Archive for November 2008

Gilbert Arenas Statue Unveiled at Madam Tussauds

November 24, 2008

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Washington Wizards Guard Gilbert Arenas, along with 50 children from his Zero Two Hero charity unveiled his wax figure at Madame Tussauds Washington D.C. Arenas posed side-by-side with his wax double and the children, who all donned Washington Wizards’ jerseys for the occasion.

The figure, which sports his signature #0 Washington Wizards home uniform, was donated by Arenas. The figure is part of the attraction’s sports area alongside figures of other legendary athletes, including Evander Holyfield, Tiger Woods, and Babe Ruth. Gilbert is only the 3rd NBA player ever to be waxed, behind Shaquille O’Neal and Michael Jordan.

See a creepy early stage image of the statue below.
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Courtside Show: Rockets Power Dancers

November 23, 2008

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Here’s one dance squad that truly lives up to its name. The Rockets Power Dancers are laced with more energy than the Energizer bunny indeed. They’re athletic and sexy too. Truth is, all these chicks probably wanted to become actresses before realizing that there aren’t many acting gigs in Houston to go around.

Check out more pictures of hot Houston Rockets dancers below. (more…)

Shaq Is King of teh Internetz

November 23, 2008

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Ladies and Gentlemen of Twitter, meet your latest celebrity n00b, Shaquille O’Neal. Shaq wasn’t too happy that someone had set up a fake Twitter account on his name, so he responded by joining the site under as THE_REAL_SHAQ. has been rattling off tweets on the popular microblogging platform consistently. Here’s a sample of Shaq’s latest tweets:

  • “ABOUT TO EAT DINNER, I PASSED UP 20 MCDONALDS TODAY. I COULDNT DO IT I’M ON A DIET,BUT MCDONALDS FRIES R THE BEST UM UM UM”
  • “I was on oprah winfrey today, i love oprah, shes my idol”
  • “Still tryin to get steve nash to join the twitter universe”
  • “I’m watchn my 8 yr old son play, i’m jealous hes a better free throw shoota”

I’m now following the Big Aristotle for a daily dose of comedy. You too can follow Shaq on Twitter.

Vince Carter’s Game-Winning Reverse Dunk Against Raptors

November 22, 2008

Vince Carter had a monstrous game last night agains the Toronto Raptors. VC dropped a season-high 39 points, grabbed 9 boards, and dished 6 assists on the night. There are probably 10 other NBA players who can score 39 points in a game (Bosh had 42 in the same game), but what separates the Carters and the Bryants from the crowd is timing. Great players step up to the plate and make shots when it counts. For example, one of Carter’s 39 points was a three-pointer at the end of regulation to send the game into overtime.  As if that wasn’t enough, he then stuffed a game-winning reverse alley-oop dunk as time expired in the extra period to give the Nets a 129-127 win over his old team, the Toronto Raptors. Vince is the man.

Eat the Head!

November 22, 2008

This is what happens when you put Dwyane Wade and Charles Barkley in a Chinese restaurant and then call Yao for some advice. Yao says “Eat the head!”

Jenna Beardsley-Smith, a rep for the company that produced this ad, confirmed to us that no shrimp were actually harmed during the filming of the commercial.

Nuggets Dancer Leaves Announcer Breathless

November 21, 2008

I’ve always wondered how basketball announcers manage to stay focused with half-naked dancers prancing around. Turns out announcers are human too and aren’t always able to keep a straight face. During a recent Denver Nuggets game, the announcer was left speechless by a pair of sexy boobies bouncing up and down in front of the camera. There’s a long pause by the announcer before he manages to catch his breath and musters. “A festive atmosphere here at the Pepsi center.” You can literally hear the announcer panting.

In case you’re wondering, that dancer’s name is Bridget. Here’s a pic to boot.

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Throwback Slam Dunk: Jordan vs. Wilkins

November 20, 2008

Michael Jordan vs. Dominique Wilkins. This had to be one of the greatest slam dunk contests of that era.