Posts tagged: Basketball

Kobe Bryant sweats and smiles during a pause in a basketball game

Kobe Bryant is Dead in a Helicopter Crash at Age 41

Former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant has died in a helicopter crash outside of Los Angeles, according to TMZ, ESPN and other sources. His 13-year-old daughter, Gianna Bryant (known as GiGi), …..

Meadowlark Lemon Has Died at Age 83

Harlem Globetrotters star Meadowlark Lemon died Sunday at age 83, according to the team. We are deeply saddened by the passing of our beloved Meadowlark Lemon. He was 83. #RIPMeadowlark …..

Jeremy Lin as a Lad

What was NBA phenom Jeremy Lin like in the Palo Alto years? “Rail-thin” and determined.

Pat Summitt Has Alzheimer’s Disease

“There’s not going to be any pity party, and I’ll make sure of that.”Pat Summitt, the winningest basketball coach in NCAA history, has been diagnosed with early-onset dementia — specifically, Alzheimer’s Disease.

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Basketball star Dirk Nowitzky at a rally

Barack Obama: “This Will Be My Final Campaign”

“This will be my final campaign, at least as a candidate.”So said Barack Obama in an email to supporters this morning, announcing that he’s filing the paperwork to run for president in 2012.

Famous Alums of the March Madness Schools

Duke:  1. Richard Nixon, 37th president of United States. 2. Drew Rosenhaus, powerful sports agent. 3. Kara DioGuardi, songwriter, musician and American Idol judge.Oakland:  1. David Hasselhoff, former Baywatch star. 2. Robert Englund, actor most famous for his portrayal of Freddie Kruger. 3. Curtis Armstrong, actor best known for playing Booger in Revenge of the Nerds.Who gets the edge there: “resigned the presidency in shame” or “played Booger in Revenge of the Nerds”? 

Dr. J and Larry Bird for Chewable Converse All-Stars

Dr. J and Larry Bird (and Magic Johnson too!) love their Chuck Taylors.  Not actually chewable, but definitely gumball-colored. Official shoe of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, y’know.

One Boring Shining Moment: Duke Wins Again

Coach Mike Krzyzewski won his fourth NCAA basketball championship as head coach of Duke University last night.  Boring old powerhouse Duke beat plucky, lovable, far-more-deserving Butler 61-59.Thereby assuring that thousands of boring bracketeers who picked obvious choice Duke to win the tournament are now blandly and smugly satisfied.Not that we’re bitter.