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Kyrie Irving fined $50K, will forfeit over $800K in salary after attending maskless party

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Kyrie Irving will be paying a huge price due to his latest off-court antics.

It has been confirmed that the Brooklyn Nets star will be fined
$50,000 by the NBA for violating coronavirus safety protocols by attending his sister’s birthday party without wearing a mask.

During COVID-19 times, the league is not allowing to go to bars/clubs or any social gatherings that includes 15 or more people.

As for all the games he voluntarily decided to miss for “personal reasons”, he will forfeit $816,898 in salary.

Despite all the controversy he has caused, he appears to be on the verge of returning to the team. According to reports, he is expected to play in Saturday’s game against the Orlando Magic assuming he continues to test negative for COVID-19 leading up to the day.

It will also be the debut of newly acquired superstar James Harden, who was traded to the Nets earlier this week.

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WATCH: Devin Booker gets ejected from game for bouncing ball to referee

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Nobody watches NBA games for the referees…

This is getting out of hand. The league needs to do something about this ridiculousness before it’s too late!

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Victor Oladipo reportedly turns down two-year max contract extension from the Rockets

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Houston Rockets guard Victor Oladipo is betting on himself.

According to reports, the 28-year old turned down a two-year, $45.2-million max contract extension from the team earlier this week.

Oladipo, who is slated to become an unrestricted free agent after this season, reportedly prefers a longer-term deal that spans at least four years.

The former number 2 overall pick has averaged 18.9 points, 4.9 rebounds, 4.8 assists, and 1.2 steals over 12 games since being dealt from the Indiana Pacers on January 16.

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Pau Gasol heading back to Spain with Euroleague team FC Barcelona

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Pau Gasol is returning to where it all started.

The legendary big man confirmed that he is signing with Euroleague club FC Barcelona after an illustrious 18 season career in the NBA.

The 40-year old, who last played in 2018/19, averaged 17.0 points, 9.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists over a span of 1226 career games split between the Memphis Grizzlies, Los Angeles Lakers, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls and Milwaukee Bucks.

During that span, he was a six-time NBA All-Star, and a two-time NBA champion.

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