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Michael Jordan:30th Anniversary!

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On this date in 1984, the Chicago Bulls signed their No. 1 draft pick, Michael Jordan.

Donald Sterling vs. V Stiviano: Part I

untitledThe confessions of racist LA Clippers boss Donald Sterling can today be revealed in explosive NEW secret recordings obtained by MailOnline.

During a phone call with a close friend in the wake of the racism scandal that has rocked American basketball, Sterling speaks candidly about his true feelings towards his former girlfriend V. Stiviano.

The secret recordings were made by Sterling’s long time friend, a black hip hop artist called Maserati, who says he leaked the phone conversation, because, in his view, the Clippers boss crossed the line.

The tapes, recorded just four or five days after the scandal broke, paint a very different picture to that presented to CNN host Anderson Cooper in an interview on Monday night.

 

That was one of Donald Sterling, billionaire, the powerful and defiant owner of one of the most famous basketball teams in America.

Instead, the tapes present him as an old man, confused, shocked and ’embarrassed’ that his life’s work has brought so low by his weakness for a young woman who taped his private conversations as he was desperately trying to bed her.

He feels foolish that he fell for it, but still doesn’t accept that his views may be considered racist. Instead, he insists that he is the victim and that the wannabe model, 31, is the ‘most discriminatory person I have ever met’.

 

In the recording, which runs to more than an hour, he claims Stiviano confided in him that she wakes every morning ‘wishing I was white’.Sterling claims that such is her insecurity about her African-American roots that Stiviano bleaches her skin to appear pale and has vowed never to date a black man.He goes on to claim that the ‘vast majority’ of white people don’t think about color – but black people do.

Sterling, 81, reveals how Stiviano – a stunning brunette 50 years his junior – lured him into her trap and says he lavished her with millions of dollars as he tried to bed her.

 

Sterling also claims that Stiviano’s family call her ‘The Monster’ because she mistreats them and starves her younger sisters if they disobey her.

Sterling tells how his former lover tried to blackmail him by asking for money just weeks before the original damning recordings exposing the billionaire’s deep-rooted racism were leaked.

‘V IS THE RACIST NOT ME’

Sterling claims Stiviano is the true racist, not him, and she has deep-rooted issues with the black community. ‘She is the most discriminatory person I have ever met,’ Sterling told his friend.

Stiviano allegedly told him: ‘God made me black. I didn’t want to be black. All my brothers and sisters are Mexican. Do you know what it is like to wake up every morning and want to be white?’

He says Stiviano, who has a Mexican mother and an African-American father, hates her dark coloring so much that she bleaches her skin in a bid to appear more ‘white’.

‘She tried so hard to make her skin white,’ said Sterling. ‘She did it every night – her feet and her hands. She asked me “did I like black skin?” I really didn’t think about the color of her skin.’

Sterling clearly had other things on his mind during this exchange with his much younger girlfriend, ‘I’m just waiting to play with her,’ he told his friend.

She then told him: ‘I will never go with a black guy.’ Sterling added: ‘Then I said don’t bring any to the games. I’m so stupid…I was just jealous.’

Sterling also claimed mix-race Stiviano would often bemoan her upbringing as a ‘black’ child. Stiviano was raised in a rundown Latino area of San Antonio, Texas before moving to LA as a teenager.  

Sterling said: ‘She was really a fighter and it was always about race – about you know – that’s what she liked to talk about and how she had such a hard time as a black girl growing up in LA downtown.’

‘V LURED ME INTO A TRAP’

Sterling reveals how Stiviano snared him after leading him in to a private room in his LA Clippers office.

The pair were introduced at a Superbowl bash by former LA politician Nate Holden, an old acquaintance of Sterling’s who is aged 84. Former Oakland Raiders owner Al Davies was also in the group.

‘She came up to me and said “I couldn’t stop thinking about you for two months”…That will make anyone feel good. She said: “You need me”. When a girl says something like that you’re going to follow her for a long way’
 

Sterling says he remembers a pretty girl approaching him and showering him with flattery before saying: ‘I wanna be your friend’.

Two months later the excited billionaire welcomed Stiviano into his office at the LA Clippers.

Sterling told his friend: ‘She came up to me and said “I couldn’t stop thinking about you for two months”…That will make anyone feel good. She said: “You need me”. When a girl says something like that you’re going to follow her for a long way.

‘She says is there any privacy here in this building. Well I own the whole building so I said yeah. “Well can we go talk,” she said. “I wanna be your friend”. I said I don’t need any friends. And she said “yeah you need me”.

So she takes me into a room and she does her thing and then she says you wanna go for a walk I said OK and so I walk with her to her car and she says, “well what do you think, do you think you need a friend?”’  

‘V IS A MONSTER WHO IS MEAN TO HER FAMILY’

Sterling accuses Stiviano of treating her family with a ‘whip’.

He said the demanding woman orders her younger siblings around and ‘puts them in a room’.

He said: ‘If you talk to them people you’ll get all this information she’s just mean. She won’t feed the girls – her sisters – they go to bed without dinner. Unbelievable. She’s a monster, they call her “The Monster”. She’s just 30-years-old and she’s the only one that’s got money that she got from me – she never had it before.

‘And she was gonna wheel barrow over everybody – everybody – she told people where to sleep, where to go what to do and to drive her.’

Sterling says Stiviano’s family, who are from San Antonio, Texas, but originate from Mexico, are ‘fabulous’.

Here’s a poor girl a Mexican girl never had anything in her life never had food never had clothes and I mean she has a fabulous body and she loves to have sex and she’s just fun and I think what if I give her some money and what if I helped her. And what if I helped her family. I changed the whole family’s life.

V WAS ‘AN ANIMAL’ IN THE BEDROOM

Sterling claims stunning V. Stiviano ‘loves sex’ and was an ‘animal’ between the sheets and admits he paid a ‘high-price’ to sleep with her.

And he told his friend that he fears the stunning wannabe model may have saucy photos of them in bed together, which he worries may be leaked to the media.

‘I am an 80-year-old man and tried to make it with a girl. I did it before. It wasn’t easy. I’d say anything to her. She was an animal’

Sterling said: ‘I’m paying a very high price for trying to get a girl hot and make it with her. Everybody in the world wants to f*** her. Listen, I’m telling you she was hot. It took me maybe an hour to get there but it was hot. So why did I do it? Because I’m 80-years-old.’

Earlier in the conversation he admitted that he was ‘embarrassed’ that a man of his age was trying to bed a girl 50 years younger than him.

‘I am an 80-year-old man and tried to make it with a girl. I did it before. It wasn’t easy. I’d say anything to her. She was an animal.’

He added: ‘I wanted to help her as she never had food, never had clothes. She has a fabulous body and loves to have sex. What if I helped her and her family? I hate to admit it in front of my wife’.

Three The Hard Way:Lee, Washington & Jesus

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Michael Jordan: 25th Anniversary

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25 years ago today, Michael Jordan took “The Shot” over Ehlo, and…the Bulls won!

Donald Sterling:BAND FOR LIFE!

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NBA commissioner Adam Silver bans Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life. Sterling fined maximum $2.5 million, Silver says he’ll urge Board of Governors to force Sterling to sell team.

Sponsors pulling support of Los Angeles Clippers. In rapid succession, the mass exodus included used car seller CarMax, State Farm Insurance, Kia Motors America, airline Virgin America, P. Diddy’s water brand, AQUAHydrate, Red Bull, Yokohama tires and Mercedes-Benz.  

Kevin Duran: Record Breaker!

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41 consecutive games with 25 points for Kevin Durant, surpassing MJ’s 40 in 1986-1987.

Scandal: Thursday Night NBC!

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New Orleans:All- Star Weekend!

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Pharrell Williams to Headline NBA All-Star 2014 With Kendrick Lamar, Janelle Monae & More

Chris Andersen vs. The Internet

chrisChartier is the 29-year-old trickster and Internet hacker who stands accused of nearly ruining the name of basketball player Chris Andersen, Miami’s colorfully tattooed forward who became an unlikely star of the team’s championship run in June. Next month, she is scheduled to appear before a court in her small Manitoba town facing charges of possessing and transmitting child pornography, personation, extortion and uttering threats. For about a year, she allegedly posed as Andersen and others on the Internet.

As the Miami Heat embarks on their new season and with his name cleared of any wrongdoing, Andersen is feeling enormous relief to have his personal nightmare behind him, says Mark Bryant, Andersen’s attorney and agent. Andersen declined comment for this story, deferring to Bryant.“Chris is very melancholy about it,” said Bryant. “There’s no celebration in being a victim.”

The bizarre and complex tale of how Andersen went from cult icon with the Denver Nuggets, to having his Colorado home raided for suspicion of child pornography, to unemployed before the Heat took a chance on him and signed him last January begins with Chartier.
Bryant says authorities told him and Andersen that Chartier hacked his client’s computer, assumed Andersen’s identity on the Internet and then assumed the identity of a 17-year-old girl who had been sending Andersen fan mail. From there, according to Andersen’s attorney, Chartier allegedly impersonated both Andersen and the 17-year-old and played one against the other in an effort to extort Andersen for money and gifts, including a Victoria’s Secret wish list.
The Winnipeg Free Press newspaper reported that Chartier’s mother, Delia, took to Facebook last week to defend her daughter. “I’m shaking my head in disbelief at how people around here are so quick to judge, when in fact they don’t know the whole story,” the mother wrote. “I love my daughter. I believe she’s a good person.”

Said Sgt. Line Karpish, a spokesperson for Royal Canadian Mounted Police, which arrested Chartier last January: “On the Internet, people do not always communicate with whom they think they’re communicating with. I don’t know how it is in Miami, but up here in Canada we have plenty of people always trying to find some way to scam you out of your money or your identity.”

Chartier, who is out on bail until her court appearance, lives with her mother in a remote Canadian fishing village of less than 100 people. Easterville, a speck of nearly nothing on the shores of Cedar Lake, is populated by displaced First Nations people whose lives and culture and history were uprooted from their native lands in the 1960s to make room for a hydroelectric dam.

“You blink and miss it,” Karpish said. “It’s a small, small aboriginal community here.”
It was there, in a little bedroom, in a little house, in a little hamlet that Chartier allegedly put into motion a Birdman-catfish-butterfly effect that started with a reply on Facebook but ended, after months of chain reactions that would astound even the most ardent subscribers of chaos theory, with Andersen clutching the Larry O’Brien Trophy inside AmericanAirlines Arena.
So, how exactly did she do it? How did Chartier impersonate two lovers at the same time and allegedly pull off what is known colloquially as a “catfish hoax” so complex that it makes the duping of former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o seem mundane by comparison?

First, picture a triangle. Now picture Chartier representing the top of that triangle and Andersen and the 17-year-old representing opposite sides of the triangle’s base. Bryant said all Internet information between Andersen and the teenager was controlled by Chartier, who hovered constantly like some grand Internet puppeteer.

She allegedly engineered the exchange of explicit photos between the 17-year-old—who authorities have not identified—and Andersen. Chartier, according to Bryant, later orchestrated a meeting between Andersen and the teen, who then flew to Colorado for a tryst with the Birdman. The legal age of consent in Colorado is 17.

The teenage girl then returned to her home in Los Angeles following her fling with an NBA star, and that’s when things took another twist.
Chartier went back to work under her assumed identities, but this time she allegedly began threatening both Andersen and the teenager, according to Bryant.

Chartier allegedly sent graphic photos to the 17-year-old from Andersen’s email account. Frightened of the threats she believed were being made by Andersen, the teenager went to the cops in California and implicated him. Police in California then contacted law enforcement authorities in Colorado because the photos were potentially evidence of child pornography.
That’s when Andersen’s world imploded.

Armed with a warrant of search and seizure, investigators raided Andersen’s Colorado home in May of 2012. Andersen was playing for the Nuggets at the time and was in the middle of a playoff series against the Lakers. The Nuggets initially suspended Andersen from team activities and then later released him.

But Andersen was never charged with any crime. Instead, he suffered in limbo thinking that his basketball career might be over. People close to Andersen believed his story, that he did nothing wrong, but the investigation was a lengthy one and Andersen’s reputation appeared ruined.

“You can imagine what this was like for (Andersen),” Bryant said. “Every eye you’re looking at, you’re thinking, ‘Oh, does this person think I’m a pedophile?’ He was never arrested. There was only a warrant executed on the house under the suspicion of child pornography.”

After confiscating all of Andersen’s computers and smart phones, including his X-Box, Douglas County, Colorado, authorities with Internet Crimes Against Children Unit hit a dead end in its investigation of Andersen. Nothing incriminating could be linked to any of his electronics.

“They weren’t finding the IP address they were looking for,” Bryant said.
Bryant says police in Colorado learned fairly early on that Andersen wasn’t to blame, but asked for cooperation from Andersen not to talk about the case while the true culprit was being unearthed.

“It just kept getting more bizarre,” Bryant said.
That’s because the entire scam allegedly was being pulled off from somewhere in Manitoba, Canada. The Colorado investigators eventually got wise to the ruse and contacted Canada’s Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The Mounties took it from there. Chartier was arrested on Jan. 15. Andersen signed with the Heat on Jan. 20.

“They did their risk assessment,” Bryant said of the Heat. “I flew down there and told them what I knew: ‘I can tell you, he didn’t do anything wrong.’ Holy hallelujah for the guru Pat Riley.”
Last week, Bryant went on a media blitz to clear Andersen’s name before the start of training camp, which begins Tuesday in the Bahamas. The Douglas County District Attorney’s office also released a statement confirming that it was not pursuing charges of any kind against Andersen.

Bryant said investigators for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Douglas
County had contacted him during the Heat’s playoff run to schedule a meeting with Andersen and explain how he was duped. To avoid causing an unwanted distraction for the team, Bryant said he and Andersen delayed their meeting until after the post-season.

Seven or 10 days after the championship he’s unhappy as hell,” Bryant said of Andersen. “He’s like, ‘Dude, I want my name back,’ and I said, ‘Dude, that’s my championship. I’m getting your name back.’”

At the meeting with the case’s investigators, a constable with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and a Douglas County detective explained with charts and graphics how Andersen was scammed.
“He and I kept looking at each other like, ‘What and what and what?’” Bryant said. “Chris is looking at this chart and saying, ‘Why am I over here?’ and he’s just shaking his head and I said, ‘Dude, they couldn’t make this – – – – up.’”

Sheneka Adams: Tell All Book?

Whatever happened to Video Vixen Sheneka Adams tell-all book deal?

 

Groupie/jumpoff/video vixen Sheneka Adams is writing about her EXPLOITS with a bunch of famous men – including married NBA BALLER Carmelo Anthony. Yeah, LaLa’s husband.

Here’s is an excerpt (note – its not clear whether he was actually MARRIED to LaLa when this happened. But they were DEF together)
I wasn’t gonna come out that night for several reasons. For one I had just got my hair done and that ish was sooooo tight, but I sucked it up and went out anyway. I normally don’t go to clubs by myself, but tonight I was going to support my homies Furious ENT…they do this sexy ass party at Opera night club on Thursdays. Well anyway I got there and I was by myself so I stuck by the homies side all night because I wasn’t about to walk around all my lonsome looking crazy lol. I think there was a casting going on that night for this reality show but I wasn’t in no mood to be auditioning for anything so I threw back a couple of sex on the beache’s which is my favorite drink, and played the mood real close.

I was getting tired of following him so I told him that I was about to leave, but he insited that I come upstairs to where the real party was at…Mind you I was there alone but me being the fiesty VIRGO that I am I made party buddies quick. As I was dancing I saw him looking at me. I’m not gonna disclose his name for the sake of what I do with a certain person is not for the world to know WHO that person is but what was done lol. Well he kept eyeing me and at first I’m like what the fuck this lame ass ***** looking at? After looking at me for about 10 mins he asked me to walk over and talk to him. I did because I didn’t want to be a bitch. When I got over there he bent down and said, “Your name is Sheneka Adams right?” I was shocked as to how he knew that, considering the fact I didn’t even know who he was, until he told me that he played basketball and insisted that I guess who he was.

Me being me I don’t like to play games so I asked this chick who was standing around who this person was and when she told me, I almost spit my drink out. This guy is one of the top players in the NBA, well respected, and he knows my name. I was impressed then, but I wasn’t going to give him the pleasure. So we danced and drank and took a few pictures and all around me I could feel the envious eyes and hatred stares of the women wising they was in my place at the moment. “You wanna go hang out at my room?” he asked….”It’s to crazy in here.”

Brandon Jennings & Ms.Taylor!

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Mike Epps & Co

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Pee Wee Kirkland:Street Legend

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Pee Wee Kirkland famously turned down a contract to play for the Chicago Bulls because he made more money hustling. Legend has it, Kirkland executed the first crossover and spin to the basket. During the 60’s and ’70s, Pee Wee was pulling up to the Rucker in Rolls Royces and then drop 50 in a game.

While incarcerated, he scored 465 points in 8 games.  Coaches like John Wooden and Red Holzman were recruiting his services and Sports Illustrated referred to him as “the fastest man in college basketball” when he balled at Norfolk State. He had the opportunity to play with Kareem at UCLA, but was too immersed in the gangster lifestyle. Kirkland was basically unstoppable. If Pee Wee would have chosen the right path, he would have become one of the 50 Best NBA Players of All Time.

Now a reformed man, Kirkland travels the country speaking to youth about decision-making and pathways to success, in addition to self-esteem and other various issues plaguing the inner-cities of America.  He presents his messages in the “School of Skillz” — a basketball and life skills campaign that is co-sponsored by Nike.

The camps began in the 1990s on Saturdays in Harlem and has since become a nationwide endeavor.   As an educator and social worker, Kirkland utilizes the respect he receives from young people because of his gangster past to reach at-risk youth and break down their misconceptions about “keepin’ it real” on the streets.  Pee Wee Kirkland earned a master’s degree in human services from Lincoln University in 2000.

Patrick Ewing:Happy Birthday!

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A Jamaican-American retired Hall of Fame basketball player.

He played most of his career with the NBA’s New York Knicks as their starting center and played briefly with the Seattle SuperSonics and Orlando Magic.
Ewing was named as the 16th greatest college player of all time by ESPN.

He won Olympic Gold Medals as a member of the 1984 and 1992 US Men’s National Basketball teams. In a 1996 poll celebrating the 50th anniversary of the NBA, Ewing was selected as one of the 50 Greatest Basketball Players of All Time.

On April 7, 2008 he was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame on September 5, 2008 along with former NBA coach Pat Riley and former Houston Rockets center Hakeem Olajuwon. His number 33 was retired by the Knicks in 2003.

Gloria Govan: Backstage Pass!

gloria-govan-basketball-wivesFollowing the season two premiere of ‘Culturelist,’ Kevin Hart will bring the laughs and the real on the series debut of ‘Backstage Confidential.’

Each week, we’ll go behind the scenes with some of the hottest (and most hilarious) comedic superstars in the biz as they chop it up with host Gloria Govan (‘Basketball Wives’) through exclusive interviews and insights. This season will feature funnymen such as Chris Tucker, Michael Blackson, D.L. Hughley and more.

Guests will also engage in a little game we like to call “Rapid Fire” where they will be given a word or question and must answer the first thing that comes to mind. There’s no telling what will come out of their mouths!

Check out all the action when ‘Backstage Confidential’ premieres this Sunday (July 21) at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT only on Centric.

Amar’e & Alexis Stoudemire: 10yrs Of Bliss!

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KHLOE KARDASHIAN: Happy Birthday!

Kim Kardashian & Khloe Kardashian QuickTrim In-Store Appearance

Clyde Drexel: Happy Birthday!

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The Heat: Girls Night Out!

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It’s hot up in here. Hit the like button if you can feel the #HEAT #HEAT #HEAT

Shawn Carter: NBA LIVE!

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