Ujiri’s contention came in his legal response to Alan Strickland’s litigation, which claims Ujiri hit him trying to access the court after the final buzzer in Game 6 that ended the season on June 13, 2019. Strickland also sued the NBA, which contended as well in its response that the security guard was the aggressor.
Drew Shiller: Draymond on James Wiseman: “Just continue to teach him. He’ll be fine. Nobody’s really worried about it. The game needs to slow down for him. And that will happen over time … I just want him to stay aggressive.”
After a rough start to the season, the Toronto Raptors appear to be finding their way. Kyle Lowry set the tone with 23 points Monday and the Toronto defence held Mavericks star Luka Doncic in check as the Raptors defeated Dallas 116-93 for their third straight win. “I think we’re just getting better,” said Lowry. “I think we’re just getting more confident in ourselves. I think we’re getting more comfortable with what we’re trying to do offensively and defensively.”
Ky Carlin: Dakota Mathias had 13 assists compared to just 1 turnover and he shot 39.6% from the floor. He did a really good job against the Heat taking care of the ball on Jan. 12 after Ben and Tyrese fouled out. He’ll probably catch on with another team pretty soon. #Sixers
The average NBA franchise is worth nearly $2.4 billion, according to data compiled by Sportico . That is down 2% as a direct result of the pandemic, based on our modeling. Collectively, the fair-market value of the NBA’s 30 teams, including ownership’s stakes in real estate, regional sports networks and additional team-related holdings, is more than $71 billion.
Turner Sports broadcaster Casey Stern is suing parent company WarnerMedia for discrimination, alleging that Turner removed him from his roles as an MLB and NBA studio host and elected not to pick up his expiring contract in retaliation for missing assignments to deal with the abuse of his children by his ex-wife and her partner. As of 2019, Stern was Turner’s #2 NBA studio host behind Ernie Johnson, its #3 NCAA Tournament host behind Johnson and Greg Gumbel, and its lead MLB studio host. He has since been replaced by Adam Lefkoe, Adam Zucker and Johnson in those respective roles. The lawsuit alleges that the lost assignments coincide with Turner learning about his family issues.