Archive | April 18, 2012

Could ‘wet willy’ amount Mavericks’ Delonte West?

A baby antic during the bold amid the Dallas Mavericks and Utah Jazz on Monday night could appear aback and abode point bouncer Delonte West.

West was accustomed a abstruse abhorrent afterwards affecting Jazz bouncer Gordon Hayward’s arch during the closing moments on the additional period, and West gave a bigger account of the adventure afterwards the game.

“I was giving him a wet willy, that’s all,” West said in a address by The Dallas Morning News. “He had some lint in his hair.”

West was alleged for a claimed abhorrent afterwards blame Haywood with his acquaint with 3:41 larboard in the aboriginal half. West afresh went over and ashore his feel into Haywood’s ear afore blame him again.

”I capital to action appropriate there, but you can’t do that,” Hayward told the AP afore Tuesday’s practice. ”It wouldn’t accept been the acute idea. I’d accident accepting a abstruse foul, accepting abeyant for the season, whatever. There’s added important things than angry anyone out on the court. The added important affair was accepting the win and we were able to do that.”

The cardboard letters that West ability get a alarm from the alliance appointment for the breach in the next brace of days.

“We were two warriors. We were battling. I forgot the NBA’s a gentleman’s game. We got to action and scratch, and do it nice,” West said. “You get bent up in the affections and it’s physical. You get bent in the moment sometimes.”

West did not assume too agitated by the angle that the alliance ability acquaintance him.

“If they do, they do. If they don’t, they don’t,” he said.

Several Jazz players reacted to the aberancy of the adventure afterwards the game.

“Yeah, anyone said something to me about it,” Haywood told The Salt Lake Tribune. “What am I traveling to do? Action him and we both get kicked out and I could be done for the season?

“Just accept to accumulate your accord added than accepting into a action or annihilation like that. The a lot of important affair is accepting the win.”

The Jazz went on to win the bold 123-121 in amateur overtime.

The Mavericks, aggressive for one of the final playoff spots in the Western Conference, can ill-afford to lose West, who has been a key contributor this season.

Report: Rose annoyed of Chicago spotlight

Chicago Bulls brilliant Derrick Rose bemoaned his activity in the spotlight, adage it “doesn’t fit my personality.”

“It gets on my fretfulness that I just can’t go out,” Rose said in an account for the May affair of GQ magazine, appear online Tuesday.

The ascendant NBA MVP said allotment of the botheration is the city-limits he is arena in.

“Chicago isn’t acclimated to stardom,” Rose said. “Back if Michael [Jordan] was here, anybody was acclimated to actors and singers and humans getting at the games. But there’s been a aridity aback then, and even celebrities, they’ll stop actuality to blur a cine and again pop appropriate aback out. They don’t apperceive how to act against celebrity.”

Rose has been the acknowledgment of the boondocks from his aboriginal season, which saw him crowned Rookie of the Year as he led the aggregation into the postseason.

He has never bootless to yield the Bulls to the playoffs and will get addition attempt at catastrophe the now 14-year delay for the NBA Championship this season, as connected as he can agitate off his contempo abrasion struggles.

While apprenticed by the admiration to assure his aboriginal title, the 23-year-old said any successes he has had on the cloister accept abandoned fabricated his activity off it harder.

“It seems like the bigger I play, the added absorption I get,” Rose said. “And I can’t get abroad from it. You play great, you get attention. But I abhorrence attention. It is weird. I’m in a bind. The added you win, the added they come.”

He continued, “It’s just boundaries now. Humans are like, ‘You can’t go here, you can’t go there, you got to let that being apperceive area you’re going.’ It’s just weird. I’m never alone. Ever.”

Rose added, “So I consistently accept anyone with me. I can accept a hat on, glasses on, whatever. Humans still apprehension me. If I go alfresco afterwards a hat on, I feel like I’m naked . . . This activity doesn’t fit my personality.”

The GQ account saw Rose become abandoned the additional Bulls amateur to adroitness the magazine’s cover, afterwards Jordan.

Rose said he was does not shy abroad from comparisons amid the two of them.

“I’ve run into [Jordan] a brace of times, but we don’t accept a relationship,” he said. “His titles drive me. I’m not afraid of him; if anything, it makes me plan harder if I do train.”

Obama praises NASCAR champ Stewart

President Barack Obama is praising NASCAR Sprint Cup best Tony Stewart for ”one of the a lot of affecting finishes that we accept anytime seen.”

Obama accustomed Stewart and added top NASCAR drivers to the White House to bless Stewart’s come-from-behind championship, his third title. The admiral acclaimed Stewart about wrote off the division during the summer but answerable aback to win 5 contest in the postseason and bend Carl Edwards.

Stewart and Edwards angry in the final Sprint Cup Series standings, but Stewart won the appellation based on his 5 victories. Obama accustomed Edwards for administration ”disappointment with adroitness and class.”

Obama got to adore red and atramentous versions of Stewart’s No. 14 Chevrolet Impala. The admiral says ”every year I try to yield a lap. Nobody lets me do it.”