NBA All-Star Weekend’s best moments
Lil Wayne Wears Out Welcome with Miami Heat
Last week it was reported that rapper Lil Wayne was removed from the American Airlines Arena during the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat game by authorities for “cheering for the wrong team.” Reports surfaced shortly after that the rapper was removed after making gun gestures at another fan.
Apparently, the situation is all too fresh for Wayne. Sunday night he took to the stage at an All-Star Game after-party to address the crowd.
“The NBA banned me from all NBA event – because the Miami Heat told them to ban me,” Lil Wayne said.
But the insults didn’t end there. The rapper continued a slew of expletives about the players, the NBA and the team in general. He even went as far as to state that he slept with Miami Heat player Chris Bosh’s wife.
Stephon Marbury vs. Mistress
“You reap what you sew” is a motto my mom used to tell us a kids, and it’s the same mantra a New York judge adopted when ex-NBA star Stephon Marbury appeared in court this week after refusing to pay “hush money” to his mistress back in 2006 to keep her quiet.
According to TMZ, Marbury struck a deal with personal chef, Thurayyah Mitchell in 2006 and promised her $900,000 to keep their affair on the down-low. He even put the agreement in writing. After paying the first installment of $600,000, Marbury stopped paying the rest. Mitchell has now filed legal documents demanding the rest of the money, and Marbury is refusing, claiming her filing was a breach of their confidentiality deal.
However, the judge ruled in favor of Mitchell, ordering Marbury to pay the remaining $331,584.50 along with added interest! I wonder how his wife feels about all of this.
Happy Birthday MJ!
There’s no better way to celebrate your birthday then to be amongst thousands of fans and friends and this weekend Michael Jordan did just that. One of basketball’s greatest gifts has been NBA legend Michael Jordan. He’s done the unimaginable on the court and set a new “high” for players of the future. This weekend, Jordan celebrated his 50th birthday in Houston during All-Star Weekend. Thousands of birthday wishes poured in from family, friends and fans who have followed his career. Here are just a few:
Happy 50th Born Day Michael Jordan.Spizike Is Rockin’ Ya New Jordan’s Here In H-town In Ya Honor.Orange… instagr.am/p/V1uj0Xyqp-/
— Spike Lee (@SpikeLee) February 17, 2013
Isn’t ironic arguably the BEST in NBA & NFL share a birthday today – MICHAEL JORDAN & JIM BROWN – thanks 4 the memories @ jksports
— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) February 17, 2013
I couldn’t talk about Jordan without sharing some of his best highlights! Enjoy!
Happy Birthday MJ!
Dunk Competition excites at end
And speaking of MJ and dunks, this weekend was the All-Star Weekend Slam Dunk Competition. If you didn’t get to tune in, you didn’t miss much. Call me crazy, but I come from an era where the dunk competition is one of the most gravitated-to events of All-Star Weekend. For years, players have taken dunking to the next level, but this year was filled with mediocre jams and a lot of missed. Still, you could definitely see how much talent was on the court toward the end of the competition. The battle ended with the Toronto Raptor’s Terrance Ross and last year’s winner Jeremy Evans going to toe-to-toe with creative dunks like you’ve never seen! Check out these guys making their marks in slam-dunk history.
Hakeem Olajuwon “Legend of the Year”
All-Star weekend was more than just a time to see the amazing players of the NBA; it was also the place to see some of the best players of all time. This past weekend, the greats got together to celebrate NBA Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon for being the National Basketball Retired Players Association’s “Legend of the Year” at their Legend’s Brunch.
The two-time champion accepted his award in front of 1,000 attendees and peers. As Olajuwon gave his speech, he spoke of how he traded in his soccer ball for a basketball at age 15 and attributed his successful play on the court to Ganiyu Otenigbagbe, who discovered him and helped mold him as a player.