As recently as the 2007 NBA Draft, Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant couldn’t bench-press 185 pounds. These days, Durant spends each and every Thunder game on the sidelines as he nurses a foot injury.
Despite these facts, the Internet decided Durant was 100 percent correct this week when he called another NBA star a “pussy-willow,” or something relating to “pussy-willows.” Highlighting the collective hatred in the United States for Houston Rockets drama-queen Dwight Howard, Durant repeatedly kept shouting about cats in the direction of Howard during an on-court altercation between Rockets guard Patrick Beverley and Thunder coach Scott Brooks, according to the Oklahoman’s Anthony Slater. People really seemed to enjoy it.
Durant isn’t exactly taking this whole idle time thing well, however. He created quite an uproar earlier this season when he replied to ESPN’s Britt McHenry – aka the most blonde woman in the world – to “just wait on it” when she vaguely asked him on Twitter about returning to the Washington, D.C. area.
Strapping young lad
Rob Gronkowski is typically all fun and games, but you don’t exactly want to be on the 6-foot-6, 265-pound tight end’s bad side.
Colts safety and former Patriot Sergio Brown has emerged as a perfect New England foil as he was the man Gronk was blocking when No. 87 broke his arm in 2012. But Gronk got revenge Sunday night as he blocked Brown into an NBC sideline camera.
“He was just yappin’ at me the whole time,” Gronkowski told NBC. “So I took him and threw him out of the club.”
Brown fired back on Twitter Monday, saying, “It’s OK, someone has to be the villain. I take that job. As long as ya’ll kknow that boy had straps on him … take the attention off the fact that I put straps on that boy!” feud
Big League chew
Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Dwayne Gratz was arrested by Miami Beach police at 5:53 a.m. Sunday for disorderly intoxication and trespassing. Gratz’s issues began when he reportedly got in an argument with a grocery store clerk when the employee refused to accept his bubble gum as payment because he was out of money. The former UConn star signed a four-year, $3.1 million contract with the Jags a year ago, so it’s hard to imagine that he’s broke. But when that debit card is declined, we all do crazy things – like sacrifice our cotton candy Bubblicious.
Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch and “Painfully Awkward” Rob Lowe should film a spot together this off-season. They’re both horrible in social settings, but both endlessly entertaining on Sunday NFL broadcasts. Lynch began his awkward weekend in Kansas City by giving the finger to Chiefs fans at the team hotel and then bolted the Seahawks locker room abruptly after reporters circled around him following Seattle’s 24-20 loss at Arrowhead. Last week, the NFL threatened to fine Lynch $100,000 if he failed to talk to the media following the Chiefs game.