Hear about the ESPN reporter that managed to follow LeBron James in Vegas for a night last week? If you managed to see it on ESPN, consider yourself lucky as the article was pulled almost as quick as it went up yesterday, though the only reason I can surmise is it makes 'Bron look like a loser and his people objected and like the pandering poodle they've become to him, they yanked it. But thanks to the fine folks at Deadspin, you can read it here below. Get the feeling 'Bron is, for lack of a better word, a bit of a tool? If you haven't with "The Decision", you will when you get a load of this act.
With the New York Yankees in Cleveland this week, there's a great piece here on how former Cleveland Indian isn't treated with near the disdain that 'Bron is and will continue to be. Must be something to do with being respectful.
Stephen Strasburg was yanked from a start on Tuesday night and has some shoulder inflammation. If he's shut down for the year, that hurts him even more going forward as he was already looking at an innings cap next year, made only bigger if he doesn't get a tonne of work in this year.
Manchester United faced the MLS All-Stars last night at a packed Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas - yes, home of the NFL Texans - and had a pair from Frederico Macheda in the first 12 minutes, including the first 22 seconds in to lead Man U to a 5-2 beating of the All-Stars. Good news for Toronto FC's Dwayne DeRosario: he scored a beauty after megging Wes Brown.
Great piece on the 25 Most Hated Teams of all (the) Time(s).
Toronto Raptors GM Bryan Colangelo confirmed the rumblings that came post-All Star Game that Chris Bosh had mentally checked out are something he subscribes to. He added a little fact to it as well in announcing that Bosh was medically cleared to play six games before agreeing to do so. Way to show up in the crunch, Bosh. Am sure that that kind of intestinal fortitude will show for the Miami Heat. He's not exactly smashing that "RuPaul of big men" tag that Shaquille O'Neal dropped on him a couple years back.
The word "boycott" comes from Charles C. Boycott, an Irish landlord whose high rents led the entire region to stop selling him basic goods. Love Mental Floss.
Some impressive work in the comments section in taking apart basketball and football the last two days. Going to keep this going for a while I suspect as there is some great stuff here. Today: baseball. Go nuts!