Morning sports update: Bill Russell criticized President Trump’s opposition to voting by mail


Following the success of ESPN’s 10-part documentary sequence on Michael Jordan (“The Last Dance”), the community introduced one other expansive undertaking is within the works.

The lifetime of Tom Brady will likely be chronicled in 9 components in a undertaking that will likely be launched in 2021. Brady made the announcement with a trailer on his social media. The title of the documentary will likely be “Man in the Arena.”

I’ve quoted Theodore Roosevelt’s “Man in the Arena” speech since I noticed it painted on our weight room wall at UM in 1995. It’s a continuing reminder to disregard the noise, buckle my chinstrap, and battle by means of no matter comes my method.

Coming 2021 on @espn!

— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) May 21, 2020

Bill Russell advocated for mail-in voting: Legendary Celtics heart Bill Russell has by no means been shy about expressing his opinions on politics and social justice.

Now 86, Russell stays an lively participant in topical political dialogue. In a current tweet, he criticized President Donald Trump’s opposition to proposals for elevated utilization of vote-by-mail in the course of the coronavirus pandemic.

In his tweet, Russell closed by stating, “I don’t want to risk my life to vote!”

Hello @actualDonaldTrump there’s a good motive for #VoteByMail unsure if in case you have heard of #coronavirus #COVIDー19 or higher generally known as a #pandemic bit I don’t wish to danger my life to #vote ! @MSNBC @CNN

— TheBillRussell (@ActualBillRussell) May 21, 2020

Russell lives in Washington state, which gives full vote by mail protection. The state switched from in-person voting in 2011 (although in-person voting choices are nonetheless provided).

In a current New York Times interview, Washington’s Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman was requested why voting by mail isn’t any extra prone to fraud than in-person voting.

“My response has always been that actually vote-by-mail has a lot of security measures you can build into it,” stated Wyman. “And we have done that here in Washington.”

Russell has opposed Trump on plenty of events for the reason that 2016 election. In 2017, he “took a knee” whereas sporting his Presidential Medal of Freedom (awarded by President Barack Obama) in response to Trump’s criticism of NFL participant protests to boost consciousness for social justice.

Trivia: Can you identify the “Brady six” (the six quarterbacks drafted forward of Tom Brady within the 2000 NFL draft)?

(Answer on the backside) .

Hint: Their initials are MB, GC, TM, CP, CR, SW.

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Robert Kraft’s Super Bowl ring public sale raised $1,025,000 for charity:

A terrific gesture for an awesome trigger. And the profitable bidder was not Vladimir Putin.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 22, 2020

Rob Gronkowski joked about Tom Brady beginning too quickly with Buccaneers teammates:

“What the heck @TomBrady!? You can’t even wait for me. What the heck. This is ridiculous.”@RobGronkowski jokingly not pleased with Tom Brady getting in some work with out [email protected] | @Hassel_Chris#GoBucs

— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) May 20, 2020

On this present day: In 1988, Larry Bird and Dominique Wilkins dueled in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. But whereas Wilkins gained the duel (47-34), Bird and Boston gained the sport, 118-116.

Classic rewind: When they let Kevin McHale and Larry Bird rap in a 1986 Converse industrial.

Trivia reply: Marc Bulger, Giovanni Carmazzi, Tee Martin, Chad Pennington, Chris Redman, Spergon Wynn.