Jocks And Stiletto Jill // ESPN meets Sex and the City ESPN meets Sex & The CIty. Sports and Pop Culture Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:38:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Nick Young calls out ESPN anchor who dissed Iggy Azalea Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:38:22 +0000 Nick-Young

Sunday night, Sports Center anchor Robert Flores aimed a diss at Lakers star Nick Young’s girlfriend, rapper Iggy Azalea.

During the “What Did We Learn?” segment, Flores said Iggy killed hip-hop.

“We learned that according to the Lakers’ Nick Young a dolphin recently tried to kill him. So Nick while dolphins are trying to kill you, your girlfriend is trying to kill hip hop … let’s call it even, ok?”

Nick saw the video, and decided he wanted to see Flores in the streets to let him know how mad he was. At one point, he compared ESPN to BET.


He’s since deleted those tweets. Of course Nick had every right to defend his girlfriend. But, the lowkey threat of seeing Robert in the street was interesting.

Nick didn’t come at Snoop like that during their tiff. As a matter of fact, Nick even @’s Snoop. He subtweeted him.




Snoop is often court side at Lakers games, or at any number of night life events in LA, Why didn’t he ask to see him? Snoop said some not nice things about Iggy, but Nick’s breaking point was a random Sports Center anchor saying her rapping sucks?

Nick always maintains he’s not about that life. I think he should treat the guy from Sports Center the same way he did Snoop.

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Gabrielle Union Says The NBA Are Hypocrites If James Harden Doesn’t Get Suspended Mon, 02 Mar 2015 20:28:10 +0000 Gabrielle-Union

Gabrielle Union was a huge sports fan long before she met and married Dwyane Wade. The “Being Mary Jane” star is always outspoken when it comes to her opinion on the game.

Monday morning Gabby took to Twitter to ask if Houston Rockets’ star James Harden would be suspended for kicking LeBron James during Sunday’s Cavs. vs. Rockets match up. Gabby was curious because back in December 2012, DWade was fined $35,000 for kicking in the direction of Ramon Sessions. He was also suspended for one game.



Gabby wasn’t the only one asking questions about the play. NBA bad boy, Matt Barnes added his two cents also.


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Keyshia Cole and KMichelle Both Checked Athletes on Social Media This Weekend Mon, 02 Mar 2015 19:37:31 +0000 Keyshia-Cole-KMichelle

R & B singers Keyshia Cole and K Michelle are like two sides of the same coin. Over the weekend, both clapped back at athletes on social media.

Keyshia had a message for her estranged husband, former NBA player Daniel “Booby” Gibson. The two were spotted a few days ago at a party for her new reality show looking as if they were working through their issues. But apparently old habits die hard. Booby is currently an aspiring rapper. He was shooting his video and Keyshia was there to support. I guess Booby forgot to lock his phone, because Keyshia ended up exposing Booby for trying to be a different type of player with his wife and his “love interest” in the video.

KCole-Instagram-Booby KCole-IGBooby Keyshia-cole-IG-3

I guess the starting over as “Friends” thing doesn’t work. how could u invite me to a video shoot but, your trying to mess with the “Love interest” while your “Wife” #IsThere! #BasketBallPlayerTurnedRapper #KindOfShitTheyDo #PointOfInvite? #ThankGodIWasSmartAboutIt #ManUp #WhenUSayUWannaSaveUrFam #ButUReallyDont #WhatWouldUHaveDone? #Bogus #TheChickSaidAllMenCheat #IDontBelieveThat #NoHate #Facts #EnoughOfNoLove


That is an example of a man that didn’t have a plan. He didn’t have one when he invited his wife to his video shoot while he’s pushing up on the video chick. And clearly not when he thought his post career push should be rapping.

I’m sure this will get messier.

Meanwhile, singer KMichelle was minding her own business when NFL free agent LeRon McClain shared his opinion about her stage costumes on Twitter.


Of course he deleted it soon after. But the Internet moves fast.


KMichelle received word, and responded:




McClain was cut by the San Diego Chargers last March, then arrested in November 2014 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama for synthetic weed trafficking.


photos via Instagram

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Sports Center Anchor Ethers Iggy Azalea [Video] Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:26:06 +0000 Iggy-Vs-Robert-Flores

Lakers star Nick Young and his girlfriend Iggy Azalea stay in the headlines. Swaggy P recently shared a story about a recent vacation with Iggy, where he felt a dolphin was trying to take him out because it wanted his girl.

ESPN Sports Center anchor Robert Flores lowkey ETHERED Iggy and Nick in a segment where he claims that one of them has murdered hip-hop.


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Marshawn Lynch Says He Was Expecting The Ball During “That” Super Bowl Play Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:56:43 +0000 marshawnlynchturkey

We all had the same questions during the final moments of Super Bowl 49, why didn’t the Seahawks run the ball in with “Beast Mode” Marshawn Lynch. Looks as if Lynch had the same question.

Marshawn, Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams, and Browns TE Gary Barnidge took part in a camp in Turkey for American Football Without Barriers. While there, Lynch did a televised interview where he stated he was surprised he didn’t get the ball, and he does believe that his current anti-hero status had something to do with it.

“To be honest with you, I would be a liar if I didn’t tell you that I was expecting the ball. Yes, I was expecting the ball. But after it didn’t happen, like I told a reporter after the game, it’s a team sport and I had no problem with the decision or the play calling.”

“I think it was more of a … how do I say this? When you look at me, and you let me run that ball in, I’m the face of the nation. You know, the MVP of the Super Bowl, that’s pretty much the face of the nation at that point in time. I don’t know what went into that call. I mean, maybe it was a good thing that I didn’t get the ball.

“It cost us the Super Bowl. I mean, I have full confidence in my teammates to execute that play because we’ve done it so many times. But would I have loved to had the ball? Yes, I would have. I would have.”


Marshawn is OAKLAND no matter where he is.


spotted at DeadSpin

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Denver Nuggets Chant ‘1-2-3…Six Weeks’ to Break Huddle Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:12:55 +0000 denver-niggets

When you are losing, sometimes the only thing you can focus on is The End. That seems to be what’s going on with the Denver Nuggets. Currently the team is sitting in the 13th spot in the Western Conference. Their season ends on April 15th, which leaves  22 more games in this season.

Even thought they aren’t technically eliminated from the playoffs, the Nuggets play in the extremely stacked West. It’s pretty clear the Nuggets are already dreaming of the summer break. During Friday’s 102-84, loss to the Utah Jazz on their home floor, the Nuggets broke the huddle with a chant of “1-2-3…six weeks” according to “The Denver Post.”

Head coach Brian Shaw has had trouble reaching the team this season, and could be on the hot seat in Denver.

“I’m frustrated in myself because I feel that I need to figure out a way to do a better job at trying to get that out of us, get that hustle and those kinds of plays and to play with more of a sense of urgency, play with more tenacity,” he said.

“Our guys are frustrated, too. And so the weight of this all starts to come down. Some guys in those situations fight harder. Some guys give in.”

During the 2012-2013 season, Denver finished third in the West with a 57-25 record. Their head coach at the time, George Karl, was awarded Coach of the Year, and then fired by the team that summer. Their former GM Masai Ujiri left that summer also, and landed in Toronto. Shaw took over the Nuggets last season, the team missed the playoffs last year, finishing 36-46.



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James Harden Kicks Lebron Below the Belt and Rockets Crown Harden New King of NBA Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:31:52 +0000 Harden

With a flagrant foul, five techs, a kick in the groin, and some social media shade throwing, this wasn’t your typical regular season game.

You would’ve thought it was game 7 and the NBA Championship on the line with all the drama happening last night as the Cleveland Cavaliers faced off against the Houston Rockets.

Tempers flared throughout the game, with LeBron James and James Harden getting in the mix. James received a technical foul, while Harden was earned a flagrant foul for kicking King James below the belt.

  Despite James putting up 37 points, eight rebounds, four assists, three steals and three blocks; the NBA superstar missed two critical free throws with only a few seconds remaining and the Cavs down one point. It led to the Rockets beating out the Cavs 105-103 in overtime.

Meanwhile, Harden continued to make his case to be the league’s MVP by posting 33 points, eight rebounds and five assists for the win.   But the antics didn’t stop on the court. After the game, King James posted a selfie to Instagram reflecting on the team’s loss, while the Rocket’s twitter account decided proclaim Harden as the new king of the NBA.

King James Harden Tweet


Looking in the mirror tonight after a tough lost of my part like You’re your biggest challenge, competition, drive, obstacle, motivation, etc so it’s nothing u haven’t seen before! Back in the lab tomorrow to continue the drive to striving to be the Greatest I’ve ever seen! #StriveForGreatness

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Ronda Rousey Takes Down Cat Zingano in 14 Seconds [Video] Sun, 01 Mar 2015 21:35:39 +0000 ronda-rousey

Ronda Rousey needs to see if Vine or Instagram is interested in sponsoring her next fight. Saturday night Rousey faced off against Cat Zingano for UFC 184.

Rousey made slight work of Zingano, finishing her off in 14 seconds. That’s 1 second less than an Instagram video.

Rousey is like a Mike Tyson match in the late 80’s. Why bother? Doesn’t seem to be another opponent in close to her.

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Russell Westbrook Gets Cheekbone Surgery Sun, 01 Mar 2015 18:53:40 +0000 Thunder-Russell-Westbrook

Oklahoma City Thunder All-Star Russell Westbrook had surgery on a fracture to his zygomatic arch bone – his cheek bone. He suffered the fracture Friday night in Portland.

The injury happened when Westbrook’s face hit his teammate, Andre Roberson’s knee while battling for the ball during the final seconds of the 115-112 loss to the Blazers.

The Thunder will re-evaluate him next week. The team is also without their superstar, Kevin Durant, who had surgery to relieve discomfort in his foot. Russ has already missed 14 games this season.

Russ seemed to be in good spirits Saturday. His parents renewed their wedding vows on their 15th wedding anniversary and he shared photos on Instagram.

Sooo proud to have these 2 has my parents. Me and my brother are truly blessed to have them in our lives .. Want to congratulate them on renewing there vows and looking amazing doin it… I cried soooo many tears of joy this evening because there nothing more important to me than my family and I love them too death!!!! LOVE U BOTH MOM AND DAD!! Enjoy the night!!! #westbrookfamily #wedding #mymomlookedbanging #Blessed


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Former Knicks Standout Anthony Mason Passes Away Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:15:11 +0000 Anthony-Mason-Pat-Riley

Former NBA star Anthony Mason died Saturday morning at the age of 48. Mason had a massive heart attack earlier in February after being diagnosed with congestive heart failure.

Drafted in the third round  by the Portland Trailblazers in 1988. Mason spent 13 seasons in the NBA, playing for six teams, including the Knicks, Hornets, and a season with the Miami Heat.

Mason’s path to the NBA was an unconvential one. He was waived by the Blazers shortly after being drafted. He ended up hooping overseas in Turkey and Venezuel,  before landing with the New Jersey Nets ( now Brooklyn.) He also played in the USBL and CBA.

In 1991, Mase and the Knicks came together, after he played on their summer league team. His blue collar, hard nose style of play was one of the key defining elements of New York Knicks basketball in the 90’s.

Mase was on a Knicks squad that included Patrick Ewing, John Starks and Charles Oakley. That team took the Houston Rockets to seven games in the 1994 finals.  Mason won “Sixth Man of the Year” in the 1994 -1995 season.

His oldest son, Anthony Jr. released a statement.

“First I want to thank all those who offered prayers and well-wishes for my Father, our family really appreciates it,” his son, Anthony Mason Jr., said Saturday. “Overnight, New York City and the world lost a legend, a friend, a brother … but more than anything our father, Anthony Mason. As you all would expect our father — Big Mase — put up an incredible fight, dealing with a severe heart issue. I’m wishing this was something else I was writing, but Pops we’ve got to let you know we love you and know you’ll always be with us.”

Mason is survived by his other son, Antoine Mason,  Anthony Jr.’s mother, Monica Bryant, and Antoine’s mother, Latifa Whitlock.

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Angels Josh Hamilton Suffers Drug Relapse Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:00:09 +0000 josh-hamilton-angels

Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton suffered a relapse this offseason with alcohol and cocaine use. Hamilton alerted Major League Officials in New York, before they discovered it during his mandated weekly drug tests.

This marks the second time Hamilton has violated the MLB’s drug policy. While in the minor leagues, he was suspended from 2004- 2006 behind issues with cocaine and alcohol.  Hamilton is likely facing a 25-game suspension.

Earlier this month Hamilton underwent surgery on his shoulder and was expected to be out until at least May.



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1st Black NBA Player, Earl Lloyd, Passes Away at 86 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:31:30 +0000 earl-lloyd

One of the NBA’s first legends passed away Thursday. Earl Lloyd, the first African American to play in the NBA, died at the age of 86.

Lloyd made his debut for the NBA in 1950 playing for the Washington Capitals. This was before the civil rights movement had officially begun.

Lloyd helped the Syracuse Nationals win the 1955 NBA title, joining teammate Jim Tucker as the first black players to play on a championship team.

The 6-foot-5 forward averaged 8.4 points and 6.4 rebounds in 560 regular-season games in nine seasons with Washington, Syracuse and Detroit. He missed the 1951-52 season while serving in the U.S. Army.

Inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003 as a contributor, Lloyd was 22-55 as Detroit’s coach in 1971-72 and the first nine games in the 1972-73 season.



Adam Silver released a statement



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Inside Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s Harem with his Former Assistant Tasha Robinson-White Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:01:20 +0000 Tasha and Floyd PR Shirt

Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s former assistant Tasha Robinson-White recently released a book, “Right Hand to the Champ” chronicling her time working for the boxing champ. Tasha worked from 1998-2009 starting out as Floyd’s assistant before becoming the President of The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation .



In part one of our conversation, we covered Floyd’s transition from “Pretty Boy Floyd” to “Money Mayweather,” Floyd’s harem of women, and how he managed his finances while she was under his employment.

Jill: Let me ask you, being with Floyd’s camp seems as if it’s little misogynistic. That women are there for decoration or to be submissive. How was it to work in that sort of environment?

Tasha: Well, for the record, I stopped working for Floyd in 2009, so before all the extra girls that you see, there were not a lot of women around at the time. I was the only female that actually worked with Floyd early on, from 1998 to 2009. I eventually got an assistant I think in 2007-2008, he actually got an assistant around 2007-2008 and there was me, and a lot of times his sisters would play roles in helping out and what not, but the team was Leonard Ellerbe, Tasha Robinson White and Floyd Mayweather, and then of course he had his boxing publicist Kelly Swanson and other people like that. He had girlfriends that hung out, but the girls that hang out with him now are pretty much his employees, so he says, that’s how it puts it, those are his employees.

Jill: Strippers?

Tasha: I don’t know where they come from, but women of all walks of life actually work with him, so I don’t put myself on that level.

Jill: So you weren’t exposed to that?

Tasha:  I’ve seen the strippers, I’ve seen what he brought around. He coordinated events and wanted events done, and certain women would come you knew they were strippers or what not but that wasn’t me, I come from a whole different background… He was a product and what came with his product came with his product, but when I was working with him, that wasn’t the scene.

Jill: That wasn’t the scene, so he adapted the women and all the excess as part of his image. Just to grow his legend?

Tasha: Yes. He’s always liked a pretty face, what man doesn’t? However, when he morphed into “Money Mayweather” from Pretty Boy Floyd, that became a character. Women , money, cars and all the extra stuff, that just became his character, because the media and his fans really bought into it. I think it just kind of became his personality and often I’d be the one with the reality check.  Sometimes that would be some of our fights because he wanted to entertain when it wasn’t the time to entertain.

Jill: Do you think that Josie (the mother of 3 of his children) is his true love?  He seems to go back and forth between Josie, Melissa – his daughter Ayanna’s mother- and others?

Tasha: Melissa seems different, I don’t know. Well when I first met Floyd back in 1998, Melissa was the girlfriend, let’s get it straight, Melissa was the girlfriend. I’m not really sure, how he ended up getting with Josie in the middle of their relationship. Josie and he had a baby, then he went back to Melissa and they had a baby. Then he went back to Josie and they had two more babies. I believe Josie is more in his head when it comes to a woman. She had three children with him, she went through a lot. Melissa kind of went on and had another relationship and then they actually became friends later. I think Josie had more of his time, his intimate time, his family time.

Jill: What about his ex-fianceé Shantel Jackson?

Tasha: Shantel she was a pretty face, he liked her, he wined and dined her but she wasn’t really in the forefront. She was the fad girl for a very, very long time. Once he and Josie had a public altercation, I think shortly after that was when he announced he was engaged to Shantel. That was when she was able to come out of hiding so to speak. Because when Josie would come on the scene, Shantel had to disappear.

Jill: What do you think of all the domestic violence accusations that have surrounded him? Is that something that you are familiar with during your time with him?

Tasha: Do you really, really, really want my opinion?

Jill: Yeah, because you know him and you worked with him.

Tasha: The thing is, I never saw Floyd hit a woman, I’ve never seen him be abusive. I have seen him get upset, just like I’ve seen my own or other men that make their little insecure feelings about another man known. 

I’ve seen that, but I’ve never seen him being abusive. And to be honest with you, what I think about that situation with him taking a plea bargain, I really don’t feel he took a plea bargain because he was guilty or he was confessing, I felt like he was protecting his children from having to get on a stand and get confused with everything that was going on. that’s kind of weird for me as a woman to say that, but I really like Josie and I’m not saying that against her words or whatever may have happened. I just don’t think that Floyd truly beat her up, I truly don’t believe he beat her up, I don’t. But, I’m not saying an incident didn’t happen because I believe an incident probably did take place, I just feel he was more forced to take a plea in the situation it was more about his children, I don’t feel like anyone completely informed him of what was really going on.

Jill: Do you think Floyd will end up like most athletes, going broke. Or do you think he has money for show, but he’s smart with his business?

Tasha: Once again, I haven’t worked with him since 2009. But, I can tell you from 2009 the decisions weren’t very smart, and I don’t really think at that time he had an accountant. He would invite people working with him to help him maintain that.

Today I don’t really know how he’s doing, what he’s doing, but I see him just like anybody else, making major bets on sports games and spend a lot of money in the strip clubs, buying cars and jewelry.  I’d see it before anybody else, and for me to do my own mathematics from the home, hopefully he put some money aside, and hopefully he has made some investments.

Jill: You mentioned people didn’t always get paid and sometimes they were paid with “things,” is that a condition of employment with TMT, or is that because people didn’t really have regular roles?

Tasha: I think people did not have regular roles. I think that it was never really a “real payroll” established. Even when I was working there; it’s like, “come to the bank and get some money.” You knew when he got money you were going to get some money, and that’s just how it rolled, but I know with me, early on I know I always had a side job until 2005, and in 2005 I became exclusive with him as far as work.

Part Two on Saturday!

In part two we discussed Floyd’s charitable side, his relationship with 50 Cent, why Tasha stopped working for Floyd, and if Money May really has struggles reading.

You can find “Right Hand to the Champ: 13 Lessons that changed my life” on Amazon.






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Kobe Bryant Talks About Helping Lamar Odom Through The “Low Times” Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:35:51 +0000 KBryant LOdom

Kobe Bryant has been doing a lot of press this week in advance of the airing of his Showtime documentary, “Kobe Bryant’s Muse.” Since we’ve arrived at the twilight of Kobe’s career, he’s been more open with the media.

Kobe is often portrayed as the one superstar who doesn’t have friends. While that pretty accurate for #8 Kobe, #24 seemed to learn the benefit of friendship and camaraderie. In a recent USA Today interview, Kobe revealed that he Lamar Odom is someone he keeps in touch with, and that he was there for him during the dark period.

He’s (Lamar) doing good. He’s doing good, man. I’ve talked to him during some of the low times for him, and I think during those moments it’s funny how sports can be really impactful because I used what we did as a team, and the toughness and the mental fortitude and shared some stories to kind of remind him of that journey, right? And to take him back to that place, to hopefully get him to find that place again and get himself out of this thing.

On when he and LO last spoke:

This was right in the thick of it, and then I spoke to him two months after that, two months after. He’s good (Gives two thumbs up). We all stay close, man. Me and Shannon (Brown) just had dinner the other night. When you go through stuff like that, and you win something like that together, you don’t lose that.


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E! & Kardashians Agree To 4 More Years for $100 Million Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:12:34 +0000 The-Kardashians

Are you ready for another four years of the Kardashians? Page Six announced that E! and the family have agreed to pay the first family of reality TV $100 million to stay on with the network.

Momager Kris Jenner recently secured the astonishing deal for herself and daughters Kim, Khloé and Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall and Kylie Jenner. Bruce Jenner is not part of the deal, having previously agreed that he will be leaving after the upcoming 10th season of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” Bruce has his own show at E! based on his sex transition.


The Kardashians first hit E! back in October of 2007. This was the same year that Kim’s infamous sextape dropped with Ray J. The Kardashian’s already were locked in the network before the tape dropped in February of that year.

Since then there have been Nine seasons of the original “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” which included four athletes – 2 apiece for Kim and Khloe, Two rappers -one each for Kim and Khloe, four spinoffs and three weddings – 2 of Kim’s and 1 for Khlo.



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Serge Ibaka Documentary “Son of the Congo” Dropping in March [Video] Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:33:34 +0000 Serge-Ibaka-Documentary

Oklahoma City big man Serge Ibaka has a documentary that will debut in March on Bill Simmons’ Grantland.

“Son of the Congo” delves into Ibaka’s journey to the NBA after escaping war-torn streets of the Congo.

In ‘Son of the Congo,’ he returns to his native country, revisiting the empty lots where he used to sleep, reconnecting with his daughter, and confronting the stark reality facing Congolese youth. The odds are long, but Ibaka imparts his unshakable belief that a better future is possible if you never stop trying.

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NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts Thinks Media Has Too Much Access Post-Game Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:07:41 +0000 Michele-Roberts

The media and athletes have a complicated relationship. Both “need” each other to do their job – don’t start, a professional athlete’s job is more than what he does on the field or court. They are also required to market the game But I will admit that the locker room can be an awkward place to facilitate that relationship.

NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts has noticed this, and recently spoke out about what she feels is a problem with media access to players.

“Most of the time I go to the locker room, the players are there and there are like eight or nine reporters just standing there, just staring at them,” Roberts said. “And I think to myself, ‘OK, so this is media availability?’ If you don’t have a f—ing question, leave, because it’s an incredible invasion of privacy. It’s a tremendous commitment that we’ve made to the media — are there ways we can tone it down? Of course. It’s very dangerous to suggest any limitation on media’s access to players, but let’s be real about some of this stuff.

“I’ve asked about a couple of these guys, ‘Does he ask you a question?’ ‘Nah, he just stands there.’ And when I go in there to talk to the guys, I see them trying to listen to my conversation, and I don’t think that’s the point of media availability. If nothing else, I would like to have a rule imposed, ‘If you have a question, ask it; if you don’t, leave.’ Sometimes, they’re waiting for the marquee players. I get that, but there is so much standing around.”

The Professional basketball Writers Association has responded to Roberts claims.

“Members of the Professional Basketball Writers Association stand for fair and responsible journalism. The NBA’s media-access rules do more than protect news outlets; the rules serve the public because the rules facilitate informed, accurate coverage.

“The suggestion that reporters use locker-room access periods to eavesdrop on players’ conversations or to do anything other than work is inaccurate. The NBA’s pregame media-access period provides a vital forum for building constructive relationships between players and reporters. In the vast majority of cases, reporters are in locker rooms before a game because the reporters are waiting to interview players who are in the training room for treatment, on the court warming up or attending pregame chapel services.

“The vast majority of players and the vast majority of our members have positive interactions on a daily basis.

“The PBWA has worked with the NBA in recent years to streamline the daily access periods for players and coaches. Individual players are no longer required to do interviews both at the morning shootaround and during the pregame availability session. The pregame access period has been reduced from 45 minutes to 30. The amount of practice time open to the media has been reduced from 30 minutes to 15. These changes were made to assist players and coaches and reduce their media obligations during their workdays.

“The PBWA would welcome the opportunity to meet with Michele Roberts at any location and time of her choosing to discuss the issues she raised in the column.”

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Dez Bryant Tweets He Feels Betrayed in Response to Domestic Violence Tape Rumors Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:25:52 +0000 Dez BryantTape

Does this incriminating tape of Dez Bryant really exist? That seems to be the million-dollar question no one has been able to definitively answer.

There have been countless reports that a videotape allegedly catching the Cowboys’ star receiver performing an act of domestic violence against a woman is on the verge of being released. Yet no one has confirmed they’ve actually seen the tape, and media outlets have yet to get their hands on it.

Despite Bryant and the Cowboys making efforts to brush off allegations of the “Ray Rice-Like” tape, rumors about its existence and when it will be released continue to fly.
Speculation about the tape started last week when Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio made an appearance on sports talk radio station 105.3 The Fan in Dallas and referenced the tape. While he didn’t say the tape existed he acknowledged all the NFL insiders know about it.
“It’s one of the best-kept secrets in the media,” he said. “A story that all of the major insiders know about, known about it for months, involving a video tape…[and the] Cowboys are aware of it. Because of that and possible other reasons, the Cowboys have been very reluctant to commit major money to him. I don’t know that [the video] does exist…That’s just the chatter, that there’s video…and the Cowboys are afraid it will come out and have a Ray Rice-like type of an impact…People think that’s what’s keeping the Cowboys from a long-term commitment.”
In response, Bryant hopped on twitter to vent his frustrations and address the tape rumors. He tweeted, “I need to get me a real raw uncut TV show or something … I can’t continue to get betrayed like this.” Last week, Bryant posted another cryptic message possibly addressing the tape. He wrote:


“Just quit with the b.s. … It’s clear as day what’s going on… I might need to do a exclusive interview about my life these past 5 years since the world is destined to know. I use to let people take advantage of my life now that I’m no longer allowing that to happen it seems to be a problem… I’m not ashamed of none of my past incidents because that’s what made me who I am today.” reports that there is a police report from 2011 where police were called because a man allegedly dragged a female from a vehicle that was later discovered to be registered to Bryant. The woman was Iilyne Nash – Bryant’s girlfriend at the time. She recently gave birth to their daughter.

She said an argument occurred between her and a separate male acquaintance, listed as Alex Penson, before she went to a friend’s home and was picked up by Bryant.

She told police there were no injuries as a result of the situation. Police determined no crime was committed and allowed everybody to leave the scene, according to the report.

You can view the full police report HERE.

Normally, where there’s smoke there’s fire but looks like we’ll just have to wait and see.

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Larry Sanders Explains His Decision To Leave The NBA Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:37:18 +0000 Larry-Sanders-why-He-left-the-game

Playing in the NBA is a dream for millions of kids. But one former NBA player is walking away from the game – at least professionally- after 5 years in the NBA, and signing a four-year, $44 million contract extension.

Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders agreed to a buyout with the team. Sanders was the Bucks 15th draft pick in the 2010. In a video recorded for “The Player’s Tribune,” Larry explains why he’s walking away from basketball.

He revealed that he is suffering from anxiety and mood disorders. He recently received treatment at Rogers Memorial Hospital for those issues. He also delves into his marijuana use, which he says is used to treat his depression. He understands that this isn’t a situation most people would walk away from, but his mental health is the priority.

**UPDATED Feb.25**

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Rajon Rondo and Rick Carlisle’s Heated Exchange During Mavs vs. Raptors [Video] Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:19:58 +0000 rajon-rondo-rick-carlisle

Rajon Rondo has a reputation for being feisty. Tuesday night during Mavericks vs. Raptors, his head coach Rick Carlisle was on the receiving end of Rondo’s wrath.

During the third quarter, Carlisle wanted to call a timeout, but Rondo didn’t think it was needed.

Carlisle walked onto the court to call the timeout without his starting point guard’s cooperation. As Rondo walked to the sideline, the two got into a heated exchange which led to Rondo riding pine for the rest of the game.

Following the game – which the Mavs won – Carlisle was asked about the situation in post game. He said it was a “difference of opinion,” and he sat Rondo because of a coach’s decision. When pressed to elaborate, he refused.

Rondo’s post game comment,“We won. Discuss it with Rick.”

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