NBA superstar LeBron James said Tuesday that, no matter who wins the NBA Finals, neither team will attend a Trump White House ceremony honoring the championship team.
James made the comments during a press conference ahead of Game 3 of the NBA Finals.
A reporter asked James if he had any thoughts about Trump disinviting the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles from attending the customary White House ceremony, after many players said they would not attend.
“I actually just found out about it,” James said. “It’s typical of him. I am not surprised.”
“I mean, I know no matter who wins this series no one wants the invite anyways. It won’t be Golden State or Cleveland going,” James said.
Earlier this year James sounded off on Trump during an interview with ESPN, saying that Trump doesn’t “really give a fuck about the people.”
A match between two Brazilian football teams was brought to a temporary halt after players and fans were attacked by a mob of angry wasps.
The game, between Altos and Nacional-AM in Brazil's Serie D, had to stop for six minutes as both players and fans took cover from the winged insects.
Players and match officials lay on the pitch to avoid being stung until the swarm subsided.
The wasps are reported to have been a rare kind - the 'Marimbondos' - which are found only in Brazil and usually feeds on spiders.
Damn that kid almost got impaled!
This looks super painful, but we're glad that the boy eventually recovered and jogged off court.
A raging Everton fan who tried to attack Lyon players while holding a young child has been jailed for eight weeks.
The incident happened during a Europa League game at Goodison Park between Everton and Lyon in October last year.
Everton player Ashley Williams appeared to shove Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes into advertising boards during the Blues' 2-1 defeat.
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This MMA fighter talked a lot of trash before becoming the recipient of an epic ass whooping.
Didn't know what hit em.
Referee charity Ref Support UK have branded this sickening attack on an official as the 'worst assault of a match official on British soil'.
The attack occurred on Sunday during a cup final at New River, in Wood Green, in the Turkish Community Football Federation.
The ugly scenes came at the final whistle - after blowing for full time, the referee attempts to flee the pitch as a group tried to chase him.
As he crosses the half way line he is tripped by a flying kick before a man in what appears to be a Galatasaray home shirt rugby tackles him to the ground, leading to the mob kick him on the ground.
The league have opened an investigation into the incident, with one club and its player due for a disciplinary hearing.
This happened in the 12th round of the WBC light-heavyweight title between Quebec’s Adonis “Superman” Stevenson and Badou Jack “The Ripper.
LA Galaxy's Zlatan Ibrahimovic gets sent off after slapping Montreal Impact defender Michael Petrasso in the head. This is Ibrahimovic's first red card in MLS.
A Welsh rugby match was marred by shocking scenes of violence.
Footage has emerged from the encounter between Nantyfyllon and Cwmgors in the Divison Two West Central division after one player was floored by a sickening punch.
The match managed to go the full 80 minutes but the incident sparked a melee between the two teams, reports Wales Online.
The two clubs won't be meeting again in Division Two next term after Cwmgors were relegated despite their 24-12 win at the Llynfi Valley ground.
Bernard Colston, secretary of Nantyfyllon, said: "The player who was punched is fine.
"To be honest the game was a pretty nasty affair. We don't play games like that normally. My wife said she'd never seen anything like it.
LeBron James dropped 27 points in Cleveland’s 116-86 blowout win over the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals on Saturday night.
Shortly before the end of the first half, though, James may have, sort of, interacted with a Donald Trump supporter sitting in the front row at Quicken Loans Arena while he was checking into the game.
After checking in at the scorer’s table, James was about to make his way into the game when he went to toss his sweat towel off to the side and away from the court.
A man wearing a red Donald Trump “Make America Great Again” hat was sitting in the front row, right next to where James was standing. The man motioned for James to toss him the towel — which would be an incredible souvenir to take home from any game James plays in, let alone a playoff game.
James, though, did not toss the man the towel. Instead, he hesitated a moment while looking in the man’s direction and then tossed the towel off to the side.
This is astonishing.
Not because former UFC and current Bellator heavyweight Frank Mir was mixed up in today’s huge weigh-in rumpus, alongside veteran MMA referee Herb Dean, but rather because there were 86 ACB events prior to this one.
Who the hell are these people?
A quick Google search tells me the promotion is Absolute Championship Berkut, and suddenly I remember its that Russian group who aligned with Mir to start promoting fights in the United States.
And Mir will be competing for them this August across the pond, per Jim Edwards, before rejoining the ranks of Bellator MMA.
“I would like to get a fight in with the ACB before that, so I can just get more time in clocked under me so I can get my timing back on for fighting,” Mir said.
A 25-year-old Dallas-area man was arrested Friday after posing as a 17-year-old Hurricane Harvey victim and high-school freshman for roughly nine months, and starring for a high-school basketball team, per The Dallas Morning News.
Sidney Bouvier Gilstrap-Portley was arrested Friday night, booked into the Dallas County Jail and has since bonded out, according to court records. He faces a charge of tampering with government records.
Gilstrap-Portley enrolled at Skyline High School at the beginning of the 2017-18 school year, posing as a victim of Hurricane Harvey under the name Rashun Richardson. The school had opened its doors to hurricane victims, and Gilstrap-Portley took advantage. In October, though, Gilstrap-Portley transferred to Hillcrest High School, where he played basketball and also began dating a 14-year-old girl, a story police are still investigating.
Gilstrap-Portley was voted the District 11-5A offensive player of the year by coaches. Hillcrest went 11-10 this past season.
The build-up to the Wednesday night's Europa League final was marred by fighting in the stands.
One supporter was left bloodied at the Groupama Stadium in Lyon as Marseille prepared to take on Atletico Madrid.
Two fans were embroiled in a punch-up half an hour before kick-off.
It is unclear who they were in Lyon to support with fans of both sides in that particular part of the stadium.
As our video footage shows, one of those involved was badly cut around his left eye as he argued with others before being dragged away by a steward.
Other pictures appeared to show Marseille fans fighting among themselves as several stewards were called into action.
Nine years ago today Usain Bolt wandered out on to a busy shopping street in Manchester and shocked the world.
It had been raining hard. Not a day for hanging around. Few expected the Jamaican to take that so literally.
“The final of the men’s 150 metres,” Stuart Storey told television viewers as the gun fired and passers-by looked up to see the big man stumble out of his blocks.
Nine months earlier, Bolt had announced himself by running the 100m and 200m in world-record times at the Beijing Olympics. Ninety-one days on, he would improve both of those at the World Championships in Berlin, clocking times of 9.58 and 19.19 seconds, which still stand to this day.
A New Jersey high school is trying out a new cheerleading policy that is already stirring up a real hornet’s nest after a mother complained when her daughter didn’t make the cut.
The school decided the squads need to be more inclusive, CBS2’s Lisa Rozner reported Tuesday.
Sophomore Stephanie Krueger said she’s been practicing four days a week for the last decade, dreaming of making it to Hanover Park High School’s top tier cheering team, known as the “Black Squad.”
Last month, the school was using a scoring system that featured coaches judging on things like jumps and choreography. Krueger and a number of girls made the team, but students said the parent of a classmate who placed on a lower-level cheer squad complained to the school.
In a letter to students and parents, the superintendent wrote the “process was invalid,” and that the historically elite team would be made up of every cheerleader in the 11th and 12th grades, instead of by skill level.
“All the time I’ve spent in my cheer gym practicing, constantly flipping, practicing my jumps, all was just like gone,” Krueger said. “I can’t believe, like, my hard work just dropped. It’s like telling a football player — your star varsity football player — they can’t play anymore because we want to make it all inclusive.”
“My biggest gripe is if you want to make a change, do it for next season. But don’t do it for this season. You already had the tryout,” parent Lisa Krueger added.
A schoolgirl ninja showed incredible strength by destroying her adult coach in a warrior-style race in stunning video that has been viewed more than 48 million times.
Taylor Jo Greene, 10, took up the sport less than 18 months ago but swings from bars, pulls herself up ropes and balances on huge rubber balls like a pro.
The youngster quickly mastered obstacles like the menacing warped wall - a vertical 14ft ramp - thanks to weekly training sessions with parkour coach Austin Gray.
Talented Taylor Jo, from Colorado, USA, even showed up another instructor at her local ninja gym when he challenged her to a race and she won.
Jaw-dropping footage of the feat, filmed in November, has been watched by more than 48 million people online, earning her praise from masters of the sport.
The A-League Grand Final erupted in the final minutes when Newcastle Jets star Roy O'Donovan kicked Melbourne Victory goalkeeper Lawrence Thomas in the head.
The Grand Final game saw 32-year-old O'Donovan, leap to try and score a goal for his team after a free kick was taken in the 94th minute.
As O'Donovan leaped through the air, his boot smashed into 25-year-old Thomas' face which caused him to go hurling to the ground.
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Drake and Cleveland Cavaliers big man Kendrick Perkins get into it twice while at Game 1 of Cavs vs. Toronto Raptors, with the second time getting very heated.
A teenage gymnast suffered a horrifying fall as she landed on her neck and head.
Morgan Hurd was competing in the Pacific Rim Championships in Colombia on Saturday when she fell while leaping off the beam.
Hurd, 16, tried to perform a piked full-in but horrifically landed on her neck and head.
The fall sparked immediate fears from her coaches and those watching on in Medellin.
Fans watching on gasped after the teenager's landing, although she did eventually return to her feet and saluted.
This is the incredible moment that Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa broke the world record for riding the world's biggest wave last year.
Koxa surfed an 80ft (24.4-metre) wave at Nazare in Portugal on 8 November 2017 and the moment was captured by member Pedro Miranda.
Koxa's record for the highest wave ever surfed was confirmed at the 2018 Big Wave Awards that took place this weekend in Los Angeles.
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