Thursday, December 31, 2009
You all know that Omri is straight outta Israel. Omri played for Maccabe Tel Aviv and has been a pro since 17. Please learn more by peeping this great read in a December 2009 Sports Illustrated:
CHIGGY CHECK THIS NOW
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
I know that this is a repeat request, but it wouldn't hurt to again watch this Korean Guy sing Karaoke.
In completely unrelated news, here's a Korean guy karaoke-ing a Mariah Carey song.
Monday, December 28, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
A failed Allen Iverson experiment and a 1 - 8 start by the usually woeful Memphis Grizzlies had most of us thinking that, yet again, the Grizz were just being the Grizz. Since the turmoil, the team of misfit toys has gone 12-7 defeating the likes of Dallas, Cleveland and (to a lesser extent) Miami. At 13-15, these guys are legit. Or at least better than The Warriors.
The Commercial Appeal's Scott Cacciola (I read him EVERY day) informs us how much of this success does not come from OJ Mayo and Rudy Gay jacking up ill-timed jumpers with hands in their faces (which they will never stop doing). But it comes from the unusual friendship between Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol.
Can you imagine a more strange pairing of pal-ness? The hairy Spainary and the thugg life selfish locker room destroyer? You can bet that this is something to OG Nextian will be keeping his eye on.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
If Singletary was smart, he would have practiced in Reno on Thursday and Friday in the snow and then left to Philly from there.
In related news, nice work on the field Alex Smith. Douche.
Here is the full video spot that only runs online. 2:03 is much too long to put on the ole' Television. Did you know that LeBron is voiced by Kenan Thompson of SNL and Kobe is David Allen Grier of In Living Color? Lil' Dez is some child actor. You will notice Santa getting called out by Blitzen of The Hoof Gang:
Blitzen The Reindeer a.k.a. Lupe Fiasco (The Cool, Food & Liquor) calls out Santa and the Kobe/LeBron puppets with Lil' Dez on the one's and two's:
Santa a.k.a. The Infamous KRS-One licks the rim and shows us his battle-rap response:
Below are the lyrics for those that like these sorts of things. No MP-3 released by Nike just yet:
1, 2, 1, 2, King James and Kobe too
It was the day before Christmas day
I just put brand new rims on my sleigh
in the kitchen cooking, eggs and hash
I got a call from Blitzen talkin some trash, sayin
Oh saint Nicky, don’t you see
you and your boys you’ll never beat me
So you can tell Kobe and tell LeBron
that they can meet me on the court and it’ll be uh-uh onnnn
Now Blitz ice grillin, like put em up
it ain’t take long for Kobe to shut em up
Alright Blitz, the game is to 10
LeBron, check it out and show em how we get it in
now he all nervous, tension brewing
Vixen was trying to talk some sense into em
LeBron threw the ball and he began to giggle em, like
look at this reindeer, he can barely dribble
c’mon Bron, show some respect
he got hooves, not hands, what the heck you expect
Kobe stole the ball, crossed him up
runnin around his back, tossed it up
Vixen crying to Blitz, like
oh no, lebron took off from behind the free throw
LeBron rose up looked at him again
said, Merry Christmas Blitz and shattered the rim
The game is over, the game is over
The game is over, the game is over
Dunking on the reindeer, dunking on the reindeer
Dunking on the reindeer, dunking on the reindeer
Here are the lyrics from Blitzen/Lupe Fiasco's spot:
B to the l-i, t-z
3 suckas plus 1 me equals too e-z.
Believe me the top of your wish list
Betta read a chance to beat me
Cuz you never got that
And you never will
The thrill of the victory is something that you’ll never feel
something elves can’t build
and shout out to the workshop
you can get to 1st, 2nd, and the 3rd shot
don’t mean nothin
when the rein get to jumpin
and that deer get to dunkin
see the fear in your frontin
santa lookin shook, kobe lookin shook, lebron lookin shook
i throw the ball on the roof
Lastly, here are Santa/KRS-One's lyrics in response to that punk-ass Blitzen:
Yo, how you calling me a old timer, a old rhymer,
when i’m getting it in, in oh nine, suh
Ya’ll got issues and i’m not a subscriber
You the reindeer, i’m the driver
Kris Kringle, the gift’s in my saliva
I got every address in the hood. I’ll find ya
Ya’ll dude’s minor Kris Kringle is major
it’s a good thing it’s Christmas you gonna need a savior
you aint even —-, ya’ll nose is black
and the last rhyme you kick you know was wack
I’ll flying around the hood cruising fast
my sleigh be moving snow you eating grass
think fast stay in line you know me well
keep talking Imma ring your jingle bell
I got work to do I cant flirt with you
Kris Kringle, I’m out!
Friday, December 18, 2009
Anyway, TBJ just put out a great music video about The NBA. Enjoy:
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Also, Tyreke Evans is a stud! The uber-rookie picked Gil-Zero's pocket on the game saving drive. Methinks that Westphal can sense that the force is strong in this one:
In other news concerning a team that is actually sucking, I no longer like Derrick Rose. I would like to direct your attention to his recent photo shoot in GQ Magazine:
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
This is more of a "face" than anything as it is cheesy to the extreme.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
It's rare that the NBA shows the world it's financial hand in any manner other than "The Salary Cap is going down" press release in the summer. But this dude from CBS Sports got some serious insider stuff that gives us a peak into the current NBA financial status. A must peep indeed:
CHECK IT OUT BRAH
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
The biggest question we get here over at The Nextians is if we are somehow related to the ESPN annual "NEXT" issue. Many of you subscribe to ESPN Tha Mag and have seen Kevin Durantula and his lanky 7'3" wingspan grace the cover of this year's issue. Well, the short answer is "Fuck No". But the long answer is a follows:
ESPN's annual attempt at NEXT is all about picking who is going to be a star in a certain sport. This year "Tha Mag" has gotten lazier than ever picking the uber obvious Kevin Durant and this guy from another sport league called the "NFL" named Christopher Johnson. You don't have to be a fantasy sports guru to figure out that these guys are far from NEXT. They are NOW. It is incompetent and an utter mail-in to call some of the best players in their respective sports NEXT. NEXT what? NEXT in line to be the best player in their game? Shit, these guys are already there! Where else do they have to go? Puhh-lease.
The moniker "Nextian" comes from something very different indeed: the NBA's redheaded stepchild the WNBA. In the early days of the WNBA their slogan was "We Got Next!" which refered to women's professional basketball starting up after the NBA finals and playing for 2.5 months in the summer months. As we became fans of the incredible game played in the WNBA, we decided that even though the slogan was gone after 1999, it would live on in our followings of the NBA. We called ourselves Nextians.
Over time the Nextians name has taken on several meanings. But most importantly we make it our goal to predict which players will be Next in the NBA. We sniffed Anthony Morrow out after seeing his 35 point explosion last year vs. The Clippers. We knew that Tyreke Evans was going to dominate smaller guards even as a rookie. We saw that the Houston Rockets would produce fantasy basketball studs from late round (fantasy draft) no-names by buying into the Daryl Morey's moneyball system. We also drink scotch, 40's and play some roundball ourselves from time to time. Lastly, we like the city of Reno (especially the Peppermill Casino) and The Warriors and/or Kings. There's some other stuff that defines us but I'm sworn to secrecy to not post certain Nextian photos of booze fueled concerts that take place on a bus with Bilbo's acoustic guitar.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
First of all, Scola's eye injury a few nights ago have prompted him to wear the Amare Special Oakley Blades. It looks like Scola went for the clear lense approach as compared to the tinted lense that Amare rocks.
This full body photo of Monta in his throwback "San Francisco" uni gives us a fantastic glimpse of his shitty tats. Oh how I thirst for the pre-tat Monta who was so innocent.........and so much quicker.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
But even more hilarious/weird is Announcer/Former Spot Up Shooter Reggie Miller's "choke" reaction in the 2nd half of the video. Was Reggie trying to say that this guy choked on a blind folded half court attempt? I don't get it. And neither did Marv Albert.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
But not so fast, my friends. It's off to Reno in an hour to place some prop bets on NBA champs and this evenings games. Upon our arrival back in Donner, the Trade Summit will begin. Amazing things will happen.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Also, did you see Ron-Ron chuck Ariza's shoe the other night? The tru deafinision of sportzmanship:
Monday, November 16, 2009
Since '07 the Warriors have lost or traded:
Instead the Warriors now have:
Monta Ellis, Kelenna Azubuike and Andris Biedrins are the only We Believers that remain. This really hurts. Thanks to Tim Kawakami for this revelation. I pretty much ripped him off word for word on this but I just wanted to feel the pain while typing these names. Holy Jeebus.
Friday, November 13, 2009
I heard that officials have spotted swarms of active Ninjas down in Santa Monica in Southern California. Experts say that they are making their way north to the Bay Area to wreak havoc on shit.
Don't say that I didn't fucking warn you guys.
Thanks to Ball Don't Lie who go this from The Huffington Post
And just in case you haven't yet seen the Sosa transformation yet:
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
The first American to skip his Senior Year of High School and go overseas to play basketball is having a tough time adjusting. Is not graduating High School to make $250K a good idea for the kid who wants to be an NBA lottery pick in 2011? It doesn't sound like it so far. But at least his girlfriend is Easy-E's daughter (RIP).
Brandon Jennings laid the groundwork and is currently viewed as a success story (18/4/4 so far for the Bucks) for those NBA-bound ballers who suck at school, want to make some cash instead of make the NCAA cash, and have a thick skin to adopt to pro ball life overseas. Brandon did have his rough spots up until this season. But Jeremy Tyler just seems plain immature. Peep the NYT article below
Monday, November 9, 2009
Yes, the Warriors had ANOTHER BEAT DOWN last night losing to the Kevin Martin-less Kings.
After last night's loss, Stephen Jackson's Agent had a telephone interview with Broussard of ESPN and said THIS
Golden State of Mind (the Warriors offical fan blog) then questioned who the hell this Agent think's he is? CHECK IT
Corey "The 50 Million Dollar Kid" Maggette proceeded to say that the team is in CHAOS
One's eye immediately goes to Amare's Oakley Blades which were often blogged about by me last year. He lost the yellow shade lens, but boy are those things awesome. Word on the calle is that Amare hates wearing these things but whole "detached retna" injury which caused him to sit on his ass for 5 months got him thinking that they're necessary. Way to use your big brain, Amare.
The vision is then focused on Amare's underarm deodorant. Thankfully, he wants to smell good for the games. I'm guessing it's Degree 360 by the looks it.
Now that's some great defense by Deshawn! This idiot is in ultimate "there's no WAY I'm getting infront of that" scared mode. Nice neck beard and non-Lebron Adidas kicks by the way. Did Gilbert hook you up with some Adidas? Also, nice neck tatoo.
The best aspect of this phun with photo has to be Caron Butler at the top of the key. What in the hell is he doing? Is he so disgusted by The Wiz defense that he is hiding his eyes from a vicious Stoudamire dunk? Is he complaining to the ref that he got held? Is he checking his watch? Is he signaling to the Wizards bench? We shall never know the truth.
And this is why pictures tell 1000 stories. Or at least 4.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Washington State Patrol spokesman Steve Schatzel said Thursday that the 2008 Cy Young Award winner and former star at the University of Washington was pulled over for speeding on Interstate 5 about four miles north of the Oregon border on Oct. 30.
An officer approached Lincecum’s 2006 Mercedes and smelled marijuana. Schatzel says Lincecum immediately complied with a request to hand over the drug and a marijuana pipe.
The amount measured was 3.3 grams. Schatzel says police consider that a small amount for personal use.
Lincecum was fined a total of $622 for driving at 74 mph in a 60-mph zone, and for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
My 2nd Favorite Team:
The December 16th, 2009 on NBA League Pass will begin the battle for my second favorite team: the Houston Rockets vs. the Denver Nuggets. A San Francisco Bay Area born and raised bleed-orange/blue/yellow Warriors fan at heart, the need for a second favorite team to follow has been always been apart of my NBA fandom dilemma. Heck, the Warriors are every other true NBA fan’s 2nd Favorite Team so it’s about time I choose one, starting this season. Relying solely on the soap opera that is this season’s Golden State Warriors without a backup team certainly points to an incredibly frustrating hit on not only my love of the Dubs (WHY IS RANDOLPH NOT GETTING MINUTES?!?!), but for my love of the NBA as a whole. I need a 2nd Favorite Team.
Basketball Prospectus devouring, daily Ball Don’t Lie reads, True Hoop RSS feeds, and intense analysis of Shoals prose on Free Darko and The Baseline have brought me to the epic December 16th, matchup between Houston and Denver.
Not a mortal enemy of the Warriors? Check. A solid organization who is trending upwards? Double check. A team that isn’t routinely touted by all of the talking heads on TV (Oklahoma City)? Oh heck yeah.
I am letting this matchup decide who my 2nd Favorite Team will be for the remainder of the season because at this point, I am honestly stuck on who to choose. Do I take a crew of outcasts and misfits that play with more intensity and swagger than anyone else in the league? A crew that somehow George Karl, of all coaches, has figured out how to harness and direct their craziness towards winning? Or do I go with the Dork Elvis created role players who will morph into a team that does whatever it takes to win. Ariza? Brooks? Scola? Will these guys emerge as top tier NBA producers? I need to become a true fan of one of these teams.
It won’t even say that the winner of this game will win my fandom. It will be a battle for my emotions which do not only recognize the score.
Skeets and KD, I need to see this game to decide! And without League Pass to see this game, this decision will haunt me for the entirety of the season.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Toomie is gathering some craigslist tickets for the game this Friday vs. The Clip Show. Should be a good time. I'm not sure if he can get a bunch of tickets for all of us (we can ask him) but I thought I'd throw out the invite to our loyal readership. Actually, Toomie runs the YeeBA and this is an official Yee event. But if you want to go to the game, get some tickets let's totally tailgate beforehand and take some pictures and party on BART all the way home. Yeee.
At least this was a good excuse to post our picture from last year's official Nextians Warriors Game Event.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
OK, now that you are thoroughly entertained I have an update for you on the NBA song by our man SNIPA. I emailed him at email@example.com and this morning he sent me the follow response:
thanks for the interest in my NBA song , lets make this song bounce like a basket ball on air
nb: see attachment for the song
How sick is that? Our man SNIPA wants to keep in touch with the OG Nextian! First of all, if you'd like the MP3, let me know and I'll send it over. Also, I'd like some input on how we can get SNIPA's song out there more with our enormous crew. And how should I continue to foster this relationship with SNIPA? I think he hangs in Cali sometimes (as seen in his "about the NBA song" Youtubes posted two posts ago) so maybe we can get him a seat at an upcoming Dubs game and get totally blunted with him in the parking lot beforehand. That would be AMAZING.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
And if you're reading this more than a week after the Warriors first game, please pass this article over and proceed to watching the timeless Youtubes and reading just as timeless articles. Stay Next, my Nextians.
If you liked that, now listen to SNIPA talk about the making of the video. Classic:
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
FREE COFFEE HERE
What does this have to do with the NBA? Well just know that Former Warrior Team Captain Stephen Jackson gets his 40's from 7-11 every day. Word.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
What the heck is Gil-Zero/Gazo Tha Pranksta doing these days? Has he gone back to his samurai roots and taken a vow of silence? I think that Gil is storing up his focus with great discipline and will soon unleash a tidal wave of playmaking fury all over the court of his opponents. Watchout for Gil!
Monday, October 12, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Dude, Francisco Garcia was a true sleeper this year in fantasy basketball. Now it appears as if he is going to be out a significant amount of time. Sucks for Garcia, sucks for the Kings, and sucks for Kings fans everywhere.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
14 points/game, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 85% career from the line? Dude. The Warriors really make terrible personnel decisions at every turn.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
This behind the scenes video of Lakers Media Day give us even more reasons to hate all LA sports. Well, "hate" is such a strong word. Let's go with "really dislike" istead. Enjoy the Cross Promo at it's finest.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Washington Wizard DeShawn Stevenson showed up to training camp with a few new pieces of ink. The increasingly popular face tattoos show a "crack" on his forehead and a backwards Pittsburg Pirates "P" on his left cheekbone. There's also a "Londyn" scribble referring to his 1 year old son. Last, but definitely not least, DeShawn has a 5 dollar bill on his neck.
The Baseline and Ball Don't Lie have some pretty good thoughts on what all this awesome ink means.
If you happened to creep down into the comments section of The Baseline article, you might haved seen the supposed real meaning of DS's tats. Peep this: The P is a symbol of the People Nation gang, which claims the Bloods and Latin Kings among its allies. Among their symbols is the number 5, which explains the neck tattoo. Stevenson is a thug and an active gang member.
That being said, can the opening of NBA training camps be touted a little more? There's some seriously cool shit that we learn every year on this Monday. Monta Ellis this year saying he can't play with Stephen Curry not to mention the Stack Jack "praying hands" tattoo on the belly of 2007. This is some good stuff.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Delonte West was arrested on Thursday night, 9/17/09. He was first pulled over for cutting off a police vehicle while riding his 3-wheeled motorcycle. 3-wheeled motorcycle....wtf?! Then as he was being questioned, he told the cop he had a gun in his waistband. The police went on to find another gun strapped to his leg and a shotgun in a guitar case strapped to his back. A guitar case...wtf?!
So, it turns out Delonte is still as loco as ever! Question is, what the hell was he going to do??!!
Time will tell. Until then, goooooooooooo Cleveland
Thursday, September 10, 2009
I always wondered what the heck was up with Rick Barry. I knew he was an awesome baller and lead The Warriors to the NBA Championship in 1975, but I also had heard that he was a dick. I had a relatively blank slate on Mr. Barry when he was on KNBR 680 with Rod Brooks on the mid-day show a few years back and hadn't thought much about him since.
That is until I decided to listen to the Simmons Podcast last week where Billy Boy interviewed Tony Kornheiser of current PTI fame. Part of the discussion centered on the excellent article Kornheiser wrote in 1983 about Rick Barry. And the point of this post is to have you check out this splendid prose (thanks to SI Vault) that reveals so much about an incredible NBA player that it makes me hate the walls that these guys put up today....that is, until, Twitter hit the scene and sent Michael Beasley to rehab.
Was Rick Barry really a dick? Or was he just so competitive that he would do whatever it took to win (a-la Tiger Woods chucking his club into the bushes last week and making Steve Williams, his caddy, go get it)? Perhaps we will never know the truth.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Chad Ford was on the most recent BS Report (CHECK IT) agreeing with Simmons on how David Khan (Minnesota's GM) totally botched the Rubio situation. He points to how well the Minnesota press has been painting the picture to favor Khan which, apparently, I fell prey too in a post last week. According to Simmons and Ford, Khan totally crapped the bed.
Also mentioned was how poorly our beloved Golden State Warriors are being run. Makes you understand why Stack Jack suddenly wants out of the situation. Please PLease PLEASE buy the Dubs, Larry Ellison!
Friday, September 4, 2009
Any what a Round 2 it was. I kinda wish the Boise State player didn't buckle his knees and fall down, but at least he got right back up. Then the Oregon player tries to go after the fans! WTF. I don't care if he apologized right after about it. Actions, not words young brutha. He was also suspended earlier in the pre-season by his coach for unruly conduct. Guy needs to get hit the F*$ck back!
The visual with various Stern Show comments makes this youtubes great. I know the pitch took place back in May but it's always great to revist the horsetooth jackass who calls himself a real sports fan. You gotta be kidding me, Gary.