Brandon Jennings denies dating Chris Brown’s ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran

Brandon Jennings Karrueche Tran

Brandon Jennings and Karrueche Tran both went on Twitter Wednesday to deny the rumor that the two are dating.

The rumor was first posted by Media Take Out Wednesday. The gossip outlet said that Jennings and Tran have been dating for the past few months.

Here’s what they reported:

The pair met up at LA hotspot GREENHOUSE a few months ago, and have been texting each other – and seeing each other on the low. Now mind you – all this happened while Chris was in REHAB.

We’re told that Chris has SUSPECTED Karrueche was creeping for months now, but had no solid proof.

Brown has been in rehab the past three months and will be there another two months, according to a judge’s order. But despite Brown not being around, Jennings not only says he is not dating Karrueche Tran, he says doesn’t even know her.

Tran also addressed the rumor on Wednesday by calling it “bs” and saying she’s “not dating anyone.”

Tran and Brown met when she was a stylist working on a gig involving Brown. They dated for a few years before their split. Jennings has been working through his first season with the Detroit Pistons after four with the Milwaukee Bucks. He has been the subject of many other dating rumors that probably had little substance to them.

Brandon Jennings, Pistons players found out about Mo Cheeks being fired on Twitter

Maurice-CheeksMaurice Cheeks was not even given a full season to prove himself as a head coach in Detroit, as the Pistons fired him 50 games into the season on Sunday. The team is currently 21-29, but the move was surprising given the fact that Cheeks was hired just eight months ago. Cheeks’ dismissal even came as a surprise to some players, who clearly had no idea he was on the hot seat.

After Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports broke the news, Brandon Jennings took to Twitter to showcase his confusion.

Even veteran forward Charlie Villanueva seemed like he had no idea Cheeks was about to be canned.

The higher-ups don’t always consult players when making a coaching change, but there is usually some sort of indication that a head coach’s days are numbered. Despite Detroit’s record, that obviously wasn’t the case with Cheeks.

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Caron Butler seems irritated with Brandon Jennings showboating at end of game (Video)

Caron-Butler-Brandon-JenningsBrandon Jennings faced his former team, the Milwaukee Bucks, for the first time on Monday night as a member of the Detroit Pistons. He played well, registering a double-double that included 15 points and 13 assists. The Pistons won by a final score of 113-94, and Jennings happened to be the player with the ball who got to dribble out the clock at the end of the game.

Caron Butler did not appreciate the way Jennings went about it. Jennings dribbled the ball between his legs and around his back as the crowd cheered, and Butler briskly walked over to him and appeared to say something. He also kept staring at Jennings as the teams left the floor.

Jennings may not have been trying to show up the Bucks, but we wouldn’t be surprised if he was. This is the same guy who called out his former coach and was vocal about being benched. He wasn’t exactly happy in Milwaukee. That’s why I’m sure Jennings was happy to get the best of the Bucks for one night.

Video via Pro Basketball Talk

Andre Drummond throws down alley-oop from Brandon Jennings off backboard (Video)

Andre Drummond alley-oopAndre Drummond and Brandon Jennings made the highlight reel with a sick alley-oop on Sunday night during the second quarter of Detroit Pistons’ game against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Drummond got a steal on the defensive end and gave up the ball to Jennings. Jennings went hard to the rim in transition, and he decided to throw a pass off the backboard to Drummond, who slammed it down with two hands. It was beautiful.

JR Smith and Brandon Jennings get into Twitter beef over JR’s brother Chris

JR Smith KnicksChris Smith, the younger brother of New York Knicks swingman JR Smith, has become somewhat of a punchline around the NBA this season. Knicks head coach Mike Woodson essentially admitted earlier this year that JR’s presence on the team’s roster influenced their decision to keep Chris around. Chris has been inactive for the first seven games of the seaosn and is expected to spend the majority of the season in the D-League.

On Wednesday night, Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Jennings sent out a tweet asking why his buddies can’t be in the NBA if Chris Smith is. He later deleted it.

“Wait wait wait JR smith brother is in the NBA but @PoohJeter & @BBROWNLAU isn’t,” Jennings wrote, via Pro Basketball Talk. “Call me hater but not Rollin!!!”

As you might expect, JR did not find the comment humorous. He initially sent out a tweet threatening to “call some of my (sic) street homies and put a smash on Detroit,” but later deleted the threat. Smith then sent the following tweet.

After the internet began buzzing about how Smith and Jennings were in a classic Twitter beef, Jennings denied that any war was going on. Smith agreed — kind of, but not really.

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The Game says he did not punch Brandon Jennings in the face


For those of you who were unaware, there is a rumor floating around that Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Jennings was punched in the face by rapper The Game at a club in Los Angeles over the weekend. The Game, who is a regular at Lure nightclub’s “Toxic” day party, supposedly got into it with Jennings over microphone time.

The Game insists that is not the way it went down. During an interview with “The Big Tigger Show” on V-103 in Atlanta, The Game said Jennings did indeed get punched but that it was someone else who threw the swing. Black Sports Online captured the audio of Game’s denial.

“I didn’t punch that dude in the face, man,” The Game said. “I was right there. Some words were exchanged and he got into it with somebody and it took off, man. I was right there. I seen it, but it wasn’t me.”

On Tuesday night, Jennings tweeted that he was sucker punched but said it wasn’t by The Game. Of course, we don’t know what to believe. The Pistons are probably going to advise Jennings not to comment on the incident, so I doubt we will be hearing much from him. The bottom line is it sounds like he definitely got into a fight at the club, we just don’t know who actually threw swings. That information is probably irrelevant to the Pistons, who just want Jennings to stay out of trouble.

Brandon Jennings reportedly got punched in face by rapper The Game


Detroit Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings was reportedly involved in a fight with a famous rapper in Los Angeles over the weekend. According to a report from HipHollywood.com, Jennings was socked in the face by The Game

Believe it or not, the fight is said to have broke out over microphone time. Sources told HipHollywood.com that Jennings and The Game were allegedly hanging out at Lure nightclub’s popular day party “Toxic” over the weekend, which is an event that The Game supposedly frequents. Jennings happened to be there celebrating his birthday party. Here’s what they say went down:

Jennings was at Lure hosting his birthday party with friends, which didn’t sit well with the Compton rapper who frequents the club. ‘Game feels like Toxic is his, and he didn’t like that Jennings was hogging the microphone. He felt like he was being disrespected,’ one person who witnessed the altercation tells us. ‘Game tried to have words with him, and it just escalated quickly and Game hit Brandon in the mouth,’ another source says.”

Security reportedly broke up the altercation and allowed both parties to remain at the club, but the party was shut down after Jennings and his crew got into it again with The Game and his crew. We know that Jennings is a big supporter of Drake and has hung out with Drake’s OVO crew, so maybe there’s some friction over the opposing rap groups. Also, Jennings and The Game played on opposing teams in the LA-based Drew League during the summer, so they might have some beef from that league, too.

We have seen plenty of examples of Jennings having an attitude problem on the court, so this isn’t exactly a shock. What is kind of surprising is the thought of two grown men getting physical over who is allowed to talk into a microphone. Can’t we all just get along?

UPDATE: The Game has denied punching Jennings, but does that mean Jennings didn’t get punched?

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