Brooklyn Nets sign Mike James for Remainder of the NBA Season

NBA: The Brooklyn Nets are keeping Mike James for the rest of the season. The Nets signed the guard to a contract Thursday after the expiration of his second 10-day deal.

James has appeared in 11 games, including starting in Brooklyn’s victory over San Antonio on Wednesday. He has averaged 7.1 points and 3.7 assists in 17.5 minutes per game.

James signed his first 10-day deal on April 23 after spending the previous two seasons with CSKA Moscow. He has played most of his nine-year pro career in Europe.

Brooklyn Nets’ Kyrie Irving Launches Business Advisory Firm to Help Underrepresented Entrepreneurs

Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving announced that he is partnering with his KAI Family Foundation to form KAI Eleven Counseling, to present more opportunities for businesses that are led by people of color and women entrepreneurs.

According to the statement, the organization’s business model is to “provide a more equitable process that eliminates systemic barriers to entry.

Irving created his company to help build self-sustaining areas while implementing teaching, food, and water security as well as supporting the fight for social justice and equality.

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Kyrie Irving was Fined Last Week For Violating Covid Protocols 

Kyrie Irving was fined $50,000 by the NBA for violating the league’s Covid-19 protocols and he will forfeit about $870,000 in total, which includes a fine for two games he had to miss through the isolation.

Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving has been fined $50,000 for violating the league’s Health and Safety Protocols, which among other things prohibit attending indoor social gatherings of 15 or more people or entering bars, lounges, clubs or similar establishments, “said Byron Spruell, President, League Operations,” the NBA announced Friday. “The violation occurred when he attended a private indoor party last weekend.

Although Irving makes about $410,000 per game and will sacrifice his salary for two games in extending to paying the $50,000 fine.

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