The Rockets couldn't win against the Lakers in the regular season. They lost 4 times. Come playoff times, none of that matters, as Yao Ming and Ron Artest played great on both ends of the court while Kobe Bryant tried to win the game by himself as the Rockets took Game 1 in LA. Boston continued to make theirs a hard playoff as they dropped game 1 at home, again, to Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic.
After being relegated in 2007 from the Brazilian first division and under heavy financial burdens Corinthians completed stage two in their comeback to Brazilian Soccer's spotlights with winning the Sao Paulo state championship after a 4-2 aggregate win over Santos, with lots of help from their newly acquired striker, the _____ (fill in the blank) Ronaldo.
Liverpool brushed aside poor Newcastle United with a comfortable 3-0 victory this afternoon at Anfield with goals from Dirk Kuyt, Yossi Beanyoun and Lucas Leiva, keeping their hopes of catching up with Manchester United alive while reducing Newcastle's hopes of survival in the Premiership to nearly none.
Derrick Rose adds another piece to his Rookie season with a tremendous block against Brain Scalabrine of the Boston Celtics, who beat the Chicago Bulls and claimed their amazing first round series in 7 games.
Manchester United beat Middlesbrough 2-0 at Boro and take a 6 point lead at top of the Premiership with 4 games left to play. While they inch closer to yet another title, Ji Sung Park's and Ryan Giggs' goals have made survival for Boro nearly impossible in their remaining 3 games.
Miami Heat tied their First Round Playoff series with the Atlanta Hawks at 3-3 after their 98-72 win last night, bringing the series to a game 7 in Atlanta. Despite the heavy loss Josh Smith managed to get himself into the highlight reel, alongside Dwayne Wade's best of the night.
For your pre-weekend entertainment, here's a list of the funnier nick names given to NBA players along the years, some plain funny and some a bit more nasty and offending towards the player.
In today's game many NBA players get nicknames. Anyone with good sounding initials and just a tad of skills gets the media to nickname him or even worst, he gives it to himself. On the other hand, not many basketball moves get nicknames, and this is the list of the most memorable plays and moves by some great and less great players to be honored by getting nicknamed. Yes, they're that awesome.