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  • Blogs

    July 17, 2014

    The Funniest Tweets From the ESPY Awards.

    God dammit we hate to say this BUT...Drake did a pretty fantastic job of hosting the 2014 ESPY Awards last night. Between spouting off on Blake Griffin, Donald Sterling, LeBron James, and killing it with the "Lance Cam," Drake actually left us in happy tears rather than the way we like to talk about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2014

    Kobe Bryant More Rush Limbaugh Than MLK?

    An ESPN columnist asserts that Kobe Bryant's charmed life--having a father who was an NBA player, growing up in Italy, going to a public high school in the Philadelphia suburbs, entering the "pampered" NBA himself and, yes, residing now in Orange County--makes him come off more like Rush Limbaugh th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    Calvin James Calvin, Parolee Who Lied He Was Investor for Kobe Bryant and LeBron James, Stole $198k Then Defended Self, Gets 13 Years

    A 13-year prison sentence has been handed to a parolee who defended himself in court before being convicted of stealing $198,000 from seven victims of a fraudulent investment scheme that included him having told marks Kobe Bryant and LeBron James were his clients.Calvin James Calvin, 48, of Newport ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    The Best of Coachella: Weekend One

    Karen O's Outfit Karen O's wardrobe on Friday night was bad ass. The Yeah Yeah Yeah's front woman appeared on the main stage in a technicolor cape draped over a suit that looked like it was made of mercury. The vibrant collage was topped with a headpiece that Liberace might have worn had he ever bee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    Calvin James Calvin, Parolee Who Lied He Was Kobe Bryant and LeBron James' Investor, Guilty of Stinging 7 Marks for $198,000

    Calvin James Calvin--yes, that's not a typo--sold investors on a securities plan by claiming he was a financial investor for Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and other pro athletes.The Newport Beach 48-year-old was really a parolee barred from investment activities, but Calvin's worst phony role involved p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    [UPDATED with Threats, New Coach:] Lakers Fire Coach Mike Brown

    See the update at the end of this post about the Lakers hiring a new coach, a Mike Brown spotting near my house and threats his son received.ORIGINAL POST, NOV. 9, 1:29 P.M.: An Anaheim Hills dad is going to have more time to watch his son play for basketball powerhouse Mater Dei High School of Sant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Vanessa Bryant Demands Kobe Cough Up Another Ring

    Newport Coast's Kobe and Vanessa Bryant have famously been off-again, on-again, but the Mrs. seems to have revealed the way to keep her happy is to give her more rings.No, not the kind Black Mamba gave her after playing proctologist in an Eagle, Colorado, hotel room years ago.Momma wants championshi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    5 Random Basketball Jerseys Spotted At Coachella

    As we've shown you, Coachella is the place for an assortment of fashions. However, an understated, yet integral part of any festival is the appearance of a random basketball jersey from years past, by that we mean the '90s. Here are some of our favorite sightings. Shawn Kemp, Cleveland Cavaliers: A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2012

    McDonald's New CEO Described as a "Teddy Bear Of A Man"

    ​McDonald's has announced it is bringing on a new CEO come July when Jim Skinner, its current CEO, retires after 7 years at the helm. When Don Thompson, the 48-year-old Chief Operating Officer who oversaw the successful roll-out of its McCafe concept, takes over, he does so after working his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    3hree Things: On The Agonizing Death of the NBA Slam Dunk Contest

    Watch out for 3hree Things (usually) every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.My obsession with the NBA Slam Dunk Contest started in 1985, and thrived for almost a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    NBA Lockout is Finally Over: Our Top Five Terrible Songs by Athletes

    ​I don't believe in God, but if I did, I'd be thanking her right now for salvaging the upcoming NBA season. I mean, I tried to watch hockey, I really did, but I just can't hang with that shit. And my dad was born in Canada, so I should be able to get through more than three minutes without asking, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Five Musical Moments in the NBA Off-Season

    After this year's dramatic NBA season, basketball fans may have to wait a long time before the league's owners and players agree to a new collective bargaining deal. The off-season normally allows fans to speculate over player trades and retirements, but given the current lockout, they'll have to se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Sons of New L.A. Lakers Coach, Mike Brown, Considering Mater Dei High

    Mike Brown, the new king of the Lakers castle.​Last week, Lakers fans learned that the legendary shoes of its retiring coach, Phil Jackson, were to be filled by a mostly-unproven coach who's best known for being LeBron James' first NBA coach. The news of Mike Brown's hiring caused mixed reactions, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Loretta Sanchez Makes PR Blunder List in Sex Escort Case

    ​As Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez's Republican general election opponent, Van Tran repeatedly portrayed the veteran Anaheim Democrat as an odorous floozy.And sure enough: Fineman PR, a San Francisco-based public relations firm, has included Sanchez in its 16th annual Top 10 PR Blunders List.The bl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    3hree Things: My Budding Man-Crush On Blake Griffin

    Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.In my 25 years as a hopelessly addicted basketball fan, I,  like most Los Angeles/Orange C ... More >>

  • Music

    July 15, 2010

    Thrice As Long

    These Irvine boys still marvel at their career, 12 years later

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    Angels Limp Their Way to the All-Star Game

    Courtesy of Angels BaseballThis has been as odd a season of Major League Baseball as there has ever been. That's really saying something for an organized sport that has been played for more than 100 years.Consider the four no-hit games pitched before the break, how two of those no-hitters were perfe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    Kobe Bryant to Team USA: Dream On

    ​Five-time NBA champion, back-to-back Finals MVP and gold-medal Olympian Kobe Bryant is the latest Team USA superstar to announce he won't suit up for this summer's World Championships in Turkey.The Black Mamba of Newport Coast needs the time off to mend his sore, tired and broken body.As the Ston ... More >>

  • Culture

    April 21, 2005

    Temple of the Fresh Kicks

    Worship at the altar of Blends

  • Columns

    January 16, 2003