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Conor McGregor Acknowledges Potential Hollywood Enemies Following Past Project Refusals

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Photo: Instagram/Conor McGregor Conor McGregor , the renowned UFC champion, opens up about missed opportunities and potential strained relations within Hollywood.  McGregor, who famously declared he'd apologize to nobody, now reveals a sense of regret regarding his choices outside the cage. As McGregor soared to superstardom in the UFC, Hollywood came knocking, eager to collaborate with the two-division champion. Photo: Instagram/Conor McGregor Despite the persistent rumors surrounding McGregor's potential involvement in various projects, he consistently declined to commit until recently signing on for the upcoming Road House reboot, set to release on March 21. Reflecting on his journey, McGregor candidly admits that his wavering interest in Hollywood projects may have rubbed some industry insiders the wrong way. "I had turned down a good few roles in my time on the climb," McGregor tells Total Film. "I’ve had directors show up at fight camp, really beautiful dir

Suspended Heat Center Thomas Bryant To Receive Championship Ring From Nuggets In Special Pregame Ceremony

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Photo: Instagram/Thomas Bryant The NBA has granted suspended Miami Heat center Thomas Bryant special permission to attend a pregame ceremony in Denver's arena and receive his championship ring from the Nuggets. Bryant, who served as a backup during Denver's 2023-24 title-winning season, joined the Heat last summer via free agency. Typically, suspended players are not allowed in the arena on game nights, but the NBA has made an exception for this unique situation. Photo: Instagram/Thomas Bryant Bryant is wrapping up a three-game suspension for his involvement in an altercation during a recent Heat game against New Orleans. Given that Miami's visit to Denver is a one-time event this season, the league has allowed Bryant to be present for the ceremony and accept the ring earned during his tenure with the Nuggets, who defeated Miami in the 2022-23 NBA Finals. After the ceremony, Bryant will have to leave the arena. Denver distributed its championship rings on October 24, just

LeBron James Unleashes 21-Point Fourth-Quarter Fury, Leading Lakers To Stunning Comeback Victory Over Clippers

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Photo: Instagram/LeBron James In a display of sheer dominance over Father Time, LeBron James outscored the Clippers single-handedly with 19 points, including five crucial 3-pointers and four assists.  The Lakers erased a daunting 21-point deficit, leaving their crosstown rivals stunned. Despite the Clippers' initial lead, defensive lapses and strategic errors allowed James to exploit matchups, ultimately sealing the victory.  The absence of All-Star Paul George further weakened the Clippers' defense, enabling James to take control of the game. Photo: Instagram/LeBron James Reflecting on the win, James emphasized the team's resilience, stating to ESPN, "The game is not ever over until it's double zeroes. We just kept fighting, kept getting defensive stops, made some shots." This marks the third consecutive comeback victory for the Lakers against the Clippers, leaving the latter questioning their ability to secure leads against James.  The Clippers, now with a

Miami Dolphins' Tyreek Hill Faces Civil Lawsuit Alleging Purposeful Leg Break of Social Media Influencer

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Photo: Instagram/Tyreek Hill In a civil lawsuit filed on February 23, social media influencer Sophie Hall accuses Miami Dolphins' Tyreek Hill of purposefully breaking her leg during a football drill at his mansion last summer.  Hall, who boasts over 2 million Instagram followers, is seeking up to $75,000 in damages on charges of battery, assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and negligence. The lawsuit claims that Hill, embarrassed by losing stability during a friendly football lesson, charged at Hall "violently and with great force," causing a right leg fracture that required surgery with metal hardware implantation. Photo: Instagram/Tyreek Hill The incident allegedly occurred during offensive line drills, witnessed by Hill's mother, sister, friend, and trainer. Dolphins' General Manager, Chris Grier, commented on the situation at the NFL Scouting Combine, stating, "We were made aware of it... We'll have to get all the information befor

Max Strus Stuns Mavericks With Halfcourt Buzzer-Beater, Leading Cavaliers To Thrilling 121-119 Victory

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Photo: Instagram/Max Strus Max Strus of the Cavaliers left fans in awe with a halfcourt buzzer-beater, securing a dramatic 121-119 win at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in a nail-biting showdown between the Dallas Mavericks and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday. The chaos unfolded in the final moments, starting with a mistimed pass by Mavericks forward Maxi Kleber to Luka Doncic .  Despite the potential game-losing error, Doncic managed to drive to the basket, setting up P.J. Washington for a go-ahead layup. Photo: Instagram/Max Strus However, the Cavaliers capitalized on the slim 2.6 seconds left, as Max Strus drained a 59-foot shot, igniting celebrations and sealing the victory. The madness continued in the final four minutes, with Strus delivering an incredible display of long-range shooting.  OMG MAX STRUS BEYOND HALF COURT FOR THE WIN ūü§Į (via @BallySportsCLE ) pic.twitter.com/65Mh0TtXPH — Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) February 28, 2024 Scoring 15 of the Cavaliers' 21 points

Tyrese Maxey Takes Center Stage For The 76ers Amidst Roster Challenges

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Photo: Instagram/Tyrese Maxey In the face of roster turmoil, Tyrese Maxey of the Philadelphia 76ers is not only embracing but thriving in his expanded role.   As the last star standing amidst player departures, Maxey sees both curse and blessing, with each setback revealing his development as a key player for the team. Maxey, now 23, holds the reins for the Sixers, tasked with salvaging the season in Joel Embiid 's absence. Despite the urgency to pump the brakes on their recent slide in the Eastern Conference standings, Maxey exudes confidence, stating, "I feel like I'm made for this." Photo: Instagram/Tyrese Maxey From a rookie seldom in play to a supporting cast member and now the team's first option, Maxey's journey has been a rapid acceleration. His high-energy game, scoring ability, improved passing, and satisfactory defense have garnered praise, with coach Nick Nurse acknowledging his talent and potential. The unforeseen exits of Ben Simmons and James

Klay Thompson Excels As 'Super Sub' For Warriors, Forming Dynamic Partnership With Chris Paul

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Photo: Instagram/Klay Thompson   Less than a fortnight after embracing a role off the bench, Klay Thompson has not only adapted seamlessly but has thrived, consistently delivering impressive performances for the Golden State Warriors.  With 20+ points and 5+ 3-pointers in 3-of-5 recent games, Thompson's transition to the second unit has proven to be a strategic move for the team. In his most recent outing against the Washington Wizards, Thompson's 25 points, including six 3-pointers in just 27 minutes, marked a pivotal moment. Photo: Instagram/Klay Thompson   Not only did he surpass Paul Arizin for the fifth most made field goals in franchise history, but he also shared the court with Chris Paul for the first time, forming a dynamic partnership. Thompson spoke highly of Paul, emphasizing his unparalleled ability to read the game, especially offensively. The duo showcased their chemistry during a crucial stretch in the third quarter, outscoring the Wizards by 21 points. Droppi

Tom Brady And Chris Tyson's Relationship Speculation: Unraveling The Rumors And Personal Journeys

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Photo: Instagram/Tom Brady In recent days, social media has been buzzing with rumors about former NFL star Tom Brady 's potential romantic involvement with Chris Tyson, known for their association with YouTube sensation Mr. Beast.  The speculation gained momentum when hints of a collaboration between Brady's team and Mr. Beast surfaced. Chris Tyson, a prominent figure in the YouTube community and a friend of Mr. Beast, has captured global attention over the years. Notably, Tyson has been open about their gender journey, embracing hormone replacement therapy since February 2023. Photo: Instagram/Tom Brady While rumors swirled about a possible romance between Brady and Tyson, recent paparazzi photos clicked Brady alongside supermodel Irina Shayk , dispelling the dating speculations. Although Brady has not officially confirmed his relationship with Shayk, the mystery surrounding his romantic life persists. On January 15, Brady and Shayk were spotted together at a Manhattan restaur

LeBron James Rumored To Seek Lucrative Multi-Year Deal For Lakers Extension

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Photo: Instagram/LeBron James During the recent All-Star weekend, the 39-year-old athlete expressed uncertainty about the duration of his playing career and the jersey he'll wear in retirement.  While conventional wisdom points towards a Lakers extension, various factors may influence this decision, including the team's performance, his son Bronny James's potential NBA entry , and the financial aspect. ESPN's Brian Windhorst suggests that LeBron James is eyeing a multi-year, nine-figure deal in the upcoming offseason, surpassing his current contract. Photo: Instagram/LeBron James The Lakers face the decision of offering a long-term contract to a player approaching his 40s, raising questions about the team's future competitiveness. LeBron's value to the Lakers extends beyond the court, as the combination of his brand and the Lakers' brand creates a formidable marketing force, benefiting the team financially.  "I don't think this is LeBron's last

Controversial No-Call Marred Pistons' Loss To Knicks: Coach Monty Williams Calls It An "Abomination"

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Photo: Instagram/Monty Williams On Monday, in a heated post-game interview, Detroit Pistons coach Monty Williams expressed frustration over a critical no-call in the final seconds of their 113-111 loss to the New York Knicks. Williams slammed the officiating, labeling it the "absolute worst call of the season" and stating, "That's an abomination." The disputed play occurred with 10 seconds left in the fourth quarter when Pistons guard Ausar Thompson appeared to make a game-sealing steal, only for no foul to be called as he collided with Knicks guard Donte DiVincenzo. The subsequent turnover led to a game-winning layup by the Knicks. Photo: Instagram/Monty Williams Williams, visibly upset, emphasized that the Pistons had consistently raised concerns with the league about officiating but felt their efforts were in vain. Referee James Williams later admitted a mistake, acknowledging that a loose ball foul should have been called on DiVincenzo. Thompson, who believe

Shohei Ohtani's Highly Anticipated Dodgers Spring Debut Set For Tuesday

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Photo: Instagram/Shohei Ohtani   The long-awaited moment has arrived as Shohei Ohtani gears up for his spring debut with the Dodgers this Tuesday. Fresh off a groundbreaking 10-year, $700 million deal inked this winter, Ohtani's Cactus League appearance has generated substantial anticipation among baseball enthusiasts. Set to face the White Sox at Camelback Ranch, the game's first pitch is scheduled for 3:05 p.m. ET/1:05 MT/12:05 PT. Left-hander Garrett Crochet is expected to start for the White Sox against Ohtani and the Dodgers, bringing his 3.55 ERA and 12 strikeouts from last season. Photo: Instagram/Shohei Ohtani The live broadcast of the game can be caught on SportsNet LA, MLB.TV, and MLB Network. As for Ohtani's batting lineup position, the Dodgers, with stars like Freddie Freeman and Mookie Betts , are yet to announce the specifics for the 2024 season. Despite Ohtani undergoing a significant right elbow surgery in September, preventing him from pitching this seas

LeBron James Rebukes Media Speculation On Bronny's NBA Draft Outlook

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Photo: Instagram/Bronny James   NBA legend LeBron James has taken to social media to voice his displeasure with the media's relentless scrutiny of his son, Bronny James , and the speculative reports surrounding the young basketball player's potential NBA draft position. Bronny James, the offspring of the former No. 1 overall NBA draft pick, has been in the spotlight due to fluctuating projections in recent mock drafts. ESPN's 2025 mock draft, released on Monday, placed Bronny as the No. 39 overall pick, a notable drop from previous expectations. This triggered widespread discussions among fans and media, leading many to question whether this implied a prolonged stay for Bronny at USC. LeBron James, however, was quick to admonish the speculation in now-deleted tweets, urging people to let his son enjoy his college basketball experience. He emphasized that mock drafts should not be overvalued and that the focus should be on hard work and real on-court results. Photo: Instagr

Jimmy Butler Turns NBA Suspension Into Comedy Gold With Hilarious Social Media Posts

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Photo: Instagram/Jimmy Butler   Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler is showcasing his sense of humor in the face of a one-game NBA suspension.  The league took action after Butler's involvement in an on-court altercation with New Orleans Pelicans' Naji Marshall.  Butler, along with four other players, faced disciplinary action, with Butler and Marshall both receiving one-game suspensions. Photo: Instagram/Jimmy Butler   In response, Butler took to Instagram to share a photoshopped image featuring himself and Heat forward Nikola Jovic superimposed on the iconic "Bad Boys" movie poster.  Playfully blaming Jovic for the situation, Butler added a location tag to the post, humorously noting "Miami-Dade County Jail (DCJ)" as his temporary residence. Naji Marshall vs Jimmy Butler ūüė≤ Teams fight at midcourt! pic.twitter.com/6jx6eCWG8e — retroPels (@retro_pels) February 24, 2024 Butler extended the comedic theme on his Instagram Stories, sharing songs related to jail,

NBA Suspends Five Players Following Heat-Pelicans Fracas

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Photo: Instagram/Jimmy Butler The NBA has handed down suspensions to five players, including star forward Jimmy Butler , in the aftermath of a heated altercation during Friday's clash between the New Orleans Pelicans and the Miami Heat. The league announced on Sunday that Butler, along with Pelicans' Naji Marshall, will serve a one-game suspension each for their involvement in instigating and engaging in the on-court scuffle.  Heat center Thomas Bryant and Pelicans guard Jose Alvarado face stiffer penalties, receiving three-game suspensions for leaving the bench area and entering the altercation. Photo: Instagram/Jimmy Butler Additionally, Heat forward Nikola Jovińá will sit out one game for joining the brawl from the bench. The incident unfolded early in the fourth quarter with the Heat leading 84-80. A foul by Miami's Kevin Love on Pelicans forward Zion Williamson sparked the confrontation.  Tensions escalated as Marshall confronted Love, drawing Butler into the fray. S

Lakers Express Frustration Over Officiating "Inconsistency" Following Season-Low Free Throw Attempts In Loss To Suns

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Photo: Instagram/LeBron James   Los Angeles Lakers' woes continued as they faced a 123-113 defeat against the Phoenix Suns, marked by a season-low eight free throw attempts.  Lakers head coach Darvin Ham voiced his concerns, citing officiating "inconsistency" as a growing challenge. "I'm not one to use referees as an excuse," Ham stated. "But it's becoming increasingly tough because of the inconsistency. I'm seeing our guys get the same contact on them as we're supposedly committing. And the whistle is not being blown." Photo: Instagram/LeBron James   Despite ranking sixth in the league for free throw attempts per game at 24.3, the Lakers struggled to capitalize on the charity stripe, shooting just 77.2%.  The team's reliance on an inside-out approach, emphasizing points in the paint and limited 3-point attempts, was evident in Sunday's clash. Lakers star LeBron James weighed in on the situation, emphasizing the team's att

Chet Holmgren Makes NBA History In Thunder's Win Over Rockets

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Photo: Instagram/Chet Holmgren On Sunday evening, the Oklahoma City Thunder clinched a dominant 123-110 victory over the Houston Rockets in a thrilling matchup held in Texas. All-Star Shai Gilgeous-Alexander showcased his prowess with 36 points, leading the Thunder's dominant second-half performance. Rookie sensation Chet Holmgren was not to be overshadowed, contributing significantly with 29 points, eight rebounds, seven assists, one steal, and three blocks in just 33 minutes of play. Photo: Instagram/Chet Holmgren However, his impact transcended the game itself as Holmgren etched his name in NBA history. He became the first rookie ever to accumulate 150+ blocks and 100+ three-pointers in a single season. With this historic feat, the Thunder's record improved to an impressive 40-17, tying them with the Minnesota Timberwolves for the top seed in the Western Conference.  Chet Holmgren is the first rookie in NBA history to total 150+ BLK and 100+ 3PM in a season. pic.twitter.co