Connect with us

Sports

Spurs Debut Message For Equality

Published

on

The Spurs wanted fans to understand that messages that are being used to divide us as country can unite us. During the team posted a message on the video board about unity.

With the teams locking arms on the court, this message was shown on the video board:

“We understand your desire to attend our games as an escape and chosen form of entertainment. In fact, we feel there is a significant commonality in all of us that allows our community to be so special. That commonality should include aspirations for social justice, freedom of speech in its many forms, and equal opportunity for education and economic advancement regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or religion. It is our hope that we can, as a community, inspire and evoke real change. We ask that you join us in your daily lives in the pursuit of equality. And in that, e honor our country by exercising demands for what this great nation has promised and what our military continues to fight for.”

Spurs coach Greg Popovich has been very vocal on the current state of intolerance in this country. He spoke to the media after the game thinking the fans.

“I want to congratulate our fans on the way they reacted at the beginning of the game after the national anthem was played,” Coach Popovich said in his postgame news conference. “They obviously also buy into the messages that were set up on the JumboTron. I’m so proud to be in this city when we have fans that understand that it’s important for everybody. Kudos to our fans.”

Spurs forward Rudy Gay also spoke on the message.

“That’s the meaning of unity, just being united, being one,” Gay said. “We’ve been divided for a long time. It was all shapes, colors and sizes in that arena today. For everybody to be on the same page, it meant a lot.”

Sports

Jimmy Butler Wants Out Of Minnesota

Published

on

Jimmy Butler is ready to suit up for another team.

Butler is  Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Clippers and New York Knicks on his list of preferred destinations according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Butler can be a free agent in July, and those three teams have the max salary space to sign him without giving up assets in a trade.

He informed Timberwolves president and coach Tom Thibodeau of the request during a meeting Tuesday in Los Angeles, sources said.

He averaged 22.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.9 assists in Minnesota last season.

Continue Reading

Sports

Dwayne Wade Coming Back For One Last Season

Published

on

Dwayne Wade is calling it quits after the 2018 NBA season.

The 12-time All-Star already has three championships is ready to walk away from the game. Wade announced his return in video titled “One Last Dance.”

“This decision is bigger than the game of basketball,” said the soon to be 37-year-old. “This decision don’t have nothing to do with the talent I have in my body. Yeah, I’m not as quick as I used to be. Yeah, I don’t jump as high as I used to. Yeah, I don’t. Yeah, I don’t. Yeah, I don’t.

“A lot of you guys see me is as a three-time champion, a 12-time All-Star, an Olympic gold medalist, y’all didn’t see that kid that no one [saw] because he was small, because he couldn’t shoot as good as everybody else,” he said. “Y’all didn’t see the grind. Y’all didn’t see the tears.”

Wade will return with Miami Heat for his last season. Many fans will forget about his lost tape years in Chicago and Cleveland.

“I still see a player who can contribute heavily if he really wants to,” Heat president Pat Riley said to reporters in July. “If he plays, he’s going to want to do that. We don’t want him back as a place-mat holder or somebody who’s going to be a veteran in the locker room. Dwyane is a great player, a great talent. He’s not the same guy he was in 2006, but he can be a very good player for us and can make a big difference for us. We want him back as a guy that realizes if this is going to be his last year or whatever, we want this to be his best year ever.”

Continue Reading

Sports

Vontae Davis Retires From The NFL During Halftime

Published

on

The Buffalo Bills lost their second game of the season on Sunday, falling to the Los Angeles Chargers 31-20. The team also lost their starting cornerback Vontae Davis.

Davis was not lost to injury, he decided to retire at halftime. “Coming out they said he’s not coming out, he’s retired,” said Bills Lineback Lorenzo Alexander.

“[He] pulled himself out of the game,” Bills coach Sean McDermott said. “He communicated to us that he was done.”

The NFL released an official statement from Davis on Twitter. Davis said that the reality had hit him: “I shouldn’t be out there anymore.”

“And truthfully, I do not because the season is long, and it’s more important for me and my family to walk away healthy than to willfully embrace the warrior mentality and limp away too late,” he said in the statement.

“This was an overwhelming decision, but I’m at peace with myself and my family.”

Continue Reading

Popular

Copyright © 2017 Clutch Media Group.