Blake Griffin was once one of the most exciting, explosive players to ever come through the NBA. When he and Chris Paul turned the perpetually “meh at best” Los Angeles Clippers into the must-see Lob City … well, let’s just say the duo were frequent features on Sports Center’s Top 10.Seriously, just watch. Even if you don’t read another word, your click will be worth it if you watch this.Still reading? Well if you want your perception of Blake Griffin to remain unchanged, I’d recommend stopping here, because what comes next isn’t pretty.On Wednesday, October 17th, Blake Griffin learned he ain’t quite the young buck he used to be. In the first quarter of a game against the Brooklyn Nets, Blake Griffin put a move on his defender, spun into the paint, and leaped up for one of his signature posterizing dunks.Only this time, .JARRETT ALLEN GETS BLAKE GRIFFIN AGAIN — Anthony Puccio (@APOOCH) Here’s another angle (sorry Blake).JARRETT ALLEN DENIES BLAKE GRIFFIN AT THE RIM (via ) — SLAM (@SLAMonline) Just absolutely cold-blooded.That’s Jarrett Allen, the Nets 20-year-old Center who stands at 6’11” with an ungodly 7’6″ wingspan. A wingspan he put to good use by viciously making sure Blake Griffin understands that he owns the paint now.And this wasn’t even the first time Allen has made Blake (I’m guessing) question what his 29-year-old, injury ridden body is capable of. During a pre-season match up between the two teams, Allen shut Griffin down in the paint with this beast of a block.Jarrett Allen erases Blake Griffin from Planet Earth for the second time in 9 days. — Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) So Blake, maybe it’s time you start to step away from basketball and go pursue that stand-up comedy career . That’s right, Griffin has said that he considers stand-up as a viable second career for him once basketball is over. And truth be told, he’s not bad.He’s hosted , does sets at clubs, and even went up against on Comedy Central’s Roast Battle. So maybe he really can go off and make a living telling jokes when the time comes.And based off that set of rejections, that time might be coming sooner rather than later. is a post from:
October 18, 2018
A veteran state trooper was shot and killed while making a traffic stop early Wednesday morning (Oct. 16).According to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, the just after midnight when Kevin Conner stopped a pickup truck for speeding in Columbus County.When the driver pulled over to the shoulder of the road, Conner approached the vehicle, and the driver allegedly fired several shots, authorities.The suspected shooter then drove away, authorities said, leading police on a car chase, but his pickup became stuck while trying to drive over a railroad crossing, so he fled on foot.After an “extensive search,” the suspect was found in a wooded area and taken into custody without incident.Conner was , where he was pronounced dead.“The Highway Patrol family is mourning the loss of a hero,” State Highway Patrol commander Colonel Glenn McNeill Jr. said in a statement.Conner was an 11-year veteran in Columbus County. In 2011, he extinguished a car fire while also tending to a driver involved in a head-on collision.The department “will forever be changed by the tragic events,” McNeill Jr. said. “We ask everyone to please keep Trooper Conner’s family and all who knew him in your thoughts and prayers.”The suspect’s name has not been released and charges are pending. is a post from:
October 17, 2018
Dennis Hof, the owner of the infamous Bunny Ranch where Lamar Odom overdosed in 2015, has died. He was 72 years old.TMZ reports that a 911 call was made from Hof’s Love Ranch in Crystal, Nevada around 11 a.m. PT on Tuesday (Oct. 16) for an unresponsive male. Though detectives are on the scene, no foul play is suspected.Meanwhile, a cause of death has not been revealed yet. Hof’s Bunny Ranch was featured in the HBO series “Cathouse,” which followed him as he ran his brothels in Nevada and also chronicled the lives of the sex workers employed by Hof.Hod often bragged about being a pimp and even came up with his own catchphrase: “There’s no business like go business.”The biggest incident at one of Hof’s brothels happened in October 2015 when Lamar Odom overdosed after going on a binge at Hof’s Love Ranch South.Odom spent 3 days in the hospital in a medically induced coma, and blood tests later revealed he had cocaine in his system.Lamar recently revealed he suffered 12 strokes and 6 heart attacks while hospitalized for the incident. is a post from:
October 16, 2018
Porsha Williams from the Real Housewives of Atlanta recently announced her pregnancy and engagement to a man named Dennis McKinley, and now he’s being accused of a number of disturbing things by his ex-girlfriend’s daughter.Earlier this month, Radar Online revealed that McKinley was , Shanise Thomason, before evicting her from their home.According to court docs obtained by Radar, McKinley sued his ex for “trademark infringement, conversion and other wrongful acts” in connection to a company called Queen Virgin Remy—a hair weave and extension line they started back in 2011.The lawsuit, which was filed in 2015 and has been proceeding for years, was finally settled on July 16th, 2018 after both parties agreed on a confidential settlement.Fast forward a few months, and now McKinley is being exposed by Thomason’s daughter, Jamecia Simmons, for being a “fraud” and a “crook.” And on top of that, Jamecia wrote in a now-deleted Instagram post that Dennis beat her mother when they were together and she was pregnant with his child.Jamecia wrote:“I have been quiet the whole time McKinley since my mom @hairbyaoki has been in this lawsuit with you but you will not lie & make her look bad. All this fakeness to get on TV. You ain’t nothing but a fraud, crook & a thief. You out [here] holding Porsha stomach in pics but the whole time my mom was pregnant by you, you jumped on her and beat on her. Am I lying McKinley?”She continued:“All the hurt you caused my mom, I will never forgive you!!! You asked my mom to be your business partner in Queen Virgin Remy because you didn’t have the money to start it, then you go & lie & take it from us. I finished school early to help build it & this is what you do? You put your name as the sole owner knowing you didn’t even have the money or even a car to get around in.”According to Jamecia, Dennis is nothing but a scammer who’s using Porsha so that he can be on television. She wrote:“You have been trying to get on TV the longest, that’s why you tried to settle with my mom before the show aired but everything you have done to people is gonna come out!!! [You] are the DEVIL & your karma is about to come back around.”Read Jamecia’s entire post (via screenshots) below: Shanise also shared a now-deleted post about Dennis, accusing him of calling her multiple times after her daughter’s post went viral on social media.“The sad thing is women will want a man so bad especially if they have money but don’t do a background check to see who they stole it from or hurt to get it!!! @Porsha4real Get your man & tell him to stop calling!!! She’s not answering!!! Leave My Daughter, Me & my Friends Alone!!!”RHOA Season 11 premieres in just a few short weeks—November 4th to be exact—and judging from the a few weeks ago, Dennis will be a huge part of Porsha’s storyline as Kandi Burruss and Porsha’s sister Lauren are both shown trying to warn her about him. “He’s a dog alright,” Kandi says in the trailer.PREVIOUSLY: is a post from:
October 16, 2018
Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft alongside Bill Gates in 1975, has died. He was 65 years old.According to King 5 Seattle reporter Chris Daniels, Allen died from complications as a result of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which he was diagnosed with in 2009. He underwent chemotherapy for large B-cell lymphoma and the treatment put him into remission, however, the cancer returned in 2018.Allen earlier this month about the disease returning, saying that his doctors were “optimistic” about his prognosis. You can read the post below:I learned recently that the non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma that I was treated for in 2009 has returned. My team of doctors has begun treatment of the disease and I plan on fighting this aggressively.A lot has happened in medicine since I overcame this disease in 2009. My doctors are optimistic that I will see good results from the latest therapies, as am I. I will continue to stay involved with Vulcan, the Allen Institutes, the Seahawks and Trail Blazers, as I have in the past.I have confidence in the leadership teams to manage their ongoing operations during my treatment. I am very grateful for the support I’ve received from my family and friends. And I’ve appreciated the support of everyone on the teams and in the broader community in the past, and count on that support now as I fight this challenge.Go Seahawks! Go Blazers!Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is, , “cancer that originates in the lymphatic system, the disease-fighting network spread throughout your body. In non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, tumors develop from lymphocytes — a type of white blood cell.”Treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma includes chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and drug treatments. The 10-year survival rate for this cancer is 59 percent, .Before his death, Paul Allen was estimated to be the 46th-richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of $20.3 billion, including 100 million shares of Microsoft.Allen also had a multibillion-dollar investment portfolio that included technology and media companies, real estate, stakes in other companies, and more. Some of his biggest investments were Ticketmaster and Charter Communications.He also owned two professional sports teams: the Seattle Seahawks (NFL) and the Portland Trailblazers (NBA). He was also part-owner of Major League Soccer’s Seattle Sounders FC soccer team.Allen was also a philanthropist and gave more than $2 billion towards causes such as education, wildlife and environmental conservation, the arts, health and community services, and more.Paul Allen—who was, at times, considered reclusive—never married and didn’t have any children. is a post from:
October 15, 2018
Yella Beezy was hospitalized over the weekend after being shot “multiple times” while driving on the highway in Texas.Police that the 26-year-old rising hip-hop star, born Deandre Conway, was shot three times early Sunday morning (Oct. 14) when a vehicle pulled up beside him on the Sam Rayburn Tollway near Dallas and began firing into his car.More than a dozen shots were fired in total, officials said, and the severely wounded rapper was discovered around 3:30 a.m. He was alive and breathing and rushed to the hospital, where he currently remains in “stable condition.”Beezy’s baby mama, @JustDee88 on Instagram, posted a photo on her IG story of him laying in his hospital bed receiving a kiss from their young son.“I appreciate all the texts and phone calls,” Dee wrote in another post. “it’s hard to respond to everyone so I have avoided answering my phone because I have been physically and mentally drained. Thanks for all the love and support. God is good and God is real!”The motive for the shooting is unknown and police haven’t arrested any suspects, however, rumors suggest the shooting was retaliation for the shooting death of Dallas-area comedian Roy Lee Pate, who died Saturday (Oct. 13) from a blood clot two weeks after he had ben shot.Yella Beezy is best known for his hit single “That’s On Me,” which started getting major traction in the Dallas area this spring and was on the national level by the summer. He also opened for Beyoncé and JAY-Z on their “On the Run II” tour stop in Arlington, Texas last month. is a post from:
October 15, 2018