"I'm here because they're not gonna demean the character of George Floyd, my twin," Jackson told the supportive crowd. "A lot of times, when police do things they know that's wrong, the first thing they try to do is cover it up, and bring up their background -- to make it seem like the bulls--t that they did was worthy. When was murder ever worthy? But if it's a black man, it's approved. … [Read more...] about Stephen Jackson speaks at rally for George Floyd, defends character of man he calls ‘his twin’
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"What that man went through was worse than drowning," Jones added. "I wouldn't wish the way George Floyd was murdered on my worst enemy. That officer applied just enough pressure to keep him alive for almost six minutes in that chokehold. In all my years of fighting I can honestly say I've never experienced anything close to that level of torture." … [Read more...] about LeBron James, Odell Beckham Jr., Trevor Lawrence among athletes speaking out after George Floyd’s death
“You can’t tell me, when that man has his knee on my brother’s neck — taking his life away, with his hand in his pocket — that that smirk on his face didn’t say, ‘I’m protected.’ You can’t tell me that he didn’t feel that it was his duty to murder my brother, and that he knew he was gonna get away with it. You can’t tell me that wasn’t the look on his face.” … [Read more...] about Stephen Jackson speaks passionately at a rally in remembrance of his “twin” George Floyd
Why it was a Kings owner: Vivek Ranadive. Where to start? He’s not shy about sending his ridiculous ideas down the pipeline. Looking at you, 4-on-5. Ranadive has also repeatedly blamed underlings for his franchise’s problems. In a chaotic front office, Vlade Divac seems unlikely to filter a message from Ranadive to Sacramento coach Dave Joerger. … [Read more...] about Which tanking owner berated his coach for winning?
Since you were in possession of the best seat in the house, who were the three best batsmen to watch during your time?Jacques Kallis. I loved watching Jacques. He was a very, very fine player. Sachin. And probably Virat. I was unlucky in some respects. I didn't see the best of Ricky Ponting. He was an outstanding character, outstanding captain, such a proud Australian. But his career was just starting to wane as I came on the scene. But he was incredibly helpful, so I'm disappointed I have to leave him out. Jacques Kallis, I could sit and watch all day, Virat, the same. And Sachin, if you want someone to bat for your life, he was the man. … [Read more...] about Ian Gould: ‘Modern umpires have thrown away their egos because they understand DRS’