July 30, 2014 |
CONTINUING debate about whether Sixers president/general manager Sam Hinkie made the right decision to nuke the team's core and start building from scratch is a moot exercise. The only question now is how patient a notoriously impatient fan base is going to be, waiting to see if the fruits of Hinkie's labors will result in that oh-so-elusive NBA championship. I think the acceptable standard in rebuilding is that it is a four- to five-season process. The trickier issue is determining what is acceptable after that time.
February 26, 2014 |
LAST WEEK, the United Nations issued a report chronicling North Korea's massive human-rights violations under the rule of Kim Jong-un. It is estimated that there are up to 200,000 political prisoners. The report alleged that many have been executed, tortured and starved. Former NBA star Dennis Rodman has visited North Korea and its idiot leader many times, which has inspired a 20th Century Fox film to be titled "Diplomats. " And get this: It's going to be a comedy. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the film will be directed by Tim Story, whose past projects include "Ride Along," "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer" and "Barbershop.
January 31, 2014 |
L AST SUMMER, Zachary Stone intended to spend a week surrounded by the rural confines of French Creek State Park, which sprawls across 7,526 acres that spans North Coventry and Warwick Townships in Chester County and Robeson and Union Townships in Berks County. However, shortly after his arrival, the 17-year-old Central High senior had his life unexpectedly interrupted by devastating news. Stone was a counselor at YouthWorks, a program that promotes academic achievement, career success, and productive citizenship for in-school Philadelphia youths, when he learned his father, Jimmy Stone, had suddenly passed away.
January 21, 2014 |
GET READY for another reality TV show featuring Dennis Rodman. The former NBA star checked himself into an alcohol rehabilitation center somewhere in New Jersey last week after returning from a visit with his good friend Kim Jong Un, the supreme leader of North Korea. Rodman's agent Darren Prince released a statement yesterday that read, "Dennis Rodman came back from North Korea in pretty rough shape emotionally. The pressure that was put on him to be a combination 'super human' political figure and 'fixer' got the better of him. He is embarrassed, saddened and remorseful for the anger and hurt his words have caused.
January 10, 2014 |
ANYONE IN THIS world who takes Dennis Rodman seriously must either be an idiot or the dictator of a backward Third World country. Somehow, Rodman has befriended North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and has visited the country a couple of times on supposed goodwill missions. His latest included Rodman and some basketball buddies playing a few games for the leader on his birthday. Rodman even sang "Happy Birthday" to the little fella. But Rodman, as he is wont to do, opened his mouth and showed his ignorance, kinda how, in 1997, he said he couldn't stand Mormons and later apologized because he didn't know Mormons were members of the Church of Latter Day Saints.
January 9, 2014 |
THE U.S. AMBASSADOR to North Korea is at it again. Dennis Rodman is in Pyongyang, with a team of over-the-hill ex-NBAers, to put on a basketball exhibition today to celebrate the 30th birthday of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. Rodman, who has been accused of being blinded by his friendship to the diminutive dictator - whom he has visited many times - got angry in an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo yesterday. Asked if he had ever asked Kim about releasing U.S. citizen Kenneth Bae from prison, the two-time All-Star lost his cool.
December 19, 2013 |
COWBOYS OWNER Jerry Jones may have lost his mind. How else can you explain the comments he made on Dallas' 105.3 The Fan yesterday? Jones started to answer a question about whether he pays attention to what's happening with the Redskins, who are owned by his friend Dan Snyder. Before long, he had segued into his own little "Twilight Zone" episode. "Barry Switzer, our coach, used to tell the team, 'I'm your wagon master, we're back in the covered wagon days, we're going to California,' " Jones said.
November 26, 2013 |
IN OUR CLICK-CRAZED Internet society, websites are falling all over themselves trying to come up with clever lists meant to ensnare surfers and get them to hang around. So if you peruse the Internet, you're always seeing come-ons like "10 Famous Celebrities Who Wet Their Beds" or "Five Politicians in Their College A Cappella Groups. " How can you not check those links out? Are you made of stone? It's why Forbes now comes out with a new list of rich people seemingly every other week - richest Americans, richest musicians, richest movie stars, richest cartoon characters, etc. GQ now rejoins the parade of faux information with the Least Influential Celebrities of 2013 - it's third annual such list.
November 26, 2013 |
Rock and roll-a-bye, baby Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger is set to become a great-grandfather early next year. His daughter Jade told London's Sunday Times her 21-year-old daughter, Assisi , expects to give birth in several months. She told the newspaper she did not expect Jagger to slow down now that he's set to become a great-grandfather. The Stones plan to tour Australia next year. Assisi told Hello! magazine Jagger was pleased when she gave him the news, responding, "Well done.