Amare Stoudemire enters the business of selling books for children
Keywords: amare stoudemire, knicks
Back in elementary school there were very few things in class that got me excited. But when the teacher handed out the Scholastic Book order forms, everyone flipped out. Looking back, I ordered a bunch of absolutely dreadful books. And now, there will be yet another awful book to add to that list.
Amare Stoudemire is trying his hand as a writer by releasing a book series titled Hard Court. The first installment appears to feature a young boy with a skateboard. Nothing screams cool to 6-11 year old boys then a kid with a kick-ass skateboard. Excellent marketing move on the part of Stat. As for the book itself, I’m gonna have to read it and let you know how that goes.
Ooooooh, Corey Maggette dissed you bad Kobe! Actually. No. He didn’t. He’s still Corey Maggette, and you’re still Kobe Bryant, and he still plays for the Charlotte Bobcats and you’re still an LA Laker Icon. Pretty sure you need to earn even a little bit of respect in the NBA in order to throw a dig at a guy like Kobe.
After some quick research, it turns out this guy kind of chirps at players all year long, as well as sucks at basketball all year long. Nothing crazy, but you can tell he tries to make his NBA presence known in any way other than being awful on the court.
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.
Feuding “rappers” get Tony Parker of the Spurs involved
Keywords: tony parker, spurs
Umm, I’m really not sure where to start on this one. Heres the basketball part, Tony Parker of the San Antonio Spurs and the French national team has a scratched retina. This came after Chris Brown and Drake got into some sort of feud at a bar. Parker is apparently friends with Brown. Look, I’ll flat out say Chris Brown and Drake are both morons and I don’t really like their type of “music.” Luckily Parker gave us a little bit of quote to hold us over until more news breaks.
“I was with my friend Chris Brown and me and my friends took some punches, so I’ll be missing the start of the French team because I can’t do anything for a week except keep the lens in and then take drops.”
Oh yea, he also gave up that. Yep, he divorced Eva Longoria. Further shows why a guy making millions is spending his time getting punched by Drake. Not too much in the head.
Kobe Bryant of the Lakers has the most famous jersey in all the world
Keywords: kobe bryant, lakers, lebron james
Of all the NBA players in the world, Kobe Bryant is the one that has the most value. This was news to me, I was almost positive it would be Lebron James. But no, apparently the Bryant 24 Lakers jersey is the hottest selling jersey in all the world. Strangely, Lebron isn’t even second, that nod goes to Derrick Rose who also happened to be the leading jersey seller in America. Lebron finished in third, while Kevin Garnett and Dwight Howard rounded out the top 5.
Many of these names are shockers to me. First off D-Rose at second. Rose is a sensational player, but he barely touched the floor this past season. Not only that, he has one of the most bland personalities of any player in the game. Kevin Garnett? Over in the states most people hate KG. The fact he made the top 5 in international sales is something I still cant wrap my head around. But hey, I guess the people of the world know what they want.
In the NBA the better team usually wins in a best of 7 series. That might just be the reason the NBA postseason is considered the least exciting of the 4 major sports. To go with that theme, all the favorites won last night. The Thunder beat the Mavs, the Pacers beat the Magic, and of course the Heat killed the Knicks again. Even with the Bulls losing the reigning MVP, they are still expected to not only beat the 76ers, but sweep them.
The lack of early round parody leads to lots of sleeper series. The Knicks are clearly no match for the Heat. The top seeded Spurs should be done with the Jazz in a couple of days. When the Canucks got beat by the 8 seed Kings a week ago nobody blinked an eye. But if the 76ers or Jazz managed an upset then a lot of people would be losing there jobs.
know I’m supposed to say that the NBA playoffs are the best thing since sliced bread. But to be honest I rather have a peanut butter sandwich on that bread then watch some of these games. But it is still early, and the later rounds are usually great once it actually has the best teams in there. For now though, I’ll keep hitting the snooze until those later rounds begin.