Ex-NBA player Chris Gatling — a former All-Star — was arrested in Scottsdale, AZ yesterday … with cops saying he was the kingpin in a massive illegal credit card and I.D. theft scam. TMZ Sports has learned … one of Gatling’s alleged victims is a woman he met on a dating website who owned a fitness studio — who he allegedly screwed out of $90,000.
June 24, 2021 | 7:52 pm EDT Update
Gerald Bourguet: Monty Williams on the Suns’ focus after an emotional Game 2: “Our guys understand that every game has a life of its own. We came in with a great deal of focus and looked at a number of things that we did poorly in Game 2.”
Andrew Greif: Asked Ty Lue if there was a point in the last day or so when he saw that his players were over Game 2’s bitter ending, and he said he called players once the flight home landed and talked about it. He said he was hurting, too, but they had to leave it in the past.
Giannis Antetokounmpo should have been whistled for a 10-second violation on each of his two free throws with 5.3 seconds left in the Milwaukee Bucks’ 116-113 loss to the Atlanta Hawks in Game 1 on Wednesday, meaning the two made shots should not have counted, the NBA said in its “Last Two Minute Report” on Thursday.
Tim MacMahon: The Mavericks are progressing in talks to make Jason Kidd the franchise’s new head coach, sources told @Adrian Wojnarowski and me. Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is also close to hiring a new head of basketball operations, who has signed off on the Kidd candidacy.