My significant other decided to show me some old crafts that her family had saved from her Girl Scout days.
I guess she was once asked to make a collage about herself, and on the paper, she put the following: Small but mighty, Pretty as a flower, Hottie, Diva, and Princess. Talk about the confidence for an 8-year-old, my goodness.
Anyway, so yeah, quarantine is going well.
- Who knows how long the NBA will be out of our lives? No, really, I’m asking? Can anyone give me an answer? PLEASE!? Ugh. Well, anyway, the longer we wait, the more the NBA must deal with the repercussion of an extended suspension. No games mean no revenue, and thus, the NBA will have to start taking the proper precautions to prevent a drastic loss. Part of that means looking toward the force majeure provision, which (basically) means withholding payment to players for canceled games. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, players have been ensured that they will receive their April 1st payment, but there has been no word on what could happen to their paychecks after that date.
ESPN story on NBA keeping its options open on exercising Force Majeure provision that would withhold payment to players for cancelled games. https://t.co/6OuC1OYFrP
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 21, 2020
- Obviously, I’m sure if the league begins to withhold payment, some players will have a few choice words. But it’s not hard to understand why the league is stuck between a rock and a hard place. Also, just to be clear, if the games were to be played at a later date, players would still be compensated. For a greater explanation of all of this, I just recommend your read Wojnarwoski’s report above. All I’m saying is don’t be surprised if you see the force majeure provision come up on your news feed over the next couple of weeks.
- DUNK CONTEST BRACKET LET’S GOOOOO
- I’m not going to share the entire first round in bullets, so head over the Bulls Twitter account if you want to participate in the voting! I think Scottie’s dunk on Ewing will have to at least go to the Final Four, right?
- Zach LaVine is doing some dope work by helping out his hometown community with a ton of meals!
I want to do my part and help my communities as much as I can during this difficult time. I’m starting off by committing 12,500 meals to the city of Seattle with @FeedingAmerica. As you know, I grew up here in Seattle and will always be #seattlestrong
— Zach LaVine (@ZachLaVine) March 21, 2020
- In other LaVine news, he’ll be competing in a Call of Duty tournament tonight with a bunch of other NBA players!
We’re LIVE STREAMING on Twitch at 7pm EST with some of the best hoopers in the first @SLAMftw Call of Duty tournament!!
— SLAM (@SLAMonline) March 21, 2020
- In other OTHER LaVine news, he battled his dog in a sick one-on-one matchup, and it’s too adorable not to check out.
Zach LaVine Staying in Basketball Shape by Owning His Dog on the Courthttps://t.co/vpEaAHqnD9
— Bleacher Nation Bulls (@BN_Bulls) March 21, 2020
- If you’re looking for something to get your mind off all the outside craziness, Sam Smith has been pumping out some mailbags.
- Another fun read: Alex Kennedy for HoopsHype wrote about all the behind-the-scenes bets that players make to pass the time. I’ve heard plenty in the past about all the betting that goes on during the plane rides, but this describes it to a whole other level.
NBA players bet on a lot of things, from card games to shooting contests to video games to football.
I asked a bunch of NBA players to share their best gambling stories: https://t.co/uoiaVZUaPb
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) March 20, 2020
- Lol Dwyane Wade.
It will always look a little strange… pic.twitter.com/CEaAvEtoPI
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 20, 2020
- Stephen Noh did amazing Bulls work for The Athletic! Someone hook this guy up so he can keep it coming!
Learned about this today and it applies to me. I'll have one last story out soon. After that, I'm not sure what will happen.
As rough as this year was, I still took great pleasure in dissecting this Bulls team with you all. Truly, I thank you all for your support! https://t.co/YPlaZSUHtj
— Stephen Noh (@StephNoh) March 20, 2020