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The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, was left rolling her eyes in irritation after being tapped on the shoulder by a pesky New Yorker and being told to ‘keep wrapping.’
The incident which occurred at the Northside Center for Child Development in Harlem was caught on video. Kate was joined by a group of local grandmothers, the Duchess was helping to wrap presents destined for some of the city’s poorest children.
Typically, this is a down time in the world of sports. The NBA is finally over, most of golf’s majors are done, the chance of a triple crown winner has once again vanquished, and we as a nation are desperately waiting for the upcoming football season. Usually, the only thing that keeps our sporting interest this time of the year are a few MLB pennant races. But lately there have been several intriguing stories to occupy our time.
The NBA had has it’s share of headline news the past few months. The Sterling nightmare is a soap opera/black eye for the league and just won’t go away. Please Donald, sign the sale papers and go to some nursing home where you belong! The summer of big name player movement perked our interest for the last few months. Melo did his dog and pony show only to remain in the Big Apple. I thought it was about winning for him? Let’s be real. The only thing that matters to 99.9% of all players is the check! Stay in NY where it is all about you. ‘Bron toyed with the media for months and finally said adios to the fun in the sun to return home to sunny, warm, rich, titletown…..CLEVELAND! OK, he has a sense for family, home, and giving back to his community. I admire that. He has his rings now and the thought of winning an NBA title in C Town will certainly add to his legacy. Even if he does win an NBA title there, he will still be behind MJ…SORRY! Cleveland is in the midst of making a huge move by shipping off their #1 pick this year, their #1 pick from last year, and possibly their #1 pick in ’15 or ’16 to bring in Kevin Love. With LeBron, Irving, Love, and a mix of other off season free agent pick ups, Cleveland has gone from the outhouse to the penthouse in just a few months!
Staying with the NBA, I can’t believe Kevin Durant walked away from Team USA citing being tired and worn out. Was he afraid of being injured like team mate Paul George? Look, these guys play year round, they have to so they can stay in shape. The chances of getting hurt on the playground is much higher there than on the court with world class athletes. This just smells like the build up of his summer of 2016 dog and pony show whens he becomes a free agent and the world will be kissing his…..I want to go home….to Washington for a BRINKS truck full of $$$$!
Finally, normalcy was restored in the NBA with the Spurs dismantling the Heat in 5 games to win the NBA Championship.
The concept of buying championships just reeks in all professional sports these days so it was a breath of fresh air last week when the ultimate team, the San Antonio Spurs, shredded LBJ, D-Wade, and Chris B. You grow up playing sports with the understanding that the team wins – not the individuals. However, when you get to the NBA, it’s all about me. So when you see team defense, team offense, team rebounding, a single mind set, a coach not afraid to bench or confront an athlete, and the love they all have for each other, you got to believe it is still ( and always will be ) the right way to play sports.
Here is the reality. Stop trying to compare LeBron James to Michael Jordan. MJ is the best ever and LBJ is a distant 8th or 9th. Period. End of discussion. ‘Bron wilted in the San Antonio heat and could not put the Heat on his back and carry them to another title. The theory in the NBA is that you have to have 3 stars to win a title. The great Laker teams of the ’80’s had 3 plus a great supporting cast.
Just when you thought the world of sports was in a “dark period” ( not much happening ), all hell broke loose this week. No NFL, No NCAA Final 4, No College football…No problem! Stupidity never takes a timeout!
Where do I start…Let’s start with NENE last night as the Baltimore Bullets, I mean the Washington Wizards, basically had a chance to put away the Bulls. But no….NENE ( I thought names like this were reserved to Futbol ) did his best MMA impression and put a dreadlock, I mean a headlock, on the Bulls Jimmy Butler. Newsflash…Instead of being up 3-0, the Wizards are up 2-1 and Uncle Mo just jumped on the backs of the Bulls. Stay tuned….
Hey LeBron, you got knocked on your ASS last night. Stop whining. What if this was 15 years ago and you were facing the Bad Boys? Lambier would have knocked you down and Mahorn would have stepped on your neck! Think Magic would have planted a kiss on your cheek? Would Larry, Kevin, and the Chief let you walk down the lane and posterize them? Doubt it! This is the playoffs, this is big boy basketball. Get some GONADS!
Gotta love basketball. Michigan’s Mitch McGary misses the year with a back injury. He decides to burn a few doobies during March Madness and fails a drug test. No problem, he can walk away from the college game and the NBA will draft him in the first round and he will make millions. Of course he learned his lesson. He will never burn one again…wink, wink, nod, nod!
Maybe the height of stupidity happened in Fenway Park on Wednesday when Yankee pitcher Michael Pineda was tossed for having pine tar on his neck. Are you freaking kidding me?? Pine tar on his neck..on National TV…Yankees vs. Red Sox…A history of doctoring the ball already??? It may be one of baseball’s “unwritten rules” that it is OK to load up a ball but a gob of the goo on your neck is about as dumb as it gets!
Albert Pujols just hit HR # 500. Should be a great milestone, a monumental achievement. But in the steroid era, who really believes it was done without the juice. A sad time for MLB.
Hey some good news for the Bluebloods…Cauley-Stein, Lee, Johnson, Poythress, Aaron and Andrew Harrison will return to Kentucky for their second season. With that core group and another top recruiting class coming in, the Wildcats may be tought o beat in ’14-’15. Had Duke’s Parker and Hood stayed, we could have been looking at potentially one of the greatest NCAA Championship games in the history of college basketball. Oh, well, money is more important!
Love golf, but we need Tiger back. Not many personalities out there with Phil floundering and “T” sitting home playing video games. Jack’s records may be safe after all! Did Jordan Spieth’s lack of maturity or immaturity cost him the Green Jacket?
And how about the biggest idiot of all – Clippers owner Donald Sterling. I am not even going to address his outlandish, idiotic, racist, 1920’s mentality comments. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s legacy in year one may hinge on his handling of this situation.
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In the fascinating world of sports, which event will happen first between the following pairings:
Tiger Woods wins a major golf tournament, or, Lindsey Vonn wins a downhill skiing event?
Lane Kiffin gets fired, or, Rex Ryan finally gets the boot in New York?
Danica Patrick wins a NASCAR race, or, Michelle Wie wins an LPGA tour event?
Dick Vitale says says…”IT’S AWESOME BAABY, or Chris Berman says…”BACK, BACK, BACK”?
Brady Hoke says…”There is more to college football than the SEC, or, Urban Meyer says the Buckeyes should be ranked #1?
A Russian owner wins the NBA Championship, or, a Canadian owner wins the Stanley Cup?
We have a Triple Crown winner in horse racing, or we have another Triple Crown winner in MLB?
LeBron wins not one, not two, not three, not four NBA Championships, or, Nick Saban and Alabama win not one, not two, not three, not four BCS National Championships?
Marv Albert is arrested for biting a women in the heat of passion, or, Mike Tyson is arrested for biting the ear off of a bar patron?
Mark Sanchez is holding a clipboard for the rest of the year, or, Kanye West is holding his #$%&@ at a rap concert?
Ryan Braun says…”I never took those steroids”, or, Bill Clinton says…”I never had sex with that woman”?
Sports, entertainment, and politics. What would we do without them???
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