Monday, March 31, 2008

White Boys that Can Jump


Brent Barry

Tom Chambers

Tyler Hansbrough

White men can't jump.

You remember the movie, right? It came out in 1992 and starred Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes as a pair of hustling basketball junkies.


Anyone who thinks white men can't jump hasn't watched Tyler Hansbrough in action.
I loved the flick so much I went out and bought the sound track, and used to dance to the title track in the club back in college.

And if you say it louder
Then you might make me prouder
Don't you know that white men can't jump?
White men can't jump

I was 30 before I realized just how racist it all was.

Could you imagine what would happen if Hollywood released a comedy about football entitled "Black Men Can't Throw"? Rush Limbaugh would be sitting in the theater chuckling with a box of Ho Hos in his lap as movie execs tried to explain to Jesse Jackson and/or Al Sharpton why he/they should not be offended. Yet men and women of both races who are otherwise intelligent not only embrace the notion inherent to "White Men Can't Jump," but it is spoken about as if it's scientific fact.

This is true in the barbershop.

This is true at the local Y.

Apparently it's true on national television as well.

Just last week I watched a pair of journalists dismiss the pro potential of both Tyler Hansbrough and Kevin Love for no other reason than their skin color.

"The last time a big white guy from college especially went from a big-time star to a big-time star in the NBA, I think there were still laces on the ball," one of them said.

For many, Hansbrough evokes memories of Christian Laettner, even though his game resembles Marcus Fizer. Love gets Eric Montross comparisons despite having far more in common with a young Tim Duncan. Perpetually grounded Michigan State guard Drew Neitzel, a preseason All-American, is compared not to fellow low-fliers such as former Spartan Shawn Respert or NC State's Rodney Monroe -- both duds in the pros -- but to J.J. Redick, who probably has the best hops of the four.


No offense, but Kevin Love has a lot more aspects to his game than Eric Montross did.
Alas, only white players can be compared to white players and blacks to black. If we started comparing athletes based on quaint little qualities such as talent and skill level instead of incidental ones like skin color and ethnicity, then we might actually be forced to stop and think.

Some black folks love this white-men-can't-jump rhetoric because it appears to give us an aura of superiority over a collective that for so long did everything in its power to keep us down and out. Some whites enjoy this conversation because it covertly grants some of our less evolved brethren permission to allow other sweeping generalizations about race to factor into their decision-making. These sweeping generalizations might not be privy to the general public but they affect things like, I don't know, hiring a black person to coach Division I football.

If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times, racial reconciliation is a two-way street. You can't say Hansbrough won't make a good NBA player because he's white unless you are prepared to also say Oregon's Dennis Dixon won't make a good NFL quarterback because he's black. For every Larry Bird there is a Doug Williams. For every Big Country there is a Stanley Roberts. You'd think we'd figure that out by now, but apparently not.

This is the stalemate Barack Obama spoke about two weeks ago in his address about race -- a nation unable to fulfill its potential because it has yet to figure out that together we are more than the sum of our parts. Only in this case, the ones who really suffer are kids like Hansbrough, Love and Dixon -- young men who worked countless hours to become among the best in their sports only to be blindsided by an antiquated belief system.

As the father of a young boy who likes to dream, it's really sad for me to know that in 2008 a 19-year-old kid could be so comfortably judged on his ability to do a job based solely on his race.

But what's even sadder is knowing there are some folks out there -- both white and black -- who will read this column and still not have a problem with it.

source-LZ Granderson is a Page 2 columnist and a senior writer with ESPN The Magazine, as well as a regular on ESPN's "First Take."

Classic ESPN Commercials





Ready for Playoff Basketball

Connect.Politic.Ditto



In celebration of the grand opening of Stussy DC, the latest chapter in the Stussy Tribe will be dropping exclusive tees for the District. The "Connect.Politic.Ditto." tees feature Stussy's stock logo reinterpreted with the DC flags double bars, and three stars.

Dont miss the party if your in the area should be ill with DJ Biz on the ones and twos.

Roots NY Jam Session

Still Undefeated


Of course the little homie had to win somehow. There is always a vacant chair laying around a wrestling ring.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Ato Matsumoto


Ato Matsumoto has produced a stunning and functional styled piece of footwear that has hardly made it out of Japan until now. The brand got a lot of press last year after Kanye West was seen rocking the Ato Cow Hide Boots.


props Highsnobiety

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Too Much Money



I know this is for publicity. Still i think its a dumb ass idea, I know wrestling is fake but if Big Show accidentally falls the wrong way or Mayweather does a move the wrong way it could be curtains for the little homie. Id rather see son training for the De la Hoya rematch. I guess he's really trying to get the Mayweather promotions thing started.

When you have to much money and your bored you do dumb shit like Dancing With The Stars and now its Wrestle Mania Sunday March 30. Good Luck

Rajon Rondo Breaks Steve Nash Ankles

I was watching the game last night until the celtics pulled away. This was the play of the game.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

You Got Me Son

This is why i use dumbbells instead.

Funny Coaches

John Cheney vs John Calipari

Jim Boeheim

Roy Williams

Dennis Green

Bobby Knight

Avery Johnson

Mulatto Women

Props to the kid Tommy for his post. Being that Im a mixed kid myself father white and mother black I had to add a few joints myself.


Sade, Nigerian and British descent

Mya, Black and Italian descent.





Faith Evans Black mother, White father.



Mel B, White Mother, Black Father.




Nicole Ari Parker, White mother, Black father.




Thandie Newton, British father,and Zimbabwean mother




Jennifer Beals father is Black and her mother is White.





Tamia, Black mother, White father.


Halle Berry White mother and a Black father.

source Blackflix

Snake-Eyes


Everyone watched G.I. Joe as a kid even if it was politically driven with subliminal messages just like Captain America ,but fuck it we all had the action figures. The new movie will probably be wack but here is a pic of one of my favorite characters snake eyes.

Porschla Coleman





A.K.A. Russell Simmons new jumpoff. She looks better than Kimora to me.


props KingMag

The Sweet Science

I like the UFC but I like boxing better. Toe to toe none of that wrestling shit hand to hand to see who's smarter and faster. I know alot of cats hate Floyd Mayweathers style of fighting but that's boxing stick and move,stick and move. The object is to win the fight and hes 39-0 for a reason. Another great fighter that is forgotten is Pernell "Sweet Pea" Whitaker a great southpaw with a slick style of defense and a bravado from the 757 check out the defense.The first fight is at the NORFOLK SCOPE.



Boxing Knockouts, we need an American Heavyweight Champ watch Mike just murder the competition in most of the clips.

Catching Up on The UFC

Anderson Silva vs Dan Henderson


Brock Lesnar vs Frank Meer


Kimbo Slice vs Tank Abbot

Game,Set, Match, Ace Bitch!



The Burj Al Arab Jumeirah

The hotel is the only Seven Star Hotel in the world.

It is one of the most expensive hotels in the world to stay in.
The prices for the least expensive suites are in the range of $1,000 to over $6,000 a night. The most expensive suites can cost over $15,000 a night

With your chauffeur driven Rolls Royce, discreet in-suite check in, private reception desk on every floor and a brigade of highly trained butlers who provide around-the-clock attention, you can be assured of a highly personalised service throughout your stay.

The hotel's self-characterization as a "7-star" property is considered by travel professionals to be hyperbole, and an attempt to out-do a number of other hotels which claim "6-star" status. All major travel guides and hotel rating systems, however, have a 5-star maximum.

One of its restaurants, the Al Muntaha (meaning "highest", or "ultimate"), is located 200 meters above the Persian Gulf, offering a view of Dubai from above. It is accessed by a panoramic elevator. the owner is natbir singh

Another restaurant, the Al Mahara (Arabic "The Oyster"), which is accessed via a simulated submarine voyage, features a large seawater aquarium, holding roughly 35,000 cubic feet (over one million liters) of water. The tank, made of plexiglass in order to reduce the magnification effect, is about 18 cm (7.5 inches) thick.

The building's external lighting scheme can vary from white to multicolored, changing every 30 minutes. Occasionally there is a light show, where colors interchange rapidly.

The Architect and Engineer for the project was Atkins, the UK based multidisciplinary consultancy. The hotel was built by South African construction company Murray & Roberts. It took three years to reclaim the land from the sea, and less than three years to construct the building itself.

It is the world's tallest structure with a membrane fa├žade and the world's tallest hotel (not including buildings with mixed use) and was the first 5-star hotel to surpass 1000 ft (305 m).

If I ever win the lottery.......

more info check here

Thanks CWebb



After playing just nine games back in the Bay Area, Webber is retiring. He will depart as one of just six players in history -- along with Hall of Famers Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor, Larry Bird and Billy Cunningham and the still active Kevin Garnett -- to average at least 20 points, nine rebounds and four assists.

I'm thanking Cwebb for this, helping us win a National Championship.

More Random

Its crazy that he's a ventriloquist and little scary but the whole time I was watching this, I was waiting for him to slip and say nigga.





Late Night Random

On some random shit my peoples and I were thinking of some old shows we used to watch as kids. I was searching for some old shows and came across these clips of kermit the frog shits crazy with the voiceovers (no homo) with the two girls on cup reaction. Check the vids

Scarface


Reaction to Two Girls One Cup


Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Who's in your family tree?


Pitt and Obama are ninth cousins, linked by Edwin Hickman, who died in Virginia in 1769. Ben LaBolt, a spokesman for the Obama campaign, declined to comment on the senator's ancestry.

Obama has a prolific presidential lineage that features Democrats and Republicans. His distant cousins include President George W. Bush and his father, George H.W. Bush, Gerald Ford, Lyndon Johnson, Harry S. Truman and James Madison. Other Obama cousins include Vice President Dick Cheney, British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill and Civil War General Robert E. Lee.

Source- The New England Historic Genealogical Society, founded in 1845, is the oldest and largest nonprofit genealogical organization in the country.


AP

Obama was bascially born to be a president.

AC - Rae Told Me



props onsmash

Jose Canseco Continues to Snitch

Jose Canseco says in his new book that he introduced Alex Rodriguez to a steroids distributor and that A-Rod pursued Canseco's wife, according to the Web site of freelance writer Joe Lavin.

Lavin says on his Web site that he obtained the book, "Vindicated: Big Names, Big Liars, and The Battle to Save Baseball," on Monday from a bookstore in Cambridge, Mass. The book is due to be released April 1.

Lavin writes Canseco's book discusses A-Rod, Roger Clemens and Magglio Ordonez.
He says Canseco claimed he didn't inject Rodriguez but "introduced Alex to a known supplier of steroids." Lavin also says "Canseco claims that A-Rod was trying to sleep with Canseco's wife."
AP

This guy is trying to dry snitch cuz A-Rod supposedly wanted his wife . A-Rod prolly smashed and homie is hating now, this is Jessica Canseco.

Remember this



Mike hopes you remember if he ever returns to the game.

This A Test How Aware Are You?



shouts to Angry Will

Goodbye Isiah?

Indiana Pacers chief executive Donnie Walsh will leave the team after this season and a source told ESPN late Monday that he will land with the New York Knicks.

Walsh is expected to sign a three-year, $15 million contract with New York at the end of this season to oversee their basketball operations division. The source did not know what would become of current Knicks president of basketball operations and head coach Isiah Thomas once Walsh joined the Knicks.

Associated Press.


Everyone should know what is going to happen. Its not hard to tell it would be the smart thing to clean house. Isiah should get a pink slip to match this ugly ass shirt.

Judah vs Mosley Judah Makes $100,000.00 Bet

Zab Judah is so sure he's going to stop Shane Mosley he's willing to put his money on it.

Judah offered to bet Mosley $100,000 that he's going to win their welterweight bout at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on May 31 by knockout.

"That's free money," the 30-year-old Judah said Monday at a news conference to publicize the fight. "If he's so confident and so much in shape, then why didn't he take it? The last time I put a $100,000 bet on the table was against Corey Spinks. What did I do? I knocked him out."

He's getting knocked out May 31," Judah said. "He's older now and he's not as fast. I've been talking to Winky [Wright] and Vernon [Forrest] and they tell me his punching power is not the same. I'm a 100 percent better fighter."

"It doesn't matter what he says or what's going on in his mind," said Mosley, 44-5 with 37 knockouts. "I have a mission. I have a goal and my goal is to destroy anything in front of me. Nobody is going to stand in my way."

Should be a good fight

The Associated Press

NFN Gourmets





Summer Collection Dopeness you know the inspiration.


NFN Gourmet

Casio G-Shock



25 years in the making and G-Shock continues to set standards. For their 25th birthday, they decided to resurrect some of their classics and this is just one of them. Don't wait, because these are limited editions and once they're gone, they're gone. available at the wealth

props casio

What Ever Happened to Terry Tate?

New Commonwealth Tees



New Commonwealth tees are out featuring a Neon Ribbon C to left and others retail at $28 available now at Cmonwealth

Monday, March 24, 2008

Making the Band Spoof


More of Affion Crockett

UBIQ's

The brand name UBIQ / Ubik, is "omnipresent everywhere," meaning UBIQUITOUS to etymology, and attract many people passionately means. Dope shoes and made with environment friendly materials.


The Fatima Model Drops Middle of May




The Grace Models Drop Middle of March




for more info check out http://ubiqcube.typepad.jp/ubiq_laboratory/2008/03/post-05d2.html

The Worlds Tallest Man



Leonid Stadnik, left, 2.59 meter (8,5 feet) tall, the world's tallest living man according to the Guinness Book of Records, Stadnik's growth spurt started at age 14 after a brain operation apparently stimulated his pituitary gland. Stadnik, 37, is still growing up. AP

Damn it must be hard to text .

Playoffs? The Mavs may not even make it



I watched some of the first half and it was a slow boring game. Then i got hooked on the NCAA Tourney watching my Tarheels score 100 for the second game in the tourney. I saw espn this morning and it showed the injury.Damn it sucks to be Jason Kidd right now, the only reason you came to Dallas was to have a legit shot in the playoffs and right now with the competitive west you could get bounced if you cant adjust.

No Name Hills Star

Chick from the Hills exposed the one on the farleft no one knows here name and cares for that matter but I guess thats what you have to do to become famous.
NSFW pics

The Late Night Flight

Shout outs to Disko Dave for coming through the shop and dropping off The Late Night Flight mix its dope. Check the video of him making Around My Way and check out his myspace page www.myspace.com/diskodave

Like Water The First True Action Star

I picked up the new Muscle and Fitness Magazine. Cuz its about that time just a few months before the summer to get right. In it was a write up on Bruce Lee and his crazy workout, and how he became powerful and fast with a 5'7 frame.


With his blinding speed and signature brand of combat, Jeet Kune Do, Lee almost single-handedly redefined the fight film genre and propelled martial arts into the worldwide cinematic mainstream.
Lee was able to parlay his fighting skills and physique into becoming the world's first true action star.

props muscleandfitness

Swagger

I've seen this commercial a few times but i have never payed attention to the name of the deodorant. I know its Old Spice, but the smell is Swagger. I wonder what swagger smells like,i always thought is was the smell of fresh money won or earned. I guess they found a way to bottle swagger up. Instead of sweating and smelling bad you have just add a little swag and your good to go.

Oh Before I Forget


Fucking Loser!
WEST VA UPSET THE DUKE (HOMOS)


Duke's season ended on Saturday as West Virginia dominated on the glass in a 73-67 upset. Wow, for the second straight year, the Blue Devils were taken out before the Sweet 16.


It was clear that Duke had no post presence inside as West Virginia scored inside and often held the Blue Devils to just one shot. Clearly the Mountaineers were the better team on Saturday.


words from Dick Vitale (except the part about Duke being Homo)


Dope Wallet



Retail $375 cool concept, I like the rubberband . The 11 Billfold is made with leather and paper to make it feel like a legit roll. Its a grip, but if you cop just make sure you have enough dough left to actually put money in the wallet.

props Selectism

Body Paint Is The New Art



Its crazy how real this looks but its all body paint .
More pics at Hollywoodtuna

Ask Georgetown This Kid Can Shoot

Stephen Curry from Davidson is lights out,he was clutch against Georgetown ending their run for the championship. Watch the clip from last year and to think the Homos from Duke didn't want this kid on their team. Maybe if they had him they wouldn't be watching him play on to the next round next week. He out scores an entire team in one half of basketball.

Stussy DC Chapter

Friday, March 21, 2008

Jay-z Samples

Its crazy how they flip some of the samples


Bobby Byrd - I'm Not to Blame [Jay-Z - U Don't Know]
Bohannon - Save Their Souls [Jay-Z - Cashmere Thoughts]
Boosey and Hawkes - Library (Snippet) [Jay-Z - So Ghetto]
Chi-Lites - Thats How Long [Jay-Z - December 4th]
Don Blackmon - Holding You Loving You [Jay-Z - What The Game Made Me]
Ennio Morricone - Ecstasy Of Gold [Jay-Z - Blueprint 2]
Genya Ravan - Whipping Post [Jay-Z - Oh My God]
Hossam Ramzy - Khusara Khusara [Jay-Z - Big Pimpin]
Johnny Pate - Shaft in Africa (Addis) [Jay-Z - Show Me What You Got]
KC And Sunshine Band - Keep It Coming Love [Jay-Z - Girl's Best Friend]
Kenny Latimore - let me go [Jay-Z - A Million and One Questions]
Kleer - She Said She Loves Me [Jay-Z - Dynasty Intro]
Kraftwerk - The Man Machine [Jay-Z - Sunshine]
Lonnie Liston Smith - A Garden of Peace [Jay-Z - Dead Presidents]
Los Angeles Negros - Tu Y Tu Mirar [Jay-Z - My 1st Song]
Mel & Tim - Keep the Faith [Jay-Z - The Prelude].mp3
MFSB - Something For Nothing [Jay-Z - What More Can I Say]
Ohio Players - Ecstasy [Jay-Z - Brooklyn's Finest]
Paul Anka - My Way [Jay-Z - My Way]
The Little Boy Blue Band - Seed of Love [Jay-Z - Interlude (Public Service Announcement)]
the o'jays - what am i waiting for [Jay-Z - You Must Love Me]
Yvonne Fair - Let Your Hair Down [Jay-z - Where I'm From]

The Making of Dead Presidents

We don't just shine, we illuminate the whole show; you feel me?

Classic Dilla about Madlib


Official is one of my favorite beats and songs of all time if you dont know the beat it comes in at 3:10

Say whats up and keep it movin


The longest handshake ever

Give each other space and not the Evil Eye



The Saleen Raptor one of a kind. Looks like it has eyes and is built for speed 0-60 in 3.2 add it to the list of dream cars

Serius vs Mook

Both these dudes can battle but cant make a song for shit like most other battle rappers good battle though


For those who dont know about the Zab vs Kostya Tsyzu line here is a reminder, the funny thing is that he was winning the fight until that point after that his career was never the same.

T.W.I.C.E Mixtape

T.W.I.C.E. The 7 Cities Mixtape with DJ Strez.


A lyrical Emcee reppin the 757 with no gimicks just rhymes. Check out the flow and selection of beats. Click on the image to listen and download it.