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Bomani Jones Rips on LeBron’s Hairline Again (Video)

Two weeks ago, media personality Bomani Jones filmed a humorous video for The Score where he criticized LeBron James for trying to cover up his jacked up hairline. One of Bomani’s greatest lines came on twitter when he said looking at LeBron’s hairline made him want to listen to some Wu-Tang Clan. I never really had thought about it until Bomani kept bringing it up, and now it’s all in my head.

When Bomani won Around the Horn on Friday, he took the opportunity to sound off on LeBron once again. Here’s the video courtesy of Sports Grid:

Will Inspectah Deck come to save the day? The world may never find out.

Are Pau Gasol and Kobe Bryant Fighting Over Girl Trouble?

The Los Angeles Lakers are down 2-0 to the Dallas Mavericks and face a pivotal Game 3 Friday night. It’s looking bleak for the Lakers and a lot of their problems seem to be related to “trust issues,” as Andrew Bynum described it.

Many people didn’t know what to think of Bynum’s postgame comments, but it’s painfully obvious the Lakers aren’t playing the brand of basketball that’s gotten them to three straight NBA Finals and netted them back-to-back championships.

A lot of the Lakers’ struggles have been pinned on their superstar power forward, Pau Gasol. Pau’s averaging just 14.0 points and 10.5 rebounds per game against Dallas in the postseason and a putrid 13.6 points and 7.8 rebounds in the 2010-11 playoffs, all below his All-Star worthy season. Now we’re hearing that Pau may be sulking because of personal problems that may also involve Kobe Bryant. The OC Register explains:

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Charles Barkley Breaks Club on First Tee

Charles Barkley is a notoriously bad golfer. He’s got one of the ugliest celebrity swings due to an inexplicable hitch in the middle of his swing.  So anytime Charles decides to pick up a club, comedy ensues. Wednesday’s Pro-Am at the Regions Tradition at Shoal Creek was bound to be comedy gold and it didn’t disappoint.

When Barkley swings, he typically winds up and then stalls in the middle only to raise his club again, reset his feet and then try and cruch the ball as his body spins violently on one leg. It’s not the way they teach you but it is hilarious and normally the only thing that breaks Charles’ ego. On Wednesday, things didn’t go as smoothly.

On the very first tee of the day, Charles lined up the ball, shook his legs and… destroyed his golf club. Yes, his swing was so bad that the head on his driver came flying off and went down the fairway. Check out the video:

Charles blamed the clubs, saying that he left them out of the bag and they were frozen so when he hit the ball, err, the ground, it broke the club. Good thing they were free.

Video: Ron Artest Clotheslines J.J. Barea

The Lakers were losing to the Mavericks at the end of Game 2 when Ron Artest decided to go Ron Artest. In a move only someone as numbskulled as him could have conceived, Artest ran into Mavs guard J.J. Barea clothesline style.

Artest received a technical foul and ejection for his actions. I know some people will defend him and say he shouldn’t be suspended, but there’s little doubt in my mind that he should be. The game was no longer in question, there was 30 seconds left, and Artest’s intent to harm Barea was clear. That’s a lot different from a physical play or doing something in the heat of the moment. This was clearly planned out by Artest and he should have to pay the price. Sadly, with the way he’s been playing, it might not be the worst thing for the Lakers if he missed Game 3.

UPDATE: As the Mavericks were getting ready to finish a sweep of the Lakers, Andrew Bynum leveled Barea with an even worse cheap shot.

Boston Celtics Robbed After April Loss to Miami Heat

Boston Celtics fans already felt like their team was robbed when Paul Pierce was ejected during the Game 1 defeat to the Miami Heat. Now we know they have a legitimate gripe because the team really was robbed after an April loss to the Heat during the regular season.

Yahoo! Sports reports that when the Celtics boarded their team bus to leave American Airlines Arena they realized “Someone had snuck onto the bus and stolen cash and belongings from the coaches’ and players’ bags.” It was apparently pretty bad — a lot of money was taken.

It doesn’t get much worse than that. Talk about a serious kick to the balls huh? Athletes are already prime targets for crimes because they are wealthy, have expensive belongings, and because people know their schedule. This just sounds like outright thievery and it totally sucks. Let’s just hope nobody made off with an AK-47 assault weapon during this heist.

Derrick Rose’s Touching MVP Award Acceptance Speech (Video)

Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose became the league’s youngest player ever to win an NBA MVP Award. Rose captured 93% of the first-place votes and was a cinch choice for the trophy. People were wondering how his acceptance speech would go because Rose is known as a shy and quiet person. Despite his humble and reserved personality, he absolutely nailed his speech.

It starts at the two minute mark in this video, but make sure you don’t miss the part where he starts talking about his mother at the 5:00 mark. Here’s Derrick Rose’s MVP acceptance speech:

There is little doubt that Rose was on the mark with his speech. What’s also cool is Rose’s Adidas commercial after winning the MVP Award. Prior to the season, Rose suggested it was possible for him to win the award. Turns out he was right. Here’s that cool video:

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LeBron James Left Off Nine MVP Ballots

Derrick Rose won the NBA’s MVP Award in a landslide vote making him the youngest MVP Award winner in league history. Dwight Howard finished second, LeBron James was third, and Kobe and Kevin Durant rounded out the top five. Perhaps the most stunning aspect of the voting — aside from Rose taking 93% of the first place votes — is that LeBron James was left off nine ballots.

That’s right, nine people didn’t think LeBron was a top five most valuable player in the league this year. Three people felt the same way about second-place finisher Dwight Howard. You can see the results of the voting below:

The people who didn’t have LeBron or Dwight on their ballots should have their votes revoked. How can you have followed the NBA this year and not felt those two men were top five players? LeBron was the back-to-back league MVP and his skills certainly did not diminish this season. His scoring was down by three points but the rest of his production was the same and he was still the most efficient player in the league.

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