At a recent meeting among owners, Bob McNair of the Houston Texans said that the NFL “can’t have the inmates running the prison.” Those comments were published by ESPN on Friday morning, and even though McNair quickly apologized, the message upset many players on the team.
The coach tried to keep focus on the team’s Week 8 game against the Seattle Seahawks. He refused to speculate if players would protest before the game and said Hopkins is still slated to start for the team Sunday.
The Memphis visit caps a three-game trip.
Backup Magic big man Marreese Speights (18 points) stunned the Pelicans with six 3-pointers off the bench to key the Monday win. In his first six games this season, Speights attempted nine 3-pointers, hitting three.
“When you see a guy come in and make every shot, you feel like it’s your night,” said Magic small forward Evan Fournier, who had 20 points in the win. “So we’re like, ‘OK, we’re Cheap Lakers Jerseys not going to lose this game.'”
The teams have split their two-game season series Cheap Kings Jerseys each of the past two seasons, with all wins coming at home.
The Magic has lost nine straight at Memphis dating back to 2008.