PopMuse: Basketball http://popmu.se Musings of stuff en-us Copyright 2007-2020 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Nike’s Powerful ‘Don’t Do It’ Ad Urges Us Not To Ignore Racial Injustice https://uproxx.com/dimemag/nike-dont-do-it-ad-racial-inequality/ https://uproxx.com/dimemag/nike-dont-do-it-ad-racial-inequality/ Sat, 30 May 2020 02:28:43 UTC Jamie Cooper at UPROXX Getty Image Amid the volatile demonstrations over George Floyd's death, Nike released a new ad calling on everyone to speak out on racism in America. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ WWE Friday Night Smackdown Results 5/29/20 https://uproxx.com/prowrestling/wwe-friday-night-smackdown-results-may-29-2020-jeff-hardy-dui-elias-injury/ https://uproxx.com/prowrestling/wwe-friday-night-smackdown-results-may-29-2020-jeff-hardy-dui-elias-injury/ Sat, 30 May 2020 02:03:12 UTC Brandon Stroud at UPROXX Here are your quick and dirty, editorial-free WWE Friday Night Smackdown results for May 29, 2020. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Iowa's Garza on fence over NBA draft 'unknown' https://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/29242625/luka-garza-unsure-stay-nba-draft-return-iowa-unknown https://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/29242625/luka-garza-unsure-stay-nba-draft-return-iowa-unknown Sat, 30 May 2020 00:22:06 UTC www.espn.com - NCB Luka Garza, the Wooden Award runner-up last season, said he'll make his decision about returning to school or turning pro based on the conversations and interviews he'll have with NBA executives in the coming weeks and months. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Sources: NBA board expected to OK restart plan https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/29242794/sources-nba-board-governors-expected-approve-adam-silver-restart-plan-thursday https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/29242794/sources-nba-board-governors-expected-approve-adam-silver-restart-plan-thursday Sat, 30 May 2020 00:20:28 UTC www.espn.com - NBA The NBA is planning a Thursday vote of the league's board of governors -- with owners expected to approve commissioner Adam Silver's recommendation on a format to restart the season in Orlando, Florida, sources tell ESPN. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Majority of NBA GMs want to restart with playoffs https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/29241787/majority-nba-gms-vote-restart-season-going-straight-playoffs https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/29241787/majority-nba-gms-vote-restart-season-going-straight-playoffs Sat, 30 May 2020 00:20:28 UTC www.espn.com - NBA In a survey of all 30 NBA general managers, which was viewed by ESPN, 16 said they would prefer the league come back with just the typical 16 playoff teams, with the teams and seeds based on the standings when the season was suspended March 12. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Blazers' Lillard: Play-in tourney 'would be perfect' https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/29231643/trail-blazers-damian-lillard-says-play-tourney-plan-perfect https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/29231643/trail-blazers-damian-lillard-says-play-tourney-plan-perfect Sat, 30 May 2020 00:20:28 UTC www.espn.com - NBA Portland guard Damian Lillard said NBA players "want to play for something," a play-in tournament for teams outside the playoff picture is the best option and if the NBA decides to go straight to the playoffs, "we would all be disappointed." http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Massachusetts pro teams can reopen facilities https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/29242213/massachusetts-pro-teams-reopen-practice-facilities-governor-says https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/29242213/massachusetts-pro-teams-reopen-practice-facilities-governor-says Sat, 30 May 2020 00:20:28 UTC www.espn.com - NBA Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker says Boston pro teams' reopening of their practice facilities next week must be done in accordance with the health and safety rules that each of the leagues is developing. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Wizards' Beal: Trade rumors 'a sign of respect' https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/29240441/wizards-bradley-beal-says-trade-rumors-sign-respect https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/29240441/wizards-bradley-beal-says-trade-rumors-sign-respect Sat, 30 May 2020 00:20:28 UTC www.espn.com - NBA Even in the middle of a pandemic, when nobody is playing, Bradley Beal's name still emerged in trade rumors. The New York Daily News last week reported that the Nets have had "internal discussions" about pursuing the 26-year-old Wizards guard. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Jackson speaks at rally; cop faces murder charge https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/29241854/stephen-jackson-twin-george-floyd-speaks-rally-police-officer-charged-murder https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/29241854/stephen-jackson-twin-george-floyd-speaks-rally-police-officer-charged-murder Sat, 30 May 2020 00:20:28 UTC www.espn.com - NBA Stephen Jackson, a 14-year NBA veteran who became friends with George Floyd while growing up in Texas, spoke at a rally in memory of Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died in police custody after pleading that he could not breathe. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Power 5 leagues want athlete compensation law https://www.espn.com/college-sports/story/_/id/29242205/power-five-conferences-ask-congress-college-athlete-compensation-law https://www.espn.com/college-sports/story/_/id/29242205/power-five-conferences-ask-congress-college-athlete-compensation-law Sat, 30 May 2020 00:06:32 UTC www.espn.com - NCB The Power 5 conference commissioners are asking Congress to move forward with federal legislation regarding compensation for college athletes. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/