The Dallas Mavericks recently visited the Staples Center for a game against the Los Angeles Clippers, one that the Mavs won 93-84. Drew Gooden was in street clothes for the game, sidelined with a rib injury, which meant that he wasn’t as readily able to tune out hecklers as a player in the game would. And here we go.
(Not quite BFFs.)
Two partisan Clippers fans taunted Gooden and the rest of the Mavericks over the course of the night, using the old tried-and-true method of seeing a detail about someone and then yelling about it. “Dirk Nowitzki has a fake tan,” etc. etc., at a high volume. Apparently, either Gooden or an acquaintance allegedly pointed the two fans out after the game and called them “faggots.” Alert the presses? One of the fans, an actor with one memorable TV appearance, doesn’t mind if he does.
• Some exercising ladies in Utah are working out their chances to make pole dancing … er, “pole fitness” an Olympic sport.
(”London, here we come!“)
• What happens when an LSU student reporter visits the Tigers’ tailgate dressed in Alabama gear? Let’s watch.
• Them’s fightin’ words: Ex-Viking Troy Williamson would like to “duke it out” with current Viking coach Brad Childress.
• A 12-year-old British kid gets his life of hooliganism started early.
Tags: 12 Year Old Hoodlum
, Alabama Crimson Tide
, Barry Bonds
, Bernie Williams
, Brad Childress
, Donald Driver
, Drew Gooden
, Lamarcus Aldridge
, Lsu Tigers
, Minnesota Vikings
, New York Yankees
, Olympic Pole Dancing
, Snoop Dogg
, Troy Williamson
, Woody Paige
Time for another SbB Clever Caption Contest to help get you one day closer to the weekend. Today’s fantastic photo features Drew Gooden of the Chicago Bulls & LaMarcus Aldridge of the Portland Trail Blazers:
So, how would you describe this silly scene? Make your suggestions in the comments section. Winner will be announced in the end-of-the-day recap.
Good luck, and good writing! (For Good-en!)
GAUDI SADLY OVERLOOKED BY NBERS EVERY DAMN TIME: The AKRON BEACON-JOURNAL blindsides us with the news that a NBAer is getting a tattoo. (*fiddles tie in disbelief*)
This time it’s Drew Gooden of the Cavs: “Gooden will soon be unveiling the giant new tattoo on his left arm and shoulder. It’s the first new ink Gooden’s had since he was 15 and he’s been thinking for years about it. It features a green Salvador Dali-style melting clock with the time set at 11:11 for good luck.
“There’s also a full Bible passage about the meaning of candles, which are melting the clock on his arm. There’s also an image of St. Michael, known as a guardian angel. It took 27 hours for Gooden to get the tattoo and he’s been covering it up during games and practices to protect it.”
The unveiling should huge. But not as big as the full-body Redd Foxx tribute tattoo we currently have being carved out on us on the Venice Boardwalk.