For this, Mario Chalmers gets a few extra points in our book. Not necessarily because all of this happened, but because he came out and admitted it. In an excerpt from a book called “Beyond the Phog – Untold Stories from Kansas Basketball’s Most Dominant Decade”, Chalmers and Sherron Collins to an extent admitted they have a problem with Villanova coach Jay Wright and took the NCAA tournament game against him personal during the year Kansas won the title. The summer before that season, both tried out for the national team, and both were cut, Wright opting to keep his guy Scottie Reynolds when Chalmers thought he BADLY outplayed him. Once they met up in the NCAAs, it was on. Chalmers says: “But during the game we were talking all kinds of s–t to Jay Wright. We’d run by him and tell him, ‘Sit your ass down! We got this!’ Another time we said to him, ‘This is what you get for cutting us. We’re about to dog you!’ Anytime we were throwing the ball in from the sideline, when he was standing up trying to call a play, we’d tell him to shut his mouth and sit down.” … Everyone and their mama might be trying to get Chris Paul to New York City, but he’s just posted up in the gym. Check out this video of his killer ab workout … After a day off (those movie ballers can’t take the every day thing), the final four in the Dime Ultimate Movie Baller one-on-one tournament will kick off today. To get there, Neon Bodeaux barely snuck by Tom Shepherd while Jesus slaughtered the Wolf. Butch McRae also advanced, but the surprise was Billy Hoyle, shutting down Kyle Lee Watson pretty easily (he had close to 70 percent of the vote). People really love them some White Men Can’t Jump huh? The two semis will be (1) Neon vs. (4) Jesus and (6) McRae vs. (15) Hoyle … The thing with video games is we just want the core product to be great. It has to have replay value, and it has to be enjoyable. All of that extra jazz is great, but if the actual gameplay is weak, then who cares right? NBA 2K12 has spent a ton of time talking up certain aspects of their game – namely the legends mode. With most products, that would put off an alarm for us. Are they overlooking the actual game to make secondary modes perfect? 2K has never been one to shy away from going all out to try to make the perfect game, and yesterday they quenched our thirst with another Developer Insight on the post game. Always an iffy portion of the game, the moves will be easier to control this year. Plus, there will actually be defense involved. In previous years, it felt like everyone was a 90% shooter with the six-foot hook shot. Now you can pull the chair, push back, guess left or right and generally get your Mahorn on. This should be amazing … Here’s a first quarter clip of actual game footage between Boston and the Clippers … And they’ve come to an agreement on a new CBA. Not for the players, but for the refs, and it’ll stay in effect for the next five years. As we’ve said before, progress … We’re out like Andre Johnson‘s ego.
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