Basketball News Archive
Stephen Curry Challenges President Obama To A Game Of Connect Four & Loses Miserably — All For A Good Cause! Watch!
Stephen Curry may be an NBA all-star, but his Connect Four game could use a little fine tuning!
The Golden State Warriors star faced off against Barack Obama in a round of the classic Hasbro game — and things didn't go so well for the athlete!
The two put their game faces on to promote the President's My Brother's Keeper initiative — which launched in 2014 to help disadvantaged youth, specifically boys and young men of color.
And even though Curry brought his intensity (and mouth guard) with him, he was no match for POTUS — but the two had a TON of fun doing other mentor-mentee type activities!
On Sunday, Official White House photographer Pete Souza a video Instagram, featuring outtakes from their day of fun:
Lamar Odom Goes On The Record About His Confusing Relationship With Khloé Kardashian & Those Partying Rumors!
It's always best to get your information straight from the horse's mouth!
At Kobe Bryant's emotional send off this past Wednesday, Entertainment Tonight caught up with Lamar Odom to discuss a variety of touchy subjects, including his possible divorce from Khloé Kardashian and those allegations that he has fallen off the wagon. Naturally, we were all ears!
While Odom didn't give too much away, it's the first time we've really heard the former reality star speak since overdosing this past October. Throughout the poppa's recovery, we've mostly gotten our info from Khlo and the rest of her famous fam.
Confronting allegations that Kardashian is about to file for divorce, Lamar responded:
"We did talk, you know, everything is up for discussion. We talk about anything. We've been through a lot. It won't ever stop."
Well, it's interesting to hear that L.O. and the beauty are exploring all of their options — we're curious to see how it all pans out! No matter what happens, we don't doubt Lamar's declaration that their relationship "won't ever stop".
As for reports that the basketball enthusiast is out of control with his drinking, he SHUT DOWN those rumors:
Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea Performed The National Anthem At Kobe Bryant's Last Game — And Twitter Ripped It Apart!
Not everyone appreciates the power of bass!
It was an emotional night for basketball fans on Wednesday when Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant played his final game against the Utah Jazz.
Fans everywhere praised the NBA legend's 60-point performance during his last game.
But before Kobe took the court, Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea performed the National Anthem — and the fan reaction wasn't quite as positive.
The musician, a hardcore Lakers fan who has had season tickets since 1997, performed the The Star Spangled Banner on the bass.
And though Kobe seemed to enjoy the Jimi Hendrix-style performance, not everyone was a fan of the untraditional version of the song.
Like clockwork, the haters came out on Twitter to comment on Flea's performance:
While there were plenty of celebrities watching who reacted to the Black Mamba's final game in which he dropped 60 points as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Utah Jazz, there was also a video tribute filled with the athlete's peers who all said goodbye to the legendary player.
During the video Odom expressed his love for his former teammate and how proud he is to have shared a journey together.
Ch-ch-check out the full video (below) and skip ahead to the 5:52 mark to see Lamar say farewell!
Kobe Bryant Says Farewell To The Lakers In A Moving Speech As Reese Witherspoon, Kanye West, & More Celebs React To His Final Game!
Thursday night was a very emotional night for quite a few basketball and sports fans as it marked Kobe Bryant's very last basketball game.
The Black Mamba certainly went out in fashion as he capped off the end of his 20 year career with the Los Angeles Lakers by beating the Utah Jazz 101-96 and scoring 60 points himself in his final outing!
After the 37-year-old scored his final bucket of the night at the free line, the entire El Lay crowd was immediately on their feet. Not to mention, the famous athlete walked over and gave Shaq O'Neal a hug and, once the final buzzer went off, took center stage to give the crowd a fitting speech (below).
Kobe addressed how blessed he has been throughout his career and thanked everyone from his friends, family, and teammates… before dropping the mic with a "Mamba Out!" LOVES it!
Of course, with #24 being one of the greatest players to ever play the game, he had the world watching him. Not surprisingly, several A-lister took to Twitter to praise the now retired NBA star — including Reese Witherspoon, Kanye West, and even President Barack Obama.
Ch-ch-check out all of the best celeb reactions online AND watch Kobe's highlights as well as hear his speech for yourself (below)!
Iggy Azaela Hits The Town Without Her Engagement Ring As She Reveals Doubts About Marrying Nick Young!
It appears Iggy Azaela isn't as committed as we thought.
Despite pledges of allegiance to fiancé (?) Nick Young, it sounds like Iggy has had a change of heart now that she's had time to reflect on the basketball star's cheating scandal. While Azaela JUST told Ellen DeGeneres that everything was fine at home, a ringless finger on Tuesday and candid interview posted today strongly suggests otherwise.
While there could be a simple explanation for why the rapper decided to remove her bling while exiting a radio station yesterday, her fresh comments on the Bert Show make it hard for us to believe that this ringless outing was a coincidence!
When asked if her wedding to Nick was still on, Iggy openly stated:
Looks like Iggy Azalea and Nick Young are going to rebound from this horrible experience!
As we reported, the Lakers player was caught on tape admitting to cheating on his fiancée. The incident created a maelstrom of controversy, and many speculated that the Fancy rapper was going to breakup with her man!
It turns out the two are staying together!
According to a source