Sunday, May 31, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
After leading Minneapolis North HS to three straight state titles and being named a McDonald's All-American, the three-time Minnesota State Player of the Year was named Big East Conference Rookie of the Year while being second in the team in scoring (16.0) and setting the UConn single-season scoring record for a freshman. He is widely considered to be the most influential piece in their late 90's college basketball dominance. Head Coach Jim Calhoun frequently referred to him as a "more talented Richard Hamilton".
El-Amin, with his sawed-off, chunky frame, would later earn a reputation as a winner at UConn. As a sophomore, El-Amin will forever be remembered by University of Connecticut fans for being the starting point guard on their team that won the 1999 NCAA Championship game thriller over Duke. In the final game he scored the Huskies' final 4 points in their riveting 77-74 victory.
In 2000, playing on a team not quite as good as the previous year, El-Amin led the Huskies in scoring (16.0), assists (4.4) and steals (1.7) and was named to the All-Big East first team. He was also one of 15 finalists for the Naismith Award and set a Big East record by making 93.4 percent of his FTs in league games. He took the Huskies as far as he could before a severe ankle sprain left him at less than half speed in a season-ending NCAA tournament loss to Tennessee.
He left UConn as fourth all-time at the school in FT percentage at 82.2, sixth all-time at in assists and fifth in steals. His averages per game in his final season are 31.9 minutes, 16.0 points, 3.1 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 2.7 turnovers, 1.7 steals, makes 2.9 of 5.5 field goals (41.1%) and 4.1 of 4.6 free throws (89.2%). He finished his college career with averages of 30.1 minutes, 15.3 points on 41.6% shooting and 82.2% free throws, 3.0 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 2.7 turnovers and 1.7 steals.
El-Amin also helped the U.S. to a gold medal performance in the '98 Goodwill Games in New York City.
 NBA career
El-Amin earned a second round 34th overall selection by the Chicago Bulls in the 2000 NBA Draft. That year, he played in the Schick Rookie Challenge at All-Star weekend in Washington, DC and scored 18 points. He also played in the NBA briefly with the Miami Heat in 2002.
In 50 games in the NBA, El-Amin averaged 6.3 points with 2.9 assists, 1.6 rebounds, 1.0 steals, 1.1 turnovers and 2.0 fouls in 18.6 minutes.
 European career
El-Amin signed with Strasbourg (France) in January 2002. He then joined Maccabi Ironi Ramat Gan (Israel) in November 2002.
He joined Besiktas Istanbul of the Turkish league in August 2003. Dominating the league for two seasons, El-Amin was second in scoring (20.9) and third in assists (5.2) in his first season. In 2005, he led the league in assists and averaged 20.4 points a game. He was named MVP of the Turkish League All-Star Game in 2005 and was a member of the World Team at the 2005 FIBA Europe All-Star Game.
In June 2005, he started his first season with Azovmash Mariupol of the Ukraine Superleague. Azovmash won the 2006 Ukrainian Championship, and El-Amin was named the MVP of both the regular season and playoffs.
In August 2007, he started his first season with Türk Telekom B.K. of the Turkish basketball league.
 Player profile
El-Amin is described as a flashy point guard but not a physically gifted one. According to scouting reports, he is an exceptional ballhandler but is a big defensive liability. A lack of height hurts his game on top of a lack of a consistent jumpshot.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
I want to see the Kobe verse Lebron match up in the Finals just as much as the Nike and Vitamin Water Execs do, but I want to see them earn there way to the finals. Not get there based on some bullshit calls. This years Refs have been the most inconsistent group ever. Them motherfuckers is getting Technical foul happy, which in turn is taking the emotion out of the game. When you Dunk on somebody you are suppossed to be able to look them dead in their face and scream out "In Your Face!"
But back to the Conspiracy Theory. Think about how much money wont be made if the Lakers and Cavs dont meet up in the Finals. Think about how much money Nike will lose when they cant debut there new Corney Ass Kobe and Lebron Puppet Commercials in the Finals. Who in the hell wants to wait in line for 2 weeks outside House of Hoops just to get a pair of the new Leborn Sneaker, Finals edition, if his ass aint in the Finals?
If I was Melo or Dwight I would get extra pissed ever time I saw them bullshit Nike Crank Yanker puppets commercials. And if Melo does take the Nuggest to the finals, he better get his own fucking Nike Puppet.
Friday, May 22, 2009
" Harrison doesn't believe the invitation is all that special, saying if the Steelers hadn't beaten the Cardinals27-23 with a last-minute rally, "He (Obama) would have invited Arizona."
Uhh yea.. the Pres fux's with Superbowl Champs....
And now on the day after he should have brought his backup @ss to the white house to meet the President, one of his 3 pit bulls has attacked 2 people including an adult and another player's young son and he may face charges
(source: Bloomberg News)
Next time get a leash and get your black @ss on the plane to meet the President. Now to be fair he skipped on Bush also ... but he doesn't get the Obama pass from me.
" The newspaper and WTAE-TV say the boy was taken to UPMCChildren's Hospital of Pittsburgh. The hospital declined comment. The newspaper says a second person was hurt."
Thursday, May 21, 2009
I don't wanna hear shit about Orlando stealing last nights game from the Cleveland Caveliers. While the Cavs supporting cast was watching the Lebron James show, Rashard Lewis was puttin them to sleep on the low, in my opinion FINALLY earning that 9 figure contract Orlando blessed him with. Those who know me know I don't give RL a inch but if he plays the way he did last night, Cleveland is a wrap. I don't think that Ni**a missed one shot in the 4th quarter. Put it like this, if they hold Lebron to just 40 of the 49 points they would have won decisively.
Cleveland needed the gut check but I have no clue why everyone is predicting a blow out in the next game. Orlando aint Atlanta and they definitely aint the Detroit Pistons.
Cleveland has been playing great team ball but sometimes the playoffs come down to indviduals and I'm not sure if Cleveland has those dudes (varjao, zerbiak, joe smith and some other bums) to take them there when goin get's tough.
Don't let Orlando "steal" game two.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Shout-outs to the boy Melo who was extra determined to put his name in as one of the best players in the Leauge. Melo has completely turned around his game since the summer and was playing like he had something to prove last night. Kobe Bryant, (and Coach K) are the main reason why Wade, Melo and Lebron played at different levels this NBA season. Would Lebron have even gotten this years MVP if he didnt get the chance to see Kobe's daily preparation and defensive intensity up close?
On a side note did anybody besides me get to see how Kobe tapped his wife's bad ass, big breasted, Thoroughbred legged, light skin friend on the ass when he was running to the locker room be4 half time? That bitch was extra bad.
Anyway, the Lakers snuck outta that one for sure but that's the edge of experience that could ultimately lead to Denver's downfall. That and Kenyon Martin trying to put the ball on the floor and shoot that line drive jimmy.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Yo and when the refs are wrong they never apologize like anyone else. No public press conference or nothing like that. Shit be like some twitter announcement on the bottom ticker during Sportscenter or some shit.
Not for nothing Denver would have buss the Mavs ass anyway but you gotta wonder what could have been in the ref blew the whistle (for the 62nd time) on Antoine Wright when Melo went up for the game winning 3pt.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Former NBA player Corie Blount was arrested for felony drug possession. The former Chicago Bull was taken into custody after authorities saw him receive a package that contained marijuana. A subsequent search at his home found that Blount had 29 pounds worth of blunts.
According to Butler County officials, police saw Blount pick up a package from the US Postal Service that contained 11 pounds of marijuana. Law officials then followed him to his home where they served him with a search warrant.
At Blount's home, officers found two more large packages of marijuana. All told, Blount was in possession of 29 pounds of weed.
In addition to confiscating the marijuana, police also took away three guns, nearly $30,000 in cash, and three cars including a Mercedes Benz and a Cadillac Escalade. (nowpublic.com)
Maybe Dwight should impersonate a dominate player in the NBA and demand the fucking basket ball from his teammates. Or he could impersonate a ni$$a with right good sense, and not run up in cheerleaders with no bag on. The Boston Celtics are missing there best front court players, and Dwight only has 3 touches in the forth quarter. Not 3 shots, but three touches. Dwight needs to realize that all that joking around and dancing around and letting lil ni$$as jump over you does not contribute to you being a dominate player in the leauge. It makes you look like a big ass clown thats afraid to be the leader of your team. By the way, Stan Van Gundy gonna be on the unemployment line next year.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Note to all rich white people.... you can not disrespect, point violently at, and then curse at a black mans mother on national television. I dont care how rich and powerful you think you are, or how many dairy queens you own. Mark Cuban is lucky Kenyon didn't go PJ Carlesimo on his ass. Look how shook Mark looks while hes high 5ing white people in the crowd. How you in The Arena that you own, and you scared to walk off your court? I'll tell you how. Curse out at a black mans mother on national television.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
2. NUGGETS (7-1): Billups got these boys playing on a whole other level from last year. I dont think I have ever seen Carmelo focus this hard on the defensive end. Plus the one game they lost was by one point and one missed shot by Melo. They were that close to being undefeated, unlike L.A. who already got 3 loses as well as a ass-busington in there last game. Even J.R. Smith is playing defense.
3. CELTICS (6-5 ): The Celtics, who already had a weak bench to Begin with, are missing Kevin Garnett, and Leon Powe and have still not missed a beat. How many teams could lose there best front court players and still advance in the playoffs? Better yet how many teams with the human infection Stephon have ever advanced passed the first round in the playoffs? Big Baby is playing his ass off and is my choice for the most improved player of the year. Even Bum ass Scalabrine is stepping up. Doc Rivers is getting the very best out of his team from the stars to the bums.
5.) MAGIC (6-4): If the Magic would get there act together and get the damn ball to Dwight more they would probably be further up on the list. How does a MVP candidate play a whole game and get 12 shot attempts? Fucking Turkoglu shooting crazy threes at the end of the game wilding out. Skip to My Lou slapping people in the back of the head. And how is the Janitor Anthony Johnson playing better than half the team?
5.) Rockets (6-4): Even though the Rockets were able to rally thanks to Arron Brooks booging on D.fish, and to Shane's passionate speech before game 4, there fate is sealed. Ron Artest is there only low post threat, and all he wants to do is shoot threes all day. Even thought the Rockets are use to playing with injuries they always had one of there big two, Mcgrady or Yao. This team is very scrappy, and they play tuff, but if they meet up with the Nuggets Chauncy and them busting that ass.
Friday, May 8, 2009
(Scola was about to slap the shit outta Sasha in game 2)
"I'm not commenting on that," Nowitzki said, when asked about the reports.
Shirley Taylor said she was aware of neither an engagement nor a pregnancy. She said she speaks with her daughter frequently, and has done so several times since the arrest.
"I don't know what to think," the mother said, adding that she does not believe her daughter has had contact with the team or Nowitzki since the arrest. "It's like a nightmare to me."
WFAA obtained a Facebook page video that shows Nowitzki and Taylor hugging in a kitchen, purportedly in his Preston Hollow home, valued at $6 million. When the Mavericks hosted Phoenix in an April 5 regular-season game, Taylor sat next to Nowitzki's father, Jörg, who was visiting from Germany.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
I hope that when I'm 76 years old I can still be as fresh to death as "Pretty Lou Adler" aka "Louie Cardigan", aka "Front Row at the Kobe Show wit My Hot Shit On". In a recent interview Lou mentioned that he was contacted to be the main dude in the Dos Eqis commercials, but he turned it down cus he was too cool for that shit. You might catch Lou at the next LA home game with his White Aviator Frames, matching French Beret, Custom Linen or Tweed Britches (when you fly like that you gotta call your pants britches) and a Cashmere Cardigan. Oh yeah, and the slippers is clean. Stay Fresh My Friends... Pretty Lou Adler Said so!
"Lou Adler is best friends with actor Jack Nicholson and can often be found at his side at L.A. Lakers Basketball games. Adler is usually dressed in an elaborate fashion beside Nicholson causing interest as to who the man is."
Lot's of toughery going on last night. It's always funny to see NBA players get into scraps. Artest finally had the moment everyone was waiting for which was kinda unfortunate because it seemed like he was turning the corner. Oh well, we all know hes crazy and honestly the NBA is better because of it. Scola got his, but did you see when he was about to slap the shit out of punk ass Luke Walton? Mad funny. D Fish got em' though and earned some much needed "good shit" points because his game lately has been so dissapointing. Another good thing about it is Fish probably wont play in game 3 and I personally think that's a good look for the Lakers. Let's go Shannon! And what the hell is wrong with Rafer Alston? This aint the polo Grounds Raf, this aint the Polo Grounds...
We had a previous post saying that we should dead the word "nigga". But you can always count on Rafer to keep the word alive and well. I knew he was gonna do some nigga bullshit at some point during this series. I've been to two street ball games to see Skip, and at both games he got kicked out for fighting. During one of the games he attempted to snuff the referee. Who in the hell starts a fight with a ref???
No need to watch the tape on this one, I'm sure it will live in your dreams for the rest of the summer.
If you didn't get a chance to catch the game last night, Kicks & Giggles here.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
A native of Inglewood, California, Miner first came to prominence as a high school player. A stand-out on his team at Inglewood High School, Miner's spectacular dunking ability resulted in his being given the nickname "Baby Jordan", in reference to fellow NBA high flyer Michael Jordan.
Miner attended USC from 1989 until 1992. As a junior in what would be his final season with the team, Miner's play earned him Sports Illustrated magazine's selection as the college basketball player of the year over such notable candidates as Shaquille O'Neal and Alonzo Mourning. Miner led the USC Trojans men's basketball team to a #2 seeding in the 1992 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. The Trojans were upset in the second round, however, falling on one of the most famous baskets in the tournament's history — a three-pointer at the buzzer by James Forrest of Georgia Tech.
Miner left college after the 1992 season and declared himself eligible for the 1992 NBA Draft. He was selected by the Miami Heat with the draft's 12th overall pick.
Miner won the NBA Slam Dunk Contest twice, in 1993 and 1995. In the 1995 contest, Miner defeated Isaiah Rider, who had won the previous year, solidifying Miner as one of the game's best dunkers. However, his playing career proved unremarkable and failed to live up to the high expectations with which it began. Despite his dunking prowess, Miner did not get much playing time from Heat coaches, Kevin Loughery and Alvin Gentry.
I always felt the worst thing to happen to Harold was the "Baby Jordan" tag.
— George Raveling, Miner's head coach at USC
After the 1995 season, Miner was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers. He averaged only 3.2 points and 7.2 minutes per game for the Cavaliers. On October 18, 1995 he was traded to the Toronto Raptors for Victor Alexander, but that trade was rescinded 4 days later when Alexander failed his physical. Miner played five scoreless minutes in his last NBA game, a 26-point loss to the Chicago Bulls on February 20, 1996. Cleveland waived Miner, having played him in only 19 games that season. He tried out for the Toronto Raptors the following year but was cut during the preseason. Rather than continue to pursue a career in professional basketball, either in the NBA or overseas, Miner retired from the sport.
As of early 2007, Miner had settled near Las Vegas, Nevada and was reportedly an active real estate investor. He was married and had one daughter. Since his retirement from basketball, he had been disinclined to give interviews or make public appearances, instead remaining private and largely inaccessible.
Never mind how you may feel about Craig Sager's choice of dress he is with out a doubt a fashion icon in the world of sports. Matter fact he's a fashion icon in the world of fashion! Yeah I said it!. Tell me you wouldn't copp the "Sager Style" coffee table book. You cant tell CS his shit aint hot, and you know it's all custom made. And if you DON'T know he will remind you. The other night against the Lakers while interviewing Phil Jackson in between quarters, Jackson tried to clown the color of his suit. Craig had to let em know like "no Phil, this suit is Butter Finger!" You know he was in the mirror for mad long coming up with a name for that color and I gotta respect a guy for putting work into his wardrobe.
To all the remaining teams "Stay thirsty my friends"
Both these albums probably sucked, but just cus Artest is from Queens Bridge I'm gonna give him the title of the better rapper. Also the fact that Kobe Fucked him self over by having on that Prince Akeem, Eddie Murphy Golden Child Kufi while rapping with Tyra Banks. (cation this video might cause you to bust out laughing at work, view at your own risk)
ADVANTAGE RON RON
Trouble with the Law:
Now most may think that Ron Ron would win this section hands down, and I'm almost positive that Ron Ron has fracture a law or two or three in his life time. But has Ron Ron ever faced 25 years in prison? Let us not forget that Kobe (aka the Backdoor Bandit) almost went to prison for 25 years for chasing dirty, white, smut butt in Colorado, fresh off knee surgery. (Honestly how good of a sexual performance can you put up right after getting your knee scoped?). Ron Ron may be crazy, but he was never accused, or almost locked up, for rapping no mediocre frumpy white bitch with three semen samples in her panties.
Was Ron Ron purposely trying to stir up anger in Kobe by saying my boy B-Roy was the best 2 guard in the league? I don't know, but judging by game 1 Kobe gotta lot of work to put in.
If anyone can get us any info on the legendary Mike Chapp, who i'm assuming is from Queens Bridge Projects, please let me know. Every ghetto in America has more than a few Hoop Dreams that slipped threw the cracks. (Alimoe, Charles Jones, Pee Wee Kirkland just to name a few)