(Sports) Lakers Devin Ebanks Sued For Sexual Assault

Lakers baller Devin Ebanks was cleared last year in a rape investigation, but that doesn’t mean he’s completely in the clear.  I always found it strange that you can sue someone even if that person was found not guilty or cleared of charges, but that’s what’s happening to Devin.

The woman — who filed the lawsuit anonymously in L.A. County Superior Court — claims Ebanks forcibly penetrated her vagina with his penis after taking her home from a nightclub in September 2011.

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(Sports) Video:First Player Fined For Flopping! Reggie Evans & Metta World Peace React!

The league announced Wednesday night that Evans was fined $5,000 for picking up his second flopping violation of the season late in the third quarter of Tuesday night’s 95-90 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.

After Evans made a pass near midcourt against the Lakers, he was contacted by Metta World Peace, but overexaggerated the contact as to make it look like a shove. World Peace was whistled for a foul.

World Peace took issue with Evans’ flop, as well as what he thought were two flops by Gerald Wallace of the Nets, in a series of tweets after Tuesday’s game.

Asked Wednesday night what he thought of Evans’ fine, World Peace said he was surprised.

“That’s ridiculous,” he said. “Are you kidding me? I’d rather Gerald Wallace get fined than Evans.”

World Peace said the larger issue is the constantly changing interpretations of how fouls should be called.

“They should just let the refs ref,” he said. “They keep changing the rules. The refs are doing the best job they can. If you keep changing the rules they’re going to miss calls. And then we blame the refs for that. For these missed calls. If they stopped changing the rules, the refs would’ve been adjusted to this. They’re just trying to do their job. Back in the days, that was never a foul.”

Evans was warned for a flop during the Nets’ 102-97 victory against the Boston Celtics last Thursday.

His next violation would result in a $10,000 fine. A fourth violation would result in a $15,000 fine, a fifth $30,000, and six or more could lead to a suspension.

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(Sports) Lakers vs. Nets Tonight! Bad Blood Between Dwight Howard & Deron Williams?!?!

With the Brooklyn Nets going to LA to play the Lakers tonight, Dwight Howard was reminded Monday about his supposed preferred destination and also spoke on his current friendship status with Deron Williams…which didn’t sound too good.

“I’m here now,” Howard said after practice Monday, a day before the Lakers host the visiting Nets at Staples Center. “I’m in L.A. There’s no need to talk about what could have happened. I’m happy with being here in L.A. Like I’ve said, the fans have always been great here, and now that Continue reading

(Sports) Kareem Abdul-Jabaar Finally Gets His Statue Outside the Staples Center

Kareem Abdul-Jabaar finally got his long awaited and well deserved statue outside of the Staples Center.  The NBA’s all time leading scorer, six-time NBA champion (five with the Lakers), six-time MVP, 10-time All-NBA first team and 19-time All-Star received an emotional ceremony last night as his likes joined Wayne Gretzky, Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson, Jerry West and Oscar De La Hoya in the Star Plaza at the home of the Lakers.  The monumental occassion came through controversy as Kareem had publicly outed the Lakers for not erecting one sooner.

(Sports) Steve Nash Out for At Least Another Week With Injury

Last week the Lakers said Steve Nash would be out for at least one more week and this week they’ve extended it to at least another week.  Nash seems to be having issues in his recovery from a non displaced leg fracture.

Nash will miss games against Houston and Brooklyn, and at Sacramento, Memphis and Dallas, before being re-evaluated once again by Dr. Steve Lombardo.

It’s the same update we received last week, and Nash admitted his frustration as he just can’t tough out an injury of that kind to get on the floor. Of course, the big picture concern for the Lakers is that Nash be fully healthy as the season goes on, so the team certainly can’t rush his return.

Nash will miss the debut of his former coach Mike D’Antoni but as they said it’s important for him to be fully healthy, especially with the type of offense D’Antoni likes to run.

(Sports) Lakers Fans Are Bugging! Tweet Death Threats To Coach Browns’s Son

Now I know Lakers fans aren’t used to losing, but they need to get a grip and check themselves. Recently the son of coach Mike Brown has received death threats on twitter. I can only imagine who they will want to kill if the losing continues.

Lakers fans understandably are angry and frustrated with the team’s poor play that has resulted in a 1-4 start. They fill the airwaves with their rants and social media with their comments. Twitter has not been kind to Mike Brown during the stretch, with many calling for his ouster after every game.

But some fans’ ire Wednesday was directed at Brown’s son, Elijah, who plays basketball at Mater Dei High. The Lakers coach, though, had no idea his son had received threats on Twitter despite having a friend monitor his son’s account.

“That’s news to me,” Brown said after Thursday’s practice. “I will alert Lakers security.

“That’s the tough part about this business. To go after somebody’s family or something like that is, in my opinion, just ridiculous. It’s stupid, crazy, whatever you want to call it. They (family members) have nothing to do with what’s going on right now.”

(Sports) Video:Lamar Odom Forgets Which LA Team He Plays For:

Really?? If I was making that NBA money I don’t think I would have a problem remembering what team I play for. Not to mention at this point he should be happy he is on the Clippers and NOT the Lakers with all the drama going on with them. I guess once your with a Kardashian you can’t focus like you used

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(Sports) Video:Damn, You Mad?! Kobe Face Says It ALL!!!

 

If looks could kill, Lakers coach Mike Brown would be finished!!!  The Lakers lost to the Jazz 95-86 last night to drop to 1-4 on the season. We all know the Black Mamba doesn’t play.  Check out this epic death stare that Kobe gave to his coach

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(Sports) Steve Nash injured in Lakers Loss (0-10 w/ preseason) | Dwight 33/14 (14-19ft)

 

The Lakers are off to a really bad start.  0-2 for the season and 0-10 if you count preseason.   Last night against Portland Dwight Howard was put on a 3rd poster in the last week and Steve Nash hurt his leg in the 2nd quarter colliding with future rookie of the year Damian Lillard.

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(Sports) Kobe Bryant Could Miss Season Opener!!!

C’mon!  I just don’t see this happening.  I’d put money on it that the Black Mamba will be playing in the season opener.

“I don’t know if he’ll be ready,” Brown said after the Lakers 97-91 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday. “So yeah, I guess there is question. I’m just going to wait for [Lakers trainer] Gary Vitti to tell me he can play because there’s nothing I can do about it until they release him anyway.”

Bryant sat out of Wednesday’s game and has already been ruled out of Thursday’s exhibition finale in San Diego against the Sacramento Kings. According to a team spokesman, he spent most of Wednesday’s game getting treatment on his foot in the training room, and did not come out to the Lakers bench during the game.

Bryant’s injury is classified as a strain, and the team is officially saying he is out indefinitely. However, Bryant reported some improvement in his foot to team officials prior to Wednesday’s shootaround.

A 17-year veteran, Bryant missed several practices earlier in training camp because of discomfort in the same right foot. However sources told ESPNLosAngeles.com Wednesday night that this injury is a different injury, in a different place on his right foot, and is considerably more painful.

Bryant was injured this time when he tripped over Thomas Robinson’s foot in the third quarter of Sunday’s 99-92 loss to the Sacramento Kings.