Friday, February 26, 2010

Akeem Scott: Baller, Rapper, Psychic

Keem Scott made something of a bold Olympic prediction before Team USA faced off against Finland in the hockey semi-finals:

He took some old fashioned Facebook heat for the prediction. He is living in Finland, after all. But in true P.C. fashion it didn't end there.

Or there.

Also, U-S-A! U-S-A!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Juan Dixon's wife is hot and defending Juan Dixon

I'm not totally sure the woman in that photo is Juan's wife Robyn, but it's the only picture of Dixon with a woman that wasn't taken in a club so I'm rolling with it.

Anyways, while we have yet to hear from Juan himself on his recent positive steroid test, his wife is defending him in the press:

The player "took an over-the-counter supplement and had no idea it had any type of steroid in it. It's not like he was injecting steroids," Robyn Dixon, his wife, said in an interview with The Baltimore Sun. Juan Dixon has remained in the Spanish city of Malaga and could not immediately be reached for comment.

"Playing seven years in the NBA and not having this issue, you don't think there's a problem with any of this stuff that's sold over the counter," she said.
Did you know that Juan once went in front of Congress to speak about the awfulness of performance enhancing drugs? True story! Dixon's urine (gross) is set to be tested again Monday and hopefully this will all get sorted out.

Because Juan seems like an honest guy and because he weighs (maybe) 165 pounds I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt on this. Plus his wife says he's innocent, and attractive women don't lie.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Has Portland decided to move on without Koponen?

Hippo let us know that some of Koponen's people were saying The Finnagler will be in the NBA next season, Trailblazers or not.

Today ESPN's Chris Sheridan reported some rumors that "not" may be more likely. If Portland's attempt to nab Brendan Haywood is any indication, they aren't placing a ton of value on Koponen's rights these days:
"Portland is the team out there seeking a big man, but they are not offering a lot. I am told the best offer they make for Brendan Haywood was Steve Blake and the rights to Petteri Koponen. I'm sure they could get Diop for less, but he is owed nearly $21 milion over the next three years, so I don't see Portland or anyone else having much interest."
Obviously that happened before Haywood was included in Washington's deal to the Mavericks. That is a pretty weak offer on Portland's end, to the point where it looks like they weren't really serious. I'm not sure any NBA team would give up a solid defensive center for Steve Blake's expiring contract and the un-NBA tested Koponen. Still, if there is truth the rumor, it could mean Portland has decided Petteri's greatest value will be realized in a trade as opposed to in their uniform. If that's the case this blog may just explode.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Juan Dixon busted for Performance Enhancing Drugs. For Serious!

Uplifting story, debonair dresser, current Blazers draftee Joel Freeland teammate, and former Portland Trailblazer Juan Dixon has reportedly tested positive for a type of steroid and was suspended indefinitely from playing with his Spanish League team CB Malaga. Really. I guess Dixon was just obsessed with bulking up to 170 pounds or something. Nobody has managed to get a comment from anyone on the matter yet.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Akeem Scott Buzzer Beater

The P.C.'s last game didn't go so well as his team lost 102-87, but Keem did play well with 24 points and 5 rebounds. He also hit a pretty cool shot at the buzzer, see below:

(As always, thanks to Hippo for the tip.)

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Welcome back to Finland, Mr. Akeem Scott

Is it just us or is the entire Universe is buzzing over Akeem Scott's return to Finland? The People's Champ made a victorious starting debut for LrNMKY with 12 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists in 24 minutes. Next up is a team with a pretty awesome name.

There's more! Here's a video with the latest Spider-keem highlights and some excerpts from Scott's recent interview in Finland. He's going to start rapping in Finnish soon, I can feel it. Maybe a Stig Dogg collaboration? Theres no end to the possibilities.