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 British are angry that NBA Superstar LeBron James broke royal protocol when he met the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge last night.
It was a night of firsts for British Royal couple Prince William and his pregnant wife, Duchess Kate Middleton. The Royal couple attended their first NBA game on Monday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, where they met America’s self-appointed royal couple Beyonce Knowles-Carter, 33, and her husband, rapper Shawn “Jay Z” Carter, 45.
In 2005, the NBA implemented a strict dress code to combat image problems caused by young black players wearing hip hop attire popularized by street dealers and rap stars. The dress code called for NBA players to wear “business casual” attire before and after NBA games — even if a player was sitting on the bench.
But before last night’s Cavaliers vs Brooklyn Nets game at the Barclays Center, Cleveland Cavaliers stars LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, as well as members of the Brooklyn Nets, donned black t-shirts bearing the words “I can’t breathe,” to support the family of Eric Garner who was suffocated by a NYPD police officer.
Pop singer Beyonce Knowles-Carter, 33, and her androgynous daughter Blue Ivy Carter were spotted out and about in NYC on Tuesday. Beyonce was caught on video ‘tweaking’ at the Brooklyn Nets’ NBA home opener game on Monday.
After years of persistent rumors about pop icon Beyonce‘s alleged drug use, a video has surfaced that seems to confirm the rumors.
The Miami Heat defeated the Brooklyn Nets in game 5 of the NBA playoffs in Miami last night to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals for the 4th consecutive year. Team co-captain LeBron James celebrated the team’s big win with his favorite girl, his mom Gloria James.
After a much needed rest, LeBron and his teammates will take on the hapless Indiana Pacers on Monday or Tuesday.