Being in the NBA today comes with certain perks: charter flights, team meals at five-star restaurants, suites in the Ritz-Carlton, use of the club’s car service, nationally televised games and global appeal. It’s conceivable that Curry, Durant, Green and Thompson, all of whom boast endorsement portfolios that trump their NBA contracts, could become billionaires. … [Read more...] about Why Warriors’ 5 straight Finals might be greatest team feat in NBA history
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“I think it’s a misrepresentation of the Cherokee people or Native Americans in general,” Helsley told the St. Louis Post-Disptach before Game 2 on Friday. “Just depicts them in this kind of caveman-type people way who aren’t intellectual. They are a lot more than that. It’s not me being offended by the whole mascot thing. It’s not. It’s about the misconception of us, the Native Americans, and it devalues us and how we’re perceived in that way, or used as mascots. … [Read more...] about Georgia Republicans Think Braves Lost in the Playoffs Because of Insufficient Racism
This July, when head performance therapist Chelsea Lane left the Warriors after three seasons to take a similar position with the Hawks, Celebrini’s was the first name Kerr considered as a possible replacement. When the team contacted Nash — a consultant with Golden State — to gauge Celebrini’s interest, Nash said, “Probably not, but you can ask him.” … [Read more...] about Warriors hope training guru can hold back Father Time
Dr. Rick Celebrini, Golden State’s director of sports medicine and performance, is in charge of maximizing player availability. With Game 1 of the Finals against Milwaukee or Toronto less than a week away, he is busy trying to get Kevin Durant (strained right calf), DeMarcus Cousins (torn left quadriceps muscle) and Andre Iguodala (left calf tightness) back on the court. … [Read more...] about Meet the man who will decide whether Kevin Durant plays in NBA Finals
Hinch is an excellent manager (let’s put the cheating aside here, I’m talking just simply as a baseball person) and his loss — especially this close to the season, with the increased difficulty of finding a replacement — may well have an impact on the division. The Astros were a prohibitive favorite to win the division again; the odds have started to shift, post-scandal, and I’ve seen a few outlets now predict Oakland will win the West. … [Read more...] about A’s Mailbag: Impact of Astros’ sign-stealing scandal? Mike Fiers fallout?