Suspended NFL player Aldon Smith was arrested Friday for violating a court order by contacting the alleged victim in a domestic violence incident earlier this month, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
Smith, 28, has pleaded not guilty to four misdemeanors domestic violence, assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury, false imprisonment and vandalism stemming from the incident involving a woman believed to be his fiancee.
The alleged victim called police March 3, claiming Smith bit her on the wrists while intoxicated, then fled the scene.
James said Monday morning he hadn’t seen the billboard that went up near MSG urging him to play for the Knicks next season, though he was aware of it. Similar billboards had already gone up in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Portland and his hometown of Akron, Ohio.
Same reaction as I had to every last one of them this year, he said of the newest entry. I think it’s very humbling that cities and organizations want me to play for them, especially at this juncture of my career, so that’s it.
The Knicks will try to win in Cleveland for the second time this season, after a 114-95 victory on Oct. 29.
Golden State has limped a bit into the postseason compared to previous years. The Warriors snapped a two-game losing streak with a 117-100 win over Phoenix on Sunday behind 34 points from Klay Thompson. Overall, Golden State has lost nine of its last 16 games and defense has been a primary factor behind the slump.
The Warriors allowed 126 points in back-to-back losses to Indiana and New Orleans. Both opponents lit up Golden State from the field. The Pelicans shot 56 percent, while the Pacers shot 54 percent — including 52 percent from 3-point range.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr publicly criticized his team’s defensive effort after the loss to Indiana and reiterated on Sunday that defense needs to be an area of focus and improvement heading into the playoffs.