The buzz around twitter is that Jeremy Lin is out for the next six weeks with a meniscal tear in his knee.
Catastrophic. RT @HowardBeckNYT: Jeremy Lin is out 6 weeks w/small,chronic meniscal tear in knee, team says
— Jason McIntyre (@TheBigLead) March 31, 2012
Losing Stoudemire was a blow, but the Knicks were winning games without him. He just wasn’t doing as well as he did in his first season with the Knicks. David Lee actually has had a better season than Amar’e thus far.
Jeremy Lin has been a huge part of the Knicks season. He’s the spark that got the Knicks back to .500. Linsanity swept the nation for a good two weeks before some of it died down. Ever since Carmelo rejoined the team Lin’s scoring numbers went down. Yet he’s still been doing a good job.
Now that he’s basically done for the season (unless he’s ready to go late in the playoffs) the Knicks will have to rely on Baron Davis and Iman Shumpert. Who have done very well in Lin’s absence. The Knicks will just have to wait and see.
Per a report from Black Sports Online, WWE star David Otunga went out of his way to do something extra special for a Haitian refugee while giving an anti-bullying speech at his high school.
The details, courtesy of TMZ, are below:
Otunga was in Florida on Friday to give an anti-bullying talk at a John F. Kennedy Middle School — and as part of the event … the school raffled off a ticket to Wrestlemania 28 this weekend in Miami Gardens, where The Rock will face off against John Cena.
The kid who won the raffle turned out to be a refugee from Haiti’s massive 2010 earthquake — and now lives with foster parents in the US. Two weeks ago, the boy’s biological mother died in Haiti.
Otunga caught wind of the boy’s story — and was so moved he decided a simple Wrestlemania ticket wasn’t enough … so he personally set up a meet-and-greet for the kid backstage … with ALL the wrestlers at the event.
Truly a heartwarming story, and it should remind everyone that although wrestlers play characters in the ring, it’s human character outside of the ring, in real life, that counts.
Ex-NFL quarterback, Ryan Leaf was arrested on Friday for charges stemming from a burglary and drug charges in his hometown of Greta Fall Montana.
Leaf has been most remembered as being one of the biggest busts in NFL history and now has a more series label to add to his list of life embarrassments . Criminal. Leaf was supposed to be in town for a book signing, but instead spent time bailing himself out of jail. He was held in lieu of $76,000 after he was charged with two felonies and a misdemeanor.
“I’ve made some mistakes, and have no excuses,” Leaf said a statement released by his publicist. “I am using the tools I’ve learned to move forward rather than backwards, and will be open to talking about the details in the days to come. I am confident that there will be further understanding when the facts are revealed, and feel very blessed for all of the support, especially from my friends and family.”
You’ve heard this story before, a posterizing dunk at the Staples Center. Who did Blake get this time? Answer: Nobody. This time the pleasure went to the road team, as JJ Hickson threw down an INSANE dunk over Blake’s buddy DeAndre Jordan. Just…just watch.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have had their ups and downs this season, but are definitely not the embarrassment they were in the first year of the post-LeBron era last year. Tonight was one of those downs, with a terrible 121-84 defeat to the Bucks. Apparently few were more disappointed than always vocal owner Dan Gilbert, who had this to say via twitter:
One of those nights where I can’t find the words to match the emotions (at least non-profane words). Cavs fans deserve better. Much better.
— Dan Gilbert (@cavsdan) March 31, 2012
While I understand Gilbert’s frustration, he has to understand that he has a very young team, and young teams struggle; It is just the way it goes in this league. He has a very promising rookie in Kyrie Irving, who unfortunately left late in the fourth quarter of their aforementioned loss to the Bucks with a shoulder injury, and some other quality young pieces. There is some promise in these Cavs, especially with another lottery pick presumably coming this year in what is widely considered to be a deep draft. How should Gilbert expect his fans to be patient if he cannot do so himself?
Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey tweeted an interesting picture with the always controversial Terrell Owens pictured beside other Raider players:
in LA gettin it. twitter.com/theDHB85/statu…
— Darrius Heyward-Bey (@theDHB85) March 27, 2012
It looks as though the Raiders have worked Owens out at their facility. If the Raiders were to sign Owens it would re-unite he and Current Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer. Owens caught 72 passes for 983 yards and 9 touchdowns in his stint with Carson Palmer and the Bengals in 2010.