Embattled and disgraced LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling has agreed to relinquish ownership of the Clippers to his estranged wife of 59 years, Rochelle “Shelly” Sterling. Gossip tabloid TMZ.com reports that Shelly has agreed to sell the team — but only on her terms.
According to TMZ, Shelly is in secret negotiations with NBA officials, who are ramping up efforts to force Donald Sterling to sell the team after he was secretly recorded telling his ex-mistress, V. Stiviano, not to bring black men (specifically Magic Johnson) to his games.
Grown men recoiled at the sight of St. Louis draftee Michael Sam licking cake icing off the lips of his boyfriend, Vito Cammissano. Only seconds before “the kiss”, these same men cheered St. Louis for having the courage to draft Sam with its 249th pick in the NFL draft on Saturday. 31 other teams had bypassed the SEC Defensive Player of the Year who was projected as a mid- to late round draft pick.
ESPN taped Sam’s reaction and aired the tape immediately after his draft pick was announced. Social media’s reaction to “the kiss” was wildly mixed. Some applauded the NFL, St. Louis and Sam for their courage. While others — including professional and college football players — expressed their distaste with ESPN for repeatedly showing “the kiss” on air. Many believed ESPN went too far.
LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling is banned for life from NBA games, facilities, and meetings between team owners and, or players.
Sterling, 80, is also banned from his own team facility, meetings or game practices.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver made the announcement moments ago during a live press conference.
Emo rapper Aubrey Drake Graham is set to host the 2014 ESPY Awards. The 27-year-old Canadian rapper is known to have an affinity for hard leg professional athletes. Although sports purists are complaining bitterly about Drake’s ESPY hosting duties, his credentials as a
team mascot “global ambassador” for the Toronto Raptors NBA franchise uniquely qualifies him to handle the ESPYs gig.
Darren Sproles’ wife Michel Sproles took to social media to express her disgust over the way the NFL’s NEw Orleans Saints organization is treating her husband. Sproles was traded to Philadelphia on Wednesday, ESPN reports. The 30-year-old running back had verbalized a desire to be released by the Saints.
The NY Knicks officially signed former Antonio Spurs guard Shannon Brown to one of two open roster sports today, Sports Illustrated reports.
There is speculation that Brown, 28, was brought in to fill the spot soon-to-be vacated by departing point guard Raymond Felton, whose legal troubles are mounting. Felton plans to be in the starting lineup for the Knicks in tonight’s game against the defending NBA champs Miami Heat.
NBA MVP LeBron James may have fractured his nose when he was blocked by Serge Ibaka during a drive to the basket late in the 4th quarter of the Miami Heat vs Oklahmoa City Thunder in Oklahoma last night. The Heat easily defeated the Thunder 103-81.
James, 29, was actually hit twice by Ibaka as he drove to the basket for a dunk to cap off his 33 points in 33 minutes night. The NBA refs did not call either foul. This is typical of the biased NBA referees who routinely look the other way when LeBron is attacked in the paint by opposing teams.