Basketball Coach Goes Barefoot For Good Cause

Ron Hunter doesn’t have to worry about sneaker deals, as the college basketball coach recently went barefoot for a game.

IUPUI coach Ron Hunter barefoot

The INDIANAPOLIS STAR bounces over news of Hunter, the IUPUI coach who decided to go shoeless for the Jaguars’ Summit League contest against Oakland. Hunter’s stunt was done to raise awareness for Samaritan’s Feet, an organization aimed at providing footwear for those less fortunate.

Through his long-term efforts, the coach was hoping to eventually collect 40,000 pairs, with many going to African children. By game time, he already reached his goal - and then some.

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Stephon Marbury Coverage By NY Outlets Buries Lazies In Los Angeles

NY MEDIA NBA INTRIGUE MARBURYS LAZYS IN LOS ANGELES We’re intrigued by the Stephon Marbury debacle today, not because of the effect it will have on the Knicks (no one outside the Tri-State cares), but because of the coverage his departure getting by warring New York print outlets:

Stephon Marbury Montage

SPORTS HERNIA chimes in with further spin from the NEW YORK POST:

Stephon Marbury

The DAILY NEWS reports that Marbury bolted the team yesterday after he was told he was being benched. He then followed-up with this ominous quote: “Isiah has to start me. I’ve got so much (stuff) on Isiah and he knows it. He thinks he can (get) me. But I’ll (get) him first. You have no idea what I know.“Meanwhile the Post and NEWSDAY (which cited “news outlets”) report that Marbury claims that Isiah gave his blessing to leave the team.

Who’s right? Who cares? Just keep it going. Goodness knows we won’t get that type of coverage on Kobe Bryant and the Lakers from the lazies in Los Angeles, so we need all the entertainment we can get!

UPDATE: Marbury has been fined $180K (or 60,000 Starbury sneakers) for skipping Tuesday night’s game against Phoenix.