5. PARKING LOT PAMPERS
Jacksonville Jaguars running back and new father Justin Forsett was faced with a challenging start to his Sunday morning:
Forget linebackers trying to knock your head off; THAT is scary.
4. BLANKET COVERAGE
Phoenix Coyotes left wing Paul Bissonnette tried to let his fans down easy with this series of tweets Wednesday evening.
Some athletes are meant to be on TV after they’re done playing (see: Barkley, Charles) and others are not. It remains to be seen where Bissonnette falls, but it’s not looking great at this point.
3. FIST FLUMP
Sacramento Kings forward Patrick Patterson was watching former teammate Chandler Parsons play for the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night:
Here’s the link. Hilarious indeed. I feel like there’s no way Parsons is that mean, and he probably didn’t see the guy reaching out before he turned away. Then again, NBA stars interacting with nerdy guys who sit courtside almost always ends poorly for the nerdy guys.
2. INFOMERCIAL OVERLOAD
Phoenix Suns point guard Kendall Marshall has had a lot of time on his hands after his team failed to make the playoffs:
As a professional athlete, he has access to the best nutritionists, athletic equipment, doctors, and personal trainers, but sometimes infomercials are just too convincing. I should know – I have 18 Shamwows, four SlapChops, and six different kinds of dashboard phone mounts.
1. SHAQTASTIC ENDORSEMENT
After veteran NBA center Jason Collins became the first professional male athlete in one of the four major sports to come out as gay while still playing, longtime nemesis Shaquille O’Neal tweeted his support:
Good for Collins, and good for Shaq. I would argue that leadership looks a little more like this, though:
Have a great week, everybody.