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Joey Crawford interrupts Kevin Durant to yell at scorekeepers (Video)

Joey Crawford Kevin DurantNBA referee Joey Crawford was jealous that Donald Sterling was getting all the headlines on Tuesday, so he did what he could to ensure he got some attention.

Crawford decided to interrupt Kevin Durant, who was preparing for a second free throw with 27.5 seconds left in overtime of Game 5 between the Thunder and Grizzlies, in order to yell at people keeping track of the game at the scorer’s table. It sounded like he wanted them to place a team foul on the scoreboard, though it was tough to tell exactly what he was complaining about.

Then again, this is Joey Crawford we’re talking about — it doesn’t take much for him to go bananas.

Crawford icing Durant definitely worked, because the Slim Reaper missed the next free throw, and the Thunder lost 100-99.

I don’t care what Crawford had to say, I don’t think he needed to jump in front of Durant to do it.

Here’s what Thunder coach Scott Brooks said about it after the game:

Clippers change website to say ‘we are one’ after Donald Sterling ban

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The Los Angeles Clippers are still owned by Donald Sterling. The 81-year-old racist was banned from the NBA for life on Tuesday and is likely going to be forced to sell the team, but he is still cutting the checks for the foreseeable future. That didn’t stop the Clippers’ official website from making a statement after Tuesday’s ruling.

The team basically shut down its website for a period of time to display a simple message.

“WE ARE ONE.”

The overwhelming majority of people applauded Silver for acting swiftly and punishing Sterling as much as he possibly could. That group clearly includes those who work for the Clippers.

Yankee fans boo Robinson Cano cardboard cutout in hilarious Jimmy Fallon bit (Video)

Robinson Cano is returning to Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night to take on his former team for the first time as a member of the Seattle Mariners. New York Yankees fans are expected to boo him for leaving the Bronx for financial reasons, so Jimmy Fallon gave them a chance to air out their frustrations a little early on Monday.

In one of his best bits to date, Fallon sent out a large cardboard box with Cano’s picture on the front and had a reporter tell people to give the five-time All-Star a piece of their mind. Little did the booing fans know, Cano was inside the box. Their reactions when he popped out were priceless.

The guy at the 2:45 mark was by far my favorite.

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“I, I, I, I, I, I won’t b — I won’t boo you — I won’t actually boo you. I’ll, I’ll be rooting for you to … play well but not win.”

Yankee fans have already been holding signs about Cano chasing the money when the Mariners aren’t even in town, so you know he’s going to hear it on Tuesday. That’s the mob mentality for you. It would be interesting to see if fans would react the same if Fallon did the same bit with Alex Rodriguez. Something tells me there are a few fans who would boo him right to his face.

Pacers fan heckles Paul George for traveling vs Hawks (Video)

Paul George PacersPacers fans were rightfully disgusted with the team for falling behind by 21 points in the first half of Game 5 of their playoff series with the Atlanta Hawks, and one disgusted fan’s heckling was captured by NBATV.

After Paul George was called for traveling on Indiana’s final possession of the first half, one fan could be heard giving the forward some crap.

The fan scolded George for traveling, questioned him for not playing up to his All-Star level, and then got on him for losing the game (and series) to Atlanta.

Pacers fans aren’t having any of this bullcrap!

V. Stiviano looked like Darth Vader to avoid media (Video)

V Stiviano maskThe paparazzi has been staked outside V. Stiviano’s duplex by the Beverly Center in Los Angeles in an attempt to get some comments from her regarding her controversy with Donald Sterling.

Stiviano apparently is not too interested in speaking with the media, because when she did leave her place, she was looking like Darth Vader with a huge bee keeping type of mask/reflector shield over her head and face.

Do you think she used that as a tool in the bedroom when she and Donnie had happy spanky time?

Dani Alves has banana thrown at him, eats it (Video)

Dani-Alves-bananaBarcelona defenseman Dani Alves was the victim of a mindless racist act on Sunday that certain people still think is acceptable at sporting events. As Alves was preparing to take a corner kick at around the 75th minute of Barca’s comeback win over Villarreal, a fan threw a banana in his direction.

So what did Alves do? Rather than ignoring it or getting upset, he picked the banana up, peeled it, and took a bite. Alves then threw the rest aside and took his kick. He shrugged the racism off after the game.

“We have suffered this in Spain for some time,” Alves told the Associated Press. “You have to take it with a dose of humor. We aren’t going to change things easily. If you don’t give it importance, they don’t achieve their objective.”

Back in January, Alves spoke about how he is frequently subject to racial abuse that includes monkey sounds while playing in Spain.

“Unfortunately the war against racism is lost, unless much more drastic action is taken,” he said, via ESPN.com. “I have been here for ten years and since the first year this kind of thing has happened. There are worse grounds [than the Bernabeu]. It happens all over Spain. I lived through it at Sevilla. Until action is taken, nothing will be fixed.”

It doesn’t just happen in Spain. Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones said a fan threw a banana at him during a game last year. He was understandably upset afterwords, as I’m sure Alves has been at various points throughout his career. But on Sunday, he decided to let it roll off his back. That can’t be easy.

H/T Dirty Tackle

Warriors fans taunt Donald Sterling with signs

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As you might expect, the Los Angeles Clippers players weren’t the only ones to show their disapproval of Donald Sterling’s racist comments during Sunday’s playoff game against the Golden State Warriors. The home fans also sent messages to Sterling, one of which involved a black fan and a white fan who had gone to the game together holding signs.

One fan’s sign side “I’m black” and the other’s said “I brought a black guy 2 the game.”

If you listened to the audio of Sterling’s alleged remarks, you know that he was angry with his girlfriend V. Stiviano for associating with African-Americans and told her not to bring any black people to his team’s home games. Sunday’s game was at Golden State, but the point remains. This obviously isn’t going to go away.

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