April 15, 2021 | 1:28 pm EDT Update
Marc Stein: The @Hoophall announced presenters today for the Class of 2020 inductions that will finally take place next month: Kobe Bryant presented by Michael Jordan (Hall Class of 2009) Tim Duncan presented by David Robinson (2009) Kevin Garnett presented by Isiah Thomas (2000)
Shams Charania: Michael Jordan will present Kobe Bryant in the 2020 Naismith Hall of Fame @Hoophall induction ceremony on May 15. Full list of inductees and presenters: pic.twitter.com/iD5r6EIxHF
Justin Kubatko: Rookie Anthony Edwards surpassed 1,000 points yesterday. He’s the fifth-youngest player in NBA history and youngest player in @Minnesota Timberwolves history to reach that mark. He has recorded at least one steal in 24 straight games, the longest such streak by a rookie since Chris Paul. pic.twitter.com/LZwXemJklj
Kelsey Russo: #Cavs injury report for tonight’s game against the Warriors: Damyean Dotson (knee soreness), Dylan Windler (knee soreness) – out Collin Sexton (groin strain) – questionable
April 15, 2021 | 1:19 pm EDT Update
The Knicks are expected to have an open roster spot with injured power forward/center John Henson’s 10-day contract expiring Thursday. The Knicks don’t plan to give him a second 10-day pact, according to an NBA source.
Kyrie Irving is 100 percent right. The N-word needs to be put to sleep. It is a most wretched word, in all of its iterations: with “er” at the end of it, as well as “ga.” The former is, of course, the most vile curse word in human history, a grotesque bastardization of negro, the Spanish/Portuguese word for Black. It was adapted over decades by White people in America, for one purpose and one purpose alone — the degradation of the Black Africans who were sold into bondage and slavery in the United States and the Caribbean. To call a Black slave that word was to separate that person from his or her humanity, to stress that they were not subject to the rights or privileges of White people, beginning with life itself. The formal end of slavery and Reconstruction did nothing to stop the word’s use by White people; rather, the word became cemented in the American lexicon, in a way that, say, “anti-fogmatic” — what we now call “whiskey” — did not.