Archive for September, 2012

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Canes vs. NC State In Pictures via @_jcruiz_

JC Ruiz will be working with us from time to time, capturing images of sporting events that we cover in South Florida. Here are some pics from the Hurricanes vs. NC State at Sunlife Stadium. The Canes did come back to win the game 44-37 in dramatic fashion.

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Miami Spice (Bikini Bball League) Tryouts Tomorrow At Miami Edison

I love the fact that they are collecting school supplies and monetary donations.

I guess someone has to capitalize on the popularity of the Lingerie Football League. Why not start a league where the ladies are running around in bikini’s bouncing balls…among other things.

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Kevin Garnett Deleted Ray Allen’s Number

What? What is K.G. mad about? What happened?

Oh….that. Ouch!

Here’s what Kevin Garnett had to say about not having Ray Allen as a team mate anymore.

 “I don’t have Ray’s number any more,” Garnett said at the Celtics’ media day at their training center on Friday. “I’m not trying to communicate. I’m just being honest with everybody in here… It’s just what it is.

Pressed on why he cut off contact with Allen, Garnett added, “I choose not to. I choose — that’s a choice I personally made. I told you all, I’m very close to Ray. I know his family. I wish nothing but the best for him and his family. I’m just making a choice on my own. That’s all.”

Garnett, who signed a three-year, $36-million contract extension this offseason, suggested he was not upset with Allen’s decision, but clearly wasn’t thrilled with it after Boston reassembled its core from a season that ended against Miami in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals.

“When a guy makes a decision based on him and his family, you can’t ever get upset at that,” said Garnett. “My personal feeling, I won’t put into it. The only thing I’ll say is I wish Ray the best. That’s where it’s at.”

What KG is saying shouldn’t surprise anyone. He’s from the old school of thinking. He’s not from the buddy-buddy school of thought that a lot of NBAer’s have today. If you’re not on his team he doesn’t  know you and he doesn’t want to talk to you.

Today’s NBA stars have a lot going on off the court together, and it spills onto the court. The Celtics are the only team that seem to dislike everyone, all the time.

It’ll be interesting to see how Ray Allen welcome’s KG on opening night in Miami.

Stay tuned…

 

 

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Miami Heat Media Day

Today marks the day that the Miami Heat embark on the long road of defending their championship. It was interesting that Coach Erik Spoelstra didn’t want to use the term “repeat” to describe what the Heat could do this year. But we know what the players are thinking and want.

We got the normal talk from the guys. Talk about preparation, how they spent their summers, and what to expect from the season.

Spo, Wade, Lebron and Bosh all took to the podium today to answer questions and face the media for the first time since winning it all back in June. Here are a few pics from what went on and video of Lebron James addressing the media.

 

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Miami Heat Media Day

Miami Heat Media day goes live in 30 minutes! We’ll be live, tweeting and uploading pics! Stay Tuned!

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NBA Close To A Policy On Flopping

Really? Do we really need a policy on flopping?

The NBA is close to finalizing a flopping policy.

Flopping has long been a criticized aspect of the game, especially over the past decade.

Flops will not have an in-game penalty, but will be reviewed after the face with a possible fine.

I don’t know about fines, but what’s wrong with just a technical foul? Leagues are always trying to find ways to bilk players out of the thousands and millions they pay them.

 

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Bye Bye Scab Refs!

The NFL and the NFLRA have struck a deal. The real one’s are back! Here’s a final tribute to those fake zebras!

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Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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Siovaughn Wade Claims She Hasn’t Seen Her Boys In Months

She’s baaaack.

Ever since the release of Dwyane Wade’s book, the former Mrs. Wade has been making the “media” rounds trying to get her side of her story told, and in what looks like an attempt to discredit Dwyane on all fronts.

The latest we hear from here comes from Mailonline, where she talks about her not seeing her boys in months, being a victim of abuse  and why Dwyane gets all the “preferential treatment”.

She felt moved to publicly reveal her torment weeks after Wade, who has enjoyed a nine-year career as shooting guard with the Miami Heat and accrued a fortune of $65 million, released his book, A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball.

The memoir’s portrayal of Wade, 30, is fiercely disputed by his ex-wife, who said she saw him harshly discipline their eldest son, Zaire, now 10, in a repeat of the own emotional abuse he suffered at the hands of his strict father.

‘I was concerned,’ Siohvaughn, 31, said. ‘There was not a time out or anything. Zaire was small in age and small in size.

I would remind Dwyane of the things that had happened to him when I noticed him doing it to his sons. If this sort of thing was happening inside the house what was happening when I wasn’t there?’

She passed on her fears at custody evaluations during their lengthy dispute over who would get their two children, Zaire, 10, and Zion, five, but her concerns were ignored, she said.

Despite an expert witness concluding that the children would be best placed with their mother in Chicago – with two visits to their father’s Miami home each month – the court gave Wade custody of the youngsters on March 11, 2011, a decision she puts down to his ‘celebrity, influence and money’.
He was granted sole custody of the children, with two visits a month from their mother. The judge also ordered no contact between Siohvaughn and the boys for 30 days.

News of the ruling came through just hours after Siohvaughn had kissed her sons goodbye as they boarded a plane for their fortnightly trip to Miami.

‘I promised them I would see them on Sunday; I learned from that not to make children promises,’ she said, tearfully.

‘When my lawyer called, I knew it was bad news but I begged him to tell me. I remember taking a moment to pause. I could break down at that moment or I could say, “God help me”. There’s no money that can buy that kind of strength.

‘In the hours and weeks after, I cried and cried and I remember being scared when I’d see them again. Would they look different? Would their clothes still fit them? Would they still love me? I worried that they would think I wanted them to go away. There’s nothing anyone could have done for me to say, “Get me away from them”.’
Siohvaughn said the judge ordered she not contact the boys for a month as they settled in with their father – a ruling that horrified her.

‘The way it broke down was heartbreaking. It was a mourning to me rather than a divorce. This person I had loved was literally dead’

‘How devastating and traumatic for these two small boys,’ she said, sobbing. ‘Zion was a baby. To tell your baby that I’m going to see them in two days and that turns into two months. I can’t describe what it felt like to speak to them after 30 days. They were crying so hard they couldn’t even talk.’

I was worried,’ Siovhaughn said of his parenting. ‘The things that [the children] went through – I feared they would be hurt. I was worried that I failed at protecting [Zaire]. I was worried about their emotional well being because I knew how it felt and I couldn’t imagine how that would be as a child. It was devastating.’

Despite these fears – as well as claims he was physically abusive with Siohvaughn – Wade was granted sole custody, and his ex-wife is certain the courts were seduced by his celebrity.

‘I think influence had a lot to do with it,’ she said. ‘Celebrity had a lot to do with it. Money had a lot to do with it.’

Her attorney, Brian Hurst, agreed. ‘You can’t help but wonder if the celebrity and the notoriety and the money had an impact on [the case],’ he said.

‘Mr Wade’s attorneys were very successful in creating a negative portrayal of Siohvaughn in the media. They were successful in making that stick. It has been a real ordeal for her.’
He added that the case was ‘unusual’.

‘There was a supportive family for the children [in Chicago],’ he said. ‘Mr Wade has a career and a schedule which is not amenable to small children [as a single parent].’

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Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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“Fake Smilin” Dwight Howard Teaches Ellen How to Dougie

Ole fake smiling Dwight Howard made a visit to Ellen Degeneres dance floor recently and showed us that he has dance moves. Maybe he’ll try to put them on display at the Lakers home opener.

I don’t think Kobe will have any of that.

About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.