image via: IFWT IG The kids on the basketball team at Cleveland’s Central High School got the shock of their lives yesterday and it’s a memory they are not soon to forget. After beating Garfield Heights in a game that took place at the Cavs Quicken Loans Arena, the kids were excited thanks to the buzzer beater shot hit by teammate Delshawn Jackson. Little did they know that excitement would pale in comparison to when Lebron surprised them all by walking onto the court and getting his practice shots up.
image via: youtube The field for the All-Star Saturday night competitions were finalized yesterday and it’s shaping up to be a good one. We all know the All-Star game itself gets plenty of attention on Sunday but it’s the events like the dunk contest and three point shootout on Saturday night that set the weekend off right. Check out which players will be participating.
image via: twitter The soap opera that has been the drama between Charles Barkley and Lebron James appears to finally be winding down. Each guy said what they said, from Chuck accusing Lebron of not wanting to compete, to Lebron calling him a “hater” and so on but you knew Barkley would talk about it again last night on “Inside The NBA.” He stood by what he said about Lebron but also tried to be clear it wasn’t a personal attack. As you will see, it’s still something Shaq doesn’t agree with.
image via: youtube We already know the scandal involving the Baylor University football program is not pretty but now we are seeing the evidence of just how ugly it was. Text messages from former coach, Art Briles, were revealed this week as part of a lawsuit filed by a former assistant athletic director, who felt he was wrongly fired for being “lumped in” with the rest of the bad seeds in the program. The messages show a coach who knew everything that was going on and never once did the right thing, instead always looking for a way to coverup what his players did and never being concerned for any actual victims.
image via: twitter Ahmad Cobb’s family were told he only had about 4 months to live with the brain cancer he is fighting. He had one major wish to fulfill with his time and that was to meet Steph Curry. The second grade student from Greenville, NC saw his dream come true with help from twitter user @thestokeyproj.
image via: youtube Earlier this week, Drake made an appearance on the “Cal Cast,” which is the podcast of Kentucky basketball coach, John Calipari. They spoke about alot of things, in which Drake even revealed there was a time earlier in his music career that he wanted to give it all up just for a chance to attend Kentucky and play ball there. He also went on to reveal during the discussion that the NBA tapped him to produce and host their first annual NBA Awards, which are scheduled to take place at the end of June.
image via: youtube We all know Charles Barkley loves to talk when Inside The NBA is on. Sometimes he is right on point with what he says, while other times he just doesn’t make any sense. Him and Shaq got into a heated debate this past Thursday, regarding how Lebron James was publicly throwing his team and front office under the bus. Bron mentioned how the Cavs were “top heavy” with himself, Kyrie & Kevin Love and how they don’t get much help elsewhere. After another loss, he told the media “we need a playmaker” in regards to a solid backup point guard to help run things when he and Kyrie are off the floor. The discussion got heated when Barkley accused Bron of not wanting to compete and Shaq defended him.
image via: youtube A woman who graduated from Baylor University filed a lawsuit against the school yesterday, claiming she was raped by two football players in 2013. The lawsuit includes allegations that 31 football players committed at least 52 acts of rape, including five gang rapes, between 2011 and 2014.
image via: IFWT IG Serena Williams defeated sister Venus in the final of the Australian Open this morning, to give her the record of 23 Grand Slam singles wins. As you might expect, it was an emotional night for Serena, who has been going this since going back to the mid 90’s. She defeated Venus in straight sets, so there wasn’t much drama to the match itself, other than just waiting for the moment for it to be official and for Serena to have the record. She is by far the GOAT when it comes to tennis but another GOAT took notice of her accomplishments and surprised her with a gift after the match.
image via: youtube James Harden had an absolute monster night in Philadelphia last night, as he became the only player in NBA history to record two separate triple-doubles of 50 points or more in the same season, helping his Rockets get the win on the road against a scrappy Sixers team. Despite being the star of the game on the court, he was upstaged by a much shorter star during his post game interview.