Anderson watched the Clippers overcome a 15-point defic…

Anderson watched the Clippers overcome a 15-point deficit to win in front of a sold-out crowd of 18,997 fans at Staples Center. Leonard scored a game-high 35 points and has been the star of the two games so far, not James or Davis. Clippers guard Patrick Beverley made a key defensive play in the end to thwart a late James 3-pointer attempt. The Clippers also won the first regular-season meeting between the teams, 112-102, sans George, on opening night. “It’s the Steve Ballmer-era. No egos. It’s our time. June 2020, let’s go,” said longtime superfan Clipper Darrell via text. “It feels so good to be a Clippers fan.”
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September 16, 2021 | 8:36 pm EDT Update
NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo was in Greece for a meeting with the country’s prime minister Thursday and a special ceremony to bestow Greek citizenship on his mother Veronica and younger brother Alex. Antetokounmpo, who led the Milwaukee Bucks to the NBA championship in July, attended the ceremony at the official residence of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. The 26-year-old Antetokounmpo was born in Athens, the son of Nigerian immigrants. He was granted Greek citizenship in 2013, allowing him to travel to the United States and join the Bucks later that year.
“We always felt Greek, but now we have an official stamp and we are happy,” Antetokounmpo told reporters after the ceremony. “Alex and my mom are Greek citizens now.” Antetokounmpo also traveled to Greece in August with his brother Thanassis, carrying the Larry O’Brien NBA championship trophy. He took the trophy to the ancient Acropolis in Athens to celebrate with members of his family.
September 16, 2021 | 8:07 pm EDT Update
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