By: J.J. Jack
That or the Lakers tried to get rid of him, again.
But whatever the case is, the Minnesota Timberwolves are trying hard to land Pau Gasol, that’s for sure. If they have to part with the highest draft choice in franchise history after just one season, the Wolves appear ready to do it.
That much became clear leading up to the NBA draft on Thursday, when the Minnesota Timberwolves offered Derrick Williams in hopes of landing the second pick from the Charlotte Bobcats to help get Gasol from the Los Angeles Lakers, two people with knowledge of the discussions told The Associated Press.
The people requested anonymity because the talks were meant to remain private. The deal never came together before the draft began, and the Bobcats stayed at No. 2 and took Kentucky forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.
The Timberwolves are expected to continue their pursuit of Pau Gasol in hopes of putting him with fellow Spaniard Ricky Rubio and Kevin Love on a revamped roster aimed at returning the team to the playoffs for the first time since 2004.
The Wolves’ interest in Gasol has long been rumored, with the highly skilled big man considered an ideal fit for coach Rick Adelman’s corner offense, and the kind of playoff-tested veteran needed on one of the youngest rosters in the NBA. He’s close friends with Rubio, the Wolves’ superb young point guard who is recovering from a torn ACL and hopes to be ready early next season.
Gasol has teamed with Kobe Bryant to win two titles in Los Angeles, but…
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By: J.J. Jack
FINALLY. In what has been one long search for that guy who’ll finally save boxing from the third world moron that is Manny Pacquiao, on a starry night in Las Vegas, there he was, Timothy Bradley, the new welterweight champion of the world.
Yes boxing fans, somebody finally saved us and the sport from Manny Pacquiao. Timothy Bradley, after putting on a clinic, stunned the third world moron, bringing back the science in the sport that we love. Bradley had youth and confidence on his side but against the biggest joke in boxing, Manny Pacquiao, he schooled the faggot with a cerebral attack so good that Pacquiao had no idea what was happening.
Hell, Pacquiao was so clueless that he thought he was winning the fight for crying out loud. Can you imagine that? What a fucking joke. And I’m so glad that Bradley did me a favor and got rid of this fucking faggot.
Bradley won the fight in a 12-round split decision at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Judge Jerry Roth scored it 115-113 for Pacquiao, while judges C.J. Ross and Duane Ford each scored it 115-113 for Bradley…
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By: Seth Edward O'Neal
I say, he better.
World Champion Sebastian Vettel reveals that he can’t imagine leaving Red Bull, even after his current deal expires in 2014. Vettel has been consistently linked with a move to Ferrari even before the 2012 F1 season began, but having joined Red Bull from their sister team Toro Rosso in 2009, the German insists he feels completely at home with the British outfit.
“I’ve been wearing a Red Bull helmet for almost my entire career. It is difficult to imagine another kind of life if you are so used to it,” Sebastian Vettel told Autosport. “It would be like when you turn 18, 19 and move out of your family’s home. I am very happy where I am right now and I don’t want to move on to anywhere else.”
While Vettel thoroughly dominated the 2011 season, claiming 11 victories and 17 podiums from 19 races, he has only managed one win thus far this year for Red Bull, with six different drivers crossing the finish line first in the opening six races.
This supposed gluttony of winners has caused some to criticise the current running, suggesting that the inconsistency will turn fans away from the sport. However, the 24-year-old disagrees.
“If you look back ten years, there was heavy criticism of a boring F1 because of…”
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By: Seth Edward O'Neal
You can put me behind bars with her anytime.
TMZ reports that UFC Octagon Girl Arianny Celeste was arrested on a domestic violence charge.
A report from MMA Weekly confirms she was released from the Clarke County Detention Center on a $3,000 bond.
She was not present for the preliminary fights in UFC 146, but was seen on-camera at the beginning of the third-from-last fight of the night.
UFC president Dana White commented on her absence from the early fights.
“Arianny is our baby. She has been with us for over five years. She is a good girl and an amazing ambassador for the UFC.”
”I don’t know all the details of what happened but we have her back and support her 100 percent,” White told Yahoo! Sports.
Celeste was in Las Vegas for UFC 146, and worked weigh-ins on Friday.
A UFC Octagon Girl’s basic job is to hold up a card between rounds that display round numbers, but they also serve as ambassadors for the UFC, meeting fans, doing autograph signings, modeling UFC gear and serving as one of the faces of the UFC.
She hosts the UFC’s web show…
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By: J.J. Jack
Yeah, they badly want him to stay.
McLaren are reportedly ready to offer Lewis Hamilton a three-year deal worth £60million this 2012 F1 season in an attempt to persuade the Brit to stay on.
Hamilton’s initial contract with the Woking-based outfit, which he joined back in 2007, was worth an estimated £15million per season. But, this time round, McLaren are ready to up that offer while also shortening the duration of the day.
The team, who has not won a Drivers’ Championship title since the success Lewis Hamilton had in 2008, has put a £20million per season deal on the table, which will run for three years.
According to the Daily Telegraph newspaper, ‘the real sticking point, and one reason negotiations may drag on over the summer, concerns the leeway in the contract with regard to Hamilton’s commercial rights.
‘XIX Entertainment, Hamilton’s management company, is keen for greater freedom to be inserted into any new contract which would allow him to promote his own brands or pursue his own projects.
‘It may be that a lower basic salary is accepted which…’
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By: J.J. Jack
Well duh. The Lakers could be eliminated in Los Angeles for crying out loud, of course he’s not happy.
The bus purred, waiting to whisk these Los Angeles Lakers away to a most uncertain, most uneasy Game 7 in their first round matchup with Denver in the 2012 NBA playoffs, and everyone waited for Kobe Bryant to climb aboard. He walked slowly, shoulders slumped, eyes empty. He promised to find the 7-foot salvation for his sixth championship on the trip home and implore Andrew Bynum to spare these Lakers the indignity of a colossal collapse.
“I’m going to tell Andrew he needs to play with a sense of urgency, a sense of desperation,” Kobe Bryant told Yahoo! Sports late Thursday, later than he ever imagined he’d still be in this playoff series. “He’s got to put himself at a fever pitch and elevate his game. I’m going to tell him the truth.”
Bynum’s fortunate that Bryant didn’t see the smile on his face as he left the showers and entered the losing locker room. He would’ve exploded. This is the immaturity of Bynum, the attitude that inspired him to mock the Denver Nuggets for being an easy out when the Los Angeles Lakers had them down 3-1. His arrogance, his indifference, has cost the Lakers.
Bryant cornered Pau Gasol in a private moment before boarding the bus and told him, too: Enough of the drifting, enough of the timidity, enough of the entitlement. Bleeping play, man. These Denver Nuggets are fearless and rugged and believing suddenly they can make this comeback complete on Saturday night in Staples Center. Bryant needed Gasol and Bynum on Thursday, needed them to be…
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By: Seth Edward O'Neal
Looks like a new era has started.
This was the game Lakers fans had been awaiting, hoping their team could turn into something special. Shrug off a 2011-12 NBA basketball season of only mildly inspirational play. Win a big road game. Have someone grab 30 rebounds.
Thirty rebounds? Sure. Andrew Bynum became the first Laker to do it in 34 years, pushing and shoving the San Antonio Spurs out of the way as the Lakers stunned them without Kobe Bryant, 98-84, Wednesday at AT&T Center.
“They beat us to death,” was how Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich described it, and you could suddenly sense the rest of the Western Conference slowly turning toward the Los Angeles Lakers.
In a little more than two hours, big-picture expectations of the Lakers rose meteorically. They led by 26 against a team that was drafting comfortably off Oklahoma City a game out of first in the West.
It made no sense. Kobe Bryant skipped a third consecutive game because of a sore left shin and the Spurs allegedly were rested after sitting Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili in their previous game. But Bynum was three rebounds short of the entire San Antonio team, becoming only the fifth player in Lakers history to hit the 30-rebound mark.
True to his nature, he cursed and said he didn’t like…
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By: J.J. Jack
After his publicized use of steroids, the third world moron got himself in the middle of yet another mess.
Third world faggot Manny Pacquiao has become embroiled in a bizarre lawsuit amid claims that his foundation failed to pay shipping charges on a consignment that was seized by customs authorities in his native Philippines.
The Manny Pacquiao Foundation, which the biggest joke in boxing uses to support his supposed ”charities,” tried to import a shipment of “relief goods” from the United States to the Philippines using an unnamed logistics company in 2009. According to TMZ, when customs officials found the containers to be holding used clothes – which do not qualify as “relief goods” under Filipino law and are subject to excise duties – the shipment was impounded.
As a result of the load not being delivered to its destination, it is claimed, the foundation refused to pay its bill with the shipper. However, all major logistics companies, such as FedEx and UPS, include a clause in every contract that insists on full payment, even if a package is not delivered due to customs irregularities.
The foundation is being sued for the full shipping charge of $35,806.36, plus interest, while the containers continue to sit undistributed in a Filipino port.
The lawsuit is the latest is a series of high-profile controversies…
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By: J.J. Jack
Oh yes he did.
In case you didn’t know, Brock Lesnar made his return to professional wrestling on the latest episode of WWE Raw after retiring from mixed martial arts last December.
The timing of the move was shocking to some. Lesnar had competed against Alistair Overeem at UFC 141 just three months prior. Following his loss at UFC 141, UFC president Dana White did not confirm or deny if Lesnar could return to wrestling.
However, it appears White gave the former WWE star his approval, as the former UFC heavyweight champion made his presence felt in the squared circle once again.
When asked how he felt about Lesnar returning to the WWE, White responded via Twitter, stating he was genuinely happy and held no hard feelings toward him.
After Lesnar announced his retirement, White assured his MMA career was finished. Despite only competing in the sport for three years, he defended the 265-pound South Dakota native. Reoccurring bouts with diverticulitis had hindered Lesnar’s recent performances and his health as well.
”Here’s what Brock said to me, he said ‘I’ll tell you what…’
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By: J.J. Jack
And this time, a lot will be at stake.
Yes, for the last time in the 2011-12 NBA basketball season, the Los Angeles Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers will face each other for the last time, and this time, the top of the Pacific Division is at stake.
However, heading into this encounter, the Los Angeles Clippers have quickly and decisively pointed out that there isn’t a rivalry between them and the Lakers.
“Honestly, I don’t think it is one,” center DeAndre Jordan said. “But I’m not worried about any other team. I don’t care about them. I respect them as a team and as players. Once we step in between that line, I could care less about any accomplishments they have.”
And just as quickly and decisively, the Los Angeles Clippers maintain that they plan to stand their ground when they meet the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night in the Clippers’ designated home game at Staples Center.
“We’re not going to back down to anybody,” Jordan said. “We’re going to stand up to the challenge. It’s going to be a physical game. It’s going to be some talking in the game. We’re not going to back down to anybody, whether it’s the worst team in the league or the best team in the league. That’s how we are going to get better.”
This time, there is more at stake for the Clippers and the Lakers…
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