At his wedding rehearsal Thursday night, Jimmer Fredette and his fiancee Whitney Wonnacott decided to go all-out. As part of the celebration, they had paper lanterns floating in the sky outside their rehearsal in Centennial, Colorado.
The only problem: Local residents reported the strange lights in the sky. Some even thought the lights might have been UFOs in the distance.
"Originally, I thought that something odd was going on," Danielle Arno, a Centennial resident, told a local news station. "There were so many of them. It was probably the most incredible thing I've ever seen."
The confusion was solved when one of the paper lanterns landed near a local woman's house.
Fredette, who was married Friday night, averaged 7.6 points per game as a rookie for the Kings this season.
Sacramento Kings point guard Ty Lawson spent time in a Colorado courtroom Thursday to face allegations of potential probation violations. Lawson was granted a six-week stay in case and will reappear in court on May 4, CSN California has learned through a league source.
According to Jesse Paul of the Denver Post, Lawson, through his attorney Harvey Steinberg, entered a denial of probation violations. Lawson tested positive for alcohol three times in the past year, according to published reports. If true, it would be a violation of his probation.
Lawson’s legal troubles stem from a 2015 DUI arrest in Denver. The eight-year NBA veteran signed a one-year deal with the Kings on Aug. 31, 2016. Through 63 games, including 21 starts, the 29-year-old guard has posted averages of 9.2 points and 4.7 assists in 25.1 minutes per game.
He sat out Wednesday’s loss to the Milwaukee Bucks for “planned rest.” Lawson is expected back in a Kings uniform Friday night when they take on the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena.
On May 7, 2016, the Grizzlies fired Dave Joerger.
Two days later, the Kings hired Joerger.
If he had not become available, Sacramento likely would have tabbed Patrick Ewing as their head coach, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Ewing is currently the associate head coach of the Hornets.
He has been on Charlotte's staff since 2013.
Before that, he was an assistant coach with the Magic for six seasons.
After retiring from the NBA following the 2001-02 season, he was an assistant with Washington for one season before joining the Houston Rockets.
Ewing was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2008.