The crossover is such a beautiful thing, especially on the college level. From the shake to simply breaking down your defender, crossovers on the college level tend to get the whole arena involved with the usual ohhs and ahhs as familiar soundtracks. As the college basketball season approaches, here is a look at the top 20 crossovers over the past years that deserve your attention… while defenders on the opposite end of these crossovers needed the attention of the team trainers. Read More »
I just caught the following clip from a few weeks back. Watch T-Mac come down the court and hit Yi Jianlian(!) with a Shammgod that puts Yi on skates, followed by a raise-up three from deep: Read More »
Now obviously, winning Rookie of the Year last year was pretty much an impossibility for him. But no one ever gives John Wall the credit he deserves for his first season. Yeah, Washington sucked, but it wasn’t his fault. His numbers were legit, and that was even with a number of frustrating injuries. Early in the year, Wall was consistently putting up lines like 21 points, 11 assists, four rebounds, three steals. But then he hurt his left foot, and then bruised his right knee. The season ended quietly, and everyone forgot how good he was (if we hear one more person talk about Landry Fields like he was on Wall’s level, we might march). Read More »
Honestly, there are few things that feel better than dribbling a basketball. Very few…and those are all outside of basketball. It seems natural: Basketball in hand. The basketball pounding against the gym floor. The sneakers squeaking. On the court, it’s art. Dribble low. Dribble high. Fast. Quick. I know it sounds corny, but for me it’s true. I could be in the gym for hours, and do nothing but push the rock through drills. Read More »
Friday afternoons used to be the best time in middle school. That was when the most heated arguments always unfolded because no one cared about school (not that we ever did, but it got worse after about 11 on a Friday) and even the teachers were throwing glances at the clock every 15 minutes. Back then, it was a daily thing to stretch and weave people’s names. Up until that time, I had been called Weeney probably close to 4,000 times. Read More »
God Shammgod. The best ball-handler of all-time? Possibly. The worst part about it? There is hardly any footage of him. Today, I was going through some old links/websites/YouTube videos on my favorites and found this. Not great quality, but I don’t care so I assume some of y’all won’t either. Ignore the random Taliek Brown highlight…
It’s been a minute sine Converse had national TV ads running, so when they launched their new Fall 2010 brand campaign entitled “The Procession” last night, you knew they’d come correct. Gritty and raw, the spot was directed by award-winning filmmaker Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, Shooter) and stars Julius Erving, Carlos Arroyo, God Shammgod, Adrian “A-Butta” Walton, Jim Jones and Doug E. Fresh. Check it out and learn more about the spot (including behind the scenes footage) after the jump.
Anybody who wrote off the Celtics as legit championship contenders when they were struggling through that middle section of the regular season shouldn’t be talking now. Although the C’s did lose in yesterday’s Game 1 of the conference semifinals to Cleveland, they more than proved they can run with LeBron‘s team and this won’t be an easy series … Rajon Rondo put up Deron Williams numbers in the first half alone, dropping 19 points and 8 assists before the break as Boston was in control. Rondo finished with 27 and 12, and did it on an efficient 7-for-10 from the field and 12-for-14 at the line. But he can’t hit a three, so he obviously stinks, right? … Anyway, the Celtics were up double-digits midway through the third quarter before Mo Williams went off. Read More »
If you weren’t at today’s Converse Band of Ballers, you missed out. Bringing together Converse’s love of music, basketball and the city of Atlanta, seven teams battled it out 3-on-3 to be the champ. The teams include returning champs Jim Jones and The Jones Family (surprise guest Cam’ron, God Shammgod & Adrian “A-Butta” Walton), Jermaine Dupri and the So So Def Family, The Black Lips, Of Montreal, Steel Train, the Bad News team (Jay Electronica, Donnis & Sean Price) and the Southern Hospitality team (OJ Da Juiceman, Pill & Shawty Lo). In a gym small enough to make all the fans feel like they were a part of the action, the returning champs turned in a repeat performance. I got up with the day’s MVP A-Butta, as well as Capo and Shammgod after the game.