Brittney Griner breaks her wrist while longboarding
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Put longboarding as the only thing that 6’8 Brittney Griner and 5’5 Rob DeLucia have in common. And with that lets add hurting ourselves on the elongated skateboards to the list. The main difference is that Griner is a two time All American and reigning NCAA Champion.
The female basketball star will be back with plenty of time to defend her Baylor Bears championship once next season comes around. She is reported to have broken her wrist, an injury that will only cost her about a month.
Things don’t seem to be going too hot for the Heat
Keywords: dwayne wade, spoelstra, miami heat
Troubled waters in Miami, chemistry is off, playing ability is off, and they’re taking heavy fire from critics and fans all across the map. This is the stuff that sinks teams in the playoffs- People sometimes forget that an athletes mental game is just as important as your physical game.
Down 2-1 in this series, Their 3rd star out, their other 2 stars underperforming, plenty of backlash and criticism coming in from all angles, media and fans up their ass- You can’t compete at the level you want/can when there are enough outside distractions to make any athlete lose their cool.
I grant you these guys brought a bunch of this heat on themselves, but nonetheless, the Miami Heat locker room isn’t where it needs to be entering Game 4 of the NBA Playoffs on Sunday at 3:30.
So these are the new Nike tshirts Lebron James was wearing during a recent ESPN interview. They hit all major retailers tomorrow, running $30 a piece. Get em while they’re hot- but don’t think this is going to be anything special- now that he has the proper hardware, Nike is going to capitalize on every dollar they can.
Going back to the time where Mike D’Antoni was coach of the Knicks, there were rumblings that Phil Jackson may be next in line. After the Knicks opted to stay with Mike Woodson, Phil Jackson expressed how he felt about the situation. And to be blunt, he doesn’t really like this team.
“There’s just too much work that has to be done with that team, they don’t fit together well. (Amare) Stoudemire doesn’t fit well with Carmelo (Anthony), ’Stoudemire’s a really good player. But he’s gotta play in a certain system and a way… ‘Carmelo has to be a better passer. And the ball can’t stop every time it hits his hands. They need to have someone come in that can kinda blend that group together.”
He also referred to the Knicks as a “clumsy” team. There are a lot of words you can use about the New York Knicks, but I am not too sure clumsy is one of them. Either way, the Zen Master wanted no part of the James Dolan experiment. Although apparently Dolan had no intentions of calling Phil to begin with, so in the end this is all really a moot point.
Back in high school I went back and fourth trying to decide if I wanted this jersey or a Toronto Raptors jersey. Luckily I went with the Raptors, this golden Wizards jersey would have been social suicide. Yet as it often goes with my Jersey of the Week, the weirder it is the better. And for a bonus it is being worn by Gilbert Arenas, one of the few players who still rocks the number 0. Actually I’m not sure if 0 is a number or not…..I guess thats why I failed math a couple of times…..
All righty, so I do know a bit of Italian so from what I can understand from the description this is a Sprite Slam Dunk Contest much like the one the NBA has. I found this video when Dwight Hardy, the former St. John’s star, shared it on his facebook wall. Now Hardy is playing and living over in Italy, which is more proof for my case. Plus the kids lined up look kind of Italian….I guess. Although I cant really hear the announcer, it actually kind of sounds english. Well regardless of where it takes place, Kenny Dobbs throws down a nasty dunk. Also the title is Italian for “Difficult Basketball.” My Italian really is not too great.
Jeremy Lin speaks out on who his favorite Pokemon is
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So today a friend of mine reffered me to an article on Deadspin way back when Lin went into surgery. Now there were a lot of little trivia fact in the piece, but those really don’t matter to me after reading the big one. Jeremy Lin said his favorite Pokemon was Blastoise. Really? Blastoise? Jeremy Lin may have been the only kid that got Pokemon Blue Version instead of Red. I know for a fact that all the kids on the playground were all about Charizard. And maybe some of the hipster kids would pick Venusaur. But not one pick Blastoise.
You may be asking yourself, “hey Rob, what does this have to do with basketball?” The answer may surprise you. Absolutely nothing. I just cant get over the fact that a guy as skilled as Linsanity picked the most irrelevant of the Pokemon starters of 90′s. Then again, he is a Harvard graduate in the NBA. Maybe I should have chosen Squirtle way back in the day?