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Jabari Parker Expected to Miss Remainder of 2014-15 Season with Torn ACL

Jabari Parker suffered a leg injury Monday night, which occurred on a collision with Phoenix’s PJ Tucker, and had to be carried off the court. An MRI revealed that Jabari Parker tore his ACL and will miss the rest of the season. Awful news for the Bucks.

The Bucks announced the official diagnosis on the team’s website:

Bucks forward Jabari Parker suffered a left knee injury during the third quarter of last night’s game in Phoenix. He returned to Milwaukee this afternoon to undergo an MRI that revealed a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee. Parker will undergo surgery to repair the injury and is expected to miss the remainder of the 2014-15 season.

The rookie out of Duke, drafted second overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in last June’s draft, was averaging 12.3 points on 49.0 percent shooting, 5.5 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.2 steals per game. One of the most hyped prospects in several years, he had already begun to show glimpses of a bright future and was the front-runner for Rookie of the Year.

The Bucks rookie has had a promising start to his career, and Milwaukee has appeared to be one of this year’s big sleeper teams.

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The BUZZ: Video of Angelina Jolie “Strung Out” on Heroin; Rob Gronkowski Parties in Chicago & Robin Thicke’s New Album is a Flop

Happy Hump Day everyone, here are todays top stories from around the globe…

  • The man who invented the sports TV “honey shot.” World Cup producers/cameramen have been doing a fantastic job of finding those shots in Brazil. [Slate]
  • Rob Gronkowski spent the July 4th weekend partying hard in Chicago. [Tribune]
  • When Milwaukee Bucks owner Herb Kohl sold the team, he gave some employees $40,000, and some closer to $100,000. [Journal Times]
  • Time to overhaul the MLB All-Star game. [Fox Sports]
  • Michael Strahan has a new nickname: “Mr. Entertainment.” [Ebony]

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Tom Hanks (58), O.J. Simpson (67), Courtney Love (50), Kevin Nash (55), Jimmy Smits (59), Kandee Johnson (36), Chris Cooper (63), Jack White (39)

BUZZ-worthy VIDEOS

*This is, reportedly, a video of a “strung out” Angelina Jolie, taken in a heroin den in the 1990s. Some drug dealer sold it to the National Enquirer.

*Through the eyes of a police cruiser: Here comes a drunk driver. [via Adam]

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Milwaukee Bucks to Be Sold to Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry for $550 Million

Longtime Milwaukee Bucks owner Herb Kohl announced Wednesday that he has reached an agreement to sell the team to hedge-fund billionaires Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry for about $550 million. The deal is subject to approval by the NBA and its board of governors.

Kohl later confirmed the deal in a statement on the team website:

“My priority has always been and will continue to be keeping the Bucks in Milwaukee,” said Kohl. “This announcement reinforces that Milwaukee is and will continue to be the home of the Bucks. Wes and Marc agree, and they share my commitment to the long-term success of this franchise in Milwaukee.”

Kohl, a longtime senator in the state of Wisconsin, has owned the small-market Bucks since 1985 when he purchased the team in an effort to keep it in Milwaukee. A beloved figure in his home state, the 79-year-old has been staunchly committed to keeping the Bucks in Wisconsin—even as legislature has continually balked on giving the team a new and lucrative stadium deal.

“This has been one of my life-long interests, the NBA and Milwaukee,” Kohl told Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel in December. “And there is no way I would allow people under the Milwaukee Bucks tent unless they have full level of commitment to keeping the team here.”

Among the challenges for Edens and Lasry, assuming their purchase is ratified by the league, will be erecting a new building to replace the outdated Bradley Center.

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Monta Ellis to Mavericks: Dallas Reportedly Signs Star Guard to 3-Year Deal

Monta Ellis to Mavericks: Dallas Reportedly Signs Star Guard to 3-Year Deal

Monta Ellis to Mavericks: Dallas Reportedly Signs Star Guard to 3-Year Deal

 

The Dallas Mavericks have struck a free-agent deal with guard Monta Ellis.

 

ESPN’s Marc Stein has the news:

 

The Dallas Mavericks have struck a free-agent deal with guard Monta Ellis, according to sources close to the process.

 

Sources told ESPN.com that the Mavericks and Ellis have agreed to terms on a three-year deal that—depending on where Dallas ends up in terms of salary-cap space as it works on a number of deals—could rise to as high as $30 million.

 

The deal, at the minimum, will be in the $25 million range, sources said.

 

The 27-year-old Ellis turned down $11 million in June, choosing instead to opt out of the last year of his deal with the Milwaukee Bucks and test free agency.

 

Ellis joins point guard Jose Calderon and former Mavericks guard Devin Harris as free-agent signees in Dallas’ overhauled backcourt.

 

In his 2012-13 campaign Ellis had one of his worst seasons of his NBA career. He averaged 19.2 points (lowest full-season average since 2008-09) on 41.6 percent shooting (lowest since 05-06) and 28.7 percent shooting from beyond the arc (lowest since 07-08). 

 

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Milwaukee Bucks Larry Sanders Got Ejected, Then Gave All the Referees a Thumbs Up [Video]

Milwaukee Bucks Larry Sanders Got Ejected, Then Gave All the Referees a Thumbs Up [Video]

Milwaukee Bucks Larry Sanders Got Ejected, Then Gave All the Referees a Thumbs Up [Video]

 

Larry Sanders scored 17 points, took 11 rebounds and blocked two blocks during the Bucks loss to the Wizards Wednesday night. Late in the 4th quarter, Sanders was called for an offensive foul when John Wall stepped in to take a charge. Sanders got animated and argued the call which earned him two technical fouls and an ejection. Sanders laughed and gave all three referees the thumbs up on his way to the locker room. Not only did Sanders willingly leave the court, but he smiled and gave the referees a positive hand gesture.

 

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DeMarcus Cousins and Mike Dunleavy Got Tangled Up; Cousins then Yelled at Dunleavy & Elbowed Him in the Head [Video]

DeMarcus Cousins and Mike Dunleavy Got Tangled Up; Cousins then Yelled at Dunleavy & Elbowed Him in the Head [Video]

DeMarcus Cousins and Mike Dunleavy Got Tangled Up; Cousins then Yelled at Dunleavy & Elbowed Him in the Head [Video]

 

Sacramento Kings bad boy DeMarcus Cousins remains the most talented loose cannon in the NBA. During the third quarter of Sunday’s Kings – Bucks game, Mike Dunleavy Jr. tried to box out DeMarcus Cousins. Dunleavy got low and it resulted in him taking Cousins, Drew Gooden and Jason Thompson to the ground. Cousins rolled around in pain before jumping up looking for the culprit. Cousins needed to be escorted back to the bench where he could calm down.

 

Too bad nobody can tame the beast that is DeMarcus. He continued to stew on the bench during the timeout. When the teams went back to the floor, Cousins went up to Dunleavy to tell him what was on his mind. 

 

This resulted in a double technical foul. Seconds later the ball was inbounded, Dunleavy and Cousins got “tangled” up and Cousins hit Dunleavy with an elbow in the back of the head. He was tossed after that.

 

The ejection was his league-leading third. At the time of the ejection, Cousins had 24 points on just 12 shots to go along with 10 rebounds.

 

 

[information via Associated Press]

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