Basketball

What’s Happening in Sports: May 10, 2022

May 10th, 2022 features two crucial Game 5’s in the NBA Playoffs as Joel Embiid‘s 76ers head to Miami tied 2-2 to square off against Jimmy Butler while the Luka Doncic-led #4 Mavericks ride a two-game win streak into Phoenix to break the tie with Devin Booker‘s Suns. A 16-game MLB schedule is highlighted by Vladimir Guerrero Jr.‘s Blue Jays visiting Luis Severino and the Yankees, Justin Verlander leading the Astros against the Twins, as well as Corey Kluber starting for the Rays against Mike Trout‘s red-hot Angels.

See what happened in sports on May 10th last year, headlined by Russell Westbrook passing Oscar Robertson as the all-time NBA triple-double king with 182 while Steph Curry drilled the game-winning 3PM against the Jazz, as well as what happened in sports on May 10th, 2020 ft. episodes No.7 and No.8 of “The Last Dance” airing

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Kansas State basketball coach’s Cat-Signal a sign of third Wildcat commitment for next year

Jerome Tang, Kansas State’s new men’s basketball coach, proudly holds up a jersey with athletic director Gene Taylor inside Bramlage Coliseum Thursday for his introduction press conference. Tang was assistant coach at Baylor for 19 seasons before being selected as K-State’s head coach Monday.

Jerome Tang, Kansas State’s new men’s basketball coach, proudly holds up a jersey with athletic director Gene Taylor inside Bramlage Coliseum Thursday for his introduction press conference. Tang was assistant coach at Baylor for 19 seasons before being selected as K-State’s head coach Monday.

Gotham City has the Bat Signal.

Coach Jerome Tang and Kansas State basketball now have the Cat-Signal.

Unlike the distress signal from the Batman comics, the Cat Signal — an animated Twitter graphic of Tang shouting, “It’s a great day to be a Wildcat,” — has quickly become the new coach’s way of letting fans know that a new recruit is on the way.

Tang used it to foreshadow commitments from transfers Jerrell Colbert from LSU and Cam Carter from Mississippi State, and on Thursday night he tweeted it out again. While no potential recruit had yet announced his intention as of Saturday, the likely target

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Transfer Jaron Pierre commits to Wichita State basketball

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Wichita State basketball coach Isaac Brown and his newest recruit, Jaron Pierre Jr., pose for a picture on his official visit. Pierre committed to the Shockers on Saturday night.

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Isaac Brown has dipped back into the NCAA transfer portal to add another player to the 2022 recruiting class for the Wichita State men’s basketball team.

Southern Miss transfer Jaron Pierre Jr. became the third recruit of the week and the sixth new player to join WSU when he verbally committed on his social media platforms on Saturday night. Pierre picked WSU over his three other listed finalists, which included Mississippi State, Tulane and Murray State.

Pierre is a 6-foot-4, 182-pound guard with three years of eligibility remaining. He averaged 9.9 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists last season for a Southern Miss team that finished with a 7-26 record and also earned Conference USA All-Freshman

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Suns’ Chris Paul accuses fans of putting hands on his family during Game 4

In the fallout of the Phoenix Suns‘ Game 4 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday, Chris Paul took to Twitter accusing fans of putting their hands on members of his family.

“Wanna fine players for saying stuff to the fans but the fans can put they hands on our families….f— that!!” he wrote.

According to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, Mavericks fans put their hands on Paul’s mother and pushed his wife, with his kids there to witness it.

“They felt very unsafe,” a source told McMenamin.

Shortly after Paul’s Tweet, the Mavericks released a statement acknowledging the incident between “a fan” and Paul’s family and denouncing the fan’s behaviour.

“The Dallas Mavericks are aware of an incident between a fan and the family of Chris Paul. It was unacceptable behavior and will not be tolerated. The Mavericks, along with American Airlines Center, swiftly removed the fan from today’s game,”

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