Discussion of the league and of our favorite team.
Very good news that the players are not testing positive. The NBA has been a shining example of how to safely reopen and conduct a sports league in the time of COVID, and they should be commended for it.
They are so far ahead of the other sports, and they had to do it in the middle of the season. MLB had 4 months to prepare without cancelling a single game and couldn't do it.
It helps to have a much smaller infrastructure that can be relatively mobile and into a bubble. Baseball and football have twice to 4 times as many players, coaches, trainers and staff for each team, let alone equipment used in training.
"30 wins would be an extremely disappointing season" yeah, I said it and I mean it.
A lot of the people who own and run these sports teams are exactly the kind of people who would be sheltered by their privilege from the effects of COVID. They're more likely to be duped by misinformation about it and more likely to think it isn't a serious threat.
Adam Silver for President!!!
Wormwood/Superbone 2019/2020 season bet: Suns win < 30 games, Wormwood wins, else 'Bone wins. 1 month avatar shame starting July 1st of winner's choosing. (Note: Requires full 82 game season.)
https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/295 ... acy-theory"Michael Porter and any other player on our roster, they're entitled to their opinions and ability to have free speech, and I will respect that as long as it doesn't become a distraction. What Michael stated, being around our players this morning at breakfast and practice, has not become a distraction at all."
Porter's comments made headlines as the coronavirus death toll approached 150,000 in the United States and stood at 661,917 around the world on Wednesday.
"Personally, I think the coronavirus is being used obviously for a bigger agenda," Porter, 22, said on Snapchat. "It's being used for population control in just terms of being able to control the masses of people. I mean, because of the virus the whole world is being controlled."
"You're required to wear masks," Porter added. "And who knows what will happen when this vaccine comes out? You might have to have the vaccine in order to travel. Like, that would be crazy."
Malone has repeatedly advocated for his players to speak their minds about nationwide protests against police brutality and not to let NBA games distract from the Black Lives Matter movement.
The Nuggets coach said he would not "muzzle" any of his players from expressing their beliefs. But he and the Nuggets will continue to try to educate players so that they are informed before speaking out on issues.
2020 Draft: Aaron Nesmith - Paul Reed - Reggie Perry - Leandro Bolmaro - Lamine Diane - Jalen Smith - Desmond Bane - Rayshaun Hammonds - Sam Merrill - Tre Jones - Tyler Bey