The Atlanta Hawks are having one of their best seasons in recent memory. The amazing on-court performance in Atlanta doesn’t just apply to the team, as their mascot Harry the Hawk showed off his dance moves to Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk.”
DAMN that hawk can bust a move! I can’t believe there’s a mascot in the NBA that can dance like Harry the Hawk.
Ty Lawson of the Denver Nuggets was arrested early this morning on suspicion of DUI. According to Colorado’s 9News (an NBC affiliate), police pulled the point guard over for doing 60 in a 35. Denver Police say he was arrested at 1:19 a.m. in the 3400 block of Park Avenue West after reportedly going 60 mph in a 35 mph zone:
“Upon contact, [Lawson] stated he had consumed alcohol prior to driving,” the probable cause document says.
The arresting officer claimed Lawson’s speech was slurred, breath had a strong odor of alcohol, he was swaying and his eyes were bloodshot. He consented to a field sobriety test, which he failed according to the officer. He refused a chemical test. After being taken to DDC DUI Room, Lawson reportedly admitted to an officer that he had a previous DUI in Missouri.
Blake Griffin is a funny guy. That’s why he keeps getting cast in all those commercials and landed the lead in the Space Jam remake. So when a trainer is helping Blake put on some fancy ice packs and Blake decides to grab the back of the trainer’s head and force his face into his crotch, you can be assured that there is a comedic purpose.
Whatever they are paying that trainer is not enough.
Bryant downplayed the issue after Wednesday night’s game.
“I’ve played on a torn labrum before,” Bryant said after scoring 14 points in 30 minutes. “I’m not too concerned about it.”
With less than 40 games remaining on the schedule, the Lakers needing to finish with one of the worst records in the NBA to keep their draft pick, and Bryant being 36-years old … it’s safe to say he should forget this season and prepare the retirement tour in 2015-2016.
Here’s Kobe shooting with his left hand last night. His final shot? An airball.
DeAndre Jordan had a great game against the Boston Celtics on Monday night. Jordan made 8 of 9 shots from the field, scored 19 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and blocked 6 shots. If ever anyone had earned a postgame interview, it was DeAndre Jordan. Unfortunately, he was a bit distracted. First by Tupac. Then by someone – perhaps an old friend – way off in the distance. Finally, Matt Barnes strangled him with a towel and Jordan just gave up and ran away.
P.J. Hairston scored 11 points in the Hornets’ loss to the visiting Spurs on Wednesday night. Hairston gave it everything he had in his 21 minutes of action, including this incredible flop where he drew slight contact from Tony Parker at the free throw line and threw his body backwards like he had been shot in the stomach with a cannonball. Hairston ended up sliding into the feet of Gregg Popovich while Danny Green hit a wide-open three-pointer.
While there are plenty of bad flops, the exaggeration and sheer distance of Hairston’s flop certainly puts it in contention as one of the worst flops ever.