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Baylor’s Taurean Prince Is Prepared To Answer Reporters’ Dumb Questions

With deep, deep sarcasm. More »


Lea Michele Sat Behind Beyonce At A Clippers Game And Was Blinded By The Light

Lea Michele recently went to a Clippers game, only to quickly find herself forgetting all about the game when she spotted Beyonce and Jay Z sitting a few rows in front her. More »


University Of Louisville Investigates Claim That Escorts Were Hired for Basketball Recruits

A new book was just released by an escort who alleges that former University of Louisville basketball staffer Andre McGee brought escorts into dorm parties, and paid for women to strip and have sex with the Louisville Cardinals’ basketball recruits, their fathers and players. Good lord.

The book is now available online and… More »


The Soapbox: Professional Sports Doesn’t Care About Women

On Tuesday, the New York Liberty—resident WNBA team at Madison Square Garden—announced that Isiah Thomas would be coming on board as president and part-owner of the team.If that name sounds familiar, it should: Thomas has a long history in basketball, albeit not a glorious once since he transitioned from playing on teams to coaching and… More »


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… More »


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 association… More »


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… More »


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 Oregon… More »


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… More »


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… More »


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… More »


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… More »


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… More »


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)… More »


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] … More »


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] … More »


Poll: Do You Give A Crap About LeBron James?

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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] … More »


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… More »


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… More »


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