The NBA Draft is right around the corner. All these young men have been dreaming of this moment their whole lives. Each prospect has a unique story that has help to challenge and drive them. All the players they idolized are now people they will be playing with or competing against. The moment they all are about to experience will be something that maybe so surreal that sentences can’t be formulated. Dreams and hopes are the best tools of ambition. As you get closer to those dreams the reality of that fact is what we as fans get to witness on draft night!
J Cole for my dollar is definitely one of the best MC’s in the game. He debuted back in 2011 with his first studio album entitled Cole World. It sold 218,000 copies in its first week and to date it has sold close to 900,000 units. Since then 2 more bangers have been released Born Sinner and Forest Hills Drive so J Cole is definitely leaving his imprint in the industry, and proving he is one of the most lyrical artists in the game. One thing that makes J Cole unique is the content of his music, often encouraging the youth to think for themselves; and rise above the odds to pursue their goals no matter their origin or environment.
“Damn Homie, in High School You was The Man, Homie” –50cent
After being the number 1 prospect in the country as a high school senior, Emmanuel Mudiay is getting 50cent returns on his Chinese investment. A lot has changed since his decision to forgo college, some GM’s may look at his decision as an indictment on his character. Others, may have questions concerning his skills, but even though Mudiay chose the road less traveled, its obvious that he picked up great experience along the way.
Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown comparing Russell to Mudiay:
“Emmanuel is a point guard, I don’t think D’Angelo Russell is a point guard,” he said. “But I think D’Angelo Russell is a great player. He can pass the hell out of the ball, he can shoot it with range. I don’t think he’ll ever be the defender that Emmanuel is and I don’t think he’ll ever run a team the way Emmanuel does but he also doesn’t need to do that the way he plays.” –Larry Brown
The Los Angeles Clippers will be updating a lot more than their roster this upcoming season. New uniforms have been released to the media and they have been met with critical acclaim by many NBA analysts. So far hoop fans have given mixed reviews over the new threads but fashionista Lance Stephenson seems to love the new look.
After losing 49 games last season, Lance Stephenson seems happy to finally be back on a playoff team. His mercurial personality is probably a better fit on the West Coast. Granted the 24hour celebrity lifestyle can serve as a distraction in Los Angeles….Boom or Bust!!!
Jersey changes in the NBA are rarely unanimously praised, I personally still miss the old Toronto uniforms with the dinosaur on the front chest. Perhaps I’m childish, but I still think that these were THE FRESHEST uniforms in NBA history … (And this coming from a Knicks Fan)
PLEASE BRING THESE BACK!!!!
Say what you want about the new uniforms but I think adding a black alternative road color to the traditional red,white and blue seems like a nice upgrade….However I’m not a fan of that South -Beach Miami-Vice hot pink’ish color they used in the Logo….ehh
What do you think of L.A’s new look?
Former Atlanta Falcon and All Pro defensive back Asante Samuel is getting into the rap game. He recently broke the news that (“Eighties Nation”) is officially under construction and he has big plans when it comes to signing talent from inner city communities.
“I saw it as a way to help people get out of our hood and give them jobs and a way to stay out of jail.”
Samuel says he’s got big plans for his company — and he’s taking his cues on how to grow the business from some of the biggest names in hip hop.
“Jay Z, Cash Money … I study all of them and I look up to those people.” — Asante Samuel
(courtesy Of TMZ)
Say what you want about the over saturation of mediocre talent in the music industry, but its always good to see a guy trying to be a productive member in his community. After stops in New England and Philadelphia, Atlanta probably served as an ideal place to start his business.
Asante is also reported saying that his former teammate William Moore is a beast on the microphone. He is known for free-styling in the locker room before games to hype up the Dirty Birds defensive unit. The jury might still be out on his skills, but for an athlete he is definitely better than Shaquille O’neal.
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Floyd Money Mayweather is set to ride into the sunset unbeaten with an impressive record of 48-0. So with has eventual retirement just over the horizon boxing will need a new poster boy to revolutionize the sport. Next in line appears to be the all to charismatic Adrien Broner. He is unlike any boxer because he is belligerently cocky, flamboyant, and is a seasoned trash talker. Adrien Broner also known as About Billions, keeps fans and even youtube viewers thoroughly entertained with his wild antics, witty word play, and the lavish way he lives his life. His documentary A Day In The Life, 2 Days, and About Billions is a look into Broner’s life and how the boxer conducts himself from day to day. Broner does rub many the wrong way cause I doubt humility is a word in his vocabulary, but Broner definitely talks the talk and walks the walk in scintillating fashion. His demeanor is similar to Muhammad Ali as far as color commentary he provides fans and even how he handles business in the ring.
Hate him or Love him, 10 years ago Michael Vick was the man in the NFL. Regardless of his work ethic, he was by far, the most mercurial talent to ever play his position. He had a rocket arm, and he was every bit as fast as any kick returner on special teams, (including the incredible Devin Hester. )
Off the field, Nike sportswear was cashing out with Vick who had the most popular signature shoe in the NFL. Not since the days of Bo Jackson has any NFL player had a sneaker this coveted.
The Blk/Blk/Red colorway was (and still is) a clean looking model. The Air Zoom technology and rugged rubber outsole provided a very comfortable sneaker for cross-training on and off the field.
Detailed pictures of the Nike Air Zoom Vick 2 (Falcons’)