Trevor Noah Rumors
Aaron Judge’s Saturday got more eventful after a chaotic end to the Yankees’ afternoon win. Judge and his wife Samantha Bracksieck sat courtside at Barclays Center Saturday night for the Nets’ Game 3 loss to the Celtics, which put Boston up 3-0 in the first-round NBA playoff series. The couple, who got married in Hawaii in December, were seated next to “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah. Their night out in Brooklyn came hours after a walk-off hit by Gleyber Torres — who also attended the Nets game — which was overshadowed by a wild postgame scene in which fans seated beyond the outfield threw beers and trash at Guardians players. Judge was among the players who went out and tried to calm the fans down.
Trevor Noah wants hardcore fans of the Staples Center name to get a grip as owner AEG Live prepares to rebrand the venue Crypto.com Arena, starting Christmas Day. On Wednesday night’s “Daily Show,” the late-night host ran a clip of Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul George — a Palmdale native who’s been a Clipper since 2019 — lamenting the change from the only name the place has had since it opened in October 1999. “It’ll be weird … You know, I grew up [with] this being Staples and Staples being, you know, the place to play and the place to be,” George told reporters. “It’s kind of, like, just stripping the history here.”
“I don’t know if you need to get that sentimental, Paul,” Noah said. “You know, it’s not like Staples is a sacred name from the ancestors. It’s a store where you buy 50 packs of binders even though you only need one. Then when you get home, you find out they were the wrong size anyway. “You don’t need to get that nostalgic about it. It’s a company.”
Nets Daily: Beyonce, Jay-Z, Trevor Noah joined a crowd 15,750 last night, 98% vaccinated. That’s a sellout and only 2,000 short of normal NBA capacity at Barclays. Unlike Knicks (who no longer are playing ICYMI), Barclays is selling tickets to unvaccinated who sit in reserved sections.
With the Heat set to fly to New York after Wednesday’s game, Jimmy Butler will be a guest on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah on Thursday. The program airs at 11 p.m. Eastern time on weeknights. Butler said he and Noah have developed a relationship the last few months. “He’s a really good dude,” Butler said. “I’m a fan. Read his book. I like who he is as a person.”