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  • New Orleans Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones, 23, shot dead after breaking into Texas apartment

    05/28/2016 6:09:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 83 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 28, 2016 | Seth Walder
    A rising NBA rookie was shot to death after breaking into a Dallas apartment he believed belonged to a friend, according to reports. New Orleans Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones died from a gunshot wound to his abdomen early Saturday after he “kicked open the front door” to a Dallas apartment and the man sleeping inside woke up and shot him, the Dallas Morning News reported.
  • Charles Barkley: “I’ve never seen the NBA as bad as it is”

    05/26/2016 6:32:09 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 41 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | May 24, 2016 | Kurt Helin
    Charles Barkley is walking entertainment and the brilliant Inside the NBA would not be the same without him and his off-the-cuff opinions (which is a great thing in sports talk, not so much with national policy). But he remains the leader of the annoying #getoffmylawn crew of older players who don’t like today’s game. Barkley was on the Bickley and Marotta on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM last week and went off again on the state of the game. “People think us old guys hate when we talk about it. It has nothing to do with the Warriors’ greatness, LeBron’s greatness....
  • What Hillary Clinton thinks about Mark Cuban’s interest in talking about the vice presidency

    05/22/2016 4:55:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | May 22, 2016 | Abby Phillip
    Hillary Clinton says she welcomes businessman and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban's interest in potentially becoming her vice presidential running mate. In an interview that aired Sunday, Clinton opened the door wide open to Cuban and other business leaders, who could serve to counter the likely Republican nominee, real estate mogul Donald Trump. "I think we should look widely and broadly. It's not just people in elected office. It is successful businesspeople," Clinton told NBC News's Chuck Todd on "Meet the Press." "I am very interested in that." "And I appreciate his openness to it," she added of Cuban's comments....
  • Mark Cuban says he'd consider being Hillary Clinton's VP if asked

    05/21/2016 8:21:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 40 replies
    Though Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said he doesn't have the time to run for President of the United States, he thinks he can find the time to serve as potential Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton's vice president. In an excerpt of an interview that will air on Sunday's " Meet the Press" on NBC, Cuban was asked if he would listen if the Clinton campaign came to him offering the vice presidency.
  • Report: Romney recruiting Kasich, Sasse for third-party option

    05/14/2016 11:33:03 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 173 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 14, 2016 | Jesse Hellmann
    Greg Nash Mitt Romney, the GOP’s 2012 nominee, is among those courting prospects for a possible third-party bid to keep Donald Trump from the White House, according to a Washington Post report . Among those prospects are Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), one of Trump’s most vocal Republican critics, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who suspended his presidential campaign in early May. Kasich’s chief strategist John Weaver said the governor isn’t interested in running an an independent. A Sasse spokesman declined to comment. But it’s not looking to good for a late in the game third-party bid, according to the...
  • Stephen Curry Becomes First Unanimous MVP in NBA History

    05/10/2016 11:53:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Programming note: Watch Steph Curry's MVP press conference today at 2pm on CSN Bay Area, and streaming live right here. The NBA made it official on Tuesday morning, as Steph Curry captured his second straight MVP award. Curry, who led the Warriors to a come-from behind victory on Monday night by scoring an NBA-record 17 points in overtime, becomes the first unanimous MVP in NBA history. Draymond Green finished in seventh place after capturing two second-place votes, six fourth-place votes and 19 fifth-place votes, for a total of 50 points. Kawhi Leonard came in second with 634 points 54 second-place...
  • Seattle City Council kills sale of street for Sodo arena; Sonics fans despair

    05/03/2016 4:38:50 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | May 2, 2016 | Geoff Baker
    The Seattle City Council on Monday voted 5-4 to reject giving up part of Occidental Avenue South to Chris Hansen so he can build a half-billion-dollar arena in Sodo in hopes of reviving the Sonics.
  • NBA Commish: ‘Necessary’ to Change Bathroom Law to Hold All-Star Game in Charlotte

    04/23/2016 8:57:01 PM PDT · by doldrumsforgop · 103 replies
    breitbart ^ | 4/23/16 | rj marlowe
    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver put his foot down on Thursday, asserting that for the 2017 All-Star Game be held in Charlotte, it is “necessary” that North Carolina change its law mandating people use only public restrooms corresponding to their biological sex in government buildings. This moves the discussion to a more definitive stance than the NBA adopted earlier in the month. In an apparent threat, Silver said that he did not know what impact the “discriminatory law” would have on the league’s ability to showcase the game in the Tar Heel state. Silver added that the law is “problematic for...
  • NBA Will Move All-Star Game If North Carolina Doesn't Change Anti-LGBT Laws

    04/22/2016 8:55:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    DeadSpin ^ | 04/22/2016
    North Carolina is set to host the 2017 NBA All-Star game, but in a meeting with reporters today, commissioner Adam Silver said that the game will have to be moved if recently enacted anti-LGBT laws are not changed. Silver was much more vague when asked about when specifically such a decision would be made, but this is still as clear a rebuke of the North Carolina laws as we’ve seen from him.
  • Silver: Charlotte will lose NBA All-Star Game if LGBT law goes unchanged

    04/22/2016 6:26:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | April 21, 2016 | Lindsey Foltin
    The 2017 NBA All-Star Game is slated to take place in Charlotte, N.C., but commissioner Adam Silver said that will change if the state's new anti-LGBT laws are not altered. In recent weeks, Silver had been rather vague in addressing the controversy, but on Thursday he indicated that the league is taking a firm stance on the matter during an interview with ESPN's "Mike & Mike".
  • dam Silver: Charlotte All-Star Game ‘problematic’ if law remains

    04/21/2016 2:11:00 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 29 replies
    NBA commissioner Adam Silver hinted Thursday that the league will move its 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte if North Carolina does not change a recent anti-transgender law.
  • NBA keeps 2017 All-Star Game in North Carolina for now despite 'anti-LGBT' law

    04/15/2016 12:58:32 PM PDT · by kevcol · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | April 15, 2016 | Ahiza Garcia
    The NBA said Friday it is not currently planning to move the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte, North Carolina, despite the state's anti-LGBT "bathroom law." . . . The law, which took effect in March, prevents cities in North Carolina from creating non-discrimination policies based on gender identity. (The law was enacted after Charlotte passed such an ordinance.) It also mandates that students in state schools use the bathroom that corresponds with the gender on their birth certificate. . . . The announcement comes after six U.S. senators wrote an open letter to Silver asking him to move the...
  • Kobe Bryant ends basketball career with incredible finale; Scores 60 Points in Final NBA Game

    04/14/2016 6:14:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    AP Via MSN ^ | 04/14/2016
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kobe Bryant went out with a Hollywood ending to his remarkable career. Bryant scored 60 points in his final game Wednesday night, wrapping up 20 years in the NBA with an unbelievable offensive showcase in the Los Angeles Lakers' 101-96 victory over the Utah Jazz. He scored 23 points in the fourth quarter, posting his first 50-point game since February 2009 and rallying the Lakers from a 15-point deficit to win the final game of the worst season in franchise history. The entire night was a tribute to Bryant, who is retiring after 20 seasons, five...
  • Warriors reach 73 wins in blowout to set new single-season record

    04/13/2016 10:18:37 PM PDT · by kik5150 · 36 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | April 13 2016 | Eric Freeman
    The biggest story of the NBA's regular season has reached its resolution. It ends with the Golden State Warriors holding a 73-9 record, a new league record for wins in a single season. The Warriors defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 125-104 at Oracle Arena on Wednesday to end the season on a four-game winning streak that puts them one win ahead of the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls for the new mark. If the Warriors can repeat as champions, they will certainly be remembered as one of the greatest teams in NBA history and will be considered a budding dynasty. This final win...
  • Senators ask NBA to pull All-Star game from North Carolina

    04/13/2016 5:04:17 AM PDT · by kevcol · 57 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 13, 2016 | Kelly Cohen
    A bipartisan group of senators has asked NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to pull the league's 2017 All-Star game from North Carolina because of a law in that state that many say discriminates against gay and transgender people. . . . Sens. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Pat Leahy, D-Vt., Cory Booker, D-N.J., Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Mark Kirk, R-Ill., all signed onto the letter sent Tuesday. Kirk is the only Republican signed onto the letter and is running for reelection this year.
  • Golden State Warriors tie the NBA record for wins in a season

    04/10/2016 7:08:40 PM PDT · by kik5150 · 18 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | April 10 2016 | Kelly Dwyer
    The Golden State Warriors have equaled the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls’ record for wins in a season, and they’ve still got a little room to move. The defending champs topped San Antonio on Sunday night by a 92-86 score, in San Antonio’s building, running its record to 72-9. With a win over a depleted Memphis squad on Wednesday night Golden State will finish its season at 73-9, setting an NBA record for wins in a season. Sunday’s conquest fittingly came against San Antonio, the team that has played the Warriors the best this season, one that features a coach in Gregg...
  • Report: Lakers ‘isolating’ D’Angelo Russell after leaked Nick Young video [Young cheated on Iggy]

    03/30/2016 11:28:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    SI ^ | March 30, 2016 | Staff
    Some Los Angeles Lakers players are upset with rookie point guard D’Angelo Russell for recording a private conversation between himself and forward Nick Young, ESPN’s Baxter Holmes and Marc Stein report. In the video Russell asks Young, who does not seem aware that he is being filmed, about having relationships with other women. Young is engaged to rapper Iggy Azalea.
  • Warriors Break All-Time Record for 3-Pointers in One Season

    03/26/2016 3:50:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Mar 25, 2016
    In the fourth quarter of Friday's game against the Mavericks, the Warriors hit their 934th 3-pointer on the season.The 2015-16 Golden State Warriors are now the greatest 3-point shooting team in NBA history. In the fourth quarter of Friday's game against the Mavericks, the Warriors hit their 934th 3-pointer on the season. Last year's Houston Rockets held the previous record with 933. Golden State entered the game with 917 makes from beyond the arc. As a team, the Warriors hit 883 treys last season.
  • WaPo: If North Carolina doesn’t change discriminatory LGBT legislation, NBA must move All-Star Game

    03/25/2016 6:41:48 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 25, 2016 | Tim Bontemps
    The National Basketball Association has, in recent years, been a league that's been ahead of the curve when it comes to responding to discrimination. When former Clippers owner Donald Sterling was taped uttering racist remarks, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned him from the league for life. It was the first of the four major professional sports leagues to have an openly gay player on one of its teams when Jason Collins played for the Brooklyn Nets in 2013. It also became the first league to have a full-time female coach when the San Antonio Spurs named Becky Hammon one of...
  • NBA: 2017 Charlotte All-Star Game in doubt after 'discriminatory' law

    03/25/2016 6:04:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | March 24, 2016 | Allyssa Lee
    The fate of next season's NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte is in question after a law was passed in North Carolina that the league views as "discriminatory" toward gays, it announced on Thursday. "The NBA is dedicated to creating an inclusive environment for all who attend our games and events," the league said in a statement. "We are deeply concerned that this discriminatory law runs counter to our guiding principles of equality and mutual respect and do not yet know what impact it will have on our ability to successfully host the 2017 All-Star Game in Charlotte."
  • BROTHER OF NBA PLAYER AMONG DEAD IN 6 PHILADELPHIA INCIDENTS

    03/09/2016 11:50:08 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    ABC Philadelphia ^ | March 9, 2016
    PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Philadelphia police are investigating six deaths in six separate incidents, with crime scenes in Southwest Philadelphia, North Philadelphia, West Philadelphia, Strawberry Mansion, Grays Ferry and East Falls. So far, police have identified four of the six victims and, Action News has learned, one of those who died was the younger brother of an NBA player.
  • Gregg Popovich’s Priceless Reaction to New Hampshire Primary Results

    02/10/2016 12:32:08 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 10, 2016 | Andrew Lynch
    SNIP On Tuesday night, with his Spurs facing the Miami Heat, Popovich once again delivered on his between-quarters interview with sideline reporter David Aldridge. He gave obvious reasons for the Spurs trailing after the first, then offered a terrific reaction to the news that Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders won their respective New Hampshire presidential primaries: SNIP
  • Clippers owner Steve Ballmer says Blake Griffin will face some consequences

    02/04/2016 12:37:06 PM PST · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 5, 2016 | Dylan Hernandez
    ... In his first interview since Blake Griffin punched out the team's assistant equipment manager, the Clippers owner [Steve Ballmer] sounded as if he was prepared to discipline his All-Star forward. Asked Wednesday night if he felt it necessary for the Clippers to take the kind of action that would represent what they stand for, Ballmer didn't hesitate. "There need to be consequences," he said. "It's the right thing to do." ...
  • Stephen Curry is showing why he's one of the greatest shooters in NBA history

    02/04/2016 10:29:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/04/2016 | Scott Davis
    Stephen Curry put together one of his finest performances Wednesday night, scoring 51 points on 68% shooting while going 11-for-16 from 3-point range, as the Warriors beat the Wizards 134-121. Even more impressive is that Curry accomplished this feat relatively quickly — he played just 36 minutes and dumped in 25 points in the first quarter alone. The climax of his game-opening explosion came on a broken play off an inbounds that Curry turned into another dazzling highlight. After a Draymond Green layup, the Wizards inbounded the ball quickly to try to push the pace. As they got the ball...
  • Sacramento Kings scrap Chinese New Year of the Monkey T-shirt giveaway for ... racially insensitive

    02/03/2016 4:38:59 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 20:11 EST, 2 February 2016 | Alexandra Klausner
    The Sacramento Kings basketball team had to cancel giving away Lunar New Year shirts celebrating the Year of the Monkey on Monday after a player noted the shirts could be deemed offensive during Black History month. Bucks TV analyst Marques Johnson says he was called into a conversation player DeMarcus Cousins was having with the Kings operations team over the controversial shirt. 'I walk into the building and DeMarcus Cousins calls me over to an animated discussion he's having with Kings operations people. He [asks] me, "Olskool, what you think about this T-shirt? Told him a little insensitive on first...
  • [Vanity] This Made Me Laugh

    01/31/2016 3:45:24 PM PST · by TBP · 42 replies
    paper | today | Saw it in the paper
    Apparently, the Oklahoma City Thunder of the NBA has a player named Cam Payne. In this political season, that made me laugh. What an appropriate name!
  • The NBA’s Great Cat Mystery

    01/29/2016 3:25:49 AM PST · by Theoria · 16 replies
    WSJ ^ | 28 Jan 2016 | Ben Cohen
    Why one determined feline enthusiast has embarked on a quixotic journey to determine which basketball players own--or would consider owning--a pet cat. An otherwise ordinary basketball fan named Alex recognized someone walking into a recent Chicago Bulls game and thought: Wait, is that Dikembe Mutombo? Then something else occurred to him. "I thought about running after him and asking about cats," he said. "I'm really regretting that I didn't." Alex is a 34-year-old radio producer who enjoys cooking, gardening and meditation. He's also the anonymous owner of a website that, somehow, has become a cult hit in basketball circles. It's...
  • Blake Griffin hurt his right hand in an altercation with a Clippers equipment staff member

    01/26/2016 9:36:14 AM PST · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 26, 2016 | Ben Bolch
    Clippers All-Star forward Blake Griffin injured his right hand throwing a punch during an altercation with a member of the team's traveling party over the weekend and will be sidelined a few more weeks. Clippers Coach Doc Rivers would not divulge whether there would be any discipline involved as a result of the incident but said he would more fully address the situation before his team plays the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The equipment staff member involved in the altercation has not been fired, a team spokesman said.
  • The Big Shorts: An era in basketball fashion is coming to an end

    01/21/2016 3:58:07 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 21, 2016 | Jorge Castillo
    Jerry West, the model for the logo of the National Basketball Association, wore basketball shorts the length of loincloths. Michael Jordan inspired a major alteration when he appealed for a longer and baggier cut. Then a group of freshmen at the University of Michigan known as the “Fab Five” became a national sensation in the early 1990s in part because of their sartorial swagger, with shorts that dropped below their knees. For years after, the subject of inseams inspired older observers of the game to fret: How low could they go? But now, the hemline is creeping back up. In...
  • Molotov cocktails hurled at Queens strip club a day after Cleanthony Early is shot outside

    12/31/2015 6:23:01 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | December 31, 2015 | Thomas Tracy
    A day after Knicks player Cleanthony Early was shot and robbed leaving a Queens jiggle joint, the club was hit by two Molotov cocktails early Thursday, cops said. Someone hurled the flaming bottle at the CityScapes Gentleman’s Club on 58th St. in Maspeth about 5:30 a.m., police said.
  • NBA joins Everytown in TV ads against gun violence (VIDEO)

    12/23/2015 4:08:28 PM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    guns.com ^ | 12/23/2015 | Jared Morgan
    NBA joins Everytown in TV ads against gun violence (VIDEO) The NBA is calling for an end to gun violence. The basketball association is teaming up with Everytown for Gun Safety to release a series of public service announcements to be televised during games on Christmas Day, the New York Times reported. The TV spots focus on victims of gun violence, who recount their stories along with NBA players who bring their own unique perspectives.
  • N.B.A. Lends Its Name and Its Stars to Campaign Against Gun Violence

    12/23/2015 11:02:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12/23/2015 | By ZACH SCHONBRUN and MICHAEL BARBARO
    The National Basketball Association, alarmed by the death toll from shootings across the country, is stepping directly into the polarizing debate over guns, regulation and the Second Amendment with an unusual advertising campaign in partnership with one of the nation’s most aggressive advocates of stricter limits on firearm sales. In a move with little precedent in professional sports, the N.B.A. is putting the weight of its multibillion-dollar brand and the prestige of its star athletes behind a series of television commercials calling for an end to gun violence. The first ads, timed to reach millions of basketball fans during a...
  • Women rob Knicks player of $750K in jewelry after night of partying

    12/20/2015 6:57:09 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 50 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 20, 2015 | Larry Celona and Joe Tacopino
    Knicks forward Derrick Williams was robbed of $750,000 in jewelry at his Tribeca apartment early Saturday — and he’s blaming two women he took home from a Meatpacking District club earlier in the evening. The women pillaged a Louis Vuitton jewelry case holding a small fortune in basketballer bling, law-enforcement sources said. “I don’t want to talk about it,” Williams said after the Knicks’ game at Madison Square Garden Saturday night. “It’s still up in the air.”
  • LeBron James careens into seats; Jason Day's wife stretchered off

    12/17/2015 8:53:59 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 12 replies
    espn ^ | 12-17-2015 | Brian Windhorst & Dave McMenamin
    CLEVELAND -- LeBron James tumbled into the wife of star PGA Tour golfer Jason Day while chasing a loose ball Thursday night, causing her to be taken from the floor by stretcher and to a local hospital. James crashed into Ellie Day, knocking her chair over and landing on her as he fell out of bounds with 3:07 left in the fourth quarter of the Cleveland Cavaliers' 104-100 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Day was down for several minutes, and the game was halted while she received medical attention, which included having a brace placed around her neck and...
  • Charles Barkley takes on Donald Trump, 'loser' supporters

    12/12/2015 10:01:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    United Press International ^ | December 12, 2015 | Alex Butler
    NEW YORK, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- NBA on TNT has a crew of large former players with even bigger personalities. So it was no surprise Thursday, when Charles Barkley went off script to comment on presidential candidate Donald Trump and his supporters. "He started out by insulting Hispanics...now to lump all the Muslims together, that's even more insulting," Barkley said. "This is the United States of America, this is the greatest place in the world. Do we have issues? Of course we have issues. But to try to divide and conquer, which is what the Republicans always try to do,...
  • Curry, Warriors beat Boston 124-119 in 2OT, improve to 24-0

    12/12/2015 4:27:04 AM PST · by GonzoII · 30 replies
    AP/Breitbart ^ | 11 Dec 2015 | AP
    BOSTON (AP) - Stephen Curry scored 38 points with 11 rebounds and eight assists and the Golden State Warriors improved to 24-0 this season by outlasting the Boston Celtics 124-119 in double overtime Friday night. Counting the wins in their final four games last season, the defending NBA champions have won 28 in a row. They broke a tie with the 2012-13 Miami Heat for the second-longest winning streak in league history, and now trail only the 33 straight by the Los Angeles Lakers in 1971-72. And the Warriors did it despite Curry's worst-shooting night of the year.
  • Dolph Schayes, a Bridge to the Modern N.B.A., Is Dead at 87

    12/10/2015 1:18:55 PM PST · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 10, 2015 | Frank Litsky
    Dolph Schayes, who polished his game on the Bronx playgrounds, played 15 seasons as a professional and was once voted one of the 50 best players to play in the National Basketball Association, died on Thursday in Syracuse. He was 87. His son Danny Schayes, who played 18 seasons in the N.B.A. as a 6-foot-11 center, said the cause was cancer. At 6 feet 8 inches and 220 pounds, Schayes played the position now known as power forward, becoming a stalwart for the Syracuse Nationals from 1949 to 1963 after earning all-American status at New York University. When the Nationals...
  • Kobe Bryant to retire after this season

    11/29/2015 4:31:34 PM PST · by Perdogg · 24 replies
    Kobe Bryant announced Sunday on the Players' Tribune website that he will retire after this season, saying "this season is all I have left to give." In a piece entitled "Dear Basketball," the 37-year-old Bryant wrote that the sport of basketball "gave a six-year-old boy his Laker dream and I'll always love you for it."
  • Our Post Presidential Plans

    11/19/2015 9:30:44 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-19-2015 | MOTUS
    Let’s face it, not everyone has the temperament to be President, or a Supreme Court justice for that matter. Take Barry for example: When talking about possibilities for his post-presidency life, Obama, a former law professor, says he doesn't have the temperament to be a Supreme Court justice but thinks he's 'suited' to be commissioner of the NBA and would 'absolutely' love to own his own team. – Daily Mail h/t Lili Yeah, why would you want to argue about a law’s constitutionality with 8 other justices when you’re accustomed to writing laws yourself  with just your pen and phone?And...
  • Hey TNT NBA broadcasters! I just turned your show OFF because of your LIVE interview with Obama!

    10/27/2015 5:44:23 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    tntdrama.com ^ | 10/27/15 | sff
  • Milwaukee Bucks cheerleader files minimum wage lawsuit against NBA team for 'paying as little [tr]

    10/27/2015 8:39:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 27, 2015 | Mia De Graff
    A former Milwaukee Bucks cheerleader has filed a federal lawsuit accusing the NBA team of failing to pay her at least a minimum wage or overtime for her work. Lauren Herington, 22, was paid a flat rate of $65 for games, $30 for practice, and $50 for a special appearance. But her demanding schedule - which required up to 20 hours a week in the gym, 10 hours' practice a week, self-funded tanning sessions, and two-and-a-half hours' preparation before games - meant she would routinely earn as little as $3 an hour, less than half the $7.25 minimum wage.
  • Lamar comes out of coma: Basketball star speaks to Khloe, and is taken off life support

    10/16/2015 5:21:36 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 73 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 10/16/2015 | CHRIS SPARGO
    Lamar Odom has awoken from his coma and spoken to his estranged wife Khloe Kardashian, three days after he was found unconscious at a brothel. Kris Jenner said in an interview with Access Hollywood that Lamar spoke to Khloe and is being slowly taken off his ventilator, which will be replaced with a breathing mask. E! News - which airs the Kardashains reality show - revealed earlier that Lamar said 'Hi' to Khloe when he opened his eyes, and gave her a thumbs up. Entertainment Tonight meanwhile has released the itemized bill from Lamar's stay at the Love Ranch brothel,...
  • Lamar Odom had cocaine in system, track marks on arm

    10/14/2015 10:48:53 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 93 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/14/2015 | Laura Italiano
    Former NBA star-turned-reality star Lamar Odom had cocaine in his system and track marks on one arm following his sex-and-drugs binge at a Vegas brothel, according to new reports. Sources described as “hospital witnesses” told TMZ that doctors found evidence Odom had used cocaine and intravenous drugs. Fluid in his lungs may have been the result of crack cocaine use, according to people in Odom’s camp who spoke to his doctors, the website reported. News of the hard drugs compounds previous reports that Odom had an open bottle of cognac at his side and had been taking herbal Viagra when...
  • Lamar Odom Reportedly Found Unconscious at Nevada Brothel

    10/13/2015 6:31:52 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 80 replies
    Variety ^ | OCTOBER 13, 2015 | Alex Stedman
    Lamar Odom has reportedly been hospitalized after being found unconscious at a Nevada brothel. According to TMZ, the former NBA player and star of E!’s “Khloe and Lamar” reality series was found unconscious at Love Ranch South in Pahrump, Nev., after multiple days of partying. He was apparently intubated at the hospital, an indication that he was not able to breathe on his own. He will reportedly be airlifted to a Las Vegas hospital for further treatment. Odom, the ex-husband of Khloe Kardashian, previously went missing two years ago after a drug-fueled bender at a Los Angeles hotel. He also...
  • Hall of Fame basketball player Harry Gallatin dies

    10/08/2015 3:02:13 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    AP ^ | October 7, 2015
    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- Harry Gallatin, the Hall of Fame basketball player who was a seven-time All-Star forward for the New York Knicks in the 1950s, died Wednesday. He was 88. The Knicks and Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, where Gallatin was a former coach and athletic director, confirmed the death through Gallatin's family. He died in Edwardsville.
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Sharia Law Does Not Condone Killing,Rape-"That's Crazy"

    09/28/2015 6:22:39 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 95 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 28, 2015 | Pam Key
    This week on “Sunday Morning Futures” on the Fox News Channel, host Maria Bartiromo discussed comments by Dr. Ben Carson, which he said he does not think a Muslim should be president with NBA Hall-of-Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
  • Adam Silver admits WNBA is less popular than NBA thought it would be

    09/18/2015 11:26:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 17, 2015 | Eric Freeman
    When the NBA backed and promoted the WNBA beginning in 1996 and for its first season in 1997, many men's basketball fans proclaimed that they were having an undesirable product forced down their throats through various partnerships and TV advertisements. The NBA responded to this criticism with full-fledged support, indicating that they believed in the cause of a women's basketball league and would continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Over time, naysayers have become progressively more OK with the idea of a few commercials and cable time slots, perhaps because that such matters had very little effect on...
  • Moses Malone, basketball player who excelled at the offensive rebound, dies at 60

    09/13/2015 11:37:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/13/2015
    Moses Malone, a three-time NBA MVP and one of basketball’s most ferocious rebounders, died Sept. 13 at a hotel in Norfolk, Va. He was 60. Det. Jeffrey Scott of the police department in Norfolk confirmed the death and said there was no indication of foul play. Mr. Malone’s body was discovered when he failed to report to a celebrity golf tournament in which he was scheduled to play. A 6-foot-10 center who made the leap right from high school to the pros, he was nicknamed the “Chairman of the Boards” and was the NBA’s career leader in offensive rebounds. He...
  • Jabbar: Trump Big Enemy to Constitution; Trump Fires Back

    09/04/2015 7:48:57 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 40 replies
    The Federalist Papers ^ | 9/4/15 | V. SAXENA
    On Wednesday, recent Islamic convert and former NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wrote a column for The Washington Post in which he referred to 2016 GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump as “[t]he biggest enemy to the principles of the Constitution.” His proof? Trump’s alleged “vendetta against the press,” i.e., Trump’s willingness to take Fox News host Megyn Kelly to task for asking unfair questions AND Univision political activist Jorge Ramos to task for rudely interrupting his press conference. The proud Islamist also excoriated Trump for the “absurd, uninformed or just plain incorrect” statements — all of them in fact correct —...
  • Former dunk king Dawkins dies at 58

    08/27/2015 2:30:28 PM PDT · by Raymann · 7 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/27/15 | Yahoo News
    “It is with great sadness that we share the passing of our beloved husband and father, Darryl Dawkins, who succumbed today to a heart attack," his family said in a statement issued through the NBA. "Darryl touched the hearts and spirits of so many with his big smile and personality, ferocious dunks, but more than anything, his huge, loving heart."