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LeBron ejected after elbow incident leads to on-court brawl

LeBron James was ejected from the LA Lakers’ 121-116 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday after a clash that left Isaiah Stewart bleeding above the right eye lead to an on-court brawl.

James caught Stewart with a blow to the right side of his face as the two battled for position on a free throw early in the third quarter.

The two were immediately separated by teammates, but Stewart became enraged as blood began to stream down his face.

Making repeated attempts to get at James, Stewart drew multiple technical fouls and a subsequent ejection of his own as coaches and teammates desperately tried to hold him back.

Refereeing crew chief Scott Foster said Lakers star James was ejected for “unnecessary and excessive contact above the shoulder” during the altercation with Detroit center Stewart.

“Upon the free throw the initial contact (was) deemed a loose ball foul by Isaiah Stewart and then a dead ball act by LeBron James, deemed a Flagrant Foul Penalty 2 for unnecessary and excessive contact above the shoulder,” Foster said during a postgame interview with The Athletic‘s James Edwards III.

“Isaiah got two technical fouls for multiple unsportsmanlike acts during the altercation,” Foster said.

James’ Flagrant 2 foul ended his night after his left elbow and hand appeared to make contact with Stewart’s face when they were tangled up while boxing out for a rebound.

It marked only the second career ejection for James in 1,318 career regular-season games. He did not speak to the media after Sunday’s game, but teammate Anthony Davis defended the strike as inadvertent.

“Everyone in the league knows LeBron isn’t a dirty guy,” said Davis, who scored 30 points with 10 rebounds as the Lakers outscored the Pistons by 17 following James’ dismissal. “As soon as he did it, he looked back and told (Stewart), ‘My bad. I didn’t try to do it.’ I don’t know what (Stewart) tried to do. Nobody on our team, 1-15, was having it.”

Detroit’s center, who was called for a foul before James hit him, had to be held back more than once to keep him separated from the NBA superstar and was also ejected.

Pistons coach Dwane Casey said: “(Stewart) was upset. I told him, ‘Don’t let this define who you are. It doesn’t define your game whatsoever.’ I felt for the young man because he’s such a competitor and he plays so hard. He’s a great kid but he felt like he got cheap-shotted across his brow and on the street, it would be a different story.”

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Team-mates and officials try to restrain Isaiah Stewart as he chases manically after LeBron James following the clash

“I don’t think he should be facing anything from the league. He didn’t get off the floor in time, and the league will have to decide about that, and I thought that was why he was ejected from the game. “

Russell Westbrook was also assessed a technical after the officials reviewed the play and the fallout from it, determining he was an “escalator,” while there was pushing, shoving and trash talking.

All parties were relieved that an all-out melee wasn’t witnessed as it was on November 19, 2004, the infamous ‘Malice at the Palace’ night when the Pistons and Indiana Pacers had a brawl that spilled into the stands.

Davis praised players, coaches and security for keeping the peace.

“Everybody did a great job trying to de-escalate the situation,” he said. “You never want it to get to that point like 17 years ago.”

Read more here SkySports | News

Free Alternate Costumes Are Coming “Very Soon” To Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl

SpongeBob’s alt outfit has been revealed.

If you’re still playing the multiplayer platform fighter Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl on the Nintendo Switch, you’ll be pleased to hear some new free content is on the way. The game’s official Twitter account has announced alternate costumes will be coming “very soon” to the game, and once again it’ll be an entirely free update. Below is the first look at SpongeBob’s alt outfit:

More will be revealed over time on Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl’s official website. This update follows on from the reveal of the new Warner Bros. free-to-play brawler known as MultiVersus. Unfortunately, it appears to be skipping Nintendo Switch.

Read the full article on nintendolife.com

Read more here Nintendo Life | Latest News

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl is a Platform Fighter with a Huge Roster of Fan Favorites

Summary

  • Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl is a platform fighter featuring a huge roster of your favorites from across the Nickelodeon universe.
  • Pit characters like Nigel Thornberry against Reptar or even the Ninja Turtles Mikey and Leo.
  • The more damage you take, the farther you fly off the edge leading to fun and intense multiplayer battles.

You’ve watched your Nickelodeon favorites on TV for decades and competed with them in video games from sports to karts, but Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl finally gives you and your friends the chance to pack a punch on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S to see who comes out on top as the last Nicktoon standing.

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl is a platform fighter featuring a huge roster of your favorites from across Nickelodeon universe. The more damage you take, the farther you fly off the edge leading to fun and intense multiplayer battles.

Every brawler has unique move sets and attacks inspired by their personalities enabling endless action. We’ve confirmed that many characters will make an appearance in Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl, like Michelangelo and Leonardo from “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” Helga G. Pataki from “Hey Arnold,” Reptar from “Rugrats,” Powdered Toastman from “Ren & Stimpy,” Nigel Thornberry from “The Wild Thornberrys,” and of course SpongeBob, Patrick Star, and Sandy Cheeks along with many, many more. We’ll have more to share, along with the full roster, ahead of the game’s release this Fall.

In addition to playing as these iconic Nickelodeon brawlers, you’ll also battle on stages inspired by them. You can compete in front of the Technodrome from “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” or try to knock your friends off platforms in Jellyfish Fields from “SpongeBob SquarePants” among many other surprise stages.

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl offers four-player local multiplayer with friends but will also be playable online. The game will be available for Xbox One and Xbox Series X with Smart Delivery support — you’ll get the best available version of Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl for your Xbox console at no extra cost. Let us know who you’re excited to play as, who you want to see in the game, and who you think will be in the game!

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This post originally posted here Xbox Wire

Poll: Box Art Brawl: Duel #86 – Battletoads

Welcome back to Box Art Brawl, our semi-regular retro box art poll to decide the best regional variants from two or more territories.

Last time went on an epic JRPG Dragon Quest in celebration of the series’ 35th anniversary. Following a spirited duel between North America and Japan, it was the caricatured beast from the East that eventually emerged victorious with a convincing 72% of the vote, leaving the Western wyvern to wing it away sharpish.

Today we look back on Battletoads, the NES game from Rareware that turned 30 on the 1st June. Come with us as we brawl our way through badguys and wrestle with brutal difficulty with Rash, Zitz and Pimple.

Grab your bike and let’s head into the turbo tunnel.

North America

It’s a classic cover — one which was also used in Europe — that captures the beat ’em up action of the game and features the three ‘toads kicking some serious tail. We like the slanted horizon line a lot, and the rich pinky-red terrain and glistening star field work well against the green and yellow of the toads.

Throw in a big bold logo and an epic icon in the top left corner, and there’s a lot to like here.

Japan

The Japanese Famicom box art gives the ‘toads recognisably different appearances but removes the background in favour of green blotches on white (or is it white blotches on green?).

We love that you get to see the personalities of the protagonists reflected here, and their slimy skins look great, too, but we’re not sure it’s worth sacrificing the background. The kickass chromed Battletoads icon is gone, too.


So, you’ve seen the options, but which way are you leaning? Click on your favourite below and hit ‘Vote’ to let us know:

Thanks for voting. Have an excellent week and we’ll catch you next time for another Box Art Brawl.

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This post originally appeared on Nintendo Life | Latest News

Poll: Box Art Brawl: Duel #85 – Dragon Quest

Welcome back to Box Art Brawl, our regular (normally, although we’ve had a few weeks off) retro box art-based poll to find the best regional variants from two or more territories.

Last time we grabbed our cameras for a closeup of Pokémon Snap on Nintendo 64. Europe’s bluer cover emerged as as the winner quite comfortably, taking home over half of the vote with the North America coming in second just ahead of third place Japan.

This week we’re anticipating the upcoming 35th anniversary of seminal JRPG Dragon Quest by taking a look back at the original Famicom / NES release. Europe sits this one out as, somewhat remarkably, this original game didn’t get an official European release on a Nintendo console until the Switch version in 2019.

Ready to slay? Onwards!

North America

Renamed Dragon Warrior in North America to avoid issues with an existing property, the epic NA cover provides an epic logo with an epic warrior fighting an epic dragon in a most epic manner. Someone turned the bloom up to Max here — the sword is glinting, as is the armour and the bicep and the slimy-looking dragon skin, too. It also uses nearly every colour in the palette.

Big flowing cape? Floating castle in the background? Little inverted triangles on the ‘A’s of the classy serif-ed title type? A stirring tagline calling you to self-serious adventure?…

We think this might be an RPG.

Japan

The Japanese cover features most of the same elements as its North American cousin, but the cartoon stylings here make it appear more fun and approachable than its western counterpart. Sure, the dragon’s goofy-lookin’, and that ponytail coming out the back of the hero’s helmet is a bit sus, but we know which game we’d rather play.

The Japanese box has the added benefit of bearing the classic DQ logo, too, with a dragon coming out of the ‘D’ breathing a fiery Japanese ‘Dragon Quest’, no less. The logo gets a little lost due to its colouring, perhaps, but we like everything else about this cover. If this one doesn’t win, you’re all quite mad.


So, you’ve seen the options, but are you a Quest-er or a Warrior…, err, -er? Click on your favourite below and hit ‘Vote’ to let us know:

Like a Dragon Quest or two? Help us rank all the mainline games by rating your favourites in our Nintendo Life Dragon Quest poll, and we’ll see you next time for another Box Art Brawl.

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This post originally appeared on Nintendo Life | Latest News

London horror as man stabbed in mass brawl inside Selfridges Oxford Street – 8 arrested

The incident took place at 7.30pm on Saturday, May 8 at Selfridges in Oxford Street, London. Police said they were called to reports of a fight at the store.
A video on Twitter of the incident shows a group fighting within the store while one man is seen holding a knife, wielding the blade by his side.

One man was taken to hospital and treated for stab injuries to his leg following the incident but his condition is not considered life-threatening.

Police said the victim of the stabbing has also been arrested as part of an ongoing investigation into the incident.

An appeal for information has also been launched by the Metropolitan Police. 

A Met Police spokesman said: “Officers were called at approximately 19:35hrs on Saturday, 8 May to reports of a fight at Selfridges in Oxford Street, W1.
“On attending the location, officers found a man, aged 20, with a stab injury to the leg.

“He was taken to hospital for treatment before being discharged.

“He was subsequently arrested on suspicion of affray and remains in custody.”

READ MORE: Julia James murder: Police question suspect over her death

A spokesperson for Selfridges London Oxford Street said: “We can confirm there was an incident in store on Saturday evening.

“The safety of our team members and customers is our utmost priority.

“We are doing all we can to support the police with their investigation.”

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This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: UK Feed

Jay and Silent Bob: Mall Brawl Pre-Orders Are Now Live on the Xbox Games Store

Summary

  • Starting today, you can preorder Jay and Silent Bob: Mall Brawl for 10 percent off on the Xbox Games Store.
  • The game will be discounted now through its May 20 launch week.
  • You can play Mall Brawl on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S via backward compatibility.

A few weeks ago, our team at Interabang Entertainment revealed that we’re bringing our 8-bit-inspired Jay and Silent Bob: Mall Brawl to Xbox with the latest version, Arcade Edition.  Mall Brawl is a prequel to our upcoming game Chronic Blunt Punch and a reward for fans who supported us during our development journey. Today, I’m here to share the news that pre-orders for the game are now live on the Xbox Games Store.


Starting today, you can preorder the game for 10 percent off from now through its May 20 launch week. You can play Mall Brawl on your Xbox One, or Xbox Series X|S via backward compatibility.


Jay and Silent Bob: Mall Brawl is an old-school brawler, with awesome 8-bit graphics and a chiptune soundtrack. It’s easy for anyone to pick it up and have a good time, but players who take the time to master the nuances of combat will have an easier time getting away from LaFour’s forces. The Xbox version is enhanced from its original 2020 release, with crisper graphics and a rearranged score. We also re-tuned the balance and tweaked a few other things.


While it’s definitely a love letter to Kevin Smith’s cinematic universe, you don’t need to be a die-hard View Askewniverse fan to enjoy Mall Brawl. Anyone who can appreciate classic beat-em-up action is going to have a great time – either solo or with a couch co-op buddy – even if you don’t know your Jays from your Silent Bobs. Jay and Silent Bob: Mall Brawl is coming to Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S on May 20 for $ 14.99.



Jay and Silent Bob – Mall Brawl

Interabang Entertainment
$ 14.99 $ 13.49
Xbox One X Enhanced
Jay and Silent Bob: Mall Brawl is a full 8-bit retro beat-em-up experience with big levels, big bosses, dope combos, and irreverent references to the View Askewniverse. Mall Brawl can be played solo in a 1 player experience where you swap between both Jay and Silent Bob strategically or played with a buddy, in a 2 player co-operative experience, where you fight your way through mallrats, delinquents and security guards to find your way out of the mall and back to the Quickstop.

Author: Justin Woodward, Co-founder and Creative Director, Interabang Entertainment
This post originally appeared on Xbox Wire

More shame for boxing as Floyd Mayweather threatens to kill Jake Paul

YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul says he was hit by “one of Floyd’s 30 bodyguards” in an almighty scrap that saw icon Mayweather threaten to “kill you, motherf*cker”, reacting after the yob stole his hat during a face-off.

Even by the standards of master trash-talkers Mayweather and Paul, few would have expected the colossal scrap that ensued after the upstart pulled a stunt on the revered veteran as they exchanged barbs during the promotional event for the 44-year-old’s farcical fight on June 6 against Paul’s brother, Logan.

Approaching his sibling’s notoriously short-tempered rival at the vast Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, provocative Paul whispered to the camera that he was planning to pinch one of Mayweather’s famously expensive garments from the renowned fashion fanatic.

“I’m going to steal Floyd Mayweather’s hat,” confided Paul in a pledge that had all the hallmarks of a scripted stand-off more worthy of wrestling than boxing. “I’ll let you know how it goes.”

If the incendiary incident was planned, few could have predicted the immense scale of the skirmish that followed, with Mayweather barking at Paul while attempting to land blows on him in a confusing frenzy of attempted violence that carried on indoors and through at least one corridor in a blur of brawling.

Cameras struggled to keep up with the dizzying dust-up, making it increasingly hard to keep up with exactly where the pair were and who was involved.

A supremely proud man, Mayweather could be heard repeatedly accusing the 24-year-old of disrespect while threatening to “kill” the “motherf*cker”.

“Honestly – have had three easy fights as a pro so been itching for some real action,” Paul said on social media afterwards, referencing his victories over pitifully poor opponents in his boxing career so far, most recently trouncing ex-NBA star Nate Robinson and former UFC fighter Ben Askren in two novelty encounters.

“One of Floyd’s 30 bodyguards got a clean shot on me in the eye. Respect.”

Matters were less physical but arguably more poisonous inside the stadium, where Logan Paul brought his record of one fight, one defeat – against fellow YouTuber KSI – to the stage as he towered over the relatively diminutive Mayweather.

The unbeaten 50-fight fighter called Paul his “grandchild” and offered to fight both brothers on the same night, which he could likely do with confidence given the ease with which he has disposed of established fighters during his decorated career.

Evoking a shocking misjudgement by Paul when he filmed himself with friends telling jokes next to what appeared to be a dead body in a forest in Japan in 2017, Mayweather, who has a huge audience in Japan and held a lucrative fight there, told him: “I know what you did in Japan.”

In a tasteless response, Paul fired back by telling Mayweather that he knew “what you did to your wife” – a likely reference to Mayweather’s history of charges for domestic violence, which have included a brief jail sentence.

Jake Paul, meanwhile, portrayed himself with a torn shirt, looking into the camera to laugh “got your f*cking hat” before touting baseball caps that were already on sale online, branded with the words “gotcha hat”.

It came across as emblematic of the money-making mismatch that the main event will undoubtedly be, and a dispiriting validation of scenes that even a showboater of Mayweather’s standards should have had the sense to steer clear of.

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Author: RT
This post originally appeared on RT Sport News

Poll: Box Art Brawl: Duel #82 – Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble

Welcome back to Box Art Brawl, our weekly poll to find the best regional box art variant from two or more retro candidates.

Last time we looked at The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks in a duel that pitted Japan and Europe against North America. It appears that the regional team-up worked wonders — the greenery of the JP/EU cover pulled in a stunning 86% of the vote.

This week we’re taking a look at a Game Boy Color title on the 20th anniversary of its North American release. HAL Laboratory’s Kirby Tilt ‘n’ Tumble came in a special pink plastic cartridge and used in-built accelerometers to control the Kirbster in a quirky motion-controlled adventure through Dream Land. Once again, this is a two-way bout, although Europe is sitting this one out — the game never released in that territory, unfortunately.

So, let’s see if ol’ Angry Eyes is back…

Japan

Big old Kirby + big old star = BOOM. The Japanese cover keeps things simple and goes for impact with Kirby in the centre against a white background featuring various faded images that don’t distract from the star of the show.

We like the classy black strip down the side with the silver GAME BOY logo which catches the light. We also like the little motion control icon in the bottom right corner. A nice, solid Kirby cover.

North America

The North American logo for the game takes up almost a third of this square box, with Kirby tumbling just below — presumably having been tilted moments before. It’s novel to see the character upside down on the cover, and perhaps even more unusual not to see the patented ‘Angry Eyes’ the character is often given in North America to ‘toughen’ him up. Or something. There’s only so much attitude you can give a pink marshmallow with red shoes.

It’s a fun cover, similarly bold, although somehow bland, too. The flat shading of the logo gives this a plainer feel than the Japanese version, and the repetition of the Game Boy Color logos up the side and in the bottom right corner feels a tad superfluous. Why not add a tiny ‘ONLY FOR’ in the bottom left corner instead?


So, you’ve seen the two options, but which Kirby is going to suck up your approval? Click on your favourite below and hit ‘Vote’ to let us know:

Happy 20th Kirby T’n’T (the NA version — Japanese Kirby Tilt ‘n’ Tumble turned twenty in 2020)! Have a great week and we’ll see you next time for some Box Art Brawlin’.