Kentavious Caldwell-Pope came into Game 6 focused on not losing sight of Robinson, a rookie who is already one of the best players in the league at moving without the ball. Of course, the game got chippy. “You ain’t nothing,” Caldwell-Pope shouted at Robinson with 2:50 left in the half while Miami’s Bam Adebayo was at the free-throw line. Referee James Capers warned Caldwell-Pope to cool it down and he replied, “He’s the one talking sh–. He ain’t getting nothing tonight.”
May 5, 2021 | 6:12 pm EDT Update
A buyout would require Kevin Love to give money back. But sources tell cleveland.com that topic hasn’t been discussed. Maybe that changes this offseason. Love’s number being so high is a hurdle, of course.
At this point a trade seems far-fetched. Love’s trade value is nil. He can talk all he wants about playing for the Portland Trail Blazers — a terrible thing to say publicly. The Blazers have been an ideal fit for years. But what’s the workable deal that makes it reality? The Cavs told Love on a few occasions the best route out of Cleveland was to play better, that he was responsible for resuscitating that dying value. Instead, he’s looked miserable, moped from time to time, created headaches and hasn’t been able to stay healthy.
The younger brother of Japanese NBA player Rui Hachimura has revealed a message received online that targets the two with anti-Black insults, saying in his Twitter post sharing the racial slurs that he hopes to increase awareness of discrimination faced by minorities in Japan. Aren Hachimura, who plays basketball for Tokai University, shared a screenshot of the message received through Instagram which says in Japanese the brothers were “born by mistake” and “should die,” using the harshest slur repeatedly while dismissing the two as worthless apart from their skill in basketball.
The Dallas Mavericks will host an important conversation with President George W. Bush, 14X All-Star Dirk Nowitzki and Mavs owner Mark Cuban prior to the Mavs game vs. the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday at American Airlines Center. The three prominent leaders will discuss American immigrants, their contributions to American society and the importance of a diverse nation.
The Former President’s recently released book features Nowitzki and highlights his journey as an American immigrant. The new book, Out of Many, One: Portraits of America’s Immigrants is a collection of 43 portraits, painted by the president himself, and the inspiring stories.
May 5, 2021 | 6:03 pm EDT Update
Marla Ridenour: #Cavs coach J.B. Bickerstaff said C/F Anderson Varejao and C Isaiah Hartenstein are available tonight at home against Portland. Hartenstein has missed the past 5 games with a concussion suffered April 25 at Washington