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If It Weren’t For Bad Luck, Kris Humphries Would Have No Luck At All
Tuesday , Jun , 12 , 2012 Paul Eide

If It Weren’t For Bad Luck, Kris Humphries Would Have No Luck At All

The one time member of the Kardashian Klan is having the screws put to him by his ex-girlfiend who is demanding payment for her silence regarding their "time together". 

HoopsVibe Very Quick Call- Am I the only one who feels sorry for this guy? Or does he just pick the wrong women to hang out with?

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Stoudemire Engaged In Paris
Monday , Jun , 04 , 2012 Andrew Flint

Stoudemire Engaged In Paris

Amare Stoudemire got engaged in Paris last night. HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: He pops the question overlooking the Eiffel Tower...tough to say no. Oh, he's also rich, famous, and the father of your three kids. Now, it is really really tough to say no. Best Wishes from HoopsVibe. Read More
What Knick Is Rihanna Now Dating?
Monday , May , 21 , 2012 Andrew Flint

What Knick Is Rihanna Now Dating?

The queen of red hair and sultry singing is now dating an NBA baller.

HoopsVibe Very Quick Call: We give this relationship ...  hmmm, about 15 minutes.

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LeBron James’ Filthy Photo
Thursday , May , 10 , 2012 Andrew Flint

LeBron James’ Filthy Photo

This certainly isn't going to help LeBron's image.

HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: I know this is just the lighting and nothing pervy, but  I still have no words for how wrong this photo appears.

I am a LeBron James fan and think the media has been unjustly hard on the guy, but photos like this aren't going to help LeBron bring back is nice guy image. I mean could you please keep it under control. Yes, that is a cute mom, but have a little subtlety my man. She's with her baby for Christ's sake. Take it easy. 

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George Karl Says Bynum Cheated
Monday , Apr , 30 , 2012 Andrew Flint

George Karl Says Bynum Cheated

George Karl Throws Accusations at Bynum.

HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Crying because you got smacked down ain't manly.

Denver Nuggest coach George Karl suggests Andrew Bynum didn't earn his triple-double. Karl says Bynum was playing illegal defense the entire game. The reality is what else is Karl goingto say. He can't exactly admit that Bynum dominated the Denver big men like they were a bunch of 15-year old AAU players away from home for the first time. He can't tell his team they don't stand a chance in hell of beating Los Angeles, so he told the world LA cheated.

Bynum produced the first triple-double of his career with 13 rebounds, 10 blocks, and 10 points. His 10 blocks ties an NBA record. Karl's post game rants appear to be both posturing to the refs and giving his team a rationalization for their total game-1 collapse.

Denver entered Sunday's game hopeful of their chances with Metta World Peace being out, but the Lakers erased any optimism on Denver's sideline with a first game 103-88 smack  down. 

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Trial for Murder of Jennifer Hudson’s Family Start today
Monday , Apr , 23 , 2012 Andrew Flint

Trial for Murder of Jennifer Hudson’s Family Start today

The trial of William Balfour accused of murdering Jennifer Hudson's family begins today.

HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Hopefully justice will be served in this tragic incident.

In 2008 Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother, and nephew were murdered. Today, the man authorities believe went on this bloody rampage finally stands trial. It is believed Balfour saw a bouquet of balloons in Julia Hudson's car who was his ex and thought they were from her new boyfriend. Belfour erupted and lost control. He proceeded to get his .45-caliber handgun and seek his revenge. 

After shooting his victims in the head while they were in bed, Balfour drove off with Julia Hudson's son, Julian King. Authorities say he shot the young boy they called "Juice Box" in the head as he hid behind the front seat. 

Balfour had apparently threatened to kill the Hudson family before making statements about what he would do to both Julia and the entire Hudson family if she ever left him. Tragically, no one took these threats seriously and this horrible incident came to pass. Now that it is three years after the murders, Jennifer looks forward to this day in court as another step in the healing process for her loss. 

 

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Gabrielle Union banned from first row
Friday , Apr , 20 , 2012 Andrew Flint

Gabrielle Union banned from first row

Dwayne Wade bans Gabrielle Union from courtside seats. HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Gabrielle Union can sit anywhere she likes in my world.   It's no secret that actress Gabrielle Union and Miami's Dwayne Wade are dating. It's also no secret that Union has been a huge Miami Heat fan for years. What might shock some fans is how Wade had her banned from the first row of Heat home games. Apparently, Union's heckling of opposing teams was getting out of hand. Gabrielle confided to Conan O'Brien last night that her heckling was getting so bad her boyfriend asked her to go back a couple rows from the court. Union went on to explain that Wade is not immune to her critique. She believes if he can't hear the truth from her, who can he hear it from. Maybe it was Union's passion for the game that was the real spark behind Wade's forearm shove to Richard Hamilton last night resulting in a flagrant-1 foul on Wade and Hamilton lying flat on his back. This is the most heart we've seen in the Heat since the Big Three were assembled. Read More
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Monday , Apr , 09 , 2012 Hoopsvibe

Sources: Lamar Odom, Dallas Mavericks to part ways

Lamar Odom's brief and bumpy ride with the Dallas Mavericks has come to an abrupt end. The Mavericks and Odom spent Easter Sunday working out a parting, according to sources close to the situation, that frees the struggling Odom to leave the team immediately without actually being released.

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HoopsVibe`s Very Quick Call: The Dallas Mavericks and Lamar Odom parted ways on Easter Sunday, ending a short, unsuccessful run together. The Mavericks have struggled to find their form, while Odom never accepted the Los Angeles Lakers trading him -even though he requested a change after the nixed Chris Paul trade.

The Mavericks will likely be fine. In fact, the defending world champions may be better without Odom and the circus that surrounds him.

After all, the former Sixth Man of the Year contributed little on-court, so the Mavericks will simply give his minutes to other players, buy-out the final year of his deal before July, and use the cap space to chase Deron Williams this summer.

Odom will take a hit, however. He was distracted all year and few teams will have interest in signing him after the debacle in Dallas.

Of course, the few teams that do have interest in Odom will then have to decide if they want the reality TV monster known as Khloe and Lamar in the locker room.

The answer is likely no.

Since shacking up with a Kardashian about two years ago, Odom has been distracted and confused. Perhaps he needs to return to being a basketball player.

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Wednesday , Mar , 28 , 2012 Hoopsvibe

Tony Parker: Spurs can beat Thunder to win championship

"Our goal is to win a championship. Tim Duncan and I haven’t got a lot of time left. The Spurs made the right moves by signing Stephen Jackson, Boris Diaw and Patty Mills. We have a complete team now. We know we can beat everybody in the West, we proved it by beating OKC two times already. Winning another title is something we can do this year. (…)

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: In the last month, the San Antonio Spurs have added Boris Diaw, Stephen Jackson, and Patty Mills to take, perhaps, their final run at an NBA championship.

This has All-Star point guard Tony Parker excited -and with good reason.

The black-and-silver has accumulated a potentially potent mix of youth and experience. They still have their ‘Big Three’ in Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, and Tony Parker, while DeJuan Blair, Kwahi Leonard, Gary Neal, and Tiago Splitter are all young and athletic.

The key could be Jackson. If he finds his past form -something that shouldn’t be too difficult as he won a championship with the Spurs in 2003- then Gregg Popovich’s crew could give the Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Lakers competition out west.

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Saturday , Mar , 03 , 2012 Andrew Flint

Will Lamar Odom or Mr. Khloe Kardashian return to Mavs?

Mavs decide they need Lamar Odom ASAP for tonight's game against Utah. D-League stint canceled. Story w/Jeff Caplan going up now. Link HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Mr. Khloe Kardashian will not have to 'lower' himself by reporting to the D-League, after all. The Dallas Mavericks did send Lamar Odom to their minor league affiliate, the Texas Legends, for a conditioning stint after his return from personal leave. The Mavericks, it turns out, need Odom for tonight's match against the Utah Jazz, so he's been recalled. Here’s the question: is Odom ready to contribute? He has spent months whining like a reality TV diva about his beloved Lakers including him in the nixed Chris Paul trade. Odom could have stayed with the purple-and-gold but forced a move to Team Cuban. The versatile swing has had a reduced role in Rick Carlisle’s rotation. All his numbers are down. Odom must improve to earn decent money next summer when the Mavericks buy out his contract to chase chase free agents Dwight Howard and/or Deron Williams. --Got thoughts? Well get at HoopsVibe News in the comment box below.  
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Sunday , Jan , 15 , 2012 Hoopsvibe

Rumor: Kobe owes Vanessa Bryant $75 million and two mansions?

TMZ has checked official records ... which show on January 5th, Kobe surrendered his interest in 2 of their estates to Vanessa ... on that same day Vanessa surrendered her interest in a 3rd home to Kobe. 

As far as who got what ... the title transfers don't list addresses, but our sources say Vanessa is now the full owner of the mansion she shared with Kobe in Newport Coast. As for the second home Vanessa now owns in full ...  it's the nearby mansion where her mother has been living.

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: This is what happens when a superstar athlete’s marriage goes wrong. He - in this case, Kobe Bryant - pays, especially if he has been unfaithful and doesn't have a prenup'.

Reports are surfacing that Bryant must fork over $75 million and the keys to two of his family’s luxury mansions as part of his divorce to Vanessa Bryant.

You, me, and 99% of the world would be impacted by this. But Bryant, who refused to have Vanessa sign a prenuptial agreement, won’t let it take away from his play on-court with the Los Angeles Lakers.

After all, Bryant played through an incident in Denver, Colorado. He’ll do the same with this.

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Sunday , Jan , 01 , 2012 Andrew Flint

King Gets A Queen: LeBron to marry girlfriend Savannah Brinson

Chris Paul via twitter: Happy for my brother @KingJames and sis @SavannahRB on their engagement!!! Extremely happy for them and the good times to come #HappyNewYearSun Jan 01 06:06:50 via UberSocial for BlackBerry. Link HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: He isn't worried by Kobe Bryant's pending divorce. And Kris Humphries' sham marriage and current status as the NBA's 'MHP' (most hated player) doesn't phase him, either. The twitter world is abuzz because Miami Heat superstar LeBron James finally proposed to long-time girlfriend Savannah Brinson over the weekend. Perhaps James was inspired by Michael Jordan, who got engaged last week to his Cuban model girlfriend Yvette Prieto.  Perhaps not. So, will James and Brinson's union end in tears and tabloid covers or will these two live happily ever after? Let HoopsVibe News know your thoughts in the comment box below. Got thoughts? Well, get at HoopsVibe News in the comment box below.
Thanks, Kim Kardashian: Kris Humphries most hated player in NBA
Thursday , Dec , 22 , 2011 Andrew Flint

Thanks, Kim Kardashian: Kris Humphries most hated player in NBA

Then recently, Humphries’ marriage to Kardashian was over – 72 days after it started. Then came the speculation: Was the marriage fake all along? Was Kim really caught in a nude Yoga session with a male instructor in their home? It’s all created enough tabloid fatigue for the public, when asked which player in the NBA they most dislike, now choose Humphries’ name before any other. Link HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: You know LeBron James is grinning from ear-to-ear. After all, James was public enemy number one, facing the wrath of fans, the media, his peers, and what seemed like all 7 billion residents of planet earth for ‘The Decision’ and ‘The Pre-Emptive Championship Celebration’. Well, Kris Humphries, who was once Mr. Kim Kardashian, has replaced King James as the most despised in the NBA. No surprise here. For months, Humphries’ dome has been plastered on every gossip rag because of his relationship with the high profile Kardashian. Of course, many feel the whole thing was staged -including their 72 day marriage. Humphries best course of action: forget the celebrity life and focus on being a pretty decent power forward for the rebuilding New Jersey Nets. --Got thoughts? Well, get at HoopsVibe in the comment box below. [image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/chamberoffear/]
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Saturday , Dec , 17 , 2011 Andrew Flint

Rumor: Did Kobe cheat … again?

Sources connected with the couple tell TMZ ... Vanessa -- who stuck by Kobe after he was charged with sexually assaulting a Colorado woman in 2003 -- decided to end the marriage because she believes Kobe has been unfaithful ... again. As one source puts it, "She's been dealing with these incidents for a long time and has been a faithful wife, but she's finally had enough," adding, "This one is the straw that broke the camel's back." And our sources say ... Kobe "desperately" wants to win Vanessa back and will do "whatever it takes" to save their 10 1/2 year marriage. Link HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: She stood by him during his sexual assault case. And she stood by him through rumors of affairs and infidelity. Not now, though. Vanessa Bryant, the wife of Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant, has filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. Kids, that’s code for infidelity. And various sources are reporting that Vanessa felt Bryant had again been unfaithful. Apparently, the two sides have worked out all or most details of the divorce, and Vanessa is entitled to half of Bryant’s $350 million because there is no prenuptial agreement. Bryant’s focus has helped him play through past distractions, however, his divorce is one more distraction for a Lakers side in transition. --Got thoughts? Well, get at HoopsVibe News in the comment box below.
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Monday , Dec , 12 , 2011 Hoopsvibe

Kobe on Lamar Odom trade: ‘I don’t like it’

One of his closest friends on the Lakers, Lamar Odom, was traded Saturday night to Dallas for a first-round pick in the 2012 amateur draft, depriving the Lakers of their top rebounder and a solid character guy in the locker room. "I don't like it," Bryant said Sunday. "I've known Lamar for a long time, and for the team itself, he's meant a lot in terms of his versatility, his personality. He's a big presence for us in the locker room, just from a team chemistry standpoint. He's great at bringing guys together and things of that nature.

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: The straw that stirs the purple-and-gold's drink has spoken. And he isn’t happy.

Kobe Bryant, arguably the game’s best player and franchise face for the Los Angeles Lakers, is unhappy that forward Lamar Odom was shipped to the Dallas Mavericks in a salary clearing move.

Bryant was unhappy for a few reasons:

First, Odom was a key guy in the locker room, bringing different people and factions together into a cohesive whole.

Second, Odom, a former Sixth Man of the Year, had his best season as a Laker in 2011, despite being supposedly distracted by his reality TV duties as Mr. Khloe Kardashian.

Third, Odom went to the Dallas Mavericks, the 2011 world champions and arch rival of the Lakers.

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Tuesday , Nov , 01 , 2011 Andrew Flint

Rumor: Kim Kardashian breaks Kris Humphries’ heart with divorce

Kim Kardashian filed for divorce Monday morning, after 72 days of not-so-wedded bliss to Kris Humphries  ... TMZ has learned, and now we have the documents. We're told even though the marriage was short, she is not seeking an annulment. It's a garden variety divorce, in which Kim cites "irreconcilable differences." The date of separation is listed as today, Oct. 31, 2011.  According to the docs, Kim wants Kris to foot his own lawyers' fees and she'll pay hers.  And, she wants the court to reject any move by Kris to get spousal support. Link HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Alas, it was not meant to be. The whirlwind romance and marriage between reality celebrity Kim Kardashian and NBA power forward Kris Humphries has ended in, well, a whirlwind. Kardashian has reportedly filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. Meanwhile, Humphries, who learned of the split via TMZ, is crushed and will do anything and everything to fix things. Memo to Humphries: move on. Your marriage wasn’t - in the words of Andre 3000 - ‘forever, ever‘. The four-man should have been suspicious when Kardashian’s people phoned around the NBA in search of a potential mate last season. This was highly unorthodox -even by today’s standard of E-Harmony matchmaking, fix-me-ups and internet cattle-calls. Alarm bells should’ve been ringing when recent reports circulated that the folks at E-Television, including Kardashian, initially preferred an Italian three-man to Humphries. The whole thing stunk of premeditation -even for the premeditated world of the Kardashian family and  reality television. So Humphries knew what he was getting into. It’s time he returns to being just a basketball player and retires from being a second-rate celebrity. --Got thoughts? Well, get at HoopsVibe News in the comment box below.
Las Vegas Superstar Challenge Sounds Doper Than Vida Guerra
Friday , Oct , 28 , 2011 Paul Eide

Las Vegas Superstar Challenge Sounds Doper Than Vida Guerra

Am I crazy for being a little bit excited about the Las Vegas Superstar Challenge?? I promised myself that during the strike, I wouldn’t do this. I wouldn’t get excited about substandard basketball that was a shade above the “And 1 Mixtape Tour” simply because it featured current NBA players and I am basketball starved.

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