Duke may be laughing now, after Austin Rivers buried arch rival UNC with a last-second three the other night, but there was a time when things were different. The time we're referring to is a long time ago. It's a time when a skinny North Carolina kid told Mike Krzyzewski & Duke University to dangle, signed with the Tar Heels & went on to become the best basketball player ever. His name was Michael Jordan and here's the letter Krzyzewski sent him after he rejected Duke. Check it!
LIN-SANITY. ALL I DO IS LIN, LIN, LIN. MAY THE BEST MAN LIN. LIN IT TO WIN IT. And on, and on, and on. 3 games, folks. Yes, we know New Yorkers are desperate for some sort of spark that will bring NBA basketball back to life in that city. Yes, ESPN is desperate for the same spark. YES, YES, YES. Stop emailing us the stupidity. LIN-SANE! Of course people on Twitter are pissed off at this hyped up nonsense. Black dudes are coming unglued. JUMP!
Most college basketball teams have about 5-6 games left before the conference tournaments start. That means we start watching - this weekend. Tomorrow's doubleheader of Michigan St. vs. OSU and KU at Vandy should suffice. ESPN GameDay will be at Vandy & we expect fireworks. We expect FU Calipari signs. We expect Gisele signs. We expect you crazy bastards to put those 1500 SATs to good use. (Screencap via @BeisnerKSR) Let's get rolling!
This one is for the left coasters that are just now getting up for work. The rest of us have already seen SportsCenter at least 4-5 times. Missed the UNC-Duke game? We'll spoil it for you. Austin Rivers, yes Doc's son, drained an NBA triple at the buzzer to give the Dookies an 85-84 victory. Of course that sent the Duke haters into a Twitter frenzy. And, of course, they went on an Uncle Tom themed rampage. Feel the rage! JUMP!
Yes, it did, chief. Austin Rivers just drained that bomb on Tyler Zeller. Did we actually watch UNC-Duke last night? Not a minute of it. Drugs Inc. was on Nat Geo and we were paying Matt The Screencapper to cover the game. From his post it seems he watched about 15 minutes into the first half and then stopped. He's being dealt with. Anyway, Duke gets the win, 85-84. Yes, Dickie V. lost a few pounds last night. His reaction: SOLID GOLD! Let's get rolling!
You can tell that Doc Rivers is really excited to have the night off from coaching the Boston Celtics to watch his son Austin Rivers play against UNC. Somebody get this guy a shot of double expresso ASAP. He looked like he was about to dooze off at any minute. Erin Andrews manned the sidelines while the Duke Blue Devils took on the UNC Tarheels. JUMP!
Duke plays North Carolina in basketball tonight, renewing one of the best rivalries in college basketball. While most everyone has a clear rooting interest, at least one person doesn't -- Doc Rivers' daughter Callie. That's because she's dating injured UNC guard Dexter Strickland and her brother, Austin, plays for Duke. What to do? We're pretty sure she'll support both players and we're also pretty sure she'll look hot doing it. Here are some photos for you to judge. Check it!
Michael Jordan is all over this North Carolina basketball thing today. The Tar Heels meet arch rival Duke tonight and the greatest player from either side threw out a little memorabilia via Twitter. Air Jordan posted pictures of a recruiting letter he was sent by Dean Smith and his letter of intent. These, of course, would help UNC win the 1982 National Championship. As for Duke, well, they can pretty much suck it. The letter - JUMP!
Butler Bulldogs guard Ronald Nored just suffered the most disgusting injury of the college basketball season. While diving for a loose ball in today's loss to Detroit, Nored's face bounced off the floor and he cracked... no, broke one of his front teeth. So while the loss and the Bulldogs' mediocre record might be painful, we suspect this injury hurt a little bit more than either of those things. We've got the gnarly photo. Check it!
Florida Gators fans have a question for you Vanderbilt Commodores: U Mad Bro? These signs were spotted court side of the game courtesy of @RowdyTownMayor. There were more cheerleader and dazzler pictures in this game than any other game I have covered. Also, can anyone tell me what this Florida fan was wearing or what the hell Kevin Stallings was doing. Check it after the JUMP!
A Mizzou student dressed up as a zookeeper for College Gameday in preparation for the Mizzou Tigers and Kansas Jayhawks game. This bitter rivalry yielded some funny signs in the crowd such as the meme "BEAT ALL OF THE JAYHAWKS". A girl begged Jay Bilas to follow her on Twitter via a sign and Rece Davis stood next to the most awkward looking tiger mascot possible. All of this and more after the JUMP!
Blake Griffin ain't shit. Okay, maybe we're going a little overboard. He's definitely got a rival for the monster dunk he threw down over Kendrick Perkins on Sunday and it comes from a college player. And it's a college player we've never heard of. Well, we've heard of him now and so should you. Arkansas-Pine Bluff guard Savalace Townsend had a rim-rattler this week that's every bit as good as Griffin's. It may be even better. Check it!
When the Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin posterized the Oklahoma City Thunder's Kendrick Perkins on Sunday everyone pretty much went ape shit. Well, Perkins' teammate Kevin Durant was not one of those people. The NBA's third-leading scorer says Griffin's dunk was nothing more than a layup. While we may not agree with that assessment, Durant does raise an interesting point about what a dunk is. Check it!
Who is Mark Turgeon? It's okay, we didn't know either. He's the basketball coach at Maryland. You know, the guy who took over for Gary Williams. Well, it turns out people were about excited as we are about Mark Turgeon and Maryland basketball this season. So, several Maryland students decided to dress up as the coach for games to show their support for the him and the team. They look like fools, but their hearts are in the right place. Check it!
Why Adam Morrison this morning? Because he's all two thumbs up, like, "Dude, life could be worse." In case you care, Spicoli is now launching triples in Turkey on a one-year deal. Anyone know how the drugs are in Turkey? Gotta figure they have top-notch bud or it's easy to score. Also, this morning: make sure you read Matt Youmans' (LVRJ) piece on the wacky Super Bowl prop bets available in Vegas. There are even four props on the Pats punter. Let's get rolling!
Charlotte Bobcats center DeSagana Diop has always been an embarrassment to basketball, but over the weekend he raised (or lowered) the bar by becoming an embarrassment to humanity. That's because Diop missed a free throw so badly we're pretty sure he doesn't deserve to set foot on a basketball court ever again. If you like train wrecks, you should love this. Here's the video of Diop's futile attempt at trying. Check it!
Portland Trailblazers PR guru @KrisKoivisto uploaded this shot on Saturday: A happy Greg Oden rocks the 3 Goggles at Player Palooza
#blazers @ Rose Garden Arena. It's good to see Greg smiling since the last time we saw him he was frowning while standing next to some Amazonian chick wearing nipple tassels. Quick math for you today: Oden has played 82 career NBA games & has earned $21.8mm. That's $265,853 per game. Tell that to your coworker.
Duke is a very prestigious academic institution so you know what that means. The girls aren't as hot. Here is an example of that except with a cheerleader. Sir'Dominic Pointer of St. John's gave us his best confused face. Like a hoard of zombies, the Cameron Crazies taunted the St. John's player and all tried to tough them. Check out the Blue Devils taking on St. John's after the JUMP!
It's probably not a very good idea to fear a Guy Fawkes mask anytime other than November the 5th. Well this Arizona bro decided to do it and it got him on College Gameday. The signs today were all pretty bad ass. We caught a guy who made a face hole for his sign. many internet memes, and a "Washington is Tuuurrable" sign. The Arizona Wildcats take on the Washington Huskies tonight. Check out the madness after the JUMP!
Our ex-wife, Adriana Lima, was in St. Barts today taking part in multiple bikini photoshoots that you'll probably be seeing soon in a Victoria's Secret magazine or some other catalog. Honeybuns seems to be all the way back after pumping out a kid with her former NBA d-bag husband Marko Jaric. It still pains us that he enjoys sex with this Brazilian beauty. We figure the payback is that he is now a loser mooching off his wife's bikini modeling skills. Photos - JUMP!
Here's what we know about the NBA career of Greg Oden - it's over. Face it, the guy is never playing again. But, we're still left with a guy who can take a random moment with a chick wearing nipple stickers and turn it into Internet gold. The short chick is named Teyana Taylor. Black dudes in the Harlem 'hood know who she is. We're really white so she's about as important to us as Elisabeth Hasselbeck is to a black dude. Anyway, this is what Teyana uploaded to Twitter. JUMP!
The big news flying around the Internet tonight centers around the women's basketball game at Central Michigan who is facing Ohio. Of course we only care about this because of the oddity. It's not like women's basketball players throw down that often, especially in the MAC. Boots on the ground say there were punches thrown, coaches on the floor and even ejections. (Um, someone get us the name of that blonde ref, NOW!) JUMP!
We're told by @JJMandros that this is from last night's Desert Mountain vs. Chaparral (Arizona) basketball game where DM beat its rival and rush the court for an impromptu #Tebowing. First rush the court #Tebowing in high school basketball history? Seems to be unless one of you sends in proof of another: firstname.lastname@example.org. And here we figured the craze would die out when Baby Jesus went back to building hospitals in the Phillippines. Nope.
Anthony Grant is the head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide who travelled to Rupp Arena to take on the Kentucky Wildcats. Anthony Grant is also a guy who picks his nose on national television. It was a redneck on redneck battle between the fan bases of Alabama and Kentucky. Can you think of any more ass backwards states? Whatever, the cheerleaders were hot. JUMP!
This may be the best College Basketball Gameday sign of all time. A picture of ESPN's sports personality Jay Bilas looking like a gangster with a sign that reads "JAY BILAS THE TRILLEST". Two bored girls sat in the background with a sign that read "The losing stops now." It may be time to get you some caffeine or amphetamines to wake you up for all of the college basketball today because gameday is in Pittsburgh. They also played the 'dating game' with the players. JUMP!
Prenup! Prenup! Prenup! We want prenup! That's what Kobe Bryant probably wishes he would have said right about now. Of course, hindsight is always 20/20. Kobe is giving up half of his assets to his ex-wife Vanessa. That tally comes to around $75 million and three homes. That's right, all three of the couple's homes in Newport Beach. We're sure Kobe will recover, but this one had to hurt a little bit. Check it!
Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul -- that still sounds weird to say -- apparently likes his new locale and plans on staying a while. Paul is reportedly dropping a cool $8.5 million on a post Bel Air pad owned by Avril Lavigne. Is it worth it? Well, that's where the Fresh Prince lives and, oh yeah, it has a covered outdoor living room. A covered outdoor living room! Only in L.A. Here's a quick run through Paul's new pad. Check it!
Of course you remember Fox Sports sideline/entertainment reporter Jimena Sanchez from October when we called her the Hottest Oakland Raiders Superfan. Well, guess who's back and claiming the Hottest Lakers Superfan title? Jimena was defending her title last night on Twitter during the Heat-Lakers game, but watched her Lakers lose, 98-87. Her team might have lost, but Jimena made sure us straight men & lesbians came out winners. JUMP!
This comes from Tuesday's LSU-Auburn basketball game which was won by the Tigers, 65-58. Thankfully Dari Nowkhah didn't pop out his nuts & slap them against 'Dylan's' face. Nope, won't be an investigation here. As for a Rob Lowe update, his kids are giving him sh*t over the Peyton Manning retirement Twitter fiasco. As for the Indy Star, editors there didn't even write a story on the story. They used a USA Today wire story. Good work. Let's get rolling!
About an hour ago on American Idol we had the chance to meet Charlotte Bobcats dancer Brittany Kerr and hear her audition with Joss Stone's Spoiled. Brittany's soulful voice, ripped jeans and exposed belly helped her land a coveted ticket to Hollywood and we instantly have a full-fledged sports angle to this season of Idol. Kerr, currently on the dance team, had a viewing party tonight & things went fairly well. Yes-no-yes. JUMP!
Most of your celeb sites this week have been paying attention to Playboy Playmate Fracesca Frigo because she's obviously super hot, has a giant fake rack and is in a bikini while the rest of America freezes its ass off. But we dug deeper. Found a sports angle. Made Ms. Frigo relevant to you guys who like your women to have a sports angle. It seems Ms. August 2010 is a basketball fan and even owns a baseball hat of a certain NY team. JUMP!
Former Los Angeles Lakers center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was named U.S. Cultural Ambassador by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, whom he towers over like he towers over most everyone else. Kareem looked somewhat befuddled when Clinton gave him a children's book after he gave her a Lakers jersey. Just another great moment in Kareem Abdul-Jabbar towering over short people. We've got a gallery. Check it!
Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade celebrated his 30th birthday over the weekend in Miami. It was a star-studded event. In addition to Wade's teammates stopping by, celebrities like Common, TI and Usher were in the house. Kelly Rowland serenaded Wade with Happy Birthday. Oh, and dude got a new McLaren MP4-12C, which retails for about $230,000. All in all, we'd say it was a pretty good birthday. Check it!
Received this one from at least 6-7 of you guys but Pete in Muskegon was quicker on the trigger. "Guaranteed winner in Vegas...tomorrow night," Pete wrote. Since it's not late February I'm not even sure if MSU is #9 or #19. Someone wake me in March. In other news this morning, the guy who invented inflatable shoes (sued the shit out of Reebok over Pump) and NFL's flak jacket, died over the weekend. Also, money pouring in on the Patriots. Let's get rolling!
This is not a Photoshop job. It's really three basketball players from Ole Miss in perfect positioning this weekend. One thing led to another and the blogosphere lost its shit over this because 93% of us are white & are always feeling inferior to black dudes in the dong market. Here's the Ole Miss roster. As for the NFL, the GMen are getting +2.5. Our best bet is N.E. -7.5. T.J. Yates had opportunities. Tom Brady won't throw the INTs. Let's get rolling!
Nice mustache Skylar MacBee. Do us all a favor and shave that horrendous facial hair off for the good of college basketball. The number 2 Kentucky Wildcats traveled to The Summitt to take on the Tennessee Volunteers. John Calipari got pissed off at one of his players, hot Tennessee cheerleaders, and a weird giant cardboard face all after the JUMP!