Claude Lafortune

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Dear Mama: Afeni Shakur, mother of rapper Tupac Shakur, dies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Afeni Shakur, the former Black Panther who inspired the work of her son, rap icon Tupac Shakur, and fostered his legacy for decades after he was slain, has died of an apparent heart attack, authorities said Tuesday. She was 69.<p>Responding to a 911 call to Shakur's home in …

Hip-Hop's Wealthiest Artists 2016

Drake once said he planned to make $250 million by the time he was 29. With less than a year left before he turns 30, he’s still got a ways to go. But the Toronto native is certainly on the right track: this year, he’s the first newcomer to crack the Forbes Five.<p>For years, our list of hip-hop’s …

Drake Is Already Promising New Music! - Exclusive Hip Hop News, Interviews, Rumors, Rap & Music Videos

Although <b>Drake’s</b> ‘Views’ just dropped, he wants you to know he isn’t finished yet. It ain’t over! ‘Views’ has reportedly already sold somewhere around …

Favorite Player #3 #HeatNation

Warriors might not “play small” as much without Curry

That small lineup just isn’t the same without You Know Who.<p>Even with Stephen Curry sidelined by a sprained knee, Warriors coach Steve Kerr might …

NBA second-round playoffs: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Atlanta Hawks

1. Cleveland Cavaliers<p><b>First round:</b> Defeated Detroit, 4-0.<p>4. Atlanta Hawks<p><b>First round:</b> Defeated Boston, 4-2.<p><b>Season series:</b> Cavaliers 3-0.<p><b>Key stats:</b> Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving is cooking in the playoffs, averaging 27.5 points per game, second-best in the postseason. He's making 47% of his …

The Hornets Shouldn’t Let Purple Shirt Man Sit Court-Side After Provoking Dwyane Wade

Flash was back Friday night, in a big, weird way. Three-pointers? Dwyane Wade? The notoriously inaccurate shooter from deep connected on two triples in the final frame and the Heat are heading back to Miami for a Game 7 Sunday matinee when NBA fans will still be rubbing the crusty’s out of their …

NBA

Post Up: Survive and Advance

<b>Heat 106, Hornets 73 (Miami wins series, 4-3)</b><p>In what was an emotional game for Dwyane Wade, Miami came out of the gate and blitzed the Hornets in …

Dwyane Wade Passes Wilt Chamberlain on NBA's All-Time Playoff Scoring List

Miami Heat star guard Dwyane Wade needed only 12 points during Miami's 106-73 Game 7 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday, but they were historic.<p>On a free throw with six minutes, nine seconds remaining in the second quarter, Wade surpassed Wilt Chamberlain for 17th place all-time in …

Scottie Pippen Randomly Pops Up on Michael Jordan During Hornets-Heat Game 7

<b>Michael Jordan</b> looked like his infamous crying meme while watching his team get blown out by the Heat 106-73 in Miami today. The Charlotte Hornets …

This Video Of Scottie Pippen Surprising Michael Jordan Will Make You Long For The 1990s

The NBA was a much different place in the 1990s than it is today, and we’re of the opinion that changes to the league over the past two decades have vastly improved the product it offers. Even so, no true basketball fan is completely immune to feeling nostalgia for days of yesteryear.<p>Case in point: …

Basketball

This Meme Made Shaquille O'Neal Walk Off 'NBA on TNT'

Very little knocks the smile off of Shaquille O’Neal’s face these days, except for this meme.<p>Kobe Bryant and Shaq have a pretty extensive and …

Warriors roll past Blazers behind Draymond Green's triple-double | FOX Sports

<b>OAKLAND, Calif.</b> — From the opening tip, Klay Thompson shot lights-out and even heaved one in from way out in Stephen Curry territory. Draymond Green …

Ginobili: Spurs worried about complacency after Game 1 romp

Kevin Durant was in no mood to share his feelings after his Oklahoma City Thunder got obliterated by the San Antonio Spurs in Game 1 of their …

Hornets totally exposed in 33-point Game 7 playoff loss to Miami Heat

It wasn’t just embarrassing. It was also startling, this 106-73 beating that the Miami Heat put on the Charlotte Hornets in Game 7 of their …

Charlotte Hornets vs. Miami Heat: Live Score, Analysis for Game 7

Goran Dragic scored 25 points, Hassan Whiteside posted a double-double and the Miami Heat dismantled the Charlotte Hornets, 106-73, in Game 7 of of their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series at American Airlines Arena on Sunday afternoon to advance to the second round.<p>The Heat meant …

Isaiah Thomas Can’t Predict The Celtics’ Offseason Because ‘We Ain’t Got No Michael Jordan’

The best season of the Brad Stevens era came just in time for the Boston Celtics.<p>No summer since 2012 has been more important for the future of Danny Ainge’s organization than this one. By way of a long past trade with the Brooklyn Nets that began a supposedly arduous rebuilding project, the …

NBA

#SoleWatch: Michael Jordan Watched the Hornets in Unreleased Air Jordan 9s

Tonight, Michael Jordan watched former Jordan Brand endorser Dwyane Wade fend off his Charlotte Hornets' attempt to wrap up their first round playoff …

Charles Barkley: Michael Jordan 'Is Doing A Much Better Job' (VIDEO)

Charles Barkley was interviewed on the Graham Bensinger YouTube channel recently, where he talked about a bunch of things, ranging from Michael …

Sunday Shootaround: The Hawks are ready for redemption against LeBron and the Cavaliers

The Hawks are ready for redemption<p>BOSTON -- In the corner of the cramped visitors’ locker room, Thabo Sefolosha quietly pulled his things together amid the frantic rush of a series-clinching victory. A year earlier he had been absent from the playoffs, recovering from a fractured tibia caused by …

Basketball

Blazers vs. Warriors 2016: Time, TV schedule and how to live stream NBA playoffs

The Trail Blazers need to win while Stephen Curry is still out with injury to have a chance to pull off the upset.<p>The Trail Blazers weren't supposed to be in the second round. The Clippers looked, on paper, like the superior team. They even got conformable wins in Games 1 and 2 before the series …

The Blazers Are An Intriguing Team Reportedly In The Mix For Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard had the worst season of his professional career in 2015-16 while the Rockets self-destructed. Now he’s reportedly likely to opt out of the last year of his deal in Houston (worth about $23 million). So, he’ll likely be hitting free agency as a 30-year-old with bad knees and a bad back …

President Obama Paid Tribute To Kobe Bryant By Dropping The Mic At His Correspondents Speech

In the final game of his NBA career, Kobe Bryant went all out. The Los Angeles Lakers legend scored 60 points on 22-of-50 shooting against the Utah Jazz, willing his team to victory with a crunch-time performance that recalled nearly two decades of coming up biggest when it mattered most.<p>It was a …

Los Angeles Lakers

Our Favorite Albums of 2015

by <b>Andrew Sacher, Bill Pearis</b> & <b>Amanda Hatfield</b><p><i>photo: Kendrick Lamar at Day For Night 2015 (more by Tim Griffin)</i><p>Every year is a good year for new …

What Apple Music can learn from Tidal

Nobody wants to buy music anymore. That's why the streaming music scene is such a big battlefield right now.<p>What does a streaming music service have to do to stick out? The same thing that Netflix, HBO, Hulu and Amazon do in video realm: focus on producing must-have content that you can't get …

Drake Says 'Views' Sold 630,000 Copies in One Night

What a time to be alive. Fresh off the release of his fourth studio album <i>Views</i>, Drake toasted its success at a launch party in Toronto.<p>According to …