By Matt Noonan
Happy Thursday, everyone!
We’re back – yes, we took a day off to freshen up the site, and now it is time to get back to blogging, which means it is time to produce (and share) the Daily Noontime for Thursday, September 24, 2020.
As usual, please be safe, stay positive, and keep smiling, everyone!
In case you missed it (ICYMI) the Miami Heat defeated the Boston Celtics last night by a score of 112-109 (highlights from the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) YouTube channel are below!).
With the win, the Heat are now one game away from advancing to the NBA Finals. And I wouldn’t be shocked if they score a game five victory, especially after an impressive showing last night by Tyler Hero, who led the Heat with 37 points to go with two rebounds and two assists.
Boston received 28 points from Jayson Tatum and 21 points from Jaylen Brown.
Game five between Boston and Miami is scheduled for Friday, September 25 at 8:30 p.m.
Prior to last night’s Boston-Miami contest, NBA players and coaches, including LeBron James was not happy about “the decision by a Louisville grand jury in the Breonna Taylor case.”
James tweeted that he had been “lost for words today,” as well as “devastated, hurt, sad (and) mad!”
As noted by The Hill, the officers that were involved in the March shooting that killed Breonna Taylor did not get charged for the offense.
James, along with other NBA players has been extremely progressive over the past few weeks about both racial injustice and voting – their platforms are well-received and their messages are certainly being heard.
Sticking with the basketball theme, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said earlier this week during an interview with CNN that he believes the league’s 2020-21 season would not begin until next year.
Silver is hopeful that the NBA can play an entire 82-game schedule next year, as well as compete in front of fans, too.
Other news and links from the world wide web:
- The National Football League (NFL) chief medical officers have an announcement to coaches and personnel: wear your mask!
- Yes, we miss college athletics, but is it worth playing games during a pandemic knowing a student-athlete could contract the virus and then possibly die? The New York Times has some thoughts.
- Speaking of college athletics – well, more college football – it appears some of the recent matchups have not been good for television (and I guess?) streaming ratings.
- Speaking of ratings, apparently, Monday Night Football did quite well this week by airing the Las Vegas Raiders and New Orleans Saints game on both ABC and ESPN.