Cheerleaders Rumors

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Shaquille O’Neal was back at LSU on Saturday, cutting up in Death Valley during breaks of the Tigers’ SEC West battle with Mississippi State. The LSU legend has long been a passionate supporter and active fan of the football program, making a few appearances at Tiger Stadium every year and always delivering a great performance when given the opportunity. On Saturday, Shaq lifted an LSU cheerleader like it was nothing and started bench pressing her for the fans.
The Oklahoma City Thunder will host the final audition for the 2016-17 Thunder Girls on Thursday at Riverwind Casino, starting at 7 p.m. A panel of judges – including Brian Bosworth, former All-American linebacker with the University of Oklahoma – will assist Thunder staff in determining the final squad. The Thunder will announce the new team at the end of the evening. Fans of all ages are invited to watch as 34 finalists compete for a spot on the dance team. Admission is free and doors open at 6 p.m. The event will also be streamed live on the Thunder Mobile App.
The Atlanta Hawks are now accepting registrations to participate in open cheer team auditions for the upcoming season. The Hawks Cheerleader team is presently made up of 30 young ladies that represent Atlanta’s NBA team off and on the court, including performing at home games and making special appearances at community events, all to enhance the fan experience. “Our audition process is always an exciting time. We aim to select a personable and diverse group that represents the city of Atlanta and the Hawks brand,” said the Atlanta Hawks’ Senior Manager of Fan Experience, Donni Frazier. “How enthusiastically they embody our True to Atlanta spirit is equally as important as their dancing abilities.”
Salary was not discussed in the month-long unpaid bootcamp Herington attended prior to being hired by the Bucks. This was also the case at a workshop I attended for potential Clippers dancers for another article last year, where we were told wages would be discussed only after we were hired. It was also the case for Murray, who recalled of the Warriors Girls, “They have a day where you come in, and you read the contract together, and you sign it. And that’s when I found out I was making $10 an hour. I remember just being outraged.” “There was no discussing it,” Herington said, of her experience signing after she’d already relocated to Milwaukee to work on the team. “It was, ‘If you have an issue, then you can go ahead and just leave.’ We weren’t allowed to take it home, and go through it or anything like that. It was just handed out at practice. We signed it and gave it back.” According to the agreement, she would be paid $30 per bi-weekly two- to four-hour practice; $65 per weekly 6.5 hour home game; and $50 per two- to four-hour public appearance.