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Golden State Warriors’ Andre Iguodala fined $10K for joking about working for the “master”

  • The NBA fined Golden State Warriors small forward Andre Iguodala $10,000 for making racially charged remarks to the press after the team’s loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday, per the Root.
  • After the Friday night game, Iguodala was asked if he knew whether teammates Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green were going to be sitting out for Saturday’s game.
  • “Nope, no clue,” Iguodala said. “I do what master say.”
  • Iguodala explained his remarks, saying he meant no disrespect and that it was based on a locker room joke. Iguodala also reportedly used an anti-black slur during his press conference on Friday.
  • Before the NBA announced the fine, Iguodala expressed his regrets on Monday night for making the off-color “master” joke. Read more (3/14/17 12:18 PM)

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A cryptocurrency for weed is sending Dennis Rodman back to North Korea
Dennis Rodman is back in North Korea, the former NBA star announced this week, with help from a marijuana cryptocurrency startup. Rodman, who has made several controversial visits to North Korea, tweeted a photo of himself holding an airline ticket for the state-owned Air Koryo on Tuesday. The purpose of Rodman’s visit remains unclear, though it comes amid heightened tensions between the US and North Korea over Pyongyang’s nuclear program. Read more
Steve Kerr will coach the Golden State Warriors in Game 2 of the NBA Finals

(Golden State warriors head coach Steve Kerr will coach in Game 2.Eric Risberg/AP)
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr addressed the media prior to Game 2 of the NBA Finals and announced that he will be on the bench for the first time in more than six weeks.

“The intention is to coach the rest of the series,” Kerr told the media. “I"m in it for the rest of the way.”

Kerr has been sidelined since the first round of the NBA playoffs after experiencing complications from back surgery. Kerr has not coached the Warriors since Game 2 of their opening-round sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers. 

Assistant coach Mike Brown has been coaching the team in his absence.

Kerr also missed the start of the 2015-16 season due to chronic pain as a result of the surgery.

Kerr explained why he was stepping away from the team during the Portland series.

“This past week, for whatever reason, things got worse, my symptoms got worse, and I was not able to coach” Kerr said at the time. “The last few days have been difficult … I was uncomfortable at practice the other day, and with things getting worse, I just made the decision I couldn’t coach.”

The Warriors lead the NBA Finals 1-0 over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Paul George just lost out on $70 million, and it could be a blow to his future with the Pacers

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The NBA announced its All-NBA teams on Thursday, and one big name was missing: Indiana Pacers forward Paul George.

George had an All-Star season for the Pacers, but the potential ramifications of not making an All-NBA team could be huge.

By not making any of the three teams, George lost out on an extra $70 million that the Pacers could have extended him via the Designated Player Extension (DPE).

The DPE is part of the new CBA agreed upon by the NBA and players in December. The extension allows teams to offer players who have made an All-NBA team or won an individual award like MVP or Defensive Player of the Year five-year extensions worth 35% of the salary cap. Additionally, these extensions can have annual raises of 7.5% compared to the four-year contracts, worth 30% of the cap,  with 4.5% yearly raises that other teams can offer.

The rule is meant to keep superstars on their original teams, but in the case of George and the Pacers, it may have the opposite effect.

According to Nat Newell of the Indy Star, with the DPE, George could sign an extension with the Pacers worth approximately $212 million over six years. Another team could offer approximately $123 million over four years.

However, with George not making an All-NBA team (and unlikely to win any individual award), the Pacers’ financial advantage in re-signing George — he’s expected to opt out of his contract and become a free agent in July 2018 — has disappeared.

Rumors of George leaving the Pacers have already circulated, with USA Today’s Sam Amick reporting February that George is “determined” to join his hometown Los Angeles Lakers if the Pacers are not competing for a championship. The Pacers were swept by the Cavs in the first round and have few ways to improve their roster this summer, meaning championship contention is likely not on the horizon.

Many in the NBA world believed that if the Pacers could offer George the DPE, it would be difficult for him to turn down so much money (the goal of the rule). However, the DPE contained problematic criteria from the jump — it put George’s future in the hands of the media. Select media members vote on All-NBA teams, which essentially put George’s future earnings and his future with the Pacers on the line.

Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward also didn’t make an All-NBA team, thus putting his future with the team in doubt.

Perhaps money would not have been part of George’s consideration. Perhaps the Pacers would have traded him before he could leave anyway, just to ensure they get something in return. However, the Pacers’ biggest advantage in re-signing George (though they can still offer more money than other teams) is gone, and they’re going to have consider his future a lot sooner than perhaps expected. 

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Paul George lost out on $70 million in a vote from NBA media, and it could be a blow to his future with the Pacers

(Michael Conroy/AP)
The NBA announced its All-NBA teams on Thursday, and one big name was missing: Indiana Pacers forward Paul George.

George had an All-Star season for the Pacers, but the potential ramifications of not making an All-NBA team could be huge.

By not making any of the three teams, George lost out on an extra $70 million that the Pacers could have extended him via the Designated Player Extension (DPE).

The DPE is part of the new CBA agreed upon by the NBA and players in December. The extension allows teams to offer players who have made an All-NBA team or won an individual award like MVP or Defensive Player of the Year five-year extensions worth 35% of the salary cap. Additionally, these extensions can have annual raises of 7.5% compared to the four-year contracts, worth 30% of the cap,  with 4.5% yearly raises that other teams can offer.

The rule is meant to keep superstars on their original teams, but in the case of George and the Pacers, it may have the opposite effect.

According to Nat Newell of the Indy Star, with the DPE, George could sign an extension with the Pacers worth approximately $212 million over six years. Another team could offer approximately $123 million over four years.

However, with George not making an All-NBA team (and unlikely to win any individual award), the Pacers’ financial advantage in re-signing George — he’s expected to opt out of his contract and become a free agent in July 2018 — has disappeared.

Rumors of George leaving the Pacers have already circulated, with USA Today’s Sam Amick reporting February that George is “determined” to join his hometown Los Angeles Lakers if the Pacers are not competing for a championship. The Pacers were swept by the Cavs in the first round and have few ways to improve their roster this summer, meaning championship contention is likely not on the horizon.

Many in the NBA world believed that if the Pacers could offer George the DPE, it would be difficult for him to turn down so much money (the goal of the rule). However, the DPE contained problematic criteria from the jump — it put George’s future in the hands of the media. Select media members vote on All-NBA teams, which essentially put George’s future earnings and his future with the Pacers on the line.

Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward also didn’t make an All-NBA team, thus putting his future with the team in doubt.

Perhaps money would not have been part of George’s consideration. Perhaps the Pacers would have traded him before he could leave anyway, just to ensure they get something in return. However, the Pacers’ biggest advantage in re-signing George (though they can still offer more money than other teams) is gone, and they’re going to have consider his future a lot sooner than perhaps expected. 

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NBA bans Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life

NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been banned for life and fined $2.5 million for his recorded remarks.

Silver said Sterling admitted to making the racist comments in the audio recording.

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Photo: Donald Sterling of the Los Angeles Clippers and V. Stiviano on May 19, 2013. (Ronald Martinez / Getty Images)

The NBA All-Star Game is reportedly leaving North Carolina to protest the anti-trans law

The NBA is reportedly pulling the game out of Charlotte to protest the state’s anti-trans HB2 law. Passed in March, HB2 is colloquially referred to as the “bathroom bill,” as one aspect of the bill forbids trans people from using the bathrooms that correspond to their gender identities. The NBA has not yet announced a replacement location, but one southern city is being considered.

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Shaquille O'Neal is on his way to becoming a billionaire through business ventures. He has stakes in Muscle Milk and Vitamin Water, as well as the social media start-up, Tout, which was the platform he used to announce his NBA retirement. He owns 55 Five Guys restaurants, and multiple car washes and fitness centers. He is also the spokesperson for Dove Men, and recently became an investor in The Original SoupMan, a national food truck brand. He also owns a movie theater in his hometown of Newark, NJ. “It is not about how much money you make. The question is are you educated enough to KEEP it.”

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NBA just announced Blake Griffin shouldn't have been ejected, just a common foul

“After a league review of the Clippers-Warriors game, we have come to the conclusion that Blake Griffin should not have been ejected from the game. A common foul should have been called on Griffin for initially attempting to dislodge the Warriors’ Andrew Bogut and a technical foul should have been assessed to Bogut for grabbing Griffin by the shirt and wrestling with him.“

Clippers Nation is just like:

Draymond Green also got fined $15K for not leaving the court in a timely manner.

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Prince Harry Year in Review - 2015

January 14, 2015 - Prince Harry attended a Coach-Core Graduation event at St James’s Palace. The Coach Core model, a year’s apprenticeship, aspires to produce well qualified sports coaches to work in the community. The apprentices learn technical sport skills alongside an inclusive and holistic approach to coaching, with an emphasis on employability and mentoring skill. The graduation ceremony further celebrates the partnership between The Royal Foundation and the NBA which was announced during The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s trip to the US in December 2014.

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WildAid public service announcement starring NBA athlete Yao Ming (姚明) addressing shark fin soup.

“When the buying stops, the killing can too”

mantas, tigers, rhinos, elephants, sharks, and all the species being driven to extinction for the sake of vanity!

Steve Ballmer officially takes over ownership of the Clippers

USA TODAY: Ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is now officially the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, the NBA announced Tuesday.

The deal closed after a California court confirmed the authority of former owner Donald Sterling’s estranged wife Shelly Sterling to sell the team on behalf of a family trust. Ballmer bought the team in a $2 billion deal.

(Photo: Justin Sullivan, Getty Images via USA TODAY)