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Donovan Mitchell Wants A End To Gun Violence

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Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell made a pair of powerful statements Wednesday about the shooting rampage at a Florida high school that left 17 dead: “Pray for Parkland” and “End Gun Violence.”

Following the game Mitchell explained why school shootings struck a nerve with him.

“My mom’s a schoolteacher,” the Connecticut native, 21, told reporters. “I was about 15, 20 minutes away during the Sandy Hook shooting. It’s kind of scary. I’m not saying all shootings make me feel the same way, but especially school shootings, with my mom being a nursery teacher, it’s kind of scary that that could happen at any moment, anywhere.”

PHOTO: Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell wears a shoe with Pray for Parkland written on it, during the second half of the teams NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in Salt Lake City.

Mitchell continued, “And that’s kind of one of the things that hit home with me, and why I came in here early. I saw a Snapchat video of a kid screaming. And I just sat there for 5 minutes just thinking about it. My prayers go out to all those families. It’s tough. It’s crazy.”

Mitchell took the opportunity to speak out about gun control legislation.

“We definitely have to do something about it,” he said. “A lot of people, we talk about it, and there’s a lot of so-called awareness of it, but there’s nothing being done. I looked something up, and the same gun that was used in Vegas, Orlando, Sandy Hook, and I’m missing more. It’s interesting how it just continues to happen, and the movement doesn’t do much.”

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Canada Legalizes Weed With Historic Vote

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Canada becomes the second in the world to legalize recreational marijuana use.

Marijuana possession was officially outlawed in Canada during the 1920s. On Tuesday night, the Senate voted 52-29 to pass Bill C-45, also commonly known as the Cannabis Act. The measure was previously approved by the House of Commons, and now awaits Royal Assent for the final step in Canada’s legislative process.

According to NPR, the bill will allow anyone over the age of 18 to possess no more than 30 grams of marijuana. It also allows adults to sell cannabis as well as grow up to four plants in their home.

Authors of the bill pointed to several benefits of legalization, including economic stimulation and protecting the youth from criminal operations.

The biggest win is the decriminalization of fewer than 30 grams. No longer will citizens face lengthy jail terms from 3 months to 5 years in prison and have to deal with the parole system.

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Jay-Z Is Puma’s New Creative Director Of Basketball

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Jay-Z has had many roles in his career. After surprising fans with a joint album with his wife Beyonce, Hov was announced as the Creative Director for Puma.

“We’ve been working with Roc Nation for quite some time. They’ve been great partners to us for several years. We’ve done many different deals with many different ambassadors,” Adam Petrick, Puma’s global director of brand and marketing, told Complex. When Puma approached him about this opportunity, JAY-Z felt it “was something he wanted to be a part of,” according to Petrick.

Hov will have a hand in the players selected to join Puma’s basketball division, as well as assist in the art design and overall concept and direction of the brand.

The global shoe and sportswear company has announced the signings of top draft prospects DeAndre Ayton (Arizona), Marvin Bagley III (Duke), and Zhaire Smith (Texas Tech). Ayton is considered the unanimous favorite to go No. 1 to the Phoenix Suns in Thursday’s draft, while Bagley and Smith are also expected to go in the lottery.

“What’s important to him on a day like today is that it’s clear we’re making a serious push with players like Bagley and Ayton and Smith. We’re making a serious statement about the entry of the category, that we want to be a performance brand, but then also very culturally focused. It’s clear that we’re looking at basketball through the lens of culture, and thinking about the fashion of basketball, the music of basketball, all the aspects of culture around basketball as much as the on court presence that we will have,” Petrick added.

 

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Lebron James Is Not Surprised With Donald Trump Uninvited The Eagles To The White House

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The Philadelphia Eagles were scheduled to visit this White House, but yet again President Trump decided to revoke the invitation on Monday.

Since the entire team wouldn’t attend because of their stance against President’s policies and views on the anthem, pulled another dick move. Trump used is as another political diversion questioning the patriotism of the players.

 

On Tuesday, LeBron James at his press conference ahead of Game 3 on Wednesday night. James, who has never been afraid to criticize Trump, responded that it was “typical of him” and noted that he wouldn’t have that problem with whoever wins the NBA Finals because they won’t want the invite.

Steph Curry cosigned with James’ sentiment.

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