It’s almost Halloween and many of you are searching for a that perfect costume. To help those of you who can’t think of anything here are my suggestions.
1. Tebow Jesus. “The Savoir of the Jets”
2. Replacement Referee. “Brainless and Undead, He Can Still Blow a Whistle”
3. Peyton Manning “Even With a Cane He Can Still Whoop Your Ass”
4. Mr. T Harden “He Pities the Fool Who Can’t Play Ball”
5. Hulk Hit. “He Might Be Doping But There’s No Way to Tell for Sure”
If you read our site regularly than you know that I am an extreme Duke fan. But even I can’t help but to hope for a speedy recovery for University of North Carolina’s basketball coach Roy Williams. I can tell you from seeing Williams in person in NC that he is the nicest man ever off the court. Williams underwent surgery today to remove a tumor from his right kidney. They found the tumor during a routine physical earlier this month(this is why you should visit the doctor). He might have to have surgery on his left kidney to remove another tumor. He is 62 years old.
I hope that he has recovers in time for basketball season in October. It wouldn’t be as fun to beat UNC without him.
The New York Knicks’ Jason Kidd(formerly the Dallas Mavericks) will be fighting his DWI charge. Over the summer Kidd ran his SUV into a telephone pole in the Hamptons. If he is found guilty he could spend up to year in jail. Despite telling the cops when they arrived that he had “had a few drinks” and slurring his words he somehow managed not to take any blood alcohol tests. So now they are trying to claim he wasn’t really
that intoxicated to lessen the charges.
We will see how that goes. It is definitely not the way you want to start off at a new team.
Notre Dame has decided to join the Atlantic Coast Conference in every sport except for football. It was a move that was expected since the ACC singed a 15-year TV deal with ESPN worth $3.6 million. Notre Dame wanted to get in on the action but didn’t want to loose it’s lucrative football TV deal with NBC so decided to keep football out of the mix. Although I am not sure how a school can join a conference but leave certain sports out. . .
This news comes after Syracuse and Pittsburgh decided to join the ACC. Somehow Syracuse and Pittsburgh make more sense in the ACC than Notre Dame which is clearly in the midwest. Last time I checked Indiana is no where near the Atlantic Ocean. But I guess they are stuck now because the ACC is charging schools $50 million to leave the conference.
Is it just me or are these conferences kind of operating like mob organizations?
Nike is releasing a new LeBron James shoe, LeBron X, the newest from the most expensive shoe line ever. Already Nike had released the LeBron South Beach 9 which began retailing at $250. The LeBron X is expected to retail at $315 making the Southbeach shoe look more like a bargain. So what could possibly make a shoe worth over $300? Aside from the fact that LeBron wore them while winning Gold at the Olympics this summer, which let’s face it he probably could have done wearing Jordon’s from the 90′s.
The LeBron X is not just a shoe but a vertical leap tracker. Yes it is equipped with Nike+ motion sensors that can track your jumping. Aside from professional basketball players I can’t see why you would need this. It has all the same perks shoe construction perks of a normal LeBron 9 shoe. Oh yeah and the sole lights up so you can match little kids with their light-up sneakers. I have always wondered if adults could pull off light up shoes.
You better move quickly because Nike is only going to make 50,000 of these shoes. For those of you who are pinching pennies you can pick up a pair minus the vertical leap technology for $180.
Recently Kobe Bryant’s wifey Vanessa Bryant gave a quote to Sports on Earth’s Nicki Jhabvala saying, “I certainly would not want to be married to somebody that can’t win championships. If you’re sacrificing time away from my family and myself for the benefit of winning championships, then winning a championship should happen every single year.”
So I guess it is not good enough for her just to be insanely rich and married to one of the best basketball players of all time. She also needs another championship ring. This makes me respect Khloe Kardashian so much more. I think someone should also explain to Vanessa that one day Kobe will retire meaning no more championships. Another thing that should be explained to her is that Kobe is one man not a whole team and try as he might to carry the Lakers he needs support. I don’t think any basketball fan would say that Kobe is reason the Lakers didn’t make it to the finals.
Maybe this is Vanessa’s way of trying humiliate Kobe back after he has cheated publically so many times. Regardless Vanessa will be fine money wise, if she divorces Kobe she stands to get $150 million.
This Olympics in basketball may inspire future Olympians to invest in some serious groin armor. First it was Team USA’s Carmelo Anthony who was struck in the groin during a jump shot by Argentina’s Pablo Campazzo. More recently French player Nicolas Batum punched Spain’s Juan Carlos Navarro in the groin on Wednesday. The move was a calculated foul by France who wanted to regain control of the ball with only 23 seconds left in the game. There was also speculation that France thought Spain had lost a previous game just to avoid playing Team USA.
Despite the painful foul Spain beat France, 66-59. Then today Spain went on to beat Russia, 67-59. Now Spain, the defending silver medal winners, will go on to play Team USA on Sunday. Team USA will play Argentina today to secure their gold medal spot for Sunday. But I think we all know how that game will turn out.
Just as I was giving up hope that the Los Angeles Lakers would land Orlando Magic star Dwight Howard trade talks have resumed. Of course it is a complicated four-way trade involving: the Lakers, Magic, Denver Nuggets and Philadelphia 76ers. In this proposed deal the Lakers would get Howard and Nuggets’ forward Al Harrington. Than the 76ers would give up Andre Iguodala to the Nuggets. Then Andrew Bynum would go to the
Magic 76ers. The Magic would get Laker Pau Gasol and Nugget Arron Affalo.
Now of course it seems weird that the Magic would take Gasol rather than Bynum. But Bynum would only stay with the Magic for one season so they would rather take Gasol as an asset for future trades. I would be sad to see Gasol go but my happiness of dumping Bynum might heal the pain. Bynum has regularly said that he doesn’t care where he plays and his lack of loyalty to the Lakers makes it hard to like him.
Damn Argentina. That was dirty.
Yes you read the headline correctly. Lithuania almost beat Team USA basketball. The final score being, 99-94. This comes on the heel of Team USA mighty victory over Nigeria. We have all been expecting the toughest competition for Team USA to come from Spain but I guess we counted Lithuania out too soon.
And the guy on the Lithuania who gave them a run for their money was none other than the Toronto Raptors, Linas Kleiza. Yes a member of the Raptors actually challenged Team USA. He scored 25 points for Lithuania. It was clear that Lithuania was not going down without a fight they scored 58.5% from the floor and had 38 field goals. USA had 13 assists compared to Lithuana’s 21 assists. A team that contains the some of the best players in the NBA finished a game with just 13 assists.
Thank goodness LeBron James was there to save the day. He scored 9 of the final 12 points in the last four minutes of the game. And shot 4 for 5 from the field, ending with 20 points. Carmelo Anthony also had 20 points for Team USA.
There is some tough competition coming up for the US if they take on Russia. So nobody get too comfortable.