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Lamar Odom Found Unresponsive in Nevada Brothel....

October 14, 2015 - Las Vegas NV - In breaking news, former basketball superstar Lamar Odom was found unconscious as a Nevada brothel. According to reports, Odom was rushed to a Las Vegas hospital after he was found unresponsive at the Love Ranch in Crystal. 

 

While it isn't yet clear exactly what is wrong with Odom, Dennis Hof, who owns the Love Ranch, has been quoted as saying "He doesn't look like he'll make it, and if he does, he won't be the same". No official word has been made regarding his current condition. 

 

During Odom's 15-year career, he played for the Los Angeles Clippers, Dallas Mavericks, LA Lakers, and Miami Heat. He also played briefly in Spain in 2014.

 

Stay tuned for updates as this story develops.

2015 NBA FINALS ARE NOW SET: GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS vs CLEVELAND CAVALIERS

2015 NBA FINALS ARE NOW SET: GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS vs CLEVELAND CAVALIERS

The Golden State Warriors finally wrapped up the Western Conference title with a 104 - 90 victory over the Houston Rockets led by NBA MVP Stephen Curry's 26 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals in Game 5.  The runner-up NBA MVP, James Harden, did not help the Rocket's cause by setting a post season record of 13 turnovers in a single game.  The record was previously held by John Williamson and ultimately led to the demise of Houston's season.  

     This will be the first time since 1975 that the Golden State Warriors make an NBA Finals appearance when they captured their last NBA Championship while in Oakland after moving from San Francisco and were then led by hall-of-famer Rick Barry.  For the Cleveland Cavaliers, this will be their first showing in the Finals since 2007 when they were led by a young and spry 22-year old Lebron James.  The Cavaliers have never won a championship in their franchise's history and hope to claim their first title, thus ending the 51-year championship drought in Cleveland amongst all the city's  professional franchises since 1964. 

LEBRON LEADS CAVS TO 2ND NBA FINALS APPEARANCE

LEBRON LEADS CAVS TO 2ND NBA FINALS APPEARANCE

The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the #1 seeded Atlanta Hawks in impressive fashion with a 118 - 88 thumping to finish the 4-game sweep of the Eastern Conference Finals and punch their tickets to the 2015 NBA Finals.  They will face the winner of the Western Conference Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets.  Northeast Ohio's prodigal son, Lebron James nearly averaged a triple-double for the entire series with 30.3 points per game, 11.0 rebounds per game and 9.3 assists per game.  He could have become the only player in the history of the NBA to average 30, 10 and 10 for a triple-double in a series, but came just a few assists short, primarily because of sitting out the entire 4th quarter with the game well at hand.  All Star point guard Kyrie Irving provided a spark tonight by starting and providing the Cavaliers with a much needed scoring punch with 16 points in 21 minutes to go along with 5 assists and 4 rebound.  It appears that the NBA world may get the marquee match up they want if the Golden State Warriors can take care of business against the Rockets to setup a Stephen Curry versus Lebron James showdown.  

SHOULD THE CAVS SIT OUT KYRIE FOR THE NBA FINALS?

SHOULD THE CAVS SIT OUT KYRIE FOR THE NBA FINALS?

Thus far the 2015 Eastern Conference Finals has been dominated by the Cleveland Cavaliers despite the adversity and injuries that they have dealt with throughout the post season.  They lost All-Star Power Forward Kevin Love in the first round due to a dislocated shoulder,  J.R. Smith had served a 2-game suspension and now the All-Star Point Guard Kyrie Irving is dealing with both a right ankle sprain and tendinitis in his left knee.  The injuries have been frustrating, to say the least, but it hasn't stopped the Cavs from advancing through the playoffs and they currently hold a commanding 2 - 0 games lead against the #1 seeded Atlanta Hawks.  Cleveland has transformed from one of the worst defensive teams in the beginning of the regular season to the best defensive team in the post season.  Irving's effectiveness has digressed throughout the last few playoff rounds and has become so frustrated with his lingering injuries that he had reportedly sought out a second opinion on his left knee tendinitis with the heralded orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews to be ensured that there was no additional damage as a result of his attempts to play through the pain.  The MRI conducted by Dr Andrews confirmed there was no additional damage that would require surgery and offered a different remedy plan to treat Irving's tendinitis.  The dilemma that the Cavaliers face is whether to preserve their star point guard for a potential NBA Finals appearance at as close to 100% as possible or getting him back out on the court against a struggling, but dangerous Atlanta Hawks team to reassure their advancement to the final round of the playoffs against the Western Conference Champion.  The current predicament appears to sway in the direction of holding him out as long as possible because the team looks like they could capture the Eastern Conference Title without his services after claiming both games in Atlanta with the series moving to Cleveland for Games 3 & 4 starting Sunday.  It basically comes down to if you would rather have Kyrie Irving at maybe 50% for the Eastern Conference Final round or have him at maybe 85% - 90% for the NBA Finals against a more formidable opponent. 

STEPHEN CURRY WINS MVP AWARD

STEPHEN CURRY WINS MVP AWARD

Superstar point guard, Stephen Curry was announced the 2015 NBA's most valuable player and it was well deserved.  He was the decisive winner receiving 100 of a possible 130 first place votes by beating out SG James Harden (2nd place, 25 votes) and SF Lebron James (3rd place, 5 votes).  Curry captured his first MVP trophy by finishing the season averaging 23.8 points per game and  7.7 assists per game, while leading the Golden State Warriors to an NBA best record of 67 - 15.