*Andrew Bynum’s career with the Philadelphia 76’ers may be over before it ever starts. Bynum is now officially out for the remainder of the 2013 season. The enigmatic center will have arthroscopic surgery on both knees today. What a difference a year makes. Bynum was widely considered the best center in the game as recently as last season. Granted, Dwight Howard was injured for the majority of 2012- but Bynum posted career-best numbers. In the offseason, the Lakers traded Bynum as the main piece in the four-team trade that landed them Howard from the Magic. Bynum will be an unrestricted free agent after the season. Philadelphia is very apprehensive to commit a multi-year, big dollar contract to the oft-injured 25 year old, despite his still perceived high ceiling. Who knows, with Dwight Howard unwilling to commit to the Lakers thus far- L.A. may try to bring Bynum and his knees back to Staples Center if Howard bolts for “greener pastures.”
*Tiger Woods & Lindsey Vonn are dating. Romance is not typically something you’ll find in our “Blasts” column, but we’ll make an exception this time. Why? Well, just take a look at Tiger Woods recent results. It’s clear Tiger has his MOJO back. He’s looking calm, cool and collected on the links these days. Apparently booty is Tiger’s secret to success. Former wife Elin Nordegren wouldn’t take Eldrick back. Mr. Woods settled for the next best thing: an Olympian Skier that just happens to look a little like Elin. (See Photo Above) Prior to Vonn, Woods looked like a lost puppy dog on the golf course. He was shanking tee shots and getting buried in sand traps- all the while looking like he could be in tears at any moment. It’s pretty obvious that we’ll be able to tell by Tiger’s body language and results going forward if he and Vonn are “hitting it off.”
*UFC fighter Nick Diaz had the title shot he wanted Saturday night against Georges St-Pierre. The trash talk leading up to the fight was entertaining. It certainly did the trick for UFC boss Dana White- early returns seem to indicate all the hype led to good pay per view numbers for UFC 158. After the dust settled, GSP had beaten down Diaz and then Diaz took to the podium and abused himself. The MMA pugilist declared for all the world to hear that he had “never paid one dime of taxes in his entire life.” Why Diaz thought that was the place to reveal this skeleton in his closet is unclear. What is clear is that Diaz has been punched a lot over his career. While his head may appear to be still attached to his body, his brain is somewhere in the vicinity of the Crab Nebula. We’re going to go with the “action movie torture-scene theory” on this one. You know, the scene where someone swears they don’t know something and then the truth gets beaten out of them? The IRS should send GSP a thank you card for doing their dirty work.