If we could trade Melo for Gallo straight up, I’d do it in a heartbeat.
A quick aside on Turkish naming: Ataturk’s nationalization efforts in the 1920s included exchanging the Arabic script for a Latin one and ordering everybody to think up a surname. This, plus the famous Turkish lack of irony, has led us to some wonderful names. The current Prime Minister, Mr. Erdoğan, not only has a silent “g” but a name meaning “manly hawk.” Hamit and Halil Altıntop may not share much with David Beckham, but the name “Altıntop” means “Golden Ball.” Semih Şentürk’s name means “to love the Turks” – his 86th minute equalizer in the 2008 Euro semi-finals was the equivalent of a quarterback leading a touchdown drive but the quarterback’s name is America Fuckyeah. Even naturalized foreigners get in on it, as can be seen by Mehmet Aurelio and the former Coca-Cola Kid, Colin Kazim-Richards, transforming into the sinister Kazim Kazim.
—I love Run of Play.
Deuce scores the winner for the USA today against Italy. He scores with his left, he scores with his right. Homeboy made Italy’s defense look shite!
Milano Kalibro Kobe, an Italian short featuring Kobe Bryant, Alberto Aquilani, Marco Belinelli, Gennaro Gattuso, Claudio Marchisio, Marco Materazzi and Giampaolo Pazzini.
Here are some photos of folks skateboarding NYC back in the 1960s, originally shot for Life Magazine.
Kenny “K-Dobbs” um, Dobbs with a ridiculous blind-folded through-the-legs dunk over three people. At 1:30ish on the video.
Nets owner and Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov spits some hot fire on a Russian TV show.
I say JR is such a great pick-up 4 the #Lins only because he’s been playing the past 6-mo’s in China. So easy now 4 him to recognize his PG.