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Many times while watching the NFL Draft we hear the name of a college football player being drafted in the first round and we ask ourselves “Who?”. The fact is that there are so many college football players out there, it is impossible to know who all of the good ones are. We have created a list of what we think are ten of the best college football players in 2012 that most people don’t know about.

1. Jonathan Cooper – Senior Guard UNC

Link: http://www.goheels.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=3350&ATCLID=205497721

2. David Amerson – Junior Cornerback NC State

Link: http://www.gopack.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/amerson_david00.html

3. Chris Borland – Junior Linebacker Wisconsin

Link: http://www.uwbadgers.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/borland_chris00.html

4. Duke Williams – Senior Cornerback Nevada University

Link: http://www.nevadawolfpack.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/williams_duke00.html

5. Johnthan Banks – Senior Cornerback Mississippi State

Link: http://www.hailstate.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=90891&SPID=10997&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=16800&ATCLID=204766787&Q_SEASON=2012

6. Keenan Allen – Junior Wide Receiver California

Link: http://www.calbears.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/allen_keenan00.html

7. Marquess Wilson – Junior Wide Receiver Washington State

Link: http://www.wsucougars.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/wilson_marquess00.html

8. Shayne Skov – Senior Linebacker Stanford

Link: http://www.gostanford.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/skov_shayne00.html

9. Star Lotulelei – Senior Defensive Tackle Utah

Link: http://utahutes.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/lotulelei_star00.html

10. Terrane Williams – Senior Wide Receiver Baylor

Link: http://www.baylorbears.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/williams_terrance00.html

Did David Stern just ask Jim Rome if he stopped beating his wife? Check this out for yourself. Listen to this heated exchange after Rome asks the NBA Commissioner about tampering with 2012 NBA Draft lottery in favor of the New Orleans Hornets.

Heated exchange between Jim Rome and David Stern

By now we should all be familiar with Lamar Odom’s lack luster 2011-2012 season with the defending NBA champion Dallas Mavericks that included a stint with the Texas Legends, NBA Developmental league affiliate. It was so bad that Mark Cuban made Odom inactive for the rest of the season and playoffs to lessen the the damage. Rick Carlisle told ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM’s Galloway and Company a couple of weeks ago that “It’s a chapter that is one that will go down in Mavs history as just something that didn’t work out.”

It is safe to say that the Dallas Mavericks are trying to get rid of the 2010-2011 sixth man of the year as fast as possible. Any takers?

According to ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith says the Lakers might be interested. Smith goes on to say
“(Odom) desperately wants to come back (to Los Angeles) and wants to play for the Lakers.” Odom played the 1999-2003 seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers and the 2004-2011 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers. Both of whom play all of their home games at the Staples Center.

Los Angeles is a comfort zone of some sort for Odom, who had a tumultuous 2011 offseason. Odom was in a car accident that killed a person, his estranged father has been ill and his reality tv celebrity wife and mother in law constantly wanted to film his every move. Let’s not mention the fact that he wanted out of the Lake Show after nearly being traded to the New Orleans Hornets for Chris Paul. Everyone realizes that Odom’s feelings were hurt.

The lakers desperately missed Odom’s presence as a sixth man this season despite making it to the 2nd round of the playoffs losing to the Oklahoma City Thunder. The lakers traded for potential assets to fill the void of Lamar Odom’s scoring and defense. But nothing seemed like the right fit.

Smith goes on to say that ” Mike Brown ( lakers head coach) desperately wants him back . He’s going to talk to Buss and Lakers hierarchy to see what they can do about getting Lamar Odom back.”

This would be a great move for the Lakers if Lamar Odom of old shows up. The lakers also need to address rumors of moving one of their two 7 footers in Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum.

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Should the Los Angeles Lakers think about trading Kobe Bryant and/or Pau Gasol to create more financial cap space?

One of many questions that the Lakers have to answer during the offseason on the eve of an early expected playoff exit.

Trading Kobe Bryant is not really an option unless you could get Lebron James and Chris Paul in return. Plus, #24 is synonymous with the Los Angeles Lakers like Magic’s #32 on a smaller scale. Even if Kobe is on the decline, he’s still a better player, and more driven then most NBA players 10 years his senior. Not to mention the fact that he’s a basketball icon.

If the Lakers plan to trade anyone this summer then it should be the inconsistent Pau Gasol. The lakers should also look at retaining the services of former laker, Lamar Odom, pending his status and range of success with Team USA basketball.

Do the lakers need a new point guard? The answer to this question depends on the duties of a point guard in Mike Brown’s system. Let’s assume the lakers will address this issue by trading Ramon Sessions, Steve Blake, Darius Morris and/or the 2012 NBA draft.

Some other scenarios for the point guard position should include Jameer Nelson, Jason Terry or Delonte West. Although, Nelson is shorter then the average NBA point guard, he could guard faster guards like Ty Lawson, Russell Westbrook and Tony Parker alot better then Blake or Sessions. Nelson can also create his own shot. Jason Terry is a great scorer off of the bench and would lighten the scoring load for the second unit. Even though, he will become a free agent on July 1st. Terry will most likely resign with the Dallas Mavericks with the potential addition of Deron Williams to be apart of another 2013 NBA championship run. Acquiring Delonte West would be a desperation move because Metta World Peace would no longer be the craziest person in the locker room.

The development of College of Charleston standout, Andrew Goudelock, is key to the lakers future. Realistically, he won’t be a legit 3-point shooter or point guard until his third year in the league. For the lakers thats two years too late.

Who will play the power forward position with the second unit? Jordan Hill was a pretty good back up power forward that just became a unrestricted free agent. But I think that he’s looking for a nice pay day. The lakers don’t have the money to make such a move. So it looks like the lakers have another position to fill on the bench.

Trading Andrew Bynum isn’t really an option this off-season because he’s virtually a cheap 7’2,” and somewhat effective center. Unless Dwight Howard is willing to play for the Lakers, which isn’t likely, then Bynum will be in the purple and gold next season.

Last but not least the lakers might need to get rid of Mike Brown, who was probably hired to be the front office scapegoat while the organization is trying to acquire new pieces.

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On Cinco De Mayo 2012, HBO gave viewers a great fight between Miguel Cotto and Floyd Mayweather Jr. To the average mainstream boxing fan this was the first bout that Mayweather seemed to struggle.

Perhaps the most controversial fight in Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s undefeated career was his first bout with Jose Luis Castillo on April 20, 2002. At the time Mayweather jr. was transitioning to a higher weight class at 135 lbs sporting a 27-0 record.

Castillo was already established at 135 lbs weight class with a 45-4-1, 41 KO record while holding the WBC’s title.

Was Jose Luis Castillo robbed a victory? Was this very fight a gift from the judges?

Watch for yourself.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Jose Luis Castillo

Young Buck is in the news again. This time as a very lucky victim. A person in a white Chevrolet Tahoe fired 11 shots at the former G-Unit star’s car outside of the LaBamba night club in the southern section of Nashville, TN early sunday morning around 3:30 am.

Unfortunately, his girlfriend, Kenyatta Rainey, riding with the Cashville rapper was shot in the shoulder and treated at the local Vanderbilt University Hospital.

Young Buck and Rainey were in a heated exchange at the nightclub before the shooting occurred. After the couple left so did the people that they were arguing with.

That’s Kray!!!

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After taking a couple days off to attend to family matters former lakers star Lamar Odom is being reassigned to the Texas Legends, the Dallas Mavericks Developmental league team.

It was rumored earlier this week that Odom was looking for a buyout from his current deal with the Mavericks. But the mavericks owner, Mark Cuban, quickly refuted those claims by saying ” we wouldn’t do it.”

The move is viewed as helping Odom ease back into game shape.

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