With the video of Drake airballing being shopped around everywhere like the name of it was Superhead, people are wondering if this means his credibility has diminished. Has it? I wouldn’t go that far to say that he lost his street cred but it did hurt a little bit.
You want to win a billion dollars? You can by entering the Quicken Loans Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge is about to go underway in just one day, at the time of this writing. Just in time for March Madness, Quicken Loans and Billionaire Warren Buffett have teamed up for this once in a lifetime challenge. The challenge is: if you can create a perfect bracket for March Madness, meaning if you can correctly guess the outcome of every single game, you win a cool billion bucks. But for people, like myself, who know nothing about sports outside of NBA 2K14, should you even bother entering?
Dallas Mavericks Owner, Mark Cuban, gave a strong indication that he may soon be drafting the first female basketball player into the NBA. At 6’8 and 207 lbs, Baylor’s Brittney Griner has the skills and the size to be a WNBA sensation, but is the NBA ready?
Watch the video below and see what all the hype is about.
If you’re a fan of The Game get ready for a treat as we scoured the net to come up with 10 Interesting facts about The Game that you might not know…
While not that fun, it is a fact that “The Game” was born in Los Angeles in 1979 as Jayceon Terrell Taylor. “The Game” name came from his grandmother and he’s also been known as Hurricane Game and Chuck Taylor.
To say The Game had a troubled childhood would be an understatement. His parents were gang members and frequently used drugs, and he was placed in foster care at the young age of 7.
Even though The Game had a rough upbringing, he’s very intelligent, graduated and went on to Washington State University on a basketball scholarship. He’s said that he played on their basketball team, but was kicked off an expelled for possessing drug paraphernalia.
Rappers have been getting shot or shot at for as long as I can remember, and The Game is no different although his incident happened before he was famous. The game got into the drug trade and was shot late at night in an apartment five times. He obviously made it, but endured a 3 day coma.
The Game may have been shot, but he still has a sensitive side. He was on a dating show called “Change of Heart” in 2000. His partner on the show revealed that he was “sensitive and acted macho” and decided to have a real change of heart at the end of the show when she dumped him.
Once The Game got famous he still had a few beefs. He had a short minor beef with Eazy-E’s son Lil’ Eazy E and also had a beef with Suge Knight. Next up was an extended feud with G-Unit and Fifty with a diss thrown in at Jay-Z for good measure.
Even though The Game didn’t get to play ball in college he made up for it. At one point an time he owned a big share of the Inglewood Cobras a basketball team from the now defunct ABA League.
Staying with the whole basketball thing did you know The Game is good friends with NBA Baller Baron Davis? The two are so tight that Baron is Godfather to The Games son.
A lot of people have heard of The Game or listened to at least one of his songs, but did you know that his debut album “The Documentary” hit number one on the charts and was nominated for 2 grammys?
You thought we we’re done with the beef’s didn’t you? Last but certainly not least was The Game’s most recent dust up where he videotaped himself beating up 40 Glocc earlier this year. There’s a nice video online that shows the altercation and it even though it was one-sided hats off to The Game for holding on to his iPhone.
Harlem Globetrotters have been entertaining crowds since the 1920’s and bring smiles to peoples faces wherever they go. We thought it was time to show the Globetrotters a little love so we’ve come up with a short list of 8 fun facts that you might not know about the legendary Harlem Globetrotters.
The Harlem Globetrotters have been around for a long, long time. Their beginnings are up for debate, but we do know that the team was first formed on the South Side of Chicago in the 20’s where most of the original players grew up and attended Wendell Phillips High School.
The Harlem Globetrotters didn’t have the “Harlem” thrown in until 1929 when they were touring Illinois as the Globe Trotters. What makes it funny is the fact that they didn’t even play a game in Harlem until 1968.
Everyone knows that the Globetrotters like to clown around, but they’re also pretty damned competitive. Besides the fact that they’ve only lost around 300 or so games in 80+ years of basketball. The Globetrotters have played and beaten several top college teams including Michigan State, UMass, and Syracuse.
The name Globetrotters is very fitting for the team as they’ve played all over the world. Lots of basketball teams travel, but did you know the team played a series of games in Moscow and met Nikita Khrushchev in 1959. Pretty cool considering that relations between the US and Soviets were very chilly in the 50s.
Contrary to popular belief the Harlem Globetrotters do not just consist of men. There have been 9 women on the team in the history of the Globetrotters, and the latest woman “TNT” Maddox is the first one in the past 20 years.
Who was the most famous member of the Harlem Globetrotters? Most people would think Curly or Meadowlark Lemon, but you might not know that Wilt Chamberlain was also a member of the star spangled team before he went pro. Wilt the Stilt joined the Globetrotters after his junior year of college because back then the NBA didn’t accept underclassmen.
We’ve already talked about how serious the Globetrotters are about winning as they’ve only lost around 340 games in 80 years. Guess how many games they’ve won? As of 2007 the team had amassed an insane 22,000 wins. While we’re not sure exactly how accurate the numbers are in 2012, if you’ve ever watched the Harlem Globetrotters play you the winning percentage is not exaggerated.
The Harlem Globetrotters have been naming honorary members to the team since way back in 1976. Only 8 people have been issued that honor and they are all names you’ll definitely know. The honorary members are none other than Bob hope, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Nelson Mandela, Henry Kissinger, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Jesse Jackson, Whoopi Goldberg, and Pope John Paul II.