These ain’t Nike’s or any other Air Jordan’s you might be used to, but sneakers MJ wore during his freshman year at UNC fetched about $33,000 at auction this week. The sky blue Converse to match the UNC colors were auctioned off this week along with other sports collectibles. How many pairs of Jordan’s have you ever heard sell for this much? By now the sneakers obviously aren’t in great shape, but Michael did sign them and for being 30 years old they actually don’t look too bad. Definitely a nice piece of sports history to own. Check the pics.
This looked like they had so much fun and I wish I was there. Nicki Minaj has been going hard promoting her album “The Pinkprint” and in the process she has been converting some sports fans into Nicki fans with all her appearances lately on sports related programs. Last night on Inside the NBA, Her, Shaq, Grant Hill, Kenny Smith and host Ernie Johnson popped off with a freestyle cypher that was hilarious and entertaining. Nicki obviously killed them all but the guys were too damn funny. Shaq at one point asks Nicki to marry him while he is rapping and he uses her answer immediately in the next line and has everyone on the show dying. Whoever has Nicki on all these shows is a very smart person! Check out the cypher and pics.
The Knicks were playing the Bulls last night and as the usual story of this season goes, the Knicks lost. Aside from the game itself though there was some entertainment going on via social media courtesy of Phil Jackson. He grew tired of Charles Barkley criticizing the triangle offense over and over so he decided to say something about it.
Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Sen’Derrick Marks made one HUGE play for himself last night and he knew it immediately!. Marks sacked Titans quarterback Charlie Whitehurst as the clock struck 0:00 in the fourth quarter, securing a win for the Jags, but more importantly for himself securing a fat check of $600,000! Marks had a clause in his contract giving him the huge bonus if he reached 8.5 sacks for the season. He came into the game with 8 sacks, and that final play of the game put him over that magic number and he popped up doing the money sign like Johnny Manziel!
Kevin Durant was on his way to a huge night, possibly the best of his career until one bad step just before half time almost ruined everything. KD drove to the basket just before the buzzer and stepped on the foot of a Warriors player and immediately collapsed to the ground. He injured the same ankle he had surgery on earlier this season. Thankfully for now it seems like it won’t be a big deal.
What the hell is wrong with some people? How does a situation like this even end with a call to police for help? An employee of Saks Fifth Avenue in Manhattan called the police after Floyd Mayweather tried to use the bathroom at the store. Confused? You should be because the woman’s actions make no sense and sounds like she had other motives.
Manny Pacquiao is really pulling out all the stops in an effort to get Floyd Mayweather to face off with him in the ring. Now he is bringing his own son into it and at the same time kinda trying to guilt trip Floyd into the fight using fans as the reason. The two have been throwing shots at each other for months via social media, but maybe due to the current situation Floyd is going through, Manny kept this one respectful and just issued the challenge again. He goes on to give his two main reasons for wanting the money man in the ring.
It feels like Showtime is taking forever with the documentary on Kobe Bryant titled “Muse” but it just makes me want to see it all that much more. The docu-film just has an epic feel and is going to really give insight into the thoughts of the Black Mamba because how he puts it, “I don’t have the patience to write a book, so I’ll do it like this”. It will premiere for all of us to see in February.
Charles Jennings, an employee of cargo transportation company Intermodal Cartage Group was trying to have a big come up for the holidays but it blew up in his face. He stole a truck that was full of 7,500 pairs of Lebron 12’s, retail valued at about $1.5 million! He got away with it for a little while because he actually stole the truck in November but it came crashing down. Intermodal Cartage Group reported that the truck was missing, and when a tip of its whereabouts was confirmed, the Memphis Auto Cargo Task Force which includes the FBI office swung into action to recover the vehicle and arrest Jennings on Nov. 14. When they found him he had already sold 700 pairs on his own.
Prosecutors in a murder case against Aaron Hernandez won’t be allowed to tell a jury about two other killings with which the ex-New England Patriot is charged or the final text messages the victim sent to his sister, a judge ruled Friday. This is a big deal because now they have to use other evidence or other means to try and prove his guilt in the murder of Odin Lloyd. They wanted to show the jury how they felt the crimes were related to each other and now they can not.