Posted Saturday, May 29, 2010 01:27 PM
Rogers Sportsnet is reporting that Hedo Turkoglu wants out of Toronto. Apparently the Turkish hoopster still has hurt feelings over the way Toronto management handled a situation in March.
If you’re not familiar with the incident, Turkoglu told the team he was too ill to play on a Friday but was spotted in a nightclub later that evening.
Can you believe this guy? He gets caught acting like a bitch, then gets all defensive and tries to flip it around like he’s the victim.
He’s asking Raptors G.M. Bryan Colangelo to trade him, which is hilarious when you think about it. Hedo, you don't think Colangelo has already tried to ship your candy ass out of town? C'mon.
You see, there are many teams willing to pay $40 million dollars over the next four years to a small forward on the wrong side of 30.
And it’s not just Hedo's colossal failure of a year in Toronto that scares other clubs away from the former Magic playmaker. Besides his diet, which includes pregame pizza, Turkoglu’s high-school girl antics leave a bad taste in people’s mouths.
Just ask Raptors color commentator Jack Armstrong who had to put up with Hedo’s shit in this postgame interview.
Betjamaica.com will be posting future odds for the 2010-11 NBA season over the summer. You can bet the Raps (with or without Turkoglu) will be among the biggest longshots to hoist the Larry O’Brien trophy.... [More]
Posted Sunday, May 23, 2010 11:07 AM
The summer of 2010 isn’t just about LeBron James. It like that Dirk Nowitzki will opt and Amar’e Stoudemire is leaning that way too, which means that teams with cap room have six perennial All-Stars to bid on.
I’m one of those delusional types who thinks he’s smarter than most NBA team presidents, so I thought it’d be fun to put on my GM hat and tell you which players I’d open the vault for and which ones don’t deserve more than a Happy Meal.
Johnson’s skill set is rare in the NBA. You just don’t find players his size that can shoot and handle the rock as well as he does. You also don’t find players who fall asleep standing up or who bail on a contender team to be the man on a shit team.
I’ll pass on JJ.
Dirk gets slammed for the Mavs poor playoff performances but he’s still almost impossible to stop offensively. Dirk’s turnaround fadeaway shot from the high post is the new sky hook: it’s unblockable and he can get it whenever he wants it.
The big German has a nasty streak too. You could see how much fight he had in him in that series against San Antonio. I’d give Disco Dirk max money in a heartbeat. I want him on my team as the 1A star or the 1B option.
Remember all those positive stories about Amar’e during the second half of the season? Remember how the chemistry on this Suns team was supposed to be amazing because of Amar’e’s growth as... [More]
Posted Monday, May 17, 2010 09:26 AM
They say you don't tug on Superman's cape, you don't spit into the wind and you don't sleep with the LeBron James' mom. Delonte West broke all those rules.
Over the weekend, multiple blogs reported how West was banging LeBron's mom Gloria and how LeBron just found out about the scandal during the Cavs' series against the Celtics.No wonder he gave up on that series and who can blame him for wanting to leave Cleveland behind.
But let's get back to West. I thought sleeping with a teammate’s mom was something you just teased people about in the locker room.
Not in Delonte West’s world, I guess. And by the way, that world of Delonte's is effed up. Don’t forget this guy lists going for a motorcycle ride with a guitar case full of guns as one of his favorite hobbies. Just call him Delonte Desperado.
It’s been my experience that we men are much more forgiving than women. The ladies I know, no matter how nice, all seem to have a grudge or two against other gals for silly things like “she looked at me funny.”
The gossip got me thinking: what else would qualify as a surefire way to end a male friendship? Sleeping with your buddy’s mom, sister, wife, girlfriend or ex-girlfriend all have to be at the top of the list. Those are obvious deal breakers.
What else makes the list?
I’ll get the ball rolling. I had a buddy who loved coming up with nicknames for himself.
I think if you tried to steal ownership of one... [More]