Antawn Jamison may have moved down the hallway at Staples Center to give himself a better chance to contend for a championship when he signed with the Los Angeles Clippers this week, but he’s not ready to write his former team off just yet.
“I would never count Kobe Bryant out of anything,” Jamison said Friday in a radio interview on ESPN 710 in Los Angeles. “I’ve played with some special players. Gilbert Arenas when he was [in Washington D.C], at the top of his game, LeBron James, Shaquille O’Neal [in Cleveland]. I’ve played with a lot but never played with an individual player who had the type of mindset, the drive that he has. If [Bryant] says he’s going to win a sixth ring, believe me, he’s going to do everything possible to get that ring.
“Of course, on the outside looking in you could say, well, that might not happen this year or whatever with him coming off the injury and the Lakers trying to get things together. But I mean, that guy, he’s going to do everything possible to get that sixth ring.”
Jamison, though, is still trying to win his first. And right now, he felt the Clippers gave him the best opportunity to do so.
“You have probably two of the best players in the NBA [in Chris Paul and Blake Griffin] and you have a collection of guys where money is not an issue. Nobody is playing for contracts. The only thing we are here for is to win a championship,” Jamison said. “I think before Doc [Rivers] got here you might have thought they were thinking, ‘OK, we might be one year or two years away, but with Doc being the coach, that mindset is not even in existence. It’s about winning now. We believe we can win this year.”
We know you’ve seen a lot of Miley Cyrus this week, but here’s a little more just in time for the holiday weekend.
The 20-year-old poses in her underwear on the cover of Notion magazine and the photos only get racier inside the magazine, where she wears a mesh dress that looks more like a construction fence, leaving very little to the imagination.
The “We Can’t Stop” singer didn’t hold back in the accompanying interview either:
“People are like ‘what’s your advice to young people that want to be actors’ and I’m like ‘don’t do it’ because you need to enjoy being a kid. People don’t realize but with so many responsibilities you hold an entire company on your back and you’re a kid
so you’re supposed to f**k up,” she told Notion. “Then when you do, it’s the head of the company that ends up getting letters from a thousand different people and that all comes down on him which then comes down on me. I don’t think any kid should be responsible for their personal life representing a company as big as that.”
Halle Berry looks positively glowing.
The expecting mother was spotted in Beverly Hills, Calif., last Thursday with her 5-year-old daughter Nahla. Berry dressed up her blossoming bump in a blue and white maxi dress and looked absolutely gorgeous while running errands.
The Oscar-winning actress and her husband, Olivier Martinez, are expecting a baby boy together this fall.
Berry has been keeping busy this summer, pushing for a bill which will restrict paparazzi from photographing celebrities’ children.
It went from a 72-hour hold to two weeks in psychiatric care, to an extended 30-day stay and now possibly to a long-term stay in the hospital for Amanda Bynes.
After being apprehended on a 5150 for setting fire in a residential driveway, the former Nickelodeon star’s condition has become somewhat of a public concern.
According to TMZ, the doctors at the UCLA Medical Center treating Amanda asked that she be held long term, and a judge granted their request. Technically, Bynes could be confined for up to a year, but TMZ says it’s not likely — the plan is to release the troubled star to her mother’s care in 60 days.
Amanda’s mother, Lynn, was granted partial conservatorship of her daughter earlier this month. The ruling permits Lynn to control decisions involving the health and finances of her daughter, and it will be in effect until Sept. 30.
SAN FRANCISCO -- It has been a very good week for the virtualization giant VMware, as it drew a record-breaking 22,000 people to the Moscone Center for its lavish spectacle of a conference.
VMworld was the place to see and be seen for the information technology elite. It was also a hot ticket for indie music fans, with Train and Imagine Dragons entertaining a packed audience of data analysts and IT admins.
Deeplink.me, the new service from Cellogic making it possible for users to navigate through the apps on a smartphone the way you navigate the web, is today exiting from its beta period and launching an accompanying retargeting network. The network takes advantage of Deeplink.me's knowledge of deep linking into apps to identify users who have a particular app installed on their phone, in order to show them personalized ad units which redirect them to a specific page within an app.
MoPub is releasing a new tool called the Optimizer that should allow mobile publishers to take an entirely automated, hands-off approach to managing their ad networks — and increase revenue, too.
The team gave me a demo of the new feature, saying the technology uses a "waterfall" approach, moving down a list of possible networks from which to serve an ad, starting with the one that had the highest estimated CPM (price paid per thousand impressions).
Humans are primitive creatures. We crave food, sex, and apparently, Facebook likes.
A group of researches at the Free University of Berlin found that people who are prone to seeking rewards (like food and sex) are more likely to be active on Facebook.
The desire to have a good reputation is driven by natural selection. Reputation is defined as a person's overall quality of character as judged by others, and we care about our reputation because it means that other members of society are more likely to share resources.
Next week in Berlin there are sure to be some new smartphone announcements. It's the annual IFA show there, along with some supplemental press events in New York City and elsewhere. Yup, we'll likely see the new Galaxy Gear smartwatch from Samsung and the company's new Galaxy Note 3, but the star of the show may not be one single device.