(via LA TIMES) Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lashed out at Magic Johnson during a CNN interview broadcast Monday night, alluding to the NBA’s great’s HIV-positive diagnosis and saying, “I don’t think he’s a good example for the children of Los Angeles.”
Sterling’s comments came as he addressed racial remarks he made that prompted the NBA to ban him for life. In a recording released by TMZ two weeks ago, Sterling tells a female friend, V. Stiviano, not to associate with black people, including Johnson.
“What kind of guy goes to every city, has sex with every girl, then catches HIV”, Sterling told Anderson Cooper. “I think he should be ashamed of himself.”
Sterling also questioned whether Johnson has made a positive contribution to the African American community in Los Angeles. He then pointed to his own charitable work. Continue reading
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Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling is catching a lot of heat for his racist rant that was leaked to TMZ Saturday morning. Pop the hood to see what some well known figures have to say:
Clipper’s Coach Doc Rivers:
Rev. Jesse Jackson:
And of course, we save the best for last, Snoop Dogg:
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Tagged Al Sharpton, Clippers, comments, Donald Sterling, Los Angeles, Magic Johnson, National Basketnall Association, racist, reaction, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Shaq, Snoop Dogg
(Via RumorFix) It worked for Heidi Klum.
And according to MediaTakeout.com basketball wife Gloria Govan may have gotten a little too close to her own bodyguard.
Gloria was snapped kissing the hulking security guy on the lips at an event in Dallas, Texas, despite the fact that she is married to NBA player Matt Barnes of the Los Angeles Clippers.
Chances are the pair are just good friends and Matt probably knows all about it but, so far, Gloria has not taken to her Twitter to set the record straight.
The couple got married at the Bacara Resort in Santa Barbara last August and they have twin boys aged five.
Most guys wouldn’t be too happy if their wife kissed the bodyguard, just ask Seal!
to see the pic for yourself.
Lamar Odom is on the verge of launching his basketball comeback in Spain, as the 34-year-old has reached an agreement with Laboral Kutxa.
The club announced that the former Los Angeles Lakers forward has 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.
Such deals typically contain out clauses that allow established veterans such as Odom to return to the NBA if the opportunity arises, but sources told ESPN.com on Monday that Odom’s plan is to play out the rest of this season in Spain before determining whether to attempt an NBA comeback.
Odom could make his debut Saturday against Valladolid. Laboral Kutxa is ninth in the 18-team Spanish league and last in its Euroleague group.
Other current NBA standouts who have played for Laboral Kutxa — long known as Tau Ceramica — include Goran Dragic, Luis Scola, Jose Calderon and Tiago Splitter.
A free agent since completing the 2012-13 season with the Los Angeles Clippers, Odom appeared close to a return to the NBA in November, when new Clippers coach Doc Rivers invited Odom to the team’s practice facility to gauge the state of his game and well-being following a tumultuous summer.
Rivers went so far as telling NBA.com’s Scott Howard-Cooper at the time that he was “hoping things work out” with re-signing Odom, who averaged a career-low 4.1 points and 5.7 rebounds in 88 NBA games last season.
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Tagged Clippers, Euroleague, Kardashian, Khloe, Laboral Kutxa, Lamar Odom, NBA, players, Professional Basketball, Spain
Lamar Odom is in a bit of trouble, apparently.
The former Los Angeles Lakers star’s life has taken a turn for the worse, according to TMZ, that reports Odom has been “deep into crack cocaine” for at least the past two years.
The website alleges that “multiple sources familiar with the situation” have confirmed Odom’s drug addiction and that he was missing for nearly four days after a failed intervention by Khloe Kardashian.
After rejecting the intervention, Odom and a friend loaded up his Mercedes and left the residence.
Our prayers go out to the Odom and Kardashian families and we hope Lamar gets the help he needs.
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Tagged addiction, celebrity couples, Clippers, cocaine, crack, drugs, khloe kardashian, Lakers, Lamar Odom, NBA Stars, Reality