– Miles Bridges is eligible to play in the NBA after almost two years and is expected to participate in a game against the Milwaukee Bucks on November 17th
– Bridges missed a season after pleading no contest to a felony domestic violence charge and receiving three years of probation
– NBA Commissioner Adam Silver addressed the league’s disciplinary process and emphasized the importance of due process for all players
Miles Bridges will make his return to the basketball floor today after 583 days of inactivity
— Hornets Coverage (@hornetscoverage)
Miles Bridges, a player for the Hornets, is finally eligible to play in the NBA again after almost two years due to a suspension. He’s set to make his return in a game against the Milwaukee Bucks on November 17th. Bridges expressed his excitement about returning, saying, “I’ve waited what, 588 days? So I’m just excited. I feel like the first day of school when I was a kid. So I’m just happy to get back.”
Bridges missed all of last season due to pleading no contest to a felony domestic violence charge, which resulted in a three-year probation sentence. He admitted that being away from basketball for a year has been hard on him, saying, “basketball has been my sanctuary.” Despite the controversy, Bridges is looking forward to helping his team win and change people’s perspective of him.
Bridges’ past actions, including throwing billiard balls at his ex-girlfriend’s car with his children inside, are currently under review. However, the NBA has stated that disciplinary issues are handled through a collectively bargained process with the players’ union. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver emphasized the importance of due process and a fair hearing for all players, regardless of the circumstances.
Bridges has been working hard to prepare for his return to the court, focusing on conditioning, shooting, and teamwork with his teammates. Although there are still ongoing investigations into his previous actions, the NBA is committed to ensuring a fair outcome based on a thorough understanding of the situation.