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  • Report: Kanye West’s Yeezy Basketball Shoes Would Be Banned by NBA [retribution]

    10/03/2018 9:23:28 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies ^ | 10/03/2018 | Dylan Gwinn
    Rap mogul Kanye West is already taking fire for his defense of President Trump on Saturday Night Live over the weekend. Now, in addition to those problems, a new report claims that the NBA will not allow the rapper’s “Yeezy” basketball shoes to be worn on the floor this year. According to ESPN, the NBA will likely ban the shoes due to their reflective highly-reflective heels. The concern, according to industry insiders cited in the ESPN report, is that the reflection from the heels would be a distraction to spectators and television audiences.
  • Orlando Magic owner Rich DeVos dies at 92

    09/06/2018 11:37:30 AM PDT · by billorites · 18 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | September 6, 2018 | Brian Schmitz and Josh Robbins
    Rich DeVos, a self-made billionaire who co-founded Amway and purchased the Orlando Magic in 1991, died Thursday in Ada, Mich., due to complications from an infection. DeVos was 92 years old. DeVos, who underwent a heart transplant in 1997 at the age of 71, attended some Magic home games during the 2017-18 season. DeVos took over as the Magic’s owner when he purchased the franchise for $85 million from Orlando real estate developer William duPont III after duPont experienced financial difficulties. Forbes recently estimated the Magic’s value at $1.225 billion, 19th out of 30 NBA teams. Forbes also approximated DeVos’...
  • 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.”
  • 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.
  • LaVar Ball: 'If you want to be a pro athlete, you don't need to spend 50% of your time in class'

    07/21/2018 3:09:44 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 61 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | July 20, 2018 | Ryan Young
    Full title: LaVar Ball: 'If you want to be a professional athlete, you don't need to spend 50 percent of your time in class' LaVar Ball’s Junior Basketball Association has officially kicked off, and he’s out promoting it constantly. Now, the idea behind his league is solid. It provides his sons, LiAngelo and LaMelo — and countless others — an opportunity to play competitive basketball outside of the NCAA while they make a push to play professionally. It also offers athletes a chance to make money while doing it. Except in a recent interview with SBNation’s Ricky O’Donnell, LaVar gave...
  • 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...
  • Youth basketball game descends into ugly brawl with punches thrown between players and referees

    07/09/2018 1:47:52 PM PDT · by BBell · 32 replies ^ | 7/9/18 | Kevin Skiver
    The brawl, which occurred in an Atlanta suburb, doesn't have a known root cause yetJust a week after an ugly brawl in FIBA World Cup qualifiers between the Philippines and Australia, another one broke out at an amateur game in a suburb in Atlanta. This one, however, was between players and referees, rather than players from both sides. Chicago's R.A.W. Athletics were facing the Houston Raptors on Sunday when the brawl occurred. Doug Jones shared a few videos on Twitter of the brawl, and they're certainly ugly.That clip shows the onset of the brawl, with the official being knocked to...
  • 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.
  • Massive brawl breaks out between Australia and Philippines during FIBA Basketball World Cup

    07/02/2018 12:08:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Insider ^ | 07/02/2018 | Brandon Wiggins
    A recent FIBA basketball game between Australia and the Philippines has made waves due to the breakout of what has been called "the biggest basketball brawl since the Malice at the Palace." Members of the Philippines squad cleared the bench for the fight, and one NBA player, Milwaukee Center, Thon Maker, got involved in the fight. It started when Australia's Daniel Kickert fouled Filipino guard Roger Pogoy and in response Jayson Castro threw a punch and former NBA journeyman Andray Blatche shoved an Australian player," according to Scooby Jaxson of Sports Illustrated. Australia and The Philippines were meeting for a...
  • 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 ^ | 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...
  • (Ted) Cruz edges out (Jimmy) Kimmel in charity basketball game in Houston

    06/17/2018 10:35:20 PM PDT · by cba123 · 13 replies
    Chron ^ | Updated 10:17 pm, Saturday, June 16, 2018 | Cary Darling
    It was the Thunderdome from "Mad Max" or the coliseum from "Spartacus," if either Max or Sparty were two, middle-aged American men playing a slow-motion car-crash of half-court basketball for charity and political one upsmanship. Conservative Texas Sen. Ted Cruz triumphed over liberal ABC late-night host/comedian Jimmy Kimmel with a hard-won 11-9 victory in the first Blobfish Basketball Classic at Texas Southern University's Health and Physical Education Arena Saturday. The event, which turned out to be a Coachella festival of air balls, missed shots and footwork that would make a sloth look like Usain Bolt, was sparked by Twitter trash-talk...
  • Cruz edges out Kimmel in charity basketball game in Houston

    06/17/2018 3:01:56 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 22 replies
    Chron ^ | Updated 10:17 pm, Saturday, June 16, 2018 | Cary Darling
    The crowd in the 8,100-capacity venue — though half of the seats were blocked off because it was not a full-court game — was enthusiastic, even if the level of play often was not. While most of the fans seemed to be on Kimmel’s side in terms of sport and politics — there were enough T-shirts proclaiming support for Democratic senatorial candidate (and Cruz political opponent) Beto O’Rourke to make it seem like a Beto convention. But Cruz, wearing a Houston Strong shirt, had a lot of support in the town he calls home, too. Houston resident Randall Haynie was...
  • Trump won't invite NBA champions to White House

    06/08/2018 1:47:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | June 8, 2018
    Whichever team wins the NBA championship, President Donald Trump says he won't be inviting them to the White House. "I didn't invite LeBron James, and I didn't invite Steph Curry. We're not going to invite either team," Mr. Trump told reporters on Friday. But Mr. Trump said he'd be happy to host the Washington Capitals, who just won the Stanley Cup for the first time in the club's 44-year history. He said: "If they want to be here, it's the greatest place on Earth. I'm here. If they don't want to be here, I don't want them."
  • LeBron James speaks for NBA: No one’s visiting White House

    06/05/2018 11:11:53 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 141 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 5, 2018 | 1:59pm | Jake Nisse
    “I know no matter who wins this series, no one wants to get invited anyway,” James said at a news conference Tuesday. “It won’t be Golden State or Cleveland going.” Stephen Curry, after he was relayed James’ thoughts, said, “I agree with Bron.”
  • NBA Superstar Stephen Curry on His Christian Faith: 'I Play for Something Different'

    06/04/2018 12:05:06 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 30 replies
    CNS News ^ | Mark Judge
    I’m not a guy who’s going to be trying to bash people over the head with the Bible. I want people to know when they see me play that something is different, that I play for something different, and whether I’m talking about it [or not], I just hope by the way I carry myself and by the way I play the game, they can see there’s something different about that guy. And they find out what it is and then they know. It’s part of who I am. Those are the words of Stephen Curry, the superstar point guard...
  • NBA Finals: JR Smith isn't the only player to make a boneheaded mistake at the worst possible time

    06/01/2018 9:23:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 06/01/2018 | By CHUCK SCHILKEN
    Fans in Cleveland probably will need awhile to get over the Cavaliers’ overtime loss to the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals — in particular, JR Smith’s blunder in the final seconds of regulation that cost the team a chance to win. And they’re not alone. There are plenty of other fans from other sports towns (or in one case, an entire country) who have felt the same way after some athlete’s boneheaded play at a critical point in a huge game. Here’s a sampling, starting with Smith’s woeful tale (sorry, Cavs fans). With the score...