Monday, June 30, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
However, we have Shaquille O'Neal, who was one of the best basketball players, but one of the worst to touch the mic ...and yes, it was funny, but let's take a look at this for a second.
Shaq-Fu is dissing Kobe for not winning the Finals without him, ratting him out and "causing" hin to get a divorce. Now, I'm not debating where The Diesel is coming from, but in hip-hop, you don't make peace with someone, and turn around FOUR YEARS LATER, and dis them. To make matters worse, you don't recant the next day saying "I was freestyling. That's all. It was all done in fun. Nothing serious whatsoever. I'm totally cool with Kobe."
You can't disrespect someone on the mic, and the next day be like "Psyche, I was playing", you don't hear 50 Cent, or Lil Wayne, backpedal like that. Now don't get me wrong, these guys aren't MC's on the street, but there are still principles of hip-hop and for those indiscretions, you would get clowned on principle alone.
Besides, if I'm waiting 4 years, to take a shot at someone, I'm coming up with something better than "Smell My A#*, B^tch", and while it's highly unlikely, I would love to hear K.O.B.E. respond on a track.
...not even touching how Shaq said he was better than Kareem.
Monday, June 23, 2008
Candace Parker has already changed women's basketball. She's a proven winner in college, already shown she can compete against the other gender, by winning a slam dunk competition. Without even trying, makes you think she's a better player than the men in her life, fiance Shelden Williams, and brother Anthony Parker. Lastly, she's very easy on the eyes, which may be the easiset way for the closed minded basketball world to pay attention.
Now, she's on the big stage in the WNBA, playing in LA no less, with her team on top of the confrence and the second best record in the league. There's nothing she can't do, becoming only the second woman in the WNBA to dunk in a game.
Honestly, she's nice with it. What more can you say?
With current NBA bigs Samuel Dalembert, (Sixers), and Joel Anthony, (Heat), alongside a number of professional and seasoned international players, they will have to beat out squads like Brazil, Germany, Puerto Rico, Greece and Slovenia among others. Meanwhile, no sign of Denham Brown at camp, and Jamaal Magloire still continues to ignore Basketball Canada like a Queen Street squeegee kid. The team isn't going to be in any worse shape without those guys, but it sure would be great if Steve Nash was on the roster.
Nash, has said he won't be participating in international hoops this summer, but that hasn't stopped Coach Leo Rautins from extending an open invitation for him to show up whenever he wants to play. With Nash giving his heart and soul to the program over the years, and with his constant preservation of his body and his health, you cannot blame him. But aside from his playmaking, leadership and pedigree, who doesn't want a guy who can do this?
Monday, June 16, 2008
Gunnin'... hits theaters on June 27th.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
I'm pretty sure this isn't new, but it's only appropriate with the Beijing Olympics coming up. An ode to Yao Ming that is so cheesey, I can't even call it. Case in point, lyrics like, "he pounces... pounces like a typhoon passing fiend". With all of Yao's skills and attributes, we're going to focus on his passing? I mean, I don't have anyone recording songs or videos about me, but if they are going to be as bad as this I'll politlely pass, you know "like a typhoon passing fiend".
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Walking into the gym at my regular pick-up basketball run, I noticed that the 3 women in attendance tripled the usual Friday estrogen quotient by 300%, odd. My instincts were correct and I discovered that Justin Timberlake's in town shooting a movie and is supposed to be coming by and getting his hoop on.
Now I was an N'Sync fan, and swore by his solo debut Justified, however I wasn't too pleased with how he sold Janet down the river with the whole "Nipplegate" incident. I revoked his ghetto pass, and while his new album is undeniable, I've never felt the same about the guy. But now I was feeling a little giddy, I mean it's Justin, and I know he has some skills on the hardwood. Am I going to be throwing him a no-look pass, or will I be posting him up? Imagine the profile pic on Facebook...
I was brought out of my daydream by an errant ball and was reminded why I was there in the first place, to get my game straight. So while picking teams, our boy who was supposed to be bringing in Mr. "Sexyback", rolled in with a diesel dude, who apparently is Justin's trainer. So no Justin, no big deal, everyone would have been doing their best to impress him and all. Would've been fun, but that's about as close as I think I'll get to crossing over Justin Timberlake.
Sunday, June 8, 2008
It's no secret Chris Bosh is an NBA All-Star, but he's been showing his funnier side with his recent Youtube videos. Jay Leno has CB4 as a correspondent for The Tonight Show for the NBA Finals, where he goes deep on the investigative journalism tip and finds out what inquiring minds want to know.
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Many are discovering his incredible past with the release of his book Covert: My Years Infliltrating the Mob, chronicling his pre-NBA career as a New Jersey State Trooper going undercover inside the Mob for three years.
I recently interviewed him for Peace Magazine, to talk about Covert, and he shared a great anecdote of an early NBA experience. Whether it’s the players, coaches or fans, Delaney hears it from everyone, but who’s evaluation does he give any credence to? “My mother. She critiques me about everything, whether she thinks I’m running right, making the correct calls, gaining weight, she’ll call me and tell me right after the game.”
Well she didn't wait until after the game to let him know one night at Madison Square Garden, as Delaney called a foul on her favourite player Patrick Ewing. "Everyone in the Garden thought it was the wrong call", he says. "As the booing grew louder, I looked up into the stands like a little boy seeking that parental approval, only to have my mom booing me just as hard as everyone else. She's my biggest fan and harshest critic" he chuckled.