Jocks And Stiletto Jill // ESPN meets Sex and the City ESPN meets Sex & The CIty. Sports and Pop Culture Sat, 30 May 2015 14:25:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Falcons Osi Umenyiora Marries Former Miss Universe Lelia Lopes [Photos] Sat, 30 May 2015 14:25:24 +0000 Osi-Lelia-Wedding
Congratulations are in order for Atlanta Falcons DE Osi Umenyiora and former Miss Universe Lelia Lopes. The two were married on Friday in Luanda, Angola.

The two have been dating for three years, and became engaged in 2013.

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Stunning couple.

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Pistons Andre Drummond Takes West Bloomfield Senior To Prom [Photos] Sat, 30 May 2015 13:58:29 +0000 Andre-raquell-prom

Last January, a high school senior named Raquel Smith had a lofty goal. She wanted Andre Drummond, a member of the Detroit Pistons, to take her to prom in May. Naturally she took to Twitter to see what it would take for him to say yes.

Drummond said if she could get 12,000 retweets in two weeks, he’d be her date.

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She didn’t make her goal, but the 21-year-old Drummond took her anyway, and naturally he was the hit of West Bloomfield high’s prom.

He was absolutely amazing. He stayed at prom almost two hours, was social with everyone, he was very nice. Of course even the adults wanted pictures and he was very accommodating. He was just an unbelievable.

I wonder if the friendship will continue? They looked nice together.

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Iggy Azalea Cancels Concert Tour Sat, 30 May 2015 13:42:21 +0000 Iggy-Azalea

Lakers star Nick Young and girlfriend, rapper Iggy Azalea, will have a lot more time to spend together this summer. That’s because Iggy’s “Great Escape” concert tour has been canceled.


The tour was originally planned for summer 2015, and was to feature singers Joe Jonas and Tinashe as opening acts. It later was pushed back to the fall, and both acts dropped off to join other summer tours.


A new tour and album are in the works for 2016.


photos via Instagram

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Falcons Cut LB Prince Shembo After Arrest For Kicking Girlfriend’s Yorkie To Death Sat, 30 May 2015 13:18:10 +0000 Prince-Shembo

Break ups can be hard, but the revenge one Atlanta Falcons LB decided to take after his girlfriend broke up with him, has left him unemployed and facing criminal charges.

Prince Shembo, was charged with felony aggravated cruelty to animals after kicking his girlfriend’s Yorkie last month.


On April 19th Shembo’s girlfriend left her small dog, Dior, with him. When she returned, Dior was unresponsive. She took the dog to an animal hospital where Dior later died. An autopsy discovered “significant internal injuries,” with the cause of death listed as blunt force trauma. Injuries included a fractured rib, fractured liver, abdominal hemorrhage, thoracic hemorrhage, extensive bruising and hemorrhage in the muscles in her front leg and shoulders, head trauma, hemorrhage and edema in lungs, hemorrhage between the esophagus and trachea, and hemorrhage in the left eye. Shembo later admitted to his girlfriend that he had kicked the dog after she broke up with him.

The Falcons immediately cut Shembo after learning of the charges. If you recall, Michael Vick was the quarterback for the Falcons when he was hit with dog fighting charges.
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Adrian Peterson Talks To Twitter About The Problems With NFL Contracts Fri, 29 May 2015 19:33:22 +0000 adrian-peterson

Estranged Minnesota Vikings’ running back Adrian Peterson went on a tirade Thursday on Twitter. Peterson wants to be traded from the Vikings.

Fans lashed out at AP on Twitter for skipping OTA’s, so he responded with his thoughts on the NFL’s contract structure, explaining that his absence was business, not personal. Many assumed he was in his feelings because he allegedly felt the Vikings didn’t support him last season as he faced child abuse charges.

Peterson has three years and approximately $46 million left on his deal, but none of that is guaranteed.

“A (little) crazy how one side has so much power that they can do as they please when it come to the contract!” Peterson tweeted. “But when the other-side (player’s) feels for whatever reason! Family, Change of scenery or simply – what they feels just might work best for them! Those same laws don’t apply!”


While Adrian has some valid points, this fact is pretty hard to ignore; 1. NFL players vote on their CBA. If they have issues with the way its structured, its up to them to make their displeasure known during those negotiations. Not cry foul after the fact.

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Shaq Shows off his Toe Game [Video] Fri, 29 May 2015 19:09:40 +0000 shaq

Athletes generally have ugly feet. Consider it the cost of doing business. Shaquille O’Neal decided to show off his dogs on Instagram this week.


Is that nail polish or fungus?

That poor woman had a serious job in front of her. How much do you think Shaq’s pedicures cost?

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Steph Curry On A Pony [Video] Fri, 29 May 2015 18:58:54 +0000 Steph-Curry-Pony

The Golden State Warriors will face off against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA finals beginning June 4th. Until then, the two teams have about a week off. The time away is good for both teams to rest and heal.

The NBA MVP Steph Curry thought it would fun to indulge in a bit of ponyback riding.

He’s on a horse! The Currys are such a cute couple.

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Will Dwyane Wade Opt Out Of His Contract With The Heat? Fri, 29 May 2015 18:32:59 +0000  

Can you imagine the Miami Heat without Dwyane Wade? It’s possible. The guard can opt out of the contract he signed last summer.

Wade’s agent, Henry Thomas said leaving the Heat isn’t the goal, but the two sides are currently in talks. While Wade’s agent, Henry Thomas says the goal isn’t to enter free agency, nothing is set in stone.

Wade has been with the Heat since he was drafted in 2003 with the No. 5 pick. He helped the Heat win an NBA title in 2006 with Shaquille O’Neal, and then two more in ’12 and ’13 titles with LeBron James and Chris Bosh.

Injuries have slowed DWade down the last few seasons, and the Heat missed the playoffs this year for the first time since 2007.

I wonder if he got any pointers from LeBron or this guy about his contract situation.


Wade has until June 30th to let the Heat know if he’s planning on opting out.



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Chicago Bulls Fire Head Coach Tom Thibodeau Thu, 28 May 2015 19:26:10 +0000 bulls-fire-thibs

After months of speculation, the Chicago Bulls have announced the firing of head coach Tom Thibodeau.

The rumors said that Bulls brass and players felt Thibs was a little to old school in his coaching approach, which led to a breakdown between he and management. That there were communications issues regarding how hard he was working the players – especially those returning from injury.

Full details in the press release below:

Chicago Bulls Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf said, “The Chicago Bulls have a history of achieving great success on and off the court. These accomplishments have been possible because of an organizational culture where input from all parts of the organization has been welcomed and valued, there has been a willingness to participate in a free flow of information, and there have been clear and consistent goals. While the head of each department of the organization must be free to make final decisions regarding his department, there must be free and open interdepartmental discussion and consideration of everyone’s ideas and opinions. These internal discussions must not be considered an invasion of turf, and must remain private. Teams that consistently perform at the highest levels are able to come together and be unified across the organization-staff, players, coaches, management and ownership. When everyone is on the same page, trust develops and teams can grow and succeed together. Unfortunately, there has been a departure from this culture. To ensure that the Chicago Bulls can continue to grow and succeed, we have decided that a change in the head coaching position is required. Days like today are difficult, but necessary for us to achieve our goals and fulfill our commitments to our fans. I appreciate the contributions that Tom Thibodeau made to the Bulls organization. I have always respected his love of the game and wish him well in the future.”

Following 21 years in the NBA as an assistant coach (he was an advance scout in 1991-92), Chicago named Thibodeau the team’s head coach on June 23, 2010. During his five seasons at the helm of the Bulls, Thibodeau’s teams compiled an overall record of 255-139 (.647). The Bulls advanced to the playoffs five times during Thibodeau’s tenure, where he posted a postseason record of 23-28 (.451).

“When Tom was hired in 2010, he was right for our team and system at that time, and over the last five years we have had some success with Tom as our head coach,” said Chicago Bulls General Manager Gar Forman. “But as we looked ahead and evaluated how we as a team and an organization could continue to grow and improve, we believed a change in approach was needed.”

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The Golden State Warriors Win The Western Conference Finals [Photo] Thu, 28 May 2015 15:08:03 +0000 warriors-Western-Conference-Champions

The Golden State Warriors are the Western Conference Champions. The Warriors knocked out the Houston Rockets in five games.

After 40 years, the Warriors are returning to the NBA finals. The dubs will have a week off before facing off against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Kanye West was in the building.

He was the guest of Warriors owner Peter Guber.

Lil B was there too.

There might be something to his curse, James Harden committed 13 turnovers – an NBA playoff record.

Of course the internet lit him up about that stat.

This was an ugly game. Dwight Howard came out ready, looking to establish himself early in the game. But mental mistakes and frustration ultimately got the best of him. Klay Thompson was kneed in the ear by Trevor Ariza and had to leave the game for awhile. Klay-Ear-Bleed

He returned to the game, but woke up Thursday morning feeling the effects of a concussion. He could miss time if he doesn’t pass the NBA’s concussion protocol.

The Warriors bench is deep. Harrison Barnes caught fire last night and lit the Rockets up for 24. 13 of those points game in the fourth quarter.


Salute to Rockets guard Corey Brewer. He left it all out on the court.

And of course, Riley Curry stole the show again.

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Riley Curry Wants You To Know She’s Blessed [Video] Thu, 28 May 2015 14:27:14 +0000 Steph-Riley-Curry

Two-year-old Riley Curry has stolen the show once again. Riley was front and center with her dad to celebrate the Golden State Warriors’ win over the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference Finals.

There was Riley on the big screen flashing the number one sign.

There was Riley saying, “but I’m sleep tho”

There was Riley singing Big Sean, telling the reporters she’s “Blessed”

That moment when she needed someone to hold her gum so she could play peek-a-boo

Basically, you know who owned the night.


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DeSean Jackson And Girlfriend Kayla Phillips Are Expecting A Baby Thu, 28 May 2015 02:29:04 +0000 Kayla-DeSean

Congratulations are in order for Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson and girlfriend Kayla Phillips. Kayla announced on Instagram that she’s pregnant.


The two have been dating for a few months, Kayla dropped hints of the baby news on Instagram back in March.


DeSean has a new reality show headed to BET this fall, and Kayla is appearing. I’m sure we’ll be overloaded with watching the two have their first child together – Kayla has a son from a previous relationship.

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DeSean not Kayla have officially confirmed. Cuteness overload.

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50 Cent Boxing Promotions Company Files For Bankruptcy Wed, 27 May 2015 15:52:37 +0000 50-Cent

And just like that, it looks as if 50 Cent will make his exit from the boxing promotions business. Per reports, SMS Promotions has filed for bankruptcy.

Initially started as a joint venture between fiddy and Floyd Mayweather Jr., SMS Promotions launched in 2012,  signing boxers like then-undefeated champion Yuriorkis Gamboa, James Kirkland and Olympic medalist Andre Dirrell.

But, the business never took off, and on May 25th, the company filed for Chapter 11. In court documents obtained by TMZ Sports, filed in Connecticut, SMS says it has between $100k and $500k in debts.

SMS promoted its most recent fight on May 15th in Connecticut. The fighters haven’t exactly been lighting it up with their matches.

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9 FIFA Officials Indicted For Conspiracy, Racketeering, Corruption And More Wed, 27 May 2015 14:40:25 +0000 fifa

Trouble for FIFA. Wednesday morning, a 47-count indictment was announced for Nine FIFA officials and five sports marketing executives. The charges include racketeering, conspiracy and corruption linked to the World Cup’s selection process and other international soccer tournaments.

The Department of Justice believes this was a 24-year scheme, that also involved U.S. and South American sports marketing executives, who allegedly paid more than $150 million in bribes and kickbacks for media and marketing rights.

FIFA’s Director of Communications Walter Gregorio said at a Wednesday news conference that he did not have confirmation on the information provided by the DOJ regarding the probe. He also said the 2018 and 2022 World Cups would still be played in Russia and Qatar, respectively.

Obviously this is a huge international sports story. As more details develop, we’ll keep you updated.


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Nia Long and Spurs Assistant Coach Ime Udoka Are Engaged Wed, 27 May 2015 14:08:09 +0000 imenia

Congratulations to actress Nia Long and San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Ime Udoka. The two have recently become engaged.


The 44-year old was spotted out recently rocking a sparkler on her left hand, her reps confirmed to E! news, that after five years of dating, Ime (37) popped the question. The two met in 2010, and had their first son, Kez – Nia’s youngest – in 2011. Nia also has a 14-year-old son, Massai, from a previous relationship.

In 2013 while promoting “The Best Man Holiday,” Nia mentioned in an interview that it can be difficult for career-driven women and marriage because of the pressures society places on woman and relationships.

“I think that women who are extremely driven to success, ambitious, I think they get to a point in their lives where they’re like, ‘Uh oh. I am 30-something years old, and I don’t have a husband and I don’t have children yet and what does that mean?’” she told the mag.

“I think what it means is stay in your course because it’s going to happen when it’s supposed to happen. It doesn’t happen for everyone at the same time, so you can’t compare your life to someone else’s.”

Amen Nia!


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Cavs Win Eastern Conference Finals: Champagne, Coldtubs and Selfies [Video] Wed, 27 May 2015 13:43:02 +0000 The Cleveland Cavaliers are your Eastern Conference Champions. Tuesday night it was all about Champagne, cold tubs and selfies, as LeBron James and his teammates celebrated sweeping the Atlanta Hawks at home.

Check out photos from the trophy presentation and postgame celebrations:

LeBron James makes history, joining the elite list of players to appear in five straight NBA finals – let’s not forget he did it on two different teams – and he also appeared on five All-Star teams in those consecutive years as well . That’s a bar!

Can’t forget James Jones is also going to his fifth NBA finals too.

The ladies celebrated their Boos’ win.

Teyana Taylor – Iman Shumpert’s girlfriend, Vanity Perkins – wife of Kendrick Perkins, Savannah James – wife of LeBron, and Ashley Witherspoon – JR Smith’s girlfriend

Also on hand, Suns guard Eric Bledsoe – he and LeBron share an agent, Rich Paul – NBA draft prospect Montrezl Harrell and Redskins WR DeSean Jackson.

Cold tub turn up!

Podium moment is next, but first let me take a selfie:



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Memorial Day Weekend Recap: Chris Brown, Victor Cruz, Paul George And More Tue, 26 May 2015 17:22:48 +0000 So now you’re back in the office after a long Memorial Day weekend. Of course the first thing you want to know, how did your favorite jocks spend it?

Pacers star Paul George was involved in the Indy 500 race.

Meanwhile, your guy Chris Brown was up to his old social media tricks. This time Breezy threatened model Tyson Beckford, who had the audacity to take a photo with Chris’ ex-girlfriend Karrueche while they partied at the Palms hotel in Vegas.


Lots of threats were issued via Instagram, including hints of gang violence. CB and friends said they were on their way to SEE the model and current star of Chippendales’ show.

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Of course there was more, but you know CBreezy is a fan of tweet and delete. Tyson responded back by posting videos of his location, plus himself at the gun range. Naturally, all traces of those videos have vanished, but I got you.



I guess Chris forgot about the part where he got another woman pregnant…


Wizards point guard John Wall was in Vegas for the holiday.


Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was spotted in Houston for Drake’s Houston Appreciation Weekend


James Harden was at Drake’s concert too. Good thing he dropped 45 in a Rockets win Monday night, or “the public” would never let him live that down.


Odell’s teammate Victor Cruz was in Cancun to celebrate his fianceé Elania’s 30th birthday, along with Mavs forward Amaré Stoudemire and his wife Alexis.


Cabo was the spot for Clippers Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan.




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Blac Chyna And Boxer J’Leon Love Get Close [Video] Tue, 26 May 2015 17:04:29 +0000 Blac-Chyna-Boxer-Jleon

J’Leon Love is a 27-year-old boxer signed to Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s Mayweather promotions. He also seems to have made a new friend, rapper Tyga’s ex, Blac Chyna.

Last week Chyna made the boxer her #ManCrushMonday.


A week later, the two were posted up. In bed… saying that they just met the day before, and people are assuming…

J’Leon’s record is 19 Wins (10 Knockouts, 8 decisions, 1 disqualification) and 1 Loss

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New Show “Player Gets Played” Sets Up Cheating Boyfriends To Get Caught [Video] Tue, 26 May 2015 14:30:03 +0000 player-gets-played

Have you ever been cheated on? Back in the day if I suspected a guy was cheating on me, I immediately turned into a forensic specialist. Not even the feds could touch my detective skills.

In 2015, women might not need to rely on their own skills, a new show coming to Oxygen will do the heavy research for them, and even arrange a set up for the cheater and the women he was dealing with. It’s like the old show “Cheater” on steroids.


Each episode follows one woman with a lurking suspicion as she uncovers the heartbreaking reality that she is not the only love in her boyfriend’s life. After discovering the truth with the help of social media and friends, the ladies join together without letting the “player” in on their plan and plot a surprising reveal designed to teach him a lesson.

So men, how would you react? Ladies, would you ever go to these lengths to catch a cheater?



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James Harden Drops 45 As Houston Rockets Prevent Series Sweep Tue, 26 May 2015 14:11:03 +0000 James-hardenwin

Monday night, the Houston Rockets showed once again why you can’t out them out when they’re down. The Rockets were facing a Game 4 elimination in the Western Conference Finals. The team came out aggressive, taking a commanding lead, scoring 45 points in the first quarter.

James Harden dropped a career-high 45 points in a 128-115 win.

It should also be noted, quite a few were upset that “The Beard” attended a Drake concert Sunday night, following that 35-point-beat down. But clearly, a little Drake in your life can be a good thing. Lil B who?

Check out some of the Game 4 highlights:

Dwight Howard hits Warriors center Andrew Bogut across the face. It’s called a Flagrant one.

Howard has been beasting all series for the Rockets, and last night was no exception. DH had a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds.

Stephen Curry was injured in a scary fall. He was down for several minutes and needed help leaving the court.

He missed about 12 minutes of play, after running through concussion testing. He ended the night with 23 points. His back court mate, Klay Thompson scored the Warriors team-high 24 points.

Warriors power forward Draymond Green scored 21 points before fouling out in the fourth quarter.

Side note, Lil B will be in attendance Wednesday night at Oracle arena in Oakland. If Harden goes off again, is the curse of Lil B broken?

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