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!
It's OFFICIALLY hot - culturally - to hate the Miami Heat when Kanye West wears a Dallas Mavericks "snap back" (as the kids are calling these hats) to a Louis Vuitton show in Paris. It's an even bigger insult when Dwayne Wade is at the same show and both are big supporters of the Louis brand. Here are the two sharing a smile backstage at the Louis show. Notice where that Mavs cap is. No pics of Kanye and Wade together with that hat. Multiple pics - JUMP!
That tall black dude is Bismack Biyombo. Michael Jordan fell in love with him the other night and drafted him. Or so we thought ESPN was telling us. Then we see he's wearing a Sacramento Kings cap in his interview with Mark Jones. Come to find out, the Kings still had rights to the pick, pending an approved NBA trade to the Bobcats. Seriously, NBA. Between names we cannot pronounce and guys wearing the wrong caps, the NBA Draft is a JOKE. It's a complete cluster@#$% &.
UPDATE: Eva Photo Overload! Never heard of Jan Vesely? Same here. But the guy put on a show with his girlfriend after her was selected by Washington with the #6 pick. Who is the blond that started grabbing Jan's hair? Her name is Eva Kodouskova and in true Busted Coverage style, we've traveled the world to dig up some photos of the hottest blond NBA Draft followers have seen in years. Photos - JUMP!
BC Associate Editor Monty sent us this dispatch: I know it's disappointing, but your plan to be totally original and get a tattoo of Dallas Mavericks' forward and NBA Finals MVP Dirk Nowitzki tattooed on your ass is going to need some work. Someone has already beat you to it. His name is Derek Dilday and he did it because... well, he's a dumbass.
They honored their new favorite son J.J. Barea with a parade in San Juan, Puerto Rico this afternoon. Unfortunately, a motorcycle rally broke out during the sad, one-float parade for the World Champion Dallas Mavericks guard. And where is the Miss Universe girlfriend? Wait until you see what Barea says about a Puerto Rico parade vs. a Dallas championship parade. The nerve! JUMP!
It's been a whirlwind 10 days for Tyson Chandler. He's won an NBA championship, been a guest judge on the Miss U.S.A. pageant and then closed Monday on the sale of his Chicago mansion that had been on the market for 4 years. Yes, 4! Originally purchased for $4mm and then listed for $5mm, Chandler finally succumbed to the real estate market with a sale of the 7,309 sq. ft. home in Northfield, IL for $2.1mm. Photos and details of what Chandler just sold - JUMP!
Mark Cuban, still riding high from taking a leak with the Larry O'Brien, has filed court papers that serve as a response to 2010 papers filed by Ross Perot Jr. claiming that Cuban was a "careless" owner. It's well documented that Perot Jr. is a nutjob who once spent millions to set a world record as first person to fly a helicopter around the world. These court papers should once and forever keep Jr. quiet and busy cleaning those sweet lenses. JUMP!
Possibly sensing his days in San Antonio are numbered, Tony Parker threw a HUGE house party Sunday and allowed half of San Antonio to show up for a DJ'd blowout bash. We're not talking Hollywood elite at the $7.1mm house that he and Eva Longoria started to build in 2008. This was straight up hood rats that seemed to be handpicked off Twitter. Think: hoochies that Eva would never let on her 16.5 acre spread. See Tony's bash and this insane pool - JUMP!
The biggest day in the life of Jimmer Fredette's girlfriend, Whitney Wonnacott, is just 3 days away when her boyfriend and future meal ticket is expected to be a lottery pick in the NBA Draft. We've been tracking Whitney's tweets as she gets manicured & pedicured for the moment when ESPN cameras catch her balling over news that Jimmer has just made her a multi-millionaire WAG. Whitney's NBA Draft tweets and photos - JUMP!
Our coworkers at Coed tipped us off to a chick on Twitter who goes by the handle @Heathero14 who who already her Dallas Mavericks NBA Championship shirt. As an added bonus, Heather took the time to do some mirror shots of the new shirt. This combination of skin, her fandome and our need to post a gallery of Heather's greatest work has resulted in her being named "World's Sexiest Dallas Mavericks Fan." Those wishing to compete with Heather are encouraged to email us. firstname.lastname@example.org Gallery! JUMP!
The people are starting to line the parade route in Dallas this morning for the Dallas Mavericks attempt to regain some thunder after Vancouver Canucks fan one-upped Sunday's Club LIV performance. But, Mark Cuban ain't going down without a fight. He's even bringing out the obese male dancers. We're hearing that AT&T service is pretty much useless in downtown as an estimated 250,000 fans have gathered to cheer the Mavs for destroying ghetto basketball. Stay tuned. Gallery coming soon.
The guy wearing the "How's My Dirk Taste" shirt after the Mavs returned to Dallas after winning the NBA Championship has been arrested in Dallas for public intoxication. Surprisingly, DeShawn Stevenson DID NOT party with the rest of the Mavs at Club LIV after Gm 6. He actually played cards & thought about his pregnant wife at home, Dan Steinberg blogs. Full details of how DShaw hasn't slept in days and was arrested last night - JUMP!
The Giant Ass was on Leno last night to tell the world how the engagement process went down between her and Kris Humphries (yes, this is our job to track such stupid garbage). That crap bored us to death, but the moneyshot had yet to be dropped. Um, yes, Kim says there will be a prenup which has our hands wringing. Remember yesterday? Yeah, we bought a $22.50 napkin for these millionaires. More Giant Ass pics & Kim's prenup reasoning - JUMP.
Leave it to German newspapers to make the NBA Finals into a race story. Welt Online, one of Germany's largest daily papers, is considered to be a conservative voice of the citizenry. The paper is also now famous within the sports blogosphere as the rag that allowed Peter Schelling to turn Dirk vs. the Heat into Dirk vs. black guys who have tats and "wrinkled faces," as Pete writes. Seriously, this guy will probably never drink for free at Club LIV. More of the racist barrage - JUMP!
And the photos keep rolling in. At some point we figured there would be a shot of Mark Cuban doing something crazy with the Larry O'Brien trophy but it never crossed our minds that someone would snap the billionaire going boss move by taking the goods to take for a leak. That's exactly what Busted Coverage came across this afternoon. Mark's legend officially grows. FULL SFW PHOTO - JUMP!!
Keeping with our tradition of buying wedding gifts for super-rich people who make their wedding registry public, Busted Coverage slapped the plastic down for a gift this afternoon. The Kim Kardashian-Kris Humphries (marrying October 31!) registry at Gearys Beverly Hills hit the Internets and guess who bought them the second gift? Busted Coverage dropped $31 for a napkin. Someone else bought them a single steak knife for $50. DETAILS - JUMP!
They're cheerleaders. Enough of this "NBA Dancer" garbage. If you put pom-poms in a chick's hand & have them go nuts after a made basket, they're cheerleaders. Clear? Now, let's tell you how the Dallas Mavericks cheerleaders have to be one of the most secretive units in all of sports. We've literally spent hundreds of man hours trying to show you something - maybe a bikini - other than the normal cheerleader uniform pics. In the end, a tipster came knocking. Casie! Boat time! JUMP!
What is a ridiculously wealthy NBAer to do with his summer and a near certain lockout looming? Head to the World Series of Poker! Paul Pierce is in Vegas. So is Donyell Marshall. Both were playing yesterday in a $1500 Hold 'Em event and Pierce decided to roll out the most intimidating card protector we've ever seen. Yes, that would be a Celtics world champion brick ring on his right hand next to the Red Bull. Paul's poker day revisited - JUMP!
Dallas Mavericks' guard J.J. Barea is one lucky little Puerto Rican. He's now an NBA champion & dating fellow Puerto Rican Zuleyka Rivera, who was Miss Universe in 2006. The guy goes from riding the pine, to NBA Finals stud, dropping three-point bombs and driving past LeBron. But you knew that. What you might have missed were his WAG's tweets. Translations, please! JUMP!
Ohio Governor John Kasich jumped on the "bash LeBron" bandwagon this afternoon by signing a resolution praising the Dallas Mavericks and their fans. Part of the resolution reads "Whereas, the proud city of Cleveland and the entire state of Ohio share in the excitement of Dallas Mavericks fans everywhere." That's right, Bron Bron, even state governments are against you. Full resolution in all its glory - JUMP!
And the photos keep rolling in. We now have Dirk Nowitzki appearing slightly hammered making his infamous Dirk face before or after his two-handed swig off this soon-to-be most Googled Ace of Spade bottle in history. We've seen estimates from Twitter dorks that these bottles go for $80k in the clubs. Frankly, we could care less. It's more than a case of Summer Shandy so it's expensive. There are also reports that Cuban ordered 100 regular Ace of Spade bottles to keep the party "popping" as the kids call it these days. DRUNK DIRK FACE FULL SHOT! JUMP!
Who knew we'd be talking about 31-year-old has-been Rashard Lewis at this point of June? But we are, and dude was trending for most of yesterday afternoon thanks to rumormongering gossip sites saying LeBron's poor Game 4 was due to Lewis hooking up with Bron's baby mama. How horrible to start such a rumor. Anyway, we found that Lewis was actually partying on South Beach this past weekend and was drunk. Your move, Stephen A. Smith.
NBA analyst Charles Barkley has repeatedly said the Miami Heat players are a bunch of whiners, but he went a step further on Wednesday, calling the team's fans the worst in the NBA. It's highly likely this opinion is a result of Sir Charles being crushed by Heat fans during the Eastern Conference Finals. But, research speaks volumes & these photos prove our point. Miami Heat Douchebag Fans! An Investigative Gallery! JUMP!
Miami Heat forward LeBron James has been MIA during the NBA Finals. Maybe that's because his mind is elsewhere. Washington Wizards forward Rashard Lewis, according to an urban gossip mongering website, allegedly had a tryst with LeBron's special lady, Savannah Brinson, while visiting South Beach. Ru-roh, Raggy! The DETAILS - after the jump!
And you didn't think we'd get into the "Bieber-Gomez attend Game 4" discussion today. Pffft. Our photo editors have been pouring over the photos and sent an email. "We've looked through 243 photos and the consensus in this office is that Selena might of had a few Fuzzy Navels before tip. Just a hunch," squawks BC Photo Editor Big Gay Rich. Two things instantly stood out from this dump: (a.) nice Texas Rangers hat, douche and (b.) she does look drunk. JUMP!
We've told you guys time and time and time again to stop it with your fascination with the NBA and black guys who hold press conferences to say where they'll be taking their talents. We are beyond excited that LeBron went scoreless in the 4th quarter. We're high-fiving ourselves that the guy barely showed a pulse from the field because it's going to be funny when he drops 35 on the Mavs in Game 5 and slices the throat of those of you who ride a guy for a night off. He had an off night. Just watch his pre-game speech - AFTER THE JUMP - to see it was just a bad night.
Just got back to Ohio from a Pa.-NYC trip & for some reason we have photos of Charles Barkley in late May at a Philly-area Pathmark grocery store in our inbox. Not sure why it's funny to see a NBA 50 Greatest All-Timer pushing a grocery cart around a grocery, but a famous guy preparing to attack the dessert aisle resonates with us. We want to see Chuck fill that cart with Oreo cheesecake. Maybe throw on one of those giant tubs of ice cream. More of Barkley's adventure - JUMP!
Here is what BC reader Jason B. sent to us while our Honda was headed towards NYC yesterday afternoon. "I don't know if this is BC material but nevertheless here is some nice NBA Finals behind the bench double cleavage," Jason wrote. Is it BC material? Is that a joke? Of course we love tipsters sending us images of cleav from sporting events. Actually encourage it. Full shot and challenge from Busted Coverage - after the jump!
A week ago this post was published with a plea for Mark Cuban to return to his old drunken, hanging on woman ways. Well, it seems the NBA Finals HAS brought out the old Cuban. We've been keeping an eye on Twitter for Cuban partying on South Beach photos and can show you what the billionaire has been up to. Check out the chick wrapping her arms around Mark - JUMP!
Spanish, Uruguayan and Argentinian web outlets are abuzz today after photos of Diego Forlan and his fiance Zaira Nara frolicking in Miami hit the interwebs, giving gossip sites something to chatter about. Never heard of these two? Then you aren't up-to-date on your Uruguayan and Argentinian WAG rankings. Zaira is #47 on FHM's hottest models list and Diego is famous for looking like a young Roger Daltrey. Diego has a month off until Copa America. Time to hit the NBA Finals! Photos - JUMP!
We're pretty sure this is a major moment in Twitter history. Shaquille O'Neal just became the first-ballot NBA Hall of Famer to retire via video posted on Twitter. That's right, America, the Diesel uploaded a video 31 minutes ago with the simple message of im retiring Video and #ShaqRetires. See the video here. Sad to see him go. Maybe we'll get another season of those smash hit Shaq vs. shows on ABC. Can't wait.
For those who've been loyal Busted Coverage readers over the years, you know how this web operation likes to handle our major sporting event coverage a little differently than the rest of the bloggers. Take tonight's NBA coverage. Instead of some stupid preview, BC is breaking out its infamous Craziest Craigslist Casual Encounters of the NBA Finals. Preferably we'd never open another M4W or M4M classified the rest of our lives. But you guys like car wrecks. Here are the best of the best for Game 1 in Dallas. JUMP!
At this point Bar Refaeli should just call France home. The SI swimsuit model went from amazing bikini shots on boats at Cannes to yesterday's trip to the French Open in Paris. Oh, and that isn't the only news out of the Bar camp. How about a photo of her and friend Israeli NBAer Omri Casspi (Sacramento Kings) getting cozy for a Yfrog upload last night while "celebrating a Maccabbi victory." Um, could this be the start of a possible Bar Refaeli NBA WAG situation? Take a look for yourself. JUMP!
The news of Kim Kardashian (also referred to on Busted Coverage as The Giant Ass) and N.J. Nets forward Kris Humphries official engagement popped into our inbox like 30 minutes ago. Then there were 3-4 follow-up emails detailing her sisters excitement. Of course the media blitz is on. Magazines will sell. TV shows will follow. The wedding will be a spectacle. A pregnant Kim Kardashian should be a treat to look at. Etc. The engagement photo motherlode - JUMP!