Archive for the ‘nba’ category

Press Hop 2

July 29, 2010

Imagine the top pro athletes mixed with auto-tune and rapping to a beat. That’s exactly what DJ Steve Porter’s Press Hop 2 is about. Check it out the hilariously catchy video at The Rap Up.

Marbury’s First Basket as a Celtic

February 28, 2009

Stephon Marbury knocks down the jumper to make his first basket as a Celtic.

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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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.

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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Tracy McGrady Injured Again, Vows to “Shut it down”

November 18, 2008

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We already knew Tracy McGrady has the back of an old lady and bionic shoulders. What we didn’t know was that his knees are held together with duct tape.

From the Houston Chronicle:

“My knee gave out on me,” McGrady said. “They told me if I was to go back in, and they saw me limping they were going to take me back out. I was like, “Well, that’s what you’re pretty much going to see. My knee is feeling right. I hate to do this, but I’m going to get an MRI tomorrow and until, further notice, I’m going to have to shut it down.”

“Tonight, I went back to square one, like before even surgery. I’ve always been feeling it, but tonight, before that particular play, I came up and it just gave out on me. I’ve been trying to work my way into playing shape and strengthen my leg. I’ve never been 100 percent. I’ve just been hoping playing on it would put me over the edge and I won’t have any more pain, but it hasn’t worked.”

Update:T-Mac ended up playing for the Rockets but he was barely there. With Yao sitting out an ankle injury and McGrady struggling, the over-hyped Rockets lost to Mavericks.