The NBA draft lottery took place Tuesday night before the start of game-1 of the Western Conference Finals. The NBA draft lottery could’ve easily been renamed the Zion Williamson lottery, as that was the grand prize every team was hoping to take home. The New Orleans Pelicans won the grand prize last night. I’m not a Knicks fan, but I was actually hoping Zion ended up in NY. With Anthony Davis still asking for a trade, I would rather have seen Zion in a big market city. If the Pelicans find a way to get AD to stay in New Orleans, then I can get excited about Zion heading there. AD, Zion, Jrue Holiday, with guys like Julius Randle thrown into the mix would be pretty exciting to see. Anyway, here’s the order for the top 10 picks in this years’ NBA draft:
- New Orleans Pelicans
- Memphis Grizzlies
- New York Knicks
- Los Angeles Lakers
- Cleveland Cavaliers
- Phoenix Suns
- Chicago Bulls
- Atlanta Hawks
- Washington Wizards
- Atlanta Hawks
Chicago rapper G Herbo was arrested for battery on Wednesday morning. The arrest stems from an argument Herbo allegedly had with the mother of his child, Ariana Fletcher. Fletcher is allegedly currently 14 weeks pregnant by professional boxer Gervonta Davis.
TMZ (@tmz) reported, Fletcher and Herbo got into an argument on Wednesday morning. The argument allegedly got heated and there was some loud yelling. Police say that Herbo allegedly assaulted Fletcher at some point during the argument. Herbo left and later returned, at which time the police questioned him about the argument. The police eventually arrested Herbo and charged him with simple battery. The police said Fletcher sustained minor scratches during the alleged altercation. Herbo’s bond has been set at $2000.
A former federal prosecutor beat out her opponent in a runoff on Tuesday to become the next Mayor of Chicago. NBC News (@NBCnews) reported, The Associated Press called the race for Lori Lightfoot shortly before 8pm local time. Lightfoot, a former federal prosecutor, beat out opponent Toni Preckwinkle in the runoff election. With over 90% of precinct results in, Lightfoot led Preckwinkle 73.7% to 26.3%. Lightfoot stood before an excited crowd as she declared victory
“In this election Toni and I were competitors, but our differences are nothing compared to what we can achieve together. Now that it’s over, I know we will work together for the city we both love.”
The Chicago election runoff was slated to be historic either way the results turned out. One of the two candidates were destined to become Chicago’s first black female Mayor. Lightfoot (56), was a former Assistant U.S attorney before entering private practice. This was her very first run at politics. Her opponent, Preckwinkle (72), is a former school teacher. Preckwinkle served on the Chicago City Council for 19-years before ultimately becoming Cook County Board president in 2011. They both beat William “Bill” Daley whose family has a long history in Chicago politics. His father and brother both served as Chicago Mayor for a combined 40 + years.
In just breaking news, NBC (@nbcnews), has just reported that prosecutors in Chicago have dropped all 16 charges against Empire actor Jussie Smollet. The actor appeared before a judge in a Chicago courtroom at about 10:30 am on Tuesday morning. Following the court appearance, Smullet’s attorney released a statement that all charges against his client has been dropped and that his “record has been wiped clean of the filing of this tragic complaint against him.” No word yet on if anyone will be arrested for the alleged crimes committed against Smullet, or if Chicago prosecutors will face any consequences for malicious prosecution and intentionally dragging Smullet’s name through the mud. I expect that this is not the last we will hear about this.
I honestly never took a side in this. Honestly. I was going to wait to see what the outcome was before I said anything at all. But, at its very worse, Smullet’s crime (if any) was filing a false police report. Prosecutors in Chicago publicized this case like Smullet was a serial killer the likes of “Jack The Ripper” or “Charles Manson”. They really were running around here getting in front of tv cameras and acting like the public would be safer with this “monster” locked away forever. Then they just drop the case with no explanation at all? Someone needs to answer for this. I, for one, hope Smullet sues the city of Chicago, the prosecutors office, and even some television stations who dragged this story on for months. Right is right, and wrong is wrong.