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Donald Sterling dismisses threat of NBA player boycott: ‘Why would they do that?’

Donald Sterling, the embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner banned for life by the NBA for racist remarks, says he doubts players would strike if he still owns the team next season. In portions of an interview with CNN released on the television network’s website Wednesday, the 80-year-old real estate tycoon…

Clippers’ Donald Sterling tells CNN’s Anderson Cooper he was ‘baited’ into racist comments

Two weeks after he was banned by the NBA over racist comments, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling broke his silence with a televised apology for his “terrible mistake” while insisting he was “baited” into making the provocative remarks. In excerpts of an interview aired on Monday by CNN, Sterling,…

WATCH LIVE: NBA holds press conference on Donald Sterling

The NBA is holding a press conference to make an announcement about its investigation into Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling following allegations he made racist comments. Watch live video, courtesy of NBC News, below.…

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…

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