Tuesday, January 25, 2011
An NBA All-Star and Olympic gold medalist, Deron Williams has guided the Jazz deep into the playoffs in each of the last four seasons. “A point guard is judged by wins and losses,” he says. “I think I’m doing a good job.” This 6’3” West Virginian currently leads Utah in scoring, assists and minutes, and is second in steals. Learn more about Williams by clicking here.
Friday, January 21, 2011
It isn’t often that college football players spurn the NFL, especially when they’re the prohibitive favorite to be selected first overall in the league’s annual amateur draft. But that’s precisely what Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck did on January 6, 2011, when he announced he would be turning down a $50 million-payday to return to school and complete his degree. “A big part of going to a university like Stanford is to get a degree and graduate and have that opportunity to go into the business world or whatever world it is with a Stanford degree,” he said at the time. “It’s a big deal.” Luck’s bold decision sent shock waves throughout the U.S., as pundits alternate between questioning his sanity and praising his maturity. Learn more about Luck by clicking here.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Considered by many to be the best heavyweight fighter of his generation, Wladimir Klitschko has been brutally dispatching opponents since November 16, 1996, when he knocked out Fabian Meza in his professional debut. This menacing 6’5” bruiser is currently the IBF, WBO, IBO ,and Ring magazine champion, and if he has his way, his next fight will be a unification match against WBA champion David Haye. “I want to wipe Haye out of the ring,” he says. “I want to punish him for 12 rounds and then knock him out. I think he’s obnoxious, and I don’t like how he walks and how he talks.” Learn more about this big bruiser by clicking here.
Monday, January 17, 2011
The nephew of Beach Boys singer Mike Love, this 6’10" bruiser recently became the first player in 28 years to record 30 points and 30 rebounds in an NBA game. "I just got a good mind-set that every single one was mine," he says of his historic night. "It seemed like no matter what anybody did, I was going to go and get those rebounds. I don't know what to tell you. I impressed myself. I don't even know what to say, to be honest with you." Get all the Love you can handle by clicking here.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
It isn’t difficult to figure out what drives Ndamukong Suh. The second pick of the 2010 NFL Draft, this freakish defensive tackle loves to make opposing quarterbacks soil themselves as he viciously mauls their offensive linemen. "My motivation is to have the quarterback fear me," he says. "Make him feel my presence. Have him always second-guessing, 'Where's Suh at, where the hell's he at?' I just love being able to dominate people." Suh’s ability to get into quarterbacks' heads has helped the Lions achieve their best record since 2007 and has him on pace to win the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Year award. Learn more about Suh by clicking here.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Terrell Owens has been called a tempestuous prima donna, a locker room pariah and an egomaniacal diva. And that’s just by his admirers. Whether he’s signing footballs in the end zone or breaking down during press conferences, this one-man circus always manages to keep us entertained with his over-the-top antics. "My thing is that I'm going to try and have fun with the game,” he says. “I believe in transcending our sport, not just staying between the lines.” Learn more about this outspoken wide receiver by clicking here.