August 03, 2009
Just when you thought the "big" NBA news on Monday involved Shelden Williams, Ryan Hollins and/or Queen Latifah, that trusty ol' "Clipper Curse" rears it's ugly head once again; this time dragging good guy Mark Madsen(notes) into the virtual mix of things. When will the madness end?
The Associated Press reports that Daniel Goncalves, 25, of New Jersey, hacked into an online account belonging to one of the owners of the popular P2P.com domain name. (Note: P2P stands for "peer-to-peer," the common terminology for direct file sharing on the web. Thanks, Ziller; you're my tech genius.)
Once inside The Matrix, Goncalves allegedly shifted ownership to himself and resold the address on eBay to "good faith" purchaser Madsen for $111,000. He likely had dinner with the Woman in the Red Dress, too.
Goncalves faces three different felony charges. State police say each count could carry a maximum sentence of 10 years in the Los Angeles Clippers locker— err, prison. Sorry. Slip of the keyboard.