Here are the highlights from Tuesday’s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with John Dennis, Gerry Callahan and guest host Steve DeOssie. To hear the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.
Donald Sterling loses battle to block sale of Clippers
Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas ruled Monday.
Levanas sided with Sterling’s estranged wife, Shelly Sterling, who made the record sale after the NBA banned Donald Sterling for life for making racially offensive comments.
“Just hold hands and thank the Lord that Doc Rivers will not quit because his bags were packed, out the door,” Callahan said.
Sterling, who was not in court for the ruling, learned of Levanas’ decision through one of his lawyers, Bobby Samini. Samini said Sterling told his lawyers they had to keep fighting on other fronts.
“He loves the fight,” Dennis said of Sterling.
Said Callahan: “Isn’t everyone going to be better off when he croaks?”
Suns forward P.J. Tucker arrested for ‘super extreme’ DUI
Suns forward P.J. Tucker was arrested for “super extreme” DUI in May by police in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Police said Tucker’s blood alcohol content registered at .201 on a preliminary breath test in the field May 10. Tucker was taken to jail, where a blood test showed his blood alcohol content to be .222, according to a police report. A driver is considered legally drunk at .08.
“Shouldn’t that kill you?” Dennis asked.
That led to a discussion amongst the guys over what the highest blood alcohol content ever recorded was. The highest they found belonged to Oregon native Terri Comer, whose blood test revealed a BAC of .72.
“So P.J. Tucker is just a piker at .222,” Dennis said.
Said DeOssie: “He’s not dedicated.”
Whale watch boat stranded overnight off Boston
A group of whale watchers were stranded on a boat overnight when the vessel’s propeller became tangled in a heavy line about 15 miles offshore.
The boat was expected to be back Monday at 4:30 p.m., but the boat stopped about 10 minutes into the return trip after apparently hitting something.
After a transfer attempt failed, the 157 passengers and six crew members were stuck on board until the boat was finally on its way back to Boston as of 7 a.m. Tuesday.
“That sounds like the definition of hell,” Callahan said. “They’re stuck floating around, and I’m sure a few people were sea sick.”