Only a year to get the ring.  Good move...

Maybe this can be a ring that he actually helps to get…just kidding, you are a Laker, so I got your back…

This is a good sign for Laker fans.  Ronin’s girl Khloe helped Lamar get another ring, so this has to be good right?

Los Angeles Lakers guard Sasha Vujacic, 26, and tennis star Maria Sharapova, 23, are engaged to be married, the basketball player announced before Thursday night’s 120-99 preseason win over the Golden State Warriors.The proposal — which he characterized as “probably old-school” — came on the one-year anniversary of when they first met at a friend’s barbecue. “I had to do it like a gentleman,” Vujacic said.

“She was happy. The answer was yes, so I think she liked it,” said Vujacic, who the Riverside Press-Enterprise said was returning to the court after three games off due to a concussion.

The point guard made his announcement on a night when Phil Jackson and Kobe Bryant were both absent — more spotlight for him and his bride.

Now, if we don’t repeat, I will be blaming YOU!  (jk, jk…you should not be the reason we win or lose…) You clearly are the winner here Sasha…

I noticed today that the French Open women’s final was completed with the victory of Serbian female tennis player Ana Ivanovic, and it reminded me why I need to get back to watching more women’s tennis.  In a sport that went through some questionable periods (watching the Williams sisters dominate was nice, but not too aesthetically pleasing and Henin played well but looked rather plain) it’s great to see young, good-looking women rising to the top of the sport.

Obviously this rise of attractive women’s tennis stars should do wonders to help bring more attention back to a sport that seems to have waned in spectatorship (a stat based in no evidence) over the last five or so years.  Seemingly, those interested in the men’s game have had more to look at over the last decade, with the likes of Federer, Nadal and Roddick, all pretty good looking guys by most standards.  It will be nice to have the women’s side of the game echo that of the men’s.  With the rising play of Ivanovic, Sharapova and Kirilenko (too name a few) the endorsement deals should come rolling in.