March madness is here: Stunning finish to high school championship game

Published: Sunday, March 03, 2013 @ 5:03 PM
Updated: Sunday, March 03, 2013 @ 5:03 PM

A stunning, incredible, finish to a high school basketball sectional championship game in New York state signals the arrival of March basketball madness. New Rochelle (NY) High School stunned their heavily favored archrivals, Mount Vernon, on a near miraculous basket. The 60-foot shot with 0.1 seconds left lifted New Rochelle to a 61-60 win and launched the arena into mayhem. See the video below:


Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving says world is flat

Published: Saturday, February 18, 2017 @ 4:05 AM
Updated: Saturday, February 18, 2017 @ 4:05 AM

            Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving says world is flat

There’s no getting around it: Cleveland Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving said he believes the world is flat.

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During a Friday podcast hosted by teammates Channing Frye and Richard Jefferson, Irving declared that the Earth is flat, the Huffington Post reported.

“This is not even a conspiracy theory. The Earth is flat,” Irving said. The point guard blamed “them” for lying, but did not clarify who “they” are, the Huffington Post reported.

The podcast began with a discussion on hotel aliases and childbirth, but quickly turned to aliens and conspiracy theories, Yahoo! Sports reported.

“What it really came down to for me,” Irving said, “was everything that was particularly thrown in front of me, I had to be like, ‘OK, this is all a facade, this is all something that they ultimately want me to believe in that is true or whether or not or whatever.’”

His flat Earther remarks trended on Twitter later that day. ESPN writer Arash Markazi asked Irving about it later that night.

“What’s your thoughts on that?” Markazi asked. 

“I think people should do their own research,” Kyrie said flatly. “Hopefully they’ll either back my belief or throw it in the water.”

Irving is not alone in his belief. The Flat Earth Society, whose aims are to promote and initiate discussion of Flat Earth theory as well as archive Flat Earth literature.”

Nobody is more woke than @kyrieirving. Nobody.

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Mark Cuban takes dig at president with uniform No. 46

Published: Saturday, February 18, 2017 @ 1:58 AM
Updated: Saturday, February 18, 2017 @ 1:58 AM

            Mark Cuban takes dig at president with uniform No. 46

Mark Cuban apparently had a uniform response to President Donald Trump’s recent tweet that the Dallas Mavericks’ owner was “not smart enough to run for president.”

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Competing in Friday night’s NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, Cuban wore a No. 46 jersey. A source told ESPN that the jersey number, which would represent the number of the next president of the United States, was a likely response to Trump, the 45th president.

Cuban initially said that his favorite number, 23, was taken and that "23 times 2 is 46," ESPN reported. No one on the West celebrity squad wore No. 23, however.

He later said that his choice was "just to (mess) with everybody, because that is what I do.”

"You've got to have fun with it. You can't take it too seriously,” Cuban told ESPN. “So we'll see."

Cuban had hinted about his uniform number earlier Friday, ESPN reported.

"Yeah, yeah, watch the jersey number, not my game," said Cuban, who finished scoreless with one rebound and a steal in 17 minutes as the West lost 88-59 to the East. "Yeah, it was fun. You've got to have some fun with all of this. You can't take yourself too seriously. Some people do. I don't."

Trump posted a tweet about Cuban on Feb. 12, writing: "I know Mark Cuban well. He backed me big-time but I wasn't interested in taking all of his calls. He's not smart enough to run for president!"

Cuban, a vocal supporter of Hillary Clinton during the presidential election, has been critical of Trump, especially on Twitter. On Friday, Cuban posted six tweets in which he slammed Trump's policies and character.

Spurs coach: Racism still 'our national sin'

Published: Friday, February 03, 2017 @ 7:18 AM
Updated: Friday, February 03, 2017 @ 7:18 AM

            Spurs coach: Racism still 'our national sin'

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, asked what Black History Month meant to him, said Thursday night that it’s a “celebration of some of the good things that have happened,” and added a pointed reminder that “there’s a lot more work to do."

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"But more than anything, I think if people take the time to think about it, I think it is our national sin,” ESPN reported, quoting an interview Popovich did with the San Antonio Express-News. “It always intrigues me when people come out with, ‘I’m tired of talking about that,’ or ‘Do we have to talk about race again’

“And the answer is, ‘You’re damned right we do.’”

Popovich, never shy about expressing his opinions about matters on and off the basketball court, made his comments about Black History Month, celebrated every February in the United States and Canada, before the Spurs’ game against the Philadelphia 76ers. The outspoken coach added that persons born white “automatically have a monstrous advantage” in terms of education, economics, legal matters and social issues.

“We have huge problems in that regard that are very complicated, but take leadership, time, and real concern to try to solve,” he said. “It’s a tough one because people don’t really want to face it.”

Rockets' James Harden surprises fan celebrating 100th birthday

Published: Thursday, January 19, 2017 @ 11:00 AM
Updated: Thursday, January 19, 2017 @ 11:00 AM

            Rockets' James Harden surprises fan celebrating 100th birthday

The Houston Rockets’ James Harden had a great night on the court, but it’s what he did after the game that has fans cheering.

After scoring 38 points in a 111-92 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks, Harden headed to the stands, where he signed a ball for a very special fan, a woman celebrating her 100th birthday. Harden presented her the ball and sat down to speak to her briefly, according to The Associated Press. During a post-game ESPN interview, Harden said he told the woman how blessed he was to have a chance to meet her.

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The Houston Rockets posted the heartwarming exchange on the team’s Twitter page.