Tuesday, June 30, 2009
I remember scheming in the lunch room to look at this Toni Braxton spread. VIBE was important for so many reasons. XXL, SOURCE, GIANT and everything else only make sense in VIBE's shadow.
Tough week for music...
Get the band back together Quincy!
Thursday, June 25, 2009
I guarantee that next year the Cavs will have the best pre game skits and antics. Remember the verbal battle that Shaq and Lebron had this season trying to top each other with pre game performances?
(The Cavs and Phoenix Suns have reached an agreement in principle on the deal, which gives the Cavaliers two of the league's biggest superstars.
O'Neal will join Cleveland in exchange for center Ben Wallace, guard Sasha Pavlovic, a second-round draft pick (No. 46 overall in Thursday's draft) and cash, said the two people who spoke on condition of anonymity because the league still must approve the deal.) courtesy of nba.com
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
June 19 (Bloomberg) -- On paper, it doesn’t look like much of a match-up. A 6-foot, 2-inch, 180-pound, 47-year-old amateur against a 6-foot, 8-inch, 250-pound, 24-year-old pro who won the National Basketball Association’s Most-Valuable Player award this year. Except the amateur will have home-court advantage: the South Lawn of the White House.
In an interview with Bloomberg News this week, President Barack Obama said he would soon invoke executive privilege to summon the Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James and possibly other NBA stars to the White House to shoot some hoops. “As soon as we get the basketball nets up we’re going to have some of these guys over for a game,” Obama said. Asked if he’d be playing, Obama bristled: “Of course. It’s my court.” (source: Bloomberg LP)
To his credit President Obama is also calling on NBA stars as well as other celebrities to bring national attention to fatherhood and to open the door to discussing the state of the country and certain segments of the population with respect to fatherless children in the US.
Are you really hating on this mannn????!?! Can you imagine Dubya postin someone up? Reagan? hellll no ... I just hope the right wing media doesn't ride him for talking sports while the world implodes.
Sidenote: Anybody catch the hand speed when Obama caught the fly during the interview the other night on some Mr. Miyagi sht? Obama San ..Skills. -Sox
Monday, June 15, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Alston grew up in Jamaica, Queens as a street basketball legend and has received most of his recognition for that aspect of his career. In high school at Cardozo he played in only 10 Games his last two years but managed to score 319 points. He first came into the public spotlight for his starring in the And1 Mixtape Volume 1. In this mixtape, it had him performing his legendary dribbling moves on future NBA star Stephon Marbury. Prior to playing for Fresno State, Alston was regarded by many as the greatest streetball player ever. Alston was drafted after his junior year by the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round, 39th pick overall, of the 1998 NBA Draft.
His nickname, Skip To My Lou, stemmed from his tendency to skip while dribbling the ball upcourt. He played in several prominent streetball tournaments including the Entertainer's Basketball Classic, the North American Street Basketball Tour, the AND1 Mixtape Tour, and the ESPN TV show, Street Ball. It is said that, during a streetball tournament at the legendary Rucker Park in Harlem, Alston once performed what most would regard as an impossible move: during a fastbreak, he supposedly glided in the paint for a layup attempt but made a change of plans in the air as he rolled the ball down his right arm, across his shoulder and down his left arm to a trailing player for a finishing dunk. Alston currently serves as the spokesperson for the Houston Rockets Blacktop Battle -- an annual 3-on-3 streetball tournament held in Houston.
Despite his cult-following from the streetball circuit, Alston decided to make the transition to the professional game. After sitting on the bench for most of the time on a talented Milwaukee Bucks squad, he emerged as a starter for the Miami Heat in 2004. He did not disappoint, averaging 12 points and 4 assists while catapulting a young Miami team to the playoffs. During that season, on a March 26th game against the Dallas Mavericks, he hit a game winning shot in overtime with 0.5 seconds left over the outstretched arms of Shawn Bradley to catapult Miami to a 119-118 victory. He signed with the Toronto Raptors during the summer of 2004.
Following a recent tumultuous tenure with the Toronto Raptors, Alston was traded to the Houston Rockets for guard Mike James on October 4, 2005. Although Alston frequently was criticized for his attitude while in Toronto, it is believed that Rockets coach Jeff Van Gundy conferred with his brother, Miami Heat coach Stan Van Gundy, who coached Alston during the 2003-2004 NBA season, about Alston's work ethic and attitude. Jeff Van Gundy's reputation for toughness and his ability to get the most out of players previously considered "trouble-makers" or "temperamental" (e.g., Latrell Sprewell) has led to optimism on the part of the Rockets' staff. In 2006-07, as the team's starting point guard, Alston thrived in most things but shooting, averaging 13.3 points, 3.4 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 1.6 steals. He ranked in the top ten in the NBA in steals and three-pointers made, and is in the top 20 in assists. In '09 Alston was traded to the Orlando Magic to replace the injured pg Jameer Nelson. While In Orlando Alston helped lead the Magic to the '09 Nba Finals
Alston was arrested in 1998 for violation of parole. Alston had pled no contest in 1997 to assaulting his former girlfriend and was required to complete a one-year anger-management course as part of his probation. Alston failed to complete the course and an arrest warrant was issued. Alston was released and completed his sentence.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
The Key to Orlando's Victory is simple. Feed The Beast. LA big men don't have the foot speed or the muscle to even put a dent in Dwight's armor. Bynum new name should be Puppy Chow, cus Dwight gonna eat that lil boy up. Kibbles and Bits. If he couldn't deal with Yao what you think gonna happen with the Dwightmare? C.Lee and Pietrus have there hands full with Kobe, but so does anybody who matches up with him. Also Skip gonna get busy on Old ass D.Fish. I hate D.fish by the way.
Kobe Show Preview
Kobe's gonna do his thing, Gasol is gonna do his thing (on the offensive side), and Lamar will also, hopefully, do his thing. I think the key to LA victory will be how the other collection of bums play. As much as I talk shit about Ariza, I think he will make the biggest difference in LA play last year vs this year. (Not Bum Ass Bynum) LA now has a role player that's a good perimeter defender, that can knock down the 3 (he's shooting near 50% from behind the arc) and dunk on people. Only problem is that the magic have that same type of player in C.Lee and Pietrus. A ni$$a name Sasha gonna have to be on his scrappy shit and beat them in being a irritating asshole, cus he aint gonna beat Lee or Pietrus on talent. Plus The Janitor might come with the Ong Bok elbows and Lay his ass out like he did Mo Will.