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  • Chris Broussard clarifies his ESPN remarks about Jason Collins

    04/30/2013 11:56:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 45 replies
    LA TIMES ^ | 4/30/13 | Houston Mitchell
    <p>ESPN NBA analyst Chris Broussard caused a lot of controversy Monday when he said the following about NBA center Jason Collins, who had announced he was gay earlier in the day: "I'm a Christian. I don't agree with homosexuality. I think it's a sin, as I think all sex outside of marriage between a man and a woman is.... If you're openly living in unrepentant sin, whatever it may be ... that's walking in open rebellion to God and to Jesus Christ."</p>
  • Romney Leads Obama in Nevada, Based on Recent Dane & Associates Poll

    10/12/2012 3:03:54 PM PDT · by libh8er · 29 replies
    Sac Bee ^ | Dane & Associates
    LAS VEGAS, Oct. 11, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- With the election less than one month away, Mitt Romney leads by 3 points over President Obama in the key battleground state of Nevada. Just prior to the debate in Colorado both candidates increased their presence in Nevada. Mitt Romney opened offices in Hispanic areas of Las Vegas while President Obama personally delivered pizza to his volunteers. Obama is now suffering the fallout of last week's debate, which is demonstrated in a recent poll conducted by Dane & Associates. Just a week ago, this race was a dead heat, but now after...
  • "Born and Raised In Nevada" - Pro Romney Greg Anthony Ad

    10/06/2012 1:18:06 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 5 replies
    Former professional basketball player Greg Anthony has a soft spot in his heart for Nevada. When he voted for Barack Obama, he thought he’d be a centrist. After four years though, he’s heard enough excuses. He’s supporting Mitt Romney because we can’t afford four more years like the last.
  • Former NBA player Greg Anthony promotes Romney

    10/05/2012 6:18:01 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | October 5, 2012
    LAS VEGAS (AP) - Former pro basketball player Greg Anthony is backing Mitt Romney for president in a new Nevada TV commercial. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas alum says in the ad that he voted for President Barack Obama in 2008 because he thought Obama was a centrist. Anthony says he lost faith in Obama and is now supporting Romney, who he calls "a no-excuse kind of guy."
  • More N.F.L. Players Turn to Guns for a Sense of Security

    12/26/2003 5:17:06 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 37 replies · 456+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 26, 2003 | MIKE FREEMAN
    Toward the end of his 19 years in the National Football League, offensive tackle Lomas Brown noticed something that startled even a hardened veteran. It seemed as if almost every player he knew in the N.F.L. owned a gun. Brown said he saw guns everywhere. On team flights. In locker rooms. In players' cars. In training camp dormitory rooms. Associated Press After his October arrest, T. J. Slaughter, right, then a Jaguars linebacker, had to surrender his handgun. He left jail with his agent, Michael Huyghue. "I think the vast majority of players in the N.F.L. have guns," said Brown,...
  • Fit to Serve: High-Profile Athletes Toss Their Jocks, and Sports Bras, Into the Political Ring

    08/30/2003 7:18:29 PM PDT · by GraniteStateConservative · 3 replies · 386+ views
    Village Voice ^ | 3-27-2001 | John Solomon
    Fit to Serve: High-Profile Athletes Toss Their Jocks, and Sports Bras, Into the Political Ring Last year, when Shane Battier was considering whether to leave college early for the NBA, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski suggested that staying in school would help him if he had to answer a question on education policy during a presidential debate. Coach K told him he would be able to say, "When I was 21, I had a chance to make $3 million in the NBA, but I decided my education was more valuable than that." Now, the Naismith College Player of the Year will...
  • CBS suspends basketball analyst Greg Anthony indefinitely after he's arrested in prostitution sting

    01/18/2015 7:48:29 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 68 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 17 January 2015 | Pete D'amato
    CBS suspended basketball analyst Greg Anthony indefinitely following his arrest Friday evening on a charge of soliciting a prostitute, a network spokeswoman said. The 47-year-old former NBA player was arrested around 5.46pm and released later that evening, District of Columbia Police Lt Kelvin Cusick said. 'Greg Anthony will not be working again for CBS this season,' said a spokeswoman for the network. Turner Sports also suspended Anthony, but said it 'will have no further comment.' Anthony faces a misdemeanor charge of solicitation, which is punishable by up to 180 days in jail.  Media reporter John Ourand tweeted Thursday afternoon that...
  • Russian billionaire 'is selling Brooklyn Nets amid concerns over NBA team's financial losses

    01/14/2015 7:43:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 13, 2015 | Sophie Jane Evans
    The Russian billionaire who owns the Brooklyn Nets has decided to sell the NBA team amid concerns about its financial losses and performance on court, according to reports. Mikhail Prokhorov, 49, has apparently retained investment adviser Evercore Partners to sell his share of the basketball franchise, which he bought for a staggering $223million in May 2010. The businessman, who is worth an estimated $11.1billion, currently holds 80 per cent of the Nets, as well as 45 per cent of the Barclays Center, the club's two-and-a-half-year-old arena in New York. Of these, only the team is for sale, two sources close...
  • Spurs to meet Obama during White House visit (Monday, Jan. 12)

    01/12/2015 8:21:21 AM PST · by maggief · 12 replies
    San Antonio Business Journal ^ | January 12, 2015 | Mike W. Thomas
    The San Antonio Spurs will visit the White House today, Jan. 12, where they will meet with President Barack Obama and be recognized for their 2014 NBA Championship.
  • Former Mavs star, cautionary tale Roy Tarpley dies at 50

    01/10/2015 7:20:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | January 9, 2015 | Eric Freeman
    One of the most gifted and ultimately tragic talents in NBA history has died. Former Dallas Mavericks big man Roy Tarpley, a terrific scorer and rebounder whose career was derailed by drug and alcohol abuse, died in a Dallas hospital Friday at 50 years old.
  • Will any players be wearing "NYPD" on their game jerseys today? (vanity)

    12/21/2014 7:24:53 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 19 replies
    Dec. 21, 2014 | me
    It would be a nice touch if some of the players did that, and in a small measure it would help to bring the country together. But no, I don't think that anyone will make the gesture.
  • I wonder what t-shirts the NBA players will wear today.(Vanity)

    12/21/2014 7:15:34 AM PST · by Veggie Todd · 32 replies
    December 21, 2014 | Me
    I suppose I already know the answer, but I wonder if any of them regret wearing the "I can't breath" t-shirts last week.
  • NBA consulting with Sharpton for All-Star week

    12/19/2014 8:37:51 PM PST · by PROCON · 29 replies
    nypost.com ^ | Dec. 19, 2014 | Sophia Rosenbaum
    Better let All-Star Al in the game! It wasn’t enough for the NBA to reach out to the NYPD to prepare for the four-day All-Star festivities in February — the league also had a “straight line of communication” with the Rev. Al Sharpton, a source told The Post. The league is still hammering out the final details for the Feb. 15 All-Star Game at the Garden, but is planning the “biggest security operation” to date, the source said. No plans for protests are in the works by Sharpton or his National Action Network. Sharpton did not immediately respond to requests...
  • Lakers don 'I Can't Breathe' shirts

    12/10/2014 6:48:14 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    ESPN ^ | December 10, 2014
    The Lakers each had the T-shirts on their chairs in their dressing room before the game. Every player except backup center Robert Sacre wore the shirts. "I think it's us supporting that movement and supporting each other as well as athletes," Bryant said after the game. "I think the beauty of our country lies in its democracy. I think if we ever lose the courage to be able to speak up for the things that we believe in, I think we really lose the value that our country stands for.
  • The path to Irrelevancy:LeBron, Irving in 'I Can't Breathe' tees

    12/09/2014 4:24:53 PM PST · by bestintxas · 14 replies
    espn ^ | 12/9/14 | Dave McMenamin and Mike Mazzeo
    Several players on both the Cleveland Cavaliers and Brooklyn Nets, including LeBron James, Kevin Garnett, Kyrie Irving and Deron Williams, wore black "I Can't Breathe" T-shirts during pregame warm-ups Monday, following in the footsteps of Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose who wore the same shirt in a game Saturday to show support for the family of Eric Garner. Of his T-shirt, LeBron James said: "It's not a Cavs thing. It's a worldly thing." "It's not a Cavs thing," James said before the game. "It's a worldly thing." On several occasions in the past couple weeks, James has spoken out about...
  • National lawyers association seeks revocation of Darren Wilson's peace officer license

    12/09/2014 6:48:54 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | December 8, 2014 | Paul Hampel
    The National Bar Association, an organization representing black lawyers and judges, has filed a lawsuit with the Missouri Department of Public Safety demanding the revocation of Darren Wilson's police officer license. The group filed the suit last month. The association stated in a press release that it seeks the removal of Wilson's license “on the grounds that he committed a criminal act and did so under color of law with disregard for Michael Brown's life or public safety.” Wilson was working as a Ferguson police officer when he shot and killed Brown, an unarmed teenager, on Aug. 9. Citing threats...
  • LeBron, Kyrie Wear "I Can't Breathe" Shirts

    12/08/2014 6:16:59 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 61 replies
    ESPN ^ | December 8, 2014, | Dave McMenamin and Mike Mazzeo
    Several players on both the Cleveland Cavaliers and Brooklyn Nets, including LeBron James, Kevin Garnett, Kyrie Irving and Deron Williams, wore black "I Can't Breathe" T-shirts during pregame warm-ups Monday, following in the footsteps of Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose who wore the same shirt in a game Saturday to show support for the family of Eric Garner.
  • Reggie Bush Wears Protest Shirt (I can't breathe)

    12/07/2014 1:01:51 PM PST · by doug from upland · 43 replies
    espn ^ | 12-2014
    DETROIT -- Lions running back Reggie Bush, who has been outspoken about the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, continued his outspoken nature Sunday when he wore a shirt reading "I Can't Breathe" during pregame warm-ups Sunday. Bush wrote the message -- in black ink on his blue shirt -- signifying the last words of Eric Garner, the New York man who died while being placed in a chokehold as he was being arrested. Bush wore the shirt a day after Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose wore an "I Can't Breathe" T-shirt in pregame warm-ups prior to his team's game Saturday night...
  • Barkley to Critics: They Can 'Kiss My Ass'

    12/06/2014 8:06:27 AM PST · by rktman · 15 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/5/2014 | unknown
    On Thursday "Inside the NBA" on TNT, panelists Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith discussed the issues of Garner, race and Ferguson in light of Barkley's recent remarks on police and accusations of police brutality motivated by race.
  • Barkley To Critics: They Can " Kiss My A** "

    12/05/2014 4:12:47 PM PST · by Biggirl · 29 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 5, 2014 | Breitbart TV, Jeff Poor
    On Thursday "Inside the NBA" on TNT, panelists Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith discussed the issues of Garner, race and Ferguson in light of Barkley's recent remarks on police and accusations of police brutality motivated by race.
  • Jason Collins Announces Retirement From NBA

    11/19/2014 9:17:11 AM PST · by massmike · 25 replies
    Jason Collins, the NBA’s first openly gay player, announced his retirement on Wednesday. The 35-year-old Collins played 22 games with the Brooklyn Nets last season and was not on the roster this season. He announced his retirement in a first-person story for Sports Illustrated, saying it has “been 18 exhilarating months” since he came out as the first openly gay man in one of the four major North American professional leagues.
  • Dwight Howard -- Now Under Criminal Investigation for Child Abuse

    11/18/2014 8:41:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    TMZ ^ | November 18, 2014 | Staff
    Dwight Howard is under criminal investigation for child abuse ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ. We've learned the Cobb County PD in Georgia now has an active criminal investigation into allegations he beat his 6-year-old son Braylon with a belt buckle. TMZ Sports broke the story ... the Dept. of Children and Families in Florida (DCF) determined there wasn't enough evidence of child abuse to go forward, but it turns out the incident occurred in Georgia. Howard admits he hit his kid with a belt, but says he didn't know it was wrong because he was hit as a kid.
  • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver: Legalize and Regulate Sports Betting

    11/14/2014 8:09:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/14/2014 | Adam Silver
    BETTING on professional sports is currently illegal in most of the United States outside of Nevada. I believe we need a different approach. For more than two decades, the National Basketball Association has opposed the expansion of legal sports betting, as have the other major professional sports leagues in the United States. In 1992, the leagues supported the passage by Congress of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, or Paspa, which generally prohibits states from authorizing sports betting. But despite legal restrictions, sports betting is widespread. It is a thriving underground business that operates free from regulation or oversight....
  • NBA Cavaliers' Dion Waiters Informs Media That He Is Muslim, Plans to Skip National Anthems

    11/09/2014 12:52:04 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 98 replies
    Northeast Ohio Media Group ^ | November 7, 2014 | Chris Haynes,
    Dion Waiters informs Northeast Ohio Media Group that he is a Muslim and plans to skip national anthems • Update: Dion Waiters clarifies remarks about his pregame ritual, will be there for anthems DENVER, Colo. – Prior to the Cavaliers getting set to take on the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, one of their players was missing from the pregame opening events. Dion Waiters was nowhere to be found when the national anthem was being sung. He was absent when the starting lineups were introduced. It was the first game of the season that he was coming off the bench. He...
  • THE RELIGION OF UNPATRIOTIC SOBS: ...

    11/08/2014 3:41:52 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 9 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 11/8/14
    ...Take A Wild Guess Why This Basketball Player Won’t Stand for National Anthem This basketball player digs Islam enough to skip out on the national anthem. Check it out… David Richard-USA TODAY Sports – On Wednesday, before the Cavaliers’ game in Utah, those following Cleveland noticed Dion Waiters did not join the team during the pre-game presentation, including the singing of the national anthem. When asked by the Plain Dealer’s Chris Haynes, Waiters attributed his absence to his religious beliefs: Waiters informed Northeast Ohio Media Group that he is a Muslim and that he plans to excuse himself prior to...
  • Waiters denies skipping anthem for religious reasons; stands for it Friday

    11/08/2014 11:09:27 AM PST · by Kazan · 29 replies
    CBS Sportsline ^ | 11/7/2014 | Matt Moore
    UPDATE: There has been a Twitter denial (from Waiters), which is strange because the original story used a direct quote: Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters told Cleveland.com he recently informed Cavs ownership that he is Muslim and that he will abstain from joining his team during the national anthem, doing so Wednesday night in Utah -- though Waiters did stand with the Cavs during Friday's anthem at Denver. On Wednesday, the first game Waiters was coming off the bench for Cleveland, he was not on the floor during the anthem or when the starters were introduced. Waiters told the Northeast...
  • NBA Basketball: LeBron James Doesn't Look The Same, And No One Can Figure Out Why

    11/07/2014 8:19:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/7/2014 | Tony Manfred
    LeBron James isn't looking like LeBron James right now.This may or may not mean anything. The Cleveland Cavaliers — who added LeBron, Kevin Love, Shawn Marion, and Mike Miller in the offseason — are in the embryonic stage of their development. Also, 80% of LeBron is better than pretty much every other player in the NBA. But LeBron is definitely off. He hasn't been the overpowering physical force he was in Miami early in his second stint with the Cavaliers. There are a wide variety of theories for why — age? weight loss? injury? master plan? — but no single...
  • Steve Ballmer Paid $2 Billion For The Clippers, But He Might Get Half That Back In Tax Breaks

    10/27/2014 7:52:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/27/2014 | Myles Udland
    Steve Ballmer paid $2 billion for the Los Angeles Clippers. But a new report from the Financial Times said he might get about half of what he paid back in the form of tax benefits over the next 15 years.Ballmer's purchase was a record for NBA franchises, coming at nearly four times the next-highest amount ever paid for an NBA team.But the FT found that using a goodwill tax exemption allowed for sports teams, Ballmer could get back $1 billion in taxes.Here's how the FT lays it out:Under an exception in US law, buyers of sports franchises can use...
  • Former NBA Great Slams ‘Dirty Dark Secret in the Black Community’

    10/26/2014 2:10:29 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 57 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/25/14 | Dave Urbansli
    Former NBA great Charles Barkley called out “unintelligent” black people for criticizing successful black people as “acting white” or not acting black enough. “It’s a dirty dark secret in the black community,” Barkley said, adding later that “we are brainwashed to think if you’re not a thug or an idiot you’re not black enough.” “There are a lot of black people who are unintelligent, who don’t have success” who believe “it’s best to knock a successful black person down ’cause they’re intelligent, they speak well, they do well in school, and they’re successful,” Barkley added. Barkley also said that black...
  • Charles Barkley: ‘Unintelligent’ Blacks ‘Brainwashed’ To Keep Successful Black Men Down

    10/25/2014 6:32:47 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 55 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/25/14 | Alex Griswold
    NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley spoke candidly about the problems facing the black community when appearing on a Philadelphia radio station, accusing “unintelligent,” “brainwashed” African-Americans of keeping successful ones down. While appearing on “Afternoons with Anthony Gargano and Rob Ellis,” Barkley was asked about a rumor that Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson was getting criticism from his black teammates for not being, quote, “black enough.” Barkley went on a long monologue on the subject: ”Unfortunately, as I tell my white friends, we as black people, we’re never going to be successful, not because of you white people, but because...
  • Dwyane Wade Brings the 'Heat' to New York for Hublot Watch Unveiling

    09/22/2014 6:32:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Forbes ^ | 9/20/14 | Valerie Jack
    Luxury watchmaker Hublot has launched its newest timepiece in New York City. The Swiss watchmaker was joined by brand ambassador Dwyane Wade for the unveiling of the Classic Fusion Dwyane Wade, the Miami Heat star’s second timepiece with Hublot....
  • Reverse Race Card: NBA Owner Outs Himself -- as a 'Racist'

    09/11/2014 6:53:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 11, 2014 | Larry Elder
    The NBA's Atlanta Hawks owner has discovered that he is, Lord help him, a "racist"! How do we know this? He tells us. Owner Bruce Levenson "outed" himself by producing an email he wrote back in 2012. Now, to the untrained eye, this email might read like a standard analysis of how to attract a larger and more diversified market share. But Levenson now realizes that he was practicing ... racism! So in the interest of purging the NBA of all "racist" owners, Levenson is reluctantly now offering to sell his team. What exactly did the "incendiary" memo say? It...
  • What's Bruce Levenson's real motivation for selling the Hawks?

    09/09/2014 11:02:30 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 34 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | September 8, 2014 | Chris Mannix
    ... “I think what happened was he saw how much teams were going for and wanted to make some money,” a rival team executive said. “What he said was wrong but to me it seems like an excuse to sell.” ...
  • GM Danny Ferry's reference to Luol Deng's African heritage initiated Hawks investigation

    09/09/2014 7:22:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 09/08/2014 | By Adrian Wojnarowski
    The trigger of events that led to the toppling of Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson began with general manager Danny Ferry referring to free agent Luol Deng as having "some African in him" on an organizational conference call, league sources with direct knowledge of the probe told Yahoo Sports. "He's still a young guy overall," Ferry said, league sources with direct knowledge of the probe told Yahoo. “He's a good guy overall. But he's not perfect. He's got some African in him. And I don't say that in a bad way." Deng, considered one of the highest-character players in the...
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Bruce Levenson Isn’t a Racist, He’s a Businessman

    09/08/2014 1:23:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    TIME ^ | 09/08/2014 | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    Sure, there are assumptions he makes that are cringe-worthy—but the questions about how to attract more white fans were entirely reasonable. Well, the pitchforks are already sharpened and the torches lit anyway, so rather than let them go to waste why not drag another so-called racist before the Court of Public Opinion and see how much ratings-grabbing, head-shaking, race-shaming we can squeeze out of it. After all, the media got so much gleeful, hand-wringing mileage out of Don Sterling and Michael Brown. The only problem is that Atlanta Hawks controlling owner Bruce Levenson is no Donald Sterling. Nor is his...
  • Was Hawks' owner correct about season tickets?

    09/08/2014 5:22:58 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    9/8/14
    Following bigoted comments from 2012, Atlanta Hawks owner agrees to sell team http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/09/07/following-bigoted-comments-from-2012-atlanta-hawks-owner-agrees-to-sell-team/
  • Donald Sterling II?

    09/08/2014 12:59:09 AM PDT · by 867V309 · 22 replies
    dailymail ^ | 7 September 2014 | Ass Press
    Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson said Sunday he is selling his controlling interest in the team, thanks in part to an inflammatory email he wrote two years ago.
  • Owner Bruce Levenson to sell Hawks after revelation of racist email [But is this really racism?]

    09/07/2014 7:18:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 09/07/2014 | BY BEN GOLLIVER
    Months after advocating for the removal of former Clippers owner Donald Sterling due to racist comments that were caught on tape, Hawks owner Bruce Levenson has decided to sell his controlling interest in the team because of a 2012 email in which he expressed racial stereotypes about his fan base. The NBA announced Sunday that Levenson agreed to sell his stake in the team before a league investigation of the email could be completed. "The views he expressed are entirely unacceptable and are in stark contrast to the core principles of the National Basketball Association," commissioner Adam Silver said in...
  • Complete e-mail sent by [Atlanta Hawks Co-Owner Bruce] Levenson [Race Controversy]

    09/07/2014 2:45:46 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 18 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 8/7/14 | Chris Vivlamore
    Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson cited an “inappropriate and offensive” e-mail he sent two years ago in an abrupt announcement Sunday that he will sell his controlling interest in the team. “I have said repeatedly that the NBA should have zero tolerance for racism, and I strongly believe that to be true. That is why I voluntarily reported my inappropriate e-mail to the NBA." ***** 4. Regarding game ops, i need to start with some background. for the first couple of years we owned the team, i didn’t much focus on game ops. then one day a light bulb went off....
  • Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson to sell NBA team after racist email

    09/07/2014 9:34:51 AM PDT · by freebilly · 85 replies
    Q13 Fox News ^ | Q13 FOX NEWS STAFF/Jillian Martin
    <p>Another NBA owner has been caught making racist remarks, but it doesn’t appear the Atlanta Hawks’ Bruce Levenson wants to take the prolonged path to being stripped of his team that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling took this year.</p>
  • Owner Bruce Levenson selling Hawks

    09/07/2014 9:15:15 AM PDT · by freebilly · 11 replies
    Espn.com ^ | 09/07/2014 | ESPN Staff
    Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson is selling his controlling interest in the team, NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced Sunday. In July, Levenson self-reported an email he wrote to the team's co-owners and general manager Danny Ferry in August 2012 that he called "inappropriate and offensive." The league commenced an independent investigation after being made aware of the comments.
  • New Zealand haka mesmerises USA’s NBA stars at Basketball World Cup

    09/03/2014 5:34:01 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 45 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 3rd September 2014 | Cameron Tomarchio
    'THE look on their faces was priceless. America’s NBA superstars paused from their warm-ups to stand and face their New Zealand opponents as they performed the haka at the Basketball World Cup overnight. And judging by their reactions, the USA team had never seen anything like it. Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose was stunned. Former NBA MVP Derrick Rose appeared dazed. James Harden, the Houston Rockets star who recently ridiculously claimed he’s the best player in the game, looked lost. And Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth “The Manimal” Faried’s little “What on Earth is going on?” glance from left to right...
  • V. Stiviano says Donald Sterling is gay, and that she helped him hide it

    08/22/2014 9:21:53 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | August 21, 2014 | Nancy Dillon
    Donald Sterling's former assistant claims she never had sex with the billionaire bigot because he’s homosexual — and she was his beard. V. Stiviano made the bombshell allegation in court paperwork filed Thursday as an answer to a prior lawsuit filed by Sterling’s wife, Shelly Sterling, a source told the Daily News.
  • dwyane wade chicago can be cold foreclosure imminent!

    08/20/2014 6:12:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    tmz.com ^ | 8/19/14
    Dwyane Wade reportedly makes around $30 million a year -- his estimated worth is approximately $100 mil -- which makes it pretty shocking his $1.2 million Chicago pad is in foreclosure. According to legal docs -- obtained by TMZ Sports -- Wade stopped making payments on the $225K mortgage ... the docs don't say how much he's behind.
  • Ray Allen Pissed Off At Police For Not Taking Home Invasion Seriously

    08/19/2014 12:24:05 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    deadspin.com ^ | 8/18/14 | Rohan Nadkarni
    NBA free agent Ray Allen and his family are not thrilled with Coral Gables police after a recent break-in at Allens' home. The family's home in Coral Gables, a suburb of Miami where Allen most recently played with the Heat, was broken into last Thursday by a group of teenagers. The teenagers claimed they just wanted to see the house and thought it had been vacated, and police declined to press any charges. The Allens see the situation much differently. The family released this statement Sunday, per the Miami Herald: "We want to correct the erroneous information being reported about...
  • Steve Ballmer Explains Why He Paid $2 Billion For An NBA Team

    08/19/2014 9:42:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/19/2014 | Cork Gaines
    Steve Ballmer is fired up about owning the Clippers. When Steve Ballmer agreed to purchase the Los Angeles Clippers for a reported $2 billion, many felt he was overpaying for the franchise simply because the team was a toy he wanted and he was willing to pay whatever it took to make that happen.When comparing the sale price to the team's revenues and EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization), it does appear that Ballmer's bid was completely out of whack with what others have paid for NBA teams in recent years.Ballmer addressed this issue on "The Dan...
  • Miami Heat player Greg Oden arrested in Lawrence

    08/07/2014 6:16:12 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    WISH-TV ^ | 8/7/14
    LAWRENCE, Ind. (WISH) — Miami Heat player Greg Oden was arrested in Lawrence early Thursday morning, according to a police report. According to the report, officers responded to a disturbance in the 7200 block of Maple Bluff Place around 3:30 a.m. An officer on scene was talking with a man, identified as 26-year-old Gregory Oden.
  • Hammon named first full-time female assistant coach in NBA

    08/06/2014 2:11:41 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 53 replies
    The Day ^ | 8/6/14 | JON KRAWCZYNSKI
    ....decorated WNBA veteran Becky Hammon has never had the experience of shattering a backboard with a dunk. She's busting through the glass ceiling instead. The San Antonio Spurs hired Hammon as an assistant coach on Tuesday, making her the first full-time, paid female assistant on an NBA coaching staff...
  • ‘Not as young as he used to be': Alonzo Mourning joins ‘sign Obama’s birthday card’ team

    08/04/2014 2:00:14 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 8/4/14 | Twitchy staff
    Today is President Obama’s birthday, and among those who have been encouraging people to join their fundraising email list sign his birthday card is retired NBA player Alonzo Mourning....
  • LeBron James decides to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers

    07/11/2014 1:43:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 07/11/2014 | MIKE BRESNAHAN
    LeBron James is removing his talents from Miami. Four years after stunning the NBA world with “The Decision,” the Miami Heat forward announced an even larger revelation on SI.com Friday, perhaps destined to be called “The Redemption.” James, 29, will return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, close to his hometown of Akron and far from the sunny beaches where he led the Heat to four NBA Finals appearances, two ending in championships. "I’m not promising a championship," James says in the first-person essay. "I know how hard that is to deliver. We’re not ready right now. No way. Of course, I...