Metta World Peace ( I still feel weird saying that ) has alot of time on his hands right now without being part of an NBA team. What better way to spend his spend dressed in cookie monster pajamas and crashing the Jabbawockeez dance crew performance in Las Vegas. Check his moves out after the jump.
Ever since news broke last month that Aaron Hernandez had violently beat up another inmate at the Bristol county jail in Massachusetts, people wondered who was the victim. Well thanks to his lawyer he has finally been identified as 25 year old Andrew Booker. Hernandez was charged with assault in the incident, but Booker, who himself was arrested by a gang unit and caught with 16 bags of coke and a loaded gun in his waist, does not want to testify about what happened because “he doesn’t want to be a rat”, according to his lawyer Michael Maloney. He said the altercation did actually happen exactly as it was reported, with Booker in handcuffs having a verbal dispute with Hernandez that wound up with Hernandez attacking him while still cuffed. Rather than testify, Booker is considering legal action against the jail for allowing that situation to happen. Hit the jump to see Booker.
From the sounds of reports around the NFL, when Michael Vick visits the New York Jets today he is pretty much expected to sign a deal with the team. There is one thing that might ruin the deal however and it’s all on Vick. We may think it is petty but Vick is adamant about wearing #7. For those that forgot, current Jets starting quarterback and possible future of the team, Geno Smith, already wears that number. If Vick can not get that number it may seriously be a deal breaker. Hit the jump.
This trade makes sense for everyone involved. The Raiders need help at quarterback and Matt Schaub has worn out his welcome in Houston. After starting last season 2-0, the Texans proceeded to lose 14 straight games and Schaub looked terrible that entire time. There was no way fans would accept him as their starting quarterback next season again. Crazy thing is prior to last season his numbers were pretty good and so were the Texans. The Raiders only have to give up a late round draft pick and now they will hopefully get some help to run their offense. But based on last season there is no guarantee that Schaub will work out with Oakland either.
This story does not surprise me at all. For all the love and support Brooklyn Nets player Jason Collins has gotten for coming out and being the first openly gay player to play a major sport in America, there was bound to be ignorant people who didn’t support him as well. According to Collins, one very specific player has continued to hurl slurs and other disrespectful talk towards him. Collins for his part seems to just brush it off but it has to bother him somewhat.
Yesterday was a crazy first day of the NCAA tournament with 4 games going to overtime and countless others coming down to the end. The Texas Longhorns and the Arizona State Sun Devils thought they might be headed for overtime themselves tied at 85 with only seconds left. But Texas big man Cameron Ridley picked up a loose ball and laid it in just over the outstretched arm of a Arizona State defender as the clock expired sending Texas to the next round and sending Arizona State home.
A very scary thing occurred during a spring training baseball game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Kansas City Royals. Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman, who throws right around 100mph on average, was struck directly in the face by a line drive off the bat of a Royals player. The reason I mention how fast he throws is because that velocity, combined with the swing of the bat literally turned the baseball into a mini rocket as it hit his face. He laid on the ground in agony and at one point completely lost consciousness according to teammates. Thankfully he will undergo surgery to insert a place in his face under his eye, but other than that it does not appear any long term injuries will occur from the freak play. He should be on the field again in about two months.
After giving Jason Collins two separate 10 day contracts, the Brooklyn Nets have decided to sign him for the rest of the season and playoffs. He hasn’t played much but when he has been on the court he has at least been able to be somewhat of a defensive presence and use up all his fouls, which does come in handy. It seems like the buzz about him being gay has finally faded and he is just being looked at as a basketball player.