Allegedly, of course: “Kobe Bryant and his wife Vanessa are being sued by their former housekeeper, who claims Vanessa was incredibly abusive — even demanding that she put her hand in a bag of dog feces to retrieve a tag from her blouse … so Vanessa could deduct the cost of the blouse from the maid’s salary!
The nation’s leading freshman scorer wants to play at a higher level. Who would’ve guessed?
According to both men, everything is coming up roses: ” Carmelo Anthony and George Karl have had their differences during an up-and-down four full seasons together. But both say this has been their best season together, despite an incident of insubordination March 1 when Anthony refused to come out of a game at Indiana. Karl suspended him for one game. ‘This season me and George haven’t had no beef or nothing, no going back and forth,’ Anthony said.
Scary stuff for one of the game’s greats: “Three months ago, Bernard King fell down 17 stairs, cracked his head open and nearly died.
Everything - including fouling out - is absurdly funny when going up against this toothless bunch: “Odom hadn’t agreed with the five fouls he’d gotten earlier, although he has tried hard not to let the officiating get to him in recent weeks. When Odom went back into the game with 8:32 left, he smiled at courtside reporters, made like a left-handed batter getting one more pitch to hit and asked how long he thought he could last with his five fouls. The answer: 15 seconds.
This shouldn’t surprise anyone, I suppose: “According to legend, it all began — as many of the team’s old, crazy ideas have — with former Cavaliers guard Damon Jones. A couple years ago, the loquacious guard developed special handshakes with each of his teammates. He’d go through each of them during player announcements, spending the most time on a special, ever-morphing handshake with James just before he went to the scorer’s table to toss up talc.
And that lesson is going to cost him a hefty sum: “Pistons star Allen Iverson must pay $260,000 for standing idly by and watching his bodyguard beat up another man in a 2005 bar fight, a federal appeals court ruled today. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected the guard’s attempt to throw out the verdict decided by a jury in 2007.
The Warriors’ captain isn’t going to be playing for a while due to a bum toe: “Ever wonder why Jackson, who is right-handed, almost always jumps off his right foot (which is what a left-handed shooter does)? It’s because his left big toe has been killing for more than two years now. And he’s fed up with it…But now he has an appointment in Houston on Friday to get his toe checked out.
Self-awareness is good, and depressing: “The decision to practice during this extended break wasn’t Natt’s only tactical change. During the same four-day game reprieve in early March, he threatened widespread benching if there wasn’t more defensive dedication. But little has changed since, leading Natt to admit his uncertain status hinders his authority.
He’s desperate for more playing time: “If Celtics [team stats] fans want to see more of Kevin Garnett, the power forward has a simple suggestion. ‘Y’all pray for me, cross your fingers, call (coach) Doc Rivers - start the ‘Give KG more minutes campaign,’ Garnett said after the C’s 90-77 win against the Clippers at the Garden. ‘I think (Rivers) is going by feel. It’s an open dialogue and we’re trying to figure it out as we go.’”