For now, we run this

15 06 2013

Duncan and Lebron outside the lockeroom after the 2007 NBA Finals (Spurs WIN over CLEVELAND)





Congrats Sim Bhullar

22 03 2013

Congratulations to Sim Bhullar, Indian-Canadian basketball star, on his NCAA debut. He stands at 7’5″ and weighs in at 355lbs.

His first season on the team, Bhullar averaged 15 points, 12.5 rebounds and 4 blocked shots in the semifinals and finals of the WAC tournament last week – leading his team to a second straight title and earning the Aggies an opening-round NCAA tournament matchup with fourth-seeded Saint Louis on Thursday.

On Thursday March 21, 2013, in the national spotlight, Bhullar posted 4 points, 11 rebounds, and 3 blocks in 27 minutes in a New Mexico St loss. He will likely be back at it again next year.

During the game, the announcers did a brief story on his 7’3″, 16yr old brother Tanveer and his visit and warm reception at New Mexico St. Will he be following in Sim’s footsteps and attending New Mexico St as well?

Big Dancer

 

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Photo of the Day: Nice around Mics like Pippen

12 03 2013

pippen in jordans - courtesy of dikembe mutumbo





Pros and Non Pros – Athletes and their Non-profits

26 02 2013

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Athletes, like everyone else, use non-profits as a way to stay connected to their community as well as make connections that may help them in their personal and business lives. We cannot draw conclusions on an athlete’s contribution by simply looking at their non-profit, because they do so much to help raise funds with their appearances and recommendations. Rather than assess an athletes personal character, this serves more as an insight into how they handle their business. Many athletes are broke…and so are the causes supposedly supported by their non-profits.

The Boston Globe recently published an article on athletes and their non-profits. Some athletes, like Alex Rodriguez and Josh Beckett and Anquan Boldin, have high profile non-profit organizations that spend more than 75% of the money they raise on overhead, and staging and promoting fundraising events – and only 1-25% on actually funding causes and activities related to their foundation’s mission.

A good non-profit will spend at least 65%-75% on the cause and the rest on salaries, overhead, event management etc.

3 of the good ones highlighted were:

Athlete: Alex Smith – NFL Quarterback and 2005 1st overall pick
Nonprofit: Alex Smith Foundation
Mission: Helping foster teens attend college and transition to adulthood
Funds raised 2008-10: $839,244
Percent to charitable causes: 91%

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Athlete: Carmelo Anthony – NBA player / Olympian
Nonprofit: Carmelo Anthony Foundation
Mission: Education and recreation
Funds raised 2008-10: $3.3 million
Percent to charitable causes: 87%

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Athlete: Steve Young – NFL Quarterback / ESPN Analyst
Nonprofit: Forever Young Foundation for Children
Mission: Academic, athletic, and therapeutic support for children facing physical, emotional, and financial challenges
Funds raised 2008-10: $6.2 million
Percent to charitable causes: 75%

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Break it down, Roll it up – 2002-2003 Chicago Bulls

12 02 2013

Marijuana is the third most popular recreational drug in America (behind only alcohol and tobacco), and has been used by nearly 100 million Americans… and maybe some Europeans

The Bill Cartwright-coached ’02 Bulls won 30 games and still had the 5th highest attendance. It was recently revealed that there were guys smoking weed before games.

Let’s look at the roster:
02 Bulls Roster

Interesting Facts
Corie “Pass the” Blount was once arrested for possession of 29 pounds of marijuana. Deputies also found another 7 pounds of marijuana, 3 guns and $29,500 in cash. Blount was charged with felony drug possession. He told the judge that it was all for personal use, in which the judge came up with a quick comeback stating “Cheech and Chong would have had a hard time smoking that much.”

Besides looking like Luda, Donyell Marshall has the permanent stoner gaze going
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Seattle’s finest Jamal Crawford starred in this video

Legalize it





JayZ in a Knicks Jersey outside the Barclays

9 01 2013

In 2001 Jay donned a Latrell jersey and shot an epic video outside a Barclays sign in NYC

Jay Barclays

Jay-Knicks

Link – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tWmyPMf3wU





Kobe vs James Harden

2 11 2012

Here is some classic footage from the Drew League – famous highschool gym on the corner of Compton and Firestone in Southern California