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Here Are The Details From The Derrick Rose Rape Lawsuit [UPDATED]

The lawsuit filed against Derrick Rose, accusing him of drugging and gang raping an ex-girlfriend, provides more details about what the woman says happened that night in Los Angeles. The complaint actually names 13 defendants—Rose and his friends Randall Hampton and Ryan Allen, and 10 unnamed “John Does”—and lists… » 8/27/15 6:08pm Thursday 6:08pm

Report: Darryl Dawkins Dies At 58 [Update]

Darryl Dawkins, the former NBA player and greatest enemy of backboards, has reportedly died today at the age of 58. Eastern Pennsylvania news station WFMZ reported Dawkins’s death, though details are scarce. For now, let’s watch Chocolate Thunder destroying rims, and sharing his beliefs that Stevie Wonder is not blind. » 8/27/15 3:17pm Thursday 3:17pm

I Went Undercover to Find Out What It Takes to Be an Underpaid NBA Cheerleader

A Clippers Spirit cheerleader named Candace taught us our first dance routine. On all fours, we whipped our hair around. This was my favorite part. Not thinking about everything I was doing wrong, I whipped my head so vigorously that one of my extensions came loose, and I skipped toward the back of the room to fix it.… » 8/25/15 4:37pm Tuesday 4:37pm

Michael Jordan Gets $8.9 Million In Steak Lawsuit

Michael Jordan, the man from the crying meme, was awarded $8.9 million by a federal court in Chicago yesterday after he won his lawsuit against Dominick’s, a now-defunct grocery store that used his image in an advertisement for steak in 2009. The ad ran in a commemorative issue of Sports Illustrated and only two… » 8/22/15 12:45pm 8/22/15 12:45pm

Pipe Merchant J.R. Smith Is Going Back To Cleveland

Everyone’s favorite shooting guard/hoverboard pitchman J.R. Smith is returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers for another two years. Because he’s J.R. Smith and he loves fun, he broke the news from the beach via Instagram. Chris Haynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports our man has signed a two-year deal worth $5… » 8/20/15 11:00pm 8/20/15 11:00pm

Matt Barnes Implies He Might Be Dating Rihanna, Gets Crushed By Rihanna

One of the lamest things a guy can do when confronted with a question such as, “Hey, man, what’s up with you and [woman you’ve been seen hanging out with]?” is bashfully dance around the question in a way that suggests that, yes, there is indeed something going on with that. NBA player Matt Barnes recently learned… » 8/17/15 11:36am 8/17/15 11:36am

The Gambling Cop Who Outshined Basketball Royalty

Editors’ note: On initial publication, this post consisted of a reprint of Pete Axthelm’s 1967 Sports Illustrated story “When The Real McGuire Stood Up.” After publication, we were made aware that a permission given by Axthelm’s family to reprint his work did not extend to this article, as we had mistakenly believed.… » 8/13/15 1:28pm 8/13/15 1:28pm

This Guy Is The Highlight Of The Miami Heat's Dance Team Auditions

Keith Wilson didn’t make the Miami Heat’s final squad, but he did leave everything out on the court in his audition soundtracked by Beyoncé. The 28-year-old dance teacher has attended tryouts since 2012, and though he hasn’t made the cut yet, he’s happy that the Heat give him the opportunity. Now, watch Keith dance… » 8/11/15 2:24pm 8/11/15 2:24pm