Wow, after five games away and some actually claiming the Lakers are better off without him, Kobe Bryant worked his magic again in a come from behind win over the Grizzlies….
As usual, the Beanster nailed shot after shot down the stretch, including a three-point dagger with four seconds left to give the Lakers a one-point lead….
Question: How in the hell was Kobe so wide open for that three in the closing seconds? Leading by two, you’d think Memphis coach Lionel Hollins would have surrounded Bryant with all five players and not allowed him to touch ball….
Every time Kobe nails a dagger in the closing seconds, I simply cannot believe opposing coaches allow it….
It’s kind of like clock management in football; sounds simple in theory, yet there’s not a coach in the NFL who knows how to do it….
If I’m an NBA coach, there’s no way Kobe touches the ball in such a situation. If someone else beats me, so be it….
On the Lakers final possession, all it took was a screen by Pau Gasol to free Bryant for the shot. As soon as Gasol set the pick, two Grizzlies should have jumped the screen and surrounded Kobe; but I guess Hollins thought he was due to miss….
After reading the following in the New York Daily News, I’m calling bulls***….
“Talk about a gold medal couple!
Figure skater Evan Lysacek is dating fellow Olympic gold medalist, gymnast Nastia Liukin, People.com reports.
The couple, who first met in October 2008 while performing on the NBC special “Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular,” confirm that they have been dating since last summer.
“We became good friends and have become really close since then,” said Lysacek, 24, who noted that the relationship has become stronger since he escorted Liukin to the ESPY awards last July.
Liukin, 20, traveled to Vancouver to cheer on her beau, who became the first American man to win the Olympic gold medal for figure skating in 22 years.
“To see his dreams come true was amazing,” said Liukin, who won a gold medal for all-around gymnastics in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
“Even though we’re not in the same sport, we got to connect at the same level because there’s nothing like the Olympics,” she said. “It was nice to be on [the] other side of things and be the support system, but I was nervous.”
Reaction: I’ve seen Lyasacek interviewed, watched his body language and don’t believe he’s dating Liukin. I also don’t believe he dated Tanith Belbin, either. Just my opinion, but I believe Lysacek would have more interest in Johnny Weir than either of these hotties….
After charges of spousal abuse were made against him, former Heavyweight Champion Evander Holyfield and his wife reached out to Dr. Phil, who took the two of them to dinner with the understanding the Real Deal and his third wife would go on the shrink’s show….
The result, to say the least, was interesting….
“The truth is Evander did not like Dr. Phil and what he was proposing,” a source said. “He felt he was totally man-bashing him. Despite all of Dr. Phil’s assurances there was a big clash of personalities and Evander simply didn’t want to do it.”
Reaction: I don’t believe Holyfield wanted to visit Dr. Phil and did it only to diffuse the domestic violence charges. Evander is old school, says the man of the house makes all the decisions and believes it’s perfectly okay to cheat on your wife….
Evidently he also believes it’s okay to discipline her….
His lawyers probably told him that going on McGraw’s show would be beneficial when it came time to stand in front of a judge….
But when Dr. Phil started in with the new age crap about making a marraige work, the old school beliefs surfaced and Evander could take no more….
By the way, Dr, Phil pulled off one of the greatest scams in history when he came out with his lion of weight loss products. For a man as grossly overweight as McGraw to actually convince silly women that he was an expert in weight loss is astounding….
A fat guy selling a weight loss plan? Now that’s a guy with some stones….
What’s next, Dr. Phil shampoo and conditioning products for men?….