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Two police officers fatally shot in Hawaii as nearby homes burn

Two police officers were fatally shot Sunday near a home in Honolulu that appears to have been set on fire, and two women remained missing in the aftermath, authorities said.

The fire quickly spread to other homes in the upscale Diamond Head neighborhood, destroying seven houses and damaging several others, Honolulu Fire Chief Manuel Neves said.

Tiffany Enriquez, a seven-year veteran of the Honolulu Police Department, and Kaulike Kalama, a five-year veteran, were killed, Police Chief Susan Ballard said.

“They were like my kids,” Ballard said at a news conference Sunday night. “I knew each one very personally.”

Ballard said that the suspect, identified as Jerry Hanel, who is in his 60s, is believed to have died in the fire but that investigators had not found his remains. The two missing women had been in the first house, but Ballard did not know whether they lived there.

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At least two Honolulu police officers were killed Sunday morning in a shooting near Diamond Head, law enforcement sources say.NBC News

Ballard said the shooting began when officers responded to a 911 report that a woman had been stabbed in the leg. NBC affiliate KHNL reported that the woman, whom authorities have not identified, was Hanel’s landlord and was serving him with an eviction notice.

The shooter opened fire on responding officers, striking Enriquez and Kalama, who were pronounced dead at a hospital, Ballard said. The woman was taken to a hospital in what Ballard believed was serious condition.

Shortly after the shooting, other officers arrived and saw thick black smoke rising from the house. An official cause of the fire had not been determined, but KHNL, citing official sources, reported that it was deliberately set.

Hanel’s attorney, Jonathan Burge, told KHNL that the landlord, who lived out of state, had allowed Hanel to live rent-free in the basement of the first house that burned.

“She had known him very long, and I think she cared for him,” Burge told the station.

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But after repeated problems with neighbors and with the landlord moving back to Hawaii, she wanted him out of the house, Burge told the station.

Burge said he spoke to Hanel last week and believed that he was preparing to move out.

“I didn’t have a clue he would do something this violent and bizarre,” he said.

Tim Stelloh is a reporter for NBC News, based in California.

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Serena Williams Shares Beach Photo of ‘Soulmate’ Venus Williams | PEOPLE.com

Sisterly love!

While on vacation together in the Bahamas, Serena Williams shared an affectionate tribute to her sister, and “soulmate,” Venus Williams.

Reflecting on the bond she shares with the 39-year-old athlete, Serena called Venus her “doubles partner sister soulmate,” as well as “one of my fav sisters.” Alongside the message, Serena, 38, posted a beautiful photo of Venus wearing a green polka dot dress while standing on the beach.

As the two sisters soaked up the sun together earlier this week, they also spent some quality time on a yacht — and making puns!

Yacht got time?” Venus wrote alongside one video of the pair showing off some of their best moves onboard the vessel. “Yasssssssss,” Serena commented, before going on to post her own dancing video with the same caption over the weekend.

During their sisterly getaway, Serena also posted multiple photos showcasing her stylish new hairstyle: a butt-length ponytail.

“I ain’t got Yacht type,” she wrote alongside one set of images, days before revealing that she’s actually decided to name her mane.

“Morning warmups with Trixie (this ponytail is so EXTRA I had to name her),” Williams captioned another snap, which saw the star showing off her flexibility by standing on one foot while raising the other toward the sky.

Over the summer, Serena reminisced about living with her older sister.

“So I’m at Venus’ house, we lived together our whole lives, we’re not living together now which kinda sucks but it’s life,” Serena said in an Instagram Story video, before cracking a joke about the lack of contents inside her sister’s fridge.

“Nothing’s changed for her,” Serena quipped. “This was our refrigerator for like 20 years … we lived together our whole lives, but as adults for 20 years.”

The famous siblings most recently shared a Florida mansion in Palm Beach Gardens, on land they bought back in 1998 according to Variety.

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Speaking with Architectural Digest in August, Serena revealed that when they shared a home, Venus — who has her own interior design company — was always mixing things up design-wise.

“It’s so fun because we used to live together, and it was great because I would come home and the house would look different. I would love it, and it was perfect,” Serena said.

Trading compliments, Venus added that her younger sister is “really good at space planning.”

“Before I was doing any of this sort of design, I couldn’t do that,” Venus said. “So, it’s interesting how she has a knack for it and creating spaces and connections. It’s pretty cool.”

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    Chandler Parsons

    Who is Chandler Parsons dating? Chandler Parsons girlfriend, wife

    Who is he dating right now?

    According to our records, Chandler Parsons is possibly single.

    Relationships

    Chandler Parsons has been in relationships with Cassie Amato (2018 – 2019), Toni Garrn (2015 – 2016), Christina Perri (2014 – 2015) and Robyn Crowley (2011 – 2013).

    Chandler Parsons has had encounters with Bella Thorne (2017), Kendall Jenner (2016 – 2017) and KC Concepcion (2013).

    Chandler Parsons is rumoured to have hooked up with Chloe Bennet (2017) and Savannah Chrisley (2017).

    About

    Chandler Parsons is a 31 year old American Basketballer. Born on 25th October, 1988 in Casselberry, Florida, he is famous for Southeastern Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Year in 2011. His zodiac sign is Scorpio.

    Chandler Parsons is a member of the following lists: 1988 births, Dallas Mavericks players and Power forwards (basketball).

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    Relationship Statistics

    Type Total Longest Average Shortest
    Dating 4 2 years 1 year, 1 month 5 months, 3 days
    Encounter 3 1 year, 2 months 5 months, 11 days
    Rumoured 2 9 days 4 days
    Total 9 2 years 8 months 9 days

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    First Name Chandler
    Last Name Parsons
    Full Name at Birth Chandler Parsons
    Alternative Name Chandler BANG!
    Age 31 years
    Birthday 25th October, 1988
    Birthplace Casselberry, Florida
    Height 6′ 9″ (206 cm)
    Weight 230lbs (104 kg)
    Build Athletic
    Eye Color Blue
    Hair Color Brown – Dark
    Distinctive Feature Height
    Zodiac Sign Scorpio
    Sexuality Straight
    Ethnicity White
    Nationality American
    High School Lake Howell High School in Winter Park, Florida
    University University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida for a Degree in Communications (2011) degree in telecommunications
    Occupation Text Small forward / Power forward
    Occupation Basketball
    Basketball Position Forward
    NBA First Game Date 29th December, 2011
    Ice Hockey Shoots Right
    Draft Houston Rockets, 2nd round (8th pick, 38th overall), 2011 NBA Draft
    Claim to Fame Southeastern Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Year in 2011
    Year(s) Active 2011 – present
    Brand Endorsement Iconix Brand Group
    Official Websites www.facebook.com/officialchandlerparsons, twitter.com/ChandlerParsons, www.instagram.com/ChandlerParsons/, www.nba.com/playerfile/chandler_parsons, www.basketball-reference.com/players/p/parsoch01.html
    Friend Jeremy Lin
    Associated People Dirk Nowitzki, Ashley Sky

    Chandler Parsons (born October 25, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the University of Florida and was drafted by the Houston Rockets with the 38th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft.

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    A law firm representing Chandler Parsons says the Atlanta Hawks forward suffered potentially career-ending injuries in an automobile accident caused by a drunk driver last week.

    The Hawks announced last Wednesday that Parsons had been placed in the NBA’s concussion protocol after suffering a concussion and whiplash in the crash, but did not disclose any further details.

    The law firm Morgan & Morgan, however, said Monday in a statement that Parsons “suffered multiple severe and permanent injuries including a traumatic brain injury, disc herniation and a torn labrum.”

    The firm said the driver who caused the crash, who is not identified in the statement, was arrested and charged with DUI. The driver allegedly caused a three-car crash, including Parsons’ vehicle, at approximately 2 p.m. ET and admitted to drinking, according to the law firm.

    “Chandler was seriously injured in this crash, which never should have occurred,” Morgan & Morgan said in its statement.

    “The at-fault driver created utter chaos on the roadway, needlessly endangering the lives of countless motorists; he now stands charged with DUI, admitted drinking, had alcohol in the car with him, passed out after causing a three-car crash at 2:00PM on a Wednesday in a busy intersection, seriously injuring and potentially ending Mr. Parsons’ career as a professional athlete.”

    Parsons, 31, has been plagued by chronic knee injuries since signing a four-year, $94.8 million deal with the Memphis Grizzlies in July 2016, appearing in just 100 games in four-plus seasons over that stretch.

    Parsons has played in just five games this season for the rebuilding Hawks, who acquired him from the Grizzlies in a trade last summer.

    “Chandler is having a difficult time accepting the consequences of the defendant’s reckless conduct on the roadway,” Morgan & Morgan said.

    “Chandler was in peak physical condition at the time of the wreck. He is now working with a team of doctors to regain his health, and at this time, his ability to return to play is unclear. Our focus right now is on helping him make a full recovery, while we also work to hold any and all responsible parties fully accountable.”

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    Hawaii Shooting

    Two killed in Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor base shooting: official – World

    A US sailor fatally shot two people and wounded a third at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in Hawaii on Wednesday before committing suicide, an official said.

    The two people killed were Department of Defense civilian employees, while a third civilian was wounded but “in stable condition at (an) area hospital,” the official told AFP.

    Earlier, a spokesman for the US base would only say that security forces had responded to reports of a shooting at around 2:30pm local time and that the base was on lockdown for several hours.

    One witness told local media he was sitting at his computer when he heard shots fired and saw three victims on the ground.

    The witness, who did not want to be identified, said he then saw the gunman who was wearing what appeared to be a navy or sailor’s uniform shoot himself in the head.

    Hawaii News Now said several civilians were among the gunshot victims.

    The shooting reportedly took place near the south entrance to the sprawling base.

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    Venus Williams

    Venus Williams Opens Up About Sjogren’s Syndrome

    With 49 singles victories and seven Grand Slam titles as recently as 2017, Venus Williams has dominated the sport of tennis. To this day, she remains the most decorated female tennis player to compete at the Olympic Games. What people don’t know, however, is that for the past decade, Williams has been in a battle with her own body. She recently opened up to Prevention.com about her struggle with Sjogren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disease that affects about 4 million people in the U.S.

    It started in 2004, when Williams experienced symptoms like fatigue and shortness of breath. “No matter how hard I worked, I was exhausted, short of breath, and never felt in shape. It was really frustrating,” Williams tells Prevention.com. “My symptoms got progressively worse, to the point where I couldn’t play professional tennis anymore.”

    Seven years went by before Williams received a diagnosis of Sjogren’s syndrome—an autoimmune disease that’s identified by two of its most common symptoms: dry eye and dry mouth. “Unfortunately, that’s typical of people with autoimmune disease,” she says. “They’re misdiagnosed or too sick to function. I literally had professional tennis taken away from me before I got the right diagnosis.”

    “So you can imagine, it has definitely affected my game,” she says. Williams would go to her doctor presenting symptoms, only for her doctors to find nothing medically wrong with her. “I felt out of control,” she says.

    Nature Valley Classic - Day Five Venus Williams serves in her match against Ashleigh Barty during the Nature Valley Classic at Edgbaston Priory Club in June 2019.

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    Understanding Sjogren’s syndrome

    Just like other rheumatic diseases, Sjogren’s syndrome can take several years to diagnose, because dryness and other symptoms are common and can present subtly. “Typical symptoms are fatigue and dry mouth or eyes, although those with Sjogren’s may experience muscle aches, joint pain, and inflammation of major organs,” says Paula Marchetta, MD, president of the American College of Rheumatology. “Often symptoms such as fatigue or muscle aches start to affect daily life, and that’s when a patient seeks help.”

    Once diagnosed with Sjögren’s, you’ll have it for life, but depending on the course of the disease, Dr. Marchetta says that most patients with Sjögren’s live normal lives. “They mainly just have to deal with uncomfortable symptoms like dryness of eyes and mouth as well as achiness and fatigue.”

    2019 Australian Open - Day 6 Venus Williams looks on in her third round match against Simona Halep of Romania during day six of the 2019 Australian Open.

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    Prioritizing the road to recovery

    The tennis champ was relieved to finally know what was happening with her body, but she was disheartened to learn that treating the disease wouldn’t be a quick fix. Williams pulled out of the 2011 U.S. Open when disease-related fatigue became too much to bear, and she was booted out of the top 100 tennis players for the first time since 1996. Instead, she took time to focus on her health.

    “In the beginning, I just had to wait to get better,” Williams says. “One of the medications I had took six months to set in. There was another that took one to three months. It was kind of a waiting game until you can go back to what you had been doing.”

    Though chronic illness like Sjögren’s cannot be cured, it can be treated with medication. Dr. Marchetta says that Sjogren’s syndrome treatment is directed at the patient’s specific set of symptoms. “You can control eye dryness with drops, ointment, or an anti-inflammatory drug prescribed by an ophthalmologist. There’s also medication to stimulate saliva.”

    “Before I was on medication, the quality of my life wasn’t as good because I was extremely uncomfortable,” Williams says, reflecting on those years before her diagnosis. “Just being alive was very uncomfortable. I was exhausted to the point that I was just always uncomfortable or in pain.”

    Along with treatment, Williams sought to improve her recovery by adopting a vegan diet, which she still follows today. “Lifestyle changes like exercise, a healthy diet, and good sleeping habits can help someone with autoimmune disease feel better,” Dr. Marchetta says.

    Williams’s breakfasts usually include smoothies and fruit, as she’s “not a huge eater in the mornings,” but it gets her through practice until she has a lunch and dinner filled with protein, carbs, and veggies. “If it’s leading up to a big match or it’s dinner I’ll eat a little heavier, and occasionally I have some fun with sweets, too. I’m only human!”

    Paying attention to your body

    After some time off in 2011, Williams entered into the 2012 season ranked at No. 134, but ended the season at No. 24, a strong comeback for the tennis pro! She finished top 50 in 2013 and 2014, and earned a place back in the top 20 in 2015. Two years later at 37—an age when most players hang their rackets—Williams reached two Grand Slam finals and became No. 5 in the world.

    “You grow with the wins and the losses. You get wiser and stronger. It’s exciting to be able to play as long as you can and because you’re able to build this wealth of knowledge that you can use,” Williams says of her tennis career. “I love every single moment of the learning. Some of those moments are painful, but you still learn.”

    Today, Williams continues to play the sport she loves as she manages Sjögren’s syndrome. “There are times when things are better and times when they’re not as good, that’s when you have to listen to your body and understand that,” she says. “Life has changed a little bit, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve the same things. You just have to be smarter.”

    image Venus Williams reacts in her ladies singles first round match against Elina Svitolina during Day one of the 2019 French Open.

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    She wants people with autoimmune disease to know they aren’t alone. “Don’t be discouraged, because what [you’re] going through is similar to other people,” she says. “Talk to those people who understand you or have a similar condition, reach out, and build a [support] team. Don’t isolate yourself. Don’t give up.”

    There a ton of resources for those with Sjögren’s syndrome and other rheumatic disease, like simpletasks.org sponsored by the American College of Rheumatology. “It has a lot of info about rheumatic diseases like Sjögren’s, as well as ways for patients with these illnesses to get involved with advocacy around disease,” Dr. Marchetta says. “You can also find support groups.”

    As Williams gears up for her next Grand Slam tournament, the U.S. Open, she’s looking ahead to even more success. “The past is the past and what I’m working towards is the most important to me. For me, the most excellent victory is still ahead of me.”

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    Nicol Natale Assistant Editor Currently an assistant editor at Prevention.com, Nicol is a Manhattan-based journalist who specializes in health, wellness, beauty, fashion, business, and lifestyle.

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    Chandler Parsons

    Chandler Parsons wiki bio, affair, married, girlfriend, age, height, net worth

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    What is Chandler Parsons marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Single
    How many children does Chandler Parsons have ? (name): 0 Children
    Is Chandler Parsons having any relationship affair ?: Yes3 affair
    Is Chandler Parsons Gay ? No

    Chandler Parsons, 29, is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Memphis Grizzlies. He started playing for the Memphis Grizzlies since 2016 and performed at his best. He used to play for the University of Florida during his college days, and in 2011 he was drafted by the Houston Rockets in the 38th overall pick in NBA draft.

    Early Life and Education

    Chandler Parsons was born on October 25, 1988, in Casselberry, Florida. Nationality-wise, he is an American and belongs to the White ethnicity. His birth sign is Scorpio.

    He completed his schooling at the Lake Howell High School in Winter Park, Florida and helped to win his school the state championship in 2007. He was recognized as one of the finest senior players at the state championship after scoring thirty points with ten rebounds.

    Because of his athletic skills, he got a scholarship at the University of Florida in Gainesville where he played from 2007 to 2011 under coach Billy Donovan. He played around 36 games during his freshman games and average 8.1 points per game and 4.0 rebounds per game. In 2011, he was honored with SEC Player of the Year and became the first Florida Gator to receive that honor.

    Parsons was selected to the All-America fifth team by Fox Sports and he completed his graduation in telecommunications from Florida.

    Career

    Chandler Parsons began his professional career in 2011 when he was selected by Houston Rockets. In September 2011, he signed a short-term contract with Cholet Basket of France and played three games, but soon he parted ways.

    He signed a contract with Houston Rockets in December 2011 and in 2011-2012 NBA season he was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team. He made the highest score of 32 points in 2013 along with 3 rebounds and 3 assists and made 12 to 13 field goal attempts.

    In 2014, Parson succeeded to set the new NBA record by making three-pointers in the first half and 34 points in the games. The same year he signed a contract with Dallas Mavericks. In his first game with Mavericks, he recorded 5 points on 2-of-10 shooting in addition to 4 rebounds and 2 steals.

    In 2015, he made a comeback after recovering from sprained left ankle and knee injury. He performed at his best and won many matches for his team. On March, he took a short break from basketball because of his right knee surgery.

    After finishing his contract with Mavericks he signed a multi-year contract with the Memphis Grizzlies on July 7, 2016, but he didn’t play the first six season game because of his knee surgery. He made his debut for Grizzlies after five months of his involvement against Portland Trail Blazers.

    In October 2017, Parsons scored 24 points in a 103–89 win over the Houston Rockets and it was his best 39 games with Memphis.

    Personal Life

    Chandler Parsons is possibly single at the moment but previously he was linked up with many female celebrities. In 2011, he had a romantic relationship with Robyn Crowley but the couple couldn’t handle their relationship and split in 2013.

    In 2014, he was romantically involved with American singer, Christina Perri but soon they broke up and later he had an affair with Victoria Secrets model, Toni Garrn.

    In 2017, rumors flew about his affair with Bella Throne when she attended his game, but no official confirmation has come yet. He also was linked to the reality star, Savannah Chrisley and their relationship rumors went viral when in an interview with Access Hollywood, Savannah said,

    “We’re friends like we met, I’ve gone to a game. We hang out. He’s a fun person to hang out with, “He’s sweet, we have fun. So we’ll see where it goes!”

    However, both Savannah and Parsons never spoke about this topic.

    Net Worth

    Chandler Parsons is one of the successful NBA players. From his successful career, he earned an impressive net worth around $25 million. His estimated average salary is $23,609,631. The Memphis Grizzlies signed him to a four-year contract in 2016 worth $94 million.

    As per the 2016-17 contract, Parsons has basic salary of $22,116,750 with a cap hit $22,116,750 and $94,438,523 in dead cap value. In 2017-18 his salary will increase to $23,112,004, in 2018-19 to $24,107,258 and in 2019-20 to $25,102,511 and in same row his cap hit and dead money will also increase.

    Previously, he signed a three-year contract with Dallas Mavericks in 2014-2016. He got paid around $15,361,50 average salary. His basic salary in 2014-15 was $14,700,000 along with cap hit $14,700,000 and dead cap $46,228,710. The following year, his salary increased up to $15,361,500 with a cap hit of $15,361,500 and $31 million of dead money.

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    Follow live: Celtics looking to end three-game skid vs. LeBron, Lakers

    The first half of the 2019-20 NBA season is in the books, which means it’s time to reflect on how the season has gone so far. Grades for all 30 teams have been given out, as well as predictions for who will win every major award at the midway point, so it’s only right to take a look at some interesting facts that unfolded over the first 41 games. There’s been no shortage of record-breaking performances to start this season, from the new generation making a name for itself, to veterans continuing to climb the ranks of leaderboards.

    With so much basketball to consume, it can become difficult to keep up with every interesting thing that transpires over the course of the season. So, let’s take a look at 10 interesting facts from the first half of the NBA season.

    1. LeBron James became the only player in NBA history to record a triple-double against all 30 teams in the league

    It was only a matter of time before LeBron set this record, and what’s actually surprising about this is that it didn’t happen sooner. LeBron completed this feat during a 112-107 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Nov. 19, when he collected 25 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in a Lakers win. What’s more telling about this stat, though, is that in James’ 17 years in the league, he never registered a triple-double against the Thunder. He’s played Oklahoma City/Seattle 29 times in his career during the regular season and fell a few rebounds shy of notching the triple-double a handful of times.

    James might get company on that mountain top soon, however, as Russell Westbrook just needs a triple-double against the Thunder to also check off all 30 teams from his own list. Rounding out the top five of players to come close to that feat are Magic Johnson (24), Larry Bird (25) and Jason Kidd (28).

    2. Luka Doncic had more 30-point triple-doubles in the first half than all Mavericks players have combined throughout history

    Doncic already leads the league in triple-doubles this season with 12, and has the most triple-doubles (20) of any player before turning 21 years old. This stat, though, is even more ridiculous considering he has only been in the league for a year and a half and has already surpassed every Mavericks player in franchise history in 30-point triple-doubles with nine — in this season alone. Jason Kidd only had two with the Mavericks, same with Michael Finley, while Dirk Nowitzki and Mark Aguirre both had one.

    The long list of records that Doncic has been breaking this season is absolutely absurd, and the fact that he’s still so early in his career is a scary thought. It won’t be long before he starts showing up at the top of historic leaderboards, and at this rate he may rank in the top three of triple-doubles by the time he’s 25.

    3. Giannis posted six 30/15/5 games; no one else in the league has more than one

    He’s considered the front-runner for winning his second consecutive MVP this season, he’s got the Bucks sitting atop the Eastern Conference standings and he continues to show improvement in all aspects of his game with each passing day. Giannis Antetokounmpo is one of the most dominant well-rounded players in the league, so it’s not surprising that this stat line is becoming commonplace for him. Last season he set the record for most 30-point, 15-rebound, 5-assist games with nine. Halfway through this season he already has six, and is on pace to break that record for the second straight year.

    4. The Nets have paid Kyrie Irving nearly $16 million so far this season for only 14 games of action

    When the Brooklyn Nets signed Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant this past offseason, both moves were made with the future in mind. Durant is likely to miss the entire 2019-20 campaign with an Achillies injury, so this season was about Irving building chemistry with his new teammates ahead of Durant’s return. However, Irving missing a total of 25 games with a shoulder injury put a halt to any on-court chemistry building. As time went on, people wondered just how severe Irving’s shoulder injury was, considering there were scarce updates on his recovery. While it’s not fair to blame Irving for the injury he suffered, the Nets did decide to give a player who has only played in 60 games a season twice in his career a max contract.

    As of Jan. 20, Irving has played in 14 games. His contract with the Nets pays him over $31.7 million this season alone. At the midway point of the season, Brooklyn has paid Irving nearly $16 million, or $400K per game, to sit on the sideline for almost half of the first 41 games of the season. Since returning from the back injury, the Nets have gone 1-3 despite Irving averaging 21 points during that span. It’s Year One of the Kyrie Irving experiment in Brooklyn, and so far he’s sat more games than he’s played and he’s recently even reverted to his old ways again of airing his grievances to the media about his teammates.  Brooklyn’s committed a lot to Irving and Durant, and while K.D. will surely be worth it, Brooklyn has to wonder if the injuries and headaches Irving brings will be worth the amount of money they’re paying him.

    5. James Harden is the only player who has made a 3-pointer in every game of the season’s first half

    Say what you want about Harden’s style of play, but one thing we can all agree upon is he is an absolute marksman from beyond the arc. Every team in the league continues to increase the number of 3-pointers they’re taking in a game, and even still, Harden is the only player in the league who has drilled a 3 in the first 41 games this season. In fact, Harden is on a streak where he’s made a 3-pointer in 62 straight games, starting back in February of last season. Since joining the Rockets, Harden’s 3-point attempts have only increased, and it’s hard to believe that in his first year in Houston he was only attempting 6.2 a game. Now, he’s up to 13.3, which isn’t only a career high but the highest per game in NBA history.

    6. Nikola Jokic moved into the top 10 list of career triple-doubles in just five seasons

    File this under “facts likely no one knew.” Over a five-day span in mid-December, Jokic tied Bob Cousy for 33 triple-doubles, then two days later passed him after posting 22 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists. That triple-double moved Jokic into the top 10 in NBA history, and he now sits just eight behind Fat Lever for moving into the No. 8 spot. What’s more impressive about this stat is that he’s tallied 35 triple-doubles in just five seasons in the league, while Cousy took 14 seasons to get to 33.

    Jokic joins Wilt Chamberlain as the only two centers on the top 10 list, and when it’s all said and done he could pass Chamberlain’s 78 triple-doubles. As one of the more under-appreciated stars in the league, Jokic has been the best passing big in the league, and has the court vision of a guard that allows him sling no-look passes to his teammates on the wing that rival what some of the best guards in the NBA can do.

    7. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander became the youngest player in NBA history to notch a 20-rebound triple-double

    Continuing the trend of unlikely triple-doubles, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander not only notched his first triple-double this season, but he did it while putting up a 20-point, 20-rebound, 10-assist stat line. That’s unheard of for guards to put up 20 rebounds in a triple-double, and he’s actually just the fifth guard to do so alongside Oscar Robertson, Russell Westbrook, Fat Lever and Guy Rodgers. If that wasn’t crazy enough, at just 21 years old he became the youngest player to post a 20-rebound triple-double in NBA history, passing Shaquille O’Neal, who was 74 days older than Gilgeous-Alexander when he did it in 1993.

    8. The Warriors have already lost more games this season than they have in any other season during Steve Kerr’s tenure

    It’s no secret that the Golden State Warriors have struggled mightily this season without Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, but their downfall has been historic. They’ve won just nine games at the midway point of the season while racking up 32 losses, including a 10-game losing streak that was the franchise’s first since 2002. Nothing is more telling about this season, though, than the fact that the Warriors have already surpassed the number of losses than any other season while Steve Kerr has been the head coach.

    Last season Golden State lost 25 games, which was previously the most the franchise has lost during Kerr’s tenure. The Warriors have blown that out of the water with 41 games left in the season. If anything, it puts into perspective just how dominant the Warriors have been for the past five seasons. Injuries have played a role, but it’s still astonishing to see a team that was likely two injuries away from winning its third straight Finals stumble into having the worst record in the league a season later.

    9. Boban Marjanovic became the second player in NBA history to record a double-double in 10 minutes or less

    Marjanovic is averaging 6.1 points and 4.5 rebounds in 10 minutes of action a game for the Mavericks, but for one night against the Lakers, he made history in the most useful 10 minutes he’s played this season. He put up a double-double in just 10 minutes and 19 seconds, which made him the second player in NBA history to record a double-double in 10 minutes or less. As the tallest player in the league, it’s surprising that he hasn’t done this before as he rarely needs to leave his feet to grab a rebound or score, but having Boban in the record books for one of the most obscure stats is very fitting for him.

    10. The Utah Jazz had the best starting lineup in the league with Mike Conley sidelined

    Adding Conley was supposed to elevate the Jazz to another level this season, as he was supposed to ease some of the ball-handling duties for Donovan Mitchell. So far, it’s been a far different story as he’s been averaging career-lows this season. When he went down with a hamstring strain, the Jazz actually began playing significantly better, and strung together a 16-3 record. Utah’s performance brought about the conversation of bringing Conley off the bench, and the numbers definitely suggest it should.

    In the 19 games the Jazz played without Conley, their starting lineup posted the best net rating per 100 possessions (21.2) of any in the league who have played a minimum of 150 minutes together this season. Having Conley at his best is obviously most beneficial for Utah, but if the Jazz are simply better with him coming off the bench then that’s a move they’ll have to consider long term.

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    Sister of Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Tim Tebow’s fiancee, dies suddenly at 13

    Tim Tebow and his fiancee, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, suffered a tragic loss this weekend.

    Nel-Peters’ 13-year-old sister, Franje, who brought the couple together through Tebow’s “Night to Shine,” which celebrates people with special needs, died suddenly on Saturday after battling an extremely rare lifelong condition called cerebellar agenesis, according to the South African.

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    “My little Princess, Angel on Earth, biggest joy and baby sister, Franje, passed away earlier today,” Nel-Peters wrote in an Instagram post.

    Franje was born without a cerebellum, severely limiting her motor functions, or the ability to walk, talk, and develop as a child.

    “Our hearts are aching beyond measure but I am grateful knowing she’s forever relieved of the pain she experienced on earth,” Nel-Peters added. “She’s laughing, running and playing in heaven just like we always hoped she would on earth. She’s free! Thank you for all your prayers, love and support.”

    The 2017 Miss Universe and humanitarian worker ended the message in their South African native language that translates: “Love you always my Sussa and someday we’ll be together again!”

    The New York Mets minor leaguer shared a photo of the three of them offering his prayers and love to Nel-Peters’ parents.

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    “Our loss but heavens gain,” Tebow wrote. “So grateful for the hope we have of being reunited with the ones we love through our Heavenly Father.”

    The pageant community also reached out to the former Miss South Africa.

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    “Love you dearly Dems,” former Miss USA Sarah Summers said. “You’re full of grace even in the hardest times.”

    And former Miss Universe winners Iris Mittenaere and Pia Wurztbach also shared their condolences.

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    Coronaviruses are common viruses that most people get some time in their life. They are common throughout the world, and they can infect people and animals. Several different coronaviruses can infect people and make them sick. They usually cause mild to moderate upper-respiratory illness. But, some coronaviruses can cause severe illness.

    Coronaviruses probably spread through the air by coughing or sneezing, or by close personal contact. If you get infected, symptoms may include

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    You may be able to reduce your risk of infection by washing your hands often with soap and water, not touching your eyes, nose, or mouth, and avoiding close contact with people who are sick. There is no vaccine to prevent coronavirus infection. There are no specific treatments. You can relieve symptoms with pain and fever medicines and rest.

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