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Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat pay tribute to Florida school shooting victims, survivors

Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 2:47 AM

A large banner in memory of the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting is unfurled before an NBA basketball game in Miami on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, between the Miami Heat and the Memphis Grizzlies. (AP Photo/Gaston De Cardenas)
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A large banner in memory of the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting is unfurled before an NBA basketball game in Miami on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, between the Miami Heat and the Memphis Grizzlies. (AP Photo/Gaston De Cardenas)(Gaston De Cardenas/AP)

The Miami Heat held a touching pregame tribute Saturday for the those affected by the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

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Members of the Heat and Memphis Grizzlies gathered at midcourt to hold a large Stoneman Douglas banner while Dwyane Wade addressed the crowd.

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“Tonight, we honor the 17 lives that were tragically lost in Parkland,” Wade said. “We applaud the fearless students that are fighting for their lives. We also make sure that their voices are heard around gun safety. You are our nation’s inspiration. We salute you and we support you.”

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The Heat, who on Friday debuted a uniform patch to honor the victims, then honored each of the 17 victims on the video screen before Alex Wind, a Stoneman Douglas student and member of the school’s drama club, sang the national anthem.

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Marjory Stoneman Douglas student Alex Wind sings National Anthem

Marjory Stoneman Douglas student Alex Wind delivers a powerful rendition of the National Anthem before the game between the Miami Heat and the Memphis Grizzlies.

Posted by FOX Sports Florida / FOX Sports Sun on Saturday, February 24, 2018

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“It’s an absolute honor for us to wear these patches,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said before Friday’s game in New Orleans. “I know I speak for everybody in that locker room and everybody in the organization, we are so very inspired by the leadership and courage and absolute fearlessness of the kids and young men and women at Stoneman Douglas. It’s such a tragic event, but we hear their voices, loud and clear. And we are behind them and this is only the start.”

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Georgia Tech investigation dismisses claim basketball coach Josh Pastner sexually assaulted woman

Published: Monday, June 04, 2018 @ 1:01 PM

FILE PHOTO: Head coach Josh Pastner of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets reacts to a play in the first half during a game against the Virginia Cavaliers at John Paul Jones Arena on February 21, 2018 in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo by Ryan M. Kelly/Getty Images)
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FILE PHOTO: Head coach Josh Pastner of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets reacts to a play in the first half during a game against the Virginia Cavaliers at John Paul Jones Arena on February 21, 2018 in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo by Ryan M. Kelly/Getty Images)(Ryan M. Kelly/Getty Images)

An investigation commissioned by Georgia Tech has found “no credible evidence” to support allegations that its head men’s basketball coach sexually assaulted a fan.

A lawyer hired by Tech issued a lengthy report that the school says exonerated coach Josh Pastner. The coach had been accused by the girlfriend of a former friend of groping and inappropriately touching her numerous times between 2016 and 2017.

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Tech said that Athletic Director Todd Stansbury would be meeting with Pastner to discuss access to the basketball program by outsiders.

Pastner had been coach at the University of Memphis from 2009 before going to Georgia Tech.

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WATCH: 5-year-old dancer steals the show at Cavs-Warriors’ game

Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 4:46 PM

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The halftime show of Monday night’s game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors featured a dancing 5-year-old whose moves amazed thousands of NBA fans around the world. 

With the Cavaliers’ Scream Team in the background, young Tavaris Jones danced to the song “Rolex” by Ayo and Teo, according to media reports. 

The video has gone viral as nearly 50,000 people have watched in on YouTube alone. 

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5 of basketball’s most gruesome injuries (if you can stand to watch)

Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 10:46 AM

Boston Celtics star Gordon Hayward suffered a gruesome ankle injury on the NBA’s opening night.

Less than six minutes into the game, the guard jump toward the basket for an alley-oop that went tragically wrong.

Hayward’s foot landed at a 90 degree angle from his leg. Players and fans in the stands turned away in angst.

TV cameras recorded the action, before he was taken off the floor in a stretcher.

Hayward’s injury is not the first to make audiences cringe. 

Here’s a rundown of some of the most spine-chilling injuries witnessed on a basketball court. Watch at your own risk.

Gordon Hayward’s ankle

Shaun Livingston’s knee

Feb. 26, 2007: Often regarded as the ugliest injury in NBA history, Los Angeles Clippers guard Shaun Livingston went up for a layup on a fast break against the Charlotte Bobcats. He had an awkward landing and is knee gave way. Along with a dislocated left knee cap and broken left leg, Livingston tore his anterior cruciate ligament, posterior cruciate ligament and lateral meniscus. He also badly sprained his medial collateral ligament. 

Kevin Ware’s broken leg

March 31, 2013: In the first half of the NCAA Tournament Elite 8 game against Duke, Rockdale County, Ga.,’s Kevin Ware landed awkwardly after attempting to block a three-point shot attempt by Duke guard Tyler Thornton. Ware suffered an open fracture to his right leg, which protruded several inches out of his shin. He would miss a year of play, but transferred and help Georgia State make the NCAA Tournament in 2015.

Paul George’s broken leg

Aug. 1, 2014: During a Team USA intrasquad showcase game in Las Vegas, Indiana’s Paul George landed awkwardly while defending a layup. George’s foot was lodged in the basketball stanchion and his lower right leg snapped. Players and coaches were so shaken, the scrimmage was canceled with 9:33 left.

Andrew Bogut’s elbow

April 3, 2010: Milwaukee Bucks center Andrew Bogut drove to the basket for a fast break slam dunk. He hung on the rim afterward and momentum carried Bogut forward, forcing to fall backward. He extended his right arm to try brace his fall. He landed badly and suffered a broken hand, dislocated elbow and sprained wrist. Years later, he would say he no longer could extend his arm fully and still suffered pain.

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Gordon Hayward diagnosed with ankle fracture in Celtics opener

Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 9:44 AM

Boston Celtics' Gordon Hayward grimaces in pain in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Cleveland. Just five minutes into his Boston career, new Celtics star forward Gordon Hayward gruesomely broke his left ankle, an injury that may end his season. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
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Boston Celtics' Gordon Hayward grimaces in pain in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Cleveland. Just five minutes into his Boston career, new Celtics star forward Gordon Hayward gruesomely broke his left ankle, an injury that may end his season. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)(Tony Dejak/AP)

The Boston Celtics opened the NBA season Tuesday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers, and in his first game with the Celtics, small forward Gordon Hayward suffered a gruesome ankle injury.

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The broadcast noted Hayward suffered a fractured tibia and dislocated ankle.

Hayward was cutting along the baseline when he jumped for an alley-oop and fell to the floor with his leg bent underneath him.

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Hayward’s leg was stabilized and he was carted off the floor. LeBron James, Cavaliers players and Celtics teammates shook Hayward’s hand before he left the court.

Hayward, the former No. 9 overall selection, visited the Miami Heat, Celtics and Utah Jazz before making his free agency decision, eventually landing with Boston. He spent seven years with the Jazz.

Hayward, who is coming off an All-Star year for the Jazz and made it to the second round of the NBA playoffs, shook up the power in the Eastern Conference by adding a legitimate second offensive weapon to a Celtics team lacking one in last year’s playoffs.

He averaged a career-best 21 points and five rebounds per game last season.

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