Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Respect My Gangsta: Raider Nation

It's almost December, and once again we Raider fans are running out of reasons to smile. Here's one (my boy Iso with the assist):

Xmas List 2010: Playboy Cover to Cover

I wanted to say XXXmas list, but I refrained. Wait...

Uncle Hugh's done it again. From the Los Angeles Times:
Playboy Magazine is on magazine racks, on the Web, on iPad, and now it's also on a hard drive.

The iconic publication, which has struggled a bit as the world goes increasingly digital, is offering every issue of Playboy, from 1953 to 2010, on a 250-GB drive described as small enough to fit "inside a briefcase or jacket pocket."

"Why would you let more than 650 of your favorite Playmates celebrate the holidays in a damp garage, stashed under your bed or crowded together in the basement, when you can bring them all together beneath the mistletoe this year?" Playboy said in a statement.
This box of...uhhh...box...costs more than a PS3 ($300); but, then again, you can't put a price on happiness.

TJ with the assist.

T.I. ft. Eminem "That's All She Wrote"

Guess who comes out ahead on this track?

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Download: Kanye West ft. Jay-Z "That's My Bitch"

I have no idea if this is the finished version but one Mr. Hova kills it.

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Daily Dunk: Dejuan Blair

This goes out to Defi, as Pittsburgh native and Pitt product Dejuan Blair emphatically introduces himself to Emeka Okafor. Bonus points for the ball going off Mek's grill after Dejuan slams it.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Daily Dunk: Russell Westbrook

Battier seems to get the wrong end of facials on a regular basis. Those guys that play defense often do.

G. Vitte with the assist.

The Safety Dance

Typically, when the flight attendants are going through the pre-flight safety demonstration, I'm buried in my book or magazine. If I were flying Cebu Pacific Air, however, I think I might be a little more attentive.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Happy Miley Day

Fellas, all of those dirty, criminal thoughts that you've (hopefully) repressed over the last several years are now...well, they're still dirty; but they're also legal. Miley Cyrus turns 18 today.


Daily Dunk(s): Blake Griffin, Again

OK, this is getting ridiculous. I want to post something other than the Blake Show, but he's making it impossible to look away. This game was actually Saturday, and we've missed a couple of days' worth of Daily Dunks, so here's a two-fer. He turns Timofey Mozgov into Frederic Weis, and then demonstrates why Danilo Gallinari is considered a weak defender. The Mozgov dunk is your early-season candidate for dunk of the year.

All I can say is, Blake Griffin must REALLY hate foreigners.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Lose Yourself

This is...pure genius. I was having a rough afternoon until I watched this video.

Respect My Gangsta: Steve Johnson

When you do battle with "Batman & Robin", it only makes sense to be a Joker.

From Shutdown Corner:
With the self-proclaimed tandem of Batman and Robin (Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco) on the other side of the field from Steve Johnson on Sunday, the Buffalo Bills' third-year receiver said he was going to play the role of The Joker.

To hammer home the point, Johnson wrote the most famous quote from Heath Ledger's character in "The Dark Knight" on his T-shirt before taking the field, with plans to display it after his first touchdown. Good thing for Johnson that he scored three on the day:

Johnson's performance helped spark a big come-from-behind victory for his team. Sometimes it's the "bad guys" that finish first.

Chief Smack-a-ho

It was a rough one for my boys in Silver & Black yesterday. With all of the hype—which is new for most of these players, especially those that've endured the last several seasons—that has been come their way in recent weeks, and the lull of last week's bye, I was afraid they weren't going to be ready for a road game like this. And, sure enough, they weren't.

But, if nothing else, the game had one redeeming moment. Mr. Seymour, the nation thanks you for doing what the rest of us have been wanting to do for years.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Jay-Z on David Letterman

Jigga Man on Letterman discussing the subject matter behind his book and his rise through the rap game.


Daily Dunk: Shelden Williams

Ronnie Turiaf had quite the night of getting yacked on last night against the Nuggets. This was the least of his problems but I figure Shelden Williams will never do this again so we should let him shine.

"Gentlemen: On your mark, get set..."

Eva Longoria has filed for her freedom.

From ESPN.com:
Longoria filed for divorce Wednesday morning in Los Angeles Superior Court. She and Parker, the All-Star point guard for the San Antonio Spurs, were married July 7, 2007. They have no children together.

In the filing, Longoria, who had taken Parker's name, is requesting that her name be restored to Eva Jacqueline Longoria. The filing also states that the couple had a prenuptial agreement.
A beautiful Latina in her mid-30s who likes light-skinned brothers (albeit foreign ones...but I'll give her a pass there)? Sign me up. Although I'm sure I'd just end up pulling an Usher on her, since she looks a LOT like a certain Ex. (*sigh* I swear she ruins everything. But, then again...

...I'm sure I could find a way to soldier through it.)

Happy hunting, fellas.

Download: Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg and Akon "Kush"

Dre please bring the west coast back!! This is a decent single but I'm looking for more out of the good doctor after his million year hiatus from rap. To be honest, I'm just glad to hear him and Snoop on a track together.

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Like a Bosh

I notice Kev's been kind of quiet about his new bandwagon ride as of late. Interesting...

Here's a great video from the boys at The Basketball Jones.

TBJ exclusive: Like A Bosh from The Basketball Jones on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Be Prepared: New TSA Security Procedures

A lot of you will be traveling for the upcoming holiday. Be sure you know what to expect at the airport security lines.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Download: Kanye "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" (Album)

Get it while it's there...

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Yessir!! Sleeper with the assist.

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Poker: Jonathan Duhamel Takes Down 2010 WSOP Main Event

We have a new world poker champion. Following in the young footsteps of last year's champion Joe Cada, Canadian Jonathan Duhamel took down the $8,944,310 first place prize this year. The winning hand? Ace-jack off-suit. The results from the November Nine are as follows:

1. Jonathan Duhamel $8,944,310
2. John Racener $5,545,955
3. Joseph Cheong $4,130,049
4. Filippo Candio $3,092,545
5. Michael Mizrachi $2,332,992
6. John Dolan $1,772,959
7. Jason Senti $1,356,720
8. Matthew Jarvis $1,045,743
9. Soi Nguyen $811,823

Download: Cassidy "Peace"

One thing I've noticed about Cassidy is that either people don't give a shit about him, or he's there absolute favorite rapper. Kind of like Budden. So here's something for all the Cassidy fanatics. From his upcoming album C.A.S.H.

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Daily Dunk: JJ Hickson

As soon as Lebron left, I knew this dude was gonna shine.

Download: Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y "Huey Newton"

Young, fly, and high.

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Throwback Thursday: "Just Like Candy" -- 8Ball & MJG

I always thought this track was a little underrated. Just a lighthearted summer track to relax you & make you wish it was still short skirt weather here in the east. Plenty of "scenery" in this video, too.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Air Jordan Retro III White Cement

Dropping Feb. 2011.

Drake Interviewed by Nardwuar

I've never heard of Nardwuar, but apparently he's well known in Vancouver (and possibly the rest of Canada?). This is pretty entertaining stuff, though.

Good lookin out by my boy Ray with the find.

Daily Dunk: Sonny Weems

We don't get to feature small-time players and journeymen much in the Daily Dunk, so let's show some love for Sonny Weems (one of the best names in the NBA right now), who shakes half the city of Oakland when he goes behind the back and up for the jam.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

Tail Report: Natasha Yi

Natasha has the eyes and body to turn sex into a sport. But, thankfully, this model/actress isn't all-pose-and-no-substance. In fact, she's a rarity amongst women of her profession(s): As humble, down-to-earth, and open as she is head-turningly beautiful.

And you've got to love a woman with ambition: She got her first big break by posing for Playboy when she was still a senior in high school (and without telling her parents that she was doing it). Don't worry, she was 18 (allegedly...).

Wade Phillips Kicks Rocks

We've all seen it coming for several weeks now. But it took last night's dismantling at the hands of the Green Bay Packers for Jerry Jones to finally pull the trigger on firing Wade Phillips.

Offensive Coordinator Jason Garrett will be taking over as the interim head coach, as reported by Chris Mortensen of ESPN.

Peace out, Wade.

Daily Dunk: Eric Gordon

Sleeper tells me to turn the TV on because the Clippers are trying to tie the score up with 10 seconds left at Utah. Then this happens. Unfortunately for the Clips, Gordon hurt his shoulder in OT and they lost.

Download: Lloyd Banks "Make Money"

Not a new theme but definitely a new song. From Hunger For More 2.

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SB Dunk High Wheat Obsidian Red Gum

Dropping in December in SB Accounts.

Touch the Sky

Imagine if you were on a flight to NYC, and suddenly found out that Kanye West was on the plane. And then, after a drink or two, he hopped onto the intercom and started performing some of his hits.

There may not be another famous artist who loves being a famous artist more than Ye.

From The Huffington Post:
Kanye West surprised Delta passengers on a flight from Minneapolis to New York on November 5th with an impromptu rap of his hits and "The Good Life" and "Gold Digger," according to HollywoodLife.com.

West, who according to a passenger was seated in First Class, came on the loud speaker about 30 minutes into the flight and started rapping.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Daily Dunk: Emeka Okafor

Yes, it's Saturday, but we couldn't let this one this one slide cuz it's just so damn pretty. CP3 and Mek demonstrate how to finish off a pick-and-roll proper-like.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Download: Talib Kweli ft. Consequence "1st Time"

Emcees y'all, real emcees y'all.

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It's Friday

Time to kick it with the homies...

Cleveland Heat

Remember back when LeBron cut out the heart of an entire region in one hour of primetime television?

Yeah, those wounds weren't healed by his Nike ad.

Kevin Needs the Love

Don't you hate those awkward moments when you and your boys mess up your high-fives/daps/handshakes?

Daily Dunk: Derrick Rose

Not as good as his dunk last year but definitely the second best dunk of the young season... Can't wait until he defecates on someone.

G.vitte with the assist.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Download: Lloyd Banks ft. Eminem "Where I'm At"

Em really doesn't do much on this track but it's still a good track. Produced by Boi-1da, off of Banks' upcoming album "The Hunger For More 2."

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Throwback Thursday: "Grand Finale" -- DMX, Nas, Method Man, & Ja Rule

"And god'll throw a beam of lightnin down 'cuz he feel us"

This is a sick posse cut from the Belly soundtrack (1998). Each emcee brings his trademark power to the track, and Irv Gotti mixes in some great clips from the movie itself.

National UnFriend Day

A message from Jimmy Kimmel and William Shatner. I think we all know a few Gina's on Facebook.

Converse Jack Purcell Zipper High

Converse dropped these for the 75th Anniversary of the Jack Purcell's, which according to the elders, are the only shoes anyone wore back in the day.

Daily Dunk: Kevin Garnett

Leave it up to a while Australian guy to give KG his mojo back after a three-year void.

South Park Spoofs LeBron

As usual, Trey Parker and Matt Stone are on top of their game. Last night's episode featured a great parody of LeBron James' new Nike ad.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Download: David Banner+9th Wonder ft. Ludacris+Marsha Ambrosius "Be With You"

From David Banner and 9th's upcoming album "Death of a Pop Star."

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Air Force 1 Low Midnight Fog/White

Out now, specifically at nicekicks.

Get That Sh*t Out: LBJ

Wesley Johnson, you've been embarrassed. More to follow. Every game.

Download: Crooked I "HHW Reloaded 13 (Black & Yellow)"

"Packin' Metal, Actin Ghetto..." I'm lovin' this. I've heard a ton of "freestyles" over the Black and Yellow beat and this is by far the best. Wiz still takes the cake.

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Down Goes Prop 19

Oh well. Guess we'll just keep blazing illegally and supporting crooked doctors who hand out medical marijuana cards like they're party flyers.

Download: Celph Titled & Buckwild "Nineteen Ninety Now" Album

This album has gotten great reviews so far. If you're a fan of the mid-nineties east coast hip hop sounds, this album should deliver for you. I personally miss those days but more so for the Wu Tang's, Pac's and Biggie's of that time. This is more along the lines of the Boot Camp Click, etc. The album features appearances from Diamond D., Sadat X, Chino XL, Grand Puba, Treach, Jedi Mind Tricks and others.

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Daily Dunk: Michael Beasley

Not even this can make the Miami Heat miss Mike Beasley.