The Oklahoma City Thunder clawed their way back into the Western Conference finals, thanks to this sick dunk (below) from Kevin Durant in Game 3 Thursday night. The 102-82 thrashing of the San Antonio Spurs snapped their opponent’s record 20-game winning streak, handing the Spurs their first loss since April 11.
The win bumped OKC to +270 to win the Western Conference and to +500 to claim the NBA Championship. San Antonio falls back a bit in the NBA futures market, dropping to +140 to win the NBA title behind the Miami Heat at +135.
Speaking of the Thunder and Heat, it seems rapper Lil Wayne – who is a mainstay courtside at American Airlines Arena – couldn’t hustle some complementary courtside seats from the Oklahoma City front office for Game 3. Lil Weezy’s reps called the team but were denied tickets, being told they would love to have him but he’d need to buy a ticket.
Lil Wayne tweeted, "Going to go to the Thunder game tonight but was denied by the team to be in their arena. Wow."
It kinda makes us sick to think that a guy whose albums sell a million copies can’t splurge for a ticket while it costs us half a month’s pay to take our kids to the ball game. Lil cheap, don’t you think?Vandy looking for dandies
Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin is taking a page out of the old scouts’ handbook – ugly wife, no confidence. Why else would he have instituted a hot wives policy for his assistant coaches?
"I will not hire an assistant coach until I've seen his wife. If she looks the part, and she's a D-I recruit, then you got a chance to get hired. That's part of the deal,” Franklin said during an interview with a Nashville radio station.
He’s since gone on to apologize for the comment, stating "There's a very strong correlation between having the confidence, going up and talking to a woman ... [and] walking into a high school and recruiting a kid and selling him."
Maybe that’s why Lane Kiffin can recruit like a mutha. Southern Cal should send a thank you to Layla Kiffin - and maybe one of those Song Girl outfits too.
By the by, Vandy is a +5,000 long shot to win the SEC. Southern Cal is the favorite to win the BCS (+350). There could be a method to Franklin’s madness.Is Tito Ortiz gonna have to choke a ...?
What kind of a world do we live in where a professional cage fighter and his porn star finance have to live in fear of a drug-addicted stalker? Jeez!
According to TMZ.com
, mixed martial arts legend Tito Ortiz and former adult film starlet Jenna Jameson were denied a restraining order from one, Shana Burroughs - a friend who terrorizes the couple and their kids with her drug and alcohol-fueled rages.
The emergency restraining order was denied because the judge thought the matter could wait until a full court hearing.
THIS JUST IN: Tito Ortiz is arrested for triangle choking Shana Burroughs, who tapped out at 2:42 of the second round. Backdoor cheddar (AKA bad beats)
The Brewers and Dodgers were dealing with a low total of 6.5 runs Thursday with studs Zack Greinke and Chad Billingsley on the mound. Under bettors were feeling pretty good heading into the ninth inning with the Milwaukee ahead 4-1. However, both bullpens stumbled in the final inning, allowing three runs to score and burning under backers with a 6-2 final
.They said it, we liked it
"First of all I still have a headache because I got so upset yesterday. I took four Advil after that inning was over and then I had to take four more on the plane and then when I got home last night I had to take four more. Also when I got up this morning I had to take four more.”
– Chicago White Sox broadcaster Ken Harrelson, commenting on his now-infamous rant from Tuesday’s Chicago-Tampa Bay game
.Hot tail with lame sports tie-in
Kim Kardashian blessed the Twitter Sphere with new pics of herself this week, sporting a cutoff tank and about 3 ½ cups of water Wednesday then followed that with a bikini-bottom, biker jacket combo on Thursday.
Kardashian is currently dating rapper/doucher Kayne West, and reportedly is set to move in with him. Maybe Mr. Right didn’t have to be a pro athlete? Her former football beaus, Reggie Bush and Miles Austin are preparing for the upcoming NFL season. Bush’s Miami Dolphins have a season win total of 7.5 while Austin’s Dallas Cowboys were tagged with a season win total of 8.5 victories.