Kyrie Irving committed a flagrant foul about a minute into Friday night’s game against the 76ers when he shoved forward Justin Anderson into the Philadelphia bench.
It looked intentional — and Irving later admitted it definitely was intentional, payback for a play moments earlier when Anderson appeared to knock LeBron James to the court near the free-throw line.
“Whether it was malicious or not … I kinda saw Justin kinda lower his shoulder and knock down Bron,” Irving told reporters after the game. “I was like … I gotta do something, I’ve got to protect my brother. A lot of late hits on Bron, a lot of guys trying to get one over on him. It’s over for that, it’s over for that.”
At the moment, New Jersey won an appeal from the Supreme Court to legalize sports betting in the state, further proving Silver’s case.
He also has not been that secretive in finding a constructive way to legalize betting, as was evident in the piece he wrote for the New York Times in 2014.
Silver was with fellow commissioners Roger Goodell, Rob Manfred and Gary Bettman for a panel in New York when the topic came up. Like Silver, Manfred has also been outspoken on finding a constructive way to legalize sports betting.
“There’s a difference between someone betting on whether the next ball is a strike or betting on the outcome of a game,” he said.
With both the NFL and NHL now having teams in Las Vegas (the Raiders and Golden Knights) it will be interesting to see how that affects sports betting in those sports.
The NFL has long been opposed to sports betting, but NBA Jerseys For Sale since the NHL has a smaller fanbase in the U.S., Bettman said New Vikings Jerseys Cheap he’s not worried “about fixing games.”