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Stephen A. Smith Post:

Written on July 30, 2014 by

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Stephen A. Smith Gets Suspended for “Provoking Abuse” Statements

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Stephen A Smith made some comments about women provoking domestic violence when commenting on Ray Rice’s suspension.  He said he would tell women to make sure they’re not doing anything “to provoke wrong actions” in addition to telling men what NOT to do.

This, obviously, didn’t go over well with pretty much anyone who heard it.  So Stephen apologized on ESPN’s First Take and the network released a statement saying, We will continue to have constructive dialogue on this important topic. Stephen’s comments last Friday do not reflect our company’s point of view.

“As his apology demonstrates, he recognizes his mistakes and has a deeper appreciation of our company values.”

In addition to the apology, ESPN has decided to suspend Stephen for a week.  He won’t appear on his show “First Take” or on ESPN radio until next Wednesday as punishment for his comments. Source

Stephen’s suspension is almost as long as Rays. *Blank stare.

S.A.S. Lands SiriusXM Show

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Stephen A. Smith may have been suspended from ESPN this week.  But he’s got a new gig on SiriusXM.  He’ll be working with Chris “Mad Dog” Russo on Mad Dog Radio for the 1-3 timeslot. Source

That suspension doesn’t seem so bad afterall.

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Ray Rice Suspended from two Games for Beating Down His Baby Mama

Written on July 25, 2014 by

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The NFL is suspending Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens for two games under the personal conduct policy in connection with the altercation that left his wife unconscious in an Atlantic City casino elevator this past February.

Ray said, “It is disappointing that I will not be with my teammates for the first two games of the season, but that’s my fault.

“As I said earlier, I failed in many ways. But, Janay and I have learned from this. We have become better as a couple and as parents. I am better because of everything we have experienced since that night. The counseling has helped tremendously.

“My goal is to earn back the trust of the people, especially the children, I let down because of this incident. I am a role model and I take that responsibility seriously. My actions going forward will show that.”

Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said, “That night was not typical of the Ray Rice we know and respect. We believe that he will not let that one night define who he is, and he is determined to make sure something like this never happens again.” Source

NFL players get suspended for FOUR games for violating weed infractions.  That’s alls I’mma say about that.

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Lil Wayne Signs Cristiano Ronaldo to His Sports Management Firm

Written on July 25, 2014 by

Filed Under: Athletes, Lil' Wayne, New Ventures/Jobs, Sports Kibble

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Lil Wayne is expanding his brand by managing sports celebs.  He will be overseeing the career of soccer star Cristiano Ronoldo.

Lil Wayne’s company will “handle Ronaldo’s sports management affairs in the Unites States” and will work with PolarisSports, which is affiliated with GestiFute and CAA, which represents newly re-signed Knicks All-Star Carmelo Anthony. Source

Is he jackkin Jay’s swag with this new venture?

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Lamar Odom Dropped By the Knicks

Written on July 15, 2014 by

Filed Under: Athletes, Sports Kibble

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Laramr Odam was picked up by the New York Knicks recently and things were looking up for him.  We all know about his rumored drug problems as well as his nasty split from Khloe Kardashian.  He played overseas for about five minutes. But an injury sidelined him.  When he got picked up by the Knicks his future was looking bright.  But it seems like that light has dimmed.

Knicks president, Phil Jackson said, “Unfortunately, Lamar was unable to uphold the standards to return as an NBA player. We found it necessary to free up the roster spot.”

A source said, “There was a lot of hope there when he had his first initial talks with Phil [Jackson]. He gave him a real shot. He kind of threw this one away. He wasn’t in it. He’s not doing great. Admittedly, he’s had a couple rough hands dealt with the family and the Khloe situation being pretty frequently thrown in his face.”

Another source said, “Everyone was hoping that what went down with Khloe would see him rededicate himself to training and getting in shape for the season but he seems to only be half in it.” Source

It’s unfortunate that he couldn’t capitalize on this opportunity.  I guess he hasn’t hit rock bottom yet.

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50 Cent Throws the Worst Pitch EVA

Written on May 28, 2014 by

Filed Under: Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Sports Kibble

50 Cent threw out the first pitch on Citi Field for the Mets-Pirates game last night and it was the most hilarious thing I’ve seen in ages.

Social media dragged him something serious.  So he responded by saying, “I’m a hustler not a damn ball player. Lmao” Source

Yea, clearly.

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Michael Sam Becomes First Openly Gay NFL Draft Pick

Written on May 11, 2014 by

Filed Under: Athletes, GAAAY!, Sports Kibble

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Michael Sam made news today he was drafted to the St. Louis Rams.  Michael, famously came out of the closet a few months ago to be the first openly gay college football player.

Michael broke down when he heard the news and celebrated with family, friends and his boyfriend.

Peep the video below:

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Congrats Sam, way to live outloud.

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Jay-Z Signs James Young to Roc Nation Sports

Written on May 2, 2014 by

Filed Under: Athletes, Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter, Sports Kibble

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James Young of the University of Kentucky, has been signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports.

Rihanna, who was recently seen with James at a Nets/Raptors playoff game announced the news on her Instagram.

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Congrats James!

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Donald Sterling Banned from the NBA For LIFE!

Written on April 29, 2014 by

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NBA commissioner Adam Silver, announced today that they’ve banned Donny from the NBA for life, fined him $2.5M, and is trying to force him to sell his share in the franchise.

Adam said, “I fully expect to get the support I need from the other NBA owners I need to remove him.”

Effective immediately, Sterling is barred from attending any NBA games or practices, being present at any Clippers office or facility, or participating in any business or player personnel decisions involving the team. He also cannot participate in any league business going forward.
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And there you go. Silver is a mutha fawking boss.  I wouldn’t cross him EVA.

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Sterling Post:

Written on April 28, 2014 by

Filed Under: Lawsuit, Racism, Sports Kibble

Sterling Wants This Situation to “Go Away”

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According to TMZ, Donald Sterling asked his ex-girlfriend, V. Stiviano, “How can we make this go away?”

He knows V is in possession of more than 100 hours of recordings.  She reportedly told him to call his lawyer which means she’s willing to make a deal. Source

She may be pretty, but she ain’t stupid.

Clippers Stage Protest

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Before yesterdays Clippers game, the Clippers staged a silent protest against their owner,Donald sterling, but taking their warm up jackets and throwing them into the center of the court.  They also wore their shirts inside out and wore black armabands and socks.

During a pep talk, team leader Chris Paul was overheard telling teammates:

“We’re going to be one. Everything we do, we do it together. Stay together. Play ball.”

Donald Sterling wasn’t at the game. Source

I see they knew better than to NOT play.  That would just be dumb…and most likely violate their contracts.

V. Stiviano Says Donald Sterling Isn’t Her Boyfriend

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V says that Donald isn’t her boyfriend and maintains that their relationship is strictly professional.  Word is that she’s worked for Donny for 4 years as his archivist along with working for the Clippers charity.

That’s suspicious since Donald has given her 4 very expensive cars, gave her $1.8 million to buy a duplex on West 4th Street near the Beverly Center last December, and provided her with $240,000 for living expenses. Source

Uh huh…

Rochelle Sterling Files Lawsuit against V. Stiviano

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Donald Sterling’s wife, Rochelle, has filed a lawsuit against his ex-girlfriend/ex-employee, V. Stiviano.  In fact, she did so a month before the tapes came out.

Rochelle claims that V embezzled $1.8 million from Don in property and jewelry.  V maintains she obtained these things from Don as a gift and was his employee not his girlfriend. Source

I’m with the wife.  Although, she needs to cut ties with Don while she’s at it.

Clippers Lose CarMax Sponsorship

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CarMax has announced that it will end its 9-year relationship with the clippers.

A rep for the company said, “CarMax finds the statements attributed to the Clippers’ owner completely unacceptable.

“These views directly conflict with CarMax’s culture of respect for all individuals. While we have been a proud Clippers sponsor for 9 years and support the team, fans and community, these statements necessitate that CarMax end its sponsorship.” Source

See how being a racist asshole will eff with your money?

NBA Addresses Sterling’s Remarks

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NBA Commissioner, Adam Silver, addressed Sterling-gate on Saturday, saying that the league ill investigate before imposing any sanctions on Donald.

In a statement Silver said, “All members of the NBA family should be afforded due process and a fair opportunity to present their side of any controversy. The core of the investigation is understanding whether the tape is authentic, interviewing Mr. Sterling and interviewing the woman as well and understanding the context in which it was recorded.”

The Clippers are also investigating the matter, releasing their own statement, which says that the audio doesn’t reflect Sterling’s “views, beliefs or feelings.”

“We have heard the tape on TMZ. We do not know if it is legitimate or it has been altered,” he said. “We do know that the woman on the tape — who we believe released it to TMZ — is the defendant in a lawsuit brought by the Sterling family alleging that she embezzled more than $1.8 million, who told Mr. Sterling that she would ‘get even.’

“Mr. Sterling is emphatic that what is reflected on that recording is not consistent with, nor does it reflect his views, beliefs or feelings. It is the antithesis of who he is, what he believes and how he has lived his life. He feels terrible that such sentiments are being attributed to him and apologizes to anyone who might have been hurt by them.”

Clippers head coach Doc Rivers said, “I don’t know if I’m surprised or not. I didn’t like the comments, obviously. We had a great team meeting this morning about it. A lot of guys voiced their opinions. None of them were happy about it. This is a situation where we’re trying to go after something very important for us. Something that we’ve all dreamed about all our childhoods. Donald or anyone else had nothing to do with that dream and we’re not going to let anything get in the way of those dreams.” Source

I honestly don’t think he’ll be able to climb out of this mess, do you?

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Donald Sterling: Not into Black People

Written on April 27, 2014 by

Filed Under: Racism, Sports Kibble

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Donald Sterling, the owner of the L.A. Clippers, is in hot water after a recoding of a conversation with his girlfriend, V. Stiviano, was made public.

In the recording, Sterling is upset with V, who’s part black, for “publicizing” herself on Instagram with a black person. Specifically, he tells her not to be pictured with Magic Johnson or bring him to his games.

He says things like:

“It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you’re associating with black people. Do you have to?”

“You can sleep with [black people]. You can bring them in, you can do whatever you want. The little I ask you is not to promote it on that … and not to bring them to my games.”

“I’m just saying, in your lousy f******* Instagrams, you don’t have to have yourself with, walking with black people.”

“…Don’t put him [Magic] on an Instagram for the world to have to see so they have to call me. And don’t bring him to my games.”

Magic responded to the audio by issuing a statement, saying: “It’s a shame that Donald Sterling feels that way about African-Americans. He has a team full of amazing African-American basketball players that are working to bring a championship to Clippers fans. The Clippers also have a strong minority fan base.” Source

Racism never surprises me.  Half the time it doesn’t even bother me.  It is what it is.  People are effed up.  And every once in a while, a racist does something stupid to get themselves in trouble.  Sterling wasn’t dumb enough to make his feelings public.  But he did made the mistake of saying a bunch of racist sh!t to a woman of color, who happens to be his girlfriend, who happens to be hot as fawk and most likely isn’t with him for his looks, and most likely doesn’t have any sustainable skills, and who has nothing to lose and everything to gain by putting him on blast.  Now let’s wait and see if he can buy his way out of this bad publicity.

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Will Lamar Join the Knicks?

Written on April 17, 2014 by

Filed Under: Athletes, Don't Call It a Comeback, Sports Kibble

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Word is that the Knicks are close to signing a deal with Lamar Odom.  Sources say that the contract could be signed as early as this week. He’d be added to the roster immediately and the contract would include an unguaranteed second year for next season.

The team reportedly wants to use the off season to get Lamar to the point where he’d be a great asset to the team. Source

Didn’t he just hurt himself forcing him to leave an international team? Oh well, alls I can say is good luck at this point.

Update: Lamar Officially Signs With The Knicks

Lamar Odom will join the New York Knicks for the remainder of the NBA season, Phil Jackson announced yesterday.

Lamar has played for Phil in the past when he was a member of the LA Lker championship teams of 2009 and 2010. Source

Good luck to everyone involved.

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Drake to Host the ESPYS

Written on April 11, 2014 by

Filed Under: Drake, Sports Kibble

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Soooooo Drake’s hosting the ESPYS.  Yea, you read that right.  I’m not even sure how this worked or came about but it’s going down.  Source

That is all…no commentary necessary.

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Lamar Quits Spanish B-Ball Team After Injury

Written on March 16, 2014 by

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Lamar Odom has officially quit the Spanish basketball team Baskonia after suffering an injury.

a spokesman for Laboral Kutxa tells Us in a statement: “The tests carried out in New York by Lamar Odom’s trusted medical team, with the knowledge of the club, have shown that the player is suffering from lumbar radiculitis, which could keep him out of action for up to two months,”. “The player therefore terminates his current contractual relationship with the club. The north American pivot will complete his recovery in the United States.

“Baskonia hopes Lamar Odom’s recuperation process goes well and it leaves open the possibility of renewing its relationship with the player once his injury has healed,” the statement continues. “Baskonia would like to thank the player’s involvement during the time he has been in Vitoria and leaves open the possibility of renewing the relationship depending on how his injury evolves in the coming months.” Source

So now what? Back to drunk youtube freestyles and freebasin’ in hotels?

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Jason Collins Gets Signed For the Rest of the Season

Written on March 16, 2014 by

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Jason Collins became the first openly gay NBA player to get signed to the Brooklyn Nets a few weeks ago.  He was initially on a 10-Day contract.  But this weekend he got news that he’d been signed for the rest of the season.

“It’s cool. Thank you to the Nets organization, coaches and players, the team is playing really well right now, and I’m glad to continue to be here,” Collins said. Source

Good for him.

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Cash Money Sports?

Written on March 16, 2014 by

Filed Under: Athletes, Sports Kibble

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Birdman has decided to try his hands at being a sports agent like fellow label head, Jay-Z.

He’s created Cash Money Sports and already signed an athlete.

Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans has signed on with Cash Money.  Mike initially signed with Priority Sports.  But now Cash Money will work with Priority in representing him. Source

Hmm, well this is interesting.

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Jason Collins Becomes First Openly Gay Player Signed to a Pro BB Team

Written on February 24, 2014 by

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Jason Collins game out of the closet back in april.  At the time he was a free agent, but The Brooklyn Nets have decided to sign him…to a 10-day contract.

The Nets tweeted a picture of Jason Collins signing the contract and released this statement:

“The decision to sign Jason was a basketball decision. We needed to increase our depth inside, and with his experience and size, we felt he was the right choice for a 10-day contract. Jason told us that his goal was to earn another contract with an NBA team. Today, I want to commend him on achieving his goal. I know everyone in the NBA family is excited for him and proud that our league fosters an inclusive and respectful environment.” Source

I was callin the Nets all types of shady for the 10-day contract thing but apparently its valid.  In that case, congrats?

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Roc Nation Sports Signs Hakeem Nicks

Written on February 23, 2014 by

Filed Under: Athletes, Sports Kibble

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Jay-Z’s Roc Naiton Sports has singed New York Giants WR Hakkem Nicks.

“We’re excited to welcome @HakeemNicks to the #RocNationSports roster,” read the message from the official Roc Nation Twitter account.

“I’m proud to become a part of the #RocNationSports family!,” tweeted Nicks today.

Hakeem is currently a free agane and has been thinking about leaving the Giants recently. Source

Jay is just wheelin’ and dealin’ his ass off.

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Lamar to Play in Spain

Written on February 19, 2014 by

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Lamar Odom is set to make his basketball comeback in Spain after not paying for a year.

He reached an agreement with Laboral Kutxa for a two-month contract, which includes an option to extend the deal for the remainder of the season to fill a roster spot that opened up because of injury.

“We’re very happy to have signed a very important player who has had a long and fruitful career in the NBA,” Laboral Kutxa president Josean Querejeta said in a statement.

“We’ve worked very hard over the last couple of days to make this happen, we felt we needed a boost and had to break the collective cloud that has been hanging over us over the last while so we could get back to winning.” Source

Um, they do know that he has a shady past with the crack cocaine, no?

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Ndamukong Suh Signs with Roc Nation Sports

Written on February 13, 2014 by

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Ndamukong Suh of the Detroit Lions has singed with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports.

Suh recently fired his agents and has become Jay’s biggest football client to date, after the NFL player left Relativity Sports last month to seek new representation. Source

Um, does anyone know if Jay ever got his license?

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Michael Sam Comes Out as First Openly Gay Football Player

Written on February 10, 2014 by

Filed Under: Athletes, GAAAY!, Sports Kibble

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Michael Sam, a recent graduate of University of Missouri graduate and early draft prospect, has come out as gay.

He said “I knew at the time that this can happen anywhere. If my team can support me, any team can support me.” Sam also made it clear that he didn’t want “to be defined as a gay athlete. I want to be defined for being a great person [with] great character.” He added “I may be the first, but I won’t be the last.

When asked how he feels about possibly being the first openly gay player in the NFL, Sam said “I don’t really look at it that way. I’m Michael Sam and I’m a football player. I want to be a football player in the NFL. I understand that this is a big deal, but I know what I want to be and I want to play in the NFL.Source

I admire him for being brave enough to come out while being a part of an industry that is not particularly welcoming to gays.  Do you think that he’ll be drafted now that the news is out?

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