Basketball

Lonzo Ball Alleges Former Manager Stole $1.5 Million

LOS ANGELES—Los Angeles Lakers Point Guard Lonzo Ball is suing a Gregory Alan Foster, 52, for defrauding the Ball family out of $1.5 million. It is alleged that longtime friend is the target of an FBI investigation. Foster and Ball’s father, LaVar Ball met 10 years ago when their sons attended the same middle school. Foster and Ball launched Big...

Magic Johnson Resigns As Lakers President

LOS ANGELES—Former NBA player Earvin “Magic” Johnson, 59, announced on April 9 that he was leaving his position as president of the Los Angeles Lakers organization after serving two years in the role. The decision was not a result of the Lakers losing their last game of the season. The team has missed the playoffs for the past 6 years. Johnson's...

Virginia Is 2019 NCAA Tournament Champions

UNITED STATES—The 2019 NCAA Tournament has been a whirlwind for basketball teams. Several #1 seeds fell to the waistline, surprises were delivered and when the dust settled it was all down to #3 seeded Texas Tech doing battle against #1 Virginia. Yes, I will admit after my Spartans lost to Texas Tech, I was not that happy to see...

NCAA Final Four Set

UNITED STATES—This was the weekend that I was waiting for. We went from 16 teams to 4 and it was a ton of surprises along the way. There is nothing more exciting than witnessing a ton of basketball games where the unpredictable happens. Top seeds were upset, underdogs rose to the top, and when the dust settled, we officially...

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...
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