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The China syndrome

There was always a little something off about Kirk Snyder, the onetime University of Nevada Wolf Pack star and NBA washout.
Kirk Snyder's strange tale gets stranger. Plus, Texas Lutheran's divine intervention.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  December 18, 2009
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Rube awakening

It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Couldn’t you feel that void, that emptiness resulting from the failure of former LA Clipper and Portland Trail Blazer Ruben Patterson to get arrested for anything at all recently?
A former Jail Blazer returns to action. Plus, hugging it out at Portland State.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  December 04, 2009
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Jason returns

As next week will feature a Friday the 13th, it’s time to check in on the NBA’s very own Jason, Tim Donaghy.
Publisher stuffs game-fixer Tim Donaghy's book idea; Antoine Walker's broke
By MATT TAIBBI  |  November 06, 2009

Cry me an Old Man River

Readers of this column over the past two years (my mom and my Aunt Theresa, mostly) know that I rabidly support my alma mater's basketball team, the University of Memphis Tigers. This past April, our head coach John Calipari relinquished the Tiger rein
Balls, Pucks, and Monster Trucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  June 19, 2009
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Taser bait

The clock keeps ticking down toward the inevitable first Tasered-athlete fatality. The fact that it hasn't happened yet is just a statistical anomaly, because two things continue to occur with regularity: major-college and pro jocks keep getting Tasered
A Florida Gator gets chomped. Plus, Memphis, the NCAA, and hypocrisy.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  June 12, 2009

Crossword: ''Triple threats''

Five names, one unusual pattern
Five names, one unusual pattern
By MATT JONES  |  April 17, 2009


The wild bunch



By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 04, 2009
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What's in a name?

Hey, look everybody: Dane Cook got arrested!
Okay, not that Dane Cook.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  February 04, 2009
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Blount's blunts

Let’s just say it’s been a while since we’ve seen a pound-worthy entry to the annals of pot busts, as we did this week.
Sports blotter: "Gone to pot" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  December 17, 2008
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Hello, old friend

There was a recent arrest of a onetime member of the Patriots defensive backfield — old friend Lawyer Milloy.
Sports blotter: "Past Pats" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  September 25, 2008
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Tiger trap

There are a lot of famously troubled college sports programs out there, the majority of them football teams.
Sports blotter: "Walking in Memphis" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  August 20, 2008


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Return of the U

Remember the days when the University of Miami dominated college football?
Sports blotter: "Plant City, indeed" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  July 30, 2008
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Krofft fare

My favorite Sid and Marty Krofft production is one they had nothing to do with.
Sid and Marty show MySpace how psychedelia’s really done
By MIKE MILIARD  |  July 23, 2008
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Street cred


Sports blotter: "This year's Xbox" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  July 23, 2008
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New Mexico

According to news reports, Lavender was drunk and disorderly on the streets of Cincinnati on April 6 when cops asked him several times to move away from an intersection.
Sports blotter: "Marcus Vick and more" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  June 25, 2008
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A different sort of horse

Remember former Celtic Chris Herren?
Sports blotter: "The opposite of 'Celtic Pride' " edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  June 11, 2008


Highway to hell

The former SEC linebacking great should be available, after being Tasered on March 28, following a bizarre loitering arrest in Prichard, Alabama.
Sports blotter: "Not-so-free agents" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  April 23, 2008
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One-man crime wave

At this writing, a joint Google entry for “Chris Henry” and “10-cent head” shows only 39 hits.
Sports blotter: "Return of Chris Henry" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  April 09, 2008
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Young people doing stupid things

“This isn’t fixin’ to stop me,” crowed a defiant Josh Jarboe.
Sports blotter: "Carrying a gun to a track meet" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  March 19, 2008
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Must be the genes

You don’t often see sports-crime legacies.
Sports blotter: "Brother to brother" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  March 12, 2008
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Patriot haze

It’s a bad time to be a Pats fan.
Sports blotter: "Salt in the wound" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  March 05, 2008


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Return of the Pac

The sad thing about Adam “Pacman” Jones is that we won’t have him to kick around in columns like this much longer.
Sports blotter: "Never coming back to the NFL at this rate" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  January 23, 2008
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Skell of the year

Much less funny than usual, was 2007.
Sports crime: 2007 in review
By MATT TAIBBI  |  December 18, 2007
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Can't drive 55

This past week, we snared an early candidate for the next Justin Miller Award, given to the athlete who most bollockses up his professional-draft status with an avoidable pre-draft arrest.
Sports blotter: "Sammy Hagar" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  December 12, 2007
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Do mess with Texas

The Houston Texans are like the soy cheese of the sporting world.
Sports blotter: "Houston has a problem" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  December 05, 2007
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Bob's your uncle

When was the last time England was relevant at all in the sporting world?
Sports blotter: "Across the pond" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  November 28, 2007


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Bonds away

This Barry Bonds thing is going to be a big story, no doubt, but trust me: even bigger news is probably coming.
Sports blotter: "Barry's indictment" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  November 19, 2007
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Tennessee two-step

Tough week for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where two football players were busted within a span of three days.
Sports blotter: "All offensive linemen" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  November 14, 2007
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Pure idiocy

We’ve had some real winners light up the crime blotter this year.
Sports blotter: "Genius of the year" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  November 07, 2007
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A leafy, green substance

Just when you thought the “supernaturally large quantity of marijuana” sports bust was a thing of the past.
Sports blotter: "Copious amounts of pot" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  October 31, 2007