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Formerly Jailed Ex-NBA Star Jayson Williams Gives Support to Ex-NYC Jail Union Boss at Retrial

Former New Jersey Nets player and ex-convict Jayson Williams gave moral support to former jail guard union boss Norman Seabrook on Thursday at his retrial for an alleged kickback he received for putting union cash into a hedge fund without authorization. Hes like family to me, Williams told the New York Daily News. Seabrook is accused of accepting a $60,000 payment for making a $20 million union investment into a shady hedge fund. Williams and Seabrook have reportedly known each other for over a decade, with Seabrook helping out with…

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Guy Proves Flat-Earthers Are Wrong In The Most Brilliant Way

Recently, after taking pictures of Lake Michigan and noticing that the surface has no curve, someone did a little practical experiment to see if the earth was truly flat. It involved elaborate calculations and used other tools to find the correct answer, which we have all known for centuries now. However, a 36-year-old software engineer called Jeff went for something much simpler. He used a basketball and a macro lens to simulate the curvature of the Earth and took photos to calculate the equivalent. Quite brilliant, isn’t it? While people…

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On my radar: Jazzy Jeffs cultural highlights

The DJ and producer on Jay-Zs new album, the Philadelphia 76ers and the great taste of blue crab Born in West Philadelphia, DJ Jazzy Parents Just Dont Understand (1988). The groups second Grammy was earned for Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon Shep Gordon: Hes kind of like a modern-day Forrest Gump. Photograph: Dogwoof This is about Shep Gordons life as a talent manager, the things he accomplished and the people he managed, from Michael Douglas to Sylvester Stallone. Its one of the most special documentaries Ive ever seen definitely…

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Houston Rockets sign James Harden to NBA-record $228m contract extension

The Rockets have signed Harden to the richest contract extension in NBA history, a deal that will pay the star guard $228m through the 2022-23 season The Beard has the richest contract in NBA history. The Houston Rockets signed guard James Harden to a four-year contract extension for about $160m on Saturday, giving him a total six-year deal with $228m guaranteed. With Harden under contract on his existing deal for another two seasons, the extension will not affect Houstons aggressive pursuit of free agents this summer as the Rockets try…

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NBA draft: social media error sees Fultz heading No1 to (team name) and (City)

The Philadelphia 76ers got the player they wanted and Lonzo Ball the team he wanted during Thursdays draft The Philadelphia 76ers got the player they wanted and Lonzo Ball the team he wanted. The 76ers selected guard Markelle Fultz on Thursday night with the No1 pick and the Lakers followed by taking Ball, the start of a record-setting run of one-and-dones in the NBA draft. The point guards from the Pac-12 Conference began a run of seven straight freshmen. Nine of the first 10 selections played just one season of…

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NBA finals: Unstoppable Warriors beat stunned Cavaliers in Game 2

The Cavaliers put in an improved performance against the Warriors in Game 2 but the Western Conference champions were too strong once again The Cavaliers put up a strong fight but still fell 132-113 in Game 2 of the NBA finals to the Golden State Warriors, a superteam who are starting to look and this postseason literally are unbeatable. The Cavaliers played significantly better than they did in the first game of the series, but a triple-double from LeBron James, 20 forced turnovers and 15 stealsstill wasnt enough to topple…

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Kevin Love says Cavaliers’ underdog label in NBA finals is ‘funny to me’

Cavaliers forward on finals rematch with Warriors: The whole underdog thing is funny to me, because yeah, at the end of the day we are defending our title Vegas is betting against them and the bookies are hardly alone. Lets be honest, not many are giving the Cleveland Cavaliers much of a chance in the NBA finals. They may be defending champions and they may have LeBron James, but against Golden State, they are definite underdogs. Just dont try to tell them that. The whole underdog thing is funny to…

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Kyrie Irving explodes with 42 points as Cavaliers come back to defeat Celtics

Kyrie Irving took over in the second half and finished with 42 points, as the Cleveland Cavaliers moved within one win of the NBA finals Kyrie Irving took over in the second half and finished with 42 points, LeBron James added 34 and the Cleveland Cavaliers moved within one win of an almost inevitable third date in the NBA finals with Golden State by rallying to beat the Boston Celtics 112-99 on Tuesday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals. Irving stayed on the floor despite rolling his…

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Celtics beats Cavaliers with 0.1 seconds left to keep Eastern Conference finals alive

Avery Bradleys three-pointer dropped in with less than a second left and the Boston Celtics stunned the Cleveland Cavaliers 111-108 Avery Bradleys three-pointer dropped in with less than a second left and the Boston Celtics, blown out in the first two games of the Eastern Conference finals and playing without star Isaiah Thomas, stunned the Cleveland Cavaliers 111-108 on Sunday night in Game 3 to end the champions 13-game postseason winning streak. NBA (@NBA) Avery Bradley…for the Game 3 WIN!@cavs 111-108. Marcus Smart: 27 PTS, 5 REB & 7 AST.…

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Boston Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas out for rest of playoffs due to hip injury

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas will miss the rest of the playoffs because of a hip injury Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas will miss the rest of the playoffs because of a hip injury. The team made the announcement on Saturday, a day after Thomas left Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals against Cleveland in the second half. Thomas injured the hip in March and aggravated it in Game 6 of the East semi-finals against Washington. Team doctor Brian McKeon says if he continues playing, he could have more…

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Cavaliers dominate woeful Celtics but LeBron misses out of MVP shortlist

LeBron James scored 30 points, Kevin Love had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers steamrolled the Boston Celtics 130-86 LeBron James scored 30 points, Kevin Love had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers steamrolled the Boston Celtics 130-86 on Friday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals and tie an NBA record with their 13th straight playoff victory. Cleveland led by 14 points after one quarter, by a record 41 at the half and by 46 after three. Kyrie Irving…

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Boston Celtics edge Lakers and 76ers for No1 overall pick in NBA draft lottery

The Boston Celtics will choose first in Junes NBA draft after winning the NBA draft lottery on Tuesday night in New York The Boston Celtics have won the NBA draft lottery, capitalizing on a trade they made with the Brooklyn Nets four years ago. The Los Angeles Lakers were other big winners, moving up one spot to second to hold onto their pick. They would have had to trade it to Philadelphia if it fell outside the top three. The Celtics will go from No1 seed to No1 pick after…

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