Month: September 2020

Celtics great Paul Pierce not a fan of Heat rookie Tyler Herro’s ‘bucket’ nickname

Paul Pierce not a fan of Tyler Herro’s ‘bucket’ nickname originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

Tyler Herro was unstoppable for the Miami Heat in their Game 4 Eastern Conference finals win over the Boston Celtics, but Paul Pierce needs to see more from the rookie.

Herro dropped 37 points to push the C’s to the brink of elimination. The performance sent social media into a frenzy, with many bringing the 20-year-old’s “bucket” moniker to the forefront.

The Kentucky product has often referred to himself as a “bucket” due to his shooting ability. Just check out the video below of Herro doing it in 2019.

While Herro’s nickname was undoubtedly accurate in Game 4, Pierce isn’t buying it just yet.

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During Friday night’s NBA on ESPN broadcast, Pierce made it clear he won’t be calling Herro a “bucket” any time soon.

“I can’t

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Seahawks WR D.K. Metcalf goes full Leon Lett, costs his team a touchdown

If you’ve watched football long enough, you’ll see just about everything. If you watch it longer than that, you’ll see just about everything twice.

On Sunday afternoon, Russell Wilson of the Seahawks was busy doing what Russell Wilson has been doing all season — cooking defenses to a nice golden brown. Sadly, second-year receiver, who is already responsible for a few of Wilson’s rare incompletions, wasn’t on the same page. As he took in one of Wilson’s gorgeous deep passes (when you hear everyone say that Wilson is the NFL’s best deep-ball thrower, believe it), Metcalf was wide open against Cowboys rookie cornerback Trevon Diggs. All Metcalf had to do was to hold onto the ball and coast into the end zone.

This, he did not do.

Metcalf is one of the NFL’s best young receivers, but this lack of situational awareness is inexcusable, and if the Seahawks lose this

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What the Pac-12 return means for Penei Sewell, Deommodore Lenoir, & Thomas Graham Jr.

What the Pac-12 return means for Sewell, Lenoir, & Graham Jr. originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest

On Thursday, the Pac-12 was the fifth and final conference in the Power 5 to bring football back in 2020.

It’s been a long, bumpy road, but Pac-12 coaches, players and fans rejoiced in the decision that was approved. Better late than never, right? 

After months of uncertainty, some players took matters into their own hands and controlled what they could in regards to their futures. For the Oregon Ducks, those players were Penei Sewell, Deommodore Lenoir and Thomas Graham Jr.

Oregon head coach Mario Cristobal joined SportsCenter on Friday morning to discuss the Pac-12’s decision to play, the excitement of his team and what comes next in Eugene, Oregon. 

[Listen to the latest Talkin’ Seahawks Podcast with host Joe Fann and special guest David Helman].

Sewell, the 2019 Outland Trophy winner

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ESPN reporter gives emotional speech about Breonna Taylor’s killing

'That could have been me': ESPN reporter gives emotional speech about Breonna Taylor's killing
‘That could have been me’: ESPN reporter gives emotional speech about Breonna Taylor’s killing

“I have prided myself in being able to be objective and cover these sorts of issues,” said ESPN reporter Malika Andrews on Wednesday, tearing up as she spoke. “But when it is so clear that the system of objectivity in journalism is so whitewashed and doesn’t account for the fact that…Breonna Taylor was 26 and I am 25, and that could have been me, it is very hard to continue to go to work.”

On March 13, Louisville police broke down 26-year-old Breonna Taylor’s door and killed her, shooting the unarmed medical worker at least eight times in her home. Yet despite widespread protests and calls for justice, a grand jury decided on Wednesday that none of the police officers involved would be charged with killing Taylor. 

Instead, a single officer, Brett Hankison, has been

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