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Maurkice And Mike Pouncey To Retire From NFL
Ravens’ Jimmy Smith And His Family Robbed At Gunpoint
Baltimore Ravens corner- back Jimmy Smith and his family were reportedly robbed at gunpoint Tuesday night.
Smith and his family were followed all the way from LAX to their hotel. Fortunately, nei- ther Smith nor the rest of his family were harmed in the rob- bery. Smith has been in con- tact with the team regarding the incident.
Certainly an alarming situa- tion for Smith and his family, though it is obviously positive nobody was hurt. Details of the incident are still emerging.
Carmelo Anthony’s Son To Play High School Basketball At NYC Powerhouse
Carmelo Anthony is no longer playing basketball in New York City, but his son will be suiting up for high school in the five boroughs.
The former Knicks star and current Trail Blazers forward tweeted a video Friday night in which his son, Kiyan An- thony, announced he will be attending Christ the King High School in Middle Village, Queens, next fall.
“Never thought this day would come so soon!” Carmelo Anthony wrote along with the video. ”Next chapter. Proud of you.”
Kiyan’s mother, La La Anthony, also posted the video to Instagram and wrote how proud she was of her son and looking forward to what’s com- ing next.
Bubba Wallace Starts At Back
   After a lifetime of doing everything together, twins Maurkice and Mike Pouncey have announced their joint retirement from the NFL.
The brothers released statements through former Steelers guard Ramon Fos- ter, sharing their decision and thanking those involved in their careers.
"I'll always love the game of football & always will be the ul- timate competitor in life. ... To my big brother Mike Pouncey thank you for always pushing me to be the best. The sacrifices we made will forever go unnoticed but together," wrote Maurkice Pouncey, who spent his entire 11-year ca- reer with the Steelers.
"As I write this farewell speech I cry & laugh that twin boys from Lakeland, Fla., that grew up in poverty made it this far in life both living out NFL dreams. I can honestly say faith & the work ethic our par- ents Lisa & Robert Webster instilled in their kids (Mike, Maurkice, Talisha & Tierra) we love you mom & dad!"
The 31-year-old brothers both played center for their re- spective teams throughout their long careers. Both were first-round picks, with the Steelers selected Maurkice at
23 Car Fails Inspection Twice
No. 18 in 2010. A year later the Dolphins drafted Mike at No.
started 134 games for the Steel- ers and earned nine trips to the Pro Bowl. Mike Pouncey, a four-time Pro Bowler, spent seven years with the Dolphins before playing his final two seasons with the Chargers.
Mike Pouncey, who played for the Dolphins and Chargers over nine seasons, also thanked the organizations he worked for.
"We began this journey at 6 years old and now at 31 we will close this chapter of our lives," Mike Pouncey wrote. "I am thankful for everything football has taught me and everywhere it has taken me! Dream big kids because they do come true not because you dream it and think it's just going to happen but because you work as hard as you can towards it and make it happen!"
Bubba Wallace's car failed inspection twice for Sun- day's Daytona 500 and had to start at the back of the field.
Greg Emmer, the car chief for 23XI Racing, was ejected as punishment. The No. 23 Toyota passed inspec- tion on the third attempt.
Wallace drives a new entry owned by NBA great Michael Jordan and three- time Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin. He had been slated to start "The Great American Race'' in the third row. Instead, Wallace was one of 10 drivers who had to drop to the back of the pack during pace laps.
Fourteen laps into the Day- tona 500, Aric Almirola turned into pole-winner Alex
BUBBA WALLACE Bowman and started a 16-car
pileup. Minutes later, the race was stopped by lightning and fans who had been socially dis- tanced in the grandstands in- stead had to seek shelter in the crowded concourse. Heavy rain followed, shutting down the race for a delay that lasted nearly six hours.
Maurkice Pouncey
Of Daytona 500 Field After No.
 Latrell Sprewell, Who Made Almost
$100M, Starts GoFundMe To Raise
$35K For Sick Granddaughter
 Four-time NBA All-Star Latrell Sprewell played 13 seasons with the Warriors, Knicks and Timberwolves. Over those years he earned $97,060,000 (around ($144 million adjusted for inflation).
Following the 2003-04 season where he averaged 12.8 points per game – his career- low, Minnesota offered him a three-year contract extension worth $21 million. (He had earned $14.6 million the pre- vious year – left over from his contract with the Knicks.)
Sprewell infamously turned down the offer, saying, “Why would I want to help them win a title? They’re not doing anything for me. I’m at risk. I have a lot of risk here. I got my family to feed.”
He never played in the
NBA again.
On Thursday, he created a
GoFundMe looking to raise $35,000 to help his grand- daughter who has leukemia.
After his NBA career came to an end, Sprewell was sued by his wife for $200 million, had his yacht named “Milwau- kee’s Best” repossessed, de- faulted on his $1.5 million mortgage, and had to pay over $3 million in back taxes.

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