Ty Lawson put on blast by baby mama Ashley Pettiford over Instagram picture

Ashley Pettiford

Don’t you just love it when an athlete gets all person and shares a picture on Instagram of them spending time with their family? It shows us there’s more to them than just playing sports, and most importantly, it shows us that they’re a #familyman.

But sometimes an attempt to show everyone what a #familyman they are backfires, like it did with Ty Lawson.

The Denver Nuggets point guard shared a picture on Instagram Saturday of his baby daughter on a bed playing with a basketball. #adorable #cute #basketballintheblood #likefatherlikedaughter

Only one problem: the mother of the baby, Ashley Pettiford (pictured), put Lawson on blast for not being involved in the girl’s life. Take a look at the comment she left on his picture as pointed out by MediaTakeOut:

Ty Lawson Instagram baby

Ooooh burn!

Lawson and Pettiford were both arrested last year in a domestic violence case. Ty was accused of pushing Pettiford while she was six months pregnant with their baby. They later supposedly said it was a misunderstanding and that they were working things out. That obviously didn’t go too well.

We have no idea who’s the good parent and who’s the bad one and whether or not Lawson is even a flake … but this was too funny not to post. FYI it looks like Ty deleted her comment — shocker.

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Ty Lawson breaks Jodie Meeks’ ankles with killer crossover (Video)

Ty Lawson Jodie MeeksIf Jodie Meeks ends up missing time with a sprained ankle, you’ll know why. Ty Lawson just ruined the Lakers guard during the second quarter of Denver’s win over LA on Friday night. The fans loved it, obviously, as did everyone watching on video.

On the bright side, at least the Lakers kept this one within 48.

Denver Nuggets fire George Karl; Kenneth Faried and Ty Lawson are baffled

George-Karl-NuggetsThe Denver Nuggets made a shocking move on Thursday when they fired head coach George Karl. The 62-year old coach had been with the team since 2005. What really made the move puzzling is that Karl was named the NBA’s Coach of the Year for the 2012-2013 season back in May.

Karl took the Nuggets to the postseason every year in his eight seasons with the team, though they did lose in the first round of the playoffs the past four seasons. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the issue had to do with Karl’s contract situation more than the team’s play on the court.

Karl was entering the last season of his deal with Denver, which is a situation that has made him uncomfortable throughout his career. Rather than coaching the team under a one-year contract, Karl was likely going to pursue an extension during the offseason. Apparently the Nuggets were not comfortable giving him one and decided it was time to part ways.

At least two players who are currently on the Denver roster, Kenneth Faried and Ty Lawson, were left scratching their heads after the move.

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Ty Lawson on Twitter: It Wasn’t Me!

On Monday, we let you know about Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson’s borderline inappropriate tweet regarding the Kardashians. Lawson realized that Reggie Bush, who was dating Kim Kardashian, won a Super Bowl with the Saints, and that Lamar Odom repeated as a champ with the Lakers while marrying Khloe Kardashian. Considering the publicity-seeking ways of the Kardashians, I didn’t see anything wrong with Lawson’s tweet (with the exception of the word “hit”). Apparently he did, unfortunately. As pointed out by Jimmy Traina at Hot Clicks, Lawson not only deleted his original tweet, he also claimed someone else produced the tweet. From Lawson’s twitter:

I gave Paul Pierce a pass for the “we’re going to sweep the Magic” tweet that he claims someone else made, but I’m not buying Lawson’s b.s. The “my twitter was hacked” excuse is as lame as the “my supplements were tainted” excuse for testing positive for PEDs. I’m guessing Lawson lost his phone at the same time his car got a flat tire. Don’t people realize that the more an excuse is used the less we believe it? Worst of all, if you’re going to be brazen with a tweet, don’t back down as soon as it gets some attention. That’s uber lame!

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Ty Lawson on Twitter

Ty Lawson’s Fairly Inappropriate Tweet

Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson is reaching out to the Kardashians, and doing it in a pretty immature way that commissioner David Stern might not be very happy with.  I’m not sure if this is serious enough to warrant any type of punishment, but Twitter is obviously becoming somewhat of a problem in the NBA.  Paul Pierce’s Twitter account was supposedly “hacked” during the playoffs when “someone” wrote about the Celtics sweeping the Magic after they went up 3-0, although that one really shouldn’t bother Stern.  Charlie Villanueva tweeted during halftime in a game against the Celtics last season.  His coach — Scott Skiles — was none too pleased.  Shaq did the same a week later as a way of mocking Villanueva.  His coach — Alvin Gentry — didn’t seem to care at all.

Lawson’s tweet is a bit more inappropriate than the one’s we’ve seen from NBA stars in the past, and Cowboys receiver Miles Austin, the alleged new boyfriend of Kim Kardashian, might be a little offended by this Tweet if they’re indeed dating.  Check out this screen shot of Ty Lawson’s tweet about Kim Kardashian, courtesy of Sports by Brooks Live:

For those of you who don’t excel at reading between the lines or aren’t exactly with the times, he’s using “hit” as a sexual reference.  Tisk tisk, Ty.  Tisk tisk.

UPDATE: Ty Lawson is denying he sent the tweet


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Ty Lawson on Twitter

Writer Crosses the Line in Questioning Ty Lawson’s Toughness

One maxim I pretty much adhere to is that I don’t criticize collegiate athletes for on-field related performance. I have no problem criticizing their coaches considering they get paid big bucks to win, but as far as we know (I know, I know) college athletes don’t get paid real money. At the very least, they’re just amateurs and often times merely teenagers, and that’s why I don’t feel it’s fair to pick on them unless they’re doing stupid things like breaking the law. Clearly Mike Gundy felt the same way because it prompted him to go all Mike Gundy at a press conference. I’m guessing Roy Williams wouldn’t be too far off from such a performance if he read Jeff Goodman’s latest column at FOX Sports (and if he isn’t, he should be). Goodman generally has a good nose for breaking news, but he crossed the line by calling out North Carolina point guard Ty Lawson who has a toe injury:

The drama surrounding Ty Lawson is getting old. You really think Tyler Hansbrough would be sitting out an NCAA tournament game with a sprained big toe? Not a chance. But North Carolina’s speedy point guard isn’t Hansbrough. He’s an enigma and a major point of frustration for the entire Tar Heels team — even though you’ll never hear Tar Heels coach Roy Williams or any of Lawson’s teammates admit it.

I hate questioning a player’s threshold for pain, but remember, this is the same guy who sat out three weeks and six games last season with an ankle injury which teammates privately questioned whether he was milking.

Reading the entire column gives me the sense that Goodman has money on Carolina to win it all or something and he’s panicking because Lawson’s not ready to play. Honestly, why else would he take it upon himself to rip Lawson in his national column the week of March Madness? The best he could do in his prime time and moment to shine was tear apart at 21-year-old kid like that? Even if other players on the team privately told Goodman those things it’s not up to him to write a story like that. It’s up to the players on the team to challenge Lawson to man up. It’s not like we’re talking Tracy McGrady who has a max contract from the Rockets and can’t stay healthy — we’re talking about a young point guard for North Carolina whose game is speed based and to whom a nagging foot injury would be debilitating. Maybe he’s doing what more athletes should be doing — letting more capable guys step in while you’re less than 100%. And I think Goodman needs to lay off of questioning the toughness of 21-year-old college kids in the future. So many other things about which he could have written on the eve of his sport’s Super Bowl.