Out of the Shark Zone, Oct, 31, 2017

Draymond Green and Bradley Beal ejected from game after fight

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green and Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal were both ejected from their game on Oct. 26 after a scuffle in the second quarter, according to USA Today. The fight started after both players went after a rebounded ball and Beal appeared to smack Green in the face. The players then wrestled on the ground before being ejected from the game. Beal later said, “We just got into it and things got out of hand… I told my teammates I can’t put myself in a situation like that to leave them out there to battle out against a tough team without me out there.”

Yuli Gurriel faces potential disciplinary action after racially insensitive gesture

Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel will face discipline from Major League Baseball after making a racially insensitive gesture to Los Angeles Dodger pitcher Yu Darvish, according to ESPN. Gurriel made the gesture after hitting a home run in the second inning. After returning to the dugout, Gurriel used his fingers to make a mocking gesture with his eyes and appeared to mouth a derogatory term in Spanish. Darvish, who is of Japanese and Iranian descent, found the gesture “disrespectful” saying, “I feel like, of course, Houston has Asian fans and Japanese fans… and acting like that, it’s just disrespectful to people around the world, to the Houston organization. It’s not okay.” Gurriel will miss the first five games of the 2018 as a result of this gesture.

Oklahoma City Thunder charter plane dented en route to Chicago, team lands safely

As the Thunder exited their charter plane in Chicago shortly after 1 a.m. on Oct. 28, they discovered that their plane had sustained a large dent at some point during their journey, though all players landed safely. According to ESPN, multiple players shared the bizarre occurrence on social media, with Carmelo Anthony posting on Instagram, “What possibly could we have hit in the SKY at this time of night?” The cause of the dent is currently unknown.

‘About 10 players’ on the Texans leave team facility after McNair’s ‘inmates’ comment

Last month, Houston Texans owner Bob McNair made a remark about NFL player protests saying, “We can’t let the inmates run the prison,” which he has since apologized for, according to the Washington Post. In his apologetic statement, McNair said, “I never meant to offend anyone, and I was not referring to our players. I used a figure of speech that was never intended to be taken literally.” However, several Texans players found the comment intolerable and subsequently walked out of the team’s facility on Oct. 27. Pro Bowl wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, who the team said missed practice altogether to take a “personal day,” were among those that left the team. As of the morning Oct. 29, the Texans were planning a form of protest for their Sunday game.

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