LaLa Defends Her Melo, Tyrus Thomas Bulls Reading Center, Stephen Jackson Opens Court, Wake-Up with Amaré Stoudemire, John Daly Stomach Surgery, David Wright on Jackie Robinson.
“Everyone just needs to relax and eat a piece of fruit or something.” (One of my favorite quotes- if you can tell me what movie it’s from, Ill send ya a free t-shirt) So, people, eat your fruit-especially all you Denver area fans and media who seem to look for any reason to rip on Melo-except of course, when he wins a game. Words like “immature” and “irresponsible” are being thrown around, as well as polls (Denver area media) asking whether this is an indication that Melo needs to grow up or ship out…pa-leeze, I’m not defending driving under the influence, but we don’t even know if he was drunk or not. If he was, shame on Melo, but its time to shift the focus off Melo’s minor f*ck-up and concentrate on the games…and, props to LaLa and Melo for speaking to People Magazine…”I want to make sure the public understands that I fully support my fiancé, Carmelo Anthony, and stand by him through this ordeal,” LaLa said in a statement to PEOPLE on Tuesday. “I will always have his back and never refused to pick him up from the police station. In fact, they offered to bring him to me.” And Melo said in his own statement: “LaLa continues to be a rock in my life, she’s always been there for me through thick and thin.”
Earlier this month, filming for a Vitaminwater commercial went down in New York. (2nd photo) From left to right, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher, 50 Cent, Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard and Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz…cosmonauts. ‘Nough said.
NBA GOOD GUYS
Chicago Bull Tyrus Thomas and NBA Legend and Chicago Bulls Director of Community Affairs Bob Love gave students plenty to smile about after cutting the ribbon and officially opening a new Chicago Bulls Reading and Learning Center at Cook Elementary School. The Bulls and their marketing partners teamed up to sponsor the renovation of the space in conjunction with the team’s Read to Achieve Program…another one spreading some love to the kids is Golden State Warrior Stephen Jackson. Dude unveiled the Stephen Jackson Basketball Court at the Omega Boys Club in San Francisco last Friday.
WAKE-UP WITH AMARE STOUDEMIRE
I’m about to enroll in school…the Ad Council and the U.S. Army have joined forces to launch a Wake-Up Call program as part of their “Boost” national campaign designed to encourage students to graduate from high school. It features Amaré Stoudemire and includes a series of wake-up calls and alarm ringtones that fans can share with their friends to provide the motivation to get up and go to school. And if this doesn’t motivate the kids, I’m not sure what will.
JOHN DALY SURGERY
I’m sorry, but this made me laugh really hard, and I don’t think I need to explain why…John Daly has cited injury as the reason for his miserable play. The injury? His stomach, or more accurately, a torn muscle in his stomach. “When he tried to stop swinging at the Honda Classic, he tore his rotator cuff and he also dislocated two rib joints where they attach to the spine,” said his doctor. “We rehabbed all that, but the whole time he had dislocated ribs, he tore the ligaments around them.” After running a “full body scan” the doctors discovered the muscle tear in the stomach. “It was not attached, and the muscle shrunk down,” said the doc. “When he swings, he uses that area with his stomach and core strength. He could only go so long without hurting. He was in a cycle he could not get out of.” Safe to say Daly will always be in a cycle he can’t get out of…its called too many chicken wings. (Yahoo.sports)
SO WRIGHT IT’S WRONG
Last week, the NY Mets sexiest player, David Wright, rode a vintage subway train headed for Shea Stadium…actually, it wasn’t really Wright, it was his wax figure from Madame Tussauds which was used in a campaign to promote mass transit…and yesterday, Wright was one of the many who donned number 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson. “No matter what kind of race, color, religion, or background you come from, I think everybody that puts on a Major League uniform—or a baseball uniform, for that matter—has a respect and a love for Jackie Robinson. So I think it’s great that we get to show that appreciation. To be able to do it in New York, it makes it even more special.”