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The Charlotte Hornets declined to offer Miles Bridges a max contract after he uploaded an image of himself allegedly drinking lean and smoking weed.

According to reports, Bridges demanded a max contract after he was the team's highest scorer during his breakout 2021-22 season.

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A max contract would include over $30 million per season and bonuses for Bridges. But reports are that the Hornets refused to pay a max contract to a possible junkie.
 
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According to TPS, Bridges' actions off the court made it easier for the Hornets to make their decision.

"The 24-year-old Charlotte Hornets player posted on his Instagram Stories featuring a joint and a styrofoam cup with pink/purple-ish colored liquid inside."

Bridges captioned a June 6 tweet "Pink lemonade" before deleting it.

Lean, also called purple drank, is a mixture of prescription codeine cough syrup, a soft drink and hard candy in a styrofoam cup.

"He's not being offered, from what I'm told, a max contract from the Charlotte Hornets right now," said Brian Windhorst via ESPN. "So, he's going to go out into the market place, starting on Thursday or Friday, and see if he can get that offer from somewhere else."

Bridges was ejected for hitting a young fan in the face with his mouthguard during a game against the Atlanta Hawks at State Farm Arena on April 13, 2022 in Atlanta.

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The Brooklyn Nets will no longer offer NBA all-star Kyrie Irving a contract extension after he refused to get the experimental mRNA vaccine.

The decision means Kyrie will lose $186 million, in addition to $16 million of his $34.9 annual salary.

The news comes days after the Nets suspended Kyrie and announced that he can not practice or play in any games with the team in the 2021-2022 NBA season.

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Previously, Kyrie was barred from playing home games in New York City or eating with the team - even if he tested negative for Covid-19.

Kyrie has said he is not anti-vaccine, however, he is taking a stand against New York City's strict vaccine mandates that are unfair to workers.

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A source close to Kyrie told The Athletic that Irving is upset that people are losing their jobs due to vaccine mandates. He has explained his concerns to close teammates, who support him being closed doors.

NBA player Michael Porter, Jr. waited until after signing a $207 million extension before refusing the Covid-19 vaccine.

72,000 nurses, doctors and healthcare workers in New York have been fired for refusing the vaccines.

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LeBron James, right, and former NBA star Dwyane Wade (not pictured) led the celebration for their pal Carmelo Anthony, left, who signed a 1-year, non-guaranteed contract with the Portland Trail Blazers this week.

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Wade, left, tweeted, "It's about damn time!" While James retweeted Wade's post, adding, "RIGHT!!!!"

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The 10-time NBA All-Star sat out for one year as teams passed him over after the Houston Rockets traded Anthony to the Chicago Bulls and the Bulls waived him one month later.

At the ripe old age of 35, Anthony is no longer considered a superstar role player who can lead a team to the playoffs. Anthony, who won the league's scoring title in 2012-13, has a reputation as a selfish player who alienates his teammates.

Many fans mused that the Trail Blazers gave Anthony one last chance to go out at the bottom of his game.

Anthony will join his new teammates on Saturday for a six-game road trip.

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