After coming from way ahead to lose Game 4 of the NBA Finals and leaving a less-than-stimulated Hollywood A-list in courtside development hell, the ultimate indignity of the Lakers' lost season came down to this weekend and one impromptu freestyle session Shaquille O'Neal. The deposed center, who never quite got over Kobe Bryant's comments that he might have avoided that whole rape-charge imbroglio a while back if he'd just followed Shaq's (alleged) lead and "paid his women," took the mic at a New York club and fired off a few of his traditionally clunky rhymes ("You know how I be/Last week Kobe couldn't do without me ... I'm a horse/Kobe ratted me out, that's why I'm getting divorced") before finally delivering the official Feel-Good Anthem of the Summer — and probably the de facto chant for the remainder of Kobe's career road games. It's catchier than Gary Glitter, anyway. [TMZ]
Spider-Man star Tobey Maguire attempted to use whatever superpowers he has as an actor to get the Los Angeles Lakers to turn it around in the third quarter of their game on Thursday night. And while Jennifer Meyer, Maguire's wife, wanted the home team to maintain its lead as much as her husband, she had to explain to Maguire that he had no actual superpowers. Maguire told his wife that he's Spider-Man and everybody does what Spider-Man says. Meyer said, "Tobey, that was just a movie and this is just a game." Maguire quietly took his seat and said that the Lakers didn't lose when he came to game three with Lukas Haas. To which Meyer replied, "Well, maybe you should just marry him then. I mean, it's legal now."