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Two years ago, moments after Kobe and the Lake Show were decimated by 39 points in Boston’s Game 6 clincher of the 2008 NBA Finals, Ron Artest, who was then playing for the Sacramento Kings and there to cheer on his childhood friend and former AAU teammate from Queens, Lamar Odom, approached Kobe in the locker room and told him he could help him beat the Celtics and get another ring. Read More »

The Semi-Automatic: Kevin Durant The Latest / Apr 27, 2010 / 5:15 pm

photo: associated press

(This was published in January, to coincide with the arrival of a new year and era in NBA basketball. I thought it was appropriate to re-visit this discussion, in lieu of recent events.)

Basketball, broken down to its simplest compound, is about scoring more buckets than the team you’re playing against. The Semi-Automatic refers to players who leave bodies in their wake with their innate ability to get buckets. And there is no greater young prospect in the game today with the combo of length, desire, work ethic and an insatiable appetite for greatness – all of which marinate along with a smooth, devastating offensive weaponry – than the 21-year-old Kevin Wayne Durant. Read More »

The Semi-Automatic: Kobe The Latest / Feb 2, 2010 / 1:44 pm

Basketball, broken down to its simplest compound, is about scoring more buckets than the team you’re playing against. The Semi-Automatic refers to players who leave bodies in their wake with their innate ability to get buckets. And last night, Kobe Bryant added another jewel in the crown of his stellar career by becoming the Los Angeles Lakers all-time leading scorer, thanks to his 44-point outburst against the Grizzlies. Read More »

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The last NIKE shoe endorsed by KG.

I have worn enough kicks on hardwood and concrete in the past decade and I have to say nothing will ever compare to NIKE. Read More »

Brick City Productions and Team Flight Brothers affiliate Anthony Petosa resurrected this forsaken footage of Chicago prep legend Ronnie Fields. Playing aside Kevin Garnett at Farragut Academy in the mid-’90s, Fields’s uncanny jumping ability helped him land the #3 ranked spot nationally among high school players. NCAA coaches fawned over him, but Ronnie’s career was hobbled by poor marks in the classroom and a debilitating car wreck.

Fields persevered, and has played in professional leagues spanning the globe. Check the videos and familiarize yourself with the Windy City’s finest, Ronnie Fields. Hit the jump for part two!

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KG Goes to UCLA

In the 2008 NCAA Tournament, three adidas sponsored squads finished in the Final Four, with Kansas taking the ‘chip in last-second fashion. The brand looks to continue the winning attitude in the oh-nine and brought in Kevin Garnett to discuss UCLA’s winning tradition and convey the Brotherhood ethos. Tracy McGrady suits up for Rick Pitino’s Louisville Cardinals, Superman Howard does his best “Rock Chalk Jayhawk” impression and Josh Smith rolls with the rugged Pitt Panthers. What perennial NBA stud would acclimate to the college game best? More importantly, can you imagine the damage each of these cats would do under the summertime sun at Rucker Park or Kingdome? Scary. Peep the other three commercials after the jump.
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The Playground Gave Us Starbury The Latest / Mar 2, 2009 / 11:48 am

all photos: jamd.com

That’s right! I said it! STARBURY!

With 99.9% of the things recently written and said about the man in the mainstream media being negative, it’s time someone showed Mr. Marbury some love. And if the playground culture that nourished his dazzling game can’t nurture him when all else are hating, who will? Read More »

Tearing Apart The Big Ticket The Latest / Feb 6, 2009 / 10:05 am

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Garnett and Jose Calderon exchange unpleasantries earlier this season. Photo: intentionalfoul.com.

I should preface this by saying I absolutely despise the Boston Celtics and hope the Knicks beat ‘em by 30 tonight (Pardon my bias, but likely won’t happen anyway.) And as I write this, I realize I will likely face the scorn of some of my fellow Bounce aficionados. But I for one am getting sick of Kevin Garnett and the praise he receives for playing with intensity that derives from the streets. Read More »