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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....
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Over 1 month later:

:clap: , but still not 100%.
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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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Does Lebron get an asterisk for a title in an abbreviated bubble season that no one cares about or watched?
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Does Lebron get an asterisk for a title in an abbreviated bubble season that no one cares about or watched?
Who? :D

Fine with me. That would leave the Golden State Warriors' streak of 5 straight Finals appearances unbroken.

I'm most impressed that Lebron has been in the Finals 9 of the last 10 years, with 3 different teams! He won 4 of them. It's a case for GOAT, rivaled only by MJ winning 3 then another 3 separated by 2 years, Kobe, the 1980s Lakers and the players of the 1957 - 69 Celtics.
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Does Lebron get an asterisk for a title in an abbreviated bubble season that no one cares about or watched?
I don't think there should be an asterisk for anybody who wins a championship under whatever rules are in effect when they win it, or however many games the season is. Maris shouldn't ever had had an asterisk just because the season was longer than Ruth's. The record wasn't "rate of home runs" or "home runs per game average" or even "home runs in X games." It is "home runs in a season." Now if you want to give MCGuire an asterisk because his record was set in the (not officially allowed) steriod era, that would be OK.

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Does Lebron get an asterisk for a title in an abbreviated bubble season that no one cares about or watched?
I don't think there should be an asterisk for anybody who wins a championship under whatever rules are in effect when they win it, or however many games the season is. Maris shouldn't ever had had an asterisk just because the season was longer than Ruth's. The record wasn't "rate of home runs" or "home runs per game average" or even "home runs in X games." It is "home runs in a season." Now if you want to give MCGuire an asterisk because his record was set in the (not officially allowed) steriod era, that would be OK.
Don't forget Barry Bonds, he gets multiple asterisks.
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GoCubsGo wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:15 pm
Does Lebron get an asterisk for a title in an abbreviated bubble season that no one cares about or watched?
Who? :D

Fine with me. That would leave the Golden State Warriors' streak of 5 straight Finals appearances unbroken.

I'm most impressed that Lebron has been in the Finals 9 of the last 10 years, with 3 different teams! He won 4 of them. It's a case for GOAT, rivaled only by MJ winning 3 then another 3 separated by 2 years, Kobe, the 1980s Lakers and the players of the 1957 - 69 Celtics.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_NBA_champions
That actually is impressive.



Lakers star LeBron James' astounding NBA playoffs and Finals record list
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James just keeps moving higher in the NBA’s playoff and Finals record book by the game.

He passed John Stockton for second place on the NBA’s all-time playoff assist leaderboard in Game 3 of the NBA Finals, and in Game 5 on Friday, he will tie Derek Fisher for No. 1 on the league’s all-time postseason games played list.

He is already No. 1 on the all-time playoff scoring list, No. 1 in Finals triple-doubles, No. 1 in playoff minutes played, No. 1 in playoff steals and in the top five in several other categories.


No. 1 in playoff points with 7,423 — 1,436 ahead of No. 2 Michael Jordan.

No. 1 in playoff steals (441).

No. 1 in playoff field goals (2,643).

No. 1 playoff free throws (1,730).

No. 1 in Finals triple-doubles (10).

No. 1 in playoff minutes played with 10,728 — over 1,300 more than No. 2 Duncan.

No. 1 in playoff games played on Friday night in Game 5 with 259 — that’s three more seasons of games.

No. 2 in playoff two-pointers made with 2,236 — 120 behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

No. 2 in playoff 3-pointers made with 407 — 63 behind Steph Curry.

No. 2 in playoff defensive rebounds with 1,933 — 148 behind Duncan.





No. 2 in playoff assists with 1,854 — with an outside chance to catch Magic Johnson at 2,346 if he advances deep into the playoffs three or four more times.

No. 2 in playoff triple-doubles with 27 — three behind Johnson.

No. 2 in Finals steals with 89 — 13 behind Johnson.

No. 2 in Finals points with 1,494 — 185 points behind Jerry West.

No. 2 in Finals assists with 413 — 171 behind Johnson.

No. 2 in Finals field goals with 560 — 52 behind West.

No. 3 in Finals appearances with 10 — only Bill Russell (12) and Sam Jones (11) have more.

No. 3 in Finals 2-pointers made with 466 — behind West and Abdul-Jabbar.

No. 3 in Finals minutes played with 2,252 — behind Russell and West.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/n ... 928932002/
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O Really wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:37 am
I don't think there should be an asterisk for anybody who wins a championship under whatever rules are in effect when they win it, or however many games the season is....
I think that Bulls fan GoCubsGo is riffing off of:
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... The Cubs ...
Ugh, sorry. You can always say that 2020 doesn't really count.

Go As then NYY > Miami in the WS.
So can I to change my signature with an asterisk?
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That actually is impressive.

Lakers star LeBron James' astounding NBA playoffs and Finals record list

...

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/n ... 928932002/
Wow, thanks.
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GoCubsGo wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:54 am
That actually is impressive.

Lakers star LeBron James' astounding NBA playoffs and Finals record list ...

If you hate LEBRON JAMES watch this - It will change your mind

All hail King James.
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GoCubsGo wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:54 am
That actually is impressive.

Lakers star LeBron James' astounding NBA playoffs and Finals record list ...

If you hate LEBRON JAMES watch this - It will change your mind

All hail King James.
Massive respect for Lebron as a good guy citizen, especially after seeing this.
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Massive respect for Lebron as a good guy citizen, especially after seeing this.
I was not a fan early on, but between his talent, his hands-on philanthropy and his political activism I became one. I still root for GSW against him, though.
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Massive respect for Lebron as a good guy citizen, especially after seeing this.
I was not a fan early on, but between his talent, his hands-on philanthropy and his political activism I became one. I still root for GSW against him, though.
And still not the GOAT.
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GoCubsGo wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:15 pm
And still not the GOAT.
It's debatable, I don't have an opinion.
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... I'm most impressed that Lebron has been in the Finals 9 of the last 10 years, with 3 different teams! He won 4 of them. It's a case for GOAT, rivaled only by MJ winning 3 then another 3 separated by 2 years, Kobe, the 1980s Lakers and the players of the 1957 - 69 Celtics.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_NBA_champions
Also Wilt.
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Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry goes for 62 and here's how social media reacted

It was a big night for Stephen Curry. The Golden State Warriors' superstar set a career-high with 62 points in Golden State's win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night at the Chase Center in San Francisco.

Curry's 62 points are the most by a Warrior since Rick Barry scored 64 in 1974. Curry is also the second-oldest, at 32 years and 295 days, to score 60. Kobe Bryant did it at age 37.

There are more wild numbers from the game:

Curry is the first player with 62 points (or more) in 36 minutes (or fewer) since Bryant had exactly 62 points in 33 minutes on Dec. 20, 2005, against the Dallas Mavericks.

Curry is the first player to score more than 30 points in each half of a game since "Pistol" Pete Maravich did it for the New Orleans Jazz on Feb. 25, 1977, according to Elias Sports research.

Curry and Klay Thompson are the only Warriors to score 55 or more points in a game in the past 30 years.

This was Curry's seventh 50-point game, breaking a tie with Kevin Durant for the fourth most among active players.

Curry hit eight 3-pointers in the game. It is his 49th career game with eight 3s. That is more than double James Harden, who is second on the list with 21 such games.

However, Curry did miss a free throw, snapping a streak of 80 consecutive makes.

Here's how social media reacted: ...
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