Tag: Basketball

LeBron James: Going To White House Was Great Honor Until Trump

LeBron James jumped into the fray between President Donald Trump and NBA star Stephen Curry on Saturday, calling Trump a “bum” for rescinding an invitation to Curry that had already been rejected. After Trump called out Curry on Twitter on Saturday morning for “hesitating” to accept an invitation to visit the White House with the…

Trump: I Think Susan Rice Committed Crime, Declines To Provide Proof

President Trump said in a Wednesday interview with The New York Times that he believes former national security adviser Susan Rice committed a crime in allegedly seeking to unmask the identities of Trump associates mentioned in intercepted communications. “I think it’s going to be the biggest story,” the president told the Times, though he declined…

Flights, School Canceled As Winter Storm Hits Northeast

Airlines canceled thousands of flights on Monday as the Northeast braced for a fast-moving winter storm expected to hit parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut with up to two feet of snow by early Wednesday. The storm, Stella, began hitting the East Coast from Washington, D.C., to New York with ice and…

LeBron James Rips “Hater” Charles Barkley [VIDEO]

LeBron James hit back at criticism from commentator and NBA legend Charles Barkley. “All I’ve done for my entire career is represent the NBA the right way,” James said. “Fourteen years, never got in trouble. Respected the game. Print that.”

NAACP President Arrested After Sit-In To Protest Trump

Several protesters, including NAACP President Cornell William Brooks, were arrested Tuesday after an hours-long sit-in by about two dozen civil rights activists at the Mobile, Alabama, office of Sen. Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald J. Trump’s nominee for attorney general. The protesters criticized Sessions’ record on voting rights and race relations, and Brooks said he was…

Derrick Rose Investigator Found Dead of Gunshot Wound

A Los Angeles Police Department detective who was working on the case against New York Knicks star Derrick Rose has been found dead from a gunshot wound. Nadine Hernandez, 44, was one of two investigators looking into the rape allegations against the NBA player. Police got a call at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday about an attempted…

Trump Campaign Won’t Defend Dwyane Wade Tweet [VIDEO]

Asked to explain Donald Trump’s initial Twitter reaction to the news that NBA star Dwyane Wade’s cousin had been shot and killed in Chicago, his campaign manager Kellyanne Conway refused to defend the sentiment, instead shifting the focus to a tweet Trump posted hours later, offering his condolences. Trump’s campaign deleted his first tweet because…

NBA San Antonion Spurs ’s Tim Duncan Announces Retirement

San Antonion Spurs power forward Tim Duncan announced Monday that he is retiring after spending all 19 of his seasons with the team. A five-time NBA championship winner, Duncan, 40, won the Most Valuable Player award twice in his career and the Finals MVP award three times. The Spurs had a .710 winning percentage during…

Golden State Warriors Defeated Oklahoma City Thunder [VIDEO]

The Golden State Warriors beated Monday the Oklahoma City Thunder, 96-88, rebounding from a 3-1 series deficit to advance to the NBA Finals. League MVP Stephen Curry proved unstoppable, sinking six three-pointers and netting 30 points overall. With their resurgence, the 2015-16 Warriors became the 10th team in NBA history to bounce back from a…

76ers Become First Team to Sell Ads on Uniform [VIDEO]

The Philadelphia 76ers is officially the first team among the four major professional sports leagues to sell sponsorship on their official uniforms. The NBA franchise announced Monday morning that ticket resale company StubHub will place its logo on the upper-right corner of the last-place team’s jersey, starting in the 2017-18 season. According to ESPN sources,…

Kobe Scores 60 in Final Game; Warriors Break Wins Record [VIDEO]

The NBA ended its regular season Wednesday night with two historic moments: The league said goodbye to the iconic Kobe Bryant while the Golden State Warriors won their 73rd game—a new single-season record. Bryant scored 60 points in his final NBA game, rounding out the Los Angeles Lakers season with a 101-96 victory over the…

Warriors Tie All-Time NBA Wins Record [VIDEO]

The Golden State Warriors tied the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls’ record with the most wins in a season in their 72nd victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday night. The Warriors’ 92-86 win also ended the Spur’s 39-game winning streak at home, making Golden State the first team to win in San Antonio all season.…

Knicks Player Cleanthony Early Robbed, Shot at Strip Club [VIDEO]

New York Knicks forward Cleanthony Early was shot in the leg in the early hours of Wednesday outside a strip club in Queens. According to police sources who spoke to the New York Daily News, “Early was surrounded by four to six people wearing ski masks and robbed of his items and jewelry—including a gold…

NBA Suspends Matt Barnes for Attacking Coach

The NBA has reportedly suspended Memphis Grizzlies player Matt Barnes two games for a physical altercation with New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher in October. Barnes allegedly drove 95 miles to confront Fisher at the home of the player’s ex-wife, whom Fisher was now dating. A fight reportedly ensued, with Barnes’ children present at the…

Globetrotter Meadowlark Lemon Is Dead [VIDEO]

Meadowlark Lemon, the most famous face and “clown prince” of the Harlem Globetrotters, died Sunday at age 83 in Scottsdale, Arizona, The New York Times reported. The North Carolina native, known for his comedic timing, on-court pranks, and virtuoso basketball skills, played with the Globetrotters for 22 years. He left the team in 1978. In…

Pro Golfer Jason Day’s Wife Injured in LeBron Fall [VIDEO]

The wife of Australian pro golfer Jason Day was taken out of Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena on a stretcher after LeBron James crashed into her Thursday at the Cavaliers’ home game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. James was chasing a loose ball after intercepting a Russell Westbrook pass when he fell while attempting to tip…

Kobe Bryant Announces Retirement [VIDEO]

Basketball icon and Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant announced Sunday he will retire from the game at the end of the NBA season. Bryant broke the news that he would end his 20-year career in a letter posted to the Players Tribune website. The 37-year-old wrote that basketball “gave a 6-year-old boy his Laker dream…

Warriors Set NBA Record for Best Start [VIDEO]

The Golden State Warriors set a new NBA record Tuesday night by becoming the first team ever to begin a season 16-0, with a 111-77 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. Stephen Curry led the Warriors with a game-high 24 points and nine assists, while Draymond Green brought in 18 points, seven rebounds, and five…

Lamar Odom Heads to L.A. for Recovery [VIDEO]

Lamar Odom reportedly left Las Vegas with Khloe Kardashian to return to Los Angeles for more specialized treatment on Monday, according to TMZ. The former NBA star was hospitalized last week after he was found unconscious at a Nevada brothel, where he had been staying for several days. Former college coach Jim Harrick said the…

NBA Legend Moses Malone Dead At 60 [VIDEO]

Moses Malone, a three-time NBA MVP and Pro Basketball Hall of Famer, passed away at the age of 60 Sunday. Nicknamed the “Chairman of the Boards,” Malone was named one of the NBA’s 50 greatest players. He led the Philadelphia 76ers to the 1983 championship. Malone was the first player to go pro straight out…

NBA star Darryl Dawkins dies at 58 [VIDEO]

Former NBA star Darryl Dawkins has died at age 58, local media reported Thursday. Dawkins, who was 6’11”, earned the nickname “Chocolate Thunder” for his powerful dunks that famously broke two backboards in 1979. He appeared in three NBA finals with the Philadelphia 76ers

Derrick Rose Accused of Gang-Raping Ex [VIDEO]

Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose was hit with a lawsuit by an ex-girlfriend who claims that he and two of his friends drugged and gang-raped her in 2013, TMZ reported Wednesday. The unidentified woman allegedly dated the point guard between 2011 and 2013 and claims Rose attempted to coerce her into masturbating in front…

John Oliver Blasts NCAA Over $1 Billion March Madness Scam [VIDEO]

Despite making over $1 billion in television ad revenue, student athletes aren’t paid a penny because they’re considered “amateurs” by NCAA standards. With Tuesday marking the first round of the year’s biggest college tournament, John Oliver revealed some of the dirty practices of the NCAA on Sunday’s “Last Week Tonight.” The NCAA has no intention…

Los Angeles Clipper Blake Griffin Charged in Battery

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin has been charged with one count of misdemeanor battery in connection with an incident last month in Las Vegas. Griffin is accused of squeezing the hand and shoulder and/or slapping one Daniel Schuman, 39, in the face. The altercation on Oct. 19 involved the use of a camera at…

Steve Ballmer officially takes over ownership of the Clippers

Ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is now officially the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, the NBA announced Tuesday. The deal closed after a California court confirmed the authority of former owner Donald Sterling’s estranged wife Shelly Sterling to sell the team on behalf of a family trust. Ballmer bought the team in a $2 billion…