Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Kevin Harlan introduces us to Metta World Peace

Kevin Harlan has had some very notable calls over the course of his broadcasting career, especially the "With no regard for human life" call of LeBron James' slam dunk over Kevin Garnett in the 2007 NBA Playoffs. Last night he dropped another gem during the Lakers-Jazz broadcast.

Metta... World... PEACE!

Miam Heat season intro video is a fashion show

Below is the clip of the Miami Heat intro video for this season, backed by the Kanye West song, "All of the Lights."

Everyone in the video looks like they want to be Kanye West. Was the idea to cram as many polo shirts and scarfs into this video as humanly possible? Is that why Shane Battier is wearing three polos?

Regardless, the Heat look like they won't have any early season doldrums like last year, and this video will just be another thing for haters to reference. Plus, this video isn't as seizure-inducing as the actual "All of the Lights" video, even if the fashion sense is questionable.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Sources: Knicks claim PG Jeremy Lin off waivers

Sources report that the Knicks have claimed 23-year-old Harvard graduate Jeremy Lin off waivers. New York badly needed to add some guard depth after the Christmas Day injury to rookie Iman Shumpert. Baron Davis is likely out until February and old-as-stone Mike Bibby is also nursing his usual aches and pains.

Lin doesn't have terrific career stats in his short time in the NBA but has a lot of upside and will provide the Knicks with another body while they wait for the rest of their roster to get healthy. Lin received a lot of attention after his 2010 Summer League duel with John Wall, which you can watch below.

Lou Williams averts robbery, takes mugger to dinner

You may have heard about Lou Williams, guard of the Philadelphia 76ers, almost being robbed at gunpoint on Christmas Eve, only for the robber to realize who he was and not rob him because of what Williams does for the Philly community. That, in itself, is an interesting story.

It gets better, though, as Williams offered to take the man out for a bite to eat. From Bob Cooney of the Philadelphia Daily News:
"A guy tried to rob me but decided not to because of whatever I do in the community," said Williams before the game last night. "He's a Lou Williams fan so he didn't rob me."

Williams said he was driving in his car when the man approached, knocked on the driver's window and had a gun drawn.

"There's crime everywhere," said Williams. "I was debating whether to pull off or help the guy. The gun was already out. He did all the talking and we came up with a solution before I could really say much. I treated him to McDonald's."
After turning that close call into a good situation, Williams dropped 25 points in Philly's season opener Monday night.

(Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images North America)