Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Turkey Day

Things are gonna be slow(er) on the Crooked Straight this week. I'm heading to Seattle to enjoy the holiday with my folks and get some good football in tomorrow morning against all my childhood friends, who have already drafted teams.

Hope everyone enjoys their Thanksgiving, I'll be battling my mom to try and get her to let me watch football instead of helping out around the house like a good son would.

RIP Sean Taylor

The Redskins remember their hard-hitting young safety every day, but here at CS we try to keep things more upbeat. However, we want to pay tribute to Sean Taylor on the one-year anniversary of his murder during a home invasion.

And how better to do that then marvel again at perhaps his most famous play ever: absolutely erasing punter Brian Moorman at the Pro Bowl, which is renowned for its half-speed, light-hitting nature. Someone forgot to tell No. 21, though. (Bonus: The Japanese play-by-play of this is off-the-scale hilarious.)

Adidas House Party

Featuring the likes of KG, Missy, David Beckham, Russell Simmons and even Adidas proves that the illest house party has to have Red and Meth.

For some reason I wasn't invited. Blah.

The phone call

The party

via 2dopeboyz

Foot Locker Savings

For all the sneakerheads who need to do their xmas shopping...

Here's a link to the same image on footlocker.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Jimmy Kimmel + Black Barbershop = Barack Obama racial jokes

I LOL'd several times during this, especially when fighting pit bulls are brought up.

KK with the assist.

Video of the Day: Above The Law

This beat goes so damn hard it puts modern rap music to shame. Pee Wee Herman could rap on this track and sound OG. Somebody put out an APB on West Coast rap ... y'all owned the world in the early 90s ... what happened?

New Crooks and Castles Fitteds

Daily Dunk: Ronnie Brewer

Yes, it's another one against my Bulls, although since they won the game on a walkoff J from the Hughes Brotha, I'm not mad about it. And CJ Miles gets just as much love for the dish as Ronnie does for the cold-blooded one-handed finish.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Daniel Negreanu wins B.C. Poker Championships

It's always fun when a known poker pro wins a big event and today we got one of the most famous pros as a champion when Daniel Negreanu took down the B.C. Poker Championships and $371,910 in cash at the River Rock Casino in Richmond, B.C.

Here's how the final six finished:

1: Daniel Negreanu -- $371,910
2: Adam Croffut -- $238,191
3: Warren Russell -- $150,285
4: Vorakbotgh Eam -- $118,335
5: Vincenzo Abate -- $97,204
6: Tyler Patterson -- $76,580

Negreanu has already written about it on his blog.

source: cardplayer

Video of the Day: Jake One ft. Freeway and Brother Ali "The Truth"

Seattle producer, dope emcees and a nice video directed by Rik Cordero.

via 2dopeboyz

KRINK 1World Air Force 1

Available Nov. 29th at exclusive retailers.

via hypebeast.

Phil Ivey backing half the players in the Flynt game?

From Poker Player magazine:

This is particularly convenient for Ivey, who, according to Eli Elezra, will sometimes back half the players at the table. ‘Without him backing these people, there would be no game,’ says Elezra, who’s played 40 or so times. ‘Who has that kind of money?’ Though Elezra doesn’t normally dig single-game poker, he makes an exception in this case. ‘Larry is a nice guy,’ Elezra enthuses, ‘but he plays way too many hands. That is why everyone plays with him. He’s won a million dollars a few times, but, at the end of the year he loses what he is supposed to lose.’
Full Story on the Larry Flynt Stud Game

Daily Dunk: Kenyon Martin

Just to show I can rise above my biases, this is Kenyon Martin putting a punctuation mark on the Nuggets' comeback win over my Bullies last night.

Video Of The Day: MC Breed (RIP)

If you haven't heard, pioneering Michigan rapper MC Breed (born Eric Breed) died this weekend at the age of 37 at a friend's home in Ypsilanti. The cause is unknown, but he suffered from kidney failure.

If you don't know who Breed is, slap yourself. He was putting Michigan on the map - he repped Flint - for years before Eminem and Kid Rock made Detroit a trendy musical destination. Hell, he was doing collabs with 2Pac before Pac was even a household name. I got mad love for Breed for being one of the first artists - along with his crew, DFC - out of the Midwest to make a national impact.

This is his first hit, still his signature track and a first-ballot lock for the Hip Hop Hall of Fame. "And when I get my Jeep, I'm puttin' 'Breed' on the chrome ..."

Friday, November 21, 2008

Claim your free Dr. Pepper

Don't forget to claim your free 20 oz Dr. Pepper coupon this Sunday at

The CrookedStraight is all about helping you save $1.19.

From msnbc:


Dr Pepper is making good on its promise of free soda now that the release of Guns N' Roses' "Chinese Democracy" is a reality.
The soft-drink maker said in March that it would give a free soda to everyone in America if the album dropped in 2008. "Chinese Democracy," infamously delayed since recording began in 1994, goes on sale Sunday.

"We never thought this day would come," Tony Jacobs, Dr Pepper's vice president of marketing, said in a statement. "But now that it's here, all we can say is: The Dr Pepper's on us."
Beginning Sunday at 12:01 a.m., coupons for a free 20-ounce soda will be available for 24 hours on Dr Pepper's Web site. They'll be honored until Feb. 28.

Have a safe weekend folks.

Mal to the Warriors

Jamal Crawford for Al Harrington

When I first heard about this trade I really had no idea what the hell the Knicks were thinking but after reading a few articles about it, it makes sense.

That being said, I would hate, hate, hate (did I say HATE) to be on the Knicks right now. Management is basically stating that they are taking not just this season but the next two seasons in order to clear salaray cap room for the huge free agent off-season of 2010 when Lebron, D. Wade, Amare, and Chris Bosh will all be free agents.

The Knicks are also supposed to activate Stephon Marbury on Friday so that they can suit up eight players after they trade Randolph to either the Clips or someone else.

That leaves Chris Duhon and Wilson Chandler as their go-to players. I would favor Nate Rob over either of those choices.

On the bright side, I'm glad to see Jamal going to a possible playoff team for maybe the first time in his career. I'm sure the team will continue to struggle a bit until Montae Ellis comes back and at that point I think they'll go on a run at the playoffs. It'll be great to see a backcourt of Montae and Mal running the show, similar to watching Baron and Montae on the court at the same time.

From Jamal: "The Warriors have been one of the most entertaining and fun teams in the league the last few years, and I think my abilities are very conducive with their style and their needs."

Mal is a great dude and I'm wishing him the best in the Bay, I know he's happy to return to the West Coast.

Jordan 1 High Strap Pack

This pack drops tomorrow 11/22.

KK assist via hypebeast

Daily Dunk: Kelenna Azubuike

This is a nice dish from Maggette and the monster finish over the Pistons.

Nike SB Dunk High Sport Red/White

KK with the assist via nicekicks.

Download: Ludacris "Theater of the Mind"

01. intro 01:55
02. undisputed 04:33 (co-starring floyd "money" mayweather)
03. wish you would (co-starring t.i.) 04:47
04. one more drink (co-starring t-pain) 03:41
05. call up the homies 04:04 (co-starring the game and willy northpole)
06. southern gangsta 04:34 (co-starring rick ross, playaz circle and ving rh
07. everybody hates chris (co-starring chris rock) 04:54
08. what them girls like 04:02 (co-starring chris brown and sean garrett)
09. nasty girl (co-starring plies) 04:32
10. contagious (co-starring jamie foxx) 04:45
11. last of a dying breed (co-starring lil wayne) 04:10
12. mvp 03:50
13. i do it for hip hop (co-starring nas and jay-z) 05:22
14. do the right thang 05:11 (co-starring common and spike lee)

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Air Jordan Retro 1 Mid Quai54

via kixandthecity

Daily Dunk: Carlos Boozer

AK47 is no longer the player he once was, when he could drop a 20-12-5-5-5 line on any given night, but he still got the sharp moves, and here Booze gladly takes the behind-the-back dime and deposits it in the bank.

Fast Eddie's Bad Beat Story

Check out this hilarious bad beat story told by Fast Eddie, one of legendary poker player Stu Ungar's closest friend. Not sure how legit this story is but pretty entertaining to watch nonetheless.

The Baddest Bad Beat Poker Story Ever! - The best bloopers are here

Machine break down in Finals

I found this humorous. Some Lakers fan put this clip together of Sasha "The Machine" Vujacic discussing his mechanical failure in Game 4 of the Finals against the Celtics last year.

He's apparently carried that momentum into this season.

Download: Freeway "Set Free" (Album)

I haven't heard this one yet but I have to think that Freeway is pretty hungry right now.

01. Shootouts
02. Line Em Up Feat. Young Chris
03. How We Ride
04. Baby Dont Do It Feat. Scarface
05. We Gonna Ride Feat. Oschino
06. Drugs, Crime & Gorillaz Feat. Termanology & Sheek Louch
07. Life Feat. Beanie Sigel
08. What Would You Do Feat. Cassidy
09. Late At Night Feat. Sparks
10. That Filling Feat. Hezekiah
11. What We Do Feat. Jay-Z & Beanie Sigel
12. Same Ol G Feat. Peedi Crakk, M.O.P. & Memphis Bleek
13. Walk Wit Me Feat. Busta Rhymes & Jadakiss
14. In The Ghetto Feat. Sparks
15. This Cant Be Real Feat. Marsha Ambrosius
16. Dont Act Like You Dont Know Feat. Skillz
17. All Together Now Feat. Peedi Crakk & Young Chris
18. The Truth Feat. Brother Ali

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New fitteds at ecapcity

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

High Stakes Living: Evelyn Ng

I don't know what to say about this. I'm sure Evelyn Ng is a nice person but in my opinion this episode made her look boring as hell. Not to mention her "Bodog" dress that she's rocking. I have two questions for her: (1) Why does your house have nothing personal at all in it besides one corny painting? I'm half Chinese and I've never heard that joke in my life. (2) why does she not know what is in her fridge?

The embed doesn't seem to be working so here's the link to the page.

Cool Grey Spizikes coming Dec. 31

This is great news. Great, great, great news. These have dropped world wide but not in the U.S. for some reason but they're coming like Obama.

KK with the feed via kixandthecity.

Tail Report: World's Best Tail

I don't know why or wtf but somewhere in the world they had a "World's Best Bottom" contest and obviously someone from Brazil took down first place.

KK with the dish like always.

Daily Dunk: Wayne Ellington

I love this clip, if only for the absolute PWNAGE on display. This is the debut of the Lawson and Ellington Alley Oop School. If you can't do it right, Kentucky, Ty and Wayne will correct you. Viciously.

Video of the Day: Coldplay ft. Jay-Z "Lost"

This is one of my favorite songs off the Viva la Hova mixtape and will also be released on Coldplay's album Prospekt’s March.

"Just because I'm losin', doesn't mean I'm lost." - one of my favorite lines of the year.

KK with the dish via nahright.

Air Force 180

Out now, some of the best hoop shoes ever, go cop some.

KK with the assist via hypebizzle

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Valve Releases Complete Pack

Gaming developer Valve has released a collector's bundle which includes the top 20 games they've published

The bundle dubbed Valve Complete Pack has classic titles such as Half Life and Counter Strike as well as recently released games like Portal, Team Fortress and the much anticipated Left 4 Dead.

The pack is being released with a price tag of $99 which considering the value of each game alone, is an awesome bargain and definitely worth checking out to add a bunch of awesome games to your collection for a reasonable price.

Check out the link for a complete list of titles.

via Steam

Daily Dunk: Dion Waiters

Dion Waiters is a junior HS guard from New Jersey going to Syracuse in 2010. Before that, however, he is going over this poor kid from Oak Hill Academy.

I gotta say, watching the victim just sit in the lane while everyone else ignores him may be funnier than watching Reggie Evans tripping over himself in yesterday's Daily Dunk.

Clonie Gowen Suing Full Tilt Poker

A pretty interesting story has developed in the poker world over the weekend as apparently poker player Clonie Gowen has brought a lawsuit against Full Tilt Poker for breach of contract.

She's basically claiming that for the past four years that she has been a sponsored Full Tilt Poker Pro, she's been doing so under the assumption that she holds a 1% ownership of Full Tilt Poker as well as Tiltware who provide FTP's software. She has promoted the website (wearing FTP patches etc.) for no other compensation besides this 1% stake of ownership.

She claims that back in May of 2007, all FTP members received distribution checks except for her. She demanded this compensation and was refused.

Then in November of 2007, Howard Lederer presumed CEO of FTP offered her $250,000, which she refused claiming she was entitled to a lot more than that.

Without coming to an agreement, she continued to represent Full Tilt Poker until November 11, 2008 when she found out FTP would be issuing a press statement claiming she was no longer a Full Tilt Pro.

And now she's filed the lawsuit under which she estimates Full Tilt Poker's value to be around 4 billion dollars, therefor she is suing the company for a whopping $40 million, her 1%.

It's definitely going to be interesting to see how this plays out. If in fact she did own 1% of the company, one would think some sort of written contract would exist, which would give her a pretty solid case.

Another point of interest is the people named as co-defendants in the lawsuit. It shines a bit of light into the ownership of the company. Names included are Howard Lederer, Phil Ivey, John Juanda, Allen Cunningham, Jennifer Harman, among many other top pros.

PokerStars top pro Daniel Negreanu has not shyed away from giving his opinion on the lawsuit. On the message boards of his website he has expressed his outrage at what Clonie Gowen has done and strongly believes that Clonie Gowen has never owned any part of Full Tilt Poker.

"She has gone absolutely ding bat crazy and is making things up. There is no freaking way they'd offer her 1%, no freaking way. This feels more like ex-girlfriend extortion than anything else. I really hope she doesn't get away with this, luckily I don't think she will.

What an idiot. I hope she ends up with what she deserves: nothing. She's ruined herself with this move. I'll never speak to her again, and I'm sure I'm not alone.
Clonie has officially lost her mind and is probably going to end up with nothing, broke, and out of poker within the next two years. It's over for her. Good riddance."

Definitely some strong words there from Kid Poker. Like I said though, it's going to be pretty interesting to see how this plays out although personally I believe this is going to end up getting settled out of court and with a nondisclosure agreement that will leaves us all simply speculating.

Link to lawsuit.

Link to 2p2 thread.

Monday, November 17, 2008

The Hustle

I like this because I can appreciate the hustle that "Clint," who apparently is fresh out of White Men Can't Jump is putting on.

This is from 2p2er ndgrinder59:

I fell for this exact bet over the summer at the bellagio (while playing 10/20 nl with him) the guys name is clint...curly haired lanky dude with braces who looks like he has no shot in hell at being good at any type of sport...long story short me and a buddy put up 5k to his 2500 that he couldn't make 70 out of 100 3-pointers in under an hour getting his own rebound and he made 70 out of 76, making the last 12 by banking it in from the only spot there was light b/c the gym closed at midnight.....KID IS UNREAL DO NOT BET WITH HIM

Daily Dunk: Andrea Bargnani

This may be the kid's only shot at ever being featured on DD, so we're gonna give it to him. However, this clip is more notable for Reggie Evans playing D like his shoes were tied together than for anything Bargnani did.

I mean, does that really count as "getting broke off"? Reggie flops harder than Manu ever has.

Fresh off the truck: Nike Air Max 1 + Air Structure Triax + Air Max BW

KK assisting via opium

New Movie: Bitch Slap

I have no idea what this is or why this is... is this a real movie? And if it is, why did they make it? Either way, I will be there opening night as this looks to be an epic along the lines of Star Wars, Harry Potter, and The Matrix.

Jordan XX3 Black and Reds

According to our man on the ground FlintGrey, the Black Red Air Jordan XX3 is scheduled for a a Dec. release at the top 23 Jordan Brand accounts in an amount of 23 pairs per store 529 pairs total.

KK with the assist via kixandthecity

Breakdancing gone wrong

Not really sure what to say about this but watch it until the end.

Webcam Girl's Dancing Surprise - Watch more Free Videos

Booba Air Force 1 Low 1World

These are pretty serious. Booba is a French rapper and the shoe also features the flag of Senegal.

Dropping December 6th at Boulbi & Co in France.

KK with the dime via kixandthecity

Friday, November 14, 2008

E Sermon to the weekend

Those who are familiar with the green eyed bandit have to miss moments like this freestyle he did on Tim Westwood's radio show.

Def Squad!!

Have a good weekend.

via xclusiveszone

Air Force 1 Mid Supreme WP ACG Baltoro

These are the illest shoes I've seen since I saw the first model of the Six Rings.

Dropping November 29th for $175.

KK assisting via kixandthecity

Download: Lil Wayne Mixtape "Dedication 3"


1. Welcome Back
2. Dedication 3 f. Mack Mane, Willie The Kid, Gudda Gudda
3. What Else Is There To Do
4. Dick Pleaser f. Jae Millz
5. Ain’t I f. Jae Millz
6. You Love Me You Hate Me
7. Bang Bang f. Jae Millz, Gudda Gudda
8. The Other Side f. La The Darkman, Jae Millz, Gudda Gudda
9. My Weezy f. Shanell, Lil Twist & Tyga
10. A Dedication
11. She’s A Ryder f. Gudda Gudda
12. Still I Rise f. Nicki Manaj
13. Magic f. Gudda Gudda
14. Do’s & Don’ts Of Young Money
15. Whoever You Like f. Jae Millz & Gudda Gudda
16. That Was Easy
17. Get Bizzy f. Gudda Gudda
18. I Got That Gangsta f. La The Darkman & Willie The Kid
19. A Message To The DJ’s
20. Stuntin f. Drake
21. Dedicated
22. Put On For The Game f. Tyga & Gudda Gudda
23. Dedication 4

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KK with the dish via nahright

Jordan Six Rings Lakers

The Jordan Six Rings shoe combines each of Jordan's shoes from his six championship seasons. In addition to the models that have already been released, Jordan will be releasing a colorway for each of the six teams that the Bulls beat in their championship run. This model is for the first championship in 1991 against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Releasing in 2009.

KK with the assist via Marqueesole