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  •  TV star Annie Wersching who was best known for playing FBI agent Renee Walker in the series 24 has died aged 45 The prolific actress whose first credit was in Star Trek Enterprise passed away on Sunday after a battle with cancer In a statement to CNN her husband Stephen Full shared his grief There is a cavernous hole in the soul of this family today But she left us the tools to fill it he wrote She found wonder in the simplest moment She didn t require music to dance She taught us not to wait for adventure to find you Go find it It s everywhere And find it we shall Wersching s husband concluded his statement with a touching memory on Sunday As I drove our boys the true loves of her life down the winding driveway and street she would yell BYE until we were out of earshot and into the world I can still hear it ringing Bye my Buddie I love you little family Wersching mum to Freddie Ozzie and Archie was diagnosed with cancer in 2020 but continued working most recently appearing in The Rookie and Star Trek Picard She also provided the voice for Tess in The Last of Us video game Neil Druckmann the creative director of new HBO Max series The Last of Us based on the game tweeted on Wesching s passing Just found out my dear friend Annie Wersching passed away We just lost a beautiful artist and human being My heart is shattered Thoughts are with her loved ones A GoFundMe was set up by Handmaid s Tale actress Ever Carradine in support of Annie s children and husband so they can continue to live life in a way that they know would make Annie proud Wersching regularly appeared in television dramas throughout the aughts and into the 2010s In 2007 she played Amelia Joffe on the long running ABC soap General Hospital Her breakout role came in 2008 when she portrayed FBI agent Renee Walker on the hit Fox show 24 starring alongside Kiefer Sutherland throughout the seventh and eighth seasons Some of Wersching s other notable TV credits include her role as the love interest of Harry Bosch Titus Welliver on Amazon Prime s 2014 series Bosch and a recurring role as the villainous vampire Lily Salvatore on the CW s The Vampire Diaries Portraying the Borg Queen in Star Trek Picard in 2022 Wersching frequently shared photos of herself from set in full costume accompanied by messages of gratitude for the makeup and prosthetics artists that transformed her into the intergalactic villain For more engaging celebrity content visit 7Life on Facebook Credit https 7news com au entertainment celebrity cavernous hole as tv star dies aged 45 c 9597801
    TV star dies aged 45
     TV star Annie Wersching who was best known for playing FBI agent Renee Walker in the series 24 has died aged 45 The prolific actress whose first credit was in Star Trek Enterprise passed away on Sunday after a battle with cancer In a statement to CNN her husband Stephen Full shared his grief There is a cavernous hole in the soul of this family today But she left us the tools to fill it he wrote She found wonder in the simplest moment She didn t require music to dance She taught us not to wait for adventure to find you Go find it It s everywhere And find it we shall Wersching s husband concluded his statement with a touching memory on Sunday As I drove our boys the true loves of her life down the winding driveway and street she would yell BYE until we were out of earshot and into the world I can still hear it ringing Bye my Buddie I love you little family Wersching mum to Freddie Ozzie and Archie was diagnosed with cancer in 2020 but continued working most recently appearing in The Rookie and Star Trek Picard She also provided the voice for Tess in The Last of Us video game Neil Druckmann the creative director of new HBO Max series The Last of Us based on the game tweeted on Wesching s passing Just found out my dear friend Annie Wersching passed away We just lost a beautiful artist and human being My heart is shattered Thoughts are with her loved ones A GoFundMe was set up by Handmaid s Tale actress Ever Carradine in support of Annie s children and husband so they can continue to live life in a way that they know would make Annie proud Wersching regularly appeared in television dramas throughout the aughts and into the 2010s In 2007 she played Amelia Joffe on the long running ABC soap General Hospital Her breakout role came in 2008 when she portrayed FBI agent Renee Walker on the hit Fox show 24 starring alongside Kiefer Sutherland throughout the seventh and eighth seasons Some of Wersching s other notable TV credits include her role as the love interest of Harry Bosch Titus Welliver on Amazon Prime s 2014 series Bosch and a recurring role as the villainous vampire Lily Salvatore on the CW s The Vampire Diaries Portraying the Borg Queen in Star Trek Picard in 2022 Wersching frequently shared photos of herself from set in full costume accompanied by messages of gratitude for the makeup and prosthetics artists that transformed her into the intergalactic villain For more engaging celebrity content visit 7Life on Facebook Credit https 7news com au entertainment celebrity cavernous hole as tv star dies aged 45 c 9597801
    TV star dies aged 45
    Foreign9 mins ago

    TV star dies aged 45

    TV star Annie Wersching - who was best known for playing FBI agent Renee Walker in the series 24 - has died aged 45.

    The prolific actress, whose first credit was in Star Trek: Enterprise, passed away on Sunday after a battle with cancer.

    In a statement to CNN, her husband Stephen Full shared his grief.

    “There is a cavernous hole in the soul of this family today. But she left us the tools to fill it,” he wrote.

    “She found wonder in the simplest moment. She didn’t require music to dance. She taught us not to wait for adventure to find you. ‘Go find it. It’s everywhere.’ And find it we shall.”

    Wersching’s husband concluded his statement with a touching memory on Sunday.

    “As I drove our boys, the true loves of her life, down the winding driveway and street, she would yell BYE! until we were out of earshot and into the world.

    “I can still hear it ringing. Bye my Buddie. ‘I love you little family…’”

    Wersching - mum to Freddie, Ozzie and Archie - was diagnosed with cancer in 2020 but continued working - most recently appearing in The Rookie and Star Trek: Picard.

    She also provided the voice for Tess in The Last of Us video game.

    Neil Druckmann, the creative director of new HBO Max series The Last of Us based on the game, tweeted on Wesching’s passing.

    “Just found out my dear friend, Annie Wersching, passed away. We just lost a beautiful artist and human being. My heart is shattered. Thoughts are with her loved ones.”

    A GoFundMe was set up by Handmaid’s Tale actress Ever Carradine in support of Annie’s children and husband “so they can continue to live life in a way that they know would make Annie proud.”

    Wersching regularly appeared in television dramas throughout the aughts and into the 2010s.

    In 2007, she played Amelia Joffe on the long-running ABC soap General Hospital.

    Her breakout role came in 2008 when she portrayed FBI agent Renee Walker on the hit Fox show 24, starring alongside Kiefer Sutherland throughout the seventh and eighth seasons.

    Some of Wersching’s other notable TV credits include her role as the love interest of Harry Bosch (Titus Welliver) on Amazon Prime’s 2014 series Bosch and a recurring role as the villainous vampire Lily Salvatore on the CW’s The Vampire Diaries.

    Portraying the Borg Queen in Star Trek Picard in 2022, Wersching frequently shared photos of herself from set in full costume accompanied by messages of gratitude for the makeup and prosthetics artists that transformed her into the intergalactic villain.

    For more engaging celebrity content, visit 7Life on Facebook.

    Credit: https://7news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity/cavernous-hole-as-tv-star-dies-aged-45-c-9597801

  •  The actress Annie Wersching best known for her roles on the television series Star Trek Picard 24 Bosch and Timeless died on Sunday morning in Los Angeles She was 45 Ms Wersching s death was confirmed by her publicist Craig Schneider The cause was cancer Mr Schneider said in a statement released on Sunday He noted that Ms Wersching was diagnosed in 2020 but had continued her acting work playing the Borg Queen on the second season of Picard a Star Trek spinoff on Paramount as well as the serial killer Rosalind Dyer on the ABC crime series The Rookie Ms Wersching was also known for playing Julia Brasher a police officer on the Amazon series Bosch and Emma Whitmore an engineer on the NBC series Timeless On Fox s 24 she played the special F B I agent Renee Walker There is a cavernous hole in the soul of this family today Ms Wersching s husband the actor Stephen Full said in a statement But she left us the tools to fill it She found wonder in the simplest moment She didn t require music to dance She taught us not to wait for adventure to find you Mr Full noted that whenever he and his sons left their house Ms Wersching would shout Bye until they were out of earshot I can still hear it ringing he added Bye my Buddie In an interview with the Paramount show The Ready Room Ms Wersching described playing the Borg Queen as certainly a little intimidating She noted that she had familiarized herself with the role and those who had previously played it before going forward with her own interpretation and performance It s such an iconic role she said I m incredibly excited to have everyone see In a statement released on Sunday Akiva Goldsman an executive producer of Picard described Ms Wersching as a gift and an utter joy to work with Her entire Star Trek family is heartbroken he said Jon Cassar director and producer of 24 said in a statement that he mourned the loss of a colleague and a friend Annie came into my world with an open heart and a contagious smile he said Brandishing such talent she took my breath away He added She ll be truly missed Ms Wersching was born and raised by her parents Sandy and Frank Wersching in St Louis She is survived by her husband and their three children Freddie Ozzie and Archie Full Credit https www nytimes com 2023 01 29 arts television annie wersching dead html
    Picard,’ Dies at 45
     The actress Annie Wersching best known for her roles on the television series Star Trek Picard 24 Bosch and Timeless died on Sunday morning in Los Angeles She was 45 Ms Wersching s death was confirmed by her publicist Craig Schneider The cause was cancer Mr Schneider said in a statement released on Sunday He noted that Ms Wersching was diagnosed in 2020 but had continued her acting work playing the Borg Queen on the second season of Picard a Star Trek spinoff on Paramount as well as the serial killer Rosalind Dyer on the ABC crime series The Rookie Ms Wersching was also known for playing Julia Brasher a police officer on the Amazon series Bosch and Emma Whitmore an engineer on the NBC series Timeless On Fox s 24 she played the special F B I agent Renee Walker There is a cavernous hole in the soul of this family today Ms Wersching s husband the actor Stephen Full said in a statement But she left us the tools to fill it She found wonder in the simplest moment She didn t require music to dance She taught us not to wait for adventure to find you Mr Full noted that whenever he and his sons left their house Ms Wersching would shout Bye until they were out of earshot I can still hear it ringing he added Bye my Buddie In an interview with the Paramount show The Ready Room Ms Wersching described playing the Borg Queen as certainly a little intimidating She noted that she had familiarized herself with the role and those who had previously played it before going forward with her own interpretation and performance It s such an iconic role she said I m incredibly excited to have everyone see In a statement released on Sunday Akiva Goldsman an executive producer of Picard described Ms Wersching as a gift and an utter joy to work with Her entire Star Trek family is heartbroken he said Jon Cassar director and producer of 24 said in a statement that he mourned the loss of a colleague and a friend Annie came into my world with an open heart and a contagious smile he said Brandishing such talent she took my breath away He added She ll be truly missed Ms Wersching was born and raised by her parents Sandy and Frank Wersching in St Louis She is survived by her husband and their three children Freddie Ozzie and Archie Full Credit https www nytimes com 2023 01 29 arts television annie wersching dead html
    Picard,’ Dies at 45
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    Picard,’ Dies at 45

    The actress Annie Wersching, best known for her roles on the television series “Star Trek: Picard,” “24,” “Bosch” and “Timeless,” died on Sunday morning in Los Angeles. She was 45.

    Ms. Wersching’s death was confirmed by her publicist, Craig Schneider. The cause was cancer, Mr. Schneider said in a statement released on Sunday. He noted that Ms. Wersching was diagnosed in 2020 but had continued her acting work, playing the Borg Queen on the second season of “Picard,” a “Star Trek” spinoff on Paramount+, as well as the serial killer Rosalind Dyer on the ABC crime series “The Rookie.”

    Ms. Wersching was also known for playing Julia Brasher, a police officer on the Amazon series “Bosch,” and Emma Whitmore, an engineer, on the NBC series “Timeless.” On Fox’s “24,” she played the special F.B.I. agent Renee Walker.

    “There is a cavernous hole in the soul of this family today,” Ms. Wersching’s husband, the actor Stephen Full, said in a statement. “But she left us the tools to fill it. She found wonder in the simplest moment. She didn’t require music to dance. She taught us not to wait for adventure to find you.”

    Mr. Full noted that whenever he and his sons left their house, Ms. Wersching would shout “Bye!” until they were out of earshot.

    “I can still hear it ringing,” he added. “Bye, my Buddie.”

    In an interview with the Paramount+ show “The Ready Room,” Ms. Wersching described playing the Borg Queen as “certainly a little intimidating.” She noted that she had familiarized herself with the role and those who had previously played it before going forward with her own interpretation and performance. “It’s such an iconic role,” she said. “I’m incredibly excited to have everyone see.”

    In a statement released on Sunday, Akiva Goldsman, an executive producer of “Picard,” described Ms. Wersching as a “gift” and an “utter joy” to work with. “Her entire ‘Star Trek’ family is heartbroken,” he said.

    Jon Cassar, director and producer of “24,” said in a statement that he mourned the loss of a colleague and a friend. “Annie came into my world with an open heart and a contagious smile,” he said. “Brandishing such talent, she took my breath away.” He added, “She’ll be truly missed.”

    Ms. Wersching was born and raised by her parents, Sandy and Frank Wersching, in St. Louis. She is survived by her husband and their three children, Freddie, Ozzie and Archie Full.

    Credit: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/29/arts/television/annie-wersching-dead.html

  •   Actress Annie Wersching passed away of cancer early Sunday morning her publicist Craig Schneider told CNN Wersching was 45 years old She was best known for playing FBI agent Renee Walker in the series 24 There is a cavernous hole in the soul of this family today But she left us the tools to fill it She found wonder in the simplest moment She didn t require music to dance She taught us not to wait for adventure to find you Go find it It s everywhere And find it we shall he wrote Just found out my dear friend Annie Wersching passed away We just lost a beautiful artist and human being My heart is shattered Thoughts are with her loved ones A GoFundMe was set up by Handmaid s Tale actress Ever Carradine in support of Annie s children and husband so they can continue to live life in a way that they know would make Annie proud Wersching regularly appeared in television dramas throughout the aughts and into the 2010s In 2007 she played Amelia Joffe on the long running ABC soap General Hospital Her breakout role came in 2008 when she portrayed FBI agent Renee Walker on the hit Fox show 24 starring alongside Kiefer Sutherland throughout the seventh and eighth seasons Some of Wersching s other notable TV credits include her role as the love interest of Harry Bosch Titus Welliver on Amazon Prime s 2014 series Bosch and a recurring role as the villainous vampire Lily Salvatore on the CW s The Vampire Diaries Portraying the Borg Queen in Star Trek Picard in 2022 Wersching frequently shared photos of herself from set in full costume accompanied by messages of gratitude for the makeup and prosthetics artists that transformed her into the intergalactic villain Wersching s role in Star Trek Picard which airs on Paramount is listed as one of the actress s last professional credits on IMDb Wersching s husband concluded his statement with a touching memory on Sunday As I drove our boys the true loves of her life down the winding driveway and street she would yell BYE until we were out of earshot and into the world I can still hear it ringing Bye my Buddie I love you little family Credit https www cnn com 2023 01 29 entertainment annie wersching death index html
    Annie Wersching, ’24’ actress, passes away at 45
      Actress Annie Wersching passed away of cancer early Sunday morning her publicist Craig Schneider told CNN Wersching was 45 years old She was best known for playing FBI agent Renee Walker in the series 24 There is a cavernous hole in the soul of this family today But she left us the tools to fill it She found wonder in the simplest moment She didn t require music to dance She taught us not to wait for adventure to find you Go find it It s everywhere And find it we shall he wrote Just found out my dear friend Annie Wersching passed away We just lost a beautiful artist and human being My heart is shattered Thoughts are with her loved ones A GoFundMe was set up by Handmaid s Tale actress Ever Carradine in support of Annie s children and husband so they can continue to live life in a way that they know would make Annie proud Wersching regularly appeared in television dramas throughout the aughts and into the 2010s In 2007 she played Amelia Joffe on the long running ABC soap General Hospital Her breakout role came in 2008 when she portrayed FBI agent Renee Walker on the hit Fox show 24 starring alongside Kiefer Sutherland throughout the seventh and eighth seasons Some of Wersching s other notable TV credits include her role as the love interest of Harry Bosch Titus Welliver on Amazon Prime s 2014 series Bosch and a recurring role as the villainous vampire Lily Salvatore on the CW s The Vampire Diaries Portraying the Borg Queen in Star Trek Picard in 2022 Wersching frequently shared photos of herself from set in full costume accompanied by messages of gratitude for the makeup and prosthetics artists that transformed her into the intergalactic villain Wersching s role in Star Trek Picard which airs on Paramount is listed as one of the actress s last professional credits on IMDb Wersching s husband concluded his statement with a touching memory on Sunday As I drove our boys the true loves of her life down the winding driveway and street she would yell BYE until we were out of earshot and into the world I can still hear it ringing Bye my Buddie I love you little family Credit https www cnn com 2023 01 29 entertainment annie wersching death index html
    Annie Wersching, ’24’ actress, passes away at 45
    Foreign4 hours ago

    Annie Wersching, ’24’ actress, passes away at 45

    Actress Annie Wersching passed away of cancer early Sunday morning, her publicist, Craig Schneider told CNN. Wersching was 45 years old.

    She was best known for playing FBI agent Renee Walker in the series “24.”

    “There is a cavernous hole in the soul of this family today. But she left us the tools to fill it. She found wonder in the simplest moment. She didn’t require music to dance. She taught us not to wait for adventure to find you. ‘Go find it. It’s everywhere.’ And find it we shall,” he wrote.

    “Just found out my dear friend, Annie Wersching, passed away. We just lost a beautiful artist and human being. My heart is shattered. Thoughts are with her loved ones.”

    A GoFundMe was set up by “Handmaid’s Tale” actress Ever Carradine in support of Annie’s children and husband “so they can continue to live life in a way that they know would make Annie proud.”

    Wersching regularly appeared in television dramas throughout the aughts and into the 2010s. In 2007, she played Amelia Joffe on the long-running ABC soap “General Hospital.” Her breakout role came in 2008 when she portrayed FBI agent Renee Walker on the hit Fox show “24,” starring alongside Kiefer Sutherland throughout the seventh and eighth seasons.

    Some of Wersching’s other notable TV credits include her role as the love interest of Harry Bosch (Titus Welliver) on Amazon Prime’s 2014 series “Bosch” and a recurring role as the villainous vampire Lily Salvatore on the CW’s “The Vampire Diaries.”

    Portraying the Borg Queen in “Star Trek Picard” in 2022, Wersching frequently shared photos of herself from set in full costume accompanied by messages of gratitude for the makeup and prosthetics artists that transformed her into the intergalactic villain. Wersching’s role in “Star Trek Picard,” which airs on Paramount+, is listed as one of the actress’s last professional credits on IMDb.

    Wersching’s husband concluded his statement with a touching memory on Sunday.

    “As I drove our boys, the true loves of her life, down the winding driveway and street, she would yell BYE! until we were out of earshot and into the world. I can still hear it ringing. Bye my Buddie. ‘I love you little family…’”

    Credit: https://www.cnn.com/2023/01/29/entertainment/annie-wersching-death/index.html

  •  LeBron James was left in utter disbelief after being denied a foul call on a game winning lay up at the buzzer against the Celtics before his Lakers fell 121 125 to the Celtics in overtime James was visibly frustrated collapsing to the floor in disbelief after the referees failed to call a foul on Celtics star Jayson Tatum Replays showed Tatum clearly making contact with James arm as he went for the game winning layup but the Lakers did not have a challenge left to contest the call Instead the Celtics left the Lakers wondering what could have been as they went on to take the victory in overtime stopping a three game losing run and extending their lead atop the league s Eastern Conference Pat Beverly also received a technical foul for grabbing a court side camera and showing a referee a photograph of James being fouled Clearly dejected by the late no call and giving up their seven point lead in the fourth quarter the Lakers lacked enthusiasm and energy late in overtime as they failed to intentionally foul the Celtics for a good 10 seconds while trailing 121 118 It meant L A did not have enough time to claw back a 123 118 buffer after the free throws with Anthony Davis draining a late 3 pointer but it was too late with just over one second on the clock A pair of Jayson Tatum free throws took the lead to four points and sealed the win 125 121 James finished with 41 points nine rebounds and eight assists his fifth 40 point game of the season aided by Anthony Davis with 16 points 10 rebounds and four assists Jaylen Brown had 37 points 11 in overtime and nine rebounds for the Celtics while Tatum added 30 points 11 rebounds and four assists Malcolm Brogdon added 26 points and six rebounds off the bench After the game James said You saw my reaction It s challenging I don t get it A clearly irate Davis said It s bullshit It s unacceptable I guarantee you nothing s gonna happen to the ref We got cheated tonight It s a blatant foul Refs were bad tonight Lakers coach Darvin Ham said The best player in the NBA can t get a call It s amazing Referee Eric Lewis commented to a poool reporter afterwards saying There was contact At the time during the game we did not see a foul The crew missed the play Philadelphia big man Joel Embiid out duelled two time NBA Most Valuable Player Nikola Jokic on Sunday pouring in 47 points to lead the 76ers to a 126 119 victory over the Denver Nuggets Embiid who finished runner up to Jokic in MVP voting the past two seasons also grabbed 18 rebounds to help the Sixers erase a 15 point halftime deficit on the way to a seventh straight victory Embiid who also missed out on selection as an All Star Game starter this week insisted the clash wasn t about a personal rivalry with Jokic but about the 76ers testing themselves against the Western Conference s top team It s not a rivalry he told broadcaster ABC I love the big fella man Two time MVP one of the best players in the league I m a big fan We just wanted to come out here against the best team in the West see where we re at Embiid added I think we ve got a chance As for missing out on All Star selection Embiid echoed suggestions from coach Doc Rivers that it may have more do with his popularity than work on the court I was not surprised said Embiid I think it s well documented that I m not well liked That s cool I don t know if it s because I troll a lot or I guess I m an a hole but it s cool I ll keep being me I ll keep being an a hole and I ll keep trolling If people don t like it that s their problem he added Like I said it all goes back to winning When you look at how many times I was an All Star they aren t gonna see he was a starter this many times Having been a starter for the last five years it is kind of disrespectful I don t think anybody else had a better year than me Like I said you focus on the right things and everything is going to go well for you The 76ers improved to 32 16 two games behind the league leading Boston Celtics atop the Eastern Conference At 34 16 the Nuggets are two and a half games ahead of the Memphis Grizzlies atop the West Embiid was everywhere in the second half his step back jumper knotting the score at 110 110 with 5 48 remaining After his block on Jamal Murray Embiid scored on the fast break to put the 76ers up for good and he drained a step back three pointer over Jokic that pushed Philadelphia s lead to 125 117 with 30 1 seconds to play James Harden added 17 points and 13 assists while Tobias Harris and Georges Niang added 14 points apiece for Philadelphia Boomers and Sixers star Matisse Thybulle also played a pivotal role off the bench with two points two rebounds and more importantly three steals Philly Voice writer Kyle Neubeck was full of praise for the Aussie s defensive work against the Western Conference heavyweights There were at least a couple of possessions that Thybulle snatched the game out of Denver s hands game changing plays on a night where it was tough to create a miss for Philly Neubeck wrote Really good minutes from him Jokic led the Nuggets with 24 points eight rebounds and nine assists Jamal Murray added 22 points but after building their big lead Denver couldn t match Philadelphia s energy in the third quarter and Embiid seized upon the opening The Brooklyn Nets cruised to their ninth straight win over local rivals New York Knicks 122 115 at the Barclays Center Kyrie Irving led five Nets in double figures with 32 points and added nine assists He was part of a 3 point barrage for which the Knicks had no answer The Nets hit 22 triples in 40 attempts creating open looks all game off dribble penetration The Knicks who trailed by as many as 19 points got within four early in the fourth quarter but the Nets 30 19 then delivered the knockout punch in the form of a 16 2 burst capped by consecutive 3 pointers from Seth Curry and Irving Tom Thibodeau s Knicks had one last run in them getting to within three in the final minutes but Curry 14 points drilled a backbreaking 3 pointer with 2 44 to go and Irving did the rest scoring 21 points in the final quarter Jalen Brunson had 26 points for the Knicks 27 24 and RJ Barrett added 24 Julius Randle chipped in 19 points 10 rebounds and eight assists At one point the Nets had 13 assists on 18 made field goals and had hit 10 of their 18 3 point attempts It came from all angles with seven different Nets hitting from distance Credit https www foxsports com au basketball nba embiid drops 47pts in mvp statement after brutal allstar snub aussie star shines wrap news story 9a01aeb7e34c56d89fa05f17f175f2b2
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     LeBron James was left in utter disbelief after being denied a foul call on a game winning lay up at the buzzer against the Celtics before his Lakers fell 121 125 to the Celtics in overtime James was visibly frustrated collapsing to the floor in disbelief after the referees failed to call a foul on Celtics star Jayson Tatum Replays showed Tatum clearly making contact with James arm as he went for the game winning layup but the Lakers did not have a challenge left to contest the call Instead the Celtics left the Lakers wondering what could have been as they went on to take the victory in overtime stopping a three game losing run and extending their lead atop the league s Eastern Conference Pat Beverly also received a technical foul for grabbing a court side camera and showing a referee a photograph of James being fouled Clearly dejected by the late no call and giving up their seven point lead in the fourth quarter the Lakers lacked enthusiasm and energy late in overtime as they failed to intentionally foul the Celtics for a good 10 seconds while trailing 121 118 It meant L A did not have enough time to claw back a 123 118 buffer after the free throws with Anthony Davis draining a late 3 pointer but it was too late with just over one second on the clock A pair of Jayson Tatum free throws took the lead to four points and sealed the win 125 121 James finished with 41 points nine rebounds and eight assists his fifth 40 point game of the season aided by Anthony Davis with 16 points 10 rebounds and four assists Jaylen Brown had 37 points 11 in overtime and nine rebounds for the Celtics while Tatum added 30 points 11 rebounds and four assists Malcolm Brogdon added 26 points and six rebounds off the bench After the game James said You saw my reaction It s challenging I don t get it A clearly irate Davis said It s bullshit It s unacceptable I guarantee you nothing s gonna happen to the ref We got cheated tonight It s a blatant foul Refs were bad tonight Lakers coach Darvin Ham said The best player in the NBA can t get a call It s amazing Referee Eric Lewis commented to a poool reporter afterwards saying There was contact At the time during the game we did not see a foul The crew missed the play Philadelphia big man Joel Embiid out duelled two time NBA Most Valuable Player Nikola Jokic on Sunday pouring in 47 points to lead the 76ers to a 126 119 victory over the Denver Nuggets Embiid who finished runner up to Jokic in MVP voting the past two seasons also grabbed 18 rebounds to help the Sixers erase a 15 point halftime deficit on the way to a seventh straight victory Embiid who also missed out on selection as an All Star Game starter this week insisted the clash wasn t about a personal rivalry with Jokic but about the 76ers testing themselves against the Western Conference s top team It s not a rivalry he told broadcaster ABC I love the big fella man Two time MVP one of the best players in the league I m a big fan We just wanted to come out here against the best team in the West see where we re at Embiid added I think we ve got a chance As for missing out on All Star selection Embiid echoed suggestions from coach Doc Rivers that it may have more do with his popularity than work on the court I was not surprised said Embiid I think it s well documented that I m not well liked That s cool I don t know if it s because I troll a lot or I guess I m an a hole but it s cool I ll keep being me I ll keep being an a hole and I ll keep trolling If people don t like it that s their problem he added Like I said it all goes back to winning When you look at how many times I was an All Star they aren t gonna see he was a starter this many times Having been a starter for the last five years it is kind of disrespectful I don t think anybody else had a better year than me Like I said you focus on the right things and everything is going to go well for you The 76ers improved to 32 16 two games behind the league leading Boston Celtics atop the Eastern Conference At 34 16 the Nuggets are two and a half games ahead of the Memphis Grizzlies atop the West Embiid was everywhere in the second half his step back jumper knotting the score at 110 110 with 5 48 remaining After his block on Jamal Murray Embiid scored on the fast break to put the 76ers up for good and he drained a step back three pointer over Jokic that pushed Philadelphia s lead to 125 117 with 30 1 seconds to play James Harden added 17 points and 13 assists while Tobias Harris and Georges Niang added 14 points apiece for Philadelphia Boomers and Sixers star Matisse Thybulle also played a pivotal role off the bench with two points two rebounds and more importantly three steals Philly Voice writer Kyle Neubeck was full of praise for the Aussie s defensive work against the Western Conference heavyweights There were at least a couple of possessions that Thybulle snatched the game out of Denver s hands game changing plays on a night where it was tough to create a miss for Philly Neubeck wrote Really good minutes from him Jokic led the Nuggets with 24 points eight rebounds and nine assists Jamal Murray added 22 points but after building their big lead Denver couldn t match Philadelphia s energy in the third quarter and Embiid seized upon the opening The Brooklyn Nets cruised to their ninth straight win over local rivals New York Knicks 122 115 at the Barclays Center Kyrie Irving led five Nets in double figures with 32 points and added nine assists He was part of a 3 point barrage for which the Knicks had no answer The Nets hit 22 triples in 40 attempts creating open looks all game off dribble penetration The Knicks who trailed by as many as 19 points got within four early in the fourth quarter but the Nets 30 19 then delivered the knockout punch in the form of a 16 2 burst capped by consecutive 3 pointers from Seth Curry and Irving Tom Thibodeau s Knicks had one last run in them getting to within three in the final minutes but Curry 14 points drilled a backbreaking 3 pointer with 2 44 to go and Irving did the rest scoring 21 points in the final quarter Jalen Brunson had 26 points for the Knicks 27 24 and RJ Barrett added 24 Julius Randle chipped in 19 points 10 rebounds and eight assists At one point the Nets had 13 assists on 18 made field goals and had hit 10 of their 18 3 point attempts It came from all angles with seven different Nets hitting from distance Credit https www foxsports com au basketball nba embiid drops 47pts in mvp statement after brutal allstar snub aussie star shines wrap news story 9a01aeb7e34c56d89fa05f17f175f2b2
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    LeBron James was left in utter disbelief after being denied a foul call on a game-winning lay-up at the buzzer against the Celtics, before his Lakers fell 121-125 to the Celtics in overtime.

    James was visibly frustrated, collapsing to the floor in disbelief after the referees failed to call a foul on Celtics star Jayson Tatum.

    Replays showed Tatum clearly making contact with James’ arm as he went for the game-winning layup but the Lakers did not have a challenge left to contest the call.

    Instead the Celtics left the Lakers wondering what could have been as they went on to take the victory in overtime, stopping a three-game losing run and extending their lead atop the league’s Eastern Conference.

    Pat Beverly also received a technical foul for grabbing a court-side camera and showing a referee a photograph of James being fouled.

    Clearly dejected by the late no-call and giving up their seven-point lead in the fourth quarter, the Lakers lacked enthusiasm and energy late in overtime as they failed to intentionally foul the Celtics for a good 10 seconds while trailing 121-118.

    It meant L.A. did not have enough time to claw back a 123-118 buffer after the free throws, with Anthony Davis draining a late 3-pointer but it was too late with just over one second on the clock. A pair of Jayson Tatum free throws took the lead to four points and sealed the win 125-121.

    James finished with 41 points, nine rebounds and eight assists - his fifth 40-point game of the season - aided by Anthony Davis with 16 points, 10 rebounds, and four assists.

    Jaylen Brown had 37 points (11 in overtime) and nine rebounds for the Celtics, while Tatum added 30 points, 11 rebounds and four assists. Malcolm Brogdon added 26 points and six rebounds off the bench.

    After the game, James said: “You saw my reaction … It’s challenging. I don’t get it.”

    A clearly irate Davis said: “It’s bullshit. It’s unacceptable. I guarantee you nothing’s gonna happen to the ref. We got cheated tonight. It’s a blatant foul... Refs were bad tonight.”

    Lakers coach Darvin Ham said: “The best player in the NBA can’t get a call. It’s amazing”

    Referee Eric Lewis commented to a poool reporter, afterwards, saying: “There was contact. At the time, during the game, we did not see a foul. The crew missed the play.”

    Philadelphia big man Joel Embiid out-duelled two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Nikola Jokic on Sunday, pouring in 47 points to lead the 76ers to a 126-119 victory over the Denver Nuggets.

    Embiid, who finished runner-up to Jokic in MVP voting the past two seasons, also grabbed 18 rebounds to help the Sixers erase a 15-point halftime deficit on the way to a seventh straight victory.

    Embiid, who also missed out on selection as an All-Star Game starter this week, insisted the clash wasn’t about a personal rivalry with Jokic, but about the 76ers testing themselves against the Western Conference’s top team.

    “It’s not a rivalry,” he told broadcaster ABC.

    “I love the big fella, man. Two-time MVP, one of the best players in the league. I’m a big fan.

    “(We) just wanted to come out here (against) the best team in the West, see where we’re at,” Embiid added.

    “I think we’ve got a chance.”

    As for missing out on All-Star selection, Embiid echoed suggestions from coach Doc Rivers that it may have more do with his popularity than work on the court.

    “I was not surprised,” said Embiid.

    “I think it’s well documented that I’m not well-liked. That’s cool. I don’t know if it’s because I troll a lot, or I guess I’m an a***hole, but it’s cool. I’ll keep being me, I’ll keep being an a***hole, and I’ll keep trolling.”

    “If people don’t like it, that’s their problem,” he added.

    “Like I said, it all goes back to winning. When you look at how many times I was an All-Star, they aren’t gonna see he was a starter this many times. Having been a starter for the last five years, it is kind of disrespectful. I don’t think anybody else had a better year than me. Like I said, you focus on the right things, and everything is going to go well for you.”

    The 76ers improved to 32-16, two games behind the league-leading Boston Celtics atop the Eastern Conference.

    At 34-16, the Nuggets are two and a half games ahead of the Memphis Grizzlies atop the West.

    Embiid was everywhere in the second half, his step-back jumper knotting the score at 110-110 with 5:48 remaining.

    After his block on Jamal Murray, Embiid scored on the fast break to put the 76ers up for good, and he drained a step-back three-pointer over Jokic that pushed Philadelphia’s lead to 125-117 with 30.1 seconds to play.

    James Harden added 17 points and 13 assists while Tobias Harris and Georges Niang added 14 points apiece for Philadelphia.

    Boomers and Sixers star Matisse Thybulle also played a pivotal role off the bench, with two points, two rebounds and more importantly three steals.

    Philly Voice writer Kyle Neubeck was full of praise for the Aussie’s defensive work against the Western Conference heavyweights.

    “There were at least a couple of possessions that Thybulle snatched the game out of Denver’s hands, game-changing plays on a night where it was tough to create a miss for Philly,” Neubeck wrote.

    “Really good minutes from him.”

    Jokic led the Nuggets with 24 points, eight rebounds and nine assists.

    Jamal Murray added 22 points, but after building their big lead Denver couldn’t match Philadelphia’s energy in the third quarter and Embiid seized upon the opening.

    The Brooklyn Nets cruised to their ninth straight win over local rivals New York Knicks 122-115 at the Barclays Center.

    Kyrie Irving led five Nets in double figures with 32 points and added nine assists. He was part of a 3-point barrage for which the Knicks had no answer. The Nets hit 22 triples in 40 attempts, creating open looks all game off dribble penetration.

    The Knicks, who trailed by as many as 19 points, got within four early in the fourth quarter, but the Nets (30-19) then delivered the knockout punch in the form of a 16-2 burst capped by consecutive 3-pointers from Seth Curry and Irving. Tom Thibodeau’s Knicks had one last run in them, getting to within three in the final minutes, but Curry (14 points) drilled a backbreaking 3-pointer with 2:44 to go, and Irving did the rest, scoring 21 points in the final quarter.

    Jalen Brunson had 26 points for the Knicks (27-24) and RJ Barrett added 24. Julius Randle chipped in 19 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists.

    At one point, the Nets had 13 assists on 18 made field goals, and had hit 10 of their 18 3-point attempts. It came from all angles, with seven different Nets hitting from distance.

    Credit: https://www.foxsports.com.au/basketball/nba/embiid-drops-47pts-in-mvp-statement-after-brutal-allstar-snub-aussie-star-shines-wrap/news-story/9a01aeb7e34c56d89fa05f17f175f2b2

  •  As far as Australian tennis doubles combinations go forget the Special Ks here comes Team Kinky Unseeded pair Jason Kubler and Rinky Hijikata completed a perfect Australian Open beating Monaco s Hugo Nys and Poland s Jan Zieli ski 6 4 7 6 7 4 late on Saturday night at Melbourne Park Their victory made it two consecutive Australian successes in the men s doubles at the first major of the year after Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis took the title in 2022 Hours after waking up from the night before Kubler spoke to ABC Radio about his amazing fortnight partnering Hijikata to a men s doubles crown the journey to this point what s ahead for the pair and the struggle to find a nickname for the unlikely duo Kubler said he struggled to get to bed after the triumph The problem with those late finishes is that all the adrenaline is still pumping so you re not wanting to get to sleep I didn t get to bed until about 5 AM AEDT but lots of celebrating with my team and Rinky s Hijikata team after that that s for sure I was actually all right my flight out of Melbourne is a bit little later today So I went to bed around 5 5 30 AM and I was able to wake up at 10 30 11 So it wasn t too bad Hijikata is straight off to a tournament in Tasmania but Kubler has a couple of weeks off to enjoy the moment Kubler has overcome a horrible run with injuries particularly with his knees A fourth round singles effort at Wimbledon last year saw things start to turn around but a run to the final at Melbourne Park was not seen on the cards I actually think I need more time it hasn t sunk in yet what me and Rinky did last night on Rod Laver Arena The middle part of last year I had that great run at Wimbledon and then if anyone had told me that this is how my Australian Open would have gone I wouldn t have believed them for a second And even the summer in general having played the United Cup for Australia as well Honestly I couldn t have wished any more from this summer It s been so great to play in front of all the fans and feel their energy while I m out there According to Kubler the partnership might not have happened if it wasn t for Hijikata s persistence Rinky has asked me a couple of times before but I ve always told him look I don t really play doubles I probably won t do it he said And then a month ago Rinky reached out and said look do you want to play doubles And I m getting coached by someone who coached Rinky for a lot of his teenage years I said worst case it s going to be a lot of fun we get along very well our teams are very close Then for the run we ve had the last two weeks we both definitely didn t expect this but at the same time we were just going out there and enjoying it and swinging and hitting it as hard as we can Thank God Rinky asked me because I probably would have been still there last minute trying to find someone Thank God he did that Now on the back of their major title success Kubler and Hijikata are eyeing a possible run at all four Grand Slam events in 2023 The good thing is as funny as it sounds me and Rinky can have a bit of a doubles schedule now I think we can get into all the tournaments if we enter together if we sign in together So we ve got the French Open coming up where we can play together we ve got Wimbledon the US Open if everything works out we might even get to the end of year finals It s pretty crazy also just like last year at the Australian Open Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis were able to win and hopefully we can do something similar to what they did afterwards They played a bit they won a few tournaments throughout the year and also with Max Purcell and Matt Ebden making the final last year We re just happy to be part of this Australian tennis doubles culture starting to grow again While Hijikata s next tournament is in Tasmania Kubler is now off to Brisbane for some rest and training before heading to the Middle East for some ATP tournaments With my singles I think I m ranked in the high 70s I m able to play the same schedule for singles and doubles now Kubler said I think after the third round or the fourth I think my doubles ranking went higher than my singles and I went oh no I don t know if I could handle that because I ve never seen myself as a doubles player rather than a singles player But now I m able to properly plan my singles and then enter the doubles as well And as for a name for the new partnership The Special Ks was an obvious moniker for Kokkinakis and Kyrgios but Kubler and Hijikata found it a little more difficult to settle on a name People tried I just felt we didn t have that one a nickname where you know when someone says it you go yeah that s the one Kubler said We sort of went with Team Kinky like that has a bit of a ring to it it s kind of funny but then every interview there was like The Ice Brothers and just right We said if the public run with one we ll happily just take it but I was thinking more the Team Kinky because it s a bit funny and we don t take it too seriously so that s always good Credit https www abc net au news 2023 01 29 whats next team kinky jason kubler speaks aust open doubles win 101904942
    What’s next for Team Kinky? Jason Kubler speaks after his Australian Open doubles win with Rinky Hijikata
     As far as Australian tennis doubles combinations go forget the Special Ks here comes Team Kinky Unseeded pair Jason Kubler and Rinky Hijikata completed a perfect Australian Open beating Monaco s Hugo Nys and Poland s Jan Zieli ski 6 4 7 6 7 4 late on Saturday night at Melbourne Park Their victory made it two consecutive Australian successes in the men s doubles at the first major of the year after Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis took the title in 2022 Hours after waking up from the night before Kubler spoke to ABC Radio about his amazing fortnight partnering Hijikata to a men s doubles crown the journey to this point what s ahead for the pair and the struggle to find a nickname for the unlikely duo Kubler said he struggled to get to bed after the triumph The problem with those late finishes is that all the adrenaline is still pumping so you re not wanting to get to sleep I didn t get to bed until about 5 AM AEDT but lots of celebrating with my team and Rinky s Hijikata team after that that s for sure I was actually all right my flight out of Melbourne is a bit little later today So I went to bed around 5 5 30 AM and I was able to wake up at 10 30 11 So it wasn t too bad Hijikata is straight off to a tournament in Tasmania but Kubler has a couple of weeks off to enjoy the moment Kubler has overcome a horrible run with injuries particularly with his knees A fourth round singles effort at Wimbledon last year saw things start to turn around but a run to the final at Melbourne Park was not seen on the cards I actually think I need more time it hasn t sunk in yet what me and Rinky did last night on Rod Laver Arena The middle part of last year I had that great run at Wimbledon and then if anyone had told me that this is how my Australian Open would have gone I wouldn t have believed them for a second And even the summer in general having played the United Cup for Australia as well Honestly I couldn t have wished any more from this summer It s been so great to play in front of all the fans and feel their energy while I m out there According to Kubler the partnership might not have happened if it wasn t for Hijikata s persistence Rinky has asked me a couple of times before but I ve always told him look I don t really play doubles I probably won t do it he said And then a month ago Rinky reached out and said look do you want to play doubles And I m getting coached by someone who coached Rinky for a lot of his teenage years I said worst case it s going to be a lot of fun we get along very well our teams are very close Then for the run we ve had the last two weeks we both definitely didn t expect this but at the same time we were just going out there and enjoying it and swinging and hitting it as hard as we can Thank God Rinky asked me because I probably would have been still there last minute trying to find someone Thank God he did that Now on the back of their major title success Kubler and Hijikata are eyeing a possible run at all four Grand Slam events in 2023 The good thing is as funny as it sounds me and Rinky can have a bit of a doubles schedule now I think we can get into all the tournaments if we enter together if we sign in together So we ve got the French Open coming up where we can play together we ve got Wimbledon the US Open if everything works out we might even get to the end of year finals It s pretty crazy also just like last year at the Australian Open Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis were able to win and hopefully we can do something similar to what they did afterwards They played a bit they won a few tournaments throughout the year and also with Max Purcell and Matt Ebden making the final last year We re just happy to be part of this Australian tennis doubles culture starting to grow again While Hijikata s next tournament is in Tasmania Kubler is now off to Brisbane for some rest and training before heading to the Middle East for some ATP tournaments With my singles I think I m ranked in the high 70s I m able to play the same schedule for singles and doubles now Kubler said I think after the third round or the fourth I think my doubles ranking went higher than my singles and I went oh no I don t know if I could handle that because I ve never seen myself as a doubles player rather than a singles player But now I m able to properly plan my singles and then enter the doubles as well And as for a name for the new partnership The Special Ks was an obvious moniker for Kokkinakis and Kyrgios but Kubler and Hijikata found it a little more difficult to settle on a name People tried I just felt we didn t have that one a nickname where you know when someone says it you go yeah that s the one Kubler said We sort of went with Team Kinky like that has a bit of a ring to it it s kind of funny but then every interview there was like The Ice Brothers and just right We said if the public run with one we ll happily just take it but I was thinking more the Team Kinky because it s a bit funny and we don t take it too seriously so that s always good Credit https www abc net au news 2023 01 29 whats next team kinky jason kubler speaks aust open doubles win 101904942
    What’s next for Team Kinky? Jason Kubler speaks after his Australian Open doubles win with Rinky Hijikata
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    What’s next for Team Kinky? Jason Kubler speaks after his Australian Open doubles win with Rinky Hijikata

    As far as Australian tennis doubles combinations go, forget the Special Ks — here comes Team Kinky.

    Unseeded pair Jason Kubler and Rinky Hijikata completed a perfect Australian Open, beating Monaco's Hugo Nys and Poland's Jan Zieliński 6-4, 7-6 (7/4) late on Saturday night at Melbourne Park.

    Their victory made it two consecutive Australian successes in the men's doubles at the first major of the year, after Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis took the title in 2022.

    Hours after waking up from the night before, Kubler spoke to ABC Radio about his amazing fortnight partnering Hijikata to a men's doubles crown, the journey to this point, what's ahead for the pair — and the struggle to find a nickname for the unlikely duo.

    Kubler said he struggled to get to bed after the triumph.

    "The problem with those late finishes is that all the adrenaline is still pumping so you're not wanting to get to sleep. I didn't get to bed until about 5 (AM AEDT), but lots of celebrating with my team and Rinky's [Hijikata] team after that, that's for sure!"

    "I was actually all right – my flight [out of Melbourne] is a bit little later today. So I went to bed around 5, 5:30 (AM) and I was able to wake up at 10:30, 11. So it wasn't too bad."

    Hijikata is straight off to a tournament in Tasmania, but Kubler has a couple of weeks off to enjoy the moment.

    Kubler has overcome a horrible run with injuries, particularly with his knees. A fourth round singles effort at Wimbledon last year saw things start to turn around, but a run to the final at Melbourne Park was not seen on the cards.

    "I actually think I need more time, it hasn't sunk in yet what me and Rinky did last night [on Rod Laver Arena].

    "The middle part of last year I had that great run at Wimbledon, and then if anyone had told me that this is how my Australian Open would have gone, I wouldn't have believed them for a second.

    "And even the summer in general, having played the United Cup [for Australia] as well. Honestly, I couldn't have wished any more from this summer. It's been so great to play in front of all the fans, and feel their energy while I'm out there.

    According to Kubler, the partnership might not have happened if it wasn't for Hijikata's persistence.

    "Rinky has asked me a couple of times before, but I've always told him 'look, I don't really play doubles, I probably won't do it'," he said.

    "And then a month ago, Rinky reached out and said 'look, do you want to play doubles?'. And I'm getting coached by someone who coached Rinky for a lot of his teenage years, I said worst case it's going to be a lot of fun, we get along very well our teams are very close.

    "Then for the run we've had the last two weeks, we both definitely didn't expect this, but at the same time we were just going out there and enjoying it, and swinging and hitting it as hard as we can.

    "Thank God Rinky asked me, because I probably would have been [still there] last minute trying to find someone. Thank God he did that!"

    Now, on the back of their major title success, Kubler and Hijikata are eyeing a possible run at all four Grand Slam events in 2023.

    "The good thing is, as funny as it sounds, me and Rinky can have a bit of a doubles schedule now. I think we can get into all the tournaments if we enter together, if we sign in together.

    "So we've got the French Open coming up where we can play together, we've got Wimbledon, the US Open —if everything works out we might even get to the end of year finals.

    "It's pretty crazy, also, just like last year at the Australian Open Nick [Kyrgios] and Thanasi [Kokkinakis] were able to win, and hopefully we can do something similar to what they did [afterwards].

    "They played a bit, they won a few tournaments throughout the year and also with Max Purcell and Matt Ebden making the final last year.

    "We're just happy to be part of this Australian tennis doubles culture starting to grow again."

    While Hijikata's next tournament is in Tasmania, Kubler is now off to Brisbane for some rest and training before heading to the Middle East for some ATP tournaments.

    "With my singles, I think I'm [ranked] in the high 70s – I'm able to play the same schedule for singles and doubles now," Kubler said.

    "I think [after] the third round or the fourth I think my doubles ranking went higher than my singles and I went 'oh no!' – I don't know if I could handle that because I've never seen myself as a doubles player rather than a singles player. But now I'm able to properly plan my singles and then enter the doubles as well."

    And as for a name for the new partnership?

    The "Special Ks" was an obvious moniker for Kokkinakis and Kyrgios, but Kubler and Hijikata found it a little more difficult to settle on a name.

    "[People] tried … I just felt we didn't have that one [a nickname] where you know when someone says it you go 'yeah, that's the one'," Kubler said.

    "We sort of went with Team Kinky, like that has a bit of a ring to it, it's kind of funny … but then every interview there was like "The Ice Brothers", and "just right".

    "We said if the public run with one, we'll happily just take it, but I was thinking more the Team Kinky because it's a bit funny and we don't take it too seriously, so that's always good."

    Credit: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-01-29/whats-next-team-kinky-jason-kubler-speaks-aust-open-doubles-win/101904942

  •  Following a double OT loss to the lowly Houston Rockets on Dec 5 the Philadelphia 76ers were a 500 ball club Doc Rivers Joel Embiid and James Harden all had that sad whiny look on their faces as if you just told a 3 year old no Skip ahead nearly two months and 24 games and they re 32 16 and a game back of Boston in the loss column for first place in the East Those distressed expressions are still there but that s just how Doc James and Joel look The Sixers are 20 4 in the past couple dozen outings and now have our full attention after beating the best team in the West Nikola Joki and the Denver Nuggets Philly rallied back from first half deficit and outscored the Nuggets 68 46 in the final two quarters to pull out a 126 119 win Embiid approached the matchup with the reigning back to back MVP as you d expect While the Joker s final line was good by most standards 24 9 and 8 is child s play when the competition goes for 47 18 and 6 Embiid is once again leading the league NBA in points per game and you d think more people would notice considering he s 7 feet 280 pounds I understand that Joki can make a meal worthy of a 3 star Michelin restaurant out of squirrels and bark It s cool The passing is infectious all that It s just I ve never seen a center score in as many ways as Embiid Vivid colors and deep blacksIt s Oscar season which means it s time to binge all the nominations before the big day Why not enjoy these pieces of art on a new TV from our friends at Samsung JoJo has everything in his offensive repertoire short of a sky hook and a Dream Shake which are other guys signature moves Every big man has something Shaq O Neal savaged anyone who stepped in the paint Timmy Duncan would kill you with bank shots and fundamentals Even Joki has a little one legged fadeaway and those low post touch shots that he relies on Embiid doesn t rely on anything but his teammates feeding him the ball Think about it He never really repeats the same move The 120 pack of Crayola colors is his thing It s reached a point offensively where he goes through his bag like there s an XP bonus for combo variations completed in a game The scouting report on Embiid is to hope he shoots threes and long twos Well he s only attempting three shots from deep per night and is hitting 56 percent of everything he puts up inside the arc Joki is such an anomaly that analytics folks obsess over him and overlook the other precious metal in the room Adamantium may not have as many uses as vibranium but it s still fucking sharp as shit Plus adamantium might be able to cut through vibranium according to a cursory Google search I just did but it was unclear and I don t have time to go down that rabbit hole I also don t have time to explain why I compared Embiid to adamantium and not vibranium even though the latter and the center are both from Africa so I m going to move on The Sixers over campaigned a year ago and it turned off voters Clearly the route is to let the organization do the promotion and have the player give team first quotes to the media Act like you don t care about anything but the team Or anything During the Nuggets 76ers broadcast Saturday the ABC crew said Joki was at the track when he was announced as an all star starter an honor Embiid did not get this year Morey came to his big man s defense and of course he just overdid it I don t understand how the shameless Boston media prevented Embiid from being voted in as a starter but that was the line argued by the Philly GM We re looking for more sympathetic underdog than petty child Basketball fans also are on a I have to see it basis with Harden and nobody wants to hear a word out of him until after a few series wins in May and June Keep the banners and hashtags in a drawer and continue to go to work If Embiid wants to win it go out there and grab the No 1 overall seed Win another 20 of 24 Keep quietly dominating because it will get noticed Some Denver fans can t even watch Joki because he s buried behind a local TV deal dispute and a cloud of weed smoke and he still won twice Every single person in here is already staring at you Joel You don t have to eye fuck everybody who catches your gaze Credit https deadspin com joel embiid philadelphia 76ers nikola jokic denver 1850045996
    Joel Embiid wants all of Nikola Jokić’s smoke
     Following a double OT loss to the lowly Houston Rockets on Dec 5 the Philadelphia 76ers were a 500 ball club Doc Rivers Joel Embiid and James Harden all had that sad whiny look on their faces as if you just told a 3 year old no Skip ahead nearly two months and 24 games and they re 32 16 and a game back of Boston in the loss column for first place in the East Those distressed expressions are still there but that s just how Doc James and Joel look The Sixers are 20 4 in the past couple dozen outings and now have our full attention after beating the best team in the West Nikola Joki and the Denver Nuggets Philly rallied back from first half deficit and outscored the Nuggets 68 46 in the final two quarters to pull out a 126 119 win Embiid approached the matchup with the reigning back to back MVP as you d expect While the Joker s final line was good by most standards 24 9 and 8 is child s play when the competition goes for 47 18 and 6 Embiid is once again leading the league NBA in points per game and you d think more people would notice considering he s 7 feet 280 pounds I understand that Joki can make a meal worthy of a 3 star Michelin restaurant out of squirrels and bark It s cool The passing is infectious all that It s just I ve never seen a center score in as many ways as Embiid Vivid colors and deep blacksIt s Oscar season which means it s time to binge all the nominations before the big day Why not enjoy these pieces of art on a new TV from our friends at Samsung JoJo has everything in his offensive repertoire short of a sky hook and a Dream Shake which are other guys signature moves Every big man has something Shaq O Neal savaged anyone who stepped in the paint Timmy Duncan would kill you with bank shots and fundamentals Even Joki has a little one legged fadeaway and those low post touch shots that he relies on Embiid doesn t rely on anything but his teammates feeding him the ball Think about it He never really repeats the same move The 120 pack of Crayola colors is his thing It s reached a point offensively where he goes through his bag like there s an XP bonus for combo variations completed in a game The scouting report on Embiid is to hope he shoots threes and long twos Well he s only attempting three shots from deep per night and is hitting 56 percent of everything he puts up inside the arc Joki is such an anomaly that analytics folks obsess over him and overlook the other precious metal in the room Adamantium may not have as many uses as vibranium but it s still fucking sharp as shit Plus adamantium might be able to cut through vibranium according to a cursory Google search I just did but it was unclear and I don t have time to go down that rabbit hole I also don t have time to explain why I compared Embiid to adamantium and not vibranium even though the latter and the center are both from Africa so I m going to move on The Sixers over campaigned a year ago and it turned off voters Clearly the route is to let the organization do the promotion and have the player give team first quotes to the media Act like you don t care about anything but the team Or anything During the Nuggets 76ers broadcast Saturday the ABC crew said Joki was at the track when he was announced as an all star starter an honor Embiid did not get this year Morey came to his big man s defense and of course he just overdid it I don t understand how the shameless Boston media prevented Embiid from being voted in as a starter but that was the line argued by the Philly GM We re looking for more sympathetic underdog than petty child Basketball fans also are on a I have to see it basis with Harden and nobody wants to hear a word out of him until after a few series wins in May and June Keep the banners and hashtags in a drawer and continue to go to work If Embiid wants to win it go out there and grab the No 1 overall seed Win another 20 of 24 Keep quietly dominating because it will get noticed Some Denver fans can t even watch Joki because he s buried behind a local TV deal dispute and a cloud of weed smoke and he still won twice Every single person in here is already staring at you Joel You don t have to eye fuck everybody who catches your gaze Credit https deadspin com joel embiid philadelphia 76ers nikola jokic denver 1850045996
    Joel Embiid wants all of Nikola Jokić’s smoke
    Foreign14 hours ago

    Joel Embiid wants all of Nikola Jokić’s smoke

    Following a double OT loss to the lowly Houston Rockets on Dec. 5, the Philadelphia 76ers were a .500 ball club. Doc Rivers, Joel Embiid, and James Harden all had that sad, whiny look on their faces as if you just told a 3-year-old no. Skip ahead nearly two months and 24 games, and they’re 32-16 and a game back of Boston in the loss column for first place in the East. Those distressed expressions are still there, but that’s just how Doc, James, and Joel look.

    The Sixers are 20-4 in the past couple dozen outings, and now have our full attention after beating the best team in the West: Nikola Jokić and the Denver Nuggets. Philly rallied back from first-half deficit and outscored the Nuggets 68-46 in the final two quarters to pull out a 126-119 win.

    Embiid approached the matchup with the reigning back-to-back MVP as you’d expect. While the Joker’s final line was good by most standards, 24, 9, and 8 is child’s play when the competition goes for 47, 18, and 6. Embiid is once again leading the league NBA in points per game, and you’d think more people would notice considering he’s 7-feet, 280-pounds.

    I understand that Jokić can make a meal worthy of a 3-star Michelin restaurant out of squirrels and bark. It’s cool. The passing is infectious, all that. It’s just… I’ve never seen a center score in as many ways as Embiid.

    Vivid colors and deep blacksIt’s Oscar season which means it’s time to binge all the nominations before the big day. Why not enjoy these pieces of art on a new TV from our friends at Samsung?

    JoJo has everything in his offensive repertoire short of a sky hook and a Dream Shake — which are other guys’ signature moves. Every big man has something. Shaq O’Neal savaged anyone who stepped in the paint. Timmy Duncan would kill you with bank shots and fundamentals. Even Jokić has a little one-legged fadeaway and those low-post touch shots that he relies on.

    Embiid doesn’t rely on anything but his teammates feeding him the ball. Think about it. He never really repeats the same move. The 120-pack of Crayola colors is his thing. It’s reached a point offensively where he goes through his bag like there’s an XP bonus for combo variations completed in a game.

    The scouting report on Embiid is to hope he shoots threes and long twos. Well, he’s only attempting three shots from deep per night, and is hitting 56 percent of everything he puts up inside the arc. Jokić is such an anomaly that analytics folks obsess over him, and overlook the other precious metal in the room.

    Adamantium may not have as many uses as vibranium, but it’s still fucking sharp as shit. Plus, adamantium might be able to cut through vibranium, according to a cursory Google search I just did, but it was unclear, and I don’t have time to go down that rabbit hole. I also don’t have time to explain why I compared Embiid to adamantium and not vibranium even though the latter and the center are both from Africa so I’m going to move on.

    The Sixers over-campaigned a year ago and it turned off voters. Clearly the route is to let the organization do the promotion and have the player give team-first quotes to the media. Act like you don’t care about anything but the team. Or anything. During the Nuggets-76ers broadcast Saturday, the ABC crew said Jokić was at the track when he was announced as an all-star starter — an honor Embiid did not get this year.

    Morey came to his big man’s defense, and of course he just overdid it. I don’t understand how the “shameless Boston media” prevented Embiid from being voted in as a starter, but that was the line argued by the Philly GM. We’re looking for more “sympathetic underdog” than “petty child.”

    Basketball fans also are on a “I have to see it” basis with Harden, and nobody wants to hear a word out of him until after a few series wins in May and June.

    Keep the banners and hashtags in a drawer and continue to go to work. If Embiid wants to win it, go out there and grab the No. 1 overall seed. Win another 20 of 24. Keep quietly dominating because it will get noticed. Some Denver fans can’t even watch Jokić because he’s buried behind a local TV deal dispute and a cloud of weed smoke, and he still won — twice.

    Every single person in here is already staring at you, Joel. You don’t have to eye fuck everybody who catches your gaze.

    Credit: https://deadspin.com/joel-embiid-philadelphia-76ers-nikola-jokic-denver-1850045996

  •  The question of what constitutes a rivalry was a popular topic Saturday afternoon in Brooklyn It cropped up because for one of the few times since the Nets and Knicks began plying their trades within the confines of New York s five boroughs both teams hold winning records Since the Nets moved to Brooklyn for the 2012 13 season the teams produced winning records in the same season twice and it occurred nine seasons apart In 2012 13 the Knicks won their first division title since 1994 double check and 54 games while the Nets recovered from a slow start and won 49 games before bowing out in Game 7 against Tom Thibodeau s Chicago Bulls resulting in a trade of multiple draft picks to the Celtics to acquire an aging Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce Two seasons ago the Nets formed their Big Three of Kyrie Irving Kevin Durant and James Harden and won 48 times during a 72 game season At the same time the Knicks surged late and won 41 times thanks to a career season by Julius Randle If the NBA calls it rivalry week then it s a rivalry Irving said after scoring 21 of his 32 in the fourth quarter of a nationally televised game as part of ABC s tripleheader For me I love beating the Knicks and playing against them but all in all it s just about the objective and that s to win the ballgame Irving said Nothing personal Only it may not be as simple in the minds of Thibodeau and Jacque Vaughn Thibodeau had front row seats as an assistant with the 1990s Knicks when they faced the Miami Heat in the 1997 1998 1999 and 2000 postseasons in series that presented the physical nature of a rivalry defined I think from a proximity standpoint you can say that Thibodeau said when posed the question of the rivalry in between numerous questions about owner James Dolan s recent media tour were rivals Probably it will take a playoff series something like that Usually you need both teams to be really good And hopefully we can get there Now see I can remember that as a kid That s a rivalry that s generational Vaughn said I grew up Sundays going to church couldn t wait to get back home to see the Lakers play Boston That s a rivalry that I remember to this day that still exists There s history As for a playoff series it is not quite ready to be discussed since the latest inability to beat the Nets left the Knicks in seventh and 1 1 2 games behind Miami So any talk about the teams playing their first series since the 2004 Nets swept the 39 win Knicks in the first round will cool down at least until it becomes a possibility So I think overall being able to enjoy the competition Nets coach Jacque Vaughn who noted before the game he felt Celtics Lakers were more of a rivalry due to their 12 meetings in the NBA finals I think it s pretty cool I think you got a little bragging rights between the two teams and good competition As for what may be a rivalry Islanders Rangers is considered a rivalry by networks but with the playoff criteria coming into play maybe it is not since the last playoff series was a dominant first round sweep by the Rangers en route to their 1994 Stanley Cup Even with other cities it is hard to define a rivalry based on the playoff series criteria While the Nets have faced the Celtics in each of the past two postseasons and are struggling to beat them lately the Knicks last faced them in a postseason series in the first round in 1990 Same thing with the Knicks and Philadelphia The Nets have plenty to be rivals about with Philadelphia since they lost to them in five in the first round before signing Durant and Irving in 2019 but the Knicks last faced the Sixers in a three game sweep of the 1989 first round before their first of five postseason losses to the Jordan era Chicago Bulls Perhaps a rivalry is more of a baseball thing given there are 162 games and teams like the Yankees and Red Sox faced off 19 times in every season except 2020 from 2001 through last year Since the Knicks and Nets began occupying the same city 41 of their 219 regular season meetings have been played within the city limits Since that time the following coaches have given their view on the topic Avery Johnson P J Carlesimo Jason Kidd Lionel Hollins Tony Brown Kenny Atkinson Steve Nash and Vaughn for the Nets along with Mike Woodson Derek Fisher Kurt Rambis Jeff Hornacek David Fizdale Mike Miller and Thibodeau Yeah I lean more in that direction of it is needing meaningful games Vaughn said We need to grow more and have some more meaningful games before it gets to that level Credit https www forbes com sites larryfleisher 2023 01 29 is knicks nets a rivalry the answer may be murky
    Is Knicks-Nets A Rivalry? The Answer May Be Murky
     The question of what constitutes a rivalry was a popular topic Saturday afternoon in Brooklyn It cropped up because for one of the few times since the Nets and Knicks began plying their trades within the confines of New York s five boroughs both teams hold winning records Since the Nets moved to Brooklyn for the 2012 13 season the teams produced winning records in the same season twice and it occurred nine seasons apart In 2012 13 the Knicks won their first division title since 1994 double check and 54 games while the Nets recovered from a slow start and won 49 games before bowing out in Game 7 against Tom Thibodeau s Chicago Bulls resulting in a trade of multiple draft picks to the Celtics to acquire an aging Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce Two seasons ago the Nets formed their Big Three of Kyrie Irving Kevin Durant and James Harden and won 48 times during a 72 game season At the same time the Knicks surged late and won 41 times thanks to a career season by Julius Randle If the NBA calls it rivalry week then it s a rivalry Irving said after scoring 21 of his 32 in the fourth quarter of a nationally televised game as part of ABC s tripleheader For me I love beating the Knicks and playing against them but all in all it s just about the objective and that s to win the ballgame Irving said Nothing personal Only it may not be as simple in the minds of Thibodeau and Jacque Vaughn Thibodeau had front row seats as an assistant with the 1990s Knicks when they faced the Miami Heat in the 1997 1998 1999 and 2000 postseasons in series that presented the physical nature of a rivalry defined I think from a proximity standpoint you can say that Thibodeau said when posed the question of the rivalry in between numerous questions about owner James Dolan s recent media tour were rivals Probably it will take a playoff series something like that Usually you need both teams to be really good And hopefully we can get there Now see I can remember that as a kid That s a rivalry that s generational Vaughn said I grew up Sundays going to church couldn t wait to get back home to see the Lakers play Boston That s a rivalry that I remember to this day that still exists There s history As for a playoff series it is not quite ready to be discussed since the latest inability to beat the Nets left the Knicks in seventh and 1 1 2 games behind Miami So any talk about the teams playing their first series since the 2004 Nets swept the 39 win Knicks in the first round will cool down at least until it becomes a possibility So I think overall being able to enjoy the competition Nets coach Jacque Vaughn who noted before the game he felt Celtics Lakers were more of a rivalry due to their 12 meetings in the NBA finals I think it s pretty cool I think you got a little bragging rights between the two teams and good competition As for what may be a rivalry Islanders Rangers is considered a rivalry by networks but with the playoff criteria coming into play maybe it is not since the last playoff series was a dominant first round sweep by the Rangers en route to their 1994 Stanley Cup Even with other cities it is hard to define a rivalry based on the playoff series criteria While the Nets have faced the Celtics in each of the past two postseasons and are struggling to beat them lately the Knicks last faced them in a postseason series in the first round in 1990 Same thing with the Knicks and Philadelphia The Nets have plenty to be rivals about with Philadelphia since they lost to them in five in the first round before signing Durant and Irving in 2019 but the Knicks last faced the Sixers in a three game sweep of the 1989 first round before their first of five postseason losses to the Jordan era Chicago Bulls Perhaps a rivalry is more of a baseball thing given there are 162 games and teams like the Yankees and Red Sox faced off 19 times in every season except 2020 from 2001 through last year Since the Knicks and Nets began occupying the same city 41 of their 219 regular season meetings have been played within the city limits Since that time the following coaches have given their view on the topic Avery Johnson P J Carlesimo Jason Kidd Lionel Hollins Tony Brown Kenny Atkinson Steve Nash and Vaughn for the Nets along with Mike Woodson Derek Fisher Kurt Rambis Jeff Hornacek David Fizdale Mike Miller and Thibodeau Yeah I lean more in that direction of it is needing meaningful games Vaughn said We need to grow more and have some more meaningful games before it gets to that level Credit https www forbes com sites larryfleisher 2023 01 29 is knicks nets a rivalry the answer may be murky
    Is Knicks-Nets A Rivalry? The Answer May Be Murky
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    Is Knicks-Nets A Rivalry? The Answer May Be Murky

    The question of what constitutes a rivalry was a popular topic Saturday afternoon in Brooklyn. It cropped up because for one of the few times since the Nets and Knicks began plying their trades within the confines of New York’s five boroughs, both teams hold winning records.

    Since the Nets moved to Brooklyn for the 2012-13 season, the teams produced winning records in the same season twice and it occurred nine seasons apart.

    In 2012-13, the Knicks won their first division title since 1994 (double check) and 54 games while the Nets recovered from a slow start and won 49 games before bowing out in Game 7 against Tom Thibodeau’s Chicago Bulls, resulting in a trade of multiple draft picks to the Celtics to acquire an aging Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce.

    Two seasons ago, the Nets formed their Big Three of Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and James Harden and won 48 times during a 72-game season. At the same time, the Knicks surged late and won 41 times thanks to a career season by Julius Randle.

    “If the NBA calls it rivalry week, then it's a rivalry," Irving said after scoring 21 of his 32 in the fourth quarter of a nationally televised game as part of ABC’’s tripleheader.

    "For me, I love beating the Knicks and playing against them, but all in all, it's just about the objective and that's to win the ballgame," Irving said. "Nothing personal."

    Only it may not be as simple in the minds of Thibodeau and Jacque Vaughn. Thibodeau had front row seats as an assistant with the 1990s Knicks when they faced the Miami Heat in the 1997, 1998,1999 and 2000 postseasons in series that presented the physical nature of a rivalry defined.

    “I think from a proximity standpoint, you can say that,” Thibodeau said when posed the question of the rivalry in between numerous questions about owner James Dolan’s recent media tour. were rivals. “Probably (it will take) a playoff series, something like that. Usually, you need both teams to be really good. And hopefully, we can get there.”

    “Now, see, I can remember that as a kid. That’s a rivalry that’s generational,” Vaughn said. “I grew up Sundays going to church, couldn’t wait to get back home to see the Lakers play Boston. That’s a rivalry that I remember to this day, that still exists. There’s history.”

    As for a playoff series, it is not quite ready to be discussed since the latest inability to beat the Nets left the Knicks in seventh and 1 1/2 games behind Miami. So, any talk about the teams playing their first series since the 2004 Nets swept the 39-win Knicks in the first round will cool down at least until it becomes a possibility.

    “So, I think overall, being able to enjoy the competition,” Nets coach Jacque Vaughn, who noted before the game he felt Celtics-Lakers were more of a rivalry due to their 12 meetings in the NBA finals. “I think it’s pretty cool. I think you got a little bragging rights between the two teams and good competition.”

    As for what may be a rivalry, Islanders-Rangers is considered a rivalry by networks but with the playoff criteria coming into play, maybe it is not since the last playoff series was a dominant first-round sweep by the Rangers en route to their 1994 Stanley Cup.

    Even with other cities it is hard to define a rivalry based on the playoff series criteria.

    While the Nets have faced the Celtics in each of the past two postseasons and are struggling to beat them lately, the Knicks last faced them in a postseason series in the first round in 1990.

    Same thing with the Knicks and Philadelphia. The Nets have plenty to be rivals about with Philadelphia since they lost to them in five in the first round before signing Durant and Irving in 2019 but the Knicks last faced the Sixers in a three-game sweep of the 1989 first-round before their first of five postseason losses to the Jordan-era Chicago Bulls.

    Perhaps a rivalry is more of a baseball thing given there are 162 games and teams like the Yankees and Red Sox faced off 19 times in every season except 2020 from 2001 through last year.

    Since the Knicks and Nets began occupying the same city, 41 of their 219 regular-season meetings have been played within the city limits.

    Since that time, the following coaches have given their view on the topic: Avery Johnson, P.J. Carlesimo, Jason Kidd, Lionel Hollins, Tony Brown, Kenny Atkinson, Steve Nash and Vaughn for the Nets along with Mike Woodson, Derek Fisher, Kurt Rambis, Jeff Hornacek, David Fizdale, Mike Miller and Thibodeau.

    “Yeah, I lean more in that direction of [it is needing] meaningful games,” Vaughn said. “We need to grow more and have some more meaningful games before it gets to that level.”

    Credit: https://www.forbes.com/sites/larryfleisher/2023/01/29/is-knicks-nets-a-rivalry-the-answer-may-be-murky/

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  •  The first thing the video captures Tyre Nichols saying to police are four simple words I didn t do anything It didn t matter In minutes police yanked him from his car threw him to the ground attempted to Tase him and threatened to knock him out They gave him non sensical commands the journalist Wesley Lowery noted yelling at him to lie on the ground when he was already there I m just trying to get home Nichols said When Nichols escaped and ran away more officers chased him down tackled him and then proceeded to kick him in the head punch him in the face and hit him with a baton As he struggled to sit up officers and medical personnel stood around declining to give him any kind of medical attention Even after being warned for days that the video of Nichols was gruesome the images released Friday evening were horrifying It s as bad as it was described Charles Ramsey the former Philadelphia commissioner said on CNN shortly after the videos aired live on the network An audio less birds eye view of a police camera on a lightpole provided the fullest and most gruesome angle of the incident It showed how Nichols 29 was swarmed by police and helpless as he was brutally beaten by them images that will be forever seared into the American conscience The videos show how gruesome it is how appalling it is Benjamin Crump the civil rights attorney who is representing Nichols s family said on CNN Friday But they also show how unnecessary this was That Tyre Nichols was killed in this manner They did not know the character of the person who they were brutalizing They did not know that he was such an outstanding citizen Rodney Wells Nichols s stepfather told ABC I guess they always are dealing with criminals or whatever But they did not know that Tyre had such a beloved following so to speak Joe Biden was also swift in condemning the video Friday and called for peaceful protest Like so many I was outraged and deeply pained to see the horrific video of the beating that resulted in Tyre Nichols s death he said in a statement It is yet another painful reminder of the profound fear and trauma the pain and the exhaustion that Black and Brown Americans experience every single day Tyre Nichols should have made it home to his family vice president Kamala Harris said in a statement The footage and images released tonight will forever be seared in our memories and they open wounds that will never fully heal She also called on Congress to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act a police reform bill for which there was once a glimmer of bipartisan support that has now faded The decision to release the video on Friday was itself significant In other police brutality cases prosecutors and police departments will often stonewall the release of video that shows police in a bad light Charges against officers if they come at all can take a long time In Memphis the city released it 20 days after the incident fired the five police officers involved and has already charged them with murder This is now the blueprint for all these other police forces around the country Crump said on CNN Now they can t tell us it takes this long to investigate When those five Black officers in Memphis Tennessee were caught killing Tyre Nichols they moved swiftly Credit https www theguardian com us news 2023 jan 27 shock horror reaction tyre nichols death video
    outpouring of shock and horror over Tyre Nichols’s video
     The first thing the video captures Tyre Nichols saying to police are four simple words I didn t do anything It didn t matter In minutes police yanked him from his car threw him to the ground attempted to Tase him and threatened to knock him out They gave him non sensical commands the journalist Wesley Lowery noted yelling at him to lie on the ground when he was already there I m just trying to get home Nichols said When Nichols escaped and ran away more officers chased him down tackled him and then proceeded to kick him in the head punch him in the face and hit him with a baton As he struggled to sit up officers and medical personnel stood around declining to give him any kind of medical attention Even after being warned for days that the video of Nichols was gruesome the images released Friday evening were horrifying It s as bad as it was described Charles Ramsey the former Philadelphia commissioner said on CNN shortly after the videos aired live on the network An audio less birds eye view of a police camera on a lightpole provided the fullest and most gruesome angle of the incident It showed how Nichols 29 was swarmed by police and helpless as he was brutally beaten by them images that will be forever seared into the American conscience The videos show how gruesome it is how appalling it is Benjamin Crump the civil rights attorney who is representing Nichols s family said on CNN Friday But they also show how unnecessary this was That Tyre Nichols was killed in this manner They did not know the character of the person who they were brutalizing They did not know that he was such an outstanding citizen Rodney Wells Nichols s stepfather told ABC I guess they always are dealing with criminals or whatever But they did not know that Tyre had such a beloved following so to speak Joe Biden was also swift in condemning the video Friday and called for peaceful protest Like so many I was outraged and deeply pained to see the horrific video of the beating that resulted in Tyre Nichols s death he said in a statement It is yet another painful reminder of the profound fear and trauma the pain and the exhaustion that Black and Brown Americans experience every single day Tyre Nichols should have made it home to his family vice president Kamala Harris said in a statement The footage and images released tonight will forever be seared in our memories and they open wounds that will never fully heal She also called on Congress to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act a police reform bill for which there was once a glimmer of bipartisan support that has now faded The decision to release the video on Friday was itself significant In other police brutality cases prosecutors and police departments will often stonewall the release of video that shows police in a bad light Charges against officers if they come at all can take a long time In Memphis the city released it 20 days after the incident fired the five police officers involved and has already charged them with murder This is now the blueprint for all these other police forces around the country Crump said on CNN Now they can t tell us it takes this long to investigate When those five Black officers in Memphis Tennessee were caught killing Tyre Nichols they moved swiftly Credit https www theguardian com us news 2023 jan 27 shock horror reaction tyre nichols death video
    outpouring of shock and horror over Tyre Nichols’s video
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    outpouring of shock and horror over Tyre Nichols’s video

    The first thing the video captures Tyre Nichols saying to police are four simple words: “I didn’t do anything.”

    It didn’t matter. In minutes, police yanked him from his car, threw him to the ground, attempted to Tase him, and threatened to knock him out. They gave him non-sensical commands, the journalist Wesley Lowery noted, yelling at him to lie on the ground when he was already there. “I’m just trying to get home,” Nichols said.

    When Nichols escaped and ran away, more officers chased him down, tackled him and then proceeded to kick him in the head, punch him in the face, and hit him with a baton. As he struggled to sit up, officers and medical personnel stood around, declining to give him any kind of medical attention.

    Even after being warned for days that the video of Nichols was gruesome, the images released Friday evening were horrifying. “It’s as bad as it was described,” Charles Ramsey, the former Philadelphia commissioner, said on CNN shortly after the videos aired live on the network.

    An audio-less birds-eye view of a police camera on a lightpole provided the fullest, and most gruesome, angle of the incident. It showed how Nichols, 29, was swarmed by police and helpless as he was brutally beaten by them – images that will be forever seared into the American conscience.

    The videos show “how gruesome it is, how appalling it is”, Benjamin Crump, the civil rights attorney who is representing Nichols’s family, said on CNN Friday. But they also show “how unnecessary this was. That Tyre Nichols was killed in this manner.”

    “They did not know the character of the person who they were brutalizing. They did not know that he was such an outstanding citizen,” Rodney Wells, Nichols’s stepfather, told ABC. “I guess they always are dealing with criminals or whatever. But they did not know that Tyre had such a beloved following, so to speak.”

    Joe Biden was also swift in condemning the video Friday and called for peaceful protest. “Like so many, I was outraged and deeply pained to see the horrific video of the beating that resulted in Tyre Nichols’s death,” he said in a statement. “It is yet another painful reminder of the profound fear and trauma, the pain, and the exhaustion that Black and Brown Americans experience every single day.”

    “Tyre Nichols should have made it home to his family,” vice-president Kamala Harris said in a statement. “The footage and images released tonight will forever be seared in our memories, and they open wounds that will never fully heal.” She also called on Congress to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, a police reform bill for which there was once a glimmer of bipartisan support that has now faded.

    The decision to release the video on Friday was itself significant. In other police brutality cases, prosecutors and police departments will often stonewall the release of video that shows police in a bad light. Charges against officers, if they come at all, can take a long time. In Memphis, the city released it 20 days after the incident, fired the five police officers involved, and has already charged them with murder.

    “This is now the blueprint for all these other police forces around the country,” Crump said on CNN. “Now, they can’t tell us it takes this long to investigate. When those five Black officers in Memphis, Tennessee, were caught killing Tyre Nichols, they moved swiftly.”

    Credit: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/jan/27/shock-horror-reaction-tyre-nichols-death-video

  •  Memphis Police Chief Cerelyn CJ Davis said video of the Jan 7 traffic stop that allegedly led to Tyre Nichols death left her horrified disgusted sad and confused In my 36 years I would have to say I don t think I ve ever been more horrified and disgusted sad and to some degree confused Davis told ABC News George Stephanopoulos during an interview Friday on Good Morning America As we continue to try to build trust with our community this is a very very heavy cross to bear not just for our department but for departments across the country she added Building trust is a day by day interaction between every traffic stop every encounter with the community We all have to be responsible for that and it s going to be difficult in the days to come Nichols 29 died in a hospital three days after a confrontation with police during a traffic stop in Memphis on Jan 7 Video of the incident comprised of footage from the city s surveillance cameras and the former officers body worn cameras has yet to be made public but is expected to be released on Friday evening There was much discussion about when an appropriate time for the video to be released Davis told ABC News We felt that Friday would be better We re taking under consideration the reaction of the community that could potentially take place and ensuring that our schools you know are out most business folks would be on the way home Authorities have warned law enforcement agencies of the reaction that may transpire when the footage is released and Memphis is not the only city on alert In Washington D C the Metropolitan Police Department said Thursday that it has fully activated all sworn personnel in preparation for possible First Amendment activities The United States Capitol Police charged with protecting Congress is also taking steps to boost security ahead of the video release a source briefed on the agency s plans told ABC News on Friday In New York City Mayor Eric Adams told a local radio station on Friday it is imperative that New Yorkers exercise their right to free speech in a very peaceful way and that is what we are expecting from the city Meanwhile the Philadelphia Police Department said Friday that it is closely monitoring the situation in Memphis and is working with our stakeholders to ensure that we have ample staffing on hand in order to provide for the safety and First Amendment rights of demonstrators residents and visitors Last week the Memphis Police Department fired five officers Tadarrius Bean Demetrius Haley Emmitt Martin III Desmond Mills Jr and Justin Smith in connection with Nichols death All five men were arrested on Thursday and each charged with several felonies including second degree murder aggravated kidnapping aggravated assault official misconduct and official oppression according to online jail records for Tennessee s Shelby County and a press release from the Shelby County District Attorney s Office Even though this is a very very difficult video to watch it was never a thought that we would not release this video Davis noted We wanted to make sure that it wasn t released too prematurely because we wanted to ensure that the DA s office the TBI and also the FBI had an opportunity to cross some of the hurdles that they had to in their investigation And we re sort of at a point now that the DA has made his statements in reference to charges of these officers that this is a safe time for us to release the video When pressed on why the video left her confused the police chief told ABC News that it was just in the level of aggression and response to what had occurred in this traffic stop and is still very unclear you know as to the real reason for the stop in the first place Nichols was arrested in Memphis on the evening of Jan 7 after officers attempted to make a traffic stop for reckless driving near the area of Raines Road and Ross Road according to separate press releases from the Memphis Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation A confrontation unfolded as the officers approached Nichols who ran away Another confrontation occurred when the officers pursued Nichols and ultimately apprehended him police said After the incident Nichols complained of having a shortness of breath and was transported by ambulance to Memphis St Francis Hospital in critical condition according to police Due to Nichols condition the Shelby County District Attorney s Office was contacted and TBI special agents were subsequently requested to conduct a use of force investigation according to the TBI Nichols succumbed to his injuries on Jan 10 the TBI said Local state and federal authorities continue to investigate the Jan 7 traffic stop and Nichols death According to a preliminary independent autopsy commissioned by Nichols family and released by their lawyers he suffered from extensive bleeding caused by a severe beating Neither the independent autopsy report nor official autopsy report have been publicly released When asked what went wrong that fateful day the police chief told ABC News that she thinks there were several gaps that took place I m just going to be honest anytime we have officers that are working in various types of units and our police department along with departments around the country have specialized units it s just important to make sure that there are supervisors that are where they re supposed to be during these types of operations Davis added You know individuals that are the right people that are in place that will act appropriately when these types of incidents occur I believe there was a sense of group think in the mentality of what was happening she said and it s just very unfortunate that nobody stepped forward to say enough Davis also noted that the stop itself was very questionable and investigators have been unable to verify the reckless driving allegation Bean Haley Martin Mills and Smith were part of the SCORPION Unit an acronym for Street Crimes Operation to Restore Peace In Our Neighborhoods launched in 2021 by the Memphis Police Department The goal of the unit was created to address violent crimes in the city in a 50 person unit that operates seven days a week According to the Memphis Police Department the five former officers violated policies for use of force duty to intervene and duty to render aid Other officers are under investigation for department violations as well The police chief told ABC News that she is not aware of any prior criminal records for Bean Haley Martin Mills or Smith All five were booked into Shelby County Jail on Thursday Bonds were set at 350 000 for Martin and Haley and 250 000 for Bean Mills and Smith according to a press release from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation As of early Friday morning online jail records show Bean Martin Mills and Smith have since been released after posting bond Records show Haley is the only one still in custody though it appears he has posted bond Mills lawyer Blake Ballin and the attorney for Martin William Massey told reporters on Thursday that they have not yet seen video of the Jan 7 incident but they said their clients were devastated about the charges and will be pleading not guilty Although there have been no public announcement of other defense attorneys representing the officers Ballin and Massey told reporters that all former officers are currently represented Shelby County District Attorney Steve Mulroy joined by TBI Director David Rausch and other members of the state agency held a press conference on Thursday afternoon to officially announce the charges against the five former officers Nothing we do today or did today precludes the addition of any further charges regarding any of the people involved Mulroy told reporters Earlier this week Nichols stepfather Rodney Wells told ABC News that the family is seeking a first degree murder charge But Mulroy said Thursday that he had met with the family about the charges brought and expedited the investigation The TBI director described the Jan 7 incident as absolutely appalling Let me be clear what happened here does not at all reflect proper policing Rausch told reporters This was wrong This was criminal Nichols family and their lawyers have already seen video of the incident One of the family s attorneys Ben Crump told ABC News that the footage was tragic and so difficult to watch describing Nichols as a gentle soul Even while he s being brutalized you still see the humanity in Tyre that he was a good kid Crump said during an interview Thursday night on ABC News Live Prime It s just troubling on so many levels that they continue to escalate They never de escalate And it s just heart wrenching at the end where you know he calls for his mother three times I mean heart wrenching cries for his mother And then he never says another word again Crump said Nichols family is relieved that the officers were terminated in a swift manner and also thankful that the charges were brought today What I found is in my almost 25 years of doing this civil rights work in America it is not the race of the police officer that is the determining factor of whether they are going to engage in excessive use of force he added But it is the race of the citizen and oftentimes it s Black and brown citizens who bear the brunt of this police brutality We don t see our white brothers and sisters who are unarmed encounter this type of excessive force at the hands of police ABC News Luke Barr Nakylah Carter Armando Garcia Ahmad Hemingway Whitney Lloyd Josh Margolin Mark Osborne Ben Siegel and Stephanie Wash contributed to this report Credit https abcnews go com US memphis police chief video tyre nichols traffic stop story id 96712952
    Memphis police chief ‘horrified’ at Tyre Nichols video, set to be released today
     Memphis Police Chief Cerelyn CJ Davis said video of the Jan 7 traffic stop that allegedly led to Tyre Nichols death left her horrified disgusted sad and confused In my 36 years I would have to say I don t think I ve ever been more horrified and disgusted sad and to some degree confused Davis told ABC News George Stephanopoulos during an interview Friday on Good Morning America As we continue to try to build trust with our community this is a very very heavy cross to bear not just for our department but for departments across the country she added Building trust is a day by day interaction between every traffic stop every encounter with the community We all have to be responsible for that and it s going to be difficult in the days to come Nichols 29 died in a hospital three days after a confrontation with police during a traffic stop in Memphis on Jan 7 Video of the incident comprised of footage from the city s surveillance cameras and the former officers body worn cameras has yet to be made public but is expected to be released on Friday evening There was much discussion about when an appropriate time for the video to be released Davis told ABC News We felt that Friday would be better We re taking under consideration the reaction of the community that could potentially take place and ensuring that our schools you know are out most business folks would be on the way home Authorities have warned law enforcement agencies of the reaction that may transpire when the footage is released and Memphis is not the only city on alert In Washington D C the Metropolitan Police Department said Thursday that it has fully activated all sworn personnel in preparation for possible First Amendment activities The United States Capitol Police charged with protecting Congress is also taking steps to boost security ahead of the video release a source briefed on the agency s plans told ABC News on Friday In New York City Mayor Eric Adams told a local radio station on Friday it is imperative that New Yorkers exercise their right to free speech in a very peaceful way and that is what we are expecting from the city Meanwhile the Philadelphia Police Department said Friday that it is closely monitoring the situation in Memphis and is working with our stakeholders to ensure that we have ample staffing on hand in order to provide for the safety and First Amendment rights of demonstrators residents and visitors Last week the Memphis Police Department fired five officers Tadarrius Bean Demetrius Haley Emmitt Martin III Desmond Mills Jr and Justin Smith in connection with Nichols death All five men were arrested on Thursday and each charged with several felonies including second degree murder aggravated kidnapping aggravated assault official misconduct and official oppression according to online jail records for Tennessee s Shelby County and a press release from the Shelby County District Attorney s Office Even though this is a very very difficult video to watch it was never a thought that we would not release this video Davis noted We wanted to make sure that it wasn t released too prematurely because we wanted to ensure that the DA s office the TBI and also the FBI had an opportunity to cross some of the hurdles that they had to in their investigation And we re sort of at a point now that the DA has made his statements in reference to charges of these officers that this is a safe time for us to release the video When pressed on why the video left her confused the police chief told ABC News that it was just in the level of aggression and response to what had occurred in this traffic stop and is still very unclear you know as to the real reason for the stop in the first place Nichols was arrested in Memphis on the evening of Jan 7 after officers attempted to make a traffic stop for reckless driving near the area of Raines Road and Ross Road according to separate press releases from the Memphis Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation A confrontation unfolded as the officers approached Nichols who ran away Another confrontation occurred when the officers pursued Nichols and ultimately apprehended him police said After the incident Nichols complained of having a shortness of breath and was transported by ambulance to Memphis St Francis Hospital in critical condition according to police Due to Nichols condition the Shelby County District Attorney s Office was contacted and TBI special agents were subsequently requested to conduct a use of force investigation according to the TBI Nichols succumbed to his injuries on Jan 10 the TBI said Local state and federal authorities continue to investigate the Jan 7 traffic stop and Nichols death According to a preliminary independent autopsy commissioned by Nichols family and released by their lawyers he suffered from extensive bleeding caused by a severe beating Neither the independent autopsy report nor official autopsy report have been publicly released When asked what went wrong that fateful day the police chief told ABC News that she thinks there were several gaps that took place I m just going to be honest anytime we have officers that are working in various types of units and our police department along with departments around the country have specialized units it s just important to make sure that there are supervisors that are where they re supposed to be during these types of operations Davis added You know individuals that are the right people that are in place that will act appropriately when these types of incidents occur I believe there was a sense of group think in the mentality of what was happening she said and it s just very unfortunate that nobody stepped forward to say enough Davis also noted that the stop itself was very questionable and investigators have been unable to verify the reckless driving allegation Bean Haley Martin Mills and Smith were part of the SCORPION Unit an acronym for Street Crimes Operation to Restore Peace In Our Neighborhoods launched in 2021 by the Memphis Police Department The goal of the unit was created to address violent crimes in the city in a 50 person unit that operates seven days a week According to the Memphis Police Department the five former officers violated policies for use of force duty to intervene and duty to render aid Other officers are under investigation for department violations as well The police chief told ABC News that she is not aware of any prior criminal records for Bean Haley Martin Mills or Smith All five were booked into Shelby County Jail on Thursday Bonds were set at 350 000 for Martin and Haley and 250 000 for Bean Mills and Smith according to a press release from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation As of early Friday morning online jail records show Bean Martin Mills and Smith have since been released after posting bond Records show Haley is the only one still in custody though it appears he has posted bond Mills lawyer Blake Ballin and the attorney for Martin William Massey told reporters on Thursday that they have not yet seen video of the Jan 7 incident but they said their clients were devastated about the charges and will be pleading not guilty Although there have been no public announcement of other defense attorneys representing the officers Ballin and Massey told reporters that all former officers are currently represented Shelby County District Attorney Steve Mulroy joined by TBI Director David Rausch and other members of the state agency held a press conference on Thursday afternoon to officially announce the charges against the five former officers Nothing we do today or did today precludes the addition of any further charges regarding any of the people involved Mulroy told reporters Earlier this week Nichols stepfather Rodney Wells told ABC News that the family is seeking a first degree murder charge But Mulroy said Thursday that he had met with the family about the charges brought and expedited the investigation The TBI director described the Jan 7 incident as absolutely appalling Let me be clear what happened here does not at all reflect proper policing Rausch told reporters This was wrong This was criminal Nichols family and their lawyers have already seen video of the incident One of the family s attorneys Ben Crump told ABC News that the footage was tragic and so difficult to watch describing Nichols as a gentle soul Even while he s being brutalized you still see the humanity in Tyre that he was a good kid Crump said during an interview Thursday night on ABC News Live Prime It s just troubling on so many levels that they continue to escalate They never de escalate And it s just heart wrenching at the end where you know he calls for his mother three times I mean heart wrenching cries for his mother And then he never says another word again Crump said Nichols family is relieved that the officers were terminated in a swift manner and also thankful that the charges were brought today What I found is in my almost 25 years of doing this civil rights work in America it is not the race of the police officer that is the determining factor of whether they are going to engage in excessive use of force he added But it is the race of the citizen and oftentimes it s Black and brown citizens who bear the brunt of this police brutality We don t see our white brothers and sisters who are unarmed encounter this type of excessive force at the hands of police ABC News Luke Barr Nakylah Carter Armando Garcia Ahmad Hemingway Whitney Lloyd Josh Margolin Mark Osborne Ben Siegel and Stephanie Wash contributed to this report Credit https abcnews go com US memphis police chief video tyre nichols traffic stop story id 96712952
    Memphis police chief ‘horrified’ at Tyre Nichols video, set to be released today
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    Memphis police chief ‘horrified’ at Tyre Nichols video, set to be released today

    Memphis Police Chief Cerelyn "CJ" Davis said video of the Jan. 7 traffic stop that allegedly led to Tyre Nichols' death left her "horrified," "disgusted," "sad" and "confused."

    "In my 36 years, [...] I would have to say I don't think I've ever been more horrified and disgusted, sad [...] and, to some degree, confused," Davis told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos during an interview Friday on "Good Morning America."

    "As we continue to try to build trust with our community, this is a very, very heavy cross to bear -- not just for our department but for departments across the country," she added. "Building trust is a day-by-day interaction between every traffic stop, every encounter with the community. We all have to be responsible for that and it's going to be difficult in the days to come."

    Nichols, 29, died in a hospital three days after a confrontation with police during a traffic stop in Memphis on Jan. 7. Video of the incident, comprised of footage from the city's surveillance cameras and the former officers' body-worn cameras, has yet to be made public but is expected to be released on Friday evening.

    "There was much discussion about when an appropriate time for the video to be released," Davis told ABC News. "We felt that Friday would be better. We're taking under consideration the reaction of the community that could potentially take place and ensuring that our schools, you know, are out, most business folks would be on the way home."

    Authorities have warned law enforcement agencies of the reaction that may transpire when the footage is released, and Memphis is not the only city on alert. In Washington, D.C., the Metropolitan Police Department said Thursday that it has "fully activated all sworn personnel in preparation for possible First Amendment activities." The United States Capitol Police, charged with protecting Congress, is also taking steps to boost security ahead of the video release, a source briefed on the agency's plans told ABC News on Friday.

    In New York City, Mayor Eric Adams told a local radio station on Friday "it is imperative that New Yorkers exercise their right to free speech in a very peaceful way -- and that is what we are expecting from the city." Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Police Department said Friday that it is "closely monitoring the situation in Memphis" and is "working with our stakeholders to ensure that we have ample staffing on hand in order to provide for the safety and First Amendment rights of demonstrators, residents, and visitors."

    Last week, the Memphis Police Department fired five officers -- Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin III, Desmond Mills Jr. and Justin Smith -- in connection with Nichols' death. All five men were arrested on Thursday and each charged with several felonies, including second-degree murder, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated assault, official misconduct and official oppression, according to online jail records for Tennessee's Shelby County and a press release from the Shelby County District Attorney's Office.

    "Even though this is a very, very difficult video to watch, it was never a thought that we would not release this video," Davis noted. "We wanted to make sure that it wasn't released too prematurely because we wanted to ensure that the DA's office, the TBI and also the FBI had an opportunity to cross some of the hurdles that they had to in their investigation. And we're sort of at a point now that the DA has made his statements in reference to charges of these officers, that this is a safe time for us to release the video."

    When pressed on why the video left her "confused," the police chief told ABC News that it was "just in the level of aggression and response to what had occurred in this traffic stop and is still very unclear, you know, as to the real reason for the stop in the first place."

    Nichols was arrested in Memphis on the evening of Jan. 7, after officers attempted to make a traffic stop for reckless driving near the area of Raines Road and Ross Road, according to separate press releases from the Memphis Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. A confrontation unfolded as the officers approached Nichols, who ran away. Another confrontation occurred when the officers pursued Nichols and ultimately apprehended him, police said.

    After the incident, Nichols "complained of having a shortness of breath" and was transported by ambulance to Memphis' St. Francis Hospital in critical condition, according to police.

    Due to Nichols' condition, the Shelby County District Attorney's Office was contacted and TBI special agents were subsequently requested to conduct a use-of-force investigation, according to the TBI.

    Nichols "succumbed to his injuries" on Jan. 10, the TBI said.

    Local, state and federal authorities continue to investigate the Jan. 7 traffic stop and Nichols' death.

    According to a preliminary independent autopsy commissioned by Nichols' family and released by their lawyers, he suffered from "extensive bleeding caused by a severe beating."

    Neither the independent autopsy report nor official autopsy report have been publicly released.

    When asked what went wrong that fateful day, the police chief told ABC News that she thinks "there were several gaps that took place."

    "I'm just going to be honest, anytime we have officers that are working in various types of units -- and our police department along with departments around the country have specialized units -- it's just important to make sure that there are supervisors that are where they're supposed to be during these types of operations," Davis added. " You know, individuals that are the right people that are in place that will act appropriately when these types of incidents occur."

    "I believe there was a sense of group think in the mentality of what was happening," she said, "and it's just very unfortunate that nobody stepped forward to say 'enough.'"

    Davis also noted that "the stop itself was very questionable" and investigators "have been unable to verify the reckless driving allegation."

    Bean, Haley, Martin, Mills and Smith were part of the SCORPION Unit, an acronym for Street Crimes Operation to Restore Peace In Our Neighborhoods launched in 2021 by the Memphis Police Department. The goal of the unit was created to address violent crimes in the city in a 50-person unit that operates seven days a week. According to the Memphis Police Department, the five former officers violated policies for use of force, duty to intervene and duty to render aid. Other officers are under investigation for department violations as well.

    The police chief told ABC News that she is not aware of any prior criminal records for Bean, Haley, Martin, Mills or Smith.

    All five were booked into Shelby County Jail on Thursday. Bonds were set at $350,000 for Martin and Haley, and $250,000 for Bean, Mills and Smith, according to a press release from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. As of early Friday morning, online jail records show Bean, Martin, Mills and Smith have since been released after posting bond. Records show Haley is the only one still in custody, though it appears he has posted bond.

    Mills' lawyer, Blake Ballin, and the attorney for Martin, William Massey, told reporters on Thursday that they have not yet seen video of the Jan. 7 incident, but they said their clients were "devastated" about the charges and will be pleading not guilty. Although there have been no public announcement of other defense attorneys representing the officers, Ballin and Massey told reporters that all former officers are currently represented.

    Shelby County District Attorney Steve Mulroy, joined by TBI Director David Rausch and other members of the state agency, held a press conference on Thursday afternoon to officially announce the charges against the five former officers.

    "Nothing we do today or did today precludes the addition of any further charges regarding any of the people [involved]," Mulroy told reporters.

    Earlier this week, Nichols' stepfather, Rodney Wells, told ABC News that the family is seeking a first-degree murder charge. But Mulroy said Thursday that he had met with the family about the charges brought and "expedited" the investigation.

    The TBI director described the Jan. 7 incident as "absolutely appalling."

    "Let me be clear, what happened here does not at all reflect proper policing," Rausch told reporters. "This was wrong. This was criminal."

    Nichols' family and their lawyers have already seen video of the incident. One of the family's attorneys, Ben Crump, told ABC News that the footage was "tragic" and "so difficult to watch," describing Nichols as a "gentle soul."

    "Even while he's being brutalized, you still see the humanity in Tyre that he was a good kid," Crump said during an interview Thursday night on ABC News Live Prime. "It's just troubling on so many levels that they continue to escalate. They never de-escalate. And it's just heart wrenching at the end where, you know, he calls for his mother three times. I mean, heart wrenching cries for his mother. And then he never says another word again."

    Crump said Nichols' family is "relieved" that the officers were terminated "in a swift manner" and also "thankful that the charges were brought today."

    "What I found is -- in my almost 25 years of doing this civil rights work in America -- it is not the race of the police officer that is the determining factor of whether they are going to engage in excessive use of force," he added. "But it is the race of the citizen and, oftentimes, it's Black and brown citizens who bear the brunt of this police brutality. We don't see our white brothers and sisters who are unarmed encounter this type of excessive force at the hands of police."

    ABC News' Luke Barr, Nakylah Carter, Armando Garcia, Ahmad Hemingway, Whitney Lloyd, Josh Margolin, Mark Osborne, Ben Siegel and Stephanie Wash contributed to this report.

    Credit: https://abcnews.go.com/US/memphis-police-chief-video-tyre-nichols-traffic-stop/story?id=96712952

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