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Best Blogger Alive: Vol. VI

Guess what, Both Teamsters? You’re getting a Weezy double-feature as well. I know, I know…it’s like Channukah came early. But please, you can keep your po-tay-to pancakes.

With no more ado, here’s the NBA highlights of Dwayne Michael Carter Jr’s Thanksgiving Day post:

LeBron James might as well go out with a Knicks jersey on at this point. What’s happening is so unfair to the Cleveland fans. All they hear about is LeBron and the Knicks. It seems like a rough, rough time to be a Cleveland fan right now. LeBron’s got a tough decision. If I was the man LeBron is, I’d go ahead and make that move. LeBron is bigger than life, and Cleveland can’t hold him.

Valid points.

But much more important than that is the fact that Pat Riley not only knows who Lil Wayne is, but he is familiar with his touring schedule.

I went to the Heat game on Monday night to check out my man DJ Augustin, who is from New Orleans. Dwyane Wade was amazing and I also met Pat Riley. I was sitting courtside and he came walking by and wished me luck playing at the arena on Sunday, so that was cool. He was just passing by and I was watching the game so we didn’t get to talk much, but I appreciated that. It’s always cool to meet players and coaches you watched when you were growing up, and I get nervous sometimes. It’s a lot different than meeting guys you watch as an adult.

But Armani wearing, slickback Hall of Fame coaches aren’t the only NBA legends Weezy gets to meet on a regular basis. Oh no. He’s also kicking it with Bad Boys enforcers and WBNA ladies that I’ve never heard of.

Last year on my tour I met Rick Mahorn and Bill Lambeer [sic] ’cause we were staying in the same hotel. They were there with their WNBA team the Detroit Shock and they were funny. That was right around the time they had just acquired Ivory Latta, and she came in to the lobby and saw me and started screaming, “Oh, s—t! I love you!” She was screaming, man. I told her I loved her game and to keep doing her thing.

Coincidentally, that’s the exact same advice I gave Birdman Jr when he asked me for blogging advice.

NBA Players Likes Cars and Houses

I was shocked too.

But in case you don’t believe it, here is Dime with video of rookie responses to the question: “What was the first thing you bought with your NBA money?”

The video is actually really dull, so here is the full run-down:

Brandon Rush: 2009 Escalade and condo in Indianapolis
CDR: Benz truck
Courtney Lee: condo, next thing will be a car
DJ Augustin: nothing yet — “Probably a car or something like that”
Derrick Rose: house for mom
JJ Hickson: 750 LI — “Had to do it big for a little bit”
Donte Green: house and car for grandma
Mario Chalmers: 2009 Escalade — “Black on black…Remember that”

GM doesn't need a bailout. They just need Stern to revoke the rookie salary cap.

GM don't need no bail-out. It just needs Stern to revoke the rookie salary cap.

Michael Jordan Will Gladly Take Full Ownership

Congratulations, Bobcat Fans. You can now sleep soundly with knowledge of the fact that the guy who drafted Kwame first overall, Adam Morrison third overall and DJ Augustin ninth overall is ready to step up and purchase the whole franchise if BET owner Robert Johnson ever decides to sell the team.

“When Bob wants to step aside, I have no problem stepping in and saying, ‘Hey, look, I’d love to take control of this franchise,’ ” Jordan said in a story on the newspaper’s web site. “But Bob, he’s not at that point now.”

The fifth-year franchise has never made the playoffs and Johnson has acknowledged losing millions on the team, which has struggled to draw fans. Jordan bought a minority stake in the Bobcats in 2006 and Johnson gave him total control over the team’s basketball operations.

Champ-ion-ship.

MJ preparing for the draft. (Boston Globe)

MJ preparing for the draft. (Photo: Boston Globe)