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“We’re all part of a big group, and when we lose someone in that group, it’s devastating, especially in the manner in which Rodney was lost,” Kerr told the players. “So I just wanted to say on behalf of all the Warriors, our whole organization, our whole community, we’re devastated, we’re here to support you guys tonight.” He went on: “The words are difficult right now, I see the pain in your eyes and I know what you’re going through. I lost my own father, he was murdered in gun violence, so I know what you’re going through, and I wish you well.” San Francisco Chronicle
Before long players may refuse to go the 76ers as they’re becoming the butt of jokes even among players. Last week, Eric Bledsoe started a debate when he said Kentucky would defeat the 76ers. Someone checked with Las Vegas oddmakers, who ventured the 76ers would be 11-point favorites. But that’s what happens when your plan is as egregious as the 76ers’ You get your players labeled losers and jokes, and those reputations become difficult to shed. I’ve heard GMs say they can’t afford to take 76ers players now the way they’re being tainted with defeat. NBA.com
Keith Pompey: #Suns G.@Eric Bledsoe on his previous comment about #Kentucky beating #Sixers: “I got a lot of respect for NBA players. I was joking around. Obviously, I went to Kentucky. … Whatever the case may be, I got respect for them.” Twitter @PompeyOnSixers
Scott Agness: More than 60 NBA scouts/personnel credentialed for tonight’s #ChampionsClassic14 at @TheFieldhouse, I’m told. Big-time talent playing. Twitter @ScottAgness
The other was almost three years ago, Trey Burke texted me that he was leaving after his freshman year. Cleaned out his dorm room or apartment, then went back home, and both Beilein and his dad convinced him to come back for his sophomore year. It was the best decision that he made, because he ended up being a lottery pick and having a player of the year season as a sophomore. But he’s the one that told me he was leaving, and I wrote it “according to sources,” and then he changed his mind, and so Michigan fans were mad, and rightfully so. “Hey, Goodman was wrong, he said Trey Burke was leaving after his freshman year and he didn’t.” I get it. The Big Lead
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