Sports That Matters
July 24th, 2019
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Los Angeles Clippers president of basketball operations Lawrence Frank says acquiring Kawhi Leonard and Paul George is a “landmark moment” for the franchise. With Leonard and George on the roster, the Clippers are title contenders for the first time in franchise history.
Paul George and Kawhi Leonard take questions from the media during their introductory press conference with the LA Clippers.
Governor (owner) Steve Ballmer gives a speech in his typical fired-up fashion.
The endorsement agreement aligning New Orleans Pelicans No. 1 overall pick Zion Williamson and Jordan Brand extends five years and becomes the richest annual rookie shoe deal in NBA history. (READ) by Adrian Wojnarowski
Zeke Upshaw, a guard/forward for the Pistons’ Grand Rapids Drive, died March 26, 2018, two days after collapsing during a game on his home court. Upshaw’s mother, Jewel, filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of his estate against the NBA and the Pistons franchise, which co-owns the Drive. (READ) by T.J. Quinn
Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr is not happy with the events that transpired to expedite the departure of Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans to the Los Angeles Lakers, saying it was “bad for the league.” (READ) by ESPN
NBA TRANSACTIONS (From Spotrac)
Signed a 1 year $1.74 million contract with Indiana (IND)
Signed a 1 year $2.56 million contract with Portland (POR)
Signed a 2 year $3.38 million contract with Philadelphia (PHI)
Toronto (TOR) guaranteed salary at $150k for 2019-20 while extending fully guaranteed date to first regular season game
Signed a two-way contract with Atlanta (ATL)