No NBA season? No worries as Nike Basketball creates their new global campaign entitled #BasketballNeverStops. Although the NBA is a major part of the basketball world, life can go on without it. Watch as LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Amare Stoudemire, Coach Kryzewski, Sue Bird, Dirk Nowitzki, and even J. Cole and Questlove make appearances in this awesome Nike Basketball commercial.
Planking is out. Owling is out. Freezing is out. Tebowing is in. To “Tebow”, you get down on one knee and start praying, even if everyone around you is doing something completely different. The art of the act obviously stemmed from Tebow’s victory celebration over last week’s Dolphins game and has been an instant internet phenomenon. Yesterday the act came full circle as Detroit Lions Stephen Tulloch striked the Tebow pose after sacking the originator, Tim Tebow.
The Harlemnite with that Houston flow drops his highly anticipated mixtape LiveLoveA$AP. The kid has the streets tearing up Purple Swag and Peso and this new 16 track project is his introduction to the world, his culture, and his music. I’ve given the tape about a half listen through and the kid is dope. I can see why RCA (supposedly) signed him for $3 million. Download link and tracklist is below:
There are a lot of “trap” rappers these days, but yet, Jeezy still remains in the king. He’s one of the best — in my opinion — artists of all-time and his flow has definitely switched up since “The Inspiration” days. Check out the video trailer for his new track “.38″ off of his upcoming album TM103, which features CTE artists Slick Pulla and Boo Rossini. Dope!
Beyonce is sexy and J. Cole is that dude, what more can I say? Dope video!
Is J. Cole the realest rapper of all-time? I’d bet money on it. After releasing his freshman album back in September, Cole World: The Sideline Story, Cole has been relatively quiet for the time being until he dropped the video for the track “Lost Ones” Tuesday night. Want to know how real Jermaine is? He shot this video 3 years ago before he was even signed!
Y’all already know I take pride when it comes to my Florida Gators, it ain’t no joke. It’s an obsession. It’s safe to say that us Gator’ fans have been spoiled the last few years — 4 national championships between football and basketball in the last decade, and that’s not including other sports, either — and we’re getting antsy. I know I am. This year is going to be a special one. Why? Maybe it’s because we’ve never been this stacked in the backcourt before. We have Erving Walker (our go-to guy the last two years and clutch performer), Kenny Boynton (our best offensive and defensive player at the guard position, but struggles with inconsistency), Brad Beal (the No. 4 player in the 2011 class, also our “true” point guard of the future), Mike Rosario (our “tough” guy, scorer’s mentality and former Rutgers player) and sophomore Scottie Wilbekin (offensive liability but defensive hustler and willing passer).
Tell me that isn’t scary?
What’s even scarier is trying to figure out exactly how head coach Billy Donovan is going to control all these different types of personalities. Erving, Kenny and Mike all have a lot to prove this season — Scottie and Brad are still young — and I expect them to play the most out of all five guys. Although we’re extremely deep, there are others teams that are pretty deep as well such as Duke and Kentucky, which Yahoo! Rivals.com took into consideration when they decided to give their take on who they believe has the deepest backcourt this season.
Erving Walker and Kenny Boynton will be starting alongside each other for the third season. The 5-foot-8 Walker is a fearless shooter who has been the Gators’ go-to player in the late minutes. He averaged 14.6 points last season and had converted 38.4 percent of his career 3-point attempts. Less of the offensive load should be on his shoulders, which should be a plus; he looked worn down at times last season because of his workload. Boynton is a streaky shooter, but he averaged 14.2 points last season while playing solid defense. He, too, should benefit from having to play fewer minutes. Florida’s backcourt gets stronger with the addition of five-star freshman Brad Beal, the No. 4 player in the 2011 class. Beal is an elite shooter with a vast array of offensive skills. Mike Rosario is eligible after his transfer from Rutgers. He’s another with a scorer’s mentality who should benefit from a shared offensive load. Rosario, Walker and Boynton all have 1,000 career points. Sophomore Scottie Wilbekin won’t be asked to contribute much offensively, but he is a solid defender and an able distributor.
Having something like this could end up turning into a blessing, or a disaster waiting to happen. But for our sake, I’m hoping it’s a blessing because come tournament time, depth is usually the deciding factor on who reaches the championship game.
Easily one of the hardest tracks of the year, Nas dropped another banger after he asked the homie Rick Ross to tag-team on the track “It’s A Tower Heist” for the upcoming film, well, “Tower Heist,” starring Ben Stiller. Although this isn’t a video like most, Nas and the Boss are featured in the studio recording while it shows previews of the upcoming flick. Like they said, even Donald Trump can get it.
There’s really too much in this video to explain it all in one paragraph, but trust me when I say that it’s dope! Check out the newest video from Jordan Brand that features Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade play pickup games worldwide.
One of the hottest tracks off his album “1977,” The Dream — aka Terius Nash — finally dropped the video for the track “Ghetto,” which features Big Sean. We all know where Dream’s from, and you can guess where this was filmed. ATL I see you.