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The NBA’s Most Influential Missed Opportunities

Posted by J. Tinsley on October 29, 2010

Positive or negative, nothing about the past can be altered.

That’s what’s peculiar about nostalgia. Regardless of what happens, the question of the unknown always lingers. Rarely does this happen anywhere more often than with sports. In an environment that thrives on the never-ending wheeling and dealings of trades, releases and free agency, complacency will never assume itself as characteristic familiar with those who call themselves “fans.” The NBA is a league which creates dynasties as quickly as it destroys them, so the mere impact of one decision can effectively make or break a franchise.

But what about the aborted decisions? À la Pau Gasol to Cleveland in early ’07 or Durant to Portland #1 overall. The ones which never spawned into reality, and the ones that don’t even seem reasonable given the way the following sequence of events played out. Over the past twenty years, Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant have arguably been the sport’s most competitive forces. They have combined for 11 championships, six regular season MVP’s, eight Finals MVP’s, 26 All Star Game appearances and countless number of game winners. Yeah, for the most part, history has treated the two favorably.

Basking in their glory is fine, but wondering “what if?” is even better. Jadakiss even made a song about it. You see, His Airness – through the unintentional influence of Scottie Pippen – and The Mamba were involved in quite possibly the two greatest missed opportunities in NBA recent memory. Read the rest of this entry »

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LeBron & Nike’s Plea for Help

Posted by T. Adeyemi on October 26, 2010

"The Decision" of a Career

“The Decision” of a Career

One commodity that hasn’t seen any kind of shortage since “The Recession” started has been opinions. Everyone still has their originals about everything pre-Recession, and more than likely have added plenty to the list since then. When it comes to the NBA it’s no different. Although it seems this season many more non-basketball fans have had their opinions in regards to one LeBron James and his infamous Decision. Well guess what, LeBron apparently heard them all and he has a little something to say about it. Read the rest of this entry »

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If Kobe And LeBron Played One-On-One

Posted by J. Tinsley on October 5, 2010

As a LeBron James fan, it’s been a rough summer. The critics, the analysis, the Comic Sans font, the old heads. Pretty much, the guy has seen his image go from Barack in ’08 to Kat Stacks in 2010 in one offseason. Throughout the summer, I’ve found myself in a countless number of debates defending LBJ and the fact he’s still arguably the best player on the planet. That’s about the time when the wolves come out in defense of Kobe Bryant. True #24 supporters are a different breed of fans, you see.

They know what it’s like to have their favorite player be “Public A*shole #1.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Grade A: The News Drop 9.13.10

Posted by T. Adeyemi on September 13, 2010

Is Columbia, South Carolina bred Ms. Sophisticate Grade A Material?

Here comes the brand new flava in ya ear, time for new flava in ya ear. Well, maybe not brand new, but fresh nonetheless. Another week has passed as we have begun our national transition from the dog days of summer to the school days of fall. No matter the weather news never stops and we our continuing our tradition of providing you with a few key links that will keep you updated on what’s happening in the world around you. Your Welcome…Now hit the jumplink. 

Why Albums Are Released On Tuesdays In The U.S. [NPRMusic] 

Death of R&B Groups [SingersRoom]      

New G2 Phone Cometh, & Hopefully T-Mobile Won’t Taketh Away [TatsTechTalk]      

With NBA well dry, Iverson considering China [ESPN] Read the rest of this entry »

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Grade A: The Weekly Drop 8.10.10

Posted by T. Adeyemi on August 10, 2010

Can Ms. Addictive become Ms. GradeA?

As always we strive to keep all of our readers educated, informed, and up to date with the daily happenings of this crazy world. So in this latest installment of The Weekly Drop you’ll find a little of everything. Music news with some sports mixed in and of course a lot of entertainment. Well, unless you plan on this page opening up on its own, click the jump for some GradeA news and a lot of what you’ll probably be talking about either at work, on the train, or with your friends later. Don’t worry…Thank us Later.

The All-International Team: 10 Best Foreign NBA Players [BleacherReport]

Justin Bieber hit with water bottle during performance [MarqueeBlog]

Tank – “Sex Music” Video [SingersRoom]

Songs About College: 10 Tunes to School You on Your Higher Education [Spinner] Read the rest of this entry »

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Michael Jordan Last Word

Posted by servontaym on July 20, 2010

 

I think this is what everybody has been waiting to hear for the past few weeks. Michael Jordan has finally spoken about the “Lebron Decision” . The greatest player of all time wasnt even impressed by Lebrons choice to join the Monstars  Heat . I think he said it the best “I would have never called up Larry and Magic and said lets play together.”  Just imagine if those players would have played together the NBA would not be what it is today filled with all types of competition. This might be the Kobe factor if you can’t beat him by yourself join forces and try to take him out together. Still doesn’t make it right you didn’t see Charles Barkley Patrick Ewing Karl Malone and John Stockton join the same team due to the Jordan factor. They tried to do it on their own so they can beat the best. I guess Lebron threw that saying out the window for the rings.  At the end of the day you have to beat the best to become the best so Lebron  will just be an amazing player never better than Jordan or Kobe unless he wins 10 rings.

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NBA Draft

Posted by servontaym on June 24, 2010

Who will shake David Stern hand today with a new place to call home? A new crop of NBA talent will be on display tonight for the NBA Draft in New York. This is what some of these guys have been dreaming of since they first picked up a basketball. The new question is where will they land in the NBA what superstar will they be playing next to or against now?  The only question that John Wall should have is when can he play a game of H.O.R.S.E with the President Barack Obama, since the Wizards do have the number one pick. After John Wall at number one things get shaky and anything can happen definitely with the Memphis Grizzlies having three first round picks.  This draft is also key to most of the 2003 Draft class (Lebron James, Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh) who are Free agents now. Depending on what teams do in the draft it could affect where some major free agents decide to call home next year. Now the NBA summer frenzy begins with the start of the draft.

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Shannon Brown Violates LAX Air Space

Posted by T. Adeyemi on June 16, 2010

Simply put, you’re seeing this post for only two reasons. One, because I’ve tried to stay humble and just let the series play out between the Lakers & the Celtics. But for some reason all of the “out of the closet” Boston Celtics fans will not let me live during each & every game. So as part of my vow to get even and shed my non bragging cloak of humbleness I was wearing, I had to post this as a highlight to just how great of a sight game 6 of the NBA Finals was last night.

Secondly, after pressing play and sitting through the well worth the wait of 30 seconds of ads you will soon see just how and where “Amazing Happens.” So come with me Lakers Nation as we take flight alongside Pilot Shannon Brown as he does a fly by Top Gun style without permission from the control tower. In the words of the homie Blake Kelly, “Airplanes are cool.” I agree, don’t you?

–T. Adeyemi
“Be Real, Be true, Keep It 100.”

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Portsmouth Invitational Tournament

Posted by GingerKiD on April 9, 2010

Each year for 57 years the P.I.T has invited 64 of the best college basketball players (seniors) from across the nation to participate in a four-day, twelve game tournament in front of representatives from every NBA team.

The tournament drew the attention of NBA Scouts and General Managers in the mid-70’s when players like Dave Cowens, John Lucas, Walt Szczerbiak and Bobby Cremins came to Portsmouth to play. Soon the word spread and approximately 200 Scouts, General Managers and Representatives of all 30 NBA teams began to come to see players like John Stockton, Dennis Rodman, Tim Hardaway, Scottie Pippen and others. Today scouts from numerous international leagues have joined in on the annual April pilgrimage to Portsmouth. Over the years the P.I.T. has been a showcase for five of the 50 greatest players in NBA History (Rick Barry, Earl “The Pearl” Monroe, Dave Cowens, John Stockton, Scottie Pippen) and for many others who have gone on to NBA stardom.

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Trade Deadline

Posted by servontaym on February 15, 2010

The NBA trade deadline is close and the waters are heating up. I feel like right now in the NBA its the real life 24 with so many rumors swirling around. With the Mavericks already making a trade during the all star break to get Caron Butler and Brendon Haywood from the Wizards. A good move for the Mavericks to be more competitive  in the West with the Lakers and NuggetsRead the rest of this entry »

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