He's the man of the hour. The f-bombs directed to Dan Gilbert were coming in so fast 30 minutes go that we could barely keep up. You put a white guy in front of Black America and tell them he's pulling strings in the NBA and you have a Twitter war. Danny done gone and pissed off an entire race by sending that email to Stern, which helped nix the CP3 to L.A. scenario. Of course there were slave references. Of course there was venom. Of course we were there to document. JUMP!
Just wake up? Haven't heard the news about the three-team trade that was supposed to send Chris Paul to the Lakers, was nixed by David Stern? Haven't heard that Dan Gilbert allegedly sent Stern a letter about competitive balance that led to the NBA nixing the Paul-to-Lakers trade? Here is the report from Cleveland.com on how it all went down last night. Of course Gilbert became enemy #1 and the natural progression of the story was to destroy his Wikipedia page. JUMP!
So the big sports news yesterday - besides Pujols to the
Cardinals Angels - was Chris Paul in a three-team trade with Houston getting in on the fun. Or something like that. But no, the trade was nixed after certain owners complained about the formation of a super team. And all hell broke loose within the Twitter world. White guys were instantly going berserk over Stern caving to Dan Gilbert. Listen up, it's the N.B.A. It's been bullshit for 10-12 years. Wake up. Let's get rolling!
Back in September the Wall Street Journal dropped a real estate news nugget that Alonzo Mourning was trying to unload his Coral Gables mansion. Guess that Florida millionaire mansion market isn't moving very well because 'Zo is still waiting on an idiot to drop $14,500,000 on this place. What is Mourning doing with 13k sq. ft.? Housing Shawn Kemp's kids? JUMP!
Just imagine the high-fives being thrown around last night in Nigeria when God's Gift Achiuwa stepped up to the free throw line and ESPN's director called for his PPG graphic. It must've been pandemonium. Dudes throwing malt liquor in the sky like they were up in an Atlanta strip club. God's Gift is from Nigeria and the guy comes from a batshit crazy family. Wait until you see the names of his siblings. C-R-A-Z-Y! JUMP!
For those of you who get the MSG channel or maybe pay attention to the Today Show, you know who Jill Martin is. She's that chick who 'interviews' celebs and sh!t before NY Knicks games. In other words, her job is to look hot, throw some cleav in your face and prevent you from changing the channel. Well, Jill is prepping for the new NBA season by getting a little sun and fun in Miami. What does it all mean? It means Jill gets her rack on BC. Congrats, babydoll. JUMP!
Taylor Young is the name of the Michigan State cheerleader who was smashed against the Breslin Center floor last night in a freak cheerleading accident. It was an emotional moment and even Mike Tirico was a little choked up. However, Taylor's father, Charles, got on Facebook and posted what has to be one of the greatest injury updates in the history of cheerleading parenting. You see that booty shot via the AP? Yeah, well dad went there. JUMP!
Remember how Don King used to promote fights in which he was the promoter for both boxers? Remember how Don would always end up with a smile from ear to ear and in the corner of the winner? Yeah, well that's Dick Vitale. Just look at him slurping on OSU's big man, Jared Sullinger, after last night's destruction of Duke. Look at the box score. Duke had nothing on the inside. Dickie is cheating on his Dookies & he's not the least bit shameful. Let's get rolling!
For some strange reason we wondered this afternoon what Bruce Pearl has been up to now that he's no longer a college basketball coach. One search led to Bruce's wife, which then led to the Twitter account of Bruce's busty daughter Jacqui who seems to have a great sense of humor. Imagine the grin on our faces after discovering that 'He loves it in the ass,' shirt in her Twitpics. Brilliant! Of course it was perfect time to point that finger at Bruce. Had to. Sorry, chief.
Washington Wizards forward Rashard Lewis is about to take a bath on his Florida man lair. The pad is on the market for $500,000 less than he paid for it, but hey, the dude probably needs the money. He's been locked out by the league and rumor has it, when the NBA offseason finally begins he's going to get axed by the Wizards, who can take advantage of a stipulation in the new collective bargaining agreement to wipe his salary off the books. Time to unload! Check it!
Of course our friends at Rick's Cabaret are going through with this Stripper Basketball League plan that was announced a few weeks ago when the NBA was still locked out. And they've even pulled a major name in the basketball world to be head coach of the Rick's New York franchise. None other than Spud Webb has agreed to lend his basketball expertise to strippers who are used to posting up on poles instead of opponents. This should be interesting. JUMP!
We understand that sports collectibles are big business, but what exactly do you do with someone's sweaty gym shoes? I guess that's for people with a lot of money to throw around to figure out. You can now own a pair of autographed Air Jordans worn by Mike himself in the 1985 NBA All-Star game. It wasn't the greatest all-star game Jordan ever had, but someone is still ready to drop more than $6,000 on them. Here's the rundown. Now get out there and throw some money around! JUMP!
Via BC Afternoon Editor Monty: Jimmer Fredette -- he'd probably be playing NBA basketball right now if he could be. Instead, he's playing in charity games &, well, making white people look good! Before a charity game at UC Davis, Isaiah Thomas challenged Jimmer to a dance-off. Turns out, Thomas was a fool. Jimmer breaks it down & not even John Wall -- Mr. Dougie himself -- wants any of it. Check it!
It's not that Front Row Amy is asking for help to land front row tickets to a Wisconsin basketball game on 12/15 against Savannah St. She's going to the game & tells us she has great seats - just not front row. "But I'll be near the front :)," Amy tells us on Twitter. Listen up all you Wisconsin dorkwads, you make a visit right now to @BrewerGirl823 & offer her a front row seat. This is the Ripken of sports fans. You guys can't possibly let this travesty become reality. JUMP!
Via BC Afternoon Editor Monty: Metta World Peace, isn't happy about the NBA lockout. He's more than happy to use Twitter... nonstop, to talk about the lockout, though. As you might assume, a nutjob who changed his name to Metta World Peace actually has some pretty funny stuff to say about the league's labor situation. Whether he's taunting Michael Jordan or David Stern or missing Jack and Denzel, Metta is definitely entertaining. Check it out for yourself!
Via BC Afternoon Editor Monty: Clippers big man Chris Kaman got to go deer hunting in his native Michigan for the first time in years. The rifle season opened over the weekend & although Kaman didn't drop any trophy bucks himself, he did document his adventures -- much to the dismay of some of his followers. Kaman didn't seem to care though. He simply called those who didn't agree with him douche. He ended the weekend by gutting a friend's kill. Check it!