Derek Fisher Files for Divorce from Wife of 10 Years

Derek Fisher and his wife Candace Fisher arrive at the 2008 Sports Spectacular VIP After Party on June 1, 2008 at the X-Bar at The Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Century City, California.

Former Los Angeles Lakers great and current New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher has filed for divorce from his wife Candace, just one month after they celebrated their 10 year anniversary, reports TMZ.

Fisher filed in Los Angeles citing irreconcilable differences, according to the website.

The couple has twin children together, including a daughter who suffered from a rare form of eye cancer. Fisher was famously allowed to break his contract with the Utah Jazz in 2007 so he could spend more time with her and help her with treatment.

Fisher is asking for joint legal and physical custody of the children. He also wants to split the legal costs.

Fisher issued a statement saying, “This is a difficult time for me personally. For the sake of our children, I ask that everyone respects our privacy during this process.”

 

LeBron James Makes National News by Not Wearing Headband

LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers takes a shot against the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center on March 10, 2015 in Dallas, Texas

Stop everything. LeBron James started a game without his headband for possibly the first time in his professional basketball career.

History happened Tuesday in Cleveland’s game against Dallas, and James managed to score 27 points without it.

Of course, he has played without his headband before. Just earlier in the week, he returned to the court in the second quarter of Sunday’s game versus the Phoenix Suns without his headband. He later told reporters it, “just happened, spur (of the moment), just took it off,” according to Cleveland.com.

But according to ESPN, this appears to be the first time Bron’s started a game without the accessory.

Without James sporting the headband, Cleveland has come out on top, beating Phoenix 89-79, and Dallas 127-94.

Cleveland’s next game is Thursday against the Spurs. The world will be watching.

 

Watch Chris Paul Scream at DeAndre Jordan to Shoot the Ball (Video)

 

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Video of Chris Paul screaming at Los Angeles Clippers teammate DeAndre Jordan to shoot the ball as time runs out has gone viral.

With seconds left, Paul took — and missed — a shot. Jordan, although he snagged the rebound with 0.7 seconds left, thought time had run out and the game was over. So instead of going for the putback, he just stood there, holding onto the ball…as Chris Paul loses his mind.

What could’ve been a game-winning shot — as both teams were tied 87 — instead went to overtime.

The Clippers went on to lose, 93-98.

 

Ray Rice Awarded $1.588M in Wrongful Termination Settlement

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Ray Rice received $1.588 million from the Baltimore Ravens as part of the settlement in his wrongful-termination grievance hearing in January, the Baltimore Sun reported Tuesday.

As a result of the settlement, the Ravens will carry an additional $177,000 against the 2015 salary cap. The NFL had placed a $1.411 million cap charge against the Ravens’ 2014 cap when Rice filed his grievance. So, the additional $177,000 will carry over into 2015.

Rice was seeking $3.529 million, the amount he would have earned had he played the remaining 14 games of the regular season after being suspended for two games.

He was suspended indefinitely Sept. 8 for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy after a video of him hitting Janay, his then-fiancée, emerged and began widely circulating. The Ravens released Rice that day, and his contract was terminated. The incident occurred in February 2014 inside an elevator at an Atlantic City, New Jersey, casino.

Rice was reinstated in December after a neutral arbitrator overturned his NFL suspension on appeal. Commissioner Roger Goodell had initially suspended Rice for two games before increasing the punishment to an indefinite ban after the video surfaced.

Rice, who did not play last season, has repeatedly apologized for his actions.

 

Michael Jordan Now Officially a Billionaire

Michael Jordan watches the Morning Fourballs of the 2014 Ryder Cup on the PGA Centenary course at the Gleneagles Hotel on September 27, 2014 in Auchterarder, Scotland

Michael Jordan’s bank account just surpassed the $1 billion mark.

The NBA legend is now the 513th-richest person in the United States with a net worth of an even $1.0 billion, according to reports.

The skyrocketing values of NBA franchises is the main reason for his new billionaire status. He owns the Charlotte Hornets, which saw its value increase from $410 million last year to $725 million this year in the wake of the Los Angeles Clippers’ $2 billion sale to Steve Ballmer.

Jordan’s stake in the team is worth $500 million, according to Forbes.

The rest of Jordan’s worth comes from his Nike deal, which earned him $90 million in 2013 alone.

 

Former NY Knicks Player Anthony Mason Dies at 48

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Anthony Mason, the 13-year NBA veteran who was diagnosed with congestive heart failure earlier this month, died on Saturday. He was 48

The NBA veteran was best known for playing for the New York Knicks from 1991 to 1996, and a Knicks spokesperson confirmed Mason’s death to ESPN.

“First, I want to thank all those who offered prayers and well-wishes for my Father, our family really appreciates it,” his son, Anthony Mason Jr., said Saturday.

“Overnight, New York City and the world lost a legend, a friend, a brother … but more than anything our father, Anthony Mason. As you all would expect our father — Big Mase — put up an incredible fight, dealing with a severe heart issue. I’m wishing this was something else I was writing, but Pops we’ve got to let you know we love you and know you’ll always be with us.”

Mason’s other son, Antoine, had said earlier this week that his father was “getting better” following multiple heart surgeries.

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant mourned the player via Twitter on Saturday, writing: “RIP.

 

LeBron James’ 10-Year-Old Son Getting College Scholarship Offers

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LeBron James Jr. is already drawing interest from college programs despite being just 10 years old, and Papa James is pissed.

“Yeah, he’s already got some offers from colleges,” LeBron James Sr. said, according to Mike Sullivan of CBS Detroit. “It’s pretty crazy. It should be a violation. You shouldn’t be recruiting 10-year-old kids.”

James says it should be a violation to contact young players like his son. The four-time NBA Most Valuable Player didn’t name any of the schools involved in the early recruiting.

But from the looks of a photo Tweeted in July from Kentucky Sports Connect’s Dan Bodner, the University of Kentucky may be in his future. James’ son was in head basketball coach John Calipari’s office, wearing the coach’s title rings:

 

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