What’s the sports world coming to when furries are subbing in for professional athletes? Let the Pistons boycott practice and the fans skip games. Hooper and his NBA mascot buddies have it covered. Check out this Breakin 2: Electric Boogaloo-style dance off between a bunch of mascots and Automation, the Pistons dancers.
Dwyane Wade made Anderson Varejao look like Frederic Weis when he dunked on him and his whole family last week. They felt that down in Santa Teresa. The Lakers’ Shannon Brown tried to come with the thunder on the Pistons’ Jason Maxiell and well…
That is how you maintain your dignity and protect your family.
This here is one interesting video to watch. I guess if you’ve been as persecuted as Allen Iverson has been throughout his high school, college and professional athletic career, you would become a pretty sensitive guy too. If you take as many shots as the Answer has, eventually you have to show a little pain as A.I. did in front of a group of students while discussing his scholarship program.
AI hasn’t exactly tried to endear himself to mainstream (ie: white) America through his career and for that, I guess there is a price and burden to pay. There’s no doubt he has paid steep prices for any of his past transgressions and doesn’t get enough praise for the positive things he has done throughout his life. Of course all of this comes with the territory of being a multi-millionaire all-star NBA player, he chose the life, he has to accept all that comes with it, so sympathy from anyone, including me is a little hard to obtain.
All that being said, he is human and this is quite a glimpse at the “real” Allen Iverson that he so rarely shows to the public after being beaten up by it for so many years. Check it out below.
Having to play 3 games in 4 days was tough for the Orlando Magic and it showed in their loss to the undermanned Detroit Pistons last night, 98-94, but the real culprit behind the loss might have been the fact that a bunch of them were praying for their lives and puking their guts out last night.
The team plane taking the players to Detroit on Sunday seemed to encounter a bit of turbulence, like about 40 minutes of turbulence, the Orlando Sentinel notes. It was so rough, the flight crew told the team to use the shoulder harnesses if their seats had them…if not, oh well. Here’s some quotes from the team:
Coach Stan Van Gundy said several players vomited and he quipped, “I was about one bump away.” PG Tyronn Lue said, “It was unbelievable. Man, I was like, ‘I’m going to be like John Madden and take the bus.”’ “That was the worst flight I’ve ever been on,” veteran PG Rafer Alston said. “Forty straight minutes of turbulence.”
As if these guys don’t have it rough enough, shuttling across the country for a rough stretch of games, but they had to deal with that. That kind of flight would knock anyone off their game, even Dwight Howard who, despite tallying 27 points, did the unforgivable and allowed Kwame Brown to drop 10 points on his ass. His shame is real.