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!
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!
Dick Vitale isn't taking the Joe Paterno news very well. Look at the bags under his eyes as he opens his morning paper at the Broken Egg on Siesta Key. He's upset, has been lashing out at Paterno and Jerry Sandusky on Twitter and wants answers. He's even going off on Mike McQueary. The guy just tries to get some breakfast and sign some autographs and has to deal with this collegiate tragedy. We have an intern just tracking Vitale. Here is the report card. JUMP!
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!
It's the best basketball news we've heard in years. Brooklyn Decker, on Twitter today, announced that she'll be playing in a game of H-O-R-S-E with Magic Johnson & James Worthy during halftime of the UNC-Michigan State game on the USS Vinson. It's the same boat that carried Osama bin Laden's body to its watery grave. What a great way to give back to troops on Veterans Day - Brooklyn Decker shooting hoops. Your HORSE hero explains - JUMP!
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!
Okay, it's true. We pretty much hate everything about women's basketball. However, once in a while something comes our way that says, "Hey! Pay attention to women's basketball!" Frankly, this isn''t it. Women's basketball is still a joke. The thing that isn't a joke is Elena Sichkar. Really. You need to see this. This broad was in the Russian version of Maxim under the title of "Erotic Basketball." Women's basketball has never looked so good. 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!
Our old friend Lonnie Hanover is at it again. The New York strip club vet has introduced a genius marketing plan during the on-going NBA lockout. The Rick's Cabaret Basketball League. Of course Lonnie sent an invite to our partners at Coed Magazine to attend today's presser. Of course Coed was there with a camera. Rick's is planning for their ladies to play 2 games over 2 days – November 17th and 18th. If only they can get A.C. Green to ref. JUMP!
It's the story that the Internet will be choking on this morning. We've already linked this story out, yet found some interesting videos of last night's Kevin Durant flag football appearance on the Oklahoma State University campus. Skip Bayless will turn this into a three-day series of debates. "Kevin Durant could start in the NFL - RIGHT NOW!" And "Kevin Durant has enough QB skills to play for Seahawks - RIGHT NOW! KD35 throwing picks - JUMP!
Of course we are upset at the sham that was the Kim Kardashian-Kris Humphries wedding. Of course we feel as if both of them were co-conspirators in this racket to make millions off a fake marriage. Busted Coverage has sent a letter in Kim's name to E! Entertainment requesting $29.50 or the 24" Dove Grey napkin we purchased for Kardashian-Humphries to be returned. It's a simple request for a woman who made an estimated $17,000,000 off the sham wedding. JUMP!
TMZ has the exclusive this morning on how Kim Kardashian has filed for divorce and has suckered your stupid wife/GF into more of her 'reality' garbage. 72 days. That's all. Not even through one meaningful holiday. TMZ says,"We're told even though the marriage was short, she will not seek an annulment." Well, divorce sells many more magazines than that stupid 'annulment' word. Like, what the hell does that mean anyway. JUMP!
You want to know why this NBA lockout is starting to get to the busting balls stage? Jimmer Fredette is babysitting his nephews - all day - by himself. Is this really what we want from our future NBA superstars? Babysitting gigs? If Billy Hunter and David Stern need any more reasons to get their asses in gear, it's this disaster waiting to happen. We suggest keeping an eye on @jimmerfredette this afternoon. Could get crazy.
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!
You play some rec basketball. Used to wear those Strength Shoes (remember the Seinfeld episode?). But the vertical has always been an issue. Driving to the rack and dropping buckets for the college intramural team has been a nightmare. Well, whiteboy, we're about to make you even more miserable courtesy of 7-2 Roy Hibbert and his standing 48-inch box jump today at Georgetown where he's working out. Roy dropped this video on Twitter about 10 minutes ago. JUMP!
LeBron James went 'All Things Liverpool Football Club' on Twitter this morning at about 5:40 a.m. EST. He even uploaded this photo of him and the boys destroying cups of tea this morning before the LFC vs. Manchester United match (7:40 a.m. EST on ESPN3.com) This is all part of LeBron's image as an international entity and it's to be expected. One man is a corporation based on name and no rings. Meanwhile, Dirk is somewhere destroying magnums and chuckling.
Cake is delicious and so when you combine cake and sports you sometimes end up with something pretty cool. New York Knicks forward Amar'e Stoudemire recently received a pristine cake featuring his new Nikes, so we thought we go on the search for some cool sports-themed cakes, whether they're made for fans or given to some athlete to celebrate a birthday, we've got a full gallery of some pretty awesome sports cakes. Check it!
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!