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  • Iran’s Ahmadinejad weighs in on Trump, LeBron James spat

    08/05/2018 4:13:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | August 5, 2018 | The Associated Press
    Iran’s former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s quest to return to the spotlight now includes weighing in on a spat between US President Donald Trump and basketball star LeBron James. Ahmadinejad used Twitter — which is banned in Iran — to write Sunday: “In my opinion everyone especially a President should love all, and not differentiate between them.” He added that he loved NBA greats James and Michael Jordan, as well as former Denver Nuggets player Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf. Trump wrote a tweet Friday night questioning James’ intelligence after he gave an interview to CNN and criticized the American president....
  • While LeBron James and Don Lemon dis POTUS Trump, they ignore the BIGGEST killer of black people

    08/05/2018 1:30:03 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 8 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/5/18 | USA Features
    Cognitive Dissonance: In recent days NBA star LeBron James appeared on host Don Lemon’s little-watched CNN program to complain about how POTUS Donald Trump is “dividing” America and fostering racism. Prominent black figures making such baseless claims about the president is nothing new. During the interview, however, James and Lemon also discussed the former’s opening of a new school in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, for “at risk” black youths. It’s good that James is giving back to his community. Charity, for the most part, is admirable. But if he’s really concerned about protecting blacks who are ‘at risk,’ he...
  • ‘Shut up, racist’: Candace Owens wrecks Hillary so bluntly, James Woods eyes her for political run

    08/05/2018 1:46:45 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 33 replies
    bizpac ^ | August 5, 2018 | Vivek Saxena
    Outspoken Hollywood actor James Wood suggested on social media Saturday night that perhaps renowned conservative commentator Candace Owens should run for office one day. The nod came after she annihilated Hillary Clinton. The failed Democrat presidential nominee posted a tweet directed at NBA star LeBron James praising him for being such “a class act.” .@KingJames is a great family man, incredible ballplayer, gives back to his community, and isn’t afraid to speak his mind. He’s a world class athlete and a class act. We need more like him in this world. — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 4, 2018 Clinton posted...
  • Michael Jordan Says He Supports LeBron James After Donald Trump Ripped Lakers SF

    08/04/2018 2:23:25 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 27 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | August 4, 2018 | MIKE CHIARI
    Basketball legend Michael Jordan voiced his support for LeBron James on Saturday after President Donald Trump posted a critical tweet regarding the Los Angeles Lakers superstar. According to Geoff Bennett of NBC News, Jordan released a statement through a spokesperson that read, "I support LJ. He's doing an amazing job for his community." On Friday night, Trump questioned James' intelligence and suggested he preferred Jordan: @realDonaldTrump LeBron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike! Jordan was the latest in a long line...
  • Astro Star Alex Bregman Rips Donald Trump Over Attack on LeBron James

    08/04/2018 12:58:49 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 40 replies
    12 UP ^ | August 4, 2018 | Nate Puciato
    Not the right time to tell Alex Bregman to stick to sports, Houston and LSU fans. Not if our President won't stick to politics.
  • Why LeBron Can Say Whatever He Wants About Politics

    08/04/2018 12:26:56 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 39 replies
    Five Thirty Eight ^ | July 31, 2018 | Perry Bacon, Jr.
    LeBron James attended a Cleveland campaign rally for Hillary Clinton in 2016 even though she was likely to lose his home state of Ohio. After Donald Trump’s election, James repeatedly blasted the president. When Laura Ingraham said James should “shut up and dribble,” he rebutted the Fox News host by saying he had never heard of her before her remark. And now this: On Monday, James wouldn’t rule out running for president in 2020. James began to get involved in political issues during the Obama years — publicly backing the first African-American president and the Black Lives Matter movement, for...
  • Trump fires back at LeBron James after NBA star accuses president of dividing nation

    08/04/2018 9:05:15 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 4, 2018 | Dave Boyer
    “Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon,” Mr. Trump tweeted late Friday night. “He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike!” “Mike” was an apparent reference to retired NBA legend Michael Jordan. In an interview with Mr. Lemon on CNN, Mr. James said he feels that the president is “using sports to kinda divide us.”
  • CNN Pits Lebron James Against Trump

    08/03/2018 12:54:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 3, 2018 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    Pro basketball legend LeBron James was interviewed on "CNN Tonight" on July 30. Host Don Lemon warmly congratulated him for opening a school for 240 at-risk children in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. If only it could've ended there, focused just on that. But you knew it wouldn't. Because, as they say, "This ... is CNN." It was expected that Lemon would encourage James to trash President Trump, because that's what CNN does, hour by hour, minute by minute. James said that during his childhood, he came to a better understanding of white people through sports. He said: "When you're...
  • LeBron James is perpetuating the problem: Who's Really Using Sports to Divide the Country?

    08/01/2018 9:23:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/01/2018 | Earick Ward
    As he is wont to do, LeBron James once again took aim at President Trump, blaming him for using sports to divide the country. [Trump is] dividing us and what I've noticed over the last few months, he's kinda used sport to kinda divide us, and that's something that I can't relate to because I know that sport was the first time I ever was around someone white and I got the opportunity to see them and learn about them and they got an opportunity to learn about me and we became very good friends. Set aside for a moment...
  • Mavericks Dancers To Cover Up More Next Season

    07/27/2018 5:46:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    CBS Dallas-Fort Worth ^ | July 25, 2018 | Staff
    Change is coming to the Dallas Mavericks, including the dancers’ uniforms which will show less skin. The team told CBS 11 this change is part of the Mavs’ effort to revamp its image after a recent sexual harassment scandal.
  • WNBA Players Are Overpaid

    07/11/2018 2:55:54 PM PDT · by all the best · 26 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | July 10, 2018 | Tho Bishop
    A case can be made that WNBA players are actually overpaid relative to what consumers actually want. After all, the WNBA is subsidized by the NBA in a variety of ways including direct financial support, free publicity, and the fact that many WNBA franchises are owned by the city’s NBA owner. In fact, the WNBA’s big television contract was itself a byproduct of the channel reworking its agreement with their male counterpart.2 So instead of grumbling about the salaries male basketball players enjoy, perhaps A’ja Wilson should be thankful that the men's product helps bolster her own paycheck. At the...
  • Ex-coach: Former NBA player Tyler Honeycutt dies in suicide

    07/07/2018 3:40:13 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    A former coach and family friend says onetime Sacramento Kings and UCLA basketball player Tyler Honeycutt was found dead after a standoff with Los Angeles police.
  • Outrage and support as NBA rookie won’t celebrate 4th of July

    07/06/2018 8:13:54 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 33 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 6, 2018 | Jake Nisse
    Lonnie Walker IV made a different kind of fireworks on his Fourth of July. The Spurs rookie drew a lot of attention when he tweeted Wednesday that he did not celebrate the holiday. Walker’s implication, it seems, is the holiday does not observe independence for all Americans. “Will never celebrate the 4th of July,” he wrote. “Know your history and stay woke.”
  • For one-time Celtic, accordion was key to his success

    07/03/2018 5:33:37 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 4 replies
    lowell sun ^ | july 3 | peter lucas
    It’s too bad the late Tony Lavelli was not around when the Boston Celtics unveiled their elaborate and sparkling new Auerbach Center practice facility at New Balance World in Brighton the other day. It is named, of course, after Red Auerbach, the late, great Celtics coach. Lavelli, a former Celtic himself, could have entertained the crowd with tunes from his accordion, the way he used to do at Celtic halftimes at the old Boston Garden and at games in other NBA cities all those years ago. That was back in 1949-1950 when the now storied and championship basketball franchise had...
  • LeBron James Joining Los Angeles Lakers on 4-Year $154 Million Deal

    07/01/2018 7:15:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/01/2018 | By Marc Stein and Scott Cacciola
    The biggest name in basketball is headed to Hollywood. Through a short news release issued by his agents at Klutch Sports, LeBron James announced at 8:05 p.m. Sunday night that he would join the Los Angeles Lakers in free agency and sign a four-year, $154 million contract. In what has become an every-four-years ritual for the three-time N.B.A. champion, James has chosen to switch teams for the third time in his career, opting to leave his home-state Cleveland Cavaliers for a second time and join one of the league’s glamour franchises. James took to Instagram to say goodbye to Cavaliers...
  • LeBron James leaves Cleveland again, agrees to join Los Angeles Lakers

    07/01/2018 5:38:43 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 73 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | July 1, 2018 | Joe Vardon
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- LeBron James agreed to a four-year, $154 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday, ending his second run as the face of his hometown team, the Cleveland Cavaliers. James, born in Akron and drafted No. 1 by the Cavs in 2003, is leaving the Cavs for the second time in eight seasons. But this time, it's two-years removed from bringing the organization its first title. James' agreement with the Lakers was announced through a simple press release sent by his agent, Rich Paul, which says James, a 14-time All-Star, three-time Finals MVP, and two-time Olympic...
  • Report: LeBron has made free agency decision, will announce it Tuesday

    07/01/2018 12:53:40 PM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    MSN ^ | July 1, 2018 | Matt Birch
    The Decision 3.0 may be coming to an end sooner than later. LeBron James, who is set to meet with the Sixers brass in Los Angeles Sunday, and also spoke with Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman just after the free agent market opened, may have already made up his mind.
  • Mark Cuban Steps in Twitter Ant Pile After Sanders' Ejection From Restaurant

    06/26/2018 10:39:42 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 21 replies
    Dallas Observer ^ | JUNE 26, 2018 | 4:00AM | STEPHEN YOUNG
    Mark Cuban made a mistake Monday afternoon. A TMZ camera found him outside a restaurant in California, and the Mavs owner actually stopped and talked to the paparazzo. Quickly, Cuban was talking about the Red Hen restaurant in Virginia and its decision to deny service to White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Although he likely didn't know it at the time, Cuban was about to stir up Trump Twitter, a group that's never met a stupid fight it didn't like. Here's what Cuban said with regard to the restaurant. “It’s a good question. You can make an argument on...
  • LaVar Ball's master plan foiled as LiAngelo Ball goes undrafted in 2018 NBA draft

    06/22/2018 10:34:28 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 44 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | June 22, 2018 | Jack Baer
    It’s hard to tell where it truly went wrong for LiAngelo Ball and his father’s master plan. Maybe it was when he left the UCLA basketball team after being arrested in China for shoplifting. Maybe it was when he shot 24.3 percent from three-point range in Lithuania and left the team earlier than expected. Maybe it was when he worked out for only the Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State Warriors in the pre-draft process. Or maybe he was just never good enough at basketball to be drafted, as NBA executives believed. Whatever the case, what happened is that...
  • Pelosi and Lee invite Warriors to Capitol instead of Trump’s White House

    06/13/2018 5:31:36 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    sfgate ^ | 06/12/2018 | Hamed Aleaziz
    U.S. Reps. Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Lee on Tuesday invited the Golden State Warriors to Washington, D.C., days after President Trump said the NBA Finals winner would not be welcomed to the White House. Lee and Pelosi sent a letter to Coach Steve Kerr as the team celebrated its victory with a parade through Oakland. “In celebration of your victory, we would be delighted to welcome you publicly as a team or personally as families to the United States Capitol,” the Bay Area representatives said. “Please consider this as a blanket invitation whenever your individual schedules allow.”