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‘Basketball Wives’ Star Wants LeBron’s Wife On The Show, ‘We Need You!’

Move over LeBron … you ain’t the only James wanted in Hollywood — ‘cause ‘Basketball Wives’ star Jackie Christie is BEGGING Savannah to join the show. “Come on Savannah,” Doug Christie’s wife tells TMZ Sports. “We need you!” Jackie’s been a…

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Floyd Mayweather Blocked By ‘Wild ‘N Out’ Model at Celeb Basketball Game

Floyd Mayweather learned the hard way … you drive on Brittney Elena, you WILL get blocked!! The boxer was playing the “$ 50k Charity Challenge” celebrity basketball game at UCLA on Tuesday — when he got posted up by the smokin’ hot “Wild N Out”…

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Billy Knight: Former UCLA Basketball Star Found Dead Amidst Child Sex Scandal

Former UCLA basketball standout Billy Knight was found dead on a road near Phoenix this week.

He was just 39 years old.

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News of Knight’s death comes just weeks after he was charged with six felonies in connection with his alleged sexual assault of a child.

TMZ reported this week that the girl who accused Knight was just 9 years old. 

Knight’s cause of death has yet to be determined by a medical examiner.

However, Phoenix police have noted that there were no signs of foul play, which in this case, would seem to indicate that Knight took his own life.

According to initial reports, Knight was found unresponsive just before 3 am on Sunday.

He was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.

Just days before his death, Knight — who played for UCLA from 1998 to 2002 — posted a YoiuTube video called “I am Sorry Lord.”

“This is probably my last message on Earth,” Knight said in the video.

“I just want to say that I lived a life of sin. I lied. I cheated, and I stole from many people. I was a taker. That’s why my life ended up where it is now.

“Life is not a game,” Knight said. 

“You can’t play around with life. It’s serious, and I wasn’t honest with a lot of people, even my mom, my brother and my family members.

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“I isolated myself from my family members. I isolated myself from my friends, and that’s not something you should do.”

“I’m lost in life, and I feel like there’s no hope,” he continued.

“I have no friends with me here. I have no wife, girlfriend. I have nothing, and I just feel like I can’t continue on.”

UCLA has issued a statement on Twitter in response to news of Knight’s death.

“Our hearts are heavy after learning Billy Knight has passed away,” reads the statement, which was released before the charges against Knight came to light.

“We ask that the Bruin family keep Billy’s loved ones in their thoughts during this difficult time.”

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Ex-UCLA Basketball Star Tyler Honeycutt Dead of Apparent Suicide After Police Shootout

Tyler Honeycutt — a former UCLA hoops standout and Sacramento King — was found dead early Saturday morning after a police shootout and standoff at his L.A. area home … TMZ Sports has confirmed. According to LAPD … it doesn’t appear as if…

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Tyler Honeycutt, Former UCLA Basketball Standout, Dead After Shootout with Cops

Tyler Honeycutt, a former star for the UCLA Bruins who played parts of two seasons in the NBA, was found dead on Friday inside his home after a violent standoff with the police.

He was 27 years old.

The details behind Honeycutt’s death are both sad and bizarre.

The Los Angeles Police Department and L.A. Fire Department told USA Today, TMZ and other media outlets that a man with a firearm shot at officers around5p.m. on Friday, prior to barricading himself inside his Sherman Oaks, California home for nine hours.

The SWAT team eventually arrived and entered the residence … only to find Honeycutt lying on the ground, unresponsive.

On Saturday afternoon, the official LAPD Twitter account die not cite Honeycutt by name, but did provide an update on the situation from the evening before, writing:

Regarding last nights Officer-Involved Shooting in Van Nuys Division, it appears as if the suspect was not struck by any officer’s gunfire.

The suspect appears to have sustained injuries consistent with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

TMZ reports that a gun was found inside the premises, near Honeycutt’s body, and it is presumed he took his own life.

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This same website says that Honeycutt’s mother was the person who called police Friday, saying her son was acting erratically on Friday.

The former college star’s family has confirmed his passing to a local ABC affiliate, while his agent has done the same to the Russian team for whom Honeycutt had been playing professionally.

No officers were injured in the altercation, according to LAPD.

Meanwhile, several residents in the area had been evacuated as a precaution.

Honeycutt earned All-Pac-10 First Team honors in 2011 as a sophomore, leading his team to the NCAA Tournament.

He was then drafted by the Sacramento Kings in the second roundon tha NBA Draft, playing sporadically for two seasons with them, before heading to Europe to continue his career.

He most recently played with Moscow’s BC Khimki.

Former Kings teammate DeMarcus Cousins was one of several players to mourn Honeycutt’s death on social media, Tweeting this afternoon after the tragic news broke:

“Prayers up for his family and friends. Rest easy bro!”

Honeycutt’s coach at Khimki, Giorgios Bartzokas, was too overwhelmed to comment, saying simply when asked by reporters:

“I am sorry I cannot talk right now, I am really sad.”

Added New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday:

“Still can’t believe this… Rest In Peace to my brother Tyler Honeycutt.”

Our thoughts and condolences go out to the friends, family members and loved ones of Tyler Honeycutt.

May he rest in peace.

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