Derrick Rose says he didn’t know folks were mad
While the angry and disenchanted are spending their time criticizing Derrick Rose for sitting on the bench during the Chicago Bulls’ current playoff run, HE is focused on his health and supporting his teammates.
He says he didn’t know y’all were out here talkin’ so recklessly about him.
That’s my first time...
Dwayne Johnson to star in HBO show about retired ball players
Dwayne Johnson, also know as “The Rock,” continues to rack up the gigs. HBO announced that it has cast Johnson in a 30-minute dramedy about the lives of retired athletes who live in Miami.
The untitled series comes from the collaborative efforts of actor/producer Mark Wahlberg and producer Stephen Levinson...
CBS Chicago gives fans a forum to go in on Derrick Rose
Derrick Rose has made it expressly clear that he will return to basketball and the Chicago Bulls when HE feels he is ready.
Yet, calls for him to “man up” and “get off the bench” and suit up are becoming increasingly common. The hostility behind it increasing too.
CBS Chicago posted an “Open Letter...
Damian Lillard receives Rookie of the Year honors
Damian Liilard has been named 2012-13 KIA NBA Rookie of the Year, by unanimous vote.
During the announcement presser, Lillard spoke of his journey to the NBA, including a one-time desire to be a professional wrestler and an initial fear of playing football. Once he became comfortable and good and playing football,...
Kareem looks back on his younger self, wishing he knew what he knows now
We all experience that moment in our lives when we think, “woulda, shoulda, coulda.”
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar shared his with Esquire.com, revealing some interesting things he wished he knew when he was 30.
Here are a few excerpts…
After I got divorced I missed home cooked meals and...
Michael Jordan and Yvette Prieto wed in Palm Beach
Michael Jordan said “I do” Saturday, to former Cuban-American model, Yvette Prieto.
The couple met in 2009, and became engaged in 2011.
500 guests, including Scottie and Larsa Pippen, Ron Harper, Spike Lee, Patrick Ewing and Tiger Woods, witnessed the ceremony at Bethesda-by-the Sea, and Episcopal church in Palm...
Chris Broussard says homosexuality is a sin
On ESPN Outside the Lines, Monday, analyst/sideline reporter Chris Broussard joined the discussion of Jason Collin’s “coming out.”
He expressed that if one is “living in unrepentant sin (homosexual, adulteress, or premarital sex,) the one is living in rebellion to God.
In another segment on ESPN, Broussard...
NBA’s Jason Collins becomes first openly gay active player
Jason Collins “came out the closet” in an interview with Sports Illustrated, making him the first ever player to reveal he is gay while still actively playing a major sport.
He is a 13 year veteran center of the NBA, whose twin brother, Jarron Collins, currently a scout for the Los Angeles Clippers,...
Russell Westbrook out, has torn meniscus surgically repaired
The Oklahoma City Thunder will be without starting guard Russell Westbrook for the remainder of the playoffs after he suffered a meniscus tear in his right knee.
Westbrook suffered the injury during Wednesday night’s matchup against the Houston Rockets at Chesapeake Energy Arena during a questionable collision...
Geno Smith drafted by the New York Jets
Geno Smith is the newest member of the New York Jets.
After waiting the entire day and eventually slipping out of the first round of the draft, Smith returned to Radio City Music Hall, Friday, to hear his name called and realize his dream.
Smith joins a crowded quarterback corp that includes starter Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, and...
Aaron Rodgers receives lucrative extension
Aaron Rodgers is now the highest paid player in the game of pro football.
The Green Bay Packers signed Rodgers to a five-year, $110 million contract extension, topping the recent six-year deal received by Joe Flacco from the Baltimore Ravens.
Rodgers’ career stats include 78 games started, 171 touchdowns and a 65.7 completion...
BallertainmentJR Smith named KIA Sixth Man of the Year
JR Smith was named NBA Sixth Man of the Year, to no ones surprise.
The 8-year pro played in 80 games and averaged 18 PPG off the bench this past regular season for the New York Knicks.
The Knicks (2nd seed in the East) have not won a playoff series since ’99-00, so this award gives their already favored team an extra boost...
BallertainmentDarrelle Revis traded by Jets to the Buccaneers
Darrelle Revis is now a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The New York Jets traded the All-Pro cornerback to the Bucs for a first-round pick (13th) in Thursday’s NFL Draft. Also included are a 2014 conditional pick and fourth-round pick.
Revis, coming off an ACL injury he suffered early in the 2012 season, is the...
BallertainmentChicago Bulls – Brooklyn Nets Round 1 matchup preview
Though they won 3 of 4 against Brooklyn, the Chicago Bulls will need to be at the top of their game to win the playoff series against the home-court advantaged Nets. Tom Thibodeau’s stalwarts must come with the determination, energy, and robust defense displayed when they ended the respective 27 and 13 game...
BallertainmentKim Kardashian – Kris Humphries marriage FINALLY over
Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries are free of one another.
In a good riddance moment, a settlement was reached Friday in Los Angeles, with Kim present, and Kris off attending practice with his Brooklyn Nets teammates.
The couple was supposed to appear in court next month to battle it out, but its speculated that...
BallertainmentPacers Asst. Brian Shaw looking ahead to playoffs ahead of coaching gig
Brian Shaw is always on some team’s radar for a head coaching job.
This off-season will be no different.
The Pacers brought Shaw on as Assistant Head Coach in 2011. This after the Lakers passed on naming him head coach following Phil Jackson’s retirement.
Many people felt he was slighted, and...
BallertainmentByron Scott sent packing by Cleveland Cavaliers
Coach Byron Scott has been fired by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Three losing seasons and poor defensive output saw to that.
Of his firing, Scott said…
I want to thank (general manager) Chris Grant, (owner) Dan Gilbert and the Cavaliers organization for the opportunity I had to coach this team the last three seasons,”...
BallertainmentRumors of Kerry Rhodes being gay come full circle with release of vacation photos
A young man named Russell “Hollywood” Simpson has released a gallery of photographs of himself vacationing (cozily, I might add) with NFL free agent defensive back Kerry Rhodes.
While the pictures are a rather convincing indication that Rhodes might be gay, he flatly denies it. ...
BallertainmentCarmelo Anthony wins NBA scoring title
Carmelo Anthony is the league’s best scorer this season.
He edged Kevin Durant (28.1 ppg), when Durant opted not to play the Oklahoma City Thunder’s final game of the season against Milwaukee.
Anthony, who will also sit out the final game of the season (Knicks host the Hawks), ends the season averaging 28.7 ppg. This marks...
BallertainmentSuspect identified in Boston Marathon bombing
No arrests have been made, but officials have identified a suspect in Monday’s bombing at the Boston Marathon through surveillance footage taken from a video camera belonging to retailer Lord & Taylor.
Two prominent national news channels errantly reported that an arrest had been made, which prompted the FBI to issue...
BallertainmentShabazz muhammad and Tim Hardaway Jr. declaring for NBA Draft
Michigan standout Tim Hardaway Jr. and UCLA freshman Shabazz Muhammad have each decided to declare for the 2013 NBA Draft.
Hardaway Jr. is a 6’6″ junior guard who played and started in all 107 games of his Michigan career, averaging 14.3 points and 4.11 rebounds, per game.
Shabazz, as expected, is one...
BallertainmentPat Summerall dead at 82
Pat Summerall, a legend of the broadcasting booth, has passed away at age 82.
Summerall was hospitalized in Dallas, recovering from hip surgery at the time of his death.
A former NFL player himself (placekicker), Pat began analyzing games when his playing days were done. He first worked for CBS where he shared the booth with colleague Tom Brookshier...
BallertainmentMagic Johnson’s son, EJ, opens up about coming out to the public
When EJ Johnson was recently “outed” by TMZ, he didn’t expect it to cause a stir. It did, though, and he has met the challenge with confidence and openness.
Howard Bragman, PR guru and founder of Gwissues, YouTube’s LGBT focused channel, interviewed Johnson to get his thoughts and feelings on...
BallertainmentBoston Marathon explosions claim lives and injure dozens
The Boston Marathon ended tragically Monday, when two simultaneous explosions occurred at the finish line on Boylston Street, killing and injuring spectators and sending the crowd and runners into a panicked frenzy.
Early reports indicate two people have died and 23 people were injured, some very seriously.
BallertainmentFab Five shows up to support Michigan basketball at NCAA Championship game
All five members of the storied Michigan Fab 5 team of the 90′s were in attendance at the 2013 National Championship game.
After an extensive investigation revealed years of inappropriate exchanges of gifts and funds between a booster, Ed Martin, and several Michigan players, most notably...