LaLa Anthony took to Twitter Thursday to slam Celtics reserve guard Jordan Crawford after the NBA player made lewd references to her on the court. Crawford denied he made any comments to New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony about his wife, but the television personality did not believe him.
LaLa Anthony made it a point to address the incident via social media after trash talk occurred at the buzzer of the Celtics' 92-86 victory Wednesday. The series is now 3-2 in the Knicks favor, but Crawford was more concerned about the negative reactions he was getting for his alleged digs at LaLa.
"I would never talk trash about that mans Wife," Crawford wrote on Twitter. "I don't [know] him … All I did was respond!!" more >>
Former NFL star LeRoy Butler said that the Wisconsin church he was scheduled to speak at canceled his appearance after he expressed his support for Jason Collins, the first NBA player to come out as gay.
"This is what bothers me the most. They said, 'If you ask for forgiveness and remove the tweet and you say something to the effect that you don't congratulate (Collins), then we'll let you do the engagement and get the speaker's fee, and I said I'm not doing that," Butler told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel on Wednesday.
"Every gay and lesbian person will say 'You know, LeRoy doesn't speak up for the weak or the silenced. He doesn't stand for anything as a man and he did it for money.' Why would you ask me to reduce my integrity like that?" more >>
Former New York Giants linebacker Michael Boley was arrested for child abuse just three days after being dismissed from the team, it was revealed for the first time on Thursday.
Boley was released from the Giants on Feb. 5, 2013. Three days afterwards, he was arrested on charges of child abuse. The linebacker responded to the charges with a "guilty" plea, but word of the charges failed to reach public notice.
Boley was booked for charges on Feb. 8. Police fingerprinted and photographed him before releasing him later that day, TMZ reported. He was due to go to court before a grand jury later that month, the report claimed, but instead struck a plea bargain. more >>
Televangelist and CBN host Pat Robertson said in an interview that there is nothing bigoted about Christians labeling homosexuality a sin, in light of controversy stirred over the recent coming out of NBA player Jason Collins.
"It's what Christianity says, ladies and gentlemen! Christianity says fornication is a sin. Somehow we've said if it's heterosexual fornication, it's bad; if it's homosexual fornication, that used to be called an abomination in the Bible, now it's a protected civil right. And so somebody that says that that kind of conduct is sinful is now being pilloried in the press," Robertson said on CBN.
When Collins spoke about his homosexuality in an article for Sports Illustrated, several prominent figures, including President Barack Obama, congratulated him for becoming the first player from a major American sports league to come out. Others, however, such as ESPN analyst Chris Broussard, pointed out that according to the Christian faith, living a homosexual lifestyle is sinful. more >>
Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Robert Guerrero are gearing up to face off in the boxing ring on Saturday, but it was their fathers who almost came to blows during a pre-fight press conference Wednesday.
Ruben Guerrero, Robert's trainer and father, called out Mayweather for spending time in jail last year stemming from domestic violence charges brought on by the mother of his children. After boxer-turned-promoter Oscar De La Hoya invited Ruben to say a few words at the news conference that took place in MGM Grand's Hollywood Theatre, the elder Guerrero spoke out about both Mayweather and his father.
"We're going to beat up that woman beater, the one that beat up his wife, man. [He beat up] his wife in front of his kids. You guys like that [expletive]," the elder Guerrero questioned, according to Yahoo! Sports. "You like this guy, this woman beater? He must have learned it from his Dad." more >>
Oprah Winfrey is gearing up to interview the first active professional athlete to reveal his homosexuality, NBA veteran Jason Collins.
Winfrey will feature Collins, the 34-year-old Washington Wizards Center, on her OWN network series "Oprah's Next Chapter." The 59-year-old media maven announced that Collins would appear on her show after he made headlines for announcing his sexual preference in Sports Illustrated magazine.
"Looking forward to talking with @jasoncollins34 and his family on #NEXTCHAPTER this Sunday at 8p ET," Winfrey tweeted to over 18 million followers. more >>