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  • Rod Hundley, an Outsize Personality on and Off the Court, Dies at 80 (Hot Rod Hundley)

    03/28/2015 8:40:38 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 28, 2015 | Richard Goldstein
    Rod Hundley, basketball’s irrepressible Hot Rod, who parlayed showmanship on the court with flair at the microphone to become a fan favorite for more than half a century, died on Friday at his home near Phoenix. He was 80. Hundley was an electrifying presence at West Virginia University, played for the Lakers and stamped his persona on broadcasting, mostly for the New Orleans Jazz. “Nobody did the things I did on the court and nobody has done them since,” Hundley said of his collegiate exploits in “Hot Rod Hundley: You Gotta Love It Baby!” (2012), written with Tom McEachin. “I’d...
  • http://money.cnn.com/2015/03/26/news/companies/dean-smith-will-200/index.html

    03/27/2015 8:05:03 PM PDT · by djwright · 3 replies
    CNN money ^ | 3/26/2015
    The late North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith said thank you to all of his former players one last time in his will. About 180 former Tar Heels will get $200 checks from the accountant who administers his trust. The checks contain the notation "Dinner out."
  • UK Head Coach On His Team's Performance: College Basketball Not Communism

    03/20/2015 8:12:54 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 20, 2015 | Trent Baker
    On Thursday, University of Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipari reacted to his team’s performance or lack thereof in his halftime interview during Kentucky’s game against Hampton, an inferior opponent.
  • Michelle Obama’s Brother Left Oregon State’s NCAA Basketball Program in Shambles

    03/19/2015 5:32:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | March 19, 2015 | Brent Scher
    One team President Barack Obama didn’t have the opportunity to pick when he joined ESPN this week to fill out his NCAA March Madness bracket was Oregon State, which has yet to recover from a disastrous six years under the guidance of his brother-in-law, Craig Robinson. Robinson, Michelle Obama’s brother, was fired by Oregon State after six straight disappointing seasons as head coach—the team went 39–69 in the Pac 12 and never made the NCAA Tournament or the NIT. Not only did Robinson fail to get results at Oregon State, he also left a mess for new coach Wayne Tinkle....
  • President Obama: Cats wear crown

    03/18/2015 6:59:07 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    ESPN.com news services ^ | March 18, 2015
    Like Las Vegas oddsmakers and nearly half the people making picks in ESPN's Tournament Challenge, President Barack Obama likes Kentucky to win the NCAA men's basketball championship. Obama, a die-hard basketball fan who has filled out a bracket for ESPN since he became president in 2009, picked Kentucky to beat Villanova in the title game. His complete bracket was revealed Wednesday morning.
  • 15 Southern, Texas Southern women’s basketball players suspended for wild on-court brawl

    03/11/2015 10:39:01 AM PDT · by fungoking · 31 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 3/10/15 | Matt Bonesteel
    The Southwestern Athletic Conference has suspended seven Southern women’s basketball players and eight Texas Southern players for their role in a chaotic on-court brawl Saturday night, the Advocate is reporting. The conference also announced that the game will count as a loss for both teams, meaning Texas Southern earned the SWAC regular season title at 16-2 while Southern fell to 15-3. However, Texas Southern announced it will not participate in the SWAC tournament because it will not have enough players to field a five-person lineup. Southern will have six available players for its game against Grambling on Wednesday in the...
  • Syracuse vs. Georgetown: What the Headlines Don’t Tell Us (Football is root of all evil)

    03/10/2015 1:03:13 PM PDT · by C19fan · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | March 10, 2015 | Edward R. Grant
    Basketball is in the headlines, but football is the great corrupter in college sports. Headlines, even in sports, can be deceptive. But it’s hard getting around the contrast in last weekend’s banners regarding two universities that are involved in one of the greatest (though temporarily suspended) rivalries in college basketball. On one side is Syracuse. Having already removed themselves from postseason play due to self-reported academic infractions, the Orange were hit by the NCAA with more severe penalties: five years’ probation, twelve forfeited scholarships over the next four years, and the vacating of 108 wins accumulated with the efforts of...
  • Obama will be too busy to hear Bibi's speach

    03/02/2015 4:38:58 PM PST · by outofsalt · 34 replies
    Vanity | 3/2/15 | Vanity
    On March 3, 1845 congress overrode a presidential veto for the first time. Congress reined in President John Tyler’s zealous use of the presidential veto. Congress is finally asserting itself over Obama but he says he will be too busy to be any part of it. I wonder how he will spend the day? Thoughts
  • K-State stuns KU as fans storm court (did it go too far?)

    02/24/2015 11:21:18 AM PST · by GSWarrior · 27 replies
    K-State stuns KU as fans storm court Have you seen this video? This is going to get worse. I think it is time to put an end to storming the court except for championship games.
  • Dean Smith dies at aage 83

    02/08/2015 6:16:26 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 20 replies
    espn ^ | 2-8-15 | n/a
    Dean Smith, who coached North Carolina to two men's basketball national titles, died Saturday night at the age of 83. North Carolina announced Smith's death Sunday morning. "Coach Dean Smith passed away peacefully the evening of February 7 at his home in Chapel Hill, and surrounded by his wife and five children," Smith's family said in a statement. "We are grateful for all the thoughts and prayers, and appreciate the continued respect for our privacy as arrangements are made available to the public. Thank you."
  • Two students shot outside Frederick High School

    02/04/2015 8:03:54 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    The Frederick News-Post ^ | February 4, 2015 | Terence Walsh
    Two students were shot this evening outside Frederick High School near the gymnasium, police said. Officers were called shortly after 8 p.m. The assailants, described as four black males dressed in black, are at large, said Officer First Class M. Cox. A SWAT team was searching the area. Two students were wounded, and all other students and staff in the building are safe, according to an email alert from Frederick County Public Schools. Lt. Bruce DeGrange said the students’ injuries were not considered life-threatening. Police did not release the victims’ names because they are under 18. A junior varsity boys...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in Time: Don’t Let NYPD Shootings Cloud Issue of Institutionalized Racism

    12/22/2014 3:38:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | December 22, 2014 | Braden Campbell
    In the years since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar hung up his playing shoes, the NBA’s all-time leading scorer has collected a host of titles, including filmmaker, author and cultural ambassador. He’s been a vocal advocate for African-Americans, and this weekend penned an essay for Time Magazine on the shooting deaths of two NYPD officers on Saturday. Some have linked the shooting to the protests that sprung up after grand juries failed to prosecute the officers who killed Eric Garner and Michael Brown. Abdul-Jabbar disagrees, saying the suggestion the killer was acting in solidarity with the protests is false and a danger to...
  • 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.
  • Rick Pitino says Louisville didn’t run up the score ...: ‘We played four white guys and an Egyptian’

    11/25/2014 11:02:35 AM PST · by EveningStar · 35 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | November 25, 2014 | Bernie Augustine
    Rick Pitino says Louisville didn’t run up the score against Savannah State: ‘We played four white guys and an Egyptian’ Louisville beat Savannah State by 61 points Monday night, 87-26. With five minutes to go in the first half, the No. 6 Cardinals led 29-0 ... “I tried everything. We played four white guys and an Egyptian ..." [coach Rick Pitino]
  • 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's new player union chief Michele Roberts rips owners, calls salary cap 'un-American'

    11/13/2014 9:18:37 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | November 14, 2014 | Kelly Dwyer
    Sports fans who bristle at all manner of anti-capitalist leanings in the political or business world routinely side with leagues and team owners when it comes to capping salaries for players who could and usually should earn far more than they’re making. Sports fans who pair face-painting and American flag lapel pin-wearing suddenly turn into crusty old Bolsheviks when it comes to taking free-market enterprise out of the sports they love.
  • Sharia creeps into pro sports: NBA Islamist refuses to even be on floor for National Anthem

    11/10/2014 8:41:01 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 32 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/10/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Last week a Black Islamist professional basketball player refused to come out of his team’s locker room claiming he did so because his “religion” requires him to honor only Islam and nothing else. If you haven’t heard about this don’t be surprised. Sharia has been creeping into professional sports in America through Black athletes for the last several years. All of these players with made up “Islamist” names are under the spell of CAIR and groups like it. Combining this with the “Muslim population Rule,” which holds that as they grow in numbers within a given universe they will become...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Basketball star diagnosed with inoperable brain tumor gets shot at college hoops dream...

    11/03/2014 2:59:34 AM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/03/14 | Pete D'amato
    A cancer sufferer achieved her dream of playing in her first college basketball game on Sunday, scoring the first points of the match. Mount St Joseph freshman Lauren Hill, 19, was diagnosed last year with an inoperable brain tumor and was told she had years to live. In September, doctors had a grim update - she wouldn't make it past December - and after years as a standout high school basketball player, Hill's hopes of playing college ball were put in jeopardy.
  • Photo Of Yao Ming Making Shaq Look Short Really Puts Yao Ming's Height In Perspective

    10/10/2014 10:18:58 AM PDT · by blam · 67 replies
    BI ^ | 10-10-2014 | Tony Manfred
    Tony ManfredOctober 10, 2014 Shaquille O'Neal is 7'1" and perhaps the most physically imposing player the NBA has ever seen. Yao Ming, at 7'6", dwarfs him in a photo posted to Shaq's Instagram. Yao wasn't just tall, he was historically, exceptionally tall even by NBA standards. We have more thoughts on this below (via r/NBA):shaq yao ming@shaq Our initial theory was that Yao gained weight, resulting in a size disparity that made him appear taller than Shaq than he used to be. But then we went back and looked at some pictures, and it's clear that Yao made Shaq look...
  • Racism: From Ferguson To The NBA To You

    09/21/2014 5:01:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 21, 2014 | Todd Essig
    Race has been in the news recently, as it should be more than it is. First the tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri captured everyone’s attention, and is still making news. Then a starkly racist email sent by Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson brought back the topic of race relations in the NBA where the owners are mostly white and the players black. And then this week psychologist Jennifer L. Eberhardt won a MacArthur “genius” award for her groundbreaking work on the powerful influence out-of-awareness racial attitudes have in the criminal justice system. Because her research can help us understand troubling news...
  • 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....
  • 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.
  • Judge rules against NCAA in O'Bannon case

    08/08/2014 4:44:57 PM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    AP ^ | August 8, 2014 | Tim Dahlberg
    A federal judge has ruled that the NCAA can't stop college football and basketball players from selling the rights to their names and likenesses, opening the way to athletes getting payouts once their college careers are over. In a landmark decision issued Friday, U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken ruled in favor of former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon and 19 others in a lawsuit that challenged the NCAA's regulation of college athletics on antitrust grounds. In a partial victory for the NCAA, though, Wilken said the NCAA could set a cap on the money paid to athletes, as long as...
  • Metta changing name to 'The Pandas Friend'

    08/07/2014 5:37:58 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    ESPN ^ | Ian Begley
    That's the approach the player formerly known as Ron Artest is taking as he prepares to play his first season in China. China Daily reported that Artest, known most recently as Metta World Peace, has decided to change his name to "Panda Friend."
  • Obama Dismisses 'Haters'

    07/22/2014 12:38:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 21, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)During a town hall with young people, President Obama explained how he deals with people who criticize him. “I just don’t watch TV,” Obama joked, after he was asked about his critics during a town hall promoting the White House "My Brother's Keeper" initiative. Obama advised young people to listen to critics who actually had their interests at heart. “Who gives you constructive criticism because they’re invested in the same things you are but maybe can see the things you can’t, versus folks who are just -- what’d someone say -- hatin’? Somebody just hatin’, just haters?” Obama said. Obama...
  • Red Klotz, loser of thousands of games to the Harlem Globetrotters, dies at 93

    07/14/2014 8:28:59 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 14, 2014 | Matt Bonesteel
    Red Klotz, who owned, coached and played for a number of teams that toured with and lost to the Harlem Globetrotters — most famously the Washington Generals — died Saturday in his sleep in Margate, N.J., the Press of Atlantic City reported. He was 93. Klotz was a prep basketball standout in Philadelphia, twice being named that city’s high school player of the year before going on to play at Villanova. He was on the Baltimore Bullets’ 1947-48 NBA championship team. At 5 feet 7, he is tied with six others as the third-shortest NBA player ever, and was the...
  • 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...
  • LeBron: I'm coming back to Cleveland

    07/11/2014 9:31:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    SI ^ | July 11, 2014 | LeBron James
    Before anyone ever cared where I would play basketball, I was a kid from Northeast Ohio. It’s where I walked. It’s where I ran. It’s where I cried. It’s where I bled. It holds a special place in my heart. People there have seen me grow up. I sometimes feel like I’m their son. Their passion can be overwhelming. But it drives me. I want to give them hope when I can. I want to inspire them when I can. My relationship with Northeast Ohio is bigger than basketball. I didn’t realize that four years ago. I do now.
  • Suiting Up

    07/02/2014 6:29:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2014 | Rich Tucker
    Brazil is known for many things. Soccer, of course, and its team is keeping its end up, having advanced to the final 8 in the World Cup. Another famed thing is its casual dress code. Visitors to beaches often find that virtually every woman is wearing a bikini, for example. “Body type seemingly had no influence on a woman’s choice of swimwear -- indeed, there were plenty of bikini-clad woman of all ages happily and unselfconsciously sporting bellies, flab, and cellulite,” traveler Michael Sommers wrote a few years ago. “Unlike North Americans, in general, Brazilians tend to be much more...
  • LeBron James To Opt Out Of Miami Heat Contract, Become Free Agent

    06/24/2014 8:46:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/24/2014 | Tony Manfred
    LeBron James will exercise the early termination option in his contract with the Miami Heat, becoming an unrestricted free agent, his agent told ESPN's Chris Broussard. It doesn't necessarily mean that he's leaving Miami. By opting out, he can sign a new five-year maximum contract with the Heat. If he left Miami, he could only get a four-year deal with a slightly lower annual salary. The difference between staying and leaving is $33 million.
  • Israel Grasps the Basketball Crown: Israel Excels in Science, Art, Culture and Now, Sports

    06/17/2014 6:53:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/17/2014 | Michael Curtis
    Who would have thought Israel would dream the impossible dream, fight and beat the undefeatable foe not only in the fields of science, startup companies, art, or culture, but in those of sport? Its barely imaginable world victory was registered on May 18, 2014 when the Israeli basketball team, Maccabi Electra TV, won the Euroleague Basketball Championship. Maccabi beat Real Madrid 98-86 in Milan in overtime in the finals after defeating CSKA of Moscow and Emporio Armani Milan in earlier rounds. With its victory, Maccabi may have reached the moon, but its joy was not unalloyed. Maccabi supporters sang the...
  • 2014 NBA Finals: San Antonio Spurs By The Numbers [A Model Sports Franchise]

    06/16/2014 7:21:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Forbes ^ | 06/16/2014 | Kurt Badenhausen,
    The San Antonio Spurs clinched their fifth NBA title in franchise history Sunday night, and the championships have all come since the team drafted Tim Duncan with the first overall pick in the 1997 NBA draft. The five titles are the fourth most in NBA behind only the Boston Celtics (17), Los Angeles Lakers (16) and Chicago Bulls (6). Third-year forward Kawhi Leonard won the NBA Finals MVP. The Spurs have the highest winning percentage in major pro sports since 1997 and the team has not won fewer than 60% of its game in any season since drafting Duncan. The...
  • AP Source: Donald Sterling hires investigators

    06/14/2014 2:25:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | June 13, 2014 | Tami Abdollah
    A person with knowledge of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's legal strategy says his team of lawyers has hired four private investigation firms to dig up dirt on the NBA's former and current commissioners and its 29 owners. The individual, who wasn't authorized to talk publicly, says investigators were given a six-figure budget over the next 30 days to examine the league's finances, allegations of previous discriminatory conduct and compensation to past commissioner David Stern and current commissioner Adam Silver. They're also looking into whether other owners ever made any off-color jokes, or racist or sexist remarks....
  • Native Americans' Anti-Redskins Ad Airs During NBA Finals

    06/11/2014 6:47:23 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies
    ABC ^ | June 10, 2014 | RHEANA MURRAY
    Native Americans are sending a loud message to the Washington Redskins. A northern California tribe paid for a commercial to air in seven major U.S. cities during halftime of Tuesday's NBA Finals game, their latest plea for the NFL team to change its “racist” name and mascot.
  • Op-Ed: A New Middle League: Trade Peres for David Blatt

    06/10/2014 3:28:50 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/6/14 | Dr. Aryeh Hirsch
    With the rumored move of Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball coach David Blatt to the NBA, a whole new arena of activity can open up for outgoing President Shimon Peres. One can only imagine the press conference: “Maccabi Tel Aviv announces the signing of our new coach, the illustrious Shimon Peres. Mr Peres, please, explain your views on the world of sports". Coach Peres: "It is with great honor and happiness that I accept this new assignment. After all, to be welcomed by the Euroleague champion, perpetual winner of the Israel League Cup - and here am I, the perennial loser….....
  • Attorney: Donald Sterling says no to Clippers deal, suit is on

    06/09/2014 7:15:02 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 58 replies
    AP ^ | June 9, 2014
    Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has pulled his support from a deal to sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and will pursue his $1 billion federal lawsuit against the NBA, his attorney said Monday. "We have been instructed to prosecute the lawsuit," said attorney Maxwell Blecher. He said co-owner Donald Sterling would not be signing off on the deal to sell.
  • Donald Sterling's Last Laugh: Tax-Free $2 Billion Clippers Sale

    06/06/2014 10:27:53 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    Forbes ^ | Robert W. Wood
    L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling seems to be sitting pretty. Sure, he endured bad press and probably would not have sold the team were it not for the NBA action. He may not even get to do his own negotiating, since the NBA stepped in. But a $2 billion sale to Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer isn’t half bad. Still, taxes could eat a big piece of his outsize profit. With these high numbers and Sterling’s advanced age, income and estate taxes look bleak, but are they? First, let’s take income tax. Mr. Sterling only paid $12.5 million for the Clippers in...
  • Sterling’s Gal Pal V Stiviano Brutally Beaten Up In NYC Lawyer Claims — Called The ‘N Word’

    06/02/2014 12:03:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Radar Online ^ | June 1, 2014 | Jen Heger, Assistant Managing Editor
    The woman at the center of the Donald Sterling racism scandal, the ex-Los Angeles Clippers owner’s gal pal V Stiviano, was badly beaten up by two white men in New York City on Sunday night, her lawyer has confirmed exclusively to RadarOnline. Around 7pm, as Stiviano was leaving the Gansevoort Hotel in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, “two white men descended on her,” attorney Mac Nehorary said. “They were about 5’7 and they knew exactly who she was. They began to hit her and called her the N word. “Other disgusting slurs were made against her. She was able to run away...
  • Inevitable: Complaints About How Sterling Is Being 'Rewarded' For Racism

    05/31/2014 7:55:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 31, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    I guess the PC sports press was hoping for a high-tech lyching of sorts, wherein Donald Sterling, the owner in limbo who is soon to be former owner of the National Basketall Association's Los Angeles Clippers, would be frog-marched out of his office and dumped onto Skid Row, never to be heard from again, for his undeniably racist remarks to his now ex-girlfriend about how he didn't want her bringing blacks to Clippers games while directing racial invective at other specific persons. It's not working out that way. In fact, quite the opposite. Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is reportedly...
  • Lawyer: Donald Sterling to sue NBA for $1 billion

    05/30/2014 2:54:19 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 57 replies
    foxsports.com ^ | 5/30/2014 | various
    Donald Sterling is preparing to sue the NBA for $1 billion, according to a report from NBC News. The report comes a day after it was announced the Sterlings, actually via Shelly Sterling, had reached an agreement to sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
  • Steve Ballmer, The L.A. Clippers And The Basketball Bubble

    05/30/2014 10:44:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Forbes ^ | 05/30/2014 | Nathan Vardi
    The U.S. stock market is trading at all-time highs, the yields on U.S. government bonds are at eye-popping lows and the nation’s professional basketball teams are selling for more than most observers previously thought possible. That the U.S. economy shrank in the first quarter of the year is the disturbing backdrop for this stunning surge in asset prices—call it the basketball bubble. Forbes first reported early on Thursday that former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer had submitted a $1.8 billion bid for the Los Angeles Clippers and that the team could go for $2 billion before all was said and done....
  • Rush Limbaugh: Mark Cuban Proved ‘Hoodie’ Is Now the ‘H-Word’

    05/23/2014 5:37:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 23, 2014 | Matt Wilstein
    On Friday, Rush Limbaugh opened his radio show by diving into recent comments Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban made about how own struggles with “bigotry” and “prejudice.” Limbaugh did not seem to have any particular problems with what Cuban said, but was rather offended by his subsequent apology to Trayvon Martin’s family for using a “black kid in a hoodie” as one example of who he would avoid on a dark street. “I know I’m prejudiced and I know I’m bigoted in a lot of different ways,” Cuban said at Nashville, Tennessee’s GrowCo Conference. “If I see a black kid...
  • Report: Grant Hill, Yao Ming lining up groups to bid on Clippers

    05/23/2014 4:04:47 PM PDT · by windcliff · 3 replies
    SI ^ | 5-23-14 | Tim Polzer
    When and how the Los Angeles Clippers officially are put up for sale — and by whom — are yet to be determined, but two more former NBA headliners reportedly are lining up separate ownership groups to bid on the franchise. ESPN’s Marc Stein reports Grant Hill and Yao Ming are actively preparing to make a run at becoming NBA owners. Hill and Ming join a list of former players and celebrities linked to having interest in owning the Clippers, including former Lakers star and Dodgers owner Magic Johnson, Oprah Winfrey, former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Oracle CEO Larry...
  • Report: Mark Cuban Hired Former FBI Agent to Investigate NBA After 2006 Finals

    05/22/2014 10:20:59 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Even though Warren Flagg, the retired FBI agent who's at the center of this brewing piece of news, was pretty definitive with his words, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban isn't having any of it: To set the record straight. I have never hired or consulted with any former FBI agents to investigate our 2006 Finals.
  • Maccabi Tel Aviv Victory Sparks Torrent of Anti-Semitic Abuse 17,500 anti-Semitic tweets in one day

    05/20/2014 10:44:00 PM PDT · by idov · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | May 21, 2004 | AFP
    Twitter users in Spain posted 17,500 messages of anti-Semitic abuse after Israeli basketball team Maccabi Tel Aviv beat Real Madrid on Sunday to win the Euroleague Championship, Jewish associations said Tuesday.
  • Maccabi Tel Aviv Avenges 1492 Spanish Expulsion Beating Madrid

    05/18/2014 11:26:09 PM PDT · by Tzvi INN.com · 5 replies
    The Jewish Independent ^ | May 19, 2014 | Yori Yanover
    For the record, if you're thinking Maccabbi Tel Aviv is just another European team, living off the leftovers of players who failed to make it into the NBA, well, you'd be mostly right, except that MTA was also the first European team to defeat an NBA team (Washington Bullets, 1978), and then, in 2005, beat the Toronto raptors 105-103. Otherwise, they've lost all their NBA matches.