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April 8, 2015 Updates

The Phoenix Suns' Morris twins live by the mantra "Family over everything." Phoenix police say Marcus and Markieff Morris put those words into action when they and three others committed felony aggravated assault against a man the 25-year-old twins learned had sent "inappropriate" text messages to their mother. Police have made no arrests and no charges have been filed. A spokesman for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office confirmed Tuesday afternoon that prosecutors are continuing to review the case submitted by police. USA Today Sports

Hood reportedly escaped a second time and was near the front of the complex when the group caught up to him and assaulted him again to the point of unconsciousness, according to the police report. Witnesses told police they saw the five subjects flee in a Rolls-Royce Phantom, but none of them were able to identify any of the subjects. Investigators reportedly interviewed about two dozen additional witnesses who said they did not see anything or could not identify those involved. Hood, who later identified Kane and the Morris twins as three of his five attackers, suffered a broken nose, a large knot on the back of his head and abrasions, records show. The woman who accompanied Hood to the game also verified Kane and the twins as being part of the altercation. USA Today Sports

April 7, 2015 Updates
April 4, 2015 Updates

Derek Fisher's wife says she was completely "blindsided" when the NBA legend served her with divorce papers last month ... and was even more shocked that he moved all of his stuff out of their home in the middle of the night ... this according to court docs obtained by TMZ Sports. As we previously reported ... Derek filed divorce docs in L.A. on March 18th ... one month after they celebrated their 10th anniversary. TMZ.com

Retired basketball star Shaquille O’Neal has succeeded in having a defamation lawsuit in Michigan dismissed over a lack of jurisdiction. The former sportsman was slapped with legal papers last summer after allegedly mocking Jahmel Binion, who suffers from genetic disorder hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia, on social media by making disparaging comments about his looks in a ’selfie’ he had posted online, which depicted the male with facial deformities, patchy hair growth and missing teeth, which are all symptoms of his rare condition. Toronto Sun

April 2, 2015 Updates

The man convicted of fatally shooting Michael Jordan’s father in eastern North Carolina more than two decades ago hopes to win a new trial with what his attorneys describe as a wealth of new evidence. The Durham-based lawyers representing Daniel Andre Green, 40, maintain that a range of issues – from allegations of false testimony to police and jury misconduct – marred the 1996 trial that led to a lifetime prison sentence. Charlotte Observer

March 28, 2015 Updates
March 27, 2015 Updates

Four men from the metro Atlanta area are headed to federal prison for stealing more than $4 million from the Bank of New York Mellon and using it to buy vehicles and a suite at Atlanta Hawks games, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Thursday. In addition to prison time, Zachary Vaughn, Derek Spinks, Harry Cobb and William Leese must also pay restitution in the amount of $4,387,598.57, acting U.S. Attorney John Horn’s office said in an emailed statement. “In 2009, Defendant Vaughn brazenly stole more than $4 million and for years manipulated bank accounts to cover his tracks, all for the benefit of himself and his co-conspirators who enjoyed the fruits of the theft,” Horn said. “Citizens trust financial institutions with their money every day and have the right to expect that bank employees handling their accounts have the utmost integrity. Those who enrich themselves by stealing someone else’s money will be caught and prosecuted.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The woman who recorded Donald Sterling's racially offensive remarks says she loved him and called him her hubby, but they never had a romance. V. Stiviano testified Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court in her effort to retain more than $3.5 million the billionaire's wife says he lavished on Stiviano. Stiviano says she and Sterling vacationed together in Dubai, Paris and Las Vegas, but she never got more intimate than puckering up next to him in photos. ESPN.com

March 26, 2015 Updates

The woman who recorded Donald Sterling's racially offensive remarks says she loved him and called him her hubby, but they never had a romance. V. Stiviano testified Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court in her effort to retain more than $3.5 million the billionaire's wife says he lavished on Stiviano. Stiviano says she and Sterling vacationed together in Dubai, Paris and Las Vegas, but she never got more intimate than puckering up next to him in photos. Stiviano says she hates Shelly Sterling, who she described as the evil witch of the west. Shelly Sterling is seeking money she claims is community property that she and her husband amassed over a 60-year marriage. Stiviano says Sterling bought her cars and helped her buy a house, but she couldn't provide specific dollar figures. ESPN.com

March 25, 2015 Updates

Misdemeanor battery charges filed against Clippers star Blake Griffin have been dropped by prosecutors. Griffin had been accused of slapping Daniel Schuman and grabbing his cellphone after Schuman attempted to take a photo of Griffin at a Las Vegas nightclub following the Clippers’ exhibition game against the Denver Nuggets on Oct. 19. Charges were filed in November. Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson told the Associated Press that information his office received since the charge was filed showed Schuman’s allegations weren’t provable. Orange County Register

The wife of former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is going to court to seek $2.5 million in real estate and cars he gave a girlfriend. Shelly Sterling's case against V. Stiviano is scheduled for trial Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court. The case comes nearly a year after Stiviano's recording of Donald Sterling making racially insensitive remarks led the NBA to ban him for life. Philadelphia Inquirer

March 24, 2015 Updates

Prosecutors have dropped a misdemeanor case stemming from a man's complaint that Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin slapped him and grabbed his cellphone at a Las Vegas Strip nightclub last October. Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson said Tuesday that new information obtained since a battery charge was filed in November made it clear that the allegations couldn't be proved. The 26-year-old Griffin didn't appear in court. Prosecutor Giancarlo Pesci and defense attorney Richard Schonfeld noted for Justice of the Peace Pro Tem Holly Stoberski that Griffin is an active community service volunteer. A telephone call to the alleged victim, Daniel Schuman of West Hollywood, California, rang unanswered. Schuman told police that Griffin grabbed his cellphone after he photographed Griffin and Clippers teammates Oct. 19 at Tao nightclub. Associated Press

Prosecutors have dropped a misdemeanor case stemming from a man's complaint that Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin slapped him and grabbed his cellphone at a Las Vegas Strip nightclub last October. Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson said Tuesday that new information obtained since a battery charge was filed in November made it clear that the allegations couldn't be proved. The 26-year-old Griffin didn't appear in court. USA Today Sports

Hours after an Indiana House vote paved the way for the controversial bill, a prominent former athlete and openly gay man has taken to Twitter to question the bill's effects. Jason Collins: .@GovPenceIN, is it going to be legal for someone to discriminate against me & others when we come to the #FinalFour? http://news.yahoo.com/indiana-house-passes-controversial-religious-freedom-bill-210228540.html … Indianapolis Star

March 13, 2015 Updates
March 12, 2015 Updates

Police are investigating a stabbing that took place during an NBA game in Boston. Authorities say a man was stabbed Wednesday night at TD Garden, just before the end of the Celtics' 95-92 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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