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Byron Scott hired as Lakers head coach

Robert Williams | Elite Insiders Nearly 20 years ago, towards the end of his playing career, Byron Scott was the “rookie mentor” to the then 18-year old NBA star Kobe Bryant; now, he is set to rejoin the Lakers franchise as the head coach. According to ESPN analysts Ramona Shelburne and Chris Broussard, it has…

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“Money May gon’ make it do what it do, baby..”

Robert Williams | Elite Insiders There’s one thing to allegedly have sex with another man’s woman; nevertheless, it’s another to publicly call both of them “b****es” after confidently claiming that the deed was done. Recently, there were words expressed by undefeated professional boxer Floyd “Money” Mayweather which possibly gave reason for T.I.’s swinging at him…

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Drake releases name of new album

Precious Osagie-Erese | Elite Insiders  The man hasn’t even started working on the album, but he released the name of it. That’s real. Recording artist Drake recently revealed in an interview with Billboard that he has the title for his fourth project and it’s called “Views From The 6.” Many hints are pointing that the…

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Fast and Furious: Lucky Number 7

Brandi Montgomery | Elite Insiders    This weekend the “Fast and Furious” cast and crew shot the last scene for “Fast & Furious 7”. The film is expected to be in theatres April 3, 2015. After the four month production halt following the unexpected death of actor Paul Walker, there were rumors and doubts if…

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Derek Jeter’s last All Star game a success

Robert Williams | Elite Insiders After giving the MLB 22 years of his hard work and dedication, 40-year-old New York Yankees’ star Jeter is set to retire at the end of the 2014 season. Jeter’s amazing ability to lead, remarkable talent, and love for the game of baseball remained evident in his 14th and final…

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Germany rises above Argentina for the World Cup Title

Robert Williams | Elite Insiders – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – After a long frenzy of scoreless play, a late-game goal was the determining factor as Germany went on to win the 2014 World Cup Title. With a few head injuries, flying knees, and even an eye rake, this competition seemed to be more like…

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Rapper Meek Mill Jailed for Violating Parole

Quintin Gee | Elite Insiders  Rapper Robert Williams, better know as Meek Mill, was sentenced to three to six months in jail and five months probation after Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley found him guilty of violating his probation. Prior to the sentencing, a four-hour hearing took place were Williams’ “violations” were brought to light:…

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Surprise for JUST KEKE

Brandi Montgomery | Elite Insiders  June 30 was a dream come true for the singer, songwriter, actress and now talk show host, KeKe Palmer. Aside from officially becoming the youngest person in history to have her own talk show, Palmer was surprised by her #1 crush, Michael Ealy. As KeKe quickly daydreamed about Michael Ealy,…

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Joel Embiid Blocks LeBron on Twitter

Robert Williams | Elite insiders Former Kansas Jayhawk now Philadelphia 76ers rookie center Joel Embiid is known for his remarkable defense; however, this “block” couldn’t be added to the stat book. After just a few weeks of experiencing the life of an NBA player, Embiid has already hopped on the recruiting train. The first round…

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A Kidd Coaching Bucks

      Byron Dixon| Elite Insiders Jason Kidd is taking his talents to Milwaukee, yes the Hall of Fame point guard is one and done with his former team the now Brooklyn Nets after just one season of coaching experience. Kidd will now take over the reigns of a franchise seeking some sort of…

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Who is Shad Moss?

Precious Osagie-Erese | Elite Insiders  Who is Shad Moss? Bow Wow is putting to rest the name that made him famous. The 27-year-old rapper is saying that “Bow Wow” represented a past life. The rapper started off in the early 2000’s as Lil Bow Wow, then dropped the ‘Lil’ and became Bow Wow. Now he…

BET Awards Winners

Chuck Walton | Elite Insiders    Sunday Night’s BET Awards was another success and thanks to the good folks at BET the Elite Insiders were able to be in attendance. Below is a list of the night’s big winners. #Elitelife #BetAwards2014   Best Female R&B/Pop Artist – Beyoncé Best Male R&B/Pop Artist – Pharrell Williams…

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A long time coming; USA believes they can win

John Riley | Elite Insiders  Soccer has always been the after thought sport in America, behind the big three basketball, football and baseball. Now soccer has become the third, just beating out baseball. What will be the next big thing for soccer….? Many would argue that Americans are not good, because our talent, chooses other…

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Miami: Wade, Bosh, and Haslem Opt out…Will Melo Join?

Robert Williams | Elite Insiders As if LeBron’s opting out wasn’t surprising enough, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, and Udonis Haslem have decided to step into the free agency pool. Not only have the Heat reached a record salary cap space of $55 million, but this move increases overall team flexibility and makes way for Carmelo…

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“NICKI MINAJ WROTE IT…” Shade Or Nah?

Robert Williams | Elite Insiders Last night’s 2014 BET Awards was filled with many memorable moments. One of those moments was Nicki Minaj’s impromptu explanation of her “authenticity” after receiving her fifth consecutive Best Female Hip-Hop Artist Award. It had folks like: Wow, NICK! That’s how you FEEL? OKAY. According to E! News, Iggy Azalea…

Elite Exclusive! New Artist Watch!

Kelsey Tisdale | Elite Insiders Elite Insiders got it first, the exclusive interview with the merging local girl group the Jazmine Sisters! Based in LA, these four Chinese-American sisters Nadia, Felicia, Celia and Daria tell us they plan to bring “fun” and “family love” to music industry. What I loved most about these girls was the…

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What Is A Realistic Destination For Lebron?

As we all know, Lebron James has opted out of his contract with the Miami Heat to be a free agent this summer, now fans are wondering where his home will be in the 2014-15 season. And the answer to that? BACK IN MIAMI! Well why would he go back to Miami if he opted out?…

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Team USA stays alive

Sydnei Fryson | Elite Insiders The United States is officially moving on! However, it’s not due to a win on their part. For Team USA to stay alive Portugal had to beat Ghana, and they did with a 2-1 victory. Ironically enough, Cristiano Ronaldo is the Portuguese player that helped to send USA on.  You…

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Quick Hits: Why N.Y Knicks Blockbuster Trade Works

By Kristian Winfield | @Krisplashed Multiple sources including ESPN.com’s Marc Stein have confirmed that the New York Knicks and Dallas Mavericks agreed on a six-player trade that lands center Tyson Chandler back in Dallas. Chandler, who last was the defensive anchor for the championship Mavericks in 2011, along with slumping PG Raymond Felton were shipped to Dallas Tuesday…

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Tim Duncan likely to return to Spurs

Robert Williams | Elite Insiders After many thought retiring and an analyst job was the next move, it seems as if “The Big Fundamental” apparently has some fuel left in the tank. According to Yahoo Sports, at $10.3 million, the five-time NBA champion Tim Duncan has reportedly decided to stay with the Spurs for the…

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North West First Birthday Recap

Precious Osagie-Erese | Elite Insiders  Kanye West and Kim Kardashian spared no expense to celebrate their daughter North West first birthday. The lavish extravaganza that was dubbed “kidchella,” referencing after the famous music festival Coachella, could quite possibly be the baby birthday event of the year. If you’re child wasn’t there, then you missed out.…

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Elite Political Update by Shaq Brewster

Shaquille Brewster | Elite Insiders  This is Shaq with your quick political update. It’s a situation that’s caught a lot of people off guard and one you should definitely have your eye on: The crisis in Iraq. Let’s get to it! Just about two and a half years after President Obama pulled nearly all of…

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Actor Harrison Ford Breaks a Leg…LITERALLY.

Robert Williams | Elite Insiders Recently, The “Force” was sadly against “Star Wars” reprising actor Harrison Ford. As of today, it has been confirmed that Ford has broken his leg. This occurred on the set of “Star Wars: Episode VII” in Buckinghamshire, England last week after what was thought to be an injured ankle. Nevertheless,…

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Dallas Clark retires a Colt

Sydnei Fryson | Elite Insiders INDIANAPOLIS- All players would love to retire with the team they played that has their heart. Today, Dallas Clark got to do just that. After 11 seasons of playing in the league, Clark officially retired. Since nine of his eleven season played was as a Colt, it’s only right that…

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Kawhi Leonard discusses 2014 Finals MVP Award (VIDEO)

Robert Williams | Elite Insiders As the Spurs took the crown back to San Antonio for the fifth time, Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard was named the 2014 NBA Finals MVP. At 22 years old, he is the youngest to do so since Tim Duncan was awarded MVP for the Spurs’ first title in 1999. After…

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Unlikely hero, crazy finish: USA defeats Ghana 2-1

In the aftermath of the bashing of LeBron James’ game 1 early exit, it was a very humid match between Ghana and the USA, and two players suffered muscle injuries. It happens, but that wasn’t the headliner. Clint Dempsey slipped in the fifth fastest goal in the History of the World Cup at 32 seconds.…

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NBA Finals Game 5 Preview

Cyrus Fenwick | Elite Insiders  Game 5 Preview The San Antonio Spurs are in control of the NBA Finals with a commanding 3-1 lead over the Miami Heat. After the Heat won Game 2 to tie the series at 1-1, there were a lot of critics (me included) who were convinced that the Heat were…

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2014 NBA Finals: Heat Currently Down 3-1 to the Spurs

Robert Williams | Elite Insiders With memories of the 2013 Finals and upsetting loss to the Miami Heat heavy on their minds, the veteran-filled San Antonio Spurs have come into this year’s series with high expectations. Leading the 2014 NBA Finals 3-1 and defeating the franchise by double-digits in every game won, the high-powered San…

Long Live Royal Reign

  By Precious Osagie-Erese Ever since Lil’ Kim announced her surprise pregnancy back in February, viewers have waited patiently for eight months to see if “Queen Bee” is really going to have a “Baby Bee” –well she did. Lil’ Kim, 39, gave birth to a baby girl -Royal Reign- on Monday, June 9, 9:58 a.m.…

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LeBron’s 8-0 Scoring Streak! (Video)

Robert Williams | Elite Insiders Just when all the doubters gave LeBron James a hard time about his cramps, he proved once again that he was able to perform effectively in spite of the comments and negative energy. With minute regulation put into effect this game by Heat Coach Erik Spoelstra, James finished with 35…

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WNBA (HERE TO STAY)

Rikki Frohmader | Elite Insiders    Both Elena Della Donne of the Chicago Sky and Maya Moore of the Minnesota Lynx and received much deserved recognition as Eastern and Western Conference players of the month respectively. Della Donne has made significant impacts since her inclusion into the league as the second overall pick in the…

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C’mon, Dwight! Not the YOUNG’NS!

Robert Williams | Elite Insiders Houston Rockets star power forward/center Dwight Howard seems to be a “ladies’ man” with multiple partners. However, the “lady” in this case that concerns Howard is apparently two years under the age of consent. According to reports, the 6’11, 28-year-old, All-NBA Second Team elect allegedly had a rather profound relationship…

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Remembering Baseball legend Don Zimmer

Elite Insiders| Sarafina Hamer Baseball legend Don Zimmer passed away Wednesday. He had been in a rehabilitation center since Mid April after having heart surgery. Hearing the way baseball coaches past and present, analyst, and active players talk about Zimmer, if you never knew who he was, by today you’d have a pretty good idea.…

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Don’t Call It A Comeback

Byron Dixon| Elite Insiders   Tim Tebow will return to ESPN this fall, no not as a the quarterback of an NFL team as they prepare for a prime-time Monday Night Showdown but as an analyst for the network’s new SEC Network this August. Tebow has not quite stopped the speculation that he will attempt…

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Jim Irsay: Above the Influence

Trey Crosby | Elite Insiders Anybody care to know what grinds my gears? Two words and one man, Roger Goodell. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve probably liked Mr. Goodell as the NFL’s commissioner more than most, but he has a serious issue on his hands. As soon as Goodell assumed the role of commish, he laid…

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Oscar-winning actress added to cast of “Star Wars”

Robert Williams | Elite Insiders From being named “2014 most beautiful person” by People Magazine, to her honors and distinctions concerning her acting efforts, this has been a very productive year for this “CNN Fresh Face” of 2014. “I can finally say it loud and proud: I’m going to a galaxy far far away!” reads…