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McCutchen was quick to point out — and had several examples to back it up — that the NBA does not want to eliminate players from pump-faking a defender into the air and drawing a foul. If an offensive player gets a defender in the air and would be fouled in a normal shooting motion, that will remain a defensive foul. “We want there to be equal opportunities to compete with passion and skill,” McCutchen said. “And we want flow in the game, and we want the game of basketball to be played as the game of basketball — not individual 1-on-1-offs in an attempt to get the most efficiency.”

Kyrie Irving yet to receive COVID vaccine shot?

Two days after Sean Marks told the media he’s “confident” that his team will meet league and city standards on COVID vaccinations by Opening Night, Yaron Weitzman of FOX Sports reports that Irving “has yet to receive a vaccine shot,” citing “multiple league sources,” not further identified. Specifically, here’s what Weitzman reported Thursday afternoon, as part of a larger piece on the status of the NBA’s vaccination policies days before the opening of training camp… According to multiple league sources, Irving has yet to receive a vaccine shot. Both the Nets and a spokeswoman for Irving declined to comment on the record
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James said his vaccination status was a “family” conversation and “private thing” when he was asked about it in May. Earlier in the month, former Laker point guard Dennis Schröder told a German-language publication that he and James were the only Lakers players who hadn’t received the vaccine, before later telling reporters he was the only Laker not vaccinated. Dwight Howard previously questioned the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines during an Instagram Live in July 2020. Kent Bazemore also told reporters that he wasn’t planning on getting the vaccine. Back in March, when he was with the Warriors, he said he considered the decision a “lifestyle thing.” Pelinka did not name which players have yet to be vaccinated.
John Wall recently announced the launch of his own NFT project, which is titled – Baby Ballers. He plans to launch this project on September 30th, 2021 which will feature 4,000 mints to be available to the public. After getting a sneak peak at some of the designs via their website, parents and NFT enthusiasts everywhere will graciously appreciate his efforts. The NFTs themselves feature unique babies with different traits playing sports.
All Elite Wrestling (AEW) today announced the signing of Satnam Singh, an international phenom best known as the first-ever player from India to be drafted by the National Basketball Association. The 7’3” Singh was drafted by the Dallas Mavericks in 2015, and now brings his natural athleticism, charisma and daunting stature to AEW. Singh follows in the footsteps of NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal, who squared off alongside Jade Cargill in a mixed tag team match against Cody Rhodes and Red Velvet on “AEW: Dynamite” in March. Singh will begin training at the world-class, Atlanta-based Nightmare Factory, run by QT Marshall and Cody Rhodes.
Q: Do you have a favorite kind of vacation, active, cultural, cities, beaches? Magic Johnson: It’s a little bit of everything. I’ve been yachting now for 30 years. I always enjoy going on a yacht in Europe. We get a chance to do the beach of course, because I like to be on the water. All of my travel, especially if you think about Europe and the Caribbean, has to do with being around the water. Have I been to Japan and other places that are not really centered on the water? Yes, I have, but I like to be around water because it relaxes me. Some of the most beautiful beaches I’ve been to – Brazil, Ibiza, Australia has beautiful beaches. But then we get inwards too. In Italy you’re going to go to Rome, to Milan, my wife loves fashion and loves to shop, so we do a combination of both.

Wilt Chamberlain accused of sexual assault

The actress who played late-night horror hostess Elvira has claimed she was sexually assaulted by late NBA player Wilt Chamberlain. Cassandra Peterson, 70, who began portraying the famous horror figure in the 1980s, made the allegations in her tell-all memoir Yours Cruelly, Elvira: Memoirs of the Mistress of the Dark, released on Tuesday.