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America's Most Miserable Sports Cities

By Tom Van Riper, Forbes Staff

The city of Seattle hasn’t had it easy, sports wise. Its former NBA club, the Sonics, left town in 2008. This past year, efforts to get pro basketball back to the city by luring the Sacramento Kings fell short. The NFL Seahawks made a gallant playoff run behind young quarterback Russell Wilson, only to suffer a gut-wrenching 30-28 loss to Atlanta one round shy of the conference championship. The loss marked the Seahawks’ twelfth trip to the NFL postseason in their 37-year history, without a title. …read more

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Keyshia Cole’s Husband, Daniel Gibson, Defends Himself In Wake Of Battery Arrest

By The Huffington Post News Editors

Performer Keyshia Cole’s husband, NBA player Daniel “Boobie” Gibson, has spoken up about his arrest this week, telling the media that he got into trouble only because he was defending his wife from a “disrespectful” man.

Gibson, who last played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, surrendered to police Monday after being charged with second-degree battery. The 27-year-old is accused of “breaking another man’s jaw with a punch during an argument at a nightclub” in New Orleans, The Associated Press reports. The altercation reportedly took place in early July.

As TMZ notes, Gibson has spoken up in defense of his behavior. He told the celebrity news website that his wife had been performing at an event in New Orleans when a man approached her and spoke to her in a “disrespectful” way.

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Comeback Kid: Former NBA Player Jay Williams Becoming A Sports Business All-Star

By Jason Belzer, Contributor

Following a devastating motorcycle accident that cut short a promising NBA career, Jay Williams had a choice. He could spend the rest of his life regretting his decision and use it as a crutch to drag himself through life seeking pity for his past mistakes, or he could take his experiences and use it to fuel him to bigger and better things outside the game of basketball. William’s chose the latter, and in just a few short years has gone from a poster child of shortsightedness to a shining example of  triumphing over adversity. …read more

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Can Brooklyn Nets Wrestle New York From Knicks With Record $180 Million Team?

By Kurt Badenhausen, Forbes Staff

The Brooklyn Nets shocked the NBA last month when the team swung a trade with the Boston Celtics to acquire Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry. The trio arrives in New York with championship rings, 25 combined All-Star game appearances, MVP and Sixth Man of the Year awards, as well as countless other accolades. The group was introduced Thursday at a press conference at the Barclays Center. Nets’ owner Mikhail Prokhorov made a surprise appearance after jetting in from Moscow and he made it clear what his expectations are. “I will [only] be proud when we win the championship,” Prokhorov said. “For me there is only one place: First place.” …read more

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