Posts Tagged ‘NBA’

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Last Night in LA

November 19, 2009
credit : REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Contemporary Icon Kobe Bryant at the 14th annual GQ magazine “Men of the Year” party yesterday in Los Angeles.

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Old School Journalism

November 11, 2009
popupPhotographs by Rina Castelnuovo for The New York Time

The NYT published on Monday an hilarious reportage about a god damn 18 years old kid talented but egotistical basketball player sent in Haifa, Isreal for a 140K deal so he can play professionally as he skipped his high school senior year and only dream about being with his girlfriend an American power couple backed with 200 millions in cash! But hey, guess what ? Things went hell very quickly.

Delicious article at link

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Op Ed : Magic has lost his luster with beef against Isiah

October 29, 2009

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As a rabid fan of 1980s NBA basketball, I was saddened to read last week that the friendship between Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas has evaporated and that Johnson has devoted a portion of his latest book “When the Game was Ours,” written with Larry Bird, to trash Thomas.

Once he learned about the book, Thomas simply said he had no idea that Johnson felt that way. However, even though Thomas has taken the high road, it’s still being reported as him “feuding” with Johnson. I can’t help but feel that Thomas’ fate was sealed in 1987, when he made the comment that Larry Bird “is a very, very good basketball player. He’s an exceptional talent…” before adding, “but I have to agree with [Dennis] Rodman. If he were black, he’d be just another good guy”.

That was 1987, the era of Reagonomics. For a black athlete to call America’s racial double standard into question back then took a degree of courage. Prior to that statement, Thomas was viewed as a golden boy in the same way that Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan were. After that statement, however, he was never seen in the same light again.

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Celebs At The Lakers Game

October 28, 2009

Los Angeles Clippers v Los Angeles Lakers

Actors Charlize Theron and Stuart Townsend watch the season opening game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on October 27, 2009 in Los Angeles, California

Among them were -beside the Kardashian sisters- many A-list celebrities such as Billionnaire David Geffen, Heather Locklear,Jack Wagner,Jack Nicholson,David Katzenberg, Nicky Hilton,David Beckham