Craig Sager is really having a blast during these playoffs. Check out his incredible photobomb of Will Smith and his son Jaden.
Over the weekend, Doug Collins won his 400th game as a coach and was pretty excited. Just not excited as Philly native and Philadelphia Sixers co-owner Will Smith who was extra jazzy about the milestone because it came against the rival Boston Celtics. The Fresh Prince even went so far to say that “Larry Bird ruined my childhood.” Thank god he was sent to move in with his aunt and uncle in their wealthy Bel Air mansion to salvage his life.
The city of Philadelphia can now officially welcome a new ownership group for the Philadelphia 76ers as billionaire Joshua Harris put together a group that includes West Philly’s own Will Smith and his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. This would be the first time someone from West Philly, born and raised would be an owner in the NBA.
The new ownership group includes actor announced that single-game ticket prices will be far more affordable if and when the lockout ends.
“I’m announcing today that going forward, we are slashing and I mean slashing ticket prices on individual game tickets on just under 9,000 seats at the Wells Fargo Center for each and every Sixers home game,” New CEO Adam Aron said.
“Price will not be an obstacle in preventing Philadelphia sports fans from being able to enjoy NBA basketball in person,” Aron said as the new ownership group held its first press conference. “Our house is now your house.”
Former New Orleans Saints special teams leader Steve Gleason now has a Super Bowl ring of his own and a key to the city. Gleason, who has been diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, received the ring from Saints coach Sean Payton and the key from Mayor Mitch Landrieu during a surprise party.
Many of Gleason’s old teammates, including Drew Brees, Scott Fujita Will Smith, Jon Stinchcomb, John Casey, Scott Shanle, Mark Simoneau, Michael Lewis, Fred McAfee, Fred Thomas, and Deuce McAllister, shared the moment with family and friends. After receiving the ring, Gleason stood up and delivered an emotional speech.
“At the beginning of the game, I never knew if we were going to win or lose, but I was always certain that I was going to walk out of there with my head held high because I got ready, I had the right people around me and I was going to give it everything I had,” Gleason said. “It’s the same now. We’re going to give it everything we got. And I have a calming sense of certainty that we’re going to win this thing.”
Gleason retired in 2008 as a Saints folk hero whose highlights included a blocked punt in the 2006 home opener, the first game played in the rebuilt Louisiana Superdome after Hurricane Katrina.
Bring in the instrumental to Will Smith’s and and DJ Jazzy Jeff “Summertime” and mix it up with some lyrics about the Philadelphia Phillies and this is what you get. Gotta love the bootleg Phillie Phanatic.
Pop star Justin Bieber received a call from his good friend Jaden Smith, Will Smith son, during an in-studio interview on Radio Disney and his ringer was on so we all got a preview of his ringtone and it was none other than Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy’s infamous “I’m a man!” speech.
Now Oklahoma State head football coach Gundy has a Bieber ringtone of his hit song “Baby” to show his support of the pop star icon who just pulled in $30.2 million for his movie this past weekend.
Yes that is Jaden Smith son of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith but no that isn’t singer Justin Biebers championship ring, in fact it actually belongs to head coach Phil Jackson. The Los Angeles Lakers head coach girlfriend Jeanie Buss, Lakers executive vice president, convinced Jackson to let the pop star wear it during Tuesday night’s season opener.
NFL players use steroids too and this time his name is not Shawne Merriman or anyone involved in the StarCaps case, no it’s Philadelphia Eagles corner-back Joselio Hanson, who has been suspended four games for violating the NFL’s steroid policy.
Apparently Hanson feels the the letter of the NFL law doesn’t apply to everyone when he texted reporter Geoff Mosher of DelawareOnline, “I’m just going to say that the NFL don’t treat players the same.”
A reference, to the ongoing StarCaps case that reached a congressional subcommittee last week. Minnesota’s Pat and Kevin Williams, along with New Orleans’ Charles Grant, Will Smith and former Saint Deuce McAllister, tested positive for StarCaps, a weight-loss drug that contains bumetanide, a substance that is banned by the league’s drug policy.
The league attempted to suspend the Williamses, whom were then allowed by a federal appeals court to fight their suspensions in a state court. The ruling allowed the Williamses to continue playing while the case remains unresolved. The NFL subsequently announced that it would not immediately enforce suspensions for Smith or Grant, saying that it would be unfair to do so while the Williamses were allowed to continue playing.
The news comes at a bad time for the Eagles who also announced that corner-back Ellis Hobbs would be placed on the IR with a neck injury, Hanson has 29 tackles and one interception so far in 2009.