Posts tagged "basketball"

Amanda Seyfried Went To Her First Basketball Game With Taylor Swift, Said Once Was Enough

Apparently Taylor Swift needs to up her game as New York City's Global Welcome Ambassador, because Amanda Seyfried was not impressed. The "Mean Girls" actress, who attended her first-ever basketball game last night, sat courtside with her boyfriend Justin Long, Taylor Swift, Kate Upton, Justin Verlander and Howard Stern, amongst others, to watch the New…

By: Katie Oldenburg / November 13, 2014

Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5 Million And Banned For Life By The NBA

Earlier today, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced at a press conference that Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been banned for life by the NBA, after an audio recording of Sterling going on a racist rant was leaked on the internet this past weekend. "Effective immediately, I am banning Mr. Sterling for life from any associatio…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 29, 2014

New Brooklyn Net Is Allowed To Cheat On His Wife Once Per Year

Andrei Kirilenko is the newest addition to the Brooklyn Nets, a team that has spent the off-season stacking itself with new and promising players. Kirilenko left the Minnesota Timberwolves for the Nets, but will experience a steep pay cut from $10 million last year to $3.18 million a year, New York magazine reported. Unfortunately, Kirilenko left…

By: Mary Odell / July 15, 2013

Your Daily Squee: Eddie The Arthritic Otter Slam Dunks Adorably

I've noticed that I feel more concerned about animals than I do for humans. If you told me your grandpa had arthritis, I would nod sadly and politely. But if you told me this otter had arthritis, I would exclaim "OH MY GOD THAT IS SO SAD THIS ADORABLE OTTER HAS ARTHRITIS!" Fortunately the Orego…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 14, 2013

It’s Time To Cry: Basketball Player Offers The Ball To Special Needs Player On Opposing Team

Is there anything more awesomely inspiring and redemptive than a good sports story? No. Despite the fact that I cannot properly toss a baseball or dribble a basketball, I love a good team sports story (see also: "Friday Night Lights," "Moneyball," and "Rudy"). Coronado High School Thunderbirds team manager Mitchell Marcus has a developmental disability,…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 27, 2013

NBA Star Kenneth Faried Of The Denver Nuggets Introduces His Lesbian Moms

This video had me tearing up: here's NBA star Kenneth Faried of the Denver Nuggets and his two moms, Waudda and Carol. They talk about how they've been a couple for 11 years, have supported each other through health scares, and how special it was for them to marry. Faried and his two moms filmed…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 25, 2013

College Basketball Player Fat-Shamed After Quitting Team

Today In Totally Awful News: Josh Smith, a junior on the UCLA basketball team, left the team in response to accusations that he simply wasn't in good enough shape to play -- and to a chorus of professional sports commentators and fans claiming he was "too fat." "I have made the decision to leave the…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 29, 2012

I’m A March Madness Widow

We had just sat down to breakfast at a quaint Connecticut inn last Monday morning, during a romantic midwinter getaway. The fireplace was roaring. Calming new age music piped softly, and our innkeeper was busy preparing us a small feast. Perfect, I thought. It was precisely the kind of escape I'd imagined when we planned…

By: YourTango.com / March 13, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Dennis Rodman Launching Topless Women’s Basketball Team

Dennis Rodman says he's launching a "topless women's basketball team" for the Headquarter's Gentlemen's Club in New York. "You don't have to have too much experience," Rodman told the New York Post, because I guess watching women playing sports is only entertaining when they're physically appealing to the male gaze? While I generally don't care…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 3, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Texas A&M Wins Women’s NCAA Championship

Texas A&M beat out Notre Dame for the women's NCAA basketball championship on Tuesday, the team's first national title. Congratulations! If someone who knows/cares about sports can explain to me the significance of this, I would appreciate it. [ESPN, Houston Chronicle] Apparently, Tina Fey's pregnancy presents a "feminist dilemma"? [Salon] Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 7, 2011

And They Say Ladies Can’t Dunk

March Madness is in full swing (Go Duke!), and I hope you've been watching both the men and women play. To get you in the spirit, here is an amazing team photo of a women's basketball team from the year 1902. Kind of makes you glad the WNBA opted for shorts, doesn't it? [Buzzfeed]…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / March 21, 2011

Ryan Gosling And Michelle Williams Have Slam-Dunk Sex

"I felt like Scottie Pippin and she was Michael Jordan. Every time I gave her the ball, she just flew through the air and she slam-dunked it." Ryan Gosling on his sexy scenes with Michelle Williams in "Blue Valentine." We do love a sports/sex metaphor. [Us Weekly]…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 9, 2010

Betty White Wants LeBron James To Stay In Cleveland

As the Knicks, Nets, Bulls and others court (pun!) basketball star LeBron James, Betty White and her co-stars in the show "Hot In Cleveland" want him to stay a Cavalier. If anyone can make him stay in Cleveland, Betty can. [EW]…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / July 6, 2010

The Lakers Win The NBA Title, Hollywood Is Happy

If you happen to need a favor from an A-, B-, or C-Lister in Hollywood, today would probably be a very good day to ask for it. Last night was the seventh and final game in the NBA Finals, with the Lakers taking on their rivals, the Boston Celtics, in the tied series. And after…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / June 18, 2010

Frisky Rant: Dispatches From A Die-Hard Duke Fan

If you see me today, you'll notice that I look a tad bit beaten down. This is partly because I am sick. But it is also because last night's NCAA championship game was, in a word, stressful. For two hours, the Duke University Blue Devils battled it out with the Butler Bulldogs. Duke was the…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / April 6, 2010

Obama Doesn’t Play HORSE, He Plays POTUS. Obvi!

Usually I couldn't give two figs about a basketball game ... but this weekend, President Obama was on TV playing "HORSE" on the White House courts with CBS Sports' Clark Kellogg. (They didn't call it "HORSE," though; they called it "POTUS"!) They chitchat about the Final Four tournament and Obama plugs his wife's Let's Move!

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 5, 2010

5 Reasons To Watch UConn’s Women’s Basketball Team Kick Butt

Each year I try to combine my limited college basketball knowledge with my feminine mystique in an effort to create an awe-inspiring bracket for the men's NCAA tournament. Now, as March Madness reaches its full fervor with the Final Four games this weekend, I have only chosen one of the four teams correctly. So much…

By: Kelli Bender / March 31, 2010

Glamorizing Or Objectifying? Women’s B-Ball Stars In Ball Gowns

The stars of Florida State University’s women’s basketball team can now be seen lounging in ball gowns and limousines. The team’s new website has debuted with a series of glamour shots that have, um, something to do with basketball -- we think? While some of the team’s tall beauties are embracing basketballs, others seem to…

By: Jessica Goldberg / November 25, 2009

Today Is The Final Day Of March Man-ness

Today is the final day to vote in March Man-ness! Right now, Chris Kramer of Purdue is beating Conner Teahan of Kansas by 166 votes, but it's not too late to change the outcome. VOTE NOW -- we'll announce the champion tomorrow.

By: The Frisky / April 6, 2009
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