Kevin Durant became the latest Warrior — joining Stephen Curry, Andre Iguodala, and Shaun Livingston, that we know of — to say he would not visit President Donald Trump’s White House as NBA champion. Which is all kind of moot because it’s unlikely the White House invites them and outspoken Trump critic/Warriors coach Steve Kerr and his players any way. Durant’s comments led to plenty of talk on sports talk radio and around the sports world online about whether a player or team should decline an invitation from the president.
If you’re a sport radio host in New York, chances are you’ve heard it all. Case in point, YES Network host Don La Greca had officially heard all he wanted to hear from Steve from Brooklyn during Thursday’s broadcast alongside Yankees television voice Michael Kay, so he unleashed an epic rant that he hoped would set the caller straight. It stemmed from Steve suggesting that Aaron Judge, the American League home run leader with 37, should have been pinch hit for during Wednesday’s win against the Mets.
A former Vanderbilt University football player received the minimum sentence of 15 years in prison on Friday for the dorm room rape of an unconscious female student. Brandon Banks was convicted of aggravated rape and aggravated sexual battery in the 2013 rape, which a teammate recorded and shared with friends in California. Prosecutors had asked Davidson County Criminal Court Judge Monte Watkins for a longer prison term, but said they weren't surprised, given the judge's similar sentences for two other former players. Assistant prosecutor Jan Norman read a letter from the victim, requesting the toughest sentence allowed under law. In Tennessee, aggravated rape is punishable by 15 to 25 years