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College Basketball Player Changes Sexual Distinction From Female To Male. Becoming NCAA’s 1st Transgendered Athlete. Should This Be Allowed?

Posted by yoMcLovin on November 3, 2010

I saw this story on CNN this morning and I simply don’t agree with this ruling by the NCAA.

George Washington University basketball player Kay-Kay Allums has been allowed by the NCAA to change her sexual distinction from female to male. Although she has not undergone any surgery and will not be allowed to undergo testosterone therapy while competing.

Instead of Kay-Kay, her name is now Kye Allums. She is being labeled as the first ever transgender player in NCAA Division ! basketball history.

The 21-year old Allums says she has been a tomboy all of her life, and now considers herself a brother to her teammates.

This means a lot,” Allums said. “I didn’t choose to be born in this body and feel the way I do. I decided to transition, that is change my name and pronouns because it bothered me to hide who I am, and I am trying to help myself and others to be who they are, I told my teammates first, and they, including my coaches, have supported me. My teammates have embraced me as the big brother of the team. They have been my family, and I love them all.

Ok, so if you are considered a man, should you be allowed to play on a woman’s team and vice versa? Where do you draw the line?

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Michael Jordan: ‘I Could Have Scored 100 Points In Today’s NBA’

Posted by yoMcLovin on October 15, 2010

Michael Jordan is by far the greatest player to have ever played this game.  He believes that he could have dropped 100 points in today’s game.  Find out why

In the buildup to the release of the NBA 2K11 video game, Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan (who is prominently featured in the game, and in the advertising hyping up the game), sat down with USA Today’s Game Hunters blog to discuss Michael Jordan.

This snippet stood out:

How has the game changed from your playing days?
It’s less physical and the rules have changed, obviously. Based on these rules, if I had to play with my style of play, I’m pretty sure I would have fouled out or I would have been at the free throw line pretty often and I could have scored 100 points.


Michael Jordan’s the greatest player ever. His presence on my hometown team is the reason I do what I do for a living, and I’d be one of the dozens to go broke in betting against him. But I’m betting against him. He wouldn’t have gotten 100. He needed overtime to make it to 69 points, once, and that was his career high.

And, yes, in a league with a few more possessions per game, and in a world without overt hand-checking, yes, Michael Jordan would have scored more in this era than he actually did in the 1980s and 1990s.

But he wouldn’t have scored 100. Why? Because Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game was an absolute farce.

Wilt was a 7-2 dominant force going up against a 6-10 backup center on the New York Knicks back in 1962. He was able to put up 63 shots and attempt 32 free throws mainly because the pace was so, so much faster back in that era, and because his Philadelphia Warriors team was intentionally fouling the Knicks down the stretch in order to get Wilt the ball every time down court in a contest that was a 16-point game at the end of the first quarter.

It was an absolute joke of a “contest,” and though Wilt is to be commended for his brilliance, there’s a reason why nobody has come very close in the 48 years since Wilt’s 100-point game.

The closest? Kobe Bryant, in a performance that I think was more impressive than Wilt’s, mainly because he wasn’t a man amongst boys (just an MVP-level performer, playing against a pretty crummy team in the Toronto Raptors), and because 90 percent of his points came in competitive action. His Lakers (beyond Kobe, they were very, very bad back then) were losing through 2 1/2 quarters, and until the final couple of minutes, the Lakers needed every one of Kobe’s 81 points.

On top of that, Bryant made 7-13 3-pointers on his way to 81. That’s the quickest way toward 100, these days, and Jordan was never much of a 3-point shooter — 29 percent career, when you take away the nearly 2 1/2 seasons Jordan played with the shorter 22-foot 3-point line. Sure, hand-checks would send you to the line more often, but that many times? Enough to get to 100?

It’s OK to “just” be the best ever, MJ. It’s OK to be the all-around player you were. And it’s OK to wonder if you could top Kobe’s 81. But 100 points? Who cares? Wilt’s night was impressive, but it was an aberration. A freak show. A gimmick, and not entirely the proudest moment in this league’s history (again, the Warriors fouled the Knicks to get the ball back!).

It’s OK, MJ. They’re still making video games about you. Nobody’s forgotten anything.


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Delonte West Finally Addresses Rumors of Knocking Off LeBron’s Mom

Posted by yoMcLovin on September 29, 2010

Delonte West kept his mouth shut after a firestorm of rumors emerged after their loss to Boston in the playoffs that West was bangin’ Bron’s mother.  Here’s what Delonte had to say about the matter:

His Celtics homecoming seemed to bring some peace to Delonte West, so much so that yesterday during media day he was smiling, which was a rarity last season in Cleveland. Reporters were told only to ask questions pertaining to basketball, squeezing much of the anticipation from West’s first interview in more than a year.

But then a reporter from a local radio station asked West the question that basketball fans, entertainment buffs, gossip columnists, and the entire Northeast Ohio region had been wondering about since the Cavaliers were eliminated from the NBA playoffs last May.

Did West have an intimate relationship with Gloria James, the mother of two-time Most Valuable Player and former teammate LeBron James?

Before a frantic team official could intervene, undoubtedly fearing West might react with four-letter words, or perhaps clam up altogether, as he did last season, West took a deep breath, stared the reporter in the eye, and addressed whether the rumors were true.

“Not at all,’’ he said. “I come from an era where you don’t say nothing bad about someone’s parent, so not at all.’’

MontMcLovin- Sounds like he’s hiding something.


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Allen Iverson might be headed to China

Posted by yoMcLovin on September 14, 2010

Allen Iverson’s(notes) 2009-10 season didn’t go quite as he planned. After three games coming off the bench with the Grizzlies, he decided he hated coming off the bench for the Grizzlies and left the team. Then — after AI’s brief retirement — because they’re suckers for nostalgia, the 76ers brought Iverson back for a 25-game stint that ended with Iverson leaving the team to address his 4-year-old daughter’s health problems. A divorce and allegations that Iverson was gambling and drinking excessively followed. All in all, not a great few months for one of the NBA’s biggest stars of the past decade.

This past July, Iverson Tweeted that he wants to “return to the NBA this season” and that he “[owes his] fans more than what they have seen of [him] the last couple seasons.” Plus, his “family is rock solid and healthy” and he can “concentrate fully on what [he does] best.” That’s a quote festival, but it basically addresses everything that was troubling Iverson during last season.

Unfortunately for the Answer, there aren’t a lot of NBA teams dying to sign a shoot-first 35-year-old who is going to complain about his role on the team if he’s not happy. But that doesn’t mean he can’t get back to playing basketball professionally. There are good leagues all over the globe and new reports, courtesy of The Hoops Market, shed a little light on Iverson’s possible plans.

Allen Iverson could continue his career in China. The 35-year-old guard is in talks with Foshan (the new name of Shaanxi) for the next season, according to sources from the Chinese team. Iverson, still a free agent after not signing a contract with any NBA team, would have a “strong desire” to play in the CBA.


Hey, if there’s a place that scoring guards can succeed both on the court and away from it, it’s China. As Stephon Marbury(notes) has shown us, Chinese basketball for super-quick ball-handlers is all 3-pointers, alley-hoops and shoe franchises. And if Stephon Marbury can be an outrageous success, then so can a lot of other people.

Of course, there remains a month and a half before the NBA season tips and some teams might still be convinced that Iverson has some floaters left in the tank (gross metaphor). Plus, they always seem to be drawn to Iverson’s ability to lure customers to the ticket booths, so there’s a chance he could get a non-guaranteed veteran’s minimum deal somewhere. But, at the very least, it looks like Allen Iverson is going to have a basketball job this season. For a guy who’s had a pretty rough year, that’s good news.

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50’s Thoughts On Floyd Mayweather’s Domestic Battery Complaint

Posted by T.K Taylor on September 11, 2010

50 Cent explained that he believes that a friend of Harris who lives with her may be heightening the situation between Harris and Mayweather.

“She has a girlfriend that stays in the guesthouse that floyd is paying for her as child support that is helping fuel the situation” Said 50cent on via twitter early this morning.

USA Today reports that Harris filed a similar complaint against Mayweather in 2005, but recanted.

“I speak to floyd every day he like my brother his baby’s mother did this shit before in 2003, dragged him to court then said he didn’t hit her,” said 50 Cent.

According to Mayweather’s attorney he is more than willing to cooperate with police in their investigation.

This is some Crazy stuff guys ….

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Floyd Mayweather Arrested in Las Vegas on a felony theft charge stemming from a domestic violence complaint by his ex-girlfriend.

Posted by yoMcLovin on September 11, 2010

According to, Las Vegas Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. of Grand Rapids has been arrested in Las Vegas on a felony theft charge stemming from a domestic violence complaint by his ex-girlfriend.

Mayweather, 33, was booked on a grand larceny charge at the Clark County jail and held on $3,000 bail, Las Vegas police Officer Bill Cassell said.

Mayweather’s lawyer, Richard Wright, said Mayweather is accused of taking an iPhone from Josie Harris, his ex-girlfriend and mother of three of his children.

“He surrendered,” Wright said, denying the allegations against Mayweather.

“He did not commit any grand larceny,” Wright told The Associated Press. “Josie can’t find her iPhone. We’re attempting to find it or replace it. We’ll cooperate in the investigation. We expect to get the matter resolved.”

Harris made a police complaint and sought a Family Court protection order Thursday alleging Mayweather pulled her hair, punched her in the head and twisted her arm while she screamed for their children, ranging in age from 7 to almost 11, to call 911.

Police said Thursday that Harris was treated at a Las Vegas hospital for minor injuries.

“Please order Floyd Mayweather to not try and contact me,” Harris wrote in an application for a protection order that said the couple separated in May after living together for seven years.

“Floyd has threatened to have other people do harm to me as well and if there is a way I can be protected from that please help me,” the document says.

Mayweather is undefeated as a professional fighter and is considered one of the sport’s top performers, with a record of 41-0 and 25 knockouts. He goes by the nickname “Money” and earned more than $20 million in May from his fight in Las Vegas against “Sugar” Shane Mosley.

Mayweather has also been arrested several times over the years on battery and assault allegations.

He was acquitted by a Nevada jury in July 2005 after being accused of hitting and kicking Harris during an argument outside a Las Vegas nightclub.

Harris, then 25, recanted her allegations and testified that she lied to police because she was angry Mayweather left her for another woman.

SMH….another trifling woman trying to keep a good father down! This is not healthy for the children

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