Remember 8 weeks ago when we said JJ Barea should waste no time figuring out a way to marry his girlfriend Zuleyka Rivera. Yeah, well the Mavericks shooting guard picked the NBA Finals to make things happen and impregnate the 2006 Miss Universe. A radio station rumor in Puerto Rico yesterday turned into the truth and now the island nation is bracing for its first super baby of the 21st Century. Details - JUMP!
Were you in Vegas last night and happen to see a 6'6" former five-time NBA world champion wearing a lace spaghetti strap top and an Ed Hardy hat? Yeah, it's no big deal. Just Dennis Rodman celebrating his 50th birthday. The best part of the night? His birthday meal that reminded us of death row inmates chowing on their final meal. Oh, and have no fear, Rodman did make it rain for the women. So. Much. Fun! Details - JUMP!
BC received a bitchy email yesterday from Pete in Orlando where the question was raised about the new Busted Coverage Cribs series. "Dude, seriously, who cares if an athlete is selling his house. More cheerleaders and less Scottie Pippen putting green." Um, Pete, it's July. Finding cheerleader material is nearly impossible. But locating an athlete who's been trying to sell a mansion is easy & we are providing a service. Today - J Rich. JUMP!
Over the weekend we showed you video of Michael Jordan making tee box bet with some bros who gave total effort trying to get into the head of the legend. Today we get clearer audio and an insane close-up of Jordan coming in for his stash of what we assume are Benjamins. Would you dare make a golf bet with Mike and be throwing down $20s? The guy flies in this plane. He wipes the windows with $20s. Full video - JUMP!
Our blogging buddy, Rick Chandler from NBC's Off The Bench, was in Tahoe over the weekend to cover the American Century Classic. Of course the boating crazies were out and one pack of bikini chicks came armed with a poster board message for Jimmer Fredette. Best sign we've seen in 6 months? Not even a competition. Congrats, ladies, you've officially guaranteed yourselves a permanent ban from Utah - forever.
Our Busted Coverage Cribs series rolls along with a venture into the head of Scottie Pippen, who is best known for squandering his NBA fortune. How bad off is the former Chicago Bulls' legend? He actually had a yard sale earlier this year. But it's not all gloom & doom for Pips. He's sitting on a Fort Lauderdale house that he bought in 2000 for $1.34mm. The asking price in 2011 - $16,000,000! Who's dumb with cash now, homies? JUMP!
The numbers cannot lie. Jimmer Fredette's rookie campaign at the American Century Classic Championship was a dude. Like worse than Charles Barkley dud. 83 - mostly sports figures - entered the tourney & only one guy walked away with the "Worst Golfer In Sports" label. Jimmer. How bad was it? Scoring a -30 (with the very relaxed scoring system) is nearly impossible, but Jimmer hit that mark. Barkley? -16 after 4 days of drinking.
Ho hum, Chris Bosh got married this weekend in Miami and the biggest news from the event was LeBron James and his shaved face. Seriously, for the 'urban' community this event is totally bigger than the Ben Roethlisberger wedding coming up THIS SATURDAY! But leave it to some rich white dude to be the guy responsible for uploading the only 'insider' pics from Bosh's bash. Repeat, a white guy. PICS - JUMP!
Here is what we learned about Jimmer Fredette's day of golf today at the American Century Classic: he's out of his league. As if being a bad golfer wasn't enough of an embarrassment, the ACC folks just had to partner him with Tim Tebow and Herm Edwards. Two holy rollers & Mr. Speech Pathologist. Snoozer. Meanwhile, Jimmer's girlfriend was being hounded by the horny bros walking the course. JUMP!
A year after using ESPN for "The Decision" LeBron James spurned their awards show, the ESPYs, to return to the scene of the crime and play yesterday in a summer-league basketball game in Cleveland. It's probably a good thing though, since he was made fun of at the EPSYs most of the night. Watch Bron Bron's team get dunked on and The King miss yet another summer league jumper. Video...JUMP-JUMP!
It's still a shock to us how BC Photo Editor Big Gay Rich ran into photos yesterday of John Salley at some bar where he was hanging with Mary Carey and some random D-listers trying to create "an event" for wannabe paparazzi cameramen. The chick in yellow is Paula Labaredas. She's the D-lister. Then we have Ms. Carey. We knew things were slowing down for Salley when he took a job on the Speed Channel but this party is ridiculous. PICS - JUMP!
Sixers Jrue Holiday & Women’s World Cup Soccer Player Lauren Cheney May Be Most Wholesome Couple Ever
Philadelphia 76ers guard Jrue Holiday and U.S. Women's World Cup soccer player Lauren Cheney appear to be dating, but may actually be a pair creepy, saccharine robots with great athletic prowess made in a lab somewhere. Holiday is in Dresden where the women came through with a Biblical victory over Brazil. The triumph sent Jrue & Cheney into a Twitter love-making session. JUMP!
Someone wake us when one of these NBAers decides to plank Hoover Dam. Until then you'll be stuck with Wizards' center JaVale McGee clearing out a grocer's pizza freezer to make room for his 7-foot frame. This guy has been on a plank run over the last 10 days or so and this is by far his best performance. If your Newman's Own pizza smells like JaVale McGee's antiperspirant, this explains it. 7 Best JaVale McGee Planks - JUMP!
Since it's the new fad to track down athlete wedding gift registry listings we figured it was time to check in with Stephen Curry & Ayesha Alexander, who are marrying July 30. This registry was slightly a tough nut to crack because Steph isn't listed as the one of the registrants on the Williams-Sonoma account. His mother, Sonya, is along with the future bride. The highlights: organic towels & a $120 salad serving bowl. More of our favorites from the list - JUMP!
There are groundbreaking Internet pieces and then there is the post that went live on Deadspin today. In the blog post, Mark Cuban is narrating his 1970s rugby party photos from his days at Indiana. Folks, this is why we wake up in the morning. And Cuban doesn't hold back. You want pics of him nearly teabagging a coed? It's there. You want him going 69 on the same coed? Yep, here it is. The guy owns sports culture right now. See why - JUMP!
Our old buddy on Twitter, Homer Bush, actually went to work this morning figuring out the latest from the world of athlete rides and came up with images of Joe Johnson's F-650. That Green Monster, we believe is the same F-650 that made its initial splash way back in 2008 when Johnson debuted the 200-gallon tank beast. The estimated cost of this thing, in '08, was nearly $179,000. No biggie when your contract is 6-years, $119mm. Full photos - JUMP!