With the NBA Play-offs in full effect, it’s not shock that some teams are going overboard to get focused. One team that has been extra focused in the Miami Heat . Heading into the play-offs, they are the best bet for taking home the championship this year. That hasn’t stopped the team from taking some time to goof around some in practice. Recently, Lebron James, ray Allen and point guard Mario Chalmers got into a shooting contest during practice that the King won. The loosers got the chance to do 20 push-ups. Check out Allen and Chalmers struggle through it right here.
Former Georgia Tech Yellowjacket and Ex-NBA player, Javaris Crittenton was indicted of murder today in Atlanta.
The former first round draft pick of the Los Angeles Lakers, Crittenton has been free on bond after the allege shooting death of Julian Jones in 2011.
Police said that Jones was walking with two men, one of which had allegedly robbed Crittenton, according to ESPN. He was arrested in Los Angeles by the FBI days after Atlanta police issued a warrant for his arrest but was soon released on a bond.
This isn’t the first time the guard has had a run in with the law when it comes to guns. He was suspended along with former teammate Gilbert Arenas in 2010 for having a gun in the Washington Wizards’ locker room.
Crittenton was selected 19th overall by the Lakers in 2007 and played for the Memphis Grizzlies and the Wizards. He was most recently with the Dakota Wizards of the D-League.
Basketball fanatic and native New Yorker, Spike Lee stars in a new spot for NBA TV. In the clip, Spike describes one of his favorite Christmas day NBA games ever.
Would you brag about it to your friends if you got to watch basketball on TV while hanging out with former NBA star and rebounding expert Dennis Rodman? That’s certainly what the artist formerly known as The Worm is banking on.
Called the “Dennis Rodman Viewing Party Experience” on the website livingsocial.com, for $59 dollars anyone who happens to be in Chicago on Dec. 1 can experience all the glory that is Rodman in person.glory that is Rodman in person.
Along with getting to watch a “screening of a pro basketball game” with Rodman, attendees get two drink tickets, a halftime Q&A session, a “photo opportunity” and automatic entry into a “Dress Like Dennis” contest.
What? Yearning for even more Rodman? Well, you’re in luck.
There is also a VIP package for $129, which includes all of the above plus a 16″x20″ signed photo of Rodman and an open bar package. According to the posting, the regular $59 package is actually worth $120 while the VIP package is worth $250 — no word on how they calculated those numbers.
“After all, watching a game alongside Dennis Rodman certainly warrants some bragging rights,” reads the post
– — – It looks like Dwight Howard might get his wish after all. The trade that would send the All-Star Center from Orlando to Brooklyn where he would pair up with Deron Williams and Joe Johnson seemed to be dead after Cleveland pulled out of the deal at the last minute. Tonight though, it seems like the deal might be back on, just with new teams. This round the Lakers, Rockets and Magic are all trying to deal players and contracts around with Andrew Bynum going from the Magic and Howard goes to the Lakers. Houston is still in play as well. Listen to Marc Stein discuss the complex trade possibilities on ESPN.
Dwight Howard trade talks
– — — The USA Basketball team get ready to head to London to play for another gold medal in mens basketball. This past weekend, the mens team was in Las Vegas getting ready for international competition. Check out some footage from days 1 and 2 of scrimmages.
– — – Stephen Jackson aka Stak5 proved last last year that being a baller doesnt mean that you can’t rhyme. His first mixtape did numbers, so it only makes sense for him to drop another joint. “Trill Mixx” hosted by Dj Scream finds Stak rhyming over industry beats. Check out Stak5 “Trill mixx” on livemixtapes
Stephen Jackson aka Stak5 “Trill Mixx”