The Fresh Prince is returning to his roots. As Will Smith so famously rapped in the shows theme song, “in West Philadelphia I was born and raised,” the actor is now part owner of the Philadelphia 76ers.
Smith and his wife Jada are apart of a group led by Joshua Harris, who purchased the team from Comcast-Spectacor.
The couple and owners’ first order of business? Slashing ticket prices! At yesterday’s press conference, team CEO Adam Aron said,“I’m announcing today that going forward, we are slashing – and I mean slashing – ticket prices on individual game tickets on just under 9,000 seats at the Wells Fargo Center for each and every Sixers home game.”
Forbes valued the 76ers at $330 million, which is 17th in the league. The couple have a combined networth of $200 million. Despite the NBA lockout, Will Smith has saved the world on multiple occasions, so finding a CBA agreement should be no problem!
Perez Hilton is reporting marriage problems for Kim Kardashian and Kris Humprhies. Despite making $65 million in 2010, Humphries apparently has problems with his wife’s spending habits.
“One of the biggest issues for Kris is Kim’s preoccupation with money. He has started to pay attention to how much she spends, and it’s been a major shock. He tried to talk to her about slowing down, but she told him it was none of his business.”
The report comes out the same day Kim’s Fairy Tale Wedding special debuts on E! The previews of the two night-four hour special highlights the family drama leading up to the wedding. Problems or no problems, Kardashian told Ryan Seacrest this morning that she hopes to have kids a year from now.
Humphries made $3 million last season with the New Jersey Nets but is now a free agent. His future remains uncertain during the NBA lockout, while the couple are filming Kim and Kourtney Take New York. Looks like Kris a reality star chaser!
With no end in sight to the NBA lockout, players are turning to the dance floor.
Ron Artest has been confirmed as the newest contestant on Dancing With The Stars, and it looks like he will not be the only NBA player to be competing during the lock out…. CBS Sports is reporting Dwyane Wade is also to be in the running to win the Crystal Ball Trophy.
Fellow athlete and former winner Hines Ward confirmed the rumors and told Sports Radio Interviews: “I don’t know, but I did hear rumors and his name did come up. I also heard Ron Artest too.”
The official lineup will be announced after tomorrow’s episode of The Bachelor Pad. No word yet if Wade joins the cast LeBron and Chris Bosh will come as a packaged deal.
No resolution to the NBA lockout yet, but the entire New Jersey Nets team has been given clearance to attend Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries wedding. Despite previous concerns that the no player-owner contact rule would prevent the Nets from attending the jersey chasing wedding of the century, all players and team personnel got the OK to go Saturday’s nuptials.
The Nets made the cut, after the bride-to-be had to disinvite 50 guests at the last minute because of over crowding. The fire department deemed the venue unsafe with guests, TV equipment and production crew on location. E! is filming the Kardashian-Humphries wedding in a four hour-two part TV special.
Other sports celebrities who made the guest-list are Venus and Serena Williams, Carmelo Anthony (Mr. La La Vazquez) and brother-in-law Lamar Odom. However, it appears as though Reggie Bush’s invite was lost in the mail!
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