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Michael Jordan weighed in on the controversy surrounding the Los Angeles Clippers decision to rest star Kawhi Leonard for certain games in a NBA trend called "load management".

The NBA season is still young, and Leonard has missed 6 or 7 games to decrease risk of injuries. But Clippers fans feel cheated and are yelling foul.

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Well-respected sports announcer and NBA analyst Doris Burke criticized Leonard for sitting out a recent game against the Milwaukee Bucks and the league MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo at the Staples Center.

"It is mind-boggling to me that Kawhi doesn't want to play against the reigning MVP and he'd rather play against Portland tomorrow night on TNT," Burke said. "Kawhi not playing is ridiculous at this point."

Leonard seems unfazed by the criticism. But when Michael Jordan speaks, everyone listens.

The NBA legend and owner of the Charlotte Hornets is making sure his own players don't get the wrong idea about the work ethic that is expected of them.

According to Steve Clifford, current Orlando Magic coach and former head coach of the Hornets, Jordan addressed the issue of load management in team meetings.

"Being with Michael in Charlotte, Michael used to tell them every year, you're paid to play 82 games."

Clifford added that lazy players stood out from the rest: "I've been doing this for 20 years, and playing 82 games used to be a badge of courage for a lot of guys. There were always a lot of guys who didn't want to play. They stood out more."

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The Lakers vs the Clippers was the most anticipated matchup of the start of the 2019-2020 NBA season. LeBron James, left, and Anthony Davis, right, took on Kawhi Leonard and the L.A. Clippers at the Staples Center on Tuesday, Oct. 22.

The Lakers shot out of the gate like a cannon, scoring easy layups, dunks and three point shots over the Clippers' seemingly weak defense. For a while it looked like the Lakers would coast to an easy victory.

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Then Kawhi Leonard took over, hitting seven straight shots to show he meant business. The superstar, who led the Toronto Raptors to their first NBA championship earlier this year, finished the night with 30 points as the Clippers upended their crosstown rivals by a score of 112-102.

LeBron finished with 18 points and 9 rebounds. It wasn't his best night in a Lakers uniform. He had three of the Lakers' six turnovers. "That was just very careless and they capitalized off of it," he said after the game.

The Lakers and the Clippers will face each other three times in the regular season. But, for now, Kawhi owns the L.A. bragging rights.

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Two female suspects who allegedly killed an elderly woman and stole her casino winnings may be eligible for the death penalty.

35-year-old Kimesha Monae Williams, pictured right, and her accomplice Candace Tai Townsel, 39, are charged with killing Afaf Anis Assad, 84.

The two women allegedly followed Assad into a bathroom at the Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, Calif., where they struck her in the head with a blunt object and stole her purse containing $800–$1,200, according to The Press-Enterprise.

Williams and Townsel were arrested on Sept. 3, a day before Assad died from closed head injuries.

A relative of Los Angeles Clippers star forward Kawhi Leonard said Williams is related to the NBA star.

Speaking through a window at the Williams family home in Moreno Valley, Williams' aunt, Denise Woodard, told the Riverside Press-Enterprise on Saturday that Williams and Leonard are siblings.

According to Fox LA, John Hall, spokesman for the Riverside County District Attorney's Office, said the suspects were charged with murder with a special circumstance that makes them eligible for the death penalty.

A Riverside County sheriff's investigator filed a written request asking the judge to keep Williams locked up without bail due to her history of violence and family finances.

"Williams has family that are well off and could post her bail of $1,000,000," the investigator wrote. "I am requesting NO BAIL to assure Williams' appearance in court and to keep innocent victims safe."

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After leading the Toronto Raptors to the team's first ever NBA championship Leonard signed a three-year, $103 million contract with the Los Angeles Clippers in July.

"Williams has a violent history and targeted a feeble elderly female and robbed her," the investigator wrote.

Jail records list Williams' height and weight as 6-foot-2 and 320 pounds, and Townsel as being 5-foot-4 and 195 pounds.

According to Facebook friends, one of the women allegedly injects herself with the male sex hormone Testosterone.

The number of male-identified lesbians injecting testosterone has increased dramatically in recent years.

Testosterone causes aggression in males, making males the most violence-prone of the human species.

Testosterone levels vary in men and women. The levels are much lower in women whose dominant sex hormone is Estrogen.

But male-identified lesbians are injecting themselves with high doses of the dangerous drug (at higher levels than males), causing an increase in homicidal violence caused by women.

As a result of injecting testosterone, some women are becoming as violent as their male counterparts.

Testosterone levels are related to criminality and violence, says James Dabbs, Ph.D., one of the world's leading experts on testosterone.

"While there is no direct tie between testosterone and human criminality, there is an indirect tie. Testosterone leads toward violence, and violence is often criminal."

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The sister of NBA superstar Kawhi Leonard is charged with murdering an elderly woman in a California casino bathroom last Saturday.

Kimesha Monae Williams, 35, and her accomplice Candace Tai Townsel, 39, are charged with killing Afaf Anis Assad, 84.

The two women allegedly followed Assad into a bathroom at the Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, Calif., where they struck her in the head with a blunt object and stole her purse containing $800–$1,200, according to The Press-Enterprise.

Williams was arrested on Sept. 3, a day before Assad died from closed head injuries.

Speaking through a window at the Williams family home in Moreno Valley, Williams' aunt Denise Woodard confirmed Williams is Leonard’s sister.

Woodard told the paper, "He didn't have anything to do with this."

Williams is being held without bail at Indio Correction Facility, according to The Press-Enterprise.

Woodard declined to speak for Leonard and said she didn't know whether Leonard had reached out to the family or to his sister.

A Riverside County sheriff's investigator filed a written request asking the judge to keep Williams locked up without bail due to her history of violence and family finances.

"Williams has family that are well off and could post her bail of $1,000,000," the investigator wrote. "I am requesting NO BAIL to assure Williams' appearance in court and to keep innocent victims safe."

After leading the Toronto Raptors to the team's first ever NBA championship Leonard signed a three-year, $103 million contract with the Los Angeles Clippers in July.

"Williams has a violent history and targeted a feeble elderly female and robbed her," the investigator wrote.

Jail records list Williams' height and weight as 6-foot-2 and 320 pounds, and Townsel as being 5-foot-4 and 195 pounds.

Williams is listed in court records as a biological female.

She has a long criminal history that includes petty theft, grand theft, misappropriating lost property, grand theft auto and attempted robbery, court records show.