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  • Dodgers, Lakers Celebrations Spread Coronavirus in L.A., Officials Say

    10/28/2020 6:32:38 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/28/2020 | Joel B Pollak
    Public health officials in Southern California are warning that celebrations for the city’s two new championship sports teams are spreading the coronavirus in several counties. The Los Angeles Dodgers captured their first World Series title since 1988 on Tuesday night, defeating the Tampa Bay Rays, four games to two. That victory came just weeks after the Los Angeles Lakers won their first NBA championship in a decade.
  • L.A. Mayor Allows Large Religious Gathering Outside Staples Center

    10/15/2020 4:29:57 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | October 12, 2020 | The Babylon Bee
    LOS ANGELES, CA—Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, having opposed large religious gatherings in his city for the past 7 months, has suddenly reversed course, allowing a large worship service to take place in the streets of the city last night. Despite the ban on religious gatherings, the worshipers came together to honor their god, LeBron James, in a spontaneous outpouring of love and praise. Worshipers in this religion, rather than singing songs or saying prayers, topple cars and throw things at the police.
  • Will the media describe the Staples Center post-game rally as a superspreader event or is Los Angeles now immune to the coronavirus?

    10/11/2020 11:11:15 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 19 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/11/2020 | Ian Miles Cheing
    According to the media, it's only a superspreader event if Jewish people or Trump supporters (or Trump supporters who are Jewish) happen to rally, it seems.
  • Lakers Fans Riot In LA Streets After Championship Win (Video)

    10/11/2020 9:13:53 PM PDT · by md1986 · 58 replies
    Game 7 ^ | October 11, 2020 | Carlos Garcia
    The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Miami Heat 106-93 on Sunday evening to claim the 2020 NBA Championship. Following the win, Lakers fans took to the streets of LA to celebrate the occasion. Needless to say, things got crazy very quickly. Police vehicles got attacked, fireworks were set off — nothing seemed off limits.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Lakers, Clippers Vote To Boycott NBA Season

    08/27/2020 6:04:35 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 93 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 08/26/20 | Victor Morton
    The Los Angeles Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers, led by superstar LeBron James, reportedly voted to boycott the rest of the NBA playoffs. According to Shams Charania, lead NBA writer for The Athletic, James walked out of a hastily-called players meeting when other team representatives said they would not join. However, Mr. Charania reported, other players realize that even if just those two teams boycott the season, enormous problems would be created in finishing the playoffs. “Sources: Miami’s Udonis Haslem spoke and essentially told everyone in room that — without Lakers and Clippers, how will season continue? LeBron James...
  • 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...
  • Washington Post journalist is suspended after tweeting a link to a 2016 story about Kobe Bryant's rape case just hours after he died in helicopter crash

    01/27/2020 3:15:13 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 182 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 27 Jan 20 | By Ariel Zilber
    Washington Post journalist has been suspended by the newspaper after she tweeted a link on Sunday to a years-old story about the Kobe Bryant rape case just hours after the basketball legend and his daughter were killed in a helicopter crash. Felicia Sonmez, who covers national politics for the Post, took to Twitter shortly after the world learned of Bryant’s death along with eight others aboard his private helicopter which crashed outside of Los Angeles. She posted a link to an April 2016 story from the news site The Daily Beast which carried the headline: ‘Kobe Bryant’s Disturbing Rape Case:...
  • 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 shared how a Catholic priest changed his life

    01/26/2020 12:25:11 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 36 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 2016 | Czarina Ong
    Even though retired NBA legend Kobe Bryant was born and raised a Catholic, he made a few bad turns. But thankfully, the basketball star was able to turn his life around, and it was all thanks to a kind-hearted priest.
  • 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.
  • The Ladies On The View Along With Tommy Sotomayor Give Their Take On Lizzo's Laker Exploits!

    12/12/2019 12:15:55 PM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    Tommy Sotomayor News Raw ^ | Dec, 12, 2019, | Tommy Sotomayor
    The Ladies On The View Along With Tommy Sotomayor Give Their Take On Lizzo's Laker Exploits! ***video is 16 min long***
  • ‘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...