Steph Curry should take it as a compliment, but I am sure it can be annoying as well. Curry, who is 26 years old does look very young. He learned a valuable lesson that just because you are a star pro athlete, not everyone is going to know who you are. He tells a story of how recently he tried to get a drink at a restaurant but didn’t have his ID on him and the waitress refused to serve him. Steph had to get the manager involved who luckily knew who he was and allowed the staff to serve him.
Kevin Hart is EVERYWHERE! At this point there seems there is no stop in this man as he collects checks from everywhere. Madden 15 is now part of his moves now as he stars in this funny commercial with NFL stars Colin Kaepernick, LeSean McCoy, and actor James Franco among others.
Kevin Durant is no dummy. He knows Nike is a huge company and the biggest athletic brand, but money talks cause you can only play ball for so long. With reports of Under Armour in negotiations with KD and possibly offering $30 million per year, it is very possible he will be leaving Nike and his KD’s behind for a new endeavor. This ad was just released by Nike and could be Durant’s last. Nike is still trying to hold on to him as well.
Lebron is definitely enjoying this summer. He has been on a couple vacations already, flew to Brazil for the World Cup and of course announced he will be back in Cleveland next season. As the summer draws to a close he decided to take his wife, Savannah on a trip to Greece where he actually revealed what the name of his new daughter will be. Hit the jump.
Is it possible for a long distance track runner to have too much swag? Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad from France may be that guy, but it also cost him a victory. Mekhissi was well on his way to a dominating win when he decided to showboat and rip off his jersey as he sprinted down the home stretch and waived to the crowd as he did it. As someone watching it the scene was pretty damn funny, but track officials weren’t laughing and they stripped him of the win at the world championships. This is the same guy who previously fought a teammate right on the track and you know I had to include that video. Check it out.
There is always some type of shady activity going on behind the scenes in the boxing world, which is why outside of Floyd Mayweather, the sport is fading. Andre Ward, who is ranked #2 pound for pound boxer in the world behind Floyd is saying a grimey promoter tried to ruin him and cheated him out of millions of dollars. Of course the promoter denies it and is fighting back in a big way that might put Ward down for the count if he loses. Hit the jump.
Don’t you hate when you see star players either hang on to their careers too long or get traded to a team they never should of played for? As a sports fan it can make you sick to see some of your once favorite players being exiled to cities nobody cares about or just looking like they should of retired years ago. The NBA twitter account yesterday posted a dope picture to remind you how many actual stars like Patrick Ewing, Hakeem Olajuwon, Dominique Wilkins & more wound up playing for teams at the end of their careers that you may of completely forgotten about. Ewing still hurts my heart to see him in any other jersey besides the Knicks. Hit the jump.
Ray Allen’s wife Shannon got the scare of her life when she realized someone had broken into her home while she was sleeping with the children. A party nearby that was full of teenagers was going on most of the night and some of those kids got bored with the party and decided to break into Allen’s home. Amazingly police didn’t press charges against the kids. Hit the jump.
What I liked most about Wayne going on SportsCenter was you could tell his freestyle literally was off the top of his head and he didn’t go in there with some written material. After making an appearance on the show to reveal the cover art for the Carter V, he dropped some bars over the SportsCenter anthem and made it sound decent. Weezy has always been a big sports fan so him going on the network to promote the album was a no brainer.
Ray J needs to man up according to basketball wives star Laura Govan. Govan, who is the fiance of retired NBA player Gilbert Arenas was playing in a celebrity softball game last week when Ray J straight ran through her during a play, sending her tumbling to the ground. Apparently she wasn’t a big fan of that and had something to say to Ray. It did earn her a new nickname from Gilbert though.