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Ex-NBA player sentenced to nine years in Ponzi scheme

Ex-UConn star and NBA veteran Tate George was sentenced to nine years in prison Thursday for his role in a real estate Ponzi scheme. George made off with $2.55 million from 17 different investors, including NBA players Charlie Villanueva and Brevin Knight, and was also ordered to pay back in full what was owed to each individual. He was originally arrested in 2011, and later convicted...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

'Little Chihuahua' glad his 'Latino Brother' was there -- wait, what?

J.J. Barea knows the drill. When you're a little dude in a big man's game, you're all always going to get your share of little pet names.Dallas Mavericks teammate Charlie Villanueva apparently has a rather endearing for his little buddy Barea, which might explain his quick-trigger reaction in Barea's defense when the guard got tangled up with Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook. The...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavs' Villanueva gets tossed after going for Westbrook's throat

Even without Dallas playing all five starters, things got heated Wednesday at Oklahoma City between these two rivals. Mavericks forward Charlie Villanueva was ejected after he grabbed Russell Westbrook's throat.A mini-melee broke out after pesky Mavs guard J.J. Barea and Westbrook went chest-to-chest after two got tangled in the lane as Westbrook attempted to drive to the basket...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Villanueva chokes Russell Westbrook, gets ejected

Things got chippy in the second quarter of Wednesday night’s Mavericks-Thunder matchup. It started when Russell Westbrook was backing J.J. Barea down, and the two got tangled up. Tempers were flaring and a shoving match quickly ensued. Charlie Villanueva came in to help Barea, and he did so by grabbing Westbrook by his throat. Barea vs. Westbrook incites a bit of a scuffle. pic...
Via The Sports Daily
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook and J.J. Barea get into scuffle (Video)

During the second quarter of Wednesday’s game between the Mavericks and Thunder, tempers flared after a foul on Russell Westbrook by J.J. Barea. Westbrook had Barea posted up when he made a quick move towards the paint. Barea grabbed Westbrook’s arm as he went up for the shot and the Thunder guard took exception to the foul. The two got in each other’s faces and pushing and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Villanueva ejected after grabbing Westbrook's throat

There’s just certain lines you don’t cross. Charlie Villanueva blew past all of them Wednesday night. The Dallas Mavericks forward grabbed Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook’s throat following a brief altercation between Westbrook and Mavs guard J.J. Barea. Full tussle includes Charlie Villanueva grabbing Westbrook's throat, looked like Ibaka's too pic...
29 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Charlie Villanueva blows easy layup

Attention young ballers. Class is in session and your instructor is Mavs’ Charlie Villanueva. Today’s lesson is layups. More specifically, how to blow easy, wide open layups the right way. Check out Charlie V botching a point-blank layup versus the Clippers. Well done Charlie! Brilliant and quite educational. The post Charlie Villanueva gives a lesson in how to blow easy...
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January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons fan has Charlie Villanueva forearm tattoo

We here at That NBA Lottery Pick love to track down tattoos that fans get of their favorite NBA players and the latest comes to us from Detroit. Check out the below image from Ananth Pandian of a Pistons fan with an impressive Charlie Villanueva tattoo on his forearm: This #Pistons fan has a Charlie Villanueva tattoo!!! — AP (@Ananth_Pandian) March 26...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlie Villanueva Hopeful Of Buyout From Pistons

Charlie Villanueva is hopeful of receiving a contract buyout from the Detroit Pistons before March 1. Villanueva has already been paid two-thirds of his contract this season. He is in the final year of his deal. “Anything’s possible. Right now, it is what it is,” Villanueva said. “I wish I could help this team in any way possible, but they’re going in a different direction...
Via RealGM
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlie Villanueva: ‘It’s inevitable, change is needed’

Despite revamped roster the Detroit Pistons from top to bottom have been the definition of NBA embarrassing this season, even in a horrific Eastern Conference. Last night could’ve been the breaking point (but probably not) after the team suffered an inexcusable 104-101 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks who happen to be the worst team in the NBA. After the game, seldom used forward Charlie...
Via The Majors Detroit
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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