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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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Peacock Takes Exclusive Rights To ‘The Rich Eisen Show’ In Sports Talk Push

Peacock will become the exclusive home of The Rich Eisen Show this fall as part of a planned push into sports talk by the NBCUniversal streaming service.

The three-hour daily talker has already been in the NBCUniversal family. Returning from a summer break on August 17, it will air for a few weeks on NBCSN before moving fully to Peacock in October.

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Apart from his eponymous show and podcast, which launched in 2014, Eisen is known for his eight-year stint as an anchor on ESPN SportsCenter and then as the NFL Network’s first talent hire in 2003. He remains the main host on NFL Network.

The structure of Peacock and its focus on advertising motivated the deal. The streaming service went live in April in Comcast’s cable and broadband footprint before a nationwide launch on July 15. Leveraging the NBCU portfolio, Peacock surfaces trending video, including

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