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    Poll workers: States scramble to recruit 2020 election workers amid pandemic With test delays across country, Kroger and CVS Health say they can help businesses, college campuses Giannis Antetokounmpos one-game suspension for headbutting an opponent will cost him almost $180,000 © Getty/Harry How Giannis Antetokounmpo. Getty/Harry How Giannis Antetokounmpo has been suspended for one game without pay for head butting the Washington Wizards Moe Wagner. Antetokounmpo was ejected in the second quarter of Milwaukee Bucks' 126-113 win over the Wizards on Tuesday. He will now miss the Bucks' final game of the regular season, which is against the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday. According to ESPN's Bobby Marks, the suspension will cost the 25-year-old $178,225. Visit Insider's homepage for more...
    Giannis Antetokounmpo. Getty/Harry How Giannis Antetokounmpo has been suspended for one game without pay for head butting the Washington Wizards Moe Wagner. Antetokounmpo was ejected in the second quarter of Milwaukee Bucks' 126-113 win over the Wizards on Tuesday. He will now miss the Bucks' final game of the regular season, which is against the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday. According to ESPN's Bobby Marks, the suspension will cost the 25-year-old $178,225. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Giannis Antetokounmpo has been suspended for one game without pay for head butting an opponent during the Milwaukee Bucks' 126-113 win over the Washington Wizards on Tuesday, according to the NBA. Antetokounmpo was ejected in the second quarter after an altercation...
    The NBA on Wednesday suspended Bucks big man Giannis Antetokounmpo one game without pay for his head-butt of the Wizards’ Moritz Wagner. Antetokounmpo will sit out the Bucks’ final seeding game in the Orlando bubble, Thursday against the Grizzlies. Antetokounmpo head-butted Wagner during the second quarter of the Bucks’ victory over the Wizards on Tuesday night. He was assessed a Flagrant 2 foul and ejected. Antetokounmpo said after the game that he was frustrated by opponents’ “dirty” play. He expressed remorse for his “terrible action.” NBA BRACKET: Standings, seeds, Round 1 projections “If I could turn back time and go back to that play, I wouldn’t do it,” he told reporters. “But at the end of the day, we’re all human,...
    Santa Clarita: When three Black teens were being threatened by an armed man, the responding officer turned the gun on them Theres a Reason Why You Haven’t Been Able to Find Dr. Pepper on Grocery Store Shelves NBA suspends Giannis Antetokounmpo one game for headbutt Reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo lost his cool a bit during Tuesday’s game against the Washington Wizards, headbutting Moe Wagner after an incident between the two. © Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) heads to the locker room after being ejected during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards. Antetokounmpo was ejected for his role in the altercation. The Milwaukee Bucks star is now facing even...
    The Greek Freak lost his cool. Giannis Antetokounmpo was called for a flagrant-2 foul and ejected Tuesday night after the Milwaukee Bucks star headbutted the Washington Wizards’ Moe Wagner during the second quarter. Antetokounmpo had been fouled several times up to that point and his emotions boiled over after he was called for a charge. Is he going to be suspended? Probably for a short time, based on precedent. Kevin Garnett and Hasheem Thabeet were both suspended one game for headbutting opponents in previous years. The Bucks face the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday. Antetokounmpo finished with 12 points and nine rebounds in just nine minutes and the Bucks held on to win without him. It was his fourth career...
    The Greek Freak lost his cool. Giannis Antetokounmpo was called for a flagrant-2 foul and ejected Tuesday night after the Milwaukee Bucks star headbutted the Washington Wizards’ Moe Wagner during the second quarter. Antetokounmpo had been fouled several times up to that point and his emotions boiled over after he was called for a charge. Is he going to be suspended? Probably for a short time, based on precedent. Kevin Garnett and Hasheem Thabeet were both suspended one game for headbutting opponents in previous years. The Bucks face the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday. Antetokounmpo finished with 12 points and nine rebounds in just nine minutes and the Bucks held on to win without him. It was his fourth career ejection,...
    Giannis Antetokounmpo let his emotions get the best of him on Tuesday as his Milwaukee Bucks took on the Washington Wizards. In a tense second quarter in which he had been fouled several times, Giannis finally lost his temper after a charge call. The Bucks called timeout, but Antetokounmpo, in his frustration, delivered a headbutt to Wizards big man Moe Wagner. He was called for a flagrant-2 foul and ejected.  After the game, Antetokounmpo was remorseful in his actions when speaking to the media. “Terrible action,” Antetokounmpo said. “If I could go back and turn back time and go back to that play, I wouldn’t do it. But at the end of the day, we’re all human, we all make...
    GIANNIS ANTETOKOUNMPO was ejected from the Milwaukee Bucks' win over the Washington Wizards after HEADBUTTING Moe Wagner. The 6ft 11in superstar finally lost his cool after two years' worth of petty fouls against him and lashed out at his German opponent. 5Giannis Antetokoumpo headbutted Moe Wager on Tuesday night 5Antetokounmpo was ejected after lashing out in the second quarter Antetokounmpo - one of the favourites for this year's Most Valuable Player award - was immediately ejected in the second quarter. He will likely face at least a one-match ban - with the Bucks facing the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday night. The Greek star, 25, has been unstoppable in recent seasons, storming to last year's MVP gong. But this season -...
    Over 1,000 kids quarantined in 1 school district Beloved grocery stores that are gone forever Wizards’ Rui Hachimura comes close to calling Giannis Antetokounmpo dirty Giannis Antetokounmpo was ejected from Tuesday night’s game between the Milwaukee Bucks and Washington Wizards, and one of his opponents did not seem surprised by the act that got “The Greek Freak” thrown out of the game. © Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports Aug 11, 2020; Washington Wizards' Moritz Wagner (21) grabs his face after getting headbutted by Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo. Antetokounmpo was called for a charge while driving into Washington’s Moe Wagner in the second quarter. The two began jawing back and forth, and Giannis then threw a hard headbutt at Wagner and...
    Giannis Antetokounmpo expressed his regret after being ejected for headbutting Mo Wagner but added he had “done a great job all year and in my career” to ignore “dirty plays.” The reigning NBA MVP left the Milwaukee Bucks’ 126-113 win over the Washington Wizards in the second quarter following the incident with Wagner. Antetokounmpo had 12 points and nine rebounds in just 10 minutes before his frustration boiled over. The Greek was rueful afterwards, promised to learn from the clash and insisted there was no personal issue with Wagner, although he also took the opportunity to complain of the repeated rough treatment he feels he is dealt in the league. “It’s a terrible action,” he told reporters. “If I could...
    Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo was sensationally ejected from their game against the Washington Wizards for a headbutt on Moritz Wagner.  Antetokounmpo, the NBA's reigning Most Valuable Player (MVP), channeled his inner Zinedine Zidane after he was left bemused for not getting a foul call he felt he had earned from the referee following a collision with Wagner.  A foul against 'Greek Freak' Antetokounmpo was called with around eight minutes remaining in the first half and while he is normally mild-mannered, both players exchanged words and then he lost his cool and took it out by headbutting Wagner.  Giannis is out of here pic.twitter.com/7QBvro0dfZ— DOT SMOKE #VERZUZ (@DDotOmen) August 12, 2020 Giannis Antetokounmpo (left) lost his cool as he came to...
    Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Milwaukee Bucks star and NBA MVP candidate, was ejected from the team’s win over the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night after he headbutted an opponent. Antetokounmpo and Wizards player Moe Wagner started trash-talking each other as the Bucks were challenging a call. Antetokounmpo approached Wagner and headbutted him. The league’s best player was thrown out of the game in the second quarter. ZION'S ROOKIE YEAR WILL END WITHOUT A POSTSEASON BERTH After the game, Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said tension had been boiling between the two teams all game long. “This is nothing new,” Budenholzer said. “Giannis has been dealing with this for a long time. He is the MVP. He normally is phenomenal and today was a slip-up. In some...
    Coping with campus coronavirus: U.S. fraternities, sororities give it the old college try Outdoor dining may save restaurants during COVID-19. But are diners at risk from cars plowing into them? Giannis Antetokounmpo says he wishes he could turn back time after being ejected for head butting an opponent in the Bucks win over the Wizards © Twitter/ESPN/Getty/Harry How Antetokounmpo headbutted Wagner in second quarter. Twitter/ESPN/Getty/Harry How Giannis Antetokounmpo says he wishes he could "turn back time" after being ejected for savagely head butting Moe Wagner in the Milwaukee Bucks' win over the Washington Wizards on Tuesday. "Terrible action," Antetokounmpo said, according to ESPN. "If I could go back, turn back time and go back to that play, I wouldn't...
    Antetokounmpo headbutted Wagner in second quarter. Twitter/ESPN/Getty/Harry How Giannis Antetokounmpo says he wishes he could "turn back time" after being ejected for savagely head butting Moe Wagner in the Milwaukee Bucks' win over the Washington Wizards on Tuesday. "Terrible action," Antetokounmpo said, according to ESPN. "If I could go back, turn back time and go back to that play, I wouldn't do it." He added: "But at the end of the day, we're all human, we all make mistakes." Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said he believes the ejection could be "learning moment" for Antetokounmpo as to how to keep his cool.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Giannis Antetokounmpo says he wishes he could "turn back time" after...
    NBA : nba Thomas Pisselet 10:55 am – August 12, 2020 Giannis Antetokounmpo went crazy … The tension mounts in the Orlando bubble, as the NBA playoffs approach. The proof during the meeting between the Washington Wizards and the Milwaukee Bucks (113-126), disputed last night, which saw Giannis Antetokounmpo lose his nerves. The league MVP has indeed fallen out with Moritz Wagner to the point of giving him a violent head butt. A bad gesture sanctioned by the referee, who immediately took the Greek out of the field. We had rarely seen the “Greek Freak” so angry. Giannis headbutted Mo Wagner and got ejected ???? pic.twitter.com/vmRJuKqF5v – ESPN (@espn) August 12, 2020
    Family of Elijah McClain, who died after a police encounter, sues city, police Outdoor dining may save restaurants during COVID-19. But are diners at risk from cars plowing into them? Giannis Antetokounmpo explains his headbutt on Moe Wagner After he was ejected from Tuesday night’s Milwaukee Bucks-Washington Wizards game for headbutting an opponent, Giannis Antetokounmpo is sharing his side of what happened. © Ashley Landis/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports Moe Wagner (right) grabs his face after getting head butted by the Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo, was ejected from Tuesday night's game. Leading up to the headbutt, Antetokounmpo was called for a charge while driving into Washington’s Moe Wagner in the second quarter. He later walked up to Wagner and headbutted him...
    An admitted leader of the KKK is sentenced to 6 years in prison for driving his truck through Black Lives Matter protesters Outdoor dining may save restaurants during COVID-19. But are diners at risk from cars plowing into them? Giannis ejected for head-butt as Bucks beat Wizards Giannis Antetokounmpo was ejected in the second quarter for head-butting Moritz Wagner on Tuesday night, but the Milwaukee Bucks still posted a 126-113 victory over the Washington Wizards in the NBA bubble near Orlando. © Reuters/Ashley Landis NBA: Milwaukee Bucks at Washington Wizards The incident occurred near the Milwaukee hoop after Antetokounmpo was whistled for a charging foul for running into the Washington center. © Reuters/Ashley Landis NBA: Milwaukee Bucks at Washington...
    Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo inexplicably head-butted Wizards center Moritz Wagner on Tuesday and was assessed a Flagrant 2 foul that sent him to the locker room early. Replays seemed to show intent behind the head-butt, and the MVP candidate could be suspended by the NBA following his ejection. While passionate on the floor, Antetokounmpo is not known for having a hot temper. To see him go after a role player was surprising. MORE: 5 stats behind Damian Lillard’s incredible run Social media, however, got a kick out of the unexpected incident: Giannis reminding me that the greatest failure of Zidane’s career was not getting his money’s worth for that red card — Micah Peters (@micahpeters_) August 12,...
    N.Y. Mans Obituary Includes Brutally Honest Warning About Drinking & Driving: Dont Be a Dumb A— Chicago boutique owners looted twice in three months call for help: We are not equipped to defend our store Giannis Antetokounmpo Headbutted Moe Wagner and Got Ejected Giannis Antetokounmpo lost his mind Tuesday night and wound up headbutting Moe Wagner during the Milwaukee Bucks' matchup with the Washington Wizards. It was an insane move by Giannis and he was ejected as a result. He'll almost certainly face a suspension as well. © Provided by The Big Lead In the middle of the second quarter, Wagner stepped in and took a charge on Giannis. It was a borderline call by the officials, but...
    Giannis Antetokounmpo headbutts Moe Wagner. via Fox Sports/NBA Giannis Antetokounmpo was ejected from a game on Tuesday after headbutting the Washington Wizards' Moe Wagner. The incident occurred after Antetokounmpo was called for a charging foul on Wagner, which the Bucks challenged. Antetokounmpo then walked over to Wagner and headbutted him, prompting the ejection. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Giannis Antetokounmpo was thrown out of the Milwaukee Bucks game on Tuesday after headbutting Washington Wizards forward Moe Wagner. The incident occurred in the second quarter after Antetokounmpo was called for a charging foul after barreling into Wagner at the top of the key. The Bucks challenged the call, but the call stood, despite the fact that Wagner...
    Giannis Antetokounmpo head-butted himself right out of this ball game.Giannis Antetokounmpo wasn’t using his head when he used his head to attack Moritz Wagner. Not all is pleasant in the NBA‘s beautiful basketball bubble. Thriving in captivity is never easy, not even if you’re The Greek Freak and the star of the Milwaukee Bucks. Being in Florida for that long will do a number on you, so it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that Giannis took being a Buck a little too far by head-butting Wagner right in front of Coach Bud and the rest of the world. Giannis just head-butted Moe Wagner ???????? (via @GamblorOfficial)pic.twitter.com/agyAlsSW74 — FanSided (@FanSided) August 12, 2020 Giannis Antetokounmpo told Moritz Wagner to...
    Chicago boutique owners looted twice in three months call for help: We are not equipped to defend our store Outdoor dining may save restaurants during COVID-19. But are diners at risk from cars plowing into them? Giannis Antetokounmpo ejected after head-butting Wizards forward Moritz Wagner Giannis Antetokounmpo’s return to the court after dental surgery didn’t last long. © Provided by Yahoo! Sports Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo was ejected on Tuesday night after head-butting Moritz Wagner. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP) Antetokounmpo was ejected early in the second quarter of the Milwaukee Bucks’ matchup with the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night after he got into it with Moritz Wagner.  Antetokounmpo was called for an offensive foul minutes into the...
    Giannis Antetokounmpo is on the path of being one of the modern greats of the sport. He is the reigning MVP and is expected to repeat the win this season. His Milwaukee Bucks have had the best regular-season record two years in a row. The only thing missing in Giannis’s 7-year career are significant post-season successes. Giannis is the subject of a Disney movie called ‘Greek Freak’. This is because ‘Greek Freak’ is Giannis’s nickname in the NBA. The movie is about the lives of Giannis and his brother, Thanasis. However, it is unclear if this will also include Alex and Kostas, the other two Antetokoumpo brothers. Disney will begin casting the movie soon. They put out a casting call...
    Baltimore explosion: 1 dead and 7 hospitalized after homes explode Ruby Tuesday has shut down more than one-third of its restaurants this year as the chain buckles under pandemic pressures and an aging customer base Bucks fall to Raptors with Giannis Antetokounmpo out after dental surgery Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo missed the Bucks’ 114-106 loss to the Toronto Raptors at Walt Disney World on Monday night due to a last minute oral surgery, the team announced before the game. Specifics surrounding the surgery or what led to Antetokounmpo’s tooth pain remain unclear, though Milwaukee coach Mike Budeholzer did say that the cause was not basketball-related. Antetokounmpo, however, and did not have to leave the bubble for the surgery. Had...
    Boston Celtics are looking in a good shape ahead of their remaining matches in the bubble. They took the Brooklyn Nets by storm when they won 149-115. It was an all-round show where seven of their players got points in double-digits. The duo of Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum are doing wonders for them, both averaging a combined 42 points per game. Point guard and two-time NBA Sportsmanship Award holder Kemba Walker is also having a decent run with 15.5 points average in the four games he played. He recently gave an interview where he gave out some fascinating revelations. Boston Celtics star and his favorite duos in the NBA He was asked a very interesting question by CC...
    Who will win the NBA Awards for 2020? The NBA announced its six major annual award finalists for the 2020 season on Saturday. The most important — Most Valuable Player — is led by LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden. The other awards include Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Sixth Man Award, Most Improved Player and Coach of the Year. Voting for the awards was based on the games played from the start of the regular season through March 11. The voting did not include any performances from the seeding games, which are currently being played in the NBA bubble in Orlando. MORE: Playoff standings | Schedule | Bubble, explained “The decision to exclude...
    What the top 15 school districts are doing to reopen Restaurant sales climbed as stay-at-home orders lifted across the US. Now foot traffic has slumped again. Is Giannis ready to take his place in NBA history? Every week, Yahoo Sports’ Vincent Goodwill will reveal his ballot for an NBA superlative award for the 2019-20 season. The ballots were due before the restart of the season at Walt Disney World. Previous ballots: Rookie of the Year The NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year award has become increasingly difficult to assess because of the increased amount of advanced information and the way the game has evolved over the years. Still, the ability to defend at all levels has a value that...
    One effective strategy for stopping Giannis Antetokounmpo: Simply throw him out of the play. During the second quarter of Tuesday’s game between the Bucks and Nets, Antetokounmpo found himself on the floor after battling for rebounding position with Donta Hall. The recently signed Nets forward abandoned any ideas of grabbing the ball and shoved the reigning NBA MVP to the ground. Antetokounmpo clearly didn’t appreciate it. NBA RESTART: Schedule | Playoff bracket | Bubble, explained One courageous referee quickly grabbed Antetokounmpo as Giannis told Hall to “watch out,” preventing the situation from escalating any further. One camera angle appeared to show Antetokounmpo telling the referee, “I’m gonna f— him up.” Fortunately for the officiating crew, Bucks and Nets players headed toward their respective benches after the...
    Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo got into an altercation with Brooklyn Nets player Donta Hall during a Tuesday game. The NBA superstar and Hall got into a minor scuffle, and it ended with the Greek Freak telling the ref “I’m going to “f**k him up” in reference to Donta Hall. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Watch the moment unfold below. Things got heated between Giannis and Danta Hall ???? pic.twitter.com/3Tnk1CVA16 — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 4, 2020 Obviously it’s great to see a little passion out of Giannis. He’s the face of the Milwaukee Bucks and he’s arguably the best player in the NBA. You always want to see a guy like him have...
    US coronavirus: Covid-19 is more widespread than ever in the US, even hitting Americans living on islands The incredible history of the drive-thru Watch: Giannis Antetokounmpo gets heated, has to be held back after hard foul from Donta Hall Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo was fouled hard by Brooklyn Nets forward Donta Hall Tuesday and didn’t take it well. © Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports Brooklyn Nets forward Donta Hall (right) tries to save the ball in front of Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) during the first half. Antetokounmpo ended up on the ground after being shoved by Hall. Giannis didn’t take exception to Donta Hall’s shove. pic.twitter.com/1oZ2veXvMi— Anthony Puccio (@APOOCH) August 4, 2020 After the foul, he popped...
    Barron Trumps private school will begin with virtual classes only The incredible history of the drive-thru Giannis Antetokounmpo had to be restrained after being knocked to the ground by a Nets player, then warned he would f--- him up © via Fox Sports Wisconsin/NBA Giannis Antetokounmpo is held back by refs and players. via Fox Sports Wisconsin/NBA Giannis Antetokounmpo and Brooklyn Nets forward Donta Hall got into a scuffle on Tuesday while fighting for position underneath the basket. After Hall knocked Antetokounmpo to the ground, the Milwaukee Bucks star jumped to his feet and was restrained by players and refs. As Antetokounmpo was restrained by a ref, he could be seen saying, "I'm gonna f--- him up" about...
    Giannis Antetokounmpo is held back by refs and players. via Fox Sports Wisconsin/NBA Giannis Antetokounmpo and Brooklyn Nets forward Donta Hall got into a scuffle on Tuesday while fighting for position underneath the basket. After Hall knocked Antetokounmpo to the ground, the Milwaukee Bucks star jumped to his feet and was restrained by players and refs. As Antetokounmpo was restrained by a ref, he could be seen saying, "I'm gonna f--- him up" about Hall. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Players and referees had to restrain Giannis Antetokounmpo from going after Brooklyn Nets forward Donta Hall on Tuesday. During the second quarter, Antetokounmpo and Hall were battling for position underneath the basket when Hall, an undrafted...
    Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images Giannis Antetokounmpo had to remind Donta Hall of the NBA hierarchy. Far be it from me to make fun of anyone pursuing their dream, especially in such dangerous times. The shorthanded Brooklyn Nets needed as much help as they could get entering the NBA restart, and Donta Hall answered the call, signing with the team as a substitute player for the remainder of the season despite the potential COVID-19 concerns. However, with that being said, you should probably try to avoid directly antagonizing the league’s reigning (and likely two-time) MVP when you only have six career NBA games to your name. In the Nets’ Tuesday contest against the league-leading Milwaukee Bucks, Hall got tangled up with...
    Giannis Antetokounmpo is the talk of the town from the Milwaukee Bucks. Today’s match against the Houston Rockets was one to look forward to and it did not disappoint. Both these teams, which had a pair of All-Stars each, gave tremendous competition to one another. The Milwaukee Bucks were leading with 112-104 in the last three minutes of the game but Russel Westbrook turned the table around for the Rockets. His clutch free throws. the three-pointers and the incredible defense led them to a victory of 120-116. Despite the defeat, Giannis had a flare of his own in the game. Giannis joins Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Along with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Giannis Antetokounmpo became the second player to have 15 games with a...
    Dua Lipa and Boyfriend Anwar Hadid Adopt New Puppy Dexter: Pics How we negotiated a 2.75% mortgage rate (and you can, too) James Harden has no interest in answering Giannis Antetokounmpo question The rivalry between James Harden and Giannis Antetokounmpo continues. © Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports Harden’s Houston Rockets topped Antetokounmpo’s Milwaukee Bucks 120-116 on Sunday in Orlando. Harden scored just 24 points on 5-for-14 shooting, but had six steals in his team’s win. Giannis was a statistical monster in the loss, putting up 36 points, 18 rebounds and eight assists. Harden was asked after the game about the difficulty in defending Antetokounmpo and had no interest in answering. Instead, he said “next question”. Reporter: “How difficult was it...
    Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images James Harden actually played great defense on Giannis Antetokounmpo down the stretch. James Harden is not known for his defense. Actually, he’s kind of known for his defense, in the sense that he’s known for how notoriously bad his defense is. However, as is the case with many longstanding NBA narratives, the truth is nowhere near as overblown as all the chatter would lead you to believe. Harden is prone to defensive lapses and bouts of laziness, but when he’s locked in — particularly in the post — he can be as stout as they come. Just ask this year’s MVP frontrunner and the reigning league MVP, Giannis Antetokounmpo: James Harden with some clutch late-game defense...
    NBA : Following Boston’s defeat to Milwaukee (119-112) two days ago, Marcus Smart criticized an arbitration decision that occurred during this meeting. This media outlet will cost the back of the Celtics $ 15,000. Interrupted for several months because of the coronavirus crisis, the NBA resumed on July 30 in Orlando and behind closed doors. Boston faced league leaders Milwaukee in their resumption match. In the money-time of this match, the referees sanctioned Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo with a 6th foul, synonymous with the end of the match for the Greek. But quickly, the men in black changed their minds and then turned the blame on Marcus Smart of the Celtics. A voluntary correction in order to leave...
    Thousands to evacuate as Apple Fire grows in Southern California Ground beef recall 2020: JBS Food Canada recalls more than 38,000 pounds of meat NBA fines Celtics Marcus Smart $15K for saying refs were protecting Giannis Antetokounmpo Some postgame complaining about controversial calls proved costly for Marcus Smart. The Boston Celtics guard was fined $15,000 by the NBA on Saturday for comments about the officiating in Friday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. First fine of the NBA restart: Boston’s Marcus Smart has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for comments about officiating Friday night, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 1, 2020 The comments concerned Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo in particular,...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Marcus Smart was fined $15,000 by the NBA on Saturday for criticizing referees after the Boston Celtics guard claimed the officials changed a call Friday night to keep Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo from fouling out. Antetokounmpo appeared to have picked up a sixth foul after he was called for charging when he crashed into Smart with 1:28 left. However, referees changed the call to a blocking foul after video replay, and Antetokounmpo converted a tiebreaking three-point play that helped Milwaukee pull out a 119-112 victory. Smart said afterward the explanation from referees for changing the call was that he was too late, but he felt there was another reason. “Quite frankly, I think we know all...
    DHS removes official who oversaw intelligence reports on journalists Shake Shack, Panera, and Chipotle open drive-thrus to keep up with fast-food rivals like McDonalds and Taco Bell Marcus Smart thinks refs protected Giannis Antetokounmpo on controversial foul call A foul call late in Friday night’s Milwaukee Bucks 119-112 win over the Boston Celtics helped swing the game, and Marcus Smart thinks he knows the reason for the call. © Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports Marcus Smart isn't happy with the officials. Smart got in front of a driving Giannis Antetokounmpo with 1:28 left in the game to take a charge, but he was called for a foul instead. Antetokounmpo’s layup counted, and he made a free throw, which turned...
    The Bucks had their MVP on the floor in crunch time Friday night against the Celtics. One Celtics player said the referees wanted it that way and acted accordingly. Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo was playing with five fouls when he jumped into Boston’s Marcus Smart in the lane in the fourth quarter. Antetokounmpo was first called for a charge that would have sent him the bench, only for the call to be changed to a block and an and-one on video review. The three-point play gave Milwaukee a three-point lead, and the East’s top team went on to win its Florida bubble opener. MORE: NBA playoff bracket Smart wasn’t buying the reason for the overturn. “The excuse was I was...
    Celtics' Jaylen Brown guards Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo (Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images) Jaylen Brown called out a photoshop job that appeared to have him troll Giannis Antetokounmpo after the Bucks beat the Celtics On Friday night, NBA fans across the country were treated to an amazing showdown between two of the best teams in the league: The Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics. In what turned out to be a see-saw battle, Milwaukee left the court with a close 119-112 win. The score was all tied up at 87-87 after three quarters, but Milwaukee went on to own the final session to come out on top, led of course by the strong play of Giannis Antetokounmpo. If you ask Celtics star...
    Getty Jaylen Brown was not proud of the officiating within the Celtics-Bucks recreation. Jaylen Brown doesn’t look like proud of the officiating through the Celtics-Bucks recreation. After the Celtics loss, Brown posted a photograph of Giannis Antetokounmpo holding arms with Ken Mauer, one of many officers from the sport. Here’s a take a look at the picture Brown posted to his Instagram Story. Jaylen Brown’s IG story ???? pic.twitter.com/C95hfikLgn — Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 1, 2020 Brown is probably going referencing a name that was overturned late within the fourth quarter that may have been Antetokounmpo’s sixth foul. After a replay evaluate, the officers reversed the cost name which counted Antetokounmpo’s basket...
    Hurricane Isaias: Some Florida counties, North Carolina, Virginia declare states of emergency as East Coast braces At least 150 hospitalized due to salmonella outbreak in 48 states Giannis, Bucks hold off Celtics in East showdown LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) Giannis Antetokounmpo converted a tiebreaking three-point play with 1:28 left on an overturned call that kept him in the game and helped the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Boston Celtics 119-112 on Friday night. © Garrett Ellwood / National Basketball Association / Getty Antetokounmpo had 36 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists in the Bucks' first game in the restart. Milwaukee improved the NBA's best record to 54-12 and moved within a victory of clinching the top seed in the...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo converted a tiebreaking three-point play with 1:28 left on an overturned call that kept him in the game and helped the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Boston Celtics 119-112 on Friday night. Antetokounmpo had 36 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists in the Bucks’ first game in the restart. Milwaukee improved the NBA’s best record to 54-12 and moved within a victory of clinching the top seed in the Eastern Conference for the second straight year. Boston overcame a poor start to tie it at 107. Antetokounmpo was then called for a charging foul, appearing to negate his basket and giving him a sixth foul. The call was changed to a blocking foul...
    Since the 2019 offseason, the Milwaukee Bucks have already revealed their plan to offer reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo a massive contract extension this fall. However, as of now, the “Greek Freak” still hasn’t given them any assurance whether he’s planning to ink a new deal in the 2020 offseason or test the free agency waters in the summer of 2021. There are several factors that could affect Antetokounmpo’s decision to stay in Milwaukee, including the outcome of the 2019-20 NBA season. If they succeed to bring home the Larry O’Brien Trophy this year, it is more likely for Antetokounmpo to sign a max contract extension with the Bucks. However, if they once again fail to achieve their main goal, some...
    Giannis Antetokounmpo is leading the chart against LeBron James to become the MVP this year. His side (53-12) is in a strong position to make it far. Many experts suggest that if Bucks fail this year, Giannis will make a move out of the team. But the Chicago Bulls legend Scottie Pippen has a different take. Giannis has played impressively in the NBA Bubble practice so far. That his team dwells a lot on him is a known fact. There have been questions about who is that dependable #2 in the team. Even Scottie is far from impressed. Scottie Pippen on Giannis Antetokounmpo Batman Pip, in the show Da Windy City by Mark Carman on Apple podcasts, comes down strong...
    With the massive improvement shown by the face of the franchise, Trae Young, in the 2019-20 NBA season, the Atlanta Hawks may finally consider speeding up their rebuilding plans this fall. Instead of focusing on the development of their core and adding more young and promising talents to their roster, the Hawks could start building a title-contending team around Young. One of the most intriguing trade targets for the Hawks in the 2020 offseason is reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks. The Bucks currently haven’t shown any single indication that they are planning to make Antetokounmpo available on the market, but if they fail to convince him to sign a massive contract extension, they could at least listen...
    Despite losing LeBron James in the 2018 free agency, the Cleveland Cavaliers have refused to undergo a full-scale rebuild. They may have finished the 2019-20 NBA season as one of the worst teams in the league, but instead of taking a different route, they are expected to find ways to build a more competitive roster this fall. One of the dream trade targets for the Cavaliers in the 2020 offseason is reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks. If they fail to convince him to sign a massive contract extension this fall, most people believe that the Bucks would be forced to start listening to trade offers for Antetokounmpo, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent in...
    In the past months, rumors have been continuously swirling around reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and his future with the Milwaukee Bucks. The Bucks haven’t shown any indication that they are planning to move Antetokounmpo, but if they fail to convince him to sign a massive contract extension this fall, they could be forced to listen to trade offers for their best player. One of the teams who could express a strong interest in acquiring the “Greek Freak” is the Chicago Bulls. In a recent article, Greg Swartz of Bleacher Report created a list of best trade packages “every non-bubble team” could offer to the Bucks in exchange for Antetokounmpo. To bring the “Greek Freak” to Windy City, Swartz suggested that...
    Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) Scottie Pippen sees a flaw in Giannis Antetokounmpo’s game holding him back.Scottie Pippen knows how to win championships, but sees a flaw with Giannis Antetokounmpo. On Da Windy City Podcast with FanSided‘s Mark Carman, the Hall-of-Famer and six-time NBA champion with the Chicago Bulls believes that Antetokounmpo’s lack of offensive versatility will continue to hold the Milwaukee Bucks back from winning their first NBA Finals since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Oscar Robertson were their star players back in 1971. “No, not yet, I don’t think so,” said Pippen to Carman when asked if he has what it takes to win a title. “But I haven’t seen him for a while and from...
    Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images Aaron Gordon made his case for LeBron James as MVP. Although we’ve still got eight “seeding games” to go within the Orlando bubble, the sample for this year’s NBA awards has already closed. With MVP, Rookie of the Year and every other award based solely on the regular season before the league suspended play back in March, all the numbers, win totals and advanced stats are already set in stone. Still, that hasn’t stopped the power of narrative from continually trying to push LeBron James into the MVP conversation in order to make it a “race.” Despite Giannis Antetokounmpo‘s historically dominant season for the best team in the association this is “suddenly a conversation” for...
    Despite being snubbed by their top targets last summer, the New York Knicks still haven’t given up with their dream of adding a legitimate superstar on their roster. The upcoming free agency may not be as star-studded as the previous offseason, but rumors are circulating that plenty of big names will be available on the trade market this fall. One of the most intriguing targets for the Knicks in the 2020 NBA offseason is reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks. The Bucks have already told everyone in the league that they have no intention of making Antetokounmpo available on the market this fall, but if they change their mind and decide to take a different route, the Knicks...
    The Minnesota Timberwolves took a huge step forward when they acquired All-Star point guard D’Angelo Russell before the 2020 February NBA trade deadline. However, as of now, they must be aware that they need to surround the face of the franchise, Karl-Anthony Towns, with more star power in order to have a realistic chance of carrying the team to the top of the Western Conference and contending for the NBA championship title. One of the dream targets for the Timberwolves this offseason is reigning MVP Giannis Antetokoumpo of the Milwaukee Bucks. So far, the Bucks haven’t shown any indication that they are planning to move Antetokounmpo, but if they fail to convince him to sign a massive contract extension, they...
    The Golden State Warriors have long been considered among the teams that could make a deal for Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo, or try to sign him if he is a free agent in the summer of 2021. As suggested in a new report, the organization’s best option might be to offer a trade package centered on forward Draymond Green in order to acquire the 2019 NBA MVP in the coming offseason. As explained by Bleacher Report in a list of trade ideas that could allow the NBA’s eight “non-bubble” teams to land Antetokounmpo, Golden State is “quite the opposite” of the other clubs whose record took them out of the league’s season restart. According to the publication’s Greg Swartz,...
    Though he won’t become an unrestricted free agent until the summer of 2021, several teams are already closely monitoring the current situation of reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo on the Milwaukee Bucks. If the “Greek Freak” declines to sign the massive contract extension that they are planning to give him this fall, the Bucks could be forced to start listening to offers for the face of the franchise. Among the potential suitors of Antetokounmpo on the trade market in the 2020 offseason is the reigning NBA champions Toronto Raptors. In a recent article, Zach Buckley of Bleacher Report created a list of one offseason deal every team should already be thinking about. For the Raptors, it’s the blockbuster deal that would...
    CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - MARCH 01: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks during the first quarter during their game against the Charlotte Hornets at Spectrum Center on March 01, 2020 in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images) Giannis Antetokounmpo looked great in his return to the court. The Milwaukee Bucks were back in action Thursday against the San Antonio Spurs in exhibition play down in Orlando. The Bucks picked up an easy 113-92 victory in their scrimmage and, most importantly, Giannis Antetokounmpo looked dominant. The MVP only played 21 minutes,...
    Trump accused of deploying secret police as part of authoritarian law enforcement surge Meals for hungry, COVID casino, NY bars revolt: News from around our 50 states NBA-leading Bucks eager to recapture their pre-hiatus form The Milwaukee Bucks believe they can build on the momentum they established while putting up the NBA’s best record before the pandemic-imposed hiatus — even if it has been months since they played a meaningful game. © Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this March 6, 2020, file photo, Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo knocks down Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis as he drives to the basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. Jusuf Nurkic is...
    Giannis Antetokounmpo insists his main focus is on improving his game and lifting the NBA title with Milwaukee Bucks, rather than winning more individual honors. The 25-year-old was named the league’s Most Valuable Player last season, becoming the first Bucks player to win the accolade since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1974. And he looks poised to make it back-to-back MVP triumphs thanks to some incredible displays before the NBA season was suspended by the coronavirus pandemic in March. The voting for the MVP and other individual regular-season awards is over ahead of the July 30 restart, with “seeding games” not being included to ensure a fair process. MORE: Anthony Davis explains why LeBron James should win MVP Los Angeles Lakers star...
    Right here’s the humorous factor about dynasties: You nearly by no means see them coming. The Yankees of yore, they have been the exception, as a result of they all the time managed to seek out icons to switch their icons — Ruth to Gehrig to DiMaggio to Mantle. That dynasty lasted the higher a part of 40 years, the dynasty in opposition to which all different dynasties are in contrast. In any other case? When Purple Auerbach traded Cliff Hagen and Straightforward Ed Macauley for Invoice Russell on April 30, 1956, no one may forecast the 11 titles in 13 years that adopted. When Invoice Belichick and his 36-44 lifetime report used the 199th choose within the 2000...
    Here’s the funny thing about dynasties: You almost never see them coming. The Yankees of yore, they were the exception, because they always managed to find icons to replace their icons — Ruth to Gehrig to DiMaggio to Mantle. That dynasty lasted the better part of 40 years, the dynasty against which all other dynasties are compared. Otherwise? When Red Auerbach traded Cliff Hagen and Easy Ed Macauley for Bill Russell on April 30, 1956, nobody could forecast the 11 titles in 13 years that followed. When Bill Belichick and his 36-44 lifetime record used the 199th pick in the 2000 draft on Tom Brady, nobody in Foxboro was reserving space in the trophy case for six Lombardi Trophies. If...
    Oregons very dark history fuels protests in Portland 10 Fruits and Veggies Worth Buying at the Farmers Market Giannis Antetokounmpo was lying about not having access to a hoop in quarantine To be fair, we should have seen this coming.  Back in April, after the NBA season had shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic and players were quarantined in their respective homes, Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo said he wasn’t able to work on his game much because he didn’t own a basketball hoop — something that stunned basketball fans. “So, I don't have access to hoop,” he said in April. “A lot of NBA players have a court in their house or something. But now I just...
    CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - MARCH 01: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks looks on before their game against the Charlotte Hornets at Spectrum Center on March 01, 2020 in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images) Giannis Antetokounmpo’s long-range game is looking good. Giannis Antetokounmpo is having another MVP-caliber season for the Milwaukee Bucks and has a legitimate shot to lead the team to its second NBA championship down in Orlando. One aspect of his game that has developed in the 2019-20 season is his 3-point shot. The four-time...
    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 06: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers backs in on Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks during the third quarter at Staples Center on March 06, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) Many have pointed to LeBron James as the likely 2020 NBA MVP, but Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo has a better case for the award. With the 2020 NBA season set to kick off again on July 31 after a months-long hiatus, the debate over whether...
    In 2011, Dwight Howard became the first player to win three consecutive Defensive Player of the Year awards. But now Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert has a chance to match this record. After winning the award in 2018 and 2019, Gobert is among the favorites to win the award again. His teammate Joe Ingles certainly believes Gobert has what it takes to win. “I would hope so, I think for the last few years he’s obviously been in that top echelon,” Ingles said during a press conference. “Do I think he’s the best defender in the league? Absolutely.” Gobert is averaging two blocks right now, and with that, he has averaged at least two blocks in six out of the...
    The Dallas Mavericks are one of the NBA teams who managed to surpass the expectations from them in the 2019-20 NBA season, thanks to the young superstar duo of Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis. However, as of now, they are not viewed on the same level as other Western Conference powerhouse teams like the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers. In order to have a realistic chance of fully dominating the Western Conference and winning the NBA championship title, the Mavericks should strongly consider adding a legitimate superstar that could complement Doncic and Porzingis. One of the dream acquisitions for the Mavericks is reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks. The Bucks may have already revealed their...
    From the time he was selected as the No. 15 overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, Milwaukee Bucks power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has successfully turned himself into one of the best active players in the league. In his seventh season in the NBA, Antetokounmpo continues to show massive improvement with his game and is currently averaging 29.8 points, 13.7 rebounds, 5.8 games, 1.0 block, and 1.0 steal while shooting 54.7 percent from the field and 30.6 percent from beyond the arc. With his incredible performance on both ends of the floor in the 2019-20 NBA season, it is no longer a surprise that Antetokounmpo is once again one of the frontrunners to win the Most Valuable Player award. In...
    You won’t hear Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo complain about being inside the NBA bubble. Currently, NBA players are at Disney in Orlando living in a secure bubble because of coronavirus, and there have been some complaints. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Rajon Rondo doesn’t seem pleased with his Orlando room. pic.twitter.com/hjwB2g0tk8 — Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) July 9, 2020 Just don’t expect to hear any from Giannis. According to Eric Woodyard, the young NBA star said he won’t complain because his apartment in Greece was smaller than his living situation in Orlando. Giannis says there’s nothing to complain about in the Orlando bubble setting. Says his apartment in Greece was much smaller...
    Naya Rivera’s 11 Most Memorable Roles, From ‘Family Matters’ to ‘Glee’ (Photos) Mednax CEO, board directors replaced amid settlement with Starboard Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo to wear “Equality” on jersey © AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images While a couple of high profile stars — LeBron James and Anthony Davis — are forgoing a social justice message on their jersey, Giannis Antetokounmpo has settled on one. “Equality.” That’s what the reigning MVP told reporters Monday, it’s the same message his brothers (Thanasis Antetokounmpo, also on the Bucks) will wear. Giannis would not get into why he chose “equality.” Antetokounmpo, who grew up as a poor immigrant in Athens, is not going to complain about the bubble conditions. From...
    The Milwaukee Bucks may currently hold the best record in the 2019-20 NBA season, but most people believe that they would still be needing to step up their game to become successful in the upcoming 2020 NBA Playoffs. In order to boost their chances of fully dominating the Eastern Conference and bringing home the Larry O’Brien Trophy, the Bucks could use the strategy that helped the Golden State Warriors make five consecutive appearances in the NBA Finals and win three NBA championship titles. According to Greg Swartz of Bleacher Report, the Bucks already have their version of their “Death Lineup” featuring Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, Eric Bledsoe, Brook Lopez, and Wesley Matthews. The lineup has reportedly posted a net rating of...
    Getty Giannis Antetokounmpo (center), Bucks For league officials and front-office members around the NBA, one of the fears entering the league’s “bubble” environment in Orlando in the coming days is the opportunity for tampering. Players will be staying in the same hotels, after all, and will have ample opportunity for friendly recruiting chats involving soon-to-be free agents. There’s no player who will soon be a free agent bigger than Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo. And while the whole league has eyes on Antetokounmpo’s future it’s no secret that the Lakers have maintained ample cap room so that they can make a pitch to lure Antetokounmpo to L.A. if he does not sign an extension or a new deal with...
    No one within the Knicks organization got much bothered when 10-time All-Star Jason Kidd retired. Kidd had fulfilled just one season of a three-year contract and went off to coach the Brooklyn Nets. Kidd had prospered in his short Knicks stint — a force in the locker room during that 54-28 season in 2012-13 before petering out in the playoffs. Nobody could have predicted Kidd’s absence would leave a leadership void the following season. The Knicks haven’t been back to the playoffs since Kidd left the Garden. Leon Rose and William Wesley, who ran Creative Artists Agency’s basketball department and now run the Knicks, saw firsthand Kidd guiding Carmelo Anthony into his best season. “He was the consummate leader and...
    With Giannis Antetokounmpo once again establishing an MVP caliber performance, it’s no longer a surprise why the Milwaukee Bucks are making a huge noise once again in the 2019-20 NBA season. Before the NBA went on a hiatus due to the spread of the coronavirus in the United States, the Bucks were sitting at the No. 1 spot in the Eastern Conference with the league’s best 53-12 record. However, to strengthen their chances of fully dominating the Eastern Conference and winning the 2020 NBA championship title, the Bucks would also be needing their other players to step up. According to Mandela Namaste of Bleacher Report, veteran point guard Eric Bledsoe would be the biggest X-factor for the Bucks in the...
    Getty Bucks forward Giannis Antetokoumpo, left, and the Lakers' Anthony Davis One factor for the return of the NBA at the end of this month to consider: It could be, as The Athletic’s Ethan Strauss put it, “Tamperpalooza.” That’s because, of all the spots within the Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, home of both the courts and the lodgings for the restarted 2019-20 season, the Gran Destino Tower could be where the bulk of the action is. The Bucks and star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo will be housed there for the duration of their run into the league’s playoffs next month and, most likely, beyond. Also shacking up in the Tower with the Greek Freak and friends...
    Getty Giannis Antetokounmpo, proper, of the Milwaukee Bucks Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo is aware of what you may take into consideration this yr’s NBA champion. Taking part in in a so-called “bubble” setting in Orlando with out followers or homecourt benefit after a four-month hiatus due to the onset of the novel coronavirus in March, it could be simple to chalk up the rest of this yr as invalid. Little doubt, the environment there will probably be bizarre. The league clearly is coming again to assist offset income losses and with a number of gamers backing out of the NBA return for quite a lot of causes—and extra anticipated to do the...
    Getty Giannis Antetokounmpo, right, of the Milwaukee Bucks Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo knows what you might think about this year’s NBA champion. Playing in a so-called “bubble” environment in Orlando without fans or homecourt advantage after a four-month hiatus because of the onset of the novel coronavirus in March, it would be easy to chalk up the remainder of this year as invalid. No doubt, the atmosphere there will be weird. The league clearly is coming back to help offset revenue losses and with several players backing out of the NBA return for a variety of reasons—and more expected to do the same—it will be hard to look at this year as anything but a money-grab and a...
    Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo believes the 2020 NBA title will be the “toughest championship you could ever win” due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 2019-20 NBA season is set to return via a 22-team format at the Disney World complex in Orlando, Fla., on July 30 after the campaign was halted due to COVID-19 in March. Eastern Conference-leading Milwaukee boasted a league-best 53-12 record prior to the postponement, ahead of the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference. DeCOURCY: 2020 champs should have your respect, not your asterisk As teams prepare to be based in an Orlando bubble, reigning MVP Antetokounmpo insisted this season’s championship should not come with an asterisk. “I feel like a lot of people say...
    Coronavirus updates: Nations capital grudgingly hosting fireworks bash; Pfizer hopes to provide 100 million vaccine doses by years end 22 Companies That Have Filed for Bankruptcy Since the Pandemic Began — and 16 That Could Be Next Giannis Antetokounmpo: NBA title in Orlando will be ‘toughest’ ever to win The NBA is still planning to crown a champion this season, and many feel the title should come with an asterisk since the circumstances surrounding it will be so unusual. As far as Giannis Antetokounmpo is concerned, that asterisk should indicate that the 2019-20 NBA title was the most challenging ever to capture. © Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports Giannis Antetokounmpo thinks the unique circumstances will make the 2019-20 NBA...
    Milwaukee Bucks power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo is expected to be the most coveted superstar in the 2021 NBA free agency. The Bucks may be planning to offer him a massive contract extension after the 2019-20 NBA season but with the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic to the salary cap, Antetokounmpo could pass on inking a new deal and seek a better payday in the 2021 NBA offseason. Once Antetokounmpo officially becomes an unrestricted free agent, plenty of NBA teams would likely express a strong interest in stealing him from the Bucks, including the Denver Nuggets. Evan Siegel of Fansided’s Nugg Love believes that the Nuggets could be a “sleeper contender” for Antetokounmpo in the 2021 NBA free agency. Though...
    The NBA’s hiatus has been both a boon and a bane. For fans it has been a worrying time, going through for months without watching competitive basketball. Before NBA commissioner Adam Silver made the official announcement about the league’s return, there were so many theories about when it might resume. For athletes who compete in the NBA, the self-quarantine period has proved to be a great break to recover physically and mentally, especially for stars like Giannis Antetokounmpo.  When the league resumes on July 31, players would come back from a four-month-long break. Before the league was suspended, they were on packed schedules, physically wearing out their bodies. Giannis who is the franchise player of the Milwaukee Bucks suffered a...
    Giannis is fully recovered from knee injury | ANGELOS TZORTZINIS / . Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer spoke of the knee injury of his star Giannis Antetokounmpo, which caused him to miss the last two games before the NBA was suspended by the coronavirus. “If the league hadn’t had to suspend activities, possibly Giannis would have felt a lot of pressure to miss as few games as possible and it would be difficult for us to convince him to take his recovery time in stride. At the time we weren’t sure how long it was going to be out, but fortunately he is now fully recovered and ready for what is coming, “Budenholzer told ESPN. Mike Budenholzer has revealed that...
    The NBA is coming back on July 31. The Los Angeles Lakers and the Milwaukee Bucks are among the teams that will be competing in Orlando. Quite soon, the season will take-off and we will get to see the exciting matchups between the teams. But on the other hand, the resumption would also re-ignite the MVP battle between LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo.  As fans tend to intensely debate about who deserves it, former NBA champion Kendrick Perkins has stated his views. Perkins, who is an NBA analyst now, joined Scoop B Radio podcast a few days ago, where he made his statements.  The 35-year-old who formerly teamed up with LeBron James for the Cleveland Cavaliers, thinks the Bucks would...