“The Big Statue”

Shaquille O’Neal will be forever immortalized! The Lakers will unveil Shaq’s statue Friday night at Staples Center. The statue will sit outside the Lakers’ home arena.

The Lakers, who are in rebuild mode, are longing for the glory days of Shaq and Kobe! New President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson has a long road ahead, but we have all summer to worry about that!

Congrats Shaq!

 

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Durant making progress?

Video has surfaced of Kevin Durant shooting jumpers in pre game last night in Dallas. Durant is trying to return from a sprained MCL and tibial bone bruise. According to ESPN.COM, the team is encouraged by his progress.

This bodes well for the Warriors. There is no title for GSW without Kevin Durant!

“Half man, half amazing” shot and dunk by Vince Carter

Vince Carter is probably the greatest dunker of all time. At 40, he showed why he is “Half man, half amazing. Take a look at this dunk! Also, he shot a half court jump shot!

40 is the new 21!!

“Slamma Jamma”: ‘It’s an emotional roller coaster’

If you like drama, basketball, and dunking, then you’ll love “Slamma Jamma.”

“It’s an emotional roller coaster type movie,”said the film’s lead star Chris Staples.

“Slamma Jamma” follows a former basketball star as he prepares for a national slam dunk competition after being released from prison. Unfortunately, he served time for a crime he didn’t commit.

“There’s going to be times in this movie when you’re going to laugh, there’s going to be times when you’re angry, there might be times when you might shed a tear, and there’s going to be times when you’re really excited because of all the things going on,” explained Staples.

Also, this movie has star power. Hall of Famer Michael Irvin and former “Bash Brother” Jose Canseco are apart of the cast of ‘Slamma Jamma.” Staples talked about being on set with Irvin and Canseco. “I’m a big fan of football, so Michael Irvin was one of my favorite receivers to watch. So, to be on set with him was very different,” said Staples.  “He was a good guy; very funny, very personable to talk to. Jose Canseco was just as funny. They were all good people, and they were all out there ready to work.”

According to Staples, fans will be satisfied with the dunks! “There are no stunt doubles, you’ll see some of the best dunkers in the world. You watched the NBA dunk contest and you were dissatisfied, but you won’t be dissatisfied with these guys because they are the best.”

“Slamma Jamma” in theaters March 24th.

LeBron to Lavar: ‘Keep my kids’ name out your mouth’

Lavar Ball has been talking a lot of smack of late. This time he may have barked up the wrong tree. LeBron sent a warning to Lavar for talking about his kids. “Keep my kids’ name out of your mouth, keep my family out of your mouth,” James told ESPN.COM

“This is dad to dad. It’s a problem now.”

Will Lavar back down?

Lavar has come for Lebron’s kids, Barkley and Jordan. Who’s next?

 

LeBron on rest: ‘Pop been doing this for 10 years’

All this “rest talk” is making me tired. Anyway, LeBron James talked about rest today. LeBron told cleveland.com that Spurs’ coach Gregg Popovich has been doing this for years:

“Listen, man. Pop has been doing this 10 years, 12 years, 15 years and everyone’s like. You know what? That’s the smartest thing Pop has ever done. Give his guys a couple games off and here they go, five championships.”

I guess LeBron has a point, but when you have two straight weeks of garbage, prime time basketball, it becomes an issue. LeBron, who averages 37 minutes a game, deserves a rest. However, the fans pay to see LeBron play.  

The league knows it has a problem, and I think they will fix it!

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Marshawn Lynch’s agent: ‘He’s got a lot of money’

Over the past week, there has been some talk about the possible return of former Seahawks’ RB Marshawn Lynch. One team that was reportedly interested was Lynch’s hometown team the Oakland Raiders. Lynch’s agent Doug Hendrickson told KNBR in San Francisco that nothing would surprise him with Lynch:

“He’s one of the most unique guys I’ve ever been with in my life. Marshawn, it wouldn’t shock me in three days if he says, ‘Hey, I want to play.’ It wouldn’t shock me if he says, ‘Nah, I don’t know where this came from. I don’t want to play.”

Also, Hendrickson discussed Lynch’s financial situation:

“He doesn’t spend any of the money he’s made. He’s got a lot of money.”

Hendrickson did add that Lynch misses football. 

We’ll see what the future holds for Lynch!

 

 

 

 

Brady’s jerseys found safe in Mexico!

Where in the world is Tom Brady’s jersey? Well, his jersey was found safe in Mexico. Martin Mauricio Ortega, who worked for a Mexican newspaper, allegedly stole the jersey after Super Bowl 51. 

Also, the FBI was able to retrieve Brady’s jersey from Super Bowl 49 .  Furthermore, they were able to retrieve a helmet that may belong to Broncos’ LB Von Miller from Super Bowl 50. To sum it up, Ortega may have stolen two jerseys and a helmet!

This story is crazy! How was this guy able to steal all this stuff? 

The video below is what helped nab the alleged suspect.

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Our exclusive news from earlier this morning, revealed video on @fs1 of video used by the FBI, NFL security, Mexican law enforcement to hone in on the man suspected of stealing @tombrady Super Bowl jersey. You actually see him casually stroll in few steps behind Bill Belichick then later walk out with what they believe is jersey in black bag under left arm. Story started crazy and got crazier. Member of the international media and he's suspected in stealing TWO of Brady's jerseys as well as what we reported earlier today @vonmiller helmet from last year Super Bowl. This is a portion of the actual video that was used to identify main suspect and recover stolen goods, which are now back on American soil and being authenticated and returned. @nflonfox #breakingnews @theherd @foxsports

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“Tebowmania” heads to South Carolina

Tim Tebow is headed to Columbia, South Carolina to continue his journey to the majors. He will play on the Mets’ low Class-A team the Columbia Fireflies.  He will be a draw in Columbia. He is most definitely good for business. Tebow, who has not played baseball since high school, is trying to defy the odds by making it with the Mets.
Baseball is a very hard sport to play. I dare anybody to step into a batter’s box‎ and try to hit a 90 mph fastball! It’s a game where failure is the norm. Where in life is 3 out of 10 considered good?
For Tebow to get this far is an amazing feat. Will he get any farther? I doubt it, but who would have ever thought he would have beaten the Steelers in a playoff game?  We can knock Tebow all we want, but you can’t question his heart and determination.
Good luck in Columbia!

Are the 2008 Celtics being petty?

Ray Allen was integral part of the 2008 Celtics. There is no title in Boston without Allen. According to “The Undefeated,” after Allen left the Celtics in 2012, his relationship with the other members of Boston’s big three(Garnett and Pierce) have not been the same.  Rajon Rondo told “The Undefeated” that Ray Allen would not be invited to a vacation being planned by Rondo to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Celtics winning the title in 2008. According Rondo, the other players on the roster did not want Allen there:

“I asked a couple of the guys. I got a no, a no head shake,” explained Rondo.

This sounds pretty petty. Look, these are grown men, so they don’t have to invite him.  It’s no secret that Rondo and Allen are not very fond of each other.  Rondo did admit that he had an issue with Allen leaving and going to the Heat:

“To go with the enemy, that’s unheard-of in sports. Well, it’s not so unheard of. It’s da_n near common now,” Rondo told “The Undefeated.”

When Allen went to the Heat in 2012, he did what was best for him.. You can’t be mad at a man for doing what is best for his situation.

In the words of the great Mark Jackson: “2008 Celtics you’re better than that!”