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“I wouldn’t have been able to stop him defensively because he is just bigger and stronger than I was,” Thomas said. “So I would have tried to frustrate him, get in his head. I would have had to frustrate him and psyche him out a little bit because physically I couldn’t beat him. So I would have to throw him off his game mentally, get him distracted. Say ‘Hey, man, (Kevin) Durant was open, you not gonna pass it to Durant? Hey, why you hogging? Durant, you’re boy ain’t gonna throw you the rock? That’s messed up.’ But then on the offensive side, he’d have to check me, too. And I think I would have got him a little bit. But I would have laying in bed the night before saying ‘What am I gonna do with this joker?’ Because when he comes full-throttle, like I said, he’s the Mike Tyson of point guards. He comes with that mentality. Comes with that anger and when you step on that floor you gotta be ready to battle him.” Oklahoman
During Sunday’s 102-84 loss to the Bulls, the Nets’ forward was caught by television cameras pretending to chomp down on Noah’s right hand as the two jostled for position. “I know how to bite somebody,” Garnett said with a laugh afterward. “Obviously I was messing around in that moment. If I wanted to bite him, I’d have just … shout out to Mike Tyson.” New York Post
We’re not sure what brought this about or what his qualifications are, but boxing legend and all-around crazy person Mike Tyson is live-tweeting Game 4 of the NBA playoff series between the Chicago Bulls and Brooklyn Nets. He’s taking over the @NBAonTNT account, so it’s unlikely he says anything too off-the-wall, but it’s still going to be arguably (no, not arguably, definitely) more interesting than the game itself. For The Win
Ever since Shaquille O'Neal joined its panel, Inside the NBA has loved showing the 1999 clip of Charles Barkley throwing a ball at Shaq's head and the scuffle that ensued. On Thursday night, no less an authority than Mike Tyson weighed in on the clip. The former heavyweight champion was not very complimentary of the pair's fighting style. Then, for some apparent reason, he threatened to kick Barkley in a prominent part of his backside. "Don't fight if that's not what you do" is good advice for anyone. USA Today
Earlier this week, Mike Tyson sang this song about LeBron James on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Well, in the interest of being unbiased, Kimmel had Iron Mike back on the show, only this time singing about Kevin Durant. This song, “Dr. Shootgood,” shows us the true endless range of Tyson’s musical palette. “He’s got a 24-karat smile that all the girls can enjoy, and he run off the court and kiss his mama like a sissy boy.” I know everyone keeps talking about the maturation of this young Thunder team, but I think we need to start talking about the maturation of Mike Tyson, the lyricist. Is it too late to reverse Grammy decisions? Can we just give him next years Grammy’s? All of them? SportsGrid.com
After watching this clip of Mike Tyson analyzing the tattoos of different NBA players on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” I can’t help but think that I can watch Iron Mike do just about anything, from knocking people out to dancing with Wayne Brady, and enjoy every bit of it. During the segment, which they appropriately refer to as “Tattoo Time,” Tyson comments on the tattoos of Kobe Bryant, DeShawn Stevenson and Kenyon Martin. As always, it is tough to tell what Iron Mike is trying to say at times, but the dancing and poor acting is more than enough to make this clip worth checking out. totalprosports.com
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