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Jay Z & Beyonce Sit Courtside At Nets Games Following Elevator Incident

Originally posted on AllHipHop:

(AllHipHop News) Many questions began circulating after surveillance video of R&B singer Solange Knowles attacking Jay Z was leaked yesterday. What exactly set Beyoncé’s sister off? Why didn’t the “Drunk In Love” creator react? Did this cause a permanent rift between Bey and Jay?

[ALSO READ: Full 3 Minute Video Of Solange & Jay Z Elevator Footage Released]

One of those questions appears to have been answered last night when the celebrity couple showed up together at the Brooklyn Nets playoff game against the Miami Heat. Jay Z and Beyoncé sat courtside as Miami defeated Brooklyn 102 to 96.

Neither superstar performer answered questions about the elevator incident that happened last week at New York’s Standard Hotel. A 3-minute video of Solange kicking and swinging at Jay took over the internet yesterday. Solange has yet to comment on the situation as well.

[ALSO READ: Celebrities React To Jay Z/Solange Incident On Twitter]

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‘There Will No Longer Be Institutional Racism In The NBA’- Mayor Kevin Johnson

Originally posted on Black America Web:

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Roland Martin discusses the lifetime ban of LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling with ESPN’s Jason Whitlock and former NBA All-Star and current Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson.

“There have been more signs than his pillow talk tape that Donald Sterling is a bigot.  This has been going on for years,” Whitlock said.

Read the entire interview below:

ROLAND MARTIN:  Tom, Sybil and Jay I hope all is well with you guys today.  Everybody was riveted waiting yesterday for NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to make his big announcement as related to whatever was going to happen to Donald Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers for the last 33 years after that tape was dropped 72 hours earlier showing him making racist comments.  Silver came out and said point blank that Sterling told him that it was indeed his voice on that particular…

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Lichtenstein: Desperation Trumps Experience As Nets Fall Flat In Game 4

Originally posted on CBS New York:

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The Nets just don’t get it.

All we’ve been reading about for the last 10 days or so is how the Brooklyn’s experience will be the deciding factor in its Eastern Conference quarterfinal versus Toronto.

Well, despite all the wars that these Nets veterans have been through, they somehow didn’t get that the Raptors would throw everything onto the court to become the more desperate team in Sunday’s Game 4 at the Barclays Center.

And, thanks to an uninspired start and bizarrely dreadful end-game execution, the Nets went from putting a 3-1 stranglehold on the series to now being forced to win at least one more game on the road in order to advance in this postseason after the Raptors’ 87-79 victory evened the series at 2-2.

If they fail, this nearly $200 million (including luxury taxes) team will go down as one…

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Bulls, Rockets trying to be fourth team in NBA history to advance down 0-2 and on road

Originally posted on For The Win:

Rockets center Dwight Howard is not happy. (Troy Taormina, USA TODAY Sports)

Rockets center Dwight Howard is not happy. (Troy Taormina, USA TODAY Sports)

Jerry West isn’t walking through that door. Hakeem Olajuwon might, but only as a interested observer.

The Houston Rockets (vs. the Portland Trail Blazers) and Chicago Bulls (vs. the Washington Wizards) have stumbled their way into very uncomfortable playoff positions. They’ve dropped their first two playoff games, both at home, and now face long odds despite entering their series as prohibitive favorites.

How long? Only three teams in NBA history have dropped the first two games of a best-of-seven series at home and gone on to win the series:

1969 Los Angeles Lakers

Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell in the 1969 NBA Finals. (AP file photo)

Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell in the 1969 NBA Finals. (AP file photo)

This team lost to the Boston Celtics in the Finals in Bill Russell’s final season but only got there after beating the San Francisco Warriors in six games in the first round…

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Clippers-themed Balloons Draped Over Lakers Statues at Staples Center

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Oh snap! I think the Clippers are throwing some “shade” at the Lakers!

Originally posted on For The Win:

So whose house is the Staples Center now that the Lakers are sitting out of the NBA playoffs this year?

If the balloons tied onto statues of Magic Johnson, Jerry West and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and placed around the arena are any indication, apparently it belongs solely to the Clippers.

The balloons, which are in Clippers colors, obviously didn’t go over too well with Lakers’ fans this week.

This is not the first time the Clippers have appeared to have tried to ignore the team that they share the arena with.

Last year, Doc Rivers covered Lakers’ championship banners with Clippers’ posters.

But are Lakers fans overreacting? After outraged swelled over Rivers’ move in October, Johnson himself said was not a big deal.

“Laker Nation,” he wrote on Twitter. “We all still know that those…

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