Gilbert Arenas Offers $1Million to Prove He’s Draya’s Baby Daddy

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Former basketball star Gilbert Arenas has seen his messy relationships with Basketball Wives LA cast members Laura Govan and Draya Michele play out in public, and he’s also long been suspected to be the father of Draya’s 11-year-old son.

While Draya has chosen to keep the identity of her son’s father a secret, the recent resurfacing of paternity rumors has caused Arenas to finally address the issue.

Arenas claims he met Draya through former Washington Wizards teammate DeShawn Stevenson in 2008.

“Draya’s son was at least four years old when I met her and we were [cool] friends,” Arenas explained in an Instagram post that has since been removed.

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Celebrity gossip site Industry On Blast posted a photo of Arenas and Draya’s son along with a caption that said he paid Draya a $20,000 monthly settlement to keep quiet about the boy’s paternity. When the post got Gilbet’s attention, he took to Instagram to put an end to the speculation He also challenged Industry On Blast, TMZ and Baller Alert to prove their stories about the hush money. He offered to donate $1 million to each of their charities if they prove he paid her off. According to his post below, the gossip sites took him up on the bet.

Gilbert also provided a bit of backstory on Draya’s casting on “BBWLA” and the feud between her and his ex-fiancée, Laura Govan. Apparently Govan was barred from mentioning his name on the series by a gag order, MadameNoire reports.

“Draya was [cast], but since the show wasn’t paying her to move to Cali to shoot and live, we came to an agreement,” he said.

Arenas also said he agreed to help Draya move to L.A. to pursue her career IF she agreed not to mention his name on the show.

“This is why no one understood who Draya was with to be on the show…,” he wrote.

It also explains the tension between Laura and Draya during season one. Arenas took a slight jab at his ex by praising Draya for building her brand without using him as a catalyst.

“I thank her for making a name for herself and not using my name to pogo her career,” he said in the post.

As for why he’s speaking out now, Arenas explained, “Her son is 11…my kids are 9,8,5,4, and they can access the Internet and sh-t like this floating around can have kids confused.”

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Ray Rice’s Wife Janay: ‘He’s Been Made Out to be This Monster’ (Watch)

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Ray Rice’s wife believes the country needs to move past what he did to her in that elevator.

Janay Rice told ESPN’s Jamele Hill that the abuse she suffered at his hands that night had “never happened before, and that’s not him. He’s been made out to be this monster and he’s not a wife beater. He’s someone who made a mistake, he’s human.”

She added, “He’s done everything he’s supposed to do to redeem himself.”

Ray Rice, meanwhile, told ESPN he now understands the seriousness of domestic violence. The former running back is hoping to be picked up by an NFL team.

Watch an excerpt of Janay’s “Outside the Lines” interview below:

 

LeBron James Signs Content Creation Deal with Warner Bros

LeBron James attends the "Trainwreck" New York Premiere at Alice Tully Hall on July 14, 2015 in New York City

LeBron James will next take his talents to Burbank.

On the heels of his good reviews in Amy Schumer’s “Trainwreck,” the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar has partnered in a content creation deal with Warner Bros Entertainment that will put his SpringHill Entertainment banner on the studio track to generate content in TV, movies and digital.

Kevin Tsujihara, Chairman and CEO, Warner Bros, James and his SpringHill cofounder Maverick Carter are calling the arrangement unprecedented, reports Deadline.com.

“LeBron James has one of the most powerful, well-known brands in the world and we are excited to be in business with him and his partner, Maverick Carter, and SpringHill Entertainment,” said Tsujihara. “The combination of LeBron’s global media presence and Warner Bros.’ unmatched production and distribution expertise is a big win for fans everywhere. We’re excited to welcome LeBron and Maverick to the Warner Bros. family and look forward to partnering on incredible projects that will connect with consumers across a variety of platforms.”

Added James: “Connecting with my fans and telling meaningful stories have always been my passion. In everything I’ve done, from Nike commercials to Uninterrupted and Survivor’s Remorse, it’s always about connecting with people of all ages and providing unique content they can all enjoy. And I’ve always loved
movies, which makes Warner Bros. the ultimate partner to help us continue to push the envelope. I can’t wait to see what we come up with.”

 

Shaquille O’Neal, Scottie Pippen Clown Each Other on Instagram

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Retired NBA legends Shaquille O’Neal and Scottie Pippen are suddenly going at it over Instagram.

It all started on Monday when Shaq posted an image comparing an all-time Los Angeles Lakers squad with one from the Bulls, claiming the Lakers lineup (himself included) would beat Pippen, Michael Jordan and the other Bulls by 50 points.

Pippen clapped back the next day, reminding Shaq that he and his Bulls won twice as many titles than O’Neal did with the Lakers.

The gloves were off, as far as Shaq was concerned. The two came for each other over the next several hours, with Pippen mocking Shaq’s free throw challenges, and O’Neal superimposing Pippen’s face on a woman’s body and calling him “Scottina,” among other digs:

Report: LeBron James Signs 2-Year Contract to Remain in Cleveland

LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers speaks to the media after their loss to the Golden State Warriors in Game Six of the 2015 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 16, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio

Almost a year to the day of his big return home from the Miami Heat, LeBron James revealed that he will remain with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The NBA star agreed to terms of a one-year, $23 million contract that also includes a player option for 2016-17, two people familiar with the negotiations told the Associated Press on Thursday. They spoke on condition of anonymity because James has not yet signed the contract.

His agreement with the Cavs gives him future flexibility and the ability to make more money next summer when the league’s new TV deal kicks in. The $24 billion package is expected to escalate the salary cap by millions.

James, 30, led the Cavs to the NBA Finals in his first season back. Cleveland lost in six games to Golden State.

Off the court, James is hosting a VIP screening in Akron on Friday, where he’ll walk the red carpet with fellow stars of “Trainwreck,” Amy Schumer’s movie he filmed last summer shortly after announcing he was returning to the Cavs.

 

Diddy’s Son Mocked by Coach Over Dad’s Fame, Courtside Seats: Report

Sal Alosi, Justin Combs and Sean "Diddy" Combs

The UCLA football coach who had the incident with Diddy this week reportedly mocked the mogul’s son, Justin Combs, about his famous father – once using a picture of the two sitting courtside at an NBA game to make the point that he’s a spoiled rich kid, reports TMZ.

Sources say in February, Coach Sal Alosi held a training session with several of the players, but Justin missed it because he was at the 2015 NBA All-Star game. According to sources, Alosi put a photo of Justin at the game on the gym monitors. He was pictured seated next to his father and actor Ben Stiller. Alosi reportedly told the team: “While you guys are training, this guy is sitting courtside with his dad.”

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The pic remained up for 24 hours, according to TMZ:

Sources close to Diddy tell the website that Alosi ran a campaign of psychological warfare against Combs for the past three years, telling the teen things like, “You’re only here because of your dad,” and, “You never belonged here,” and, “You should just go work for your dad.”

 

Warriors Beat Cavaliers; Now 2015 NBA Champs (Iguodala is MVP)

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It took 40 years, but they finally did it.

The Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 105-97 in game 6 of the NBA Finals to become the 2015 NBA champions.

Stephen Curry and finals MVP Andre Iguodala scored 25 points a piece, Draymond Green recorded a triple-double and the Warriors — using a barrage of 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to put Cleveland away .

The fact that Iguodala, their sixth man, took MVP honors perhaps sums up the Warriors best.

“I always said Andre’s a pro’s pro,” said Green, who had 16 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. “He’s a professional guy and it showed, and that’s why he’s MVP of the series and that’s what we’re champions.”

Read/learn MORE at ESPN.

 

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