Posts Tagged ‘Dwayne Johnson’

JR Smith Bought A Tank

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — A news report yesterday came out alleging that Knicks G JR Smith pulled up to a restaurant in Manhattan driving a $450,000 Gurkha F5.

What is a Gurkha? The Gurkha is made by Terradyne, a Canadian company, and it’s basically a tank on wheels. If you’re a movie fan, you may remember the vehicle (I hesitate to call it a car) from the film Fast Five, where it was driven by The Rock (I hesitate to call him Dwayne Johnson)…

So, weighs 10 tons, has armor-plated body…seems like a fun car to drive, even if it’s probably horribly unpractical. All that said, I didn’t want to write about this yesterday because we weren’t certain it was true. Yes, driving an armored tank around Manhattan seemed like something JR Smith might do, but it was just one report.

Then, last night on twitter, a fan asked JR why he bought the Gurkha, and he confirmed the purchase…

Shaq and Charles Barkley Have A Bench Press Contest

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Last night on “Inside the NBA,” Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal had a bench press contest in conjunction with the release of the new film Pain and Gain. The Lift Off, as it was dubbed, included two celebrity coaches: Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, the stars of Pain and Gain.

In many ways, it was the classic case of the unstoppable force against the immovable object: Barkley, the undersized, powerful power forward, going up against Shaq Diesel, the strongest player of his generation, and perhaps of all-time.

Who was the strongest of them all? The answer might surprise you. Check the video below…