Daily Gossip, Wednesday, 4/1/15

Brooklyn Nets trainer Tim Walsh is leading the NBA in lives saved this season. Find out more here.


Tim Walsh saved Brooklyn Nets’ Mirza Teletovic, and now the trainer is at it again..


Credit Brooklyn Nets trainer Tim Walsh with not one, but two life-saving assists this season.

On Sunday, Nets advance scout Jim Sann suffered a mild heart attack and went into cardiac arrest while at practice, but Walsh and the team’s training staff kept him alive by performing CPR and using a defibrillator, according to multiple reports.

“It was definitely one of the scariest things I’ve ever seen,” Nets point guard Deron Williams said Wednesday morning. “I just pray (Jim) makes a full, speedy recovery and he gets back out there.”

Added Nets coach Lionel Hollins: “We’re thankful that Jim is alive and everything worked out for him. Tim did his job, and he did it good.”

Sann is usually on the road scouting Brooklyn’s next opponent.

“It’s miraculous,” Sann told the New York Post. “It’s even beyond miraculous.”

Walsh, who was selected as the Jim O’Toole Athletic Trainer of the Year for 2013-14, also was instrumental along with team physician Dr. Michael Farber in encouraging Mirza Teletovic to get a CT scan after he was released from a Los Angeles hospital in late January after complaining of shortness of breath during a Nets-Clippers game. Tests eventually showed that Teletovic had multiple blood clots in his lungs. He is out for the season.


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All-Star Weekend is a little over a week away. In honor of the festivities held in NYC this year, Sprite has launched its Thirst of the Boroughs contest online; now through February 13, fans can vote for the borough they think best “obeys its thirst” in the music and fashion realms for a chance to win tickets to the NBA Finals. Votes are counted via Sprite’s website, or on Facebook/Twitter with the hashtag #SpriteSweeps when paired with one of the five below:

#thirst4MHTN for Manhattan


#thirst4SI for Staten Island


#thirst4BX for the Bronx


#thirst4BKLYN for Brooklyn


#thirst4QNS for Queens

By entering on Sprite’s site or via social media, you’ll be automatically entered to win an all-expense-paid trip for two to one game of the 2015 NBA Finals and a $500 gift card. Also: Each representative from the winning borough will win two tickets to All-Star Saturday Night at Barclays on Saturday, February 14, 2015 and two tickets to the All-Star Game at MSG on Sunday, February 15.