The Los Angeles Lakers took on the Oklahoma City Thunder today where some 'extracurricular' activity happened during the game. Metta World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest, elbowed James Harden in the face in completely violent fashion. Of course, Metta World Peace pretended like nothing happened while Harden layed on the ground in obvious pain. I'm sure David Stern is going to take a look at this play and possible hand out some punishments. JUMP!
You have to admit Sasha Vujacic struck the lottery. Just take a look at the situation. This cat has no talent, yet he winds up playing for the the Los Angeles Lakers. Hell, he even wins a couple championships and gets a cool nickname -- The Machine. Doesn't end there though. The dude who looks like he should be working at McDonald's is going to marry Maria Sharapova. Oh, his OC house is for sale. Undercut the hell out of the price! JUMP!
Los Angeles Lakes guard Kobe Bryant didn't have a very good night on Sunday. He got benched in the fourth quarter for not playing defense. Fortunately, he had a pretty nice day on Saturday. That's when Bryant went and dropped more than $300,000 on a new Ferrari 548 Italia. Guess how he paid for it. We've got the details of the transaction and the car. It's got a little bit of power, if there was any doubt. Check it!
Logically, Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol celebrated the fact he didn't get dealt before the NBA trade deadline by singing. Okay, maybe it's not totally logical. Gasol did, however, attend a fundraiser last night where he was more than happy to jump on stage and show off his vocal stylings. He needs to stick to playing basketball because he sounded terrible. That's not to mention his song selection left a little to be desired. Here's the video.
Is the downfall of Dallas Mavericks forward Lamar Odom complete? We're not entirely sure, but last year's NBA Sixth Man of the Year just got shipped off to the D-League. Lamar will be spending some time with the Texas Legends, who, decidedly, are not composed of Legends. The Mavs made the move so Lamar could get into mental and physical shape. Ouch! We trace Odom's downfall back to its roots. You probably won't be surprised what we find.
Former Los Angeles Lakers center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was named U.S. Cultural Ambassador by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, whom he towers over like he towers over most everyone else. Kareem looked somewhat befuddled when Clinton gave him a children's book after he gave her a Lakers jersey. Just another great moment in Kareem Abdul-Jabbar towering over short people. We've got a gallery. Check it!
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 Assignment Editor Monty: So, (I) really feel weird about saying this, but it almost looks like Lamar Odom's wife, Khloe Kardashian is suddenly passable as a woman. We know. Read that sentence again. We gotta give credit where credit is due, though. We were really disappointed in Lamar for a long time. He married the ugly Kardashian sister, but hell, she got rid of the adam's apple and found a gym. Check it!