Thursday, May 2, 2013

Heat's Udonis Haslem has his home burglarized

A Broward Sheriff's Office report says that Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem's house had been burglarized. The authorites did not report whether any valuables were taken.

According to a Broward Sheriff's Office report released Thursday, someone broke into the house April 13 by prying open a side garage door. Deputies responded after a home alarm activated, but no one was inside when they arrived.

Closets in the house had been ransacked and alarm boxes had been ripped off the walls. Deputies say some belongings were found in trash bags and other valuable items were left untouched. Authorities surmised that the thieves left hurriedly when deputies arrived.

Teammate Chris Bosh also had his home broken in to in early April. Theives made off with around $479,000 in jewelry and valubles.

Raiders lose interest in Vince Young

Vince Young is still a man without a team. After reportedly putting together some strong workouts for the Oakland Raiders, the Raiders are going in another direction.

After spending a fourth round draft pick on Tyler Wilson, the Raiders lost any interest they had in Young.

Young has been working out with the hope of getting another shot in the NFL after stints in Buffalo and Philadelphia didn't go too well.

In my opinion, Young is no more than a third quarterback and maybe a fringe backup. I don't see any team that's so starved for a quarterback that will give a roster spot to Young.

If he can't make it with another NFL team, there's always Canada. The Montreal Alouettes own his rights.

Knicks regret wearing their "funeral" outfits

While I do agree with J.R. Smith's assessment of "if I played Game 4 the series would be over", I don't agree with all the talk and grandstanding him and his teammates were doing before Game 5.

The Knicks talked about going to a "funeral" and ending the Boston Celtics season. The team even dressed in all black outfits to signify the moment. Instead the Celtics showed pride and told the Knicks that they weren't dead yet. Maybe the Celtics should show up wearing Freddie Kruger sweaters and hats before Game 6.

The Knicks regret that little stunt and are now focused on knocking the Celtics out in Game 6.

“We was going to a funeral,” (J.R.) Smith said. “But it looks like we got buried.”

Smith owned up to being a key part in this whole deal by mouthing off about Jason Terry before Game 5. But the ringmaster of this funeral stunt, Kenyon Martin, didn't want to talk about it.

“I'm not talking about that,” Martin said. “If you want to talk about basketball, we'll talk about basketball.”

I guess I wouldn't talk either if I only chipped in a bucket and had five fouls.

The Celtics haven't been horrible, they've just killed themselves in one quarter of each of the first three games. The Knicks should've known that the Celtics wouldn't just roll over for them. This team has a lot of pride and veterans that have been through the playoff battles.

Now we'll have to see if the Knicks can bounce back in Game 6 or risk having the Celtics "2004 ALCS" them.