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Justin Bieber Legally Changes ‘Race’ To African American Then Enters Name In NBA Draft

empire-sports-justin-bieber-changes-race-nba-draft-crazy-diddy-ross-nudeLOS ANGELES—

If there were any doubts that pop “star” Justin Bieber was insane they were quickly put to rest this week.  If fact, he’s been officially upgraded from ‘insane’ to ‘bat-shit crazy’ after his two latest stunts.

Last Tuesday, reports surfaced that Bieber filed documents in a Canadian court to legally change his race to African American.

“I’m the richest black man under twenty one and I got all this money, because my people deserve it”  Said Justin after stepping out of a Canadian courtroom early Tuesday morning.

“I was just tired of all the ‘I’m acting black comments’. Now I’m not acting black, because legally I am black,” he continued.  “Its like being gay. You don’t choose to be gay you’re born gay. I was born black.”

I know what you are thinking, “That’s a completely rational, normal thing for someone to do”.  But wait, it gets even better.   Just over one week after this act of insanity Bieber released a statement that he planned to enter his name in to the 2014 NBA draft.

“I’ve been ballin’ my whole life,” said Beiber “and I played in a bunch of all-star games and schooled everybody.  I know I can play in the NBA.”

If there was an Olympic sport for being crazy, Bieber would be the gold medalist.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, after hearing Beiber’s plans to enter the draft, said about Justin, “he’s f*cking stupid.  He will never play in the NBA and he will not be in this year’s draft.”

Are They Who We Thought They Were? Top College Freshman Exit Early

empire-sports-andrew-wiggins-jabari-parker-draft-early-exit-ncaa-tournament-march-madnessThis past weekend two of the five prospects in this upcoming National Basketball Association (NBA) draft were removed from the NCAA tournament. Andrew Wiggins, regarded as a phenomenal athlete coming out of high school, struggled this weekend against a subpar team in Stanford . While only going 1-4 on shooting and scoring four points, he seriously failed to meet spectator expectations. Given his early age of just nineteen, he does have to improve his skills as an undergraduate player, however NBA teams are looking for players who are ready now. This season Wiggens has not showed that he was a superstar or a true captain.

Further critics are wondering, “Was Jabari Parker an overall better scorer than Wiggens?” In my personal opinion the kid has a knack for scoring success. His biggest weakness lies in his capability to defend, which happens to be Wiggens strength. In the game against Mercer , Jabari scored 14 points on 4-14 on shooting but was subbed out because of his lackluster defense. It leads one to wonder if this is the type of player you want leading your franchise. He’s no Steve Nash defensively, but Parker is playing the best position in basketball his defense has to improve or he’ll just be another bust with hype.

The NBA often debilitates itself by bringing in younger men to play against their bigger, faster, stronger, and more seasoned counterparts. Most of these young men are pulled by the allure of large paychecks but end up losing their love for basketball. Only time will tell if these guys will succeed or if The NBA’s top ten will bust. It makes you wonder should the NBA move it’s age of letting players come into the NBA up so they can develop their game and get a better education.

Pitt Fan Charged With Assault After Punching Syracuse Guard Tyler Ennis

Tyler+Ennis+Syracuse+v+Pittsburgh+Empire+SportsPITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA–

The Pittsburgh Panthers were leading the undefeated and number one Syracuse Orange 56-55 with 4.4 seconds left on the clock. Following a timeout, Syracuse guard Tyler Ennis received the in-bounds pass, dribbled down the hardwood ten feet past the half-court line where he launched up the final shot with one second left. It went in as time expired and the Orange won 58-56 to improve to 24-0 on the season.

You could see it in their eyes, Panther fans were devastated and some even furious at the thought that they were so close to knocking off the number one team in the country. In fact, you could see it in their fist. Pittsburgh fan Dane Johanna had been hiding under the Syracuse bus for an estimated forty-five minutes waiting for the Orange to come aboard. When the team came out of the staff entrance at the back of the arena Johanna saw his chance. According to Syracuse guard C.J. Fair, Johanna jumped out from behind the front wheels of the bus and gave Ennis an uppercut punch to the jaw.

In the mere seconds following the incident Syracuse forward Rakeem Christmas grabbed hold of Johanna and handed him over to security. The fan is now in custody and is facing charges of assault. For Ennis, he was rushed back into the arena for medical attention, his injuries are unknown.

This incident was saddening for both coaches, Jim Boheim was asked about the situation and responded “Well, it is really terrible. Some fans just go to far, I cannot remember another time when a fan just came up and straight punched an opposing player. Hopefully Tyler (Ennis) will be fine and we can move on”. When Pittsburgh coach Jamie Dixon was asked about the altercation he was outraged. “This is just unacceptable, I am furious at the fan and this is exactly not how to react after a loss. Fans like that have no place around sports, they are terrible”.

Syracuse plays next on February 15 at home versus North Carolina State.