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.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
I have read many-a Sportsguy/Bethlehem Shoals/Mark Stein article about how Wolves GM David Khan totally botched the Ricky Rubio situation. Well, these guys should probably understand the facts before commenting. Assuming that Tim Powers of TwinCity.com is not lying, here's a great article talking about what happened to Ricky "The Human Mop" Rubio: CHECK IT . The only thing you can fault Khan for at this point was taking two PG's back to back.....which is actually still pretty dumb now that I think about it.
OK, I get it: Ron Artest is totally frigging nutjob wacko weird. But weirdness can be a good thing. CHECK IT
Props to True Hoop for posting these articles today. What, you think I actually read TwinCities.com and MLive.com with my 9 morning Five Hour Energy shots?
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Now that your memory has been updated, I highly advise you to watch and listen Kurtis Blow's "Basketball" video. At one point, Kurtis crowned himself "The King of Rap" with Russell Simmons' backing. And he was probably there for a minute until NWA came to the scene in '86. For some reason, Universal won't allow embedding of "Basketball" so you'll have to enjoy the vid on the link below in Youtubes.