A convicted drug dealer offered testimony against a partner charged with murder that said former NBA player Derek Anderson may have financed a cocaine operation. WAVE TV in Louisville, Ky. reported that Francois Cunningham exchanged recorded testimony for an early release on drug trafficking charges. A portion of his testimony seemed to implicate Anderson.
According to the report, Cunningham was asked by detectives if Anderson was present at any of his drug buys.
“Nah, he stays away from you know, he’s just the money and he’s not going to get around any of it,” said Cunningham. “But that’s who funnels the money.”
Anderson has never been charged with a crime connected to the investigation. He is a native of Louisville who played for the University of Kentucky and in the NBA for Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers, San Antonio Spurs, Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets, Miami Heat, and Charlotte Bobcats from 1997-2008. He made an estimated $60 million in salary during that time.
The target of the probe is Ricky Kelly, once charged with eight murders but now facing one murder charge in federal court. Cunningham testified that he did surveillance for Kelly on individuals who were later murdered by his partner.
Every Thursday Sports Grind Entertainment will present you with the Mama Margie’s Major Meltdown. The recipient of this honor goes to Derek Anderson the quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals and his meltdown on a fan via Twitter over the weekend. Anderson lost his cool once before this past season when it comes to reporters after he seen laughing during a Monday Night Football game he team was in the midst of being blown out by the San Francisco 49ers but this time Bob Wetsel felt the heat. It all started when Anderson wondered out loud on Twitter why he couldn’t sleep which Wetsel replied “Why you constantly throw into triple coverage?” That lead to Anderson going off in heated barrage of tweets for nearly three hours. Anderson went on to criticize Westel personally and even told him to go “have another bag of chips..some more wings..”
To read some more of Anderson’s tweets click HERE.
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Derek Anderson lost his cool once before this past season when it comes to reporters after he seen laughing during a Monday Night Football game he team was in the midst of being blown out by the San Francisco 49ers. This time his meltdown came via Twitter at 2 a.m. and Bob Wetsel felt the brunt of Anderson heat. It all started when the professional quarterback wondered out loud on Twitter why he couldn’t sleep.
Then Wetsel, follower of his, used it to take a shot at the quarterback tweeting “Why you constantly throw into triple coverage?”
That set off an explosion of tweets back and forth from Anderson and Westsel for about an hour.
Anderson would write “triple coverage is actually impossible..If u had 3 guys on 1 guy someone is running free down the sideline.clown!!!”
“tell me how u actually covet 1 guy with 3 guys? There are zone coverages that make it possible to have three guys around 1 can u throw the ball 10 yds? Everything is easier from ur chair and bag of chips.”
“if u can’t do it u can’t criticize. Thx for watching..Sorry I’m not as good as u think i should be..”
“maybe I missed it but pretty sure another yr went by and ur name never got called in the draft..”
“I guarantee that if I showed u tape and explain to u sonethings u would go oh shit..What u hear from most announcers is just a guess 0 truth of actual happenings.”
” that’s exactly my point..Ur opinions need to stay in your living room. U can’t play u can’t coach.”
“ok ok.. Have another bag of chips.. Some more wings..”
“u have studied the game. U sit in meeting and know what gas been taught? Jv ball doesn’t count for shit!”
Then Wetsel finally has publishes a tweet that worth republish in that he tells Anderson
“Just because you make the league doesn’t mean you’re a football expert. Take yourself for example.”
To which Anderson blows his top
“did I ever say I was a fucking genius? No. But I’ve prob forgot more football in the last 10 yrs then u ever have truly known.” “explain cv 2 sky wk to me?”
“cover 2 sky wk. I don’t even know why I’m arguing with u.. I’m sure u know a little football. But not in depth..or not I can fucking play the game. Shity at times yes.. But sure as shit dont try and be shity”
“I’m just saying u don’t know what u think u know. So don’t be a hater.. I play in the NFL regardless if u think I can play…ok good.. I don’t fucking care!”
It starts to wind down and Anderson realizes the night has passed him by and it time for the meltdown to end
” it’s 515 out there u should get physical game right and take ur ass for a run..“
So what did you do this weekend?
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Derek Anderson microphone meltdown after their 27-6 loss to San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football has quickly become a thing of legendary portions. So much so that Orlando Magic star center Dwight Howard became the first athlete to mock the situation.
Down 18 in the fourth quarter, the Arizona Cardinals quarterback Derek Anderson was filmed laughing with lineman Deuce Lutui on the sideline. A reporter asked “what was so funny” in the post-game press conference and Anderson snapped.
The Cleveland Browns released Derek Anderson on yesterday and as the quarterback was leaving town had some choice words for Browns fans. Anderson was cut one day after the Browns traded an undisclosed 2011 draft choice to the Seattle Seahawks for quarterback Seneca Wallace.
“The fans are ruthless and don’t deserve a winner,” he told the News-Herald. “I will never forget getting cheered when I was injured. I know at times I wasn’t great. I hope and pray I’m playing when my team comes to town and (we) roll them.”
Anderson refers to a November 2008 incident during which he suffered a season-ending injury to his knee ligament when former Browns tackle Kevin Shaffer gave up a sack to Indianapolis Colts Robert Mathis. Browns fans, unhappy with Anderson’s performance, cheered as he suffered laid on the ground in obvious pain.
Anderson’s high point with the Browns was his Pro Bowl season in 2007, when he was 10-5 as a starter while completing 298 of 527 passes for 3,787 yards and 29 touchdowns. He threw 19 interceptions. That success lead him to receive a three-year, $24 million contract. Anderson was due $2 million in a roster bonus a week from Friday and his 2007 contract was for $7.45 million.
Don’t you love when a career backup tries to get tough, oh wait, he’s already apologized. Andersons overall record as the Browns starter was 16-18.
The latest injury to San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker, a broken the fourth metacarpal in his shooting hand, has cost him the rest of the regular season in a year that has already plagued him with plantar fasciitis, spraining both ankles, a strained hip flexor and food poisoning.
With the Spurs currently hanging onto the Western Conference seventh seed that already has many questioning their chances in the playoffs and with this latest injury it will sure cast a greater shadow of doubt. While injuries are part of the game, what have been the 9 most damaging to the Spurs franchise? Why 9? In honor of Tony.
- 9. Tony Parker 2009-10 season
Parker an NBA Finals MVP season looked shaky from the start when he suffered his first injury in a year that was filled with many. While playing overseas in the off-season for France against Hungary in Eurobasketball Parker turned his ankle. The bug was cast before the season even started but stayed with him until March 6 in Memphis, where his regular season came to end. Parker sat out numerous games in the year to a variety of injuries: plantar fasciitis, a strained hip flexor, spraining both ankles and food poisoning.
- 8. James Silas 1976-76 season
Possibly one of the best Spurs of all-time that the NBA never had a chance to see at his peak. In the last season ABA before the merger Captain Late broke his ankle by landing on the foot of New Jersey Nets guard Brian Taylor in the ABA Finals. Recovered and ready for the Spurs first season in the NBA he suffered a cartilage tear in his knee restricting him to play in only 22 games for a Spurs team that was poised to contend. Silas played only 37 games the following season and was out of the league in four years.
- 7. Manu Ginobili 2008-09 season
One of the greatest to put on a Spurs jersey was injured in the semi-finals of the Beijing Olympics. The injury carried through to the NBA season and limited him to appear only in 44 regular season games and missed the entire playoffs. San Antonio went in as the third seed with a 54–28 record but was eliminated by the Dallas Mavericks in the first round 4–1 the earliest exit since 2000.
- 6. Johnny Dawkins 1988-89 season
Originally drafted with the 10th overall pick in the 1986 NBA Draft the former Duke all time leading scorer and Naismith College Player of the Year was suppose to be the point guard of the future for the Spurs and coach Larry Brown. Durring the 88-89 season he started to suffer from a nerve injury in his left leg and foot that allowed him to only see action in 32 games. The nerve injury in his leg would eventually force him to retire from the game.
- 5. Terry Cummings 1992-93 season
In a season in which the Spurs improved on its record and advanced out of the first round they did so with limited minutes from one of their best scorers in Cummings. In the off-season Cummings tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee during a pickup game that forced him to miss the first 74 regular season games. Upon his return, he could no longer put up All-Star numbers he was accustomed and from then on was used in a role much like a reserve.
- 4. Derek Anderson 2000-01 season
Anderson was a vital part in the Spurs plans of providing outside help to Tim Duncan and David Robinson averaging 15 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists per game on the wing. The Spurs looked to be on their way to earining a second NBA championship in 3 years as the stars where lining up until Dallas Mavericks Juwan Howard drew a flagrant foul on Anderson. He separated his right shoulder when he drove for the basket and Howard swung his arm into Anderson’s side that caused him to land on his shoulder. He missed the rest of the Mavericks series and returned in the conference finals against the in limited minutes against the Los Angeles Lakers. Anderson and the Spurs where caught in a no win situation since it wasn’t adequate enough time for him to heal.
- 3. Tim Duncan 1999-2000 season
In the Spurs first chance at trying to repeat as champions after winning their first NBA championship, they entered the playoffs without Duncan. He was averaging 23 points, 12 rebounds, and 2 blocks per game in a season that he had earned co-MVP with Shaquille O’Neal during the All-Star Game. However Duncan injured his meniscus shortly before the end of the regular season against the Sacramento Kings. The injury forced him to miss the playoffs and the Spurs saw them lose to the Phoenix Suns 3–1 in the first round. Without Duncan the Spurs relied on Malik Rose and Jerome Kersey to play alongside David Robinson but in the series they saw them go down as well with injuries.
- 2. Johnny Moore 1986-87 season
An assist man, who lead the league in that category in 1981-82, a steal man, an all around NBA player in his first five season with the Spurs. Moore often found the open man and wasn’t afraid to make the extra pass as he is one of only three players in teams history to record 20 assists during a game was hospitalized December 26,1986 with the devastating disease, Desert Fever. Doctors warned him that the disease could be fatal. Desert Fever luckily did not cost his life but ended up costing his basketball career as Moore lost three years of playing. He finally was able to return to the court to play in 53 games during 1989-90 season, which would be his last.
- 1. David Robinson 1996-97 season
The year that will be known as the gift and curse for the Spurs franchise. That season saw Robinson hurt his back in the preseason, an injury that would plagued him the rest of his career, limited him to 6 games before breaking a bone in his foot. He wound up missing the entire season and the Spurs finished 20-62. The curse is it cost the Spurs their best player in franchise history and their season but the gift came in the form of ping pong balls and the drafting of Tim Duncan out of Wake Forest University with the number one overall pick.
Is there a Spurs injury you believe that was missed to be of greater significant than these 9? Feel free to leave your feedback.