I was literally the last Jazz player left who played under Coach Sloan

Jeremy Carr, a 21-year-old security staffer for the Hawks, said this week that white celebrities and entertainers have been granted security concessions at Philips Arena that their black counterparts have not.

Originally Samuel Hayes, a terminated Hawks security employee, filed a lawsuit July 6 against Atlanta Hawks LLC, which operates Philips Arena, alleging that black entertainers were subject to more stringent security screening than non-black performers.

Nzinga Shaw, the Hawks’ Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, claimed Hayes’ allegations had no merit when the lawsuit came out: “Samuel Hayes is a former security manager at Philips Arena. He was terminated for poor performance and his claims are baseless. We will defend vigorously.”

I was literally the last Jazz player left who played under Coach Sloan — and I always took that as a lot more than just some piece of trivia. That was something that truly made me feel like a part of the fabric of this franchise. And that fabric is something that has meant a lot to me, ever since.
OK, if you’re a Jazz fan still bitter about things, you can probably stop reading now. About two-thirds of the way through, Hayward starts talking about why he chose Boston.

The last time I had a decision this tough … it was in Cheap Indiana Pacers Jerseys college, during my sophomore year, after we lost to Duke in the national championship game. I’d gotten on Cheap Ireland Soccer Jerseys NBA radars as a result of my play that March, and there were projections that I might even be a first-round pick in the draft. And so I had a decision to make: Should I leave my comfort zone at Butler and move on to the NBA? Or should I stay another year, and give it another go, and try to finish what we’d started — try to win a championship?

Gawker block: Derek Jeter gets OK to build taller gate to foil looky-loos

Show’s over, folks. Time to move along.

The City of Tampa has given retired Yankees captain Derek Jeter permission to install a taller, opaque gate at his mansion to discourage uninvited visitors from Cheap Ireland Soccer Jerseys stopping in the exclusive Davis Islands neighborhood to take pictures and shoot videos, among other things, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

Jeter’s neighbors — including former Buccaneer-turned-lawyer Brad Culpepper — supported Jeter’s zoning-variance request to protect his privacy as well as that of his wife, supermodel Hannah Davis.

Kyle Hendricks, who finished third in Cy Young voting last year after going 16.8 with a 2.13 ERA, will likely wrap up the three-game series with the Cardinals, with John Lackey then starting the fourth game of the year against the Brewers.

Lester, 33, started two games in the World Series and won the Babe Ruth Award for postseason MVP after going 3-1 in October with a 1.93 ERA and 30 strikeouts to six walks in 35 2/3 innings.

Arrieta, 30, has a no-hitter in each of the last two seasons and was the NL Cy Young Award winner in 2015.

“Not many groups have that luxury — we do,” Maddon said of having two ace pitchers, via MLB.com. “Jake, two years in a row, has done an outstanding job, so has Jon Lester. Of course, there’s the ascension of Kyle. It has to go to Jon Lester based on the body of work. We feel good about that. However we want to set up three, four, five will follow.”