Why were we watching Dancing With The Stars last night? Because the 76ers-Celtics game was a snoozer and we wanted to see Donald Driver's country dance. Simply an epic performance. Jaw-dropping. In NBA news, the torch has officially been passed in the Western Conference. Kobe's 42 wasn't enough to beat the Thunder. This means Thunder-Spurs won't start for like two weeks (May 27) while the Eastern Conference moves at a turtle pace. Let's get rolling!
What was Greg Oden up to this weekend besides trying not to blow out a knee or fracture an ankle? Oh, just getting some grub at Mongolian Grill where he ran into this pack of girls who obviously knew about the former Ohio State great and NBA flame-out. Now, a normal fan photo at Mongolian Grill would just feature Greg Oden with a blank stare on his face and a bunch of girls smiling. Today is your lucky day! Say hello to the Oden Tortilla Face. JUMP!
Yes, there is basketball tonight in Boston (Game 5 vs. PHI | 7 p.m. TNT) as the Celtics-76ers series moves back to TD Garden. Just when you figure the Celtics are going to bury Philly, Garnett goes out and has a 3-of-12 shooting night. That said, we'll still get a Game 6 in Philly where you'll be able to scope out dancer Cassie one more time in 2012. Asher has been hunting for an NBA red head for you freaks. Here is what he found. JUMP!
Are you kidding me? Picking your nose at the Champions League final? Don't your know that there are like 200 million viewers watching you on Sky Sports? Get it! Push that pinkie right up in there. DO IT! Anyway, Chelsea won in a shootout in case you care. In NBA news, the Spurs can now go on a summer vacation after sweeping the Clippers, 102-99. When does the Western Conference Finals start? June 2? Let's get rollin'!
Dwayne Wade was driving to the basket on Roy Hibbert during the Miami Heat-Indiana Pacers NBA playoff game and things got kind of chippy. Roy Hibbert didn't even pretend to go for the block and just grabbed Wade and pulled him down and held onto his arm. Wade and Danny Granger confronted each other after the play where both teams got involved and the officials needed to pull them back. The play costed the Pacers a technical foul. JUMP!
Snoop Dogg himself showed up to the Los Angeles Lakers-Oklahoma City Thunder playoff game last night in this Rastafarian style hat and crazy sunglasses. Of course the sunglasses had a flip up cover with smiley faces on them (why wouldn't they?). I'm sure he was just wearing them so you couldn't see how red his eyes were. Anyways, the Lakers came back from a pretty hefty deficit against the Thunder to win the game with a crazy finish. HT @Jose3030. JUMP!
Someone in the 407 (Orlando) texted this screencap to us last night. "Did they change the points awarded for a free throw," the capper asked. Our first question has to be how three even got into the mix to begin with. Try saying "Free Three Throws" like 10 times & I guarantee your ass will need a glass of water. Anyway, the Lakers "get back into the series," as the experts like to say, with a 99-96 W. The Lakers were 41-of-42 from the line & Kobe was 18-of-18. Let's get rolling!
We wind down the week with this from San Antonio Spurs fan via @calebjsaenz. Of course San Antonio is the last place we'd expect to see a personalized DJ Kevin 69 jersey. This is something you'd expect from Philadelphia Flyers fan. Or Blackhawks fan. But in the NBA? Dude must get laid more than Peter North with this kind of game. That's it, we're out of here for the night. Remember to get really, really drunk and send pics. - BC
Just a random search this morning for what Mark Cuban is up to these days turned up the billionaire Mavs owner at some restaurant called Blowfish and his hand on the neck of some blonde. Normally this wouldn't be worthy of a post, but then the guy goes and makes a pucker face. BOOM, instant post. Could totally care less about the blonde. Obviously cute and motorboat worthy. The big news here is that we can add a new pic to our growing Mark Cuban photo gallery. JUMP!
This guy @BrentMills seems to be an OKC Thunder fan, according to his Twitter wallpaper. Would he trade the Pacers cashing an NBA title-winning ticket over the Thunder winning a championship? Is $2,250 worth it? Shall see. The guy also has $150 on the Thunder at 4/1. Obviously not quite the same payoff. In NHL news, the L.A. Kings continued to roll in the Western Conference Finals. With a 3-0 lead, this one is all but wrapped up. Let's get rolling!
That's Lance Stephenson. He's a Pacers scrub that doesn't play for the Pacers. Yet, there he was making a choking gesture after LeBron missed a free throw in the 3rd quarter. Guess who is now down 2-1 and can't score 80+ in an NBA playoff game? The Heat. Guess which bench is dominant in this series? It wasn't a terrible performance from LeBron. He was 1-of-3 from the line and 10-of-22 from the field. Still, he's a fun punching bag.
Nothing is more exciting than the final two minutes of an NBA playoff game, especially when that game includes Kobe Bryant. But when Kobe doesn't take the final shot and some white guy named Steve Blake does, Twitter goes absolutely nuts. Sure, Blake taking a three in the 2nd quarter is no big deal. However, it's a HUGE deal when the Lakers are down 1-0 to OKC. Of course you know what happened last night. Blake missed & black guys on Twitter went HAM. JUMP!
Someone let us know what TV station ran this World Peace "Lakers Idiot" caption during
last night's sportscast. This comes in via @Ten_Foot_Midget, who isn't known to Photoshop screencaps. Sure looks like an iPhone flash on the right side of the screen. Stand up, TV station. Let yourself be congratulated. In other Lakers news, Kobe's team is down 2-0. Hope you didn't have the OVER. 77-75 final. Why'd the Lakers lose? 13% from 3-point range. Let's get rolling!
Jimmer Fredette and Whitney Wonnacott will finally get married June 1 (yes, it's a Friday) at the Denver LDS Temple. You know what that means for these two in June: steamy sex. It also means that we went searching for a wedding gift to send the lovely couple. Jimmer might make $2.3 million a year, but that didn't stop him and Whit from registering at Bed, Bath & Beyond and Williams-Sonoma. We're thinking of buying the $10 can opener. JUMP!
Hmm, so the Miami Heat only have two guys who can score. What about guys you trust to make free throws down the stretch? LeBron and Wade, right? Guess who missed two free throws with :54 left on the clock. Blah, blah, blah. Meanwhile, we were trying to figure out what the hell Bears fan was doing in the middle of a white out. And what's up with the coat? A black guy cold in Miami – in mid-May? In NHL news, the Kings get another W. Let's get rolling!
The athlete housing market had slowed to a trickle over the past seven days or so until Jazz guard Devin Harris went and listed his 7400 sq. ft. Dallas mansion for $2.1 million. Remember Harris? He had the four seasons in Dallas before being traded to the Nets in the Jason Kidd deal. During Harris' time in the Big D he bought this giant house. What do you get in this deal? Lots, and we mean massive amounts, of stone. And pools of water. JUMP!