Move Over, Shaq: James Johnson Brings Da Funk

We’re big fans of Shaq. Have been for years. It’s not just that he’s been one of the most dominant players in NBA history, of course. It’s all the other stuff - the police raids, the White House pop-ins, the Twitterness, the David Beckham “feud”. Just as recently as last week, you warmed our hearts with your Conan O’Brien dance contest. We’ll always love you and your wacky, attention-whoring ways.

James Johnson Dancing

But while we hope you succeed at beating everyone at everything in your new, narcissistic reality show ventures, we’ve found a new favorite NBA player to watch and be entertained by. No, not Ron Artest. And jeez, no, of course it’s not Starbury. No, we’re talking about Bulls rookie James Johnson, who has assumed the crown - for now - of the awesomest player in the NBA. Not only is he an actual multi-discipline athlete - an undefeated kickboxer/MMA fighter -  he’s a dancing machine … who thankfully for us, showed off his breakdancing skills on YouTube.

(Video after the jump.)

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Coach: ‘Please Don’t Report My Homophobic Slur’

Putting a college football coach in front of a microphone is usually like handing a bear a calculator and asking him to do your taxes. Nothing good can come of that. Hawaii head coach Greg McMackin proved that once again this morning at the WAC football media preview in Salt Lake City, when he let loose with a homophobic slur in reference to Notre Dame. Oops.

Charlie Weiss, Greg McMackin

(That’s McMackin on the right. I think)

McMackin’s perfect s***storm began when he told a small group of reporters how Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis had the Fighting Irish do “this little faggot dance” at a banquet the night before last year’s Hawaii Bowl. But the fun didn’t stop there. Read more…