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Lamar Odom Scores Victory in Tax Court

Posted in Basketball, NBA

Last year, Lamar Odom, 32 sued the IRS after being handed a whopper of a bill: $87,000 plus interest. The IRS slapped Odom with the bill after determining that he had no right to deduct $190,000 in personal fitness fees and various NBA-imposed fines from his 2007 tax return. Odom responded by arguing that the… Continue Reading

Bond for NBA Player charged in Drive-By?

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A 23 year old mother of four (4) is dead after being shot on an Atlanta street in a drive-by shooting.  See a photograph of the victim here.  The man arrested for the murder is Javaris Crittenton, the 19th overall pick by the Los Angeles Lakers in 2007. During the 2009/2010 basketball year, Crittenton played for… Continue Reading

Jalen Rose DUI Guilty Plea Nets Serious Jail Time

Posted in Basketball, DUI, NBA

Former NBA player and ESPN analyst Jalen Rose was sentenced to 20 days of actual jail time for a first offence DUI guilty plea yesterday in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Rose will begin his sentence August 2, if his attorneys don’t appeal. In explaining her rationale for the plea Judge Kimberly Small said: But there are… Continue Reading