Thursday, December 31, 2009

Omri Casspi: The Backstory

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:


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Danilo Gallinari Sings His Ass Off

I think I've made a connection here. It's pretty obvious that foreign 3 point artists have really great voices. Check the Ital Danilo Gallinari sing this Beyonce tune with Teenage Mutant Ninja Harrington dancing beside him:

I know that this is a repeat request, but it wouldn't hurt to again watch this Korean Guy sing Karaoke.

12/28/09: Warriors Beat Celtics

The Dubs are on their biggest win streak of the season after beating the Suns on 12/26 and Celtics last night. Yep, 2 games. 9-21 baby. The victory over those Sourpuss C's was a super duper exciting game. So much so that embedding the last 3:00 minutes of the game is a must for posterity purposes. Enjoy:

In completely unrelated news, here's a Korean guy karaoke-ing a Mariah Carey song.

Monday, December 28, 2009

You Da Man

Hidden deep inside the Sports Guy's recent post about how he is totally the smartest guy regarding the NBA that ever lived, we find this excellent Washington Bullets video:

Jarrett Jack vs. Cuba Gooding Jr.

These guys look alike. And it is funny.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Best Friends: Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol

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

Phoenix Suns sing All Night Long

Steve Nash is an up and coming short film producer. He used his Flip Camera to perfection on this one. Check out all of your favorite Suns in this video:

Nextians Dance Party

Here are a few of our favorite Nextians doing a very special routine for the Holidays. Enjoy:

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49ers Fans Beaned at Lincoln Financial

Tim Kawakami predicted it, and the 49ers felt the sting in more ways than one. It wasn't fun to be a 9ers fan at Lincoln Financial Field yesterday as Eagles fans pelted you with snowballs.

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.

Masha Kirilenko (AK-47's Wife)

Masha Kirilenko, Andre's wife, was on local Utah radio talking about "The Pass".


And in related news, here is AK-47 getting ready to use The Pass:

MVPuppets: Dunking on Reindeer Lyrics

Nike's latest "Puppets" spot has gone the way of the Hyperize commercial to create a viral video something or other for the Christmas, I mean, Holiday Season. The creativity is there. The cool puppetry is there. But are these videos actually good? I would say yes if the Hoof Gang actually put up a fight. But they get totally owned by the MVPuppets.

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:

Full Spot:

(Santa rap)
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

(Blitzen )
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
(Santa )
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

The Basketball Jones: Showin' Love

The Basketball Jones have a great week-daily video show on the internets about the NBA. If you don't watch The Jones and consider yourself a Nextian, please delete your We Got Next team, cancel your League Pass subscription, move to Seattle and start watching MLS Soccer. And don't let these size 12 Hyperize hit your dumpy ass on the way out!

Anyway, TBJ just put out a great music video about The NBA. Enjoy:

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Kings on National TV?

And what a game it was! The Kings used a genius Dollar Beer promotion to ALMOST sell out ARCO Arena in their National TV victory over the semi-hapless Wizards. It was good to see Omri Casspi on the screen. I've heard about his game but haven't yet seen it in person (no, I don't have League Pass. But Maybe I'll get it from Santa).

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

Warriors On The Block

OK, OK. Back to basketball news my fellow Nextards. I went to the Warriors beat reporters to find this slice of lameness after the Dubs terrible 5 game road trip. As if this shit show of an injured NCAA team wasn't enough, now the decision makers (Riley) are thinking about trading our future. This just feeds into the fact that the Warriors don't have any plan or clue with what they're doing.


This Week in Unnecessary Censorship

Kimmel does this every week. This is great:

Marin Catholic: State Championship Game

The Alma Mater of many Nextians is playing in the State Championship Football game this weekend. Here is their video:

This is more of a "face" than anything as it is cheesy to the extreme.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

This Monkey is my Hero

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Phil Jackson on Kobe in 2006

Bills Simmons' "The Book of Basketball" is a shoddily written rush fest of a book with many pieces of mis-information and typos. But it still produces some good info from other writers that Sportsguy has kept in his NBA coffers for some years and is giving us now when making his points. One of the best parts of "The Book of Basketball" is the evolution of Kobe Bryant as BS ranks him the 15th best player of all time.

In April of 2006 after game 4 of the Suns Series, here is what Phil Jackson said to J.A. Adande of the LA Times:

"Somestimes his needs overwhelm the rest of the ballclub's we get into the playoffs, that'll dissipate, because he knows that he's got to put his ego aside and conform to what we have to do if we're going to go anywhere in the playoffs. Any player that take sit on himself to do that (play for himself) knows that he's going against the basic principles of basketball. That's a selfish approach to the game. You know when you're breaking down the team or you're breaking down and doing things individualistic, you're going to have, you know, some unhappy teammates...and he knows these things...intuitively, I have to trust the fact that he's going to come back to that spot and know that the timing's right. The season's over, things have been accomplished, records have been stuck in the books, statistics are all jelled in, now let's go ahead and play basketball as we're supposed to play it."

If you remember, this was the same season that Kobe scored 81 against a washed up Jalen Rose of the Raps. This was also the same season where Kobe refused to shoot in the 4th Quarter of Game 7 vs. The Suns and lost by 25. Remember that the Lakers had a 3-1 series lead.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Crash Wallace's Rebounding

Fantasy NBA owners of Gerald Wallace have noticed his league leading rebounding thoroughly helping their squads. This uptick in board bounds could not have been predicted. But then The Sports Guy twatted about this jump being the biggest NBA stat abberation of "all time" (kind of how he wrote the greatest book of all time in his humble opinion) and Kevin Pelton of Basketball Prospectus got all over the historical data. This is something you fellow NBA Nerds most definitely must peep to the extreme:

NBA Ticket Sales: The 'Conomy

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:


Thursday, December 10, 2009

Where's Rob?

This is good work by the "Improv Everywhere" troupe. Too bad none of them will make it onto a TV show or in the movies. At least they had fun at the Knicks Game:

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Bill Dance Tennesse Fisherman: Shittiest Fisherman EVER

I laughed very hard at these bloopers. I really want to go fishing with this guy:

Yahoo! Sports NBA: The Ranker

Ranker is a fun little thang on the NBA section of Yahoo! Sports dot com. Please enjoy:

Monday, December 7, 2009

Tim Donaghy on 60 Minutes

This is really cool:



ESPN's NEXT vs. The Nextians

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

12/3/09 Rockets @ Warriors Pictures

Just a few quick notes from tonights disappointing home loss vs. the Rockets. Man, did the Dubs choke that game away.

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.

Cavs Retro Intro; The Warriors

Gotta love the Cavs Retro Introduction video from their game last night spoofing "The Warriors" movie:

Thanks Ball Don't Lie

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Tiger Woods Situation: Explained

Here's all you need to know about the Tiger Woods situation:

Also, enjoy the Tiger voicemail:

Artest Drank Hennessey at Halftime

How am I not surprised by this? Ron Artest admitted in an interview with Sporting News that he used to drink booze at halftime. Dude's a total gangster.