image via: youtube When all the drama was going on with Charles Oakley and Madison Square Garden security on Wednesday night, Phil Jackson saw the situation escalating and called the only person he could think of, Michael Jordan. MJ and Oakley remain close friends to this day and Phil hoped some words from the GOAT might help calm Oakley down. Only problem was that Phil made the phone call too little, too late.
image via: youtube Lebron James wasn’t in the best of moods last night after his Cavs lost to Russell Westbrook and the Thunder in OKC. The final score was only decided by 9 points but it never actually felt like a close game as you watched it. That’s something that likely wasn’t lost on Lebron as he decided he wasn’t going to take questions from reporters after the game. Instead he issued a brief statement.
image via: youtube University of Washington mens basketball player, Malik Dime, could be in some serious trouble after he slapped two fans from the opposing team during a game at Colorado last night. Dime was being heckled by fans, which was ironic in the first place since he didn’t actually play in the game due to injury. According to Dylan & Brian, the two fans in question, Malik was not happy with the way they were heckling him and at halftime, things went to another level.
image via: twitter I watched this clip at least ten times already because the sound alone of Regian Eersel’s knee connecting with the face of DC Pratt is pretty shocking. It sounds like someone just got their head knocked off with a Louisville slugger. The two fighters were facing off last night in their Muay Thai match in Las Vegas when Eersel just came out nowhere with the devastating move.
image via: youtube Quinton Spain of the Tennessee Titans was in Orlando last week for Pro Bowl festivities but he never thought his time in the city would end with him being drugged and robbed by a woman he met at a club. That’s what Spain claims happened to him last week after meeting a woman in a downtown Orlando nightclub. He brought her back to his hotel room and when he woke up he noticed a watch and two gold chains were gone, along with the woman.
image via: youtube With rumors swirling about trade talks involving Carmelo Anthony and the Cleveland Cavaliers, the idea of Lebron playing with another one of his bff’s has become a reality, although the Cavs continue to shoot down offers from the Knicks. With the two teams set to face off Saturday night in New York, Lebron was asked about how he feels about the potential of playing alongside Melo but he deflected most of the questions and instead focused on just wanting Melo to be happy.
image via: twitter Yao Ming had his #11 jersey retired by the Houston Rockets last night in a move that was well deserved. Yao, who was already inducted into the basketball hall of fame last year, was on hand to show love to the city that loved him for eight years while he shared stories with the crowd, including how he has Hakeem “The Dream” Olajuwon to thank for making his own NBA dreams come true.
image via: IFWT IG The Houston Rockets won a very exciting game against the Chicago Bulls last night, winning in overtime by a score of 121-117. After the game however, more people were talking about the foul that James Harden drew on Michael Carter-Williams, than the outcome of the game itself. Harden had 42 points, 12 rebounds and missed a triple double by just one assist but more importantly he may have figured out a way to draw even more fouls moving forward.
image via: IFWT IG Pittsburgh Steelers star wide receiver, Antonio Brown, gathered a bunch of big names for his charity celebrity basketball game yesterday down in Houston. In attendance were Snoop Dogg, DJ Khaled, Ja Rule, Porsha Williams, Stevie J, Doug Flutie, and more. The game raised money to benefit the Boys & Girls clubs of Houston but they also may need some of that money to get Khaled some shooting lessons.
image via: youtube What was already pretty much assumed is now official. Michael Vick has retired from the NFL, telling ESPN’s Josina Anderson the time has come. Many folks were surprised when this entire season came and went without a team showing interest in Vick, despite some of the lackluster quarterback play we saw around the league.