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ATLANTA (AP) -- A federal jury is hearing a lawsuit filed by a retired NBA All-Star and former Golden State Warrior who claims a ritzy Atlanta restaurant discriminated against him and a friend when waiters insisted they give up their seats to white women.
Joe Barry Carroll in the 1980s played parts of 10 seasons in the NBA for several teams, including the Warriors, who drafted him in 1980.
He and attorney Joseph Shaw are suing the Tavern at Phipps. They will try to prove during the trial that began Monday that the restaurant has a systematic plan to discourage black patrons.
The two men, who are black, said they were removed by security guards when they refused to leave their seats.
The restaurant has said it often asks men to give up their seats to women at the bar and has denied the discrimination accusations.
Editor's Note: The above video is from Nov. 3, 2016.
In a stunning move, the Thunder have reportedly agreed to include beloved center Enes Kanter as part of package to acquire Carmelo Anthony from the Knicks.
A few hours after the news of the reported trade broke, the six-year NBA veteran recorded a farewell video and posted it to Twitter.
After thanking GM Sam Presti, his mustache bro Steven Adams, his teammates and the whole state of Oklahoma, Kanter made a special request.
"Please beat the Warriors. I'll be watching that game, so please beat the Warriors for me," Kanter said.
Tensions between the Warriors and Thunder have been raw since Kevin Durant bolted OKC for Oakland last summer. The Warriors won all four meetings with the Thunder last season and have won seven straight regular season meetings dating back to the 2015-16 season. During the 2015-16 playoffs, the 73-win Warriors erased a 3-1 series deficit and beat the Thunder in seven games to advance to the NBA Finals.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — North Carolina’s national championship men’s basketball team will not visit the White House because of a scheduling conflict.
Team spokesman Steve Kirschner said Saturday that Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams and the players were willing to go, and the university and White House tried “eight or nine” dates but none worked.
The Tar Heels, who beat Gonzaga in April to win their latest national title, visited the White House after their 2009 championship. The team was not invited when they won the 2005 NCAA Tournament.
On Saturday, President Donald Trump tweeted that Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors is no longer invited to the White House because of what the president called hesitation by the two-time NBA MVP in deciding whether to make the traditional trip by the NBA champions to Washington.