And while it’s not clear if this incident will lead to any fines or suspensions, the Lakers believe it will lead to something they felt had been lacking for much of the season. “It brings you closer as a team. It lets you know that if you’re out there, I got your back no matter what,” Nance said. “Obviously you never want to see fights on the basketball court. But when something like that happens, it’s good to see everyone come together to protect our guy.”
October 18, 2017 | 1:55 pm EDT Update
Bobby Marks: The team suspension of Bobby Portis Jr. has different ramifications with regards to the Bulls roster. Portis Jr. will be moved from the active/inactive list to the suspended list after the Bulls third game, October 24 at Cleveland. A suspension by the NBA would have resulted in Portis Jr. remaining on the active/inactive list for 5 games and moving to suspended list after the Oklahoma City game on October 28. The Bulls can sign a player while Portis Jr. is on the suspended list.
Boston Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck wants his team to be legitimate competitors with the Golden State Warriors, “Within a couple of years,” he said in an interview on 98.5 the Sports Hub Monday. In a wide-ranging interview that covered everything from the Kyrie Irving trade to the future of the NBA’s business model, Grousbeck was measured in his expectations for his reformed team this season.
But Gasol indicated Domingo realized his fundraising efforts for hurricane relief would be hurt if the concert were held the same day as the Spurs opener. Domingo planned to donate proceeds from the concert to the American Red Cross Natural Disaster Relief Fund to support victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston and Hurricane Irma in Florida.