His name is Seventh Woods, 6’2 from Hammond High School in South Carolina and he is only 14 years old. Woods’ unbelievable athleticism is so surprising as he could perform dunks like a 18 years old LeBron!!!
The boxer is projected to make $90 million in 2013, according to Sports Illustrated’s annual list released Wednesday. Miami Heat star LeBron James is a distant second at $56.5 million.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees vaults into the rankings at No. 3 at $47.8 million thanks to a new contract signed before last season. Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers is fourth at just under $47 million.
Tiger Woods is fifth with $40.8 million, his lowest spot since SI started the list in 2004. He was No. 1 through 2011.
Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose checked in at No. 7, although he hasn’t played a game since tearing his left ACL on April 28, 2012.
The top 50 include 25 baseball players, 13 basketball players and eight football players, with no female athletes for the fifth consecutive year.
As a signee for a major Division I football program, Jay Harris was no slouch on the field. A standout wide receiver for Exton (Pa.) Downington East High, Harris was expected to contribute for the Michigan State Spartans in some capacity as a freshman. Now he won’t even be on the team, because he decided to follow another dream.
In what can only be described as a major surprise, not to mention a particularly unique twist, Harris had his scholarship to Michigan State rescinded after he posted the explicit rap video you see above to YouTube. In the course of a 3:26 span, Harris rhymes about having sex, smoking illegal drugs and being awesome at life in general.
While losing a Division I football scholarship would seem like a particularly traumatic experience for an athletic 18-year-old, Harris took the entire incident in stride. In fact, it appeared he had made a clear choice to chase rap stardom over a future on the field, telling the Philadelphia Inquirer that his move from the gridiron to full-time rap had been held up in the past by his lack of courage, not any indecision.
“I’ve always had this in the back of my head, but never had the courage to tell my parents that this is what I want to do,” Harris told the Inquirer.
Tell me if he has the skills
I guess Phil Jackson just wanted to remind us that he’s a boss?! Lol. We got it Zen Master, don’t worry. How dope is it that he can share this picture?! It’s 13 NBA championship rings that include two he won as a Knicks’ defensive specialist. He should have pulled out Hov’s line, “Any Questions?” Lol.
Kobe Bryant just shared a very graphic picture from his recent surgery on his achilles’ tendon. It’s gross and pretty cool at the same time. He hasn’t been super active on Twitter lately, but when the kid is back — the kid is back! Lol.
PS – People are complaining on Twitter that it’s too graphic. So remember I warned you (I didn’t think it was THAT bad tho). Continue reading
Next year, ESPN will open up its new “Digital Center 2,” which will cost more than $125 million to build, reports Those Guys Have All The Fun co-author Jim Miller. SportsCenter will be housed in the 193,000 square foot building. ESPN unveiled the studio today at its upfront presentation with typical restraint.
Congratulations are in order on this beautiful mother’s day! Phoenix Suns guard Shannon Brown and singer Monica are expecting their first child. Monica revealed her baby bump last night while instagramming pictures for a show in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
According to Monica she’s “5 months and counting”. Shannon Brown was also on hand in Chattanooga to share the “Night to Remember” with his wife. Monica has two sons from a previous relationship with rapper Rocko and Shannon has a son from a previous relationship as well (would be nice to bring a girl into the mix )
Coach Tom Thibodeau and the Chicago Bulls were very vocal about the officiating in the Bulls/Heat playoff series. They felt that calls weren’t going their way and the league was very protective over the Heat’s superstar, Lebron James. Of course those comments costed Thibs.
According Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski:
The NBA fined Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau $35,000 for ripping officiating after Game 3 loss.
Thibodeau said things like:
“We’re well aware of what’s going on,” Thibodeau seethed late Friday. “I’m watching how things are going. I watch very closely. What I’m seeing is…
“…We’ll adjust accordingly.”
“We’re not going to get calls,” Thibodeau grumbled. “That’s reality.”
Randolph was asked about how physical the series with OKC has been so far. He was glad to answer, and also throw a jab at Blake Griffin in the process. “They are tough. They’re tougher than the Clippers — Ibaka and Perkins — they’re tougher than Blake. So yeah, they’re tough and they’re strong.” Perkins & Ibaka are definitely no joke as far as being physical. If the Clippers re-sign Chris Paul this offseason, then there will be plenty more battles between Memphis and the Clippers, and mainly Randolph and Blake for years to come. I like how the question had nothing to do with Griffin, but Randolph still found a way to diss him, lol.
TIME FOR PLAN C!!! Around 2 a.m. on Sat. June 23, 2012, a police dog detected something inside a silver Chevy Camaro parked outside the Plan B nightclub in West Ashley. A police officer tried to question the driver as he approached the vehicle, but the man ignored him, got in the car, and stomped on the gas pedal.
After nearly running over the officer and several people who were standing in front of the club, the driver circled the parking lot and accelerated toward the officer again. The cop pulled his pistol and leveled it at the approaching Camaro, but to no avail. At the last second, the officer dodged the vehicle, which swerved out onto Savannah Highway before colliding with a parked car. The driver got out and tried to run, but police caught him and searched his vehicle, where they found a loaded Glock handgun — but no drugs.
In all, Charleston police have filed 45 incident reports at Plan B in the past two years, according to documents obtained by the City Paper via a Freedom of Information Act request. Those incidents include 11 drug or narcotics violations, nine instances of drunkenness or disorderly conduct, eight assaults, six property offenses, four weapon law violations, and a bomb threat. On May 12, the owners of the club will shut Plan B’s doors for good.
Terry Huggins, an owner and manager of the club, declined to comment on why the club was closing and directed questions to his attorney, David Aylor. “There were some unfortunate incidents that occurred, but one point that’s pertinent to point out is that a lot of the incidents were outside in the parking lot as opposed to actually in the club,” Aylor says. “The security in the club was well-maintained with SLED-approved security guards.” Aylor says the decision to close the club was based on “continuous issues” but also on the management wanting to “go in a different direction moving forward.”
While it is true that the majority of the incidents at Plan B occurred around closing time in the parking lot, which the nightclub shares with numerous other businesses in a shopping center on Ashley Town Center Drive, some of them did take place in the club itself. In one instance, on Feb. 15 this year, a private security guard from the club told police that a man was “dancing on a stage with [a] firearm in his hand, waving it around.” When police arrested the man, they searched him and found a bag of marijuana, some pills shaped like skulls and cartoon characters, six paper sleeves containing powder ecstasy, four cell phones, and a pocket notebook with names and dollar amounts written inside.
Aylor has represented numerous bars and restaurants before, and he says they tend to have more problems with crime when located in shopping centers than in standalone buildings. “It’s no different than if you’re down in the [City] Market,” Aylor says. “There are not too many arguments and things that occur within the actual bars, but more once people are unloading and leaving them.”
I can’t even get excited for this because it seems as though whenever there is a head coach position open, this name comes up. I’m a Heat fan, but I would love to see this guy coach again. We heard the rumor over the weekend, but now there has been contact. Check out who the Brooklyn Nets are interested in to replace P.J. Carlesimo.
The Brooklyn Nets have contacted Phil Jackson about replacing the outgoing P.J. Carlesimo, according to a source. Continue reading
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