Will The Brooklyn Nets Soon Be Under An NBA Investigation? | Sports Takes & News | TooAthletic.com
There are reports that the Brooklyn Nets broke Covid-19 rules during the season and even violated the league’s salary cap and collective bargaining agreement, which may, if proven true, force Adam Silver to declare the contracts of at least two All-Star caliber NBA players null and void. Those players are Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant, who, if reports are true, have been the benefactors of a team slush fund that could land them and the franchise in hot water.
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— Joe Hova (@Hovaverse) July 15, 2021
Matt Sullivan, author of the book “Can’t Stop the Hustle” spoke on the Dan Le Batard Show last week and had a lot to say about the Brooklyn Nets franchise:
“There’s a lot of things that the Nets do that aren’t kosher,” Sullivan said. “There’s a reason they have this kind of kremlin-esque wall around everything they do. During the middle of Covid, they were working out half the team – well, really, Kyrie, KD and their friends on the team – out in Kobe’s old gym in California. You weren’t allowed to do that during Covid. They were running a secret camp the whole time, trying to get Kyrie and KD in shape.”
And while breaking Covid protocols prior to last season may not be the worst offense in NBA history, Sullivan also said in the same interview:
“A very high-ranking official with the Nets who had a lot to do with the money said basically, there’s a blank check as soon as these guys got here – whether that’s buying a girlfriend or a girlfriend on the side a house in California for a week, whether that’s just putting up money for the boys and the homeboys and equipment for random shit, they’re totally cool with that.”
After what happened two years ago with Dennis Robertson, the uncle and advisor of Kawhi Leonard making demands of the Los Angeles Lakers during his free agency tour, the NBA appears to be experiencing another version of a recruiting scandal. Granted, star players like James Harden have often received special treatment teams, something that came to light when Harden was traded from Houston to Brooklyn. However, if the stories of breaking Covid protocols are true, the Nets can expect to be fined by the NBA, and worse, if what Sullivan just said about the franchise is anywhere close to being based in provable facts, there is a chance commissioner Adam Silver could, and may be forced to void the contracts of players like Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant as consequence for circumventing the NBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Adam Silver has lived a charmed life as NBA commissioner since taking over for David Stern in 2014. He managed the Donald Sterling case as best as he could, forcing the LA Clippers owner out of the league and overseeing him selling the franchise just months into his tenure, and he dealt with the Covid pandemic last season as well or better than any other sports league did by setting up a bubble to help finish the 2019-20 season. Now, however, in what could be a dangerous twist, Silver might be forced to take on star players and a new owner and punish them for partaking in a scheme that was organized by a franchise and taken advantage of by players.
Will Adam Silver lift up this carpet and discover more dirt than he ever imagined, and if he does, what will Silver do? At best, the NBA will need to investigate the allegations made by Matt Sullivan and try to explain it away; at worst, the league will need to take action.
Good luck Mr. Silver, because someone just dropped a big stick of dynamite in your office, and the fuse is already lit and burning.
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India can pick two more teams and still win any competition in the world, states Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya has spoken highly of India’s remarkable bench strength across formats and believes that the team can end up winning any competition in the world even if they pick ‘C’ or ‘D’ string sides. India, on Tuesday, sealed a series win over Sri Lanka despite fielding a second-string team.
Building a world talent pool has been integral to team India’s sustained success over the past decade, and nothing served as a testament to the same more than the tour of Australia last winter. Without their skipper Virat Kohli, and without a handful of senior players, the Indian side ended up winning 2-1 Down Under, in the process breaching Gabba for the first time this century.
But while the side that triumphed in Australia had a fair mix of first-teamers and newcomers, the contingent currently in Sri Lanka is dominated by debutants and newcomers, with only a handful of seniors present in the entire squad. And the inexperienced squad, on Tuesday, sealed a 2-0 series win to project the scary strength in depth the country possesses.
Hardik Pandya is one of the few seniors in the white-ball tour of Sri Lanka, but the all-rounder believes the team could do without him and other seniors. Speaking ahead of the third ODI, Pandya insisted that India ‘can pick two more teams and still win any competition in the world’, singing praises about the country’s talent pool.
“Our roles are very clear, even in the main team. The kind of talent which the Indian team posses right now, I think we can pick two more teams and win any competition in the world,” Pandya told the host broadcaster, reported Cricbuzz.
On a personal note, however, 2021 has been a tough year for Pandya, who has struggled to build on the promise he showed in the tour of Australia last year. So far this year, across formats, Pandya has struck a solitary fifty in Indian colours, averaging 25.62, while he also had a rough IPL, averaging 8.66 from 7 outings. Now a more mature cricketer, Pandya, however, insisted that failures a part of a cricketer’s journey, and revealed that he has learned to celebrate bad days.
“I understand that in life you have to keep growing. As a cricketer and a person you need to keep growing. My process is just growing as a human being. You tend to make mistakes, you fail, but I like to celebrate my failures. I like to celebrate my bad days, it is a part of the sport and it teaches you a lot of things. I like to remember it.”
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Byron Buxton trade: Ideal fits for Buxton before 2021 MLB Trade Deadline
Just when he was starting to become one of the best outfielders in 2021, it looks like the Minnesota Twins might be trading Byron Buxton. While he’s spent a lot of time on the IL during his breakout season, a Byron Buxton trade could be in the works if he’s unwilling to sign an extension with the Twins. At least those are what the latest Buxton trade rumors would indicate.
The Twins, after all, are in a rather precarious position. They began the season expecting to compete but fell flat on their face. It’s possible that Minnesota could hit the reset button in 2022 and try again. But as a small-market team, they could trade away some of their best chips and enter a rebuilding phase. The latter possibility has brought about the Buxton trade rumors.
Buxton trade rumors
The 27-year-old Buxton could be an interesting addition to the trade market this summer. A fractured hand sent him to the IL in June, but it won’t keep him sidelined for the rest of the season. In just 27 games this season, he’s batting .369 with an OPS of 1.176, performing like one of the best outfielders in 2021. If Buxton comes anywhere close to producing those numbers when he returns, he’ll be an impact player.
But if the Twins decide to trade him, where will he go?
The Yankees are the obvious fit for Buxton. They need at least one outfielder, although trading for two before the deadline isn’t a bad idea either.
More than anything, they need a bonafide center fielder, which is what they’ll get in Buxton. The likes of Brett Gardner, Clint Frazier, and other fill-ins aren’t getting the job done and a Byron Buxton trade would be a huge upgrade for the Bronx Bombers.
Houston isn’t in dire need of a center fielder given the rest of the team’s lineup. But Buxton would represent an immediate upgrade over youngster Myles Straw.
It would be the type of move that would prove that the Astros are serious about contending for another World Series.
Even though Atlanta just traded for Joc Pederson, the Braves could still make a play for Buxton. Keep in mind they’ve lost both Marcell Ozuna and Ronald Acuna, this year, so Pederson alone isn’t going to fill those holes.
Even with Pederson on board, the likes of Guillermo Heredia and Abraham Almonte are playing regularly in the Atlanta outfield. Trading for Buxton would solve some of their problems, giving them a viable bat and an elite defender in the same package.
Much like the Braves, the Phillies have to think the Mets are vulnerable in the NL East, so a big trade for a player like Buxton could make a big difference. Outside of Bryce Harper, there’s not much to like about the Philadelphia outfield.
Andrew McCutchen is showing his age and who knows how long Travis Jankowski can keep being a viable place-holder in center field. That makes Philadelphia the ideal landing spot for Buxton.
The Brew Crew is looking better and better but they still need a little more offensively. Jackie Bradley Jr. and Lorenzo Cain aren’t getting the job done in center field. Buxton would be the perfect solution for Milwaukee, especially since Bradley and Cain are there to provide depth if Buxton gets hurt again.
While the Brewers look good to win the NL Central, they’ll need to make a meaningful improvement at the deadline if they want to make noise in October, which is why Buxton should be on their radar.
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