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There really is not too much to this story other than the fact that Yao Defen has died. The story here is the photos. She was only 40 years old but she stood 7 feet 8 inches tall. Like most super tall people, Defen had what is known as gigantism, an illness that is caused by a tumor in her pituitary gland.
Yao, at age 15 was already 6 ftt 6. Her mom, who she lived with until her death hoped she could play basketball, a dream that never came to fruition. Her frame was just too damn big. At her time of death she weighed 400 pounds. Although she had the offending tumor removed in 2006 she suffered from a host of other health issues including a blood clot on her brain. Yao Defen gained notoriety around the country as a circus freak. To put her height in perspective, she was 2 inches taller than Yao Ming. RIP Yao Defen.
The tallest living man is Sultan Kösen, the first person recorded over 8 feet tall was Robert Wadlow who stood at 8ft 11 inches.
First thing first, there was a rumor going around that Superhead aka Karrine Steffans would be joining he cast of basketball wives. I’m sure you were thinking exactly what I was thinking, “She’s not the wife of a basketball player” although she did let Shaq smash it (more on that later).
The rumor was started by some website called HipHopMorning (Yeah…) and the site was quoted stating
“Karrine was not initially interested, but when they came correct with the right money [and are allowing] her to promote her next book, the offer was tough to turn down.”
After that, a ton of other sites followed suit.
When Karrine was confronted on twitter about the rumor, she was direct and to the point.
DID SUPERHEAD REALL RATE HER LOVERS??
She also denies that. Rolling Out Magazine is running a story stating that Steffans rated 15 of her lovers. They hooked up a little picture slide show with 15 of Karrine Steffans so called bed conquestsRead more...
Last month, Madam Tussauds created a wax figure of Carmelo Anthony. Traditionally when Madame Tussauds reveals a was figure, the celebrity is invited down for the unveiling. After seeing the figure, of himself, Melo thought he would give fans a treat. He threw on his Knicks Gear, grabbed a basketball and struck a pose on the podium waiting for fans who came by to see his wax look alike.
As the fans got close, Melo came to life. Carmelo Anthony said he’s done some acting before but nothing like this,
“I do some acting but that was probably one of the toughest acting jobs to do, Cause it is right on the spot.”
I hope Madame Tussauds was selling extra draws at the gift shop because I’m sure someone crapped their pants when the wax figure came to life.
Here is the video:
Kobe Says that The London Olympic Team Would beat the Dream Team, Jordan’s Response is Laughter [video]
We all know that Jordan is famous for being super competitive and 9 years since he’s retired, that competitive nature is still going strong. Kobe was the one who awoke the legend when comparing the original Dream Team of 1992 with the one that will be playing this year in London.
Kobe was asked directly if he felt that the 2012 team could beat the 1992 Olympic squad. After training with the squad in Vegas, he feels that they it would be tough, but they could win.
“Well, just from a basketball standpoint, they obviously have a lot more size than we do — you know, with [David] Robinson and [Patrick] Ewing and [Karl] Malone and those guys. But they were also — some of those wing players — were also a lot older, at kind of the end of their careers. We have just a bunch of young racehorses, guys that are eager to compete.
“So I don’t know, It’d be a tough one, but I think we’d pull it out.”
Jordan told the Press on Thursday, that when he heard that he laughed,
“I absolutely laughed”
MJ said that there is no comparison and continued to fire shots a Kobe,
“For him to compare those two teams is not one of the smarter things he ever could have done,”
“I heard Kobe say we were not athletic, But we were smart. He said we were too old, but I was 29 and in the prime of my career. Pip (Scottie Pippen) was 26 or 27, (Charles) Barkley was 29, Patrick (Ewing) was 29 and Chris Mullin was 29. Almost everybody was still in their twenties.”
“Most of us were in the prime of our careers, at a point where athleticism doesn’t really matter,” said Jordan, the owner of the Charlotte Bobcats. “You have to know how to play the game.”
Jordan shook his head when asked why he thinks Bryant made the comments.
“I imagine he’s trying to say it to legitimize his own Dream Team,” Jordan said. “But to me it’s not even a question what team is better.”
“For him to make that comparison, it’s one of those things where it creates conversation. I guess we’ll never know. I’d like to think that we had 11 Hall of Famers on that team and whenever they get 11 Hall of Famers you call and ask me who had the better Dream Team. Remember now, they learned from us. We didn’t learn from them.”
I’m not sure what the media expected Kobe to say. I think Kobe gave a very thoughtful, respectable answer to a very difficult question.
When Team USA 2012 coach Mike Krzyzewski was asked the same question he had to give it some thought. His response was,
Right now I wouldn’t say that, But this team can be very good. The one thing about this team they are all kind of in their prime or getting ready to go into their prime, and Kobe hasn’t lost anything. Whereas in ’92 there were guys at the end of their careers. Larry (Bird) had a hard time physically, John Stockton was hurt, Magic had been out a year. In their prime, all those guys together, there was no team ever like that.”
You also have to think how well basketball programs have developed world wide. That will have a large impact on the London games. We can’t and shouldn’t expect to see the same level of blowouts, even if Dream Team 2012 is better than 1992. What do you think?
Some of us are thinking that Chris Brown got just what he deserved, others are feeling bad, the remaining people are just torn. I have to say most people who are Chris Brown fans love Drake and vice versa.
The whole thing went down at WIP in SoHO. The event was to celebrate Teyana Taylor’s G.O.O.D. music signing party. The incident happened right after last call at 3:50 AM.
Details of the fight itself are really really sketchy however me being an NYC cat I actually have a lot more details on this whole incident than most. Yes there were a lot of so called celebs in the house. Trey Songz, Ne-Yo, Fab and of coure Meek Mill, Drake and Chris Brown. Mills runs with Philly cats and they were definitely with him that night.
The DJ sees Drake and shouts him out,
“DRAKE IS IN THE HOUSE!”
Drake heads off to the VIP section with his boys. The DJ is spinning Drake and Meek Mills tracks and drake is dancing on a table. Then all of a sudden he puts on a Chris Brown record and Drake stops dancing. He gets off the table and says,
Naw I don’t f**k with that n**ga.
Of course he is still bitter over the whole Rihanna Marvin’s room beef.
Drake is now near Chris Brown and Breezi then starts talking smack. Allegedly (and I say allegedly) Drake grabs a bottle and throws it at Chris Brown, just like “Basketball Wives”. That sets everything off.
Drake runs to the bathroom to take cover. Meek Mills and his Philly boys get right into the thick of things. Breezi’s security did exactly what they were paid to do and got his girlfriend Karrueche Tran out of the club.
Chris Brown then yelled,
P**y A$$ N**a Hiding in the Bathroom.
This situation was no joke.
Breezi had a gash on his chin, not really a big deal but a picture of his injured bodyguard shows just how real things got.
There was no one arrested and Drake, Meek Mills and Brown broke out and were nowhere to be found when the police arrived.
Brown took to twitter to bitch about the incident after posting a picture of himself with a busted chin. The tweets and the photo have been removed, but just like anything, once on the internet always on the internet. I suspect, Brown still being on parole removed the pictures as to not foolishly incriminate himself.
Here are Brown’s tweets below.
Drakes’ rep has already started with the defense tactics, probably because of the serious injuries of Brown’s bodyguard. He released a statement saying that Drake was just leaving the club when everything went down,
“[Drake] did not engage in any activity which resulted in injury to person or damage to property.”
“Drake did not participate in any wrongdoing of any kind last night at W.i.P. He was on his way out of the club when the altercation began.”
What is rep should have said is that Drake is hiding in the bathroom like a little b*tch in Stall 2 with his feet up. This is infuriating because two of the bitchiest people in the game causing this much ruckus. This is not a joke, and people have been hurt. It’s time to squash the beef and move on. There is too much money to be made. Period!Read more...