In general, the NBA dislikes the notion of a team starting the season with the viewpoint that the best outcome is being the worst team, and there is disdain for the perception of tanking.In 2014, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said, “Frankly the pressure on a lot of our teams, even from their very fans, to somehow underperform because it’s in some people’s view the most efficient and quickest way to get better.Jackson talked about being born in a box car in Missouri and rising to become a player and later a successful business executive and owner of the Globetrotters.His was the most political speech of the night, calling for unity in a divided nation, saying he does not believe the country can endure if it does not cast indifference, hatred and bigotry aside.
The seven-time NBA All-Star and two-time league scoring champion couldn’t bring himself to do that, until Friday night.
After the team initially was unsure about which name it would want to use, Unión and Juventud were originally favoured, it got under the influence of the city administration of Bogotá and operated as Club Municipal de Deportes.
Millonarios was formally founded on June 18, 1946, thanks to the efforts of Alfonso Senior Quevedo, who became the first chairman. They are also the third Colombian team to achieve a major international title, the Copa Merconorte in 2001.
Mc Grady had earlier told reporters his celebration was being tempered by the impact of Hurricane Harvey on his family and neighbors in Texas.
His estate in Sugar Land, Texas, suffered only minor damage from the storm, allowing him and his wife to take in the families of five relatives and friends for three days after mandatory evacuations.