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Kobe Bryant Defends Against Trayvon Martin Criticism With MLK Quote

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NBA Laker Kobe Bryant set off a firestorm of criticism when, during an interview with the New Yorker, he said he felt it inappropriate to rally around Trayvon Martin just because he’s black. The admission came after Bryant was asked about his feelings regarding how the Miami Heat rallied around the slain teen. Now that there’s been significant outcry to Bryant’s comments, the baller is defending himself with a Martin…

Jim Brown calls out Kobe Bryant for being disconnected

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Maybe this was a foreshadow.  The great Jim Brown calls out Kobe Bryant for being selfishly disconnected from his community.  Not long after that, Kobe says that he doesn’t care much about the Trayvon Martin case and doesn’t feel the need to support him just because he’s black.  Check it out.   [leadplayer_vid id=”5334455A07A01″]

Patrick Ewing Named Bobcats Assistant Coach

Patrick Ewing Named Bobcats Assistant Coach

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Congratulations to Patrick Ewing, who has been working for years for the chance to get on the bench for an NBA team.  Ewing has had other assistant coaching jobs before, but this position with the Bobcats might be his best shot at his most obvious prize:  A chance to be a head coach.   Patrick retired from the Knicks as a Hall of Famer in 2002, but hasn’t received the…

Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports Agency to Sign Kevin Durant

Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports Agency to Sign Kevin Durant

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If you didn’t think that Roc Nation was serious, you better ask somebody.  It’s been reported that just two months after being born, the company run by Jay-Z is going to be signing NBA star Kevin Durant to its roster of superstars.  This is right after picking up Skylar Diggins, the #3 pick in the WNBA draft, as well as Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano.   This week, Kevin dropped…

For the Second Year Straight, Mayweather is the Richest Among all Athletes by a Long Shot

For the Second Year Straight, Mayweather is the Richest Among all Athletes by a Long Shot

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Boxing is big money for the men on top of the game who don’t mind risking a little bit of brain damage.   Floyd Mayweather is the highest-paid athlete in the world this year for the second year in a row.  He dominated the competition, with LeBron James coming in second at $56.5 million.   Mayweather hauled in $90 million himself, which is big money and among the highest of…

Kobe’s Father, Mother and Grandmother Are Calling He and His Wife Liars

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Kobe Bryant is in the middle of a public battle with his family that is getting pretty ugly.  The superstar’s mother claims that he lied in order to stop the auction of his memorabilia.   In fact, his father and grandmother are both siding with Kobe’s mom, who seems hurt that her son would do such a thing to the family. Over 100 collectibles were set to be auctioned off,…

Lakers’ Kobe Bryant Out For Season With Torn ACL

Lakers’ Kobe Bryant Out For Season With Torn ACL

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Kobe Bryant, perhaps the best player of his generation, suffered a torn left Achilles tendon Friday night, ending his season and putting into question his Hall of Fame career. With tears in his eyes, the Los Angeles Lakers’ superstar confirmed the worst news to hit the team  in a season already full of heartbreaking disappointments. Bryant sustained the injury in his left leg in the fourth quarter of the Lakers’…

Is Kobe Bryant retiring?

Is Kobe Bryant Really Throwing In the Towel And Retiring?

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Reported by Malcolm Morrow Kobe Bryant is expected to make a decision as early as this summer on whether or not he will retire from the league or renew his contract when it ends after the 2013-2014 season. Kobe Bryant has played for the Los Angeles Lakers for the past 17 seasons and has amassed five championship rings and numerous accolades, nicknames, titles, and broken records. Bryant has been hinting…

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Shaquille O’Neal’s Mistress Fearful of Her Life for Revealing Affair

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Reported by Malcolm Morrow It looks as if statements made by Kobe Bryant about the alleged infidelity of his teammate Shaquille O’Neal have landed Bryant in the middle of an upcoming lawsuit against O’Neal for “intentional infliction of emotional distress and assault”, according to EurWeb.com. Vanessa Lopez, one of O’Neal’s alleged former mistresses, says that she will cite Bryant’s statements that he made while he was dealing with accusations of…

Kobe Bryant Has Very Nasty Words for His Former Teammate

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Kobe Bryant doesn’t and didn’t like point guard Smush Parker, a former member of the Los Angeles Lakers.  Bryant felt that Smush was missing the talent necessary to be a great player, and Smush just felt that Kobe was a jerk.  Parker has said that playing with Bryant was “overrated,” and Bryant would pretend that Parker wasn’t even on the court.  Kobe ranted about Smush on his Facebook page of…

Kobe Bryant’s Wife Wants it Known She is Not a Gold Digger

Kobe Bryant’s Wife Wants it Known She is Not a Gold Digger

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Vanessa Bryant is going to be more careful about what she says when she is being interviewed. The wife of the NBA basketball player, Kobe Bryant, got a lot of negative feedback after she made some comments in an interview with New York magazine. The interview was about the wives of NBA stars. In the interview, Bryant said, “I certainly would not want to be married to somebody that can’t…

Say It Ain’t So: Is Vanessa Bryant Coming To Basketball Wives?

Say It Ain’t So: Is Vanessa Bryant Coming To Basketball Wives?

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    The rumor mills is in overdrive about Kobe Bryant’s soon to be ex wife Vanessa joining the Basketball Wives franchise Jerry Springer Show with Stiletto’s & Fake Weaves. Numerous blogs and folks close to VH1 say the execs are putting together a BIG $$$ pitch to add her into the mix. As you know, the divorce is progressing, as Vanessa’s three Newport Beach mansions (valued at a reported…

LeBron James Gets Engaged: Is This a Trend?

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Savannah Brinson is the long-time girlfriend of NBA superstar LeBron James. James just announced that he is tying the knot, so Brinson is no longer the girlfriend and has been transformed into a fiance. A rep for James has confirmed that his going to wrap himself up with Brinson in the grasp of holy matrimony. The Miami Heat forward popped the question Saturday night at a New Year’s Eve party….

Dr. Boyce: 5 Questions (Black) People are Asking about the Michael Jordan Engagement

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins After NBA Hall of Famer Michael Jordan was engaged to long-time girlfriend Yvette Prieto this week, a lot of folks in the black community looked at their computer screens with a crooked neck.  Not that anyone is particularly interested in the personal life of Jordan, but some were trying to make sense out of why this 48-year old super-bachelor from a messy divorce that led to one…

So How Much Money Will Vanessa Bryant Receive In The Divorce Settlement?

So How Much Money Will Vanessa Bryant Receive In The Divorce Settlement?

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    The calculations are complete: Vanessa Bryant will probably receive a minimum of $75 million, in addition to spousal and child support, from a divorce settlement with her husband of ten years, Los Angeles Lakers star, Kobe Bryant, the L.A. Times reports. According to The Times, Vanessa’s mother revealed years ago that the couple does not have a prenuptial agreement. Kobe’s net worth has been estimated between 150-200 million…