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Guillermo at the NBA Finals tries to level Iman Shumpert’s hair (Video)

Guillermo from “Jimmy Kimmel Live” took his annual pilgrimage to the NBA Finals and produced an excellent and amusing video for our entertainment.

He interviewed several players, most of whom were from the Cavaliers, but he also got some face time with Steph Curry and Klay Thompson. Unfortunately, the LeBron James interview did not happen the way we all would have liked. The highlight easily had to be when he busted out a level to try evening out Iman Shumpert’s hair. That was classic.

Guillermo Iman Shumpert

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Lil Wayne goes after referee, allegedly spits on him at charity basketball game (Video)

Lil Wayne went after a referee at a charity basketball game on Sunday and allegedly spit on the man, according to some reports, bringing new meaning to the concept of taking things too far.

Weezy was coaching his “Young Money” squad at the 4th annual St. Louis Celebrity Basketball Game, and his team was facing LooseCannon SLIM’s squad. TMZ says Weezy was upset with some of the calls and tried to confront a referee, which brought a halt to the game. Keep in mind that this was a charity event designed for anti-violence, according to TMZ.

We’d say this whole display was surprising, but this is Lil Wayne we’re talking about. The last time we checked in on him, he was trying to fight a boxer’s trainer. This is just how he operates.

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Image via Daily Dose

Floyd Mayweather Punch Out mock video game is great (Video)

Noober Goober Gaming created a mock Floyd Mayweather Jr. “Punch Out” video game clip that’s a spoof on the classic Mike Tyson’s “Punch-Out” Nintendo game, and it was hilarious.

The video clip mocks the way Mayweather makes opponents agree to his fight terms, how he cares more about getting the money from customers rather than satisfying them with a good product, and how he refuses to engage his opponent in the ring.

The clip mocks him for hugging his opponent, as he constantly did to Manny Pacquiao Saturday, and shows him not throwing any punches. It was far too accurate.

Floyd Mayweather Punch-Out

Chris Rock declares baseball is not for blacks in funny video

Chris Rock baseballHBO’s “Real Sports” broke out an all-star cast of comics for its 20-year anniversary, and that included a special commentary provided by comedian Chris Rock.

Rock, who is one of the best comedians around and one of my personal favorites, talked about the lack of blacks in baseball. He developed that idea into an even bolder statement, saying baseball is not for blacks.

Though Rock is black and a New York Mets fan, he explains how baseball does not appeal to black fans, has far fewer black players than it used to, and why it is losing with America’s youth.

Among his points:

– it’s too slow

– the old fashioned code is a problem

– it’s too expensive

These are some criticisms that many have been making about the sport, and baseball is working to address them. They’ve cut down the time of games, they’ve replaced organ music with contemporary jams, and the stadiums have been modernized to appeal to young people.

There isn’t much new presented by Rock in terms of the criticisms of baseball, yet I stuck around for all seven minutes just because he’s so darn good as an entertainer. I also realize that I am the typical baseball fan and therefore not in a great position to understand its lack of widespread appeal; I’m white, over 30, and I grew up playing, watching and loving the sport because it was my dad’s favorite. Baseball is thriving within baseball circles, but it does sadden me that there aren’t more black players and fans.

Jared Lorenzen lands textbook belly flop at Final Four (Video)

With the University of Kentucky at the Final Four looking to win another national championship, who better to be in Indianapolis to cheer on the school than former Wildcats quarterback Jared Lorenzen?

Lorenzen spent Final Four Saturday hanging out with the Barstool Sports crew, competing against our buddy Big Cat in a series of events.

They engaged in a Burger King Chicken Fries eating competition:

They went up against each other for a jump ball, too. But the best part was when they got into the pool for some swimming. The Hefty Lefty’s pool entrance was sublime as he nailed a belly flop and nearly drained all the water in the process.

If you look closely enough, you can see the water already starting to cringe:

Jared Lorenzen belly flop

Justin Bartha gets weird in interview with Jill Martin (Video)

Actor Justin Bartha of “The Hangover” fame got just a little weird during an interview with MSG’s Jill Martin Sunday.

Martin interviewed Bartha for her “A New York Minute” segment and things immediately got a little cozy when Bartha put his arm around the reporter. After a question or two about Oscars and movies, Bartha turned the tables on Martin and began exposing her supposed crush on actor Bradley Cooper. Martin quickly became uncomfortable and kept trying to change the subject with no success, as Bartha continued to press her on the issue. He even suggested some sort of three-way date between them.

As awkward as that was, it has nothing on Martin’s interview with Mike Tyson.

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Mo’ne Davis puts the basketball moves on Kevin Hart (Video)

Mo’ne Davis became famous through her play at the Little League World Series, but the truth is her real future is basketball. Just look at her moves!

Davis, the star at Williamsport over the summer, participated in the celebrity game at NBA All-Star Weekend Friday and showed off her sweet moves with a sick spin on actor Kevin Hart.

Davis has said her goal is to earn a scholarship with the UConn women’s basketball team. She even got the school in trouble as a result! But with moves like that, we wouldn’t be surprised to see her playing D-I basketball in a handful of years.

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