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LeBron James Won’t Let His Sons Play Football

It just seems odd for a person who tells tales about growing up without much except sports — including football — to not allow his own sons to play.

97.1 The Ticket–11/11/2014

ANN ARBOR, MI - DECEMBER 14: A detailed view of Crisler Center during the game between the Arizona Wildcats and the Michigan Wolverines on December 14, 2013 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Arizona defeated Michigan 72-70.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

WATCH: Two-Time Plane Crash Survivor Austin Hatch Gets Rousing Ovation For First Basket With Wolverines

Hatch stepped to the free throw line late in the game as the crowd quietly awaited his attempts. He missed the first, to a collective groan. But sent the second one down with ease, bringing the U-M faithful to their feet for a thunderous applause.

97.1 The Ticket–11/10/2014

AUBURN HILLS, MI - NOVEMBER 05: Head coach Stan Van Gundy talks with his players during a timeout while playing the New York Knicks at the Palace of Auburn Hills on November 5, 2014 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Detroit won the game 98-95. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Caldwell-Pope Leads Pistons Over Bucks, 98-95

Josh Smith went 5-14 from the floor two days after a 2-17 game, but had a key put back to give the Pistons a 97-93 lead with 15.1 seconds to play.

97.1 The Ticket–11/07/2014

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 28: Branden Dawson #22 of the Michigan State Spartans and Justin Anderson #1 of the Virginia Cavaliers fights for the ball during the regional semifinal of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Michigan State Receives $3M Athletics Donation

Michigan State University has received a $3 million donation to support its men’s basketball program and defensive coordinator endowment.

97.1 The Ticket–11/07/2014

AUBURN HILLS, MI - NOVEMBER 1: Mirza Teletovic #33 and Joe Johnson #7 of the Brooklyn Nets battle for position against Greg Monroe #10 of the Detroit Pistons on November 1, 2014 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Joe Johnson Torches Pistons As Nets Spoil Home-Opener, 102-90

Johnson scored 15 of his 34 points in the fourth quarter to close out the Pistons, who shot just 1-for-17 from the 3-point line in their first game at The Palace of Auburn Hills this season.

97.1 The Ticket–11/01/2014

AUBURN HILLS - JULY 15: The Detroit Pistons introduce Caron Butler #31 at a press conference on July 15, 2014 at Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan.NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Reunited With Van Gundy, Butler Brings Leadership To Pistons

Butler scored 24 points in that game, but Van Gundy called the team’s third quarter “inexcusable” and said he was worried about the mental state of his team.

97.1 The Ticket–10/31/2014

Michigan State Spartans coach Tom Izzo (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) and Michigan Wolverines coach John Beilein (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Kentucky Lands Top Spot In AP College Basketball Poll; Spartans 18th, Wolverines 24th

Kentucky joins UCLA (1966-69, 1971-74), UNLV (1990-91) and North Carolina (2008-09) to be named No. 1 consecutive seasons since the AP preseason poll started in 1961-62.

97.1 The Ticket–10/31/2014

SPOKANE, WA - MARCH 20: Michigan State Spartans head coach Tom Izzo talks to Denzel Valentine #45 during their game against the Delaware Fightin Blue Hens in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on March 20, 2014 in Spokane, Washington. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Spartans Still A Threat After Losing Harris, Payne

Tom Izzo is still lamenting an opportunity that slipped away last season.

97.1 The Ticket–10/29/2014

LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 03:  Piper and Chauncey Billups (L) toast with Moet & Chandon at the 140th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 3, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Moet & Chandon)

Chauncey Billups Enjoying Retired Life

At 38 and struggling to stay healthy after 17 NBA seasons, Billups decided to step away from basketball this summer.

97.1 The Ticket–10/27/2014

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 20:  Aaron Gray #34 of the Toronto Raptors looks on during warm ups against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on March 20, 2012 in New York City.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Pistons Release Center Aaron Gray

Gray was ruled out indefinitely after it was revealed that he suffers from a cardiac condition. The Pistons recently traded point guard Will Bynum to the Boston Celtics in exchange for veteran center Joel Anthony.

97.1 The Ticket–10/26/2014

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