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Monta Ellis agrees to sign with Indiana Pacers

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Monta Ellis agrees to sign with Indiana Pacers

Guard Monta Ellis is headed to the Indiana Pacers. Ellis turned down more money from the Kings whose franchise is messier than a blind kid playing with water colors…

Monta Ellis agrees to sign with Indiana Pacers.

Greg Monroe agrees to 3-year, $50 million offer from Bucks – SBNation.com

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Greg Monroe agrees to 3-year,  million offer from Bucks - SBNation.com

Power forward Greg Monroe is headed to the Milwaukee Bucks. Not the New York Knicks. Once again, not the New York Knicks.

Greg Monroe agrees to 3-year, $50 million offer from Bucks – SBNation.com.

LeBron James will opt out of contract with Miami Heat – ESPN

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LeBron James will opt out of contract with Miami Heat - ESPN

LeBron James has decided to opt out of the last year of his contract with the Miami Heat. Its unlikely LeBron will go anywhere, but it is a certainty that some general managers are considering selling their first borns for a shot at signing the four time MVP.

More info here: LeBron James will opt out of contract with Miami Heat – ESPN.

Angie Martinez Joins Power 105.1

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Angie Martinez Joins Power 105.1

Angie Martinez abruptly announced her resignation from NY hip hop station Hot 97 yesterday. Today, Clear Channel communications, the parent company of Hot’s rival hip hop station Power 105.1 announced that Martinez will host their late afternoon music/talk show. I’m sure Angie is getting more money and will get the kind of exposure to bigger opportunities that Power’s personalities like Charlamagne, DJ Prostyle and DJ Envy have earned. Or it could be a lateral move but I think Angie’s smarter than that.

More info here: Angie Martinez Joins Power 105.1.

MissInfo.tv » Dr. Dre Announces Release Date For N.W.A Biopic ‘Straight Outta Compton’

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Dr. Dre tweeted that his highly anticipated N.W.A biopic, Straight Outta Compton, will debut on August 15, 2015. The film will be directed by F. Gary Gray. Gray has a lot of good films on his resume, however, I feel like a lot could go wrong with this film. The best thing about N.W.A. is that they were raw and rapped about the harsh reality of living in South Central LA. I’m not comfortable with this being Hollywood-ized, but hopefully I’m proven wrong.

More info here: MissInfo.tv » Dr. Dre Announces Release Date For N.W.A Biopic ‘Straight Outta Compton’.

Angie Martinez Resigns From Hot 97 – MTV

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Angie Martinez Resigns From Hot 97 - MTV

Angie Martinez announced today that she has resigned from her afternoon show on hip hop station Hot 97. Martinez’ great relationships with hip hop’s biggest names lead to some great in depth interviews over her 15 year reign as the queen of New York radio. My drive home from work will be greatly affected by the departure of Martinez. In an industry where radio personalities are trying their best to be funny, edgy and offensive, Martinez stayed relevant and entertaining by remaining classy and asking great questions. The relevance and intelligence of Martinez helped make NY radio listenable in spite of the questionable music. Angie will be missed greatly!!

More info here: Angie Martinez Resigns From Hot 97 – MTV.

Ruby Dee dead at 91: Legendary stage and screen actress — and Civil Rights leader — frequently costarred with husband Ossie Davis  – NY Daily News

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Ruby Dee dead at 91: Legendary stage and screen actress — and Civil Rights leader — frequently costarred with husband Ossie Davis  - NY Daily News

Stage and screen legend Ruby Dee, who personified grace, grit and progress at a time when African-American women were given little space in movies and on stage, died Wednesday in New Rochelle, N.Y. She was 91.

The death was confirmed Thursday by a family member, who declined to answer any questions pending the release of a statement…

More info at: Ruby Dee dead at 91: Legendary stage and screen actress — and Civil Rights leader — frequently costarred with husband Ossie Davis  – NY Daily News.

Derek Fisher reaches agreement to become coach of New York Knicks – ESPN New York

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Derek Fisher is now officially the head coach of the New York Knicks. I hope he plans on starting himself over Raymond “bang bang” Felton this season.

More info from ESPN here: Derek Fisher reaches agreement to become coach of New York Knicks – ESPN New York.

Yaya DaCosta cast as Whitney Houston in TV movie | theGrio

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Yaya DaCosts

I want to know who’s going to play Bobby Brown though…

Yaya DaCosta cast as Whitney Houston in TV movie | theGrio.

Bad NBA contract alert

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Mike Conley Jr.

 

The Memphis Grizzlies have signed point guard Mike Conley Jr. to a five year, $45 million dollar contract extension. Although Conley is averaging 15 points, 8 assists and 4 steals per game, his overall performance since being drafted 4th overall in 2007 has been disappointing. Last season Conley averaged 12 points and 5 assists a game. His lack of size and moderate speed make him a liability on defense. Conley is now making top ten point guard money, and may not be good enough to crack the top 20 as the season progresses.

Phoenix Suns swing-man Jared Dudley and Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford also signed contract extensions this week. Dudley signed a five year, $23 million extension and Horford signed a five year $60 million extension. Dudley does a great job of hustling and knocking down threes for the Suns and has worked hard to improve his defense. Horford is one of the best centers in the league. His size and skill help the Atlanta Hawks dominate their eastern conference competition.