Music stops for FIBA World Championship dancers

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FIBA_Dancers.jpgAre we human, or are we FIBA dancers…

Timeouts in the arenas during the FIBA World Championships it looks like every NBA game — the music comes on and the dancers take the floor. Dressed provocatively, they are a little bit of eye candy during the break.

Except now during host Turkey games.

The Red Foxes (as the dancers are called) have been asked not to perform during games for Turkey, a mostly Muslim nation, according to the Associated Press. The dancers and their outfits are said to be offensive to people from the host nation, as Islam prohibits women showing their skin in public (and the dancers showed plenty of it).

Turkey is not alone, Iranian officials and some fans were turning their backs when the dancers performed. An adjustment was made where the dancers wore long pants for some games Wednesday.

The decision to pull the dancers did not come from FIBA but from the Turkish Basketball Federation.

The Red Foxes are a professional dance team based out of the Ukraine. They had created dances themed for each nation in the tournament.

Thursday is the last games of the round-robin group stage of the tournament. After this teams are off until Thursday.

Turkey remains undefeated in group play and is one team that has a good chance of advancing all the way to the finals.

Bradley Beal drives around, dunks over Kristaps Porzingis (VIDEO)

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If you’re a Knicks fan, the positive is that at least Kristaps Porzingis tried to make a play.

But he was not going to stop the athletic Bradley Beal with a full head of steam, and the result was a Beal dunking over Porzingis as he tries to block the attempt.

Beal wasn’t sharp, scoring 12 points on 5-of-14 shooting. The Knicks has an efficient Carmelo Anthony and that got them the win.

Carmelo Anthony drops 21 on Wizards in preseason Friday

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We had an efficient Carmelo Anthony sighting in the preseason.

Anthony and the Knicks went up against the Wizards and ‘Melo hit 10-of-15 shots to score 21 points. He also had four rebounds and four assists.

Derrick Williams had 23 points on 11 shots to lead the Knicks in scoring, and New York won 115-104.