“Captain America” actor Chris Evans does not like right-winger and rising Breitbart.com star Ben Shapiro, a man who accuses news anchors of hating America. Evans dislikes Shapiro so much that the actor, who with 72 tweets barely uses Twitter, wrote this to his 425,000 followers today without offering any greater context:[embedtweet id="330229601844477952"]Shapiro tried to play it cool, responding:[embedtweet id="330307083612323840"][embedtweet id="330311671467880449"]Continue Reading… …
Jeremy Evans tried to add some high culture to his high-flying repertoire.
After he vaulted over former Utah Jazz center Mark Eaton earlier during the 2013 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, Evans dunked over a painting… of himself… dunking over a painting.
While Evans came up short against Terrence Ross in the final round, his “painting dunk” seemed to be one of the most memorable dunks of the night.
Terrence Ross Dunk Contest Video: Raptors’ Rookie Wins With Leap Over Ball Boy, Vince Carter Tribute
Shaquille O’Neal might just remember his name now.
In a contest that may have contained more missed attempts than successful dunks by the competitors, Terrence Ross of the Toronto Raptors emerged victorious thanks to a pair of impressive efforts in the final round against defending champion Jeremy Evans.
The 22-year-old rookie opened up the final round of the 2013 Slam Dunk contest by donning a Vince Carter jersey and throwing down a beautiful 360, one-handed windmill after catching an ally oop pass bounced off the side of the backboard. On his final dunk of the night, Ross passed the ball between his legs after vaulting over a ball boy en route to another one-handed slam.
HOUSTON (AP) — Terrence Ross had to settle his nerves at the start of the All-Star dunk contest. By the end, he was calming down a ball boy he needed as a prop for his winning slam.
The 6-foot-6 Toronto rookie leapfrogged Michael Costolo, the son of Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, whipped the ball between his legs and hammered home a one-handed dunk to beat defending champion Jeremy Evans in the climax to All-Star Saturday.
“I told him the day before that I was going to jump over him, but I never told him I was going to go through the legs,” Ross said. “He was kind of nervous. When I first grabbed him, he said, ‘You’re not going to hit me, right?’ I said, ‘No, I’m not going to hit you.’”
INDIANAPOLIS — Brook Lopez scored 25 points and Brooklyn opened the overtime session on a 9-3 run to pull away from Indiana 89-84 on Monday night.
The Nets (30-22) ended a five-game losing streak at Bankers Life Fieldhouse and won for just the second time in six games overall despite playing without injured guard Deron Williams. Joe Johnson added 17 points, and Reggie Evans had eight points and 22 rebounds.
The participants in the 2013 NBA Slam Dunk Contest are cleared for takeoff.
Eric Bledsoe (Clippers), Kenneth Faried (Nuggets) and Jeremy Evans (Jazz) are representing the Western Conference while Gerald Green (Indiana), Terrence Ross (Toronto) and James White (Knicks) will be slamming on behalf of the East. Defending his 2012 crown, Evans joins Green (2007) as the two previous winners in the field.
Although household names like LeBron James continue to shun the dunk contest (despite the urgings of other household names), the selection of White offers hope that fans will get a better show than last year when Matt Moore of CBSSports.com declared “the dunk contest is dead.” Dubbed “the NBA’s secret dunk hero” by Jared Zwerling of ESPN.com, “Flight” White has been renowned for his dunk prowess since his high school days (when he battled David Lee in the 2001 McDonald’s High School dunk contest) but never found regular run in the NBA. Not only has he thrown down a two-handed dunk from the free throw line but he’s passed the ball between his legs on another dunk with that long-distance launching point.
Christopher Jordan Dorner (Reuters / Irvine Police Department / Handout)California police have launched a manhunt for a former LAPD officer who is suspected of having gunned down five people, three of which were killed. Trying to detain the suspect LA Police already shot two innocent people.Fear has struck the Los Angeles Police Department as authorities frantically search for the man who murdered their colleagues and promises to target anyone in uniform. Former LAPD officer and US Navy reservist Christopher Jordan Dorner, 33, began his shooting spree with the killing of a young
couple. Monica Quan, 28, and her 27-year-old fiancé, Keith Lawrence, were found dead in their car on Sunday night – an act of violence that Dorner called “a necessary evil that I do not enjoy but must partake and complete for substantial change to occur within the LAPD.”The young woman was the daughter of Randal Quan, a former LAPD captain and current lawyer who represented Dorner in front of the Board of Rights, which ruled against him when he was fired from his job in early 2009. Even though Quan represented Dorner before the board, he was unsuccessful in securing his client’s employment.The other three shooting victims were all LAPD police officers, one of which suffered fatal gunshot wounds Wednesday evening. In a 20-page online manifesto, Dorner promised to kill more people and specifically targeted police officers that he believes were involved in his dismissal from the LAPD, where he worked from 2005 to 2008.“I lost everything,” Dorner wrote, “because the LAPD took my name and knew I was innocent.”In a bloodthirsty act of vengeance, the former cop vowed also to murder some of the family members of the officers he listed.“I never had the opportunity to have a family of my own, I’m terminating yours,” Dorner wrote, while explaining that the shooting spree is an act to “reclaim my name”, which be believes he lost when he was fired. Dorner cited severe depression as a consequence of his termination, since his life’s ambition was to be a police officer.Dorner was fired from the LAPD four years ago for making a false statement about his training officer, Sgt. Teresa Evans. The former cop alleged to the news media that she kicked a schizophrenic with severe dementia. But after an internal investigation Sgt. Evans was cleared and Dorner terminated from the police force. “Your lack of ethics and conspiring to wrong a just individual are over,” he wrote in his manifesto. “Suppressing the truth will lead to deadly consequences for you and your family. There will be an element of surprise where you work, live, eat and sleep.”The shootings have triggered a manhunt involving multiple law enforcing agencies. Targets named in Dorner’s manifesto will receive protection until authorities apprehend the man on the run.The California Highway Patrol issued a blue alert for nine counties in Southern California, which requires information about the suspect to be broadcast to the public to receive help in the suspect’s apprehension.“The violence of action will be high,” Dorner promised. “I will bring unconventional and asymmetrical warfare to those in LAPD uniform whether on or off duty.”Dorner’s manifesto has sparked widespread fear among California police, and authorities are frantically searching for the missing suspect. Their desperation to apprehend him is so great that two police officers on Thursday shot two people in the vicinity of a vehicle that resembled the one that Dorner is thought to be driving – a blue or gray Nissan Titan.The victims have been transported to a hospital near the scene in Torrance, Calif., and have suffered unknown injuries.Police searching for Dorner are standing ready to use their weapons, since authorities say Thorner is “armed and extremely dangerous.” …