NBA veteran Leandro Barbosa, 37, has announced his retirement.
Barbosa will become an assistant on the coaching staff of the Golden state Warriors. The team released an official press release confirming the appointment of the Brazilian.
“I think I’m ready for a new beginning, a new path. Nevertheless, I will continue to play with the good old orange ball. The transition will be fast, as always. I am very happy to announce my return to the Golden state Warriors as a player coach. I have no doubt that I will feel at home,” Barbosa wrote on his Instagram page.
Barbosa spent two of his 14 NBA seasons with Golden state, winning his first and only League title in 2015. As a member of the Phoenix suns, he was named the NBA’s sixth-best player in 2007, with 18.1 points and 4.0 assists per game. During his NBA career, he averaged 10.6 points and 2.1 assists. He has played in his native Brazil for the past few years and left the NBA in 2016.
Black activist: police shootings are the result of the rhetoric of LeBron and other stars
Conservative blogger and activist candice Owens has criticized Los Angeles Lakers light forward LeBron James and blamed him for a recent ambush of police officers in Los Angeles.
Over the weekend, a video was posted Online of a man shooting two police officers in the street. Both officers, a man and a woman, suffered severe head injuries. After the incident, candice Owens put some of the blame on James.
“Why is this happening? Because stupid idolized celebrities like LeBron James tell young black guys that they are ” literally being hunted.” This is the natural result of such hyperbolic dishonest rhetoric, “Owens wrote on her Twitter page.
Owens is a black supporter of US President Donald trump. Earlier, she accused LeBron of hypocrisy for making a statement about the” hard ” life of African-Americans. Owens said that LeBron lives in a $ 100 million mansion in Bel air and employs white people who work for him as gardeners, cooks and drivers.
“So if this is racist, LeBron, please share it with the rest of us,” Owens argued.