Kendrick Perkins calls out Lebron as twitter war begins
Keywords: lebron james, twitter, kendrick perkins, blake griffin, dunk of the year, kobe
Following the massive dunk that Blake Griffin put upon Kendrick Perkins the twitter world went crazy. One of those tweeters happened to be Lebron James who said; ”Dunk of the Year! @blakegriffin just dunked on Kendrick Perkins so hard!!! Wow! I guess I’m No. 2 now. Move over #6″
Perkins was less then amused by the Lebron response. He responded with this in an interview with Yahoo Sports:
“You don’t see Kobe Bryant tweeting, You don’t see Michael Jordan tweeting. If you’re an elite player, plays like that don’t excite you.
“At the end of the day, the guys who are playing for the right reasons who are trying to win championships are not worrying about one play. They also are not tweeting about themselves talking about going down to No. 2, I just feel Lebron is always looking for attention and he wants the world to like him.”
Now most people have not been fans of Lebron since his publicized decision to take his talents to south beach. Perkins took this opportunity to take his talents to the media and call out Lebron. Hey, Perkins is desperate to get people to stop talking about the domination Griffin thrust upon him with the dunk. Making people hate Lebron is always a good way to distract people.
Peyton Manning is now the proud part owner of the Grizzlies
Keywords: memphis grizzlies, peyton manning
Thanks to Peyton Manning, I now remember that the Grizzlies are still an NBA franchise. Yes, they have had some postseason success, but their relevance is still waining in a star driven league. But with Manning at the helm, along with Justin Timberlake and Penny Hardaway, this team finally has some buzz around em. It isn’t about what these guys can do as owners, it is what they bring to the table in marketability. Much like the Nets and Jay-Z, these superstars make the Grizzlies a hot commodity in the NBA among celebrities and fans alike. And it doesn’t hurt that Manning is a University of Tennessee alum.
Amare Stoudemire believes he will be back in time for the postseason run
Keywords: amare stoudemire, bulging disk, injury, dwight howard
Tonight the Knicks will head out to Cleveland to play the Cavs. Joining the Knicks may be our old friend Amare Stoudemire. Stat has been out with the bulging disk in his back since March 24th. While Dwight Howard, who has the same injury, is reportedly out for the season and post season, Amare will be coming back to play tonight.
Stat is expected to return to the starting 5. Melo has been playing the power forward position in Amare’s absence. So who comes out of the starting lineup? It may have to be Landry Fields who has had an absolutely horrendous sophomore season. That would put Baron Davis at the point and Shumpert at shooting guard. A healthy Amare could make this team a massive playoff threat.
There has been backlash abound since the Hornets were awarded the 1st overall pick
Keywords: david stern, nba draft lottery, anthony davis
Lets have a little recap of the Hornets season, first their trade with the Lakers got nixed due to David Stern and his “Basketball Reasons.” The reason being he didn’t want Chris Paul going to the Lakers. So after that the Hornets were forced to deal him to the Clippers, for what still seems to be a lesser package. Now many people are saying that the reason the Hornets won the Anthony Davis sweepstakes is because Stern rigged the Draft Lottery. And it does look bad as this picture of Davis in a Hornets hat has surfaced.
Saying the NBA is fixed is nothing new. Throughout this entire postseason commentators and fans alike have been screaming RefBall as calls have seemingly gone in the favor of the Miami Heat. All the way back to Patrick Ewing draft people have been clamoring that the league is fixed. An ESPN poll had about 80% of the nation thinking the league was fixed to some degree. There is some professional wrestling stuff going on in the association.
Ron Artest wont be exchanging pleasantries with the Thunder
Keywords: ron artest, kendrick perkins, james harden
Every time I see a link to something Ron Artest says, my heart drops as I know the St. John’s alum is about to say something incredibly ridiculous. As we all know Artest just returned from suspension after throwing a massive elbow into the dome piece of Thunder 6th man James Harden. Now his Lakers will be playing the Thunder in the 2nd round of the playoffs and Artest has no intention of……BOOM QUOTE TIME.
“I don’t shake substitutes’ hands, I shake everybody’s hand before the game, but Oklahoma City, they don’t shake hands. Only some of them, but I don’t think they really shake hands before the game. Kendrick Perkins and now (Russell) Westbrook don’t shake hands either. (Russell) used to shake hands, but now he don’t shake hands anymore.”
So there you have it. To Ron Artest, James Harden is just another substitute not worthy of a handshake. The same James Harden that he almost killed. And yes, the same James Harden that is a front runner for 6th man of the year. Whether or not Ron-Ron does decide to take part in the pre-game wont effect too much, Oklahoma City fans will still have it out for him.
For the best explanation of American sports, we simply go to Taiwan
Keywords: ron artest, metta world peace, elbow, taiwan
So the Taiwanese have these videos they put out every time something interesting happens in American sports. I’m not sure if these are meant to be a joke or this is actually how they attempt to cover our culture. Plus I’m pretty sure some of the kanji in there is Japanese, not taiwanese. But then again I know nothing of the Taiwanese language. Anyway, this actually the best explanation I think I’ve ever seen about Ron Artest, this is what happens when ESPN is your only other source.
Team USA does what everybody thought they would do
Keywords: team usa, gold medal
The New York Mets winning the 69 World Series. USA Hockey beating Russia in the 1980 Olympics. That one time the Jets won the Superbowl. These are some of our nations greatest upsets in sports. So where does USA Basketball beating Spain rank? Probably lower then any sporting event ever in the history of forever. Like everybody thought, the Americans won the gold at the hands of Spain. It was anticlimactic and boring as any time the Yankees win the World Series. And it is about time the game went back to the amateurs.
Basketball is a sport predominately played by Americans. The top league in the world is the NBA, which of course is situated in the USA. So why is it that the Olympics, a competition for amateurs all over the world, allows men that make millions of dollars to compete in their games. There is no reason for the professionals to compete anymore. The Americans have shown time and time again that they will win with their best players. Let the college kids play, but we need to reach the end of millionaires competing among amateurs.