Leave it to German newspapers to make the NBA Finals into a race story. Welt Online, one of Germany's largest daily papers, is considered to be a conservative voice of the citizenry. The paper is also now famous within the sports blogosphere as the rag that allowed Peter Schelling to turn Dirk vs. the Heat into Dirk vs. black guys who have tats and "wrinkled faces," as Pete writes. Seriously, this guy will probably never drink for free at Club LIV. More of the racist barrage - JUMP!
And the photos keep rolling in. At some point we figured there would be a shot of Mark Cuban doing something crazy with the Larry O'Brien trophy but it never crossed our minds that someone would snap the billionaire going boss move by taking the goods to take for a leak. That's exactly what Busted Coverage came across this afternoon. Mark's legend officially grows. FULL SFW PHOTO - JUMP!!
Keeping with our tradition of buying wedding gifts for super-rich people who make their wedding registry public, Busted Coverage slapped the plastic down for a gift this afternoon. The Kim Kardashian-Kris Humphries (marrying October 31!) registry at Gearys Beverly Hills hit the Internets and guess who bought them the second gift? Busted Coverage dropped $31 for a napkin. Someone else bought them a single steak knife for $50. DETAILS - JUMP!
They're cheerleaders. Enough of this "NBA Dancer" garbage. If you put pom-poms in a chick's hand & have them go nuts after a made basket, they're cheerleaders. Clear? Now, let's tell you how the Dallas Mavericks cheerleaders have to be one of the most secretive units in all of sports. We've literally spent hundreds of man hours trying to show you something - maybe a bikini - other than the normal cheerleader uniform pics. In the end, a tipster came knocking. Casie! Boat time! JUMP!
What is a ridiculously wealthy NBAer to do with his summer and a near certain lockout looming? Head to the World Series of Poker! Paul Pierce is in Vegas. So is Donyell Marshall. Both were playing yesterday in a $1500 Hold 'Em event and Pierce decided to roll out the most intimidating card protector we've ever seen. Yes, that would be a Celtics world champion brick ring on his right hand next to the Red Bull. Paul's poker day revisited - JUMP!
Dallas Mavericks' guard J.J. Barea is one lucky little Puerto Rican. He's now an NBA champion & dating fellow Puerto Rican Zuleyka Rivera, who was Miss Universe in 2006. The guy goes from riding the pine, to NBA Finals stud, dropping three-point bombs and driving past LeBron. But you knew that. What you might have missed were his WAG's tweets. Translations, please! JUMP!
Ohio Governor John Kasich jumped on the "bash LeBron" bandwagon this afternoon by signing a resolution praising the Dallas Mavericks and their fans. Part of the resolution reads "Whereas, the proud city of Cleveland and the entire state of Ohio share in the excitement of Dallas Mavericks fans everywhere." That's right, Bron Bron, even state governments are against you. Full resolution in all its glory - JUMP!
And the photos keep rolling in. We now have Dirk Nowitzki appearing slightly hammered making his infamous Dirk face before or after his two-handed swig off this soon-to-be most Googled Ace of Spade bottle in history. We've seen estimates from Twitter dorks that these bottles go for $80k in the clubs. Frankly, we could care less. It's more than a case of Summer Shandy so it's expensive. There are also reports that Cuban ordered 100 regular Ace of Spade bottles to keep the party "popping" as the kids call it these days. DRUNK DIRK FACE FULL SHOT! JUMP!
Who knew we'd be talking about 31-year-old has-been Rashard Lewis at this point of June? But we are, and dude was trending for most of yesterday afternoon thanks to rumormongering gossip sites saying LeBron's poor Game 4 was due to Lewis hooking up with Bron's baby mama. How horrible to start such a rumor. Anyway, we found that Lewis was actually partying on South Beach this past weekend and was drunk. Your move, Stephen A. Smith.
NBA analyst Charles Barkley has repeatedly said the Miami Heat players are a bunch of whiners, but he went a step further on Wednesday, calling the team's fans the worst in the NBA. It's highly likely this opinion is a result of Sir Charles being crushed by Heat fans during the Eastern Conference Finals. But, research speaks volumes & these photos prove our point. Miami Heat Douchebag Fans! An Investigative Gallery! JUMP!
Miami Heat forward LeBron James has been MIA during the NBA Finals. Maybe that's because his mind is elsewhere. Washington Wizards forward Rashard Lewis, according to an urban gossip mongering website, allegedly had a tryst with LeBron's special lady, Savannah Brinson, while visiting South Beach. Ru-roh, Raggy! The DETAILS - after the jump!
And you didn't think we'd get into the "Bieber-Gomez attend Game 4" discussion today. Pffft. Our photo editors have been pouring over the photos and sent an email. "We've looked through 243 photos and the consensus in this office is that Selena might of had a few Fuzzy Navels before tip. Just a hunch," squawks BC Photo Editor Big Gay Rich. Two things instantly stood out from this dump: (a.) nice Texas Rangers hat, douche and (b.) she does look drunk. JUMP!
We've told you guys time and time and time again to stop it with your fascination with the NBA and black guys who hold press conferences to say where they'll be taking their talents. We are beyond excited that LeBron went scoreless in the 4th quarter. We're high-fiving ourselves that the guy barely showed a pulse from the field because it's going to be funny when he drops 35 on the Mavs in Game 5 and slices the throat of those of you who ride a guy for a night off. He had an off night. Just watch his pre-game speech - AFTER THE JUMP - to see it was just a bad night.
Just got back to Ohio from a Pa.-NYC trip & for some reason we have photos of Charles Barkley in late May at a Philly-area Pathmark grocery store in our inbox. Not sure why it's funny to see a NBA 50 Greatest All-Timer pushing a grocery cart around a grocery, but a famous guy preparing to attack the dessert aisle resonates with us. We want to see Chuck fill that cart with Oreo cheesecake. Maybe throw on one of those giant tubs of ice cream. More of Barkley's adventure - JUMP!
Here is what BC reader Jason B. sent to us while our Honda was headed towards NYC yesterday afternoon. "I don't know if this is BC material but nevertheless here is some nice NBA Finals behind the bench double cleavage," Jason wrote. Is it BC material? Is that a joke? Of course we love tipsters sending us images of cleav from sporting events. Actually encourage it. Full shot and challenge from Busted Coverage - after the jump!
A week ago this post was published with a plea for Mark Cuban to return to his old drunken, hanging on woman ways. Well, it seems the NBA Finals HAS brought out the old Cuban. We've been keeping an eye on Twitter for Cuban partying on South Beach photos and can show you what the billionaire has been up to. Check out the chick wrapping her arms around Mark - JUMP!