Rihanna was in New York last night for the official Black Eyed Peas album release party. They still have those? Rihanna was hanging with Fergie and Will. I. Am. for most of the event.
We hear Rihanna is planning on attending the Laker game in Orlando tonight as it has been rumored of late that she is seeing Lakers star player Andrew Bynum. She was seen cheering on Bynum and the Lakers in L.A. at Sundays game. Hmm. Guess he hasn't been frequenting the strip clubs as much then.
We wonder if Rihanna and Chris Brown will run into each other at the game as Chris was cheering for the Lakers at the Orlando game on Tuesday. Rihanna has to testify against Chris Brown on June 22nd in Los Angeles.
Hopefully she is staying in New York for a minute or back to L.A. or elsewhere. Anywhere but Orlando tonight.-Dr.FB
So over the weekend, on Valentine's Day to be exact, Los Angeles Laker Andrew Bynum and a male friend went to a Deja Vu Strip Club in North Hollywood, CA. While all his peers were mostly in Phoenix for the NBA All Star Game, Bynum was making it rain.
Andrew was spending a lot of money but nothing over the top. He rented out the VIP room. He stayed with about 4 girls the whole night. 3 latinas. 1 black girl. You know, the Saturday night Bynum special.
All in all, not a bad way to spend Valetine's Day.-Dr.FB
Ok, I know basketball season doesn't really start until after the all star break and unless it's Boston versus L.A. or Lebron versus Kobe, it's usually not worth mentioning. Unless you break a record held by Michael Jordan.
I joked at the office today that Kobe would have to drop a double nickel (55 points) against the Knicks, something Jordan has done twice. Well, Kobe proved me semi-right as he put up a Madison Square Garden record 61 points! Bernard King techically had the record with 60 until Kobe broke it with a little over 3 minutes to spare.
Chants of MVP and standing ovations for Kobe as he electrified the crowd as an injured Andrew Bynum watched with crutches from the bench. Bynum is expected to be out 12 weeks like we reported earlier, but will he be slow to recover like he did last year? Laker fans can enjoy the night, but we will be having nights like this in June?-Dr.FB
From the AP:
Bynum out 8 to 12 weeks for ligament tear
NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum will miss eight to 12 weeks after tearing the medial collateral ligament in his right knee.
Bynum was hurt in the first quarter of Saturday night's win at Memphis. Kobe Bryant drove to the basket, missed the shot and crashed into Bynum's right leg. Bynum immediately grabbed his knee.
Bynum is the Lakers' third-leading scorer and second-leading rebounder, averaging 14.0 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.9 blocks.
The 7-0, 285-pound Bynum's injury brought back bad memories of last season for the Lakers. He went down in mid-January and was expected to be sidelined 8 to 12 weeks after bruising a bone in his knee and briefly dislocating his kneecap.
Instead, he missed the final 46 games of the season, as the Lakers lost in the NBA finals. He underwent arthroscopic surgery May 21 to remove cartilage debris and smooth some rough spots on the underside of his kneecap.
"This is a team that went to the finals last year that we put on the floor, so they're confident in what they can do," coach Phil Jackson said at the Lakers' shootaround Monday afternoon, before they announced the severity of the injury. "We know we're going to miss his presence, his rebounding ability. But this is a very capable team."
The injury came as the 21-year-old seemed to be taking a major step forward in his fourth NBA season. In the five games before he was hurt, he was averaging 26.2 points, 13.8 rebounds and 3.2 blocks and shooting 65.3 percent from the field.
"It changes our team, and the rhythm that we're playing with," Bryant said at the shootaround. "Obviously we found a great rhythm there with him in the lineup, particularly the last week or so. So we're going to have to make some adjustments."
Bryant insisted the Lakers could still win a title without Bynum.
"There are teams that lost in the finals that go back and win the next year," he said. "I think having Andrew in the lineup makes us a dominant team. With him out of the lineup, we're still a great team. You put him in the mix, it takes us to another level."