Video: Kobe Bryant Interview (Speaks About Colorado, Shaq, Phil Jackson, Retiring At 35, & More)
Kyrie seems pretty confident that he can beat Bean. If Kobe stops him a few times and knocks down jumpers he doesn’t have a chance, but what do I know? I’m just a dude who played on the junior high B team and only shined during shuttles.
Nike setup shop in LA for a dunk contest and Jus Fly shut it down. He did a handspring, picked up the ball, went through his legs and dunked while showcasing a 42.3″ vertical.
Designed by artist Jeff Gaudinet, these are more pieces of art than skateboards. He has setup a page to view more of the designs here. For some reason Clipse’s “Grinding” is playing in my head.
When you watch cable you get bad fashion ideas…
When you get bad fashion ideas, you get skinny braids…
When you get skinny braids, you think you’re a prize fighter…
When you think you’re a prize fighter, you fail at your REAL job…
When you fail at your job think you’re a prize fighter, you get mad and punch through glass…
When you punch through glass, you miss playoff games…
When you miss playoff games, you lose 4-1 and go home early…
Don’t lose 4-1 in the playoffs and get sent home…. switch to Direct TV.
In a candid interview with a high school teammate Greg talks about being an alcoholic, getting cut, signing autographs for no reason, porno offers and more. Excerpts below and full interview here.
“You’re a fun-loving guy with a ton of personality,” I said. “So why do you hate it so much when people approach you in public? Why don’t you let your personality shine through and smile when you take pictures with fans?” “Because I don’t understand why they are so excited to meet me,” Greg responded. “I’m just a person. I guess I didn’t really mind it when I was at Ohio State and even right after I was drafted, but it just seems so fake now. Like, why are you bothering me at dinner for a picture when I’m nothing now?”
“For starters, Portland isn’t a great city to live in if you’re a young, African American male with a lot of money,” Greg explained with an embarrassed grin. “But that’s especially true if you don’t have anybody to guide you. Since I was hurt the entire season, I was on my own a bunch and didn’t have veteran teammates around to help me adapt to the NBA lifestyle.”
“If you know anything about guys in the Air Force,” Greg explained, “it’s that they drink a ton. My cousin got wrapped up in the NBA lifestyle and threw parties at my house all the time. So I got wrapped up in it too. When I played well, I’d drink to celebrate. And when I played poorly, I’d drink to forget. That second year in Portland I pretty much became an alcoholic.”
Dealing with another season-ending injury and now nude pictures circulating on the Internet, Greg sought out sports psychologist Joseph Carr. In the spring of 2010, Greg began seeing Carr regularly, and he paid for their sessions with his own money. Months later, when the season started, the Blazers also hired Carr, who started showing up at games and practices. Greg said he saw Carr talking to Blazers front office personnel on several occasions. This seemed like a conflict of interest, Greg said, and he couldn’t shake the suspicion that Carr was sharing details from their sessions with the team. In response, Greg stopped meeting with Carr and his distrust of the Blazers deepened.
Wale stopped by ESPN hq’s once again to discuss the NBA playoff outlook, HBO’s Hard Knocks, Tim Tebow and more. He also made a couple bets including if Tebow starts 6 games he will cut his hair.
Primetime said it over 15 years ago and nothing has changed. Rappers wanna ball and ballers wanna rap. I have zero words for this one. Word up to David Stern and A.I. though.
Kevin Durant ft. Privaledge – Wired (Paid in Full) (Prod. by Boi-1da)
Derrick Rose joined ESPN Radio Chicago with Waddle and Silvy to talk about how healthy he is, if his injuries have changed the way he plays, what he makes of the Bulls not really getting the national respect, if the team has asked him about possible roster moves before the trade deadline, whether he has talked to Dwight Howard, on his frustration with the officiating, and what he means when he says he is going through something that no other superstar is, and more….
On the lack of respect for the Bulls:
“We’re never going to get it and we know that. We have a lot of belief in ourselves that we can go pretty far. We know we have a special team, we know that everybody in this organization and that’s a part of this franchise has one goal and that is to win a championship.”
What he thinks about the possibility of the Bulls making moves before the deadline:
“Right now I’m hoping everything will stay but you never know. I’m not the one calling the shots. I’m not trying to pay attention to the trade deadline or anything like that just trying to stay focused, trying to win these games while we’re here, and trying to get better as a team with the guys that are here.”
If the team has asked for his advice on potential deals:
“No, no. Not yet. I would say not yet. They never ask but I know if they did come to me I probably wouldn’t want to get in the conversation anyway.”
Whether he has talked to Dwight Howard:
“No I didn’t talk to him yet, I haven’t talked to him this season. Things have been crazy enough where I’ve been busy with my own things, busy with the Bulls, I know he’s staying busy with the trade deadline or whatever, and I’m just trying to stay focused man. You hear a lot of things but you never know what is going to happen until that day.”
On his frustration with the officiating lately:
“I just go out there and try to play hard. I keep hearing that I create the contact and I just try to fight through it. That’s all I try to do. Last night there were certain situations where things got pretty intense and I thought I was going to get the calls I was supposed to get and I didn’t and I guess I was seeing something that they weren’t and I can just try to play through it, play my game, and keep going.”
What do you mean when you say you’re going through something no other superstars go through?
“It’s not that. I think I create the contact of course but I guess I don’t yell or fight through it and I’m a strong player. I don’t do all the necessary things that people do when they get fouled I guess. I don’t know what to do.”
Listen to the FULL interview Here
Yeah… this was probably better than 89% of the dunks in the dunk contest. What do I know though? I’m just a blogger that’s on the flag football injury reserve.
This was the Jay-Z of dunk contests. Vince Carter, Steve Francis, Tracy McGrady, Ricky Davis, Jerry Stackhouse and Larry Hughes all put on a show. Relive it below.
It’s not a secret that the dunk contest has fallen off immensely. They should incorporate these amateurs into it somehow to revive it. It won’t happen, but it’s a good thought.
The greatest philosopher of the 21st century gives his perspective on everything sports. The number of hits he’s been getting must look good for him to keep doing this.
“Kobe ’bout to lose a hundred fifty M’s. Kobe my nigga I hate it had to be him. Bitch you wasn’t with me shooting in the gym. Bitch you wasn’t with me shooting in the gym.” – Drake