This is why you never leave your star players on the court when the game is in hand. Derrick Rose went down with an injury to what looked like his knee after falling awkwardly on it. The Chicago Bulls took on the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 1 of the NBA Playoffs where the Bulls pulled out the win. We'll see if Derrick Rose is able to return for Game 2 or if this will effect this series or series to come. HT Deadspin JUMP!
The NBA Playoffs get started Saturday with the 76ers traveling to Chicago for a 1:30 tip against the Bulls, followed by the Knicks playing in Miami against the odds-on-favorite to win the 2012 NBA Championship. Pregame.com has Lebron and the Heat as 2/1 favorites and Chicago as 4/1 to win it all. This also marks a cheerleading milestone for certain units. How about the Los Angeles Clippers dance team finally working into May, a first since '05-06. JUMP!
Newspaper reporters keep driving us nuts. They're always burying the lede. Take this story about a local Michigan athletic director leading cops on a drunken 120 m.p.h. police chase. Blah, blah, blah...AND THEN THEY TELL US HOMEBOY WAS DRUNK AFTER BOOZING & WATCHING THE WOMEN'S NCAA TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP! Biggest embarrassment ever? JUMP!
The last time Busted Coverage's star interviewer Joseph Student sat down with a Playboy Playmate he caused drama in Denver via Leola Bell's comments about loving Tebow. The magazine enjoyed our interview so much that BC got a mention in the April issue. Anyway, Student sat down today with Miss May Nikki Leigh & jumped straight into his classic line of questioning. Let's just say that Ms. Leigh begged us to help her meet Blake Griffin. JUMP!
Here's what is hard to figure out with hot chicks. Why don't they call each other out for jumping on NBA bandwagons? Guys would give each other sh*t for years if one of your buddies rooted for the Nets and suddenly became a Mavs fan during the NBA Finals. But hot chicks don't operate in this fashion. It's as if they don't care about loyalty. And it's just understood. Chick code. For example, we now learn that Arianny Celeste has climbed on the Lebron bandwagon. JUMP!
What exactly do they feed women in the SEC that makes them turn into either an NBA dancer or a boutique owner in a Dallas galleria? And they're all blonde. It's as if the Gods figured that women in the south would be good at three things: Shakin' it for NBA fans, selling fat women clothes they shouldn't be wearing and being hot trophy wives. It's an amazing world God has created. Take Mavs dancer Meghan. She's already an all star at two of the three. JUMP!
Our old friend Molly Sullivan has finally landed a big time East Coast job where sideline reporters become noticed instead of languishing in Las Vegas. We happened to be in the same Playboy fantasy football league with Molly last season with plenty of other C-listers. Little did we know that Meridith Marakovits would get called up to the YES Network & the 76ers would have a sideline opening. One thing leads to another and Molly gets the CSN job. Philly is on notice. JUMP!
What the f*ck is going on with the sports world? Are we running out of filler for the 24-hour news cycle? Dropping espionage and _____-gate makes us feel like a Walter Cronkite hologram will show up after a commercial & kick Neil Everett's ass. Jesus! Can't we get a fake Steve Phillips press conference about Albert Pujols being homerless? In NHL news, the Rangers force a Game 7 while Gary Bettman battles the shits over the Blackhawks being eliminated. Let's get rolling!
The Los Angeles Lakers took on the Oklahoma City Thunder today where some 'extracurricular' activity happened during the game. Metta World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest, elbowed James Harden in the face in completely violent fashion. Of course, Metta World Peace pretended like nothing happened while Harden layed on the ground in obvious pain. I'm sure David Stern is going to take a look at this play and possible hand out some punishments. JUMP!
Miami Heat president Pat Riley just sold his 80,000 square foot mansion for $16.75 million dollars. Not only does it overlook beautiful Biscayne Bay but it has one of the most unbelievable pools we've ever seen. This two story house is basically perfect for a guy. Not only does it come with a 103 inch plasma television, but it has it's own private beach with sand. JUMP!
And the 99 Problems jerseys just keep rolling in. We asked for submissions a few weeks ago and look what was in the inbox this morning. Indy backwards hat 99 Problems d-bag. Fact: you should never rock this look in an Indianapolis sports bar unless you have a "Ain't 1" bitch rolling with you through Dave & Busters, or wherever Indy watches games. Just sayin'. In MLB news, you MUST look at the NY Post front page. MUST, DAMMIT! Let's get rolling!
The Orlando Magic are a complete mess heading into the playoffs so the logical move from us to ease the pain for fans is to dig into the lovely dance team and pick out a favorite. Asher went digging and came up with former Florida State cheerleader Jessica. She's part Italian/Irish/German, which seems to be the perfect combination to creating the hottest NBA dancers. JUMP!
So we kinda got into it last night with Auburn nation over the Charles Barkley with greasy redneck Auburn bros during rodeo weekend photo. We thought Auburn fans/students were honored to be called greasy rednecks. Maybe coming from a Yankee it was an insult. Just reporting what we see. And the guys with Barkley look like their clothes could use a wash. Anyway, Chuck also took time out of his night for picture time with this lass. JUMP!
This past weekend just happened to be Auburn rodeo weekend, the annual frat party put on by the Alpha Psi brothers. The event is known for (A.) Booze, (B.) Dirty jorts, (C.) Daisy dukes, (D.) Rednecks. Just happened that Charles Barkley was in town and at some bar where some greasy Auburn bros stopped the Round Mound of Rebound for a photo op. Typical celebrities would brush off the dirtbags and tell them to get a shower. Not Barkley. JUMP!
Ahh, that time of year when we unleash Asher on NBA dancer Facebook and Twitter accounts. The guy is under strict orders to start building a database of the hottest cheerleaders who'll be shaking it during the playoffs. Drunk photos will result in a pay raise. Drunk photos with Mark Cuban will result in a $25 bonus. Drunk photos with Shaq & Darius Miles makin' it rain on said cheerleader is worth $100. No drunk photos today. Just Heat dancer Sophie who is from Singapore. JUMP!
And you guys thought we only picked on ESPN interns. Look, you screw up a sports graphic that's running on live TV and BC is coming after you, especially when it's as easy as spelling C-E-L-T-I-C-S. Here we have Sager doing his thing with Doc Rivers during tonight's Cel-tics-Knicks game. Kinda disappointed in Sager's coat choice. Too reserved. Knicks led 43-28 at last glance. Hope the TNT intern enjoys his/her last night on the job. (HT: @jose3030)
Yeah, we're fully aware that the other Internet outlets that cover athlete pads had this one last week. However, not a single site (Business Insider, Chicago Tribune, Curbed, etc.) called out Kyle Korver for what has to be the worst game room in athlete house history. Korver is about to sell this 16-room, suburban Chicago mansion for $1.475 million. He paid $1.38. Yep, housing is coming back! Blah, blah, blah. Now, let's rip on Korver's game room. JUMP!
Herewego! You know what basketball league we watch when the NBA gets too boring with yet another night of 58 pick and roll plays? Um, the Barbados Basketball League. You might remember in 2011 when one game turned into a brawl when a player landed a running drop kick on a point guard. If that wasn't cool enough, things got nuts Saturday night when things got crazy again. Fists, feet, and even a dude swinging a chair! It's all here! JUMP!
This graphics fail could have been a career ender for the intern working a SportsCenter Saturday shift. Look down at your keyboard and realize where the 'u' and the 'i' are located. Would've been the ESPN Intern Fail To End All Fails. Anyway, if you have time, tune in for some Rockets vs. Nuggers later this evening. In MLB news, could this be the end of Giants' closer Brian Wilson as we knew him? "Structural issues" in his pitching elbow. Let's get rolling!
First of all, damn that's an ugly baby. Let's not kid ourselves here. Not all babies are little balls of cuteness. Go to a Walmart in Knoxville, Tennessee. Near the airport. Guarantee you'll see ugly babies in that joint. Just little freak shows puking and shitting on themselves. We were there for Georgia-Tennessee in the fall and couldn't believe the little bastards these people create. Mutants. Anyway, here is Pacers mom diggin' it out last night. JUMP!
Maybe you heard the news about the Cleveland Cavaliers mascot, Moondog, suffering an eye injury last night while horsing around with the Indiana Pacers David West. This was just the kind of news that jostled our brain and reminded us that the team used to have the horniest mascot in the NBA. A quick check of Moondog's Flickr page showed us that nothing has changed. The (we're 99.9% certain it's a guy) mascot is still grinding on the ladies. JUMP!
Yes, the dickhead producers at ESPN's First Take are suckering me in on this one. The Internet was buzzing yesterday over news that Skip Bayless might have embellished his high school basketball prowess. He claimed to be stud basketball player, yet averaged 1.4 ppg his senior year. Blah, blah, blah. So, guess who First Take had handy this morning to 'debate' Skip? A guard! Jalen Rose! And of course he brought up the Bayless lies. JUMP!
The Kentucky Wildcats won their 8th NCAA Basketball title a couple weeks, and I figured there was no better way...
Busted Coverage is putting together a personalized baseball jersey project where we track the best and worst from MLB fans. You have 160 games to snap photos of baseball jerseys. BC wants the great ones (exp: #69 jerseys) and the ones like #15 Tebow spotted today outside Camden Yards. Bonus points if a hot chick is wearing the jersey. Send in the pics & if they're worthy you'll get a post: firstname.lastname@example.org
As an Ohio State fan, what can I possibly say about this? How can I condone a future Ohio State legend Jared Sullinger getting into a chick's dress? How can this possibly be explained to future children who will forever see this during Ohio State-Michigan games? How many years will Michigan fan use this against 'us?' How will this be used against 'us' in recruiting wars? Why, Sullinger? Why do this to your school and 'us?' This just ruined Good Friday. JUMP!
Miami Heat star LeBron James' hair is going south, which is exactly the opposite way you want it to go when you're 27. James hairline is receding faster than a Miami fast break. Rather than employing a traditional solution, like getting some implants or just shaving his head like everyone else in the NBA, James has decided to cover his receding hairline with two headbands. If it keeps going at this rate, James will need three by next season.JUMP!
Via: Authorities say former NBA player Loren Woods was arrested on DUI charges in Tampa, Fla. Jail records show 33-year-old Woods refused a blood-alcohol test when he was arrested early Wednesday. He was later released on $2,500 bail. Slow news day and we want to address the audio of Gregg Williams offering bounties to 'kill' the 49ers back in January.
We've found the Kentucky Wildcats quilt you've always wanted and it's for sale on eBay. What better way to celebrate the Wildcats' eighth national championship than by dropping six figures on a quilt? Hell, it's a one-of-a-kind item and totally worth the asking price! Bidding starts at just $150,000 or you can buy it outright for $275,000. That's just a drop in the bucket for anyone from Kentucky. Oh, wait...JUMP!
It's all the rage this morning. A single police scanner feed has changed the way social media enjoys a championship celebration thanks to #LexingtonPoliceScanner and the UK students who made it so damn enjoyable. At one point last night, #LexingtonPoliceScanner was trending worldwide and turned dispatchers into instant celebrities and cops fighting to regain calm into heroes. Couches burning, naked men running through the streets, etc. JUMP!
You work all year to pull off the best Final Four - EVER - and some worthless intern charged with making the 2013 Final Four rolling banner pulls this prank. Unreal. And how does this one get past the NCAA? You guys didn't test the banners? As for John Calipari, he's hoping there are six NBA first rounders leaving his program. That's right, he's encouraging them to leave. Ahh, the memories! Let's get rolling!
Anthony Davis took a finger to the eye in the national championship game between the Kansas Jayhawks and the Kentucky Wildcats. The eye didn't prevent Kentucky or Davis from rolling. A Kansas cheerleader flexed her muscles and looked like Anna Watson from Georgia. It looks like couches and maybe houses will burn in Lexington, Kentucky tonight if things keep up. JUMP!
Michael Kidd-Gilcrhrist drove hard to the basket during the national championship game and got fouled hard. He slammed hard against the deck with a camera in his face yelling "Awwww shit!" in pain. The CBS editing crew was late to the scene on that one. In Kidd-Gilchrist's defense, he was absolutely hammered on the play by a Kansas defender. Video after the JUMP!
At least one staff member from the fledgling UKSportsInfo.com crew is in New Orleans for the most important weekend in Kentucky basketball since 1996. And, of course, our hero just happened to run into a shirtless Bruce Pearl keeping in shape and working on those tanned man cans. We'll let the BC ladies be the judge and jury on this 52-year-old disgraced former Tennessee head coach. Hot or not? JUMP!
As promised this morning, we ordered BC Photo Editor Big Gay Rich to scour the #KUBoobs hashtag to find the latest and greatest boobs from this phenomenon that just won't die. Will #KUBoobs be celebrating in Lawrence late tonight? How many different ways can we make it clear this title NEEDS to be carried home by KU? The last time Kansas won a title, 2008, BC documented chicks flashing. Kansas is all about the racks. Win one for the boobies, boys! JUMP!
It's not red. It's not orange. It's kind of a rorange color. Whoever designed these Louisville uniforms at ADIDAS was definitely on some sort of drug. The Louisville Cardinals took on the Kentucky Wildcats in the first game of the Final Four tonight in New Orleans. The winner gets to go to championship game to take on the winner of Ohio State and Kansas. JUMP!
Former NBA mental patient Stephon Marbury is doing good things, both on and off the basketball court in China. He just led his Beijing Ducks to their first ever CBA title and has inspired a new legion of fans on the other side of the world. Some of them, apparently, are as dumb as Marbury used to act. Take this guy for instance, who decided a tattoo of Marbury's face was what he wanted on his leg. Good work! JUMP!