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Vote Rose for the 2011 All-Star Game

 
Vote Rose for the 2011 All-Star Game
Vote daily above OR by texting ROSE to 69622 (MYNBA)
 
The time is NOW to show love where it's needed: support Chicago Bulls Derrick Rose to start at the 2011 All-Star game! His innovation, determination, and passion for the game shines above all other competitors, and we need him to not only represent Chicago but the world, where he can flex his skills at the Eastern vs. Western All-Star Game this February. 

Today, the updated fan rankings were released and D-Rose surpassed Celtics guard Rajon Rondo for the #2 spot! The top two vote-getters start at guard so we need more votes to ensure Rose stays there, or even to overtake Dwyane Wade for the number 1 spot! You still have until January 23rd to bump Derrick Rose up by voting online and on your phone every day. Lastly, if you get your friends involved by spreading the word, he can definitely become a starter when results are revealed on January 27th. It's really up to you - do you want to see D-Rose start for the 2011 All-Star game?
 
Eastern Conference Guards Rankings:

1. Dwyane Wade (Mia) 1,499,768
2. Derrick Rose (Chi) 1,225,575
3. Rajon Rondo (Bos) 1,171,311
4. Ray Allen (Bos) 630,588
5. John Wall (Was) 260,893
6. Brandon Jennings (Mil) 254,614
7. Raymond Felton (NYK) 246,208
8. Gilbert Arenas (Orl) 240,586
9. Jamal Crawford (Atl) 163,971
10. Darren Collison (Ind) 156,230

D-Rose Dunk Heard Around The World

Chicago Bulls 'The 12 Days Of Christmas' leads NBA-Christmas post

 
It's not Christmas without the NBA, right?! Unfortunately our home team above couldn't come out with the W today in MSG, but hey, isn't it great to see the Bulls playing on Christmas again? You can't win 'em all though, especially when you're missing the first player to appear in the team's creative twist of "12 Days Of Christmas": Joakim Noah. Jo carries the mainly tone-deaf Bulls, which also features singing from Derrick Rose, Carlos Boozer, and a surprise song-stealing appearance from a Bulls legend... 

Down below, music related Christmas videos continue as the Denver Nuggets show off their personality by rapping Run DMC's "Christmas In Hollis". Similar hilarity ensues. And finally, peep a new Charles Barkley/Dwyane Wade T-Mobile commercial featuring the funny, autotuned soon to be smash hit "Chuck's Remix", remixed by Cool & Dre, interestingly enough. You'll probably catch it during the commercial breaks if you're watching the Heat/Lakers now as this awesome, marathon NBA day continues. Once again, Merry Christmas and of course, enjoy!
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Denver Nuggets Rap "Christmas In Hollis"
 
Charles Barkley "Chuck's Remix" T-Mobile Commercial

NBA Skullcandy Crew: Derrick Rose, Kevin Durant, James Harden, Deron Williams, & Andre Iguodala

 
In an interesting NBA/music related post, check out Skullcandy's new starting 5 featuring Chicago's own Derrick Rose, Kevin Durant, his OKC teammate James Harden, Deron Williams, and Andre Iguodala. The above video should get you hyped, especially that nasty crossover from D-Will that made Jason Terry fall down (I had never seen that!). But the real intriguing details come below as each player lists some of their favorite pump up songs, artists, and even their pre-game rituals. D-Rose states he's a Jeezy fan and 2Pac/Biggie, which are some more artists compared to the ones he first listed in our interview with him back in the summer. It also made me smile that D-Will named 'Pac as his favorite artist and how KD was all about Beyoncé before a game, ha! For some reason, I always love to know these types of things. Be sure to catch all of the videos after the jump. Enjoy! 
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NBA Skullcandy Crew: Derrick Rose
 
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2010-11 NBA Preview & Predictions

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Dwyane Wade and Kobe Bryant are on a collision course to meet in June.

The NBA is about to begin! If you are not pumped, click here and skip ahead to the 1:20 mark if you don't want to listen to a blonde buffoon ramble (by the way, how great of a sample could this be for hip hop?!?!). If that didn't pump you up you are clearly under 16 and have much to learn about the great NBA on NBC days. 

Also with the NBA season starting tonight, ESPN can now hopefully move away from stories about Brett Favre creepily hitting on very hot 23 year olds, and we can move onto more relevant sports stories... like whether or not LeBron James' newest commercial makes him more or less of an asshole. (By the way, when can we all agree that it is more of a story when an athlete doesn't try to take advantage of his celebrity to get girls?).  

But in all seriousness, the build up to 2010-2011 NBA has been great with the most newsworthy offseason since Shaqobe divorced in 2004 and possibly of all time. Sgt. Tibs and I will go over some key questions and issues that we see for the upcoming year in our special preview for GWHH Sports. Vote in our polls, let us know your thoughts and where you think we went wrong.

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Miami Heat: how many wins?
 
SAGE: I want to say 51 because I have a sneaking suspicion the karma Gods are going to punish the Heat and cause one of their big three to go down with a season ending injury (Miller is already out until January). However assuming generally good health, I think 63 wins is about right (they have to be at least a couple of wins better than the Cavs of last year...right?) . The Heat will start resting their players (I assume) for the playoffs and will sacrifice wins in the regular season much like Boston and San Antonio have done. Even with resting they should be able to land the top spot.

TIBS: 60 wins is a lock if the big 3 are healthy for 95% of the season. There has been a lot of talk in the media about the Heat challenging the Bulls' 72-win record and I think that is absurd. This year at least for sure. A lot of variables have to line up to get to that illustrious mark and the Bulls also had the greatest player in the game, motivated to perhaps the highest degree of his career. But back to the 2010 Heat, I got them plugged right around where the Sage has them - between 60-65 wins. It will take time for the big 3 and the entire team to develop chemistry, no matter what they say. As Sage mentioned, Mike Miller is out already, but my last point is that with a lot of elite teams in the league (plus every other team gunning for them), I just don't foresee the Heat getting past 65.  
 
 
Who are this season's biggest X-Factors?
 
SAGEBaron Davis: 
When B. Diddy is focused, not eating McDonalds twice a day, and limiting himself to only taking 2 bad shots a game (you can never truly get him to stop taking bad shots), this is a borderline top 5 PG in the NBA with a top 5 Center, one the best young 3 point shooters (Gordon) and maybe the leagues third most athletic big (after Amare and Dwight). If Baron is on his game, I think the Clippers find themselves in the playoffs this year. If he is not, his poor shot selection, and shoddy work ethic could poison the young Clips (although an argument can be made that by simply wearing a Clipper jersey you are already poisoned).
 
Hedo Turkoglu: 
He was the second best player on the Eastern Conference Champions two years ago. He is only 31 years old (not completely ancient). While his contract is wretched, that doesn't mean he is a bad player. In Toronto last year he looked lost, confused, sad, and a little bit fat. It is undetermined if these were permanent changes, or just the result of living in America North for a year. However, it seems everyone gets better playing with Steve Nash, and I think Turkoglu has a little of "eff you" building up inside of him. If this happens, Phoenix may be able to delay its drop from the Western Conference playoffs.
 
TIBS: Rajon Rondo: 
I am going to throw one more x-factor into the group: arguably the Celtics' best player, Rajon Rondo. With their off-season acquisitions of Shaquille and Jermaine O'Neal, in addition to the Boston 3 Party of Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Ray Allen, there are a lot of big names that Rondo has to keep happy. With Shaq in the fold, the offense will have to revolve around him for stretches at a time, especially in the first half of the season when he will be starting in place of the injured Kendrick Perkins. That responsibility alone will prove to be significant. In addition, Rondo is coming off an atrocious shooting display in the Finals when the Lakers played D on him like he was the last kid picked on the playground. Can he improve his shooting this year enough so as not to leave the rest of his team playing 4 on 5 in the half-court offense? For the Celtics to make a return trip to the finals, Rajon Rondo is going to have to increase his all-star level of play while juggling the team's increased responsibilities as point guard.

Find out what teams (and players) will make the leap this season, who has the greatest chance of getting suspended, and of course, who will win the NBA Championship, after the jump!

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Dwight Howard & Slim Chin (Ken Jeong) 'Fast Don't Lie' leads new videos

 
adidas' description: "A musical journey into the world of fast, that tugs at the heartstrings while juking you out of your seat. Featuring Slim Chin, Derrick Rose, Dwight Howard, the adiZero™ Rose, the Beast, one cheetah and a solid gold jet ski"...Yeah, you're clicking play right now, aren't you? Why not lighten the mood a little bit today thanks to Dwight Howard doing his best John Legend impersonation at the piano and on the vocals, Ken Jeong as 'Slim Chin' providing hilarious off-key ad-libs while also getting dunked on by D12 (nope, not Shady's 'band') and crossed up by Chicago's own Derrick Rose. The hilarious adidas commercial comes just in time for the start of the NBA season, which I couldn't be more psyched for. Expect an in-depth season preview from either The Sage and/or myself sometime soon for GWHH Sports.
 
Down below, we get back to some business first leading off with an excerpt from Malice's upcoming video memoir of sorts that Pusha T talked about with us this past summer (KC w/ more details). The preview has some pretty insightful stuff so be sure to check it out. Also for viewing: Cee-Lo and Janelle Monáe live on Jools Holland (?) and the new video from Macy Gray and Bobby Brown. Be sure to also check out the bonus links headlined by a very interesting letter to Def Jam from one Nasir Jones. Enjoy!
 
BONUS LINKS: Nas' angry letter to Def Jam executives // The Cool Kids are now free agents // Bun B: Billboard Tastemakers
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Malice's Memoir Excerpt #1 from 'Wretched, Pitiful, Poor, Blind, & Naked'
 
Cee-Lo "F**k You" LIVE on Jools Holland
 
Janelle Monáe "Faster" LIVE on Jools Holland
 
Macy Gray "Real Love" f/ Bobby Brown
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Kanye West 'Runaway' f/ Pusha T now on iTunes leads new music update

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BUY: Kanye West "Runaway"
Producer: Kanye West? - FULL, CDQ, Track off upcoming TBD titled album *TIBS FAV.™
 
"Runaway" hit iTunes this morning and pretty soon I am sure it will be running away from the competition at the top of the charts. I have consistently been playing the record since its release last month and it's a safe bet that Kanye West and Pusha T will be appearing in my monthly Fav. 5 recap, coming soon. Support Mr. West by purchasing the slightly new version that sounds a tad more polished than the previously leaked one. And there's a noticeable part where you can hear the word "bitch" much more clearly. So there's that too. But seriously, 'Ye's been giving us some free music every Friday so why not show your appreciation with the hefty $1.29 it costs above? Also, that is the new artwork that Kanye West released, done by the same painter who did the "Power" artwork, George Condo. I dig. I hope Condo does is enlisted for the future singles and album artwork as well. In one last 'Ye tidbit, he reconfirms that his upcoming, yet to be titled but rumored to be titled Dark Twisted Fantasy, album is coming November 22nd, amidst all the leaks.
 
Down below first lies a trio quartet of tracks (added a dope J. Cole record, shouts 2 NR) - a new joint from The Outlawz, Keri Hilson's new single (shouts 2 Billboard), and the debut single from M.I.A. protege Rye Rye featuring... well, M.I.A. (shouts 2 Rap-Up). Videos are led by Chicago group The X Squad with their black and white effort for "Cuttin' Up", a new Yelawolf premiere, interviews with Mickey Factz and Chiddy Bang, behind the scenes of Trey Songz' new Kodak commercial, and a couple of basketball videos to round things out. 

First off, it's Derrick Rose's birthday today (the day before someone else's bday :D) so I figured I would one of my favorite videos - a high school highlight reel set to Chicago's own Felix Da Housecat's "Silver Screen Shower Scene". And finally, I happened to catch this bold statement thanks to Twitter surfing earlier today by Kobe Bryant, whose Lakers are in London to kick off the preseason. Ah yes, the bold statement. Kobe says he can beat LeBron 1 on 1. But you have to watch how he reacts. I agree that Kobe would win, but I couldn't resist ending the post with a poll to see how you think. Enjoy!
 
BONUS LINKS: Lupe Fiasco talks about why Atlantic won't release Lasers // N.O.R.E. talks being in the studio w/ Pharrell // Big K.R.I.T. interview w/ WIMH + performance
 
J. Cole "Relaxation" f/ Omen & Fashawn
Producer: J. Cole - FULL, CDQ *Tibs Fav.™
 
The Outlawz "Better Than Ever"
FULL, CDQ, Rumored track off upcoming mixtape, Killuminati 2K11
 
Keri Hilson "Pretty Girl Rock"
Producer: Ne-Yo & Chuck Harmony - FULL, CDQ, Track off upcoming album, No Boys Allowed
 
Rye Rye "Sunshine" f/ M.I.A.
FULL, CDQ, 1st Single off upcoming album, Go! Pop! Bang!
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The X Squad "Cuttin' Up"
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Yelawolf "We Like To Party"
VIDEO PREMIERE!
 
Mickey Factz Interview w/ TrueStories Radio
 
Chiddy Bang Interview w/ Karmaloop TV
 
Trey Songz: So Kodak Commercial [BTS]
 
Derrick Rose HS Highlights (Happy Birthday!)
Set to Felix Da Housecat's "Silver Screen Shower Scene"
 
Kobe Says He'd Beat LeBron James 1 on 1

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Shawn Marion interview with Gowhere Hip Hop

 
NBA all-star Shawn Marion walked the red carpet at Enclave for Wade's World Weekend in support of his former teammate and I was able to talk with him briefly as seen above! As a precursor to the interview and as a big fan of the NBA, I always appreciated Marion's game comin' up with Phoenix before bouncing around a few teams and finally settling with the Dallas Mavericks last season. He's seemingly always in Chicago during the offseasons as I even recall one where I found myself watching a pickup game with him, Andre Iguodala, Antoine Walker, and a few other NBAers. During that game, I saw Marion's athleticism on display first hand on a chase-down block that would have made LeBron James jealous.
 
Anyway, Marion was nice and appreciative the whole time, which was on display in the interview where I first tried to ask him about the big news of the summer with LeBron and Chris Bosh joining the star of the evening in Miami. He instead turned his attention to Wade's World Foundation, which is the real reason everyone was gathered at Enclave and throughout Chicago the whole weekend. I'm sure the players are tired of that question by now but it was the first thing that came to mind when we did this interview on the fly. After discussing Wade's foundation, I also asked Marion about his own foundation - The Shawn Marion Foundation - where he detailed his most recent event, which came in the form of poker. Not surprising as I recall he was one of the athlete/celebs who participated in this year's World Series, if I'm not mistaken. Finally, we got in a fun question on what the Mavs were listening to at the end of the season so stay tuned 'til the end to find out... And now I have an image of Dirk Nowitzki bobbin' his head to the adopted team anthem, haha.. awesome. Enjoy! 
 

PREVIOUS INTERVIEWS: Common // Jaslene Gonzalez // Israel Idonije (Chicago Bears) // Photo Recap

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Derrick Rose interview with Gowhere Hip Hop


Yesterday, Maks, Tibs, and I spent the afternoon at Joy of the Game in Deerfield, IL with Chicago Bulls all-star, Derrick Rose! This was Rose's second annual summer camp where he helped teach kids the fundamentals of basketball as they scrimmaged, played Knock-Out, and more. Rose would walk around all of the courts and provide tips to the young kids, help run drills, and even play in their games!

Check out our interview where Rose first tells us about the daily routines of the camp. We talk more basketball as Rose shares what things he has learned by recently training on Team USA and how he will be applying the mindset for the upcoming season with the Bulls. Of course, we had to ask Derrick Rose who some of his favorite artists are to listen to during workouts and what pumps him up before a game! Who might they be?? 

And oh yes, he also shared how it felt to lose to one of his campers in a game of Knock-Out! We captured the game in the beginning of the video, appropriately set to Kanye West's "Power"! Special thanks to D-Rose, who is a real cool and humble person to talk with, and we look forward to him leading the BULLS this season and beyond!

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Sgt. Tibs, Derrick Rose, Jen DeLeon, & Maks G
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Michael Jordan NBA 2K11 video leads new update


Allow me to go on a slight tangent in honor of the G.O.A.T. Above, you can watch the first video of Michael Jordan in the upcoming video game NBA 2K11, of which he is on the cover, and simply put, it's pretty dope. Jordan looks pretty life-like in this first attempt on these super systems like PS3 and X360. In the video, they got him doin' the famous Rock The Cradle dunk and it's pretty on point except for the fact that Jordan can do that from farther out. Now, normally, I've been a Live guy since the beginning, but that doesn't mean I'ma check 2K11 out for MJ as well. Anyway, just thought this video was pretty cool and that you guys might like it since us hip hop lovers also enjoy basketball and video games... right?! (More info here.)

Back to the music with a boatload of videos to check out below. Eminem & Rihanna perform their newly crowned number 1 hit "Love The Way You Lie" in L.A. (take that Katy Perry!) to lead things off. Nas, Damian Marley, and Jay Electronica all perform in London together. Joe Budden TV. Curren$y interview and freestyle. The-Dream "Turnt Out" preview. Marques Houston video premiere. Teairra Mari interview. As you can tell, I gave up on complete sentences. Enjoy!
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Eminem "Love The Way You Lie" f/ Rihanna LIVE in L.A.

Nas & Damian Marley f/ Jay Electronica LIVE in London

Joe Budden TV: Joe Budden = Emo

Curren$y Interview w/ Hardknock TV
BONUS: Freestyle

The-Dream "Turnt Out"
VIDEO PREVIEW!

Marques Houston "Pullin' On Her Hair" f/ Rick Ross
VIDEO PREMIERE!

Teairra Mari Interview w/ Honey TV
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Common, Scoop Jackson, & Ken Jeong talk LeBron James


On the fallout of perhaps LeBron James' last game as a Cleveland Cavalier, who better to talk about where he goes next than Common, Scoop Jackson, and Ken Jeong? (You know, the naked guy in The Hangover). One of the many highlights: Common genuinely trying to contain his excitement as Scoop says that he had heard through the grapevine that LeBron and D-Rose had a very long conversation recently. Ken Jeong follows up with an actual good point about playing in MJ's shadow, hah. And then he brings the house down with one little joke at the end (of course). 

Quick tangent: there has been lots of speculation... LeBron to Chicago? It could definitely work Bulls fans, what do you think? I think he's goin' to New York or New Jersey if they get the #1 pick and John Wall, however. [/end tangent]

Man, that was entertaining though; I'm big fans of all three so it was cool to see that unlikely combination. Be sure to check out Just Wright, starring Common, in theaters today. Be sure to check out Scoop Jackson on ESPN as well as our exclusive interview with the former XXL editor a couple months ago. And finally, be sure to check out Ken Jeong on the new hit comedy Community (that 'Modern Warfare' paintball episode was probably the best episode of TV I've seen all year). Enjoy!
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Gowhere Hip Hop interviews Scoop Jackson


We are proud to present a new exclusive interview with none other than the legendary Scoop Jackson. For those who are unfamiliar with Scoop, he is a well-known writer in the music and sports industries, most notably as former editor of XXL Magazine and SLAM Magazine and now currently writing at ESPN.com. We were at Bo Jackson's Elite Sports center in promotion of the Nike Trainer SC and Scoop was the moderator of the Q&A session, being an avid shoe collector himself. Naturally, we first discussed what the Nike Trainer SC meant to him and Scoop also helps to explain the shoe's significance. We then talked potential similarities between a hip hop artist and an NBA player that we may not expect, which led to some enlightening information from Scoop about Grant Hill. Finally, the conversation then snowballed into hip hop, where Scoop outlines his problems with hip hop today and conveys why hip hop is a little bit stagnant compared to what it once was. In his answers, Scoop also touches on producers like DJ Premier and brings up a couple of today's biggest names: Lil' Wayne and Lupe Fiasco. The end result is one of our more informative and thought-provoking interviews yet so we urge you to take a look for yourself above.

This was a particularly special interview for me. I was first introduced to Scoop as a longtime subscriber to SLAM Magazine where his provocative, in-depth feature articles stood out above the rest. His powerful structure and opinionated voice is always entertaining and thought-provoking. Needless to say, Scoop Jackson has been a big influence on me over the years as I have grown into writing myself. To be able to not only meet him, but also gain his perspective and insight on topics we have a shared passion for was quite memorable. Scoop was also cool enough to not only grace us with the interview but also chat with us afterwards, off camera, about hip hop. He further explained some of his ending points in our interview about how the culture of hip hop can only move forward through a collective and competitive effort, instead of searching to build up one 'savior of hip hop', so to speak.

I began to think of a parallel and arrived at how the NBA has recently moved forward in the past few years. After Michael Jordan retired, the media anointed one player after another as the 'next' Jordan (Penny Hardaway, Grant Hill, Kobe Bryant, Vince Carter, etc.). As each player failed to reach such high and unrealistic comparisons, the NBA as a league was stuck in a lull, until the past couple of years when the quantity of star players has helped the NBA reach another high point in popularity, competitiveness, and excitement. With LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul (I can go on..) and rising stars like Kevin Durant and our own Derrick Rose, the NBA has reached a new golden era of talent that is beginning to transition the game into new heights. Drawing the parallel back to hip hop, perhaps instead of anointing a Lupe Fiasco or a Drake as the new 'savior of hip hop', we should be encouraging more of a competition in hip hop to help fuel a collective movement of artists trying to push the creative envelope for the development of music and humanity itself. Definitely some food for thought, what do you think?

READ MORE: Scoop Jackson

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J. Wags, Sgt. Tibs, Scoop Jackson, and Maks G.
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2010 NBA All-Star Game Video Recap


Last night was the 2010 NBA All-Star Game held in Arlington, Texas in front of a record crowd 108,713 people! The game itself was an entertaining one even without the likes of Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, and Brandon Roy out due to injury. Chicagoan Dwyane Wade won All-Star Game MVP and the Bulls' first all-star since MJ, Derrick Rose, contributed to the East victory with a successful All-Star debut. Watch the highlights of the game (and the Cowboys Stadium time-lapse... I love those) above.

The All-Star Game was also host to a trio of performances from big names Usher, Alicia Keys, and Shakira. You can hit the videos below for Usher's and Alicia Keys' performances and after the jump you can watch Shakira's (shouts 2 yardie). I've seen some criticisms of the performances just surfing the web, Twitter, and Facebook which I thought were interesting. Usher's may have dragged on too long and I felt just the opening song for "More" was appropriate. And yes, he was likely lip-synching parts of his performance but to do those dance moves at the same time is quite difficult. The performance itself I thought was pretty cool and would have been 10x better to experience live with all those lights. Alicia performed a medley of "Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart", a modified version of "Empire State Of Mind" for the All-Star Game, and "No One". She could have been better herself as her voice didn't sound as great as we all have seen in the past. Nevertheless, she was still entertaining. Finally, Shakira's music never really hit me but she is a talented performer, no doubt about that ;). Last but not least, I threw in a BONUS video after the jump of the REAL Dunk Contest. Dunk fans, you'll wanna see that. (Also, looks like I did an awesome job of picking the winners this weekend, hah!) Enjoy!

UPDATED w/ the D-League Dunk Contest... check out Dar Tucker at the end, wow.

Usher Medley LIVE @ All-Star Game


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Drake & LeBron James to judge 2010 Sprite Showdown Dunk Contest


Drake & LeBron James will be among the judges of tonight's 2010 Sprite Showdown Dunk Contest as part of NBA All-Star Weekend. Watch the video above to get an exciting preview of the contest. My money's on The Air Up There. You can head over to NBA.com all day for live streaming, in-depth behind the scenes coverage of All-Star Weekend and at 8:00 CT for the Sprite Showdown Dunk Contest. The Showdown will also air on NBATV Saturday at 5:00PM CT.

This is always an exciting weekend for the NBA fan with the Rookie/Sophs Game and Celebrity Game also taking place tonight, H-O-R-S-E, Shooting Stars, the Skills Competition, 3-Point Shootout, and Dunk Contest tomorrow night, and of course the All-Star Game on Sunday. (My picks: Sophs, Common's team, Durant, Atlanta, D-Rose, Steph Curry, Shannon Brown, West All-Stars... Who ya got??). 

On a related note, Sprite also rolled out a new commercial featuring Drake for Sprite "Spark" and it's pretty damn cool, quite frankly. Watch the extended version below and the behind the scenes/making of video beneath that (shouts 2 nation). Enjoy!



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VIDEO: Derrick Rose Alley-Oop


So I first saw this on SportsCenter and my reaction was best described as that of the Bulls bench. Exactly like Brad Miller in fact but I couldn't stand up. Just another clip to add to this ALL-STAR's highlight reel. Truthfully, I'm more excited for NBA All-Star Weekend than the Super Bowl on Sunday, but probably because I enjoy basketball way more. Since I brought it up tho, geaux Saints! Back to the topic at hand, Derrick Rose is a beast. Enjoy!
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Derrick Rose: Dunk of the Year?


Last night, the Chicago Bulls took home a 115-104 victory over the Phoenix Suns - a well-played game that doubled as one of Derrick Rose's best individual performances in his short career. He punctuated his play with instantly one of the most memorable throwdowns this season with a thunderous jam over Goran Dragic. He got so much power behind that two-handed tomahawk, my goodness. And to cap things off he even hit his head on the backboard on the way down! May I remind you he's our point guard?! Just simply a lot to enjoy in the 30 second clip above - various replays and a hilarious reaction from the Bulls bench. The dunk is an instant highlight and in consideration for dunk of the season with Dwyane Wade over Anderson Varejao and Shannon Brown over Mikki Moore. The final line for Rose: 32 PTS on 71% shooting (15-21) with 5 AST, 3 STL. The icing on the cake? Derrick Rose was one of 10 players donating $1,000 for every point scored to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund. *enter applause* Watch former President Bill Clinton speak about the generosity at the Lakers-Knicks game below and find out more here. Enjoy!

President Clinton: NBA Helping Haiti

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