The "Jimmer Fredette is kinda like Tim Tebow" train rolled into Sacramento this weekend with the introduction of the franchise draft picks at the Arden Fair Mall. Yes, a mall. With that crappy high school stage bunting. Yes, with a cheesy intro DJ. And lots of bored Sacramento fans ready to jump on the back of a 6-2 gunner from BYU. This is what basketball has become in Sac Town. Catch the fever - AFTER THE JUMP - with a mall full of Jimmer fans.
Oh, look! Dick Vitale, Wes Welker, Welker's girlfriend Anna Burns and two blondes hoping to use Vitale as a reference to move up in the Hooters bikini calendar world. People, as BC mentioned Saturday morning, it's Dick Vitale's world and we're all just witnesses to a 72-year-old machine. He was in Miami all weekend to host the Miss Hooters International 2011 and to see how many photos he could upload to his Twitpic account. Full recap - JUMP!
From all indications it was a slow Friday night in the sports world, but we were required to show you Shawn Marion visiting the Hooters pageant in Miami. If for no other reason, just take a moment to appreciate what a 6-7 Marion looks like next to Mini Me who's throwin' up peace signs. Of course Dickie V was in the house because as we all know, there isn't much that guy doesn't like other than chicken wings, implants and a microphone. Pics - Jump!
Winding down the work week here at Busted Coverage and look what pops up on the Twitter feed. Having already nearly puked over the site of Pirates' closer Joel Hanrahan getting a pedicure and his nails painted, it seems we have a theme this week. Yes, that is an Asian chick filing Kevin Durant's nails. Seriously. Giant calluses. Warts. All of it - JUMP!
It's OFFICIALLY hot - culturally - to hate the Miami Heat when Kanye West wears a Dallas Mavericks "snap back" (as the kids are calling these hats) to a Louis Vuitton show in Paris. It's an even bigger insult when Dwayne Wade is at the same show and both are big supporters of the Louis brand. Here are the two sharing a smile backstage at the Louis show. Notice where that Mavs cap is. No pics of Kanye and Wade together with that hat. Multiple pics - JUMP!
For the past 6 months, Busted Coverage has been calling Jessa Hinton the "World's Hottest Poker WAG." Like a thoroughbred destroying its competition, Hinton just put ladies hoping to take her title on notice. You're looking at Playboy's Miss July 2011. Jessa took time this week to talk with 5 Questions Editor Joe Student on her sexuality,desire to see what David Beckham is packing and how she likes to shoot guns - JUMP!
Former Washington Nationals' manager Jim Riggleman had a career-defining day yesterday. He started the day by telling his boss to fix his contract situation, managed a game, found out his contract was still a mess, quit his job, went to Caddies in Bethesda, Maryland and got wasted. HOLY HELL! JIM, SERIOUSLY, ADOPT US. Wait until you see the live tweeting of Riggs hitting on hot chicks. Biggest bro move since Cuban taking a leak with the Larry. JUMP!
That tall black dude is Bismack Biyombo. Michael Jordan fell in love with him the other night and drafted him. Or so we thought ESPN was telling us. Then we see he's wearing a Sacramento Kings cap in his interview with Mark Jones. Come to find out, the Kings still had rights to the pick, pending an approved NBA trade to the Bobcats. Seriously, NBA. Between names we cannot pronounce and guys wearing the wrong caps, the NBA Draft is a JOKE. It's a complete cluster@#$% &.
UPDATE: Eva Photo Overload! Never heard of Jan Vesely? Same here. But the guy put on a show with his girlfriend after her was selected by Washington with the #6 pick. Who is the blond that started grabbing Jan's hair? Her name is Eva Kodouskova and in true Busted Coverage style, we've traveled the world to dig up some photos of the hottest blond NBA Draft followers have seen in years. Photos - JUMP!
BC Associate Editor Monty sent us this dispatch: I know it's disappointing, but your plan to be totally original and get a tattoo of Dallas Mavericks' forward and NBA Finals MVP Dirk Nowitzki tattooed on your ass is going to need some work. Someone has already beat you to it. His name is Derek Dilday and he did it because... well, he's a dumbass.
Before today we'd never heard of Joel Hanrahan. Never. Then we started looking at stats for closers in the N.L. and realized Mr. Hanrahan is simply a fantasy stud from the Pittsburgh Pirates and is hands down the team's representative at the all-star game. He's 20-for-20 in saves and has a 1.31 ERA. Time to feature this guy and show you how he spent last evening with his girlfriend and Mr. & Mrs. Chris Resop (fellow Pirates' pitcher) getting pedicures. JUMP!
Our old friend across the pond, Rob Parker, at Off The Post sent us a very strange video this morning from Australia where we learned something about soccer that shocked us. In Australia, soccer players aren't allowed to have penis piercings. How do we know? This referee takes a player to the men's room, checks his penis and comes out to flash the red card. Video - JUMP!
How much for that leather jacket? $5,000? The Home Run King® was in the house last night for the Giants-Twins game and the locals started obsessing. It's cool and all breathing the same air as a guy who would get booed in every other MLB ballpark, besides Pittsburgh. But that jacket. Someone tell us where BC can get one of those. Love the straps. Love the buttons. And that color...AMAZING!
They honored their new favorite son J.J. Barea with a parade in San Juan, Puerto Rico this afternoon. Unfortunately, a motorcycle rally broke out during the sad, one-float parade for the World Champion Dallas Mavericks guard. And where is the Miss Universe girlfriend? Wait until you see what Barea says about a Puerto Rico parade vs. a Dallas championship parade. The nerve! JUMP!
It's been a whirlwind 10 days for Tyson Chandler. He's won an NBA championship, been a guest judge on the Miss U.S.A. pageant and then closed Monday on the sale of his Chicago mansion that had been on the market for 4 years. Yes, 4! Originally purchased for $4mm and then listed for $5mm, Chandler finally succumbed to the real estate market with a sale of the 7,309 sq. ft. home in Northfield, IL for $2.1mm. Photos and details of what Chandler just sold - JUMP!
Mark Cuban, still riding high from taking a leak with the Larry O'Brien, has filed court papers that serve as a response to 2010 papers filed by Ross Perot Jr. claiming that Cuban was a "careless" owner. It's well documented that Perot Jr. is a nutjob who once spent millions to set a world record as first person to fly a helicopter around the world. These court papers should once and forever keep Jr. quiet and busy cleaning those sweet lenses. JUMP!