Did you know how small Jay-Z‘s ownership of the Brooklyn Nets is? It’s got to be decent, you’d think, what with his face on billboards around Manhattan, being at the shovel ceremony for the Barclays Center and having about four of his other business interests tied into the team’s new arena. Actually, it’s tiny: one-fifteenth of one percent, reportedThe New York Times today. But if teams want to lure in a big fish celebrity to co-own a pro team (even if they’re not spending relatively much — Mr. Carter put down $1 million) you can be sure they’ll watch this other Brooklyn blueprint. Read More »
Colin Cowherd has really jumped on the anti-Michael Jordan train these days – not Cowherd himself, but bringing guests onto his ESPN Radio show to rebut the notion that MJ is the greatest ever. First it was Jim Boeheim making a mere suggestion that LeBron James might be a better player than MJ. And now it’s former NBAer John Salley, who said that MJ isn’t the greatest either. And, even worse, he names five players who he thinks were better. So for those of you counting at home, Michael Jordan isn’t one of the five greatest players ever. According to John Salley, that is. Read More »
John Salley will be the first one to tell you that he won “four championship rings, with three different teams, in three different decades and two different millenniums” during his 11-year NBA career. Apparently he’ll also be the first one to tell you about his 32-year-old sugar mama when he was 20 years old. In a clip from the Travel Channel’s new show, “The Traveler’s Guide To Life,” Salley gives us a hilarious glimpse into the pro lifestyle before he even cashed a check. Props to the Bull Durham reference too.
For the weekend’s edition of Reebok Still Talkin’ Quote of the Day, we take it back to the days of the VHS tape. Here are some of the best sound bites from players from the late 80s and early 90s like Byron Scott, John Salley, Reggie Miller and the great Larry Bird. Read More »