Kentucky’s freshman star Anthony Davis (aka. unibrow boy) has been voted Player of Year by the U.S. Basketball Writer’s Association. As a freshman Davis averages 14.3 points a game and 10.1 rebounds a game. He also leads in blocks with 166 blocked shots. You maybe wondering what the key to Davis’ success is- practice, hard work, determination? No it’s his amazing unibrow. Davis enjoys the fact that his unibrow annoys opposing teams. His mother also believes in the power of the unibrow sporting a unibrow mask to one of his games. As a woman I can’t help to be annoyed by the unibrow, I just want to tweeze it. Maybe that is what the other players are thinking on the court. Regardless, Davis’ unique look and amazing talent is going end up making him a ton of money in the NBA. Let unibrowsanity begin! (And no, the trend of adding sanity to the end of sensations has not died yet.)
So while one old man(36 years) Peyton Manning is getting $96 million to play for another five years with the Broncos, another old man wide receiver Hines Ward (also 36) is retiring after 14 season with the Pittsburgh Steelers. If you don’t watch football you will surely recognize Hines as the winner of last years “Dancing with the Stars.” The Steelers decided to release Hines earlier this year in favor of new blood. Hines had a not so stellar season. Plus the Steelers really need the $4 million Hines would have gotten to help with salary cap issues. Instead of spiraling down the NFL rooster Hines decided to retire.
Steelers president Art Rooney II (aka. grandfather to Kate and Mara Rooney) seemed genuinely sad to say goodbye to Hines. I mean you can’t ask for more out of player than 14 years, 3 AFC Championships,
one “Dancing with the Stars” win and 2 Super Bowl wins. If I were Rooney I would give Hines a job with the team, not that he really needs to work.
Since the Lakers couldn’t get their hands on Orlando Magic’s center Dwight Howard they have decided to stick with Andrew Bynum. They have decided to exercise his $16.1 million dollar option and prevent him from becoming a free agent. Bynum is not complaining and is very happy to still be a Laker. Even Kobe Bryant seems happy with the teams decision despite wanting Bynum to be traded in the past for Jason Kidd. Bynum says his relationship with Bryant has improved basically since he has
gotten better matured as a players. We all know Bryant hates to loose.
When you own a NBA team trading players is all business but to the fans it’s a matter of the heart. That’s what Golden State Warrior’s owner Joe Lacob found out when he was booed for whooping 90 seconds during Chris Mullin’s jersey retirement ceremony. The fans were upset about the trade of leading scorer Monta Ellis to the Bucks. You can’t really blame the fans since Ellis helped lead the Bucks to a victory over the Warriors on Saturday.
Ellis was traded for Buck’s center Andrew Bogut who fractured his ankle in February. When Bogut is healthy he is one of the best centers in the NBA but he has had a lot of injuries. For fans it was a risky trade of a healthy scorer to gamble on a sometimes healthy center. It is unclear whether Bogut will even be able to play this season for the Warriors. The Warrior’s are also missing Stephen Curry due to ankle injuries. It has been speculated that the Warriors will keep both Curry and Bogut out for the rest of the season to improve their draft lottery chances. Lacob maybe doing the best thing for the Warriors come next season or he could be seriously screwing them. With Bogut’s past injury record it would not be shocking if he is injured again.
Although I agree with Mullin’s who came to the rescue of Lacob by calling the booing fans “classless.” I think it team owners need to know how their decisions affect the fans. Let’s face it a team is nothing without it’s fans.