"Am I entitled to one mistake? ... I’ll never do it again.”
Weeks after he was punished with a LIFETIME BAN from the NBA and a $2.5 million dollar fine, LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling gave an interview to Anderson Cooper on his show Anderson Cooper 360° in order to formally apologize to the public (and the NBA) for his actions. Throughout the interview, Sterling proclaimed over and over again that he is not a racist. The full interview will air on CNN tonight but portions of the interview have been released. You can watch 5 minutes of Anderson‘s interview with Sterling above. Personally, it sounds to me that Sterling has finally come to the realization that the NBA is serious about forcing him to sell the LA Clippers and this is an attempt to try and sway that decision … in some way. While Sterling appears to apologize for his “mistake”, he also lays a lot of blame at the feet of V. Stiviano, the woman who recorded him making those racist remarks and he even publicly attacks Magic Johnson (the person inadvertently drawn into this controversy by appearing in that photo with Stiviano that started this whole mess). I’m not impressed with Sterling‘s apology, to be honest. I can’t blame him for doing whatever he can to hang on to his basketball team ownership but as the president of the NBA made clear, racist people like Donald Sterling have no place in the NBA.
Sam is now the FIRST openly gay player in the NFL
Back in February, University of Missouri football player Michael Sam came out publicly as gay a full 3 months before the NFL Draft was to take place this weekend. Just a short time ago, Sam was selected by the St. Louis Rams to play professional football for their team … making Michael Sam the first openly gay player in the National Football League. In celebration of his draft pick, Michael did what any other professional athlete would do as soon as he heard the good news … he was first overcome by raw emotion and then happily kissed his partner live on ESPN. Click the video above to see the emotional moment when Sam got the good news and see the sweet kiss he shared with his boyfriend Vito Cammisano. Then, click below to see another cute video of Michael and Vito celebrating today’s very happy news. More »
In the wake of the release of audio recordings that feature Donald Sterling, owner of the LA Clippers basketball team, making extremely racist comments, the NBA has decided to issue a lifetime ban on Sterling from the NBA. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is right now making the announcement about this punishment. Read on for all the known deets about this hard and swift punishment. More »
'We Are One (Ole Ola)'
The official song for the 2014 FIFA World Cup has been released and it features Pitbull singing Ole Ola Ole along with Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte. To be honest, Pitbull‘s music isn’t really my thing but I don’t mind this song very much. The song really picks up when J. Lo starts singing so, yeah, check it out in the video embedded above and see what you think!
Britney Spears was ALL SMILES here in SoCal over the weekend as she watched her younger son Jayden James play a soccer match. As you may know, Britney recently spent some time in Hawai’i with her family while she is on a break from her Las Vegas concert residency Britney: Piece of Me for a few weeks. As you can see in the photos presented in this gallery, life looks like it’s going pretty well for our dear Britney these days. Her laugh and smile are EVERYTHING. I love seeing her look so great, don’t you?
[Photo credit: WENN]
And Very Illegal
Last week a 16 year old boy named Justin Casquejo managed to sneak past seemingly nonexistent security at One World Trade Center in NYC so that he could hang out on the top floor for about 2 hours. BUT, that wasn’t the first or the most egregious security breach at the so-called Freedom Tower. 3 men managed to sneak up to the top of One World Trade Center last September and B.A.S.E. jump to the ground without getting caught or identified. The men turned themselves into police yesterday in an attempt, they say, to highlight the surprising lack of security at the Freedom Tower — which remains one of the biggest targets for terrorists. Video of the illegal B.A.S.E. jump has been released and you can watch it above. Then click below to learn more about the shocking lack of security at NYC’s new World Trade Center building. More »
So In Lurve
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, who we learned last month FINALLY decided to get engaged to be married, attended the LA Clippers basketball game at the Staples Center last night and managed to get featured on the famous Kiss Cam. As you can see in the video embedded above, Mashton feigned embarrassment for a short while before they stepped up and smooched on camera. The pair are so cute, it’s almost naseasus. Do try to keep your food down while you watch these two love birds share a sweet kiss for all the world to see.
"i am such an outsider to the world of sport"
For those of you who think that Lorde may be an alien from outer space, this story is for you. The popstar was in attendance at the Chicago Bulls vs. Oklahoma Thunder basketball game in Chicago, IL and she was so overwhelmed by the experience that she had to share her feelings with her followers on Twitter. Apparently they don’t have the sport of basketball
on her planet in New Zealand because the whole experience was so foreign to her. I can understand how a major NBA game might overwhelm someone who’s never attended a game before but her description of the cheerleaders seems pretty good proof that Lorde is actually a visitor from another solar system. Click below to read Lorde‘s description of her first NBA basketball game and LOL along with me, won’t you? More »
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Says Collins, "I don't have time to think about history"
Yesterday afternoon we learned that professional basketball player Jason Collins singed a contract with the Brooklyn Nets to play for their team, making him the first openly gay player in the NBA and the first openly gay player in any of the four major US sports (NBA, NFL, MLB and NHL). Last night, Collins suited up for the Nets in their game against the LA Lakers at the Staples Center in LA and made history with just 10 minutes of professional sports play. The Brooklyn Nets won the game last night but the real winner was not only professional sports here in the US but the entire country as a whole as it continues to move forward toward a true place of true equality in this country. Click below to see photos, watch video of Jason on the court during last night’s game and read the tweet he shared on his official Twitter profile after the game was over. More »
He Is Expected to Play Against the Lakers Tonight
Last year we learned the historic news that NBA player Jason Collins came out publicly as a gay man, becoming the first professional basketball player here in the US to be openly gay. Since that time, Collins has been waiting for a NBA team to sign him to play for their team but there has been no real movement … until today. The Brooklyn Nets have just signed Collins to a contract making him the first openly gay basketball player to play in the NBA. The Nets have a game against the LA Lakers tonight in LA … and Collins is expected to play. If he plays, basketball history will be made in Los Angeles tonight. More »