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Jake Paul knocks out former MMA fighter Ben Askren in Triller Fight Club boxing match

Jake Paul knocked out Ben Askren in the first round of their highly-publicized boxing match Saturday night in Atlanta.

Paul, the YouTube and social media celebrity, landed a right hand that sent Askren sprawling to the canvas at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Askren, the retired MMA fighter, got back on his feet and took the mandatory eight-count. But the referee waved off the fight at 1:59 of the first round as Paul improved to 3-0 as a professional boxer.

“This is the craziest moment of my life,’’ Paul said during a post-fight interview. “I told you all I was going to do it in the first round. I told you all I’m a real fighter. I don’t know how many times I’ve got to prove myself that this is for real.’’

Paul, 24, improved to 3-0 with three knockouts.

Jake Paul celebrates after defeating Ben Askren in their boxing match.

Jake Paul celebrates after defeating Ben Askren in their boxing match.

After

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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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Jimmy Butler takes on Chris Paul after incident with Duncan Robinson

Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler was called for a pretty blatant offensive foul after charging into Chris Paul during their 116-115 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night.

Turns out, he did that on purpose. 

He was defending Duncan Robinson.

Chris Paul throws ball off Duncan Robinson

Robinson and Paul were matched up late in the second quarter, and were fighting for a ball in the corner. 

Paul ended up ripping the ball away from Robinson but started losing his balance as he did so, and was going to fall out of bounds. Before he did, he threw the ball of of Robinson and out of bounds — a smart basketball play that gave his team the possession.

That, though, didn’t sit well with Butler. 

The next time down the court, Butler drove right at Paul and blatantly extended his arm to knock him down. 

Instantly, he was

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