Look, we're not publishing this blog post to show you the high school girls' basketball fight last night in Kingston, New York. Some black chicks decide to start brawling while the white girls on the teams try to find a rock to hide behind. A few black parents come out of the stands and it's on. Fists start flying and aggressions flow over. But it's the P.A. announcer who steals the show in our minds. This white guy, obviously not used to calling street brawls, gets all white. JUMP!
It's nearly impossible to tell when all 65 Fox affiliates are showing live basketball anymore because they don't put 'live' in the upper right corner so we thought this was some replay of Mavs-Pistons. It's actually 'live' tonight and we just happened to be 65 channels beyond where our normal surfing ends. Not even five minutes after turning it to the game, we came across these bros with the best NBA seats they'll ever get - between Vince Carter and Delonte West. Anyone got a blunt? JUMP!
So you see #34 in white. That's Cole Vanderbilt. Looks to be a center on the Connell High School (WA) basketball team. The kid is getting destroyed across America today (front of Yahoo!) for his antics in a December 22 game against some dorkwads from Highland H.S. How crazy have things gotten today? There's a Facebook page floating around that has phone numbers for Cole and his thug teammate who took part in a couple rough foul calls. You make the call - JUMP!
While the douchebags at Around the Horn are debating whether Mark Cuban is right about the NBA being jerkoffs for not scheduling them into Washington D.C. to visit the Prez, we were investigating reports of Mark in Miami for New Year's. What we know is that Cuban was hammered (or just looked that way) at Wet Bar Miami, according to those in attendance, including a Notre Dame nose tackle. Frosted Flakes shirt on New Year's for a 53-year-old-man? Ok. JUMP!
It's the typo that is causing lots of LOLs around the basketball and newspaper world as the Charlotte Observer seemed to have some deadline issues with this morning's sports page. Of course newspaper/media insider Jim Romenesko went searching for answers. A sports editor tried to explain how a copy editor went to correct the disc spelling to disk and instead ended up with dick. Ahh, old media, so embarrassed by a random 'dick' in the newspaper (via @RosinskiBill)
While the Hollywood gossip blogs are concentrating on news Olivia Wilde and SNL funny guy Jason Sudeikis dating news, we're busy comprehending what this means to Kansas basketball. You see, Sudeikis is from Overland Park, Kansas. He's a diehard KU fan. And now he's responsible for taking his hot chick to see the Jayhawks destroy Howard last week, 89-34. Need proof that funny guys can still pull A-list poon? This is case study #1. JUMP!
How big was last night in the sports world? Huge if you're Savannah Brinson, longtime girlfriend & baby mamma of LeBron James' two boys, the youngest born in 2004. LeBron, during a birthday/New Year's party, asked Savannah to marry him. Of course the ring is gigantic. We're not wasting time looking up the value. Let's just say it's worth more than your house. Brinson has been with LeBron since high school, making her the most patient woman in NBA history. JUMP!
Thanks to the guys at The Big Lead we get to see Mr. Cunnilingus this morning saluting the ladies during overtime of the Pacers 98-91 win over the Cavs. We're guessing Indiana student, Christmas break, climbs mountains (hence the North Face coat) and had at least 5-6 cold ones during this classic tilt. Now comes your part. Name his ass. Let's find a woman who can either support or reject Mr. Cunnilingus. This shouldn't take too long: email@example.com
Things are bad in Minnesota. Real bad. Their sports teams are so wretched they went and named a WNBA player their sportsperson of the year. Yeah, we know the Minnesota Lynx won the WNBA title... or at least we do now. They really had no other choice but to name Seimone Augustus their sportsperson of the year because, well, the rest of their teams blow. Here's a look at how this all went down. It ain't pretty. Check it!
Michael Jordan is engaged, this we know. Jordan popped the question to Yvette Prieto on Christmas & on Tuesday morning he didn't jump in Air 1 & didn't take off from Miami for the Virgin Islands. There's been wild speculation that the couple was celebrating their engagement on the French Riviera, which would be impossible since MJ was sitting with Cam Newton during last night's Heat-Bobcats game in Charlotte. But his insane jet is in the Virgin Islands. JUMP!
WCNC is Charlotte is reporting that Michael Jordan has popped the question to longtime girlfriend Yvette Prieto. The source responsible for the engagement news leak says that MJ did the deed on Christmas Day. He then watched the Bobcats season opener with Derek Jeter on Monday. Boss move, Prieto. That's how a guy puts his foot down and claims his turf. You get a ring, access to his millions and His Airness gets to talk Nike with Jetes. PHOTOS of Prieto - JUMP!
He's only in sixth grade, but ESPN has already called him the next hoops phenom. And with good reason. Damon Harge has some sick moves on the court for anyone, much less someone who's 12. He dominates the top talent his own age and he holds his own against high schoolers. That's right, he plays at the varsity level against some college-ready talent. Wanna see what all they hype is about? Check the video.
We'd read earlier this year that Mark Cuban had this weird way of getting ready for a Mavs basketball game, especially during the 2011 NBA Finals. The guy literally gets on a stair climber and gets in a workout. Oh, & because he's a showman, Cuban also allows the media in to ask questions. Take this Sunday. There was Cubes, 30 minutes before showtime on his stair climber, catching the end of the Celtics-Knicks and just showering the Dallas media with billionaire sweat. JUMP!
Ever get a bank account boner? Let me paint a picture for you. Imagine buying Cam Newton's game-worn BCS pants before Newton is even drafted. You spend $1,500 and are instantly called a "f-ing moron." Then the guy is drafted #1 overall and then goes out and accounts for 34 Panthers' TDs. Rookie of the Year, rookie records destroyed, blah, blah, blah. But then the guy shows up at last night's Hornets game & is a fashion icon. That's a bank account boner. Let's get rolling!
You probably haven't heard of Justice Winslow yet, but you will. Winslow is only a high school sophomore at Houston (Texas) St. John's School, but he can jump out of the gym and has a wicked crossover to boot. Over the holidays, Winslow threw down one of the wickedest slams we've seen from a high school kid. The only problem is, he did some taunting immediately following it, collected two technicals and got tossed. Here's the video. Check it!
Look, Jill Martin's face isn't getting any younger, but that rack somehow manages to stay as lovely as ever. It was just 25 days ago that we introduced you to the Knicks MSG 'features' sideline reporter and the rack is still holding together nicely from what we can see yesterday in Miami. Usually 25 days for a chick of Jill's age (what, late 30s) is like an eternity. All hell can break loose. But there the rack was, in shape. Hands down best sideline reporter rack in the NBA. JUMP!
Wow, who would've ever thought Dick Vitale would be embroiled in a Christmas Day Twitter war like he was in last night? What could possibly anger Dickie V. to the point of blocking a Twitter follower? Of course it was something so vulgar and disgusting to Duke fans around the world. Of course it involved J.J. Redick and a Jerry Sandusky reference. You want to get on Vitale's bad side? This is how it's done. Say Vitale was plowing Redick and it's on! JUMP!
For those of you not in the know, Sunday is opening day for the NBA & the NFL is holding its normal Sunday games tomorrow. That means all eyes will be on Dallas where the Mavs open their shortened defense of the NBA title against the Miami Heat (2:30 EST, ABC). Blah, blah, blah. It's still the NBA and we're still bored by the sport until early June. For now we're fixated on the dancers and how Shaq is doing in the TNT booth. Today we get to know the Mavs Dancers. JUMP!
Merry Christmas, fool. So there was this big release last night at midnight for Michael Jordan's new shoes, Concords. That meant street thugs, whitey, gangbangers and ever other form of punk you could think of broke away from his/her video game marathon to hit the mall. Then all hell broke loose. Thugs tore doors off stores, busted down doors and brawled in the Brooklyn streets. The shoes retail for $180 and there were limited supplies. Powderkeg! JUMP!
Everything we thought we knew has just been turned upside down. Well, not really, but we're still a little befuddled. We heard about Kayte Christensen today because she was given some made-up position by the Phoenix Suns. Kayte used to play for the Phoenix Mercury, which is a WNBA franchise. Here's the rub -- she's actually hot. She can probably actually walk in heels too. So, in honor of her new job and the fact that she's an anomaly, we've got a gallery for you. Check it!
We're getting the basketball season started off appropriately! That is to say, with a sexting scandal! Golden State Warriors guard Monta Ellis is getting sued by a former team employee for allegedly texting her pictures of his junk. The organization is being sued as well. The woman, Erika Smith, says Ellis' advances and junk picture were unwanted. Here's the story and a laughable video from our Taiwanese friends at NMA. Check it!
You used to wait anxiously all year for Christmas Day when there would be a Nintendo, a Ken Griffey Jr. 1989 Upper Deck rookie card, a super-cool Alf doll or even a Cabbage Patch doll for those of you metrosexuals who were of age during that period. Now you've grown up and just want to sleep late and wake up to a woman such as those on our 2011 Sexy WAGs of Christmas Past & Present. Of course they're in a relationship, but 'tis the season to dream big and remember what the Christmas spirit is all about. We have Adriana Lima, Danielle Lloyd, Erica Ellyson, Gemma Atkinson & more celebrating the Yuletide. JUMP!
Not sure what the hell was going on last night at the Knicks-Nets game but we have photos of Kate Upton & Walt Frazier promoting Daily Burger's (new MSG burger joint). So many ways to go with this. The original thought was 'Kate Upton Now Dating Walt Frazier - WTF?' or 'Creepy Dude About To Eat Kate Upton.' Kudos to the marketing genius who was able to get Upton on the day she killed the Internet. Let's be honest, best promo shoot of the year. JUMP!
'Tis the season for rich guys to have their Christmas cards end up online. We're told the photo (left, of course) is Mark Cuban's Christmas card complete with the NBA Championship trophy. Hopefully LeBron got a card in the mail. What else is going on this morning? Kate Upton is staying silent about her relationship with Mark Sanchez. Meanwhile, the NYJ have gone from -2 to -3 for Sunday's game. Gamblers liking Dirty in this spot. Let's get rolling!
The Toronto Raptors have unveiled the first camouflage uniforms in NBA history. Yep, that's right -- the Raptors. They will wear their unis four times during this season, the first time on March 21. The Raptors are doing the honorable thing by honoring their troops, but we have to ask "Why in the hell is the NBA allowing the first camo unis to be worn by the Canadian team?" Aren't we the United States -- the baddest ass, most ass-kicking military on the planet?
Biggest LeBron news this week? Dude's hairline is out of control and yet he refuses to just go with the Jordan shaved look. Of course Black America is going nuts. White America, from what our researchers tell us, don't really care because most of us are fat and balding anyway. Name a black athlete that left his balding hair this long and won an NBA championship. That's right, you can't. Your call, Lebron. Time to face the facts. This isn't a good look, bro. JUMP!
It's that time of year when the major sports teams across this great nation sacrifice a few of their cheerleaders or dancers for a worthy cause - the troops. The Busted Coverage team doesn't have ties to the military but we know there are many of you who, if you can get it through the military censors, check BC for some T&A while you're serving around the world. If we could afford mascots and cheerleaders, your asses would be getting this Okinawa treatment. JUMP!
Danny Woodhead is 5' 7" short. Gheorghe Muresan is 7' 7" tall. The two bros met this week and put to rest what it would look like when Woodhead met Muresan. It looks about like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar meeting Olivia Munn earlier this year. One's tall, the other is short. Of course this becomes a freak show that flies around the Internet because you guys have the thoughts rolling around in your empty brain whether Woodhead could kick Muresan's ass. Full shot - JUMP!
Don't think Dick Vitale reads your mentions on Twitter? Pfft. Take Saturday after the Kentucky-Indiana game. @loganwow typed: @DickieV do you live to hate/rag on Kentucky?
#pathetic. Protecting his slurping history, Vitale shot back: Give me a break - ur players & coaches always thank me 4 the kind words I say about them. Suck it, Logan Wow. Vitale won't stand for your petty bullshit snipes from Twitter-land. (Also, we noticed Dickie is still infatuated with Khloe.)
A brawl broke out at the Xavier Cincinati game on Saturday leaving Kenny Frease bloody and screaming on the court. There was less than 10 seconds left in the game when the fight broke out and the benches cleared. Cincinnati Bearcat player Yancy Gates threw punches and kicks towards Xavier player. The DJ then played "Run This Town" by Jay-Z afterwards. Well played DJ. H/T to @Bubbaprog. JUMP!
Dick Vitale unloading on Twitter: Lamar Odom a no show @ Lakers camp according to reports . - Whast would u rather do stay home with
@khloeKardashian or run sprints? Look at Vitale trying to start a shitshow with the Kardashians. You want war, Vitale? That giant bitch is about to unleash hell on your old ass. Obviously you haven't seen what those bitches did to Kris Humphries. Poor guy was called gay on a magazine for God's sake. Your move, Vitale. We'd delete that tweet.
He's the man of the hour. The f-bombs directed to Dan Gilbert were coming in so fast 30 minutes go that we could barely keep up. You put a white guy in front of Black America and tell them he's pulling strings in the NBA and you have a Twitter war. Danny done gone and pissed off an entire race by sending that email to Stern, which helped nix the CP3 to L.A. scenario. Of course there were slave references. Of course there was venom. Of course we were there to document. JUMP!
Just wake up? Haven't heard the news about the three-team trade that was supposed to send Chris Paul to the Lakers, was nixed by David Stern? Haven't heard that Dan Gilbert allegedly sent Stern a letter about competitive balance that led to the NBA nixing the Paul-to-Lakers trade? Here is the report from Cleveland.com on how it all went down last night. Of course Gilbert became enemy #1 and the natural progression of the story was to destroy his Wikipedia page. JUMP!
So the big sports news yesterday - besides Pujols to the
Cardinals Angels - was Chris Paul in a three-team trade with Houston getting in on the fun. Or something like that. But no, the trade was nixed after certain owners complained about the formation of a super team. And all hell broke loose within the Twitter world. White guys were instantly going berserk over Stern caving to Dan Gilbert. Listen up, it's the N.B.A. It's been bullshit for 10-12 years. Wake up. Let's get rolling!
Back in September the Wall Street Journal dropped a real estate news nugget that Alonzo Mourning was trying to unload his Coral Gables mansion. Guess that Florida millionaire mansion market isn't moving very well because 'Zo is still waiting on an idiot to drop $14,500,000 on this place. What is Mourning doing with 13k sq. ft.? Housing Shawn Kemp's kids? JUMP!
Just imagine the high-fives being thrown around last night in Nigeria when God's Gift Achiuwa stepped up to the free throw line and ESPN's director called for his PPG graphic. It must've been pandemonium. Dudes throwing malt liquor in the sky like they were up in an Atlanta strip club. God's Gift is from Nigeria and the guy comes from a batshit crazy family. Wait until you see the names of his siblings. C-R-A-Z-Y! JUMP!