HoopsHype Cheerleaders rumors

October 28, 2014 Updates

Cheerleaders — or dancers as they are called — for the Knicks and for the Brooklyn Nets will pull in $200 or less a game and receive no health insurance coverage from their teams, The Post has learned. “There is no way to live off that money,” Cherielee Passalaqua, a former New Jersey Nets hype team member who now cheers for the NBA, told The Post. New York Post

While the pay is low, Passalaqua said, most of the dancers aren’t there to get rich and famous — and they know what they’re getting into. “You’re choosing to put on those shorts where you’re bottom’s hanging out, and a push-up bra, and that makeup,” she said. “You’re there because you love to dance.” New York Post

June 2, 2014 Updates
November 6, 2013 Updates

Knicks owner James Dolan is rightfully disgusted with the Knicks poor start but a report stating he is looking to reduce the role of the Knicks City Dancers is erroneous, according to a Garden source. The source said they aren’t on the floor as much because there’s a movement to upgrade the routines by the popular Knicks City Dancers to make them less like “regular cheerleaders.” “We’re in the process of a rebranding of the Knicks City Dancers,” the Garden source said. “We’re looking at making them bigger and better so they’re not just regular cheerleaders.” New York Post

May 16, 2013 Updates
March 19, 2013 Updates

An Atlanta Hawks cheerleader was removed from the court on a stretcher after falling and hitting her head and neck during Monday night’s game. The Hawks were hosting the Dallas Mavericks at Philips Arena when the incident occurred. There was a brief delay in action between the third and fourth quarters after the cheerleader slipped and was injured during a routine. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

November 23, 2012 Updates
November 14, 2012 Updates

Jamie Woode, a member of the Orlando Magic's stunt team, fell from the arms of a male teammate during a routine in Tuesday night's game against the New York Knicks. The game was stopped for about 10 minutes between the first and second quarter as Woode was wheeled off the court on a stretcher. As she left the court, she waved her arms to the crowd. Philadelphia Inquirer

May 20, 2012 Updates
March 17, 2012 Updates

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