The Golden State Warriors are the reigning NBA champions. As a result, one would assume they will be invited to the White House for a celebration with Donald Trump. Just before last month's NBA Draft, Blazers guard C.J. McCollum sat down with Adam Silver and asked the Commissioner about a potential Warriors visit to our nation's capital. "I definitely don't think it should be a league decision," Silver said in a video posted to The Players' Tribune. "I don't think we should be directing teams or players to go to the White House. [REWIND: 'Woke' David West is going to fight the fight against Donald Trump] "It's my view that if invited, our teams should go to the White House. Regardless of people's
Step by halting step, former Olympic high jumper Jamie Nieto made good on his vow to walk wife Shevon down the aisle after their wedding and out the door to a waiting limousine. It was roughly 130 steps, with a stop halfway down the aisle of the small church to kiss his bride for a gaggle of photographers. No cane, no walker. Just Nieto holding onto his wife's left hand for support. The two-time Olympian fulfilled his vow Saturday, 15 months after suffering a spinal cord injury on a misjudged backflip that left him partially paralyzed, with no feeling in his hands or feet. Doctors didn't know if he'd walk again. Nieto, 40, was determined to defy his doctors and make it all the way down the aisle.
The Pittsburgh Penguins have two arbitration hearings scheduled with restricted free agents (Brian Dumoulin and Conor Sheary) over the next few weeks, and on Saturday we found out some of the numbers being thrown around for one of them. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman has the arbitration numbers for Dumoulin, with the defender asking for $4.35 million, while the team is offering $1.95 million. Dumoulin has to know he is not going to get $4.35 million, while the Penguins have to know they are probably going to have to pay more than $1.95 million to get him re-signed.