Several conservative voices from North Carolina, including the Rev. Franklin Graham and the Benham Brothers, have spoken out against the NBA's decision to pull the 2017 All-Star game from Charlotte to protest the state's transgender bathroom law.
"The fact is this — the North Carolina legislators and Governor Pat McCrory are exactly right for protecting the state's women and children from pedophiles and sexually disturbed people who are looking for opportunities to take advantage," Graham said late Thursday night in response to the NBA's decision.
"This is basic common sense, but the NBA cares more about being perceived as politically correct and catering to sexual activists who are trying to use this situation as a scare tactic to gain leverage to change North Carolina's law. I think the NBA needs to realize that the safety of women and children is far more important than a ball game," he added. more >>
The National Basketball Association (NBA) has pulled out the February 2017 All-Star Game in Charlotte because of South Carolina's Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, otherwise known as House Bill 2 (HB2). Enacted last March, the controversial bathroom law has been receiving protests for allegedly discriminating the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in the state.
NBA Explains Decision to Cancel 2017 All-Star Game in Charlotte
NBA said in a statement that the decision to pull out the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte was guided by the league's longstanding core values. "These include not only diversity, inclusion, fairness and respect for others but also the willingness to listen and consider opposing points of view," the league stated. more >>
Former boxing and kickboxing champ Holly "The Preacher's Daughter" Holm will come back to the Octagon after losing her title to Miesha "Cupcake" Tate via technical submission in March. Holm will fight Valentina "Bullet" Shevchenko from Kyrgyzstan as a headliner for UFC on FOX 20 on Sunday, July 22, 2016 starting at 8:00 p.m. ET.
Holm vs. Tate
Holm was in her element during her last fight which made Tate more frustrated than ever to take her on. But Tate was surprised that it was not that easy to beat the Albuquerque, New Mexico native Holm. more >>
The National Basketball Association has announced that it will pull out the 2017 All-Star Game in Charlotte, North Carolina because of the city's controversial HB2 law.
The league mentioned in a statement Thursday that it was thinking of rescheduling the event in the city for the All-Stars in 2019 but did not do so because it did not believe that it could host the 2017 event. The NBA also said that it will announce a new venue in the following weeks. Cities that might be considered for the 2017 All-Stars are New Orleans, Chicago, New York and Brooklyn.
What Is the HB2 Law? more >>
The highly anticipated fight between Conor "The Notorious" McGregor and Floyd "Money" Mayweather is not happening because the latter is a scared fighter, former world heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis claimed. As the possibility of the bout slowly fades, Amir Khan expressed his willingness to do what Mayweather won't.
Lewis: Mayweather is Scared of McGregor
Lewis told The Daily Star Sport that the Mayweather-McGregor fight will never take place because there is no chance that Mayweather will agree to it. The former WBC, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion believed that the interest Mayweather showed about the match were just all hype. more >>
The Boston Celtics are one of the oldest teams in the NBA, and as such are one of the most decorated teams in the league's history. The team itself has won an NBA championship as lately as 2008 with a big three consisting of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen.
However it has been a few seasons since that big three has played their last game together and the Celtics have struggled to get out of the first round of the playoffs the past two seasons. But the current Celtic team is young and with the signing of free agent Al Horford, Boston looks to make another deep playoff run once again.
Isaiah Thomas (point guard) more >>