A date with rising NBA star Chandler Parsons was indeed a fun night to remember for Filipino celebrity KC Concepcion.
Along with a couple of friends, the group date happened on Tuesday night (October 8) at a sports bar, two days ahead of the anticipated preseason game of Chandler’s team Houston Rockets against the Indiana Pacers in Manila.
A woman is suing Philadelphia 76ers star Nick Young for sexual assault — claiming he roofied her back in 2011 … took her to his place and then raped her.
The woman filed the lawsuit anonymously under the name Jane Doe, claiming she ran into Young at Crown Bar in West Hollywood … and he bought her and her friend champagne.
According to the suit, the woman’s recollection of the evening ceased shortly after s he downed the drink … and she believes it’s because Young had slipped the date rape drug gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) into it.
The woman claims she woke up the next morning in Young’s bed, bleeding from her vagina and rectum.
She says Young admitted to having sex with her the night before, but claimed he stopped because she passed out.
According to the suit, the woman demanded to be taken home by Young — he obliged — and she beelined for the UCLA Santa Monica Rape Treatment Center, where she took a rape kit and was tested for STDs. She claims a test at the center confirmed she had been drugged, and determined the injuries to her vagina and rectum were consistent with rape.
Following the hospital treatment, the woman says she’s continued to undergo psychiatric evaluations.
She’s suing Young for sexual battery, sexual assault, false imprisonment, and more — demanding unspecified damages. She’s also suing Crown Bar for negligence.
Ray Williams died on Friday morning at age 58 at his sister-in law’s home in New York. Born on Oct. 14, 1954, Thomas Ray Williams lived a life as a basketball player, a diabetic, a homeless person, and a man struggling with colon cancer. Just “2 1/2 weeks ago,” New York Knicks coach Mike Woodson and his assistant Darrell Walker visited Ray Williams in Manhattan’s Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. On March, 22, 2013, the New York Post reported that
Ex-NBA player Renaldo Balkman has been banned from playing basketball in the Philippines after choking his teammate during a game last week. On March 11, Yahoo! News reported that action has been taken against Balkman, who used to play for the Knicks and the Nuggest here in The States.
Carmelo Anthony, La La and their son, Kiyan, at Max Brenner near Union Square after a recent win at Madison Square Garden . . . Diners at Rao’s doing a double take at a table of power women including accessory designer Nicole Romano, Brandstyle Communications’ Di Petroff and Zoe Coady, author Anisha Ahooja and celebrity closet designer Melanie Fascitelli . . . Argentine crooner Diego Garcia playing at an intimate dinner for 20 guests at West Village restaurant Hudson Clearwater benefiting Falling Whistles, which campaigns for peace in the Congo. Attendees included Phillip Lim, Sophia Bush and Selita Ebanks. According to, New York Post.
According to ESPN, The NBA suspended Hornets forward Jason Smith two games for his Thursday night body check on Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin.
Smith was ejected for the foul late in the league-owned Hornets’ victory over the Clippers in Chris Paul’s return to New Orleans. A suspension was widely expected Friday because Smith made no attempt to make a play on the ball in knocking Griffin to the floor on a transition drive to the hoop.
In announcing the suspension Friday, NBA executive Stu Jackson said Smith’s foul during the late stages of the Hornets’ victory on Thursday night involved “excessive contact with the upper body.”
The play occured when Smith body-slammed Griffin to the floor on a fast break. Paul followed Smith into the concourse behind the basket and had words with him as several players jawed at each other.
According to Yahoo Sports, basketball star Allen Iverson has reportedly gone from 11-time NBA all-star to financial deadbeat. The Philadelphia 76ers icon was recently ordered to pay over $860,000 to a jeweler, and he couldn’t cut a check.
A Georgia judge has ordered Iverson to be seized, so the relatively little money he has left will be garnished, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Iverson was among the biggest superstars in the NBA, earning more than $154 million during a professional career that began back in 1996. (This doesn’t include endorsement money and other business deals.)
Iverson traveled with one of the biggest posses in professional sports. Bill Lyon of the Philadelphia Inquirer says the group has as many as 50 people for some Sixers home games. Iverson even took a hair stylist on the road and, also loved to buy jewelry for himself and his mother, Ann.
The NBA lockout is a nightmare for those who depends on the revenue from the games. According, to SI.com the television network partners at ABC, TNT and ESPN will surely be fuming at the prospect of no games on Christmas Day and beyond.
Players will scramble to sign overseas while having to admit that their bold move backfired. Owners will continue to see the lasting impact of their decisions on both the game at large and their bottom line. City leaders like Wharton will begin to run out of patience when their people are the ones being punished.
“We wish the [lockout] had not occurred,” Wharton said. “We wish it would end immediately. It is damaging our citizens, our businesses, even right now. It’s not a matter of whether our city can withstand the losses or not, but you have to look at it in the entire context.”
This death march needs to stop now. Let sanity, and the season, survive.
This is going to be a sad Christmas for the Anthony family, NBA star Carmelo Anthony has lost his sister Michelle Tuesday, she was only 32 years of age and leave behind 4 children. Please give Carmelo and his family your love, support and sympathy.