Basketball

The Sweet 16 Is Set!

UNITED STATES—Well the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament has come and gone and I must say it was a quiet one to say the least, but there were indeed some interesting games, where a few potential upsets were on the verge of transpiring. I nearly had to stop watching the Spartans matchup with Bradley because it looked like...

March Madness Kicks Off

UNITED STATES—It has arrived: March Madness is officially upon us! The NCAA has chosen its teams to compete during the pinnacle of college basketball where its either you win or you head home; there is NO SECOND CHANCES! This is what I love about March Madness. For those, who haven’t started to fill out your bracket, what are you...

Former Adidas Officials Sentenced In NCAA Recruit Scandal

UNITED STATES—Former Adidas executive James Gatto, Merl Code, and Christian Dawkins were sentenced to nine months in prison on Tuesday March, 5 for paying off families so top-tier college recruiters would visit 'Adidas' sponsored schools. They were found guilty in October 2018 by a federal jury of wire fraud and wire fraud conspiracy charges.  The defendants were sentenced in...

Blake Griffin Is Selling His Pacific Palisades Mansion

PACIFIC PALISADES—NBA player Blake Griffin, a forward for the Detroit Pistons is selling his former Pacific Palisades mansion for $10.9 million. The home is located at 1333 Pavia Place, a street north of Sunset Boulevard. Griffin first purchased the mansion in 2013 for $9 million. The 9,572 square foot mansion sits behind secured gates on around a third of an...

NBA Star Nick Young Arrested

HOLLYWOOD—NBA star and former Golden State Warriors basketball player Nick Young was arrested on Friday, August 24, after failing to comply with police officers during a routine traffic stop in Hollywood. Young, 33, was driving when he stopped by officers during at a traffic stop at 11:55 p.m. After refusing to cooperate with officers he was arrested and charged with...

Kawhi Leonard Traded To Toronto Raptors

UNITED STATES—On Wednesday, July 18, the San Antonio Spurs traded two-time Defensive Player of the Year (2015 and 2016) and the second youngest Finals MVP (2014) in NBA history to the Toronto Raptors. Kawhi Leonard's complicated standoff with the Spurs organization came to an end. While Leonard has repeatedly made it clear through his camp that he wants to be a...

Tyler Honeycutt Dies In Police Shootout

SHERMAN OAKS—Former UCLA basketball star Tyler Honeycutt was found dead on Saturday, July 7 after a shootout with police. Honeycutt, 27, was a former NBA player from Sylmar, California. He died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  According to the Los Angeles Police Department, Honeycutt's mother called the police because he was behaving erratically. It is unclear what caused his erratic...

This Week In Sports: LeBron!

LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles Lakers shocked the entire sports world by signing the NBA's greatest player, LeBron James on Sunday, July 1. King James inked a 4-year contract for $153 million. The city of Angels rejoiced as news quickly spread; after five  years of agony and losing, the Purple and Gold are once again relevant. James, 33, is a four time...

Jay-Z Named President Of Puma Basketball

UNITED STATES—News broke last week that Marvin Bagley and Deandre Ayton signed to Puma. Rapper, Jay-Z whose legal name is Shawn Carter, has been named as president of Puma Basketball. Jay Z recently signed several athletes to his Roc Nation Sports Label including Kevin Durant, Todd Gurley and Skylar Diggins. With athletes such as Lebron James in his circle, it...

NBA Player Charged With Assault

WEST HOLLYWOOD—The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office revealed on Thursday, June 7, that former NBA Player Ronald Glen Davis was charged with felony assault of a man outside a nightclub in West Hollywood. Davis, 32, of Tarzana faces one count of assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury. The charge includes an allegation of causing great...
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