Things on the court may not be going well for Kobe Bryant, but at least his personal life just got better. This couple has had a rocky past since 2003 when Kobe admitted to cheating on Vanessa with a 19-year-old girl who claimed that it was not consensual. Kobe escaped those charges almost as well as he escapes defenders on the court, except it cost him $4 million. Remember that ring he bought Vanessa? Well I certainly do and that is how you apologize to a woman scorned!
Things seemed to be going well for the couple up until last year when Vanessa filed for divorce citing ‘irreconcilable differences’. Apparently Kobe just couldn’t stay faithful. However, that was a year ago and things have changed severely. The Lakers are awful and Kobe is no longer single. The couple took to Instagram and announced their reconciliation. “We are pleased to announce that we have reconciled. Our divorce action will be dismissed. We are looking forward to our future together.” Great news for Kobe, but the Lakers still won’t make the playoffs. You just can’t win them all.
What started as trash talking on the court, has spiraled into all kinds of real life drama. On Monday night, the Boston Celtics played the New York Knicks and words were exchanged throughout the entire game between Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett. Part of Garnett’s game is psychological by trying to get into a player’s mind. Needless to say, Melo was having an off night and KG’s words started to affect him. Apparently KG made a comment about Anthony’s wife along the lines of, [your wife] “tastes like Honey Nut Cheerios”. Not the most clever line by KG, but it clearly worked because Anthony got so mad after that he waited for Garnett to walk out of Boston’s tunnel onto the team bus.
This resulted in Melo being suspended for a game, but the news that is coming out now, is even more revealing. It looked like Melo was not fully present at the game, like he had his mind elsewhere. Rumors are swirling that Melo and his wife Lala are currently on a break after they hit a rough patch in their marriage. The split reportedly happened about two months ago. The two have yet to comment on the split rumors, but it seems like this would make the most sense. Together or not, at least we get a brand new season of Lala’s Full Court Life! Don’t get too excited.
As if Houston Texans breakout star, JJ Watt, needed something else on his already stellar NFL career, you can now add nice guy. The defensive star could easily have stayed focus on his big game today, but instead he tried to help out other. Watt invited some of the survivors of the Newtown tragedy to Reliant Stadium to run around the field and hang out with the star. He tweeted out a picture saying: “Our new friends from Newtown, CT.”
He said that the kids got a chance to be normal kids. They ran around, had fun, and practiced their field goal kicking. What a classy move by Watt. It is these type of stories that show that athletes can be role models and all the stories about them being arrested should take a back seat to stories like this. However, the real question is whether Watt showed the kids his signature “swat” move!
Now it all makes sense. For months, people could not understand New York Jets head coach, Rex Ryan’s, unbreakable loyalty to ‘starting’ quarterback Mark Sanchez. A picture has surfaced showing Ryan sunbathing in the Bahamas with a new tattoo on his arm. The ink depicts his wife in a Mark Sanchez jersey and nothing else.
We all remember the foot fetish video that surfaced a few years ago starring Rex and his wife. However, this tattoo just surpassed the video on the creepy scale. When Rex looks at Sanchez on the field does he picture his wife and that’s why he can’t bench Sanchez after all? The bigger question has to be, which is the bigger waste of ink? Mark Sanchez’s contract extension or this tattoo? I am still going with the extension.
Hopefully, the ink is fake because if it is not then ouch. Walking around with the biggest laughing stock in the National Football League permanently on your arm? No wonder why he refused to comment on it. Is his wife ‘Tebowing’?
While most of you probably thought that I meant that he got a new head coaching job, that is not at all the case. Phil Jackson can now add fiance to his list of responsibilities. Phil Jackson popped the question to girlfriend Jeanie Buss. The couple announced the engagement on her Twitter when she posted a picture of the ring telling her followers: “Twitter family – Phil finally gave me that ring I wanted! :-)’.
The couple has been dating since 2001, but of course have a long history together. Buss is the daughter of Jerry Buss who owns the Los Angeles Lakers where Phil famously coached for many years and was speculated to make a comeback this year after Mike Brown was fired. Congrats to the happy couple!
After the tragedy in Newtown, CT, many Americans are coming out asking for stricter gun laws. While this has caused much dissension between people, some of our favorite stars have come out in a new PSA. DemandAPlan.Org gathered up celebrities to help spread their message asking President Obama to rid the streets of guns. In the commercial, a few of our favorite sports stars make an appearance including New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz, New York Knicks guard Carmelo Anthony, and Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul.
Victor Cruz has had the most attachment to the Newtown tragedy after hearing that one of the children, Jack Pinto, killed was buried in his jersey. It left the star speechless and it has made effort to visit the Pinto family and the survivors of the shooting. Maybe eliminating guns isn’t the answer. How about we all just try and be nicer to each other?