Gangsta Gibbs drops the video for ‘Illegal’ off the 24-hour Karate School, Part 2.
As a Nugget’ fan, I love Nene. He’s physical, unselfish (which hurts at times), and is arguably the best finishing big man in the game, but he tends to disappear. One thing’s for certain, though, is that dude can dunk. There’s never been a doubt about that. The way he palms a basketball is like how King Kong carried Naomi Watts on-top of the Empire State Building: no problem.
Filthy. Unfortunately, Carl Landry had to get some get-back for homie losing some teeth.
This news made my day, and even my entire week!
Goodfellas, one of the greatest movies of the 90′s and easily my favorite flick of all-time, was directed by the great Martin Scorsese and according to Sound On Sight, AMC is making room for the former mob film to hit the TV screen.The movie featured some of the greatest actors ever in the prime with Joe Pesci (who won a Grammy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role), Robert De Niro, and Ray Liota
For those who aren’t familiar, here’s how Goodfellas got started and will continue:
The film itself was an adaptation, lifted from the 1986 non-fiction book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi, who co-wrote the screenplay with Scorsese. For the unfamiliar, the story follows the rise and fall of Lucchese crime family associates Henry Hill and his friends over a period from 1955 to 1980. According to Deadline, Pileggi is back on board to co-write the series adaptation with TV writer-producer Jorge Zamacona (Homicide: Life On The Street).
Boardwalk Empire already takes the cake for the best gangster series on television at the moment, but if Scorsese decides to direct a few episodes, Steve Buscemi might be out of a job. There’s no word yet on when the filming will start, but lets pray for sooner rather than later, shall we?
Four years ago seems like nearly a decade by the way time flies these days. I was just 19 years old and entering my sophomore year at Indiana University when Team USA’s ‘Redeem Team’ took the gold medal at the ’08 Olympics in Beijing. The ’92 Dream Team is still the hardest team ever assembled with a Starting Five that consisted of Michael Jordan, Karl Malone, Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, and Magic Johnson.
But the ‘Redeem Team’ were no slouches, either.
LeBron James was their best all-around player with Kobe coming in a close second, Dwyane Wade regained his ’06 championship form, and we got a chance to see both Chris Paul and Deron Williams be taken under Jason Kidd’s wing.
The way all that talented meshed together as one was a thing of beauty for a daily hoop-head, especially since most in my generation don’t remember watching the ’92 Olympic games. I grew as Carmelo Anthony grew into The Bully, and he’s since grown into my favorite player ever.
Although only 12 of the best players in the world will be selected to attend the 2012 Olympics in London this year (18 attend practice and try to earn a roster spot), but former ESPN beat writer Chris Sheridan is reporting that they’re planning on bringing in one more heavy hitter for his chance to shine: LaMarcus Aldridge.
The Portland Trail Blazers forward has gained the attention of Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski with his strong start to the season, averaging 22.6 points and 7.8 rebounds for the Blazers (6-2), who are tied with Philadelphia for the NBA’s fourth-best record. The Blazers are coached by Nate McMillan, an assistant under Krzyzewski on the national team staff.
“Everybody has had the number at 18, and everybody had Blake Griffin as the only guy who wasn’t on the ’08 (Olympics) and ’10 (World Championship) teams. But they don’t know about Aldridge,” a source with knowledge of USA Basketball’s plans told SheridanHoops.com.
With Aldridge added, this is what the 19-man roster would look like:
Just by looking at that roster I see growth, more experience, and a better team than the ’08 squad. I don’t see Russell Westbrook knocking D-Will off the list, and as of right now I don’t see Lamar Odom beating out Kevin Love for a spot.
Which players do you think will make the cut? Training camp begins July 5.
It’s only right to drop Common’s new video after he did a remix to Rick Ross’ ‘Stay Schemin,’ where he ultimately decided to call out Drake. Best part of the diss: “You ain’t wettin’ nothing n*gga, you Canada Dry.”
We’ve heard this story before, but with different players. Many said that Jordan shot too much, but he also has 6 championship rings to basically say “who gives a shit.” Did Iverson shoot a lot? Yes. But he was also forced into a role for most of his career that certainly didn’t help his chances of winning a title. He needed a true point guard to create shots for him. He wasn’t built to shoot 20+ times a night, while trying to hand out 10 assists consistently.
What about Kobe Bryant? You know, the man who reportedly slept with over 100 women behind his wife’s back in Los Angeles, who has 5 championship rings to go along with a career average of 19.4 shots per game (Remember, that’s just average). Now, turning 34 in August, Kobe’s aging. He has a bad knee, an arthritic finger on his shooting hand that in turn, altered his shooting style, and now has a torn ligament in his right wrist (an injury that would sideline most, but he’s Kobe).
Kobe is Jordan tough and has his work ethic, so what’s a wrist injury? You’re probably asking yourself, “what’s a wrist injury in basketball you moron?! It’s everything!” It might be everything to everyone else, but not Bean. His jumpers are still falling and that beautiful baseline fade is still fallin’, nothings changed except his dreadful 20 percent from 3s.
Yet, he continues to shoot those 23 shots a night this season:
“I shoot, I shoot,” Bryant told Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wajnarowski. “ You’ve known that for 16 years. I’m not changing my game. If the defense is not doubling, I’m going to score. If I’ve got a good look, I’m going to score. My teammates know that. But I also give them the ball, too, and set them up.
“But at the end of the day, I’m a scorer first.”
Yes, he’s averaging the third-highest shot attempts of his career (23.5 in 2002-03, 27 in ’05-06) just to get his 27.6 points per game, but he’s still shooting 44 percent from the field.
Which, for Kobe, is just about right.
Other than Bryant and Gasol being the main focal points on offense, big man Andrew Bynum has finally come into his own. And, more importantly, he’s healthy (knock on wood). In his first six games back with the Lakers, Bynum’s averaging a phenomenal 18.8 points and 15.7 rebounds a night (11 defensive rebounds).
L.A. might have the best Big Three on paper right now in the league.
As Dime Mag’s own Sean Sweeney pointed out today, despite the Lakers having arguably the best trio in basketball right now, they’re still average offensively with their 94 points per contest. Their defensive could be better, too, with their allowance of over 100 points a night, which places them at 15th in the league.
L.A. missed out on their much needed point guard when the NBA decided to pull the plug on the Chris Paul trade. Hell, they couldn’t even get J.J. Barea. They’re slow, their perimeter defense is almost non-existent, and the exact same can be said for their “tough guy” Matt Barnes.
So what will the Lakers do before the March trade deadline to better their chances at advancing further in the playoffs? Dwight Howard, maybe? But would you really trade for him if Bynum’s playing this way? Because, as of right now, Bynum’s the best big man in the league. Could they maybe snatch up a guard from their neighbor’s down the street (Clippers)? Who knows.
But one thing’s for certain: “I’m going to do what I do,” Kobe Bryant said. “I’m not changing.”
After former MMG artist Pill stated that he actually never signed a contract with Ross (he was just apart of the team), he still stated that he has no beef with them but is in no longer contact with The Bawse because he never reached out to him. With his mixtape The Diagnosis already out, the Atlanta trap-rapper decided to drop us a video to get us ready for The Epidemic.
I never thought I’d see a video like this. The biggest boss in Miami, Rick Ross, at a PPV Wrestling event? Almost had to blink twice for this one ..
Although this was a summer track, it’s still dope and easily one of the best music videos I’ve seen in a long time. Trae really is Tha Truth, as is the crew he threw on for this track. Peep that Bulls starter jacket Wiz is rockin’, though.
If you read the tracklisting and thought classic mixtape, then you thought correctly. If you haven’t heard the tape yet, you need to download it immediately and listen to it because it’s good. It’s really, really good. The tape is complete with dope Rozay sounding beats, crazy hooks and verses, and an amazing list of features. It’s not even 10 days into the new year of 2012 and Ross has set the bar extremely high for any rappers that are trying to compete with him in 2012. Chess, not checkers. God Forgives, I Don’t, Rozay’s new album is coming soon. If he gave out this mixtape worth of dope music for free – imagine what he’s going to cook up in the studio when he’s going to charge us for it?! Download link for the project and music video for Stay Schemin’ with Drake and French Montana are below.