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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Dwayne Wade and the Miami Heat celebrated Christmas in Los Angeles where they played the hapless Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center. After the game — which Miami won 101-95 — Dwyane Wade griped about the league forcing the 2-time defending champs to play away from home during the holidays.
Australian rapper Iggy Azalea is reportedly dating LA Lakers star Nick Young. The couple was spotted enjoying the evening at LA nightclub, L.A. Live on Tuesday. Lakers players are very popular with the ladies thanks to the godlike status bestowed upon them as members of the NBA’s premier team.
Azalea, 23, is best known for her mixtape singles “Work” and “Bounce”. Her debut studio album The New Classic, is set for release in 2014 on Island Def Jam Records.
Prize fighter Floyd Mayweather, Jr. attended a pre-Halloween party thrown by socialite Daphne Joy, left, at the Supperclub in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Rapper 50 Cent took a plea deal in a much-publicized domestic violence case involving Daphne. He was sentenced to 3 years’ probation with 30 days’ community service. 50 Cent was charged with kicking and punching the mother-of-one and damaging property. The reason for the violence was never fully explained, but insiders whisper that Fiddy became enraged when he found out he was not the father of Daphne’s child. 50 reportedly paid generous child support and rent for a luxury condo for Daphne and her kid. Also in attendance at the party was rapper Jim Jones.
The LA Clippers have announced they will not re-sign free agent Lamar Odom to a new contract, amid rumors of drug addictions and a cheating scandal. That’s probably exactly what Odom wanted.
According to Lakers Nation blog, Odom, 33, is still holding on to the hope that his former team, the Los Angeles Lakers, will sign him to a new contract.
Odom’s life has been an emotional roller coaster ever since he was dropped by the Lakers. Odom also played briefly for the Dallas Mavericks who cut him loose after a few games in 2012. The 6′-10″ NBA forward has been living in a hotel as rumors swirl that he cheated on Khloe Kardashian with at least 2 groupies.