Hang time podcast (episode 158): the Sterling verdict and featuring Bob Rathbun

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By Sekou Smith, NBA.com


Those three words, those three simple words uttered by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Tuesday, will alter the landscape of the league for generations to come.

The racist and bigoted comments from longtime Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling will not be tolerated. Silver made that clear in response to a nasty exchange between Sterling and a lady friend of his that surfaced over the weekend.

We dive in on the fallout, the playoffs and all that comes with it this time of year in the NBA on Episode 158 of the Hang Time Podcast: The Sterling Verdictand featuring the TV voice of the Atlanta Hawks Bob Rathbun.

The Washington Wizards have already pulled off the first shocker of the playoffs, sending the Chicago Bulls fishing. Can the Hawks really pull off this first round upset of the…

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Blogtable: The Vogel dilemma

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Each week, we’ll ask our stable of scribes across the globe to weigh in on the three most important NBA topics of the day — and then give you a chance to step on the scale, too, in the comments below.

BLOGTABLE: Winners, losers so far | The Vogel dilemma

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VIDEO: Inside the NBA looks at the Hawks’ last win over the Pacers and the rest of the series

> We’ve asked before, but it’s critical now: Is there anything Frank Vogel can do?

Steve Aschburner, NBA.com: It’s awfully late, perhaps too late for Vogel to make a bold move and stop his team’s freefall. But the straw he can grasp at is sitting down Roy Hibbert completely for what’s left of the Atlanta series. The big fellow has a bad matchup defensively vs. Pero Antic in the Hawks’ “stretch 5” attack and doesn’t have a…

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Durant goes decoy … and gets iced

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By Jeff Caplan, NBA.com

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VIDEO:The Grizzlies outlast the Thunder in OT in Game 5

OKLAHOMA CITY — This first-round series, so close now to slipping away from the Oklahoma City Thunder, is testing Kevin Durant‘s limits and his patience as it volleys from the strange to the surreal and now to the truly bizarre.

For the first time in NBA history, a playoff series has had four consecutive overtime games. The suffocating Memphis Grizzlies have won three, including Tuesday’s 100-99 thriller in which the game’s most devastating scorer and sure-fire MVP amazingly served as a decoy for the majority of the final six minutes of the fourth quarter.

Then in overtime came the incredible. After Durant made the first of two free throws to close to a one-point deficit with 27.6 seconds left, he was iced by veteran referee Joey Crawford, who snatched the…

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Mozaffari, “Forming National Identity in Iran”


This month, I.B. Tauris released Forming National Identity in Iran, by Ali Mozaffari (University of Western Australia). The publisher’s description follows:

Modern Iran is a country with two significant but competing discourses of national identity, one stemming from ancient pre-Islamic customs and mythology, the other from Islamic Shiite practices and beliefs. This has left an often confused notion of identity in Iran. Ali Mozaffari explores the complex processes involved in the formation of Iranian national identity, laying particular stress upon the importance of place to ideas of homeland and the creation of a collective national identity. He illustrates his arguments through an analysis of the ancient Achaemenid capital of Persepolis and the Shiite rituals of Moharram. In a concluding part, he extends his analysis to the Ancient Iran Museum and the Islamic Period Museum, housed in the National Museum of Iran. An important work that offers powerful insights into…

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’19 Kids & Counting’ Preview: Michelle & Anna Celebrate 3 Birthdays At Once

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On the April 20 episode of ’19 Kids & Counting,’ Michelle and Anna Duggar have three very special birthdays to celebrate. Mackynzie, Josie, and Jordyn are all the same age, and Michelle and Anna have a super fun day planned for the three of them. Click inside to WATCH!

Michelleand Anna Duggar sure know how to party! In this clip from 19 Kids & Counting, the two moms help three of the Duggar children celebrate their birthdays together.

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Kristen Stewart: Dark Eyeliner & Cornrows For Chanel — Love It?

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Kristen Stewart portrays an even darker, edgier version of herself for a new ad campaign for Chanel. Her look included heavy winged eyeliner and cornrows. Click below to watch the behind the scenes video of K-Stew that was released on April 29!

Kristen Stewart23, is the new face of Chanel and we’re super excited to see her sexy photos. Her edgy beauty was played up for the shoot with dramatically dark eyes and intense cornrows. Do you love or loathe this look? Vote below!

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