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REPORT: Jose Calderon To Get a Shot At an NBA Championship! [KingpinTV.net]

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The Golden State Warriors will sign guard Jose Calderon after his buyout with the Los Angeles Lakers is complete, according to the San Jose Mercury News’ Anthony Slater. Calderon, 35, has mostly been out of the Lakers’ rotation this season. He will replace guard Briante Weber, who had signed two 10-day contracts with the Warriors. Golden State coach Steve Kerr let Weber know that the team was letting him go moments after its 112-95 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday, Kerr told reporters. Briante Weber finished up the Warriors’ Saturday night game against the Nets and was then informed of his release. The Warriors are going elsewhere with that 15th roster spot.

That elsewhere is expected to be veteran guard Jose Calderon, according to team sources. Calderon must first officially come to terms on a buyout and release from the Lakers, which is expected to happen in the coming days. But his partnership with the Warriors is already in motion.

Calderon will be the Warriors’ third point guard; barring injury, he likely won’t play a non-garbage time minute in the playoffs. Evidently, though, they decided that they’d be more comfortable with the veteran running the offense than Weber if an injury were to hit them. Calderon is a poor defender, but he can move the ball and make open 3-pointers. He also rarely turns the ball over. In their system, the ability to make 3s and not get in the way might be perfect attributes for a deep bench player.

If Golden State was thinking long-term, it would have kept Weber, a far superior defender who will be an NBA regular as soon as he has a consistent outside shot. Given that Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston are hitting free agency this summer, it might have made sense to keep Weber around purely to have a young ballhandler on the roster for next season. Instead, he will either latch on with another NBA teamor return to the D-League, where he came one steal shy of recording a quadruple-double before joining the Warriors.

(CBS Sports)

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NEWS: 50 Cent & Meryl Streep Hangout At The Knicks Game! [KingpinTV.net]

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While the rest of the world was arguing
 about whether Macklemore & Ryan Lewis deserved to win their three rap Grammy Awards over 0-for-everything Kendrick Lamar, 50 Cent was on the other coast hanging with his new bestie: Meryl Streep.

Yes, Fiddy, who has been trying to make his bones in the acting game for a decade, ended up getting a seat on the floor of Madison Square Garden Sunday night next to the acting legend during a Knicks-Lakers game. “Man I got a good life,” he bragged about snagging a seat next to the “August: Osage County” Academy Award nominee.

50, sporting Jets gear, watched the hometown team defeat the Lakers and then got a couple pics after the action with 18-time Oscar nominee Streep and Lakers star Kobe Bryant, with the trio flexing in the locker room after the game. “Things got a little gangsta,” he wrote. “Lol TURN UP, Turn Down for what!”


 
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WTF VIDEO: “Please Trade For Pau Gasol” [KingpinTV*net]

Please see it in your hearts to help this man. Call 1-800-SAVE PAU. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

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NEWS: Kobe Bryant Breaks Another Record This Season, Improves Career Totals! [KingpinTV*net]

Kobe Bryant is moving up on yet another list. He passed John Havlicek (who had 10,513 field goals in his career) for 9th place on the list of career leaders in field goals made.

His jumper in the first quarter against the Washington Wizards on Friday night gave him 10,514 field goals made. Going into the game, he had 10,511 field goals made.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has the most career field goals in NBA history with 15,837. Kobe seems to be reaching a lot of milestones this season. Nearly two weeks ago, he became the fifth player in NBA history to reach 30,000 points.

Bryant also became the franchise’s all-time leader in steals in early November. Kobe Bryant is also the Lakers’ leader in games played, minutes played, field goals made and attempted, three-point field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted, and, as mentioned earlier, steals.

If he stays healthy this season, he can catch Wilt Chamberlain and become the fourth all-time leading scorer in NBA history. Chamberlain has 31,419 points and going into Friday’s game against Washington, Kobe had 30,158 points.


 

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NEWS: Vanessa Bryant Says She Wouldn’t Be Married to Someone Who Couldn’t Win Titles! [TekniqueTheKingpin*com]

From Mrs Vanessa Bryant, “Quote Unquote”:

“I certainly would not want to be married to somebody that can’t win championships,” Vanessa Bryant said. “If you’re sacrificing time away from my family and myself for the benefit of winning championships, then winning a championship should happen every single year.”

Did Steve Nash and Dwight Howard save Kobe Bryant’s marriage? Things that make you go hmmmmmmmmmmm

(BSO)

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NEWS: Does Kris Humphries Stand Between Lamar Odom and Kobe Bryant? [TekniqueTheKingpin*com]

The Dallas Mavericks soap opera is over. After months of rough play and questioned heart, Lamar Odom will stay inactive for the rest of the 2012 season. Will he find a way back to Kobe Bryant as many believe, or should L.A. consider Kris Humphries?

It’s hard to fault Odom for not having it in him to play this season after the offseason he had. Not only was he traded from the team where he had his best seasons as a pro, but he also endured two separate deaths within a short time of each other. Not every athlete can just shut that out of their minds and go play. However, nobody expected Odom to lay an egg like he has with the Dallas Mavericks. The Sixth Man of the Year last season, the 33-year-old big man went from scoring 15 points per game to barely averaging 6. When a die-hard fan and owner in Mark Cuban questions the heart of the player, then people take notice that Lamar Odom may have phoned in his time in Dallas. Was age a reason or did he really leave his talent and effort back with the Los Angeles Lakers? Behind closed doors family and friends admit he still hasn’t let that go and he wants to go back to L.A. The problem is the Lakers and Kobe Bryant hasn’t replied on if they’d take him back. This leads some to think Odom is a lost cause, and younger options like Kris Humphries are bigger fish next offseason.

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PHOTO: Kobe Bryant’s Mistress Revealed, After Wife Vanessa Files For Divorce! [TekniqueTheKingpin.com]

This is the picture of the “unknown” female at press time that Kobe Bryant is allegedly having an affair with. On Friday December 16, 2011 news broke that Kobe’s wife of 10 years, Vanessa Bryant, has “officially” filed for divorce after being fed up of Kobe’s cheating ways… He has already moved out of the family’s mansion, which he has given up to Vanessa in the settlement. She is legally entitled to HALF of everything, as there was NO PRE-NUP! Question is, did Kobe “upgrade”???

Let’s see how this evolves, “pre-nup” wise this time!

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