|51-14||1/5||There once was a king named James. He was known for dominating games.|
|51-16||1||1/6||Tim Duncan hopes to get to the Final Four he couldn’t reach at Wake Forest.|
|50-17||1||1/4||Russell Westbrook has outplayed Kevin Durant lately. Just don’t tell their fans.|
|45-22||2||4/18||George Karl wants to retire Carmelo Anthony’s number, now that they beat him.|
|46-21||1/7||Blake Griffin turned 24 Saturday. Chris Paul gave him a present via alley-oop lob.|
|44-21||2||2/7||They are still catching their breath after consecutive Rocky Mountain losses.|
|40-26||6/20||Remember when giving Roy Hibbert a max deal seemed smart? Neither do we.|
|38-28||1||6/16||KRS-One might be right about the Atlantic Division: “Brooklyn keeps on taking it.”|
|37-29||4||6/19||Splitting the season series against Joe Johnson and the Nets was important.|
|36-32||2||10/21||Kobe Bryant had to be tied down in order to rest his ankle sprain and flu.|
|36-29||10/18||They should get a national TV home game on St. Patrick’s Day every year.|
|38-30||2||6/20||Stephen Curry says the sleeved unis are “ugly,” proving he has functioning eyes.|
|38-26||5||2/13||They might have to bring back Patrick Ewing if this injury streak keeps up.|
|36-29||4||7/17||The only thing Tom Thibodeau will confirm is he’s pretty sure Derrick Rose is alive.|
|36-31||9/19||Tracy McGrady says their 2008 run was “a lot harder” than Miami’s. No bias.|
|33-32||10/17||Larry Sanders should stick to thumbs up instead of conspiracy theories.|
|34-32||12/20||Ex-Butler star Gordon Hayward is getting hot on time for the NCAA tournament.|
|31-34||1||14/22||It’s fun to imagine a world where they can make the playoffs and unicorns exist.|
|31-35||1||10/23||They let Vince Carter take the big shot Thursday. They deserved to lose.|
|26-41||20/29||Jonas Valanciunas owned the Heat, as much as a rookie can in a 17-point loss.|
|23-42||3||21/30||The way he’s played lately, it’s clear John Wall has no ceiling.|
|25-40||1||8/22||Spencer Hawes put up numbers Saturday last reached by Hakeem Olajuwon.|
|23-41||1||10/24||Ricky Rubio is on the fast track to being a top-10 fantasy draft pick by 2014-15.|
|23-44||4||23/28||They beat the Bulls by 33. DeMarcus Cousins sat. Correlation or causation?|
|22-44||25/29||“Uncle Drew” is missed as much as Kyrie Irving. Pickup games aren’t the same.|
|22-45||4||22/28||Lindsey Hunter wonders why the solution was to clone a backup forward.|
|23-45||4||21/30||They were 5-13 entering Monday since Andre Drummond went out.|
|22-45||1||16/29||Anthony Davis’ unibrow could shoot more efficiently than Eric Gordon right now.|
|18-49||21/29||Tobias Harris has outplayed J.J. Redick. But does he like Disney World as much?|
|14-52||16/30||All these former college stars should play better in March, right?|
Juuuust in case you missed it…here it is. The worst moment of Jason Terry‘s career thus far. BOOM!!!
A 6-month-old Chicago infant baby girl was laid to rest one week after she was shot and killed while sitting on the lap of her own father, who was the intended target of rival gang members.
Hundreds of friends, family, and even strangers said goodbye to Johnylah Watkins.
A tiny white casket was removed from a hearse outside New Beginnings Church of Chicago. Onlookers wept as the mother and father followed their only child into a funeral home for a final farewell.
Inside, there were demands from the pulpit; too much violence, too many deaths. The people of Chicago for days have wanted answers. This day in particular, they want action.
They sang, they prayed, they wept and then they left. It’s a community becoming all too familiar with the routine of a funeral up in arms over the senseless bloodshed that could even take a life as vulnerable and innocent as young Jonylah’s.
Jonylah’s dad Jonathan who was wounded during the shooting, police say, has known gang affiliation and a criminal record with 30-plus arrests and five convictions and was the target, police say. Although it is said that he is cooperating with Chicago police, there are still no suspects in custody.
Our hearts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Johnylah Watkins.
Read more: http://wgntv.com/2013/03/19/baby-laid-to-rest-as-police-still-seach-for-suspect/#ixzz2O2e6s2DZ
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On Monday, I’m sure all hip-hop fans including myself, breathed a sigh of relief as rapper Lil’ Wayne was finally released after spending a week in Cedars-Sinai Hospital for what label exec/friend Birdman told Hot97’s Angie Martinez, was just a case of exhaustion. *side-eye*
After numerous alleged false reports that the 30-year-old New Orleans native was in a coma, being read his last rites, and awaiting his mother’s arrival to make a decision on “pulling the plug” after he suffered multiple seizures…the hip-hop world was spared another tragedy. However, let’s be real here. Would we really have been shocked if the reports had turned out to be true and we’d lost another great young artist?
As we all know, Weezy‘s extensive drug use is no secret. In his 2009 “Behind The Music” documentary the rapper responded to the public’s concern about his use of the drug known as “lean” ( a combination of promethazine and codeine) by stating, “I don’t care if it was heroin in my cup. It’s in MY cup.”
In the 2011 Rolling Stone cover story about Lil’ Wayne, writer Josh Eels wrote, “before he went to jail, Wayne chain-smoked blunts like they were Marlboro Lights. (He purportedly used to take his bus instead of flying, because he didn’t like going that long without getting high.) That was on top of his promethazine-laced cough-syrup habit that left him in a thick perma-haze.”
So needless to say…although the reports of the rapper being near death were allegedly false, they would not have been surprising in the least bit had they turned out to be true.