TAG: Jesus Shuttlesworth

Dime 1-on-1 NBA Tournament, Latest News / Sep 16, 2011 / 11:00 am

Dime’s Ultimate Movie Baller: Neon Bodeaux vs. Jesus Shuttlesworth

Neon Bodeaux

(1) Neon Bodeaux, Blue Chips vs. (4) Jesus Shuttlesworth, He Got Game

THE RULES

“You lucky my jumper’s kinda busted right now…”

This isn’t really a dream. It could be, but it’s more like a reflection. A reflection that’s real. If he wanted to, he could reach out and touch it, caress it or slide it through his fingers.

“You look like a cock-a-roach…” Read More »

Dime 1-on-1 NBA Tournament / Sep 13, 2011 / 1:00 pm

Dime’s Ultimate Movie Baller: Jesus Shuttlesworth vs. Scott Howard

Jesus Shuttlesworth

(4) Jesus Shuttlesworth, He Got Game vs. (12) Scott Howard, Teen Wolf

THE RULES

The Wolf crosses over and jumps almost in the same instant, 360-ing through the air and then dunking even before Jesus can get his hand up. No one expected this. It’s 5-1, the Wolf, and Jesus is either scared, nervous, surprised or just plain disgusted with all of the greasy hair. The Wolf hasn’t shaved for a month they say, and he hasn’t bathed in twice that long. You can smell him from half court, drenched in sweat, slippery as a wet cat. Read More »

Smack / Sep 9, 2011 / 12:00 am

A Birthday For Champions

Jason Terry

Jason Terry (photo. Reebok)

Jason Terry is one of the more personable guys in the whole league, and always an excellent interview. As long as he’ll be around the game, he’ll be a magnet for media. But what about his peers? Do they love him as much as we do? Apparently so. The JET is hosting a “Championship Birthday” celebration for himself next week when he turns 34. There will be entertainers and ballplayers there, mingling about for $40 ($30 if you’re a groupie). But somehow Lil’ Kim will be there, Jadakiss will be there and so will Gorilla Zoe. We thought this was a championship party? Read More »

Dime 1-on-1 NBA Tournament / Sep 8, 2011 / 1:00 pm

Dime’s Ultimate Movie Baller: Jesus Shuttlesworth vs. Travis Porter

Jesus Shuttlesworth

(4) Jesus Shuttlesworth, He Got Game vs. (13) Travis Porter, Passing Glory

THE RULES

“Jesus…JESUS!

Some lady is leaning out the window of a building, cupping her hands and screaming down some 10 stories to the court. You can’t even make out her face from here. But you can definitely hear her. Jesus Shuttlesworth looks up out of habit – a childhood habit – and shrugs. He’s used to it. Every person, newspaper, media member, fan, friend and opponent has used his name in one way or another, sometimes to praise him, sometimes to mock him. It is what it is. Read More »

Smack / Sep 7, 2011 / 12:00 am

NBA Action Moving To Las Vegas

Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook (photo. Jeff Forney)

Honestly, how did it take this long to set something like this up? We may not have the NBA on time, but Las Vegas finally has a team, and their “team” should be loaded. A long-rumored league is finally taking shape in the city of Sin, and should tip off at the start of next week. One of the most well-known trainers in the world, Joe Abunassar, is the brains behind the operation (which is being called “Impact Training Competitive Basketball Series”), saying summer leagues are cool, but there’s nothing like playing five on five with all pros (you might know Joe as the guy who’s helped turn Derrick Rose, Russell Westbrook and Kevin Love into all-world players). At least 40 players have already committed to play and everyone is serious enough about it that we’ll have six to eight teams, a playoffs and a championship. Read More »

Dime 1-on-1 NBA Tournament / Sep 6, 2011 / 2:30 pm

Dime’s Ultimate Movie Baller: A 1-on-1 Tournament Of Basketball Film Characters

Movie Character Bracket

The line stretches almost around the block. There’s a girl, black hair pulled back in a pony tail, with a Spalding basketball nestled between her arm and torso. A man with an afro squints forward, his eyes panning through the line ahead of him before reaching down with a finger to clean a sliver of dirt off his Jordans and adjusting a device on his ankle. Towards the back, a man dressed in rags is telling anyone that’ll listen that he could once grab a quarter off the top of the backboard. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Aug 22, 2011 / 12:00 pm

Kevin Durant Is The Next Jesus Shuttlesworth

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant (photo. Dorothy Hong)

A lot of NBA players have opportunities to win. But not everyone can say they starred in a movie. Kevin Durant should soon be able to say that. The Oklahoman is reporting KD is nearly set to star in a major Warner Bros. film that will begin production sometime next month. As you all know, there’s this thing called the lockout going on, and any other September would probably be out of the question for the NBA’s heir. But this year, he’s taking advantage of his time off. Read More »