Not since the 1980s has the 1st round of the NBA playoffs been this boring.
Sports purists are questioning how rap mogul Jay Z’s lowly Brooklyn Nets made it into the first round of the NBA playoffs while other noteworthy teams such as OKC, the Pacers, and the Miami Heat sit at home.
The thuggery in the NBA continues. According to published reports Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland and his girlfriend were stabbed outside popular New York City nightclub 1 OAK on Tuesday night.
Rapper 2 Chainz was named Chief Executive Officer of the struggling Atlanta Hawks franchise for a week.
Atlanta Hawks CEO and part-owner Steve Koonin, left, presented rapper Tip “T.I.” Harris, center, with an expensive Audemars Piguet timepiece backstage before the Hawks home opener on Saturday. Koonin was very appreciative of T.I. for helping to save the Hawks after that messy racial incident involving former owner Bruce Levenson. Other celebs in the house included reality TV stars Tameka Harris, Kandi and Todd Tucker, and rapper 2 Chainz.
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From a press release:
“ATLANTA, GA —– The Atlanta Hawks and Grammy Award-winning superstar and Atlanta native Tip “T.I.” Harris have teamed up to make Opening Night versus the Indiana Pacers on Saturday, Nov. 1st the hottest ticket in town. The celebration will start as soon as fans enter the doors and fans will have good reason to come early.”
Tamika Fuller, rapper Ludacris’ baby mama, expressed her undying Love and devotion to her and Luda’s infant daughter, Cai Bella Bridges, on Instagram.com 2 weeks ago.
“You are the first face I see every morning and it is because of you every day is an AMAZING day! Im so in awe at how advanced you are at this young age! Thank you for choosing me to be your mommy and I promise I will be the best mommy EVER. Love”
But on Saturday night, instead of staying home with her baby, Fuller (pictured right) was courtside at an Atlanta Hawks game behaving like a typical groupie. Maybe Fuller was at the game scouting potential NBA sperm donors for baby #2?
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