It was announced yesterday that the Brooklyn Nets GM has decided to bar star player Kyrie Irving from playing any games this season unless he decides to get vaccinated from COVID-19. Irving then released a statement of his own explaining his choice to forego the vaccine was to give a voice to those negatively impacted by those not following the mandates either. Grind City Media’s Jessica Benson, Meghan Triplett, and CJ Hurt discuss the ramifications of this move and why it’s dangerous for everyone.
With the Tokyo 2020 Olympics behind us (2020 Summer Paralympics Begin August 24) – Grind City Media’s Kelcey Wright Johnson & Lang Whitaker discuss their picks for top international NBA Basketball players of All-Time to include Dirk Nowitzki, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Nikola Jokić, Luka Doncic, Hakeem Olajuwon, and some surprise candidates like Kyrie Irving. Then, Kelcey and Lang finish the segment by naming the single greatest International player of all-time.
Grind City Media’s 3-Point Stance segment is a Skype-styled conversation between 2 friends, with 2 perspectives, on 3 topics from the weekend centered on sports, entertainment and pop-culture presented by MTN Dew. On Episode 76, Jon Roser and Meghan Triplett discuss:
0:00 Grizzlies-Jazz Series
After another upsetting loss in Game 3, how can the Grizzlies bounce-back in Game 4?
5:25 NBA Playoff Injuries
How will star players like Luka Doncic, Chris Paul, and Anthony Davis injuries affect the outcome of the playoffs?
8:11 NBA Fans’ Bad Behavior
A Boston Celtics fan was arrested after throwing a water bottle at Kyrie Irving while heading into the locker room after Irving apparently stomped on the Boston Celtics logo. This is the fourth instance this week in which a fan has either been arrested and/or banned for inappropriate behavior at an NBA game. Why does this keep happening and what is your preemptive advice to bad actors?
Grind City Media’s 3-Point Stance segment is a Skype-styled conversation between 2 friends, with 2 perspectives, on 3 topics from the weekend centered on sports, entertainment and pop-culture presented by MTN Dew. On Episode 30, Meghan Triplett and Jon Roser discuss:
0:16 Kyrie Irving among other NBA players voiced concerns for the NBA returning this season as a “distraction” away from social issues conversations taking place across America. What is your stance on this news?
9:37 Amid leaked news that Ezekiel Elliot and other Cowboys and Texans players tested positive for COVID-19, questions are circulating on who exactly broke the news. What are your thoughts on this and how do you think the NFL will react?
14:33 Finally, Chuba Hubbard spoke out about a photo of Mike Gundy wearing an OAN t-shirt this past weekend. Does Mike Gundy’s lack of self awareness come as a surprise to you and how much criticism does he deserve?