Let’s begin this week with the latest trending topics! But, first, DaniLeigh gets hit with 3 DUI felony charges, the Miami Heat head to the NBA Finals, and Bob Myers says goodbye to the Golden State Warriors.
DaniLeigh was arrested for DUI and hit and run – leaving the alleged victim with a fractured spine.
Singer DaniLeigh was arrested and charged early Tuesday morning in Miami Beach on three felony charges after being involved in a DUI hit-and-run accident.
The 28-year-old artist and baby mother of rapper DaBaby, whose real name is Danielle Leigh Curiel, was taken into custody around 8:15 a.m. Tuesday morning at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center near Miami International Airport.
The singer allegedly tried to flee the scene.
According to the police report, several witnesses saw the artist speeding and swerving in and out of lanes near Miami Beach. Authorities say that DaniLeigh then struck the victim, driving a motorized scooter, and dragged the victim for about a block. Finally, somebody flagged down a nearby officer, who then initiated a stop and arrested DaniLeigh.
According to the police report, the cop who pulled the singer over said DaniLeigh smelled like alcohol. He conducted field sobriety tests, which he said she failed, and claimed she later took a Breathalyzer test and blew nearly twice the legal limit.
DaniLeigh is facing three felony charges which include driving under the influence, leaving the scene of a crash with serious bodily injury, and DUI damage to property.
The alleged victim was left with a fractured spine.
Miami Heat takes on Denver Nuggets in NBA Finals
The Miami Heat will go head to head with the Denver Nuggets after they defeated the Boston Celtics in the NBA’s Eastern Conference Finals and advanced to the Finals after a 103-84 win in Game 7 on Monday.
Miami closed out the Championship series after the Celtics won three games in a row to force a Game 7. The Heat won the first three games in the series.
In Game 7, Miami Heat’s Jimmy Butler led with 28 points, seven rebounds and six assists. The Heat’s forward Caleb Martin, also had a big game with 26 points and ten rebounds.
“We have some incredible competitors in that locker room. They love the challenge,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “They love putting themselves out there in front of everybody. Open to criticism. Open to everything.”
This will make the Heat’s seventh appearance in the NBA Finals and the Denver Nuggets’ first time playing in the NBA Finals.
The Heat’s victory crushed the dreams of the Boston Celtics making history and becoming the first NBA team to win a seven-game series comeback after losing the first three games. In addition, the Boston Celtics is the fourth team to ever force a Game 7 following a 0-3 start to a series.
Bob Myers says goodbye to the Warriors
The Golden State Warriors president of basketball operations and general manager Bob Myers, a two-time executive of the year and architect of four NBA championships with the Warriors, announced he is throwing in the jersey and stepping down.
Myers, whose contract expires in late June, said “it’s just time” for him to step down after 12 years of leading the Golden State Warriors.
Myers also said he declined ownership offers on a new deal that would’ve paid him among the league’s top-earning executives in the franchise.
Myers began his career as a sports agent and was hired as an assistant general manager for the Warriors in 2011. In 2012, Myers was promoted to general manager and helped lead the Warriors to four NBA Championship titles, helped the team make the playoffs nine times, and claimed six Western Conference titles.
Under his reign, Myers drafted Draymond Green, signed Andre Iguodala and Kevin Durant, and helped Stephen Curry sign over $200 million contracts.
Myers said he’s unsure of what the near future holds for him. He is set to speak at a news conference scheduled for 4 p.m. ET Tuesday in San Francisco.
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