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.
While some New York Knicks fans could have cared less about Jeremy Lin there were others that have suffered. They have a void in their lives that can only be filled by yet another parody song of “Somebody I Used to Know.” Although I think this is a funny video it is no where near the level of “Kobe That I Used to Know.” Watch and enjoy!
I told you so, no really I did. Check my earlier blog about this.
It is hard to believe that Grant Hill is still playing basketball. I remember him from his days at Duke when I was kid. The now 39-year old Phoenix Suns’ small forward has signed with the Los Angeles Clippers. Both Lakers and Knicks were interested in nabbing Hill. The Clippers are really rounding out their team. They also nabbed Jamal Crawford from the Portland Trail Blazers.
Not to mention that Lamar Odom spark that they already added.
Just two days ago it seemed like a sure thing that Jeremy Lin would be returning to the New York Knicks. That was until the Houston Rockets up the anti and increased their offer to Lin. Reports stated that the original offer was for $28 million with $19.5 million guaranteed for four-years. The new offer is a three-year deal for $25 million with $15 million in the 3rd year. Now reports are saying that the Knicks are not planning to match the offer.
On Saturday the Knicks acquired point guard Raymond Felton from the Portland Trail Blazers. Leaving everyone wondering where does that leave Lin? It’s not like the Knicks need three point guards, Jason Kidd being another point guard addition. If the Knicks did decide to keep Lin they are looking at a luxury tax for the 2013-14 season. The luxury tax is a tax given to teams when they exceed the salary cap. To avoid paying the luxury tax the Knicks probably won’t resign Lin. But in reality is the bloated spending elsewhere that is putting the Knicks in jeopardy of the tax. Blaming Lin for the tax is like adding a quarter to a sinking ship and blaming it for putting it under water.
When Knick Carmelo Anthony heard about the Rockets’ offer to Lin he immediately said it was way too much. Apparently Anthony forgot how much money Lin brings in off the court in jersey sales, ticket sales, etc. Since Lin became a star the Knicks’ market capitalization (the value of the company) is up nearly $600 million. I think that proves that Lin is worth the extra money. And how stupid do you have to be to give away that much money?
When will millionaire celebrities learn to call a cab when they get wasted? Or better yet when will their
people mooching off them friends learn to do it for them. The Knicks’ newest point guard addition Jason Kidd was a arrested on Sunday morning. He apparently had a little too much fun at night club in the Hampton’s. After which he drove his car into a telephone pole. His friends said they tried to stop him. If you really wanted to stop him you could have just taken his keys. I’m sure he would have thanked you for it later.
The 4th Annual ESPN Magazine body issue is coming out. According to ESPN it is a “celebration of the athletic form.” Umm yeah sure because we can’t celebrate that while they are wearing clothes. I mean it’s obviously pandering to all of us gawkers who want to see our favorite athletes naked. I’m not complaining just saying let’s call it what it is.
The cover of this issue goes to New England Patriot Rob Gronkowski. You may remember him as the guy who dancing after losing the Super Bowl while Tom Brady was home crying. He is also the same guy who was caught taking photos with a porn star back in 2011. So basically he is the anti-Tebow.
The other cover possibility was the New York Knicks’ Tyson Chandler. I’ll let you guys decide who you think should have gotten it. If you pick up the issue you can see 27 almost nude athletes. Which if anything will motivate you to go to the gym.
I am often amused by the NBA’s morality standards. Make someone bleed from the head during a game, fine. But don’t you dare use nasty language toward heckling fans. I am not defending the language that Amar’e Stoudemire used to describe a fan but I do think he had a right to do it. It was bad enough dealing with heckling fans in person now athletes have to listen to them on Twitter. Stoudemire is being fined $50,000 for insulting a fan over twitter.
The fanasshole @BFerrelli said, “better come back a lot stronger and quicker to make up for this past season.” Stoudemire responded personally to the fan, “F*** you. I don’t have to do any thing f**.” If you are having trouble with the stars, I give you a hint the first one rhymes with duck and the second rhymes with hag. admittedly this season was not a high note for Stoudemire. He averaged 17.5 points and 7.8 rebounds for New York Knicks this season which is low for him. But at the same time his brother died, he struggled through injury and he punched a fire extinguisher. So let’s just give the guy some time to recover from all of this before you start riding him about next season.
As for other NBA stars who have been caught using the other f word and fined, why not think of a new curse word. Something that won’t cost you $50,000.