Steph Curry is currently enjoying being recognized and respected as one of the best players in the world, if not THE best player in the world. Steph’s rise to stardom has been more recent though. Back when he was a rookie, not many people cared about him or how he felt and you can count Kobe Bryant as one of those people.
Cam Newton appeared to just be sick and tired of Super Bowl media until he realized who was about to ask him the next question. His entire face lit up when he saw Snoop Dogg standing there, doing media for the Rich Eisen show. Snoop was able to get Cam to dab before asking him a question. Snoop also had the chance to talk to Peyton Manning and with his love of weed, he wanted to get a 50% discount off Papa John’s whenever he is in Colorado to which Peyton happily agreed. Guys like Snoop make the media around the big game fun because there are way too many people asking stupid questions and not having any fun with it.
Johnny Manziel appears closer and closer to hitting rock bottom and by now he is so out of control that his own father is fearing the worst. Paul Manziel told the Dallas Morning News that if his son doesn’t get help, he fears he will die before he turns 24.
Marshawn Lynch is an awesome guy despite how the media tries to portray him. His playing career is currently up in the air as he ponders retirement or possibly playing with a new team next year. As Beast Mode walked into a charity event, a TMZ camerman asked him about coming back next year. The response is classic.
President Obama was definitely “clowning” when he had the Warriors inside the White House yesterday. The reigning NBA champs were there to visit the President like every other championship team has but the POTUS seemed to have alot of fun with them. The jokes were on point and makes you realize whoever the next president is, they just won’t be anywhere near as cool as President Obama has been.
Reggie Miller laid down a challenge to Drake in his hometown for All Star weekend and he accepted. The two will face off in some type of ping pong battle in Toronto after Drake confirmed on twitter he was in. That prompted Reggie to speak about it during the Knicks vs Pistons game which he was calling on TNT. Of course, anytime someone mentions Drake, the name Meek Mill will usually be soon to follow. Reggie is already asking for mercy, hoping Drake doesn’t treat him the same.
The Lakers surprisingly looked pretty decent last night. I realize it was against the lowly Pelicans but still! Kobe in particular looked good as he dropped 27 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. Late in the game however, he had to be reminded he doesn’t have the hops he used to, as Ryan Anderson threw down the hammer on him. In classic Kobe style though, he came right back down the court and buried the game clinching three point shot and threw in a Dikembe Mutombo style finger wag.
Kristaps Porzingis and his agent, Andy Miller, pretty much went out of their way to make sure KP didn’t wind up in Philly, with the habitual losers in the Sixers. No young player really wants to go into an environment where they want you to lose but each year, someone has to be picked by Philly. Porzingis was not going to allow it to happen.
The Seattle Seahawks had to go to Minnesota and play the Vikings the open weekend of the NFL playoffs. They came away with the win before eventually falling to the Panthers the following week. The after effects of the insanely cold temperature in Minnesota from that day, which was around -21 with the wind chill, are still hurting Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor. He showed off his snake skin looking hands on his Instagram page. Frost bite is not fun!