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That's right folks. B-Dizzle is J Cizzle are together at last. The former UCLA Bruins star who now plays for the Los Angeles Clippers has decided to clip some pounds and fatten his wallet a bit more by becoming the frontman for the weight management program.
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First, it was Kirstie Alley. Then Valerie Bertinelli and Queen Latifah. Now, Jenny Craig's got a new famous recruit – and it's safe to say he's kind of a big deal.
A really big deal. Baron Davis, the 6' 3" L.A. Clippers guard, is the new man on the Jenny plan, PEOPLE has learned exclusively.
Inspired by current spokeswoman Latifah, Davis, 29, started the plan at the beginning of August to get in shape for basketball season.
"I know Queen Latifah, and when I saw her out there using it, I thought maybe I could use it, too, to work on my health and fitness goals and inspire others," he tells PEOPLE.
During the NBA off-season, Davis let his fitness slide. "In the off-season, it's kind of hard to maintain day-to-day," he says. "I don't want to get up and cook. And when I pig out, I'm the type of person where there's no limit to what I can do."
His favorite pig-out food? "Definitely Mexican," he says. "I go to Pinches Tacos in L.A., start with a carne asada burrito, and work my way down the menu." That's right folks. B-Dizzle is J Cizzle are together at last. The former UCLA... more
I got a letter from the DMV the the other day. I opened and read it, it said they were....
HOLY $#!^ IS THAT ANDRIS BIEDRINS??!
Sure enough, there I was, patiently awaiting my number to be called at the SF DMV to renew my license when lo and behold who strolls by but newly resigned Warriors center Andris Biedrins with fully spiked hair, a Latvia track jacket and a well fed eastern bloc bodyguard. After completing my paperwork, I went over, expressed my congrats and excitement about the what the future holds.
He shook my hand and said “Thanks. I appreciate.”
His bodyguard nodded and said “OK. No problem.”
Then I got his autograph on some available stationery.
A nice reminder that even the giants among us still need to go through the humbling process of having a horrible photo taken of themselves before getting behind the wheel.
In my case, a Honda.
In his case, a Maserati .
I got a letter from the DMV the the other day. I opened and read it, it said they... more
In basketball today, the almighty dollar rules the world. Take young Brandon Jennings for example. One of the top high school players in the country has recently decided to skip college and go straight to the pros. Maybe your saying "Wait a second AROC, I thought high schoolers had to go to at least one year of college before going to the pros." Well you are correct my friend but only in the case of the NBA. This is not the case when it comes to playing professionally in places over seas where no such rules apply. "Ah yes AROC I think I know where you are going with this."
Over the past decade symptoms of foreign interest and involvement in the game of basketball have been growing. Before the year 2000 if I said "international basketball" you'd probably think "Tony Kucoc or Detlef Schremph?". The US has dominated the sport since its inception but now things are changing quickly. Yao Ming, Tony Parker, and Steve Nash are but a few of the foreigners that are among the best players in the league. The fact that the USA basketball team is even being questioned as the consensus pick to win the Olympics should be evidence enough to convince us all that the game is changing.
Back to Brandon Jennings. The NBA's policy is such that a player is not allowed to enter the NBA Draft straight out of high school. At first this seems like a great idea. Better players in the NCAA, more mature players in the NBA and happy fans across the boards. Besides the 1/1000 players that have a career changing injury in that one year of college everybody wins. Right? Problem is that the kids want or in a few cases need the money and don't want to wait it out. In this years NBA draft many players from overseas were questioning whether or not it was worth it to join a team that may not even garauntee them a spot on the roster. Rookie contracts in the NBA are also becoming a factor as non-NBA contracts continue to grow with the popularity of the sport. Some players might be able to find a more lucrative contracts abroad whereas the NBA limits the amount of money a rookie can make.
In the case of high schoolers like Jennings, possibly the best h.s. player in his class, the difference is very significant. A free year of schooling and college hoops at Arizona or hundreds of thousands of dollars and pro basketball overseas. Well Brandon Jennings has made his decision and will become the first player to give up his scholarship. Dorm rooms and textbooks? No Sir. He will likely play ball in Europe for a year, make a bundle of cash (hopefuly Euros for his sake) and watch college hoops from his apartment in Italy.
This will undoubtedly set the precedent for the future and could even lead to others following suit this year. The whole thing wreaks of Maurice Clarett but it does make sense and will probably work out better for the Jennings. The jig is up everyone. If it wasn't going to be Jennings then it was going to be somebody else. What remains to be seen/heard is the reaction from the NBA and NCAA chieftons who'd be smart to start figuring out a way to stop this from happening. If not, there could be two drafts next year and and a bunch of 6'9 kids signing up for Latin. In basketball today, the almighty dollar rules the world. Take young Brandon Jennings... more
Very possibly the best SportsCenter duo in the history of the network, Dan Patrick and Keith Olbermann will once again share the screen thanks to NBC. Bob Costas will host the NFL show that includes Cris Collinsworth, Jerome Bettis, Tiki Barber and Peter King. Can't wait for this. Great times but makes me think of my favorite SportsCenter anchors, teams and hosts. There were many but who's your favorite?
From the article
By Michael Hiestand, USA TODAY
Dan Patrick, the longtime ESPN anchor, will this season join NBC's Sunday night NFL studio show – where he'll reunite with Keith Olbermann, his on-air ESPN SportsCenter partner between 1992 and 1997.
Patrick will also join a big cast on a show wrapped around NBC's Sunday primetime game.
He'll be the show's third co-host – along with Olbermann and Cris Collinsworth – on a show hosted by Bob Costas that includes analysts Jerome Bettis, Tiki Barber and reporter Peter King.
Said Olbermann Monday: "My concern is that we didn't have enough people on the show. We really needed that 19th guy."
Patrick, who left ESPN last year and now hosts a syndicated daytime radio show, had a contract that prohibited him TV work until this September. His NBC deal will also include working on NBC's Olympic coverage, starting with the 2010 Winter Games.
Monday, NBC Sports Chairman Dick Ebersol and Patrick both said the idea for Patrick joining the NBC show came from Costas.
Said Patrick: "If Bob didn't sign off on this, there's no way I'd walk into the room."Very possibly the best SportsCenter duo in the history of the network, Dan Patrick and... more
This would be the best thing to happen to Warriors basketball since, well it would be a great move. EB is the real deal and this would be a great move. The money scares me but hey you gotta pay the cost to get the boss or Brand as it were. This would be the best thing to happen to Warriors basketball since, well it would be... more
So what happens when a golf course accidentally books a youth golf tournament AND a strip club charity golf game at the same time? A hilariously sexy mishap!
Young golfers, ages 7 to 12, had not completed their Monday morning tournament before participants arrived in limousines for the Shotgun Willie's Charity Golf Tournament.
The latter event featured patrons of the strip club paired with dancers who served as caddies. Police later broke up the event after complaints from neighbors.
The cool kids however were fine with sticking around for the action on the back 9.So what happens when a golf course accidentally books a youth golf tournament AND a... more
What is this world coming to? At least the legendary soccer player wasn't hurt. He did loose some cash, his watch (which was a nice one I bet) and his mobile phone. Duder, there's two things to remember here... one, don't steal from Pele. I mean come on, it's Pele for chrissakes. What is this world coming to? At least the legendary soccer player wasn't hurt.... more
The US invented the sport of basketball, and yet at the Athens Olympics 4 years ago, we had our high-tops handed to us, losing 3 games in the Olympics and coming in 3rd.
Hopefully this year will be different. The team will be led on the court by super-stars LeBron James and Kobe Bryant, but more importantly (in my unabashedly biased opinion - I am a Dukie after all!) they will be coached by Hall of Famer Coach Krzyzewski.
The full roster announced this morning is:
Is this team unbeatable? Or could egos cause them tp come home without the gold? And there's no one from the newly crowned NBA champs, the Boston Celtics. Is that a slight?The US invented the sport of basketball, and yet at the Athens Olympics 4 years ago,... more
The Boston Celtics beat the Los Angeles Lakers to capture a record 17th NBA Championship. The win marks their first title since "The Big Three" Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and Robert Parish won it back in 1986. This time "The Big Three" for Boston came in the form of Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Finals MVP Paul Pierce who teamed up to dismantle the Lakers team in the best of seven series that many people picked them to lose.The Boston Celtics beat the Los Angeles Lakers to capture a record 17th NBA... more
Surprising only in that there were so few arrested after such a big win. Guess Boston fans really don't have much heart after all. I mean come on, 22, thats nothing. In a statement to the press Boston's Mayor called these Celtics fans "punks" and hopes that they will face tough punishments. As my friend Vince Vaughn said once, "Class, class, class". Right Gino!Surprising only in that there were so few arrested after such a big win. Guess Boston... more
Fight! The benches cleared at Fenway Park in Boston when Tampa Bay Devil Rays pitcher James Shields hit Red Sox outfielder Coco Crisp with a pitch. The ensuing brawl on the mound resulted in three players being ejected from the game. A total of eight players including Crisp and Shields have since been penalized by Major League Baseball including a number of suspensions. The Red Sox ended up winning the game 7-1.Fight! The benches cleared at Fenway Park in Boston when Tampa Bay Devil Rays pitcher... more
"Prepare for the kind of awesome that might very well blow an appendage right off your body. This old Sprite commercial was submitted by Basketbawful reader Wild Yams, who said: "Speaking of awful commercials, I'd like to present my all-time favorite worst basketball commercial in which Kobe and Tim Duncan square off against each other with their posses for a rap-off, then Missy Elliot shows up to take over while Kobe and Tim play a game of one-on-one.""Prepare for the kind of awesome that might very well blow an appendage right off... more
No, it's not the other USC Sports star. This one plays basketball. OJ Mayo was a highly recruited freshman guard for the Trojans last year. Now, he's got a lot of explaining to do. It seems that Mayo got paid while playing at USC and even before that time. Early this year, OJ was also in the press for accepting tickets to an NBA basketball game.
Lets face it, players getting money while playing College Sports is an issue that isn't going away soon. For young superstars that play basketball and football there is going to be a lot of temptation but rules are rules. He shouldn't of been involved in this situation. If he's telling the truth and he didn't take any money, great. But he probably did and deserves to punished to the maximum extent of the law.
Former USC basketball player O.J. Mayo, a projected lottery pick in this year's NBA draft, received thousands of dollars in cash, clothes and other benefits in apparent violation of NCAA rules while he was still in high school and during his one year in college, a former Mayo associate told ESPN's "Outside the Lines."
Louis Johnson, who was a part of Mayo's inner circle until recently, said Mayo accepted around $30,000 in cash and gifts during the past four years from Rodney Guillory, a 43-year-old Los Angeles event promoter. In addition to cash, the gifts included a flat-screen television for Mayo's dorm room, cell phone service, a hotel room, clothes, meals and airline tickets for Mayo's friends and a relative, according to Johnson, others with knowledge of the gifts and store receipts.No, it's not the other USC Sports star. This one plays basketball. OJ Mayo was a... more
Talk about harsh punishment. Arizona State’s athletics director Lisa Love made the decision Thursday night to cut the entire ASU cheerleading squad after a photo showing some of the girls on the team modeling in bra and panties surfaced on a popular gossip blog.Talk about harsh punishment. Arizona State’s athletics director Lisa Love made... more