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!
Looking to get a Kobe Bryant cut and airbrush in the back of you hair for Game 2 of the NBA Playoffs? Get down to Marcus Hatch's shop ASAP. The only problem is that you'll need to head to El Paso, Texas where Hatch runs MP's Cutt. He caught our attention last night via some of his Kobe pieces that have been tweeted out. You live near El Paso and your kid is getting picked on lately? Get his head turned into a Kobe piece of art. His struggles will be over. JUMP!
Asher is all over the NBA dancers lately for two reasons: (1.) The guy is in love with cheerleaders. Like thinks about them pretty much every day and (2.) He's on the hunt for the NBA dancer with the craziest college major. Today he makes a return trip to Oklahoma City to visit with Alexis. Her major: Chemistry. Not going to find one of those on the Lakers Girls. Once again, this is just how they roll in OKC. JUMP!
Don't mind NBC L.A., they're just confused on which Kings team is in the NHL playoffs. Can you blame them? Kings hockey hasn't been in the news this much in 20 years. Of course confusing the Sacramento Kings and the Los Angeles Kings officially cost a USC intern his/her career at NBC. Over. In NBA news, the Thunder thumped the Lakers, 119-90, and gave us this great front page photo of James Harden in The Oklahoman. Let's get rolling!
A Stephon Marbury statue was unveiled on the lawn of the MasterCard Center where the Beijing Ducks won their first ever CBA championship. If it wasn't weird enough that China has a Stephon Marbury statue then guess who gave the commencement speech? Dennis Rodman. Why did Dennis Rodman give the commencement speech? We have absolutely no idea. JUMP!
Rajon Rondo of the Boston Celtics thought it would be a good idea to try an alley oop to his teammate who was ahead of the defense. Well, Ryan Hollins, was not prepared for the alley oop but went up for it anyways. He ended up catching the ball, missing the dunk, and landing flat on his ass. It's just good television. The Boston Celtics lead the Philadelphia 76ers 1 to nothing in the NBA Playoffs. JUMP!
Future NBA player and former University of Kentucky Wildcat player Anthony Davis was seen at a local fast food restaurant operating the fryers. Davis is expecting to go as the first pick in the NBA Draft and make insane amounts of money. The unibrowed phenom showed off his wingspan while stretching over about 10 fryers. This could be his back up plan in case he is forced to play for Michael Jordan. HT Kentucky Sports Radio JUMP!