Filed under dan le batard , espn , jonathan isaac , nba , orlando magic , sports media , 8/4/20 Share this article: Listen on Apple Podcasts | Spotify, © 2020 NYP Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved The Nets’ first game of the NBA restart in Disney... Post was not sent - check your email addresses! After suffering what was thought at the time to be a season-ending knee injury in January, the COVID-19 break allowed Isaac to return to action in the bubble. Last year, ESPN reminded staffers that on-air talent should avoid stories considered “pure politics” after Le Batard slammed President Trump along with "cowardly" ESPN for not allowing employees to speak out. Isaac was the first player in the NBA bubble not to kneel during the national anthem, and also did not wear the “Black Lives Matter” warm-up donned by the rest of his teammates. Get all the sports news you need, direct to your inbox. ESPN did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Powered and implemented by FactSet Digital Solutions. The question was quickly taken down after the show, and Le Batard issued an apology. -Dan”, Isaac said that he felt kneeling or wearing a “Black Lives Matter” warm-up does not go “hand-in-hand with supporting Black lives.”, “I don’t think kneeling or putting on a T-shirt for me personally is the answer,” Isaac said. "I just hate to see that because it's tough. “I believe that Black lives matter,” Isaac told reporters last week after he decided to stand for the anthem, prior to his injury. I said on the front and back end of the on-air conversation that I didn’t think it was funny. 15 Will Surprise Women, Eagles' win over Cowboys was so ugly, they did something that hasn't been done in NFL since 1982, Isaac became the first player in the league not to kneel, Isaac chose to stand during the national anthem, kneeling or wearing a “Black Lives Matter” T-shirt. Follow him on Twitter at @briansflood. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Whose wrong is worse? ESPN's Dan Le Batard apologized for asking listeners if it was “funny” that Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac tore his ACL after standing during the national anthem. “I said on the front and back end of the on-air conversation that I didn’t think it was funny. Le Batard, whose parents are exiles from Cuba, called a Trump rally "deeply offensive" because the crowd targeted Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn, with chants of “send her back.”. Legal Statement. He then fell to the floor in pain, untouched, while clutching his left knee with 9:19 left in the fourth quarter of the Magic's 132-116 win. "All signs point to a complete recovery and this should not impact his future growth.". MAGIC'S JONATHAN ISAAC STANDS FOR NATIONAL ANTHEM AS TEAMMATES, OPPONENTS KNEEL. "That one brought me to tears, and instantly -- just because I know how good of a guy J.I. "While this certainly is disappointing news, there was no damage to his ACL, MCL and PCL ligaments," Magic president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman said. ESPN allows its personalities to discuss politics when they cross with sports, such as players skipping White House visits and athletes kneeling during the national anthem. Isaac drove the lane and did a hop step between two defenders against the Sacramento Kings. Isaac was averaging 11.9 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.3 blocks before the injury. Meanwhile, Isaac suffered the tear in his left knee – the same knee in which he suffered a devastating injury in January. Recibe noticias, estadísticas, videos, resúmenes y más sobre Orlando Magic ala pivot Jonathan Isaac en ESPN. It easily could have been seen as Le Batard laughing at Isaac’s peril. Le Batard said multiple times on the show that he did not think it was funny, but the show’s official Twitter account still posted the poll. ©2020 FOX News Network, LLC. Get all the stories you need-to-know from the most powerful name in news delivered first thing every morning to your inbox. Yes, you should plan on traveling to see family for Thanksgiving, New York is about to kill a whole lot of landlords, FBI reportedly probing 'Trump Train' swarming of Biden bus on Texas interstate, Trump caravans snarl traffic on Garden State Parkway, Mario Cuomo Bridge, Sean Connery's widow shares last moments of a 'model of a man'. Listen on Apple Podcasts | Spotify, Jalen Rose: Renaissance Man We hate and dislike things that we shouldn't hate and dislike, and sometimes it gets to a point where we point fingers, whose evil is worse, and sometimes it comes down to whose evil is most visible. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, On “The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz” on Monday, Le Batard and his co-hosts put a question “on the poll” — something they do constantly, meaning they run a poll on Twitter. The injury will keep him out of action for the remainder of the season and potentially into next season, too. Isaac was averaging 11.9 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.3 blocks before the injury. Latest on Orlando Magic power forward Jonathan Isaac including complete game-by-game stats on ESPN Isaac, early in the fourth quarter, fell to the ground while trying to drive through the lane and had to be taken off the court in a wheelchair. You hate to see him get hurt again.". I don't really like speaking on that too much. ESPN REMINDS STAFFERS TO STICK TO SPORTS, NOT TALK POLITICS AFTER STAR RIPS TRUMP ON-AIR. August 4, 2020 | 10:17am | Updated August 4, 2020 | 11:11am. Fox News' Ryan Gaydos and the Associated Press contributed to this report. He is the latest example of the saying, "it's not where you start off, it's where you end up." “We apologize for this poll question. “A lot went into my decision, and part of it is, I thought that kneeling or wearing the Black Lives Matter T-shirt doesn't go hand-in-hand with supporting Black lives. His frame oozes potential with extremely long arms and he is extremely bouncy. ESPN's Dan Le Batard apologized Monday for asking listeners if it was “funny” that Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac tore his ACL after standing during the national anthem. Magic forward Isaac tears left ACL against Kings, Source: Magic fear Isaac might have torn ACL, Isaac 1st in NBA bubble to stand during anthem, Magic upbeat with Isaac's return from knee injury, Magic F Isaac (knee) to miss at least 2 months, Magic's Isaac set for MRI on hyperextended knee, Fultz, 2 others have options picked up by Magic, Magic's Isaac clears protocol, set for Game 1, Rumor Central: Orlando Magic close to deal with Adreian Payne. “Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz” show namesake Dan Le Batard has caused problems for ESPN by spouting liberal political opinions in the past, while the rest of the show’s cast are often lighthearted and avoid controversial topics. “We apologize for this poll question,” the show’s Twitter account posted. Just two days before tearing his ACL, Isaac chose to stand during the national anthem — making him the first player in the league not to kneel in protest since play resumed. The 6-foot-10 Florida State product was in the midst of a breakout season on the defensive end. is and how hard he works and how hard he has worked to get back since hurting himself in D.C. That was tough.". Mutual Fund and ETF data provided by Refinitiv Lipper. The approach to Jonathan's injury was no different than any other injury we're had in the last three years. Mutual Fund and ETF data provided by Refinitiv Lipper. ESPN's Tim Bontemps, Nick Friedell and Royce Young contributed to this report. Powered and implemented by FactSet Digital Solutions. You have come to the ESPN Africa edition, for other ESPN editions, click above. ©2020 FOX News Network, LLC. Recibe noticias, estadísticas, videos, resúmenes y más sobre Orlando Magic ala pivot Jonathan Isaac en ESPNDeportes.