Month: August 2020

Jamal Murray drops 50 while wearing Breonna Taylor, George Floyd shoes: ‘They give me life’

Jamal Murray was left speechless and out of breath following the Denver Nuggets’ 119-107 win over the Utah Jazz on Sunday night, which forced a Game 7 in their opening-round playoff series at Walt Disney World.

Yet it wasn’t the game, or the fact that he had put up 50 points yet again this series, that left him bent over and emotional on the court for his interview with TNT. 

It was his shoes — and, more importantly, what they represent.

George Floyd and Breonna Taylor on his feet

Murray dropped 50 points while shooting an impressive 9-of-12 from behind the 3-point line in their 12-point win. It marked the second time this series that he’s put up at least 50 points — making him just one of five players in NBA history to do so in a playoff game. He did it with just 24 field goals, too, marking

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Black Athletes Are Not Just Here to Entertain You

“Who makes the game?” former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling asked his girlfriend in 2014. “Do I make the game, or do they make the game?”

The NBA soon answered Sterling by banning him from the league for life shortly after that racist tirade, caught on tape, became public. Six years later, the Milwaukee Bucks have offered a more definitive reply. Before Wednesday night’s Game 5 of their playoff series with the Orlando Magic, Bucks players staged a wildcat strike in protest of police violence. Their focus was acutely on the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, located about 40 miles south of their hometown arena.

Other NBA teams effectively canceled all three of the night’s planned playoff games as the strike spread through the sports world. Baseball, tennis, golf, and soccer players and leagues all joined the protest by sitting out games and matches or offering

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Milwaukee Bucks release statement as WNBA, MLB, MLS also postpone games

The Milwaukee Bucks say they were inspired by the shooting of Jacob Blake and other recent tragedies involving Black people and police as the sports world reacts to the boycott

The sports world made history today as the Milwaukee Bucks took a united stand against racism and police brutality today, boycotting their potential closeout game 5 playoff game against the Orlando Magic.

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The team said they decided to do so after the police shooting of 29-year-old Jacob Blake. Blake was shot in front of his children when attempting to get into his car after reportedly breaking up a fight between two women. The shooting took place in Kenosha, Wisconsin, a city just 45 minutes from where the Bucks play in Milwaukee.

Afterwards, the players met with media in the NBA bubble in

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NBA Twitter reacts after Rockets take 58 3-pointers in loss to Thunder

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Yes, the Rockets hoisted 58 3-pointers and lost. They did make 23 3-pointers, but 35 missed shots from deep reminded people of Game 7 of the 2018 Western Conference finals when Houston missed 27 straight 3-pointers in a loss to the Warriors.

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As you can imagine, NBA Twitter had a lot of fun with the Rockets

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