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Kobe Bryant’s Old Tweets To Giannis Going Viral After Bucks Win Title

Kobe Bryant and Giannis Antetokounmpo shakes hands after a game.

Kobe Bryant and Giannis Antetokounmpo shakes hands after a game.

Last night, Giannis Antetokounmpo won his first NBA championship, completing a challenge issued to him two years ago by the late Kobe Bryant.

In fact, in the wake of Giannis’ all-time great closeout performance and the Milwaukee Bucks’ first NBA title in 50 years, two of Kobe’s old tweets to the “Greek Freak” are going viral. The first one was from August 2017, when Kobe responded to Giannis asking him for a challenge.

The “Black Mamba” urged him to go win MVP, which Giannis eventually did twice. After his first MVP award in 2019, Kobe assigned another task to the young superstar.

“My man….MVP. Greatness. Next up: Championship #MambaMentality,” he tweeted on June 24, 2019.

Mission accomplished.

After last night’s game, Giannis spoke candidly about the impact Kobe’s challenges had on him.

“Kobe Bryant thinks I can do

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Patrick Beverley Tweets apology to Chris Paul for shove

Midway through the fourth quarter and already up 23, it was clear the Suns were about the end the Clippers season on Wednesday night. Then Chris Paul brought the ball up, called for a pick to force a switch and get Marcus Morris on him, then drained a three over Morris to push the Suns lead to 118-92.

Patrick Beverley had been jawing with — and flagrantly fouling — Paul all series, and with that shot it all boiled over for Beverley, who took a cheap shot at Paul, shoving him in the back and knocking him to the ground.

On Thursday, Beverley Tweeted out an apology to Paul.

“Wasn’t meant for you?” Um… kind of clear it was meant for him.

That said, it is an apology.

It also should not save Beverely from the coming suspension from the league, which would be tacked on at the start of

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ESPN fires former K-State student Kelly Stewart as betting analyst for deleted tweets

Kelly Stewart, a former Kansas State student and Manhattan native, saw her career as a betting analyst with ESPN come to an end before it began on Friday.

Less than a month after ESPN announced that it was hiring Stewart to share her opinions on sports gambling shows such as “Daily Wager” and “SportsCenter,” the network has decided to part ways with her after discovering homophobic tweets that she sent and later deleted nearly a decade ago.

“ESPN has notified me that they terminated my contract due to deleted tweets from 2012,” Stewart wrote on social media. “I know the words I used are unacceptable and hurtful and I am terribly sorry for this lapse in judgment, but I cannot apologize for standing up to the vicious attacks I, and so many other female personalities, endure from anonymous online trolls.”

“While I regret the language I tweeted over a decade

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