kathy Willens/AP Images Julius Randle is having an All-Star-caliber season for the surprising New York Knicks. The Knicks gave Randle $62 million last offseason after missing out on Kevin Durant, but he had a disappointing first season. Randle has boosted his scoring to career-highs this year and has become a key playmaker for a Knicks team in the playoff race. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. New York Knicks forward Julius Randle is turning in perhaps the most unlikely All-Star-worthy season of the 2020-21 NBA campaign. The 26-year-old Randle is averaging a career-high 23 points (25th in the NBA) on 47% shooting, to go with career-highs of 40% shooting from three, 11 rebounds, and 5.6 assists per game....
    Julius Randle. Kathy Willens/AP Images Julius Randle is having an All-Star-caliber season for the surprising New York Knicks. Randle's first season with the Knicks after signing a 3-year, $63 million contract was disappointing as he was inefficient and turnover-prone. Randle has boosted his scoring to career-highs this year and has become a key playmaker for the Knicks. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. New York Knicks forward Julius Randle is turning in perhaps the most unlikely All-Star-worthy season of the 2020-21 NBA campaign. The 26-year-old Randle is averaging a career-high 23 points (25th in the NBA) on 47% shooting, to go with career-highs of 40% shooting from three, 11 rebounds, and 5.6 assists per game. He's one of just four players this season, averaging over 20 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 assists per game, joining Nikola Jokic, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Domantas Sabonis. Few saw such a season...
    Coronavirus cases are falling in the US but experts say its not from the COVID vaccine, yet In California: Troops to support states COVID-19 vaccination sites. And new rules for booze? Everything the NBAs All-Stars have said about having an All-Star game When the NBA and the NBA Players Association agreed to start the season on December 22, they also agreed that there would be no All-Star game. Instead, there’d be a week of rest and recovery for the players between the first and second half of the schedule. © Provided by For The Win Now, that tune seems to be changing despite the NBA’s struggles with the COVID-19 pandemic so far. The NBA is negotiating with the Players Association to have an All-Star game on March 7 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. The two sides are in the midst of agreeing to COVID-19 testing and safety protocols...
    LeBron James has condemned the NBA for reportedly pressing ahead with the idea to stage an All-Star Game this season, despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and mounting player fatigue around the league. All-Star Weekend, which was due to be held in Indianapolis in February, was initially scrapped this season to minimize the possible spread of Covid-19 and to ease the burden on players after a short turnaround of the 2019-20 season, which ended in October. An All-Star Game this term is yet to be announced but is increasingly likely - with Atlanta the host city on March 7. LeBron James has slammed the NBA's reported plans for holding an All-Star Game next month All-Star Weekend was scrapped this term but now an All-Star Game could happen on March 7 The 16-time All-Star and was among the leading vote-getters in the first round of fan voting RELATED ARTICLES...
    LeBron doesn't want an All-Star Game this year. Getty/Streeter Lecka LeBron James has slammed the NBA's plans to "bring the whole league into one city" for an All-Star Game amid the pandemic.  Despite being originally cancelled, it was announced on Thursday that the event will go ahead in Atlanta on March 7. "Obviously, the pandemic has absolutely nothing to do with it at this point," said James.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. LeBron James has slammed the NBA's plan to "bring the whole league into one city" for an All-Star Game in March amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Originally due to take place in Indianapolis in February, the event was cancelled prior to the start of the NBA season due to the pandemic. However, on Thursday, the NBA and the Players Association reached an agreement to hold the event in Atlanta on March 7. Atlanta, Georgia, has...
    The NBA told its teams on Thursday night that it expects to finalize plans in the coming week to have an All-Star Game in Atlanta. The game and skills competitions will be held on March 7, the NBA told clubs in the memo, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press. It remains unclear when players would have to report to Atlanta and how testing will work there, or if fans will be part of the game. The first-half schedule ends March 4, with the second half set to begin on March 11. The league said it expects to agree to terms with the National Basketball Players Association on testing protocols that will apply to all players during the break, how testing will work for the All-Star event, and when players will have to report back to their home markets to begin preparations for the second-half schedule....
    With the NBA potentially getting ready to host the All-Star Game this season, Sacramento Kings star De’Aaron Fox couldn’t be more against the idea.  Believe it or not, the NBA All-Star Game could be coming to your television sets in early March. While it would certainly be great to see the best players in the world put on a show on the same hardwood, the fact that this is on the table in the middle of a pandemic doesn’t sit well with many. This includes Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox. This week, the standout made it quite clear he’s against the All-Star Game taking place due to the coronavirus pandemic, with cases continuing to rise across the country.De’Aaron Fox is against the All-Star Game potentially taking place next month“If I’m going to be brutally honest, I think it’s stupid,” Fox said via ESPN. “If we have to wear a mask...
    Films from 2020 that should win Oscars, but wont 14 Reasons You Didn’t Get a Call Back After a Job Interview Kings star DeAaron Fox says having an NBA All-Star Game this season is stupid but players can be fined if they dont go © Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images De'Aaron Fox. Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images The NBA is expected to announce an All-Star game to be held in Atlanta on March 7. Fox told reporters that he felt the idea was "stupid," given the intense COVID-19 protocols. The NBA has already postponed 24 games due to COVID protocols. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Count Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox among those questioning the possibility of an NBA All-Star Game this season. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the NBA and Players Association are "progressing" toward an agreement to have an All-Star Game, to be held in Atlanta on March...
    De'Aaron Fox. Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images The NBA is expected to announce an All-Star game to be held in Atlanta on March 7. Fox told reporters that he felt the idea was "stupid," given the intense COVID-19 protocols. The NBA has already postponed 24 games due to COVID protocols. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Count Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox among those questioning the possibility of an NBA All-Star Game this season. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the NBA and Players Association are "progressing" toward an agreement to have an All-Star Game, to be held in Atlanta on March 7. According to Wojnarowski, the All-Star Game is one of the season's top fan engagement events and may have a financial impact on the shortened season that largely does not include fans. On Wednesday, Fox told reporters that he felt the idea was "stupid," given the league's intense...
    Despite growing COVID-19 concerns, the NBA has announced that an All-Star game will be happening this season. The NBA season is moving along in 2021 despite growing COVID-19 concerns. A lot of fans won’t get the chance to see their teams in action this year because of the virus. Only 10 NBA teams are allowing fans in arenas for games and even then, it’s at a reduced capacity. The sports world championed the NBA’s institution and execution of a ‘bubble’ for their sports league last year in the heat of the global pandemic, and yes, by the numbers, they did an excellent job. The league has continued to be the standard for COVID-19 protocol amongst sports leagues and is statistically doing well at managing the virus again this year. There haven’t been any positive tests in the NBA since Jan. 27. Zero positive COVID-19 tests among 482 players since Jan....
    Philip Seymour Hoffman: A Life in Pictures Nonprofit tied to Amalgamated Bank looks to capture corporate donors through new fund following Capitol Hill riot NBA seems oddly determined to play an All-Star Game Despite some arenas allowing a small number of fans to be in attendance (with mixed results), the NBA has been and will continue to be a made-for-TV sport this season. © Provided by Awful Announcing Considering how much the NBA’s All-Star festivities are built around the in-arena experience (which translates to the home audience; a dunk contest is a lot less exciting in an empty gym), not to mention the myriad risks of playing amidst a pandemic, and the idea that the league would push forward with an actual exhibition game feels pretty odd. Yet that’s exactly what the NBA and the NBPA are reportedly planning to do, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski: The NBA and...
    (CNN)NBA legend Kobe Bryant, who died tragically last year at age 41, will likely be best known for his gifts with the roundball. He was one of the greatest to take the court and one of basketball's greatest ambassadors, heralding the men's and women's game at its youth, college, pro and international levels. Yet the Los Angeles Lakers luminary was multifaceted -- serving as a writer, producer, spokesman, philanthropist, mentor and #girldad. The Black Mamba appreciated greatness in all its forms -- and saw sport as transformative. He believed, like Nelson Mandela whom he quoted in an Instagram post in 2014, that "sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It...
    Boston Celtics’ Jaylen Brown has been an All-star contender for as long as one can remember. The 6’6” small forward showed tremendous growth from his rookie season in his sophomore year. Unfortunately, a complexity of equations around him stopped his name from appearing on the coveted list. The Greens drafted JB in 2016 and followed that amazing draft with Jayson Tatum’s pick in 2017. This investment in the team rebuilding paid off as they played three conference finals in the past four seasons. However, Jaylen’s contribution still did not enjoy as much spotlight as his counterparts’. Jaylen Brown and the tough road towards the All-star mention Jan 17, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) drives the ball against New York Knicks guard RJ Barrett (9) in the second quarter at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports Last year, the Celtics finished #3 on...
    ABC The Dancing With the Stars logo Get excited, Dancing With the Stars fans. Host Tyra Banks has hinted that season 30 might be another all-stars season and professional dancer Cheryl Burke has said much the same thing, so the question is — which former contestants would you like to see back on the show? Here’s what the stars had to say about the possibility of a retrospective season.Banks Wants Season 30 to Be SpecialA Look Inside the Judges' Notebooks – Dancing with the StarsWe always see them taking notes, but what exactly are they writing down? Take a look inside our judges notebooks throughout Dancing with the Stars 2020! Subscribe: http://goo.gl/T7bg3N Watch Dancing with the Stars Mondays at 8|7c on ABC!2020-11-24T05:24:49Z In a recent interview with TV Insider, Banks revealed that she thinks a milestone season should be treated as the special milestone that it is. Therefore,...
    James Harden shoots during the Lakers-Rockets game Tuesday.Troy Taormina / AP James Harden had his way and will play for the Brooklyn Nets, where he will form a big-three with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. In a new demonstration of the rising power of the NBA stars, the 31-year-old guard-guard achieves his purpose, even though he was the Houston Rockets’ franchise player, the cornerstone of his project. The Nets, who had already assembled a team with the highest aspirations, reinforce their potential and change the relationship of forces with which the League began. The operation involves four teams. The Nets send Houston a pack of players and several draft picks, in addition to point guard Caris LeVert, in turn traded for Indiana Pacers forward Victor Oladipo. Center Jarrett Allen and forward Taurean Prince, so far in the Nets, move to the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Rockets also get Dante Exum,...
    Megyn Kelly, Scott Baio, an O.C. star and the original Buffy have all slammed Twitter for 'silencing' Donald Trump in the wake of his permanent ban from the platform.  They join actress Kirstie Alley who compared the suspension to slavery in a tweet on Saturday. The Cheers star, 69, said tech companies now hold ‘the keys to the chains’. Former Fox News host Kelly called the move 'censorship', retweeting a statement by the ACLU which said that ‘it should concern everyone when companies like Facebook and Twitter wield the unchecked power to remove people from platforms that have become indispensable for the speech of billions'.  Kelly wrote: 'Well looky here, folks who suggested it’s “dishonest” to worry about a slippery slope of coming censorship, even your civil liberties god sees what’s coming.'  Her former colleague Janice Dean, tweeted a quote from Harry S. Truman, which read: 'Once a government is committed to silencing...
    Getty NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 22: James Wiseman #33 of the Golden State Warriors dribbles the ball during the first half against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center on December 22, 2020 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images) The Golden State Warriors have been on a two-game winning streak as they head into their next contest against the Los Angeles Clippers. Their recent surge as of late has been sparked by their superstar Steph Curry who played well enough to become the Western Conference Player of the Week per the NBA. If Curry is able to keep this up he certainly would be a key member of the MVP race....
    The handsome Bradley Cooper is one of the finest actors in Hollywood. It is pretty hard to choose one role that he has essayed on the screen and call it our favourite. Throughout his career until now, the actor has made sure he experiments with the kind of roles he does and has managed to wow the audience with his immaculate portrayal of different characters. The man was first seen in a guest role in the television series Sex and the City back in 1999 after which he enrolled himself in the MFA program at the Actors Studio in 2000. He then marked his film debut with the comedy flick Wet Hot American Summer. Bradley Cooper Birthday Special: From A Star Is Born to American Hustle, 5 Unmissable Performances of the American Actor. He went on to do a spy-action television show titled Alias which proved to be very good for him. Bradley...
    After the Giants finished 29-31 and missed the postseason by the narrowest of margins, president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi immediately set the target higher for 2021. Since assuming his role in November, 2018, Zaidi has been reluctant to publicly set lofty expectations, but entering his third year on the job, he acknowledged it would be a greater disappointment if the Giants failed to improve and missed the playoffs for the fifth consecutive season. A little more than two months after vowing to upgrade the team and better position the Giants to contend, the club has added seven new players to its 40-man roster. Only one of them, reliever Matt Wisler, has major league experience. One prospect, right-handed pitcher Dedniel Núñez, was chosen out of the New York Mets’ organization in Thursday’s Rule 5 Draft. Four other prospects –Alexander Canario, Gregory Santos, Kervin Castro and Camilo Doval–...
    Just as a regular office goer switches jobs or seeks promotions looking for career growth, many NBA players also go through a similar transition. But such decisions never come easy when it means leaving the organization that hired you as a rookie. Former Wizards player John Wall recently found himself in one such position. John’s performance for the Wizards took a hit in the 2017-18 season when he showed issues with his left knee. The problems grew the following season when a hip injury and later a ruptured Achilles sidelined him. These issues ensured that he played only 73 games in the last three years. As a result, it became an easier decision for the Wizards to let him go. They instead acquired Russell Westbrook in return in a welcome move. John Wall had a memorable decade with the Wizards The 30-year-old had a great run with the...
    After eight years of being the face of the franchise, rumors have started to circulate that All-Star shooting guard James Harden already wants out of the Houston Rockets. With their inability to fully dominate the Western Conference and capture the Larry O’Brien Trophy, there are speculations that “The Beard” is considering following the footsteps of other superstars who left their teams to chase for their first NBA championship title somewhere else. As of now, the Rockets are well-aware of Harden’s desire to leave. However, Houston doesn’t plan to move Harden just for the sake of granting his request to start a new journey with another team. To convince them to engage in a blockbuster deal, potential suitors would likely be needing to pay the king’s ransom. According to Sam Amick of The Athletic, the Rockets are demanding a package that includes an All-Star, young prospects, and future first-round picks in...
    Pete Davidson will be getting into the holiday spirit soon. The comedian is set to lead an all-star cast for a virtual table read of the Christmas fantasy drama It's a Wonderful Life, originally released in 1946. The special is set to broadcast on December 13 at 5:00 PM PT with all proceeds from the table read set to benefit The Ed Asner Family Center, which aims to enrich the lives of children with special needs and their families, according to Deadline. Christmas spirit: Pete Davidson is set to lead a virtual table read of the holiday film It's a Wonderful Life; the actor is seen in March Filling his shoes: The Big Time Adolescence actor is set to portray George Bailey, who was portrayed by James Stewart in the 1946 film Also slated to appear in the read are Maude Apatow, Ed Asner, Ellie Kemper, Mia Farrow, and...
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    NBA The Greek, close to signing his extension with Milwaukee that also signs Bogdanovic and James Giannis Antetokounmpo in a game with the Bucks . Giannis Antetokounmpo threw a blast at the Milwaukee bucks as soon as they were eliminated against the Miami Heat in the second round of the playoffs played in the Orlando bubble: or a squad is made to be NBA champions or the Greek would end up packing his bags in 2021, when his contract with the Wisconsin franchise ended. Marc Lasry and Wes Edens, owners of the team, and Jon Horst, general manager of the franchise, picked up the glove of the double NBA MVP and just hours after the league gave the kick-off to the transfer market They have already obtained the pieces that Antetokounmpo so longed for to attempt the final assault on the title. Jrue Holiday, beyond...
    The “Stop The Steal” campaign, which falsely claims that widespread voter fraud has stolen the election from President Donald Trump, has attracted prominent right-wing figures just hours after being launched. Hide Started as a website and Facebook group on Wednesday, the campaign has called upon Trump supporters across the country to protest the 2020 presidential election. Hide Stop The Steal The campaign’s Facebook group, which attracted more than 350,000 members in around 24 hours, was suspended on Thursday for violating the platform’s election-related policies. Hide In a statement to the Daily Dot, a Facebook spokesperson said the group was removed not only for attempting to delegitimize the election process but over “worrying calls for violence from some members.” But the group’s shuttering appears to have done little to stop the campaign, which continues to plan protests across the country. Stop The Steal’s website is now promoting events all across the...
    There are mostly just two ways to lead life. One, settle for what you’ve achieved with limited input, or two, stretch big-time to strive for greatness. In the NBA, the ones that choose the latter are mostly invited into the coveted All-star category. For the current Blazers squad, Damian Lillard is the only name (apart from Carmelo Anthony) that strikes the mind when discussing this category. However, as a matter of fact, a team must have at least two All-star caliber players to make far enough to lift a championship. In the Portland Trail Blazers, the next big man is their center player, Jusuf Nurkic. Can he lift himself up and match the Lillard/Melo level? Portland Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony holds the ball against Dallas Mavericks guard Trey Burke during the second half of an NBA basketball game. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Trail Blazers’ center revealed competitive...
    Comedian James Austin Johnson has blown social media users away with his spot-on Donald Trump impression. The comic, who has appeared in Better Call Saul and The Last Tycoon, has been sharing videos of his shockingly accurate impressions for months, and his latest attempt has racked up over two million views on Twitter. In the clip, James imagines the President talking for several minutes about Weird Al Yankovic, praising his parodies and accordion-playing talent but noting that he was 'very mean' to Coolio when he did the song 'Amish Paradise.' Amazing: Comedian James Austin Johnson has blown social media users away with his spot-on Donald Trump impression A hit! The comic, who has appeared in Better Call Saul and The Last Tycoon, has been sharing videos of his shockingly accurate impressions for months Spot-on! James nails Trump's pronunciation and speech patterns and perfectly copies his stream-of-consciousness way of talking PRES...
    OnlyFans isn’t only for porn stars. Dozens of celebrities have hopped on the bandwagon of joining the mostly-racy adult content platform, with some stars reeling in the big bucks as a result. Here is a list of all the major celebrities who have an OnlyFans page. Cardi B Cardi BGetty Images In August, Cardi B became one of the first A-list celebrities to join OnlyFans. The 27-year-old rapper did, however, warn fans right off the bat not to expect any X-rated content. “And to be clear, no I’m not going to be showing my t–ties, or my p—y, or my ass, just straight up real-life content s - - t. You guys be mad nosy when it comes to my life,” she announced. Her page originally launched with a $9.99 monthly subscription which she then had lowered to make her page more affordable. “I’m bringing it down to 4.99. Ya spend too much...
    (CNN)Wednesday's Academy of Country Music Awards will open with the nominees for Entertainer of the Year performing a medley of their songs together, Billboard reports.The nominees include Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs and Thomas Rhett.Along with the big opening number, the show will also feature a live performance from Taylor Swift, making this her first time taking the show's stage in seven years. She is set to sing "Betty" off her new album, "Folklore," from the Grand Ole Opry House.Also performing will be Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani, Kelsea Ballerini, Florida Georgia Line, Kane Brown and Tim McGraw.Miranda Lambert's "Fooled Around and Fell in Love" -- which features Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, Caylee Hammack and Elle King -- has already been awarded music event of the year.Read MoreRhett won for video of the year with "Remember You Young," and Hillary Lindsey won songwriter of the...
    Teen makes portraits of Covid-19 victims Chipotle is quietly raising menu prices for people ordering delivery Timothée Chalamet Leads an All-Star Cast in Stunning First Dune Trailer © Chiabella James/Warner Bros. Dune is currently set to hit theaters December 18 Beyond fear, destiny awaits. Watch the trailer for the highly anticipated #DuneMovie now. pic.twitter.com/UFLJzrpf72— DUNE (@dunemovie) September 9, 2020 The Dune trailer is finally here. The groundbreaking 1965 sci-fi novel is hitting the big screen for the second time (David Lynch took a stab at the material with his badly received 1984 adaptation), with equally-groundbreaking director Denis Villeneuve (Arrival) at the helm. Starring Timothée Chalamet as the gifted prince with his people's hopes riding on him, the movie also features Oscar Isaac and Rebecca Ferguson as his parents, as well as Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa and Zendaya. The movie centers on Chalamet, Ferguson and Isaac, playing the royal family...
    Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], September 1: Actor Disha Patani on Tuesday treated her fans to an adorable picture as she showers love on her furry friend. The actor proved that she is a true blue pet lover as she channelled her love for her four-legged friend. The ‘Malang’ star posted to Instagram, an endearing picture which features the actor and her pet dog caught in a moment of affection. In the picture, Patani is seen holding the face of her pet and adorably looking at him. In the snap, captured at her home, the ‘M.S. Dhoni’ star is seen sporting a comfy look in a white figure-hugging dress. The actor looked gorgeous donning a low make up look. Disha Patani’s Funny Lip-Sync to the ‘Rasode Mein Kaun Tha’ Rap With Her Doggos is Too Cute! (Watch Video). Keeping the caption simple, Patani left a flower emoji with the picture. The...
    Twelve Minutes, the upcoming thriller from Annapurna Interactive, is getting an all-star cast including Daisy Ridley, James McAvoy, and the (always great) Willem Dafoe. In the game’s new trailer, which premiered on the Gamescom opening night stream today, Dafoe delivers some wonderfully creepy narration to set up the concept: A man trapped in a time loop. The footage isn’t different from the top-down gameplay we’ve seen before, but the narration adds a new layer of intrigue. Twelve Minutes is headed to the Xbox Series X, Xbox One and Steam later this year.
    LOVE Island’s Maura Higgins looks a picture of calm but her Greek hols has been anything but plain sailing. Her yacht trip with pals had them fearing for their lives as they ran into stormy waters. 4Maura Higgins looked incredible in this all-white outfit on her Greek holidayCredit: Instagram 4Maura looked bronzed as she showed off her toned figure in a skimpy bikiniCredit: maurahiggins/Instagram The 29-year-old set off from the Abaton Island Resort and Spa in Crete with Love Island pal Molly-Mae Hague, 21, her sis Zoe and hairdresser Jay. But the stay has not been all plain sailing. The foursome booked a yacht trip that ran into stormy waters. Maura claimed the rough seas left the group fearing for their lives.She told social media followers: “So guys we got on a beautiful yacht today, well what we thought was a beautiful yacht and we nearly died.” 4Maura stunned in...
    SACRAMENTO —  Faced with a pandemic that has put millions of Californians out of work and eviscerated businesses large and small, Gov. Gavin Newsom promised that “health and science” would guide state officials in repairing the economy and steering it toward recovery. But as Newsom rapidly reopened the state in May, he also received advice from an all-star roster of business titans. The Governor’s Task Force on Business and Jobs Recovery is a 108-member group that counts former California governors, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook, Disney Executive Chairman Bob Iger and former Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen among its members. For all the boldface names and huge stakes, little is known about the task force, including how extensive a role the group played in shaping the decisions to reopen California. The task force has operated almost entirely behind closed doors, and those appointed were not required to...
    Addison Rae Easterling. Gregg DeGuire / Getty Images Addison Rae Easterling, 19, is one of TikTok's most recognizable faces.  Recently, the social media star has been quiet on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter. Easterling returned to Twitter on Wednesday to issue an apology for reposting an "All Lives Matter" video in the past.  "All lives CANNOT matter until Black lives do," she said in her apology. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Following a week-long hiatus from social media, Addison Rae Easterling resurfaced on Wednesday to apologize for reposting a video in support of "All Lives Matter" four years ago. In the video, a woman called Black Lives Matter a "cult" that does "more harm" than "good." "I owe all of you an apology," the 19-year-old's open letter on Twitter began. "Four years ago, I reposted a video which included a woman sharing her thoughts on Black Lives...
    NFL draft expert Daniel Jeremiah thinks Clemson star quarterback Trevor Lawrence will be a dominant force at the next level. Jeremiah released his scouting report Thursday for the Clemson gunslinger, and it’s exactly what you’d expect it to be. You can read the whole thing here, but the takeaway is super simple. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) As Jeremiah says, the Clemson junior “has all of the necessary tools to emerge as an elite quarterback at the next level.” He did note there’s still room for improvement, but that goes for any young player.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Trevor Lawrence (@tlawrence16) on Jan 9, 2019 at 12:04pm PST It’s pretty hard to disagree with Jeremiah’s assessment of Lawrence’s skills and his outlook as an NFL quarterback. Trevor Lawrence is the best college quarterback in terms...
    This month, Perry Mason — the legendary Los Angeles defence attorney who yielded to no one in getting his clients off the rap — is returning to British television screens in a transformed characterisation by the award-winning Welsh actor Matthew Rhys. Mason was the creation of U.S. author Erle Stanley Gardner in some 80 novels that have sold more than 300 million copies, putting Gardner just two spots behind J.K. Rowling in the list of all-time bestseller writers. Rhys’s portrayal of the younger Mason as a dishevelled drunk in a filthy vest, who steals a tie from a corpse when he needs to smarten up before a judge, bears little comparison with the original star who brought Perry to the viewing millions. Canadian-born actor Raymond Burr was more than 6ft tall and immaculately dressed in expensive suits. He had a commanding voice and the aura of a pillar of the...
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