NBA superstar wins the three-way contest

Seven-time participant Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers has won the three-way competition in the run-up to the All-Star Game of the North American professional basketball league NBA. Watching a successful basketball player? Use the bet app and bet on his success.

The Tokyo Olympic champion prevailed in Salt Laken City in the final with 26 points ahead of Buddy Hield (25) and Tyrese Haliburton (17/both Indiana Pacers). One of Lillard’s predecessors is German star, Dirk Nowitzki.

The annual duel between the Western and Eastern Conference teams will take place Sunday night in Utah. Expect an interesting event with an unusual lineup of teams.

Of all things, the participation of the two team captains is still uncertain. LeBron James, who would set Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s record with his 19th appearance, recently made his comeback with the Los Angeles Lakers. Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks was not in action recently due to a wrist injury. Their appearance can have a strong impact on the outcome.

Million-dollar fine for former NBA star

Former NBA star Paul Pierce must pay heavily for false and misleading statements about crypto securities. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ordered the 45-year-old to pay $1.4 million.

Pierce, nicknamed “The Truth,” allegedly promoted EthereumMax (EMAX) tokens without disclosing that he was paid for them.

Pierce allegedly received $244,000 worth of tokens for his services. He was also accused of publishing a screenshot of his account that showed large holdings and profits of the securities. These were said to have been much lower in reality. Such a brazen lie could not help but arouse public indignation. The situation was exacerbated by the fact that cryptocurrencies are still not fully understood by the mass user and in combination with advertising from a well-known person it can be assessed as a serious fraud if depositors lose money

“This case serves as another reminder for celebrities: The law requires you to disclose who you are paid by and in what amount to promote investments in securities,” said SEC Chief Gary Gensler: “You can’t lie to investors when you promote a security.” Pierce was a 2008 champion with the Boston Celtics and was named the Finals’ Most Valuable Player (MVP).