Despite his legal troubles, still held his annual charity event and celebrity softball game. Dressed appropriately for the occasion in a 1980 Pete Rose pinstriped Phillies jersey, AI mixed it up on the diamond with KG, Franchise and , while celebs such as Pat Croce, and Bernard Hopkins looked on.
The NBA's tumultuous off-season just got a little rockier. Former number one overall pick the Big Dogg could be sent to the Big House after being arrested yesterday on charges of domestic battery, assault and illegal possession of a firearm without a license.
The Nugs got a little bit of good news when their top pick Skeeta signed. Since it is the , how long will the euphoria lasts before something bad happens? About one second it seems. Current assistant Eddie Jordan signed a two-year extension with Jersey and withdrew his name from consideration for the and head coaching openings.
The Smack gods dropped in to peep Street Skillz, a potential new TV show being filmed at the Dyckman Street courts in NYC. The action was hot, especially a group of 7-year-olds with ridiculous handles known as Shakin'. Look out for the show in the near future.
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Argentinean star Emanuel Ginobli got $2.97 mil from the to leave the European leagues for the NBA. Manu is often referred to as the best player not in the States.
A few of the Smack Gods are still kicking it in Beantown at the Shaw's Pro Summer League. On Day 6, one big name left and another arrived. decided he had had enough of dominating the League and checked out of Boston. Theo Ratliff decided he had had enough with doing nothing and checked into Boston. He finished with 6 points on 1-6 shooting. Should've never left the dirty South. played like an All-Star again, dropping 21 large and wishing the summer would never end.
In the /Nets match-up, our boy Flip Murray went absolutely nuts, filling the hoop 10 out of 12 tries for 27 points. rook Tamar Slay continued to impress with 7 thefts.
led the Wiz with 26 as he auditions for a role alongside His Airness. Summer League vet Jason Hartwent double-dipping with 16 points and 10 dimes in a winning effort for the .
Former C's president and possible future owner of the new Charlotte franchise, M.L. Carr, was courtside. No, he was not wildly waving a towel over his head.
Someone in the crowd was rockin' a Manute Bol jersey. One word: badass.
Joe Forte continued his good play with 20 points and former Juco stud had 17 as the hometown improved to 5-0 for the week. Is it home court advantage or the luck of the Irish, cause we know it's not about skills.
We're out like the Big Dogg's reputation.