Thursday, 30 September 2010
THROUGH THE WIRE: NEWS (09/30/10)
It seems nothing will stop Magic Point Guard Jason Williams who came back to stellar form after a brief, Jay-Z like semi-retirement. Well now J-Will will be stopped in the tracks a little bit as a knee surgery will keep him sidelined for around 4 weeks. Jason's had a lot of Andrew Bynum knee trouble over the last couple of weeks and re-injured himself during training camp. An MRI on the injury revealed loose cartilage in the knee but no tear, so the injury isn't as bad as it sounds. White Chocolate will hope this recovery will be a smooth process in order to make the start of the 2010 regular season. The Magic with Jameer Nelson and Chris Duhon however are stacked at the point position.
Phil Jackson may not be very happy that the Lakers are leaving training camp in El Segundo for London right now but Kobe Bryant has to be pleased with his European fan base. While Kobe looks for his third ring in a row this season he can bank on one three-peat. His number 24 jersey has been reported as the top seller in Europe for the third consecutive year. Taking a look at the sales from last year LeBron James and Dwyane Wade came in second and third respectively (maybe this will change this season). With all this love for Kobe surely he has to play in London and Barcelona. It seems that he'll get more than his 15 minutes of fame however...16 to be exact in limited action in front of his legion of European fans.
Hows this for a collaboration? Dr. Dre and LeBron James. One of the greatest ball players meets one of the greatest pioneers of hip-hop to produce a new line of headphones in the Beats By Dre range. SLAM have got the right idea it's 'Beats By LeBron' now. The headphones are launched in a new range of products and are designed for athletes. LeBron helped with the design of the 'Powerbeats' that debut with the 'Beatbox' (a new ipod dock (which will probably provide more 'bounce')and the 'iBeats' (for Apple's iPod, iPad and iPhone. There also is some high end 'Beats Pro' probably tailored for 'Business LeBron' and 'Just Beats' ideal for 'Kid LeBron'. The question is now will Kobe rock them before games? Because those 'Beats By Dre' sure look big on that shaved head of his. Check the commercial below and for all you commenters 1:15 is your LOL moment. TIM DAVID HARVEY.