Posts tagged ‘basketball’

September 7, 2011

Could Aquille Carr Be The Next Iverson?

Aquille Carr is a 5’6″ guard from Baltimore who is currently a junior at Patterson High School. Little dude’s handle and game is so ill that he was the cover boy for Dime Magazine.

He’s only the 5th high school baller to be on the cover. Meaning, that boy got game for days. With an Iverson-like crossover he’s already drawing comparisons. I hope for his sake he doesn’t end up like Avery Queen or Andre Barrett.

August 17, 2011

Video: Kevin Durant x Brandon Jennings x Josh Selby Shine At Melo League

Here’s Kevin Durant abusing the opposition. Summers leagues around the nation have been so good in terms on competition.

Brandon Jennings & Josh Selby (formerly of Kansas) duke it out in their rematch were Selby supposedly dropped 48 points on Jennings in the first meeting. Ouch.

FYI – These highlights are all from the same game. Yes. All this awesomeness happened in one game.

August 2, 2011

Video: Jordan Flight Tour – Hong Kong w/ Chris Paul & Carmelo Anthony

Here’s some action from the Jordan Flight Tour’s first stop in Hong Kong. During the tour there were skills camps and exhibition games held. Towards the end of the video you’ll witness the unveiling of new kicks from each player.

Possible teammates in the near future?

July 18, 2011

Video: LeBron Dominates In Summer League

During a summer league game at the Chambers City League Classic in Warrensville Heights, which isn’t that far from Cleveland, fans got to enjoy LeBron James BEAST the competition. LeBron’s team, which is mostly made up of all St. Vincent-St. Mary teammates (big surprise), faced some poor slouches from the Cleveland area and won convincingly 81-66.

Seen: SBN

July 11, 2011

Video: Kobe Bryant Puts Bow Wow To Shame

Bow Wow figures just because he can school some of these bum-ass celebrities in ball, that now he can take on one the greatest players of all-time? Bow Wow is barely over 5’5″ and I’m being generous, so for him to even think he has a chance is commendable but not at all realistic. First things first, Kobe beasted the HELL out of one of Bow Wow’s homies whilst spewing a megaton of trash talk. This is too entertaining. Please end the lockout QUICKLY!

April 7, 2011

UNC vs. Students

North Carolina’s basketball team is going around campus playing pickup game against their fellow students. Seems fair? Noooope.

You can bet your ass that UNC will be in the championship game next year.

March 23, 2011

Nike Basketball | LeBron Rise Remix

I don’t have a clue on how I missed this….

March 14, 2011

Michigan’s Fab 5

I highly recommend that everyone watch ESPN’s documentary about the Fab 5. Greatest basketball story ever told.
UPDATE: I have the actual documentary available now.

More pics and video after the jump

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March 12, 2011

Princeton Dances On!

My alma mater goes to the Big Dance for the first time in 7 long years! Ok, I never went there but played enough summer ball there to feel like a student. I always felt they had a good program an I’m happy to see them finally get back after such a long hiatus. I still think Harvard may get in based on their strength of schedule.

February 27, 2011

Cheerleader Gets Technical Foul

Seriously? I watched this game and thought “Why the flying fuck is that cheerleader on the damn court? And why did he toss the ball?!” Its shit like this that makes it even harder to respect male cheerleaders. You don’t get to step on the court or touch the ball or toss it. The only thing you get to toss are those cheerleaders since that’s the only ass you’ll be grabbing during the semester. I loved when the camera focused on him after the game was finally over, all you saw was embarrassment and he should be. Imagine if Pitt managed to get off a better shot and they sent the game into a second overtime? The students would’ve roasted his fat ass. As punishment the school should have him walk around campus in a female cheerleading outfit and used anal beads as a necklace.

February 25, 2011

Is It The Shoes?!

I’ve noticed something while watching the majority of UCONN star Kemba Walker’s games this season. Everytime he wears Jordans, he has a big game. Don’t believe me? Good. I’m about to prove it. And people wonder why I only wear Jordans to play ball in.

Jordan XII – 42 pts vs. Vermont

Jordan XII – 31 pts vs. Wichita St.

More proof after the jump.

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February 19, 2011

Video: Kobe Bryant Is The Black Mamba

Here’s the full-length feature of The Black Mamba

February 9, 2011

The Rivalry

UNC vs. Duke is the greatest rivalry in college basketball history. It may be one of the best rivalries in all of sports. Think of one better, I dare you. Tonight Duke shall fall!

February 2, 2011

Why I Can’t Stand Dick Vitale

Everyone knows who Dick Vitale is and if you’re really familiar you’ll know what gets him hard. COMMENTATING DUKE GAMES. I swear every Duke game I’ve watched since I was in high school this guy goes ape-shit when they play. Vitale goes on and on about how wonderful the Duke players are even if 90% of the players he talks about don’t even make it to the NBA. This anger isn’t coming from a North Carolina fan, its coming from a basketball fan. There seems to be a bias when he’s on-board for a Duke game, he rarely talks about the other teams players until they do something great, which is fine if he wasn’t groveling over all the Duke players before the tip-off. Dick Vitale is a big reason as to why college basketball is so popular now, but all I ask for is some exposure for the other team. Don’t get me wrong Duke tends to blow out the opposition, I give them that, but up until last year they haven’t won any championships since Jason Williams played which was 2001, so what happened to all the other teams that won those titles between then? Vitale didn’t ride for them the way he does for Duke. If you notice, every Duke game that’s on ESPN who’s front and center yelling “ooooh baby! yeeeeah baby! Coach K, I wanna blow you!” Dick Vitale. I dare you to say I’m wrong when talking about this, just watch the Duke game tonight and I bet he’ll be there commentating and jerking off at the same time. If I happen to be wrong then the Gods have answered one of my prayers. Maybe.

January 31, 2011

The Story Of Marquis Barnett

I wanted to share this story simply because outside of sports there’s life. Some lifestyles go unnoticed due to the fact that these athletes are just that-ATHLETES. I feel this one story is special because it has everything to do with the benefits sports can bring to one’s life, not just the free ride to college, but how this kid wants to use basketball as a way to better his life. The NBA isn’t an aspiration of Marquis Barnett. To be a man and provider is what he wants, and will achieve. Please read.

NY Daily News:

Marquis Barnett hopes the New Year brings a change of fortune for himself and his family.

“I just want everything to be normal,” Barnett said. “I hope things change. I really do.”

The 17-year-old Cardozo senior forward has already endured more trying times than most people his age.

Barnett, his mother and two younger siblings moved into a shelter on the lower East Side of Manhattan early last month, after the three-bedroom apartment in which they were living in Far Rockaway, Queens, was plagued by dangerous mold and flooding. It’s the third shelter in the last three years that Barnett and his family have had to call home.

It’s also the latest setback in a whirlwind of difficult times in Barnett’s young life.

Last February, his 11-year-old half-brother, Tavon Turpin, died in a fire that he’d set when left unsupervised in their grandmother’s Ocean Towers apartment in Coney Island.

Turpin, who was autistic and could barely speak, had used matches or a lighter to ignite the fire in a hallway closet. His grandmother, Melinda McLain, had gone to a nearby deli when Turpin set the fire. McLain was charged with reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child, police sources told the Daily News.

Barnett also had to help his mother, Francine Baker, try to cope with the horrors of a physically abusive relationship that dragged on for more than five years.

In the fall of 2008, he followed his mother’s screams to find Baker being choked by her then-boyfriend. Barnett had to step in and yank the man off.
Baker didn’t return voicemails left by the Daily News, but in an article last winter, she called Marquis her “little old man.”

“I don’t go to hit him with adult issues, but they seem to find him,” Baker said in the article. “He carries a lot of weight, and I don’t want him to do that forever.”

Longtime Cardozo coach Ron Naclerio agrees.

“I really hope he gets a break,” Naclerio said. “He’s like the father of the house. He’s worried about his mom. He’s just a kid.”

After the shelters and the transfer to Cardozo, from St. Raymond HS in the Bronx, before his junior year, Barnett and his family finally seemed to have found a bit of stability.

They had been living in their Far Rockaway apartment since May 2009, but this fall they were hit with the devastating discovery of mold on their walls.

“My little sister has asthma,” Barnett said. “…We just had to get out of there.”

His family has been staying at a shelter on the lower East Side since Dec. 4.

“It’s not a regular place to live, but it’s alright,” Barnett said. “It’s a little better than the last shelter, but nothing great. My mom is so unique…she never lets it get to her, and stays strong for us.”

He says that Baker, a home attendant, continues to search for an apartment to relocate the family, but it hasn’t been easy.

“When we find something, it’s not that good or the rent’s too high,” Barnett added. “The landlord wants the money up front or a certain thing.”

Through it all, Barnett has refused to use his circumstances as an excuse.

Naclerio calls him his “hardest academic worker” with a team-high 87 average and dreams of becoming a nurse.

He hopes a college takes a shot at him.

“He’s a kid that I think a lot of people are missing the boat on,” Naclerio said. “He’s as strong as anyone in the city. When his offense catches up to his defense, he can really be solid. He deserves a break.”

January 27, 2011

Can Anyone Stop Him??

Jimmer Fredette is a beast. Below is what experts think about his NBA chances.

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January 24, 2011

Kobe Bryant x Bruce Willis x Danny Trejo | The Black Mamba

Directed by Robert Rodriguez

January 13, 2011

Candace Parker & Sheldan Williams’ Klingon Baby

Candace Parker is hands down one of the most beautiful women I’ve ever seen. Sheldan Williams is by far one of the weirder looking people I’ve ever seen. So I thought their baby would be something on the cute side. Don’t get me wrong the girl could grow up and be a supermodel who knows, by judging on how she looks now though, I’m a bit scared. The verdict is still out on this one. I hope for the best.


When your father looks like this….

I would proceed with extreme caution.

January 13, 2011

High School BBall Stars: Where Are They Now?

Once heralded (#1 ranked) high school star Korleone Young out of Hargrave Military Academy was sought after by every NCAA school in the nation, only to skip college and go straight to the NBA. To get to the point, he was drafted in the second-round with the 40th pick by the Pistons. He only played in three games in one season and was waived by the Pistons in 1999. Young was last playing for Israeli club Bnei HaSharon, but left the team before the season started in 2006.

Lenny Cooke was supposed to be LeBron James’ kryptonite, but things obviously didn’t turn out that way. I’ve had the pleasure to watch him play a few times and I even marveled at his talents, he was long, athletic, and had a nice handle. One would think after giving King James the business at the ABCD Camp he should be a first-round lock? Unfortunately, he turned 19 his senior year in high school and was ruled ineligible for using all of his athletic eligibility. What’s one to do after that? Go pro! So he entered his name into the draft and the rest is history, since that’s all he did because not a single team drafted him. After bouncing around from subpar leagues (USBL & NBDL) to playing in the Philippines & China he was most recently found playing in the CBA.

He was once the pride of New Jersey. Gyms got so packed that his games were played in college stadiums. Camden, NJ was home to not only the most violence in the nation, it also housed the best individual basketball talent in the nation. Double Whammy! DaJuan Wagner was the hottest ticket in the Tri-State area in 2000-2001. He was so big that when I was college my teammates wanted tapes of him just to see what the hype was about, mind you he’s a year younger than me. All this attention was warranted when his average was 42.5 points and he broke the state’s all-time scoring record with 3,462 points and let’s not forget he’s the only player in New Jersey to score 100 points in a single game. You can understand the hype.

Once the dust settled, it became clear that his deft scoring would be neutralized when playing against top-flight competition. The Cleveland Cavaliers picked him at 6th overall in 2002 and although averaging 13.4 points his health and injuries seemed to slow him down significantly. By the 2004-05 season Wagner was hospitalized with ulcerative colitis, and was later released. After successful surgery Wagner attempted for a comeback for the 2006 season and was signed by the Golden State Warriors for two years. Two months later he was released. In 2007 he played in Poland for club Prokom Trefl Sopot.

Honestly, Wagner’s story pisses me off because like everyone else we had such high hopes for the kid and things didn’t work which often seems to be the case with superstar high school athletes. There’s a huge list of other players I can think of but I’ll be here all night so maybe I’ll post another one at a later date.