Posted: Monday April 17, 2006 2:10PM; Updated: Wednesday April 19, 2006 12:30PM
Carmelo Anthony is all about the hood in 2006.
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As we did last season, it's time for our second annual look at the wild, wacky and bizarre in the NBA -- the stories you might have missed but that should have spawned dozens of blog posts. Let's get right to it.
Carmelo Anthony founded a personal charity foundation with the acronym "HOOD."
We learned that MichaelJordan's Gatorade outtakes might be even better than the commercials.
After signing a $90 million contract, Michael Redd bought his father a church.
Jarron "The Lesser" Collins missed the start of training camp in Utah while suffering from "severe sunburn."
Bobcats center Melvin Ely was robbed for his jewelry late one night after leaving a strip club. Days later, while Ely was visiting a pawn shop to look for said jewelry, the assailant came walking in, saw Ely, then turned and ran.
The night before training camp began, Julius Hodge slept on the floor of the Nuggets' practice gym.
Cuttino Mobley rode a bike back and forth between the Clippers' practice facility and hotel during training camp.
During his NBA debut, Johan Petro accidentally removed his jersey along with his warmups while checking in.
Before the Kings' home opener against Detroit, a video was shown of Detroit that featured abandoned buildings and burned-out cars. The Pistons won 102-88.
Damon "Basketball" Jones refused to speak to the Cleveland press for several weeks, announcing he was on a "revolt" against the media.
Hornets players Rasual Butler and J.R. Smith appeared as potential suitors in a music video for hardcore female rapper Trina.
Darius Miles was whistled for a defensive three-seconds violation after stopping to tie his shorts while standing underneath the basket.
Larry Bird announced his association with a line of wines called "Legends."
Ron Artest had the name of his record label, "Tru Warier," shaved into his hair. He reported that he received a "homey discount" on the haircut.