TAG: Ronnie Fields

High School, Video / Jul 2, 2012 / 10:15 am

Video: ‘Bounce Back: The Ronnie Fields Story’ Trailer

Ronnie Fields

The fallen legends get the most love. In our eyes, 2Pac and Biggie were untouchable, never made a whack record and would’ve kept the Young Dros and Soulja Boys out of the limelight. In our eyes, Earl “The Goat” Manigault could’ve been dropping 30 a game in the league, embarrassing guards and centers alike. What could’ve been is always the most interesting. Ronnie Fields lives on only in words, and a few select grainy high school highlights on YouTube. But for once, the hype doesn’t outweigh the legend. Check out this documentary trailer for “Bounce Back: The Ronnie Fields Story” and go here to help donate to the cause. Read More »

Smack / Aug 18, 2011 / 1:04 am

The Life & Times Of Delonte West

Delonte West

Kevin Love has been making himself heard lately, saying that the latest offer from the owners was unacceptable. Love declared his interest in compromising, but also his honest opinion that NBA games will most likely be missed. A scary thought from the Timberwolves power forward. This lockout is enough to get us depressed. Talk of missed games – someone’s going to have to talk us off a ledge … Read More »

NBA / Jan 19, 2010 / 9:30 am

DeMar DeRozan Talks A Little Trash About His Dunk-In Opponent Eric Gordon

DeMar DeRozan

Long before he even landed in Canada, DeMar DeRozan was known worldwide for his dunking abilities. The Compton native has been compared to everyone from the Chicago playground legend Ronnie Fields to another former Raptors high flyer, Vince Carter. There’s no question that people in Toronto were thrilled when the Raptors made the super athletic shooting guard out of USC the ninth overall selection in last June’s draft. Read More »

NBA / Aug 20, 2009 / 2:24 pm

Derrick Rose is the future (Dime #50)

Derrick Rose

Earlier this summer, I went to Chicago for our Dime #50 cover shoot with Derrick Rose. Going in, we’d decided not to waste anyone’s time doing a generic studio shoot with Derrick wearing a Bulls uniform that could’ve been done anywhere, by anyone. Authenticity was the objective. So we went back to the roots: two blocks from Derrick’s childhood home in the South Side, at the park where he became the player you see today. Here is the shoot and story that transpired… Read More »

Smack / Jul 24, 2009 / 6:21 am

LeBron and Greg Oden vent; the worst-case Plan B for Odom

LeBron James

Thursday’s NBA news wire looked like the brainstorm meeting for an after-school special. First, with the promotion for LeBron James‘ quasi-autobiography (Shooting Stars, co-written with Buzz Bissinger of Friday Night Lights fame) underway, the big bombshell — and perfect cover-up for the Jordan Crawford thing — was ‘Bron Clinton revealing he smoked weed once in high school. In a book that mostly focuses on his high school career, LBJ also wrote about dealing with fame at a young age. “We had become big-headed jerks, me in particular,” James said. “And we are to blame for that, but so are adults who treated us that way and then sat back and smugly watched the self-destruction.” … Read More »