If you name a central cultural force in hip hop, music in general, the world of comedy, and B- and C- and D-listers trying to get some DAP from the public, then they’re probably at the All-Star game â€” especially when it’s in New Orleans. Here are some of the celebrities photographed at the 2014 NBA All-Star Game. And we say celebrities knowing full well some of you might not have ever heard of these people. Read More »
The 2014 NBA All-Star Game is more than halfway done, so it’s the perfect time to re-live the player introductions. Pharrell played his hits, Busta Rhymes came out, Snoop Dogg was in the house, and a lot of our favorite NBA players graciously jogged out for the adoring crowd. Maybe Derrick Rose wasn’t glaring at the other all-stars as they danced, but the introductions still got us hyped. Read More »
Charles Barkley (Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)
Turner Sports is handling 2014 All-Star Weekend duties, and that means Charles Barkley will be unleashed on New Orleans in a semi-professional capacity. Chuck’s got a huge interview with President Barack Obama airing Saturday night, but in the mean time he’s kicking it on Bourbon St. (where we would be if the snow hadn’t happened). But in such a musical city, Chuck’s karaoke performance last night leaves a lot to be desired. Read More »
We didn’t know about the original comedy music video spoofed in the surreal Mavs video, so it’s not surprising we were ignorant of Snoop Dogg Lion‘s YouTube news network, GGN (Double G News Network). Snoop recently had Dorell Wright on to talk hoops, and Wright revealed his toughest defensive assignment. Read More »
What better way to celebrate the GOAT’s 50th birthday than to watch the best players in the world take turns dunking on each other? The midseason classic is here, the NBA All-Star Game, and I’ll be here all night live blogging the proceedings from inside of the Toyota Center in Houston. Read More »
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As ballplayers, we all have a natural instinct to entertain. It’s fun to play to the crowd and throw up some three goggles after a deep trey every now and then â€“ even if the majority of us aren’t collecting checks with a mini Jerry West logo stamped on ‘em.
In Los Angeles, entertainers of another breed are getting their own weekly hoop fix inside of a private gym just east of Santa Monica, in the E League. Read More »
In case you were unaware, adidas Originals is doin’ it big this fall with some amazing releases and an amazing campaign to go with ‘em. With that, watch Dwight Howard and Josh Smith alongside the likes of Big Sean and Snoop Dogg. And make sure you check after the jump for some more footage of D-Howard and J-Smoove.
Each summer the Goodman League in Washington, D.C. hosts NBA stars and streetball legends as one of the most well-known summer leagues in the country. Across the United States in Los Angeles, the Drew League does virtually the same. From Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins in D.C. to DeMar DeRozan and James Harden in L.A., the leagues have been the talk of the summer. So when Durant put on another show, but this time in the Drew League and not the Goodman League last month, he raised a question: Which league is better? Read More »
As I said earlier, from games to parties to appearances, there wasn’t a free second to be had during NBA All-Star Weekend. So for those of you that weren’t able to make the trip, I wanted to give you an inside-look into everything that was going on. With that, check out the entire weekend in pictures (and be sure to click on the next day at the end of the post). Read More »
On Thursday, we told you about rolling VIP with Snoop Dogg during All-Star Weekend. And for those of you that did, you probably know that Snoop’s squad took home the title at the inaugural adiHOOP 3-on-3. (The “West Coasters” featured Snoop, Game and Chris Brown, and were coached by Matt Barnes.) Ken Jeong (a.k.a. Slim Chin) and DJ Neil Armstrong were also in the house, as well as Serge Ibaka, Jrue Holiday, Wesley Johnson and Toney Douglas. Check out the recap below: