While most NBA fans are probably glued to Chris Broussard’s Twitter account to check out his breaking NBA trade deadline news that Yahoo!’s Adrian Wojnarowski already broke 5 minutes earlier, some people are still trying to get to the bottom of the season’s biggest controversy – Lil Wayne’s beef with the Miami Heat.
In case you forgot, Weezy claimed that he was removed from a recent Heat game because he was cheering for his favorite team, the Los Angeles Lakers. That’s his story – he was simply cheering for the Lakers in the Heat’s arena and the police made him leave for that. Just that. Not because he also allegedly threatened another fan by motioning that he had a gun. Simply because he was cheering for the Lakers.
Since then, the Heat revealed that Wayne left on his own accord, but the rapper still insisted that he’d been banned by the NBA from all league events, which led some conspiracy theorists to believe that noted Illuminati front man and Brooklyn Nets minority owner Jay Z was behind it all. The NBA – where rappers being bigger news than players happens.
You know how this works.
In order to further Slam Dunk Analysis sciences, we’re asking you, the With Leather community, to compare four of the week’s best dunks and tell us which was the most … uh, slam dunk. We’re still working on the phrasing. Anyway, watch these four dunk clips and please, take a moment to vote in the handy poll included at the bottom.
Your dunks for this week:
1. James Harden’s tomahawk slam on the Utah Jazz.
2. Carlos Boozer dunks, gets an amazing call, gets an even better reaction from Taj Gibson.
3. Jeff Green dunks on Chris Bosh, specifically.
4. Dwight Howard sucks at basketball.
I will probably never do a Sports On TV column for the Disney Channel hit ‘Jessie.’ Not that I wouldn’t cover a kid’s show — I’ve already done SOTV entries for ‘Arthur’ and ‘Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers’ after all — but I lost track of what was going on on the Disney Channel when the Suite Life kids started living on a boat. I mean, uh, when I was 8-years old.
If a ‘Jessie’ SOTV does happen, page one will have to feature this Emmy Award-quality guest spot from Chris Bosh, set to air on Friday. Read this carefully, so you don’t lose track of the ‘Downton Abbey’-esque plot:
Chris Bosh is set to guest star in Disney’s Jessie episode titled, “Say Yes to the Messy Dress.” Among other things, we learn that Bosh’s aptitude on the court comes can be attributed to (at least in part) a putrid pair of lucky socks. The episode airs January 18, 2013 on Disney Channel. (via SLAM Online)
I’ve included a few clips below. Chris Bosh acting against a bunch of children. WHO YA GOT?
We don’t really ease back into our regular features scheduling until Monday, but Christmas is over, right? That’s it. When the 26th hits, it’s the end of the “everybody singing Jingle Bells” jazz and straight into non-stop year-end lists until January.
We didn’t get to write about EVERYTHING Christmas-related this season and a lot of stuff is just being shared around today, so I thought I’d perform a gesture of good will and put everything relevant to post-Christmas Wednesday in one handy spot for the enjoyment of all. Or the enjoyment of anybody still clinging to Christmas, I guess.
Up first: School children singing a Robert Griffin III Christmas carol.
It is not an easy task to put together a list, such as the Greatest Sports Moments of 2012, specifically because so many things happen in any given year that it’s all but impossible to universally gauge which one event or person is greater than another. But since we’re just a couple dudes who like to make fun of stuff and almost always ignore actual sports news, it’s really quite easy.
With that said, here’s a quick breakdown of how our team of fact checkers and sports analyst number crunchers determine which people, places and things were the most important and influential in 2012…