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Mother’s Day shout-outs to NBA’s Kevin Durant and his mother

On this Mother’s Day, Oklahoma Thunder superstar, Kevin Durant, gets a shout-out for the praise he heaped on his mother this week. While accepting this season’s NBA MVP award last Tuesday, Durant gave an emotional speech thanking his mama for her sacrifices and faith in him. Choking back tears the NBA power forward called Wanda Pratt the “real MVP” for being the single mother who raised him and his brother on a shoestring. Pratt deserves a couple of shout-outs this Mother’s Day for raising a... Read More →

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Photo: Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times -- A dejected Kobe Bryant leaves the American Airlines Arena after the Lakers are eliminated from the playoffs in Dallas May 08, 2011

It’s all over for the Lakers! Dallas sweeps L.A.

Photo: Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times — A dejected Kobe Bryant leaves the American Airlines Arena after the Lakers are eliminated from the playoffs in Dallas May 08, 2011 An embarrassment for the Lakers today. They got swept from the playoff by the Mavericks in a 122-to-86 rout at American Airlines Arena in Dallas. A disappointing career finisher for coach Phil Jackson. The end of an era for the Lakers and Jackson.   More on the Lakers’ crushing defeat and Jackson’s retirement on Read More →

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Photo: Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times -- Clipper Blake Griffin slam dunks over a car at Staples Center in Los Angeles February 19, 2011

Photo Gallery: Clipper wins slam dunk contest with amazing feat

Blake Griffin how did ya get so fly? The Clipper power forward stunned the crowd at Staples Center last night, and gained all kind of props and kudos, when he leaped over a car during an amazing slam dunk. Griffin won the NBA’s 26th Annual Slam Dunk Contest. The NBA all-star pumped up his own celebrity and add some magic to the struggling Los Angeles Clippers with that incredible dunk. Oh, and Griffin donated his trophy to the family of a friend who recently died.  What a guy! The Los Angeles Times website has more photos and... Read More →

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