We're going to be getting about a thousand of these alley oop highlights this season from Paul to Griffin so get used to seeing them every other day on the site. I just can't get enough.
But how about Blake Griffin's new post game? Wow! Dude did not rest in the off season, huh? He was already nasty but just imagine how much easier he will get to the hoop with moves like these. He is going to be impossible to stop if he can do this consistently and if he gets a consistent jumper? Look out.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
These Special Edition Reebok Zig Encores were created for the upcoming Shooting Touch Shootout that will be held at the Kroc Center in Boston on December 28th and 29th. If you're in the Boston area and are looking for some solid high school hoops during your holiday break, I suggest you stop by for a few games because it will include some of the best match-ups of the season.
Check out the details below or visit www.shootingtouch.com/Shootout.html for more information.
The matchups are set for December's "Shooting Touch Shootout", to be held at the Kroc Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Among the most intriguing matchups locally is defending MIAA Division 2 state champion New Mission going up against Jersey City, N.J. powerhouse and defending mythical national champion St. Anthony. Last year, the Friars came up to Newton North and defeated the Tigers, as well as Catholic Memorial.
All tournament proceeds go back towards The Shooting Touch Sabbatical Program - referred to as “The Basketball Peace Corps”, this program grants graduating college seniors the opportunity to travel the world and partake in a 10-month international work program using the platform of basketball to help foster education and influence positive social change in third world communities.
Tournament tickets will be sold onsite at the Kroc Center for day of events only. Limited sponsorships are still available, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below is the schedule for the two-day tournament, of which various clinics will be held in between.
Wednesday, December 28th
Archbishop Carroll (PA) vs. Hudson Catholic (NJ) 12:00pm
Bishop Loughlin (NY) vs. East Boston (MA) 2:00pm
Amityville (NY) vs. Roman Catholic (PA) 4:00pm
St. Anthony (NJ) vs. New Mission (MA) 6:30pm
Thursday, December 29th
Loser of NY/MA vs. Loser PA/NJ 12:30pm
Winner of NY/MA vs. Winner of PA/NJ 2:30pm
Loser of NJ/MA vs. Loser of NY/PA 4:30pm
Winner of NJ/MA vs.Winner of NY/PA 6:30pm
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
You've probably already seen this trailer for the Dark Night Rises since it's been everywhere this week but it's too f'n good not to post up. This looks like it might even be better than the last, if that's possible. Check for the Hines Ward appearance during the madness on the football field too. Crazy!
Although this is kind of a parody, I feel like this isn't too far from reality with Shaq. He probably drives one of his beast SUV's or trucks to the set every night. Just check out some of these monster rides. So crazy!
WOW! Now that's how you start the season off right, DeAndre Jordan. Good lord! That was complete beast mode right there over two 7 footers. Not many players in the L can pull that off.
Blake Griffin also had a nice dunk off the backboard from Chauncey Billups although he got hit with a tech for hanging on the rim which is a terrible call. Had he let go of the rim, he probably would have fallen on his back or head but it's also just the preseason and the players are trying to win back the fans with some entertaining dunks. Let the dude hang for half a second. So weak. Refs suck.
Anyway, I'm seriously considering getting NBA League Pass this season just to watch the Clippers because these dudes are going to be insane. Just look at the highlights from last night's game in the video above. They'll be putting up at least 4-5 ridiculous highlight dunks a game because of Chris Paul sending lobs to DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin all game long. Just call them the LOB Angeles CLippers from now on.
On top of that, it's going to be fun seeing Paul torch all of the PG's in the league with crossovers and floaters. Kid looks nice after the knee problems from last season. I'm still upset the Celtics couldn't get him in a deal for Rondo but at least he didn't go to the Lakers and he's on a team that will be fun to watch. Opening Night cannot come soon enough.
Monday, December 19, 2011
Now this is what I've been missing in my life for the past 3 months. It feels like all is right with the world again. This was only game 1 of the NBA preseason but it already looks like we are right back where we should be with the highlights and dunks.
I obviously had to show the Rondo behind the back pass to Bass first because it was the Celtics but here are a few other gems from the weekend.
John Wall had a sick crossover that lead to an even nastier dunk on the 76ers' Craig Brackins.
LeBron had a simpler but still entertaining dunk off of a backboard pass from Chalmers.
At first I wanted to laugh at this but once I watched it a few times, I realized how fast that cart was going and how hard it hit those people. Not cool. Luckily no one was seriously injured so I guess we can look back on it now and laugh a little bit but the whole situation is just surreal.
The only thing I found slightly amusing was the guy who ended up in the passenger seat but ended up bailing out of the cart even though he probably could have stopped it. I know he was in complete shock and wasn't thinking straight but all he had to do was pull a leg in and hit the brake or even just use his hands since he could probably reach it. He tried spinning the steering wheel for half a second and then just freaked out and rolled out. Crazy!
This SNL skit went exactly how you would expect but it was still pretty funny. I'm just surprised it took them so long to make it. I love that this aired on Saturday and then the Broncos got stomped on Sunday by the Pats kind of like Jesus predicted. HA HA.
Friday, December 16, 2011
Hot shit right here. I like "Chain Music" more every time I hear it. I don't know why but I love the Rick Ross ad-libs during the chorus. The video is nothing special but it's good enough I guess.
This probably isn't that funny once you break it down but it got me for some reason. It's kind of on some dumb funny shit. If you're in the right frame of mind, you'll probably enjoy it.
Just watch this vid. You won't be disappointed. This shit is ridiculous! This is probably some of the best B-Boy footage I've ever seen in my life. It literally takes the whole dance style and injects it with human growth hormone or something. I didn't even know it was humanly possible to pull off some of these moves. The strength and skills these guys have is through the roof. Respect.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
I thought it would make sense throwing this one up for the Thursday Throwback since today is the 19th anniversary of The Chronic album. DAMN! I can't believe it's been that F'n long. I am getting old and so is Hip Hop. It just goes to show if you make dope music, it will hold up over time, no matter the genre. Rap has never been known for that but Dre certainly proves it's possible.
On a side note, I always loved this video, especially the party scene. I always thought it was funny that the dude with the FUSION hat would show up in the beginning and then duck down behind the crowd and show up again at the end of the dance floor. That's called maximizing your air time. Respect.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
I'm not a fan of some of these tag team dance moves in the beginning of the video but overall this was a sick routine. Their style is unique and certainly different from what you see on a regular basis. It's kind of cool to see how dance styles can morph and change in different regions of the world even though it is within the same genre of music. Cool shit.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Dj Suss-One Ft Floyd Mayweather Jadakiss Lloyd Banks French Montana & Junior Reid - "Champion" (OFFICIAL VIDEO)
The audio quality on this video is kind of shitty but the song itself is nice. I wouldn't have minded if they made a version with just Jadakiss, Tony Yayo and Junior Reid but I guess I can deal with the rest of them for now.
This is some funny shit and so true. The only thing they missed was chicks being completely clueless about their surroundings as they walk around in public. I don't know how many times I've been walking behind some girl/women in a store or the mall in some pretty heavy foot traffic (think right about now during Christmas shopping) and they just stop on a dime do a 180 and walk right into me or someone else around them. Seriously? Are you that oblivious to the world that you don't even think for half a second that there might be someone behind you? ARGGGHHH! So annoying.
Oh shit! This is hot. I thought this was going to be more of the same old Dancehall sound but once it gets going and that electro sound kicks in, you realize this is on some other shit. Very dope.
And in case you didn't know, the two guys behind Major Lazer are the well known DJs/Producers Diplo and Switch. Normally I wouldn't point out that they are two white dudes but the fact that they have been successful in the Dancehall scene makes it worth mentioning since that is still a very rare occurrence. It's certainly interesting, if nothing else.
Monday, December 12, 2011
I've never heard of this dude Logic but his new video for 'Live On The Air' has been getting some buzz and it finally made it's way to me and I have to say, I am beyond impressed. This dude has a crazy flow, dope lyricism and a cool style that makes me think this dude is gonna make it big sooner than later. On top of all that, he actually recorded this track live on the air (get it?) and he then followed it up with a re-enactment at the same studio to complete the video. Sick concept.
This track is actually from his Young Sinatra Mixtape which I assume is just as hot based on the reviews I've read. Check it out when you get the chance. I think we'll be hearing a lot more from this dude in the near future.
Logic – Young Sinatra
Logic - Young Sinatra by Thissongissick.com
This is probably the most F'd up commercial I've ever seen in my life. Words can't do it justice because it essentially doesn't make any sense and almost seems offensive and I don't even know why. It's disturbing on so many levels and I now feel uncomfortable. I award you no points and may God have mercy on your soul...
You can't stop Gronkowski. You can only hope to contain him. This dude is just a monster. It literally takes 4 or 5 people to tackle this guy on a regular play and he keeps getting stronger each week. Just look at this play from yesterday's game against the Redskins. It's like he's a college kid playing against a Pop Warner team. That shit ain't even fair!
Friday, December 9, 2011
Damn! I wasn't expecting this but it sounds like Luda still hasn't lost his fastball. Dude is still throwing in the 90's with consistency. I still think he's one of the most underrated rappers of our time. That's hard to say since he's sold millions and millions of records but it seems like he never gets the respect he deserves. He can be complex lyrically or just use crazy metaphors that make you think and he always makes me crack up at least once per song which I appreciate. No one does that anymore. I could have done without Waka Flocka but I barely noticed him since the beat was banging. Dope track.
Not everyone is down with JT but I've always liked his music and since "Cry Me a River" was sampled for this track I thought it was worth posting. I don't care what you say. This shit is still hot.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
One of the best tracks of all time. No other words are necessary.
I don't usually do lame birthday shout outs for people I don't know but it's the "Basketball Jesus" Larry Bird's 55th so I had to give him some props since he provided years of sports enjoyment for me as a youth. Enjoy this very nice highlight video to reminisce on the career of one of the greatest and most unique players of all time.
Some people might get fired up by these new Foot Locker commercials since they take somewhat serious topics and flip them for commercial purposes but those people are losers so whatever. I thought they were kind of clever and funny and that's all that really matters.
When your parent's talk to you about tough choices, talk to them about Foot Locker. Tell them what you want for Christmas that will make the tough conversations so much easier.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
I think it's safe to say that The Roots make every song they perform better than the original. I was already a fan of 'Young, Wild & Free' but this live version takes it to the next level. They can literally play any and everything. So sick.
Also, I had no idea until just now that the movie Mac + Devin Go To High School is actually a Snoop and Wiz project from beginning to end. I thought they were just doing a song on the soundtrack but it turns out they are doing the entire soundtrack themselves and also starring in the movie. I had no idea.
SICK!!! I've never heard of Washington's Terrence Ross but I have a feeling we will be seeing a lot more dunks like these from him throughout the rest of the college basketball season because this kid has serious hops.
I did some quick research on YouTube and although there isn't a ton of video of him yet, there are still a few nasty highlights that show his nasty hops.
Here's a nice put-back dunk vs. Stanford:
Also, check out this insane windmill he pulled off in a game a few years ago while still in high school:
Here are a few more
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Nice! Jordan Brand is finally back to making some dope commercials. I'm definitely feeling this one. Cool concept and awesome execution. The YouTube description says it best:
The game's most memorable plays often coincide with brilliant acts of flight. In that moment of calm before takeoff, Dwyane Wade shows us what it feels like to be airborne in the Jordan Fly Wade 2.
I posted an audio version of "Strange Clouds" when it first came out back in September but we finally got an official video from B.o.B. and Lil Wayne. This song keeps growing on me and it's definitely one of my favorites in rotation right now. That squelchy bass is monsterous. I wish I still had a sub in my ride so I could bump this shit at extreme levels like back in the day...
Monday, December 5, 2011
Well done, Celtics. Simple but effective. That's how you get Celtics fans fired up for the season after pissing us off with the lockout. That doesn't make everything all better but it's certainly a start. I loved the last few lines that simply stated "I am not Hollywood. I am not South Beach. I am Causeway Street. I am Home. I am a Celtic."
Sick catch, bro. That's what you call concentration and some serious hand strength. It's too bad it didn't help them get the win though. Tebow and the Broncos came back to win AGAIN. This is officially out of control. You cannot stop Tebow. You can only hope to contain him.
Friday, December 2, 2011
This song is definitely growing on me. I like the simple laid back shit and the hook is kind of addicting. The video is simple enough but I got a little creeped out when I saw Snoop riding on a bike down the halls of a high school. Dude is WAY too old to be trying to pull that off, even if it's a goof. Still funny though.
"Levels" is one of my favorite dance tunes of 2011 and it's finally making that crossover appeal into commercials, movies, TV etc. that will help it blow up even more over the next few months. This video might also help the cause since it's simple, funny and should have some viral appeal. It kind of reminds me of the video for Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice" featuring Christopher Walken.
Here's a pic of some ridiculously hot custom Air Jordan 6's made to mimic the Air Jordan 3 "True Blue" colorway. SO SICK!!! I would love to see Jordan Brand make these an actual retro because I would cop them in a second and I know a lot of other Jordan heads would do the same. They should considering hiring some of these customizers as actual designers because they make better colorways than half the shit they've been putting out lately! If you want to see more pics, head over to KicksOnFire.com.
My expectations were kind of low for this one since the "Look At Me Now" remixes have been murdered over the past year but I was pleasantly surprised by this performance by some dude named Mac Lethal. I've never heard of him before but I have to say that I will be paying attention to him moving forward because he has some nice skills and a ridiculously fast and clear flow. On top of that, he actually pulled off an impressive display of live action rapping by making pancakes and rapping about it at the same time. Funny shit.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
This might be the best catch I've ever seen on any level of football. Period. It's one thing to catch a ball one-handed but it's another thing to pull it off while having your back to the ball with a defender in your face and catching it with your hand twisted thumb down. It's almost impossible what he did but he made it look easy. DISGUSTING!!!
I'm so f'n confused right now. I want to hate on this but I actually don't mind it for some reason. I hate Christmas music but I guess I could actually listen to this song if I had my choice between this and the usual classics that make my ears bleed. I guess that's good?
Bieber might need to switch to rap permanently because his new voice kind of sucks and he's actually pretty good at rapping which is the craziest part. I posted his "freestyle" from Power 106 from a few weeks ago and was definitely impressed.
The most confusing part about this song though is the appearance of Busta Rhymes. I'll give him credit for trying to branch out a little bit since he's getting older and needs to tap into a new audience if he wants to stay relevant but I'm not sure Bieber was exactly the right fit. It just seems like something he would have never done in the past but I guess if you get paid enough, anything is possible. I just find it hard to believe that if someone went back in time to tell old Busta that he would eventually do a Christmas song with a little white boy pop sensation named Justin Bieber that you could actually survive the event because he would beat your ass on the spot. It's funny how shit changes for the right amount of money.
Here's the original studio version: