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LeBron James had 29 points , 11 rebounds and seven assists as the Los Angeles Lakers advanced to their first NBA Western Conference final in a decade with a 119 – 96 blowout win over the Houston Rockets on Saturday.
Anthony Davis tallied 13 points and 11 rebounds, Kyle Kuzma had 17 and Markieff Morris finished with 16 for the Lakers, who eliminated the Rockets in five games in the quarantine bubble in Orlando , Florida .
Los Angeles advanced to their first NBA final four since the Kobe Bryant- led Lakers beat Phoenix for the conference title and then defeated Boston for the 2010 NBA championship, the last time they won.
“ It’ s the reason I wanted to be a part of this franchise is to take them back to a place they were accustomed to being. And that ’ s competing for a championship,” said James .
“ It ’ s an honor for me to wear the purple and gold and for us to just try to continue the legacy and just play great basketball for our fans .”
This will be James ’s 11th career conference finals but when asked by reporters how it feels , he changed the subject to talk about the group as a whole .
“ Every game is a learning experience for us . Every game is another opportunity for us to get better . We want to continue to build , ” said James .
They will face either the Los Angeles Clippers or the Denver Nuggets in the next playoff round . The Clippers lead that series 3- 2 .
The Lakers got off to their best start of the series , dominating the opening plays to take a 35- 20 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Their only lull of the game came in the start of the second quarter when Houston briefly woke from their slumber and cut the lead to seven , 38- 31 .
But the Lakers outscored the Rockets 33- 18 in the third to take full command .
They drained 19 three – pointers and shot 52 percent from the floor.
With the game in hand , the Lakers sat three -time NBA champion James and Davis for much of the fourth quarter.
“ Everything is falling into place . When I got here the goal was to win a championship and now we are eight wins away ,” said Davis .
– ‘A piece away ’ –
Once again the James Harden – led Rockets put up little resistance as Houston, after surprising the Lakers in game one of the series , lost their fourth straight and their third in a row by more than 10 points .
Harden led the Rockets with 30 points and Russell Westbrook scored just 10 in the loss.
Harden had a disappointing series , delivering another series of fourth – quarter playoff disappearing acts that have pockmarked his career .
“ Tough season for us . Obviously it didn ’t end the way we wanted it to. So , we just got to figure it out , ” he said .
In the past five years , Harden has shot less than 25 percent from beyond the arc in post -season fourth quarters and overtime . He finished two – of- eight from three – point range on Saturday.
Harden said Saturday all they need to become great is to add one more piece to the puzzle .
“ It ’ s very, very frustrating . Especially the amount of work individually I put in ,” he said . “ But I ’ve got to keep chipping away . I ’ve got to keep going and keep going until I can ’t go anymore .
“ I feel like we ’ re a piece away and we’ ve just got keep trying to figure it out . Keep trying to put the pieces around me and Russ to get us where we want to go, ” said Harden .
Tempers flared in the fourth quarter both on and off the floor. The brother of Lakers Rajon Rondo now has the dubious honor of being the first fan thrown out of a bubble game after he exchanged words with Houston’ s Westbrook .
The public is not allowed in the arena because of the coronavirus pandemic but players are allowed to invite a limited number of family and friends to watch the games in person.
Rockets coach Mike D ’Antoni , whose contract expires at the end of the season , couldn’t say whether he will be back .
“ We ’ ll see what happens . I had four years . Hopefully, it keeps going, but you just never know, ” he said .

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Deji Adeyanju Debunks Domestic Abuse Rumors , Blames FFK ’ s Wife For Separation

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Human rights activists and Convener of Concerned Nigerians Group, Deji Adeyanju who is a close confident of former minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode yesterday in a series of tweets debunked the rumors making the round that domestic violence was responsible for the separation of FFK and his wife Precious Chikwendu saying the story was planted by her after their marriage crashed.
Social media was agog with several reactions of the duo’s separation until Deji Adeyanju wrote a series of tweets on Twitter about what really happened.
Deji took to Twitter to ask Precious when and how did FFK abuse her, if the abuse happened when she was pregnant or when her siblings and family members were living. He said her family members were always around in FFK’s home.
Deji who claimed to be close to the couple said he has been in the know on many of their quarrels in the past which he had even been invited to resolve several times and it was never about domestic abuse.
Deji also stated that FFK has done everything for Precious from supporting her beauty pageantry with about $500,000 at the start of their relationship to standing by her when she had several surgeries. He also claimed FFK took care of the medical bills of her parents who were battling with cancer amongst several others things.
Deji stated that Precious Fani Kayode knows where her problems are coming from and they are spiritual. Deji advised her to seek the face of God instead of chasing shadows. He also stated that the fact that she has survived this long is a testimony.
Deji recalled when Mrs Precious agreed to be checked into a mental home because of her mental issues and how she consequently ran away from the mental home.
Although FFK has been alleged by his previous wives of domestic violence, Deji tweeted that he cannot speak on that because he wasn’t a part of it but on the issue of FFK and Precious, Deji reiterated that it is not about domestic violence because she has never raised this issue, nor her family members that stay with them at home, or at anytime when Deji went to settle issues between she and her husband.
Deji recounted how Mrs Precious had lost her mind on several occasions and even attacked her husband FFK and other domestic staff with a knife.
Although, Deji subsequently deleted all the tweets, he however left several new tweets advising young people to stay away from toxic and crazy people and that marriage is not mandatory for all. We, however, gathered that Deji deleted his original tweets after FFK called him to do so saying no one should join issues with her publicly.
While we wait for an official statement from the Former Minister, Her Uncle who granted an interview with premium times debunked the allegations of domestic violence and said he had never witnessed anything like that in their home even as he confirmed that the couple were currently separated and hinted that their issues were caused by his niece instead of the domestic abuse making the rounds in the media.
Another source has hinted that The marriage started hitting the rocks because of a case of infidelity on her part last year where several people including pastors came in to resolve the issue and asked FFK to forgive her.
Precious Chikwendu, a former beauty queen is alleged by her uncle for always having “unapproved meetings” as he subtly put it to save face and added that her husband FFK could no longer tolerate it.
The couple, who are parents to four sons, including a set of two-year-old triplets, have been married since 2014.
although he subsequently deleted his tweets. we were able to get some of them.

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Dickson Iroegbu’ s “The Good Husband” Hits Cinemas November 13

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The Good Husband Dickson Iroegbu' s "The Good Husband" Hits Cinemas November 13

The Good Husband, a Nigerian movie which explores the challenges that comes with marriages, will hit the cinemas in Nigeria from November 13, 2020.
The film, which was originally scheduled for release on April 17th before the COVID-19 pandemic struck, is produced and directed by multiple award winning filmmaker, Dickson Iroegbu DGN, and distributed by Genesis Cinemas; promises to thrill anxious audience.
‘THE GOOD HUSBAND’, narrates the story of a marriage counselor, who is committed to the success of other people‘s marriages, but allows his passion drive a wedge into his home − a generous case of taking the log out your eyes before the spec in your neighbour’s eyes.
‘THE GOOD HUSBAND’ is a timely tale in today‘s Nigeria where divorce and sometimes spousal murder is assuming alarming proportions. It explores themes of sex, communication, rigours of different perspectives of couples and respective relatives, as well as themes of love and forgiveness.
The movie promises the twist and turns of marital journeys, providing rib-cracking and reflective moments. It boasts of some of Nigeria‘s best and brightest movie exports such as Sam Dede, Monalisa Chinda, Francis Duru, Thelma Okoduwa-Ojiji, Paul Sambo and Bassey Ekpo Bassey. It also has in its cast Eeefy Ike, Shield Nwazuruahu and several others.
The producer and director of this movie, Dickson Iroegbu, a leading and talented filmmaker in Nigeria, and his company, Teamwork Studios Limited, has reached out to Churches and Mosques within and outside Nigeria to encourage the viewing of THE GOOD HUSBAND movie in order to help fight the scourge of divorce and spoilers in marriage.
Mr. Iroegbu, has produced and directed over twenty blockbuster movies, and revolutionized the Nigerian film industry with many of his movie productions such as, ‘Women’s Cot’, ‘Critical Condition’, ‘Unfaithful’ , ‘Romantic Attraction’ and ‘The Mayors’; which earned him Best Picture, Best Screenplay and Best Director at the prestigious African Movie Academy Awards, AMAA.

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Davido To Feature Alongside Eddie Murphy In ” Coming To America 2″

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Nigerian Musical Artiste, Davido is set to feature in the new “Coming to America 2“, years after the original “Coming to America” was released.

The movie featured star Hollywood actor, Eddie Murphy and was a major hit in the late 80s.

The new edition is set to be released later this year and in a post shared on Twitter, Davido was officially listed among the cast of the movie.

‘Coming To America’ featured stars like Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, and Paul Bates as its main cast who will be retaining their roles in the sequel.
Other new faces expected to be in the movie include Jermaine Fowler, Wesley Snipes, Tracy Morgan, Leslie Jones, KiKi Layne, Rick Ross, Luenell, Rotimi, Teyana Taylor, and Michael Blackson.

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