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WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NBA: Dallas at Boston, 7:30 p.m. (CSN)
NBA: Golden State at Toronto, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
NBA: Memphis at LA Clippers, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)
NHL: Pittsburgh at Washington, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
College basketball: Northwestern at Butler, 7 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: UMass-Lowell at Indiana, 7 p.m. (Big Ten Network)
College football: Ball State at Toledo, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College football: Northern Illinois at Eastern Michigan, 8 p.m. (ESPNU)
AROUND THE WEB:
— Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony is siding with LeBron James over Phil Jackson in the incident surrounding Jackson’s “posse” comment.
After Jackson, the president of the Knicks, referred to James’ inner circle as a “posse” during a criticism of the Cavaliers star on Monday, James took offense to the use of the term, believing it was motivated by race. James also said he no longer has respect for Jackson.
Anthony took James’ side over his boss’.
“I would never want to hear that word about people I consider family and people that I’ve come up with and been through thick and thin with,” Anthony said. “I would want to be called a tight-knit group or a family, because that’s what I consider those people.”
Anthony also said it’s easy for him to understand the word “posse” is offensive to some people.
“I think anybody would understand that. Anybody,” he said. “I don’t think you have to be a rocket scientist or an educated person to understand what that means to us.”
— Some NBA teams reportedly are denouncing Donald Trump by boycotting his hotels while on the road.
At least three teams, the Grizzlies, Bucks and Mavericks, will no longer stay in the president-elect’s hotels in New York City and Chicago.
One other anonymous Eastern Conference team will boycott Trump’s SoHo hotel when its contract is up at the end of this season.
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and Bucks co-owner are both vocal Hillary Clinton supporters.
Seven other teams said on Tuesday they are under contract to stay at Trump’s hotels when traveling to play the Bulls, Knicks and Nets.
— Former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson seems to want out of the United States.
Johnson, who once changed his last name to Ochocinco, tweeted to the president of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto on Tuesday requesting to meet with him about obtaining Mexican citizenship.
Translated, the tweet reads: “I will be in the city on Sunday and it would be an honor to sit down and talk about how to obtain my Mexican nationality.”
Johnson is covering the Texans-Raiders game in Mexico next week for Nación ESPN. He did not mention why he wants Mexican nationality or if Trump is a factor, but Johnson expressed support for Hillary Clinton during the election.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I’m just not where I want to be right now, but trying to work through it. This is something very new to me, so it’s just trying to get used to this.” — Al Horford, on not being ready to play while recovering from a concussion he suffered during practice on Oct. 31
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