Wednesday, May 14, 2008

You Couldn't Make This Stuff Up

LeBron James's mother got in on the NBA playoff action on Monday night. That's right, his mother. Apparently, she did not like the way that the Celtics' Paul Pierce fouled her son during the second quarter of the game, and she let Pierce know it. When Pierce and James stumbled out of bounds after the foul, they had the misfortune of landing near (on?) Gloria James. She appeared to be upset with Pierce for the foul, and started pointing her finger and yelling in his direction. And LeBron James wasn't having it. Using language that James himself admits he probably shouldn't have used, he basically told her to be quiet and sit down. Kevin Garnett looked absolutely stunned as he attempted to assist by comforting (restraining?) Ms. James. (For the record, this isn't the first time that Ms. James has been in the news. In January 2006, after being charged with a DUI, she apparently destroyed police property and had to be restrained. More on that here. Oh my!)

Thanks in large part to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, this NBA post-season has been quite entertaining. First, it was Jay-Z and Soulja Boy. Now this. And while the whole rap battle thing was just that, entertaining, this story is also sad. Here's hoping that something like this doesn't happen again.

PS-The Cavaliers and the Celtics are all tied up at 2 games a piece now. So are the Lakers and the Jazz. That's right, the Lakers lost another playoff game. The next game in the series is tonight. Go Jazz! (And apologies to my dad, the biggest Lakers fan I know.)

Saturday, May 10, 2008

The Lakers Lost! (And So Did the Cavaliers)

Just when I decide to pay attention to see how long the Lakers can keep up their post-season winning streak, they lose to the Jazz (final score: 104-99). I can't believe it! Of course, the Lakers' season is far from over, but still.

In other news, the Cavaliers have now lost 2 games to the Celtics. Game 3 is on Saturday in Cleveland. I think it's time for the Cavaliers to call Jay-Z. What rhymes with Boston?

Thursday, May 8, 2008


Confession: I've been studying for grad school exams (1 down, 1 to go), and thus I've been obsessing over them more than anything else this past week. But everyone needs a break every now and then. So, here goes!

1. As I've mentioned before, I love it when two seemingly different ideas/concepts/hobbies (e.g. fashion & sports (of course!), fashion & politics, politics & sports) collide. And so does the NY Times. In the Fashion & Style section of today's paper, the Times ran this fun article about the intensified coverage of the presidential candidates in magazines and websites best known for their entertainment and celebrity gossip coverage (you know the ones--People, US Weekly, Very interesting! Apparently, John McCain celebrated his 71st (oh my goodness) birthday at a fancy Beverly Hills restaurant. See the footage for yourself at

In other collision news, Tom Brady + Gisele Bundchen + Met Gala = Fashion & Sports at Their Finest.

2. The Rogan collection for Target hits stores on May 18. A preview of the collection, which features lots of modern cuts and organic cotton, is available here, courtesy of I'm hoping to find something in the collection that I can add to my treasure trove of "cute and really reasonably priced clothes I found when I went to Target for toothpaste and paper towels only."

3. The NBA Playoffs: I can't remember exactly when I completely lost track of everything that's been going on during the NBA post-season, but I'm pretty sure that it happened around the time that Jay-Z and Soulja Boy entered the fray during the Cavaliers-Wizards series. Unbelievable. Anyway, it seems that the Cavs play a second game against Boston tonight after losing the first game to the Celtics (final score: 76-72). And the Lakers, led by newly crowned MVP Kobe Bryant, have yet to lose a playoff game. I wonder if they can keep it up. Hmmm...keeping track of a winning streak could get interesting...