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TMZ 09 September, 2021 - 04:40pm 41 views

A coroner has released a report about the tragic death of The Flash's Logan Williams. The young actor actually passed away last year and fans of The CW were taken off guard by the news. He was only 16 at the time and the entire cast had a massive outpouring of grief. Williams played the young version of Barry Allen back in the pilot and for a lot of the early run. (As The Flash loved to look back at the events of those early episodes.) the BC Coroners office in Canada told The New York Post that the young actor died from an "unintentional illicit drug toxicity (fentanyl)." Although they classified this as an accident, that doesn't make it any less tragic. These findings support the initial toxicology report released last year. Williams is also reported to have had mental health struggles in the past and a history with substances according to the writing from the coroner's office.

"Toxicological analysis detected fentanyl in a range where lethal outcomes have been reported," the coroner explained. "Even small amounts of fentanyl have been shown to be potentially toxic."

When the news first broke, Grant Gustin shared a heartfelt tribute on his Instagram account. This was a nice remembrance of The Flash actor who had been around him since the pilot.

"Just hearing the devastating news that Logan Williams has passed away suddenly," Gustin said. "I was so impressed by not only Logan's talent but his professionalism on set. My thoughts and prayers will be with him and his family during what is I'm sure an unimaginably difficult time for them. Please keep Logan and his family in your thoughts and prayers during what has been a strange and trying time for us all. Sending love to everyone."

Williams' mother Marlyse also spoke about her son with the New York Post). "Seeing him like that was as gut-wrenching as hearing that he died. It was horrific. Horrific. He was cold," Marlyse remembered. "But I have to say I feel like he was restless and he needed me to tell him it's OK to let go and that the pain is over and he doesn't have to hurt anymore. Every night I put a candle by the window. I just want Logan to know that he's always welcome to come back home. Sounds so silly, but when he was alive I'd always leave the light on [for] if he'd come home. I leave the light on so he knows I'm here for him."

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Timberwolves Have Best Odds To Land Ben Simmons In Trade, Bovada Says

CBS Minnesota 09 September, 2021 - 10:28am

That’s according to sports betting site Bovada, who puts the Wolves at +300 odds to be where Simmons plays the first game of the regular season. That means if you bet $100 on the Wolves, you’d pocket $300.

Bovada’s lines indicate Simmons is likely to stay with the 76ers — they have the best odds, at +200.

Other teams with good odds include the Portland Trail Blazers and Sacramento Kings.

Simmons has been the subject of trade speculation for months, and reportedly recently told the 76ers he wants out. The 6-foot-11-inch 25-year-old was the 2017-2018 Rookie of the Year. He’s been an All-Star three times, was named to the NBA’s All-Defensive team twice and made the All-NBA third team in 2020.

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Opinion: The Pacers Should End The Ben Simmons Drama

CalBearsMaven 09 September, 2021 - 10:23am

According to ESPN's Brian Windhorst on the Brian Windhorst & The Hoop Collective Podcast, Simmons is willing to hold out of training camp and be fined. 

The episode can be heard in the hyperlink above, and the quote from Windhorst can be seen in a Tweet that is embedded below from the NBA Central Twitter account. 

Earlier in the off-season, Bleacher Report's Jason Dumas reported that the 76ers rejected a deal for Simmons from the Pacers that was for Malcolm Brogdon and a first round draft pick (see Tweet below).

They have an abundance of players that are good but not great.

Caris LeVert, Domantas Sabonis, Myles Turner, T.J. McConnell, T.J. Warren, Malcolm Brogdon, (rookie) Chris Duarte, the list goes on.

The 76ers are not a team that is going to be looking for draft picks and young players to have to develop.

They have a potential MVP in Embiid, a veteran coach in Doc Rivers and other veterans like Tobias Harris and Seth Curry.

They are in win-now mode, and this drama has the potential to mess up their season if handled poorly.

If the 76ers were to go down the list of teams that could be interested in Simmons, they would have to look pretty far down the list to find a team that has the number of solid players the Pacers have.

The catch is that they do not have a star, but two solid players who can shoot the basketball would help the 76ers much more than draft picks and young players with potential.

For starters, Simmons would make a ton of sense for the Pacers organization, but maybe even more so, the 76es could keep their championship window open by adding a Brogdon and or Sabonis, Turner, or Warren.

The longer the Simmons situation drags out, the more potential there is for team disrupting drama.

The more drama that ensues, the harder it will be for the 76ers to have a season that wins the Eastern Conference.

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