Connect with us

Earlier this month, the Golden State Warriors were named the 2017 NBA champions, granting star-studded player Kevin Durant MVP. And now, the rest of the NBA is getting their chance to get their hands on a few trophies.

On Monday night, Drake hosted the NBA Awards at Basketball City at Pier 36 in New York and every major NBA player was in the building.

Russell Westbrook, who took home the award for Most Valuable Player, stole the night with an emotional acceptance speech. “Everybody in Oklahoma City that let me go out and compete at a high level every night,” Westbrook said.

A teary-eyed Westbrook continued, “I couldn’t thank everybody, but thanks, you guys, to everybody who helped me along the way. I remember growing up just being home, playing the video games and stuff with my pops, and my mom sitting there and my brother and just talking about maybe one day I could be the MVP. Obviously I was joking at the time.”

The athlete, who averaged 31.6 points, 10.6 rebounds, and 10.4 assists per game this past season, added, “But now to be standing here with this trophy next to me is a true blessing, man, and it’s an unbelievable feeling, something that I can never imagine.”

Westbrook also made history this season as the first player to average a triple-double for a season since Oscar Robertson.

See photos from the event below.

Kemba Walker, winner of NBA Sportsmanship Award


Russell Westbrook, winner of the 2017 NBA Most Valuable Player Award


Malcolm Brogdon, winner of NBA Rookie of the Year


Eric Gordon, winner of 2016-2017 Sixth Man of the Year


Draymond Green, winner of NBA Defensive Player of the Year


Dirk Nowitzki, winner of Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award


NBA player James Harden (L) and his mother Monja Willis


Former NBA player Shaquille O’Neal


Gina Torres Confirms Split From Laurence Fishburne After Photos Surface Of Her Kissing Another Man



Well they kept that under the radar. Gina Torres and Laurence Fishburne have split, but no one knew until now.

Photos of Torres kissing a mystery man hit the net Tuesday prompting folks to speculate that she was cheating on her husband of 14 years. But, according to Torres the couple have been separated since early fall of last year. The actress confirmed the news to PEOPLE in a statement saying:

“With heavy hearts, Laurence and I quietly separated and began the dissolution of our marriage in the early fall of last year. There are no bad guys here. Only a love story with a different ending than either one of us had expected.”

“Happily, however, our family remains intact and we will continue to raise our daughter together with love and joy and awe. As well as raise each other up with respect and love and the continued understanding that we’re in this together, if not side by side.”

Torres and Fishburne, 56, married in 2002 and share one daughter, Delilah Fishburne. The Black-ish star also has two children from a previous marriage: Montana and Langston Fishburne.

On Tuesday, Page Six posted photos of Torres kissing a new man, who has now been identified as Kevin Wright, an entrepreneur and solar energy investor from Utah who now lives in Southern California. According to the site, Wright was married for 20 years and recently split with his wife.

No word on how long the two have been dating.

In January 2016 Torres still referred to herself as Fishburne’s wife in an interview with Hello Magazine. But in September 2016, Torres told the New York Times that she had quit the USA drama “Suits” after six years partly because “my personal life needed to be tended to.”

It’s now being reported that she will be starring in a “Suits” spinoff slated to debut in 2018. She will also executive produce.


Continue Reading