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The NBA East meets West All-Star game converged last month at Madison Square Gardens and there was no doubt… both sides of the hardwood were represented by the NBA’s “best of the best.” Tipping off for the East were starters John Wall (guard), Kyle Lowry (guard) , Carmelo Anthony (forward), LeBron James (forward) and Bulls (forward) Pau Gasol. Taking to the court for the West was (guard) Stephen Curry, (guard) James Harden, (guard) Klay Thompson, (forward) LaMarcus Aldridge and Grizzlies center Marc Gasol. Now, the question that remains is…at the end of the day, who will take a seat on the superstar bandwagon? There’s a lot of speculation and uncertainty as we near the end of the 2014-2015 regular season and approach the NBA playoffs which are set to begin on April 18th. Before your final decision regarding who has risen to the very top of the NBA’s upper echelon or if your Feeling lucky? “Check out the NBA Daily Lines and Odds.”
There are numerous factors taken into consideration when determining the “elite” list of the NBA athletes who will be deemed superstars…but in the end both past and present performances are relevant.
Stay tuned… the NBA’s MVP announcement is just a few weeks away.
2015 NBA All-Star Game: West beats the East, 163-158
President Barack Obama reportedly thinks that Michael Jordan needs to stop focusing on golf and FIX YOUR CRAPPY NBA FRANCHISE!!
The Obama-Jordan drama began when Jordan took a free throw shot about Obama’s golf game during an interview with Ahmad Rashad.
The former NBA star called the president a “sh**ty golfer.”
Obama made good use of his chance to to rebound during an interview on the Wisconsin radio station WJMR. The president was ask about Jordan’s decision to throw the cheap shot. It was the perfect opportunity for Obama to backdoor the former Chicago Bulls guard by saying … “Mike and I, we know each other, but I’ve never played golf with him,” Obama said … “Michael wasn’t very well informed about this. I think he might’ve just been trying to give Ahmad an extra ratings boost on his show.”
Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson has announced he’s selling the team and admits that he sent out an email which to many may seem racist.
Levenson has been upfront and honest about the content in the email he sent admits he sent the email to team execs back in 2012. In the email, he urged them to get more suburban white fans at games. He also included a detailed list which included all the issues he felt were a factor with the teams current fan base. His list included the following:
♦ It’s 70 pct black.
♦The cheerleaders are black.
♦ The music is hip hop.
♦At the bars it’s 90 pct black.
♦ There are few fathers and sons at the games.
♦The concerts [after games] are either hip hop or gospel.
Levenson added … “My theory is that the black crowd scared away the whites and there are simply not enough affluent black fans to build a significant season ticket base.” He also complained that he’s told team execs, “I want some white cheerleaders … I have even bitched that the kiss cam is too black.”
According to sources…NBA Commissioner Adam Silver received notification and a copy of the email from Levenson in July. Approximately two months after Donald Sterling was banned. He immediately informed the league of his intent to sell the team.
Levenson apologized to fans in a statement, saying … “If you’re angry about what I wrote, you should be. I’m angry at myself too.”
STEVE KOONIN OFFICIAL STATEMENT To the City of Atlanta and Hawks Fans
NBA COMMISSIONER ADAM SILVER STATEMENT REGARDING ATLANTA HAWKS OWNER BRUCE LEVENSON Read it Here
Becky Hammon, WNBA star has been fired for the position of assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs.
On Tuesday, the NBA franchise announced that Hammon who plans to retire after 16 seasons in the WNBA, the San Antonio Stars, will become the second female coach to be hired for a position in the NBA.
Lisa Boyer, is the first female coach in the NBA. She served on John Lucas’s staff in Cleveland in 2001-02.
Hammon spent some time around the Spurs during last season’s run to the championship, and coach Gregg Popovich says she made a strong impression.
“I very much look forward to the addition of Becky Hammon to our staff,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said in a statement. “Having observed her working with our team this past season, I’m confident her basketball IQ, work ethic and interpersonal skills will be a great benefit to the Spurs.”
Becky Hammon WNBA, College and Coaching Career TRIVIA:
- Becky Hammon’s prolific scoring for the Colorado State Rams made her an All-American as well as Colorado Sportswoman of the Year.
- On August 5, 2014, Becky Hammon was hired as an assistant coach for the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs.
- Becky Hammon was undrafted during her rookie season.
- Becky Hammon was signed to the WNBA on May 12, 1999 and joined the New York Liberty.
- Becky Hammon had a solid rookie season statistically, backing up starting point guard Teresa Weatherspoon. Her aggressive play at both ends of the court made her a favorite among Liberty fans.
- After the 2003 season, Becky Hammon took over for Weatherspoon as the Liberty’s starting point guard and, with Vickie Johnson and Crystal Robinson, became one of the team’s co-captains in 2004.
- In her first season in 2003 with the Tennessee Fury of the National Women’s Basketball League (NWBL), Becky Hammon led the league in scoring, averaging 20.6 points per game.
NBA star Tony Parker and his longtime girlfriend Axelle Francine have secretly tied the knot.
Parker, who just signed a three year $45 million dollar contract with the San Antonio Spurs and his French Journalist bride, were married in a small exclusive ceremony. In attendance were close friends and family.
Parker, 32, and Francine have been dating since 2011. They have one son who was born in April.
Parker was married to actress Eva Longoria from 2007–2011
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Tony Parker Trivia
- Tony Parker has his look-alike puppet in the French show Les guignols de l’info (1988).
- Tony Parker was born in Belgium, raised in France
- Tony Parker is fluent in English and French.
- Drafted by the San Antonio Spurs in 2001.
- Played in the NBA All-Star Game in 2006.