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NFL Commissioner Says Teams Would Sign Colin Kaepernick If He "Can Help Their Team Win"

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell discussed the former San Francisco 49ers' absence since taking a knee on the field in protest of police brutality and racial injustice.

With Super Bowl LIII days away (Feb. 3), conversations surrounding Colin Kaepernick's non-presence in the league have gained traction. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell recently discussed the former San Francisco 49ers' absence since taking a knee on the field to protest police brutality and racial injustice nearly three years ago.

During a Wednesday press conference (Jan. 30), Goodell said it's up to any NFL team to make a decision on whether or not they want Kaepernick on its roster, depending on how effective the 31-year-old pro athlete or other NFL hopefuls can aid in winning.

"I've said it many times privately, publicly that our clubs are the ones that make decisions on players that they want to have on their roster," Goodell said. "I think if a team decides that Colin Kaepernick or any other player can help their team win, that's what they'll do. They want to win, and they make those decisions individually in the best interest of their club."

The statement gained a retort from Kaepernick's lawyer, Mark Geragos, who's representing the activist in a collusion case against the league. On the Today show, the attorney said, "Why didn't anybody ever bring him in and see where his skills were at? I think the whole thing is basically a ruse."

In a 2016 interview with ESPN, Kaepernick discussed his reasoning behind the protest. "People don't realize what's really going on in this country," he said. "There are a lot of things that are going on that are unjust. People aren't being held accountable for. And that's something that needs to change. That's something that this country stands for freedom, liberty, and justice for all. And it's not happening for all right now."

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O.J. Simpson "Gets Even" On New Twitter Account, Denies Kris Jenner Rumors

The Juice is loose... on Twitter that is. O.J. Simpson just made a Twitter account, and according to the former NFL star and accused murderer, he has a lot of "getting even to do."

"Hey Twitter world, this is yours truly. Coming soon to Twitter, you'll get to read all my thoughts and opinions on just about everything," Simpson said his first Twitter video, entitled "Coming Soon!" "You'll get to read my tweets on just about everything. It should be a lot of fun. I've got a little getting even to do."

O.J. elaborated on his statement in a follow-up video, saying, "for years people have been able to say what they want to say about me, with no accountability."  He added: "But now I get to challenge a lot of that B.S. and set the record straight..."

In his first order of business, the Juice decided to comment on those ongoing rumors about an alleged sexual relationship he had with Kris Jenner. O.J. and Jenner were said to have started an affair while the momager was still married to her first husband, Robert Kardashian.

Coming Soon!!! pic.twitter.com/R1tXOuuLgO

— O.J. Simpson (@TheRealOJ32) June 15, 2019

"Never – and I want to stress never – in any way shape or form had I ever had any interest in Kris, romantically, sexually, and I never got any indication that she had any interest in me," Simpson said. "So all of these stories are just bogus. Bad, you know, tasteless."

He also commented on the rumors that he is Khloe Kardashian's biological father. "Khloe, like all the (Kardashian) girls, I’m very proud of, just like I know Bob would be if he was here. But the simple facts of the matter is she’s not mine," he continued.

Simpson blamed the rumors on Norman Pardo, a guy who "the media love to say is my manager." Despite those reports, however, Simpson asserts that he has "always managed my own affairs." "So, when you see these guys like Norm, and these guys claim that they are my manager, it’s just not true."

If this is how O.J. Simpson is starting his new Twitter account, who knows what he'll talk about next.

Thanks to all my new followers. Love learning how to use Twitter. pic.twitter.com/J4JnN59yKl

— O.J. Simpson (@TheRealOJ32) June 16, 2019

The first thing I want to set straight is this story Pardo (who was not my manger) is talking about all over the media regarding me & @KrisJenner pic.twitter.com/tZ9EJd4qxF

— O.J. Simpson (@TheRealOJ32) June 17, 2019

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Warriors Confirm Klay Thompson Tore His ACL During Game 6

Golden State Warriors player Klay Thompson reportedly tore his ACL during a hard fought game against the Toronto Raptors during Game 6 of the NBA Finals.

"Golden State’s Klay Thompson has suffered a torn ACL in his left knee, his agent Greg Lawrence tells ESPN," wrote ESPN's Senior NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter.

This heartbreaking news came a few hours after it was announced that Golden State's Kevin Durant would be out for the 2019-2020 NBA season after injuring his Achilles in Game 5, which required immediate surgery.

Thompson's injury occurred during the third quarter of last night's nail-biter (Jun. 13). With just under three minutes left in the quarter, the shooting guard was fouled by Toronto's Danny Green.

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr reportedly said that Thompson just needed a "two minute rest" after receiving assistance off the court. While clearly injured, he came back and was still able to make both free throws, ultimately finishing the game with 30 points. He reportedly left the Oracle Arena on crutches.

Golden State’s Klay Thompson has suffered a torn ACL in his left knee, his agent Greg Lawrence tells ESPN.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 14, 2019

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Toronto Rappers Defeat Golden State Warriors To Win First NBA Championship

The Toronto Raptors just made sports history! For the first time in the franchise history, the Canadian team won an NBA Championship Thursday (June 13), and became the first NBA team outside of the U.S. to earn the title.

After being up 3-2 going into game six, the Raptors beat the Golden State Warriors 114 -110 in the final game to be played at Oakland’s Oracle Arena.

The feat was an extra-special win for the Raptors as noted by NBA commissioner Adam Silver. “The first NBA game was in Toronto and now an NBA Championship,” Silver said.

Despite trailing the Raptors up until the last 9 seconds of the game, the Warriors were ultimately unable to recover from losing Klay Thompson to an injury in the third quarter. Thompson scored 30 points before leaving the game. Teammates Andre Iguodala put up 22 points in game six, followed by Steph Curry with 21 points, and Draymond Green with 11 points. The Warriors were also short Kevin Durant who ruptured his achilles in game five.

Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard earned the 2019 Bill Russell Finals MVP Award joining the likes of LeBron James and Karreem Abdul Jabar as a two-time finals MVP. Leonard scored 22 points, six rebounds and three assists in game six, following a career-high performance of 36 points in game four. Leonard wasn’t alone in having an impressive performance. Kyle Lowry and Pascal Siakam both scored 26 points during the game.

KAWHI LEONARD 2X FINALS MVP! #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/dabEfjSRsb

— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) June 14, 2019

And of course, Drake took a moment for a post-game interview. "It's over," the Toronto native told reporters. "We did what we had to do!"

Drake really did a post game interview 🤣 #NBAFinals pic.twitter.com/ulXTz4unvY

— Vibe Magazine (@VibeMagazine) June 14, 2019

See more reactions to the Raptors win below.

HISTORY! #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/F6nKao43jf

— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) June 14, 2019

Inside the @raptors lockerroom celebration! #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/7ovDvRoHhX

— NBA (@NBA) June 14, 2019

HEART OF A CHAMPION! @Klow7 | #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/VwMntkCuuI

— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) June 14, 2019

The streets of Toronto have erupted. 🌋#WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/3U2AInnO1r

— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) June 14, 2019

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