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!
For those of you who get the MSG channel or maybe pay attention to the Today Show, you know who Jill Martin is. She's that chick who 'interviews' celebs and sh!t before NY Knicks games. In other words, her job is to look hot, throw some cleav in your face and prevent you from changing the channel. Well, Jill is prepping for the new NBA season by getting a little sun and fun in Miami. What does it all mean? It means Jill gets her rack on BC. Congrats, babydoll. JUMP!
Taylor Young is the name of the Michigan State cheerleader who was smashed against the Breslin Center floor last night in a freak cheerleading accident. It was an emotional moment and even Mike Tirico was a little choked up. However, Taylor's father, Charles, got on Facebook and posted what has to be one of the greatest injury updates in the history of cheerleading parenting. You see that booty shot via the AP? Yeah, well dad went there. JUMP!
Remember how Don King used to promote fights in which he was the promoter for both boxers? Remember how Don would always end up with a smile from ear to ear and in the corner of the winner? Yeah, well that's Dick Vitale. Just look at him slurping on OSU's big man, Jared Sullinger, after last night's destruction of Duke. Look at the box score. Duke had nothing on the inside. Dickie is cheating on his Dookies & he's not the least bit shameful. Let's get rolling!
For some strange reason we wondered this afternoon what Bruce Pearl has been up to now that he's no longer a college basketball coach. One search led to Bruce's wife, which then led to the Twitter account of Bruce's busty daughter Jacqui who seems to have a great sense of humor. Imagine the grin on our faces after discovering that 'He loves it in the ass,' shirt in her Twitpics. Brilliant! Of course it was perfect time to point that finger at Bruce. Had to. Sorry, chief.
Washington Wizards forward Rashard Lewis is about to take a bath on his Florida man lair. The pad is on the market for $500,000 less than he paid for it, but hey, the dude probably needs the money. He's been locked out by the league and rumor has it, when the NBA offseason finally begins he's going to get axed by the Wizards, who can take advantage of a stipulation in the new collective bargaining agreement to wipe his salary off the books. Time to unload! Check it!
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!
It's not that Front Row Amy is asking for help to land front row tickets to a Wisconsin basketball game on 12/15 against Savannah St. She's going to the game & tells us she has great seats - just not front row. "But I'll be near the front :)," Amy tells us on Twitter. Listen up all you Wisconsin dorkwads, you make a visit right now to @BrewerGirl823 & offer her a front row seat. This is the Ripken of sports fans. You guys can't possibly let this travesty become reality. JUMP!
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!