Posts tagged "nba"

This Business Insider Senior Editor Thinks NBA And NFL Players Do “Hood Rat Sh-t”

It's never easy to get an assignment handed to you that's hard to write -- especially one as silly as a listicle about what constitutes a "Modern Gentleman," but that didn't stop Business Insider's senior finance editor, Linette Lopez, from giving it the old college try. The other thing it didn't stop her from? Making…
By: Beejoli Shah / February 2, 2015

Watch Benny The Bull’s Perfect Reaction To A Kiss Cam Argument

Between Gaston’s push-up contest and this video, I feel like people who are paid to wear costumes are totally owning this week. At Saturday’s Bulls-Celtics game, a woman got mad at her boyfriend (husband? It’s unconfirmed) for not getting off his cellphone…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 5, 2015

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.
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 29, 2014

The Soapbox: On Donald Sterling, America’s Culture Of Racism & Coming Home

The media frenzy surrounding the racism of Los Angeles Clippers' team owner Donald Sterling reminded me why last year, at the age of 23, I decided to leave the country I had been calling "home" for nearly two decades. A…
By: Tiffanie Drayton / April 28, 2014

Los Angeles Clippers Display Silent Protest Against Racist Owner Donald Sterling

Over the weekend, TMZ released a recording in which Donald Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, tells his mistress he wishes she wouldn't bring Black people to games or pose in photos with them on her Instagram. "Don’t put him on an Instagram for the world to have to see so they have…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 28, 2014

The Soapbox: Too Chunky To Cheer?

On April 22, Anna-Megan Raley, under the pseudonym of Claire Crawford, wrote a blog post for CBS Houston titled, “Is This Girl ‘Too Chunky’ To Be An OKC Thunder Cheerleader?” In the post, she spotlighted Kelsey Williams, a three-year veteran of the Thunder Girls, the dance team that performs during the home game…
By: Jessica Luther / May 2, 2013

NBA Player Jason Collins Comes Out As Gay

In a moving piece in the May 6 issue of Sports Illustrated, veteran basketball player Jason Collins came out as gay today. The center, who's spent the past 12 years playing with the New Jersey (now Brooklyn) Nets, among other teams, says he was inspired to go public in the wake of the Boston bombing.
By: Julie Gerstein / April 29, 2013

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

The Daily Hotness: Kevin Garnett Of The Boston Celtics

I don't follow basketball but I know it was kind of a big deal that the Boston Celtics beat the Los Angeles Lakers for the NBA Championship. I've always hated the Lakers because they're like the Yankees of basketball -- almost always awesome and annoying. Also, I really enjoy the lovely St. Paddy's green of…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 18, 2008

Rejected On The Jumbotron

There was a new player on the NBA court, but her game isn’t basketball. During halftime at a Rocket’s game, her man got on bended knee to propose. As he tried to score his lady mid-court, even the announcers joked that she just had to say yes while they’re in public and could then change…
By: Simcha / February 21, 2008