Team Tunisia player was actually wearing USA socks

Keywords: tunisia, olympics, kobe

 

Earlier I wrote about the player from Tunisia that asked Kobe to autograph his shoes after his team got beaten by 47 points. Apparently those shoes he got signed were the same exact ones that Kobe was wearing. Made specifically for team USA. Not only were his shoes the same as the Black Mamba, but so were his socks. Not the best job of costume designing by the Tunisian Olympic squad.




Kenny Atkinson will forgo another season with the Knicks to join the Hawks

Keywords: kenny atkinson, knicks

 

The Knicks have had an offseason full of questionable moves by owner James Dolan. Letting Kenny Atkinson go to the Atlanta Hawks may be the biggest blunder of them all. According to Jeremy Lin, it was Atkinson that helped him turn into the player that Knicks fans saw flourish. Could he have done something with to help these current Knicks develop? We will never know, but here is what Lin had to say about Atkinson back in February in an interview with the Daily News:

 

 

“I mean this guy wakes up at 6 a.m. every morning, I’ll text after a game at midnight, 1 o’clock when I go home and I’ll say, ‘Hey can I look at those turnovers. Can I look at the upcoming team? How they run pick and rolls?’ And he’ll have the film ready when I walk into the facility the next morning.”




Lebron makes his heroic return with Cleveland, I think…..

Keywords: lebron james, cleveland cavaliers

 

Man it is days like these where I love running this site. Im out and about and see something funny and I say to myself this will be perfect for the website. So with that I bring to you the return of Lebron James. Well actually it is just a really tall white guy that also has a receding hairline. The thing that pushed this over the edge for me was the fact that not only was he rocking the Lebron Cavs jersey, but he was also wearing the matching shorts. What a gem.




The biggest ovation the Raptors and Leafs have received all year came last night…..because of pizza

Keywords: toronto maple leafs, raptors, pizza, free, van gundy

Raptors fans have never really had much to be excited about. Yea Vince Carter was awesome for a little bit, but then he ditched them. So did Chris Bosh. As for the Maple Leafs, they are about to be the only team in the NHL that hasn’t made the playoffs since the lockout. So when fans have a chance for free pizza in Toronto, they go absolutely nuts, even if their team is getting blown out. Basically if the Raptors score 100 points they get a free pizza from the creatively named Pizza Pizza. The best part of the whole thing is Magic coaches Stan Van Gundy’s reaction.

 

“I mean, everybody’s on their feet, standing ovation and the whole thing and then a guy in the crowd next to me sitting baseline said everybody gets a free pizza, so I guess that was exciting,” Van Gundy said. “That was the loudest the crowd was all night. They were into that. That was a big basket by Ed Davis.

“They’re going to put that on the highlight film at the end of the year. I was like, ‘Wow, what happened, I thought they had like an 18-point play and tied the game or something.”

 

The picture is of former Raptor star Hedo Turkoglu. I googled Raptor eating pizza expecting to get an actual dinosaur eating a slice. But instead I just got a basketball player. Such is life.




The Brooklyn Nets are taking the next step to taking over New York

Keywords: brooklyn nets, hello brooklyn

 

The Nets have a few players they are preparing to feature next season. Taking a page out of the New York Yankees handbook, they are calling these players their “Core Four.” These four players are the newly acquired Joe Johnson, the top 3 point guard Deron Williams, the pesky defender Gerald Wallace, and the up-and-coming big man Brook Lopez. Hello, Brooklyn.

 

 

Advertisements will be placed all over the city with the Hello Brooklyn phrase followed by some information about one of the core four players. They are as follows:

 

“Hello Brooklyn. I’m #8, Deron Williams, three-time NBA All-Star and father of four.”

 

“Hello Brooklyn, I’m #7, Joe Johnson, six-time NBA All-Star and lifelong Razorback.”

 

“Hello Brooklyn, I’m #11, Brook Lopez, 20-point scorer and Batman’s biggest fan.”

 

“Hello Brooklyn, I’m #45, Gerald Wallace, All-NBA Defender and offseason fisherman.”

 

 

This is just the beginning of the Nets campaign to take over New York. Soon they will start up a digital social media campaign, so it shouldn’t be too much longer before we see the “Hello Brooklyn” phrase trending on twitter. Things are looking up for the Nets in New York, and they picked the perfect time to strike as fans’ patience with the Knicks is starting to wane.




Stat reading to the kiddies

Keywords: amare stoudemire

A month or so ago I posted about Amare Stoudemire and his new book. Now it appears to be out, as we see Stat huddled with the kiddies reading it. The synopsis is one of you classic little Scholastic books. A young Stat is the friendly little kid with a knack for basketball. When bullies try to ruin the fun of Amare and friends, he takes over in a little game of hoops. Sounds fun, doesn’t it? Go out and buy it and support Stat’s cute little endeavor.




Mike Bibby finally becomes a true member of the New York Knicks

Keywords: mike bibby, baron davis, mike woodson, jeremy lin, toney douglas

 

Jeremy Lin? Out for the season. Baron Davis? Stomach bug. Raymond Felton? Right, we traded him. Toney Douglas? Good joke. Finally the stars aligned for Sir Michael Bibby to get his chance to run the point. All right, he wasn’t actually knighted. And he isn’t actually that good anymore. But for some reason when the Knicks signed Bibby I saw things playing out a lot differently.

 

Well I got what I wanted last night as the Knicks beat up on Jersey. Melo had 33 coming off his recent triple double. Steve Novak and J.R. Smith combined for six threes off the bench, as they so often do. What we saw differently was Mike Bibby in the starting lineup. 8 points and 8 assist for Bibby, only 1 turnover. In 36 minutes, that is a damn good stat line for a 4th string point guard.

 

Now if you are wondering why the Mike Bibby obsession exist, I will let you in on a little secret. He dominates in NBA 2K10. Last year there were quite a few times where loud sounds erupted from my dorm room as Mike Bibby drained a game winning three. That after dropping about 40 points. So last night I finally got to shriek again, screaming MICHAELLL BIBBBYYYYYYYYY!