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LeBron and the Topless Lady

Whoa, YaySports had basically the same "Swag is Phenomenal" headline I had. Except I had it second, and they had it first. My bad.

To make it up to Yay, I'll link to their version of the "LeBron and the Topless Lady" story that is quickly becoming the No. 1 innertubenets discussion topic of the day. If you ask me, it looks like maybe Lebron was just staring at the topless lady because she looked a bit out of place. If you check out the full array of LeBron and the Topless Lady photos offered by this Fanhouse post, which I believe started this Topless Train, you'll notice that the party appears to have been a mostly clothed affair, and that the Topless Lady is actually quite notable for her lack of important items of clothing. So like I said, maybe LeBron was just wondering what was up with that.

Not sure how much more there is to add about the Island of Misfitting Clothes, so instead I'll tack on three NBA items, items that I'm pretty sure have nothing to do with LeBron or with Topless Ladies or with each other, but which were nevertheless near to my heart.

1) After Gil won that game last night, some TV guy asked Brendan Haywood to take some pride in the Wizards' defensive stop that preceded the game winner. Except, as Brendan accurately pointed out, what really happened on that next-to-last possession was the Bucks missed a shot, then got an offensive rebound, then got fouled, then missed a really open shot, and then the Wiz scored.

"I'm not sure we really got a stop right there," Brendan said, refusing to turn the final 30 seconds of that win into a Life Lesson. "Charlie Bell got a wide-open shot. He missed it. He missed his, Gil hit his, that's the difference in the game. I don't count that as a stop. A stop is when you lock somebody down and force them into a tough shot. That wasn't a stop. That was a miss."

This is a stop. (Jonathan Newton - The Washington Post)

Say what you will about Brendan, but give the man some credit for honesty on this one.

(On the other hand, when someone asked Brendan how his body felt last night, this is what he said: "I was a little stiff." If you were the sort of person who wanted to take a cheap shot at an easy target, you might have fun with that line.)

2) DeShawn Stevenson on the little star shaved into the side of his head: "Old school. You know, you used to put stuff in your hair back in the day when you were little? Trying to bring it back. You know how things go away and come back? I've got to wait for my hair to grow back in, and [then] do something different."

I suggested he go for the Adidas three stripes.

"Ooh, that would be good marketing," he said, but then reconsidered. "We can't do that. We'd get fined. That's advertising, right?" he asked Antonio Daniels.

"You could do the old 'Michael Irvin' and put three of 'em right here [gesturing to his temple], like Michael Irvin used to do," A.D. suggested. "I don't know how cute that is."

3) Then DeShawn started telling a TV guy about his idea for a regular TV segment. They were getting into the details when A.D. suddenly worried that maybe DeShawn would be taken advantage of. So A.D. appointed himself DeShawn's agent and stepped in the middle of the conversation.

"Hold on now, hold on," A.D. told the TV guy. "If you've got something to say to him, you say it to me. This is what we're thinking about, ok? We're thinking about, ok, we want a signing bonus up front, a 10-show contract with an option on the last two, you with that? Who I need to talk to? If you ain't the man I need to talk to....

[DeShawn attempts to say something, A.D. silences him]

"Hold on, shhhh, don't say nothing, don't say nothing," A.D. said before continuing his earlier thought. "'Cause if you ain't the man I need to talk to, let me know who I need to talk to. You need to take that to your people."

[A.D. whispers to DeShawn, then turns back to the TV guy]

"All right. Get back to us."

Man, I love that locker room.

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 4, 2007; 11:21 AM ET
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It's easy to see why the Wiz are having so much success this season, outside of that little incident with Brendan and Tan, it seems like they genuinely like each other's company. Am I accurate in this assesment? Do you think the locker room will be this funny and relaxed when they hit a tough stretch?

Posted by: r.g. | January 4, 2007 12:17 PM | Report abuse

Major props to you from "YaySports" for asking the "right" questions:

"Alas, the additional reason for this post is to compliment Dan Steinberg at the Gilbert-heavy DC Sports BOG for being the kind of reporter that all reporters should be, ie he asks frank and borderline stupid questions of athletes."

Posted by: eman | January 4, 2007 12:55 PM | Report abuse

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