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  • WNBA commissioner: 'We have a marketing problem'

    02/16/2020 5:51:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 87 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 15, 2020 | Melody Hahm
    The Women’s National Basketball Association and the Women’s National Basketball Players struck an eight-year labor deal that includes boosting the average player salary to six figures, guaranteeing full pay during maternity leave and providing better travel conditions. Cathy Engelbert, the commissioner of the WNBA, was instrumental in negotiating the collective bargaining agreement. A core part of the vision is to help catapult WNBA’s players like Candace Parker and Sue Bird into global superstardom, akin to the way LeBron James and Steph Curry have become household names.
  • Dwyane Wade Confirms His 12-Year-Old Is Transgender: Zion Now Goes By ‘Zaya’ & Identifies As She/Her

    02/11/2020 8:15:06 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 67 replies
    Hollywood Life ^ | February 11, 2020 | Alyssa Norwin
    Dywane Wade is opening up about his 12-year-old child in a candid new interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The basketball star’s kid was born as a boy named Zion, but Dwyane confirmed that the child now identifies as she/her and has asked to be called Zaya. Dwyane raises Zaya, who he has sole custody of after his split from Zaya’s mom, Siohvaughn Funches, with his wife, Gabrielle Union, and explained how he and the actress have done everything they can to support the 12-year-old after she came out as transgender. “We are proud parents of a child in the...
  • Kobe Bryant Was The NBA’s Last Apolitical Superstar

    02/01/2020 4:40:26 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 72 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 1, 2020 | Hot Air
    Over the course of Kobe’s 20-year-long career, he remained consistently silent on political issues, in a way that by the time of his retirement seemed wildly anachronistic. Bryant’s apolitical attitude reflected the individual-focused, Jordan-era status quo in which he entered the league, but it eventually made him out of step with his younger counterparts, who have largely taken up the activist mantle of older icons like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Oscar Robertson. Today’s NBA stars are eager not only to use their platform to amplify political and social causes, but to establish activism as a responsibility in its own right, as...
  • Knicks chaos: Melee breaks out, James Dolan angry with young fan

    01/30/2020 12:02:51 PM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 29, 2020 | Marc Berman
    All hell broke loose at the Garden on Wednesday night, as the Knicks finally lost their cool after a season full of losing. The evening culminated with the worst possible Garden chant to owner James Dolan’s ears: “Sell the team.’’ With 48 seconds left in a 127-106 disgrace to the Grizzlies, starting point guard Elfrid Payton pushed down Jae Crowder after Crowder — with his team up by 18 points — stole a lazy pass in the backcourt from Julius Randle, took the ball to the right corner and flung up a 3-pointer as an incensed Payton pushed him in...
  • Kobe and Gianna Bryant went to church before fatal crash

    01/28/2020 8:32:23 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 28, 2020 | BY CAITLIN O'KANE
    One of the last things Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna did before they died in a fatal helicopter crash on Sunday was attend church. Father Steve Sallot with Our Lady Queen of Angels church in Newport Beach, Orange County, spoke to a local media outlet about the father and daughter attending mass. "He was here before the 7 a.m. mass and that's our first mass of the day," Father Sallot told KABC in an on-camera interview. "So he would obviously have been in the prayer chapel before that and he was leaving about 10 to 7." CBS News...
  • Kobe Bryant dead: NBA urged by fans to change logo, honoring late Lakers legend

    01/27/2020 12:45:25 PM PST · by conservative98 · 101 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/27/20 | Ryan Gaydos
    Kobe Bryant’s death sent shock waves across the world Sunday and fans of the five-time NBA champion and the late Los Angeles Lakers legend called on the league to make a change. Fans urged the NBA to change the logo from a figure of Jerry West to Bryant in honor of the sharpshooter who was among those killed in a helicopter crash in California.
  • BBC mocked for airing LeBron James footage in segment about Kobe Bryant’s death

    01/26/2020 7:43:14 PM PST · by conservative98 · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 26, 2020 | 9:59pm | Kenneth Garger
    The BBC is being widely mocked online for showing footage of Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James while airing a segment about the death of Kobe Bryant. Evening news program “BBC News at Ten” committed the embarrassing gaffe Sunday night — but later apologized and chalked it up to “human error,” according to The Daily Mail. The clip being distributed online begins by showing Bryant and his daughter Gianna — who both died Sunday morning in a California helicopter crash in Calabasas that killed at least nine. The footage then cuts to current Lakers great, Lebron James, high-fiving a fellow...
  • Kobe Bryant killed in Helicopter Crash

    01/26/2020 2:30:44 PM PST · by reg45 · 5 replies
    01/26/2020 | Self
    Wow! A big enough story to bump the Impeachment trial off the front page.
  • Report: Kobe Bryant, Daughter Die in a Helicopter Crash

    01/26/2020 12:56:33 PM PST · by Morgana · 135 replies
    BREITBART ^ | January 26, 2020 | Dylan Gwinn
    According to a report from TMZ, NBA star Kobe Bryant and his 13- year-old daughter Gianna Maria Onore, were killed Sunday morning in a helicopter crash in California.
  • Kobe Bryant shared how a Catholic priest changed his life

    01/26/2020 12:25:11 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 36 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 2016 | Czarina Ong
    Even though retired NBA legend Kobe Bryant was born and raised a Catholic, he made a few bad turns. But thankfully, the basketball star was able to turn his life around, and it was all thanks to a kind-hearted priest.

    01/26/2020 11:41:50 AM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 515 replies
    TMZ ^ | 26 JANUARY 2019 | TMZ
    Kobe Bryant died in a helicoper crash in Calabasas Sunday morning ... TMZ Sports has confirmed. Kobe was traveling with at least 3 other people in his private helicopter when it went down. A fire broke out. Emergency personnel responded, but nobody on board survived. 5 people are confirmed dead. We're told Vanessa Bryant was not among those on board. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
  • Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash, TMZ reports

    01/26/2020 12:03:20 PM PST · by Morgana · 96 replies
    FOX 8 ^ | January 26, 2020 | STAFF
    CALABASAS, Calif. — Kobe Bryant died Sunday in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, TMZ reports. Bryant was reportedly in his private helicopter with three other people when it crashed. Emergency personnel responded when a fire broke out.
  • Diversity Isn’t Always the Answer

    01/23/2020 12:54:58 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 22, 2020 | Walter E. Williams
    It’s nearly impossible to have even a short conversation with a college administrator, politician, or chief executive without the words diversity and inclusion dropping from their lips. Diversity and inclusion appear to be the end-all and be-all of their existence. So, I thought I’d begin this discussion by first looking up the definition of diversity. Here’s my question to those who are wedded to diversity and inclusion: Are people better off the less they have in common with one another? For example, women are less likely to be able to march 12.4 miles in five hours with an 83-pound assault...
  • Golden State Warriors President Rick Welts marries longtime boyfriend: ‘We made history’

    01/17/2020 2:51:10 PM PST · by conservative98 · 74 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Jan. 17, 2020 | Heather Knight
    It’s San Francisco. Rightly, when it comes to love, anything goes. But one wedding this month garnered attention for breaking one of the last barriers in this country’s long fight for marriage equality. Rick Welts, president of the Golden State Warriors, married Todd Gage, a Southwest flight attendant, in Room 200. It is believed to be the first time an executive for a professional men’s sports team married his same-sex partner. According to the Advocate, there are no out players in professional male sports and just a smattering of out executives and coaches. Same-sex weddings in the macho world of...
  • Kerr facing backlash after accusing VP of lying about Soleimani, 9/11

    01/05/2020 12:24:18 AM PST · by conservative98 · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/4/20 | Sam Dorman
    Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr criticized Vice President Mike Pence on Friday, accusing him of lying about Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani's involvement with the attacks on Sept. 11. "One thing I've learned in my lifetime is to not believe our government when it comes to matters of war," he tweeted. "Johnson and Nixon lied about Viet Nam [sic]. Bush and Cheney lied about WMD's in Iraq. Now Pence is lying about Iran/Soleimani's supposed involvement in 9/11." [cut] After his Friday tweet, Kerr received criticism for apparently picking and choosing when to speak up about geopolitics. Guy Benson âś” @guypbenson...
  • David Stern, former NBA commissioner, has died at age 77

    01/02/2020 4:17:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    CBS News ^ | 01/02/2019
    David Stern, the former commissioner of the National Basketball Association died Wednesday, the NBA said. He was 77. Stern died from a brain hemorrhage he suffered several weeks ago, according to the NBA. Stern suffered the brain hemorrhage December 12 while dining in a Manhattan restaurant. Stern is survived by his wife, Dianne, and their two sons, Eric and Andrew. Stern became the fourth commissioner of the NBA on February 1, 1984. He previously served as the NBA's general counsel from 1978 until 1980, and then as Executive Vice President of the NBA from 1980 until 1984. In 2012, Stern...
  • NBA’s Ratings Crash Ahead of Christmas Showcase

    12/25/2019 9:11:56 PM PST · by conservative98 · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Dec 2019 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    TV ratings for the National Basketball Association are taking a tumble as we approach Christmas week, even as the sports media tries to explain it all away. Pro basketball viewership on ESPN, TNT, and NBA TV is down double digits as of December 6th. with a dip of at least 14 percent over last season, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The paper notes that the sports media seem to have all sorts of reasons why the numbers are so bad this season. From injuries, to cable customers canceling service, to some NBA games airing opposite football, the experts are pontificating...
  • LeBron could kill a man on the court and they’d call a foul on the dead guy

    12/05/2019 9:51:17 AM PST · by Red Badger
    Barstoolsports ^ | 6:41 PM - 4 Dec 2019 | Brian Taylor
    Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton told SiriusXM talk show host Howard Stern that she never had a lesbian affair. Stern and Clinton discussed that her relationship with Bill Clinton started in college and that she had to break off a relationship with another man to date the man who would become president.
  • 'Flush it down the toilet': Steve Kerr is not happy with the Warriors

    11/21/2019 1:54:30 PM PST · by conservative98 · 33 replies
    SFGATE ^ | Published 9:36 am PST, Thursday, November 21, 2019 | Michael Rosen
    Steve Kerr wasn't lying. After the Warriors' first game of the season, a dreary 141-122 blowout loss to the Clippers, Kerr warned the media that these sorts of games wouldn't be an anomaly. "This is not a one-off, this is the reality," Kerr told reporters. "There's going to be nights like this this year." After the Warriors' 142-94 drubbing at the hands of the Mavericks on Wednesday night, Kerr never seemed more prescient. (Of course, he probably didn't foresee injuries to Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, and D'Angelo Russell.) The 48-point loss was the franchise's worst in nearly 50 years. Twenty-year-old...
  • ‘Unacceptable’: Fans, Media Erupt After LeBron James’ Outburst During National Anthem

    10/23/2019 6:03:49 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Oct 2019 | DYLAN GWINN
    The NBA was understandably excited to start its season and get away from the China controversy that had embroiled the league over the past couple weeks. However, even more controversy ensued on Tuesday night and on into Wednesday as video surfaced showing LeBron James walking off the court and screaming while the national anthem played. James faced a firestorm of criticism after saying that Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey “wasn’t educated” on the China-Hong-Kong issue, before he sent a message of support to pro-democracy protesters earlier this month. While backpedaling, James said that he is not a politician, and...