Hey degenerates — remember me? I’m the guy who last week told you to bet the Ravens over 28.5 points and to wager on the Philip Rivers interception machine to keep rolling. Unfortunately — those were my only winners. A net of -15,000 jermajesties last week takes my year to date total to -48,500 jermajesties overall. I apologize. My proposition picks have been as flimsy as a Kardashian’s wedding vows. Now that I got the “Kim Kardashian is a fickle sports groupie harlot” joke out of the way let’s proceed with the gambling:
When the news of Kim Kardashian's split with Kris Humphries broke earlier this week, the boss received an e-mail from reader Marc in San Francisco, who asked the following:
Now that Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries are getting divorced, who is your bet for the next athlete she'll date? I think some pretty interesting betting pools could be formed from this. My money is on Kyle Korver — he's got the Kardashian-signature double K's, he's from a big market so it helps her publicity, and she seems to have a thing for mediocre backups. Your thoughts?
We immediately put the question to an expert panel of Grantland writers and editors. Here's what they had to say:
As part of our coverage of the NBA lockout, Grantland’s Jonathan Abrams checked in with Brandan Wright, a forward from the University of North Carolina who split last season between the Golden State Warriors and New Jersey Nets, to see how he is spending his newfound free time. Wright discussed his offseason workout, playing under Don Nelson, and having teammates with famous significant others.
Grantland: How have you spent your time this offseason?
Wright: “Working out a lot. The place I work out at is called Art of Strength. It’s not a traditional weightlifting. It uses kettlebells and is aimed at preventing injuries. So it’s pretty much a full-body workout and uses every muscle in your body. I think it’s really good for athletes because it’s functional training, where you’re moving your whole body. You’re not just putting such-and-such weight on a bench press or throwing weight on your back for squats. It’s stuff you have to do on the court. Right now, I’m up to 227 pounds after ending the season at 210. But I’m a lot stronger and I basically don’t have any body fat on me.”