It’s been a while since we’ve seen Eddie Murphy and his life partner Paige Butcher out and about together. The happy couple had front row seats to watch their home town team Los Angeles Lakers lose to the Utah Jazz at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday. Among Eddie’s fans at the Staples Center was Utah star rookie Donovan Mitchell.
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LaVar Ball continues to make enemies within the L.A. Lakers organization, even as he coaches his other sons’ Lithuanian team across the pond. LaVar, who coaches his sons LiAngelo and LaMelo in Lithuania, reportedly told Lithuanian media that he will pull his son Lonzo Ball away from the Lakers (and presumably sign him to the Lithuanian team), if the Lakers don’t acquire LiAngelo and LaMelo.
Both of NBA star Kobe Bryant‘s jerseys, #8 and #24, were retired at a ceremony during halftime of the Golden State Warrios vs Lakers game at the Staples Center on Monday. Kobe, 39, retired in 2016 after a long stellar career with the Lakers.
At the start of the 2006 NBA season, Kobe changed his jersey number from 8 to 24 (his first jersey number at Lower Merion high school in Pennsylvania).
Lamar Odom embarrassed his children again by making a drunken spectacle of himself in a Hollywood nightclub early Sunday.
The 38-year-old former Lakers star got a little tipsy while partying with friends at the popular Bootsy Bellows nightclub.
Lonzo Ball‘s parents LaVar and Tina Ball attended their son’s 3rd game as a NBA rookie on Sunday. Tina is doing fine after suffering a stroke in February.
Sources said the Lakers rookie was not allowed to see his mother during her hospitalization because his father thought the visits would distract from his game.
As expected, the Los Angeles Lakers selected Lonzo Ball with the #2 pick in the 2017 NBA draft on Thursday. Lonzo posed on stage with NBA commissioner Adam Silver.
The 19-year-old 6’6” point guard averaged 14.6 points, 7.6 assists and 6 rebounds per game in his lone season at UCLA. He also set a single-season record with 274 assists.
Quick! When was the last time you saw Jay Z sitting court side at a NBA game without his wife, Beyonce?
The 46-year-old hip hop mogul attended the final game of Kobe Bryant‘s storied career when the L.A. Lakers took on the hapless Utah Jazz at the Staple’s Center.
L.A. Lakers star Nick Young was removed from the team’s active roster prior to the Laker’s loss to the Boston Celtics on Sunday.
Lakers Coach Byron Scott said benching Young for the past 11 games was purely a “basketball decision” and nothing to do with Young’s highly publicized personal problems off the court.
Sports analysts and former pro players are weighing in on the D’Angelo Russell scandal.
The 20-year-old LA Lakers guard secretly recorded a private conversation with teammate Nick Young in a hotel room.
Kelly Rowland stopped by a park to play with her son Titan Witherspoon before leaving to run errands on a sunny day in Los Angeles. As Titan’s nanny looked on, Kelly pushed her son on the swings, held him while riding on a toy horse, and watched him come down the slide. What’s odd is the nanny hovering over Kelly while she played with her son. We still haven’t seen pics of Kelly’s husband, Tim Witherspoon, with Kelly or his son in public. That’s odd. He was everywhere before they tied the knot.
NBA star Metta World Peace lashed out at celebrities for forcing Lamar Odom‘s 2 children to “wait in line” to see their ailing father.
Peace, whose real name is Ron Artest, told the LA Daily News that the parade of celebrities to see Odom is too much.
Odom, 35, was hospitalized after he overdosed on drugs at a Las Vegas brothel last week.
Rapper Iggy Azalea knows how much her boo thang Nick Young loves cars. The embattled Aussie surprised Young with a replica 1964 Impala at the LA Lakers practice facility today. Young proudly displayed the pricey gift on his Instagram account.
CBS basketball analyst Scott Gottlieb, host of the Gottlieb Show on CBS Sports Radio, irked his Twitter followers when he posted a controversial tweet about Kobe Bryant during the Lakers game last night.
The Brooklyn Nets signed 35-year-old bench rider Jason Collins to a 10-day contract on Sunday. According to sources, President Obama called in a favor to his good friend, minority team owner and rapper Jay Z.
Normally, this type of signing wouldn’t register a blip in the news. But Collins recently announced he is a homosexual — after dating a woman for 8 years. Now he is celebrated for his sexual proclivities — not for his subpar basketball average of 1.1 points per game.
Comedian Kevin Hart attended the Miami Heat vs Lakers game on Christmas Day at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles.
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