BREAKING NEWS: STERLING BANNED FROM THE NBA FOR LIFE!!!

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WELL DAMN FINED $2.5 MILLION & BANNED FROM THE NBA FOR LIFE. ADAM SILVER HAS THE BACKING FROM OWNERS & THE BOARD OF ADVISORY TO FORCE STERLING TO SELL THE TEAM.

THEY WILL HAVE A STANDING COMMITTEE LOOKING FURTHER INTO, STERLING HAVING TO SELL THE TEAM. IT HAS BEEN NOTED THAT THE COMMITTEE WILL TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION HIS PAST BEHAVIOR. HE IS A KNOWN BIGOT & IT’S NOW BEEN AIRED. I STILL DO NOT AGREE ON HOW THE AUDIO WAS OBTAINED, BUT THAT IS NEITHER HERE NOR THERE!

THE RULING ONLY APPLIES TO STERLING AND NOT THE REST OF THE STERLING FAMILY. WILL ROCHELLE BE WILLING TO SELL, WILL HIS OWN FAMILY BUY HIM OUT?

MARK MY WORDS, MAGIC WILL BE THE NEXT OWNER OF THE CLIPPERS! AIN’T NO ONE FAAKING WITH OUR CITY, LOS ANGELES WON’T STAND DOWN!

Oh Donald!!! How Could You Be So Ignorant?

Los Angeles Clippers owner Sterling puts his hand over his face in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los AngelesThis story just gets better. So now V. Stiviano (“V”)  is writing a book! More than ever, I’m truly convinced that Donald Sterling (“Sterling”) was set up. V is currently being sued by Sterling’s estranged wife for over $1 million (lawsuit). Sterling’s wife claims V seduced/convinced Sterling into buying her lavish gifts bought with community funds. Could this be the reason she leaked the tape? Did she need money to pay Sterling’s wife back?

PLEASE DO NOT GET ME WRONG! I’m NOT defending the man by any means but that phone conversation was definitely scripted. V was definitely fishing for answers & set him up with the way she was questioning him. She is laughing all the way to the bank, it was too easy. I feel that she needs to be held accountable for her actions just as much as Sterling should.

Yes, Sterling is a racist MFKR but he isn’t the first white man to hate black or brown folks. What sickens me most is that ALL OF THE SUDDEN racism has been trending on every damn social media site/news station due to Sterling…how about we focus on the bigger picture…RACISM HAS AND ALWAYS WILL BE AN ISSUE!

Let’s be honest for a moment. If it was a black/brown person that said I HATE WHITE PEOPLE this wouldn’t be such a big deal…this country is ass backwards. What is most upsetting is that this society makes it OK for people to hate “the white man”! There is no skeptical about that shit, but let a white man say he hates US & all hell breaks loose!

Prime example the owner, CHIVAS USA, fired two coaches because they weren’t Latino. They were fired for being white & not speaking Spanish. I don’t recall a HUGE skeptical over this lawsuit (it was a buzz for about 5 mins), do you? My point exactly! Check out the article…it’s completely insane! In my opinion LATINOS are some of the most racist people in the world, yea I said that SHIT! I can say it because I am Latina & I am raising a half black child. My OWN people look at me with disgust when they see me with my son, as if I stole candy from their kids or something.

It is extremely saddening that Sterling has such strong hate towards the Black & Hispanic/Latino races due to the Jewish history. The HOLOCAUST was the mass murder or genocide of approximately six million Jews during World War II, a program of systematic state-sponsored murder by Nazi Germany, led by Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party, throughout the German Reich and German-occupied territories.

Of the nine million Jews who had resided in Europe before the Holocaust, approximately two-thirds were killed. Over one million Jewish children were killed in the Holocaust, as were approximately two million Jewish women and three million Jewish men. A network of over 40,000 facilities in Germany and German-occupied territory were used to concentrate, hold, and kill Jews and other victims.

Again I am NOT defending Sterling whatsoever, so let’s not misconstrue my words…I am simply voicing my opinion. As a Latina, I am offended by Sterling’s words but we have been hated/discriminated against forever. It’s an uphill battle for colored folks on a daily basis, especially Black & Hispanic/Latinos because we are constantly stereo-typed. Then again so are white people, they are looked at as slave traders, unethical, dirty white trash, bigots etc…I can admit I have said a racial slur such as “Fuck that white bitch” or “I hate white bitches”…I know damn well you have too (maybe not those exact words, but you know what I mean)! Does this make me a racist no, it just makes me imperfect.

I do NOT harness any hatred in my heart toward any individual, simply because we are ALL children of GOD. If GOD can forgive heinous acts of man, why can’t we as a country? We can’t we build each other instead of knocking each other down?

SPORTS: Jason Collins 1st Athlete Athlete in a Major American Team Sport to Say He Is Gay!

Love this! I came across this article & felt the need to share it with ya’ll if you haven’t seen it! I think this is a HUGE step in the gay community & I am damn proud of Jason Collins for coming forward NOW & not waiting until he retired or something. Being GAY should never be frowned upon, we are all HUMAN & have rights being so!

“I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay. - Jason Collins

“I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay. – Jason Collins

Sports Illustrated reports — I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay.

I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I’m happy to start the conversation. I wish I wasn’t the kid in the classroom raising his hand and saying, “I’m different.” If I had my way, someone else would have already done this. Nobody has, which is why I’m raising my hand.

My journey of self-discovery and self-acknowledgement began in my hometown of Los Angeles and has taken me through two state high school championships, the NCAA Final Four and the Elite Eight, and nine playoffs in 12 NBA seasons.

I’ve played for six pro teams and have appeared in two NBA Finals. Ever heard of a parlor game called Three Degrees of Jason Collins? If you’re in the league, and I haven’t been your teammate, I surely have been one of your teammates’ teammates. Or one of your teammates’ teammates’ teammates.

Now I’m a free agent, literally and figuratively. I’ve reached that enviable state in life in which I can do pretty much what I want. And what I want is to continue to play basketball. I still love the game, and I still have something to offer. My coaches and teammates recognize that. At the same time, I want to be genuine and authentic and truthful.
Why am I coming out now? Well, I started thinking about this in 2011 during the NBA player lockout. I’m a creature of routine. When the regular season ends I immediately dedicate myself to getting game ready for the opener of the next campaign in the fall. But the lockout wreaked havoc on my habits and forced me to confront who I really am and what I really want. With the season delayed, I trained and worked out. But I lacked the distraction that basketball had always provided.

The first relative I came out to was my aunt Teri, a superior court judge in San Francisco. Her reaction surprised me. “I’ve known you were gay for years,” she said. From that moment on I was comfortable in my own skin. In her presence I ignored my censor button for the first time. She gave me support. The relief I felt was a sweet release. Imagine you’re in the oven, baking. Some of us know and accept our sexuality right away and some need more time to cook. I should know — I baked for 33 years.

When I was younger I dated women. I even got engaged. I thought I had to live a certain way. I thought I needed to marry a woman and raise kids with her. I kept telling myself the sky was red, but I always knew it was blue.

I realized I needed to go public when Joe Kennedy, my old roommate at Stanford and now a Massachusetts congressman, told me he had just marched in Boston’s 2012 Gay Pride Parade. I’m seldom jealous of others, but hearing what Joe had done filled me with envy. I was proud of him for participating but angry that as a closeted gay man I couldn’t even cheer my straight friend on as a spectator. If I’d been questioned, I would have concocted half truths. What a shame to have to lie at a celebration of pride. I want to do the right thing and not hide anymore. I want to march for tolerance, acceptance and understanding. I want to take a stand and say, “Me, too.”

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Dwight Stays in LA: Dwight Howard won’t be traded, Mitch Kupchak says

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According to the Washington Post — With the NBA trade deadline approaching at 3 p.m. EST, one player is going nowhere: Unless General Manager Mitch Kupchak is the world’s best bluffer, the Los Angeles Lakers will hold onto Dwight Howard.

“We’ve been very consistent,” Kupchak said on “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” (via ESPN). “We’re not trading Dwight Howard. … He will not be traded, and there’s nothing that anybody can do today to call me today and ask me, ‘Would you do this?’ and get a positive result.”

All righty then. Of course, Howard can render all the affection moot if he decides to become a free agent when the season ends.

“The only thing that matters is right now,” Howard said. “Nobody can control what happens in the offseason. Like I said to you guys before, there’s no need to talk about it every day.

“There’s no need for me to make a decision right now. My goal hasn’t changed. I want to win a championship and I want to win one here. I’m here right now and this is our chance to get one this season. It’s been tough, but we have an opportunity to change all that.”

Kupchak was a little less adamant about trading Pau Gasol, who is out with torn plantar fascia.

“We’re not going to trade Pau today or tomorrow, but his name has come up in the past, and it would be misleading to say it won’t come up in the future,” Kupchak said.

SPORTS: Former Laker Orlando Woolridge Dies At 52

So sad, he was still young. My condolences go out to his family & friends. May you Rest In Peace ORLANDO!!!

In this file photo, Magic Johnson #32 of the Los Angeles Lakers stands next to Orlando Woolridge #0 during an NBA game at the Great Western Forum in Los Angeles, California in 1988. Woolridge died May 31, 2012 of a chronic heart condition at 52.                                                                (Photo by Mike Powell/Getty Images)

Daily News reports — MANSFIELD, La. – Former NBA standout Orlando Woolridge has died at his parents’ home in Mansfield, La. He was 52.

DeSoto Parish Chief Deputy Coroner Billy Locke said the former Lakers player and Sparks head coach died Thursday night. He had been under hospice care for a chronic heart condition.

Woolridge was a first-round draft pick of the Chicago Bulls in 1981 and played in the NBA for 13 years. He was a star at Mansfield High School before going on to play for Notre Dame, where he was a second-team All-American as a senior.

Drafted sixth overall in the 1981 draft, he spent his first five seasons with the Bulls and averaged 22.9 points per game during Michael Jordan’s first season in 1984-85.

After Woolridge joined the New Jersey Nets and was suspended by the league for violation of the league substance abuse policy in 1987, he signed with the Lakers in 1988. As a role player, the 6-foot-9 power forward provided offensive firepower and size off the bench. His 55.6% field goal percentage during the 1989-90 season was fifth in the NBA.

In the summer of 1990, Woolridge was traded to Denver for two second-round draft picks. He also played for Detroit (1991-93), Milwaukee (1993) and Philadelphia (1993-94) before playing two seasons in Italy

He later coached the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks, taking over for Julie Rousseau in 1998 and splitting the team’s last 10 games. In 1999, the Sparks went 20-12 and made their first trip to the WNBA playoffs, winning the Western Conference semifinal before falling to the two-time defending champion Houston Comets in the conference final.

Woolridge’s son Renaldo carried on the family name in area hoops, starring at Harvard-Westlake as a two-time Mission League MVP and all-state honoree. At 6-foot-9 like his father, Renaldo Woolridge averaged 23 points and 11 rebounds as a senior.

Renaldo Woolridge played at Tennessee but has transferred to USC, where he will play as a senior next season

2012 NBA Playoffs Schedule

2012 Playoffs Schedule

WESTERN CONFERENCE – FIRST ROUND *courtesy of NBA.COM*

San Antonio vs. Utah

Game 1 – Sun. April 29, Utah at San Antonio, 1 p.m. ET, ESPN
Game 2 – Wed. May 2, Utah at San Antonio, 7 p.m., TNT
Game 3 – Sat. May 5, San Antonio at Utah, 10 p.m., TNT
Game 4 – Mon. May 7, San Antonio at Utah, TBD
Game 5 * Wed. May 9, Utah at San Antonio, TBD
Game 6 * Fri. May 11, San Antonio at Utah, TBD
Game 7 * Sun. May 13, Utah at San Antonio, TBD
SERIES HUB

Oklahoma City vs. Dallas

Game 1 – Sat. April 28, Dallas at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m., ESPN
Game 2 – Mon. April 30, Dallas at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m., TNT
Game 3 – Thu. May 3, Oklahoma City at Dallas, 9:30 p.m., TNT
Game 4 – Sat. May 5, Oklahoma City at Dallas, 7:30 p.m., TNT/R
Game 5 * Mon. May 7, Dallas at Oklahoma City, TBD
Game 6 * Thu. May 10, Oklahoma City at Dallas, TBD
Game 7 * Sat. May 12, Dallas at Oklahoma City ,TBD, TNT
SERIES HUB

L.A. Lakers vs. Denver

Game 1 – Sun. April 29, Denver at L.A. Lakers, 3:30 p.m., ABC/R
Game 2 – Tue. May 1, Denver at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m., TNT
Game 3 – Fri May 4, L.A. Lakers at Denver, 10:30 p.m., ESPN
Game 4 – Sun. May 6, L.A. Lakers at Denver, 9:30 p.m., TNT
Game 5 * Tue. May 8, Denver at L.A. Lakers, TBD
Game 6 * Thu. May 10, L.A. Lakers at Denver, TBD
Game 7 * Sat. May 12, Denver at L.A. Lakers, TBD, TNT
SERIES HUB

Memphis vs. L.A. Clippers

Game 1 – Sun. April 29, L.A. Clippers at Memphis, 9:30 p.m., TNT
Game 2 – Wed. May 2, L.A. Clippers at Memphis, 9:30 p.m., TNT
Game 3 – Sat. May 5, Memphis at L.A. Clippers, 4:30 p.m., ESPN
Game 4 – Mon. May 7, Memphis at L.A. Clippers, TBD
Game 5 * Wed. May 9, L.A. Clippers at Memphis, TBD
Game 6 * Fri. May 11, Memphis at L.A. Clippers, TBD
Game 7 * Sun. May 13, L.A. Clippers at Memphis, TBD
SERIES HUB

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EASTERN CONFERENCE – FIRST ROUND

Chicago vs. Philadelphia

Game 1 – Sat. April 28, Philadelphia at Chicago, 1 p.m., TNT
Game 2 – Tue. May 1, Philadelphia at Chicago, 8 p.m., TNT
Game 3 – Fri. May 4, Chicago at Philadelphia, 8 p.m., ESPN
Game 4 – Sun. May 6, Chicago at Philadelphia, 1 p.m., ABC
Game 5 * Tue. May 8, Philadelphia at Chicago, TBD
Game 6 * Thu. May 10, Chicago at Philadelphia, TBD
Game 7 * Sat. May 12, Philadelphia at Chicago, TBD, TNT
SERIES HUB

Miami vs. New York

Game 1 – Sat. April 28, New York at Miami, 3:30 p.m., ABC/R
Game 2 – Mon. April 30, New York at Miami, 7 p.m., TNT
Game 3 – Thu. May 3, Miami at New York, 7 p.m., TNT
Game 4 – Sun. May 6, Miami at New York, 3:30 p.m., ABC/R
Game 5 * Wed. May 9, New York at Miami, TBD
Game 6 * Fri. May 11, Miami at New York, TBD
Game 7 * Sun. May 13, New York at Miami, TBD
SERIES HUB

Indiana vs. Orlando

Game 1 – Sat. April 28, Orlando at Indiana, 7 p.m., ESPN
Game 2 – Mon. April 30, Orlando at Indiana, 7:30 p.m., NBA TV
Game 3 – Wed. May 2, Indiana at Orlando, 7:30 p.m., NBA TV
Game 4 – Sat. May 5, Indiana at Orlando, 2 p.m., ESPN
Game 5 * Tue. May 8, Orlando at Indiana, TBD
Game 6 * Fri. May 11, Indiana at Orlando, TBD
Game 7 * Sun. May 13, Orlando at Indiana, TBD
SERIES HUB

Boston vs. Atlanta

Game 1 – Sun. April 29, Boston at Atlanta, 7 p.m., TNT
Game 2 – Tue. May 1, Boston at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m., NBA TV
Game 3 – Fri. May 4, Atlanta at Boston, 7:30 p.m., ESPN2
Game 4 – Sun May 6, Atlanta at Boston, 7 p.m., TNT
Game 5 * Tue. May 8, Boston at Atlanta, TBD
Game 6 * Thu. May 10, Atlanta at Boston, TBD
Game 7 * Sat. May 12, Boston at Atlanta, TBD, TNT
SERIES HUB

DAAAAMMMMMMN

 

Lala Anthony on the cover of Latina Magazine

Lala Anthony on the cover of Latina Magazine talking, Trust In Her Marriage, Success And Insecurities.

 

Lala Anthony Latina Magazine Cover

 

Lala Anthony gets fun and vibrant for the April 2012 issue of Latina magazine. Inside the issue, the radio turned TV personality speaks candidly on her marriage with Knicks star Carmelo Anthony and why she is able to trust him despite rumors of infidely, as well as maintaining her confidence and building her brand.

Check out excerpts and photos from the spread below:

On how she and Carmelo have lasted 8 years
It’s been 15 days since I’ve seen my husband. That’s a long time for us to go without seeing each other. But I went on this whirlwind of launching the makeup line and my husband’s a basketball player. It’s not like he can say, ‘Hey, I’m not playing in the game today, I’m going to meet up with my wife somewhere.’ We’ve been together for eight years and I think we’ve lasted this long because we give each other space. But there’s also that time where it can be too much space.

On why she is able to trust Carmelo and if there’s a misconception surrounding athletes being unfaithful
I wouldn’t say it’s a misconception, because there are a lot of athletes who do live a certain life with women everywhere. So you can’t act like it’s the craziest thing you’ve ever heard, because it is out there. But I’m secure in my relationship. I’m happy with having my own thing going on. I don’t spend all day worrying about what he’s doing. In that sense, I trust him.

On not being satisfied
I’m never satisfied—career-wise, I mean—I’m always looking for the next thing; that’s just my personality. Why can’t I be a great mom, wife, TV host, actress, producer, have my own reality show and makeup line? The hard part is the balancing of it all.

On advice she has for other women
Tap into your uniquenessss – “I encourage people to embrace whatever it is that makes them different. Not being like everybody, setting your own trends, being your own person, that’s what
makes you cool.

On how she is able to deal with her insecurities
In this day and age, [people will] tear you to hell: ‘Her hair, her legs, her this, her that.’ So it is sometimes hard to stay as confident as you like. I’m just like anybody else. Weight goes up and down, sometimes I’m killing myself to be on a crazy diet, sometimes I’m not. Sometimes I feel like my legs are too skinny, other times I don’t. As you get more mature you learn to embrace insecurities and figure out how to be okay with that stuff, to keep it in perspective.

On her support system
My family always encouraged me and supported me. While still a teenager, I told my mom one day I was moving to L.A. She was like, ‘All right, I’ll go with you, get you settled and come back.’ If I didn’t have that I wouldn’t be confident to do all these things.

         Lala in Latina Magazine

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