Aftermath Mondays: Skins Pay Tribute to Taylor, NBA Highlights
Ayo, I just peeped a short about Sean Taylor on ESPN. Sad.
-Clinton Portis lifted up his jersey to reveal Taylor's jersey underneath.
-Cornerback Fred Smoot said he cried the first few times he looked over to safety and Taylor wasn't there.
-Around 85,000 Washington fans in attendance were given No. 21 towels to wave in honor of Taylor.
The Buffalo Bills beat the Redskins, 17-16, spoiling the tribute, but I don't think it really matters. I mean, yo, the W would have been nice, but death is more final than a football game.
The more I hear and read about Taylor's case, the more it disgusts me. Just in case y'all didn't know a fourth man has been charged in the shooting death of the Redskins' star. The man is 19. In total the four men charged range from ages 17-20. Young boys.
Innocent until proven guilty, but if these guys took Taylor's life they're p*ssies! It's amazing how a gun or weapon can make a p*ssy feel strong. If these dudes did indeed take the man's life, I hope the law takes theirs.
The Associated Press reports that, "a massive funeral is set for Monday at a Florida International University arena."
After talking about something so tragic, I almost feel silly talking football, but the NFL gotta move on like life goes on.
So, y'all seen Peyton Manning get back on his bully sh*t!? The better Manning threw four TD passes, two of which were declared good after the Colts won the replay, as Indy beat Jacksonville, 28-25. Good game...and the Colts all but wrapped up the AFC South.
Finally, switching gears to some hoops, the L's schedule was pretty dope Friday. If you're one of those peeps who work a 9-5, 10-6 like the kid, then do yourself a favor and check the clip below to get abreast...and then go out and, well, get a breast! Wamp wamp, I know, I know!
But three things you'll get from this clip: 1) D-Wade's back to form, 2) Dwight Howard is the nastiest dude in the world named Dwight and 3) Deron Williams' crossover is sssserious!
Oooh wee, the Patriots almost lost to the Baltimore Ravens last night!
How close was it? Let's put it this way, the Ravens gave the Patriots the standing eight count, dude.
New England trailed, 24-20, on a 4th & 1 possession with 55 seconds left. Then all hell broke loose and Tom Brady calmly led the Patriots to the win. First, the Ravens got flagged for a stupid, questionable penalty, automatically putting the Patriots in the red zone.
A few plays later, Brady found Jabar Gaffney for an 8-yard touchdown pass with 44 seconds remaining. Brady's winning drive covered 73 yards and he had to bail the Patriots out of two fourth-down conversions (one with his legs, one because of the penalty).
The end of that game was unbelievable! Willis McGahee, the Ravens' RB, rushed for 138 yards and a touchdown. He dedicated the game and the rest of the season to his fallen friend Sean Taylor. The two were teammates at the U.
"I just played for him, basically, dedicated the rest of the season to him," McGahee told the AP. "The loss takes away everything. We played our hearts out tonight. We got some bogus calls."
Yoo, the calls were some sh*tty calls, but no excuse. You can't give the Patriots that many chances. They're going to burn you quicker than a whore with an STD.
But this is what it's going to be every single time teams go up against the Patriots. They want to beat them...and bad. You've got to consider that the Ravens have had a terrible season, but look how they played against the Patriots?
New England's remaining schedule looks like this:
New York Jets
@ New York Giants
3 home games, 1 road game. I dunno...16-0 looks like it's going to happen, kid! Imagine if my Giants beat them, though!? Maan...wishful thinking.
SOHH, let the kid know...do any of these teams have a shot beating the Patriots? Holla!
Ayo...and anyone interested in attending tomorrow night's Knicks-Nets game:
We Major Wednesdays: Dwight Howard - The Best Player In The L!?
SOHH, I was talking to my boy yesterday and dude said flat out, "Dwight Howard is the best player in the L!"
To that I say...EASY!
Listen, I ain't stupid. Dwight Howard is having a helluva season.
The 6-11 power forward-center has been playing like a man possessed in the paint this season. I mean, come on, he's averaging 23 points, 15 boards and three blocks per game! And the boy can dance.
He's putting in work and his Orlando Magic are among the elite in the East. Through yesterday's action, his Blue Magic (16-4) are atop the Southeast division, 6.5 games ahead of Washington (8-9). So, my man is putting in work like I said. No doubt. That much is definitely clear and dude's arguably the best big man, but best player in the L!?
Have you lost your f**king mind!?
Just to say best big man in the league, you have to compare Howard to Tim Duncan (who may not have the stats like Howard, but we all know he gets busy when needed), Yao Ming, Carlos Boozer and Amare Stoudemire.
Now, granted, Boozer and Stoudemire aren't true big men, but I'm throwing them in the argument because they bang in the paint too. Now, if you're saying Howard's better than the aforementioned fellas, then you have to compare him to dudes that don't play his position, since you're saying he's the best.
That brings up guys like Kobe Bryant, Bron Bron, T-Mac, Carmelo Anthony, A.I., Steve Nash.
COME ON! Dwight Howard is as impressive as they come and an MVP candidate right now, but better than these cats? Not yet, maybe not ever.
Fallback on the madness! To me saying Howard's the best is like saying Weezy is the best. Perhaps they're the hottest (pause), as in no one is hotter in their respective games right now, but best!? No, no, no. Not while guys named Hov and Kobe are breathing. Please.
Flashback to The Future: Remember When Iverson Shook Jordan With The Cross Over?!
Maan, I remember this like it was yesterday. A young, brash Allen Iverson gets the G.O.A.T. Michael Jordan on an iso and well, the rest is history.
Dude...to hear Iverson narrate this clip is money in the bank. Chuuch!
I love how Iverson breaks this down.
"When I grabbed the ball, I heard Phil Jackson yell, 'Michael!'
Then the broadcaster says, "Iverson has Jordan...the crowd is into it."
"I gave him a little cross to see would he bite on it. I let him set his feet and then I stepped it back again."
Man, oh man! I hope y'all hip-hop heads like me see the symbolism in this moment. Here's A.I., a fearless young buck in the L, measuring up to M.J., undoubtedly the G.O.A.T. It was time for Iverson to shine. Isn't this what young MCs do all the time?! They go at the best, the top dog...as they should. This is no different.
What's crazy about this clip is at the time, peeps looked at it like a sort of passing of the torch. Well, it wasn't exactly that, as Jordan went on to win more rings. But what it was, was a statement Iverson made. The statement made was the young blood, the hip-hop crowd is in the L and the league's gonna be ok. To me, no player reps hip-hop culture better than A.I. Word.
I'll always remember this sh*t!
Flashing Back to the Future now...I threw back to this moment because A.I. reminded me how ill he can be this week. The man dropped 51 against Los Angeles (even though Denver lost) on Wednesday and 35 in a win at Dallas last night. Whew.
Aftermath Mondays: Mayweather Beat That Brit Silly, NBA Player Shot At
Ayo, welcome world!
I feel sorry for anyone who missed the Mayweather-Hatton fight on Saturday night. That my friends was a goodie!
Simply put, Mayweather f**ked Hatton up! He knocked the sh*t outta that Brit.
What's crazy was Hatton actually was mauling and cornering Mayweather during the early stages of the fight, but he never hurt him. At some point in the eighth round, though, Hatton must have lost his f**king mind because he actually challenged Floyd in the middle of the ring.
That was the beginning of the end, as Mayweather caught the white fella with some shots, before landing a devastating left hook that sent Hatton spinning around and knocking his head into the turnbuckle, before winding up on his back.
From there dude's legs were like linguini. I'm talking Prince after Charlie and Eddie Murphy kicked his sh*t in. One more punch and dude was back on the canvas.
That TKO was SOHH raw and ruthless, SOHH mean and vicious. Jesus! Well worth my time and money!
Even colder than that check hook was what Floyd said after he won. Pretty Boy was gracious and respectful of Hatton, even going to the point of calling him the toughest competitor he ever got in the ring with. After giving all praises, though, Pretty Boy stuck in an extra jab by telling that old, slow talking racist Larry Merchant:
"TALK TO 'EM RICKY!"
My boys were rollin when Floyd said that. That's like 50 saying, 'Talk to 'em Yayo,' when he gets tired. Listen, I'll keep it funky and man up ... I did predict that if Floyd would win, he would do it on points and there was no possible way he would knock Hatton out. Boy, was the kid wrong and never so happy to be wrong! HaHa.
Lemme give props when and where it's due - Floyd's the best. He The Besss! Listennnn! Pretty Boy said he's going to retire, but I say cut that man a bigger check and he'll stay. Trust. They don't call him AKA Money Mayweather for nothing, ya diiig!
On a sidenote...all those Brits that flew out to Vegas for the fight must have been SOHH depressed that they probably banged every prostitute in Sin City on Saturday night, which also means that those Austin Power mofos will be returning to the mother land with every STD in the book. Cheesy discharge. Ugggh!
Shifting gears, someone told me Indiana Pacers' Jamaal Tinsley was shot at and then I read the story ... and it's true. Dude's from Brooklyn, so I care. (My NYC bias talking).
The Associated Press reported that Tinsley and several of his comrades were shot at early Sunday morning, when they were leaving the Cloud 9 club in Indianapolis. One person was wounded (not Tinsley). This was Tinsley's third late night incident in the last 14 months.
Ayo, athletes like to have fun like anyone else and I never claimed to be a genius, but at some point when are you gonna stay your ass at home!? Just stay home, dog! Get a ho and make it a Blockbuster night, I dunno. Stay your ass at home, though! Play board games. STAY YOUR ASS AT HOME!
Michael Vick Sentenced to 23 Months in Prison - Fair or Not Fair?
By now y'all should all know that Michael Vick was sentenced to 23 months in prison yesterday for running his dogfighting operation.
Vick actually got a longer sentence than his two co-defendants because the judge deemed that he lied about his involvement with the whole thing.
Basically, with good behavior, Vick should be released in 18 months or the summer of 2009. That means dude will be 29 when he's released. And if the NFL allows him back, we'll see what kind of shape he's in and if any team hollers at him. I'm sure some team will, but I don't want to bring football up here.
My question to y'all is simple: Is the sentence fair or not?
Listen having dogs fight till their death is wrong. Point blank. But to keep it funky, Vick has been made the face of dogfighting. They want to make an example out of dude to say something to the effect of, 'If you participate in dogfighting...this will happen to you.' That's the part that bothers me about it, but I understand that he's been made an example of, so this never EVER happens again.
The King's back! Nah, homie...I ain't talking T.I.P. He's still under house arrest. I'm talking LeBron James, kid!
After missing five games, the King returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night, coming off the bench to score 17 points in 23 minutes. Bron Bron was wearing a thick padded, protective glove on his injured hand. That took the Michael Jackson comparison over the top.
I've said it time and time again. LeBron's Michael and the rest of Cleveland's starting lineup is Jermaine, Tito, Marlon and Jackie. In other words, I'm saying LeBron got no help.
Even though Larry Hughes came off the bench to score a game-high 36 points in LeBron's return against the Indiana Pacers, we all know come playoff time, Michael's going to be doing the moonwalk and the rest of them will be background dancers. Oh yea, it's gonna happen. Watch.
The Cavs are off tonight, but are at New Jersey on Friday and home against Philly on Saturday.
I just hope LeBron gets some kind of additional help because dude needs it. Them cats are not the solution. No disrespect. Just is what it is.
But I'm going to ask y'all this: If King James stays healthy can Cleveland contend with East powers like Boston, Detroit and Orlando? I say, WE DON'T BELIEVE YOU! YOU NEED MORE PEOPLE!
Anyway, watch King James on this nasty alley in the middle of this clip.
On a side note...all my NYC peeps listen up. From now until Dec. 18, LeBron James is holding his shoe drive throughout the five boroughs. Basically, James and Nike are trying to collect as many used pairs of sneakers as possible. The used kicks will be ground and turned into basketball courts, soccer fields and tracks. It's for a good cause, people! Below are the locations for the collecting bins:
House of Hoops presented by Footlocker (268 W. 125th Street, NY, NY 10027)
P.S.A # 6 (2770 Fredrick Douglas Blvd., NY, NY 10039)
Transit District # 1 (59th Street & Columbus Circle)
Transit District # 32 (960 Carroll Street, Brooklyn, NY 11225)
77th precinct (127 Utica Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11213)
44th precinct (2 East 169th St., Bronx, NY 10452)
P.S.A.# 7 (737 Melrose Avenue, Bronx, NY 10455)
105th precinct (91-08 222 Street, Queens Village NY 11428)
113th precinct (167-02 Baisley Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11434)
120th precinct (78 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301)
FlashBack to The Future Fridays: Bonds On 'Roids List, 86 MLB Players Busted
Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell released his no-no-notorious Mitchell Report yesterday, naming a total of 86 past and present MLB players that have either been linked to steroids or some kind of performance-enhancing drugs.
Topping the list of big names is: Here's another hitBarry Bonds, yea, yea, we outta here baby, Gary Sheffield, David Justice aka the Halle Berry-beater (I haven't forgot you bastard), Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte.
Now, before we move on to see just how potentially damaging this list can actually be, let's flash back to this clip on Barry Bonds.
(Note: When watching ask yourself how this dude's head can grow that much from his 20's to 40's...pause!)
Moving on, I will say that there are names on this list that I'm not surprised about at all. Cats like Barry Bonds, Sheffield and Jason Giambi have been linked for a minute now. But then there's a guy like Roger Clemens, who makes the list, and I'm surprised.
Well, not really. Look at the complete list below and you'll notice how most of these cats are in their 30's. That's a shame because it seems as if they're taking steroids or these performance enhancers just to stay in the game.
Who knew baseball can be like hip-hop? Once you hit 30, you better have a backup plan, motherf**ker! Can't be rapping forever...can't be playing ball forever. Chuuch on the move!
I will ask y'all this: If Roger Clemens did indeed dabble in the needle, should dude's accomplishments be erased? How about Bonds? Holla!
Some quick background on the list:
Of the 86 total players named, 33 are active.
55 are hitters and 31 are pitchers.
Paul Lo Duca
Exavier â€œNookâ€ Logan
The following players were cited under â€œAlleged Internet Purchases of Performance Enhancing Substances By Players in Major League Baseballâ€ in the report:
Gary Matthews Jr.
The following players were linked through BALCO in the report:
Aftermath Mondays: Emmitt Smith Says A-Peterson "Can Redefine RB Position"
Ayo, what it is?! It was definitely an interesting Week 15 in the NFL. Here's some of my thoughts.
Patriots 20, Jets 10
For the first time all season Tom Brady was held to no passing touchdowns. Too bad Laurence Maroney ate the Jets up on the ground for 104 yards. Ugghh.
Dolphins 22, Ravens 16
Yo, how in the f**k are the Ravens going to take the Patriots to the limit and then lose to the Dolphins? Still, word to Ray Lewis. I heard dude might be a reader and I don't want no problems, problems...Huh!
Redskins 22, Giants 10
My bum-ass Giants gotta make things interesting. Eli...man up, son! Man up! Strahan, take him to his first strip club ever already! Please!
Now, that's the aftermath. Let's move on to tonight for the Bears-Vikings, ya diig!? It's Adrian Peterson vs. Adrian Peterson, but let's just focus on the Vikings' running back.
Yes, I strongly suggest you watch A. 'Body 'Em' Peterson go to work. The leading candidate for the Rookie of the Year is so bad that all-time leading rusher Emmitt Smith says, Peterson "can redefine the position." Quite the kudos.
But I just peeped a Sportscenter clip on Peterson and dude really opened up (pause) and told people who he is and where's he's coming from.
When he was eight-years-old a drunk driver hit his older brother on the street, killing him.
"It definitely scarred me at the time being so young and not understanding everything and why it had to happened," Peterson told ESPN. "I had to be there for my mom. She was really struggling with losing my brother."
On his rookie season:
"I set my bar high. My goal that I set is to rush for 1,800 yards and it's still set."
On a career goal:
"A career goal? I haven't set a goal, but it definitely would be nice to be the leading rusher."
Peterson is averaging 6.1 yards per carrry. Chuuch!
Oh yea, I think I should mention, this is what went down the last time A. Pete went up against Da Bears.
Celtics-Pistons in the D, Blazers Get 8th Straight 'W'
If the Boston Celtics are going to extend their winning streak to 10 games, they're going to have to do it in Detroit tomorrow night against the Pistons. That's what I'm talking about right there. Now, this is a game, son!
On one hand you've got the Celtics (20-2) with the BIG 3 of KG, P2 and my main man Jesus Shuttleworth, who have been combining to drop nearly 60 points per contest.
On the other hand, you've got the Pistons (17-7), who ain't too shabby with a big three, er, four of their own: Chauncey Billups, Rip Hamilton and Tayshaun Prince, who have been combining for nearly 50 points per game. Throw in one of my favorites in Rasheed Wallace and those four are averaging just over 60 points. So, this should be a great matchup. Don't be surprised if the Pistons beat the Celtics. I'm just saying...
Moving on, if you're from the East coast like me, a team like the Portland Trail Blazers could easily slip through the cracks on your radar. Well, be clear, this is a squad that's going to do nice things in the L. Trust. They got their eighth straight 'W' last night.
Their core is dope. I mean Brandon Roy, LaMarcus Aldridge and Travis Outlaw...these cats can all ball and they're all 23 and younger. Don't forget about old man river Greg Oden either. With him back in the mix next year, this team is going to be that much better.
Try your best to get around to watching Roy play. This dude is the truth. I'M TELLING YOU! He dropped 21 against Golden State, 29 against Utah, 26 with 11 dimes against Denver and 24 against New Orleans last night. Yea, the kid's nice. At 6-6, he's long, can put the ball on the floor and create his own shot from anywhere on the court. Watch him. The Blazers will look to make it nine in a row, when they visit Toronto tomorrow night.
Are the Blazers this year's Warriors?! Holla at me.
Before I get outta here, my peeps in the NY/NJ area, listen up. The Nets are offering buy 1 get 1 free tickets for four of their upcoming home games.
Check out the link below and enter the password â€œhoopsâ€ and youâ€™re all set.
We Major Wednesdays: Roy Jones Jr.-Felix Trinidad Fight One Month Away
What up! It's December 19th, exactly one month from the Roy Jones Jr.-Felix Trinidad fight at the Garden. Keep it funky ... did y'all even know about this fight!? Wait, hold up, hold up ... do y'all even care about this fight?
I mean, it's been so under the radar and for good reason, but I will say that it's a good matchup because both these dudes are waay past their prime and refuse to just retire. They both got egos and want to prove they still have one more 'W' left in 'em.
I will say that Tito is a wisely-chosen opponent for even Roy Jones was forced to lean back. Even at 39, the age Jones will be when he enters the ring at the Garden, I think he still may have power on Tito.
But who you got? Who's winning this and how!? Holla at me.
Billups One of The Best Clutch Players Ever?, Pistons Beat Celtics, Can Jags Beat Patriots?
Ayo. What up, world!?
The Pistons beat the Celtics last night, snapping their winning streak. And who was responsible with the game on the line? Mr. Big ShotChauncey Billups.
With 1.7 seconds left and the Pistons holding onto a slim lead, Billups pumped-faked on a younger Tony Allen, drew the foul and iced the game from the charity stripe with a tenth of a second left to give the D the 87-85 victory. Billups wound up with a team-high 28 points and eight assists. KG led Boston with 26 points and 12 rebounds.
After the game, KG told reporters why Chauncey's hot (pause):
"Chauncey's one of the best clutch players in the league," Garnett said. "You know the clock's winding down. You don't put it on one person. We have to roll on."
That's all Chauncey does, man - hit big shots, baby! One of the best clutch players ever I think. Chuuch!
But do you think Chauncey belongs in the same class of clutch performers as Michael Jordan, Reggie Miller, Magic Johnson, etc.? Let the kid know.
Moving on, the Blazers won again, beating the Raptors, 101-96. Again, Brandon Roy, the problem child, finished with a team-high 25 points. He's a PROBLEM!
The Knicks actually beat the Cavaliers...but still suck. I'm sorry, what you want me to do!? I don't believe you (Knicks), you need more people!
Finally, my homie brought up a good point and I wanted to run it by y'all: Can the Jaguars beat the Patriots? Well, check this out. The Jaguars are the one tough AFC team that New England hasn't played during the regular season. Jacksonville is big, nasty and when it wins, hogs the time of possession. SOHH what do y'all think?
First Question - Fifteen seconds left, down by 2. Who do you want with the ball?
Ballsy: My money's on Kobe. Dude got that killer instinct that younger LeBron is still developing. Kobe wants teams' hearts. He wants to eat their children. Praise be to Allah!
2. Who's the better leader?
Ballsy: Hmm...I would have to go with LeBron on this one. I mean dude did take Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Jackie to the NBA Finals. The boy is Bad! I think he makes his teammates better than Kobe does.
3. What is the key difference between them?
Ballsy: Maan, LeBron can do it all - score, pass and rebound - SOHH, I'm taking Kobe! Word. Listen, LeBron passes and rebounds better than Kobe, but Kobe got something you can't teach - the hammer. He's willing to put the hammer down more. Since Jordan, I say Kobe's the only dude that when his team's up by eight points entering the fourth, he wants to come out, drop 12 points, put his squad up 20 and ice his knees the rest of the game. Kick, push, kick, push...coast!
4. Choose one: Kobe's previous 10 years, or LeBron's next 10 years?
Ballsy: Kobe's previous 10 years includes three NBA rings and LeBron is going to be hard-pressed to accomplish a similar feat. But yo, wait till LeBron says, Hello Brooklyn...how you doin'!?
5. Who is the better player now? Is he the greatest player in the NBA now?
Kobe's better and a lot of it is to do with age. Kobe's more experienced at 29 and LeBron's about to turn 23. Kobe's had more seasons. Away from them two - who's a better player in the L? That's like asking who killed Keith Sweat? Nobody baaby!
**Hip-Hop - Who's more down?** (My Bonus Category)
LeBron throws up the Roc and pops Ace of Spade bottles with Hov. Kobe did this with Tyra Banks. Man, brothers get down about Tyra's forehead. I love it! It's prime real estate for...LOL. Chris Webber knows.
Aftermath Mondays: Giants Clinch Playoffs, But Can They Get Into Second Round?, Isiah's F**K Ups!
SOHH my Giants wrapped up a spot in the playoffs with their win against Buffalo on Sunday and I'm sitting back at the crib thinking, SOHH the F**K what! The Giants have a way of clinching a playoff spot every year, only to f**k up royally in the Wildcard game.
After playing the Patriots in Week 17 (imagine they beat 'em, son?), the Giants will hit the road to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on either Jan. 5 or 6. Now, the Giants are more than capable of beating Tampa Bay. I think they have a better offense and their defense, although wounded, is still battle-tested. But the Bucs are well-coached and going to play smart at home and with Eli (Manning) and Co. you never know. Obviously, Brandon Jacobs and the Giants' D will need to come up huge.
SOHH what it is? Will the Giants defeat Tampa Bay or get sent packing to NY? Holla!
Moving on, ayo the New York Daily News really played the sh*t out of Isiah Thomas in their Sunday paper.
First of all, they list some of Isiah's f**k ups in his four years with the Knicks. They include:
-Acquiring Stephon Marbury via trading expiring contracts and draft picks.
-Acquiring Steve Francis - another team cancer - for another expiring contract in Penny Hardaway and Trevor Ariza. (Isiah could have began to rebuild after freeing up some cap room).
-Isiah did draft David Lee as a bargain No. 30 pick in the '05 Draft, but dude also picked Channing Frye instead of Lakers' Andrew Bynum.
Then to continue sh*tting on dude, the News named Anucha Browne Sanders - the chick he sexually harrassed - as their Sportsperson of the Year. Ouch.
Damn, Isiah - life sucks, but yo ass is still riiich, biiitch!
It wasn't always this bad for Isiah. But then again he did lose to Fresh Prince, while looking fruity in those booty shorts and rocking his signature gay smile. Damn, Isiah!
We Major Wednesdays: Kobe Drops 38 on Christmas and Lakers Beat Suns, Should KB24 Stay in L.A.?
Kobe Bryant is the best basketball player on the planet. Who's better? Who? I don't believe you, ya need more people!
KB24 went to work on Christmas day, dropping a game-high 38 points (26 of which came in the second half) and Andrew 'Knicks coulda had him' Bynum added a career-high 28 points in the Lakers' 122-115 win over Phoenix yesterday.
Trevor Ariza - another former Knick - also put his nuts on Grant Hill's chin (pause, but he really did) to Kobe's delight. I love how the youtube user wrote 'tea bag that bitch' in the video's description. Peep.
At least Grant could go home to Tamia after that. I don't know if y'all know or not, but yesterday's win boosts the Lakers' record to 18-10, the fourth best record in the entire West. Ayo, I know, I know it's waay early, but let's give props when and where it's due: If the playoffs were to start now, the Lakers would be the fourth seed. Not bad.
Kobe even told ABC after the game that the two wins over Phoenix this year, signifies his team is a contender. Ugghhh....I don't know about that, Kobe. The Suns are a top-notch team, but they play no defense. Two wins over San Antonio would mean much more, killa. But nevertheless, right now - record-wise - the Lakers are a good team.
Screamin' A. Smith - dude would make the ill hypeman - did bring up a good point saying that these regular-season wins mean nothing to Kobe, unless his Lakers can win in the postseason.
I like watching the Lakers because Kobe is making 'em better, but I would still like to see Kobe in Chi-town or dare I say, with wishful thinking in NYC.
But still, I ask y'all: With the supporting cast around Kobe developing rapidly, should Bryant stay in L.A. or pack his bags when his contract's up and look for a new squad!? Holla at me!
No punchline to that, motherf**kers! My Knicks are a bum ass squad. The bummiest in the L if you will.
And after their 110-96 loss to the Orlando Magic last night, I think the Knicks are more than accepting of the fact that well ... they suck. This quote from Quentin Richardson says it all. When asked if coach Isiah 'Fire Me Already' Thomas sounds like a broken record after each loss, Q told reporters:
"I don't know if he's a broken record. We're more of a broken record than he is."
Ohhhk, but you're accepting that you're a broken record. Maan, I'm tired of this sh*t! There's no f**king pride in New York. These half-ass dudes could care less.
-Ya got Jamal Crawford, who is talented, but streaky as hell.
-Stephon Marbury doesn't want to play for Isiah. And if rumors serve true, the Knicks may actually buy dude out. Can you say Allan Houston Pt. II? LJ? It's what the Knicks been doing, but if they buy out Steph it's gonna cost them $42 mil, the amount Marbury's scheduled to be paid. Ouch. Think NY should at least get burn from him or buy his ass out and end it already?
-Moving on, Q's skills have diminished in NY.
-David Lee, Nate Robinson...work hard, but just aight.
-Eddy Curry and Zach Randolph mirror each other in their body types and positions. Randolph's the type that will give you 20 points and eight rebounds every night...in a losing effort. Wamp, Wamp. With Curry, ya gotta feel that if dude wasn't 6-11, 285, he would be playing video games all day in his mama's basement. In other words, dude has no heart for the game.
AYO and I'm still bitter dude gets to wear my man Charles Oakley's number! Blasphemy! Take that sh*t off and wear #00, asshole! And to think us New Yorkers actually used to criticize Patrick Ewing, Oak, (John) Starks and company. Man, watching Dwight Howard do whatever he wanted yesterday was disgraceful. Back in the day, the Knicks would have put dude on his back. SOHH I apologize, Pat! We apologize!
Check in tomorrow for the Best & The Worst of 2007! Chuuch!
FlashBack Fridays: Top 10 Reasons I Loved/Hated Sports in '07
Maan, have I had a love-hate relationship with sports this year. SOHH, in true blogging form, I have decided to hit y'all with the Top 7 Reasons I Loved Sports and the Top 7 Reasons I Hated Sports. Let's go in, like Weezy did in the booth this year. Chuuch!
Top 7 Reasons I Loved Sports 7. KG'sGIRL
I'd like to take her to the hole. What you want me to do? I'm sorry. I'm sorry! More on KG later.
6.FRESH FACES - ADRIAN PETERSON AND (OLD HEAD) GREG ODEN
A-Pete has been nothing short of the man in his rookie NFL season. Dude's a joy to watch and already got the mighty running back cosign from the arguable G.O.A.T. Emmitt Smith. I put my man Greg Oden in the same category because although recovering from injury now, when he joins the Blazing hot (pardon the pun) Blazers team, I think he's going to be a force. SOHH what if dude looks like he's Bill Russell's pops?
5.COLTS WIN SUPER BOWL
Maan, everyone's talking about the Patriots and New England did defeat Indy earlier this season, but where's the respect people!? Let's not forget that Peyton Manning and company started this year, copping Super Bowl rings. The Colts CAN beat the Patriots. I'm just saying...
4.CELTICS TRADE TO GET KG AND RAY ALLEN - BIG 3 IS BORN
Beside having a fly ass wifey on his arm, KG has good company on the court too and ya gotta love it. It's hard to get three unselfish players on the court together in the L; let alone three superstars. That's what KG, P2 and Jesus Shuttleworth are. I'm happy they found each other (pause). My Knicks still suck, though. Wamp, Wamp.
3.PATRIOTS UNDEFEATED STREAK
Maan, I could give two sh*ts about Boston, but 2007 was their year and what the Patriots are on the brink of accomplishing is just insane: 16-0. That would be crazy, but they gotta beat my Giants first. See, how I'm making this out to be a tougher challenge than it really is. But seriously, ESPN has dedicated their whole damn season of coverage to the Patriots this year. They're killin' 'em out there...the NFL needs first aid.
2.BARON DAVIS AND THE WARRIORS UPSET MAVERICKS
The Warriors were my favorite team to watch in the 2007 playoffs, dig me? I mean Baron Davis is the truth above the truth. It's a wet dream for a coach to have a punishing point guard that size. Watching him lead his Warriors over Dallas in that first round was dope. Then he left a dunk over AK-47 in the second round that's permanently implanted in my head.
B. Diddy got ready for this 2007-08 season by Superman'ing that ho. AHHHHHHHHHH YOUUUUUUUUUU! Watch.
Why Floyd Mayweather? Are you f**king crazy, mate!? Mayweather is No. 1 on my list because he did what his good friend (I plead the) 'Fif couldn't: back up his talk, ya dig? 50 said all along that he would beat Kanye. Didn't happen. Floyd said all along that he would destroy (Ricky) Hatton and he did just that. Talk all you want, but back it up. Pretty Boy is the man!
There's the love. Hope you soaked it up because here comes the hate. Even if you're blind to the hate, I'm gonna make you see this.
Top 7 Reasons I Hated Sports
7.OJ STILL GETTING IN TROUBLE
You would think that if you already got away with a double homicide, you would take it easy and pretty much lock yo ass in the house. Nope, not OJ. He brought out the big guns that go clap, clap to get some of his merchandise. Wow. Maybe I shouldn't be talking about OJ like hip-hop reporters don't mention Suge because I do have trees near my crib and uhh....leave me alone OJ!
6.STEPHON MARBURY SKIPS OUT ON TEAM
I know it's been a tough year personally for Stephon Marbury (losing his father and all), but this dude doesn't want to be a Knick. His heart ain't in it any more. Dude skipped out on his team, he's a cancer in the locker room and to be brutally honest, his skills have diminished like crazy. Worst of all he's guaranteed $42 mil over the next two seasons. SOHH, the Knicks are stuck with dude.
5.DON IMUS CALLS RUTGERS' WOMEN BASKETBALL PLAYERS NAPPY-HEADED HOS
What the f**k was that old man thinking? Point blank. Here's a bunch of college GIRLS that were making history on the court and all the attention went to Don Imus? Worst of all dude got hired back in six months...and for more dough. That sh*t ain't cool.
4.MIKE VICK GETS 23 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR ROLE IN DOG FIGHTING; BECOMES FACE OF DOG FIGHTING
Mike Vick was absolutely wrong to have dog fighting going on in his crib. Point blank, period. No doubt about it. But the sh*t I don't like is how the media tried to make him the face of dog fighting when rednecks in the South have been doing it for centuries. Obviously they wanted to make an example out of him. I just don't think it's fair. Yea, Mike...flip 'em the bird. Hold your head...and stay away from the WOOF.
3. TIE: METS CHOKE - CAN'T MAKE PLAYOFFS AND NBA GAMBLING/PATRIOTS' CHEATING
Ayo, don't think I forgot about the Mets, son. All the Mets had to do was hold on to their comfy seven-game lead with 17 games left before the playoffs. Well, they couldn't do it. One of the biggest choke jobs in sports history. Maybe cause Jose Reyes couldn't breathe due to the lack of circulation in this tight-ass fruity jacket he's wearing. Not a good look, dog. You're a baseball player, not Ricky Martin.
The other part of No. 3 is the NBA gambling and Patriots' cheating scandals. Listen, I'm not trying to make this a race thing, but see how quickly those two cases got swept under the rug? The man is oh SOHH powerful. I'm just saying...
2.WWE SUPERSTAR CHRIS BENOIT KILLS SON, WIFE AND THEN HIMSELF
I know the WWE is sports ENTERTAINMENT, but still, this story had me hating sports and just thinking about life like, what in the world would possess a man to take the lives of his own seed and wife? Unbelievable. I honestly think the WWE let's a lot sh*t slide with steroids and other drug testing. This story was straight gruesome.
1. SEAN TAYLOR SHOT DEAD IN HOME ROBBERY ATTEMPT
Ever read about someone and feel like you knew him or her? Well, I honestly felt like I knew S. Taylor after reading about the kind of dude he was, according to his friends and fam. I can't believe how these knucklehead teenagers have the balls to even try to do something like that. Actually I can. Some of these young ignorant cats are straight reckless. In Taylor, we lose a great football player and a young dude, whose circle says was turning into a great man. Think about that.
I'll be back Monday. Peace.
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Aftermath Mondays: NFL Playoffs Set, Redskins Clinch Last Spot in Memory of S. Taylor
Ayo, it's last day of the year and we shutting 2007 down on a good note. Let's get it!
The NFL playoffs are all set and even though I'm from New York, I'm really happy that the Washington Redskins made the sixth and final seed in the NFC.
Washington made the cut by defeating the Dallas Cowboys, 27-6, on Sunday. Coincidentally, Washington's margin of victory was by 21 points. 21 was the number the late Sean Taylor wore, which made for a touching (bychance) moment.
"I was on the sideline and guys were talking about the score, and then it hit me - we won by 21," left tackle Chris Samuels told the Associated Press. "I came in the locker room and I yelled it out, and immediately I just kind of broke down in tears. Because I miss Sean, you know."
The Redskins will now visit Seattle in a Wild Card matchup on Saturday and yo, I actually think they got a real shot here. If the Redskins can control the clock with my man Clinton Portis on the ground, I really think they could make for sleepless night in Seattle, ya diig. What do y'all think?
Here's how the rest of Wild Card Weekend looks:
-Washington (9-7) at Seattle (10-6)
-Jacksonville (11-5) at Pittsburgh (10-6)
Wild Card Weekend - Sunday, Jan. 6
-New York Giants (10-6) at Tampa Bay (9-7)
-Tennessee (10-6) at San Diego (11-5)
Predictions people!? Make 'em here!
In a couple of sidenotes ... Kobe and the Lakers actually wore these short shorts last night in their home loss to Boston. Download file
Terrible look, L.A. Snoop is cringing. Some things are meant to stay in the past.
That and I ain't making this sh*t up...but they got a college football bowl game tonight between No. 15 Clemson and #22 Auburn called the Chick-fil-A Bowl. Maan, you can't make this sh*t up! Um, er, I'll fill a chick's bowl.
It's hard to make a segue from funny to serious, but I'm gonna try. Yesterday I read this article:
Ex-Yankee Jim Leyritz killed this beautiful mother of two little kids because of drunk driving. Horrible. My point in all this? Don't f**k up your life and especially anyone else's on New Year's. Drink safe, be happy, ring in '08 on a healthy, positive note ya diiig! Stay off that lean and whatever else Lil Wayne's on. Chuuch!