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Hey, it's the second round of the playoffs. $h!t is serious.

A Boston Celtics fan recently became irate at a non-call against a 76ers player he believed committed a traveling violation, and cursed the TV in front of his two-year-old daughter, who naturally followed suit and repeated his exclamations verbatim.

Are you serious? That's how you talk to your kid!?

You're a grown man and should know better. They never call traveling in the NBA. See Jordan, Michael and/or Ewing, Patrick. Teach your child right.

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The manufacturer of a popular set of Oklahoma City Thunder t-shirts has become a target for apparent death threats from some bitter Seattle fans.

Why? Warpaint Clothing used the former Seattle SuperSonics logo and took a cheap shot at the fact that the franchise left the Pacific northwest for OKC.

The team left Seattle in 2008, but anger remains, and Warpaint has decided to stop selling the shirts because of death threats sent its way in reaction.

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The current Oklahoma City Thunder may be the former Seattle SuperSonics - some of their roster members are - but the franchise is not really in earnest.

Then-owner Howard Schultz sold the NBA team needing a new stadium to an ownership group from a city that wanted it way more than Seattle. Period.

With a new stadium at its disposal and a fan base eager for a franchise, OKC effectively bought one from an owner all too willing to make a buck and get out.

Seattle's loss. Oklahoma City advanced to the Western Conference Finals last night by eliminating the Los Angeles Lakers. Thank you, Seattle, indeed.

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Tim Tebow's attorneys have sent a cease and desist letter to the people at Cubby Tees who are making T-shirts implying Jesus endorses the Jets.

Or something. His attorneys put it this way: "The Merchandise makes it appear as if Mr. Tebow actually endorses Cubby Tees and its products."

Where that actually happens is unclear, but here's the shirt:

Tebow Shirts

The shirt, as you can see, doctors the Jets logo to a Jesus-friendly theme. The "NY" is replaced with "MY" and the "JETS" is replaced with "JESUS." Clever.

In addition, what's normally a football at the bottom of the NYJ logo is the "Ichthys," or "sign of the fish," often used to express faith. Even more clever.

If you played a word association game, Jesus and the Jets would likely make you think of Tebow, though the shirt itself contains no reference to him.

What if it has nothing to do with the newly-acquired star quarterback and the folks at Cubby Tees are just really enthusiastic about football and faith?

Think about it.

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A young San Antonio Spurs fan faces suspension from school if he doesn't somehow alter the image of NBA player Matt Bonner shaved into his head.

Why on Earth someone takes the time to have a likeness of the reserve forward shaved onto the back of their head, no one knows. But it's awesome!

Even more amazing is the fact that the Woodlake Hills Middle School student Patrick Gonzalez could actually face disciplinary action over this haircut:

Matt Bonner Haircut

Because the image is so threatening, and so severe, if the style isn't "fixed" by today, Gonzalez will have to take in an in-school suspension.

This is worse than out-of-school suspension, where he could at least go home and watch Spurs games with Bonner sitting on the bench on DVR.

According to Aubrey Chancellor of the Judson I.S.D. District, officials say the haircut is a distraction and it doesn't matter who it's a tribute to.

"Whether it's the Spurs or whether it's the Cowboys, anything people obviously support, it doesn't matter," she said in a statement Wednesday.

No word if Bonner will shave an image of Gonzalez into his hair in solidarity.

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Move over, Darren McFadden. According to reports, Rihanna is turning her attention over to another random athlete in the New York Knicks' J.R. Smith.

Sources tell In Touch that the two are a thing. A fake thing, probably, but good enough for 2-3 hours of celebrity gossip before she denies it on Twitter.

The two were spotted, allegedly, getting cozy at Veranda nightclub in NYC.

“They were very flirty in the club all night and holding hands,” an eyewitness tells the magazine. “She was sitting on his lap and was really into him.”

Rihanna and JR

How serious is it? Not very. But those who know the wild child say she's attracted to bad boys like J.R., who's no stranger to raising eyebrows himself.

J.R. Smith, 26, made headlines in March when he was fined $25,000 by the NBA after tweeting a pic of a woman’s ass in a thong from his bed. Classy.

“He is the team’s most controversial player, so it’s no wonder that Rihanna likes him,” says a source. In the past, the singer has said of her "type":

“I definitely like high-risk guys. I don’t like cream puff, corny guys… the nice ones that won’t hurt you. I like the edge. That’s the thrill for me.”

Insert obvious Chris Brown comment here.

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Manny Pacquiao is standing by his criticism of same-sex marriage, but denies giving some of the strongly-worded quotes in a recent article about his views.

The athlete, regarded by many as the best pound-for-pound boxer on Earth, criticized gay marriage in the wake of President Obama's recent support of it.

Pacquiao DOES NOT, however, believe gay people should be put to death, or treated intolerantly, blaming the media for distorting his take on the subject.

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Manny has been under scrutiny since the National Conservative Examiner published an interview in which he said that gay marriage is against the will of God.

The article includes a reference to Leviticus 20:13, which says gays "must be put to death." But Pacquiao says he never said that or referenced the verse.

The boxer said in a statement, "I didn’t say that, it’s a lie ... I didn’t even know that quote from Leviticus because I haven’t read the Book of Leviticus yet."

He also made a point to say, "I’m not against gay people ... I have a relative who is also gay. We can’t help it if they were born that way."

"What I’m critical of [sic] are actions that violate the word of God. I only gave out my opinion that same sex marriage is against the law of God.”

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Earlier this week, Torii Hunter took a leave of absence from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, citing "a personal matter" for his departure from the team.

And now we appear to know why.

Hunter Wallpaper

As first reported by The Dallas Morning News and a local NBC affiliate, five students at Prosper High School in Texas were arrested yesterday in conjunction with the sexual assault of a student - and one of them has been identified as Darius McClinton-Hunter, the MLB veteran's son.

McClinton-Hunter, 17, has been released from jail on $15,000 bail.

"This is very tough for a father," Hunter Tweeted last night. "Thanks for ur prayers and support. Be Blessed everyone!"

A Divison I football prospect, the younger Hunter has received scholarship offers from Utah, West Virginia, Wake Forest and Texas Tech.

Not much is known about the incident in question, but Prosper, Texas Assistant Police Chief Gary McHone said of the basis for the arrests:

"There's a lot of information we're receiving to date in terms of the actual alleged offenses. That's still part of our ongoing investigation."

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Boxing champion Manny Pacquiao is pointedly criticizing President Barack Obama's recent endorsement of gay marriage, calling it offensive to his religion.

In an interview, the religious Pacquiao said that Obama's view was nothing more than a direct attack on the morals of society and the will of God.

"God only expects man and woman to be together and to be legally married, only if they so are in love with each other," Manny Pacquiao said.

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"It should not be of the same sex so as to adulterate the altar of matrimony, like in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah of old," he added, citing the Bible.

He described same-sex marriage as an "abomination" and went on to say that America should be the model of morality for other countries to emulate.

Recently voted Forbes' fourth most influential athlete, the World Boxing Organization welterweight champion is regarded by many as the best pound-for-pound boxer on the planet, and already has a burgeoning career out of the ring.

He is a member of the Philippines legislature, hosts a weekly TV game show and has his own vegetable business. Manny Pacquiao also hopes to become a leading Christian evangelist after having a religious "awakening."

Last week, Obama became the first U.S. president to publicly back gay marriage.

Many politicians, pundits and stars have weighed in - Jay-Z praised Obama Monday, while Bristol Palin ripped him last week - but members of the sporting community have been largely silent until Pacquiao's condemnation.

Your take: Same-sex marriage ...

 

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In this HOT new ad campaign, supermodel Kate Upton dances with "Cave Dwellers" Ricky and Ricardo inside the Major League Baseball Fan Cave.

Sadly, it's not what you think. At all.

The Kate Upton "Cat Daddy" dance, it's not. In fact, it might be the farthest thing in the universe from it ... although Kate is still in it. And hot.

Watch below and see what we mean.

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Serena Williams may have given up on love, but she's all in on... rapping?!?

Yes, the multi-time Grand Slam champion, and arguably the greatest female tennis player who ever lived, has put down her racket for a moment in favor of a microphone. And she's not totally terrible!

I ball hard, no tennis racket/I can see the haters through my Gucci glasses/My name is Serena/On the court I serve em up, no subpoena, she beats out below. Give it a listen now:

What do you think? Should Williams give up tennis for good now in favor of a music career? Sound off: Serena rapping is...

 

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