Michael Beasley on what he was doing at the NBA Trade Deadline while rumors swirled around him regarding a potential trade to the Lakers which never came through:
“I know exactly what I was doing: I watching Fanboy and Chum Chum, eating pizza, French fries and lemonade,” he said, referring to a Nickelodeon cartoon and some of his favorite foods.
via Love ignores painful thumb and plays | StarTribune.com.
Related: Beasley also wants a wagon for his birthday and thinks girls have cooties.
(Note: Not really.)
“The system is set up for everybody but the kids while pretending to be about the kids,” Van Gundy said. “Athletics and education should be separate. Colleges shouldn’t be farm systems. It doesn’t make any logical sense. But the schools don’t want to be blatantly in the situation of being professional sports even though they already are professional sports. They just want to disguise it, so they hide behind education. But, really, all you want is enough of your athletes to graduate so it looks like that’s what you care about. Anyone around sports knows it is all a bunch of bull [expletive].
-Stan Van Gundy
via University of Miami scandal brings out hypocrisy on campuses – Dan Le Batard – MiamiHerald.com.
Before Game 4 of the Heat/Bulls series, Heat forward LeBron James was asked about Oklahoma City’s Game 4 collapse against the Dallas Mavericks last night, and he responded thusly:
“I don’t want to sit here and be the coach of OKC but I seen a lot of things that could have been done better.”
It’s not a huge stretch to say that a team could have done a lot of things better while giving up a 15 point lead in five minutes of play, but LeBron will probably take some heat (no pun intended) for talking about another team’s struggles shortly before one of the biggest games of his season and possibly his career. What’s important right now isn’t LeBron’s diagnosis of the Thunder’s issues, but whether he can prevent his team from having issues of their own as they try to take a 3-1 series lead against the team that finished with a league-best 62 wins in the regular season.
Man after looking at this Boston heat score…when my dad comes home I’m going to stay my a** upstairs! He might be a little grumpy! Lol
—Tweet from Austin Rivers, Duke-bound prep hoops star and son of Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers. My advice to Austin, don’t bring up the Kendrick Perkins trade for a while, either.