Sports: Hoops Championship Game Is Most-Watched In Eight Years; Miami’s Jason Taylor Sought By Green Bay; Barkley To Participate In Poker TournamentJune 20th, 2008
Boston’s renewed NBA rivalry with Los Angeles stirred excitement among more than just the players and fans who filled both arenas. The ABC network reports that the Celtics’ blowout of LA this week earned a 10.7 viewer rating, the highest TV response since Indiana’s 2000 finals game six against the Lakers. Last year’s entire series between the Spurs and Cavaliers averaged only a 6.2. Ratings are based on the total percentage of homes with TVs tuned-in to a specific program.
Miami’s Jason Taylor sought by Green Bay. The Green Bay Packers reportedly have been checking on Miami Dolphin Jason Taylor’s availability. Despite Taylor’s having said he’s willing to play in Miami this coming season, The Green Bay Press-Gazette and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel newspapers relay that queries have been made on the defensive end. The Dolphins won’t comment, but it’s reported that they may be willing to deal the recent “Dancing With the Stars” contestant for a second-round draft pick. Following his “Dancing” debut, Taylor has said he’s considering an acting career.
Barkley to participate in poker tournament. Charles Barkley, who claimed he was giving up gambling, will participate in a celebrity poker tournament at the 2008 World Series of Poker. Where are the proceeds going? Read more at Playa Hater.