Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Vive la France and vive la Tony Parker! This three-time NBA champion began adding a dash of je ne sais quoi to the league in 2001 when he made his heavily hyped debut with the San Antonio Spurs. He has since been named to three All-Star teams and recently received a lucrative four-year, $50 million extension to remain in the River City with his teammates Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili. “It’s home here,” he says. “I love being with Timmy and Manu. I’m happy to keep the adventure going with them.” Learn more about Parker and his split from Eva Longoria by clicking here.
Move over Kobe Bryant. L.A.’s “other team” has a star of its own and his name is Blake Griffin. This rim-rocking rookie is finally making his presence felt after missing the entire 2009-2010 season with a fractured left patella. “It's great to be back,” he says. “That year that I sat out, I think, helped me be a little bit more prepared for this year.” Learn more about this Oklahoma City native by clicking here.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Chad Ochocinco began blurring the line between sports and entertainment in 2001 when he performed his first of many over-the-top touchdown celebrations. His flamboyant routines have since gone on to generate millions of hits on YouTube and thousands of dollars in fines from the NFL. "(Commissioner Paul) Tagliabue and most of the suits in this league are all old-school, and I really don't think they're for the end-zone celebrations," Ochocinco admits. "But I know in the back of their minds they are laughing. They can't wait to see what No. 85 is going to do next. Even though it's something they don't like, I guarantee they think what I'm doing is entertaining.” Learn more about this primetime performer by clicking here.
Monday, November 8, 2010
Chris Johnson had a year to remember in 2009 as he shattered Marshall Faulk’s record of total yards from scrimmage while becoming just the sixth running back in NFL history to rush for over 2,000 yards in a single season. “It feels real good to look at some of the guys who have played before me, then come in and break a record,” he says. “But records are made to be broken.” Learn more about this rugged running back by clicking here.
Friday, November 5, 2010
Few players have more fun than Dwight Howard. Whether he’s dressing up like Superman, busting a move on the sidelines or swatting a ball into the fifth row, this goofy man-child always has a grin plastered on his face. “I always have fun out there,” he says. “Basketball brings me joy. I don’t care what people say about me smiling too much or having too much fun. Hey, I’m doing something I love. I’m going to be thankful and have fun doing it.” Learn more about this all-star goofball by clicking here.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Mark Sanchez is making millions of women suddenly care about football. This ruggedly handsome QB has been breaking hearts and records since 2009 when he led the New York Jets to the AFC Championship game during his rookie season. Learn more about “The Sanchise” by clicking here.