“Sometimes you got a little poop on you.” Words to live by from Ravens rookie guard Brandon Williams, who a year ago was cleaning toilets just to get by. This is a little reminder that you have to work hard and get dirty (sometimes literally) to get what you want in life.
I hope you don’t get too much poop on you before your dreams are realized.
Major League Baseball went through a dark time clouded by steroid use in the mid 1990s until the early 2000s. Players came out of nowhere to have huge years and short bursts of ridiculous success, only to fade faster than they came onto the scene.
By now, most of these guys are just an afterthought. I’ll bring them back into your memory for a little, give them another 15 seconds of fame.
1. Shawn Green
A Rookie of the Year Candidate with the Toronto Blue Jays in 1995, Shawn Green came into the big leagues with a high upside. Through his first three full seasons in the league, Green topped out at 16 home runs and a .288 average. In 1998, Green exploded and seemingly out of nowhere hit 35 homeruns, drove in 100 runs and stole a whopping 35 bases.
The University of Arizona has experimented with a bunch of different uniform combinations over the past few seasons, especially since Rich Rodriguez took over and debuted the strange copper helmet to honor the state’s mining history.
Kevin Garnett will reportedly retire after 18 NBA seasons.
According to YardBarker via The Juicy Online, Kevin Garnett has told close friends that he will retire from the NBA after deciding to undergo surgery on both ankles.
Garnett spent the first 12 years of his illustrious NBA career with the Minnesota Timberwolves and the last six with the Boston Celtics, winning the 2007-08 NBA Championship. He averaged 14.8 points, 7.8 rebounds and 0.9 blocks this season, as he and the Celtics were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by the Knicks.
For his career, Garnett averaged 19.1 points, 10.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks. His honors include:
2004 NBA MVP
12-time All NBA Defensive-Team selection including nine First Team honors
2008 Defensive Player of the Year
15-time All-Star (was named ASG MVP in 2003)
Nine-time All-NBA selection including four First Team honors
All-Rookie Second Team in 1996
Olympic Gold Medalist (2000 Team USA)
Led the NBA in rebounding each year from 2004-2007
KG was one of the first stars to successfully make the jump from high school to the NBA, as the Timberwolves picked him fifth overall in the 1995 Draft after he was named Illinois’ Mr. Basketball at Farragut Academy in Chicago.
Who knows the amount of truth to this rumor. After all, it is a rumor. If it is true, the NBA just lost one of the best and most intense big men of the past 20 years.
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The 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs are now upon us and have they ever been exciting. Six of the eight series have played three games (Rangers-Capitals and Maple Leafs-Bruins have only played two), and five of those series stand at 2-1. Only the San Jose Sharks (up 3-0 on Vancouver) and Washington (up 2-0 on the Rangers) hold undefeated records this postseason.
For now, we’ll take a look at some of the winners and losers of the playoffs and even some special pieces about the first round. Enjoy!