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Ex-NBA players get our attention today after it was revealed 18 former players participated in a fraud case.
18 former NBA players caught defrauding the league’s health care plan received attention from mainstream media. The former players involved in the scam include Glen “Big Baby” Davis, Tony Allen, Sebastian Telfair and Darius Miles. The players defrauded the scheme by submitting false insurance claims of approximately $4 million between 2017 and 2020.
The Brooklyn Nets have listed Kyrie Irving as ‘ineligible’ for their first preseason home game. New York city law requires athletes to be vaccinated in order to practice or play. All signs indicate that Irving is yet to receive the vaccine, a decision which would see him miss all 41 home games plus two games against the New York Knicks.
The NBA is preparing to reveal its 75 greatest players this month in celebration of the league’s 75th anniversary. USA Today journalists revealed their ballots for the 75 greatest players of all time and there are definitely a few questionable picks.
A short film celebrating the NBA’s history ahead of its 75th season was watched by millions.
Giannis is ready to defend the Bucks’ championship title.
Tom Winter’s scoop on the fraud case caught everyone’s attention.
Best of r/NBA
Terrance Mann won new fans on Reddit with his dismissive response about the General Manager (GM) survey. Both GMs and fans are expecting Mann to have great season with Kawhi Leonard sidelined due to injury.
The fraud scheme was the talk of the day. No one was surprised to see the list headed by several former “Jail Blazers” and as u/allaboutthatpace pointed out, current Blazers assistant coach Milt Palacio.
Robin Lopez’s antics continues to entertain everyone, except perhaps his brother Brook. The Magic center spent all night at Brook’s place knocking off the top scores for Monster Bash and replacing it with the initials of his cat who Brook coincidentally hates.
Performance of the Night
Tyler Herro: 24 points (7-13 FG, 6-6 FT), 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal.
Herro was money from downtown as he drained four three-pointers off the bench to lead the Heat to an easy win over the Rockets.
Play of the Day
LaMelo Ball’s mid-air no-look pass to Terry Rozier gets The Daily Swish Play of the Day.