Justin Bieber's decision to pray with the Pittsburgh Steelers may not have caused the team to lose to the New York Jets last Sunday, but the Hall of Fame Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw insists the event was a distraction.
Bradshaw, the 66-year-old former Steelers quarterback who has gained popularity as a co-host on Fox NFL Sunday decided to weigh in on the topic of Bieber attending a pre-game prayer with his former team. Bieber, the 20-year-old singer was accused of being a jinx to the team who lost on the day he attended a prayer service.
As a Christian who played for 14 seasons with the Steelers who he won four Super Bowl titles with, Bradshaw knows a bit about what works in the best interests of NFL players before their games. Still, the NFL legend does not believe people should assume Bieber has cursed his team. more >>
The Los Angeles Lakers have now been granted a Disabled Player Exception by the NBA. The exception comes in light of the long-term injury sustained by rookie forward Julius Randle during the opening night of the NBA 2014-15 season.
The exception is valued at $1.5 million, after the league determined that Randle will be indisposed for the remained of the season due to the degree of his injury. The rookie player had fractured his left tibia on October 28, during his first career NBA game.
The Lakers have until March 10 next year to sign a player worth $1.5 million, which is half of Randle's salary. Exact numbers place the value at $1,498,680 where the Lakers could use the exception to trade, bumping up the value to $1,598,680. However, trading comes with a condition with the Lakers only able to take players in the final year of their existing contracts. more >>
The Cleveland Cavaliers are off to a slow start with their 2-3 record after beating the New Orleans Pelicans 118-111 and the Kevin Love rumors are at it again.
There have been rumors circulating during Love's stay at the Minnesota Timberwolves that the player has been eyeing a position with the Los Angeles Lakers. This is after president David Kahn refused to give Love a five-year maximum extension off of his rookie contract. Now, with the Cavaliers' slow start, the rumors have surfaced once more.
"It's not going to get as much discussion during the season, but one of the biggest issues for the Cavs is that both LeBron James asnd Kevin Love own opt outs after this season," Sam Smith of Bulls.com said. more >>
Deion "Prime Time" Sanders, the NFL Hall-of-Famer, is the latest public figure to cause a stir when speaking out about homosexuality in the context of Christianity.
Sanders, 47, took to "Larry King Now" on Ora TV where the professional interviewer questioned the former football star about Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted into the NFL. The hall-of-famer has been vocal about playing with known gay teammates on each of the five teams he has played during the span of his 14 year NFL career.
"He's not the first gay guy in the NFL, he's the first one to come out," Sanders told Larry King. "Let's get that straight." more >>
Pop icon Justin Bieber attended a prayer meeting and Bible study with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday night.
Bieber, 20, has often been seen at Bible studies across the nation, and even though it's unknown how he came to be in the same Bible study as the football stars, he was made most welcome. Many of the players took photos with Bieber and tweeted out their gratitude for his presence.
"In #NYC you can meet all the stars… Nice meeting you @justinbieber at chapel service today! Young Money Bieber rockin for Jesus!" Robert Golden posted to Instagram. more >>
The Oklahoma City Thunder has signed veteran point guard Ish Smith with a hardship exception, as granted by the league. The Thunders currently have eight players with injuries and are sidelined, thus the hardship exception. Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Mitch McGary, and Anthony Morrow are included in the injury list, all of which are out for at least two weeks.
The hardship exception is a certain condition granted to teams if four of their players will be sidelined for at least two weeks to exceed the 15-player maximum roster. To qualify for the exception, all four players must miss at least three consecutive games while sitting out those two weeks.
In addition to the four mentioned above, Grant Jerrett, Andre Roberson, Jeremy Lamb, and Perry Jones are all injured as well, totalling eight injured players for the Thunders. Jones had injured himself on Tuesday night in the team's match against the Toronto Raptors. He has been diagnosed with a knee contusion. more >>