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How to Have Masturbation-Free Meetings...Seriously.

Many things go viral on the internet — Drake memes, cat videos, and in the era of COVID-19, videos of men masturbating on Zoom calls in front of stunned colleagues.

Burn the Books: Jordan Peterson, Penguin and the Hitler Youth

Several staff at book publisher Penguin Random House Canada protested against the publication of psychologist and author Jordan Peterson’s sequel to his remarkably successful book, 12 Rules For Life.

You Don't Need F*ck You Money to Say "F*ck You"

‘F*ck you money’ is defined by UrbanDictionary as ‘the exact amount of money required in order to tell an individual or organization to go f*ck themselves without facing repercussions’.

How to Have Masturbation-Free Meetings...Seriously.

Many things go viral on the internet — Drake memes, cat videos, and in the era of COVID-19, videos of men masturbating on Zoom calls in front of stunned colleagues.

Burn the Books: Jordan Peterson, Penguin and the Hitler Youth

Several staff at book publisher Penguin Random House Canada protested against the publication of psychologist and author Jordan Peterson’s sequel to his remarkably successful book, 12 Rules For Life.

You Don't Need F*ck You Money to Say "F*ck You"

‘F*ck you money’ is defined by UrbanDictionary as ‘the exact amount of money required in order to tell an individual or organization to go f*ck themselves without facing repercussions’.

Macedonia Qualifies for Euro2020: A Look At Its Qualifying Round History

The Macedonian national football team has qualified for the European Championship for the first time since declaring independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, with a 1-0 win over Georgia.

75 Life Lessons From the Japanese Samurai

Hagakure (‘in the shadow of leaves’) is a book of thoughts and sayings that capture the essence of the Bushido - the Way of the Samurai warrior.

Offside: My Life on Australia’s Politically Tribal Football Terraces

An inside look at being indoctrinated into the ultra-nationalistic politics of an ethnic group and Australia, and how this played out on the terraces of its football grounds.

Johnny Depp Cancelled: When Benefit of the Doubt Goes to the Accuser

Johnny Depp - the iconic star of films such as Donnie Brasco, Edward Scissorhands and Finding Neverland - has become the latest victim of cancel culture.

America Lost 5 Million Blacks and Hispanics During the Election

The President scored an 11 percentage point increase of the Hispanic vote - which translates to roughly 3.5 million extra voters (11% of the 32 million eligible Hispanic voters). Trump won approximate

How the Richmond Tigers Built a Dynasty Reminiscent of the Golden State Warriors

Richmond CEO, Brendan Gale, outlined the team's 10-year vision in 2010 and every goal was realised. They are building a dynasty reminiscent of the Golden State Warriors.

Why Equality of Outcome is a Bad Idea

Why Kamala Harris utopian vision of equity is a dangerous idea.

Don't Take Advice from Programmed-Out Adults

Friedrich Nietzsche said that human beings fool themselves to orient towards the future.

Khabib Retires: Not Interested in Conor McGregor

Legendary mixed martial artist, Khabib Nurmagomedov, shocked the fight world over the weekend when he dispatched with opponent, Justin Gaethje, and announced his retirement from the sport.

50 Cent is No Longer Black

According to his ex-girlfriend, rapper 50 Cent is no longer Black.

Melbourne Storm Win Sixth Premiership, Despite Loss of Key Players

The Melbourne Storm have once again claimed the NRL premiership, outmaneuvering the Penrith Panthers in a tight 26-20 victory last night at Sydney’s Homebush Stadium, before a capped crowd of 40,000.

Quibi Shuts Down Seven Months After Launching: Founders Blame TIming

The brainchild of former Disney chairman, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and former eBay CEO, Meg Whitman, the demise of the short-form streaming service was confirmed in a Medium post by the pair.

University of Minnesota Offers 12- Step Whiteness Recovery Program

The University of Minnesota just launched the following AA-styled program - Recovery from White Conditioning. The program, developed by Cristina Combs, is said to help white people ‘recover and reclai

What Kanye Said on the Joe Rogan Experience

It finally happened. Kanye West appeared on The Joe Rogan Experience, and as expected, it broke the internet, debuting at #8 on the Apple Podcasts US chart.

How to Liberate Your Mental Real Estate

We might be frugal in guarding our financial assets and tangible property, but not so when it comes to our mental real estate - our mindshare.

Aussie Puts UFC Light-Heavyweight Division on Notice

Aussie wins UFC “Performance of the Night” bonus on Fight Island and just put the whole division on Notice.

History Repeats: Political Censorship, Twitter and Joe Biden

Last week, Twitter banned users from sharing a New York Post article which alleged to incriminate Hunter and Joe Biden for their dealings with Ukrainian energy company, Burisma Holdings.

Why Fox Eyes and Cultural Appropriation Should Be Celebrated

The latest in this long list of cultural inapropros is fox eyes - a makeup fad that emulates the almond-shaped eyes that are a common to Asian faces. But, is this really a problem?

Conor McGregor Surpasses Michael Jordan

Conor McGregor has now surpassed Michael Jordan. No, not in career earnings, apparel sold or litres of whisky drank, but in the number of what we can only call ‘un-retirements’.

Great Souls Undertake Useful Projects

What Cicero and Teddy Roosevelt teach us about work and life.

Do You Have a Content Problem or Distribution Problem?

Guns n Roses didn’t have a content problem during that head-scratching year of 1987 - they had a distribution problem. And that is in many ways the internet marketer’s age old question.

25 Life Lessons from Cicero on Living Well

Cicero (106BC — 43BC) was one of Ancient Rome’s most famous orators. He was also a statesman, lawyer, and philosopher who preceded the likes of Seneca, Epictetus, and Epicurus.

Why Disney and Generalists are Thriving in a Pandemic World

Stephen Hawking was believed to have said that “intelligence is the ability to adapt to change”.

Joe Rogan Responds to Spotify Employees

In a recent Joe Rogan Experience episode with Tim Dillon, Joe Rogan finally broke his silence on the recent push amongst some Spotify employees to have his podcast censored. 

The 2020 Lakers: Short-Term Pain for Long-Term Gain

The Los Angeles Lakers have been crowned NBA Champions for the 17th time, led by the indomitable pair of LeBron James and Anthony Davis. But their road to the title was far from easy.

Weekly NBA Wrap: Championship Edition

It’s a wrap! After a gruelling 355 days, the Los Angeles Lakers are the NBA champions in one of the most challenging season in history. They add their 17th championship and now equal the Celtics for the most by any NBA franchise. Here’s your special championship edition of the Weekly NBA Wrap.

Cheaters Dominate Super Mario 35

In just over a week from the launch of Nintendo's 35th-anniversary offering in honor of our favorite plumber, hackers have found a way to cheat. However, it didn't come as a surprise to hardcore game enthusiasts since cheating is a staple of battle royale games. 

Weekly NBA Wrap: 9 October 2020

The NBA bubble experiment is nearly over and what a success it has been.However, it appears players, coaches and officials are ready to get out soon. The Lakers are up 3-1 and in the box seat to take home the championship. Out of the 35 teams that have been up 3-1 in an NBA finals series, only one has gone on to lose the championship. Who was that one team? It was the Golden State Warriors who lost to none other than a Cleveland team led by Lebron James.Here’s your Weekly NBA Wrap.

AC/DC are Back!

After much speculation, Brian Johnson, Cliff Williams and Phil Rudd are back in AC/DC, and not only that, but they've just released a new track!

What We Can Learn from Eddie Van Halen's Greatness

Few musicians go on to have their name forever etched into our collective memory. Those that do earn the privilege through being orders of magnitude better than anyone else in their time, and for forging a new sound that would inspire entire genres and generations of musicians.

When Social Good Backfires: Oscar Wylee and Goodhart's Law

Oscar Wylee, the glasses retailer, was recently fined $3.5 million by Australia’s Federal Court for misleading consumers about the extent of its social giving. The brand had claimed to follow in the footsteps of footwear manufacturer (excuse the pun), Toms, and that it donated a pair of glasses to someone in need for every pair purchased between January 2014 and December 2018. However, during this period of time it sold 328,010 pairs of glasses but donated just 3,181, or, less than one percent. ‍This raises an important question about social good and corporate social responsibility (CSR) more broadly - something that has made headlines recently with both Spotify and Coinbase taking positions that have been unpopular with the far left.‍‍

10 Laws of Nature Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

The internet is littered with techniques and hacks from successful and some not-so-successful entrepreneurs that are said to help increase your chances of entrepreneurial success.

Weekly NBA Wrap: 1 October 2020

After one of the most challenging seasons in NBA history, only two teams remain in the championship hunt. Congratulations to the Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers for making it through to the NBA finals and successfully navigating this interrupted NBA season. This is a mouth-watering series and we look forward to it hopefully going the distance! It doesn't look promising though after the Lakers destroyed the Heat in game one.Can the Heat turn it around? Here’s your Weekly NBA Wrap.

Coinbase’s Unpopular But Diligent Stand Against Social Activism

There was a time in the not too distant past when one simply didn’t talk about politics or religion in the office. But the pendulum has swung, and we live in a world where signalling your political allegiances is almost foundational to the recruitment and performance review process at many companies - especially in big tech. And as former Googler James Damore, and former Oculus co-founder Palmer Lucky found, signalling the ‘wrong’ political allegiances - eg. conservative ones - can get you fired.

How to Differentiate Your Business in a Saturated Market

Four questions that help to differentiate your business in a crowded marketplace.

Spotify's Censorship Moment: Joe Rogan, Podcasts and Politics

Spotify staff have threatened to go on strike if Spotify doesn't censor Joe Rogan. But company CEO, Daniel Ek, is standing firm by stopping short of creative meddling. Here's our take.

Exit Stage Left: How Rock 'n Roll Got Woke

Back in 1985, the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC), led by Tipper Gore, tried to censor music deemed to have violent, drug-related or sexual themes. It resulted in the much-maligned Parental Advisory sticker, which today’s Spotify generation doesn’t need to worry about. Today, the same rebel rockers who stood up against the PMRC are pushing cancel culture politics.

“My First Night I Got Zero Laughs”: Dave Hughes Relives His Early Stand-up Career

Dave ‘Hughesy’ Hughes is one of the most well-known personalities in Australia. After making his name on the stand-up circuit, he has since ventured onto radio and TV, most recently on Australia's version of The Masked Singer. However, it hasn't all smooth sailing for Hughesy as he has faced his fair share of challenges to get to where he is today. Hughesy joined Andrew Gaze and Lanard Copeland on The Alley-Oop Show to share some of his stories.

Weekly NBA Wrap: 24 September 2020

What a big week in the NBA! The MVP was announced, we had a buzzer-beater in the conference finals and the Chicago Bulls hired their new head coach. These stories and so much more to get through in your Weekly NBA Wrap.

How to Lose the Spare Tyres Killing Your Productivity

When it comes to our work, many of us are carrying around spare tyres that slow us down and sacrifice our potential in a big way.

Hollywood Cancelled: Social Media Shaking Tinseltown

In 2017, the global #MeToo movement swept through the US Entertainment Industry, culminating in a spate of high-profile firings, investigations, and even incarcerations such as that of disgraced studio boss Harvey Weinstein. Rumours of sexual harassment, gross misconduct and toxic behaviour have long been an open secret in Hollywood circles, where countless stories abound of young actors or crew members falling afoul of maleficence committed by those with the power to make or break their careers.

When Diversity Programs Backfire

Unintended consequences are a common byproduct of jumping to conclusions, and implementing solutions to specific problems with no consideration for the wider ecosystem that problems belong to, with all of its requisite moving parts. 

UNCUT with Dylan Buckley, former AFL player

Drewy and Copes are joined by one of the AFL's hottest former players, Dylan Buckley.

UNCUT with Nate Duncan, host of Dunc'd On

Nate Duncan is host of the wildly popular basketball podcast Dunc’d On.

What if COVID-19 happened in 1990, before the internet?!

We spent a little time thinking through how things would have been different if COVID-19 took place, not in 2020, but in 1990 - before the internet, and how it would have impacted our daily lives, our work, our politics and so on.

The Reverse Side Hustle: a Better Way to Chase Your Dreams

Why the 'reverse side hustle' will not only increase your chances of success, but also give you your life back.

Weekly NBA Wrap: 17 September 2020

As we move towards the pointy end of the season, only four teams remain in the championship hunt. The playoffs have thrown us a few upsets so far, none bigger than the Denver Nuggets coming back from a 3-1 deficit to beat the Los Angeles Clippers. The Denver triumph has been making waves in the NBA world and it is only fitting we kick off this week's wrap with it.Here’s your Weekly NBA Wrap.

Why fake news is real, and how to cut through the noise

Today, the scale and influence of fake news is like nothing we’ve seen before. And it has the potential to result in similarly devastating consequences as the Holocaust. 

The death of the two-party system? Unlikely

Is the two-party system dying? As an individual who so desperately wishes it would, I'm here to offer you a resounding and emphatic... No. Why? Didn't the founding fathers despise political parties? Didn't George Washington consider political parties the enemy of democracy? Well, yes. Alexander Hamilton called political parties "a most fatal disease", James Madison denounced parties lest we fall victim to the "violence of faction'', Washington feared overly successful parties would create "frightful despotism". 

Celebrities in the Firing Line: When Fan Backlash Turns Toxic

One should never underestimate the power of a frustrated fan with an active internet connection. Sonic the Hedgehog director Jeff Fowler experienced this first-hand, when the wrath of Sonic fans worldwide descended upon his head the second the first trailer for his film hit the web.

Cancel Netflix? Why 'Cuties' is Causing Uproar

The #cancelnetflix hashtag has been trending on Twitter this week, because of Cuties, a French movie directed by Maïmouna Doucouré that critiques society’s sexualization of girls.

The Social Dilemma: An Important Warning Shot That Falls Short

The Social Dilemma is a 90-minute docudrama which brings tech addiction to the attention of a much larger audience. The film raises awareness of the threats posed by big tech not only on our personal lives, but also on democracy and society at large. 

What if Steve Nash was Black?

This week, Steve Nash, the former 8-time NBA All-Star and 2-time NBA MVP, was appointed Head Coach of the Brooklyn Nets, despite not having any coaching experience. ESPN’s NBA analyst, Stephen A Smith, was quick to fall victim to the simplified if-then view of the world. “This is one of the toughest positions I’ve ever had to take,” Smith said on the air. “Ladies and gentlemen, there’s no way around this. This is white privilege. This does not happen for a black man.”

Weekly NBA Wrap: 10 September 2020

The team with the best win-loss record this year has officially been eliminated from the playoffs. Based on recent NBA history, a favourite usually ends up winning the championship, but this year is like no other. If there was ever a year that an underdog could win the whole thing, this is it. Miami destroying Milwaukee in 5 games is proof. Could Miami win the championship? Only time will tell - but in the meantime here is everything you need to know about the past week in the NBA! Here’s your Weekly NBA Wrap.

5 Reasons Why Self-Help Books Don’t Work — and why you should read them

Tyler Cowen, the decorated economist, author, and host of the Conversations with Tyler podcast, recently asked his guest, Nicholas Bloom, why self-help books don’t work. I think they do work, but that any tool is only as good as how you use it. In my case, I’ve learned to be more deliberate about how I respond to stimuli from the Stoics. I’ve learned to rapidly build prototypes and test my business model assumptions from the Eric Ries’ The Lean Startup (which led me to raise capital for my first startup on the back of a $2,000 MVP).

How Bad is Tech Use for Kids, Really?

It feels impossible to tell if the technology our kids use should be celebrated or feared. A few years ago I wrote a book, Hooked, about how technology can be used to change our habits. I intended the book to teach startups how to build healthy habits, but now I’m not so sure. With headlines telling us technology is hijacking our brains, I started second guessing the impact of our devices, especially when it comes to our kids.

What Daniel Andrews Gets Wrong about Science

Dan Andrews, the divisive Premier of Victoria, triggered a collective sigh amongst his state’s 6.4 million constituents recently when he announced that Victoria’s lockdown restrictions would be extended for yet another two weeks, bringing the total term of the state’s strict Stage 4 restrictions to at least 10 weeks.At the commencement of his 90-minute press conference, below, Andrews played the science card.

Djokovic Disqualified From U.S. Open After Judge-Hitting Accident

Most professional athletes personally regret losing their cool and lashing out in the middle of official games but this time, officials of the U.S. Open literally gave Novak Djokovic something to deeply regret. Reuters reports that the World No. 1 tennis player has been disqualified from the tournament after his little outburst sent a ball flying straight to a line judge’s throat. It was a tough match on Sunday between Djokovic and Spain’s unseeded Pablo Carreno Busta. The three-time U.S. Open champion could feel the first set of his match slipping away after he gave away three set points before suffering a fall. Having squandered serve to fall back 5-6, he took a ball and smacked it toward the backcourt, inadvertently hitting a lineswoman considerably hard.

NBA 2K21 Drops

NBA 2K21 is finally here, and it packed a fair amount of buzz on Day 1. One Twitter user obviously had a wonderful launch day, tweeting “I ain’t gonna lie, I’m loving NBA2K21.” Hours after that ecstatic tweet was sent out, another one came in. It read: “1st day of @NBA2K and I’ve come to the conclusion it is the worst 2K I’ve ever played.” Others claimed they got the Dame version despite ‘paying for the Mamba Forever Edition.’ Meanwhile, developer Mike Wang is busy handing out tips to those who can’t figure out the new shooting mechanism: 

The BATMAN Covid 19 Delays

2020 keeps delivering!! The movie going world was absolutely floored by the David Fincheresque look and feel of the new BATMAN trailer that premiered at DC Fandome in late August. We also learned from the filmmakers that only 25% of the film had been shot on the London based set and a very precarious release date appeared at the end of the trailer reading ?0?1. No doubt just a bit of fun regarding the fact that this COVID Virus assures that NO EVENT IS SET IN STONE. 

BLM Takes Centerstage in New Public Enemy Video

31 years ago, Public Enemy released ‘Fight The Power,’ a track that quickly became an anthem for the anti-establishment movement. Fast forward to the year 2020, and the hip-hop band just came out with a new video and proved that the anthem remains as relevant as it was in 1989, amid the social unrest sparked by police-civilian hostility. Variety reports that the updated track actually made its debut at the opening of the BET Awards in June. However, the new music video gave the iconic song a fresh texture as it featured the group performing while footage and images from recent protests play in the reel.

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Will Now Make Netflix Shows

Former Hollywood star Meghan Markle and her husband Prince Harry have signed a deal with streaming giant Netflix to make new shows, some of which the Royal Couple may appear in. Six months after formally and dramatically leaving royal life to resettle for private, married life in California, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have fixed their eyes on chasing new dreams and unveiling the start of their Hollywood careers as producers.

6 Ways to Reinvest Office Space Savings into Your People

Six months into the global remote work experiment, it is becoming increasingly clear that some of us love remote work, some of us hate it, and most of us are somewhere in the middle, opting for a mix of both remote and on-premise work. Many people would love the option of working from a central space for just two to three days a week, as it offers them an opportunity for a change of scenery, and to connect and collaborate with other human beings.

Joe Rogan Makes Spotify Debut Without His Most Controversial Episodes

The Joe Rogan Experience has pranced over to Spotify, but fans were disappointed to find out that not all of Rogan’s episodes made the cut. Notably, the episodes that were considered fan favorites were missing from the newly-released Spotify channel. As listed down by Entertainment Weekly, interviews with far-right personalities Owen Benjamin, Gavin McInnes, Charles C. Johnson, And Milo Yiannopoulos, among others, have not migrated to Spotify.

Russian Trolls Peddling Fake News To Derail U.S. Polls Again

Back in 2016, an army of Russia-backed PR firms trooped to social media to shrink progressive and minority support for Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid. Now it seems they’re back with more fake accounts and diversionary tactics to tilt the November polls in favor of President Donald Trump’s reelection. According to the New York Times, both Facebook and Twitter have come forward with evidence to prove something that intelligence agencies have been flagging for months: that Russians are trying to meddle in U.S. politics once again.

Weekly NBA Wrap: 3 September 2020

A week is a long time in sport and this week in the NBA has been no exception. Less than a week ago, the Milwaukee Bucks boycotted their playoff game against Orlando leading to three days of postponed NBA games. Thankfully, players decided to stick it out for the rest of the season after having positive discussions with the NBA and team owners. Even Barack Obama got involved.Here’s your Weekly NBA Wrap.

Messi Agrees To Sign 5-Year, €700m Contract With Man City

So it seems Lionel Messi can’t stand spending another minute with Barcelona. According to Give Me Sport, the Argentine star has agreed on signing a five-year deal to work with Pep Guardiola and the rest of Man City -- as soon as he can find a way out of his current contract with Barcelona, which has a year left to run. While showdown talks have yet to conclude, though, Messi no longer thinks himself beholden to Barca’s schedule. In fact, he was reportedly slapped with a huge fine for missing the team’s training session and COVID-19 testing last Monday.

Frustrated Madden 21 Users Call on NFL To Drop EA

Right alongside VMA-related hashtags like #CongratulationsBTS and #Gaga, calls for NFL to drop EA trended early on Monday. This comes two days after ‘Madden NFL 21’ launched on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Apparently, the game has not improved in years, and gamers are getting increasingly fed up. In fact, according to Sporting News, it has become almost impossible for EA Sports to sweep criticism of its annual football simulation game release under the rug, in spite of its rockstar PR team and sky-high sales.

Sydney FC Wins 5th A-League Crown

Sydney FC took home its fifth A-League Championship to confirm what we already know: this is Sydney’s golden A-League era. As pointed out by ABC, this is the third crown for Steve Corica’s side just in the last four years. It was a wildly entertaining grand final against Melbourne, too, filled to the brim with controversial calls, near-misses, and some good old extra time. In the end, it was a strike from Rhyan Grant 10 minutes into extra time that ended it all. Erick Mombaert’s side could only watch in disbelief as their total dominance in the first phase, coupled with an overturned goal early in the match-up, all came to a losing halt.

The UFC owes its business model to the WWE

The UFC owes a lot to the trailblazing and visionary Vincent Kennedy Mchamon the founder and CEO of the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) and I’ll tell you why. Formed in 1993, the UFC has come a long way, becoming the most dominant MMA promotion in the game. Ted Turner (owner of the TNT cable station in the U.S) once called McMahon shortly after purchasing a rival wrestling promotion (WCW) to let him know he was getting into the pro wrestling business, to which McMahom replied “That’s great Ted, but I’m in the entertainment business”

Ted Wheeler Blames Trump For Portland Riots

Last week, Democratic Mayor Ted Wheeler all but told President Donald Trump to get lost when the latter offered federal aid to put an end to the violence in Portland. Now, Wheeler is blaming Trump after a right-wing protester was murdered in light of the escalating riots and burgeoning violence in the city. “Do you seriously wonder, Mr. President, why this is the first time in decades that America has seen this level of violence?” Wheeler said in an address broadcast by NBC News. “It’s you who have created the hate and division. It’s you who have not found a way to say the names of Black people killed by police officers even as people in law enforcement have, and it’s you who claimed that white supremacists are good people.” 

Elon Musk Unveils Neuralink With Chip Implant on Pig's Brain

It’s one of those days that feel more like an early episode of Black Mirror. Today, Elon Musk unveiled more details about his startup -- Neuralink. The tech entrepreneur showed off a pig whose brain activity was uploaded to a Neuralink device. As Gertrude the pig snuffled around a pen, munching on snacks, and mostly ignoring the scientists ‘studying’ its brain, Musk again explained the idea behind Neuralink: a digital link between brains and computers. Ideally, it will pave the way for computers to use data culled from a person’s neural activity to communicate back to the brain.

FBI Nabs Russian Hacker Who Tried To Steal Tesla Secrets

In fairness to Russian hacker Egor Igorevich Kriuchkov, it wasn’t such a bad plan to try and bribe a Tesla employee to help him steal company secrets. After all, how hard can it be to find an overworked, disillusioned engineer who would love a chance to stick it to Elon Musk and get $1 million in the process? According to Mashable, the plan was for Kriuchkov and his co-conspirators to give the employee malware to be installed on one of the company’s computers while the Russian mob presumably runs a standard DDoS attack to distract the firm’s security teams. 

42 Business Lessons from the Music Industry

42 business, creativity and life lessons from Alan B Krueger's Rockonomics.

The UFC’s DANA WHITE DGAF ATTITUDE ON SUPPORTING TRUMP

In full DGAF mode, speaking recently to the media in anticipation of his political appearance, UFC President Dana White stated unequivocally that he still supports the President and does care one iota what people think.

NBA Wednesday Cancelled Due To Slew Of Player Boycotts

It was all systems go for the Game 5 triple-header on Wednesday night, but zero NBA action took place as players staged a boycott protest following the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Police officers shot at Blake, a black man, multiple times as he was getting into his car in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Sunday. It was the Milwaukee Bucks that first decided not to emerge from their locker room for the continuation of their playoffs series against the Orlando Magic. According to CBS Sports, this move by the Bucks prompted the NBA to postpone all three games slated for the night. That includes games between the Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder, as well as Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers.

Giannis Antetokounmpo Wins Defensive Player Of The Year By A Mile

The Greek Freak continues to amaze as he bagged the 2019-2020 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year award. According to nba.com, this is Giannis Antetokounmpo’s first KDPoY award after finishing as a runner up for the recognition last season. The 6’11” forward is only the fifth player in NBA history to clinch both the NBA Defensive Player of Year award and the NBA MVP plum in a career. He joins the prestigious list previously exclusive to Michael Jordan, Hakeem Olajuwon, David Robinson, and Kevin Garnett. Giannis led the Milwaukee Bucks to the league’s best defensive outing so far, allowing only 96.5 points per 100 possessions when he’s on court.