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Crunch Time: Amber Rose dating Kevin Durant?

Amber Rose was dining at the same restaurant as Warriors star Kevin Durant last weGetty Images

Kissed by a Rose?

Warriors star Kevin Durant and model/fashion designer Amber Rose were seen together at the same restaurant in LA last week and, of course, everyone has since assumed that they’re doing adult things with one another.

“I was not with him at all,” Rose told TMZ. “We were at the same restaurant, that’s it.”

Durant has been a fan of Rose’s for years as he tweeted at her in 2010: “@DaRealAmberRose I kno this is random but I seen u in LA and u got the meanest bald head ever!!! Better than MJ, Charles Barkley n all dem!!”

That’s a pick up line if I’ve ever seen one, comparing a girl you like to a 1990s NBA basketball player.

“Hey girl, look at you lookin’ all Detlef Schrempf-y tonight.”

See? So easy.

Mama Drama

It looks as though the front-runner for sports feud of the year is over, due to Shaq’s mom. According to The Undefeated, Lucille O’Neal said this past weekend that her son and Warriors center JaVale McGee need to “squash” their fight and “move on.” ICYMI, Shaq has been needling McGree for his goofy play on the NBA on TNT for a few years now but McGree recently had enough, accusing Shaq of “cooning” – which according to Urban Dictionary means, “A person of African decent whose sole purpose is to entertain white people.”

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Shaq responded on Twitter by saying, “@JaValeMcGee34 don’t be acting like u a G, I’ll smack the s*** out yo bum a**” and also, “Be happy I made you famous, you thin-skinned millennial.”

McGee’s mom, though, is not ready to forgive and forget, as she told The Undefeated that Shaq has “cyberbullied” her son.

“Totally inappropriate,” McGee’s mom said. “Shaquille needs to lose his job or be suspended. The NBA needs to make a stand.”

Celebrity spring training

Tim Tebow bashed nine home runs yesterday.

Yes, it came during batting practice – but that’s neither here nor there.

At first I was against Tebow being allowed to participate in Mets camp, as it would take time away from someone not nearly as famous being allowed to chase their big league dreams. But now that the lull period in the sports calendar is here, F-it. I now think that every club should have a celebrity spring training invite and that person should see live MLB pitching.

How fun would it be to watch a Justin Bieber or Liam Hemsworth shiver in fear while facing a Stephen Strasburg fastball?

Guessing that Tebow gets plunked hard if and when he sees live action despite the fact that he could powerbomb 99 percent of the pitchers in MLB.

City that always sleeps

Boston has won 10 pro sports championships since the turn of the century, easily more than any other U.S. city. What’s the secret? It’s probably just sleep.

The top athletes and teams in the city seem obsessed with getting shut-eye. Tom Brady goes to bed at 8:30 p.m. every night and is sure to get at least nine hours in per session. Former Celtics star Paul Pierce used to sleep in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber to catch Zs. The Red Sox are now getting into the act as they are going to have “sleep rooms” set up at Fenway Park, according to the Boston Globe. The team is having players test mattresses and they’re “getting fitted for pillows” so that they can nap prior to games.

No word on what these sleep rooms will be used for after games, but let’s just say players can probably just skip the trip to the club now and have their “friends” over to the ballpark instead. What could go wrong?

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