Daily Archives: December 2, 2009

“Just Another Big Day in the League”

For those of you who have not really been following, the NBA is coming into full swing.  Though I know it is vastly overshadowed at this time of year by College Football, College Basketball, and the NFL, it is going on.  It is hard to believe, but the year is almost a quarter of the way done.  But today’s big news pertaining to the NBA does not really have to do with ball games going on in the league but player antics.

One of New York’s finest, Ron Artest, came out today and said how he used to drink at halftime of games early in his career when he was with the Bulls.  To be specific he drank “hennessy.”  What a guy.  I mean seriously, nobody smelled it on his breath or had any semblance of knowledge?  Coaches and players let their teammate play knowing that he had been boozing in the locker room?  What a joke.  Let’s pray that he does not do this anymore and he actually is maturing.  Artest has always been relentless on the court, and apparently he is a relentless party animal off the court as well.

In other NBA news, the Answer, is returning to his old home Philadelphia.  As I mentioned in the blog a while back, I think that he should just retire.  But he definitely does still have some play left in his tank.  But is he willing to not be the superstar and be a role player?  The Sixers are Andre Iguodala’s team.  Though they are not a very strong team, they are still his team.  Can AI help turn the Sixers into a contender?  Most likely not, but I wish him the best of luck.

So we got one guy boozing at halftime and another legend returning to the court after a couple of week hiatus.  You got to love the NBA.

Stay tuned for the next edition of Sportskraze.



“The Perfect One is Not So Perfect”

So Tiger Woods finally came out and admitted some of his faults indirectly today.  He says that he is “not perfect.”  I was wondering when the real story of his car accident was going to come out.  Obviously, there is still plenty left for speculation but the consensus is that Tiger has been cheating on his wife and was obviously trying to get out from his home quickly in the wee hours of the morning.

So who is the next athlete that is going to come clean about cheating on their wife, domestic violence, steroids, or something else that is ridiculous.  It just seems like all of today’s biggest superstars cannot keep their noses clean.  Serena, the biggest star in women’s tennis had her not so perfect moment in September.  A Rod came out about the roids earlier this year.  Not to mention he also had a messy divorce due to infidelity.  Kobe Bryant cheated on his wife a few years back.  Ben Roethlisberger is still in the middle of allegations of possibly raping a hotel attendant.

I could go on and on all day talking about the transgressions of the superstar athletes that we all put on a pedestal.  Yes, I still love athletics and love to watch these superstars play.  Most of them though have major faults (not all of them).

So my question for you all today is, which superstar will come out next as not so “perfect?”  I will tell you this.  If it comes out that Derek Jeter, the All American Yankee has been doing the roids, I do not know what I will do.  Baseball, which is still the American pasttime in my eyes will be tarnished for forever.

So which superstar will get into trouble next?

Stay tuned for the next edition of the Sportskraze.