Month: August 2020

Bulls draw No. 4 overall pick in 2020 NBA Draft Lottery

Excitement crescendoed when Pick No. 7 passed without the Bulls’ name being called at the virtual 2020 NBA Draft Lottery, guaranteeing them a spot in the top four.

Derrick Rose, that the team’s pick exceeded its lottery slot. They had an 8.5 percent chance of landing at No. 4.” data-reactid=”17″It all ended with the team cashing in a 32 percent chance of sneaking into that club, and eventually landing the No. 4 pick. It’s the first time since 2008, when the Bulls beat long odds to vault from No. 9 to the No. 1 pick and selected Derrick Rose, that the team’s pick exceeded its lottery slot. They had an 8.5 percent chance of landing at No. 4.

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Blazers’ Damian Lillard exits Game 2 with dislocated finger

Los Angeles Lakers might have got even worse for the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday, as star Damian Lillard headed to the locker room with a finger injury.” data-reactid=”16″A blowout loss to the Los Angeles Lakers might have got even worse for the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday, as star Damian Lillard headed to the locker room with a finger injury.

Lillard appeared to suffer the injury when his hand banged against the shoe of Anthony Davis while reaching for the ball late in the third quarter. He eventually returned to the bench with his fingers taped up.

later announced that Lillard had dislocated his left index finger and would not return, with X-rays coming back negative. He finished the game with 18 points on 6-of-14 shooting in a miserable game for the Blazers.” data-reactid=”24″The Blazers later announced that Lillard had dislocated his left index finger and would

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Why Jemele Hill Believes You’re a ‘Racist’ If You Vote Trump

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Photo by Michael Tran/Getty
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Photo by Michael Tran/Getty

On September 11, 2017, Jemele Hill tweeted, “Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounding himself w/ other white supremacists.” And, even though the 99-character pronouncement came a few weeks after Trump referred to a group of white nationalist protesters as “very fine people,” pearls were firmly clutched. A vocal faction of conservatives, including the president and his then-press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, called on ESPN to fire Hill. They publicly censured her instead, calling Hill’s actions “inappropriate” and strong-arming the SC6 co-host into issuing a half-hearted apology to the Worldwide Leader.

Five months—and one tweet criticizing Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones—later, and she was out at SportsCenter, relegated to a less front-facing role at The Undefeated, the company’s website covering sports and race; eight months after that, Hill was out at ESPN completely after 12 years

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Jusuf Nurkic’s grandmother dies of COVID-19

Jusuf Nurkic announced on Saturday that his grandmother died.

Less than two hours later, he played one of the best games of his career to help the Portland Trail Blazers secure a playoff spot.

Nurkic’s grandmother died of COVID-19

Nurkic told reporters on July 31 that his grandmother was in a coma with COVID-19. He announced her death on Instagram early Saturday.

Per Google translate, Nurkic’s Croatian message reads: “We are all Allah’s and to Him we return.”

Nurkic plays big with heavy heart

Nurkic announced the news just hours before Portland’s play-in game against the Memphis Grizzlies. Portland won, 126-122 to secure a berth in the NBA playoffs.

Nurkic tallied a massive line in the high-stakes victory, posting 22 points, 21 rebounds, six assists, two steals and two blocks. The Trail Blazers held a moment of silence for Nurkic’s grandmother prior to tip. Head coach Terry Stotts called

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