An NBA blog from Newsday's Bobby Bonett
With his his rendition of "One Night in Bangkok" in "Hangover: Part II," Mike Tyson showed he's not afraid to grab the mic and put his pipes on display.
Well, earlier this week on the "Jimmy Kimmel Show," Tyson made his return to the stage, singing an ode to LeBron James.
Tyson made reference to James' hometown in the song -- "LeBron James is great,...Read more »
One city that will have a particularly hard time deciding which team to root for in the 2012 NBA Finals is Seattle.
In 2008, the Seattle SuperSonics' new ownership group opted to transplant the team to Oklahoma City, renaming the team the "Thunder" in the process. The events surrounding the team's move were recently portrayed in the movie "Sonicsgate."
Adam Brown...Read more »
Russell Westbrook's running "lay-up" from the free throw line topped the NBA's list of the best circus shots from the 2011-12 season.
With the Thunder and Lakers tied at 70 in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals, Westbrook took off on a breakaway. He was fouled just inside the free throw line, and heaved up a finger roll from the elbow that dropped.
Oklahoma City went on...Read more »
Metta World Peace was on television in Vancouver recently.
Naturally, he made his appearance as a weatherman.
World Peace talked about quite a bit in his 70 seconds of airtime, including the rainy weather, the dangerous parts of the Lower Island, and his affinity for tofu.
He didn't talk about passing to Kobe, though.
(h/t @KTLincoln)...Read more »
Bring on the memes.
Following a home loss to the Boston Celtics last night, ESPN cameras followed the dejected Miami Heat walking through the tunnel toward the locker room.
Mike Breen, after finalizing his call with "A stunning result here at the American Airlines Arena," stopped talking for just a couple of seconds, letting Miami's defeat sink in. Just as Breen pulled away...Read more »
In the Celtics' overtime loss to the Heat Wednesday night, Rajon Rondo managed to do something only Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Magic Johnson and three others have done in the last 25 years.
Rondo finished the game with 44 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds; it was only the ninth time since since 1986 that a player scored at least 40 points and had at least 10 assists and five rebounds...Read more »
Last week, Pepsi MAX unveiled a new ad campaign around an old man named "Uncle Drew."
The soft drink company showed up at a pick-up game in New Jersey, pretending to shoot a documentary about a basketball player named "Kevin." Kevin's uncle, Drew, was on the sidelines when one of the players in the pick-up game was injured.
Uncle Drew started off slow, but once he...Read more »
There was LeBron James' dunk over the top of John Lucas III. And the Paul George double-clutch reverse dunk in transition. And a ton of Blake Griffin throwdowns, most notably the posterization of Kendrick Perkins.
But one dunk topped them all.
To find out which, you'll have to click below, where the NBA compiled the 10 best dunks of the season.
Griffin appeared on the list the...Read more »
TMZ.com caught Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard on his way out of rehab Thursday, and asked him how his back is recovering, what he thought about the firing of Stan Van Gundy, and who he thinks will win the NBA championship
Howard told TMZ that his "back is doing a lot better." He added he's "happy with the progress."
On Van Gundy, Howard reiterated that he didn't...Read more »
Dribblers, meet Kobye.
Dan Rib, an apparently passionate Lakers fan, wrote, recorded and filmed a spoof of Gotye's hit single "Somebody That I Used To Know" called "The Kobe That We Used To Know."
It's clear in the music video that Rib isn't a fan of hero ball, as he constantly implores Bryant to stop heaving contested late shots. He suggests Bryant instead find teammates...Read more »