Go into any basketball locker room in the world — CYO leagues, middle school, high school, or even in the NBA — and you’ll find sharpshooters, bench warmers, you’ll see Jordans, adidas and Reebok, you’ll see tall oafs and slippery guards, coaches that rarely say a word and coaches that never shut up. Every team will have it’s own unique flavor, it’s own unique environment. Read More »
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Lil Wayne mentions in this interview with The Los Angeles Times that he is “crazy insane” and that’s how he makes his music. Well, most basketball fans would probably say the self-description fits. He calls Kobe Bryant “the greatest player to touch a basketball,” which is almost sacrilegious. Read More »
I’m back in here like Jordan with the 4-5. The NBA All-Star Game is set to “tip off” in exactly 54:40, according to the shot clock, and unlike last night, I did a better job navigating the traffic. No late bus ride. No idiot drivers. No being stepped on and abused by Ne-Yo and his entourage. No awful elevator system. Of course, my incredible security checkpoint luck continued. As I said, last night, I went through with Ryan Howard. Tonight? David Robinson. Read More »
Give it up for San Diego: It’s got the best weather in the country, one of its best college basketball teams and arguably now the best rapper in college, too. All of which means it was a good Monday in San Diego for the Aztecs, and an even better start of the week for one of their stars, Tim Shelton. Read More »
Without the NBA in our lives, we fans might have time for the things we’ve been putting off for too long. Maybe we’ll have time to finish that historical biography that sits next to the bed getting dusty. Maybe we’ll get more exercise. Maybe we’ll start following hockey? As we get closer to the end of year, we’ll take a look back at all things — inside basketball and out — that occupied our attention alongside the game we love. That means over the next few weeks, we’ll break down the best music, movies, styles, plays, players and more. Each debate will be put to a vote by you the readers, and by the close of the year, we’ll have compiled a list of the Top 11 of ‘11. Read More »
If you’re down with Lil Wayne and Young Money Entertainment, then you already know about NYC’s Jae Millz. After signing with the label in 2008, Millzy has been working on his debut album, Nothing Is Promised, which is set to drop sometime in 2011. With that, check out his latest music video (commissioned by Ektio) featuring everybody’s favorite dunker, Jacob Tucker, and NYC streetball legend Jack Ryan.
Hot Rod has played basketball practically his whole life. But for him, the game is secondary to music, as the 50 Cent-signed artist has his new album set for release this fall. With his single “Dance With Me” going viral, I had the chance to speak with Hot Rod on the latest in basketball and his music. Read More »
If you missed Lil Wayne on ESPN First Take yesterday, he was his normal, cheery self kicking it with his old friend Skip Bayless. And with the release of Sorry 4 The Wait, Weezy’s first full release since leaving prison, ESPN caught up with him backstage to break down the sports references on his new mixtape, including shout outs to Jimmer Fredette and Stan Van Gundy.
Before you start asking for a review, stop. It’s only been out for less than four days, and I can’t ever bring myself to start calling something decent or horrendous for at least a few weeks (It’s like my opinion on Superbad. When I first saw it, it was underwhelming and slightly boring. Now that the hype died down, I can at least watch and chuckle at the cops). Read More »
Speaking of Lil Wayne, if you’re looking for a new song to ride to this summer, look no further than Jeezy‘s lead single “Ballin’” off his forthcoming album, Thug Motivation 103. While the music video for the Lil’ Lody-produced track just dropped, the storyline might look familiar as director Colin Tilley pays homage to Above The Rim while shooting at the Jose Marti courts in Miami. With that, check out the video below and make sure you watch the two behind the scenes films after the jump.