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!
Get this, David Robinson hadn't tweeted in four days until dropping some emotional feelings on us this afternoon. Says the Admiral: I miss Steve Jobs already. I hope the team at Apple can keep it going. Yes, that tweet came from David's iPad. What's the former Spurs great up to these days? We're pretty sure he just reads his Bible on the iPad and watches Navy football games on Saturday afternoons. In other words, he's as boring as you imagined.
Great work from the billboard artists in Phoenix and Houston where the same billboard, just different playa & colors, have made their debuts. Perfect timing, insanely cool concept. Get it? Future Has Arrived. But, your team's future will most likely be playing in Turkey or Russia. In other news this morning, Steve Jobs is dead. That meant the Westboro Baptist Church had to make a statement. "No peace for man who served self, not God," via iPhone. No shit, seriously.
The Milwaukee Bucks' Stephen Jackson has a new rap video for his song "The Season" and it's, uh... we'll let you decide. If you like videos with lots of bling, piles of money laying around, talk of the streets, dudes hangin' with the homies and stuff about the NBA lockout, this is definitely up your alley. Stack Jack, as Jackson calls himself, is no Eazy E, but he's definitely something... Check it!
Of course BC introduced you to sideline reporter Kristen Ledlow and us giving her the title of "...Future Erin Andrews." She was working last night's Florida-Alabama snoozer for ESPN Radio and ran into a couple out-of-work-loser NBAers before the game. Oh, look, there's former Gators Al Horford and Joakim Noah hanging on Ledlow. And Noah's just destroying that necklace/Red Bull combo. Ledlow's gonna be huge. We warned you. JUMP!
Orlando Magic guard Gilbert Arenas may not be so pimp on the basketball court anymore, but he's dressing up as one off it. Thankfully, we can look forward to much more of Gil's clown antics, since it doesn't look like there's going to be an NBA season. Check out the full story of Gilbert Arenas' pimp suit and the full-body photo right here. Bang it!
Maybe you've heard of Hope Dworaczyk. Maybe you haven't. If the latter, then you should get to know her work. Dworaczyk was the 2010 Playmate of the Year. She's also Jason Kidd's ex and the mother of his child. Why he didn't marry her, we have no idea. He may not be the brightest guy, but we know talent when we see it. Here's a heavy dose of Hope Dworaczyk for you to enjoy. MNF could get out of hand. If so, we have you covered with 36 pics to peruse. Check it!
Portland Trailblazers forward Marcus Camby has taken a different approach to the NBA lockout. While many of his colleagues are engaging in productive activities like playing basketball, Camby is smoking dope and hitting the buffet line. Camby was busted for marijuana possession earlier this week. Here's the story.
NBA stars including Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, LeBron James, Amar'e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony were fixtures at Fashion Week, which concluded last night. Wade's fashion cred is a little higher than the others, though. The Miami Heat guard was seen in the front row with Vogue editor Anna Wintour and is rumored to be launching his own line. Check out the boys and their threads in this gallery.
There's trouble in paradise. Kim Kardashian's sisters, Khloe and Kourtney, don't seem to think too much of Mr. Kim Kardashian, Kris Humphries. That's a real shame. A real made-for-TV shame. Frankly, we could care less what any of these idiots think about anything. Unfortunately, we're not the rest of the world, so you'll probably be hearing a lot about this. Here's the story. And you didn't think we'd let this slide by without a gallery of Kim's fine ass, did you? Check it!
First there was the Dirk Nowitzki ass tat dude. It was the kind of tat that makes a huge splash on the Internet but then fades away because it's not seen unless Dirk Ass Tat dude wears a mankini to the beach. Enter Dirk Back Tat Bro. He's super Mavs fan - at least for the last couple years. Dedicated. Loves his German 7-footer. Loves being a world champion even more. Time to get some ink. Shockingly, the back and ass tat look nearly identical. Must be same artist. JUMP!
We're pretty sure the New York Daily News would like a do-over with its Internet headline snafu. WTF Editor Matt _______ sent this one in and wondered how exactly the headline writer could mix Jerry Rice and Glen Rice. It's simple, they're both black. Sarah Palin, allegedly, had a thing for black dudes. So...not....Tea Party. Of course Todd Palin is jumping into the fray by ripping the author who wrote about the Glen-Sarah tryst. Glen says it was all good.
Leicester Bryce Stovell hit a roadblock in a journey to cash in on the fame of one LeBron James. See, Stovell claims he sperminated Gloria James back in '84 & daddy wants to cash his retirement check. Millions. However, it was announced today that U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly has dismissed Leicester's bizarre lawsuit seeking $4mm in damages. So it begs the question, "If L Dog isn't the father of King James, then who is?" Glen Rice? Jump!
It's the story that's driving the Internet, Twitter & Facebook nuts. Is it possible that Glen Rice, playing basketball for Michigan at the Great Alaska Shootout in 1987 would end up banging a chick who nearly was one death away from the nuclear codes? Sure is, says a National Enquirer report about a new book claiming Rice & the Tea Party darling hooked up in Anchorage back in the day. Of course this one covers all the bases. Blacks, political tweeters, sports dorks & more! JUMP!
Dwayne Wade's lady Gabrielle Union looks good. She looks even better in a bikini. And even if you don't like the Miami Heat, you'll probably agree she looks pretty damn fine in this Miami Heat bikini. Union hit the beach with Wade and his two sons on Monday and showed off body and her new bikini. We've got the photos right here! JUMP!
Kris Humphries, AKA Mr. Kim Kardashian, had the most awkward moment of his entire life this week. He was seated next to Kim's sex tape co-star Ray J on a flight to New Orleans. What did he do? Well, he didn't handle the situation very well, we can tell you that. We'll give you a blow-by-blow of the uncomfortable situation and a gigantic (like her ass!) Kim Kardashian gallery to boot!
LeBron James is on a retweet spree this morning on Twitter. It was his boy, Bryce's, first day of school and the turtle backpack made its debut at some Miami private school of learning. Good for this kid. He's going to need Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle skills if his daddy chokes in the NBA Finals when the league ends its lockout. "Daddy, the kids at school keep saying you can't hit a 3-pointer with Dirk in your face." 8 Best Turtle Backpack Reactions - JUMP!
It was quite the double date last night at the Waverly Inn in NYC where LeBron James celebrated his girlfriend's 25th birthday by inviting Carmelo Anthony and La La to dinner. The couples likely compared jewelry, tried to figure out how each would meet ends during the NBA lockout and then hammered plates of finger foods and a few red pops. But the real fun started when LeBron stepped out and a beggar busted a gut. JUMP!
Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce stormed China to play some basketball, visit the Great Wall and meet the locals. Oh, and he also received a chocolate version of himself, which is oddly creepy. Check out the Chocolate Truth, Pierce doing the tourist thing and video of him flying over a scorer's table.
Our friends at Taylor Strategy (P.R. barons that you get to know once you become a blogging conglomerate like BC) send word today that Kevin Love's professional volleyball debut didn't go as planned yesterday. To be honest, we didn't even think Love would go through with the plan to play on the Jose Cuervo Volleyball circuit. But there he was yesterday on Manhattan Beach impressing the Cuervo Girls. JUMP!
J.J. Redick and his cute Kellie Pickler cloned wife, Chelsea, are currently enroute to San Francisco via a Virgin Atlantic flight. Even though J.J. has made millions in the NBA, he claims to have never flown Virgin. Yeah, you learn something new every day on Busted Coverage. J.J. is so excited about his adventure that he and the wife are taking photos for their Christmas cards. JUMP!
Shockingly it has been two days since LeBron James jumped 33-feet into the pool where diving competitions were held during the 1992 Olympics without a peep from mainstream reporters. TMZ broke the ice today with two photos of The King on the platform. A Youtube video also surfaced, showing James waiting three minutes without jumping. What's this all about? Nike built a basketball court over the pool. It was an exhibition. Seriously. JUMP!
Back in early 2008 there was a lawsuit filed, on behalf of Mike Bibby, by lawyers who were trying to get the NBAers Chevy Impala back from a customizing shop. The case got ugly & ended up on TMZ. The ride eventually became another pimped ride lost to a world of shady used car lots & hucksters trying to get $35,000 on eBay. Bibby's Impala has seen better days. But it's still famous. Got some coke cash? Blow it here! JUMP!
It was the wedding of the century for women who spend their weeknights infatuated with a 'reality' star who rose to fame for a sex tape and via the pimping from E! cameras. But we were sucked into this garbage once it was announced that Kim Kardashian had bagged NBAer Kris Humphries. He went from no-name scrub to an instant heartthrob for 15-year-old girls in Dubuque, Iowa. Anyway, the two 'stars' got married last night and America went nuts - on Twitter. JUMP!
You're not invited to the Kim Kardashian-Kris Humphries nuptials tomorrow and now neither is part of Bruce Jenner's family. Kardashian trimmed her guest list by 50 people reportedly because the venue couldn't hold them. We're sure no one will be angry about this. More importantly, we've got a gallery of Kim and that great ass! One more day until she's off the market. Your move, Bush. JUMP!
It looks like they've confused LeBron James with Buddha in China. James, who's touring the country, is being swarmed like a deity and Chinese are cramming themselves into places you need a shoe horn to get them out of just to get a glimpse. It must be because he's American, unless they're a nation that worships choke artists. Take a look at the lengths people are going to just to get near this fourth-quarter disappearing act. JUMP!
We now know, thanks to the i-Team at US Weekly, that Orlando Magic forward Ryan Anderson is dating reality star and model Gia Allemand. The couple has been publicly gushing over each other on Twitter and, as we're sure you expected, say they're in the perfect relationship. Of course this isn't Gia's first rodeo with a jersey. She once dated Carl Pavano and NHLer Chris Campoli. Nothing could possibly go wrong here, could it? Bikinis! Tweets! JUMP!
Yes, that photo is blurry as are the details out of China where Georgetown got into a damn nice brawl with some local yokel team. According to Washington Post reporter Gene Wang, who was there, both benches emptied in the fracas. "Chairs were being thrown. Players and coaches had to dodge water bottles hurled from stands," Wang tweeted. This all went down like 2 hours ago and we already have photos of Hoyas facing off with the Red Army. JUMP!
Three former UCLA Bruins -- Kevin Love, Russell Westbrook and Baron Davis -- have been attending classes this summer in an effort to complete their degrees. On Wednesday they were joined by music mogul and entrepreneur Diddy. No word on what class these clowns are taking, but you can be sure it isn't a class in the Molecular and Medical Pharmacology department.
Former University of Tennessee basketball coach Bruce Pearl doesn't have much use for his gigantic multi-million dollar home these days. Since he doesn't have a job, he probably can't afford the mortgage payments either. Pearl's Knoxville home can be yours for only $2.7 million. Ever wondered what it's like to have three laundry facilities in your house. Buy this pad. Here's what you get. JUMP!
In case you didn't know, LeBron James is now on a China tour very similar to the one Carmelo Anthony, Shaq, CP3 and other NBAers went on in July. It's such a parallel trip that even LeBron had to get his obligatory panda picture. That turned into a fiasco as Twitter dorks are hammering him over his receding hairline. You know, in a way we actually feel sorry for this guy. Are there other NBAers on this trip with him? Not that we can see. Isn't the King supposed to have boys?
Just 7 days until the mega-wedding of the 21st century for E! Entertainment. The Kardashian-Humphries extravaganza is nearly here and the couple decided to get away for a relaxing final weekend before the craziness of marriage & camera crews engulf their lives. Of course one of the stupid sisters had to go along to Bora Bora because the more bikini action the better for E!. Just throwing this out there. Kim looking a little chubby wearing purple? Ask your wife/girlfriend to chime in. JUMP!
We've done gone and solved your problems once again! That $40,000 burning a hole in your pocket -- this is what you need to do with it. Rent Miami Heat center Zydrunas Ilgauskas' Soho townhouse for a month! You'll even have $3,000 left over for call girls! The place even comes with an Old School poster in one of the bedrooms. This place has it all. Check it out in the Busted Coverage real estate listings. JUMP!
It's the photo that all the Adobe Photoshop p-funk hipmasters are chatting about this week. Shaq and his new-ish girlfriend 'Hoopz' exiting a store has become the Internet's fun thanks to the 7-footer and his spray-tanned honey. When a photo gets passed from I-Am-Bored to Reddit to Buzzfeed, it can be considered to have considerable hipster street cred. See what the Photoshoppers have been up to - JUMP!
Shaquille O'Neal has a new girlfriend, Nicole "Hoopz" Alexander, who clocks in at 5-foot-1. We're not saying Shaq's girlfriend needs to be the size of Lisa Leslie but this is a tad ridiculous. Ahh, but Hoopz height isn't nearly as ridiculous as those Jorts Shaq is rocking. Where exactly does one go to buy a pair of Jorts to fit a 7-footer? And there are even more questions about the girlfriend. JUMP!