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Joe Smith Burned by Girlfriend for Cheating, Wife Yolanda Smith Leaves Him

Former number one overall pick Joe Smith is 35 and in his 16th season in the NBA. The veteran forward may not see much playing time these days, but he’s still big-time off of it. Or, at least he was.

Smith, like many athletes, was hooking up with a girl who was not his wife. Smith was with some actress/model wannabe named Deanna Marie, treating her to games and hanging out with her at clubs. But Deanna got ticked when she apparently found out Smith was hooking up with another girl. Shocking, right?

Upset she wasn’t the only girl on the side, Deanna decided to get back at Joe by posting pictures of herself and Joe hanging out together, knowing the pictures would spread and hurt his home life. She was right.

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So Lil Wayne Is Sad LeBron James and Dwyane Wade Don’t Give Him Attention

Back in November when Chris Johnson err Lil Wayne busted out of prison, one of his first stops was a Heat-Hornets game in his hometown of New Orleans. Watching the star-studded Miami Heat has become a habit for the rapper, but not all has gone as planned for the man. Imagine spending thousands of dollars on tickets to sit front row to watch your fave NBA players ball, and they (gasp!) don’t even give you so much as a nod by the court? That’s how it is for Lil Wayne, it’s not going to fly for Weezy. He lamented the lack of attention to Rolling Stone in an interview, as I learned through Baller Status:

When Wayne sat court-side at a recent Miami Heat/New Orleans Hornets game he was upset that Lebron James and Dwyane Wade never came over to talk to him. “Them n****s never speak to a n****,” he says. “They don’t chuck me the deuce or nothing. ****a spent all that money on them ****ing tickets … Come holla at me. We sit right by them little *itch-*ss *****s. At least come ask me why I’m not rooting for you.”

And for the first time in his life, he found out what it’s like to be one of the rest of us. Sorry Weezy, can’t feel badly for you this time. Did you ever consider that this might be the reason why?

Darryl Talley Upset with Lack of Respect from Vince Young

Darryl Talley is a two-time Pro Bowl linebacker who played 14 seasons in the NFL. He was a second-round pick by the Bills out of West Virginia and was a core member of their early-90s team that went to four straight Super Bowls. He is the franchise’s all-time leading tackler, and a member of the College Football Hall of Fame. One would figure such a resume would result in respect from a fellow football player, but that’s not how Talley perceived his meeting with quarterback Vince Young.

Talley, who lives in Orlando, must have been in Miami when he ran into Young. Here’s what the former linebacker tweeted Saturday evening “Just ran into Vince Young. Had no idea who I am. Not ok.” Talley then added, “Hey young fellas. Know ur football history. It’s called respect. Also will make u a better ball player.”

Apparently Talley wasn’t only upset with the lack of respect shown to him by Young, but the lack of appreciation in a business sense. “Be respectful of those who came before you & demanded changes so u could colect the check ur getting” he later wrote on his twitter account. Word must have gotten back to Vince Young that Talley felt slighted by the former Titan, so Vince contact Talley to say he knew who he was. Apparently that upset Darryl even more because if Vince knew who he was, he should have acted more appropriately.

I wasn’t around for the meeting and I obviously don’t know what went down, but either way VY comes across looking badly. If he knew who Talley was and didn’t show much respect, that’s poor form, and it’s even worse if he didn’t even know who Talley was. Like I said, I don’t know what went on, but this fits pretty consistently with the character issues Young has that have been called into question.

Dustin Johnson Denies He is Dating Natalie Gulbis, Says ‘I’m a Single Guy’

Call this the Dustin Johnson/Natalie Gulbis update part three. Last weekend Gulbis was following Johnson around for the Tournament of Champions at Kapalua and according to Golf.com, confirmed she and Dustin were dating. Here was the exact excerpt from the story: “Following Johnson’s 73, Gulbis confirmed they were dating but said with a laugh, ‘I’ll let Dustin handle our PR.’ Reached Saturday evening, he declined comment.”

In our story, we noted how Johnson pulled out of this week’s Sony Open to handle some things at home. The New York Post later said he was going home to settle matters with Amanda Caulder, his college girlfriend. We wondered if Gulbis’ announcement had killed Dustin’s game, and it appeared as if that was the case.

Well Johnson is tired of people talking about his business publicly, and he addressed the media to set things straight.

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Kyle Turley: I Heard Dan Marino Got High Before Games

Former NFL lineman and first-round pick Kyle Turley was making the radio rounds on Thursday to promote a party he’s co-hosting at the Super Bowl on behalf of Gridiron Greats. The outspoken hot head already made headlines earlier in the day for ripping Brady Hoke who left Turley’s alma mater (San Diego State) to go coach at Michigan. That interview on XX Sports in San Diego had nothing on the interview he did with the Dan LeBatard Show on 790 the Ticket in Miami, as I learned via Steve Cofield.

Because Turley was promoting a Gridiron Greats party, he was asked about his partying habits. The conversation turned into one about weed, and one of the hosts asked Turley semi-jokingly, “Did you ever roll some [weed] before a game?” His answer blew the toupees off the old folks’ heads in South Florida:

“No, I never got the balls enough to do that. I heard Dan Marino did, down there in Miami. That’s a rumor, but I don’t know — you’d have to ask Danny. All those old pictures of him and his old hair, I wouldn’t pass it by him.”

Naturally the hosts were shocked, so they followed up asking for more details.

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Was Dustin Johnson Relationship with Amanda Caulder Burned by Natalie Gulbis?

Earlier this week we passed along the news of golf’s new super couple, Dustin Johnson and Natalie Gulbis, getting together. Gulbis was spotted following Johnson during his third round on Saturday and confirmed the two were dating. Gulbis deferred to Johnson for further public comments, but he declined to talk. Now we know why.

According to the New York Post’s Page Six, Johnson still had yet to tie up a loose end with his current girlfriend Amanda Caulder when the news of the Gulbis relationship leaked. Gulp. What’s worse is that apparently Caulder’s relationship with Johnson began in the same fashion — he was still involved with a previous girl at the time supposedly — so this seems like Karma.

The info explains two things: one, why Johnson was so quiet about his relationship with Gulbis. Two, why he pulled out of this week’s Sony Open to take care of some stuff at home. It all makes sense now. This guy just needs to be more forthcoming. Good thing he’s stupid long, if you know what I mean.

Natalie Gulbis Confirms She and Dustin Johnson are Dating

If there’s one thing we’ve learned about celebrities, it’s that they react to dating news by making some of their own. With that in mind, perhaps it was the news last week that Ben Roethlisberger was getting engaged that inspired golfer Natalie Gulbis to go public about her relationship with fellow golfer Dustin Johnson. After all, the 28-year-old hottie once dated the sexual predator who dons a number seven jersey for the Steelers on Sundays.

The relationship between the two golfers was confirmed by Gulbis after she was seen following Johnson throughout the back nine of his third round Saturday at the Tournament of Champions. Johnson has declined comment about their relationship, but it’s worth noting he pulled out of next weekend’s Sony Open “to take care of some things at home.” Who knows what that means.

All I know is that these two will join the long line of infamous athlete-celebrity couples here at LBS, and when you think of the two of them together, remember that Tiger Woods once described Johnson’s game as “stupid long.” Take that to mean whatever you wish and bid the couple a wonderful future, though we’re not sure what odds you would get in a casino for them to stay together for the long haul.

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