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Mychelle Johnson (Miles Bridges’ wife) on Instagram: I hate that it has come to this but I can’t be silent anymore. NFSW

“I hate that it has come to this but I can’t be silent anymore. I’ve allowed someone to destroy my home, abuse me in every way possible and traumatize our kids for life. I have nothing to prove to the world, but I won’t allow anyone who could do something so horrible to have no remorse and paint a picture of something I’m not. I won’t allow the people around him to continue to silence me and continue to lie to protect this person. It’s unethical, it’s immoral, it’s truly SICK. It hurts my heart because I’ve always had hope, and so much love and as scary as this is for me to do it’s time I stand up for myself. I won’t be silent to protect others anymore because I value myself and my kids more than anyones ‘image’.… a fracture nose, wrist, torn eardrum, torn muscles in my neck from being choked until i went to sleep and a severe concussion. I don’t need sympathy, I just don’t want this happening to anyone else, I just want this person to get help, my kids deserve better. That’s all i want. It hurts, everything hurts, this situation hurts, most importantly I’m scared and hurting for my kids who were witness to everything. Please respect my families privacy and stop with the disgusting rumors and allegations”

https://www.instagram.com/p/CfdGh08jdvz/

EDIT: Just a warning, the Instagram link contains pictures which may be sensitive to some.

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u/dropdatdurkadurk Jul 01 '22 edited Jul 01 '22 Silver Helpful Starry

Much respect to her, takes a ton of courage to do that. Just wish her and her family the best in all this just beyond awful.

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u/IamOlderthanMe Hornets Jul 01 '22

That video of her son rehashing the fight is so so sad.

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u/net_403 [CHA] Dell Curry Jul 01 '22

Tagging on here, /r/CharlotteHornets user started a drive to donate to a local battered women's non profit

https://np.reddit.com/r/CharlotteHornets/comments/vp1jrm/donate_to_a_charlotte_nonprofit_dedicated_to/

OP has already donated $1000

Maybe people would like to donate there, or to one local to them

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u/growsonwalls Nets Jul 01 '22

Kid going to be fucked up if she stays with him.What a sad situation all around.

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u/ADarwinAward Warriors Jul 01 '22

I was a witness in a DV case just like this and it was the most awful shit I have ever seen. The victim was so traumatized she was shaking non-stop could barely speak. She struggled to even make complete sentences. She will carry that trauma for life.

Fuck anyone who does something like this, they’re the lowest scum of the earth.

Also manual strangulation is the biggest sign that domestic violence will turn deadly. Almost half of women who murdered by their partners had been strangled by their partner in previous incidents.

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u/frodounchained [LAL] Kobe Bryant Jul 01 '22

Yeah hopefully every dime he makes for the foreseeable future goes to her. What a scumbag go fight someone ur own size/gender.

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u/AdmiralG2 Raptors Jul 01 '22

He better not make a fucking cent from the nba after this

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u/endlessfight85 Grizzlies Jul 01 '22

Thing is, this effects her and her children directly financially and she's well aware of it. She knows coming forward could very well end his career. Who knows how much she put up with before she couldn't take it anymore.

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u/nameistakentryagain San Francisco Warriors Jul 01 '22

All the shit she mentioned- a concussion, broken nose, strangulation, he could have killed her. I would be done too even if this was the first offense. And we can be pretty sure it wasn't.

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u/high_fuck Rockets Jul 01 '22 Doom

If I'm not mistaken, prior choking/strangulation by an intimate partner is one of the top indicators/predictors of being murdered by them in the future.

Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2573025/

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u/yunkgang Pacers Jul 01 '22

It takes less pressure to strangle someone than to open a can of soda. Only know this because I was in jury duty for a abuse and murder case recently

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u/C0oK1e_Monsta [NBA] Kobe Bryant Jul 01 '22

Hornets need to not re-sign him. Not like it matters though the Browns will simply pick him up and pay him

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u/butter-muffins Cavaliers Jul 01 '22

I get what you’re going for but abusers and victims in toxic relationships come in all different shapes and sizes and there’s not situation where this is okay or acceptable.

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u/[deleted] Jul 01 '22 edited Jul 10 '22

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u/weeyummy1 [LAL] Vlade Divac Jul 01 '22

It's not just her own situation. A bunch of important friends and family all live off of Miles and would pressure her to keep quiet. Just as she says in the post.

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u/blagaa Raptors Jul 01 '22

Yeah, it seems a lot of times the allegations go away because consequences for the athlete mean turning off the money and also confronting the full reality of the situation.

Shitty choice to have to make, if it was a few years down the road he'd have made money to set them up completely for life.

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u/Neat_On_The_Rocks Bulls Jul 01 '22

It also feels extremely believable and genuine especially considering she’s probably costing herself millions in divorce settlement by dropping it now rather than playing nice for a year

Poor woman

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u/LamarMVPJackson Jul 01 '22 Tearing Up

The video of his son describing the fight is heartbreaking, he said he tried to stop it, it's horrible for a child to go through that

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u/get_too [WAS] John Wall Jul 01 '22

Yeah what a shame, even worse than abusing your partner is doing it in front of your child. Let's hope they get the support they need

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u/MrGrieves- Tampa Bay Raptors Jul 01 '22

Let's hope that she gets the alimony bag and they never have to see their abusive father again.

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u/PacificBrim Hawks Tankwagon Jul 01 '22

That shit causes a lifetime of issues for that kid

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u/mrsunsfan Suns Jul 01 '22

I myself went though a very similar situation

Woke up in the middle of the night to find my parents physically fighting. Seeing my dad choke my mom, running out of my house in my socks calling 911

I’ve gone to therapy but just typing this brings that trauma back like a thunderstorm

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u/smlngb Raptors Jul 01 '22

I'm sorry you had to go through that, I hope you and your mom are doing better now.

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u/mrsunsfan Suns Jul 01 '22

Much better even through we still go though hard times. Even as adults

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u/steezalicious Pistons Jul 01 '22

Wow this happened to me as well but it was in the evening. I was about 6 and watching the jungle book when the screaming really took on another level I hadn’t ever heard. Had to call 911 and my grandma picked me up. My dad never came back home after that and looking back now it was certainly for the best but it really tore me up when I was young. So interesting to see someone else who had such a similar experience. Hope you’re doing alright !

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u/Vegetable-Bat-8475 Vancouver Grizzlies Jul 01 '22

Sounds like kid you was brave af

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u/4-for-u-glen-coco Cavaliers Jul 01 '22

I’m really sorry you went through that, but really glad you mentioned going to therapy. Take care of yourself!

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u/[deleted] Jul 01 '22 edited Jul 10 '22

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u/Wasabi_Guacamole Hornets Jul 01 '22

Hornets can live without him, we went through the bobcat days. I would rather have that than play a wife beater in our roster

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u/What_Iz_This Hornets Jul 01 '22

Not to take away the spotlight from the situation, but this in no way shape or form "wrecks a franchise." We just won't have miles bridges anymore. We lost with him, we can lose without him. Fuck him

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u/ThatWrestlingGuy15 Warriors Jul 01 '22 edited Jul 01 '22

That last slide with his son, kids don’t need to see no shit like that man heartbreaking stuff Miles is a POS man

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u/mrsunsfan Suns Jul 01 '22

Yeah having seen that myself and working with children who have been abused, it’s so heartbreaking.

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u/dsklerm Pacers Jul 01 '22 edited Jul 01 '22

Several years ago in response to reporting on Kareem Hunt's physical attack on a woman at a hotel, Diana Moskovitz wrote this fantastic article explaining how reporters and journalists conflate physical violence against an unknown women, with the very psychologically damaging act of domestic violence in a family unit. This article dove into how the psychological harm caused can often create more lasting trauma that exists beyond the physical bodily type of abuse. The main point was the are much deeper, have been happening for longer and will affect the victims longer too. This isn't to say that what the physical act of abusing Mychelle wasn't illegal, and more importantly, morally wrong and cruel... but the actual accusation, of domestic violence is so much more awful than cuts and bruises. Those take weeks/months to heel, what it sounds like Miles has been doing to his wife, and his child likely will take much longer.

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u/insideman513 [CHA] Kemba Walker Jul 01 '22

Poor fucking buddy. Feel so bad for him. And now he’s not gonna see his daddy anymore (as he shouldn’t) and won’t be able to understand why.

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u/nurtunb Mavericks Jul 01 '22

He will understand why, but will maybe grow up conflicted about loving his dad, hating his dad, wanting to see his dad while being deathly scared of him. In short, growing up super traumatized from this shit. Hope he gets the help he needs early

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u/signmeupdude Lakers Jul 01 '22

Holy shit man. That was devastating to watch. The one thing we all need to do is be good for our kids. They’re the future and that’s not just some cliche. It’s the simple truth.

This stuff has lasting effects that can be passed down generations. Gotta be better, all of us. Its not just the big stuff either. Thank the Lord, i never saw any physical abuse between my parents but even stuff like hearing them yell or say disrespectful things to each other has effects. Not all of us will choose to have children, but if you do it’s my firmly held belief that one of the most important things to do is to love their mother/father and make sure the child sees that.

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u/Akkepake Trail Blazers Jul 01 '22

My dad was yelled at his whole childhood and physically punished when he did something wrong. (At the time it was legal here) It affected him and therefore me. My dad still did his best and always apologized after and he admitted his mistakes. Still sucks

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u/LilKaySigs Warriors Jul 01 '22

Jesus nothing makes me tear up but hearing Miles Bridges’ son hitting him and telling him to “be nice” that was rough

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u/Hamsterupyourass Warriors Jul 01 '22

I’m glad I saw this comment because I missed that at first, that really was fucked up jeez that poor kid. Imagine witnessing that

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u/snyckers Warriors Jul 01 '22

Forget the bag, he should be in jail. Good on her for putting this out there.

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u/topofthecc Thunder Jul 01 '22

I hope the shitstains that lurk around on the internet don't harass her because she spoke out.

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u/RenDabs Bucks Jul 01 '22

Jesus Christ this is horrifying

What the fuck Miles

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u/badhaxery Celtics Bandwagon Jul 01 '22

I hope he gets jail time, fuck this dude

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u/salcedoge Jul 01 '22 Silver Gold

Yeah kinda fucked that the initial reaction from people was him fumbling the bag, this is much more than that.

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u/LoyalAndBold Cavaliers Jul 01 '22

He is fumbling his life at this point.

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u/The_Ultimate Jazz Jul 01 '22

He's fumbling other people's lives by being an abusive piece of shit. Fuck his life, he's ruining these people's, including his kid's, lives.

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u/megaman47 Kings Jul 01 '22

Bro like a model wife a cute kid bout to get paiiiiid like serious life changing money.. how can you be this mad you have the dream. Just fumbled his life into oblivion

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u/justin_ph Raptors Jul 01 '22

No sympathy. Dumbass mofo

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u/TheOneWithThePorn12 Toronto Huskies Jul 01 '22

some people are just trash, and belong in the trash, no matter how far out the trash they come.

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u/kempog Pacers Jul 01 '22

well first of all, he is braindead, so jot that down

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u/Tallywhacker73 Jul 01 '22

Yeah. All standard caveats aside that he deserves an investigation and all that, IF he's found guilty of everything she says, I hope it's like a 2 year NBA ban... that starts after his 5 year prison sentence.

We lock up nonviolent drug offenders for a decade, but you regularly beat the shit out of your wife, hey, let's get him into a program! Sickening.

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u/thatquizzingguy Warriors Jul 01 '22 Silver

He needs a lifetime ban from the nba.

He can live off his millions once he comes back from prison.

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u/jackgap Jul 01 '22

He's done. Zero respect left.

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u/[deleted] Jul 01 '22

Went from fumbling the bag to about to be out of the league and hopefully in prison. No way any team is gonna associate with him now.

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u/twistedlogicx Husky Jul 01 '22 Silver Take My Energy

No way any team is gonna associate with him now.

Lance Stephenson is a wholesome meme player around the league that has played for 8 teams and had an 11 year career so far. People on this sub love him because he's a qUiRkY underdog.

Lance Stephenson also threw his girlfriend down a flight of stairs, ran down after her, grabbed her by the head and slammed it against the bottom step.

Neither the league nor its fans give a fuck about domestic abuse. People are full of shit and only act concerned when it's the popular thing to do.

Bridges might get blackballed just because of how high profile this case is going to be but that's literally the only reason teams might avoid him.

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u/GuyInTheSkuy Timberwolves Jul 01 '22

Shit I didn't know that.

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u/Trunky_Coastal_Kid [POR] Damian Lillard Jul 01 '22

Yeah well the reason why you didn't know that is the NBA is a negligent organization and doesn't take this shit seriously. Even for the "progressive" sports league money is still way more important to them than women's safety.

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u/simmonsatl 76ers Jul 01 '22

they’re “progressive” because it’s better business for them, not because they genuinely care about any of it.

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u/believe-land Cavaliers Jul 01 '22

Jason Kidd comes to mind as well

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u/donredd Nets Jul 01 '22

He got heat when he first got hired, then the Mavs started winning and knocked out the Suns and all was forgiven and he was praised for being just what Dallas needed. Sports fans here are complete hypocrites

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u/Springtick38 Raptors Jul 01 '22

Yep as long as your winning sports fans will forgive your crimes as "mistakes"

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u/jimmyjoneser Raptors Jul 01 '22

JR Smith killed his friend by speeding twice over the limit through a stop sign and crashing his car then continued to get speeding tickets after so they had to give him jail time, of which he did only 30 days.Grand jury didn't even indict him. Doubt most fans remember at all.

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u/Hungry_Bat_2230 NBA Jul 01 '22 edited Jul 01 '22 Silver

I don't know why, but Mark Cuban is infatuated with domestic abusers.

For years, he repeatedly refrained from firing the team's writer despite the latter committing 2 separate cases of domestic violence while under his employ.

During the 1st incident, the employee shattered his GF's wrist, fled the scene, and was subsequently arrested at the Mav's facility. The 2nd time, he battered a fellow coworker so badly she showed up to work with a swollen face. Although she reported him to Mavs HR, he was only given a slap on the wrist.

After the 1st incident, Cuban not only decided to keep him on staff, but offered to pay his legal fees.

After the 2nd incident, Cuban forced him to sign a contract prohibiting one-on-one contact with female Mavs employees. The writer was a direct hire by Cuban.

"So when the second time came around ... the way I looked at it was -- and, again, in hindsight it was a mistake -- but I didn't want to just fire him, because then he would go out there and get hired again and do it somewhere else," Cuban told ESPN. "That's what I was truly afraid of and that was the discussion we had internally. It was a choice between just firing him and making sure that we had control of him.

By Cuban's logic, he's keeping Kidd on a short leash so he won't go out there, get hired again, and beat his wife somewhere else.

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u/AtaktosTrampoukos Rockets Jul 01 '22

Weren't there a bunch of leaks the last couple of years that pretty much indicate Cuban has been running the Mavs like a 90s frathouse?

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u/boomshiz West Jul 01 '22 edited Jul 01 '22

THANK YOU.

I've been screaming for years about what a giant piece of shit Stephenson is, and used to get downvoted for it. That happened ages ago, and for some reason people were ok with it because haha funny blow memes.

He also groped a chick on a bus, multiple fights with teammates and on the court. He's always been a giant piece of shit.

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u/OuchYouPokedMyHeart Knicks Jul 01 '22

I hope he gets the Mason Greenwood treatment, with his career over and straight to prison

So does Rondo and let's not forget Jason Kidd

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u/Cantguard-mike Bucks Jul 01 '22

You think? This isn’t the first time. He’ll be suspended for a year. Come back on a decent contract and it’ll be like nothing happened.

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u/crumpledbrouhaha Raptors Jul 01 '22

Smh I really didn't think he was this type of guy

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u/Fyne_ Knicks Jul 01 '22

this is why i keep telling people that you never know celebs/athletes/public figures and to not look at them as anything but their professions.

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u/entropy328 Jul 01 '22

Some of these dudes are truly messed up in the head

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u/loudstain Trail Blazers Jul 01 '22

Fuck Miles Bridges

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u/Next-Firefighter-753 Thunder Jul 01 '22

Dudes a piece of shit

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u/Kevon-Looneys-burner Warriors Jul 01 '22

Total monster

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u/Currymvp2 Warriors Jul 01 '22

NBA can't let this awful person play in the league. At the absolute minimum, give him a Bauer like suspension (2 years)

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u/neildegraciadyson Heat Jul 01 '22

NBA isn’t the NFL. Watch them suspend this MFer indefinitely.

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u/DMking Wizards Jul 01 '22

Im gonna need you to dispel the illusion the NBA is morally better than the NFL

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u/Trunky_Coastal_Kid [POR] Damian Lillard Jul 01 '22

The NBA has a worse track record than the NFL when it comes to domestic abuse. Their history is not doing shit about it at all and letting this stuff slide.

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u/SupaHotGrill :yc-1: Yacht Club Jul 01 '22

Yeah the NBA doesn't care about domestic violence at all lol. Kendrick Nunn, Lance Stephenson, Deandre Liggins, Jason Kidd etc. NBA never suspends people for this.

Only way would be if this case received far more media attention than the others which it seems like it does forcing the NBA to act.

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u/ISUCKCURRYDICK Warriors Jul 01 '22

Why can't we just ban motherfuckers like this for life. We did for Donald Sterling and this is frankly much worse

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u/VivaLaDbakes Suns Jul 01 '22

The nba cba doesn’t allow them to take action against a player unless it’s a violent felony. Jaxson hayes beat up his girlfriend, fought with police and racked up a dozen misdemeanors during this past season and didn’t get suspended because none of the charges ended up being felonies. Nba isn’t the white knight of DV punishment.

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u/HauntingLocation Timberwolves Jul 01 '22

Hope he never plays a game again in the NBA. But he probably will.

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u/Raptors2017champs Tampa Bay Raptors Jul 01 '22 edited Jul 01 '22

Lance Stephenson is a hero in some cities, not naming names.

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u/Capereli Spurs Jul 01 '22

Jason Kidd is also coaching

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u/gimpisgawd Trail Blazers Jul 01 '22

Watson had at an absolute minimum sexual assault accusations and Browns still gave him a quarter billion.

Talent trumps all in sports.

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u/Remarkable_Carrot102 Mavericks Jul 01 '22

Dude deserves jail time. I hope he never gets on another NBA team again. Give him the Greenwood treatment.

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u/yourheropaul Kings Jul 01 '22

Fuck Greenwood

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u/AdmiralG2 Raptors Jul 01 '22 edited Jul 01 '22

Even if the nba “permits” it. I hope no team gives him a contract and just drives him out. Honestly any teams signing him after this is a terrible look

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u/sbstooge Grizzlies Jul 01 '22

Unfortunately with the stats he put up at his age, there's no way someone doesn't offer him a contract - no matter how much he doesn't deserve one

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u/jellybeans_over_raw Lakers Jul 01 '22

He’s going to be convicted. We haven’t see anyone come back from that in a while.

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u/Numani99 Thunder Jul 01 '22

what Greenwood did was somehow even worse

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u/Nelfoos5 Grizzlies Jul 01 '22

Greenwood hasn't been tried or convicted and United haven't ruled out him returning (even if only due to legal liability if he isn't found guilty). Both cases are disgusting, but I don't think it's the case to aspire to given it isn't done yet.

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u/Gritz_N_Gravy_ Suns Jul 01 '22

Fuck Miles Bridges

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u/TheLintahlo1023 Cavaliers Jul 01 '22

Seriously. Those pictures are sickening to look at.

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u/unfonfortable Warriors Jul 01 '22

It's sad she has to post such private, intimate pictures to shut up some of the sexist people on the Internet

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u/BagRight8939 Suns Jul 01 '22 edited Jul 01 '22

oh jesus lord

those images are brutal. i hope she recovers both emotionally and physically. clearly a bad situation. hope the kids are safe too. you can tell in that last video it was traumatizing. no kid should ever have to witness that. fuck miles bridges

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u/_JosiahBartlet 76ers Jul 01 '22

Listening to that poor baby boy talk about violence against his mother happening like it was the most mundane thing broke my heart.

So proud of his mom for getting the kids out. What a horrible situation for all of them.

Fuck Bridges.

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u/Nuckin_futs_ Supersonics Jul 01 '22

"Daddy choked mommy" what the fuck bro. No kid should ever have to say that sentence. Fuck Miles Bridges

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u/hiimred2 [CLE] LeBron James Jul 01 '22

“I had to smack him and tell him to be nice” sounds kinda innocent coming from a kid but if he’s been witnessing stuff like this it’s less innocent and more learned behavior that he has already associated smacking someone to get them to do what you want(even if it’s ‘be nice’ in your naive and innocent childish mind). Really hope that’s not the case but that’s exactly how cycles of trauma repeat from parent to children.

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u/[deleted] Jul 01 '22 edited Jul 10 '22

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u/selfindification Warriors Jul 01 '22

I think sadly certain guys like Miles or Rondo or Kidd are likely the tip of the nba domestic abuse iceberg.

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u/Dongsquad420BlazeIt [LAL] Kobe Bryant Jul 01 '22

That’s the worst part of all this. That kid is never going to have a normal life. All that trauma on the mind of a child. Absolutely disgusting.

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u/Goducks91 [POR] Damian Lillard Jul 01 '22

And he's just eating a popsicle and telling this terrible experience that happened. So innocent.

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u/[deleted] Jul 01 '22

Not making light of it at all but there is a tik tok series a whole back of a dude imitating the shit you hear in rough neighborhoods. I grew up around kids that would tell you wildest horrors like “my momma’s boyfriend choked our rabbit to death” just casually while eating a popsicle.

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u/ADarwinAward Warriors Jul 01 '22

Manual Strangulation is the biggest sign that domestic violence will become deadly. This is extremely serious.

If she doesn’t manage to get out permanently and stay out, he will hurt her again and next time he might end up killing her

https://www.wthr.com/article/news/crime/manual-strangulation-is-the-biggest-sign-domestic-abuse-will-turn-deadly-experts-say/531-0a9a92c8-a0da-418a-b81e-a3d80ddacf38

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u/jeric13xd [CHI] Derrick Rose Jul 01 '22

Miles Bridges career is over

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u/apocalypsedreamsicle Bulls Jul 01 '22

Good riddance

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u/satomatic [LAL] Josh Hart Jul 01 '22

one can hope but pro sports leagues have short memories

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u/Voxityy Hornets Jul 01 '22

i hope he’s gone immediately and we remove ourselves from associating with him. what a piece of shit

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u/Decimate_2K Hornets Jul 01 '22 edited Jul 01 '22

Yeah fuck him. Never want to see him suit up for us again.

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u/theskyisbig27 [CHO] Kemba Walker Jul 01 '22

Yeah this is on par with Greg Hardy. Absolute nightmare for the family

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u/ShimaWarrior NBA Jul 01 '22

As much as I hated that UFC hired and paid that guy, watching him get knocked out was always a beautiful sight

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u/FuckNoNewNormal Suns Bandwagon Jul 01 '22

Fuck him, this is on the level of Mason fucking Greenwood. Absolute scum.

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u/OldManWillow Trail Blazers Jul 01 '22

Get this dude out for the league tbh

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u/samsab Hornets Jul 01 '22

Said this earlier but he's my favorite player on my favorite team, and I hope that anyone with a brain could say regardless that he deserves a ban and fucking jailtime. Had no idea about any of this but here it is, no matter how you feel he deserves severe punishment for this. Hope he never plays another day in NBA.

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u/dave-train Hornets Jul 01 '22

Yeah absolutely my favorite player but I never want to see him again. I'm gonna trash or burn my jersey and bobblehead.

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u/conundrumbombs Hornets Jul 01 '22

It sickens me to say that he was also my favorite player. I hope the scumbag does serious time.

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u/[deleted] Jul 01 '22

12 game ban it is

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u/iltix Celtics Jul 01 '22

And 100k fine. That'll send the message!

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u/RedSwingGlider Raptors Jul 01 '22

I could never fall for a bitch 'cause they never leave me

Treat your bitch like UFC 'cause I told her that she need me

Miles Bridges ladies and gentlemen.

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u/bootysensei Celtics Jul 01 '22

I can’t believe this went under the radar, in the era of memes and shock value you would think these lyrics would have made headlines.

Dude was a POS from the Jump and we all ignored it

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u/CostOk1173 San Francisco Warriors Jul 01 '22

Holy fuck, I’ve watched this man religiously since he was 18, I even played against him in AAU (well my team did, I was on the bench wide-eyed), and have 2 of his jerseys in my closet. Absolutely and completely disgusted is the only way to put it, he should be out of the league and in prison yesterday, fuck man.

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u/bran_bran Nets Jul 01 '22

That's really sad to hear. Tough to have a connection with a player like that only to end up feeling betrayed.

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u/[deleted] Jul 01 '22

Never meet your heroes

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u/thepobv Bulls Jul 01 '22

Yeah. I met Batman at the Hollywood boulevard in LA. Dude was going around aggressively hustling people for money to take pictures with him.

Growing up watching stuff about Batman, I've always thought he was rich already.

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u/mhac009 NBA Jul 01 '22

His parents didn't raise him right smh

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u/DootMasterFlex Cavaliers Jul 01 '22

I hate that these athletes just get away with this shit too. He's going to get a slap on the wrist and a big contract. Might not be AS big as it would've been before, but this dude is still in line for 60M+

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u/coleyboley25 Thunder Jul 01 '22

He’s good, and he just killed his contract year, but I don’t think he’s PR nightmare good. Dude might be playing in China for the rest of his career, or at least a few years until his image has changed.

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u/LakersOptimist Lakers Jul 01 '22

what the hell. jeez miles is a pos

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u/jcfritz23 Wizards Jul 01 '22

Hope Silver slams the hammer down on this fuck face. Indefinite year-long suspension minimum.

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u/lancelotofthelake Mavericks Jul 01 '22

Holy shit, fuck Bridges.

That's insane. Poor woman!

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u/killbill469 Mavericks Jul 01 '22

Well I'm glad this all went down before he signed a contract. The man deserves absolutely nothing.

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u/Agent_of_the_N1ne Jul 01 '22

Fuck Miles Bridges. Should not be allowed to be in the league. Let's see if Adam Silver has a spine

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u/cimmanonrolls Celtics Jul 01 '22

i think silvers going to lay down the law here. this is the prime opportunity to set a precedent. put your foot down and do it.

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u/PrimalGenius Trail Blazers Jul 01 '22

For real. I can see a long term suspension or even a ban.

The NFL can cave to deshaun Watson's star power but I don't see Silver doing that for Miles bridges.

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u/unfonfortable Warriors Jul 01 '22

Pretty sad the treatment would probably be different for a superstar

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u/meditate42 76ers Jul 01 '22

No big loss for the league either, its a no brainer imo. He'll be forgotten quickly and the league will be better off for it.

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u/marksills 76ers Jul 01 '22

yea its a big enough story that he can make an issue out of it while ignoring all the other abuse issues that get less noise. Silver might not be able to turn down an opportunity where everyone will praise him as the 2nd coming,

But yea get bridges out of here

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u/somecallmemo Lakers Jul 01 '22

This dude should be in jail and not even considered to play another game.

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u/LuckyWarrior Pelicans Jul 01 '22

I doubt he entirely gets Ray Rice'd but yeah Silver should hand down something big

Maybe a year suspension, multiple year ban, who knows

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u/LunetaParty Warriors Jul 01 '22

He was arrested and handed a felony assault charge. Your move Adam

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u/haha-brad Hornets Jul 01 '22

Don’t see how he escapes prison time for this

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u/Next-Firefighter-753 Thunder Jul 01 '22

Sadly Benjamin Franklins have a way with words

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u/Armando_Banger Jul 01 '22

Yep. $1k/hr attorney and he’ll end up with community service.

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u/sbstooge Grizzlies Jul 01 '22

And the sad thing is that money is pocket change for him, he won't learn any lesson from this if the NBA doesn't punish him.

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u/elkresurgence NBA Jul 01 '22

There's no way the NBA doesn't punish him. Shit's gotten too big.

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u/moonfox1000 Lakers Jul 01 '22

Trevor Bauer was the highest paid player in the history of the MLB when he was suspended for his incident, and Miles Bridges' situation looks worse and he's a relatively worse player than Bauer is.

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u/nutsygenius NBA Jul 01 '22

Not sure what being a worse player has anything to do with it considering Bauer is prob the MLB commissioner's most hated player before the incident.

That said, I hate to quantify these stuff but if the allegations on Bauer is true, I think his is way worse. Beating and sexual abuse. He's currently suspended for 2 years. Silver is tough so I expect Miles to get somewhere around that too. 1-2 years.

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u/cabbeer Jul 01 '22

Prolly get anger management and a ton of community service

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u/thelamb710 [LAL] Shannon Brown Jul 01 '22

Watson sexually assaulted 24+ women and isn’t gonna see a lick of jail time. That’s all I’m saying.

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u/jwhitehead09 Wizards Jul 01 '22

Sexual Assault in the way Watson did is way harder to prove than physical violence that she can show evidence of. Deshaun is obviously a POS but that case criminally is just he said/she, she, she..22 more she's...she said.

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u/yungsantaclaus Spurs Jul 01 '22

Even physical violence you can show evidence of doesn't end in jail time if it's a "first time" (in legal terms) offender with money for great lawyers

Hell, OJ actually killed his wife and got away with it

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u/Sherane12 76ers Jul 01 '22

Fuck you Miles Bridges

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u/ThatsTuff100 Raptors Jul 01 '22

Fucking coward, I hope he rots in jail

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u/gloomygl Lakers Jul 01 '22

Miles Bridges joins the Jason Kidd, Karl Malone club. Fucking piece of shit.

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u/__john_cena__ Rockets Jul 01 '22

The video at the end where his kid is describing how Miles was choking the mom like it was normal is just sad. Those injuries absolutely look real.

And as mother of his child she would actually have an incentive to not say anything until at least after he was paid because then she could collect more in child support… I hope this dude does not get a contract.

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u/theskyisbig27 [CHO] Kemba Walker Jul 01 '22

She claims he choked her until she blacked out. He could have easily killed her. Strangulation is treated way more seriously in DV cases because of its association with recurrent abuse leading to murder.

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u/high_fuck Rockets Jul 01 '22

Yup. It's one of the top predictors of a woman eventually being murdered by the same person.

Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2573025/

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u/dezthompson Clippers Jul 01 '22

Hope he never sets foot on the hardwood ever again

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u/KlaysToaster Jul 01 '22

Wow, that’s a lot. Domestic abuse is a serious issue and a lot of times people on the outside don’t know it is occurring

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u/iiivoted4kodos Lakers Jul 01 '22

Idc how much talent you have. No one like this deserves a spot in the league.

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u/riemannia Jazz Jul 01 '22

Just a reminder that non-fatal strangulation from an intimate partner is a strong risk factor associated with future femicide.

It's all just so awful for her and their children. She is so strong for speaking up, and I wish her continued strength in escaping this relationship and recovering physically and emotionally.

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u/topofthecc Thunder Jul 01 '22

I can't imagine choking someone out until they lost consciousness unless you want to kill them in that moment. Absolutely terrifying

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u/jaysmoove42 Lakers Jul 01 '22

Hopefully this kills the dudes career . Piece of freaking shit.

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u/_Elder_ Gran Destino Jul 01 '22

Oof. Fuck this guy. What a brave woman to come out and take a stand like this.

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u/AdmiralG2 Raptors Jul 01 '22

He shouldn’t be allowed to step foot on an nba court again. Fuck this guy

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u/LocksTheFox Hornets Jul 01 '22

Get him off my team now

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u/Fxp1706 Jul 01 '22

he could have killed her. a severe concussion?! this isn't a joke. this is some serious, depraved shit. he shouldn't be in the league. this is the mother of his children and he beat the shit out of her in front of the kids. what a sicko. i hope she heals and stays safe. dv is terrifying.

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u/odontodoc Vancouver Grizzlies Jul 01 '22

This is terrible. I hope for her and the kids sake, they are safe and get the help they need. Kids shouldn't be witnessing their mom getting beat up. Fuck this guy.

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u/dizZzy5 Suns Jul 01 '22 edited Jul 01 '22

This is fucking awful.

Also the fact that people seemed to be more concerned about Miles fumbling the bag than to be concerned about what this woman went through

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u/bryscoon Celtics Jul 01 '22

dude a bitch hopefully the league don’t let it slide

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u/yoyoyocoolcatbromate Jul 01 '22

Disgusting. I hope she and her kids can get pass this

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u/Rahnamatta Heat Jul 01 '22

Can't fake that. Good for her, really brave. She didn't wait.

Dude should be put of the league, what a fucking piece of shit.

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u/916Clout Kings Jul 01 '22

holy shit that’s much worse than i imagined

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u/stealer_of_monkeys Celtics Jul 01 '22

This absolutely breaks my heart.

When I was younger I was the child in this situation. My step dad was abusive and always drunk and he'd take all of it out on my mother. For years she would try to hide as much of it as she could from us until it got to the point where she couldn't. One night before he got home my mom told us to pack what clothes that we could fit in our school bags and leave everything else behind and we moved hours away back to her hometown where our grandparents lived.

My mom endured so much because she loved us, she would do anything. It hurts to see someone else go through this, let alone how much worse it is for her and her kids because in the spotlight for the whole world to see, knowing that there are people who will side with her husband out of ignorance.

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u/insideman513 [CHA] Kemba Walker Jul 01 '22

Your mom is a boss. And Mychelle is the same.

I hope the fucker was never able to bother you guys again

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u/dehydratedbagel NBA Jul 01 '22

Do I want 120 million or to beat my wife, the Miles Bridges story. What a miserable dickhead.

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u/Mazor007 Wizards Jul 01 '22

Holy shit. This is a reminder that just because we really like a player it doesn't mean they're a good person.

Should never play another game. That's absolutely horrific.

Fuck Miles Bridges

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u/[deleted] Jul 01 '22

that's Wiggins sister in law

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u/pdpdpdpdpdpdpdpd Raptors Jul 01 '22

What a truly sick person, his poor wife and those innocent children that had to witness this. His ass needs to be locked up

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u/TreChomes Raptors Jul 01 '22

Holy shit man. The video with the kid is super damning. Miles has really fucked up. What a piece of trash

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u/titsmcgee8008 Lakers Jul 01 '22 edited Jul 02 '22

Strangulation in relationships is one of the highest predictors of murder. Basically if your partner strangles you, get out immediately because there is a high likelihood you’re going to die.

I’m very thankful she made it out alive. I know the NBA and professional sports in general have been historically terrible about continuing to hire violent men. I really really hope the NBA turns a new leaf and takes this and all future instances of violence seriously.

edit: grammar

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u/high_fuck Rockets Jul 01 '22

Just linking the source for the skeptics

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2573025/

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u/siphillis Spurs Jul 01 '22

If a team owner can be dumped for racist comments, surely a player can be banned for ruining his family's lives.

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u/Slippytoad89 NBA Jul 01 '22

Fuck that guy the league should make an example of him

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u/bleedingjim Mavericks Jul 01 '22

He almost killed her!

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u/MiamiPower Heat Jul 01 '22 edited Jul 01 '22

Resources & support for anyone in the U.S. affected by intimate partner violence 24/7/365. 1-800-799-7233. Chat at http://thehotline.org | Text "START" to 88788.

https://www.instagram.com/NDVHofficial/

https://www.thehotline.org/identify-abuse/

https://domesticviolence.org/cycle-of-violence/ Domestic Violence: It's EVERYBODY'S Business. If you are a next door neighbor or across the hall and your hearing a knock down drag down fighting call 911 or contact the police anonymously. She probably saved his next abuse victim and saved her own life. Jesus Christ man the pictures and the video of the little kid trying to stand up for his family. Hitting his father attempting to keep the peace was just heartbreaking. If you become irrational and violent while dating and being with someone. Stay away from your loved ones if you lash out and hurt them! Go seek professional therapy. Go seek sobriety. And stay the Hell away and ask the courts for supervised visitation for your kids. If you cannot control yourself and are stuck in the Domestic Violence cycle merry go round of sweet then nasty combative full on violence. Starts of with. verbal insults, put downs, name calling and the hitting and beat the dog $#!t out of your partner. You need a long term 52 weeks of anger management, domestic violence classes. You need inpatient one on one therapy. Do it for you, your family Go get help and stop the cycle. Stop the toxic domestic violence. Seek treatment and long term therapy and recovery.

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u/dave-train Hornets Jul 01 '22

Fuck Miles. Literally makes me feel sick to my stomach.

He's so much fucking bigger than her. He gave her a concussion and left her there. He posted just normal fucking workout videos after being released, like he didn't just hospitalize his wife.

Fuck you Miles, don't come back to Charlotte, you will not be missed.

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u/gwease23 Hornets Jul 01 '22

The road has been so fun with Miles until now. No talent for dunking or chemistry with our star or improved three point percentage is or ever will be enough to ignore brutal, ignorant, dirtbag behavior. He shouldn’t play again. I hope he gets help, but more importantly I hope Mychelle and the kids get the help they need.

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u/rbrutonIII Jul 01 '22

Welp someone in the G league just got a new job

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u/FuckNoNewNormal Suns Bandwagon Jul 01 '22

LiAngelo Ball deserves to be in the NBA over this piece of shit

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u/Murrrrdawg Bulls Jul 01 '22

Women who are strangled in a domestic violence dispute are 8x more likely to be murdered than anyone else you meet. 8x.

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u/high_fuck Rockets Jul 01 '22

I want that stat to be more well-known. Fucking wild.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2573025/

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u/urfaselol [NBA] Best of 2021 Winner Jul 01 '22

Yikes

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u/DROOPYANUS Hornets Jul 01 '22

Get this piece of fucking shit off our team

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u/Common-Wedding-7264 76ers Jul 01 '22

I wish Miles Bridges a very nice Hell