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Barack Obama, Basketball Greats React to Donald Sterling Racism Scandal

Barack Obama, Basketball Players React to Donald Sterling's Alleged Racist Comments

Originally posted 04/28/2014 10:50AM



Even President Barack Obama is weighing in on Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

"When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don't really have to do anything, you just let them talk. And that's what happened here," Obama said Sunday at a news conference with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, reports Sports Illustrated.

He continued: "The NBA is a league that is beloved by fans all across the country. It's got an awful lot of African-American players. It's steeped in African-American culture. And I suspect that the NBA is going to be deeply concerned in resolving this."

Sterling, who allegedly made racially charged comments in an audio recording obtained and released by TMZ, has also earned reactions from some of the biggest names in basketball.

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Michael Jordan Welcomes Identical Twin Daughters

Michael Jordan Welcomes Identical Twin Daughters

Originally posted 02/12/2014 03:00AM

The NBA legend and wife Yvette are new parents to Victoria and Ysabel, born Sunday in Florida

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Hollywood Honors Paul Walker, Orlando & Miranda Reunite & More from the Weekend

What You Missed Over The Weekend

Hollywood Honors Paul Walker, Orlando Bloom & Miranda Kerr Reunite & More from the Weekend

Originally posted 12/02/2013 07:00AM

Whether or not you've fully recovered from your Thanksgiving food coma, here's what you missed this weekend:

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Michael Jordan Is Going to Be a Dad Again

Michael Jordan Is Going to Be a Dad Again

Originally posted 11/30/2013 01:05PM

The sports legend and father of three is expecting his first child with wife Yvette Prieto

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5 Things to Know About Michael Jordan's New Wife

Yvette Prieto: 5 Things to Know About Michael Jordan's New Wife

Originally posted 04/29/2013 10:10AM

On Saturday, basketball legend and Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan married model Yvette Prieto during a lavish ceremony in Palm Beach, Fla.

After five years of dating and four years of cohabitation, Prieto and Jordan made it official when 500 witnessed their nuptials at Episcopal church Bethesda-by-the Sea. Later, another 1,500 joined the couple for the reception at the Bears Club, a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course community in Jupiter, Fla., where Jordan recently built a 38,000-sq.-ft. home.

As the two start their lives together, here are five things about Jordan's second wife:

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Who's Our Dream 'Nerd Prom' Date? | Amanda Seyfried, Michael Jordan, Sofia Vergara

Who's Our Dream 'Nerd Prom' Date, Who Married His Dream Girl?

Originally posted 04/28/2013 08:30PM

It was a beautiful weekend – and we're not just referring to the amount of time we spent ogling our annual Most Beautiful List. If you were outside enjoying the spring weather, we'll catch you up.

5. It Ain't Easy Being Beautiful

From the moment we laid eyes on our seventh grade yearbook photo, we knew our days in front of the camera were numbered. So when some of the finest faces in Hollywood hit the studio for PEOPLE's annual Most Beautiful issue, we took notes. Check out all the behind-the-scenes action from lovely ladies like Amanda Seyfried and Sheryl Crow, who have given us plenty of inspiration to practice our model faces in our respective mirrors. (Ready, set, work)

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Did Tiger Woods Attend Michael Jordan's Wedding? | Michael Jordan

Tiger Woods Steps Out for Michael Jordan's Wedding: Report

Originally posted 04/28/2013 04:15PM

Hundreds of people looked on as NBA legend Michael Jordan tied the knot with model Yvette Prieto Saturday in Palm Beach, Fla. More partied with the newlyweds post-vows to celebrate their marriage.

Was Tiger Woods one of them?

The pro golfer, 37, seemed to step out for the big day, as confirmed by a photo posted by TMZ.

(Although she was invited, Olympic skier girlfriend Lindsey Vonn didn't attend as his plus-one, a source tell PEOPLE.)

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Michael Jordan Marries Model Yvette Prieto | Michael Jordan

UpdatePosted 04/27/2013 06:00PM

Michael Jordan Marries Model Yvette Prieto

Originally posted 04/27/2013 12:00PM

Talk about a slam dunk!

After five years of dating, former NBA star Michael Jordan, 50, and his model-fiancée, Yvette Prieto, 35, made it official with a wedding in Palm Beach, Fla., on Saturday.

About 300 guests arrived by tour buses at an Episcopal church called Bethesda-by-the-Sea, where Donald Trump was married to Melania in 2005.

Jordan then invited guests to join them for the reception at the Bears Club, a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course community in Jupiter, Fla., where Jordan recently built a 38,000-square-foot home.

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PHOTOS: Michael Jordan's $29 Million Home for Sale | Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan's Home for Sale at $29 Million

Originally posted 03/02/2012 11:50AM

Last year, the property tax bill alone was $165,224. And this year's sales price of Michael Jordan's Highland Park mansion in Illinois? A potential record-setting $29 million.

Mind you, for that price you get not only the home's pedigree, but the NBA champ's nine bedrooms, 19 bathrooms and indoor basketball court, reports the Chicago Sun-Times.

On top of a 32,683 sq.-ft. family house built in 1995 (where Michael and Juanita Jordan raised their three children while they were married), the property also includes a guest house, 500-bottle wine cellar and custom wood-trimmed cigar parlor.

"It's such a beautiful house," realtor Katherine Chez Malkin of Baird & Warner, which is representing the sale, tells the Sun-Times. "Every weekend people from all over the world came to see Michael's house."

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Michael Jordan Is Engaged | Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan Is Engaged

Originally posted 12/29/2011 04:50PM

Talk about a slam-dunk way to cap off the holiday season: Michael Jordan is engaged.

The former NBA pro, 48, popped the question over the Christmas weekend to his girlfriend of three years, Cuban-American model Yvette Prieto, rep Estee Portnoy confirms to the Associated Press.

The Charlotte Bobcats majority owner was previously married to Juanita Vanoy in 1989; they divorced in 2006. He has three children with Vanoy: Jeffrey Michael, 23, Marcus James, 21, and Jasmine, 19. – Alison Schwartz

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