The big story last night in Game 1, besides LeBron kissing him mom on the lips during halftime, had to be Danny Crawford and his quick technical whistle. At one point around 9 p.m. EST, Crawford was the #1 trend on Twitter in the U.S. As you'd expect, the NSFW vitriol was spilling over. That's always good for business here at Busted Coverage. The more you guys hate someone on Twitter, the more pageviews we generate. Here's the best of the best. JUMP!
Say you were LeBron James, and of course you love your mother, would you still kiss her on the lips during halftime of the Eastern Conference Finals? With all those Delonte West rumors circling? Could you ever look at your mother the same way? And why the lips? Maybe a nice cheek kiss. How about a nice hug? Nope, King James goes straight to Otis Nixon's mouth. First question at the presser: "How's Delonte West taste?"
Remember that hit that Udonis Haslem put on Tyler Hansborough during Game 5 of the NBA Playoffs? Well, it cost him a game suspension and we found out today that it was intentional and he would do it again. Haslem claimed that it was to defend his Miami Heat teammate Dwayne Wade who was fouled hard earlier in the game. He went on to say "I can't imagine anything I wouldn't do for Dwayne". JUMP!
How are we getting you ready for Game 7 between the Celtics-76ers (ABC, 8 p.m.) with another NBA dancer find from Asher. He went out looking for a Celtics dancer and came back with Atlanta native Faren, who just happned to star in Cee Lo Green's "It's OK," video. Do we really care who faces the Miami Heat after this game? Not really. Let's just get this series over with already. JUMP!
Loyal BC reader Steve in Hoboken was up watching SportsCenter last night while the rest of New Jersey was fist pumping in Seaside. "Who's the blonde smoke," he asked. Let's see, full lips, perfect nose, insane jaw structure, great flow to the hair. She's not holding that Channel 5 mic so you can rule her out at that station. One of you bros knows that blonde. Make things happen this weekend & drop us an email with her name and modeling pics: email@example.com
Pasty white guys, already jealous of LeBron James for his superior talents, absolutely lost their minds on Twitter last night when SportsCenter made this dunk its #1 Top 10 play of the day. Is it a blatant travel? Looks borderline to us. We say play on. White guys on Twitter, however, are sick and tired of SportsCenter gobbling on LeBron's nuts. Look, whities, you need to realize what pays the bills to fly Rachel Nichols around the country. LeBron does. Suck it. JUMP!
You have three months off this summer and $105,000 to kick around on a Malibu waterfront beach house? Pat Riley has a place for you to crash and the only view off the deck is for miles and miles of the Pacific Ocean. That's right, rent Pat's poon slayer lair for only $35,000 per month (June, July & August). What do you get? It's the perfect place to invite Vanessa Hudgens or one of these other horny Hollywood types over to watch waves crash. JUMP!
It's the news ESPN needed to drum up content for the 97 hours of daily live shows across the WWL. Chris Broussard goes on the NBA pregame show last night and drops a nugget about Orlando possibly interviewing Shaq for its open GM position. Of course it's a stupid idea, but just the kind of rumor that gets fans fired up. That means it's good for our business, so we like this stupid rumor. The reaction from the black dudes wasn't good for The Big Aristotle. JUMP!
Of course we want the Heat to absolutely bury the Pacers tonight. Make a statement. It's not that we're LeBron fans. Of course his act sailed years ago. However, it's a team like Miami that's great for business. You guys hating Miami equals pageviews. Pageviews equal $. Dollars equal my ass going on vacation like twice a year. Enter Miami Heat MILF dancing on a bar after Game 5 at the Will Call sports bar. JUMP!
The other big news, besides the 76ers getting a victory in Game 6, was that Allen Iverson was in the house to provide moral support to his former team. Of course Philly columnists noted that the guy "looked like a shell of his former self." Seriously, you think? The guy hasn't played in an NBA game since 2010. Think he's a shell? Amazing! In MLB news, would the Steinbrenner boys really sell the Yankees? That's the report. Let's get rolling!
Just when you thought Oklahoma City Thunder games would never include one OKC fan yelling "Keep moving, dickhead" to another OKC fan, these folks shock the hell out of us. Here we figured OKC Nation was on the same page. All In! One Goal! Just Win, OKC! Add your own stupid playoff cliché as you see fit. However, the other night two dudes went at it in the upper deck. These people are growing on us. JUMP!
@1raymo for keeping his eyes open last night during a normal Steve Kerr-Marv Albert sideline shot. And then, out of nowhere, came this surprise breast implant. Just look at Kerr acting like a professional. Gotta figure Marv took her back to his hotel and taught her a few lessons. In NBA news, the Pacers-Heat series is OVER. Sure, there is a Game 6, but a 32-point loss in Game 5? Nigga, please? In NHL news, the Kings are in the Stanley Cup Finals. Let's get rolling!
From last night via @PaigeGreco: "Hangin out with my homeboy Tony Romo last night... Yes I know I look gross." Blah, blah, blah. Let's focus on those seven letters across Romo's rec league jersey. Isn't a bigger kiss of death to an NBA franchise still in the playoffs like this guy wearing your name. We're talking one NFL playoff victory. Don't say we didn't warn Boston fans when something goes wrong in Game 6 & 7.
So the Media Take Outs of the world are having fun today with Joakim Noah, his girlfriend Amanda and some basketballer named Nic Wise. We'll try to keep this simple for you. Wise sent a text message to 'Amanda.' Long story short, Noah saw the message and decided it was time to protect his poon territory. Wise received the following message that's quickly becoming the "Meme Of The Week." JUMP!
Can't really afford to buy some crazy million dollar pad in L.A. but want to live like Vlade Divac in the Pacific Palisades? We have a deal for you and four buddies just waiting to happen. The former Lakers great is looking to rent out his contemporary stunner for $13,000 a month. 5 beds, 5 baths. Could be the craziest summer of your life with this place that's guaranteed to get you laid like a famous NBA player. JUMP!
Are we ever surprised at this job? Like 10 to 12 times per day. Take this morning on Twitter where we expected to find OKC Thunder porn star superfans Bibi Jones & Jesse Jane ripping off clothes and showing beef curtains after their team disposed of the hated Lakers and Metta World Peace. The ladies, instead, were actually taking Game 5 very serious. Serious tweets & not a beef curtain pic between the two. Of course BC was surprised. JUMP!
Why were we watching Dancing With The Stars last night? Because the 76ers-Celtics game was a snoozer and we wanted to see Donald Driver's country dance. Simply an epic performance. Jaw-dropping. In NBA news, the torch has officially been passed in the Western Conference. Kobe's 42 wasn't enough to beat the Thunder. This means Thunder-Spurs won't start for like two weeks (May 27) while the Eastern Conference moves at a turtle pace. Let's get rolling!
What was Greg Oden up to this weekend besides trying not to blow out a knee or fracture an ankle? Oh, just getting some grub at Mongolian Grill where he ran into this pack of girls who obviously knew about the former Ohio State great and NBA flame-out. Now, a normal fan photo at Mongolian Grill would just feature Greg Oden with a blank stare on his face and a bunch of girls smiling. Today is your lucky day! Say hello to the Oden Tortilla Face. JUMP!
Yes, there is basketball tonight in Boston (Game 5 vs. PHI | 7 p.m. TNT) as the Celtics-76ers series moves back to TD Garden. Just when you figure the Celtics are going to bury Philly, Garnett goes out and has a 3-of-12 shooting night. That said, we'll still get a Game 6 in Philly where you'll be able to scope out dancer Cassie one more time in 2012. Asher has been hunting for an NBA red head for you freaks. Here is what he found. JUMP!
Are you kidding me? Picking your nose at the Champions League final? Don't your know that there are like 200 million viewers watching you on Sky Sports? Get it! Push that pinkie right up in there. DO IT! Anyway, Chelsea won in a shootout in case you care. In NBA news, the Spurs can now go on a summer vacation after sweeping the Clippers, 102-99. When does the Western Conference Finals start? June 2? Let's get rollin'!
Dwayne Wade was driving to the basket on Roy Hibbert during the Miami Heat-Indiana Pacers NBA playoff game and things got kind of chippy. Roy Hibbert didn't even pretend to go for the block and just grabbed Wade and pulled him down and held onto his arm. Wade and Danny Granger confronted each other after the play where both teams got involved and the officials needed to pull them back. The play costed the Pacers a technical foul. JUMP!
Snoop Dogg himself showed up to the Los Angeles Lakers-Oklahoma City Thunder playoff game last night in this Rastafarian style hat and crazy sunglasses. Of course the sunglasses had a flip up cover with smiley faces on them (why wouldn't they?). I'm sure he was just wearing them so you couldn't see how red his eyes were. Anyways, the Lakers came back from a pretty hefty deficit against the Thunder to win the game with a crazy finish. HT @Jose3030. JUMP!
Someone in the 407 (Orlando) texted this screencap to us last night. "Did they change the points awarded for a free throw," the capper asked. Our first question has to be how three even got into the mix to begin with. Try saying "Free Three Throws" like 10 times & I guarantee your ass will need a glass of water. Anyway, the Lakers "get back into the series," as the experts like to say, with a 99-96 W. The Lakers were 41-of-42 from the line & Kobe was 18-of-18. Let's get rolling!
We wind down the week with this from San Antonio Spurs fan via @calebjsaenz. Of course San Antonio is the last place we'd expect to see a personalized DJ Kevin 69 jersey. This is something you'd expect from Philadelphia Flyers fan. Or Blackhawks fan. But in the NBA? Dude must get laid more than Peter North with this kind of game. That's it, we're out of here for the night. Remember to get really, really drunk and send pics. - BC
Just a random search this morning for what Mark Cuban is up to these days turned up the billionaire Mavs owner at some restaurant called Blowfish and his hand on the neck of some blonde. Normally this wouldn't be worthy of a post, but then the guy goes and makes a pucker face. BOOM, instant post. Could totally care less about the blonde. Obviously cute and motorboat worthy. The big news here is that we can add a new pic to our growing Mark Cuban photo gallery. JUMP!
This guy @BrentMills seems to be an OKC Thunder fan, according to his Twitter wallpaper. Would he trade the Pacers cashing an NBA title-winning ticket over the Thunder winning a championship? Is $2,250 worth it? Shall see. The guy also has $150 on the Thunder at 4/1. Obviously not quite the same payoff. In NHL news, the L.A. Kings continued to roll in the Western Conference Finals. With a 3-0 lead, this one is all but wrapped up. Let's get rolling!
That's Lance Stephenson. He's a Pacers scrub that doesn't play for the Pacers. Yet, there he was making a choking gesture after LeBron missed a free throw in the 3rd quarter. Guess who is now down 2-1 and can't score 80+ in an NBA playoff game? The Heat. Guess which bench is dominant in this series? It wasn't a terrible performance from LeBron. He was 1-of-3 from the line and 10-of-22 from the field. Still, he's a fun punching bag.
Nothing is more exciting than the final two minutes of an NBA playoff game, especially when that game includes Kobe Bryant. But when Kobe doesn't take the final shot and some white guy named Steve Blake does, Twitter goes absolutely nuts. Sure, Blake taking a three in the 2nd quarter is no big deal. However, it's a HUGE deal when the Lakers are down 1-0 to OKC. Of course you know what happened last night. Blake missed & black guys on Twitter went HAM. JUMP!
Someone let us know what TV station ran this World Peace "Lakers Idiot" caption during
last night's sportscast. This comes in via @Ten_Foot_Midget, who isn't known to Photoshop screencaps. Sure looks like an iPhone flash on the right side of the screen. Stand up, TV station. Let yourself be congratulated. In other Lakers news, Kobe's team is down 2-0. Hope you didn't have the OVER. 77-75 final. Why'd the Lakers lose? 13% from 3-point range. Let's get rolling!
Jimmer Fredette and Whitney Wonnacott will finally get married June 1 (yes, it's a Friday) at the Denver LDS Temple. You know what that means for these two in June: steamy sex. It also means that we went searching for a wedding gift to send the lovely couple. Jimmer might make $2.3 million a year, but that didn't stop him and Whit from registering at Bed, Bath & Beyond and Williams-Sonoma. We're thinking of buying the $10 can opener. JUMP!
Hmm, so the Miami Heat only have two guys who can score. What about guys you trust to make free throws down the stretch? LeBron and Wade, right? Guess who missed two free throws with :54 left on the clock. Blah, blah, blah. Meanwhile, we were trying to figure out what the hell Bears fan was doing in the middle of a white out. And what's up with the coat? A black guy cold in Miami – in mid-May? In NHL news, the Kings get another W. Let's get rolling!
The athlete housing market had slowed to a trickle over the past seven days or so until Jazz guard Devin Harris went and listed his 7400 sq. ft. Dallas mansion for $2.1 million. Remember Harris? He had the four seasons in Dallas before being traded to the Nets in the Jason Kidd deal. During Harris' time in the Big D he bought this giant house. What do you get in this deal? Lots, and we mean massive amounts, of stone. And pools of water. JUMP!
Looking to get a Kobe Bryant cut and airbrush in the back of you hair for Game 2 of the NBA Playoffs? Get down to Marcus Hatch's shop ASAP. The only problem is that you'll need to head to El Paso, Texas where Hatch runs MP's Cutt. He caught our attention last night via some of his Kobe pieces that have been tweeted out. You live near El Paso and your kid is getting picked on lately? Get his head turned into a Kobe piece of art. His struggles will be over. JUMP!
Asher is all over the NBA dancers lately for two reasons: (1.) The guy is in love with cheerleaders. Like thinks about them pretty much every day and (2.) He's on the hunt for the NBA dancer with the craziest college major. Today he makes a return trip to Oklahoma City to visit with Alexis. Her major: Chemistry. Not going to find one of those on the Lakers Girls. Once again, this is just how they roll in OKC. JUMP!
Don't mind NBC L.A., they're just confused on which Kings team is in the NHL playoffs. Can you blame them? Kings hockey hasn't been in the news this much in 20 years. Of course confusing the Sacramento Kings and the Los Angeles Kings officially cost a USC intern his/her career at NBC. Over. In NBA news, the Thunder thumped the Lakers, 119-90, and gave us this great front page photo of James Harden in The Oklahoman. Let's get rolling!
A Stephon Marbury statue was unveiled on the lawn of the MasterCard Center where the Beijing Ducks won their first ever CBA championship. If it wasn't weird enough that China has a Stephon Marbury statue then guess who gave the commencement speech? Dennis Rodman. Why did Dennis Rodman give the commencement speech? We have absolutely no idea. JUMP!