DeAndre Jordan attempted to put on a one man show last night against the Spurs. He hurt the feelings of Marco Belinelli with a vicious throw down, that was literally more of a throw down than a dunk, but still left Marco looking up at the arena ceiling. DeAndre was feeling good after that because a short time later he attempted to jump over the seven-foot Tim Duncan, and almost pulled it off. Had he finished the dunk it would have been one of the best dunks in history!
Marshawn Lynch barely speaks publicly, but when it does you can believe it is something he is passionate about. TMZ dug up footage of Beast Mode speaking from the heart at The New Parish in his hometown of Oakland, CA in the summer of 2014. Lynch tells the crowd he’s extremely proud to “represent where I’m from on the national mother f**king stage” … but says, “I’ve been losing too many of ya’ll.” Marshawn is obviously referring to the fact that Oakland is consistently ranked among the most dangerous cities in the country … and had the 2nd highest rate of violent crime in 2014. “We need to be here for each other,” Lynch said … who also explained why it’s IMPERATIVE that the young people hear his message. This is the Marshawn the media needs to take the time to get to know.
There were rumors that while with the Seattle Seahawks, Golden Tate had an affair with Russell Wilson’s wife Ashton. Tate denied the accusation and is pissed that Wilson didn’t immediately put a stop to the rumors, saying “It’s sad that he’s letting it go on.”
Today is the NBA trade deadline and several teams have been in quite a frenzy. One of the big trades announced today is the homecoming of Kevin Garnett. The All-Star is heading back to the Minnesota Timberwolves to finish things off where he began.
We found out that Kevin Durant was taken by WNBA player Monica Wright, soon after the two were engaged and soon after that, the two were broken up. They seemed like a really good match and gave us a real life “Love and Basketball” moment even down to her name, but things soured. Both were pretty private and didn’t really want to open up about why the break up happened but Monica soon revealed that Durant wasn’t willing to sacrifice his lifestyle for her’s as a Christian. As far as I know, Durant is a Christian as well but it was reported that he wasn’t ready to settle down quite yet. Now Durant is giving his side of the story.
Many people say the Oklahoma City Thunder haven’t been the same since they traded James Harden instead of paying him. Since then Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook have to work harder trying to get the team back into championship contention but with injuries and not enough pieces to the puzzle, it’s been a difficult task. Durant did an in depth interview with GQ and discussed the Thunder’s roster.
More information is coming out in the Warren Sapp prostitution case and it really doesn’t look good. Sapp was arrested in Phoenix after the Super Bowl for soliciting and assaulting two prostitutes. Sapp told police he paid $600 for oral sex from the two prostitutes and recorded one of the sex acts on his cell phone.