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Nuggets’ Michael Porter Jr. out for ‘foreseeable future’ with back injury [Video]

The Denver Nuggets will be without Michael Porter Jr. for the “foreseeable future.”

Nuggets head coach Michael Malone said Monday night that Porter is dealing with a back injury he suffered on Saturday against the Houston Rockets, and that he has no idea when he’ll return.

“This is a process where we’re being very cautious, talking to doctors, getting imaging all that kind of stuff,” Malone said, via The Athletic.

“Michael could be back in a week. It could be more than that. I don’t know. When I say foreseeable future, I don’t really know what that means. I just know he’s not playing tonight.”

Porter came up with a steal in the first quarter of Denver’s 95-94 win over the Rockets on Saturday, and had a wide-open lane to the rim.

What should have been an easy dunk turned into what will likely go down as the

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Sean Payton expresses frustration that Michael Thomas’ surgery wasn’t done sooner

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas had an injury-plagued 2020 season. He played in just seven games with five starts, and the team was hoping he’d bounce back and play a full, productive season. That won’t be the case, as Thomas underwent ankle surgery in June and will miss the start of the regular season.

Many, including Saints head coach Sean Payton, wondered why Thomas didn’t opt for surgery earlier in the offseason. Payton expressed frustration Wednesday night over that fact, but declined to elaborate why he waited to have the procedure.

“Well, look, it appears we’re gonna have to spend some time without him. It’s disappointing,” Payton said during his opening training camp videoconference before the Saints’ first practice Thursday, via ESPN. “And we’ll work through it with the other players that are here. But the surgery took place, and obviously we would’ve

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Michael Jordan was ready to ‘torch’ broadcaster minutes after winning his last title

Shortly after ripping out the hearts of John Stockton and Karl Malone en route to his final NBA championship, Michael Jordan was poised to go one-on-one with broadcaster Dan Patrick. Always the competitor, Jordan barely had time to light his victory cigar before threatening to “f—-‘n torch” the longtime sports media personality.

Appearing on The Ryen Russillo podcast, Dan Patrick recounted an interview that highlighted Jordan’s competitiveness. After MJ’s iconic shot over Bryon Russell clinched a Bulls three-peat and Jordan’s sixth title, he joined Dan Patrick on the set of SportsCenter.

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“That last (championship) in Utah…When Mike comes in (to the interview) he’s got his jersey out, he’s soaked in champagne, Cuban cigar, he’s got the basketball with him…” Patrick told Russillo.

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Michael Jordan played poker every night during the Dream Team Olympics, and he always took advantage of having more money than his teammates

"You have to have 100% confidence in your hand if you're going to go all-in against Michael [Jordan]," Charles Barkley said on SportsCenter Sunday.
“You have to have 100% confidence in your hand if you’re going to go all-in against Michael [Jordan],” Charles Barkley said on SportsCenter Sunday.

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  • The sixth episode of “The Last Dance” — ESPN’s 10-part docuseries about Michael Jordan and the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls — focused in part on His Airness’ gambling “hobby.”

  • Charles Barkley, an NBA great in his own right and a member of the “Dream Team” that won gold at the 1992 Olympics, said he, Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and Magic Johnson played cards “every single night.”

  • “We knew that no matter what the cards were, at the end of the night … Michael was always going to try to buy the pot,” Barkley told Scott Van Pelt on SportsCenter after the episode aired Sunday night.

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Michael Jordan is a fierce competitor on and off the court.

The sixth episode

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