#TaniaOnTheScene - Congratulations to Becky Hammon on making history. She is the first full-time paid coach in the NBA.
Hammon will join the Spurs coaching staff as an assistant coach to Gregg Popovich. She will join Popovich on scouting, game-planning and the day-to-day grind of practice. Becky is currently in her 16th WNBA season, but will soon retire. She’s a 6-time all-star who started her career with the New York Liberty.
Knicks point guard Raymond Felton arrested, charged with felony weapons possession
#TaniaOnTheScene - The 29-year-old was charged with two counts of felony possession for his ownership of an unregistered, armor-piercing firearm that he allegedly waved around aggressively during a fight with his wife, but never pointed at Ariane Raymondo-Felton, who filed for divorce and was fearful of the weapon being in their home. Felton was released on $25,000 bond early Tuesday evening.
The 35-year-old center and 12-year NBA veteran, who signed a 10-day contract with Brooklyn earlier Sunday, finishes with zero points and two rebounds in 12 minutes of action in his season debut.
Roughly 10 months since being the first active athlete in one of the four major team sports to come out as gay during his playing career, Jason Collins will be signed by a team and in uniform Sunday night. After missing out on recently waived Glen Davis, the Brooklyn Nets will sign Collins and he’ll be in uniform against the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Nets announced Sunday they’ve signed Collins to a 10-day contract.
#TaniaOnTheScene - Lamar Odom is wearing the stress of his marriage — and possibly his NBA career — falling apart as he battles addiction to hardcore drugs … and TMZ has the first photos of him in several days.
Lamar’s face looked gaunt when he was spotted Monday afternoon driving his SUV around the San Fernando Valley … not far from his home with Khloe Kardashian.
As TMZ first reported …Khloe kicked Odom out of the house last Wednesday when he rejected her attempt to stage an intervention — hoping to convince him to get treatment for addiction to crack cocaine.
#TaniaOnTheScene - Go ahead and be afraid, New Yorkers. Your basketball team just wore black to another team’s burial — a really dumb thing to do — only for that team to rise from the crypt and turn this first-round series into something more frightening than a zombie film.
So yes, be afraid, Knicks fans. Be very, very afraid.
Long before this 92-86 loss in Game 5, Doc Rivers had already addressed the 2004 Red Sox with his 2013 Boston Celtics. As he walked with two reporters from Wednesday night’s postgame news conference to his Madison Square Garden locker room and talked about catching the early bus home, Rivers was asked by ESPNNewYork.com if he’d brought up the historic 2004 ALCS with his team.
Among the smartest guys in sports, Doc Rivers almost never gets boxed in by a question. He was boxed in here.
"Well, I’ll just say we talked about something in that realm," he said. "I’m not going to give you what we talked about, but it’s a guy. We’ve talked about people in — yes, so I’m not going to say what."
Cut Down by Injury, Louisville’s Kevin Ware Cuts Down Net
#TaniaOnTheScene - The script played out like it was supposed to, like it had to. Because after a week of universal support from across the country, what other way could Kevin Ware have ended the season?
Certainly, not as a runner-up. Not after all that happened. A gruesome leg injury, an emotional response and a rallying cry followed by a week in which he became a national celebrity.
His Louisville teammates delivered the storybook ending, beating Michigan 82-76 in the national championship game at the Georgia Dome on Monday. The teammate who had motivated them throughout the past week relished an unexpected chance to cut down the nets with guys he calls his brothers.
www.TaniaOnTheScene.com || I was On The Scene of the Slam Dunk Contest at South Street Seaport. Guest judges included, Chocolate Thunder, Reemix, Sir Isaac, etc. They even flew in the world’s best dunker from France, Guy Dupuy.
From the high jumps, to the crazy dunks, I got you covered! Find out what missed, right here. Enjoy!
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