As the regular season draws near, and prior to that the training camps which will start around September, NBA trade rumors of various kinds continue to be a hot topic among fans and experts alike. Some rumors address potential win-win trades, propose moves that will match the over-powered Warriors, suggest trades that will help a team regain their chemistry, and others.
Here are the latest trade rumors for the NBA 2016-17 season.
1. Bradley Beal to Boston Celtics more >>
A Baptist missionary-founded children's home in Oklahoma has refused to accept a donation of more than $28,000 from a group of atheists, who wanted the contribution to be noted "in honor of" their organization. Politely declining the offer, the Christian center said they believe in "Honoring God our Father."
Refusing to receive the donation from the Muskogee Atheist Community, the Murrow Indian Children's Home said accepting money for an advertisement "which would indicate 'In Honor of the Muskogee Atheist Community'" would be contrary to the "biblical principles upon which we at Murrow stand."
The center, which was founded over 100 years ago by a Baptist Missionary," explained, "Those biblical principles include believing and trusting in the Trinity; God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit." more >>
ANAHEIM, Calif. — A steady stream of stories from those who made decisions to commit their lives to Jesus Christ at a Harvest Crusade with Greg Laurie over the last three decades include dramatic transformations that have led to Christian leadership and ministry.
At an annual pastors and leaders' luncheon held earlier this year to announce the 2016 SoCal Harvest lineup of worship bands and plans for the three nights of outreach at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on Friday through Sunday, several in attendance shared how they began their journey at Harvest.
"When I came to the Harvest crusade it was the last place you would expect me to be, but obviously God had an appointment for me there," said Thomas, who now serves as a ministry leader for a team at his church that engages new believers with follow-up. "I came to the Harvest in 2008. That's where I received Christ. I was 43 years old. Up until that point, I had been a methamphetamine addict for over 20 years." more >>
After a stellar performance at the Rio 2016 Olympics, Chinese basketball superstar Yi Jianlian landed a contract with the Los Angeles Lakers for the 2016-17 NBA season. Fellow Asian Jeremy Lin is among the NBA stars thrilled to have Jianlian return to the league.
Following the announcement that Jianlian officially inked a one-year deal with the Lakers, Lin took to Twitter to congratulate his NBA colleague. The Brooklet Nets point guard used the hashtag "#asianinvasion" on his short message. He expressed that the new NBA contract is much deserved by the Chinese Olympian. more >>
The San Francisco 49ers are gearing toward their first preseason matchup with the Green Bay Packers on Friday, and they are in for a good fight. With returns from quarterback Colin Kaepernick for the 49ers and Aaron Rodgers for the Packers, the fans may be set for a much-anticipated match.
49ers on defense
San Francisco will once again bank on their defense, which had been their key attribute during the past seasons. The defense lineup is teeming with potential. Despite the surprising departures of All-Pro linebacker Patrick Willis due to injuries and the supposed replacement of Chris Borland due to head trauma fears, the Packers still have a lot pieces to get by. more >>
Over 100,000 people are expected to gather this weekend at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, to proclaim the Gospel and listen to messages from Pastor Greg Laurie and popular Christian artists like Chris Tomlin at the 2016 SoCal Harvest.
The three-night event, which is in its 27th year, is an opportunity for Christians in Southern California to invite their friends and acquaintances to hear Gospel messages and witness performances from some of today's most popular Christian artists.
SoCal Harvest, organized by Harvest Christian Fellowship based out of Riverside, California, is a free event and will feature musicians of various genres — from rock to hip-hop. The lineup features artists such as Tomlin, TobyMac, the band for King and Country, Phil Wickham, KB, Hollyn and Skillet. more >>