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Former NBA Star Amar'e Stoudemire Says He Would Avoid a Gay Teammate

"I'm going to shower across the street."

Former NBA star Amar'e Stoudemire is making headlines in the United States, despite playing overseas.

 

Stoudemire currently plays for an Israeli professional team Hapoel Jerusalem and many different players said they wouldn't have a problem with a gay teammate. The ex-NBA star had a different take on the matter. 

 

"I'm going to shower across the street, make sure my change of clothes are around the corner," Stoudemire said. "And I'm going to drive — take a different route to the gym."

100 Funny Fantasy Basketball Team Names for 2016-17

These funny fantasy basketball team names will make your league laugh.
These funny fantasy basketball team names will make your league laugh.

The NBA season is well underway, which means it’s time for fantasy basketball, both season-long and daily. Your “fantasy” team may not have as many good players as the “real” Golden State Warriors, but you can still come up with a championship-caliber fantasy basketball team name. Topical pop-culture humor and dirty debatable jokes work well, as do obscure basketball references from your favorite team.

 

Here’s our list of suggestions for funny, clever, crazy, cool and best names for the 2016-17 NBA season:

 

NBL Player's Eye Pops Out of Socket During Game

Warning: Graphic video.

National Basketball League player Akil Mitchell suffered a terrible eye injury during a game in New Zealand.

 

Mitchell went up for a rebound and another player accidentally poked him in the eye, causing it to come out of the socket. He can be seen on the ground in pain and relied on the help of his teammates to help him off the court. Mitchell left for the hospital shortly after.

 

WARNING: The video is graphic.

 

NBA Commissioner Emeritus David Stern Talks Basketball and Sports Gambling

Stern discusses the future of sports gambling and his legacy as NBA Commissioner
David Stern discusses the future of sports gambling and his legacy as NBA Commissioner.

NBA Commissioner Emeritus David Stern was one of the outspoken voices in favor of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) of 1992, which effectively outlawed wagering on sporting events nationwide — with a few exceptions, most notably Las Vegas. But since stepping away from the NBA’s top office in 2014, Stern, 74, has changed his tune on sports betting.

 

31 All-Time Greatest Athletes in Movies

These are 31 athletes who also starred in movies, including LeBron James in "Trainwreck."
<p> These are 31 athletes who also starred in movies, including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Brown, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, O.J. Simpson and Mike Tyson.</p>
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While most athletes are content to enjoy the limelight on the field of competitive sports, many have tried to bask in the bright lights of Hollywood. Here are 31 athletes who made their mark in the movies; some as classic characters in blockbusters and others in forgettable box office disasters.


Ranking Every USA Olympic Men’s Basketball Team

Of the 17 USA Olympic Men’s Basketball Teams, the 1992 Dream Team remains the gold standard.
Of the 17 USA Olympic Men’s Basketball Teams, the 1992 Dream Team remains the gold standard.

The 2016 United States Olympic Men’s Basketball Team is expected to soar to the gold medal in Rio. Even without LeBron James, Chris Paul, Steph Curry, Russell Westbrook and a handful of other NBA All-Stars who declined an invite, Team USA is by far the best team in the tournament. But where does this Olympic team stack up with previous Team USA squads?

 

Here’s a rankings rundown of the 17 USA men’s basketball teams in Olympic history:

 

Ayesha Curry Blocks Twitter User After Being Asked to Sign Cookbook as "Mrs. Irving"

Ouch.

Ayesha Curry has taken more abuse than some actual sports figures.

 

The wife of Warriors star Steph Curry often inserts herself into the conversation, creating sports fans and twitter trolls to come after her with no remorse. When the NBA isn't in season, she can most often be seen tweeting about her cookbooks and recipes. That's when the trouble started.

 

James Harden Schools Camper

To be fair, Harden wouldn't have played better defense himself

I'm not sure which is more important in this case. Generally they teach you to watch the hips, but keeping an eye on the ball would be good too. 

 

James Harden recently decided to take a camper on in 1-on-1. How did it go? Check it out for yourself:

 

NBA 2016 Mock Draft

Which top prospects will land in the first round?

Today is when dreams become a reality. The NBA Draft is always a special time for young men with the aspirations of playing in the best basketball league in the world. Some players draft stock has sky rocketed over the last few days and weeks, and others stock has plummented. Who will land where? 
 

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