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  • LeBron James To LaVar Ball: ‘Keep My Family Out Of This’

    03/22/2017 4:01:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Big Lead ^ | March 21, 2017 | Ryan Phillips
    LaVar Ball has done it again, he's ticked off yet another NBA superstar. This time, it's LeBron James firing back at the irritating father of UCLA freshman Lonzo Ball. On Tuesday, James responded to LaVar saying his kids were in a better position to succeed long-term than LeBron's. James was having none of that and fired back:
  • Is this the worst NCAA tournament loss in Duke history?

    03/20/2017 3:35:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    MSN ^ | March 20, 2017 | Chris Chase
    Take your jaw off the floor. We'll wait. The mighty Duke Blue Devils, one week ago crowned ACC tournament champions and discussed as a probable No. 1 seed, were handed a a stunning loss on Sunday night to the feel-good South Carolina Gamecocks, a team that hadn't won an NCAA tournament game since 1973 and had never seen the Sweet 16. The ACC blue blood losing to the SEC also-ran was surprising enough, but even more so given that SC was 7-35 from the floor at halftime with the game playing out just as everyone expected. Then, out of nowhere, the Gamecocks shot 71%...
  • Baylor women win by 89 in most-lopsided NCAA Tournament game

    03/19/2017 8:37:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    AP ^ | March 18, 2017 | Stephen Hawkins
    By doing the things that coach Kim Mulkey had been emphasizing since a rare Big 12 Tournament loss, the Baylor Lady Bears opened the women' NCAA Tournament with an overwhelming record-setting performance. It also helped that the Lady Bears, with three post players at least 6-foot-4, were much bigger than NCAA first-timer Texas Southern.
  • How to watch the NCAA tournament while at work (basketball live thread)

    03/16/2017 8:48:14 AM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 16, 2017 | Chris Ciaccia
    Every game will be streamed live via the NCAA March Madness Live mobile app. It’s available for free on the App Store and Google Play, so basketball fans can watch all the buzzer beaters and Cinderella stories on their iPhones and Android phones. Fans can also watch games that are broadcast on CBS, TNT, TBS and truTV on their desktop computer and other mobile devices. Links to CBS Sports for the iPhone and Android devices can be found
  • No NCAA Bracket for Trump

    02/17/2017 2:53:10 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 50 replies
    http://legalinsurrection.com ^ | 002/17/2017 | Kemberley Kaye
    The network reached out to Trump’s staff and invited the president to fill out a bracket on-camera, just as President Barack Obama had the past several years. The network recently received word that Trump has passed. An ESPN spokesman said in a statement: “We expressed our interest to the White House in continuing the presidential bracket. They have respectfully declined.” White House spokeswoman Hope Hicks said in an email to The Washington Post: “We look forward to working with ESPN on another opportunity in the near future.” Neither the White House nor ESPN had any details on what other opportunities...
  • Basketball Game Breaks Out at Big East Fight

    03/09/2017 6:23:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 8, 2017 | John Punder
    Chris Mullin and John Thompson screamed at each other and the St. John’s and Georgetown players at Madison Square Garden seemed near to blows as cheer leaders scattered and referees started issuing technical fouls and a flagrant and screamed at players to separate.
  • Why the skyhook isn't a part of today's game

    03/07/2017 7:24:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 6, 2017 | Chris Mannix
    FantasyNFL NBATHE VERTICALNHLNCAABMMAGolfMLBSoccerNASCARTennisNCAAFRivalsBoxingCyclingWNBANCAAWHorse RacingEsportsShopHelp NBA HomeFantasy BasketballScores/SchedulesStandingsStatsTeamsPlayersDraftAdrian WojnarowskiBall Don't LieOddsVideoTicketsShop NBA On Yahoo Sports Broken leg may end Andrew Bogut's season with Cavs just one minute after it started Why the skyhook isn't a part of today's game Chris Mannix The Vertical Yahoo SportsMar 6, 2017, 2:52 PM Kareem Abdul-Jabbar uses the skyhook against the Mavs' James Donaldson in 1988. (AP) Kareem Abdul-Jabbar uses the skyhook against the Mavs' James Donaldson in 1988. (AP) More Where has the skyhook gone? Don’t ask Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The master of the move is as befuddled as anybody as to why the weapon he...
  • Why the 76ers should be thanking Sam Hinkie

    03/02/2017 12:27:50 PM PST · by C19fan · 3 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 2, 2017 | Chris Mannix
    Philadelphia ruled out Joel Embiid for the season with a knee injury on Wednesday, and in the grand scheme of things, it doesn’t matter much. The Sixers are 22-38, 6½ games out of the last playoff spot and just traded away a key rotation player. Embiid’s surgically repaired foot is fine, and Philly will benefit more from adding lottery ping-pong balls than a few extra wins. Embiid will be back, a true franchise player joining a likely franchise player (Ben Simmons) and the now probable Rookie of the Year, Dario Saric, in an absurdly talented young frontcourt. The 76ers will...
  • Kevin Durant has sprained MCL, bone bruise; will miss at least a month

    03/01/2017 9:05:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 1, 2016 | Adrian Wojnarowski
    Golden State Warriors All-Star Kevin Durant will minimally miss a month with an MCL sprain and bone bruise in his left knee, but is expected to return for the start of the playoffs in mid-April. After an MRI late Tuesday night, the Warriors announced on Wednesday that Durant suffered a Grade 2 medial collateral ligament sprain and a tibial bone bruise in Washington.
  • Stanford alum Candice Wiggins: She was bullied in WNBA because she’s straight

    02/22/2017 11:01:57 AM PST · by KingofZion · 6 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | February 21, 2017 | Tod Leonard
    She was the No. 3 overall draft pick from Stanford in 2008. She was named the league’s Sixth Woman of the Year as a rookie. She won a championship with the Minnesota Lynx. The success, Wiggins says now, hid a darker reality. “It wasn’t like my dreams came true in the WNBA. It was quite the opposite,” said Wiggins, the La Jolla Country Day alum who is being inducted into the San Diego Hall of Champions’ Bretibard Hall of Fame on Tuesday. For the first time in an extensive interview, Wiggins described what she said was a “very, very harmful”...
  • Former Liberty player Candice Wiggins says 98% of the WNBA is gay, claims she was [tr]

    02/21/2017 12:33:44 PM PST · by C19fan · 51 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | February 21, 2017 | Brett Bodner
    Candice Wiggins' WNBA dreams quickly turned into a nightmare. In an interview with the San Diego Union-Tribune, Wiggins said she was bullied for eight years in the WNBA for being straight. The former Liberty player described the culture of the league to be “very, very harmful.” “It wasn’t like my dreams came true in the WNBA. It was quite the opposite,” Wiggins said.
  • UConn women's basketball picks up 100th consecutive victory

    02/14/2017 12:47:02 PM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    AP ^ | February 14, 2017 | Staff
    Add 100 consecutive wins to the UConn Huskies' long list of milestones. Given the team's glitzier numbers linked to national championships, 11 titles and counting, it may seem ho-hum with no added significance. Geno Auriemma's squad already owns the longest winning streak in Division I college basketball history. UConn beat its own record of 90 consecutive wins earlier this season with little fanfare.
  • KU police investigating alleged rape of girl, 16, at dorm for basketball players

    01/26/2017 7:29:47 PM PST · by Old Yeller · 16 replies
    Wichita Eagle ^ | 1/25/17 | Rich Sugg
    LAWRENCE University of Kansas police have been investigating the reported rape of a 16-year-old girl at McCarthy Hall, which houses the KU men’s basketball team and other male students. The alleged rape and three other crimes occurred between 10 p.m. Dec. 17 and 5 a.m. Dec. 18, according to a police report obtained by The Star on Wednesday. According to the report, those alleged crimes are contributing to a child’s misconduct, furnishing alcohol to a minor and possession of drug paraphernalia. An investigation remains open. No description of a suspect was released by KU police, including whether the suspect is...
  • Spurs’ Gregg Popovich Slams Trump: ‘You Really Can’t Believe Anything That Comes Out of His Mouth’

    01/23/2017 9:47:43 AM PST · by C19fan · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 23, 2017 | Trent Baker
    Outspoken San Antonio Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich had some harsh words for President Donald Trump before his team squared off with the Cleveland Cavaliers Saturday. Popovich slammed Trump to media members, saying that “you really can’t believe anything that comes out of his mouth.”
  • NBA will consider shortening games due to millennial attention spans

    01/14/2017 5:16:12 PM PST · by Dalberg-Acton · 57 replies
    WFAA ^ | January 14, 2017 | AJ Neuharth-Keusch
    A 2015 study by Microsoft revealed that the average person's attention span in this wild world of technology and social media is down to eight seconds — which is less than that of a goldfish.
  • Jimmer Fredette is China's Biggest Basketball Star

    01/10/2017 7:44:32 AM PST · by C19fan · 5 replies
    The Big Lead ^ | January 9 ,2017 | Stephen Douglas
    Jimmer Fredette is a big, huge star again in China. Jimmer leads the Chinese Basketball Association in scoring with 38.4 points per game and won the league’s 3-point contest during halftime of the All-Star game this weekend.
  • Duke indefinitely suspends Grayson Allen after latest tripping incident: things to know

    12/22/2016 9:52:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 28 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | December 22, 2016 | Gary Parrish
    Duke's Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski announced Thursday morning that junior guard Grayson Allen has been indefinitely suspended after tripping a player Wednesday night during the Blue Devils 72-61 win over Elon. This is the third time Allen has tripped an opponent.
  • Does Jägermeister have a point vs. Milwaukee Bucks with its trademark bomb?

    12/18/2016 4:35:53 AM PST · by LouieFisk · 32 replies
    Sporting News ^ | Todd Radom
    The German parent company behind Jägermeister has filed a formal notice of opposition to the Milwaukee Bucks’ primary logo, citing, among other things, the likelihood of confusion between the two brands and the “false suggestion of a connection with persons, living or dead, institutions, beliefs, or national symbols, or brings them into contempt, or disrepute.”
  • Superintendent apologizes after students hold ‘Trump’ sign, turn backs on ‘predominantly black’ team

    12/15/2016 1:35:32 PM PST · by mikelets456 · 26 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 12/15/2016 | Blaze
    A Missouri school district’s superintendent has apologized to the community after students turned their backs on a rival school’s basketball team in what some are calling a racially motivated display. According to KSHB-TV, during a basketball game between Warrensburg High School and Center High School, Warrensburg students turned their backs on Center’s team as the school’s starting roster was announced. One of the students held up a campaign sign for President-elect Donald Trump. The Kansas City Star described Center’s basketball team as “predominantly black.” “Where it went over the line is when they held up the [Trump] sign,” Warrensburg R6...
  • Get the tissues for Steph Curry's heartwarming visit with a seven-year-old cancer patient

    11/22/2016 8:49:28 AM PST · by NohSpinZone · 10 replies
    SF Chronicle ^ | 11/21/16 | Katie Dowd
    Tonight when the Warriors take on the Pacers, Stephen Curry will be wearing an orange and black bracelet with the phrase 'BrodyStrong' on it. It's a gift from his biggest fan, and their recent meeting is sure to bring a tear to even the most cynical eye.
  • Gregg Popovich decries Trump, ‘troublesome’ appointment of Steve Bannon

    11/17/2016 4:36:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    SI ^ | November 17, 2016 | Staff
    Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich continued to express his frustrations with Donald Trump on Wednesday, again discussing the president-elect with reporters and calling the appointment of Steve Bannon as chief strategist “troublesome.”
  • Sources: 3 NBA teams stop staying at Trump-brand hotels in NYC and Chicago

    11/16/2016 9:57:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 52 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 16, 2016 | Marc Stein and Zach Lowe
    At least three NBA teams have stopped staying at Donald Trump-branded hotels this season in part to avoid any implied association with the new president-elect, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that the Milwaukee Bucks, Memphis Grizzlies and Dallas Mavericks have moved away from Trump hotels in New York City and Chicago, which bear Donald Trump's name through a licensing agreement.
  • Singer kneels to perform the National Anthem at Miami Heat basketball game in Black Lives [tr]

    10/22/2016 5:23:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    AP ^ | October 22, 2016 | Staff
    A woman performing the national anthem before an NBA preseason game in Miami on Friday night did so while kneeling at midcourt, and opening her jacket to show a shirt with the phrase 'Black Lives Matter'. The singer was identified by the Heat as Denasia Lawrence. It was unclear if she remained in the arena after the performance, and messages left for her were not immediately returned. Heat players and coaches stood side-by-side for the anthem, all with their arms linked as has been their custom during the preseason. 
  • Sicilian public sector workers skipped work for massages and basketball

    10/05/2016 7:19:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    TheLocal.it ^ | 5 October 2016 12:56 CEST+02:00
    Almost a third of the workers for the local authority in a Sicilian town have been charged with aggravated fraud, after an investigation revealed they were skipping work in favor of activities such as shopping and massages. A total of 59 employees of the city authorities in Milazzo, one of Sicily’s major cities, were found to be leaving the office after clocking in, in order to undertake personal errands, Il Corriere reported. The prosecution said that the workers would also clock in for absent colleagues using their swipe cards, meaning some weren’t present for their entire shift. The investigation had...
  • Joakim Noah skips military dinner, cites 'mixed feelings' and anti-war stance

    09/30/2016 6:22:02 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 30, 2016 | Ian Begley
    WEST POINT, N.Y. -- New York Knicks center Joakim Noah says he skipped a team dinner at the West Point Military Academy that featured cadets and a speech by a former colonel because he is against war. Noah added he had "mixed feelings" about spending time at the West Point Military Academy, where the Knicks are holding training camp this week, because he is opposed to the idea of young troops fighting in wars.
  • Entire Indiana Fever Team Kneels During Anthem Before Playoff Game

    09/22/2016 2:20:13 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 55 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 21, 2016 | Jonah Engel Bromwich
    The latest round of athlete protests during the playing of the national anthem came Wednesday against the backdrop of recent fatal shootings of black men by the police in Tulsa, Okla., and Charlotte, N.C. Before a win-or-go-home W.N.B.A. playoff game against the Phoenix Mercury in Indianapolis on Wednesday, every Indiana Fever player knelt and linked arms as the national anthem played. They were joined by two Mercury players, Mistie Bass and Kelsey Bone. The other Mercury players remained standing. Even given the high stakes of the game, Fever Coach Stephanie White told her players that she had been proud to...
  • NCAA Wants Men in Women's Restrooms & Locker Rooms

    09/20/2016 7:27:15 PM PDT · by PROCON · 55 replies
    afa.net ^ | Sep. 20, 2016 | Tim Wildmon
    This past week the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) pulled all championship events out of North Carolina for the 2016-2017 season simply because that state passed a law, known as HB 2, which requires men and women to use the restroom or locker room corresponding to the gender on their birth certificate. In essence, the North Carolina legislature said men use the men's room and ladies use the ladies room. By doing this, North Carolina was simply protecting women and children from sexual predators and voyeurs. Along with punishing North Carolina, the NCAA is forcing all potential championship host sites...
  • Black Lives Matter Has Officially Cost Mizzou 2,100 Students

    08/25/2016 6:15:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 65 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 24, 2016 | Blake Neff
    The University of Missouri’s (MU) flagship Columbia campus has officially lost a staggering 23 percent of its freshman class this year, an even worse figure than administrators initially predicted in the wake of major racial strife.
  • Good as gold: US women win 6th straight Olympic hoops title

    08/20/2016 7:02:19 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 2 replies
    WRAL.com ^ | 8/20/16 | Doug Feinberg, AP
    RIO DE JANEIRO — Geno Auriemma and Diana Taurasi shared a long, emotional embrace. Mission accomplished. The dominant U.S. women's basketball team did what was expected, winning a sixth consecutive Olympic gold medal and doing it in impressive fashion. In yet another rout, the U.S. dismantled Spain 101-72 on Saturday.
  • 'What's Done Is Done': Carmelo Anthony Says Team Must Move on After Reports of Brothel Visit

    08/07/2016 7:30:48 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 37 replies
    NBC NewYork ^ | 8-7-16 | unattributed
    Carmelo Anthony said his U.S. men's basketball teammates need to accept responsibility and move on after reports that three players visited a legal brothel in Rio de Janeiro. "What's done is done. We have time off and guys did what they did. We accept those responsibilities and move on," said Anthony, a four-time Olympian and the elder statesmen of the team. The Americans dominated China 119-62 on Saturday. Anthony was responding to questions about a TMZ report that several players thought they were walking into a spa on their day off Wednesday night, but wound up in a brothel.
  • Obama, the aging athlete

    08/03/2016 6:40:06 PM PDT · by nascarnation · 25 replies
    theundefeated.com ^ | Michael A. Fletcher
    The president retreats from the physical intensity of basketball to the relative serenity of golf
  • Jonathan Mills, 26, former Southern Miss star, shot and killed in Chicago

    07/25/2016 8:31:21 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    ESPN ^ | July 25, 2016 | Myron Medcalf
    Former Southern Mississippi forward Jonathan Mills, 26, was shot and killed Monday afternoon in Chicago, near the high school where he once starred, police said Mills was preparing for a workout at his alma mater, North Lawndale College Prep, when a gunman opened fire on Mills and a group of his friends near a store close to the school, according to the Chicago Tribune. Mills suffered multiple gunshot wounds, according to police spokesman Thomas Sweeney, who had no other details about the shooting and said no arrests had been made.
  • Big 12 expansion a near-certainty as it aims to avoid being left behind

    07/20/2016 7:35:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    SI ^ | July 19, 2016 | Pete Thamel
    On a conference call Tuesday afternoon, the Big 12 conference announced that it has unanimously approved expansion exploration. To translate for those either unfamiliar or simply fatigued by the jargon of conference realignment, that basically means the league has kicked off an expansion frenzy.
  • Warriors great Nate Thurmond dead at 74

    07/16/2016 2:12:09 PM PDT · by PallMal · 12 replies
    SFGate ^ | Saturday, July 16, 2016 | Michael Lerseth
    Nate Thurmond, an NBA Hall of Famer and seven-time All-Star who was a dominant force in the middle for most of the Warriors’ first decade on the West Coast, died Saturday after a battle with leukemia. He was 74.
  • Cops Walk Off Job at Minneapolis Arena After WNBA Players Wear ‘Black Lives Matter’ Shirts

    07/12/2016 5:55:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 12, 2016 | Staff
    Four Minneapolis police officers walked off the job at the Target Center in Minneapolis in on Saturday in response to Minnesota Lynx players wearing Black Lives Matters shirts during warmups.
  • Legendary Tennessee Basketball Coach Pat Summitt Dies At 64

    06/28/2016 1:16:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NPR ^ | June 28, 2016
    One of the best college basketball coaches of all time has died. Pat Summitt led the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers for almost four decades. DAVID GREENE, HOST: A legendary basketball coach has died. Pat Summitt took over as head coach at the University of Tennessee at age 22. By the time she retired at 59, she'd won a record number of games - more than a thousand. And Linda, you interviewed her not so long ago, right? LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: That's right. In 2013, she was suffering from dementia. And that is the disease that cut her career short....
  • Legendary college basketball coach Pat Summitt dies at 64

    06/28/2016 3:49:40 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 28, 2016 | Associated Press
    Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history who helped boost the women's game to the big time in a 38-year career at Tennessee, has died at 64.
  • Cavs win 2016 NBA Finals Championship!

    06/19/2016 8:26:11 PM PDT · by Pontiac · 155 replies
    WEWS ^ | 6/19/16
    BLOG: After 52 years, Cavs win NBA Finals Championship The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated defending champions Golden State Warriors, 93-89, in Game 7 of the NBA Finals for the first title in franchise history.
  • Warriors Bounce Back to Take Game 4 of NBA Finals, Lead Series 3-1

    06/10/2016 10:00:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 57 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 6/10 | Monte Poole
    The Warriors are one win away from posting back-to-back NBA championships. Powered by a second-half comeback, the defending champions vanquished the Cavaliers 108-97 Friday night in Game 4 of the NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena. The victory gives the Warriors a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. They can close it out Monday night with a win in Game 5. Four Warriors scored in double figures, with Stephen Curry pouring in 38 points to lead the way. Klay Thompson put in 25, with Harrison Barnes tossing in 14 and Andre Iguodala adding 10 off the bench. The Warriors were...
  • The Average NBA Player Spends $42,500 a Month, Including Big Bucks on Clothing

    06/09/2016 5:24:38 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | June 8, 2016 | Brad Tuttle
    The average NBA player spends $42,500 per month, or $510,000 over the course of the year, and 11% of that money is dropped on clothing and shoes—the biggest overall category for spending. Whole Foods, Neiman Marcus, Louis Vuitton, Apple, and Mercedes are among the top retailers in terms of NBA player spending, but so are some more middle-of-the-road stores like Target and Walmart.
  • NBA Finals: Warriors Beat Up on Cavaliers in Game 2

    06/05/2016 9:34:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 6/5 | MONTE POOLE
    Two games into the NBA Finals, the Warriors are halfway to repeating as champions. A 110-77 rout of the Cavaliers in Game 2 on Sunday at before a supremely satisfied sellout crowd at Oracle Arena gives the Warriors a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series, which shifts to Cleveland for the next two games. Forward Draymond Green scored 28 points to lead all scorers, while guard Stephen Curry finished with 18 and guard Klay Thompson finished with 17. Guard Leandro Barbosa came off the bench to put in 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting. The Warriors shot 54.3 from the field,...
  • Will Further Perversions of Title IX Ruin Women’s Athletics?

    06/04/2016 7:07:06 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 72 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 6/3/2016 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    Quick (no web searching!), who was the 2016 NCAA Division I women's basketball champion? (Don't tell me that your office didn't do a women’s NCAA tournament bracket contest!) Okay, given that they've (UConn) won it four times in-a-row, that's too easy. Let's try again: Who was the last (2015) WNBA champion? (Hint: They've won it four of the last five seasons.) Don't feel bad, I didn’t know either, and twice in their recent five-year championship run they defeated the team from my home state in the championship series. Even better: Can you name five WNBA teams? How about five WNBA...
  • New Orleans Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones, 23, shot dead after breaking into Texas apartment

    05/28/2016 6:09:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 86 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 28, 2016 | Seth Walder
    A rising NBA rookie was shot to death after breaking into a Dallas apartment he believed belonged to a friend, according to reports. New Orleans Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones died from a gunshot wound to his abdomen early Saturday after he “kicked open the front door” to a Dallas apartment and the man sleeping inside woke up and shot him, the Dallas Morning News reported.
  • Charles Barkley: “I’ve never seen the NBA as bad as it is”

    05/26/2016 6:32:09 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 41 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | May 24, 2016 | Kurt Helin
    Charles Barkley is walking entertainment and the brilliant Inside the NBA would not be the same without him and his off-the-cuff opinions (which is a great thing in sports talk, not so much with national policy). But he remains the leader of the annoying #getoffmylawn crew of older players who don’t like today’s game. Barkley was on the Bickley and Marotta on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM last week and went off again on the state of the game. “People think us old guys hate when we talk about it. It has nothing to do with the Warriors’ greatness, LeBron’s greatness....
  • Stephen Curry Becomes First Unanimous MVP in NBA History

    05/10/2016 11:53:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Programming note: Watch Steph Curry's MVP press conference today at 2pm on CSN Bay Area, and streaming live right here. The NBA made it official on Tuesday morning, as Steph Curry captured his second straight MVP award. Curry, who led the Warriors to a come-from behind victory on Monday night by scoring an NBA-record 17 points in overtime, becomes the first unanimous MVP in NBA history. Draymond Green finished in seventh place after capturing two second-place votes, six fourth-place votes and 19 fifth-place votes, for a total of 50 points. Kawhi Leonard came in second with 634 points 54 second-place...
  • He Said He Was 17, but High School Basketball Player May Be Closer to 30

    04/29/2016 11:22:52 AM PDT · by AZLiberty · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 30, 2016 | Christopher Mele
    A South Sudan immigrant and standout basketball player at a Catholic high school in Canada has been arrested after it was revealed that his true age is not 17, but closer to 29, the authorities said.
  • Duck Dynasty Star (Willie R) Weighs in on Cruz 'Basketball Ring' Gaffe

    04/27/2016 11:17:00 AM PDT · by xzins · 82 replies
    Fox Business ^ | April 27, 2016 | Henry Fernandez
    Willie Robertson...“Under a Ted Cruz administration, every home is going to have a basketball ring, a football net and a hockey glove,” Robertson told host Stuart Varney. The Texas senator was in Knightsville, Indiana, at the gym where the movie “Hoosiers” was filmed. Cruz referenced how much he loved Hoosiers and added, “The amazing thing is, that basketball ring in Indiana, it's the same height as it is in New York City and every other place in this country.”
  • NBA Will Move All-Star Game If North Carolina Doesn't Change Anti-LGBT Laws

    04/22/2016 8:55:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    DeadSpin ^ | 04/22/2016
    North Carolina is set to host the 2017 NBA All-Star game, but in a meeting with reporters today, commissioner Adam Silver said that the game will have to be moved if recently enacted anti-LGBT laws are not changed. Silver was much more vague when asked about when specifically such a decision would be made, but this is still as clear a rebuke of the North Carolina laws as we’ve seen from him.
  • Silver: Charlotte will lose NBA All-Star Game if LGBT law goes unchanged

    04/22/2016 6:26:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | April 21, 2016 | Lindsey Foltin
    The 2017 NBA All-Star Game is slated to take place in Charlotte, N.C., but commissioner Adam Silver said that will change if the state's new anti-LGBT laws are not altered. In recent weeks, Silver had been rather vague in addressing the controversy, but on Thursday he indicated that the league is taking a firm stance on the matter during an interview with ESPN's "Mike & Mike".
  • Syracuse basketball legend Dwayne 'Pearl' Washington dies of cancer aged 52

    04/20/2016 10:39:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 20, 2016 | Myriah Towner
    Dwayne 'Pearl' Washington, who went from New York City playground wonder to Big East star for Jim Boeheim at Syracuse University, has died age 52. Washington died on Wednesday of cancer, the university said.