NBA Draft Prospect and Cameroon native Joel Embiid posted this tweet following Cristiano Ronaldo’s magnificent, game-tying assist Sunday night in the waning seconds of the USA-Portugal game.
The aftermath was old-fashioned, glorious, Ugly-American hate:
- “fuck you you crippled bitch”
- “Cameroon are the worst team in the World Cup”
- “bye unfollowed go heal your foot”
- “I’m a KU fan but fuck you, you blew the tournament for us just like you’ll blow your NBA career”
And my favorite:
- “if it wasn’t for the USA you’d still be living in a third world country, show some respect.”
Total dick move by Embiid. I’m sure that, in addition to being a Ronaldo fan, the dude also loves the Miami Heat, the Cowboys, and the fucking Yankees. In fact, minutes earlier he tweeted, “I just wish my boy Landon Donovan was playing.”
So, Ronaldo and Donovan are both your boys? Fuck you. Being a bandwagon fan is one thing, but don’t be a god damned troll.
Hate Hate Hate Hate Hate Hate
ESPN – Earlier this month we spotlighted the story of Baylor’s Isaiah Austin, who had overcome blindness in his right eye to make it to the cusp of the NBA. Just days before the draft, he was delivered heartbreaking news that genetic testing returned positive for Marfan Syndrome, ending his basketball career. “They said I wouldn’t be able to play basketball anymore at a competitive level,” said Austin. “They found the gene in my blood sample. They told me that my arteries in my heart are enlarged and that if I overwork myself and push too hard that my heart could rupture. The draft is four days away, and I had a dream that my name was going to be called.” Austin’s mother, Lisa Green, drove throughout the night Friday from Kansas to Dallas to deliver the career-ending diagnosis in person. Friends and family, including Baylor coach Scott Drew and Austin’s high school coaches, gathered to tell him the news. According to the Marfan Foundation, it is a genetic disorder that affects the connective tissue that holds all the body’s cells, organs and tissue together. It also plays an important role in helping the body grow and develop properly. Because connective tissue is found throughout the body, Marfan syndrome can affect many different parts of the body. “This is devastating news, but Isaiah has the best support system anyone could ask for, and he knows that all of Baylor Nation is behind him,” Drew said in a press release from the school. “His health is the most important thing, and while it’s extremely sad that he won’t be able to play in the NBA, our hope is that he’ll return to Baylor to complete his degree and serve as a coach in our program.”
Damn and I thought I’ve had shitty days. This poor fucking kid’s day just trumped all of those. I couldn’t imaging doing something my entire life, being a week away from cashing in on millions doing it, and then having doctors tell me I have a disease that will keep from doing it. That’s like losing a winning lotto ticket. Hell that’s worse because no on expects to win the lotto. Austin had already overcame adversity in being blind in one eye. Unfortunately he won’t be able to overcome this obstacle to play ball. Heard the Lakers are still looking for a coach though.
Keeping your players on their toes. I like it. Casually walk by one of your guys juggling the ball and give him a back foot “kick” to the dick. You know this coach does this all the time too by the teammates lack of reaction. The player goes down and rolls around in pain and his teammates carry on. I feel like the “victim” treated it like a play on the field. He got hit, he fell to the ground, he withered in pain, oh No whistle? Ok I’ll pop back up and play like nothing happend. Fucking Soccer players.
Released last week was the 2014 NCAA Strength of Schedule based on the opponents record from the previous season. I understand that these rankings will change when the season starts and progresses but still, seven of the 14 teams in the SEC are in the top 20. Alabama ranks 95 out of 128 teams!! Their non-conference opponents are West Virginia (decent), Florida Atlantic, Southern Miss, and Western Carolina. They might as well schedule a high school team. I’m all about scheduling a cupcake game to boost your wins but you’re Alabama, play a decent BCS school, you’ll beat them anyways. Come the fuck on Alabama.