Jayson Williams had a decent career in the NBA, where he played for the Philadelphia 76ers and the New Jersey Nets, and even became an All-Star during the 1998 NBA All-Star Game. But after a major collision with then teammate Stephon Marbury in a 1999 regular season game against the Atlanta Hawks, he broke his right leg that needed surgery, prompting the end of his professional basketball career.
As a player, he never had major incidents that prompted suspensions, sanctions, or disciplinary actions. His life after basketball though was different.
Three years after his abrupt retirement, the former All-Star accidentally shot to death a limo driver during a tour of his mansion with several NBA players playing for his charity game. Investigators ruled it as accidental and he was charged with manslaughter, and later aggravated assault. He served more than a year in prison, but got out in 2012. more >>
It is almost certain that Dallas Cowboys star Tony Romo will have surgery on his left clavicle; the only question is the date of the procedure. According to the team, the agreed upon plan is that the quarterback will be subjected to another CT scan by the end of the month, in order to get a clearer assessment of the injury. After that, doctors will figure out how to proceed.
Multiple sources are saying that Romo is given two choices at this point. First, his doctors can figure out if it is best to make use of screws to attach a plate on the collarbone so that the likelihood of the injury recurring is minimized. Second, in the event that the CT scan reveals a significant level of bone growth and regeneration compared to last week's results, then doctors will have to go for a Mumford procedure instead. In this procedure, a part of the distal clavicle will be removed.
The second option is of Romo's best interests because it won't require long-term stress on the collarbone. However, it can only be performed based on the results of the CT scan, hence, the one-month wait. more >>
NBA 2K16 is one of the most popular video games in any game console or platform today. But one's popularity usually comes with downsides, and in this case, copyright infringement issues.
A tattoo studio reportedly has filed a case against 2K games, the NBA 2K16 developer, for including its art in the form of tattoos for five NBA players who happen to be part of the video game. The complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York last Feb. 1, but the news about it surfaced just recently.
According to the tattoo studio called Solid Oak Sketches, the act of 2K Games in showcasing the tattoos of five players in the person of LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, DeAndre Jordan, Eric Bledsoe, and Kenyon Martin in their video game constitutes copyright infringement. more >>
The Ultimate Fighting Championship event in Pittsburgh dubbed as Fight Night 83 will be making some major changes after Tim Means, one of the fighters scheduled to fight in the main event, has been found violating the anti-doping policy of USADA, which means that he will be suspended for the time being.
The UFC released its own statement confirming the suspension due to a USADA drug testing violation, which was revealed during a collection of urine sample while out from any competition or fight. Below is an excerpt of the statement.
"The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Tim Means of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collection." more >>
Amare Stoudemire patiently waited during the offseason for a team to give him perhaps the last chance at reviving his career. The big man who went straight out of high school to the NBA in 2002 has completely become a very different player compared to about five years ago. With all the injuries that plagued him all throughout his career, hanging it up at the age of 33 seemed to be the right choice.
However, he couldn't stand leaving the game behind.
So when the Miami Heat signed him to a free agent contract last summer, the thought was that he's going to be called only when needed. His stint here in Miami is more like his exit plan. But then again, he has proven once again that he's out there not just for the money but to compete and contribute. And yes, he is contributing big time as of late. more >>
The NBA trade deadline is almost here and everyone seems to be more excited and intrigued about it than the league's All-Star Weekend. But there is more than enough reason to be, especially if the talk is about league superstars rumored to be on the trading block.
For the Atlanta Hawks, putting point Jeff Teague in trade discussions seemingly wasn't enough. Multiple reports revealed that the team is also listening to possible offers for star center/forward Al Horford. The Dominican professional basketball star will be a free agent after this season, and while he always has expressed contentment with the Hawks, it is expected that he's going to explore the free agent market.
Selected third overall by Atlanta during the 2007 NBA Draft, the 29-year-old will certainly be an interesting addition to any team in the NBA right now, especially those contending for a title. But because the Hawks are anticipating the fact that they won't be getting something in return if Horford seeks free agency, they are now entertaining calls and offers. The three-time All-Star is a hot commodity and his versatility in his position is not common in the league. more >>