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!
Hopkins is the taller of the two guys, wearing sunglasses, 21 hour stubble. No idea who the short dude is, but he's part of what is now the outing of Erin Andrews and Cougartown actor Josh Hopkins as a new couple. Good for EA. And word up to Hopkins, her clock is ticking. Hopefully this dude is aware of the baby talk she's muttered over the past couple years. Bro, you're walking into a hurricane. Ready? JUMP!
17 years have passed since Jalen Rose was photographed in his red draft day attire. Yesterday, the ESPN analyst added to his Google Image search results with an orange jumpsuit mugshot that TMZ immediately slapped with its watermark. But don't cry for Rose, who'll be serving somewhere around 18 days for his DUI conviction. He won't get the normal inmate treatment at a suburban Detroit jail. JUMP!
Our good friend and BC contributor Peter Burns hit us up on Twitter this afternoon to tell us his old homeboys from the San Antonio radio days tell him that David Robinson is selling his giant estate. The big news here is that The Admiral lived in a gated community so this is like trying to bust into Fort Knox to figure out the details. We know a few details on the pad: there are very high ceilings, a basketball/tennis court and plenty of neutral décor. JUMP!
Hey, all the douchebags are doing it! Get a leg tattoo of your favorite ballers face and you'll be the coolest douchebag on your block! But hurry, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James have already been taken, so act fast before all the awesome players are gone. If you are willing to get Briant Cardinal tatted on your leg, email us and let us pay for it. email@example.com
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!