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!
Look, Jill Martin's face isn't getting any younger, but that rack somehow manages to stay as lovely as ever. It was just 25 days ago that we introduced you to the Knicks MSG 'features' sideline reporter and the rack is still holding together nicely from what we can see yesterday in Miami. Usually 25 days for a chick of Jill's age (what, late 30s) is like an eternity. All hell can break loose. But there the rack was, in shape. Hands down best sideline reporter rack in the NBA. JUMP!
Wow, who would've ever thought Dick Vitale would be embroiled in a Christmas Day Twitter war like he was in last night? What could possibly anger Dickie V. to the point of blocking a Twitter follower? Of course it was something so vulgar and disgusting to Duke fans around the world. Of course it involved J.J. Redick and a Jerry Sandusky reference. You want to get on Vitale's bad side? This is how it's done. Say Vitale was plowing Redick and it's on! JUMP!
For those of you not in the know, Sunday is opening day for the NBA & the NFL is holding its normal Sunday games tomorrow. That means all eyes will be on Dallas where the Mavs open their shortened defense of the NBA title against the Miami Heat (2:30 EST, ABC). Blah, blah, blah. It's still the NBA and we're still bored by the sport until early June. For now we're fixated on the dancers and how Shaq is doing in the TNT booth. Today we get to know the Mavs Dancers. JUMP!
Merry Christmas, fool. So there was this big release last night at midnight for Michael Jordan's new shoes, Concords. That meant street thugs, whitey, gangbangers and ever other form of punk you could think of broke away from his/her video game marathon to hit the mall. Then all hell broke loose. Thugs tore doors off stores, busted down doors and brawled in the Brooklyn streets. The shoes retail for $180 and there were limited supplies. Powderkeg! JUMP!
Everything we thought we knew has just been turned upside down. Well, not really, but we're still a little befuddled. We heard about Kayte Christensen today because she was given some made-up position by the Phoenix Suns. Kayte used to play for the Phoenix Mercury, which is a WNBA franchise. Here's the rub -- she's actually hot. She can probably actually walk in heels too. So, in honor of her new job and the fact that she's an anomaly, we've got a gallery for you. Check it!
We're getting the basketball season started off appropriately! That is to say, with a sexting scandal! Golden State Warriors guard Monta Ellis is getting sued by a former team employee for allegedly texting her pictures of his junk. The organization is being sued as well. The woman, Erika Smith, says Ellis' advances and junk picture were unwanted. Here's the story and a laughable video from our Taiwanese friends at NMA. Check it!
You used to wait anxiously all year for Christmas Day when there would be a Nintendo, a Ken Griffey Jr. 1989 Upper Deck rookie card, a super-cool Alf doll or even a Cabbage Patch doll for those of you metrosexuals who were of age during that period. Now you've grown up and just want to sleep late and wake up to a woman such as those on our 2011 Sexy WAGs of Christmas Past & Present. Of course they're in a relationship, but 'tis the season to dream big and remember what the Christmas spirit is all about. We have Adriana Lima, Danielle Lloyd, Erica Ellyson, Gemma Atkinson & more celebrating the Yuletide. JUMP!
Not sure what the hell was going on last night at the Knicks-Nets game but we have photos of Kate Upton & Walt Frazier promoting Daily Burger's (new MSG burger joint). So many ways to go with this. The original thought was 'Kate Upton Now Dating Walt Frazier - WTF?' or 'Creepy Dude About To Eat Kate Upton.' Kudos to the marketing genius who was able to get Upton on the day she killed the Internet. Let's be honest, best promo shoot of the year. JUMP!
'Tis the season for rich guys to have their Christmas cards end up online. We're told the photo (left, of course) is Mark Cuban's Christmas card complete with the NBA Championship trophy. Hopefully LeBron got a card in the mail. What else is going on this morning? Kate Upton is staying silent about her relationship with Mark Sanchez. Meanwhile, the NYJ have gone from -2 to -3 for Sunday's game. Gamblers liking Dirty in this spot. Let's get rolling!
The Toronto Raptors have unveiled the first camouflage uniforms in NBA history. Yep, that's right -- the Raptors. They will wear their unis four times during this season, the first time on March 21. The Raptors are doing the honorable thing by honoring their troops, but we have to ask "Why in the hell is the NBA allowing the first camo unis to be worn by the Canadian team?" Aren't we the United States -- the baddest ass, most ass-kicking military on the planet?