There is news out there from my buddy and old cohort Marc Stein that Dwyane Wade’s deal with Li-Ning will pay him $10 million annually for 10 years, plus significant equity in the company. That is some serious cheddar. In case you missed it, we filed a story two days ago about Wade’s deal, noting that Li-Ning does not sell its products in U.S. retail stores … at least not yet. Wade is currently in China now, where many of his teammates
Dwyane Wade will wear these new Li-Ning sneakers Thursday night in Beijing. No, not at a store near You. Near Yu, which is a county in Shanxi Province in China. Not the easiest place to get to, either, unless you are traveling from Pingding. But that is only going to be a temporary problem, as Li-Ning announced Wednesday that it expects to have Dwayne Wade’s new signature line of sneakers available in U.S. retail outlets in the first quarter
Nominations for the Mark Madsen award are hereby closed. And just a guess, but I’d imagine www.findaturkishhusband.com is having a bad day. 2012-2013 MVP Jazz Dancer Enes Kanter , How do u like it ?bit.ly/OKVhA7 — Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) October 7, 2012
You never quite know what you are going to find when you are surfing around the Internet early on a Sunday morning, but you always stumble upon something somewhat stunning. In this case, it was actual numerals in the box score next to the name Eddy Curry. E’Nourmous Tubolard actually took his warmups off in the San Antonio Spurs’ preseason opener, logging nine minutes and shooting 3-for-5 for seven points with two rebounds as Gregg Popovich’s team wiped out Italian squad Montepaschi
This was the 2,000th Tweet posted by Brian, a friend and a fixture in the Orlando media scene: It’s hilarious how people still fall for Shaq’s Don Rickles’ act: His target, media, fans. He said long ago, “It’s all entertainment.” — Brian K. Schmitz (@MagicInsider) October 5, 2012 That tweet has nothing to do with Stan Van Gundy, who may have been shown the door by ESPN after they were close to making a deal to bring him in as a studio analyst,
Bo McCalebb (shown here playing for Macedonia) scored 21 points as Fenerbahce of Turkey defeated the Boston Celtics on Friday in Istanbul. Attention Celtics Nation. Your guys just lost to a Turkish team — albeit a good one. Bo McCalebb, the former University of New Orleans standout whose life outside of the U.S. as a dual Macedonian citizen has been well-chronicled on this site, dominated throughout the game and scored 21 points in Fenerbahce Ulker’s 97-91 victory. NBA washout Romain Sato
Twitter is a powerful tool, and sometimes it is a way to help you make up your mind. When you have over 50,000 Twitter followers, as Josh Harrellson does, you can let them help you decide the answers to the life-altering questions of each day — such as, should I shave? Should I shave or keep the beardinstagr.am/p/QabH5OqJBj/ — Josh Harrellson (@BigJorts55) October 5, 2012 Less than an hour later, Jorts tweeted this: My face feels much betterinstagr.am/p/QaegCXqJET/ — Josh Harrellson (@BigJorts55) October 5, 2012
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