Posts Tagged ‘NBA’

Best buzzer beater of 2009

January 29, 2009

Shot made with only .5 seconds left on the clock.

Viva El Pye, certainly the lead Chum contributor of 2009.

Double alley oop. Very nice.

January 25, 2009

Thanks to Erik, who hopes to be throwing down dunks like this again very soon.

Head coach of San Antonio Spurs has some fun with Shaquille O’Neal

November 2, 2008

Shaquille O’Neal is a dreadful free-throw shooter. Hence, opposing NBA teams have been imposing an unofficial rule called “Hack a Shaq” in close games. Teams will foul O’Neal late in games if they’re trailing as O’Neal will likely only make 1 free throw, and his opponents get the ball back. O’Neal has bitched and moaned about this practice for years, but never really improved his free-throw shooting either. During last year’s NBA playoffs, the San Antonio Spurs employed the Hack a Shaq technique often and Shaq ripped the team publicly for it. Last night Spurs’ head coach Gregg Popovich decided to have some fun with Shaq.

Worst NBA lottery picks of all time

June 26, 2008

The top 14 worst NBA lottery picks according to ESPN.com. Only 1 Detroit Piston listed. Damn you Darko……

#1 ranked Worst NBA Lottery pick of all time-Kwame Brown

Full list here

Here’s a video of Darko Milicic, #2 Worst Lottery pick, after his Serbian national team lost to Greece in the 2007 Eurobasket 2007. He was super pissed and promised a rather vulgar, and specific revenge on the referees and their families. He’s got fire, this kid. NSFW subtitles.

Girl highschool basketball player dominates

June 24, 2008

I know this is a few months, old, but a reader just brought this to my attention. Brittney Griner, a Houston junior has already committed to Baylor University. Here are her stats from the game in question.

2 dunks
29 points
11 blocks
13 rebounds
9 assist

Now, here’s an interview with Brittney and her coach. Ok, it’s great she has skills. My question is this: does anyone else think her testosterone level might just be a wee bit elevated? I mean, when they finally did a one on one interview with her a certain Austin Powers scene came to memory. Are there any former East German athletic coaches that have emigrated to the Houston area? Seriously, what’s the medical explanation for her masculine voice/features?

Boston Celtics fan/radio dj spoof’s NBA split screen commercial

June 21, 2008

Big Head Braden of WZLX’s Karlson &McKenzie Show loves the Celtics.

NBA facing a steroids-like controversy follows baseball’s playbook: Deny, Deny, Deny

June 11, 2008

The idea that the NBA leadership is complicit in, and perhaps encourages, fixing games continues to gain steam. Ck. out the quote from a good story on ESPN regarding the very controversial Game 6 of the 2002 Western Conference Championship, often referred to as the worst officiated game in NBA history.

“Referees A, F and G were officiating a playoff series between Teams 5 and 6 in May of 2002. It was the sixth game of a seven-game series, and a Team 5 victory that night would have ended the series. However, Tim learned from Referee A that Referees A and F wanted to extend the series to seven games. Tim knew referees A and F to be “company men,” always acting in the interest of the NBA, and that night, it was in the NBA’s interest to add another game to the series. Referees A and F heavily favored Team 6. Personal fouls [resulting in obviously injured players] were ignored even when they occurred in full view of the referees. Conversely, the referees called made-up fouls on Team 5 in order to give additional free throw opportunities for Team 6. Their foul-calling also led to the ejection of two Team 5 players. The referees’ favoring of Team 6 led to that team’s victory that night, and Team 6 came back from behind to win that series.”

An informative, albeit melodramatic, video regarding the game fixing scandal surrounding Tim Donaghy, and NBA Commissioner David Stern’s repeated denials.

Donaghy was also involved in a playoff series in 2007 where the officiating was again heavily criticized, the San Antonio Spurs versus the Phoenix Suns.

Former NBA player Jason Caffey now bankrupt, but well on his way to fathering a baker’s dozen….

June 10, 2008

He’s got 10 with 8 different women already, he’s well on his way!

Source: TMZ.com

Former Chicago Bull Jason Caffey is in some seriously deep doo doo for allegedly stiffing one of his ten kids — yes, ten — out of child support.

A Georgia judge initially ordered Caffey to the clink in 2007 after he got $100K behind in support payments to Lorunda Brown, the mother of one of his sons. That order was subsequently put on hold when the baller cried broke and filed for bankruptcy.

Brown’s lawyer now wants to know, penny by penny, where all of Caffey’s jack went — including the $35 million that he made in his last NBA contract.

BTW, Caffey had those ten kids with eight women. That’s King Baby Daddy to you.

Caffey’s lawyer said they’ll be there at this week’s hearing to deal with the case.

And speaking of athletes who are also all about sharing the love, ck. out this list, and click on the link to see the complete list, courtesy of 100% Injury Rate

ATHLETES WITH ILLEGITIMATE KIDS

THE HEAVYWEIGHTS
Shawn Kemp – 7 illegitimate kids by 6 women. Gives his nickname of the Reign Man new meaning.
Evander Holyfield – 9 illegitimate kids. “Heck I’m not even mad, I’m impressed!”
Ex-San Antonio Spur Willie Anderson – 9 illegitimate kids. If only his field goal percentage had been as high as his impregnation rate.
Derrick Thomas – 7 illegitimate kids by 5 women. He died at 33. Let’s just leave it at that.
Ray Charles – Not an athlete, but still had 9 illegitimate kids and 12 total, which is quite impressive. Being blind must have made it tough to get that condom on.
UPDATE: Don’t know how we missed this – thanks to a reader for pointing this out to us – Calvin Murphy reportedly had 14 illegitimate kids by 9 women. Wow.

NBA to institute fines for flopping next year

May 30, 2008

S. American players fear crackdown takes away one of the best parts of their game. Get up off the floor and read this.

Here’s a great example that the influx of soccer-playing European and S. American players have had. Manu Ginobili touches Bonzi Wells’ shoulder which then repels him 6 ft. in the air.

And then, Ginobilli gets a taste of his own medicine.