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Ballin': Rose, Bulls Soar Past Hawks

There’s an unspoken law in the NBA stipulating that every player, no matter how outerworldly their abilities, has to exorcise all his demons, woefully fail even, before he can ever truly began to overly succeed on the postseason stage.

LeBron James is still dealing with the specter of the Boston Celtics. Isiah Thomas had the exact same struggles. Even Michael Jordan had to overcome the Detroit Pistons. But in the case of Derrick Rose, well, let’s just say he’s yet to meet his waterloo.

With the Chicago Bulls locked in a 1-1 Eastern Conference semifinals round deadlock with the Atlanta Hawks, the youngest MVP in league history more than rose to the occasion, exploding for a career-high 44 points and seven assists in leading the visiting Bulls to a 99-82 romp over the Hawks Friday night. "Just attacking the whole game," said Rose. "That was my whole thought process."

And the 22-year-old all-star guard never deviated from it. Rose dominated from the opening tip, weaving to the basket for a score in the opening minute that prompted an Atlanta timeout, then with chants of “MVP, MVP” cascading from the rafters he fired back-to- back 3 pointers midway through the fourth quarter to stretch the Bulls lead back to 15.

“Yeah, I wanted to get my groove back,” said Rose, who joined Jordan, Ben Gordon and Flynn Robinson as the only players in franchise history to score 40 or more points in a playoff game. “He’s tough to cover anyway,” said Atlanta guard Jeff Teague, who had that unenviable task for most of the night. “But when his jump shot is falling, he’s the MVP.”

Taj Gibson added 13 points and 11 rebounds, while Joakim Noah grabbed 13 boards. Game 4 is Sunday night in Atlanta.

---Glenn Minnis

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Gary Owen In Hot Water For 'N-Word' Tweet Referencing Damian Lillard

Gary Owen is in hot water with black Twitter regarding a recent tweet referencing the N-word, NBA star Damian Lillard and his coach, Terry Stotts.

While presumably watching the highly-discussed Portland Trailblazers’ first-round series against the Oklahoma City Thunder, where Damian Lillard made an impressive, game-winning shot.

“If Portland’s coach could say the N word that was the perfect time. This N word just hit that sh*t. WOW,” he wrote in response to the shot. People who follow the actor-comedian or are just passing by are urging him to take down the tweet.

“Yeah this is why i have a problem with us letting these white folks all the way into the culture, because at the end of the day…” one Twitter user wrote under the tweet. Another responded, “Cookout invite retracted there, sir!”

Owen, who has been seen in many  predominantly black-lead films such as Think Like A Man and The Little Man, has not taken the tweet down yet.

yeah this is why i have a problem with us letting these white folks all the way into the culture, because at the end of the day...

— tiago sosa (@royce_rude) April 24, 2019

Been up too long...ain’t no deleting it now. Cookout invite retracted there, sir! pic.twitter.com/8VperfnuPW

— Nicole Campbell (@sssassy1981) April 24, 2019

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Bun B attends the 6th annual Save The Children Illumination gala at American Museum of Natural History on November 14, 2018 in New York City.
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Bun B Uses His Second Amendment Right To Shoot Armed Intruder

Quick thinking and the right to bear arms may have saved Bun B and his wife Angela "Queenie" Walls' lives.

The rapper, born Bernard Freeman, shot a suspected robber at his home in Houston, Texas. ABC13 reports the incident happened Tuesday (April 23) afternoon when the suspect rang the doorbell. With Walls under the assumption that it was a delivery, opened to the door. The suspect then held Walls at gunpoint in an effort to demand property, with Walls directing him to the Audi in the family's garage.

Bun B reportedly heard the commotion and grabbed his gun. A shootout occurred as the robber attempted to climb into the car. He later took off on foot, leaving his weapon behind and sought medical assistance at the Houston hospital for a gunshot wound to the shoulder.

The suspect was charged on two counts of aggravated robbery with a weapon and one count of burglary.

It isn't known if there were any other members of the family at the home.

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Merriam-Webster Dictionary To Add Eminem's Version Of "Stan"

Out of 640 words added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, Eminem's everlasting interpretation of the word "stan" is among the litany of terms. On Tuesday (April 23), the company tweeted the news with a gif of Beyonce's Homecoming documentary that premiered on Netflix (April 17).

Putting Slim Shady's "Stan" video into literary text, Merriam-Webster defines the title as "an extremely or excessively enthusiastic and devoted fan" or "to exhibit fandom to an extreme or excessive degree: to be an extremely devoted and enthusiastic fan of someone or something." In 2017, the Oxford English Dictionary also added "stan" to its pages.

'Stan' has been added as both a noun and a verb. https://t.co/Dal0N79sAU pic.twitter.com/q1kBkKR1rn

— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) April 23, 2019

In a lyric annotation for Genius, Eminem broke down the latter part of the chorus ("And even if I could it'd all be gray/But your picture on my wall/It reminds me that it's not so bad, it's not so bad"), performed by Dido, and shared how those lines set the stage for the rest of the song.

"When I heard 'your picture on my wall,' I was like 'Yo, this could be about somebody who takes me too seriously.' So I knew what I was going to write about before I wrote it," he said. "A lot of times when I'm writing songs, I see visions for everything I'm writing. This was one of those."

Revisit the 2000 video below.

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