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On April 19, a 25-year old Reddit user decided to apply for the NBA Draft.
Who cares that he lacked any collegiate basketball experience?
This dude was ready to suit up, as he pleaded his case in a letter sent to Commissioner David Stern:
But here’s the thing: by rule, the league must reply to anyone who seeks Draft entrance.
Which is why Vice President Andy Taub wrote back to the Hoboken resident, acknowledged his college degree was awarded in 2010 and concluded:
As a result, you were eligible for the draft immediately following your senior year, and are now a free agentMore >
NBA Hall of Fame member and longtime oddball Dennis Rodman.
North Korean strongman and baby-faced charmer Kim Jong-Un.
The unlikely pair, who hit it off in the DPRK last week, make one hell of a team – in the classic ’90s video game NBA Jam, according to this hilarious video.
Look at Kim destroy his evil, capitalistic foes! HE’S ON FIRE!!!Dennis Rodman, Kim Jong-Un NBA Jam
Not surprisingly, the hometown “North Korea All Stars” absolutely annihilate the visiting “Pathetic Americans” … with Kim doing most of the damage.
Rodman was never a big scorer, after all.
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The mother of Michael Jordan’s alleged love child never planned to file a paternity suit against the NBA legend, but the child himself reportedly insisted.
According to TMZ, Pamela Smith had no desire to sue Jordan until her son pleaded with her to make his (alleged) dad admit paternity and pay support.Taj Jordan (Michael Jordan Secret Son) Video
Pamela Smith is suing Michael for just that, paternity and child support, claiming MJ got her pregnant while he was still married to Juanita Vanoy.
Sources close to Smith, who says Jordan knocked her up in 1995, has always had a goodMore >
The greatest basketball player in the history of mankind celebrates a milestone birthday today.
Michael Jordan turns 50!
The former Bulls star and six-time NBA champion is now a partial owner of the Charlotte Bobcats. They are atrocious at basketball, but MJ was amazing. Just watch these highlights for proof:Michael Jordan Highlights
Send Jordan your best birthday wishes right now and then do the same for these famous people also turning a year old on February 17:
- Ed Sheeran (22)
- Paris Hilton (32)
- Chord Overstreet (24)
- Denise Richards (41)
More: Happy 50thMore >
But the reality star moved quickly and quietly this week to separate herself from the mansion she once shared with the NBA power forward.
Not only did Kim sell the 4,000-square foot mansion in Beverly Hills for $5 million TMZ confirms, she allowed the buyer to keep pretty much all its contents.
From couches to coffee tables to custom-made furniture, it’s all staying with the home.
Kardashian, of course, can afford plenty of new items and will have plenty of room for them in her newMore >
Kevin Durant, one of NBA’s renowned good guys, has come under scrutiny for his on-court language and demeanor … from his own grandmother.
After his Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Phoenix Suns Monday, Durant’s grandma congratulated him on the win via text, with a side of scolding:
“Kev kev stop cussing so much they be showing u when u do,” she wrote.
His reply: “Haha sorry grandma I be so emotional, I love u …”
Durant then shared a screenshot of the exchange with his 960,000 Instagram followers on Tuesday, with the appropriate caption “sorry grandma lol.”
Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant and wife Vanessa Bryant are officially back together, happy, reconciled and dismissing their divorce papers.
They confirmed the un-split on Instagram!
Friday, Vanessa’s page read: “We are pleased to announce that we have reconciled. Our divorce action will be dismissed. We are looking forward to our future.”
Kobe Bryant posted a message on Facebook:
“When the show ends and the music stops, the journey is made beautiful by having that someone to share it with. Thank you all for your support and prayers.”
“I am happy to say that Vanessa andMore >
Chris Brown and Rihanna were seen together at the annual Christmas Day NBA game in L.A. yesterday, arriving in the same car and sitting side-by-side.
Despite many a clandestine rendezvous and some suggestive Instagram photos of late, it’s the first time in years they’ve arrived at an event together.
The two arrived to the arena in the same car, but got out of the vehicle separately, according to TMZ, most likely to avoid celebrity gossip attention.
They eventually met up inside and sat together in courtside seats, making for an unabashedly public date in front of 18,000 fans plusMore >
Stephen Jackson of the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs has been fined $25,000 … for a Tweet in which he threatened Serge Ibaka of the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Jackson posted the threatening Tweet after Ibaka and L.A. Lakers forward Metta World Peace got into it during the Thunder’s 114-108 victory on Friday night.
The post has since been deleted, but multiple outlets reported it read: ”Somebody tell serg Abaka. He aint bout dis life. Next time he run up on me im goin in his mouth.”
“That’s a promise. He doin 2 much.”
Spurs general manager RC Buford condemned the Tweet Sunday:
Forget partying in Da Club. Check out what 50 Cent is about to receive for his birthday…
Photos of Ciara nude have leaked online, as this singer reportedly posed in nothing but body paint as a gift for her on-again/off-again boyfriend’s big day.
Media Takeout has the unedited photos of Ciara on its site, but this isn’t a case of email or cell phone hacking for a change; the shots she staged along with a photographer have simply made their way online.
50 Cent celebrated his birthday in July.
This same site has also been responsible for leaked pictures of Chris Brown, TravisMore >
Zig Ziglar, a motivational speaker who wrote more than 30 books on living a balanced life, and who built a huge following over his long life, has died in Texas.
He was 86. Ziglar, who had been suffering from pneumonia, passed away Wednesday at a hospital in the Dallas suburb of Plano, said his assistant, Jay Hellwig.
With an aim at helping people achieve success in both their careers and personal lives, in addition to a focus on Christianity, Ziglar was a prolific speaker.
He appeared at events alongside world leaders over the years, including several U.S. presidents and formerMore >
Four-time Grand Slam tennis champ Maria Sharapova is no longer engaged to professional basketball player Sasha Vujacic, she revealed yesterday.
Speaking after a third-round victory Friday, Maria was asked about the relationship and said that they’ve split up, “since the end of spring, actually.”
“It was obviously a challenging decision, you know, from both of our ends.”
“I was waiting for someone to actually ask me that question,” the 25-year-old Russian beauty added. “I have never really been the person to announce things.”
“I never announced when we were even together or never announcedMore >
Vanessa Bryant may not be a gold-digging, domineering basketball wife … but she gave a quote earlier this week that certainly came off that way.
Regarding husband Kobe Bryant, she told New York Magazine, “I certainly would not want to be married to somebody that can’t win championships.”
“If you’re sacrificing time away from my family and myself for the benefit of winning championships, then winning a championship should happen every single year.”
Yeah. Probably not the best word choice. Vanessa is now setting the record straight, clarifying to TMZ that she loves and supports Kobe, noMore >
NBA All-Star Jason Kidd was arrested this morning for DUI this morning in New York State, reportedly for crashing into a telephone pole in the Hamptons.
Kidd was the lone passenger in the accident, which officials say happened around 2:00 a.m. Police described the basketball star as “being intoxicated.”
The crash occurred near Kidd’s summer home on Long Island.
The future Hall of Fame member was taken to a local hospital to treat minor injuries but luckily was generally unharmed after the single-car crash.
After being released from the hospital, he was transported directly to a localMore >
Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach who was once the heir apparent to Joe Paterno, has been found guilty on 45 charges of sexual abuse.
The jury reached its verdict late tonight, determining that Sandusky abused 10 boys over a period of 15 years. He faces life in prison for his actions and will be sentenced in approximately three months.
In total, eight men testified in a Pennsylvania courtroom over the last few weeks, all of them recounting instances of Sandusky either kissing them, groping them, or engaging with them in oral and anal sex.
Sandusky never tookMore >