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Sunday , Apr , 03 , 2011 Hoopsvibe

Rumor: Amar’e and Ciara?

Knicks star Amare Stoudemire has set his sights on Grammy-winning singer and model Ciara. New York's hottest sports hero has been spotted dining out with the stunning songbird in recent weeks, and on Monday night, the pair shared dinner at STK with a group of 15, including fellow Knick Carmelo Anthon and his wife, LaLa Vazquez.

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call:  It’s nice to know Amar’e Stoudemire’s on-court struggles haven’t impacted his off-court game.

Not one bit, in fact.

Standing Tall and Talented is no longer with Amber Rose, the model famous for being with Kanye West, and is reportedly wooing Ciara, the R&B singer who many also describe as easy on the eyes.

Stoudemire apparently met his newest love interest through LaLa Vasquez, Carmelo Anthony’s wife and the best friend of Ciara.

Clearly, Stoudemire and Anthony work well off-court, helping each other with the females. If only they could recreate this chemistry on-court for the inconsistent New York Knicks.

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Monday , Mar , 28 , 2011 Hoopsvibe

Khloe and Lamar disagree on her brother bringing ‘whores’ to house

The new couple, who tied the knot in September 2009, currently have a houseguest – Khloe’s younger brother, Rob — and Khloe said she’s none too happy to be living with family again after leaving the nest. “Lamar’s the one who invited him to stay – I was like, not for it,” Khloe told Access. “I was like, ‘Absolutely not.’ He has whores over! He’s just like, a gross little kid.”

“He doesn’t have whores over?!” Lamar interjected. “Yeah, that’s because he’s not allowed to have whores over, but trust me…,” Khloe added. “I don’t want a 24-year-old wild kid at my house when I’m a married girl with my husband and we just want our time. I don’t want these little skanks coming over.”

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: HoopsVibe is pretty sure this isn’t news.

However, some are interested in the life of Mr. and Mrs. Khloe Kardashian. Those folks will be entertained by Lamar Odom defending brother-in-law and housemate Rob Kardashian’s choice in women.

To recap: Lamar, the star reserve for the L.A. Lakers, thinks Rob doesn’t bring ‘whores’ (his words) to the house, while Khloe thinks Rob doesn’t bring ‘whores’ and ‘skanks’ (her words) to the house only because she won’t allow it.

Oh, that clarifies things.

Sadly, Khloe and Lamar have a successful reality show. You'll have to watch to find out what other meaningful and worthwhile discussions they'll have.

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Saturday , Jan , 29 , 2011 Hoopsvibe

Kim Kardashian wants Kris Humphries’ baby

Kim Kardashian has baby fever and has hinted who she wants the father to be.

The 30-year-old reality star posted a childhood photo of her New Jersey Nets beau Kris Humphries on her Twitter feed Sunday with the accompanying caption, "I want my son to look like this!"

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: She sure is subtle.

So Kim Kardashian and New Jersey Net Kris Humphries are dating and considering pro-creating. Interesting, I guess.

While the HoopsVibe news team is never sure if this qualifies as ‘news’, we welcome your opinions on another Kardashian sister dating an NBA player.

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Saturday , Dec , 18 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Amar’e and Amber Rose show up LeBron?

LeBron James may have hogged all the glory on the court in last night's Heat-Knicks game, but it was Amare Stoudemire who stole the spotlight from King James at his own party the night before.
 
 
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Forget LeBron James making his first appearance at Madison Square Gardens since signing with Miami as a free agent. And forget the Heat`s win over the Knicks on Friday evening.    

Only one thing matters: the previous night at the club.

Apparently, Knicks’ forward Amar’e Stoudemire made quite the appearance at a New York hotspot on Thursday, showing up James and his entourage.

All eyes were on Stoudemire and new gal pal Amber Rose, who you may remember from her days with rapper/producer Kanye West.

Surprisingly, Stoudemire and James, who played together with Team USA at the Beijing Olympics, didn’t speak or acknowledge each other. In fact, they stayed at opposite ends of the club for the entire night.

--Oly Sandor.

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Monday , Dec , 06 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Babe of the Month – December

After taking the top spot on our list of the 25 hottest NBA wives and girlfriends, Hope Dworaczyk has proven to be one of our visitors' favorite ladies. With that being so, we couldn't think of anyone better to be our Babe of the Month for December 2010. Check out a steamy shot of Ms. Dworaczyk, a former girlfriend of Jason Kidd, then head on over to Sherdog to take a look at their pick for December's Babe of the Month

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Thursday , Dec , 02 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Antoine Walker Sued for Sleeping with Man’s Fiancée


Right now life isn't exactly fantastic for Antoine Walker, the NBA's all-time leader in both shimmies and four-pointers attempted. After blowing through a phenomenal amount of dough (he earned over $110 million in his career) and struggling to return to the league, the last thing he wants is to be exposed to more financial liabilities. Unfortunately for 'Toine, that's exactly what happened when a Chicago resident by the name of Kevin Jenkinsfiled a suit claiming that Antoine Walker not only slept with his fiancée but convinced her to kick him out of their residence while Walker waited outside in his Range Rover.

The lady in question is one Johanna Edelberg, whose name last showed up in the papers in 2001 when her roommate committed suicide after the two smoked marijuana in their Manhattan apartment. Both women were then working as plus-size models for NYC's famed Wilhelmina Models agency, and a quick Google search turns up a number of photoshoots featuring the curvy Ms. Edelberg in such a capacity.

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Thursday , Dec , 02 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Eva Longoria and Tony Parker Meet for Lunch


We discovered not too long ago that Eva Longoria and Tony Parker were set to split after TP9 allegedly put the naughty on the wife of former Spur Brent Barry. Nasty stuff all-round, and with Eva apparently unwilling to overlook Tony's infidelities it was no surprise that the pair bought a one-way ticket to Splitsville.

Traditionally, the interested parties sever all contact and leave it to the suits to divide the marbles and finalize the divorce. This time, however, it seems as if the estranged pair are looking to do things a little more personally, meeting face-to-face in an L.A.-area hotel before the Spurs-Clippers game to talk things over. So what does this mean? It could merely be that Eva and Tony are hoping to separate amicably, with a meeting on neutral ground a commitment to keeping this divorce from becoming unnecessarily messy. It could also be one last effort by TP9 to win back his lady before they reach the point of no return.

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Wednesday , Nov , 17 , 2010 Christopher Sells

Parker, Longoria to Split

On television, Eva Longoria plays a Desperate Housewife. I've never seen the show (for obvious reasons) but I'm told that the women of Wisteria Lane regularly engage in extramarital affairs while their husbands are away. I'm sure that Eva never thought she'd find herself in a similar situation in real life.

But here we are.

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Friday , Nov , 05 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Dwight Howard’s Girlfriend Christine Vest

For many months the word on the web was that Dwight Howard had finally found a new lady following the Royce Reed fiasco. Until recently, however, the identity of the woman in question remained a mystery. Now we know that the girl at the center of the rumors is Christine Vest, a former forward for Chico State, where she was a senior studying Communication Design last season.

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Friday , Oct , 22 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Sasha Vujacic Gets Engaged to Maria Sharapova

It seems like only yesterday that we first reported that Maria Sharapova and Sasha Vujacic were dating, and initially few were ready to believe that The Machine, he whose rump is festooned with bench splinters, could have snagged one of the world's most recognizable athletes. As time went on, however, it became increasingly clear that the two were indeed an item, especially when photos started appearing of the pair all coupled up.

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Sunday , Sep , 19 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

La La Vasquez on ‘Melo’s future: ‘let’s just see how this plays out’

"I still live there," she said. "There’s so much speculation out there. We did (the) George Lopez (Show) two days ago, and Melo made it clear: He’s still a Denver Nugget. So no matter what you might hear or speculate, he is a Denver Nugget. He’s been committed to that team and that city for seven years now. You’ve got to cut him a little bit of slack. He hasn’t made a move yet.

"As of now, the plans are to report back to Denver for training camp. So let’s just see how this plays out."

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: La La Vasquez is right. Her husband’s situation with the Denver Nuggets has become comical.

For months, the press, fans, players, and GMs have speculated on where Carmelo Anthony will get traded. It’s a hot topic because the star forward can opt-out of his contract next July and become an unrestricted free agent.

The speculation is endless. One day, Anthony is getting dealt to the New York Knicks. The next day, the Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, and/or New Jersey Nets are the frontrunners.

The Knicks and Nets do have two distinct advantages over the competition. 

Vasquez, a former MTV host, hails from Brooklyn. Although unlikely to admit it, she’d prefer her husband ends up in the greater New York area, so she can continue her entertainment career and be near family.

This may be what pushes Anthony aways from Denver.

--O. Sandor.

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Saturday , Aug , 21 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Carmelo Anthony’s wife: ‘New York is a possibility’

Us being in New York is a possibility," LaLa said. "It depends on Melo's career and where it takes him. There's a lot of talk about the Knicks, I mean, there's a lot of teams out there, he's a great player and I think collectively we just need to think about what makes sense for our family. But I would never say that being in New York is not an option. I'd be lying to you if I said that."

HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Their interest in the New York Knicks is understandable.

LaLa Vasquez and Denver Nuggets star Carmelo Anthony have ties to the east coast. Both were born in Brooklyn. She was raised in New York; he spent his formative years in Baltimore and won an NCAA championship at Syracuse University.

So we get it. They’re connected to The Big Apple.

Then there’s the culture de jour of the NBA. Today, most superstars want to play in sexy markets for big revenue teams who’ll spend to win. In fact, they believe this is their divine right.

Translation: New York, the Knicks, and Madison Square Gardens appeal to Vasquez and Anthony.

But ‘Melo has a contract. For 2011. With Denver. And he doesn’t become a free agent for ten months, and then, and only then, will he get to pick his next home. All the chatter is premature.

Of course, a trade could happen. Key word: could. The Nuggets – not Anthony or Vasquez – will make this decision.  

Until the organization that has supported and paid him so handsomely makes this call, Anthony and Vasquez should tone things down.

Anthony needs to release a statement saying he won’t discuss the future because he’s focusing on the upcoming season, while Vasquez needs to avoid the press.

Not only will the league’s power couple look professional, it will provide a much needed cooling off period for the Nuggets and Knicks to, perhaps, swing a trade.

After all, such a trade is complicated. The Nuggets would be cutting ties with their franchise face. The Knicks would have time to find an appropriate mix of assets to offer.

Bottom line: the publicity, the 24-hour Carmelo Anthony news cycle, the gossip, the rumors aren’t in anyone’s interest.

In fact, it’s only making a migration to the NYC more complicated for Vasquez and Anthony.

--Oly Sandor.

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Wednesday , Aug , 11 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Indiana Pacers win, New Orleans Hornets lose four-team, five player trade

Four NBA teams have agreed to a five-player trade that will send Trevor Ariza to the New Orlean Hornets and Darren Collison to the Indiana Pacers, two league sources said.

In the proposed deal, the Houston Rockets will send Ariza to the Hornets, who in turn will send Collison and James Posey to the Pacers. The Pacers will send Troy Murphy to the New Jersey Nets. And the Nets will send Courtney Lee to the Rockets.

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Four teams with different agendas have connected for an end of summer trade to address their needs before the 2011 season begins.

The winner in this blockbuster is the Indiana Pacers. While they gave up Murphy’s expiring contract and took back an over-the-hill/overpaid Posey, they also got a budding table-setter in Collison.

The second year point guard is lightning quick and excelled when starting for the injured Paul. Look for Collison to star in Indiana next to Danny Granger, Roy Hibbert, and Lance Stephenson.

By swapping Ariza for Lee, the Houston Rockets gain cap relief. This summer, the Rockets spent $87 million to re-sign Luis Scola and Kyle Lowry, while also adding Brad Miller.

Ariza, the Rockets' prize free agent signing of 2009, became expendable after the deadline day acquisition of Kevin Martin from the Sacramento Kings.

Murphy will provide depth and experience to a young New Jersey Nets frontcourt. Best of all, his deal comes off the books at year’s end, which makes him an attractive trading chip.

The loser in this trade has to be the New Orleans Hornets. Yes, Ariza is a fine player. And yes, today they’re a marginally better team.

With this trade, the organization seems to think they have a shot at re-signing Paul. Let’s be real: they have zero shot. None.

Add up small market New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina, the oil spill in the Gulf Coast, and owner George Shinn’s thriftiness and the club can’t generate enough revenue to sign a star-studded supporting cast for Paul.

I know this. You know this. Paul knows this.

He’s gone when his contract expires at the end of 2012. There’s no chance of an extension.

Two summers from now, Paul will walk on the Hornets like Kaiser Soze walked on the police station in The Usual Suspects. Unlike the finish of this classic flick, there will be no suspense or surprise when CP3 leaves.

We know what’s coming. This is expected. Like Lindsay Lohan going to jail. Like the sun rising. Or, in my case being from Vancouver, like the rain falling.

So why not trade Paul and rebuild around Collison?

After all, Ariza, while a fine player, won’t appease Paul. He wants LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and Miami. He wants Amar’e Stoudemire and (possibly) Carmelo Anthony in New York.

He doesn't want New Orleans. In fact, he won’t re-up with the Hornets regardless of who they sign or trade for.

Rather than face reality, Hornets management is delusional, aiming to please the snooty super model girlfriend (Paul) who is bidding her time until she can break up with them. 

Instead of waiting for the inevitable, the club should trade Paul while his market value is relatively high, get back draft picks, expiring contracts, and blue-chip prospects, and make Collison the starter.  
 
It seems New Orleans’ blunder is Indiana’s victory.

--Oly Sandor.

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Saturday , Aug , 07 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Report: Neighbors say Lorenzen Wright’s ex-wife ‘needed money’

It was a common site in this posh enclave: Sherra Wright, walking down Whisperwood Drive, shouting into her cell phone and making demands for money.

"It was really bizarre," Patricia Coleman told the Daily News Thursday night. Coleman's home abuts Wright's house in this quiet suburb of Shelby County, 20 miles east of Memphis.

"She wouldn't talk in the house," Coleman said. "She would walk up and down the street and scream and holler. Neighbors would call and ask what's going on? She was always saying she needed money. That's one of the reasons we're concerned today."

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Tuesday , Jun , 22 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Khloe Kardashin buys Lamar Odom $400,000 Rolls Royce for winning NBA Title

HoopsVibe`s Very Quick Call: Boston Celtic fans may call her `the ugly sister`, but Khloe Kardashian knows how to reward hubsand Lamar Odom for winning an NBA Title with the Los Angeles Lakers.    

Various websites are reporting that the reality television star bought Odom a white Rolls Royce Phantom as a victory present. Word is her little gift cost a cool four hundred thousand dollars.

Watch the clip below to see Lamar`s new ride, and get at us with your thoughts in the comment box.

 

 
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Tuesday , May , 18 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

[vid] Watch Episode 6 of Basketball Wives

If you missed episode 6 of Basketball Wives, you missed a great one. Luckily, you can catch up right here by watching the episode in its entirety. The wives get charitable in this episode, with Jennifer Williams hosting a benefit and Royce Reed inviting the other ladies to volunteer at a soup kitchen. There's also a ton of gossipy gold as the ladies dissect the latest rumors and take shots at one another.

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Tuesday , May , 18 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

[vid] Basketball Wives: Laura and Gloria Govan Discuss the Shaq Rumors

Basketball Wives just keeps getting better and better, huh? In this clip, Laura Govan and her sister Gloria, the fiancée of Gilbert Arenas, discuss the rumors that Gloria slept with Shaquille O'Neal. Laura also takes a shot at the other basketball wives, calling them "bitter" and jealous of her relationship with Matt Barnes. Let us know what you think of the clip by leaving a comment below.

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Tuesday , May , 18 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

[vid] Basketball Wives: Evelyn Lozada Brings 22-year-old Date to Jennifer Williams’ Party

In this clip from Basketball Wives, Evelyn Lozada makes waves by making a fashionably late entrance to Jennifer Williams' charity event with a new man on her arm. The surprise is the fact that her new fella is a mere 22 years old, a fact that doesn't go unnoticed by the other ladies. Naturally, a discussion ensues as they analyze Evelyn's decision to date a man many years her junior. Check out the clip below and let us know what you think of Evelyn Lozada's date by leaving a comment.

Oh, and there's a bonus appearance by Dennis Rodman. Blink and you'll miss it.

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Tuesday , May , 18 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

[vid] Basketball Wives: Evelyn Lozada Hires a Private Investigator after Threatening Emails

In this clip from the most recent episode of Basketball Wives, Evelyn Lozada hires a private investigator after receiving a series of threatening emails. Evelyn expresses her concern that the anonymous messages mention her teenage daughter, and tells the investigator that she thinks an NBA wife or girlfriend is responsible. Could these be threats from the person who leaked the naked photos of Evelyn Lozada? I guess we'll find out.

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