First of all, good luck to J.R. Smith's sister when she disappears in China & ends up handcuffed to a Nike factory chair where she'll be making Jordan Concords with just her left hand for 17¢/ day. What's this all about? Smith, a six-year NBA vet, went to China to play ball this year because there is massive cash to be made. He took his sister & girlfriend along for the adventure. Then last night sh*t hit the fan. His sister threw a bottle on the court and started brawling. JUMP!
Look, we're not publishing this blog post to show you the high school girls' basketball fight last night in Kingston, New York. Some black chicks decide to start brawling while the white girls on the teams try to find a rock to hide behind. A few black parents come out of the stands and it's on. Fists start flying and aggressions flow over. But it's the P.A. announcer who steals the show in our minds. This white guy, obviously not used to calling street brawls, gets all white. JUMP!
It's nearly impossible to tell when all 65 Fox affiliates are showing live basketball anymore because they don't put 'live' in the upper right corner so we thought this was some replay of Mavs-Pistons. It's actually 'live' tonight and we just happened to be 65 channels beyond where our normal surfing ends. Not even five minutes after turning it to the game, we came across these bros with the best NBA seats they'll ever get - between Vince Carter and Delonte West. Anyone got a blunt? JUMP!
So you see #34 in white. That's Cole Vanderbilt. Looks to be a center on the Connell High School (WA) basketball team. The kid is getting destroyed across America today (front of Yahoo!) for his antics in a December 22 game against some dorkwads from Highland H.S. How crazy have things gotten today? There's a Facebook page floating around that has phone numbers for Cole and his thug teammate who took part in a couple rough foul calls. You make the call - JUMP!
While the douchebags at Around the Horn are debating whether Mark Cuban is right about the NBA being jerkoffs for not scheduling them into Washington D.C. to visit the Prez, we were investigating reports of Mark in Miami for New Year's. What we know is that Cuban was hammered (or just looked that way) at Wet Bar Miami, according to those in attendance, including a Notre Dame nose tackle. Frosted Flakes shirt on New Year's for a 53-year-old-man? Ok. JUMP!
It's the typo that is causing lots of LOLs around the basketball and newspaper world as the Charlotte Observer seemed to have some deadline issues with this morning's sports page. Of course newspaper/media insider Jim Romenesko went searching for answers. A sports editor tried to explain how a copy editor went to correct the disc spelling to disk and instead ended up with dick. Ahh, old media, so embarrassed by a random 'dick' in the newspaper (via @RosinskiBill)
While the Hollywood gossip blogs are concentrating on news Olivia Wilde and SNL funny guy Jason Sudeikis dating news, we're busy comprehending what this means to Kansas basketball. You see, Sudeikis is from Overland Park, Kansas. He's a diehard KU fan. And now he's responsible for taking his hot chick to see the Jayhawks destroy Howard last week, 89-34. Need proof that funny guys can still pull A-list poon? This is case study #1. JUMP!
How big was last night in the sports world? Huge if you're Savannah Brinson, longtime girlfriend & baby mamma of LeBron James' two boys, the youngest born in 2004. LeBron, during a birthday/New Year's party, asked Savannah to marry him. Of course the ring is gigantic. We're not wasting time looking up the value. Let's just say it's worth more than your house. Brinson has been with LeBron since high school, making her the most patient woman in NBA history. JUMP!
Thanks to the guys at The Big Lead we get to see Mr. Cunnilingus this morning saluting the ladies during overtime of the Pacers 98-91 win over the Cavs. We're guessing Indiana student, Christmas break, climbs mountains (hence the North Face coat) and had at least 5-6 cold ones during this classic tilt. Now comes your part. Name his ass. Let's find a woman who can either support or reject Mr. Cunnilingus. This shouldn't take too long: firstname.lastname@example.org
Things are bad in Minnesota. Real bad. Their sports teams are so wretched they went and named a WNBA player their sportsperson of the year. Yeah, we know the Minnesota Lynx won the WNBA title... or at least we do now. They really had no other choice but to name Seimone Augustus their sportsperson of the year because, well, the rest of their teams blow. Here's a look at how this all went down. It ain't pretty. Check it!
Michael Jordan is engaged, this we know. Jordan popped the question to Yvette Prieto on Christmas & on Tuesday morning he didn't jump in Air 1 & didn't take off from Miami for the Virgin Islands. There's been wild speculation that the couple was celebrating their engagement on the French Riviera, which would be impossible since MJ was sitting with Cam Newton during last night's Heat-Bobcats game in Charlotte. But his insane jet is in the Virgin Islands. JUMP!
WCNC is Charlotte is reporting that Michael Jordan has popped the question to longtime girlfriend Yvette Prieto. The source responsible for the engagement news leak says that MJ did the deed on Christmas Day. He then watched the Bobcats season opener with Derek Jeter on Monday. Boss move, Prieto. That's how a guy puts his foot down and claims his turf. You get a ring, access to his millions and His Airness gets to talk Nike with Jetes. PHOTOS of Prieto - JUMP!
He's only in sixth grade, but ESPN has already called him the next hoops phenom. And with good reason. Damon Harge has some sick moves on the court for anyone, much less someone who's 12. He dominates the top talent his own age and he holds his own against high schoolers. That's right, he plays at the varsity level against some college-ready talent. Wanna see what all they hype is about? Check the video.
We'd read earlier this year that Mark Cuban had this weird way of getting ready for a Mavs basketball game, especially during the 2011 NBA Finals. The guy literally gets on a stair climber and gets in a workout. Oh, & because he's a showman, Cuban also allows the media in to ask questions. Take this Sunday. There was Cubes, 30 minutes before showtime on his stair climber, catching the end of the Celtics-Knicks and just showering the Dallas media with billionaire sweat. JUMP!
Ever get a bank account boner? Let me paint a picture for you. Imagine buying Cam Newton's game-worn BCS pants before Newton is even drafted. You spend $1,500 and are instantly called a "f-ing moron." Then the guy is drafted #1 overall and then goes out and accounts for 34 Panthers' TDs. Rookie of the Year, rookie records destroyed, blah, blah, blah. But then the guy shows up at last night's Hornets game & is a fashion icon. That's a bank account boner. Let's get rolling!
You probably haven't heard of Justice Winslow yet, but you will. Winslow is only a high school sophomore at Houston (Texas) St. John's School, but he can jump out of the gym and has a wicked crossover to boot. Over the holidays, Winslow threw down one of the wickedest slams we've seen from a high school kid. The only problem is, he did some taunting immediately following it, collected two technicals and got tossed. Here's the video. Check it!