After spending the last six seasons in the cold of Denver, you’d think Marcus Camby would be overjoyed at the idea of moving to sunny Southern California as a member of the Los Angeles Clippers. You’d think, but according to the BOSTON GLOBE who caught up with the former UMass star, you’d be wrong.
Camby who was dealt to the Clips on July 16th in exchange for a second round pick in the 2010 draft says, “With everything I’ve been dealing with off the court, this is the lowest point of my life.” Ouch! Sure, the Clippers are considered by many to be the worst franchise in all of sports, but they just added Baron Davis and more importantly you’ll be living in Hollywood.
I don’t know if Marcus is aware of this, but they shoot American Idol in Hollywood and all those kids say “It’s a dream come true,” when they get picked to go to Los Angeles. Why you so down on the Clippers, Camby? Read more…
Almost one year ago to the day, Oscar De La Hoya lost a split-decision against undefeated champ and WrestleMania alumnus Floyd Mayweather. But before there would be any rematch, the Golden Boy would have to get past Steve Forbes.
Forbes, a seasoned fighter who lost the final match in season two of The Contender, had never been knocked down, and would not roll over to De La Hoya like the sellout crowd in Carson, CA had expected. Read more…
No, that’s not it… you know he’s serious this time because “(Roski) controls the land necessary to build the stadium, training facilities and related development; and he already has a certified environmental impact report for the site.” Look, Ma! An environmental impact report! You can practically smell the fondue cart in the concourse from here!
No, that’s not it, either… ah, here it is. You know Ed Roski is serious about building an NFL stadium because he’s asked City of Industry, CA, to fork over $820 million in property taxes for the project. Now it’s on.
Isaiah Rider, a former NBA player, was arrested for investigation of auto theft in Los Angeles Saturday after failing to stop at an intersection at 2:30 am. Upon inspection by officers, the license plates were found to belong to a car reported stolen from South Los Angeles. As of Saturday night, Rider, 37 is being held on $25,000 bail.
He has been arrested four times since 2006, including three since last January. Charges have included cocaine possession, evading an officer, illegal possession of a firearm, grand theft, disobeying a court order, and providing false information to a peace officer. Read more…
We’re back in L.A. this week. Yes, we’re excited to be home, but our spirits were further raised during our first, senseless, late night trip to 7-Eleven. The store featured a giant, shiny cardboard display of a topless Marisa Miller on the cover of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED - right next to the door as you walk out (with hands firmly in pockets).
(Looks like a transfer to Wichita State may be in order)
And while we were in line waiting to pay for our Slurpee™, we were treated to Tommy Lasorda, in an ad over the PA, telling us to where he gets his transmission serviced (no, not Jumbo’s Clown Room - Aamco).
Speaking of SI.com, so about the photo. Read more…
ESPN plans to host the late SportsCenters from L.A., along with pizza delivery until 3 a.m. to surrounding sports fans. (Ok, we made the pizza thing up, but it would be cool to have Scott Van Pelt deliver some extra Papa John’s garlic sauce.)Now the question is, who gets to escape Bristol for the smoggy, crimed climes of downtown Los Angeles? ESPN’s George Bodenheimer said, “We’ll be moving some of our highest-potential folks out here.”
In other words, pretty much anyone single and under the age of 40 will be going west.
Bodenheimer also reports that because of the move to SoCal, there will be many more opportunities for ESPN original entertainment productions. So that already has us lighting candles for a “Tilt 2″:
We’re also holding out hope for a reprise of Mario Lopez’s critically-acclaimed “ESPN Hollywood“!
1-4 p.m.: “The Steve Mason Show“4-7 p.m.: “The Dave Dameshek Show”
7-10 p.m.: “The Brian Long Show”
Exciting, eh? Well we do like Steve Mason and that should be a good listen. All the shows will be apparently buttressed with lots of celebrity contributors, some on a regular basis.
KSPN obviously wasn’t happy with the ratings of Mason and Ireland - and Kiley in the middays - but will Mason middays and Dameshek in the afternoon be a huge improve? We’re guessing no. We hope we’re wrong.