Kevin Love may play for one of the worst teams in the NBA (Minnesota Timberwolves), but he's still a hell of a player. So, when he says something, people listen. Love, who's doing duty as a beach volleyball player during the lockout, didn't pull any punches when he was asked this week about the Miami Heat. Sounds like someone might be a little drunk on the Cuervo tequila he's pimping. The quotes - JUMP!
Of course it was surprising to get the mail yesterday and find a piece of mail with a Los Angeles mailing stamp and no return address. Trying to rack our brain as to which road beef this might be, it became apparent upon opening the card that this was coming from the Kim Kardashian camp. Nope, no L.A. road beef for us named Kim. To our disbelief, Kim's handlers actually sent BC a card for that napkin we bought for her wedding - JUMP!
Where do we start with this one? That weird wood bench? The plastic gloves? The panda looking like it's smiling? Carmelo Anthony's face? The blue surgical suit? WTF is going on with those NBAers who are traveling around Asia. Folks, we are honestly just a couple of more panda dry humps away from losing an NBAer to the Far East. Step up, Stern. Ban travel to China. Ban panda candids. We cannot possibly let this happen to U.S. basketball. JUMP!
Gilbert Arenas really knows hot to drive the MediaTakeOut.com crew, and white people who are totally offended by black athletes talking about their road beef, crazy. It seems that some time last night, Agent Zero uploaded a new avatar for his Twitter account and it just happened to be a screen shot of his BlackBerry road beef categories. Of course they're offensive. Of course an NBAer categorizing "Girls Who Gave It Up" will drive Skip Bayless nuts. JUMP!
Planking is all the rage among athletes these days, which is probably because most of them -- especially those in the NBA -- have too much time on their hands. It's even caught on in the typically stuffy world of golf, where Bubba Watson has taken the fad to Denmark. This, and other great moments in athlete planking for your enjoyment. JUMP!
Yes, Kevin Love was actually jumping up and down to swat a volleyball in the middle of Times Square this afternoon as part of his new endorsement deal with Jose Cuervo. You might remember the most famous NBAer to ever play beach volleyball. Cuervo, in its marketing materials, mentions Love as a possible qualifier for the Jose Cuervo Pro Volleyball Series stop Aug. 26 in California. But for today, he teamed with lovely Jess Gysin for some press publicity. JUMP!
Remember whitey Mark Madsen and his goofy NBA championship celebration dances? Yeah, he was regaled in the black community as a laughingstock and his street cred was about as low as humanly possible. Well, black man, looks who's back and has his name in a court case over a domain name, $110k and eBay. A guy is going to jail and it's all over a web domain. After this story you won't be laughing at Ellsworth ever again. Seriously. Details - JUMP!
Our dream of Kim Kardashian going to Vegas this weekend and having her giant ass deflated during a skydiving incident over the Stratosphere didn't come to fruition. Instead, how about a giant stuffing of Bachelorette/Bachelor weekend fun from the Kardashian/Humphries camps? Oh, yes please. Over/Under on how many years Kris Humphries can take of this garbage? 1 year, 9 months. Midget male stripper - JUMP!
That white guy is famous movie star Hugh Jackman. He writes on his Twitpic account: "And I thought I was tall! so cool 2 meet Lebron. only time I have seen my son star struck & me too" Hugh, obviously high on Bron Bron aura, forgets to add that he promptly told his son that if he ever catches the boy wearing his hat like that there will be a Wolverine on his ass like white on rice. Look for LeBron in a Take A Sheet commercial. It's coming.
On Wednesday, we introduced you to the lovely MMA Ring Girl Iryna Ivanova who also happens to be an Arizona grad working on her M.B.A. She's also making her world magazine debut as Playboy's Miss August 2011. Lucky ass 5 Questions Editor Joe Student got to work on his Russian pickup lines and he learns about a specific NBA player Iryna would like to see naked. Dwight Howard, you have an admirer. JUMP!
People do stupid things to cars to celebrate their favorite athletes or teams while most of us just attach the car flag to the window on game day. Today we get a look at the Paul Pierce El Camino that screams load of mulch in the afternoon and chick machine after dark. Ladies, don't resist the urge. You know riding in this will be the highlight of your single life. Jump in and let this El Camino show you a good time. JUMP!
Yesterday we learned that Mavs gunner JJ Barea had knocked up his Puerto Rican girlfriend, Zuleyka Rivera. Yeah, she just happens to be the 2006 Miss Universe. BC also recently heard through the gossip sites that Mavs' Rudy Fernandez has been spending quality time with the lovely Helen Lindes. She just happened to be 2nd runner-up in the 2000 Miss Universe competition, giving the Mavs a huge advantage over other NBA WAGs. JUMP!
Remember 8 weeks ago when we said JJ Barea should waste no time figuring out a way to marry his girlfriend Zuleyka Rivera. Yeah, well the Mavericks shooting guard picked the NBA Finals to make things happen and impregnate the 2006 Miss Universe. A radio station rumor in Puerto Rico yesterday turned into the truth and now the island nation is bracing for its first super baby of the 21st Century. Details - JUMP!
Were you in Vegas last night and happen to see a 6'6" former five-time NBA world champion wearing a lace spaghetti strap top and an Ed Hardy hat? Yeah, it's no big deal. Just Dennis Rodman celebrating his 50th birthday. The best part of the night? His birthday meal that reminded us of death row inmates chowing on their final meal. Oh, and have no fear, Rodman did make it rain for the women. So. Much. Fun! Details - JUMP!
BC received a bitchy email yesterday from Pete in Orlando where the question was raised about the new Busted Coverage Cribs series. "Dude, seriously, who cares if an athlete is selling his house. More cheerleaders and less Scottie Pippen putting green." Um, Pete, it's July. Finding cheerleader material is nearly impossible. But locating an athlete who's been trying to sell a mansion is easy & we are providing a service. Today - J Rich. JUMP!
Over the weekend we showed you video of Michael Jordan making tee box bet with some bros who gave total effort trying to get into the head of the legend. Today we get clearer audio and an insane close-up of Jordan coming in for his stash of what we assume are Benjamins. Would you dare make a golf bet with Mike and be throwing down $20s? The guy flies in this plane. He wipes the windows with $20s. Full video - JUMP!
Our blogging buddy, Rick Chandler from NBC's Off The Bench, was in Tahoe over the weekend to cover the American Century Classic. Of course the boating crazies were out and one pack of bikini chicks came armed with a poster board message for Jimmer Fredette. Best sign we've seen in 6 months? Not even a competition. Congrats, ladies, you've officially guaranteed yourselves a permanent ban from Utah - forever.
Our Busted Coverage Cribs series rolls along with a venture into the head of Scottie Pippen, who is best known for squandering his NBA fortune. How bad off is the former Chicago Bulls' legend? He actually had a yard sale earlier this year. But it's not all gloom & doom for Pips. He's sitting on a Fort Lauderdale house that he bought in 2000 for $1.34mm. The asking price in 2011 - $16,000,000! Who's dumb with cash now, homies? JUMP!
The numbers cannot lie. Jimmer Fredette's rookie campaign at the American Century Classic Championship was a dude. Like worse than Charles Barkley dud. 83 - mostly sports figures - entered the tourney & only one guy walked away with the "Worst Golfer In Sports" label. Jimmer. How bad was it? Scoring a -30 (with the very relaxed scoring system) is nearly impossible, but Jimmer hit that mark. Barkley? -16 after 4 days of drinking.
Ho hum, Chris Bosh got married this weekend in Miami and the biggest news from the event was LeBron James and his shaved face. Seriously, for the 'urban' community this event is totally bigger than the Ben Roethlisberger wedding coming up THIS SATURDAY! But leave it to some rich white dude to be the guy responsible for uploading the only 'insider' pics from Bosh's bash. Repeat, a white guy. PICS - JUMP!
Here is what we learned about Jimmer Fredette's day of golf today at the American Century Classic: he's out of his league. As if being a bad golfer wasn't enough of an embarrassment, the ACC folks just had to partner him with Tim Tebow and Herm Edwards. Two holy rollers & Mr. Speech Pathologist. Snoozer. Meanwhile, Jimmer's girlfriend was being hounded by the horny bros walking the course. JUMP!
A year after using ESPN for "The Decision" LeBron James spurned their awards show, the ESPYs, to return to the scene of the crime and play yesterday in a summer-league basketball game in Cleveland. It's probably a good thing though, since he was made fun of at the EPSYs most of the night. Watch Bron Bron's team get dunked on and The King miss yet another summer league jumper. Video...JUMP-JUMP!
It's still a shock to us how BC Photo Editor Big Gay Rich ran into photos yesterday of John Salley at some bar where he was hanging with Mary Carey and some random D-listers trying to create "an event" for wannabe paparazzi cameramen. The chick in yellow is Paula Labaredas. She's the D-lister. Then we have Ms. Carey. We knew things were slowing down for Salley when he took a job on the Speed Channel but this party is ridiculous. PICS - JUMP!
Philadelphia 76ers guard Jrue Holiday and U.S. Women's World Cup soccer player Lauren Cheney appear to be dating, but may actually be a pair creepy, saccharine robots with great athletic prowess made in a lab somewhere. Holiday is in Dresden where the women came through with a Biblical victory over Brazil. The triumph sent Jrue & Cheney into a Twitter love-making session. JUMP!
Someone wake us when one of these NBAers decides to plank Hoover Dam. Until then you'll be stuck with Wizards' center JaVale McGee clearing out a grocer's pizza freezer to make room for his 7-foot frame. This guy has been on a plank run over the last 10 days or so and this is by far his best performance. If your Newman's Own pizza smells like JaVale McGee's antiperspirant, this explains it. 7 Best JaVale McGee Planks - JUMP!
Since it's the new fad to track down athlete wedding gift registry listings we figured it was time to check in with Stephen Curry & Ayesha Alexander, who are marrying July 30. This registry was slightly a tough nut to crack because Steph isn't listed as the one of the registrants on the Williams-Sonoma account. His mother, Sonya, is along with the future bride. The highlights: organic towels & a $120 salad serving bowl. More of our favorites from the list - JUMP!
There are groundbreaking Internet pieces and then there is the post that went live on Deadspin today. In the blog post, Mark Cuban is narrating his 1970s rugby party photos from his days at Indiana. Folks, this is why we wake up in the morning. And Cuban doesn't hold back. You want pics of him nearly teabagging a coed? It's there. You want him going 69 on the same coed? Yep, here it is. The guy owns sports culture right now. See why - JUMP!
Our old buddy on Twitter, Homer Bush, actually went to work this morning figuring out the latest from the world of athlete rides and came up with images of Joe Johnson's F-650. That Green Monster, we believe is the same F-650 that made its initial splash way back in 2008 when Johnson debuted the 200-gallon tank beast. The estimated cost of this thing, in '08, was nearly $179,000. No biggie when your contract is 6-years, $119mm. Full photos - JUMP!
So LeBron James found himself at The Richard Stockton College yesterday for a boy's basketball camp with a few other big name NBAers. But none of the other NBAers turned in a performance like Bron Bron. The Internets are exploding after a video of LeBrick shooting hoops with the boys hit YouTube. The big news? Bron misses a couple shots from the top of the key and then proceeds to posterize a young boy who will never forget June 30, 2011. Video - JUMP!
All photos of locked out NBA players have been removed from NBA.com. This lockout is in high gear and a visit to the mothership's homepage shows you a nice photo of David Stern and not much else. But we were visiting this morning for one reason: to buy a 'Lockout 11' jersey before the NBA henchmen block such a purchase. $250! While we were at it, a test of 'Blueballs 2' also worked so go wild, fellas. Other crazy jersey options - JUMP!
Seriously, we can't stop laughing. Nearly choking to death. Convulsions. Why? Chris Bosh is in the news this morning for what is being dubbed by the Mainstream Media Dorks® as the giraffe's Hangover 3 bachelor party. That Hangover 3 garbage, obviously pumped by some PR retard, is being passed around the Internet. Well, we're here to show you the real party and provide you with tipsters who say Bosh was eating chocolate strawberries at Tao Beach. JUMP!
Our old buddy Gilbert Arenas was up to his antics again last night as he entertained his Twitter followers on a Monday with photos of him planking - sorta. Probably not cool to his young, impressionable fans was the shot where Agent Zero is planking face down in a hot tub. There's also the shot of his daughter planking - sorta. Please NBA, lockout these guys. It's content gold. Bored NFLers and NBAers might be the best thing to ever happen to the Internet. PHOTOS - JUMP!
The "Jimmer Fredette is kinda like Tim Tebow" train rolled into Sacramento this weekend with the introduction of the franchise draft picks at the Arden Fair Mall. Yes, a mall. With that crappy high school stage bunting. Yes, with a cheesy intro DJ. And lots of bored Sacramento fans ready to jump on the back of a 6-2 gunner from BYU. This is what basketball has become in Sac Town. Catch the fever - AFTER THE JUMP - with a mall full of Jimmer fans.
Oh, look! Dick Vitale, Wes Welker, Welker's girlfriend Anna Burns and two blondes hoping to use Vitale as a reference to move up in the Hooters bikini calendar world. People, as BC mentioned Saturday morning, it's Dick Vitale's world and we're all just witnesses to a 72-year-old machine. He was in Miami all weekend to host the Miss Hooters International 2011 and to see how many photos he could upload to his Twitpic account. Full recap - JUMP!
From all indications it was a slow Friday night in the sports world, but we were required to show you Shawn Marion visiting the Hooters pageant in Miami. If for no other reason, just take a moment to appreciate what a 6-7 Marion looks like next to Mini Me who's throwin' up peace signs. Of course Dickie V was in the house because as we all know, there isn't much that guy doesn't like other than chicken wings, implants and a microphone. Pics - Jump!
Winding down the work week here at Busted Coverage and look what pops up on the Twitter feed. Having already nearly puked over the site of Pirates' closer Joel Hanrahan getting a pedicure and his nails painted, it seems we have a theme this week. Yes, that is an Asian chick filing Kevin Durant's nails. Seriously. Giant calluses. Warts. All of it - JUMP!