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MN. State Rep. tweet: 70 percent fewer NBA teams would lead to ‘increase in streetcrime’

Minnesota State Representative Pat Garofalo sent out a tweet today stating that no one would notice a decrease in NBA teams except for the possible exception of an ‘increase in streetcrime.’ Garofalo (R-Framington) tweeted: “Let’s be honest, 70% of teams in NBA could fold tomorrow + nobody would notice a…

NBA owners and players reach tentative deal

NBA owners and players reached a tentative deal Saturday to end a lockout that had thrown the whole basketball season into jeopardy, planning to begin a shortened schedule on Christmas Day. NBA commissioner David Stern emerged from a 15-hour meeting early Saturday morning to say the parties had reached a “tentative understanding that is…

Ad in Miami paper mistakenly declares Heat champions

MIAMI (Reuters) - The Miami Herald mistakenly ran an advertisement from a retailer in its Monday edition congratulating the Miami Heat for winning the NBA title a day after they lost to the Dallas Mavericks in the championship series. The paper ran a large ad from Macy’s Inc pronouncing “Congratulations Miami” and promoting official championship gear at its…

Chicago Bulls player apologizes for gay slur

MIAMI — Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah apologized for yelling an insulting remark, believed to be a gay slur, at a spectator in Miami during his team’s NBA playoff loss on Sunday night. Television cameras showed Noah appearing to say “faggot” after sitting down on the bench just 5:34 into…

LA Lakers to work with gay rights group after Kobe Bryant incident

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers and the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) are planning to work together to eliminate the use of anti-gay language in basketball. “We want to reaffirm our commitment to all our fans and our appreciation for the support we receive from all…

Cavs owner curses the day James was born

CLEVELAND, Ohio (AFP) – They torched his jersey in the streets but nobody felt more burned about LeBron James’ decision to bolt Cleveland for Miami than his former boss, Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert. Gilbert levelled his guns at James Thursday in a blistering verbal attack on the reigning NBA MVP…

New pro basketball league is for whites only

A new professional basketball league, planned for launch in twelve cities, will only include white males who are born in the U.S. Don “Moose” Lewis announced the All-American Basketball Alliance just a day before Martin Luther King Jr. Day. “Only players that are natural born United States citizens with both…

The NBA Draft Is Kind Of Lame

I’ve never really liked the NBA Draft, even when I was rabidly collecting cards and attending Cavs games in the mid-90s. …Yes, I attended Cavs games in the mid-90s. Shut up. I was trying tonight to figure out why I don’t like the NBA Draft, particularly as compared to the…

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