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Backbench Tories owe everything to Boris – they’ve never looked so petty, so spiteful and so pathetically insignificant

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Backbench Tories Owe Everything To Boris – They’ve Never Looked So Petty, So Spiteful And So Pathetically Insignificant

WHEN Boris Johnson quipped “Hasta la vista, baby!” and entered history, our disheveled hero’s enemies never looked so petty, so spiteful, and so pathetically insignificant.

What a pathetic bunch of have-beens and never-to-bes!


Boris Johnson quipped, “Hasta la vista, baby!” and entered the storyPhoto credit: The Mega Agency
The Nch Tories Who Owe Everything To Boris


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The backbench Tories who owe everything to Boris.

The sour Starmer and his sharp-faced comrades.

Theresa May, her arms so stiff at her side during Boris’ farewell applause that she could have had rigor mortis.

The Screaming Scottish Nats. The hardcore retainers on all sides.

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All of them were so pathetically reluctant to give credit where it was due.
And Boris Johnson deserves massive credit.

Boris buried Jeremy Corbyn and the hard left’s mad recipe for national doom.

Boris ended the political paralysis that was killing this country.
Boris stuck by Ukraine when Washington and Brussels wanted to hide behind the sofa.

Boris unleashed the money and science that produced the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine and our world-leading launch.

These triumphs are all historic.

Yes, Boris could be a crazy character.

He used to turn any small insignificant drama into a full-blown crisis.

From Dominic Cummings to Matt Hancock to Chris “Arse” Pincher, Boris was reluctant to dump misguided colleagues when he should have hit the eject button immediately.

And feverish promises made in the heat of the Brexit frenzy were often forgotten in the cold post-coital light of morning.

But the British people put Boris Johnson in power – and it wasn’t them who threw him out.

Perhaps they would have done so in the next general election. We should have had the opportunity to find out.

Boris deserves to be prime minister until the next general election.

Not because he has a unique charisma, or because the bully damn makes us laugh, or because he takes even the hardest hits with flying colors.

He deserves to be prime minister until the 2024 general election because he bloody deserves it.

If the downside of Boris had been too much for voters – the filth, the scandals, the high spending and the high taxes – then we could always have voted for someone else, or we could have stayed home that Thursday and voted for no one at all.

But if you put a loaded gun to my head, I couldn’t tell you why Boris is leaving, other than the fact that many of his own MPs thought he was becoming a liability in the elections.

So let’s not pretend that Boris’ passing has anything to do with morality in high office.

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Look at all the smear, dirty tricks and rigged voting patterns surrounding the Tory leadership beauty pageant.

Politics is a full-contact sport.

The Boris haters should scale down the self-righteous gloating. Because in 2019, Johnson’s Tories won 43.6 percent of the vote – the highest percentage for any party since 1979.

That should be at least as important as an illegal piece of cake during lockdown.

This somber moment is much bigger than Boris Johnson.

Almost 14 million men and women elected him prime minister.

And just 160,000 Conservative Party members with ID will vote for either Rishi Sunak or Liz Truss to occupy 10 Downing Street.

The idea that Boris Johnson’s name should be on the Tory ballot with Liz and Rishi is wishful thinking. Boris is history. Boris is done.

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Boris Johnson'S Name On The Tory Ballot With Liz And Rishi Is Wishful Thinking


Boris Johnson’s name on the Tory ballot with Liz and Rishi is wishful thinkingPhoto credit: Getty

But Boris will be fine. He will spend time with his young family.

He’ll make her cry with laughter at the lucrative lecture circuit. He will write a best-selling memoir that is well worth reading.

And he gets rich for the first time in his life.

But I don’t think he will ever return to politics. His life will be too sweet, too happy, and too well paid from now on.

So it’s not Boris’ betrayal that should break our hearts today.
It is the shameful betrayal of British democracy.

Beeb is 27 years old, sorry

Queen Elizabeth Ii Meets Patient Pat White During A Visit To Officially Open The New Building At Thames Hospice, Maidenhead, Berkshire.  Picture Date: Friday July 15, 2022. Pa Photo.  See Pa Story Royal Queen.  Photo Credit Should Read: Kirsty O'Connor/Pa Wire


Queen Elizabeth II meets patient Pat White during a visit to officially open the new building at Thames Hospice, Maidenhead, Berkshire. Picture date: Friday July 15, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story ROYAL Queen. Photo credit should read: Kirsty O’Connor/PA WireCredit: PA

The BBC’s most famous interview in its history was built on a web of lies.

Martin Bashir persuaded Princess Diana to sit down for his Panorama confession in 1995 with grotesque untruths, including lying that Prince Charles was having an affair with William and Harry’s former nanny, Tiggy Legge-Bourke.

The BBC’s Gutter journalist showed Diana a fake letter as proof the ‘affair’ resulted in an abortion.

All lies, as confirmed in court this week when the BBC were tricked into humbly apologizing to the impeccable Tiggy Legge-Bourke and paying her £200,000 in damages.

What is really shocking is that it has taken an incredible 27 years for the BBC to apologize.

Even more remarkable is that nobody in Broadcasting House has ever been charged with these cynical lies or the subsequent cover-up.

Do you think a newspaper would get off that lightly?

Rishi’s money problem

Rishi Sunak Could Lose The Race Due To His Family Fortune


Rishi Sunak could lose the race due to his family fortunePhoto credit: Getty

IF the bookies are right – and the bookies are always right – then Liz Truss is currently walking away with the competition to be our next Prime Minister.

The race should be much cl. And the reason it isn’t is I strongly suspect due to Rishi Sunak’s family fortune.

Yes, it would be difficult for Rishi to tell you to tighten your belt when his are all made by Prada, Hermes and Gucci.

But Sunak, a former investment banker, is a self-made man.

As did his fabulously wealthy father-in-law, NR Narayana Murthy – “the Bill Gates of India”.

We know that middle-class activists in the Labor Party are consumed by envy and rancor.

But shouldn’t the Tories think they’re fine?

Queen cheer leadership

The Queen Has A Sense Of Humor


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WHEN the Queen met stage 4 cancer patient Graham White at a hospice in Maidenhead, his phone went off just as the performance was being done.

The queen inevitably saw the funny side.

“People think the Queen has a stiff upper lip, but she has a sense of humor,” said Graham’s wife Pat.

For the Queen’s generation, the ability to laugh in the face of tragedy has always been the basis of their famous stoicism.

I remember going to church with my mother at my father’s funeral.

The pallbearers stopped at the entrance to the church, but my mother kept walking, her head bowed in grief, until her skull collided with her husband’s coffin.

My mother almost killed herself laughing.

Ironically, the Queen laughed in a hospice around the same time Prince Harry delivered the most ominous speech ever heard at the United Nations – ironically in honor of Nelson Mandela, one of the happiest and most optimistic men ever walked this planet.

“How many of us feel devastated and helpless in the face of the seemingly endless stream of disaster and devastation?” sighed unhappily Harry, a man who could even wipe the grin from Nelson Mandela’s face.

It’s hard to imagine Prince Harry laughing a bit in a cancer ward.

In fact, it’s getting harder and harder to imagine this butt-faced prince ever smiling again.

Fix of foxes

CITY people are enthusiastic about urban foxes.

Even as they knock over our bins, dump on our doorstep and rummage through the contents of yesterday’s Deliveroo – we still love them.

So I’m all the way with Kate Beckinsale. The actress is said to have befriended a fox in her mother’s London garden.

“It’s disgusting,” chokes one critic as Kate offers cold cuts to her “little orphan beast” she calls Peepo.

City dwellers like Kate know that – objectively! – that the fox is a wild animal and not a domestic animal.

We understand that the fox – technically! – Chicken killing vermin and not remotely related to Fluffy, Fido or Tiddles.

But we can’t help it. One swipe of that bushy tail and we’re smitten.
So who can blame Kate for being enchanted?

And I don’t blame Peepo for craving civilization.

Who wouldn’t want to be fed grated ham by Kate Beckinsale?

Brad’s skirt

Many Men Are Thinking About The Skirt Brad Pitt Wore To The Premiere Of His New Movie


Many men are thinking about the skirt Brad Pitt wore to the premiere of his new moviePhoto credit: Getty

AFTER the hottest day ever, many men are thinking about the skirt Brad Pitt wore to the premiere of his new movie, Bullet Train.
“It’s all about the breeze,” Brad said — meaning his skirt, left, not the film.

Don’t be tempted, men. He’s Brad Pitt.

We are not.

Georgia’s goal makes women’s football a winner

The Stunning Goal Georgia Stanway Scored For England Against Spain


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THE brilliant goal Georgia Stanway scored for England against Spain in the quarter-finals of the Euro was worthy of Rovers’ Roy.

Is that supposed to be Joy of the Rovers? There are many lifelong football fans like me who used to think they had little interest in women’s football. In the blink of an eye, that glorious Georgia goal changed her mind forever.

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Backbench Tories owe everything to Boris – they’ve never looked so petty, so spiteful and so pathetically insignificant



Long US Dollar Still Most Crowded Trade – BofA Fund Manager Survey

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Video: Bitcoin Runs Higher With Sentiment Risk. What Are The Upside Hurdles Ahead?

  • Investor sentiment remains bearish in August
  • But more “apocalyptically bearish” on inflation hopes, rate shocks may end in coming quarters
  • Long USD remains the most crowded trade
  • Uninvested cash levels drop to 5.7% from 6.1% in July, but ‘still very high’

Some results from the latest BofA Global Fund Manager Survey for the month of August. Interestingly, most respondents noted that current sentiment is still too bearish for an immediate reversal and they remain “patient bears”. On top of that, investors staying long on the dollar speaks to overall market sentiment as recession risks are heightened and the Fed’s pivot is still off limits.


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An online dater is associated with an actual crush

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A Wonderful Guy Might Not Be A Good Match

Dear Amy: What’s the right way to handle being matched on a dating site with someone you’ve already met in person?

I am 51 years old, professionally successful and single.

I recently matched a man online that I met through a networking opportunity a few years ago.

He helped coordinate my interviews at the company he worked for.

Right before the pandemic, he suggested we finally meet in person, because my interviews had gone well, and even though they didn’t hire me for this position, he wanted to stay in touch.

We met for coffee and had a good chat.

From a networking perspective, it was a success. He was also one of the nicest, most attractive men I’ve ever met – honestly, it was hard to concentrate.

I haven’t had any contact with him since, more than two years ago, and I was content to “match” online with him!

If he asked me, I’d be dating him in a heartbeat.

But if he’s not interested, I don’t want to ruin a professional contact.

My choices are: I can’t do anything.


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Mike Preston: Rookie WR Shemar Bridges starred in the Ravens’ preseason win. He has bigger goals. | COMMENTARY

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Mike Preston: Rookie Wr Shemar Bridges Starred In The Ravens’ Preseason Win. He Has Bigger Goals. | Commentary

Undrafted wide receiver Shemar Bridges generated some buzz Thursday night with his outstanding performance against the Tennessee Titans in the preseason opener, but it’s just part of his long journey to the NFL.

The 6-foot-4, 207-pound rookie out of Division II Fort Valley State finished with four catches for 62 yards, including a leaping 38-yard catch and a 14-yard touchdown grab.

Finally, the Ravens had a receiver who could make acrobatic catches and not fall down when he caught a pass over the middle, or bolt for the sidelines.

But Thursday night was only a glimpse of Bridges’ potential. He is basically still a raw talent.

“He’s a good young prospect that’s really flashing,” said Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman. “All of those young guys, they’re working every day on those different tools, and I think he is a very diligent worker. Everyone has room for improvement, but I’m really happy with where he is at and what he’s shown so far.

“But he’s right at the beginning of his journey, so there is a lot of work to be done yet, and a lot of experience to be had. But he’s doing a nice job.”

Those words might be disheartening for some young players, but not Bridges. Despite his speed, large frame, strong hands and leaping ability, he needs to improve on his route running and hand placement. He’s getting too extended and his hands are too far away from his body when catching the ball.

Bridges, though, likes the challenge. He attended The Potter’s House High School, a small Christian Academy in Jacksonville not known for turning out college football players. He eventually went to Tusculum University in Tennessee before transferring to Fort Valley State, a historically Black university in Georgia.

Bridges, 24, appeared in only 16 games at Fort Valley State because his seasons were cut short by coronavirus concerns and injuries, but he still had 98 career receptions for 1,358 yard and seven touchdowns.

That wasn’t enough to get him invited to the annual NFL Scouting Combine, but it was enough for the Ravens to offer him a tryout in training camp — some teams only offered him a brief look in minicamps.

“I came out of high school as a late bloomer and once I got to Fort Valley, we had the COVID issues, so I thought it would be better for me to wait and put in another year,” said Bridges. “It took me a little longer to get here but I’m just happy to be here. I appreciate everything I went through because it made me stronger.

“Some ups and downs, some bumpy roads, but God blessed me to be here. I give all the glory to my Lord and savior Jesus Christ that I’m here. I’m just thankful for the Ravens for giving me an opportunity. I’m just trying to make the most of it.”

Bridges’ successes in training camp have outweighed his setbacks. Like most young players, there is a constant battle between fatigue and focus, and he’s dropped a few passes. He also needs to be smoother going in and out of breaks.

There is potential for Bridges to be that “big-body” wideout. He uses his body like a power forward or former Ravens receiver Anquan Boldin. You get position and shield the ball away from defenders.

Then there is the vertical leap, which is harder than most people realize. It’s not just about positioning but timing the jump and having the finger strength to bring it down. It could be a luxury for the Ravens, whose starting receivers, on average, are about 6 feet tall.

Every quarterback loves a big receiver in the red zone. In college, Bridges had only one coach. In Baltimore, he has two positional coaches in wide receivers coach Tee Martin and the highly animated Keith Williams, the team’s pass game specialist. Both have hastened Bridges’ development.

“They treat you like regular guys. They can get on you in the room, but you can also sit with them, laugh and joke,” Bridges said. “They are very personal.

“I feel like I’m a big receiver who can play big. But also, I feel like I’m learning how to run routes and being able to be flexible and versatile with my size, to catch over people and to box people out.”

The key to Bridges making the final roster could come down to him playing on special teams. If he is a second- or third-team receiver, he has to be able to contribute in some other way like former Ravens receiver Miles Boykin, who was a gunner on the punt team. The Ravens are leaving Bridges an option.

“It’s like all the young guys; he has got to come out here, and he’s just got to compete,” said special teams coach Chris Horton. “Shemar, he has done a good job, and we’ve got to just find ways to put him in the right position and just let him go play. But he’ll get a chance to showcase his skills [as a gunner]. He’s just got to keep working.”

Oh, he will. Bridges doesn’t know any other way. His journey will be nearly complete if he makes the initial 53-man roster.

“I just have to keep grinding and keep working,” he said. “And, stay humble.”


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8 Brides From The Stoneberg Family Have Worn This Wedding Dress

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8 Brides From The Stoneberg Family Have Worn This Wedding Dress
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Adele Larson Stoneberg tried on a white satin wedding dress at the Marshall Field department store in downtown Chicago and decided the dress, which cost $100, was the one.

It was perfect for a bride in 1950, and it turned out pretty much every decade after that.

First, Stoneberg lent it to his two sisters for their weddings. Then, over the years, his daughter and three nieces asked if they could wear it while walking down the aisle.

And this month – 72 years after Stoneberg married at the Ebenezer Lutheran Church – his granddaughter Serena Stoneberg Lipari wore the same dress to the same Chicago church for her Aug. 5 wedding.

“There was no doubt that I would become the eighth bride to wear the dress,” Lipari, 27, said of the long-sleeved gown with a long train, high neck and tiny, sleek buttons down the back.

Lipari’s grandmother is now deceased, but relatives on the pews included an aunt, her great-aunts and several cousins ​​who had each taken turns wearing Adele’s classic dress.

“When I started walking down the aisle and thought of my grandmother also wearing the dress, the emotion hit me,” Lipari said. “I felt a special connection with her on my wedding day.”

The Stoneberg family’s wedding dress tradition began when Adele Larson, then 21, got engaged to Roy Stoneberg in 1950 and took a trip with her mother, Anna Larson, to the eighth bridal shop. floor of Marshall Field to try on dresses.

“The dress she chose was well-made and timeless,” said Adele’s sister, Eleanor “Elly” Larson Milton, 90, who was the bridesmaid at the wedding.

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“It’s a very classic dress, with a beautiful bodice, mandarin collar and lots of buttons,” she said. “When you touch this high quality satin, you realize it is way above average.”

When it came time for Milton to get married in Chicago in 1953, she knew exactly what she wanted to wear.

“My mother took great care of the dress and stored it in an airtight box,” she said. “It never occurred to me not to wear it. It was perfect in every way.”

After Milton’s wedding, the dress was professionally cleaned and stored again, this time for 16 years.

Milton’s sister, Sharon Larson Frank, decided to unbox it and continue the family tradition in 1969 when she married John Frank.

“Our mother never told us we had to wear the dress – it just evolved,” Frank, 77, said.

Brides wear black. I did this years ago and I have no regrets.

“It’s a traditional dress, and we could all adapt it with a few minor adjustments,” she said. “When my mom offered to take me shopping for another dress, I immediately said, ‘No, I’d like to wear this one. ”

After the wedding, the dress was put away again until Adele Stoneberg’s daughter, Sue Stoneberg McCarthy, married Robert McCarthy in 1982.

McCarthy, now 66, said she added her own little touches to make the dress her own.

“We all had our own veils, bouquets and jewelry, and our individual personalities shone through as we walked down the aisle on our wedding day,” she said.

“Wearing this beautiful dress on my special day made me feel close to my mom and aunts,” McCarthy said.

In 1990, the dress was carefully removed from its storage box for the fifth time so that Eleanor Milton’s daughter, Carole Milton Zmuda, could wear it at her wedding to Lawrence Zmuda.

She said she had long admired the dress since she was a bridesmaid at her Aunt Sharon’s wedding.

She gave away her wedding dress on Facebook. Soon others did the same.

“I decided to unbutton the neckline, but it was otherwise perfect,” said Zmuda, 61, who now lives in Great Falls, Va.

“When I look back, I always had a feeling growing up that I was going to wear this dress,” she said.

His sister Jean Milton Ellis was the next to wear it, when she married in 1991 to Tom Ellis.

Ellis, 66, from Westford, Mass., said she has fond memories of meeting her grandmother, aunts and cousins for turkey sandwiches and Frango Mint Pie in Marshall Field’s Walnut Room before the store was acquired by Macy’s in 2006.

“I felt honored and privileged to wear [my aunt Adele’s] beautiful dress,” Ellis said, noting that her aunt died about three years before her wedding.

“I grew up seeing pictures of my loved ones in the dress, so I was proud to do the same,” she said. “It’s as classic today as it was in 1950.”

His cousin, Julie Frank Mackey, became the seventh bride to don the satin dress, in 2013, for her wedding to Tom Mackey.

“I am significantly taller than the other brides, so my mother [Sharon] added a wide ribbon at the hem and lengthened my veil to hide the bodice adjustments,” said Mackey, 42, who lives in Manchester, Vermont.

“We’ve all been lucky because it suits us pretty well,” she added. “The dress deeply connects all the women in our family.”

It was a touching moment this month to see her cousin Serena walking down the same aisle of the same church her mother and aunts were married in, she said.

“Everyone who got married in the dress had a lasting, healthy marriage, so we like to think it’s good luck,” Mackey said. “We hope to continue to preserve the dress – and the tradition – for many weddings to come.”

If the wedding dress is used for another 72 years, it may be partly due to the efforts of her mother, who took care of cleaning and maintaining the dress and storing it properly.

“I keep it in a sealed box and use a small [mannequin like] shape on top to help the bodice hold its shape,” said Sharon Larson Frank.

She said there were many young female family members who could marry in their future.

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“Of course they won’t be required to wear the dress,” Larson Frank said with a laugh. “We don’t want them to feel any pressure.”

But if they’re wearing the family wedding dress, they’ll likely buy — or perhaps borrow — a dress for their reception.

“We now have an unwritten rule that no one wears the dress to their reception,” Larson Frank said. “To avoid stains.

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After a major renovation, the Windsor hotel that served the homeless during the pandemic reopens to the public

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After A Major Renovation, The Windsor Hotel That Served The Homeless During The Pandemic Reopens To The Public

WINDSOR (KPIX) – After months of providing accommodation for the homeless during the pandemic, a hotel in Windsor has undergone a massive renovation. Now it has reopened but owners now face a different set of challenges.

The Windsor Holiday Inn opened in 2017. First it faced the threat of wildfires, then in 2020 business plummeted at the onset of the pandemic.

That’s when the landlords and Sonoma County reached an agreement to rent rooms to the homeless community.

“Very, very hesitant to want to go this direction, but it was just one of the possible ways to get through this time,” said Nick Desai Jr., General Manager/Owner of Holiday Inn Windsor Wine Country.

Desai saw occupancy rates fall below 10% after the pandemic began. Not only did he face the possibility of huge financial losses, but he knew he would have to lay off employees. The family then took an unconventional step to keep the business going.

“For us, we know we’ve done a good thing for the community. We know we’ve done a good thing for ourselves and our staff. We met this facility afloat and we were able to open it again to the public,” says Desai.

About half of the 100 rooms were rented out to those who were homeless during the pandemic. Once the contract was completed with the county, the next hurdle appeared.

“In 6 weeks, we transformed this whole place back into a hotel, restaurant and bar,” Desai said.

Everything in the hotel has been steam cleaned. Mattresses, bedding and carpets have been replaced. Many inspections were carried out before reopening to the public.

Was there some kind of fear about how people would perceive this property?

“There were and still are,” Desail said.

It was a risk Desai was willing to take knowing that it would take time to change some people’s perceptions. He says if given the opportunity again, he would make the same decision knowing he was able to help some of the most vulnerable people in the community during the pandemic.

“Yes, there are people who will take it for granted, but the majority of them were working people who just couldn’t afford housing in this neighborhood.”


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ASK IRA: Is Jimmy Butler at power forward a potential Heat solution?

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Ask Ira: Is Jimmy Butler At Power Forward A Potential Heat Solution?

Q: I can see a lot of variations from Erik Spoelstra on both the guard spots, testing Jimmy Butler at power forward, testing Omer Yurtseven at starting center, with Bam Adebayo at the power forward – Moodi.

A: The idea of Jimmy Butler taking significant minutes at power forward has been floated since P.J. Tucker departed and no replacement was added And, yes, in many permutations, it certainly could work, particularly as teams downsize later in games. The question, though, comes down to Jimmy and how much he would be willing to play at the four, banging against bigger players. But it would be a means of unlocking more of the Heat’s perimeter potential in Kyle Lowry, Tyler Herro, Victor Oladipo, and even Max Strus, Gabe Vincent and Duncan Robinson. Jimmy at the four can get three of those others on the court at the same time.

Q: Omer Yurtseven appears to be putting in quite a bit of work at AmericanAirlines Arena. – Lash.

A: Actually, the work has been at FTX Arena (same place, different name). But, yes, his effort has been noticeable, and he certainly has made it noticeable with his posts on social media. Both efforts (the work and the publicizing of the work) appear to come with intent on putting pressure on Erik Spoelstra for playing time. Omer Yurtseven’s role will be one of the more intriguing elements of training camp, including how he is utilized in various rotations.

Q: Retiring numbers is usually for people who spend the majority of their careers on said team. People who when you think of them, it’s in that team’s jersey. With the way people switch teams now, retiring every jersey for every star who won a title with them would be crazy. – D.S.

A: This was in response to the likelihood of the Heat retiring LeBron James’ No. 6 in addition to the Heat and the rest of the league retiring No. 6 for Bill Russell. The issue here is precedent. The Heat retired Shaquille O’Neal’s No. 32 after he spent 3 1/2 seasons with the Heat, went to the NBA Finals once, and won one title with the team. So if you do that, how do you not honor No. 6 after James spent four full seasons with the team, went to four NBA Finals and won title titles? As with various halls of fame, once precedent is set, it is difficult, if not impossible, to walk back the standards.


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