In a statement to ESPN, an NBA spokesman said the league has been in "regular communication" with Gores regarding Worth Rises' concerns, and pointed to the work Gores and his colleagues have done with nonprofits focused on prison reform. "We support their efforts to address these important issues," the spokesman said.
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LOS ANGELES -- With the Los Angeles Lakers' first preseason game looming Friday against the LA Clippers -- which will be just six days into training camp and 61 days since their clinching Game 6 NBA Finals victory -- coach Frank Vogel sounds like he's calling off the big guns.
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“Me and [Russell] have had conversations about understanding that, and understanding the power of this moment and this opportunity,” Towns said. “How can we use it to change the world?”
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Miami Heat All-Star center Bam Adebayo gave his mom the birthday present of a lifetime on Sunday. After years of struggling while living together in a single-wide trailer, Adebayo bought his mom, Marilyn Blount, a home she can call her own.
Much like the NFL, potential game suspensions or postponements will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. NFL teams have tried to play through the schedule when only a handful of players test positive in an organization, but schedules have had to be altered in outbreak situations.
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James, who signed a lifetime contract with Nike in 2015, shared one more story about Irving on the podcast, claiming he had a hand in the sports apparel company's developing a signature sneaker line for his former teammate.