Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Around the NBA: Technology Edition!

Starbury: Baller, Dancer, Vaseline Eater

It would appear, after watching his web show, that Stephon Marbury is up to something. Why else would he parade around the Internet shirtless and singing songs? This is just a big joke, right?

Well Shaq is concerned. So much so that he tweeted his concern for all to see:

"I kno dats not strawberry flavored vaseline, starbury is eatin, wow wow wow"
"Why is starbury cryin, what the hell is goin on, geeeez"

Watching his show for about 20 minutes, he had some pretty entertaining, or bizarre, things to say. Some of the highlights:

"I love proving people wrong."
"I don't pay for no marketing!" (I don't know what this is then. He tells us it's therapeutic. If that's so, I guess Paris Hilton, Anna Nicole and anybody else with a reality show are the healthiest people around.)
"When I buy the Knicks!" (It's the only way he can play for them.) Followed by, "I'll go to Seattle… I love the Key Arena!"
"NBA trying to offer me peanuts…We gonna eat peanuts."

After wishing us all a good morning, he then provoked and responded to all his 'haters' whose comments he encouraged as he offered himself as a punching bag. (My favorite comment has to be, "Why can't I stop watching this?") He even ridiculed all the writers who see this as all a little too creepy for writing negatively about his show. Starbury then offered some inspirational lessons followed by a lecture on business and investing in technology and people. He even told us about overhead and profits. Then he danced.

His tirades have already drawn the attention of bloggers and sportswriters around the nation. J.A. Adande commented on this "sad show" and compared his antics to those of Shaq and LeBron James, with Shaq's and James' antics winning out.

Oh, and the guy ate Vaseline.

Wade's Tweetin' Heart

Dwyane Wade is pulling out all the stops when it comes to recruiting Lamar Odom via Twitter. In more than one tweet, Wade has actively tried to persuade his former teammate to rejoin him on Biscayne Boulevard.

The latest: "the beginning..look who's jersey is waitn for them in mia(no 7)". The tweet is accompanied by a link to a picture presumably shot from a camera phone of what appears to be Wade's computer screen with an image of Wade, Odom and other members of the 03/04 Heat.

Past Odom related tweets include: "I'm in LA to bring odom bac to miami with me lol lol lol. LA fans dnt get mad at me.."
"This is for Lamar Odom...come back to where it started for the both of us..the franchise u help build back up wants u to End it all here".

With Wade's Twitter page reeling him in, Lakers fans have little hope it seems. Actually, there are two conflicting reports circulating the internet (albeit not from any of the 'trustworthy' sources) claiming that a deal with the Heat is in the final stages and one saying that a deal with the Lakers is imminent. Who really knows? All we can do is sit and wait for Wade to tweet us an update from the West coast.

Written By Danny Hobrock

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