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Ingraham’s Insult To King James Prompts Question.. How Many Kids Have You Put Through School, Laura?

(SL) – Laura Ingraham stirred the pot when she suggested that LeBron James should just shut up and dribble.

LeBron was featured in a video saying that the President of the United states should be someone we lookup to, can trust and someone who protects us. In the video, James said that Trump doesn’t “give a f— about the people.”

Somewhere throughout the dialogue, if she even watched it, Ingraham (a Trump supporter) missed the point.

The Fox News host on Thursday verbally attacked James and Kevin Durant over the video released from his multimedia platform Uninterrupted calling the comments “ignorant.”

“Must they run their mouths like that? Unfortunately, a lot of kids and some adults take these ignorant comments seriously,” Ingraham responded Thursday on her show, “The Ingraham Angle. You’re great players, but no one voted for you. Millions elected Trump to be their coach. So keep the political commentary to yourself, or, as someone once said, ‘shut up and dribble,’ ” she added.

Durant and James both responded in separate statements Friday, sayingthey would not stop talking about political issues important to them and accusing the Fox host of racism.

“To me, it was racist,” Durant responded at a press conference. “Ignorance is something I try to ignore. That was definitely an ignorant comment. I do play basketball, but I am a civilian and I am a citizen of the United States, so my voice is just as loud as hers, I think – or even louder.”

James tweeted a link to Durant’s comments, adding the hashtag “#wewillnotshutupanddribble.”

Ingraham is now saying that her comments weren’t racist because she wrote a book called Shut up and Sing. She’s also invited LeBron to come on her show. I doubt he will accept the invite, but that’s probably something she should have done before she insulted his ability to speak on politics because as she put it, he left high school early and has made millions of dollars dribbling a basketball.

  1. LeBron didn’t leave High School Early
  2. Yes, he is a phenom who has been paid handsomely as an athlete of his caliber should
  3.  Most importantly with his status as one of the greatest players of all time, he has added to the economy and local businesses in Cleveland and any other city he spends time in.
  4. Even more important than #3. LeBron James’ foundation has pledged $41 Million dollars towards putting kids through college. That equates to about 1100-1500 full ride scholarships. He’s also opening a school in Akron for at risk youth.

So that leaves most of asking…Laura can you match King James’ effort?


Rapper Quavo Helps Clippers Beat Lakers In Celebrity Game

(Los Angeles, CA) — Rapper Quavo of the Migos won MVP honors as Team Clippers defeated Team Lakers 75-66 in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game Friday night.

quavo-2018-nba-all-star-celebrity-game-mvp-1Quavo finished with a game-high 19 points and Olympic sprinter Andre DeGrasse added 17 points for Team Clippers. NBA impersonator and last year’s MVP Brandon Armstrong chipped in 16 points and 11 rebounds in the win. Rachel DeMita, host of NBA2KTV, finished with 17 points for Team Lakers.GTY 919140848 S SPO BKO BKN ACE CEL USA CAThree-time NBA Slam Dunk champion Nate Robinson scored 14 points while pop star Justin Beiber added four points in defeat. ESPN’s Rachel Nichols and Katie Nolan, actor Michael B. Jordan and rapper Common served as celebrity coaches along with former NBA All-Stars Tracy McGrady and Paul Pierce.

Big Thanks To ESPN’s Undefeated For Using My Question To LeBron James During The Hawks Game

(Atlanta, GA) – Last night I had the pleasure of covering the Hawks vs Cavs game and post game I asked LeBron James about the old and new lineup changes. Proud to see ESPN’s Undefeated used the content!


Off The Court: Hawks’ DeAndre Bembry Arrested For Speeding

(Atlanta, GA) – Hawks forward DeAndre Bembry is facing charges after being caught speeding in Atlanta early Friday morning. Multiple reports state Bembry was caught going 128 miles-per-hour in a 55 zone. Atlanta Police says it appeared he was racing and he was charged with reckless driving and speeding.

The first round draft pick and second-year player is averaging 4.8 points and 2.3 rebounds in 18 games for the Hawks this season.
The AJC Reports: About 12:20 a.m., Atlanta police saw a purple Dodge Charger driven by small forward DeAndre’ Bembry “traveling at a high rate of speed south of Buford Highway” along with another car, Officer Donald Hannah said.“Both vehicles were changing lanes and appeared to be racing each other as they traveled on I-85 approaching the Buford Highway exit at speeds visually estimated to be close to 150 mph in a 55-mph speed limit zone,” he said.
Bembry was booked and released on bond.
The Atlanta Hawks and guard Marco Belinelli are parting ways.  The two sides agreed to a buyout on Friday, making Belinelli a free agent.  The 31-year-old wing is averaging 11.4 points per game and is shooting 37-percent from beyond the arc.  Atlanta had previously bought his name up in trade discussions before Thursday’s deadline.  Belinelli has played for eight teams since being chosen 18th overall in the 2007 NBA Draft.

Big Trade Leaves Cavs Shorthanded, But The 3-Point King Kyle Korver Was Alive So Nobody Noticed

(Atlanta, Ga) – At the trade deadline, the Cleveland Cavaliers shocked the sports’ world with some blockbuster moved that frankly had some people asking WTF? Isaiah Thomas was sent to the Lakers while D. Wade found himself back in Miami and Derrick Rose…well, he went to Utah, but was quickly released. Channing Frye, Iman Shumpert and Jae Crowder were also released.F27B19D6-0202-45C0-8CE6-261CF53EAE73For the Cavs they picked up Rodney Hood from the Utah Jazz and George Hill from the Sacramento Kings to go with the acquisitions of Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. from the Lakers. Post game I asked LeBron about the changes between the new lineup and the old lineup.

Granted none of them hit the court tonight which left even more suspense hanging over Cleveland’s head but it played out as expected.6C8CF6F0-4603-43B8-A9CE-E518B9949AE2Malcolm Delaney and Dennis Schroder got started out of the gate and by halftime Schroder led all scorers with 19 pts, but it ended pretty much there with him only scoring 6 pts in the the second half.

The Cavs on 53% percent of shooting would end the 2nd qtr ahead by 5 (61-56). Jeff Green, who the Cavs acquired during the trade proved he fits right in with the offense playing 32 minutes and putting 24 on the board.

But it was Kyle Korver who took matters into his own hands living up to his reputation of being the 3-point king. He was 7-11 from downtown and had the game high all across the board with 30.
LeBron James’ King status was intact as well with a triple double ( 22 points, 17 assists and 12 rebounds). One strategy that stood out was the eight man rotation the Cavs played with. LeBron says, “We played together offensively and defensively.  The communication was very high.  The ball was moving around.  the was popping.  Everybody felt like we were in a good rhythm. This team has played us tough every single season, no matter their record.  Tonight we finally played them tough.  We played Cavaliers basketball. “
What was missing from the Hawks? For one, Taurean Prince needs to learn when to back away from the 3-point line. He was 0-9 from long range. He put up 15 but that came with a +/- of -21. Not good.  Late in the 3rd was when the quality of ball the Hawks were playing dropped tremendously. When Lebron says they played them tough, they did just that. Atlanta never really rebounded from the 18-2 run Cleveland went on to which Kent Bazemore says, “We definitely lost focus.”
Final score 123-107. Hopefully, the Hawks can get back on track Sunday when they host Detroit. The Cavs will continue their 3 game road trip playing the Celtics Sunday and OKC on Tuesday.



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.


‘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’


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.


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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Sytonnia Covers Falcons vs Cardinals Preseason Game With Sports Wire Magazine

(SL) – The Atlanta Falcons set off a new era in a new stadium Saturday and Sytonnia was on the field for all of the action! Get ready for an explosive season as we bring you all of the highlights up close!21151680_10213753062331967_596754863736427513_n