Before game 4 of the NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors, the R&B superstar Usher took center court the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland where he sang a soulful rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
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.”
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.
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.
The Miami Heat is really that serious for Rick Ross.
The 38-year-old rapper got the team’s logo tattooed above his right eyebrow on Jan. 4 — bringing the total number of tatts on his face to at least eight.
The new ink was done in Philadelphia, reports MTV.com.
“I’ve been tattooing for eight years and I’ve never tattooed someone who can sit and get tattooed as long as Ross,” artist Ian Griffith told the website. “He’s really the boss when it comes to these tattoos.”
The other artwork on his face includes three crosses under the Miami Heat logo and the Maybach logo on his other side. The words “Rich Forever” are also written on his chin, reports Us Weekly.
British royalty, music royalty and NBA royalty were all under one ROOF IN BROOKLYN Monday night.
During their three-day U.S. tour, Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, attended the Brooklyn Nets – Cleveland Cavaliers GAME at Barclays Center and got to meet Cavs star LeBron “King James” James, as well as Beyonce and Jay Z.
William and Kate, both 32, took seats courtside a few MINUTES into the GAME’s third quarter, getting a standing ovation from the 17,732 fans in ATTENDANCE. After that quarter, Beyonce and Jay Z walked from where they were sitting on the opposite side of the court to greet the duke and duchess.
The royals attended the game to celebrate the partnership between the NBA and the Royal Foundation’s United for Wildlife to help fight illegal wildlife trafficking. They were seated next to former player Dikembe Mutombo, who is an ambassador for United for Wildlife.
“At last I’m standing next to someone who is taller than me,” William joked to Mutombo during a pre-game PHOTO call.
William and Kate (wearing a gray coat by American designer Tory Burch) then met James after the game, and the basketball star presented the royals with a pint-sized jersey for Prince George. He also GIFTED the couple with cupcakes from his hometown of Akron, Ohio, the Daily Mail reports.
James later shared PHOTOS of the meeting with his Instagram followers:
“I gave them a present and thanked them for coming here to America to watch our game,” the 10-time All-Star told ESPN after the game. “For them to take time out of their SCHEDULES and to come out here to watch their first basketball game, it was an honor to be that guy they wanted to watch. So it was pretty cool.” Watch video of the meeting below:
The royal couple’s night out came at the end of a whirlwind day of EVENTS that began with William meeting President Obama and giving a speech in Washington, while Kate visited a child development center with New York City’s first lady in Harlem. The kids apparently thought they were meeting a princess from the Disney movie “Frozen.” [VIDEO at :33 below]
They also attended a reception at the British Consul General’s RESIDENCE co-hosted by the Royal Foundation and the Clinton Foundation, celebrating conservation efforts, where they spent some time talking with former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky.
Tuesday, the final day of their trip, has an equally packed agenda that includes a stop at the National Sept. 11 Memorial and MUSEUM and a gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.