Brooklyn Nets Fire Coach Avery Johnson

Brooklyn Nets players were caught off guard when their coach, Avery Johnson, was fired today. The move came one day after the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Nets 108-93. The loss dropped the Nets (14-14) to .500 for the season. Rapper Jay Z is a minority owner of the Brooklyn Nets. The success or failure of the team rests on Jay Z’s shoulders.

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Robert Griffin cornball brother

An ESPN analyst sparked controversy yesterday when he called Washington Redskins star quarterback Robert Griffin III a “cornball brother” who dates white women and votes Republican.

At issue for ESPN analyst Rob Parker was Griffin’s refusal to be defined by his skin color.

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Jay Z Beyonce Lebron Savannah

Last night, Beyonce and her husband, rapper Jay Z, far left, attended the 2012 Sportsman of the Year event honoring exceptional athletes who excelled in their sport this year. Naturally, LeBron James, 2nd from right, who led his Miami Heat team to the NBA title, won the highest honor of the night. His fiancee, the lovely Savannah Brinson, far right, was there to cherish the moment with her man. It was obvious from her body language that she loves LeBron unconditionally — despite rumors of infidelity which every woman faces at some point in their lives. On the other hand, Beyonce’s body language indicates she is over Jay-Z.

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Tim Duncan Tony Parker Halloween photo

A Halloween prank photo circulating the Internet may keep the San Antonio Spurs in David Stern’s dog house.

The NBA commissioner slapped the Spurs with a $250,000 fine last week for sending their starters home to rest rather than play the defending champs Miami Heat during a nationally televised game in Miami.

The photo shows Spurs superstars Tim Duncan, left, and Tony Parker, right, dressed in Halloween costumes and holding guns to the head of a party guest dressed like NBA ref Joey Crawford.

The photo of Duncan wielding a sawed off shotgun — and Parker holding a toy automatic weapon — to the guest’s head was taken during a party at a hotel or private residence.

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Kris Humphries after fight

Kris Humphries Rajon Rondo fight

Kim Kardashian’s ex proved he’s no punk during last night’s Brooklyn Nets, Boston Celtics brawl in Boston. It all started when Humphries shoved Celtics power forward Kevin Garnett to the floor as Garnett drove to the basket. Celtics guard Rajon Rondo took exception to the foul on Garnett by pushing Humphries out of bounds and then punching him in the head.

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NFL players on Viagra

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall suggests that some NFL players may be popping Viagra for the drug’s performance-enhancing capabilities.

We know that a few well-known rappers regularly pop Viagra, but it seems professional athletes are abusing prescription drugs to give them an unfair advantage over their opponents.

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Deanna Nolan and Dorothea Sanchez-Nolan

Last week the news broke about the arrest of former WNBA star Chamique Holdsclaw who took a bat to her ex-girlfriend’s car and fired a handgun into it.

Holdsclaw isn’t the only WNBA player to be arrested for assaulting or threatening her lesbian lover.

Professional basketball player Deanna “Tweety” Nolan, 33, was arrested earlier this year for beating the air out of her wife and mother of her 2 children.

Very little, if any, news coverage was given to the Deanna/Dorothea fisticuffs.

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Lakers Fire Coach Mike Brown

The LA Lakers front office handed coach Mike Brown his walking papers after just 5 games.

The Lakers landed at the bottom of the NBA Western Conference with a dismal 1-4 record after breaking the bank to sign Steve Nash and Dwight Howard.

Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant reportedly expressed frustration with Brown’s coaching strategy in the days leading up to his sacking. Bryant’s angry stare at Brown in the closing seconds of the Lakers’ loss to Utah on Nov. 7 set tongues wagging.

Brown becomes the 3rd Lakers head coach to lose his job due to Kobe’s tantrums.

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The Dallas Mavericks waived troubled guard Delonte West on Monday following his “indefinite” suspension for being a bad influence on the younger players. The Mavs suspended West twice during the 2012 preseason for unspecified reasons.

On Monday, Mavs owner Mark Cuban told the media West could possibly return to the Mavericks lineup after his suspension.

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On Sunday, the Oklahoma City Thunder dealt star guard James Harden to the Houston Rockets in a trade that caught the sports world by surprise.

One of those surprised by the trade was Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade, who called Thunder’s trade of Harden to the Rockets “shocking.”

“It was shocking but they made the move they felt was right for them,” Wade said, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. The Miami Heat beat the Thunder in 5 games to win the NBA title earlier this year.

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