Seems like players have forgotten what it’s like to have a full-throated crowd going nuts at a playoff game… going down to the wire.
Madison Square Garden in New York hosted one of the larger NBA crowds… seen since the league was shut down in March last year.
Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young dashed the hopes of New York fans after he hit the game-winner with 0.9 seconds remaining against the Knicks.
Players on both sides put up a fight, but Young has become the knicks’ biggest villain… silencing the home crowd that were chanting against him
He netted 32 points in a 107-105 win in Game 1 of the first round… a blow to Knicks fans
Who have been in a frenzy throughout the second half of the season… after they made the playoffs for the first time in 8 years.
Young has joined LeBron James as the only players with at least 30 points, 10 assists and five rebounds in his postseason debut.
Game 2 is scheduled for Wednesday… back again at Madison Square Garden, where the Knicks will try their shot again to win their first playoff game… in just short of a decade (It’s no wonder fans are screaming out of their seats)
TICKER PRIDE | First NFL player to come out as gay
Carl Nassib has taken to social media making a significant personal statement – he is now the first openly gay player in the National Football League.
The 28-year old was drafted back in 2016, he currently plays as a defensive end for the Las Vegas raiders, he posted this video to his instagram a short time ago.
“I just want to take a quick moment to say that I’m gay,” Nassib said in a video he posted on his verified Instagram account.
“I’ve been meaning to do this for a while now but I finally feel comfortable enough to get it off my chest. I really have the best life. I’ve got the best family, friends and job a guy could ask for. I’m a pretty private person, so I hope you guys know I’m not doing this for attention, but I think representation matters.”
No openly gay player has ever played in a regular-season NFL game.
Michael Sam came out as gay before the 2014 NFL draft, was drafted by the Rams and played for them in the preseason, but he did not make a regular season roster.
A handful of other players have come out after their playing careers ended.
The 28-year-old Nassib was a third-round draft pick of the Browns in 2016 who has also played for the Buccaneers. He was the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year at Penn State in 2015.
Organisers reveal how many spectators will be allowed at the Tokyo Olympics
Up to 10,000 domestic spectators will be allowed to attend events at the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games
The decision comes just weeks before the opening ceremony and ends months of speculation about whether spectators will be allowed at the pandemic-postponed Games.
Medical officials have raised concerns that allowing spectators could worsen the spread of infections.
Despite that – a spectator limit will be set at 50 percent of venue capacity, up to a maximum of 10,000 people in all venues.
Foreign spectators has been banned in March.
The decision was announced – following talks between event organisers and government officials.
The Governor of Tokyo says if there is a “dramatic change in the infection situation”, having no spectators in venues is on the cards.
A decision on spectators at the Paralympics will be delayed until July 16, a week before the Olympics open.
The opening ceremony is scheduled to take place on July 23.
Why Olympic spectators are likely despite widespread opposition
Olympic Games organisers and government officials are meeting today and it’s expected that a final decision will be made – on how many – if any – domestic spectators will be able to attend events at the Summer Olympics, which commence in a month.
Concerns have been raised by medical experts that allowing spectators could worsen the spread of infections
Foreign spectators are banned from attending the games due to health concerns.
The Olympic Organising Comittee will update the general public today on exactly how many local fans will be allowed in the stands
Local media have reported that a 10,000 spectator cap will be set.
On the weekend, in a move to reduce the risk of COVID spreading, Tokyo’s Governor announced six viewing sites have been scrapped
Members of the public would have been able to watch live broadcasts of events at these locations.
That will no longer be happening with some instead set to serve as vaccination sites.
There is still considerable opposition in Japan for the Olympic Games going ahead. A new poll shows almost two-thirds of Japan’s public want the event postponed again or cancelled altogether.
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