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CP3’s GQ Cover Release Party By Hennessy
Tuesday , Oct , 02 , 2012 Andrew Flint

CP3’s GQ Cover Release Party By Hennessy

Hennessy and GQ team up to celebrate CP3's first GQ cover.

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: With a combo like Hennessy and GQ at the Sayers Club in Hollywood, it's safe to say this will be one banging event.

I showed up to the Sayers Club in Hollywood expecting an incredible night. The second I heard Hennessy and GQ were teaming up for CP3's October GQ cover release party, I knew this was going to be an amazing event. Plus, the confirmed celebs on the press Tip Sheet included names like Blake Griffin, Kid Cudi, Terrell Owens, Magic Johnson, Lamar Odom (could the Kardashian clan show up?), and Grant Hill, along with a number of Hollywood actors. This was my kind of crowd. Ok, my crowd is usually waiting in line at Target for a price check, but I could definitely get used to an upgrade, NBA / Hollywood style.

When I got there the the Hennessy and GQ reps as well as the manager of the Sayers Club greeted me, all were super chill. We set up and soon enough Caron Butler strolled down the red carpet in the VIP entrance of the Sayers Club. Not only did he have time for the press, but he also granted HoopsVibe an exclusive interview along with all of the Clippers as they arrived (keep an eye out these will be edited and on the site soon). This was going to be a good night. 

Having interviewed everyone from CP3 and Blake Griffin to TO, and Agent Zero, the red carpet was a wrap and it was time to head inside and enjoy the night. As I approached the bar I accidentally bumped into Talib Kweli. Oops. My bad, Talib, don't tell Mos Def. This high class elbow-rubbing was going to take some getting used to.  

The bar was of course serving Hennessy specialty drinks and who was I to disagree. CP3 and the Clippers socialized in the center of the room as the satellite celebs circled. The amazing Prince inspired R&B-Pop band "Miguel" soon took the stage and NBA All-Stars transformed into fans as they whipped out their iPhones to grab photos and video of the group primed for a mass appeal explosion. 

After the band had finished their set, CP3 hopped on the mic thanking everyone for coming out to celebrate his cover. GQ handed out copies of the October issue and I made sure to grab one. I mentioned I still shop at Target, right? This was an upscale night for an NBA All-Star that is just as classy off the court as he is on it.

For more info, updates, and gossip follow @HoopsVibe.

 

Top Ten Definitively Worst NBA Nicknames
Wednesday , Sep , 12 , 2012 Andrew Flint

Top Ten Definitively Worst NBA Nicknames

Top Ten Definitively Worst NBA Nicknames HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: Do you really want to be called Boobie, Pooh,  or Bimbo? Really? Here are the worst of the worst. If you're looking for a nickname on the blacktop do not ask one of these ballers for advice. I repeat, do NOT ask one of these NBA players. Here you go, the 10 worst NBA nicknames ever. #10 Harold "Baby Jordan" Minor Yes, he could leap through the roof, but with his NBA career only lasting 4 seasons comparisons to Jordan seem a bit absurd. #9 Jameer "Crib Midget" Nelson It's hard to view this nickname as anything but offensive. We know it's playful, but this one is simply weird. #8 Vernel "Bimbo" Coles We can only hope this isn't the type of nickname that got passed on to his daughters. What kind of grown man wants people calling him Bimbo to his face. #7 Craig "Eggs" Ehlo It's tough to be a dominating force in the NBA with a nickname like Eggs, but Ehlo actually managed quite a respectable NBA career. Ehlo reported got the nickname from John Lucas because when they played together in Houston they would play one-on-one for breakfast. #6 Damon "The World's Greatest Shooter" Jones I am a believer in positive thinking, but this just ridiculous. Jones isn't even in the top 10,000 NBA shooters of all time, let alone #1. Lucky for him though, he made another prestigious list. With a self-dubbed nickname like this, he was destined for the Worst Nickname List. #5 David "DaWhite Howard" Lee Anytime your nickname is referencing how you are the white version of a great black player you have the recipe for a Top 10 Worst Nickname. David Lee does not disappoint. Yeah, Dwight Howard is a beast in the game and Lee has his moments, but lets not get carried away her folks. #4 Sasha "The Machine" Vujacic The only way this nickname works is if his ex-girlfriend and mega-hot tennis pro / model Maria Sharapova gave it to him. She didn't and he rides the pine, so take it easy there Sasha. Your first name is feminine enough, don't try to overcompensate with your forced nickname. #3 "Pooh" Richardson I'm not sure what could be more demeaning than pooh. This Timberwolve's nickname is literally calling himself pooh, as in shit. Not The shit, just shit.
#2 Daniel "Boobie" Gibson
Although we are a fan, we have to say we don't want to be called Boobiey all day long. Just think of the scenarios: "Looking good Boobie. Use your head Boobie. Do you need some water Boobie." It just seems wrong. #1 Corey "Bad Porn" Maggette  The logic behind this one actually makes sense if the judgment does not. Corey apparently got the nickname "Bad Porn" because of his ability to penetrate the oppositions defense at will, so for all that penetration people started calling him Bad Porn. Yuck. Read More
Justin Timberlake To Buy Grizzlies
Friday , Sep , 07 , 2012 Featured Guest Journalist

Justin Timberlake To Buy Grizzlies

Justin Timberlake is rumored to be shopping for an NBA team.

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: I can think of worse owners than JT, actually the first one that comes to mind is MJ.

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Dirk Nowitzki Talks Retirement
Saturday , Sep , 01 , 2012 Featured Guest Journalist

Dirk Nowitzki Talks Retirement

Dirk looks to life after basketball.

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: Yeah, right. No one quites the NBA. They're all play until they're forced out. 

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Maria Sharapova Dumps Sasha Vujacic
Saturday , Sep , 01 , 2012 Paul Eide

Maria Sharapova Dumps Sasha Vujacic

Maria Sharapova announced on Friday that she is no longer engaged to former NBA player Sasha Vujacic.

HoopsVibe Very Quick Call: How did this not happen sooner?

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First Female Black Nascar Driver Sits Down with HoopsVibe
Monday , Aug , 20 , 2012 Featured Guest Journalist

First Female Black Nascar Driver Sits Down with HoopsVibe

The first black female Nascar driver sits down with HoopsVibe to discuss racing, hoops, and Danica.

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: 

Tia Norfleet is used to racing with the boys and overcoming obstacles. Tia's the first African American female Nascar driver and proud to carry on her family racing tradition. Her father Bobby Norfleet raced for Nascar before Tia came along to carry on the family tradition. 

HV: What got you into racing? We know your father is Bobby Norfleet, so was it just being around the track all the time?

Tia: Yeah, I was just around the track a lot as a kid. My dad raced and pretty soon I wanted to do it too. 

HV: How'd that go?

Tia: Well, he was pretty protective of me at first. Eventually, he became really supportive of the idea when he saw I was serious about it and put his career on the back burner. Today, he's my biggest supporter.

HV: You're the first African American female Nascar drive. Tell us about that.

Tia: Well, I'm abviously black and I'm obviously a female, but really I'm just a driver. I've gotten a lot of support along the way. That's what makes it possible.

HV: There is another women racer that's been making a lot of noise. What are your thoughts on Danica breaking a lot of similar barriers in Nascar?

Tia: Hats off to Danica. She's making women look good in the sport. 

HV: Who would win in a race between you and Danica?

Tia: I have to say me of course.

HV: Of course. Now, HoopsVibe is a basketball site, so who' your team?

Tia: After last yera, I'm liking Oklahoma and Miami.

HV: Wait a second, that was the finals. Have you always liked them or did you just hop on?

Tia: I grew up following the Bulls and Mordan and all those guys, but this playoffs Miami just won me over.

HV: Who's your favorite player?

Tia: Kobe, Rondo, Wade, Garnett. I like a lot of players.

HV: Would you ever date an NBA player.

Tia: Actually, I have a significant other right now.

HV: Do you have any upcoming races or events people can check you out at?

Tia: They can always keep up with me at www.TiaNorfleet34.com.

For more info, updates, and gossip follow @HoopsVibe.

Photo Credits: Tia Norfleet

 

 

RHCP and Steve Nash Party Together
Monday , Aug , 20 , 2012 Featured Guest Journalist

RHCP and Steve Nash Party Together

Red Hot Chili Peppers and Steve Nash Party Together

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: You know you've become a part of LA when RHCP embrace you as their own.

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Gilbert Arenas’ House For Sale; Would You Rather Be Him Or Vanilla Ice?
Friday , Jul , 27 , 2012 Paul Eide

Gilbert Arenas’ House For Sale; Would You Rather Be Him Or Vanilla Ice?

Remember when "Agent Zero" was "Agent Zero"? Now, courtesy of Vanilla Ice and his movie Cool As Ice, he's more like "Drop Agent Zero and get with the hero".

Hoopsvibe Very Quick Call: As of this very moment, who has more money: Vanilla Ice or Gilbert Arenas? According to Wikipedia, the "Iceman" is still worth $20 million dollars.  Arenas made $119 million dollars in his NBA career (including a staggering $19.2, a career high, in 2011-12) but how much does he have left?

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Ice Cube Disses Andrew Bynum
Thursday , Jul , 26 , 2012 Andrew Flint

Ice Cube Disses Andrew Bynum

Ice Cube comes out and publicly questions Andrew Bynum's will to win. HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: Preach Ice Preach. The truth just sounds good to hear. Read More
Kris Humphries Gets His Ex Pregnant
Friday , Jul , 06 , 2012 Andrew Flint

Kris Humphries Gets His Ex Pregnant

Kim Kardashian's ex husband, Kris Humphries of the Nets got his ex pregnant.

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: I'm sure E! Network is bummed he's not still married to Kim Kardashian. This would be great ratings.

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Odom Traded to Los Angeles
Friday , Jun , 29 , 2012 Andrew Flint

Odom Traded to Los Angeles

Odom traded to Los Angeles HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: Lamar loves LA. Now let's see if he can still play ball. Lamar is headed back to Los Angeles, but not back to the Lakers. He's heading back to his original LA team, the Clippers. The only difference is this time they actually have a descent team. This is all part of a three team deal. The Clippers, Mavs, and Jazz all have their hands in the cookie jar in this trade. The trade sends Odom to the Clippers and Mo Williams to the Jazz. The Jazz are capable of absorbing Williams's $8.5 million price tag due to an $8.2 million trade exception, similar to the one that brought Odom from the Lakers to Dallas last season. The deal hinges on Williams exercising his $8.5 million player option for next season, but sources say Williams is game. The Clippers are clearly banking on the fact that having Lamar back in LA where he feels comfortable, he will be able to bounce back to his 2010-2011 form as the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year and not his 6 points per game form in Dallas. The Jazz are happy to get their hands on Williams's 13.2 points per game as Mo is known as an offensive machine. Read More