Shaq is definitely one of the funniest dudes associated with the NBA. You are a liar if you say Shaq & Charles Barkley don’t have you laughing every time games are on TNT. Shaq is also very aware of the backlash Lebron received in 2010 and the negative attention he received this time around for going back to Cleveland. While people were throwing shots at him for switching team again, Shaq came to the defense of his friend and summed it up in one picture. Hit the jump.
Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith was arrested last night, making him the fifth different player on the team to be arrested since the season ended. Police said Smith was helping an intoxicated woman in the bathroom of a Towson, Maryland bar when she because nauseated. After medics arrived, officers repeatedly asked Smith to step aside and he allegedly refused to comply, saying several times that he was helping the woman. Hit the jump.
Germany were crowned world champions for the fourth time after a stunning extra-time strike by substitute Mario Gotze secured a 1-0 victory over Argentina. The game seemed destined to be decided by penalty kicks until the late goal that deflated the entire country of Argentina, while sending the German people into a frenzy back home. Congratulations again to Germany. Overall this was an incredibly entertaining World Cup. Hit the jump.
Canelo Alvarez defeated Erislandy Lara by split decision last night, a decision that once again has many people questioning how legit boxing is. Many viewers tend to believe Lara earned the win and out boxed Alvarez and is leading to conspiracy theories about the already sketchy sport of pro boxing. This short clip of highlights doesn’t really do the fight justice, but if you were watching you probably have your own opinions about the outcome of the fight. Do you guys think Alvarez really deserved the win? Hit the jump.
The bandwagon of the Cleveland Cavaliers just got alot heavier after Lebron decided to take his talents back to Ohio. Similar to what happened with the Miami Heat when he decided to go there, fans have a tendency to just switch sides and claim a team at the drop of a hat. In 2010, suddenly the Heat had the most fans in the NBA after barely anyone outside of Florida caring about the team before. Someone decided to get creative and make this video of a heat fan instantly becoming a Cavs fan after the announcement. This is funny but this is exactly what is happening all over the country since Friday. Hit the jump.
Just a short time ago, free agent forward Luol Deng agreed to a two year/$20 million dollar contract to join the Heat. Deng will basically replace Lebron at the same position, although obviously not on the same level. This is still a good signing for the Heat because Deng is no lame on the court and besides the big name free agents teams were after him just as much. The deal includes a option for Deng on the second year if he wanted to again be a free agent. The Heat are doing all they can to still put a solid team on the floor and compete.
All it takes is one second in the social media age we live in to put your foot in your mouth, or this case your fingers. Dwight Howard is coming under fire today for a tweet he sent that was deleted just as fast, but the eyes of social media still caught it in the short period of time. There is a huge international crisis going on right now between Israel and Palestine and has already resulted in the loss of many lives. Not sure if Dwight was serious or not, but his tweet saying #FreePalestine was deleted just after it was posted and then the apologizes came. Now there is no need to apologize if his real view is just that, but my guess is he has no idea about any details of the conflict in the Gaza strip which is why his tweet seemed more like a mockery than a political statement. This situation is not something you want to be mocking. Hit the jump.
Yesterday it was reported that Carmelo Anthony’s agent told the Bulls & Lakers to move on as he decided to remain with the Knicks. Not many more details besides that were released other than the fact that we already knew the team could offer him 5 years/$129 million. While they are still confirming the numbers, Carmelo himself just released a statement so we know it’s real. In the end he says, there was no way he could leave this city without reaching the ultimate goal of an NBA championship. Hit the jump for his full statement.
We all know Floyd has serious money and he is far from stingy with it when it comes to people he cares about. Floyd’s new girl, Doralie Medina, aka Bad Medina has been in the spotlight for a little while now after starting to date the money man. With her birthday coming at the end of July, he decided she deserved an early birthday gift that costs more than what the average person even makes in 4-5 years. She is now the lucky owner of a 2014 two-tone Rolls Royce as he decided to show it off on Instagram a bit. Hit the jump.
The big 3 era in Miami is officially over but it was a hell of a run for the team. After Wade, Bron & Bosh came together they went to 4 straight NBA Finals, winning two championships in the process and building a tight bond between the guys themselves. Many wondered how that bond would be affected with Lebron deciding to return to where it all began in Cleveland and how Wade & Bosh specifically would feel about it. Yesterday Wade spoke publicly about it for the first time and it is clear he wants the best for Lebron. Hit the jump.