Good morning! A lot happens in sports, even when you’re busy doing other non-sports-y stuff. So here are the top headlines and moments from yesterday, in case you missed anything while you were watching last night’s poignant episode of Black-ish.
Canadiens send offensive tweets
Someone’s in big trouble. The Montreal Canadiens Twitter account came under fire yesterday for a huge gaffe. To celebrate reaching one million followers, the team’s account sent automated tweets to fans. The campaign backfired as there was no screening process for the automated replies and users with offensive Twitter handles received responses:
— Digiday (@Digiday) February 24, 2016
The Canadiens later tweeted an apology. The fate of the team’s social media staff is unknown.
We apologize for the offensive messages and have fixed the issue so it won’t happen in the future.
— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) February 24, 2016
Curry, Durant from deep
Our must-see moment of the night comes from Golden State’s 118-112 win over Miami. Stephen Curry put up 42 points, seven rebounds and seven assists and Klay Thompson dropped 33 points. Curry tied an NBA record with 127 consecutive games with a made three-pointer, but check out this #splash from way downtown:
Steph from deep! https://t.co/gmNVdiiVeN
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 25, 2016
Elsewhere, Kevin Durant apparently was feeling some type of way and said “anything you can do, I can do better” and knocked down this halfcourt shot in the Thunder’s 116-103 win over the Mavericks:
— InsideHoops.com NBA (@InsideHoops) February 25, 2016
The NFL Scouting Combine is here
Our own NFL Radio team is on the ground in Indianapolis this week to cover the Scouting Combine, and SiriusXM Sports has you covered on the web with our Combine preview. Check it out and learn who should shine and who could be some dark horses in team’s war rooms come Draft Day.
NBA legends discuss Black History Month
As a part of SiriusXM’s ongoing look at Black History Month, the SiriusXM NBA Radio team recently spoke to NBA legend, George Gervin, three-time NBA champ, Brian Shaw, and current executive director of the NBA Players Association, Michele Roberts, on the impact athletes of color have made, who their role models were growing up and why Black History Month is still so critically relevant today. Check out the videos here.
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