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Seriously, who doesn't love James Harden (well some rumors persist that Serge Ibaka may not be the biggest fan...).
After Harden signed a max extension after being dealt to Houston before the 2012-2013 season, a lot of people thought it was a crazy reach. While Harden has destroyed his critics' perception of his game on the court, he's proving his doubters off the court wrong as well. While his game continues to shine, he's now putting together the dating resume that a young, single, all star should put together when it comes to the women in his life.
After recently splitting up with Trina the internet is ready to declare that James Harden's girlfriend is Kyra Chaos. The two were recently seen embracing both before and after a recent Rockets game, and the internet began buzzing. Kyra is a model & video vixen who has own clothing line sold online while also "hosting" and making various club appearances. There have been no formal declarations of the two being together, but the internet seems ready for the formal word based on a few pictures of them in a conversation. Kyra did attend the recent NBA All Star Weekend, which had a heavy dose of Harden.
File this rumor under: who the hell knows.
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Before we begin, let me set the stage for you a little bit. Let The Kids Grow is a foundation whose goal is to enhance the lives of children in a variety of different ways, including education, nutrition and medical programs. They also have an after school program to help keep kids off the street and away from violence and drugs. Seems like a great organization with a great cause.
Like most charities, they need to do some fundraising to achieve their goals. So on December 1st, the Let The Children Grow Foundation Inaugural Black Tie Charity Ball was thrown. Which brings us to Dwight Howard. Howard was to be in attendance and not only that, he was getting an award from the organization as a result of his work with children. Naturally Howard was allowed to bring a guest, which he chose to be Camilla Pointdexter.
For those of you who didn’t know (myself included), Pointdexter starred on the reality TV show Bad Girls Club. If that’s not ringing a bell (and don’t worry, because I’m still right there with you), this is a show that takes seven ill-mannered women and puts them up in a mansion to live for three months. The goal is to eventually refine the women so that they can eventually become role models. However, after watching a few clips of this show, I’m not sure what right-minded parent would actually allow their child to watch it. There is partying, cursing, fighting and even the occasional arrest. Pointdexter was a “replacement Bad Girl” in season 8. She took the place of another woman who was kicked out of the house for breaking the only rule, which is no fighting. Pointdexter, who’s nickname was “The Cali Cutthroat” was promptly thrown out of the house, also for fighting. She was on the show for a grand total of THREE episodes.
So for those following at home, Dwight Howard was being recognized for his work with children by an organization that prides itself in keeping kids away from drugs, violence, etc… and his date was a woman who physically assaulted someone on a TV program shown already the country. Honest question – do you think it even dawned on Howard that this was probably not the brightest move? It’s too bad that not even all the money in the world can buy you common sense.
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All time Celtics legend, and current head coach of the Houston Rockets Kevin McHale has one of the long standing successful marriages in the NBA. Kevin McHale and wife Lynn McHale married in 1982, just two years into McHale's career in Boston. She's been at his side for the championships, the brawls with the Pistons and Lakers of the 80's, the up and down successes in the front offices, and now for his stint in Houston. Kevin and Lynn McHale have seen the highest highs and plenty of lows, but it's doubtful that anything in their history could have prepared them for the tragedy of losing their 22 year old daughter, Sasha McHale.
Kevin McHale left his position at the helm of the Rockets on November 10, citing family reasons. It was unclear what those were until word was received that Sasha McHale passed away on Saturday, November 24 due to an undisclosed illness, though there is some speculation that Sasha long suffered from Lupus.
Rockets owners Leslie Alexander released the following statement:
"I extend my deepest condolences to Kevin and Lynn for the loss of their beautiful daughter, Sasha, on Saturday afternoon. Kevin and Lynn are loving and dedicated parents who will need our continued support throughout this very difficult time. Our entire organization is mourning the McHale family's loss and we ask that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers."
Interim coach Kelvin Sampson called Sasha "daddy's girl," when meeting with reporters the day after she passed away. The McHale's have four other children, Kristyn, Michael, Joseph, and Thomas.