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Marfan Syndrome Ends Isaiah Austin’s NBA Future

Isaiah Austin diagnosed with Marfan syndromeIsaiah Austin, former Baylor star has been diagnosed with a serious medical condition and will not be able to pursue a career in the NBA.

Austin, who had been projected as a late first-round pick, underwent a standard physical at the NBA combine where his EKG test revealed an abnormality.  After undergoing further genetic testing, the results came back positive for Marfan syndrome.

The recommendation was that Austin quit playing basketball immediately.

NBA Trivia and Sports News

What is Marfan Syndrome?

Marfan syndrome effects 1 in 5,000 people, including men and women of all races and ethnic a genetic disorder that affects the body’s connective tissue. Connective tissue holds all the body’s cells, organs and tissue together. It also plays an important role in helping the body grow and develop properly.Connective tissue is made up of proteins. The protein that plays a role in Marfan syndrome is called fibrillin-1. Marfan syndrome is caused by a defect (or mutation) in the gene that tells the body how to make fibrillin-1.This mutation results in an increase in a protein called transforming growth factor beta, or TGF-β. The increase in TGF-β causes problems in connective tissues throughout the body, which in turn creates the features and medical problems associated with Marfan syndrome and some related disorders. more »

There is no “I” in team but there are 2 “I’s” in Miami

Finally, normalcy was restored in the NBA with the Spurs dismantling the Heat in 5 games to win the NBA Championship.

The concept of buying championships just reeks in all professional sports these days so it was a breath of fresh air last week when the ultimate team, the NBA finalsSan Antonio Spurs, shredded LBJ, D-Wade, and Chris B. You grow up playing sports with the understanding that the team wins – not the individuals. However, when you get to the NBA, it’s all about me. So when you see team defense, team offense, team rebounding, a single mind set, a coach not afraid to bench or confront an athlete, and the love they all have for each other, you got to believe it is still ( and always will be ) the right way to play sports.

Here is the reality. Stop trying to compare LeBron James to Michael Jordan. MJ is the best ever and LBJ is a distant 8th or 9th. Period. End of discussion. ‘Bron wilted in the San Antonio heat and could not put the Heat on his back and carry them to another title. The theory in the NBA is that you have to have 3 stars to win a title. The great Laker teams of the ’80′s had 3 plus a great supporting cast.

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Lamar Odom Buys Hennessy for Entire Bar

Lamar Odom is in the news and this time he is being described as the life of the party.

lamar-odom-partyThe NBA free agent  and a  couple of his buddies were in Narragansett, Rhode Island last night.   They reportedly stopped at a Charlie O’s Tavern.   The tavern is a place Odom  partied at during his college tears when he attended The University of Rhode Island in Kingston.

Lamar,  whose net worth is said to be $56 million….was feeling generous and treated the entire bar to several shots and I don’t be shots in regard to basketball…we’re talking shots of Hennessy.

Sources say that Odom was also enjoying the company of several  University of Rhode Island  college co-eds.  He  posed for pictures, chatted with the patrons….Odom, who is trying to stay sober was described as “very talkative and friendly”  however, he wasn’t drinking….

Clippers Players Excited for Lamar Odom’s Potential Return

Lamar’s returned to his college stomping grounds and is working out with renowned trainer Rob McClanaghan in hopes of signing with an NBA team.

ABOUT:  Lamar Joseph Odom is an American professional basketball forward who last played for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association.

Lamar Odom TriviaLamar Odom Trivia:

Professional basketball player forward, no longer with the Dallas Mavericks. He was released by Dallas Mavericks, in March of 2012.

Parade Magazine’s 1997 National Player of the Year.

Children: Destiny and Lamar Jr.

He had no contact with his father Joe Odom and his mother passed away when he was age 12.

Son, Jayden, born 15 December 2005.

His son Jayden died while he was sleeping (28 June 2006), he was only six 1/2 months

Son-in-law of Robert Kardashian and Kris Jenner.

Stepson-in-law of Bruce Jenner.

Brother-in-law of Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Robert Kardashian Jr. and former brother-in-law of Kris Humphries.

Stepbrother-in-law of Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner, Khloe’s two youngest siblings.

Played AAU basketball as a youth with Ron Artest and Elton Brand.

Enrolled at UNLV after high school in 1997 and attended summer classes. After an academic scandal, it was revealed he was receiving cash payments from a booster, which led to basketball coach Bill Bayno’s firing and UNLV being placed on probation for four years. Transferred to the University of Rhode Island, but had to sit out a year.

Played one season at Rhode Island, where he led them to a conference title. He then declared for the 1999 NBA Draft and was selected fourth overall by the Los Angeles Clippers.

NBA All-Rookie 1st Team in 2000.

(July 14) Traded by the Miami Heat along with Caron Butler and Brian Grant to the Los Angeles Lakers for Shaquille O’Neal. [2004]

Traded from the Los Angeles Lakers to the Dallas Mavericks along with a 2nd round draft pick for the Mavericks’ 2012 first round draft pick. [December 2011]

 Kardashian Trivia Answers

Who is the only sister to have been home schooled?   Khloe Kardashian

What is Mason’s middle name?   Dash

Who is the tallest sister?   Kendall Jenner

Who is the youngest of the Jenner sisters?  Kylie Jenner

What was the name of the Kardashian family’s father? Robert Kardashian

The Kardashian’s are part American and part _____? Armenian

What was the name of Kim Kardashian’s first husband?   Damon Thomas

Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries were married for how many days?  72


Who is the ‘momager’?
Kris Jenner
What is Bruce Jenner’s real first name?
What medal did Bruce Jenner win in the decathlon?
Who did Rob Kardashian date and then cheat on?
Adrienne Bailon
What does Lamar Odom do as a career?
Basketball player
What is the family’s substitute word for “I promise”?
Who is Scott Disick’s partner?
Kourtney Kardashian


Bill Russell Arrested for Carrying Gun at Airport

Bill Russell Arrested

NBA Bill Russell Arrestd for bringing Gun in AirportBill Russell Cited for bring gun in an Airport.

Legendary NBA player Bill Russell was arrested  at  Sea-Tac International Airport in last Seattle Wednesday  for taking a loaded gun through airport security.

Russell, an  11-time NBA champion going through security at when airport screener notice  the  fully loaded, .38 caliber Smith & Wesson handgun in his carry on bag.

Russell was issued a citation and released.  He faces fines up to $7,500.00.   Read more here

ABOUT:  William Felton “Bill” Russell is an American retired professional basketball player who played center for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association from 1956 to 1969.

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Chris Birdman Clears Name

NBA star whose home was raided in child pornography probe finally clears his name after authorities reveal he was victim of elaborate ‘catfishing‘ extortion scam by a woman in Canada.  Read more here

Celebrities Arrested in 2013

Actor David Cassidy was arrested in August of 2013 on DUI charges. According to reports, Cassidy was driving in upstate New York when a police officer pulled him over early on the morning of August 21, 2013 (he had his high beams on). You likely know the rest: Cassidy failed a field sobriety test and was taken to jail. The charges against Cassidy are a felony because he also had a DUI in another state (Florida).

Rapper DMX is no stranger to run-ins with the law. In fact, he’s been arrested several times in recent years, most recently on August 20, 2013, in Greer, South Carolina. DMX, aka Earl Simmons, was a passenger in a truck stopped for making an illegal u-turn. Even though DMX wasn’t behind the wheel, he was taken into custody because he had an outstanding warrant (driving with a suspended license).  DMX did not take kindly to the arrest. In a video posted on  TMZ, the rapper can be heard screaming that he’d done nothing wrong. And also? Marijuana was found inside the truck. DMX was taken to jail and then released on house arrest.

Actress Emma Roberts was arrested on July 7, 2013, on charges of domestic violence. Police in Montreal took the 22-year-old Roberts into custody following an incident with Roberts’ boyfriend, actor Evan Peters.

New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was arrested on June 26, 2013, in connection with the murder of a man whose body was found near the NFL player’s home in Massachusetts. The arrest came after police spent several days searching Hernandez’ home, presumably looking for evidence that might tie him to the shooting death of Odin Lloyd, who was found dead on June 17, 2013.

Actor Jeff Garlin, who stars on the HBO comedy ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm,’ was arrested on Saturday, June 15, 2013, and taken to jail on felony vandalism charges. What happened? One report indicates that Garlin was arrested after “breaking car windows” during a “heated argument” (gee, you think?!) over…a parking spot.

Rapper 2 Chainz was arrested on drug possession charges at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on June 11, 2013.

Former NFL player Chad Ochocinco was arrested in Florida on May 20, 2013, on charges stemming from his domestic violence arrest involving ex-wife Evelyn Lozada. According to reports, a judge issued a warrant for Ochocinco, aka Chad Johnson, because of a probation violation related to the 2012 arrest.

American legal clerk and environmental activist Erin Brockovich was arrested in June of 2013 for DUI. According to reports, the 52-year-old Brockovich was taken into custody on June 7, 2013, for DUI whle driving a boat. It happened in Nevada, where officials say a warden observed Brockovich trying to dock her boat.

NFL player Adam “Pac-Man” Jones is no stranger to legal problems, and he was arrested on assault charges in June of 2013. According to reports, the Cincinnati Bengals cornerback allegedly struck a woman outside a Cincy nightspot. Jones, who was taken into custody on June 10, 2013, reportedly got into a “verbal altercation” outside the FB’s bar.

Actress Pia Zadora was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery charges and coercion after an altercation at her house in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Saturday, June 1, 2013.

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