Kendrick Perkins calls out Lebron as twitter war begins

Keywords: lebron james, twitter, kendrick perkins, blake griffin, dunk of the year, kobe

Following the massive dunk that Blake Griffin put upon Kendrick Perkins the twitter world went crazy. One of those tweeters happened to be Lebron James who said; ”Dunk of the Year! @blakegriffin just dunked on Kendrick Perkins so hard!!! Wow! I guess I’m No. 2 now. Move over #6″

Perkins was less then amused by the Lebron response. He responded with this in an interview with Yahoo Sports:

“You don’t see Kobe Bryant tweeting, You don’t see Michael Jordan tweeting. If you’re an elite player, plays like that don’t excite you.

“At the end of the day, the guys who are playing for the right reasons who are trying to win championships are not worrying about one play. They also are not tweeting about themselves talking about going down to No. 2, I just feel Lebron is always looking for attention and he wants the world to like him.”

Now most people have not been fans of Lebron since his publicized decision to take his talents to south beach. Perkins took this opportunity to take his talents to the media and call out Lebron. Hey, Perkins is desperate to get people to stop talking about the domination Griffin thrust upon him with the dunk. Making people hate Lebron is always a good way to distract people.




Jackie Chan does it again

Keywords: jackie chan, michael jordan

Every time I see a new post from the Jackie Chan facebook page I get all excited. And when you see a picture like this, how could you not? I’m not sure why Jackie is standing with a cardboard cutout of Michael Jordan, nor do I care. I just know that it is absolutely spectacular.




NBA 2K13 will pit the basketballs most talked about teams against each other

Keywords: dream team, olympics

 

All summer long we have heard members of the USA Olympic team talk about how they think they could have beaten the Dream Team from the 1992 games. And of course members of that squad presented their rebuttals, saying there was no chance in hell they would lose. Now the debate can finally come to an end….well at least for the fans. The popular video game NBA 2k13 will have a mode that enables you to pitt the two teams against each other. Quite frankly I think the now 50 year olds from the Dream Team could beat the 2012 team at their current ages. But that is an argument for another day.




The Toronto Raptors are this weeks recipient of one of the best jerseys in the Associations history

Keywords: toronto raptors, vince carter, jersey of the week

The Vince Carter era was the highlight of the Toronto Raptors history. While playing North of the border, Vinsanity was able to sport some pretty sweet uniforms. This one takes the cake though. It is a Raptor, right there just smacked on the jersey. Every little dude grew up loving dinosaurs, seeing that red Raptor thrown on a teams kit made me an instant fan. For this childhood nostalgia, the good old Raptors jersey gets the spot in our first Jersey of the Week segment.




Spain may have lost, but their super fan is still a winner

Keywords: olympics, spain

 

Spain is the “winner” of the silver medal. I mean technically they got the medal because they lost. Anyway, while the Spanish players may have been losers, their fans remain the biggest hero of the Olympics. I really hope that is a cigar though.




We have one of the best finals match ups in years, who will come out on top?

Keywords: nba finals, thunder, heat

 

After a long season it all comes to this…..actually it was a strike shortened season, but Im still tying to set the mood. Anyway we all know the match up, the Miami Heat and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Lebron James and Kevin Durant. Dwyane Wade and Russell Westbrook. Chris Bosh and, well you get the point.

 

 

On paper obviously it seems like a series that will be very entertaining and incredibly close. Many actually have the Miami Heat as the underdog, and a team that could potentially be swept out. With all the trouble Lebron has had in the finals the Thunder have become the popular pick. But the question is, are they the right pick?

 

 

I want to say that the Thunder are the right pick, but I just dont feel good about it. Lebron was sensational against the Celtics, especially after the return of Chris Bosh. I think Lebron will finally shake the jitters and have a spectacular finals. There are a lot of other thing I could look at, the Thunder have the best bench in the NBA and the Heat are one of the strongest defensive teams. When it comes down to it though none of that will matter if Lebron stays on fire. I got the Miami Heat winning it in 6.




Ice Cube’s Triple Double and Michael Jordan’s journey into and out of baseball

Keywords: michael jordan, ice cube, white sox, bulls, retirement, it was a good day

 

So last week I said that my songs wouldn’t necessarily have anything to do with basketball. But this week it just worked too well again. Ice Cube released It Was A Good Day in 1993, around the time our little walk down memory lane begins, but we will get to that later.

The reason I love this song is for when Ice Cube talks about playing pickup basketball and says “last week f****d around and got a triple double.” It was always funny to me when I imagined Ice Cube actually kept track of his stats during a pickup game. And of course to continue playing to the basketball theme, another moment of Cubes perfect day consist of watching the Lakers beat the Supersonics. And remember, this is 90′s rap, so throw on the earmuffs because language is a bit coarse.

 

 

While Ice Cube was messing around on the basketball court, one man stopped playing the game. That man would be Michael Jordan. Jordan announced his retirement on October 6th of 1993, quite a few months after Cubes song came out. Anyway, Jordan cited lack of passion for the game as his reason for retirement. That passion was lost as his father had been murdered shortly before Jordan retired. His father had always dreamed of Michael as a baseball player, so that is where Jordan headed.

 

 

Michael Jordan spent parts of 2 seasons playing within the Chicago White Sox organization. The first season without their superstar the Bulls did quite all right, going 55-27. But midway through the second season without MJ the Bulls were just 31-31. Jordan would down blow the sporting world away once again, simply announcing “I’m back.” Jordan led the Bulls back to the playoffs that season and following a series loss to the Magic, he led them on to their second three peat.