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  • LeBron James’ Breonna Taylor Tweet Sparks Debate

    09/28/2020 4:26:11 PM PDT · by md1986 · 21 replies
    Game 7 ^ | September 28, 2020 | Carlos Garcia
    LeBron James tweeted out a message about the Breonna Taylor case that triggered an interesting debate online. The Los Angeles Lakers star has been getting increasingly involved in social justice matters, and his latest social media post is simply the most current example of that.
  • Tucker Carlson draws in more viewers than highly anticipated Game 4 Lakers-Nuggets matchup

    09/27/2020 8:35:21 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 29 replies
    Just the News ^ | September 26, 2020 - 5:38pm | By Daniel Payne
    This week's Thursday night episode of Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News pulled in more viewers than the highly anticipated Game 4 NBA match between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Denver Nuggets. That game drew 4.6 million viewers, while Carlson's show brought in 140,000 more than that. The comparatively low numbers continue a trend of plummeting viewership in the NBA, the numbers of which are down roughly 40% since the 2018 season and 27% from last year. Some commentators have blamed that drop on the League's increasing politicization, particularly beginning in mid-2020 as more and more players began coming...
  • NBA Ratings Hitting Record Lows

    09/22/2020 2:40:01 PM PDT · by md1986 · 32 replies
    Game 7 ^ | September 22, 2020 | Carlos Garcia
    The last two weeks have not been kind to NBA TV ratings. Sunday’s Game 2 Western Conference Finals battle between the Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets averaged 3.17 million viewers. That number marks the lowest total for a Conference Finals outing since 2003, when the then-New Jersey Nets and Detroit Pistons averaged 2.72 million for Game 4 of their series. Last year, a similarly-positioned game between the Golden State Warriors and Portland Trail Blazers averaged 7.88 million viewers.
  • Colby Covington calls out Joe Biden, takes call from Donald Trump after beating Tyron Woodley.

    09/20/2020 12:21:08 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 14 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | September 19, 2020 | Ryan Young
    Colby Covington delivered quite the message following his win at UFC Fight Night on Saturday night. Covington, after taking care of Tyron Woodley in their grudge match via a fifth-round TKO, took shots at former Vice President Joe Biden and Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James in his post-fight interview. He also received a congratulatory call from President Donald Trump, which he took on speaker phone during a media session live on ESPN.
  • Candace Owens tells LeBron James: 'If you're suffering through racism, please give me some of that'

    09/13/2020 6:44:10 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 13,2020 | By Yael Halon
    In a weekend interview on "Life, Liberty, & Levin," Owens noted that the Los Angeles Lakers superstar -- who has spoken out about his "tough" life as a Black man in America "lives in a one hundred million dollar mansion in Bel Air." "I always say, if you're suffering through racism, please give me some of that," she told Mark Levin. BEN SHAPIRO SLAMS LEBRON JAMES FOR 'DISGUSTING' SUGGESTION FOLLOWING KENOSHA POLICE SHOOTING "He's got a White gardener, a White chef, all various White people that work for him, White driver," she continued. "So if that's racism, LeBron, please, please...
  • LeBron James won’t wear social justice phrase on Lakers jerseys, says list of message options don’t resonate with his mission

    07/11/2020 4:50:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    AP via KTLA ^ | 7/11/20
    LeBron James says his thoughts on social justice can’t be contained on the back of a basketball jersey. The Los Angeles Lakers superstar won’t wear one of the NBA-approved social justice messages on the back of his jersey when the NBA resumes competition later this month in the Orlando bubble. “It was no disrespect to the list that was handed down to all the players,” James said Saturday in a confernece call from Florida. “I commend anyone that decides to put something on the back of their jersey. It’s just something that didn’t seriously resonate with my mission, with my...
  • Kobe Bryant Wins at Time’s Up Oscars Despite Rape Accusation

    03/05/2018 2:09:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/05/2018 | By MAIREAD MCARDLE
    Social media came down on Gary Oldman's win as well. Kobe Bryant took home an Oscar for an animated short film yesterday evening, for his short Dear Basketball, a choice some thought inappropriate given the “Time’s Up” and #MeToo themes of the 90th Academy Awards.Bryant was arrested and charged with sexual assault in 2003 when a 19-year-old woman accused him of rape. The basketball star claimed the encounter was consensual, however, and the case fizzled out when the woman said she did not want to testify in court.Bryant apologized to the woman, and a little over a year after the...
  • Kobe Bryant on Kaepernick's protest: 'I would have participated'

    02/12/2018 5:25:30 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 26 replies
    wsbtv ^ | Feb 12, 2018
    Retired NBA star Kobe Bryant during an interview with outspoken ESPN anchor Jemele Hill weighed in on the Colin Kaepernick protest debate by saying that if he were still playing today he would have joined in on it despite the potential backlash. Bryant said that Kaepernick’s message was a “very simple one” and that people are as entitled to protest peacefully as they are to be upset about those protests. “Yeah, I would have participated in it, for sure. I’m sure I would have gotten some flak for it. That’s fine,” he told Hill. “I think that Colin’s message was...
  • Kobe Bryant's 'light-skinned' remark hints at NBA's peculiar racial politics

    01/06/2016 9:52:10 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 15 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Wednesday 6 January 2016 | Dave Schilling
    This week, soon-to-be-retired Laker legend Kobe Bryant admonished second-year guard Jordan Clarkson for “going to the hole like a light-skinned dude”. Clarkson told the LA Daily News that in the moment prior to posterizing Suns big man Alex Len, he thought, “I have to go to the hole like a dark-skinned dude. As soon as the lane opened up, that’s all I could remember.” It’s interesting that Bryant would toss such a racially charged statement at a young player considering his childhood was spent in Europe and he never quite fit in with his peers when he returned to the...
  • Obama met with Kobe Bryant during terrorist attack

    12/07/2015 4:03:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Fire Andrea Mitchel ^ | 12/3/15 | admin
    Obama has his priorities right I guess. As the terrorist attack in San Bernardino was unfolding yesterday, many people wondered where was Obama. No we know. Obama was busy meeting with Kobe Bryant as the terrorist attack as going on and 14 people were murdered in cold blood all in the name is Islamic terrorism. The Lakers were in Washington D.C. last night for the only time this year. So Obama figured, who cares about the American people getting killed by a crazed Islamic radical and his wife. I’ll go talk some basketball with Kobe Bryant.
  • MSNBC Reporter Says 'N*****' While Covering Death of Kobe Bryant

    01/26/2020 2:34:34 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 108 replies
    NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, were killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California on Saturday morning. While covering the tragic story, MSNBC reporter Allison Morris appears to have used the word n***** in reference to the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team which Kobe played on for 20 years. NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, were killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California on Saturday morning. While covering the tragic story, MSNBC reporter Allison Morris appears to have used the word n***** in reference to the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team which Kobe played on for 20 years.
  • KOBE BRYANT DIES IN HELICOPTER CRASH

    01/26/2020 11:41:50 AM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 515 replies
    TMZ ^ | 26 JANUARY 2019 | TMZ
    Kobe Bryant died in a helicoper crash in Calabasas Sunday morning ... TMZ Sports has confirmed. Kobe was traveling with at least 3 other people in his private helicopter when it went down. A fire broke out. Emergency personnel responded, but nobody on board survived. 5 people are confirmed dead. We're told Vanessa Bryant was not among those on board. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
  • ‘Unacceptable’: Fans, Media Erupt After LeBron James’ Outburst During National Anthem

    10/23/2019 6:03:49 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Oct 2019 | DYLAN GWINN
    The NBA was understandably excited to start its season and get away from the China controversy that had embroiled the league over the past couple weeks. However, even more controversy ensued on Tuesday night and on into Wednesday as video surfaced showing LeBron James walking off the court and screaming while the national anthem played. James faced a firestorm of criticism after saying that Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey “wasn’t educated” on the China-Hong-Kong issue, before he sent a message of support to pro-democracy protesters earlier this month. While backpedaling, James said that he is not a politician, and...
  • N.B.A. Commissioner: China Asked Us to Fire Daryl Morey

    10/17/2019 6:07:01 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 59 replies
    NYT ^ | Oct. 17, 2019 | Sopan Deb
    The Chinese government asked the N.B.A. to fire a team executive who posted on social media in support of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, the league’s commissioner, Adam Silver, said on Thursday in his first public appearance in the United States since returning from a contentious trip to Asia. “We said there’s no chance that’s happening,” Silver said. “There’s no chance we’ll even discipline him.” The executive, Daryl Morey, the general manager of the Houston Rockets, set off the international firestorm with a Twitter post using a slogan used by the protesters in Hong Kong, just as the league was...
  • LaVar Ball: Lonzo trade will be Lakers' worst move

    06/15/2019 9:17:08 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 34 replies
    ESPN ^ | June 15, 2019 11:57 PM | OHM YOUNGMISUK
    Not long after learning his son Lonzo Ball will be part of a blockbuster trade for Anthony Davis, LaVar Ball made his thoughts clear on what he felt the Los Angeles Lakers had just agreed to do. "I guarantee: Like I say again, it will be the worst move the Lakers ever did in their life and they will never win another championship," LaVar Ball told ESPN while at the Drew League on Saturday to watch his son LaMelo play. "Guarantee it. "They're going to regret it. I'm going to have fun with it. Because I told you all, it...
  • ‘I Thought He Was Going To Rape Me’: Luke Walton Sex Abuse Accuser Talks Lawsuit

    04/25/2019 12:56:29 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 27 replies
    KCBS TV LOS ANGELES ^ | 4/24/19 | KCBS Staff
    SANTA MONICA (CBSLA) — The woman suing former Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton for sexual assault gave details to the media on Tuesday. Joined by her attorney Garo Mardirossian, former LA sports reporter Kelli Tennant described the alleged sexual misconduct that took place back in 2014 at a Santa Monica hotel. Tennant said that Walton forced himself on her in his hotel room after he allegedly invited her to his room. Tennant said that she wanted Walton to have a copy of her book. “Out of nowhere he got on top of me and pinned me down to...
  • Charles Barkley mocks Jussie Smollett for staging racist attack

    02/22/2019 10:55:10 AM PST · by Conserv · 28 replies
    Charles Barkley roasted Jussie Smollett on Thursday night after more details of the racist attack he is accused of staging emerged, taking particular pleasure in mocking the actor for allegedly writing a personal, backdated check to the men he paid to beat him. Speaking during his half-time coverage of the Houston Rockets-Los Angeles Lakers game, Barkley had his co-commentators on TNT in stitches after bringing the controversial case up. They were discussing unlikely scenarios on the basketball court when Barkley steered the conversation towards Smollett mischievously.
  • LeBron caught in storm after social media gaffe

    12/23/2018 4:06:39 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 118 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 12/23/18 | news.com.au
    Not long after making headlines for taking aim at the “old, white men” of the NFL and accusing them of having a “slave mentality”, LeBron James has caused another stir, this time on social media. The NBA icon posted a photo of himself on Instagram captioned with lyrics from a song by American rapper 21 Savage, writing: “We getting that Jewish money. Everything is Kosher.” The LA Lakers star soon found himself under heavy fire for perpetuating a stereotype about Jewish people. Host of YouTube show Pittsburgh Sports Live Mike J. Asti wrote on Twitter: “Current NBA Commissioner Adam Silver...
  • Michael Jordan Says He Supports LeBron James After Donald Trump Ripped Lakers SF

    08/04/2018 2:23:25 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 27 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | August 4, 2018 | MIKE CHIARI
    Basketball legend Michael Jordan voiced his support for LeBron James on Saturday after President Donald Trump posted a critical tweet regarding the Los Angeles Lakers superstar. According to Geoff Bennett of NBC News, Jordan released a statement through a spokesperson that read, "I support LJ. He's doing an amazing job for his community." On Friday night, Trump questioned James' intelligence and suggested he preferred Jordan: @realDonaldTrump LeBron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike! Jordan was the latest in a long line...
  • LeBron James leaves Cleveland again, agrees to join Los Angeles Lakers

    07/01/2018 5:38:43 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 73 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | 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...