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Michael Jordan Now Officially a Billionaire

*Michael Jordan’s bank account just surpassed the $1 billion mark. The NBA legend is now the 513th-richest person in the United States with a net worth of an even $1.0 billion, according to reports. The skyrocketing values of NBA franchises is the main reason for his new billionaire status. He owns the Charlotte Hornets, which saw […]

Earl Lloyd, First Black Player in NBA, Dies at 86

*(Via MSN News) – Earl Lloyd, the first African-American to play in the NBA, died Thursday in Detroit. He was 86. Lloyd’s career wasn’t particularly spectacular — a 6’5 small forward he averaged 8.4 points and 6.4 rebounds over nine seasons — but his importance was bigger than basketball. Lloyd won the 1955 NBA championship […]

Former NBA Star Jerome Kersey Dies of Blood Clot at 52

*Former basketball star Jerome Kersey, who spent 17 seasons in the NBA and was a beloved player for the Portland Trail Blazers, has died, according to reports. The official cause of death was a pulmonary embolism, according to pathologist Dr. Larry Lewman who conducted the autopsy. “There was a blood clot in his left calf […]

Former NBAer Anthony Mason Suffers Heart Attack ; Fighting for Life

*(Via MSN News) – Former NBA player Anthony Mason is said to be fighting for his life as he battles serious heart problems following a heart attack. NBA writer Peter Vecsey reported on Mason’s condition Wednesday via Twitter: Sickened to report, ex-Knick Anthony Mason fighting for life. Congestive heart failure, heart attack, four surgeries, last one […]

Greg Anthony’s Prostitution Charge to Drop for Community Service

*Basketball analyst Greg Anthony will get his soliciting prostitution charge dropped in DC if he completes 32 hours of community service and stays out of trouble for four months. Anthony, his attorney and a prosecutor told a judge Wednesday that they had agreed to the deal, called a deferred prosecution agreement, reports WUSA. Anthony was […]

Chris Paul Criticizes Female NBA Ref: ‘This Might Not Be for Her’

*Chris Paul questioned the ability of rookie NBA referee Lauren Holtkamp to call NBA games after she called a technical foul on him. The Los Angeles Clippers star was called for a technical foul in the third quarter of the team’s game against Cleveland Thursday night after an interaction with referee Lauren Holtkamp, and criticized […]

Rick Ross Gets a Miami Heat Tattoo on His Face (Pic)

*The Miami Heat is really that serious for Rick Ross. The 38-year-old rapper got the team’s logo tattooed above his right eyebrow on Jan. 4 — bringing the total number of tatts on his face to at least eight. It’s your neighborhood drug dealer @richforever A photo posted by Ian (@unroyal_ink) on Jan 4, 2015 […]