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Basketball Fri May 09 2008

R. Kelly: Ball Hog

If being a suspected pedophile weren’t enough, we now learn that R. Kelly is a ball hog and a sore loser.

An Southtown Star newspaper article reports that Kelly hurled a basketball at a suburban reporter who had come to the Harold Murphy Recreational Center in Markham to watch the R&B singer play basketball. Kelly, we learn, is crazy about hoops and rents out the center on a regular basis for private games with friends through an “unusual arrangement” with the Markham Park District. When the reporter and a photographer entered uninvited, the “I Believe I Can Fly” crooner whipped the ball at them and ordered a body guard to show them the door.

Kelly’s reputation takes a further hit when an “insider” says the singer takes control of the game despite his limited skills.

“(He) hogs the ball and shoots all the time,” they said, conjuring images of Kobe Bryant, Gilbert Arenas or even early Michael Jordan. And when Kelly loses? “His team wins every night or he gets upset.”

Let his legal team take note of that last bit of info.

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