HoopsHype Wilt Chamberlain rumors
Still, it’s not a stretch to suggest that when pro athletes, both male and female, seek romantic partnership, choice comes in quantity. Quality, Weems will tell you, is another matter. “A lot of females come to you, and they tell you a story. ‘I want to be your girl. I’m different from other females.’ Or whatever. It happens all the time,” Weems said. “Athletes really have it hard, trying to find that person. Who can you trust?” Toronto Star
Why, then, would Weems, at age 24, bother seeking a relationship via Twitter? Evans wondered aloud if Weems has grown tired of being a soloist while one of his closest friends on the team, 21-year-old DeMar DeRozan, spends quality time with a steady girlfriend. “DeMar’s been having a girlfriend for a while — it’s probably taking a toll on Sonny,” Evans said, a mischievous smile ever in place. “He probably thinks he needs someone.” Toronto Star
Evans — who, at age 30, amounts to the club’s street-wise philosopher — took some time after a recent practice to offer his best amateur diagnosis of the condition of a teammate’s heart. “Sonny’s just going through mixed emotions. Want a girlfriend, don’t want a girlfriend. Want that lifestyle, don’t want that lifestyle,” Evans said. “We should do a poll on Twitter, see who wants to go on a date with him. We could make a Canadian reality show, Who Wants to Date Sonny Weems? “There’s plenty of girls out here in Toronto that can be a good candidate for him. He’s a very nice guy, good guy to be around . . . I guess he needs somebody to keep his pillow warm. I guess his other pillow must be getting cold.” Toronto Star
Orlando's Dwight Howard enters the weekend averaging 23.1 points and 14.2 rebounds … and shooting a gaudy 60.2 percent from the field. If he maintains the latter figure for 10 more games, Howard will become just the fourth player in league history to register a 20/10/60 season. Wilt Chamberlain did it with Philadelphia in 1966-67. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar did it with the Los Angeles Lakers in 1979-80. And Shaquille O'Neal did it with L.A. in 2004-05. ESPN.com
But after Tuesday night's wild loss to the Atlanta Hawks, the two players are now linked forever in basketball history. How? In the midst of the ill-advised 3-point downpour at AmericanAirlines Arena, Anthony managed to pull down 16 rebounds without taking a single shot attempt in the entire game. And according to Elias Sports Bureau, only two other players since 1967 have accomplished the feat: Dennis Rodman and Chamberlain. ESPN.com
Now, I get Rodman. That makes sense. But Chamberlain? The same guy who averaged 22.5 shots per game for his career? Anthony and Chamberlain are so far apart on the offensive skill spectrum that it's hard to tell that they play the same sport. But alas, the great M. Haubs of The Painted Area shed some light on the issue via a tweet reply on Twitter. In his words: "That was the year Wilt led the league in assists & was obsessed w/doing so. Most selfish assist champ ever!" ESPN.com
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