Today is the 50th birthday of Jeff Van Gundy. The former Knicks and Rockets coach may be best remembered for his role in the famous Knicks-Heat brawl of May 1998. As Charles Oakley and Alonzo Mourning squared off, Van Gundy famously grabbed onto Mourning’s leg to prevent the fight. Van Gundy is now an analyst for ESPN’s coverage of the NBA. (Jeff Christensen/Reuters)
Partygoers at Chelsea lounge Avenue were amazed when Michael Jordan turned up at 1 a.m. Friday with Jay-Z. The NBA legend “was in a good mood, wearing a white button-down shirt with jeans and white sneakers. He was drinking scotch on the rocks,” a spy said. Jordan sat at Jay and Beyonce’s table, then headed upstairs, where “he chatted to other guests before leaving around 2:45 a.m.” Rick Ross, in a velour cardigan, performed for the packed club, while Fat Joe and DJ Cassidy ran the VIP lounge.
Looks like DWADE pulled a Scottie on Varejaeo tonight. Topic of Discussion: Could this dunk possibly be the most menacing “facial” ever in the history of the NBA? (Pippen on Ewing, not Wade over Varejao)