Porzingis: Melo taught me not to ‘give a sh–‘ about drama

No matter what Phil Jackson or the New York Knicks threw at him last season, Carmelo Anthony remained professional and committed to the club.

That didn’t go unnoticed by his teammates, who voted him 2017 Teammate of the Year.

Kristaps Porzingis praised the manner in which Anthony handled off-court drama, including Jackson’s public and relentless efforts to get rid of him.

“You could never tell that something was going on,” Porzingis told ESPN’s Ian Begley.

“He was always calm, collected – every day. It was no big deal for him, all the off-court stuff. And that’s one thing I can learn from him – ‘don’t give a sh–‘ (about the drama). He was just doing his thing and focusing on things he needs to focus on and not letting anything else come in his way.”

Other teammates echoed that sentiment, saying the 10-time All-Star stayed positive, supportive, and helpful despite everything he was going through.

“He was getting it from every angle,” Courtney Lee said. “So for him to be that mentally tough and still show up and still come to work and fight with us, our level of respect grew for him.”

Following months of trade rumors, Anthony was dealt to the Oklahoma City Thunder in September. Jackson, was also willing to move Porzingis around the draft after he skipped the team's meeting, was canned in late June.

Having outlasted both, Porzingis has become the new face of the Knicks. The 22-year-old power forward averaged 18 points, 7.2 rebounds, two blocks, and 1.5 assists as a sophomore last season. He’ll try his best to step up and lead the team to the playoffs for the first time in five years.

Related: Porzingis ‘ready for the challenge’ of leading Knicks in post-Melo era

Should he struggle, the New York media will not go easy on him. Luckily, Melo taught him not to give a damn.

The two will square off for the first time as opponents Thursday in OKC.

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Alex Smith: Mike Mitchell’s hit ‘about as flagrant as it gets’

Alex Smith didn't mince words when talking about the late hit he received Sunday from Mike Mitchell.

The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback was hit low by Mitchell well after he threw a pass against the Pittsburgh Steelers, and obviously wasn’t pleased about it.

“I felt like it was extremely late,” Smith said, according to Adam Teicher of ESPN. “I felt there was nothing done there to avoid contact. It was really low from the backside. I thought it was about as flagrant as it gets when it comes to a low hit on the quarterback.”

The Pittsburgh Steelers safety received a 15-yard penalty for roughing the passer, but denied he was a dirty player Monday.

“The video shows what it shows. I wasn’t trying to take Alex Smith’s knees out,” Mitchell said. “I went up to him and told him that … It’s just one of those things you don’t want to see in the football game.”

Mitchell has received a pair of fines in the past for hits, but hasn't been disciplined for this one.

“I don’t think this is a first offense, either,” Smith said. “I think when you start looking at … repeat offenders, I think when they get shots at quarterbacks, they’re going to take them.”

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Jane Fonda Knew About Weinstein’s Sex Abuse For A Year….Here’s Why She Kept Silent

Actress and activist Jane Fonda blamed “male entitlement” for Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment and assault accusations, but then admitted she knew about them and did nothing. Here’s Fonda talking about what she knew: What did she say? Fonda was talking about what people have to do to curtail the kind of behavior Weinstein […]
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BOSSIP Exclusive: Darnell Nicole Of “WAGS Miami” Gets Real About Fake Friends, Natural Hair And Her Love Life

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WAGS Miami Star Darnell Nicole Talks About The Show Dynamics, Being Thick On TV And Moving On From Her Daughter’s Dad

The finale of WAGS aired last Sunday, but before the show came to an end we caught up with one of our favorites from the E! hit, Darnell! Check out more from our interview below:

BOSSIP: Talk about your role in the beef between Astrid and Kayla:

The thing about these shows is that unfortunately, we have a certain amount of time for you to get a big chunk of the information. When I saw it I was like, ‘Damn, they’re not getting everything. Because she actually shared a lot more stuff. Even like personal stuff about Claudia, and when I met Kayla, I met her through Claudia and Astrid. So I’m like okay Y’all coming as a united front so why am I hearing all of Claudia’s business? So that’s what really upset me because even though I don’t really mess with Claudia like that, I don’t want anyone around me who I feel will share whatever they hear when they are near me. So it really pissed me off. I was really at the pool that day, I was really going to go in a lot heavier, but she’s so — like a little, she’s a sweetheart. At Astrid’s party, it was totally the wrong place but there is no way in hell I would find out some information about Ashley and not go back and tell Ashley what happened, so I naturally assumed that Claudia filled Astrid in on it. Whenever we were talking about it, I was really reiterating what I had already told Claudia, not realizing that she [Astrid] had no idea. Still, it was her event. It was definitely messed up, but I didn’t think she was going to feel like that. She didn’t even let me finish. I didn’t even get to tell her the good parts, I just told her the basics. That was my bad. I didn’t want to mess up her event like that. It’s just something that came out. I don’t know girl. Maybe I was bored or something.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10:  Ashley Roberts (L) and Darnell Nicole attend the Binzario Couture fashion show and designer collective during September 2016 New York Fashion Week at Affinia Hotel on September 10, 2016 in New York City.

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How is it making a show with your real life best friend?

It was definitely easier for the both of us to come in with someone we were really really close with. It makes it a lot more fun because our personalities are a lot more similar. I love the experience because the world gets to see how silly we really are and how most of our conversations are about food. It’s a big struggle for me because when I am trying to eat right her skinny a** is like, ‘Let’s go get some ribs!’ and I’m like ‘No! I’m trying to lose some weight.’ I love it because we can bounce jokes off of each other. I think we have one of the best shows because of the real aspect, the comedy, you get some tears up in there, you get a little bit of everything.

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What’s it like always filming in Miami, where you are always in a swimsuit or little dress?

That’s why I always stay with the cover up, and with the high waist bottoms, that’s my favorite. I love it because it brings your waist in right where it needs to come in at. If you pay attention you will notice I always wear a long skirt over my bathing suit, I’m definitely not built like the rest of the ladies, or most of the women in Miami that are super thin. I’m country as hell. I’m thick. It’s just how I’m built. It’s difficult but you get used to it and you figure it out, the way you’re sitting and the kind of clothes that you wear. I’m born in Louisiana and raised in Texas.

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Puig brilliantly tweets about his love for bat flips

Puig gonna Puig.

As if his clutch performance on Saturday wasn’t enough, the flashy Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder took to Twitter shortly after his team’s 5-2 win, rhetorically questioning why he can’t seem to hold onto his bat.

Puig helped guide the Dodgers to a 1-0 series lead thanks to a bat-flipping RBI double in his first plate appearance and followed that with a clutch solo home run in the bottom of the seventh inning.

After his dinger, the eccentric outfielder would come out for an unexpected curtain call that caught Dodgers fans off guard, to say the least.

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This 1998 Gwyneth Paltrow Interview About Harvey Weinstein Is Uncomfortably Revealing

As more and more women continue to step forward and accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault and harassment, years-old comments about the producer have also taken on new meaning. For example, a 1998 interview in which Gwyneth Paltrow and David Letterman talk about Weinstein now seems more sinister when watched with the knowledge that Paltrow has since […]
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The Airport Bomber From Last Week You Never Heard About

IT’S STRANGE HOW some things really catch on and go viral and others don’t. These days, nothing quite makes a story blow up — no pun intended — like the president’s fixation with it. That’s why it’s so peculiar that what sure looks like an attempted terrorist attack was narrowly thwarted at an American airport […]
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Former Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy: NFL players don’t know about CTE research

DeAndre Levy spoke in front of the Democratic members of the House Energy & Commerce Committee Friday and voiced frustration over a "football culture" which prevents NFL players from taking head injuries seriously.

"It bothered me that not one player knew anything about the CTE research. We see the headlines, but unless we're cued in and paying attention to it, I don't think a lot of guys will be able to link them," Levy said.

"I think we're aware that we'll have bad shoulders, we'll have bad backs, we'll have bad knees, I think a lot of us kind of know that that's par for the course.

"For the longest (time), a concussion to us was just a headache. A headache that if you could play through, you're good, once it's gone, it's gone. I think a lot of guys still have that mentality and still think about it. And I think there's still a good portion of guys that don't want to think about it, because honestly, it's frightening."

Levy said players "think it's normal" and would often joke in locker rooms about how forgetful they all are at home with their partners. He would often notice his mood change for reasons he couldn't explain, but it would feel like he was in a "fog" or a "funk."

“It’s frightening to consider that in five or ten years down the line, you could become a completely different person,” said Levy.

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Leah Messer Shares Tragic Details About Daughter’s Disease

If you caught this week’s episode of Teen Mom 2, there’s a solid chance it inspired you to have yourself a good long cry.

And not just because of all that truly depressing footage of Jenelle Evans.

While Jenelle’s segments got a lot of attention this week — which makes sense, given how upsetting they were — we also need to take some extra time to talk about Leah Messer’s scenes.

Particularly that heartbreaking one with Gracie.

In the scene we’re talking about, we saw Leah have a conversation with Gracie about Ali’s health.

(Just in case you need a quick refresher, Ali and Gracie are Leah’s twins, and Ali is the one suffering from a rare form of muscular dystrophy.)

We’ve seen a little bit of Ali’s struggles this season — that terrifying scene in which Corey Simms had to rush her to the hospital because of her breathing comes to mind.

We’ve also seen Leah discussing Ali’s declining health, and how things have gotten so bad that her teacher recommended an aide for her time at school.

But what we haven’t really seen too much of, this season or in previous seasons, is how Leah’s other children feel about Ali’s condition.

That changed in this most recent episode.

In what may be one of the most heartbreaking moments in the show’s history, Gracie asked Leah about the reason behind Ali’s muscular dystrophy.

“Is it because I crammed her up?” she asked. “Because I squished her?”

Because it turns out that Gracie had been blaming herself for her sister’s disease, because she was the bigger twin and she worried their positioning in Leah’s womb hurt her.

Leah tried to tell her that that wasn’t the case, that it was a gene mutation and nothing Gracie did.

She didn’t really understand it all, but Leah made sure to repeat that it wasn’t her fault at all.

One of Leah’s Twitter followers applauded her for how she handled the situation, and rightfully so. She replied that it was “a difficult real moment.”

“Broke my heart,” she told another follower who commented on the scene. “She is so torn… She doesn’t want to believe it’s real. However, it’s like, she kind of knows it’s real, and feels guilt.”

Another person asked why Gracie felt that why, and Leah explained that it was because of “just seeing baby pictures and ultrasound pics” in which it’s obvious that Ali was smaller.

“I guess she just assumed that and has never said anything until that moment!” she added.

And as if all the talk about Gracie and Ali wasn’t touching enough, Leah also made some comments about some other struggles she’s gone through.

One person told her that she should be proud of herself of how far she’s come in the past couple of years, that “you made mistakes in your past but you learnt from them, took responsibility & changed for the better.”

We assume this person is referring to Leah’s widely rumored drug use in an earlier season of Teen Mom 2 — the alleged drug use that led to her losing custody of the twins to Corey.

“We all make mistakes but it’s up to us whether we choose to grow from them or not!” she replied. “I want to be better every single day!”

Another fan told her that it had looked like she was “going down a bad path” then, but she’s since “turned it around.”

“Thanks,” Leah wrote in response. “A journey not yet shared and only a few know… #onlyintime.”

“It’s far deeper than any assumption thats been made,” she continued. “I know my story is going to inspire/change so many lives! #everythinghappensforareason.”

So that’s interesting, right?

On the show and in interviews, Leah has always been adamant that she went to rehab for anxiety issues — she’s never admitted to any drug use.

Is she saying that she’ll soon reveal what really happened then? And is she hinting that while many people assume she was using some kind of drugs, things were worse even than that?

Yeah, we’re going to need a million more details about all of this, Leah.

Thanks!

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