Dag. Really going to miss Shaq. He had a great run — basketball, movies, TV, rap music, soda pops, clothing, websites, other websites. Not sure how we’ll ever replace someone like him, but he’s in a better place now.
Just like anyone else born between 1980 and 1990, I’m a little bit invested in seeing how this new iteration of the Charlotte Hornets turns out. And after the jerseys that were almost perfect — the whites are great, but the teal and purple should have white around the digits, but otherwise AG — getting a chance to peep their court was the next big thing to see. After all, outside of the colors, pinstripes, Muggsy Bogues, Grandmama, Rex Chapman’s spandex and Kelly Tripucka’s mouth, the honeycomb lane is one of the defining looks of the first version of the Hornets.
And now that they’ve unveiled the court, I think we can all agree this is a solid upgrade. Just like the jerseys, it’s not a simple remake, but rather, the designers took the essence of the old franchise and reinvented it to make it more modern day. Which is good, since the 90s aren’t as cool as you remember. Personally, I think it looks magnificent, and I love that the honeycombs made a reappearance, albeit in an updated way.
As far as I’m concerned, two stingers up. Let’s hear what you think in the comments.
If you’ve ever seen Scottie Pippen’s legendary Mr. Submarine commercial, then you know that late-80s/mid-90s Bulls commercials were equally plentiful and bewildering. This one, for Gentle Treatment from 1986, is no different. I mean, it’s basically just Michael Jordan creeping on a reporter for having beautiful hair, and when I say “basically,” I mean that is what it is entirely.
Which is to say, two thumbs up.
(via Bulls on Parade)
Click forward to about the 6:40 mark of this interview with R. Kelly to hear the most beautiful free agency pitch since the Magic bought Dwight Howard all his favorite candies. If this doesn’t convince Carmelo Anthony to sign with the Bulls, then nothing will.
(via Fake Shore Drive)
Just when you thought Oklahoma City was in trouble, but then The Iyengars drop a hot single like this and totally change the series. This is the kind of anthem that can galvanize a team, fan base and city, and the team needs to play this on the Jumbotron during Game 3. Guaranteed victory.
Ugh. I feel claustrophobic just watching this. Or like I’m wearing a very scratchy sweater while someone just keeps slapping my arms. Either way, totes uncomfortable, so imagine how Kevin Durant must feel. Or don’t, unless you want to be crippled by anxiety attacks.
(via SB Nation)
This story is from last week, but it’s one of those things that I feel like you need to know. Simply put, on his very first date with international rap sort-of-star Iggy Azalea, Nick Young went to Target before heading to dinner, just to walk around. They went because she asked, which is always a good reason to do something on a date, if you’re really trying to woo the asker.
And speaking of wooing the asker, here is a partial list of things I would buy from Target to show Iggy Azalea what I am in to and how swaggy I am.
– Bag of Sour Patch Kids.
– Bag of Lemonheads.
– King size sleeve of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
– Two gallon jug of skim milk.
– Bag of Archer Farms brand Black and White trail mix.
– DVD copy of “The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug.”
– 2L bottle of Diet Coke.
– 20 oz. bottle of Diet Coke (for the drive home).
– WoodWick candle, fireside scented.
I don’t know if that’s the kind of shopping list that would get me a second date with a rapper, but it’s pretty accurate since I’m a chill bro who likes to keep things cozy but hasn’t seen the second “Hobbit” yet because it was released during the NBA season. Though I guess she’s right — you can tell a lot about a person by what they purchase at Target. Everyone should take their first dates there.