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.
image via: youtube Unless you been under a rock the past few days, you know all about the drama unfolding in Chicago with the Bulls. Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler set things off in a negative way when they attacked teammates after a loss on Wednesday. That was followed up by Rajon Rondo straight ethering both Wade & Butler in an Instagram post. Yesterday things seemed to cool down as the team all met together and aired out their grievances and players spoke with the media, making it clear they all respect each other and they just have to move forward. According to reports however, Rondo almost didn’t get the chance to move forward.
image via: youtube According to The NY Daily News, Sacramento Kings Matt Barnes is expected to turn himself in to the NYPD next week for charges stemming from a brawl in a club back in December. Barnes, along with DeMarcus Cousins and some friends, got into a fight in the club, which Barnes claims only started when a woman got in his face, along with a man who was with her.
image via: twitter Tristan Thompson is not here for the drama that Lebron James has brought around the Cavs in the past week. After complaining about the team being “top heavy” in which he only cited himself, Kyrie and Kevin Love, Lebron continued to complain about needing more help this season, saying “we need a mother f*cking playmaker”, in regards to needing another player to come in and help run things when he and Kyrie are off the floor. It’s ironic for Lebron to ask for more help when he is essentially the person who built this team how it’s currently constructed and they are coming off a year that saw them win the NBA championship. While most people on the team would keep quiet and not talk back at the king, Tristan Thompson is not one of those people.
image via: twitter Russell Westbrook was in a good mood after dropping 45 points en route to a win over the Dallas Mavericks last night. As TNT’s David Aldridge was interviewing him after the game, he mentioned that the guys in the studio (Shaq, Kenny, Ernie and Chuck) were taking a look back at some old pictures of Barkley and he asked Russell’s opinion on the outfit. Barkley has constantly joked about how Russ dressed so he took the chance to fire a joking shot back at him.
image via: twitter A wild scene unfolded in Birmingham, Alabama last night in a college basketball game between UAB and Louisiana Tech. With only about six minutes left in the game, a brawl was sparked when UAB’s Hakeem Baxter tried to punch Jacobi Boykins of La. Tech, after Baxter was annoyed with UAB players celebrating a basket. Chaos ensued and while there was mostly just pushing and shoving, it led to an incredible amount of ejections.