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Our gossip for Tuesday begins on a low note as we pay our respects to Chicago Bulls’ Taj Gibson and his extended family, as they mourn the loss of a member of the family.

Taj Gibson’s cousin stabbed to death

6-year-old Prince Joshua Avitto and 7-year-old Mikayla Capers have been stabbed to death by an unknown assailant, reports the New York Post.

The attack happened on Sunday night in Brooklyn.

… On a lighter note,

CP3 reveals his most important 29th birthday present

Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul has revealed what present meant the most to him.

At least we think anyway. Per SB Nation.

Reggie Jacskon wants to start in OKC

If you’re an Oklahoma City Thunder point guard, chances are you’re going to be a bench warmer when Russell Westbrook is joining you in the lineup.

During the Thunder’s exit interviews before he go into off-season mode, Jackson stepped furthest outside the company line. He didn’t pull any punches about his desired role. “I’d like to be a starter. I’m not going to lie,” he said.