The NBA 2016-17 regular season begins on October 26, 2016, featuring games between the Knicks, Cavaliers, Spurs, Warriors, Jazz and Trail Blazers. Before that, fans are content on reading about potential trades and rumors. Here are the latest NBA trade rumors.
1. Chris Paul to New Orleans Pelicans
The American Family Association has started a new petition targeting the National Collegiate Athletic Association's recent decision to pull all championship events out of North Carolina over the state's law that prohibits men from using women's bathrooms and locker rooms.
AFA President Tim Wildmon wrote on Tuesday that North Carolina's HB 2 law — which requires people to use bathrooms that correspond to their birth sex rather than the gender they choose to identify — that the NCAA opposes was passed to "protect women and children from sexual predators and voyeurs."
The NCAA claims that the law is discriminatory, and wants men to be allowed to go into women's bathrooms and locker rooms if they say they identify as women, and vice versa. more >>
A transgender 17-year-old in Canada has become the first biological female student to join the high school's varsity football team.
In a recent interview with CTV News, Kennedy Cooley, a senior at Halifax West High School in Nova Scotia, Canada, explains that he left his former high school because he felt many of his classmates weren't supportive of his lifestyle or the LGBT agenda.
Considering the contentions students had at the former high school, Cooley said that he was initially unsure of whether or not he wanted to tryout for the Halifax West football team this summer. more >>
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick revealed Tuesday that he has been getting death threats for refusing to stand for the national anthem in protest of racial inequality and unfair treatment of minorities by law enforcement.
He also said the recent death of Terence Crutcher, 40, is a "perfect example" of the point he is trying to make. Crutcher was shot dead last Friday in a controversial encounter with Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby after his SUV broke down in the middle of the street.
The nation's largest secularist organization is renewing its effort to pressure some of the nation's most popular college football teams to get rid of their chaplains, arguing that coaches violate students' First Amendment rights by instituting chaplaincy programs.
Last August, the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation sent letters to a number of public colleges and universities telling them that allowing Christian chaplains to minister to their football teams establishes a favoritism toward Christianity and coerces non-Christian athletes to take part so that their standing with coaches and teammates won't be diminished.
The organization, which advocates for a strict separation of church and state, released an in-depth report titled "Pray to Play" last year, highlighting a number of public colleges that have chaplaincy programs and schools that use public funds to fly chaplains to away games, provide hotel rooms for them and their families, and give them per-diem payments. more >>
A month after a fan sold Stephen Curry's game-used mouthpiece for a pretty penny, a sports memorabilia collector is auctioning off a modern yet rare LeBron James rookie card. Experts projected the bids for the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar's item to reach $200,000 in the next 10 days.
James' Valuable Trading Card
The rare LeBron James trading card is presently up for auction at Goldin Auctions. According to the site, the top-tier rookie collectible is the most valuable and coveted card of the 31-year-old NBA Finals MVP. more >>