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‘Internet gets some things right’: Newly-sold LA Clippers get a makeover [Photoshop]

http://twitter.com/#!/SportsCenter/status/499239118204043265

The deal is done: Donald Sterling and the L.A. Clippers have parted ways at last, and former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is the official team owner.

http://twitter.com/#!/MySportsLegion/status/499236706198233089

Now that the sale is complete and the team is starting off on a new foot, a logo change might be just what the doctor ordered.

Here’s a suggestion:

http://twitter.com/#!/tomwarren/status/499237110327832576

Clippy!

http://twitter.com/#!/AiPolitics/status/499249076026634240

Heh.

‘Epic butt tweet’! AP Boston has a ragin’ case of the Mondays; Update: Tweet deleted

http://twitter.com/#!/pokeyberlin/status/422769508277702656

This could be huge, you guys:

http://twitter.com/#!/AP_Boston/status/422768371474890752

It’s gonna take us a minute to collect ourselves. So enjoy this mockery in the meantime:

http://twitter.com/#!/MetroBosMike/status/422768907988910080
http://twitter.com/#!/SteveHuff/status/422769435829882880
http://twitter.com/#!/YourAnonNews/status/422770251453837312
http://twitter.com/#!/MerylWinslow/status/422770534276153344
http://twitter.com/#!/harej/status/422769863640489984
http://twitter.com/#!/GarrettQuinn/status/422769612170612736

Snort.

http://twitter.com/#!/whpatterson/status/422769034292367360

Duly noted.

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Update:

Guess it was just a “glitch”:

http://twitter.com/#!/AP_Boston/status/422806670733889537

Oh well. Good thing Twitchy is forever!

Does Don Sterling’s lifetime ban open ‘Pandora’s Box’ for gay marriage opponents in NBA?

http://twitter.com/#!/mattsuthe/status/461234448957067264

Now that Donald Sterling has been banned from the NBA for life, some tweeters can’t help but wonder: Who’s next? Could anyone in the NBA who holds views deemed offensive — such as favoring traditional marriage — face similar consequences?

http://twitter.com/#!/DrGMLaTulippe/status/461221042858364928

Owners like the Orlando Magic’s Richard DeVos, for example:

http://twitter.com/#!/L2dthird/status/461210568943476736

For the record, DeVos isn’t the only NBA team owner who opposes gay marriage.

http://twitter.com/#!/corystaylor/status/461221773196156928
http://twitter.com/#!/paulzmoyer/status/461209240330592256
http://twitter.com/#!/HendricksonT182/status/461218311402188800
http://twitter.com/#!/PBurris85/status/461240371360854016
http://twitter.com/#!/peteinhou/status/461217838825742336

Indeed. What about players?

http://twitter.com/#!/HouseCracka/status/461224774472335361

Players caught making anti-gay remarks have been fined, but not banned. Could that change down the road?

http://twitter.com/#!/craigreidel/status/461232326249177088

LeBron James: Players don’t want any member of Sterling family owning Clippers

http://twitter.com/#!/theRayTaylor/status/465613275129184256

The NBA has banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life, and there has been talk that his estranged wife, Shelley, would keep her 50 percent share of the team.

According to Miami Heat star LeBron James, the players don’t want any member of Don Sterling’s family owning the team:

http://twitter.com/#!/AP/status/465612354726936578

The AP quoted James, who spoke after a practice:

“As players, we want what’s right and we don’t feel like no one in his family should be able to own the team,” James said after the Miami Heat practiced for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against Brooklyn.

James’ statement sparked a lot of discussion:

http://twitter.com/#!/ArjayWalcher/status/465612639549128704
http://twitter.com/#!/tonybalogna/status/465612719576858624
http://twitter.com/#!/lily112146/status/465613352270823424
http://twitter.com/#!/ArjayWalcher/status/465613611923021824

Would that “rule” work the other way around:

http://twitter.com/#!/redsteeze/status/465613600145805312

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Full Twitchy coverage of the Donald Sterling controversy here.

‘Sterling is disgrace’: Sheila Jackson Lee calls on NBA to ‘right the Clipper ship’

http://twitter.com/#!/JacksonLeeTX18/status/460849133402996736

Having apparently solved all pressing problems with the federal government, Texas Democrat Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee took some time to focus on embattled L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling and offer the NBA suggestions about what to do next:

http://twitter.com/#!/JacksonLeeTX18/status/460850349595979777
http://twitter.com/#!/JacksonLeeTX18/status/460852050998624256

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Related:

‘Where was all this’? ESPN analyst notices an inconsistency in Sterling reaction

The NBA’s Metta World Peace, a.k.a The Panda’s Friends, has a new shoe

The bear is not detachable. The Teddy bear is a permanent and is the pandas friend!

The ears on the side are also not detachable.
Enjoy

— mettaworldpeace.com (@MettaWorldPeace) September 22, 2014

Former NBA star Metta World Peace (birth name: Ronald William Artest, Jr.) recently signed with the Sichuan Blue Whales of the Chinese Basketball Association and he’s honoring his Chinese fans in a few odd ways. First up, Mr. Peace announced that he’ll change his name, yet again, for the upcoming season:

Guys my chinese name is not "Panda Friend" , its "The Pandas Friend".

— mettaworldpeace.com (@MettaWorldPeace) August 7, 2014

Don’t forget the “The.”

And here are his shoes:

Meta World-Peace 2014-2015 Game Shoes #TBG pic.twitter.com/H43JCIIggM

— The Best Gear™ (@TheBestGear) September 23, 2014

😶 #meta RT @nicekicks: This is classic Metta… http://t.co/85cpinPf1K pic.twitter.com/tYyg0iKvkQ

— peter sim (@petersim) September 23, 2014

Funny looking or funniest looking shoes ever?

Editor’s note: Metta World Peace’s name was misspelled in an earlier version of this post. We’ve corrected the mistake and apologize for the error.

Watch Young Steph Curry Talk About His Dreams Of Reaching The Pros

Even at 14 years old, the All-Star starter knew what he was doing.

1. During Dell Curry’s days in Toronto, he and his family appeared on an episode of Off The Hardwood, a series that showcases the off-court lives of Raptors players.

2. Steph Curry, at 14 years old, stole the show, which should come as no surprise to anyone who’s watched his career in the NBA.

3. While playing 1-on-1 with his brother Seth, who plays for an NBA D-league team, it becomes clear that Steph’s jump shot was already in the works.

4. When asked about any interest in playing baseball, Steph says he had already decided to stick with basketball because it was “more his sport.” That’s putting it lightly.

5. At 26, and with five seasons in the NBA under his belt, Steph is looking forward to starting in the annual All-Star Game next week:

6. Watch the full video here:

The 10 Biggest Moments In Sports This Year, In Retweets

Here’s the BuzzFeed Sports ranking of some of the most retweeted moments in 2014 from athletes in the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, and a few others, according to Twitter data.

10. Henrik Lundqvist takes the ice in his first-ever Stanley Cup Final, fulfilling a lifelong dream.

AP Photo / Jae C. Hong

Bruce Bennett Getty Images Sport

 

9. Detroit Tigers players send a message of support to Venezuela during the massive anti-government protests.

8. The post-victory selfie with Lukas Podolski and Bastian Schweinsteiger after Germany won the World Cup.

7. Kobe Bryant throwing serious shade at Charlotte for trading him during the 1996 NBA Draft.

AFP / Getty Images Vince Bucci

6. Mario Balotelli’s request for a kiss on the cheek from the Queen of England if Italy defeated Costa Rica in the World Cup.

If we beat Costa Rica i want a kiss,obviously on the cheek, from the UK Queen.😂😂😂.

— FinallyMario (@Mario Balotelli)

They lost.

Claudio Villa Getty Images Sport

Claudio Villa Getty Images Sport

 

5. The horrific leg injury suffered by Paul George during a Team USA basketball scrimmage.

Thanks everybody for the love and support.. I’ll be ok and be back better than ever!!! Love y’all!! #YoungTrece

— Yg_Trece (@Paul George)

Ethan Miller / Getty Images

Ethan Miller Getty Images Sport

 

And the outreach of support that followed.

God bless u my brother @Paul_George24. Im hurt, praying for you. Praying for peace. Praying that God heals you in a supernatural way.

— KDTrey5 (@Kevin Durant)

4. David Ortiz’s amazing selfie with President Obama after the Red Sox won the World Series, which was secretly plotted all along by Samsung.

What an honor! Thanks for the #selfie, @BarackObama

— davidortiz (@Dvd rtz)

Ortiz later offered Kevin Love some advice, so he could, maybe, one day have his own championship moment with the president.

Yo @kevinlove if you need advice on moving from Minnesota to Boston just let me know #CityOfChamps

— davidortiz (@Dvd rtz)

3. The Luis Suarez bite that shocked a worldwide audience during the World Cup.

FIFA

And the apology that followed.

My apologies to Chiellini:

— LuisSuarez9 (@Luis Suarez)

2. The on-field turned online feud between Seattle Seahawk Richard Sherman and San Francisco 49er Michael Crabtree in the run-up to the Super Bowl.

Film don’t lie… @nflnetwork @espn pull up the tape of that game and show me where this guy is the best? #fake #fake #fake

— KingCrab15 (@Michael Crabtree)

Richard Sherman breaks up a pass, intended for Michael Crabtree.

A lion doesn’t concern himself with the opinions of a sheep.

— RSherman_25 (@Richard Sherman)

Including Sherman’s infamous post-game rant with Erin Andrews after the NFC Championship game versus the 49ers.

Even baseball player Justin Verlander jumped in on the action.

So Russell is a class act! Sherman on the other hand…. If he played baseball would get a high and tight fastball.

— JustinVerlander (@Justin Verlander)

1. The entire “Lebron: Decison 2.0,” which took over the internet for a few days in July and ended when The King returned to Cleveland.

Just posted a photo http://t.co/lmByEY8T7Q

— KingJames (@LeBron James)

http://t.co/6yJ8vNuHAB

— KingJames (@LeBron James)