Los Angeles Clippers Rumors
Lance Stephenson, the onetime Coney Island high school hoops legend and current NBA star, continues to exchange elbows in a high-priced child support fight with the mother of his 4-year-old daughter and 17-month-old son. The exes, Stephenson and Feby Torres, both 24, were in Brooklyn Family Court Thursday, squabbling over how much the stay-at-home mom is entitled out of Stephenson’s $9 million salary from last season, as well as a base $9 million salary next season. Torres is aiming for $12,000 a month and wants her ex-beau to help her move out of Chauncey St. in Bedford Stuyvesant. “There is a safety issue here, there’s gun shots heard at night,” said one of her attorneys, Raoul Felder. Her demands include $3000 a month for the children to attend Hanover Place Child Care, $1000 monthly for groceries, and money for furniture.
The former Boston Celtics coach and his successor took part in the Action for Boston Community Development Hoops Dreams charity event, joining a few local celebrities, such as Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Attorney General Maura Healey, and journalists Bob Ryan and Jackie MacMullan, for a friendly shooting competition. “I haven’t shot on this court probably yet, other than in shoot-arounds a little bit,” said Stevens. “We don’t usually even shoot around here because the only time I ever come down here is for games, so it’s great to be here in a setting where you’re doing something for somebody else where it’s not just a part of a game.”
As part of Steve Ballmer’s ongoing process to put his personal stamp on the Clippers, the team is considering options for a mascot. While talks are past the preliminary stages, no decisions have been made as to the name, look or species of the mascot. A new mascot likely wouldn’t debut until midway through this season or the start of the 2016-17 year. The team has adopted a new logo, uniforms and color scheme this season, Ballmer’s second as owner.