Linsanity, Khloe Kardashian Swings: BR5 2/10

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Welcome to BR5—your source for sports and pop culture news.

Today’s episode of BR5 gets you up to date on everything from Linsanity to Kardashian swingers.

Jeremy Lin is unleashing Linsanity all over the NBA and now that his meteoric rise is underway, the Knicks' new point guard says he’s done sleeping on his brother’s couch. Lin says he wasn’t about to buy his own place when he was riding the bench as an undrafted role player out of Harvard. But now that he appears to have a steady job, he says he needs his own pad.

The NBA says its Asian broadcast partners are demanding Knicks games now that Lin is blowing up.  

Khloe and Lamar Odom are reportedly swingers—but don’t worry, it’s therapeutic. In news that could fairly be classified as TMI, NBCSports.com says Khloe tried to cheer her husband up during the NBA Lockout by installing a sex swing into their bedroom and love life.

Khloe was quoted as saying "I was trying to overcompensate, like entertain him more. I thought, 'This would make him happy.'"

Famed Spanish tennis player Arantxa Sanchez Vicario is out 60 million bucks...and she says her parents are the ones who lost it. The former world No. 1 says in her new book that her father put her on an allowance during her career drawn from her winnings and endorsements and she assumed her parents were investing the rest. She says in her autobiography all she’s got now is debt, thanks to her folks ripping her off, a claim they say is false.

The days of Ochocinco are coming to a close. Chad is about to become the artist formerly known as Ocho. He’s changing his last name back to Johnson, the name he was born with before he became the football novelty he is today.

Chad is marrying Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozada in July and feels she deserves a better married name than Evelyn Ochocinco. Going from Ochocinco to Johnson is pretty anti-climactic.

What could make the insanely competitive and compelling rivalry between Magic Johnson and Larry Bird even more dramatic? Putting it on Broadway. There’s word of a musical in the works, set to open in April, spinning the fabled tale of the two basketball gods.

No telling yet if it will have the usual bells and whistles of a Broadway production—cat costumes, big dance numbers or aerial performers. One thing is certain, though: if it has half the excitement of the real-life story, it will be a smash hit. 

 

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