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2009 has started out kinda rough or Dwayne Wade, first his wife Siohvaughn (lol) accused him of giving her herpes and abandoning their two children, now a disgruntled former business partner is contacting the media with scandalous accusations. Richard Von Houtman and Wade teamed up for several ventures that included restaurants, car rims, sunglasses, and clothing, but everything tanked. Von Houtman is still a little salty about losing money, so now he’s giving us the dirty details about Wade’s desire to have sex with every woman on earth.
Von Houtman rented a $1.7 million, two-story apartment in Miami Beach to serve as the headquarters for their marketing company, Wade Global Enterprises, but come nightfall Dwayne used the place to make it rain on them hoes.
““It was a four-bedroom place on the first floor of a high-rise,” said Von Houtman, who through 2007 met with Wade and/or Andrews almost daily. “One day, I got a call from my cleaning crew at the apartment. I went down there and what I saw was disgusting. The apartment was trashed, filthy, and it wasn’t the first time.”
Von Houtman described used condoms on the floor of the bedrooms, obvious signs of sexual activities on all the beds, empty champagne and hard-liquor bottles, nearly-finished blunts and half-eaten food rotting on tables and furniture.
The police pull Alston over and start asking him dumb ass questions (I know they’re asking to judge how intoxicated he might be, but I can also see how the questions would be annoying). Rafer first tries to name drop and see if that will get him out of trouble, “I play for the Houston Rockets”, but when that doesn’t work he just kinda throws up his hands and says “arrest me”.
He turns around with his hands behind his back to get it over with before the cops even ask.
For a moment there, I had my doubts that Rafer was actually drunk, but while in the car he asks why he’s being arrested (you just told them to cuff you, big dummy!)… then he says he’s only had 2 drinks when he previously said 3 or 4.
I caught this Stephen Jackson interview on the local news and thought it was pretty interesting because it appears like Stephen is calling out Baron Davis for chasing the money in L.A.
“Last year guys were worrying more about getting paid than winning games, and I think my first year here, when we beat Dallas in the playoffs… it wasn’t about that.
Everyone had the same goal of supporting each other and winning games, not worrying about contracts. We were worried about the task at hand, which was winning games… And I think last year guys were more worried about their own personal ventures and not playing basketball. But the good news is…. this year we don’t have that problem.”
However near the end of the video he cleans things up and says Baron “is like a brother” and wishes him well with the Clippers.
NBA training camps have officially gotten underway, and my body is slowly stabilizing itself from the withdrawals it annually experiences when the NBA Finals conclude in June. My fellow junkies in hoop got a little reprieve while keeping up with the Redeem Team capturing the gold in Beijing. But it just ain’t the same as the phenomenon of NBA action. Plus, I don’t get to write my No Bitchassness Allowed reports. So for the next few days, Sportaphile’s NBA report will be giving our in-depth analysis of each team, by division. Consider this the training camp edition.
Today we look at teams in the Eastern Conference’s Atlantic division. (Last year’s record)
(66-16). Never say never. I never in 1,000 years could have imagined myself rooting for the Boston Celtics. But this past spring, if loving them was wrong, I sure as hell wanted to be charged with the crime. I have a love for KG and won’t take the space to go on about the glory of the 2008 NBA FInals. Going into this season it’s the champs who hold the top spot (even without my guy James Posey) until a team is bold enough to beat them down and take it. That is no easy task, so as of right now, I have the Celtics in the Finals until further notice. My Finals pick will be posted on Opening Night of the NBA season.
(34-48) The Nets drew the line in the sand this summer and traded Richard Jefferson. In exchange, they got Yi Jianlian, who will undoubtedly expand the team’s marketing reach in China, but will not have that same impact where it counts–on the court. I do believe that the Nets scored a keeper in Chris Douglas-Roberts, though, who will be playing with a certified chip on his shoulder after being dissed in this year’s draft. CDR and Devin Harris should really push the rock once they get in sync but it’s truly shit or get off the pot time for Vince Carter in New Jersey as far as I’m concerned. Overall, the Nets aren’t making any noise this year. Read the rest of this entry »
The opening of training camps for the upcoming 2008-09 NBA season will take place in 13 days and the news out of Washington is looking bleak for Wizards fans and Gilbert Arenas.
Reports have confirmed that Agent Zero will be out of action until at least December after undergoing yet another surgical procedure on his left knee. This was his third surgery on the knee in 17 months. It was also the reason that he only played 13 regular season games last season, including hindering his team’s playoff performance in the first three games of the Wizards’ first round series against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
So the real question is: how much return on investment will Wizards’ owner Abe Pollin receive on that colossal $111 million dollar contract that Agent Zero inked over the summer?
Though Arenas claims this latest surgery should allow him to come back more explosive than ever, I, among others, remain skeptical. Will Arenas ever be the same player again? Not to mention, how many times was his return pushed back last year? Several. First, he was guilty of coming back too soon after injuring the knee at the end of the 2006-07 season, then finally opted out of playing the remaining games against the Cavs in 2008 playoffs because he clearly was not helping his team by playing less than 100%. So why should we really believe that he will be back by December? I certainly don’t and the Wizards organization should be frantic right about now. This is the same team who offered Arenas $127 million but he was gracious enough to take one for the team, accepting an offer 16 milli less. How nice, but when will your services really be available Mr. Arenas? What are Caron Butler and Antwaan Jamison thinking right now? Something deep inside my woman’s intuition tells me that Jamison is now having second thoughts about staying in Washington.
So what will the over/under be on Agent Zero’s return? He says early December. If I had money to bet, I would say late January.