Many NBA sources speculate that LeBron James left Cleveland because teammate Delonte West had an affair with his mom, Gloria James. LeBron was allegedly furious when he found out about the hanky panky that went down at his own MVP party.
West also left Cleveland this off season and signed with the Boston Celtics and will be suspended for the first 10 games of the season for a convicted weapons charge.
It was media day for the Boston Celtics, and reporters asked West if there was any truth to the rumors. West responded: “I come from an era where you don’t say nothing bad about someone’s parents.”
… that still doesn’t answer the question, but sure does make things interesting!
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Trautr.com handed out over 5,000 Khloe Kardashian masks to Celtics fans, but it was not enough to knock the Lakers off their game. LA took Game 3 winning 91-84 as they lead the series 2-1.
After lackluster performances in Games 1 and 2, Kardashian’s husband Lamar Odom had his best performance of the Finals with 12 pts and went 5-5 from the field.
Before the NBA Finals, Odom revealed he was worried about Boston fans’ hostility and did not want his wife attending games in Boston. Despite the 5,000 Khloe Kardashian masks, the real Kardashian was in NY who appeared on Letterman to promote her upcoming E! Reality series, “Khloe and Kourtney Take Miami.”
Similar pranks have been used for famous jersey chasers like Kardashian. In 2007, RuinRomo.com passed out Jessica Simpson masks. Red Sox fans made Madonna masks for A-Rod’s high profile romance with Madonna in 2008.
Two LA Laker fans got the gift of a lifetime when they were given two court side seats to Game 1 of the NBA Finals…. courtesy of Ron Artest.
According to TMZ, the tickets are valued at $9,000 a piece and were given away on Los Angeles’ Power 106 radio station.
“Most of my fans can’t afford the ticket prices to come to any of the games, let alone the Finals,” Artest told TMZ. “I wanted to treat a fan to something they would normally never have access to, so they could feel like one of the stars for the night. I wanted to be able to share my first Finals experience with one of my regular fans.”
Artest paid for the tickets out of his own pocket, which is pretty generous until you remember he makes $6.6 m a season!
Tonight is Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and LA Lakers. Both teams are the most recent NBA champions, with LA winning last season and Boston winning in 2008. Additionally, LA and Boston both have star players who are playing injured (Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnet).
With so many similarities, many experts predict the series will go to a Game 7. However, the series may be decided in Game 1. According to statistics 79% of teams who win Game 1 go onto win the series. Even more, Phil Jackson (the coach of the Lakers) is 47-0 when winning Game 1 and has done it 23 times with the Lakers (Jackson had a long coaching tenure with the Bulls). How’s that for Vegas odds?