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: email@example.com
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!
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!