Michael Jordan took issue with Donald Trump’s opposition to free speech. (AP) President Donald Trump set the sports world on fire over the weekend, referring to NFL players who kneel in protest of racial inequality during the national anthem as “sons
The defining moment in Dwyane Wade's yearlong stint with the Chicago Bulls didn't come during a game. After ripping his younger teammates following a Jan. 25 loss to the Atlanta Hawks, questioning just how much some in the group wanted to win, and dealing with the public fallout from Rajon Rondo's Instagram the following day, in which Rondo publicly called out Wade and Butler for how they handled the situation, Wade sat with the rest of his teammates inside the Advocate Center prior to a morning shootaround to discuss the comments of the last two days. Each player had the opportunity to speak on that Friday morning, and what became clear as the meeting progressed, according to multiple sources, is that several young players angrily voiced their displeasure to Wade regarding how he had called them out. Veteran Taj Gibson would explain later that the younger players were upset, at least in part, that Wade wasn't practicing all the time.
John Jenkins, who spent his first three years with the Hawks, has been signed by Atlanta to a training camp deal, per Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders: Jenkins fills the final spot on the 20-man roster that teams can hold in the offseason, before cutting down to the final 15 before the season starts in mid-October. He played 98 games across three seasons for the Hawks from 2013 to 2015 before his fourth year rookie contract team option was declined before the 2014-15 season. Jenkins signed on to play with the Dallas Mavericks after his Hawks tenure but was waived before the end of his first season. He then signed with the Phoenix Suns, where he played just four games last season as he spent