We're pretty sure this is a major moment in Twitter history. Shaquille O'Neal just became the first-ballot NBA Hall of Famer to retire via video posted on Twitter. That's right, America, the Diesel uploaded a video 31 minutes ago with the simple message of im retiring Video and #ShaqRetires. See the video here. Sad to see him go. Maybe we'll get another season of those smash hit Shaq vs. shows on ABC. Can't wait.
For those who've been loyal Busted Coverage readers over the years, you know how this web operation likes to handle our major sporting event coverage a little differently than the rest of the bloggers. Take tonight's NBA coverage. Instead of some stupid preview, BC is breaking out its infamous Craziest Craigslist Casual Encounters of the NBA Finals. Preferably we'd never open another M4W or M4M classified the rest of our lives. But you guys like car wrecks. Here are the best of the best for Game 1 in Dallas. JUMP!
At this point Bar Refaeli should just call France home. The SI swimsuit model went from amazing bikini shots on boats at Cannes to yesterday's trip to the French Open in Paris. Oh, and that isn't the only news out of the Bar camp. How about a photo of her and friend Israeli NBAer Omri Casspi (Sacramento Kings) getting cozy for a Yfrog upload last night while "celebrating a Maccabbi victory." Um, could this be the start of a possible Bar Refaeli NBA WAG situation? Take a look for yourself. JUMP!
The news of Kim Kardashian (also referred to on Busted Coverage as The Giant Ass) and N.J. Nets forward Kris Humphries official engagement popped into our inbox like 30 minutes ago. Then there were 3-4 follow-up emails detailing her sisters excitement. Of course the media blitz is on. Magazines will sell. TV shows will follow. The wedding will be a spectacle. A pregnant Kim Kardashian should be a treat to look at. Etc. The engagement photo motherlode - JUMP!
So Ray Allen is having a little trouble selling his 10,000+ sq. ft. Seattle pad, even at the lowered price of $3,700,000. Your mortgage on this 5 bedroom, 6 3/4 bath home with 20% down will only run you just over $16,000/month. But just look at all you get: private well irrigation, 4.5 acres, pool, putting green, jacuzzi, a killer barbecue and a theater in the basement. Get a better look at what you're buying - JUMP!
It's good to see everyone made it through The Rapture and returned to work this morning full of energy and excitement for life. Clippers center Chris Kaman made some news over the weekend, thanks to his pre-Rapture buying spree at a gun store where he had cameras snapping as he felt up some new weaponry to ward off those responsible for the end of the world. What we really learned about Kaman is that this guy really is the Ted Nugent of the NBA and his Twitpics prove it. JUMP!
Puerto Ricans are abuzz today over an innocent interview from WFAA in Dallas with Mavericks guard JJ Barea. Asked whether he'll be marrying his insanely hot girlfriend, the guard told a reporter "Maybe, we'll see," when pressed on his future plans. Could Barea possibly do any better? This is the mountain we all aspire to climb. It's the Mount Everest for men, especially tools that wear those stupid Euro knee shorts. Step up, Barea. Gallery of Ms. Rivera - JUMP!
Take a hot Asian chick from Maine, throw her into the pages of Playboy and tell us she's willing to talk about her fascination with the Boston Celtics and we instantly send 5 Questions Editor Joe Student in for the interview. Would she like to play F, Marry, Kill with Boston's Big 3? You'll have to see for yourself - JUMP!
14-year-old Nick Gilbert (cool Twitter account) took the stage in Secaucus, New Jersey last night as the representative of the Cleveland Cavaliers and stole the hearts and minds of millions of viewers with his designer glasses and a stellar bow tie. Whether you hate Dan Gilbert, his father and owner of the Cavs, that's for another day. Little Nick has suffered from nerve disorder Neurofibromatosis since birth, making it a feel good story that the teen walked away with the #1 pick in the upcoming draft. And that's where this story kinda ends. The NBA will eventually lock out its players and this sport is in for a huge labor battle. If you think the NFL lockout is ugly, you haven't seen anything. More pics of Nick's cool adventure...JUMP!