Series Now Tossup After Game Sick Performance

Suns Coach Alvin Gentry last night at Staples during Sun-Lakers WCF Game 5:

If Phoenix is to extend the series on Saturday, it’ll once again come down to bench play.

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Phoenix Suns Vendor Discounting Team’s Chances

Literally.

Phoenix Beat LA Tshirt discounted at US Airways arena

(Closeout sale!)

From Arash Markazi at US Airways Center Tuesday night during the Lakers-Suns playoff game: “The Suns are selling “Beat LA” shirts for $10 tonight, down from $25 on Sunday.”

Sager Finally Clowns Someone Else: Stoudemire

After Lamar Odom scored 19 points and grabbed 19 rebounds in the Lakers’ Game 1 Western Conference Finals win over the Suns 128-107 Monday, Amare Stoudemire said of Odom’s performance, “He had a lucky game in Game 1.”

Wednesday’s Game 2 saw Odom  score 17 points with 11 rebounds, four assists and three steals as the Lakers won 124-112 to take a 2-0 lead in the series. After the game, circus-suited Craig Sager cornered Stoudemire about his earlier, unfortunate choice of words.
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Amar’e’s Mom: Mugshot And “Bizarre Recording”

MyFoxPhoenix.com has a follow to the initial arrest report of Amar’e Stoudemire’s mom Carrie. Ms. Stoudemire was taken into police custody on Saturday in Scottsdale after being pulled over for speeding, erratic driving and failing to have a court ordered-Interlock ignition device on her vehicle.

Amare Stoudemire's More Carrie Stoudemire Mugshot

The FOX-TV outlet has what it calls a “bizarre recording” of Carrie taken from the back of a police cruiser as the NBA player’s mom was taken to a local lockup.

The report read: “(Carrie) had a lot of money inside her wallet that was located inside her purse… she wanted her purse to go with Amare, but she wanted the wallet to go with her. Carrie stated, ‘I don’t trust him, he will take all my money!’”

Amare Stoudemire's More Carrie Stoudemire Mugshot

We also find out from the police report where Ms. Stoudemire claimed to be going when she was pulled over. Read more…

Amare Expands Arizona Immigration Law Protest

As one of the players who made a political statement about the Arizona Immigration law by wearing a Los Suns jersey last night, Amare Stoudemire apparently decided to expand the protest:

Amare Stoudemire Expands Arizona Immigration Protest To Latin Community

(Gone old(est) school!)

Translation: Nos suscipio Latin commuity. They es seorsum of 12 tribus of Israel. Is 1 Populus sub YAH ( deus ). Let’s convenio. Vadum!!

Celtic’s Wife Says MLBer’s Grandpa Groped Her

Michael Ferraresi of the ARIZONA REPUBLIC reports the wife of Boston Celtic Eddie House recently accused the grandfather of Detroit Tigers catcher Gerald Laird of “touching her inappropriately” during an altercation at a Suns game at U.S. Airways Arena.

Charlsie House Wife Of Eddie House

(Charlsie House, wife of Boston Celtic Eddie House)

“Police listed Charlsie House - wife of Celtics forward Eddie House, a former star with the Suns and ASU - as an investigative lead in the case, according to the report.

“Authorities said House quickly left the arena’s Verve Energy Lounge after accusing the Lairds’ 70-year-old grandfather, who was never cited, of touching her inappropriately. … (House) claimed the players’ grandfather groped her at the bar.”

The entire incident centered on a “brawl” involving Laird and his brother - New York Yankees prospect Brandon Laird - on December 30. The Lairds’ uncle, Gregory Scott Collins, 51, was also arrested “on suspicion of assault.”

Gerald Laird was arrested for misdemeanor assault for allegedly striking a security guard in the head from behind during the brawl. Brandon Laird, 22, allegedly shouted derogatory remarks toward House and other women at the lounge before taking a swing at one of the women. He was booked on suspicion of misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

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KJ Leaves His Heart (And Other Belongings) In SF

Kevin Johnson learned the hard way what happens when you leave the bucolic, tree-lined streets of Sacramento and head into the bustling, hard-edged metropolis that is San Francisco. You stop to help an elderly man get into a cab, and BOOM! (John Madden goes to telestrator): You’re suddenly a robbery victim.

Kevin Johnson

Johnson of course is a former NBA guard who is now the mayor of Sacramento (which has its own share of crime. But it’s also quite shady and laid back, with more squirrels per capita than any city in America). Recently he blogged about being a crime victim while visiting SF. See the shocking details: Read more…

Speed Read: Bills Blunder, Let Brady Off The Hook

You know the Bills have had a rough history when they can completely blow a game like they did last night, and you can think of like five worse that have happened to them over the years off the top of your head. Buffalo used a poorly-timed fumble on a kickoff that never should’ve been returned to come from ahead and lose to the Patriots, 25-24, in both teams’ season opener.

Tom Brady and Jim Kelly

(These guys have three Super Bowl rings between them)

It wasn’t a completely devastating loss for the Bills (they were, of course, supposed to lose). It’s not like Vincent Gallo’s going to make a movie about it or anything. But at this rate, the people of upstate New York are just going to start hoping the team moves to Toronto so they don’t have to be so miserable all the time. They also should be happy to know that Brady told his New England teammates that he “knew” the Bills would let them back into the game late.

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Week In Review: Erin Andrews Gets Down & Dirty

• Whether you adore her or want to ignore her, Erin Andrews is starting to embrace her popularity more & more - such as posing for a GQ photoshoot.

Erin Andrews GQ 3

• Help wanted: New Mexico football office. Only hot young girls need apply.

• Redskins backup QB Colt Brennan denies reports that he’s Jessica Simpson’s new NFL stud.

Tom Cable shows how rough & tough the Raiders are going to be this season by breaking the jaw of one of his assistant coaches.

• The Dodgers turn to Snoop Dogg to help sell tickets. Fo’ shizzle.

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Reggie & Kimmy K. Getting Back Together Again?

Reggie Bush & Kim Kardashian are gonna give love another chance.

Reggie Bush Kim Kardashian

It’s gotta be the new hair!

• Those 38 wins by the Memphis Tigers two years ago? The NCAA declares that it never happened.

• That seems a bit harsh. Next thing you’ll tell me, giving cream cheese to athletes would be considered an NCAA violation.

Plaxico Burress pleads guilty to gun possession charge, will spend the next two seasons playing for the penal pigskin league.

• First Patrick Kane, and now Aqib Talib. Why do pro athletes hate cabbies so much?

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