Sports: Men’s Hoops Team Arrives In Beijing; Commissioner clears Buffalo Bills starter on hit-run; NBA Star Gives Big Bucks To ObamaJuly 29th, 2008
NBA stars prepare for international play
The U.S. men’s basketball team has reached China and has begun preparing for the Olympic Games next month. The United States players are “trying to be very confident, but that doesn’t mean overconfident,” says Coach Mike Krzyzewski. “We don’t have nothing to be complacent about. We haven’t accomplished anything yet.” LeBron James, who practiced with a taped right ankle, having sprained it last week, joined the squad in Macau, China on Monday. “Every time we step onto the court, we know we have the talent and we know we have the strength to go out and be the best team on the court,” James says. “The chemistry right now is really good.” James guarantees a gold medal for the USA in a Time magazine interview. The United States players will face China in their first contest Aug. 10.
Commissioner clears Buffalo Bills starter on hit-run
Buffalo’s Marshawn Lynch won’t be disciplined for any violations of the player code of conduct connected to a hit-and-run. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has announced the decision, following Lynch’s recent suspension of his license for the spring incident. Investigators waited weeks for the player to submit himself to police for questioning after Lynch struck a pedestrian in downtown Buffalo. The woman was bruised and treated at a hospital for her injuries. Lynch eventually told a court that he’d just avoided hitting another person with his SUV and didn’t realize he’d struck anyone. Cops were unsure whether Lynch had been driving on the night of the accident, but found his vehicle damaged and parked at his home hours later.
NBA star gives big bucks to Obama
Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James donated $20,000 to Barack Obama’s Presidential campaign. What would the response have been if LeBron had donated to John McCain instead? Read more at Playa Hater.