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Lakers Ramon Sessions Looking To Leave LA.
Wednesday , Jun , 20 , 2012 Elijah Abramson

Lakers Ramon Sessions Looking To Leave LA.

Lakers' Ramon Sessions entering free agency. 

HoopsVibe Very Quick Call: Sessions smells that the Lakers are in a tough position and he's smart to levarage it for more money.

Los Angeles guard Ramon Sessions is declining his one-year option for 2012-2-13 and instead looking to test the free agent waters. He's clearly hoping to garner more than the $4.55 million option the Lakers had on the table. 

Sessions had a productive year with Los Angeles averaging 12.7 points, 6.2 assists, and 3.8 rebounds in 23 regular-season games. The Lakers need his speed and quickness both on offense and defense. They will be forced to still try and sign him through free agency, but would likely have to pay more.

LA traded long time point guard Derek Fisher away last off-season, due to his declining lateral mobility and will be in a bad situation if they can't resign Sessions for a reasonable amount of money. They've still got Gasol as an option to trade, but the problem is they don't have much money to play with and the number of quality guards available this off-season with comparable quickness are few.

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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

Michael Jordan Buys $12.4 Million Home in Golf Development


Oh, to be the G.O.A.T. With enough money in the bank that his son can burn through $50K in one day in Vegas without flinching, it's not particularly surprising to see Mike drop a huge wad of cash on property. This time, it's being reported that Michael Jordan has spent some $12,400,000 on a new house situated in a super-exclusive golf development owned by Jack Nicklaus.

Even with waterfront homes still available for sale, Money opted for something a little more secluded, copping what is believed to be the most expensive spot in the development without direct access to the water. The property also includes a guard house, a guest house and a pool house, all of which is spread over a sprawling 28,000 square feet in sunny Jupiter, Florida. While Jordan's initial financial commitment totals $12.4 million ($4.8 million for the land and a further $7.6 million for the construction), it's expected that he'll have ploughed a cool $20 million into the home when all is said and done.

If Mike's looking for some competition on the links, he may ring the doorbell of neighbor and friend Tiger Woods, who snapped up three adjacent properties on the development to create his own megahome.

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Friday , Nov , 05 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Kobe Bryant Makes Cameo in Call of Duty: Black Ops Commercial

As one of the most recognizable athletes on the planet, KB24 has a habit of popping up here, there and everywhere. Still, I can't have been the only one who was surprised to see Kobe Bryant make a cameo in the new Call of Duty: Black Ops commercial. In the one-minute TV spot Kobe appears for just a few seconds, wielding a heavy-duty firearm in the middle of a simulated combat situation alongside various other civilians.

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Friday , Oct , 22 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Video: The NBA’s 50 Worst Tattoos

Some of you will remember that earlier this year we put together a feature on the NBA's 50 worst tattoos that showcased the worst body art from across the league. Well, due to popular demand we've thrown the images into a short video. Check it out and let us know what you think.

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Friday , Oct , 22 , 2010 Andrew Flint

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. Read More
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Wednesday , Aug , 25 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Michael Jordan’s Son Blows $50K in One Day in Vegas

While the tweet disappeared fairly quickly, it was online long enough for us to get a little insight to the life of Michael Jordan's son. Marcus Jordan, a 6'3" guard for the University of Central Florida, may not have inherited his father's otherworldly talents, but the ability to burn through stacks of cash in Sin City certainly seems to be genetic. A tweet recently posted by the twenty-year-old Son of G.O.A.T. revealed that he dropped a cool $35K in a Vegas nightclub called Haze, and a total $50K over the course of the day. Here's a screenshot of the tweet:

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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.

Judge Orders Siohvaughn Wade to Jail
Monday , May , 10 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Judge Orders Siohvaughn Wade to Jail

Bad went to worse for Siohvaughn Wade when Dwyane started seeing Gabrielle Union, and today things just got even worserer. After failing to show in court this morning for the ongoing custody case between her and estranged husband Dwyane, Judge Marya Nega gave her until the afternoon to either appear or face time in jail. Guess what: She never materialized. When the deadline came and went and she remained a no-show, the judge followed through on her threat and ordered the Cook County Sheriff's Department to take Siohvaughn Wade into custody.

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The King’s New Ride
Wednesday , May , 05 , 2010 Christopher Sells

The King’s New Ride

Monday night, LeBron James received the Maurice Podoloff Trophy for the second time in as many years. The hardware is presented each year to the NBA’s Most Valuable Player. Being the MVP means different things to different people, but it is generally accepted that the award will go to the player who has proven himself to be the best of the best. It is the result of dedication, supreme talent and favorable on-court results. So few people achieve the honor that being named MVP almost certainly guarantees basketball immortality via enshrinement in the Hall of Fame.

So it’s a little puzzling that its winner would receive a Kia.

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Friday , Apr , 30 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Derek Fisher Denies Reports of Waffle House Altercation

Lakers guard Derek Fisher strongly denied reports that he was involved in an altercation with a man at a Waffle House in Oklahoma City last week, when the Lakers were in town playing the Thunder in Games 3 and 4 of their best-of-seven first-round playoff series.

"It has been brought to my attention that media in Oklahoma City is reporting I was in an altercation with a man last week while the team was in town for the playoffs. These reports are false," Fisher said. "I was not involved in any altercation and would have hoped that the media would check their sources and facts before reporting or insinuating that I was in any way violent."
 
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"To be clear, over a year ago, I was a witness to an altercation at a Waffle House in Oklahoma City after a regular season game," Fisher said. "The police were called after a fight broke out between two patrons. I reported what I had seen, was thanked by the police for my assistance and returned to my hotel. I was an innocent bystander and simply assisted police that evening. I will not be making any further comment on the matter."
 
[vid] Basketball Wives: Evelyn, Gloria and Jennifer Discuss Tiger Woods and Cheating with Matt Barnes
Tuesday , Apr , 27 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

[vid] Basketball Wives: Evelyn, Gloria and Jennifer Discuss Tiger Woods and Cheating with Matt Barnes

In this clip from last night's episode of Basketball Wives, Evelyn Lozada and Jennifer Williams eat breakfast at the home of Matt Barnes and Gloria Govan. Matt mentions that they live very close to Tiger Woods, and the conversation turns to Tiger's infidelity. Evelyn and Jennifer antagonize Jennifer and Matt despite Matt's neutral stance on the matter.

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Monday , Apr , 19 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

[vid] Basketball Wives: Rashidah to Jennifer Williams: “You’re so f*cking phony”

Once again, Royce Reed is at the center of the Basketball Wives drama, this time without even being present. When Royce still hasn't made an appearance at Evelyn Lozada's 34th birthday party a full two hours after it started, Jennifer Williams starts to get a little testy. Shaunie O'Neal's friend Rashidah Ali calls her out and a tense moment ensues. Check the clip out to see exactly what goes down.

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