All New York City high school basketball players reading this need to stop by the respective borough locations tonight and try out! Nike Basketball is putting on a tremendous summer journey that you won’t want to miss out on.
Eminem goes Space Bound with porn star and Vinny Chase’s boo Sasha Grey. I thought Eminem and Vinny had beef?
I’m not about that Vampire Life so I didn’t watch. I know some of you ARE about that Vampire Life (Jim Jones) and from what little I know and heard about True Blood, Season 4 will be just as crazy as the previous 3.
Los Angeles’ Drew League is producing highlight after highlight, week after week. Last week it was fellow Oklahoma City Thunder Kevin Durant going off glass to himself and this week it’s James Harden throwing it up to JaVale McGee who crammed it on some sucker’s head. Is it just me or do you sense James Harden having a breakout year next season (if there is one)? I’m talking about him putting up respectable All-Star caliber numbers. Of course, that all relies on Russell “ballhog” Westbrook to pass it up every once in a while.
This doesn’t exactly go down in New York City’s Chinatown neighborhood, but it rhymes, and it’s close enough so why not. At the Sara D. Roosevelt parks last week, Phoenix Suns’ point guard Steve Nash brought out his celebrity NBA and professional soccer player friends for a friendly 8 on 8 soccer game. The event was free and tons of fans took in the great entertainment for the 2nd year in a row. This year’s participants included the host Nash, Grant Hill, Brandon Jennings, Tony Parker, Patrick Viera, Youri Djorkaeff, Giuseppe Rossi, Claudio Reyna, and others.
I feel bad for these 90′s babies because I don’t think they truly understand the legend that was the early career years of Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway. The dude was killer on the court and was becoming one of the NBA’s most marketable players ever. From Sprite to Nike – his ads and product association were top notch. His signature shoes to this day are still some of the most sought after and worn by the basketball, fashion, and sneaker cultures. Injuries ended his career and all we got not are some dope kicks with his Penny logo on it. He’s always had good blood with Nike so it’s cool to see the swoosh give back to Penny by giving him some new collaborations this summer. Penny took to Twitter over the weekend to give a sneak peak at his Air Force “1 Cents” and hybrid Penny Rookies. Hit the jump to see the individual photos and stay tuned for more information.
And they say Lax isn’t in the hood? This is easily one of the greatest sports announcer x hip hop moments EVER. I’m just shocked it wasn’t Gus Johnson. We all know Stuart Scott is jealous in the ESPN Sportscenter coffee room for not blending this into his daily “try to be urban” routine.
The hottest rap song in the country had it’s music video premiered on the night of the 2011 Bet Awards. Also earlier this weekend, Maybach Music bossman Rozay dropped his visuals to 9 Piece. His new album God Forgives, I Don’t comes out in August. I’m kinda disappointed that his first single to the new album is from a mixtape that’s nearly half a year old. Rappers are getting lazy!
America had to know and Khloe Kardashian got to the bottom of what everyone is thinking – is Kim Kardashian’s ass real or not? The x-rays are in and it’s real. Speaking of – can we get an x-ray on Free’s ass (from 106 & Park fame)? This was twitpic’d by @Jose3030 from tonight’s BET Awards. There’s like a beach ball in that dress!
With schools across the country out (except for you slackers who have to go to summer school) and the official start of summer this past week, what better throwback to post than the Leaders of the New School hit Case of the P.T.A. This song was released back in 1991 while Busta was sill apart of the group. This was their most successful mainstream hit but, unfortunately, once Busta left the group they were unable to build off this tracks success. Many people contribute the groups split-up to an infamous Yo! MTV Raps interview where group member Charlie Brown became upset over Busta’s show stealing and became quite vocal about it while being filmed. Busta was just at the beginning of his successful (and still current) career, while Charlie Brown, Dinco D, and Milo gained very little individual success.