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Bad Business: American Airlines Accuses NBA Baller Jeff Teague’s Brother Of Stealing A Blanket

(Dallas, TX) – If you’re a sports fan then you’ve heard of Jeff Teague and his brother Marquis and you know that the baller brothers don’t need to steal anything, let alone some blankets on an American Airlines flight. But that’s exactly what a black flight attendant charged.

Marquis was traveling with his teammate Trahson Burrell and the assistant coach on Christmas Eve attempting to get to Sioux Falls, SD. The two play for the NBA G- League’s Memphis Hustle and the team had a game on Christmas Day.1227-trahson-burrell-marquis-teague-getty-3Reportedly, as the guys boarded the plane and were taking their seats a flight attendant started questioning them about their blankets and ultimately accused the players of stealing them. All three were kicked off the plane, just to be boarded on another flight and flown first class to their destination after the Airline found out that first class passengers had given them the blankets when they boarded.

Marquis Teague is the younger brother of Minnesota Timberwolves PG Jeff Teague. Marquis himself was a first round draft pick in 2012 by the Chicago Bulls.

Both Hustle head coach Glynn Cyprien and assistant coach Darnell Lazare took to Twitter to share their frustration after the incident.

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‘American Airlines Needs Sensitivity Training to Attendants on flights dealing with Humans & Blankets!,’ wrote Cyprien.

Lazare: ‘It’s 2017 and a Flight attendant for @AmericanAir sees 2 young black athletes with blankets from first class, his 1st comment is “did you steal them” how about you teach people to get the facts first before jumping to conclusions’

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American Airlines spokesperson Joshua Freed says, “We apologize for what occurred on this flight. We take pride in bringing people together, and we know that on this flight we let some of our customers down. Our team at American, along with Envoy Air, is reviewing what happened and will be reaching out to the two players and the assistant coach.”

Burrell and Teague both played in Memphis’s Christmas Day game in Sioux Falls, scoring 14 and 11 points, respectively, while Burrell added 11 rebounds, seven assists and five steals in a 131-115 win Over the Skyforce.

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LiAngelo And LaMelo Ball Headed Overseas To Play Bal

(SL) – LaVar Ball has told ESPN that his sons LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball have signed with an agent with the plan to play on the same team overseas.

LaMelo initially was targeted to play at UCLA in two years by his father, but that plan has now changed. Agent Harrison Gaines represents all three of Ball’s sons, including Lakers rookie Lonzo.

LaVar pulled LiAngelo from UCLA on Monday, telling ESPN that he was frustrated that the school hadn’t made a determination on the length of his son’s suspension following an arrest for shoplifting while in China last month.

Liangelo Ball On ‘Hotel Arrest’ After Shoplifting In China, Could Face 3-10 Years In Prison

(SL) – Well mark this under stupid.  The kid has a brother that plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. He himself is just a couple of years removed from making millions in the NBA, but you’re shoplifting in China???

Ball is a UCLA freshman from Chino Hills, California. The other two players reportedly accused are freshmen Cody Riley, of Kansas City, Kansas, and Jalen Hill, of Corona, California.

1107-liangelo-ball-jalen-hill-cody-riley-getty-9“We are aware of a situation involving UCLA student-athletes in Hangzhou, China,” UCLA said in a statement. “The University is cooperating fully with local authorities on this matter.”

AOL reports, if standard practices are applied, the three, under suspicion of shoplifting could face between three and 10 years in prison if convicted. The sentencing guidelines could shift depending on the amount that the Chinese could prove was allegedly stolen.

Authorities believe the players shoplifted from a Louis Vuitton store near the UCLA team hotel outside of Shanghai. The Bruins are in China to play Georgia Tech on Saturday in the season opener. The players were arrested Tuesday after local law enforcement came to the team hotel and questioned both UCLA and Georgia Tech players before taking the three away.

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{Video} LeBron James Reacts To “So Called President” Donald Trump’s Charlottesville Remarks

(SL) – LeBron James used his platform at Cedar Park Amusement Park to react to Donald Trump’s mouth dropping press conference in which he seemed to support White Supremacy and equally blame anti-racists for the violence in Charlottesville VA.

Married Amar’e Stoudemire’s Side Chick Suing For More Child Support

(SL) – Miami based Quynn Lovett is going after Amar’e Stoudemire again.  Rumored to have had an affair with the six-time NBA All-Star, Lovett alleges he fathered her daughter year.

Lovett first when after Stoudemire in her home state of Massachusetts last November, though the case was ultimately dismissed in March.

34-year old Stoudemire has four children with his wife of five years, Alexis Welch.

He acknowledges he could be the father of the baby girl named Zoe Renee, and in child supports payments setup since Nov. 1, is paying $4,333 a month in temporary support.

But, in the new suit, 36-year old Lovett is seeking full custody and permanent child-support payments. The New York Post reports, she claims Stoudemire has not been involved in her daughter’s life, nor has he contributed to paying off the $11,000 in hospital bills from the birth.

Though the lawsuit does not disclose the intimate details of Lovett’s relations with Stoudemire, the NBA vet played one season with the Miami Heat after signing with the club in July 2015. He inked a two-year deal with Hapoel Jerusalem last August.

It appears Stoudmeire’s wife is standing by the baller. posted a photo from Rockland, N.Y., on Monday with the caption her “#1.”

 

NBA Baller Zach Randolph Gets Arrest After For Marijuana Possession With Intent To Sell After Signing 24-Million Dollar Contract

(Los Angeles, CA) –  ESPN reports The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department arrested Sacramento Kings forward Zach Randolph on a felony charge of marijuana possession with intent to sell.

Other accounts claim the arrest was part of a Wednesday night disturbance that resulted in damage to five Los Angeles Police Department vehicles and one sheriff’s vehicle.

Police recovered two guns, impounded two vehicles and seized narcotics, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Liliana Preciado told The Associated Press.

According to the police report, Randolph was arrested at 11 p.m. PT, booked at 4:23 a.m. and released Thursday morning as bail was set at $20,000. His next court date is scheduled for Aug. 31, according to sheriff’s department’s online records.

Randolph’s agent and attorney Raymond Brothers said Thursday that the charges are false and misleading and that they are looking at options to resolve the matter.

LAPD officials told ABC-7 that officers were on routine patrol when they encountered a group drinking alcohol, smoking marijuana and playing loud music while blocking a street at the Nickerson Gardens project in Watts. The officers then tried to disperse the crowd, and the disturbance escalated.

Officers called for backup when the crowd grew and people began throwing bottles. Several police cars ended up with smashed windows and slashed tires.

The 6-foot-9 free agent signed a two-year, $24 million deal with the Kings in July.

 

A friend of Randolph’s faced a marijuana rap in 2010 after Indianapolis police found him driving Randolph’s sport utility vehicle with a cooler containing marijuana in it. Randolph maintained he was not involved and he was never charged.

Robbing The Culture, Basic Baller Brand Wants To Charge Kids Big Baller Bucks For Knockoff Sneakers

(SL) – Let’s be clear, what LaVar Ball is trying to do is plausible and he should believe that his kids are the best. There’s a way to go about it though and he seems to be lacking tact and common sense. The fact that he has turned off every major retailer who wanted to sign his oldest son should be a big enough hint that he’s doing too much. However, the signs are wafting over him. If the father of 3 is going for shock value, it’s not working.

2017-05-0510-38-30Nike passed, Adidas passed, Under Armour passed and everyone else. A Billion dollar merchandising deal for all 3 of his sons, two of which are still in high school? Is he high? And then he comes back, releases a line of shoes for Lonzo called the ZO2 and places a $495 price tag on it. $995 if you want them autographed. We see what you did there LaVar, but we’re not impressed.

Now before we really ask what’s he smoking, let’s see the shoe and see if it’s worth it. Oh, I forgot to mention that you can get the sliders for $220. But the biggest catch is, reportedly if you order the shoe, you can’t even get them until November. Maybe LaVar should secure a deal with a manufacturer and distributor before he starts selling shoes. Not to mention, his son hasn’t even gotten drafted yet and recent comments have probably turned off quite a few teams.

031417-cbk-lavarlonzoball-pi.vresize.1200.630.high.0Once believed to be a top 3 draft pick, after Lonzo’s pops insulted Lebron James’ kids, and claimed his son was better than Stephen Curry, many believe his stock has decreased. Let’s be blunt. Nobody likes a loud mouth jerk. He claims that he himself beat Michael Jordan. Really? Okay.  Can you imagine LaVar brokering his son’s NBA contract. 1 year deal for $195 million because of course he likes 3 different digits.

On Friday, LaVar was asked on “The Dan Le Batard Show” why he decided to charge $495 for the shoes. His response, “I figured that’s what the shoe was worth,” Ball told Le Batard. “I liked the way it sounds. You see, when you are your own owner, you can come up with any price you want.”

la-sp-lonzo-ball-shoes-20170504Ball said he wasn’t in competition with Nike, Adidas, and Under Armour and that they were battling below Big Baller Brand. “Let Nike and Adidas and Under Armour — they battling below me,” Ball said. “They’ll go ahead and put all their stuff in Foot Locker. I’m better than them. I’m a step above.”

As for why the shoe was specifically priced at $495 and not, say, $500, Ball again acted like the question was a bit absurd. “Five hundred dollars?! Four-ninety-five sounds better,” Ball said. “I like three different digits.”

Ball further defended the shoe’s price by saying it was “symbolic” — Lonzo is the first basketball player to have a brand before entering the NBA. He also said there was some value in knowing that his son “designed all of it” and that other shoe companies don’t allow rookies to do that.

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There’s only one problem with that. The shoe is being criticized for looking a lot like the Kobe 11s and the logo appears to be ripped from another source. See below.

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A whole lot of talk, not enough originality or profit margin sensibility. Maybe LaVar never took Economics, but supply and demand is a real thing. And right now…your son isn’t there yet. Even the greats that have highly priced shoes are deemed collectors’ items. For example, the Kobe 11s cost $500 because it’s the last shoe Kobe wore in the NBA. Lebron James’ first shoe he wore in his first NBA game will cost you a pretty penny too.

The shoe Blake Griffin wore when he was jumping over cars in the NBA All-star contest will hit your pockets even harder. But again, if you’re a collector..collect. Lonzo Ball may be an outstanding athlete, depending on who you ask, but he hasn’t touched the big leagues yet.

The most disturbing piece in this ridiculous tale of a father thinking his balls are bigger than they are, is the insult levied at kids that can’t afford the shoe. Good thing a real baller like Shaq stepped in to acknowledge the foul verbal spew.

Wale didn’t appreciate it either.

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Ball’s youngest son attempted to support his dad. But kid this is way more than a father believing in his sons.

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And as for LaMelo or LiAngelo wearing the BBB shoes when they hit UCLA’s court, forget about it. It’s not happening. UCLA has an almost $300 million dollar sponsorship deal with Under Armour.  Group consensus…LaVar Ball should humble himself. Above everything, there are reports that Balls’s wife is suffering from a recent stroke.

tina-ball-basketballSpeculation alleges he refuses to let his sons see her in that condition out of fear that they might get distracted. I personally, don’t think the man is that out of touch, but who knows. Blessings to his wife for sure, if that is the case.