Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson turned 80 this month and received quite a gift from his team’s partners: A big-ass statue of himself holding a football, flanked by two ferocious, muscle-bound panthers. It must be awesome to be rich and have rich friends.
The Los Angeles Lakers announced that they will be building a statue to honor Shaquille O’Neal, and it will be unveiled outside of their home arena some time during the 2016-2017 season. All we have to go on now is an artist’s rendering, but it’s a bad-ass looking concept:
Via Football Italia, AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli has commissioned a life-sized statue of himself. He'll be flexing, his famous pose after scoring for Italy in the Euro semifinals. Says the sculptor:
Only the latest entry in the recent tradition of sideline reporters "interviewing" animals or objects that, because they are not possessed of human intelligence, cannot respond to any questions. Background: that's a statue, and Lewis Johnson is a person, and he asks it questions, and it remains completely still and…
Last year, the Lakers unveiled a life-sized bronze statue of Jerry West outside the Staples Center, joining other L.A. sports luminaries Magic Johnson, Chick Hearn, Wayne Gretzky, and Oscar De La Hoya. But one Lakers legend was nonplussed. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar asked the Sporting News, as politely as he could, where's…
Fulham seems safe from relegation for now, but that doesn't mean they can't be a laughingstock. The club has announced it will unveil a statue of Michael Jackson at Craven Cottage, all because he was good friends with their Chairman.
Remember the terracotta-army-like statues that Texas threw up recently? Well, there's a sign now that explains that the statues are to honor specific people, but remain generic as statues. The old "it sucks on purpose" defense hasn't been this transparent since The Room.
What you see here a nice piece of statuary built in honor of one of the great Texas Longhorns of all time: Al Jolson.