Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Kate, got a chance to see some sports royalty – LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers – playing the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center on Monday. Cleveland’s King James had said playing in front of the couple would be a “huge honor.”
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived at their seats early in the second half of the game. Cleveland’s Kevin Love was shooting a free throw when fans stood and roared as the couple walked along the sideline to seats near center court.
The couple met earlier at Barclays Center with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, celebrating a partnership between the Royal Foundation and the league to raise awareness about the importance of international wildlife conservation.
After the third quarter, Jay-Z and Beyonce were led across the court to meet them. Jay-Z was formerly a part-owner of the Nets and has kept his seats next to the team’s bench.
Hefner: Cosby charges ‘saddening’
Hugh Hefner says he “would never tolerate” the kind of abusive behavior Bill Cosby is being accused of.
The Playboy magazine mogul said in a statement over the weekend that he considers Cosby a good friend and “the mere thought of these allegations is truly saddening.”
Cosby has faced a flurry of allegations in recent weeks that he sexually assaulted more than a dozen women. One of the accusers, Judy Huth, filed a lawsuit last week claiming the comedian forced her into a sex act at the Playboy mansion when she was 15 years old.
Hefner, who lives at the mansion, said: “I would never tolerate this kind of behavior, regardless of who was involved.”
The birthday bunch
Actor Kirk Douglas is 98. Actor Dick Van Patten is 86. Actor-writer Buck Henry is 84. Actress Dame Judi Dench is 80. Actor Beau Bridges is 73. Singer-musician Dan Hicks is 73. Singer Joan Armatrading is 64. Actor Michael Dorn is 62. Actor John Malkovich is 61. Singer Donny Osmond is 57. Actress Felicity Huffman is 52. Rock musician Brian Bell (Weezer) is 46. Rock singer-musician Jakob Dylan (Wallflowers) is 45. Actor Jesse Metcalfe is 36. Olympic gold and silver medal gymnast McKayla Maroney is 19.
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