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DOG DAYS OF SUMMER FOR NBA AND NHL FANS

Posted by HG on July 5, 2007

If you’re a diehard NHL or NBA fan now is the worst time of the year for you. The championship is decided, the draft is over, and the preseason doesn’t start for weeks months. Well don’t worry cause I got your back.

I’m not a huge hockey fan so I only recognized a couple of the plays. Most notable to me was when Gretzky was playing for St. Louis and Detroit’s Russians were draggin his ass up and down the ice.

Since I’m the champion of the BBL fantasy league I knew that the Giessen 46ers is a real team. I prefer the Basketball Bundesliga to the WNBA because A) it’s anything other than the WNBA and B) I’ve never won my WNBA fantasy league.

So what’s a lego to do after he’s made it to the league? Endorsements.

Dude got game but he needs to do something with the moblawk he’s rockin. I wonder, why didn’t they use a black blockhead like the original?

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Posted in BASKETBALL, BASKETBALL BUNDESLIGA, BBL, DETROIT RED WINGS, GIESSEN 46ERS, HOCKEY, LEGO, MISC., NBA, NHL, NIKE, SPORTS, WAYNE GRETZKY, YOUTUBE | 2 Comments »

PORTLAND’S STILL HAPPY THEY DRAFTED ODEN

Posted by HG on July 2, 2007

Fresh off of being the number one overall pick and signing a new deal, Greg Oden was at the Blazers’ first Summer League practice. Kevin Pritchard says the team needs to strengthen the backboards now that Greg’s around.. Jarrett Jack and Sergio Rodriguez think Oden’s “big”. Thanks fellas.

It seems like the Blazers were succesful at their image makeover. The “JailBlazers” are a distant thought since the new face of the franchise showed up. Oden might not ever win a championship but he’ll never embarrass the franchise either.

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Posted in BASKETBALL, GREG ODEN, KEVIN PRITCHARD, NBA, PAUL ALLEN, PORTLAND TRAILBLAZERS, PRACTICE | 1 Comment »

JAZZY JEFF AND AI TALKIN’ ABOUT PRACTICE

Posted by HG on June 30, 2007

 The track, Practice, can be found on Jazzy Jeff’s latest album “The Return of the Magnificent”. It features J-Live and the infamous Allen Iverson “we talkin about practice” sample. The track is cool, it’s far from the best on the album, but the AI clip makes it worthwhile the first couple of listens.

Shout out to: Jazzy Jeff for puttin it down back in the day when DJs were DJs. He was “cuttin’ and scratchin’ ” and of course transforming.

Big Up to: Free Darko for bumpin this video first.

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Posted in ALLEN IVERSON, BASKETBALL, DJ JAZZY JEFF, HIP HOP, J-LIVE, MISC., SPORTS, YOUTUBE | Leave a Comment »

HEAVEN AND HELL FOR STEPHEN A. SMITH

Posted by HG on June 29, 2007

The crew over at Deadspin dropped this classic video. I’m pretty sure the hand puppet will be getting it’s own show on the “Ocho”, or he might hang back and see how things shake out at Cold Pizza First Take. If you’ve got 6 minutes to spare, do yourself a favor and watch this video. And don’t forget what these guys did last year.

The Stephen A. Smith Hecklers Return. Courtesy of Deadspin

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Posted in AL HORFORD, BASKETBALL, BRANDAN WRIGHT, CHEEZE DOODLES, DICK VITALE, ESPN, JAY BILAS, JOAKIM NOAH, MARK JACKSON, MIKE CONLEY, NBA, NBA DRAFT, SLAVA MEDVEDENKO, SOCK, SPENCER HAWES, STEPHEN A. SMITH, STUART SCOTT, THE PEOPLES PRINCESS | Leave a Comment »

KOBE VIDEO RELEASED.. PART 2?

Posted by HG on June 28, 2007

The fellas over at The Big Lead have the whole Kobe video up and a link to the guys behind the video. Little did I know, Kobe Bryant sounded off on more than the state of the Lakers. **Contains some NSFW language**

Who knew Kobe could think of anybody other than himself? I think KB24’s on to something with the JT for gm campaign. Timberlake works well with black people, he’s more respected around the league than Mitch Kupchak and Johnny Buss combined, and he served Kenny Smith. Plus, if Justin’s tied up with a day job maybe there’ll be some women left over for the rest of us.

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Posted in BASKETBALL, KOBE BRYANT, KOBE VIDEO, LOS ANGELES LAKERS, MISC., NBA, PART 2, SPORTS, THE BIG LEAD, TRADE DEMAND, YOUTUBE | 4 Comments »

LEBRON JAMES WANTS TO BE IN KRZYZEWSKI’S 12

Posted by HG on June 26, 2007

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Fresh off his disappointing Finals, LeBron James is ready to pursue Olympic gold. James announced Tuesday that he’ll play in the FIBA America’s Tournament in August when the United States tries to qualify for the ’08 Olympics.

“I’m going to play. I’ve had enough time off, and knowing my body more than anybody, I’m ready to play. I don’t know how much I’m going to play or how extensively, but I’ll be ready.”

That doesn’t sound like he’s excited to play but at least he’s going. LBJ will be joining Kobe Bryant, Jason Kidd, Carlos Boozer, Chauncey Billups, Deron Williams, Mike Miller, Tayshaun Prince, Tyson Chandler, Amare Stoudemire, Michael Redd, Greg Oden and Kevin Durant at a 3 day minicamp, July 20-22, in Vegas. Although he won’t be able to play, D-Wade said he’ll attend the minicamp and the practices in August.

LeBron James to Play for U.S. Team. Courtesy of the AP

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Posted in BASKETBALL, FIBA, LEBRON JAMES, MIKE KRZYZEWSKI, MISC., SPORTS, TEAM USA | Leave a Comment »

TRADE LAMAR ODOM NOW

Posted by HG on June 26, 2007

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It’s time to trade Lamar Odom. Get his ass on the first thing smoking. Destination: Anywhere but here. There’s no other way to put this.. Lamar, GET OUT.

Think about it.. Do the Lakers really want to saddle themselves with this guy? This is the same guy that we haven’t heard a peep from the whole offseason. He hasn’t criticized management, he hasn’t demanded a trade. All he’s done is sit back and hear his name in trade rumor after trade rumor, and he’s still acting like a gentleman? Bullshit!! Get his ass outta here.

How quickly we all forget. Lamar Odom is the dude that tore the labrum in his left shoulder, missed 5 games, and then returned to the line-up. He even had surgery AFTER the season. That’s garbage. He averaged 19 points and 13 boards in the playoffs against Phoenix. Who the hell does he think he is? And why isn’t he helping the team? When Kobe’s scoring 40, 50, or 60, all Lamar’s doing is passing the ball or trying to stay active in the offense while Kobe’s dribbling the 24 second clock down. When Kobe called damn near every radio station in the country, how many did Lamar call? Zero. He made Kobe carry the load again. That’s unacceptable.

What has Lamar Odom done to prove that he’s worthy of staying in Los Angeles? He hasn’t chased the owner of the team, Jerry Buss, halfway around the world to bitch and moan. He hasn’t been leaking his discontent to Ric Bucher or Stephen A. Smith. Hell, he hasn’t even been caught on tape, by a camera phone at a strip mall, berating Andrew Bynum and Mitch Kupchak. It seems like he wants out of here to me, and I think the Lakers should grant him his wish.

 Have you seen Lamar Odom’s website, http://www.lamarodom.com/? What the hell is that? Where’s the trade demand, where are the goodbyes? Lamar, my man, what’s the point in having the website if you’re not using it to talk shit? Odom can’t do anything right. It’s like he’s daring the team to trade him. The Los Angeles Lakers can not stand for this.

The Lakers need to go ahead, cut their losses, and move on. Who knows if Odom’s going to Indiana or Minnesota? He has the gall not to speak on it. I’d like to hear Lamar speak on how he was a key piece in Miami’s trade offer that forced Shaq out of Los Angeles.. He’s playing his “good soldier” role to perfection, and this is Hollywood, but the team can’t have him not acting out… The fact that Lamar Odom puts the team ahead of himself intentionally is selfish, and the Lakers should trade him now.

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Posted in BASKETBALL, KOBE BRYANT, LAMAR ODOM, LOS ANGELES, LOS ANGELES LAKERS, NBA, SPORTS, TRADE DEMAND, WEBSITE | 1 Comment »

GREG ODEN BREAKS LAWS OF TIME TRAVEL

Posted by HG on June 22, 2007

Anybody that has seen any movie based around time travel knows that you are not allowed to talk to your future/past self. You could dramatically alter the course of history. Somebody needs to pass this info along to Greg Oden… Future Greg was probably here to let little Greg know which suit not to wear at next week’s draft. And even if Future Greg needed to talk to 6 year old Greg, did he have to bring Walton with him? That’s horrible.

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Posted in BASKETBALL, BILL RUSSELL, BILL WALTON, GREG ODEN, MISC., NBA, NBA DRAFT, SPORTS, TIME TRAVEL, YOUTUBE | 11 Comments »

NBA ADVERTISING IS FANTASTIC

Posted by HG on June 20, 2007

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If you only take one positive from the NBA playoffs this year it should be that advertising works. I don’t have the ratings from the latest airing of TBS’ “House of Payne”, but episode 1 did incredibly well and the 2nd episode was basic cable’s #1 sitcom telecast of all time. OF ALL TIME. In fairness, I have never seen the show, and I have nothing against anybody that has anything to do with the program BUT.. Are you serious? “House of Payne”?!? Did all of those spots during TNT’s NBA broadcast drive the nation to watch that show? Was there a drawing for $500 million bucks during the middle of the broadcast?

I won’t judge a book by it’s cover but I’ll judge a tv show by it’s commercials. To put it nicely, the commercials sucked. I thought they were supposed to highlight the good parts of a show with commercials. HOP ads made me cringe. The commercials made me set a tivo reminder not to watch TBS the entire day that the show airs… And I don’t care what the hell the rest of you are watching, I won’t be tuning in for “House of Payne”.. I’ll stop short of saying I’ll never watch because the show’s creator Tyler Perry got TBS to sign up for 100 episodes… There is a God. And he loves him some Tyler Perry.

If HOP is pulling numbers for TBS, what’s a show produced by Kenny Smith and Jamie Foxx gonna do? You can listen to Kenny talking about the new show here.

TBS and Tyler Perry Brings Major “Payne”. Courtesy of EUR Web

Kenny Smith Interview. Courtesy of Sports Interview

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Posted in BASKETBALL, COMMERCIALS, HOUSE OF PAYNE, JAMIE FOXX, KENNY SMITH, NBA, NBA PLAYOFFS, TBS, TV SHOW, TYLER PERRY | 1 Comment »

ADVENTURES IN DICKLAND

Posted by HG on June 18, 2007

This is better than Dickie V’s Hooters commercial, but I gotta wonder why does Adidas have Vitale hawking it’s shoes? I guess nothing says “fast, versatile, and responsive” like a 68 year old man. They should only use one or a combo of these guys:

I believe in 5 to 7.. As in they better get 5-7 more players before they can run with this squad.

Here’s another Vitale commercial.

If I had given this video a post of it’s own I would have named it Faux Dick’s Mulchin’. Too bad I won’t get that chance now…

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Posted in ADIDAS, BASKETBALL, BASKETBALL SHOES, DICK VITALE, DICKLAND, HOOTERS, MISC., MULCH, NBA, SPORTS, YOUTUBE | 2 Comments »