In formulating a restart plan, the CBA received advice from a unique source, Yao said. Zhong Nanshan, who heads a national virus control team and is married to a former national player, provided “many useful suggestions,” Yao said. “With their help, we are more confident of the CBA’s return.” As in most countries, professional sports in China has been largely put on hold during the pandemic. The national football association said last week it would be mandating a temporary 30% to 50% pay cut for all players and hoped to restart competition on a staggered schedule.
September 28, 2021 | 4:35 pm EDT Update
Anthony Slater: Steve Kerr said Klay Thompson “basically did everything in practice today” since they didn’t scrimmage or do much contact. “Klay looked great. Shooting the lights out.”
Nick Friedell: Kerr says Draymond (excused absence) was not at Tuesday’s first practice. Kerr said he liked the “vibe” around the team — especially the fact that Klay is participating in non-contact drills and is in very good spirits as his rehab continues.
Gerald Bourguet: Cam Payne: “It feels like we’ve been in season for 3 years straight.” Reporter: “Was the break too shor-” Payne, immediately: “Yeah. It’s cool though. I was cool with the short break, ’cause we made it that far.”
Buying and selling six-figure JPEGs is a weird phenomenon but in the end doesn’t do a ton to convince the average internet user that NFTs are worth caring about though. Eternal wants to turn trading internet history into a game, but it’s focused on a very particular slice of the web — popular clips from game streamers. In a user interface that functions and feels very similar to NBA Top Shot, users can buy packs of serialized clips from Eternal’s network of game streamers they’ve partnered with.
The startup is building up a pretty wide roster of crypto investment firms and personalities as its backers including Mark Cuban, Coinbase Ventures, Gary Vaynerchuk, Dapper Labs and Arrington Capital, who have invested $4.5 million in the startup in its latest funding round. The team was previously backed by Y Combinator.
September 28, 2021 | 3:46 pm EDT Update
Sean Highkin: Damian Lillard says he feels better physically to start this training camp than he has going into other seasons because he took 20 days completely off training after the Olympics. “I need to prioritize. I’m not 24 no more.”