For now, we run this

15 06 2013

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

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


Seattle’s finest Jamal Crawford starred in this video

Legalize it

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


Click Here to Play

28 07 2012

China Ball

17 05 2011

Props to Deco Turf – these guys built 40 courts, side-by-side, in Foshan, Guangdong (southern China).

In 2011, the Chinese government estimates that 300 million people play basketball in China.

89% of Chinese people ages 15 to 54 are more aware of the NBA the any other sporting body.

During the 2007 NBA All-Star Game, the player who received the most votes was Yao Ming, the hero of Chinese basketball and the first Chinese-born athlete to play fruitfully in the NBA.

Nike sponsored the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA), China’s first professional basketball league, upon its founding in 1995, paying $2.5 million to outfit all eight teams over the first four years of the competition.

Duke Men’s Basketball will travel and play in China in August 2011.


Geethu Anna Jose, 1st Indian to try out for US Basketball League

4 05 2011

She only has 1.2 billion people on her back!

Indian women’s captain, former Australian league MVP, Geethu Anna Jose, 25, is trying out for WNBA teams.  Get to know her!

Will Block for Peace in Sudan

28 12 2009

I had a good time with the American people.  I hope they remember me as a good guy who played hard. I wasn’t Michael Jordan, but I was somebody called Manute Bol

NAME:  Manute Bol  (TRANSLATION: “A Special Blessing”)

HEIGHT: 7 feet 7 inches

WEIGHT: 220 lbs  (“Manute Bol is so skinny, his team saves money on road trips. They just fax him from city to city.” – Woody Allen)



D.O.B.: October 16, 1962

Manute Bol is a pioneer and a portrait of a person who has used sports as an outlet and ultimately a platform to bring awareness to global issues, particularly the violence and civil unrest in Sudan.

After being discovered as a teenager in Africa by a US coach from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Manute Bol was brought to the USA, and eventually made his way onto the roster of the 1985 Washington Bullets. He was a starting center in most of his games, enjoying a 10-year career and earning approximately $7 Million in salary (1.65M in ’92).  As the tallest player in the league’s history at the time, he also received endorsement deals from Nike, Kodak Films, KFC, and Toyota.

NBA Career Highlights

1986 NBA All Defensive 2nd Team

All time leader in blocks per minute – .176

2,086 career blocks  – Manute has blocked more shots than he’s made (665)

Career Average of 3.3 blocks per game.   He once blocked 11 shots in one half.  He also recorded 8 blocks in one quarter twice during his career!

Manute’s Roots

Manute Bol was born in a remote village in south Sudan and growing up he saw his nation’s civil war take the lives of more than 2 million people over 15 years.

Southern Sudan is the home of the Dinkas, the tallest people in the world and Bol’s tribe.  It is also home to the Sudanese People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) , a rebel group to which Bol previously backed and contributed millions of dollars.

Both during his NBA career and after, Bol has worked towards achieving peace in his divided nation where in the south Christian rebels battle a northern Islamic government, based in Khartoum.  He has often lobbied for US Support and UN Peacekeeping to step in and stop the violence.

Note:  A few years ago, after a movement toward peace was proposed by the northern Muslims, and then rejected by SPLA, Bol renounced his direct involvement with both parties, and now works independent of both to rebuild communities for children.

Bol established many foundations including the Ring True Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to raising money for Sudanese refugees and for Sudan’s schools and clinics, and Sudan Sunrise.

To assist these causes, Bol has participated in several rather comical sports-related events, including becoming a member of Indiana’s professional hockey team, the Indianapolis Ice, appearing in Fox’s Celebrity Boxing against William Refrigerator Perry, even become a horse jockey.

“We are trying to raise some money to get a school and a clinic for my country. It’s been very hard since I got hurt. It’s hard to raise money. It is my dream to get some schools, good education and clinics for our people.”

Pictures, Video Interview, and Prank with Charles Barkley after the jump…
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