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  • NBA dancers reveal decades-long culture of 'brainwashing,' unfair pay and eating disorders

    12/10/2018 1:09:15 PM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 10, 2018 | Abby Haglage
    Of all the things that Lauren Herington remembers about her year as an NBA dancer, it’s the broom closet that rattles her most. “My coach would make me sit in there before games and think about if I was doing everything to be able to lose weight,” Lauren, a dancer for the Milwaukee Bucks from 2013 to 2014, recalls for Yahoo Lifestyle. “You know, basically like a child in time-out.” When her coach thought she looked “questionable” weight-wise, Lauren says, she’d instruct the dancer to put on her spandex uniform in order to perform a “jiggle test” in front of...
  • Jimmer Fredette: ‘I want another NBA chance; this time, I’ll succeed’

    11/27/2018 3:54:28 PM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    MSN ^ | November 27, 2018 | Bryan Kalbrosky
    Former lottery pick and college basketball star Jimmer Fredette wants to return from China to play in the NBA. The 29-year-old's last NBA stint was with the New York Knicks in 2016. Since then, the 6-foot-2 combo guard has made two Chinese Basketball Association All-Star appearances and won CBA's International MVP award last year. He has averaged 37.4 points per game since playing in China, shooting 41.2 percent from downtown. HoopsHype recently caught up with Fredette to discuss his future plans and his desire to come back to the United States.
  • Dwight Howard Accused Of Threatening Alleged Cisgender Ex-Boyfriend

    11/25/2018 5:49:58 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 79 replies
    VIBE ^ | November 25, 2018 | Shenequa Golding
    Update: 12:30 PM EST (November 25, 2018) – VIBE has learned that the accuser is not a transgender woman, but is, in fact, an alleged cisgender ex-boyfriend who identifies as a gay man. A cisgender man—who many believed to be a transgender woman—has come forward to accuse Dwight Howard of sexual harassment and threatening his life. On Saturday (Nov. 24) Twitter user Masin Elije took to the social platform and went into detail about their alleged relationship and the events leading up to the present day accusation. Elije said he met Howard on the set of Wild ‘N Out. “We...
  • Markelle Fultz's Latest Shoulder Saga Could Potentially Implicate the Law

    11/21/2018 6:43:07 AM PST · by C19fan · 4 replies
    SI ^ | November 20, 2018 | Michael McCann
    The strange saga of Philadelphia 76ers guard—and former number one overall pick—Markelle Fultz has taken a potentially litigious turn. The Athletic D.C.’s editor-in-chief, David Aldridge, reports that “at the direction of his attorney,” Fultz will no longer participate in team practices or games until after a shoulder specialist has evaluated and cleared Fultz early next week. Aldridge’s reference to Fultz’s “attorney” is revealing because the attorney, Raymond Brothers, doubles as Fultz’s agent. Aldridge’s depiction of Brothers as Fultz’s “attorney” instead of as his “agent” is intentional. It signals that Brothers and Fultz regard the situation as one that could potentially...
  • Worst Basketball Cheap Shot Ever Seen..? Wow..

    11/16/2018 7:42:13 AM PST · by gaijin · 48 replies
    Twitter ^ | Nov 16, 2018 | me
    Division 3 College basketball, Massachusetts, Fitchburg State vs. Nichols College: Fitchburg State - Kewan Platt, perp Nichols College - Nate Tenaglia, victim Defender Kewan Platt trotting up to Nichols College Nate Tenaglia, then attempting a 3-pointer: Defender does quick head check to the ref, the better to make sure his action goes unseen. Defender throws a quick, sharp elbow to the face, man collapses to the floor. My understanding is the defender has been indefinately suspended and barred from campus. The brief twitter vid of the incident is pretty impressive, I've only seen one hockey cheap shot meaner than this...
  • Fredette won't go away after scoring 75 points in China

    11/11/2018 5:10:02 PM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    12UP ^ | November 11, 2018 | Suraj_Khakee
    Jimmer Fredette will never fail to be relevant. He's like the Tim Tebow of basketball, except instead of switching sports, he just switched countries. On Saturday, he dropped 75 points on some pretty ridiculous shooting numbers to go along with seven assists for the Shanghai Sharks. However, Pierre Jackson put an end to his celebration when he hit a game-winner for the Beijing Fly Dragons.
  • NBA Star Fined $25k For Saying No Homo By Liberal Gestapo's! Is The PC Movement Going Too Far?

    11/07/2018 6:37:56 PM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    TNN RAW 2 ^ | November 7, 2018 | Tommy Sotomayor
    NBA Star Fined $25k For Saying No Homo By Liberal Gestapo's! Is The PC Movement Going Too Far?
  • WNBA Players Opt Out of Collective Bargaining Agreement, Will Negotiate New Deal for 2020

    11/01/2018 12:35:33 PM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    SI ^ | November 1, 2018 | Alaa Abdeldaiem
    The WNBA Players Association announced on Thursday that the group is opting out of its current collective bargaining agreement with the league. After holding conference calls and two in-person meetings to discuss the possibility of opting out, the union informed the league of its decision to end the agreement, a move that is allowed due to a clause in the current CBA.
  • 3 college basketball recruiting insiders convicted in NYC

    10/24/2018 3:49:48 PM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    AP ^ | October 24, 2018 | Tom Hays and Larry Neumeister
    An Adidas executive and two other insiders from the high-stakes world of college basketball recruiting were convicted Wednesday in a corruption case that prosecutors said exposed the underbelly of the sport. A federal jury in Manhattan found former Adidas executive James Gatto, business manager Christian Dawkins and amateur league director Merl Code guilty of fraud charges. The trial centered on whether the men's admitted efforts to channel secret payments to the families of top recruits luring them to major basketball programs sponsored by Adidas was criminal. At stake was a fortune in revenue for the basketball programs and potential endorsement...
  • Brittney Griner Sounds Off on New G-League Payment For High School Stars [NBA/WNBA]

    10/19/2018 12:52:26 PM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    SI ^ | October 19, 2018 | Alaa Abdeldaiem
    Brittney Griner has a lot to say about the NBA's new G-League offer to top prospects. In an Instagram post that she shared on Friday, the Phoenix Mercury center called out the new G-League contracts, which are offering $125,000 to elite prospects who are at least 18 years old but not yet eligible for the NBA draft as an alternative to the NCAA's one-and-done route. "Must be f------ nice coming out of college getting that," Griner said in the post. "We def didn't see any money like that till we went overseas. AWAY FROM OUT FAMILIES AND LOVED ONES AND...
  • 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
    www.breitbart.com ^ | 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
    https://www.cbssports.com/ ^ | 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...