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A witness at an Ohio trial says a man accused of operating a multimillion real-estate fraud also ripped off Miami Heat players.
The testimony came Thursday in Columbus. The Columbus Dispatch reports that a federal judge denied bond to Haider Zafar, saying he is a flight risk.
Zafar is awaiting trial on wire fraud and other charges. Prosecutors say Zafar swindled a businessman out of $10 million. The basketball players aren't part of this suit.
Zafar's attorney says they will challenge the charges.
The witness, international-investment attorney Andrew Fine, says former forward Mike Miller was among the Florida residents who invested $8 million with Zafar.
A person with knowledge of the case told The Associated Press that the other players are forward Rashard Lewis and guard James Jones. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because it's an active investigation.
Associated Press writer Curt Anderson in Miami contributed to this report.
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MISSING THE POINT
Magic Johnson took to Twitter to take issue with King James leaving him out of his rankings of the top three players of all-time.
Lebron James posted a photo on instagram of him and Greg Oden with the caption:
Me and @daddyluv2250 aka My long lost brother aka G.O. G.O. Comeback #HeatNation #OffSeasonIsMySeason #OhioBoyz minus @n_coleworld by @kingjames
If Greg Oden’s knees can give the Heat some valuable minutes Miami may easily be on their way to a 3-peat.
In the meantime, Kobe is in the gym doing...
Dwyane Wade wish it was this easy, besides some accusations that Tim Duncan was gay (rumors were unfounded), the divorce between Duncan and his wife Amy went pretty smoothly.
Jocks and Stiletto Jill reports that as of today they are officially divorce. What I found interesting was the man Amy Duncan was allegedly cheating on Tim with, her personal trainer Gilbert R. Urbano Jr has...
MIAMI (AP) -- The Miami-Dade Police Department says it will discipline the officer who provided a police escort to Miami Heat star LeBron James to the Justin TimberlakeJay Z concert.
In a statement released Thursday, the department says it has chosen to give the officer "informal counseling" after investigating the escort involving the athlete. The statement says no further...
You have to be careful who you give your money to. Do some background checks on people before you actually hand over any checks.
Haider Zafar pulled a real estate scam that involved some Miami Heat players.
SB Nation has the details via The Columbus Dispatch.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Dale Williams put international-investment attorney Andrew Fine on the stand during the detention...
GOING THE WRONG WAY
The officer who provided LeBron James a police escort to the Jay-Z/Justin Timberlake concert has been disciplined by the MDPD.
A witness who testified against a man accused of operating a multimillion-dollar real-estate fraud told a federal judge the man also ripped off Miami Heat basketball players.
The testimony came Thursday in federal court in Columbus, where U.S. District Judge Edmund A. Sargus denied bond to Haider Zafar. The judge determined Zafar is a flight risk and a danger to the community.
Currently, NBA TV is showing game two of the 1996 NBA Finals between the Chicago Bulls and the Seattle Supersonics.
One of the notable individuals watching the replay of that classic game is Miami Heat star LeBron James who decided to shout out Bulls forward Scottie Pippen in a couple of tweets:
Watching vintage Games. @ScottiePippen was a beast man!! Don't think he fully gets...
LeBron James had to be doing some sort of commercial here but decided to post himself dancing in some short shorts and an afro wig, getting his Dr J on.
Stick with the baldy Bron.
Jocks and Stiletto Jill provides the video via LeBron’s Instagram.
The Miami Heat have three straight Finals appearances and two back-to-back titles since the “Big three” of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh teamed up in the summer of 2010. With a target on their back going into next season, do the Heat have what it takes to win it all again? Here are a few teams that could pose a threat to Miami’s championship hopes in 2013-14....
Recently, the fine folks over at Fox Sports got the chance to sit down with Miami Heat star LeBron James and asked him to pick the three greatest NBA players of all-time.
Below is LeBron’s answer to the question:
Video: LeBron James picks his top 3 NBA players of all-time
LeBron James names his top 3 best NBA players [Slam Online]
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Talk about driving that bandwagon. A pickup truck features both a Miami Heat and Alabama Crimson Tide stick on its back window.
Earlier in the week on TNLP, we featured a video of Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant running on an anti-gravity treadmill in an Instagram clip.
Now, LeBron James decided that since it worked for Kobe, it might as well work for him:
LeBron James image courtesy of Getty Images
After denying that their division had anything to do with the infamous Lebron James police escort to the Justin Timberlake/Jay-Z concert, CBS Sports reports that the Miami-Dade police department has admitted that the officer involved was indeed a Miami-Dade cop. The department released a statement saying that the officer will receive “informal counseling,” but no other action...