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!
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!
That's right, Hope Dworaczyk is now 27-years-old. You are allowed to feel old for a minute. You remember her as the ex-girlfriend of Jason Kidd who famously wore a painted Dallas Mavericks jersey over her naked body. It still ranks as one of the most influential moments in NBA history, right up there with Bill Russell dunking on white guys for the first time. Hope is now a businesswoman with an insane lingerie Internet collection. Happy birthday, Hope. JUMP!
Is this Jason Kidd's way of telling Jason Kidd that his days as a Dallas Mavericks PG are over? The Dallas condo goes on the market during the NBA lockout which looks like it's going to deep six the entire season. Kidd turns 39 in March. We're pretty sure this is the sign that homeboy won't be spending very many more nights in his 21st floor Azure condo. $1.6 million gets you Dallas views and a gourmet kitchen. JUMP!
Via BC Afternoon Editor Monty: Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose doesn't pay for sex, at least not when you don't charge him up front. Rose allegedly stiffed a prostitute after a meeting in Memphis... or so we learned via Twitter today. You can take this for what it's worth, since we don't really know anything about the person who tweeted the story, other than she learned her whorin' techniques from a white girl. We should all be so lucky. Check it!
From BC Afternoon Editor Monty: You'd think an NBA player not named Doug Christie would wear the pants in his relationship. Apparently, we need to think again when it comes to Jimmer Fredette & his WAG Whitney Wonnacott after seeing their Halloween costume. Oh yes, it's coordinated! It's wholesome! And it's also totally unmanly. That's why we're revoking Jimmer's man card until future notice. Check it!
Hell, he's got nothing else to do, so Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry hung out at Carolina Panthers practice today. While he was there he threw footballs at the goal post with Cam Newton & Co., which, it turns out, is a game players play in their free time. We didn't see Newton come through, but Curry did... and then he posed for the camera. Here's the video. Check it!
We've got a real value for you today and you can also help out an NBA players while he's not getting paid! Miami Heat forward Mike Miller's Miami mansion is on the block for just $9 million. We're talking three stories, six bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a bomb-ass pool and a piece of land right next to the ocean. Not only that, but you'll help Miller make close to $4 million in profit. Here are the details and the photos. Check it!
As the NBA and the NBA Players meet today with David Stern promising a war the athletes don't want if they pass on his 50-50 revenue split offer. In other words, either the players call Stern's bluff or take the deal. If Stern isn't bluffing, the NBA season will, in effect, be over. The players will dig in. So will the owners. The real losers here are all those workers caught in the crossfire, such as Miami Heat dancer Ashley F. Her career hangs in the balance. JUMP!
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!
The Kim Kardashian/Kris Humphries joke marriage is no more and the people are sad. Some fans got together in New York this week to hold a candlelight vigil in honor of the fake nuptials and we've got the photos to prove it. We've also got the latest prop bets on Kardashian's next target from BoDog.com. Tiger Woods? Sure, why the hell not! Actually, we're not taking that action. There are some nice bets, though. Check it!
Should we be surprised that there's a sense of urgency from Baron Davis to unload his 9,000 sq. ft. Vegas mansion? Not really. Not like homeslice is getting an NBA paycheck. But all of you figuring this is just a lockout real estate dump need to realize Baron has had this pad on the market since '09. Now it's empty & perfect for a porn czar looking to shoot MILF videos. Just think of all the scenes available under one roof. Pool scene. Crazy ass shower scene. JUMP!
If you're in the NBA and you're a real baller, you have to let everyone know by getting a badass back tattoo. Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo is in the NBA, a baller and, of course, has a back tattoo. It is, perhaps, the most unoriginal back tattoo in the league, though. Why? Rondo jacked the Rolls-Royce logo and had it burnt into his skin. Check out Rondo and the rest of the NBA's back ink in this gallery. Jump!
Denver Nuggets forward Kenyon Martin put his ignorance on display for all the world to see this week. Martin got in a flame war on Twitter with some fans after they said he was overpaid. It culminated with Martin saying he hopes his haters get AIDS and die. He then denied making the statement and closing his account. Brilliant! We've got the blow-by-blow rundown for you right here. Check it!
A few tweets over the last 24 hours included some interesting tidbits from the Euro basketball league. It has come to our attention that Marko Jaric doesn't have a roster spot. Basketball guru @rafael_uehara writes, "European season officialy underway and haven't seen Igor Rakocevic, Marko Jaric or Bostjan Nachbar in a squad." Um, what? That 32 yr old scrub can't even find a team in Turkey? This means Adriana is now a WAG Breadwinner! JUMP!
Get this, David Robinson hadn't tweeted in four days until dropping some emotional feelings on us this afternoon. Says the Admiral: I miss Steve Jobs already. I hope the team at Apple can keep it going. Yes, that tweet came from David's iPad. What's the former Spurs great up to these days? We're pretty sure he just reads his Bible on the iPad and watches Navy football games on Saturday afternoons. In other words, he's as boring as you imagined.
The Milwaukee Bucks' Stephen Jackson has a new rap video for his song "The Season" and it's, uh... we'll let you decide. If you like videos with lots of bling, piles of money laying around, talk of the streets, dudes hangin' with the homies and stuff about the NBA lockout, this is definitely up your alley. Stack Jack, as Jackson calls himself, is no Eazy E, but he's definitely something... Check it!
Orlando Magic guard Gilbert Arenas may not be so pimp on the basketball court anymore, but he's dressing up as one off it. Thankfully, we can look forward to much more of Gil's clown antics, since it doesn't look like there's going to be an NBA season. Check out the full story of Gilbert Arenas' pimp suit and the full-body photo right here. Bang it!
Maybe you've heard of Hope Dworaczyk. Maybe you haven't. If the latter, then you should get to know her work. Dworaczyk was the 2010 Playmate of the Year. She's also Jason Kidd's ex and the mother of his child. Why he didn't marry her, we have no idea. He may not be the brightest guy, but we know talent when we see it. Here's a heavy dose of Hope Dworaczyk for you to enjoy. MNF could get out of hand. If so, we have you covered with 36 pics to peruse. Check it!
Portland Trailblazers forward Marcus Camby has taken a different approach to the NBA lockout. While many of his colleagues are engaging in productive activities like playing basketball, Camby is smoking dope and hitting the buffet line. Camby was busted for marijuana possession earlier this week. Here's the story.
NBA stars including Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, LeBron James, Amar'e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony were fixtures at Fashion Week, which concluded last night. Wade's fashion cred is a little higher than the others, though. The Miami Heat guard was seen in the front row with Vogue editor Anna Wintour and is rumored to be launching his own line. Check out the boys and their threads in this gallery.
There's trouble in paradise. Kim Kardashian's sisters, Khloe and Kourtney, don't seem to think too much of Mr. Kim Kardashian, Kris Humphries. That's a real shame. A real made-for-TV shame. Frankly, we could care less what any of these idiots think about anything. Unfortunately, we're not the rest of the world, so you'll probably be hearing a lot about this. Here's the story. And you didn't think we'd let this slide by without a gallery of Kim's fine ass, did you? Check it!
Leicester Bryce Stovell hit a roadblock in a journey to cash in on the fame of one LeBron James. See, Stovell claims he sperminated Gloria James back in '84 & daddy wants to cash his retirement check. Millions. However, it was announced today that U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly has dismissed Leicester's bizarre lawsuit seeking $4mm in damages. So it begs the question, "If L Dog isn't the father of King James, then who is?" Glen Rice? Jump!
It's the story that's driving the Internet, Twitter & Facebook nuts. Is it possible that Glen Rice, playing basketball for Michigan at the Great Alaska Shootout in 1987 would end up banging a chick who nearly was one death away from the nuclear codes? Sure is, says a National Enquirer report about a new book claiming Rice & the Tea Party darling hooked up in Anchorage back in the day. Of course this one covers all the bases. Blacks, political tweeters, sports dorks & more! JUMP!
Dwayne Wade's lady Gabrielle Union looks good. She looks even better in a bikini. And even if you don't like the Miami Heat, you'll probably agree she looks pretty damn fine in this Miami Heat bikini. Union hit the beach with Wade and his two sons on Monday and showed off body and her new bikini. We've got the photos right here! JUMP!
Kris Humphries, AKA Mr. Kim Kardashian, had the most awkward moment of his entire life this week. He was seated next to Kim's sex tape co-star Ray J on a flight to New Orleans. What did he do? Well, he didn't handle the situation very well, we can tell you that. We'll give you a blow-by-blow of the uncomfortable situation and a gigantic (like her ass!) Kim Kardashian gallery to boot!
LeBron James is on a retweet spree this morning on Twitter. It was his boy, Bryce's, first day of school and the turtle backpack made its debut at some Miami private school of learning. Good for this kid. He's going to need Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle skills if his daddy chokes in the NBA Finals when the league ends its lockout. "Daddy, the kids at school keep saying you can't hit a 3-pointer with Dirk in your face." 8 Best Turtle Backpack Reactions - JUMP!
Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce stormed China to play some basketball, visit the Great Wall and meet the locals. Oh, and he also received a chocolate version of himself, which is oddly creepy. Check out the Chocolate Truth, Pierce doing the tourist thing and video of him flying over a scorer's table.
It was the wedding of the century for women who spend their weeknights infatuated with a 'reality' star who rose to fame for a sex tape and via the pimping from E! cameras. But we were sucked into this garbage once it was announced that Kim Kardashian had bagged NBAer Kris Humphries. He went from no-name scrub to an instant heartthrob for 15-year-old girls in Dubuque, Iowa. Anyway, the two 'stars' got married last night and America went nuts - on Twitter. JUMP!
You're not invited to the Kim Kardashian-Kris Humphries nuptials tomorrow and now neither is part of Bruce Jenner's family. Kardashian trimmed her guest list by 50 people reportedly because the venue couldn't hold them. We're sure no one will be angry about this. More importantly, we've got a gallery of Kim and that great ass! One more day until she's off the market. Your move, Bush. JUMP!
It looks like they've confused LeBron James with Buddha in China. James, who's touring the country, is being swarmed like a deity and Chinese are cramming themselves into places you need a shoe horn to get them out of just to get a glimpse. It must be because he's American, unless they're a nation that worships choke artists. Take a look at the lengths people are going to just to get near this fourth-quarter disappearing act. JUMP!