#TaniaOnTheScene - Go ahead and be afraid, New Yorkers. Your basketball team just wore black to another team’s burial — a really dumb thing to do — only for that team to rise from the crypt and turn this first-round series into something more frightening than a zombie film.
So yes, be afraid, Knicks fans. Be very, very afraid.
Long before this 92-86 loss in Game 5, Doc Rivers had already addressed the 2004 Red Sox with his 2013 Boston Celtics. As he walked with two reporters from Wednesday night’s postgame news conference to his Madison Square Garden locker room and talked about catching the early bus home, Rivers was asked by ESPNNewYork.com if he’d brought up the historic 2004 ALCS with his team.
Among the smartest guys in sports, Doc Rivers almost never gets boxed in by a question. He was boxed in here.
“Well, I’ll just say we talked about something in that realm,” he said. “I’m not going to give you what we talked about, but it’s a guy. We’ve talked about people in — yes, so I’m not going to say what.”
#TaniaOnTheScene- Just yesterday, Jason Collins “came out” to the world in Sports Illustrated. Here’s a little background:
Last summer, NBA veteran Jason Collins considered joining an old Stanford college roommate, U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III, at Boston’s gay pride parade.
Collins eventually decided he shouldn’t, because he wanted to keep his secret safe: For more than a decade as a professional athlete, he had remained silent about his sexuality, worried about what teammates, opponents, fans — the world, really — might think.
Then came the Boston Marathon bombings two weeks ago, which Collins says “reinforced the notion that I shouldn’t wait for the circumstances of my coming out to be perfect. Things can change in an instant, so why not live truthfully?”
So after having, he explains, “endured years of misery and gone to enormous lengths to live a lie,” Collins became the first active player in one of the four major U.S. pro sports leagues to come out as gay. He wrote a first-person article posted Monday on Sports Illustrated’s website that begins: “I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay.”
#TaniaOnTheScene - Headlines indicating “Jay-Z sell Nets” have hit the internet on Tuesday, April 9, as the rapper and business mogul will apparently eliminate his stake in the Brooklyn Nets. The word is the hip hop star is looking to become more of a sports agent, especially after his recent move to align baseball star Robinson Cano of the Yankees with his label Roc Nation.
The websiteBallOverall.com reported on April 9 that “it appears Mr. Carter will be relinquishing his minority ownership of the nets in order to focus on signing players to his sports agency.” Apparently, Jay-Z, real name Shawn Carter, will dissolve his ownership in the Nets which currently amounts to less than 1 percent. The rumor is that Jay will try to become a certified NBA agent in time for the 2013 NBA Draft, which takes place in June.
In today’s Entertainment news on #TaniaOnTheScene, Eva Longoria ends her romance with Mark Sanchez.
One could argue that this break-up could be the cause of the Jets’ QB’s less than “A” game on Sunday. Now, I don’t bring that up because I’m a GIANTS fan. Nope. Not at all. That has NOTHING to do with it.
www.TaniaOnTheScene.com || I was On The Scene of the Slam Dunk Contest at South Street Seaport. Guest judges included, Chocolate Thunder, Reemix, Sir Isaac, etc. They even flew in the world’s best dunker from France, Guy Dupuy.
From the high jumps, to the crazy dunks, I got you covered! Find out what missed, right here. Enjoy!
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