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May 25, 2015 Updates

After a few minutes, though, James is asked about the Brelo verdict. "I am aware of the verdict," James begins. "I'm not fully aware of all the details. So I'm not going to elaborate or comment too much on it. I don't speak upon something that I'm not fully knowledgeable about. It's not where I stand. Obviously, I'm gonna take a look at it and read up on it, and if I get more knowledge about it, I may give a statement. I may say something. But all I saw today was the verdict, and that's all I know about." NBA.com

He is asked, given the temperament of the times around the country, if he has anything to say to the community. "Violence is not the answer, and it's all about trying to find a solution," he continues. "For good or for bad. For me, in any case, in anything that goes on in our world, or our America, the only people that we should be worried about is the families that lost loved ones. You can't get them back. You can never get them back. We should worry about the families and how they're doing and things of that nature. For the city of Cleveland, let's use our excitement, or whatever passion we have for our sport (Sunday), for the game (Sunday) night." NBA.com

"I think so," he says. "I think sports in general -- no matter what city it is. Something that's going through a city that's very traumatic, or traumatizing, any of that case -- I think sports is one of the biggest healers in helping a city out. Sports just does something to people. Either if you're a player or if you're a fan, if you just have something that has anything to do with that city, you just feel a certain way about rooting for a team that you love. It can get your mind off of some of the hardships that may be going on throughout your life, or in that particular time and period. It just does that." NBA.com

May 24, 2015 Updates

The Golden State Warriors are taking care of business on the court in the Western Conference Finals, but the team is also focused on taking care of business in court. The Warriors responded on Friday to a lawsuit brought against the team and Ticketmaster by ticket resale site StubHub, accusing them of illegally rigging the resale market, by filing a motion to dismiss the case. The case, should it proceed to trial, would be seen as a landmark development in the sports ticketing industry. A legal decision would set forth for the first time an established precedent as to whether the sports fan leases the right to a ticket or owns it and whether teams have the right to tell fans where they can sell the seats that they buy. ESPN.com

May 16, 2015 Updates

A 3-year old lawsuit between Michael Jordan and Chinese sporting goods retailer Qiaodan has escalated to China’s Supreme Court, according to a report from Reuters. In 2012, Jordan sued Qiaodan Sports, claiming that the Fujian-based manufacturer built its business around his Chinese name and jersey number ’23’ without consent. Since the 80s, he’s been widely known as Qiaodan throughout China. However, earlier this year, a court ruled in favor of Qiaodan over the trademark dispute, which was then upheld by the Beijing Municipal High People’s Court. "In light of the trademark dispute ruling, we intend to appeal to the Supreme People's Court for retrial," Jordan’s legal team said in a statement. They added that a separate case with Qiaodan Sports over naming right is still ongoing. Sole Collector

May 14, 2015 Updates

Cavs center Kendrick Perkins was involved in an altercation with his wife in Westlake. However, no arrests were made. The Cavs released a statement on the situation. “We are aware of a police report concerning a dispute between Kendrick Perkins and his wife, Vanity, that occurred this morning near their home in Westlake,” the release said. “There were no arrests or citations made by the Westlake Police, which responded on site, and there have been no accusations of wrong doing. We have spoken to Kendrick about this and understand he has cooperated fully with the authorities in their review of the situation and will continue to do so. We respect the process that the Westlake authorities will undergo in relation to this and have no further comment to make about the situation at this time.” News-Herald

May 13, 2015 Updates

Cavaliers reserve center Kendrick Perkins will travel with the team to Chicago and "as of right now" will be available to play in Game 6 Thursday against the Bulls following his involvement in a domestic dispute this morning. The team released a statement confirming its awareness that Westlake police responded to a 911 call placed by a witness around 9:30 today who said she saw Perkins arguing with his wife, Vanity, in their SUV on the side of the road. Cavaliers coach David Blatt said that both he and general manager David Griffin spoke to Perkins and "as of right now he's available to play." Cleveland Plain Dealer

Police say Cavaliers forward Kendrick Perkins got into a verbal altercation with his wife on the side of a road. A 911 caller told police Perkins and his wife, Vanity, were "fighting" by their car on Wednesday morning. When officers arrived, the couple claimed they were having an argument. Perkins was driven to his residence and Vanity Perkins left in the car the couple was driving in. No one was injured or arrested. Police say information was handed over to the city prosecutor, who will determine if any charges will be filed. The complete police report will not be completed until Thursday. USA Today Sports

May 11, 2015 Updates

Gilbert Arenas has told the judge ... he DEFINITELY took back the $1 MILLION engagement ring he gave to his estranged wife Laura Govan in 2008 ... but he sure as hell didn't sell it behind her back. The NBA star just filed new court docs in his legal war with Govan (the mother of his 4 kids) ... admitting they're on terrible terms ever since they broke up in 2014. TMZ.com

May 7, 2015 Updates

Suns players Marcus and Markieff Morris have pleaded not guilty to two counts of felony aggravated assault. The twins are charged with helping three others beat a man outside a Phoenix recreation center on Jan. 24. The brothers entered their pleas Thursday morning in Maricopa County Superior Court. ESPN.com

Cops investigated the alleged incident and DISMISSED her claim because they felt her story didn't add up. The woman filed a lawsuit against Young in 2013 ... and the two sides are still battling it out. Now, according to new docs obtained by TMZ Sports ... the accuser has a number in mind -- $3 million ... claiming she suffered emotional distress and loss of earnings. But Young isn't buying it -- and has refused to settle ... instead, fighting the case tooth and nail to prove once and for all he's no rapist. A hearing is scheduled for later this month. TMZ.com

May 4, 2015 Updates
April 29, 2015 Updates

Former Georgia Tech and NBA standout Javaris Crittenton pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to killing a 23-year-old mother of four in August 2011. Crittenton, 27, then was sentenced to 23 years as part of a plea deal. Crittenton apologized for the shooting death of Julian Jones, calling it a horrible accident. Crittenton and his cousin and co-defendant Douglas Gamble, 29, were charged with murder, felony murder, attempted murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and participation in criminal street gang activity. Both pleaded guilty to lesser charges of voluntary manslaughter and aggravated assault. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Former National Basketball Association player Javaris Crittenton pleaded guilty on Wednesday in the 2011 death of an Atlanta woman, admitting he fired an automatic rifle in a drive-by shooting but saying he never meant to kill anyone. Crittenton, 27, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter with a weapon and aggravated assault with a firearm. As part of the plea agreement, prosecutors dropped a murder charge and a judge sentenced him to 23 years in prison and 17 years of probation. Yahoo! Sports

Sobbing, he claimed he intended only to scare someone and was heartbroken to learn he had killed Jones. Prosecutors said the shooting was gang-related and retaliation against a person Crittenton believed had robbed him. "I apologize from the depths of my heart," Crittenton said. "I'm not a murderer. I made a mistake, one that I wish I could take back." Judge Shawn Ellen LaGrua angrily interrupted Crittenton and chastised him for calling the shooting an accident. Yahoo! Sports

April 27, 2015 Updates

Jury selection began Monday for a former NBA player and Georgia Tech Standout. Javaris Crittenton is accused of killing a mother of four in 2011. Investigators said it all started with a stolen iPhone and jewelry, and ended with murder in August of that year. They said that's when 22-year-old Julian Jones was walking with a group of people near Macon Drive when occupants inside a black SUV opened fire. CBS 46

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