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Georgetown coach, former Knicks star Patrick Ewing reveals coronavirus diagnosis

... Ewing, 57, is currently “under care and isolated” at a local hospital....
Bummer, best wishes.
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Over 1 month later:

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Report: NBA to paint ‘Black Lives Matter’ on courts for Orlando restart

The NBA is going to paint “Black Lives Matter” on the sidelines of all three courts it will use to restart the season at Walt Disney World next month, according to ESPN, the latest move the league has made to help support racial and social justice pushes.

The NBA is also reportedly planning to let players change the last name on the back of their jerseys for the restart to a statement on social justice....
“We’re just trying to continue to shed light on the different social justice issues that guys around our league continue to talk about day in and day out,” NBPA president Chris Paul told Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated. “People are saying that social justice will be off of everybody’s mind in Orlando. With these jerseys, it doesn’t go away.”
The NBA will officially resume play on July 30 after halting operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic at Disney World near Orlando, Florida. Several players, including Kyrie Irving, have advocated that they don’t participate in the restart due to the Black Lives Matter movement — something they don’t want to detract from. Others, reportedly including LeBron James, think that playing can have a greater impact on the moment.

The court and jersey statements, though minor changes, are significant statements of support from the league — clearly proving it is behind the players who wish to speak out.

WNBA considering similar moves

The WNBA is going to hold a modified season roughly 100 miles away from the NBA at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, and is considering making similar moves, too....
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Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert shut down Jazz fan angry about 'Black Lives Matter' on courts

... Twitter user “ThorOdinson543” was not happy about it.

“If you paint ‘BLM’ on the Court, you have LOST this Utah Jazz fan FOR LIFE,” he tweeted at various Jazz player and team accounts. “Never again. Won't even watch on TV. Gone like Yesterday.”

Most of the time athletes breeze by these tantrum tweets because they have lives, and because every idiotically angry fan isn’t their problem. But “ThorOdinson543” actually tagged Gobert in his tweet, and Gobert gave an answer that was much more thoughtful than the original tweet deserved.

Mitchell also responded, and gave “ThorOdinson543” exactly what he deserved.

The reason you can’t see the tweet Mitchell and Gobert are quoting is because “ThorOdinson543” deleted it, presumably out of shame because he got owned so, so hard. The lesson here? If you tweet stupid stuff at athletes, sometimes they’ll notice and embarrass you beyond all recognition.
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