The sports world is buzzing today about the dismantling of the NBA’s Boston Celtics. The team’s stars Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce were traded to the Brooklyn Nets, while their coach Doc Rivers is heading to the Los Angeles Clippers.
ESPN’s Bill Simmons took Rivers’ departure unusually hard during a mini meltdown on ESPN’s live coverage of the NBA draft.
“I would like to call him a idiot but I’m too classy for that, said Rivers, responding to Simmons’ comment that Rivers “quit” on the Celtics.
The last time I checked, this was still a free country where a coach has the freedom to accept a $21 million contract to take his talents to another team.
Just weeks after the news broke that estranged couple La La Vazquez-Anthony, 33, and Carmelo Anthony, 28, were headed to divorce court, La La stepped out with her new love.
NY Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony had no idea his boss was spying on him by deploying high-tech, sensitive microphones to eavesdrop on his conversations.
NBA League sources confirmed to the New York Post that Knicks owner James Dolan ordered two technicians to hold high-tech, sensitive microphones at opposite ends of the Madison Square Garden court to record all conversations by Anthony and the other players around him.
Dolan took action in the wake of Anthony’s one-game suspension following a verbal altercation between Anthony and the Boston Celtics’ star Kevin Garnett that spilled off the court last week.
The Internet was abuzz yesterday over an on-court verbal exchange between NBA superstars Carmelo Anthony, of the NY Knicks, and Kevin Garnett, of the Boston Celtics, during a nationally televised game on Tuesday.
According to a source (who wasn’t within earshot), KG said something derogatory about ‘Melo’s estranged wife, LaLa Vazquez. Whatever he said led Anthony to the Celtics’ dressing room door after the game, where he shouted at several Celtics players. Videos uploaded to YouTube.com shows Anthony waiting near the Celtics team bus to confront KG. A phalanx of police and arena security stands between him and what could have been a rumble of epic proportions.
“There’s certain things that you just don’t say to men, another man,” Anthony said when asked what KG said to upset him so. “I felt like he crossed the line.”