TAG: Gucci Mane

instagram / Apr 2, 2014 / 11:30 am

George Karl’s Favorite Rapper Is Gucci Mane

George Karl

George Karl (Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports)

He was last season’s Coach of the Year, but George Karl didn’t get much of a chance to revel in his win as he was let go by the Nuggets in the offseason. Like many waylaid former coaches, Karl joined ESPN as an analyst, and yesterday he shared his three favorite rappers as part of an ESPN segment about DeMarcus Cousins‘ premature April Fools Day joke. The results, speak for themselves. Read More »

NBA, Style - Kicks and Gear / Aug 13, 2013 / 6:32 pm

The 2013 NBA Rookie Mix-Tape: Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z, Drake, A$AP Rocky & More

NBA Rookies eating lunch (photo. Instagram/NBA)

NBA Rookies eating lunch (photo. Instagram/NBA)

We had a chance to speak with some of the newest players in the NBA last week during the 2013 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot as part of the four-day Rookie Transition Program that wrapped last Friday. While we enjoyed some of the high-jinks during the all-day affair, we also had to talk over a thrumming bass line as hip hop blared in the background for most of the day.

The loud setting plus the incredible lyrical moment from Kendrick Lamar during the debut of the Big Sean track, “Control” last night — featuring a K. Dot verse where he goes after most of his peers in the rap game — synthesized around our rookie mix. Read More »

Smack / Sep 1, 2010 / 12:33 am

Defending world champions lose; Carmelo and Tyreke teammates?

Ricky Rubio

Ricky Rubio, Dime #43

Our business is prone to over-exaggeration: It was the best dunk ever, the worst trade ever, the sickest pair of sneakers ever, etc. We have to grab your attention and we have to get advertisers and, well, that’s just how it goes. But taking away all hyperbole and being totally straight — the NBA TV announcer calling yesterday’s Spain/Lithuania and France/Canada games at the World Championship was the WORST ANNOUNCER IN THE HISTORY OF BASKETBALL … Seriously, what soccer game did they steal this guy from? We would have been better off with Moses Malone and Darryl Dawkins on the mic. Read More »