Spurs Beat Rockets To Face Warriors, Simmons $150 Dollar Tryout, Is Kaep Blackballed By NFL?

BASKETBALL

The San Antonio Spurs were playing without Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker, but still managed to dominate the Houston Rockets to win the Western Conference semi-final. LaMarcus Aldridge was the star of the night with 34 points and 12 rebounds in a 114-75 rout of the Rockets. The other star, with the best background story, was Jonathan Simmons, who started in place of the injured Kawhi. Coming out of the ABL and working as a Barber, Simmons paid $150 dollars in 2013 for a D-League tryout with the Spurs. He played his first NBA game in November of 2015. For the whole story, click here.

The Spurs will now face the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference finals. Game 1 is on Sunday at 3;30 pm.

FOOTBALL

Some are speculating Colin Kaepernick is getting black-balled by NFL teams, particularly after Kaepernnick’s backup on the SF 49ers Blaine Gabbert was recently signed by the Arizona Cardinals. Kaepernick’s advisor, Harry Edwards, claims he’s been contacted by three teams since free-agency began. Edwards said, “I don’t think there’s any question that there are some owners who wouldn’t have him in the league, much less on their team. But I fully expect one [team to sign him], because it’s in the best interest of the league to have him on a team.” Kaep has also stated he will stand for the National Anthem next year.

 

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