'Sheed = Swole

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Too Tall To Ball

ABC reports: "An Oregon basketball player is being kicked out of her basketball league -- all because she's a girl. 12-year-old female basketball prodigy won't be playing with the boys. Jaime Nared may be only 12 years old, but she's called a basketball powerhouse by teammates and already stands over 6 feet tall. Jaime is such a good basketball player her coach and parents decided she should play in the boys' league. "I think I do a little bit better when I play with the boys," said Jaime, "because I push myself even harder playing with them." Her coach said the other players' parents were fine when Jaime joining the team until she outshone their sons on the court. "They were great ... until she blocked the first shot. Then they were like, 'Hey, we don't want this big kid coming out and making us look bad,'" said Michael Abraham, Jaime's coach. After parents complained, The Hoop, a private league that organizes the games, told Jaime she could no longer play with the boys, citing a rule that bars mixed-gender teams. "


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If You Root Against a Lakers - Celtics Finals, You're a Hater

Apparently, Jemelle Hill thinks that we should all be rooting for a Spurs/Pistons Finals match-up because it would shut up all of the conspiracy theorists who say that the league is trying its best to get Lakers/Celtics match-up. She also goes on to say that the Pistons and Spurs would be "our core sports values at work", Tim Duncan is "perhaps the best player of his generation", and that "If you love teams that win because of their commitment to team basketball, root for Pistons-Spurs. If you're sick of seeing basketball dominated by And-1 wannabes, root for Pistons-Spurs."

Jemelle, what the hell are you smoking?

The conspiracy theorist, most often than not, is also commonly referred to as a "hater." Would the league (and the general public) rather see the Pistons and Spurs battle it out in 7 games with scores that barely crack the 50s or would the league (and everyone except for citizens of Detroit and San Antonio) rather see the leagues two most storied franchises battle it out for basketball supremacy? It's like asking Major League Baseball if they'd like to see the Red Sox and Yankees square off every year in the post season versus having the Milwaukee Brewers take on the Kansas City Royals. The reason why the final four in the NBA are in the position they are in is not because they were helped out along the way, it is because they are simply better than everyone they've faced. And yes, the Lakers got Pau Gasol for a roll of medical tape and some hot sauce, but if the two teams agreed to the trade and it was approved, then that's what it is. The fact that Isiah Thomas destroyed the team with the largest media market should stand as strong proof that the league isn't trying to rig things.

As far as our core sports values being at work, when the hell did flopping like there's no tomorrow (see San Antonio Spurs) become a core sports value? When did making it to the conference finals six years in a row and only winning one world championship but acting like you've won the title six years in a row become a core sports value? Detroit is the same frachise who's fans almost killed the league a few years back when they decided to use an opposing player for a trash can. San Antonio is also the same franchise who's fans broke into a chant of "Horry! Horry!" when Cheap Shot Rob nailed David West in the back and left him motionless on the court. Yeah, they're some real class acts.

While I will not dispute the fact that Tim Duncan is among the best players of his generation, I'm still rolling with Kobe Bryant as THE best. Tim Duncan has played like a superstar when his team needed him, but it's not like he was playing alongside some scrubs. Kobe has been a transcendent talent and is one ring away from matching Duncan's championship total.

"If you love teams that win because of their commitment to team basketball, root for Pistons-Spurs." Seriously? Have you even seen the Lakers and Celtics play this season? The Laker's triangle offense is back to prime form and the way they run a fast break is among the league's best. If it wasn't for the Celtics absolute commitment to team basketball, they wouldn't be two wins away from the Finals right now. It's also safe to say that any team who is "playing like And-1 wannabes" is watching the playoffs at home right now (and didn't make it to begin with).

To be fair to Jemelle, she explains that she is a native of Detroit and would love to see the hometown team make it to the Finals. However, her article is just absolutely ridiculous. After such an outstanding season of basketball, a Spurs-Pistons championship would be the worst possible outcome.

Jemelle, put the haterade down!

See:
America should be pulling for Pistons-Spurs

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Mamba strikes again

Kobe had 2 points in the first half...the Spurs led by as many as 20 points during the game...this douche bag in the restaurant proclaimed that if the Spurs won game 1 that they would win the whole series...then Kobe took over.

25 Points later, Kobe Bryant had every Spurs fan on the planet feeling sick to their stomach.

Game, set, and match. Holla at y'all in Game 2.

(Eff the Spurs, by the way.)

Kobe sons the Spurs

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[video] Jay-Z at the NBA Draft Lottery

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No Comment

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There Can Only Be One: Kobe-Duncan

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The Bulls WIN!!!! (The Draft Lottery)

Thank you, God!!!

In your FACE,Pat Riley!

Everything happens for a reason...we were garbage all year long and didn't show any resemblence to BULLS basketball. Well, now we have an outstanding opportunity to make a huge turnaround. The number 1 pick WILL change our franchise for the better, and much sooner rather than later.

My mind tells me to get Beasley since we NEED an inside presence. But knowing the bulls as well as I do, they'll probably pick Derek Rose. If they do that, they need to package either Hinrich or Gordon along with someone else for a true inside presence.

Oh yeah, a coach would be nice too.

It feels good to have a reason to cheer on a team that isn't even in the playoffs right now.

BULLS in '09!

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Jay-Z: Nets' NBA Draft Lottery Rep

Via SLAM:

Nets investor and music executive Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter will represent the Nets at the NBA Draft Lottery tomorrow, Tuesday, May 20, at the studios of NBA Entertainment in Secaucus, NJ. The Draft Lottery will be televised live on ESPN from 8 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. before Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Boston Celtics and Detroit Pistons.

Carter will be one of 14 team representatives to be seated on the stage when NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver announces the winning order of teams participating in the Draft Lottery. The NBA Draft will be held on June 26.

“This is very exciting and I hope my nickname ‘Lucky Lefty’ holds up,” said Carter.

I might actually watch this. Will he be freestyling on Jason Kidd or something?

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Snoop Dogg ft. Kurupt "Lakers Theme"

Snoop Dogg ft. Kurupt "Lakers Theme" (MP3)

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[video] Kevin Johnson For Mayor?

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[video] Kirilenko's Buzzer-Beating Tip In

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Charles Barkley Is A Dumbass

His words, not ours.

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[video] Spurs Backcourt Scores 62



Bought time they won one over the Hornets.

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There Can Only Be One: Fisher-Williams

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There Can Only Be One: Parker-Stojakovic

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[video] There Can Only Be One: Garnett-LeBron

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All Access: LeBron James

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Strut Your Stuff

Wow... www.strutyourstuff.com:

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There Can Only Be One: Bryant-Boozer

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KB24 - MVP



Kobe Bean is the illest.

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Throwin' Bows

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[video] There Can Only Be One: Billups and Howard



This series is gonna be dope.

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[video] There Can Only Be One: Duncan & Paul

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Air Jordan Flight 23 White / Metallic Silver - Blue Ribbon - Varsity Red

I am in love. These hit shops on May 10th, although if you hit up eBay, there are loads available right now. Plus, they are much better looking than this awful colorway.

Via Sneakerfiles.

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