Inscrit le: 22 Juil 2018
Moyenne de points: 1,00
|Posté le: Jeu 30 Aoû - 05:54 (2018) Sujet du message: ase body camera footage from
|Paul George can count.
That’s what we forgot.
Everyone knows that the lure of home is strong for George Bills Josh Allen Jersey , a Los Angeles kid who took countless jumpers as a youngster while pretending to be Kobe Bryant and wearing purple and gold. And players tend to go home: Paul Pierce played in LA toward the end of his career, Dwyane Wade briefly played in Chicago, Chauncey Billups had stints in Denver.
So while diving into the magnitude of the numbers in George’s soon-to-be-official deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder – four years at an average of $34 million a season, a contract that sure seems like it will help push the OKC payroll and luxury tax bills for next season alone to perhaps well over $200 million – there was one number that seems to have mattered most.
It is 28.
He’s still a young man, even by NBA standards. Consider this: George might not even be at his NBA peak yet. Barring an extension, which is possible, he could exercise his option to become a free agent again in the summer of 2021 – and even then he’ll just be 31. Los Angeles will still be there, calling, winking Youth Cody Latimer Jersey , tugging at his heartstrings the way it clearly has for years.
That’s a sure thing.
Another sure thing: That the Thunder, while not a Super Team per se, have super pieces.
George shared the stage at a party in Oklahoma City on Saturday night with Russell Westbrook, which was fitting since they shared the basketball stage flawlessly in their first season together. All those questions – mostly variations of ”how will this work?” – got answered when the Thunder went 40-22 in the final 62 games of the regular season, George got his numbers (nearly 22 points per game) and Westbrook got his again as well (averaging a triple-double).
They speak with great respect for one another. They are not the same guy: Westbrook loves fashion and flash, George would rather go fishing. But it worked, on the court and off, and that bond is necessary if the Thunder are going to challenge Golden State and Houston for Western Conference supremacy anytime soon.
It’s not just those two. The Thunder have a good big man in Steven Adams. They’re getting Andre Roberson back, probably in time to start next season after this past season ended prematurely because of a ruptured patellar tendon. They’re keeping Jerami Grant for $27 million over three years Adidas Nicklas Backstrom Jersey , which in this NBA seems like a bargain. They have a good coach in Billy Donovan and by all accounts, it’s a happy locker room.
George kept dropping hints all spring. When asked about his future, he raved about how much he liked being in Oklahoma City. The more he said it, the more it seemed like he wasn’t just spewing the company line. It seemed real, and now, the realness has been proven.
The Thunder have some issues, mainly what to do with Carmelo Anthony.
Anthony doesn’t want to come off the bench, he’s going to cost the Thunder something like $70 million – the luxury tax is going to be incredibly punitive – if they keep him, and his best days are behind him. Having a high-priced deal isn’t Anthony’s fault; blame it on the New York Knicks and Phil Jackson Cheap Frank Ragnow Jersey , the ones who orchestrated that contract. But it’s now something that the Thunder will have to manage.
That’s as close as it gets to bad news in OKC right now.
George could have left, gone to the Lakers to join LeBron James, and no one would have complained. It would have been the easiest thing. Staying in OKC was the power move, though, both for George and Thunder general manager Sam Presti. George took the stage at that party, grabbed a microphone and delivered four words that shocked many.
”I’m here to stay,” he said.
Stay is a relative word in the NBA. Nothing is forever, except the lure of home.
LA will still be there in three or four years, if he wants to still play there. George was smart enough to see that. And the Thunder were smart enough to not let him get away.
Tim Reynolds is a national basketball writer for The Associated Press. Write to him at treynolds(at)ap.org
The Latest on Milwaukee police releasing body-camera footage showing the arrest of Bucks guard Sterling Brown (all times local):
The president of the NAACP in Milwaukee says he doesn’t see anything in a newly released police body-camera video that would warrant officers using a stun gun on Bucks guard Sterling Brown.
Fred Royal says he thinks the officer who interacted with Brown should have done a better job of explaining the reason why he was questioning him.
Royal says he finds it ”disturbing that an officer would incite an argument over a parking citation.”
The January incident started with an officer approaching Brown for double parking in a handicap spot at a Walgreens lot.
The group Black Leaders Organizing for Communities said the video ”is yet another example of police using excessive force with Black people in situations that do not call for it.”
The Milwaukee Bucks say they are standing with guard Sterling Brown.
The team issued a statement Wednesday after Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales apologized for how his department handled the January arrest of Brown after an interaction over a parking violation.
The Bucks say Brown has the team’s ”full support as he shares his story and takes action to provide accountability.”
Officers used a stun gun on Brown after encountering him in a Walgreens parking lot. Brown was not charged.
The Bucks say Brown’s experience ”isn’t an isolated case” and that such incidents ”remind us of the injustices that persist.”
Video released Wednesday shows an interaction between Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown and four police officers during a parking violation quickly escalated when an officer asked the basketball guard to take his hands out of his pockets.
Moments later http://www.seahawksauthorizedshops.com/authentic-alex-mcgough-jersey , four officers swarmed Brown and began yelling for a stun gun to be deployed. Brown is on the ground and barely visible in the footage. He can be heard groaning in pain.
Police released footage from an officer’s body camera showing the Jan. 26 incident that started with an officer approaching Brown for double parking in a handicap spot at a Walgreens lot. The conversation between the officer and Brown immediately becomes tense when the officer asks for his driver’s license. The officer tells Brown to back up and Brown says, ”For what? I ain’t did nothing.”
The first officer called for assistance and more than three squads arrived.
This update has been corrected to show that the arrest occurred Jan. 26, not Jan. 2.
Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown says his experience with Milwaukee police was wrong and ”shouldn’t happen to anybody.”
Brown released a statement Wednesday after Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales apologized for how his department handled the January arrest of Brown.
Brown says what should have been ”a simple parking ticket turned into an attempt at police intimidation, followed by the unlawful use of physical force.”
He says, ”Situations like mine and worse happen every day in the black community.”
Officers used a stun gun on Brown after coming across the Bucks player in a Walgreens parking lot. Brown was not charged.
Brown says he’s planning to sue the Milwaukee Police Department.
Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales is apologizing for how his department handled the January arrest of Bucks guard Sterling Brown.
Brown was arrested about 2 a.m. Jan. 26 in a Walgreens parking lot by officers who used a stun gun. Officers had been checking on a vehicle parked across two handicap spaces. Brown was not charged.
Morales says officers ”acted inappropriately” and that those officers had recently been disciplined. He says he’s ”sorry this incident escalated to this level.”
Morales’ statement came as the department was about to release body-camera footage of the arrest.
Milwaukee police are poised to release body camera footage from the officers who used a stun gun on Bucks guard Sterling Brown during a January arrest.
The release Wednesday evening comes as city officials who’ve viewed the videos have expressed concern about how officers conducted themselves. Even leaders of the police department have hinted the video may make them look bad.
Brown was arrested in a Walgreens parking lot about 2 a.m. Jan. 26. Officers had been checking on a vehicle parked across two handicap spaces. Brown was not charged.
Police have shown the body-camera footage to some local officials, including a closed session of a Common Council committee.
The Bucks signed the 6-foot-6 guard from SMU last summer in a deal with the Philadelphia 76ers.