This Year’s NBA All-Star Game Was Amazing

So, let’s just get straight to the point, son. On the real, this year’s NBA All-Star Game was fucking amazing, man! All I can say is, whoever suggested the game’s new format needs a cotdamn raise, fam. The way I see it, shit can never go back to the way it was, bruh. Real talk, I can’t remember the last time I’ve seen the game this competitive. In any case, I’m here for all of it, brethren.

Ok, for those who missed it, Sunday‘s All-Star Game was fire, son. So, the teams were broken up between captains LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo. Anyway, according to the new rules, after each quarter, depending on which team had the most points that quarter, $100,000 would be donated to their respective charities. All the while, a running total would be kept for both squads. Now, depending on which team had the most points after three quarters, 24 points would be added to that score, in honor of Kobe Bryant. From there, in the fourth quarter, both teams would have to play to that final number. The first team to reach that designated score wins. Moving on, in the case of Sunday’s game, each team was trying to get to 157 points.

Now, since both teams were playing to a finite number, the intensity of that fourth quarter was crazy, man! Shit, Giannis was trying to kill LeBron, Kawhi Leonard was hitting every shot in sight and Kyle Lowry was out here taking copious amounts of charges. Side bar, Lowry is absolutely the reason why Team Giannis lost that game. Fam, why the fuck would he pull Anthony Davis down in the final seconds? Like, he single-handedly gave Team LeBron the win, bruh. Way to go, Lowry!

In the end, Kawhi walked away with the first Kobe Bryant MVP Award. Ultimately, given their relationship, it was a fitting way for the game to end, son. By and by, I really hope every year is like this, man. At the end of the day, it’s exciting as shit when the best players in the world are actually trying, fam. Frankly, injuries are the only thing we have to worry about, bruh. Hell, it would suck for a superstar to get hurt in this shit, people. Regardless, shout-out to Adam Silver, Chris Paul and everyone else who was involved in making this game entertaining. All in all, I’ll be right back here next year, folks. That is all. LC out.

P.S. Ice Cube has a right to be tight, son. Keeping it a buck, no one can tell me that the NBA wasn’t paying attention to the BIG3‘s format, man. But, it made for some exciting ass basketball, fam. Good day.

How Sick Is Bryce Harper Right Now?

So, as a lot of folks should know by now, the Washington Nationals just won the World Series. Now, as a New York Yankees fan, I’m selfishly happy that the Nats defeated the Houston Astros in Game 7 last night. In any case, I’m not going to turn this into a bitter baseball fan post. Instead, I’m actually wondering about Bryce Harper right now. All in all, how does he REALLY feel seeing his former team win the year after he left?

Ok, for those who don’t know the history, Harper spent the first seven years of his career in Washington. Along the way, he became the Rookie of the Year, a multi-year All-Star and an MVP. Now, during this time, the Nats flirted with some good records, but they were never able to win the Pennant, let alone the World Series. Anyway, at the end of the 2018 season, Harper became a free agent. From there, instead of re-signing with Washington, he signed a 13-year $330 million contract with the Philadelphia Phillies.

Now, let me be clear, son. On the real, $330 million is a FUCK-TON of money, man! I mean, who the fuck wouldn’t sign that type of contract, fam?! Shit, if I was worth that type of bread, I don’t even know if I’d walk around with pants on, bruh. But, I guess everything comes with a price, folks (pun intended). Hell, one year after having an 82-80 record and missing the playoffs, the Nats just won the fucking World Series, brethren. All I know is, Harper’s GOTTA be sick right now, people.

Listen, I know a lot of Harper supporters are trying to use the “he’s got a lot of money, so he doesn’t give a fuck” argument. However, I don’t believe that at all, son. Frankly, high-level athletes are competitors, man. Meaning, they’re in it to win it, fam. So, no one can tell me that Harper doesn’t feel a way about watching his former team win it all. Especially when he was JUST there last year.

In the end, congrats to the Washington Nationals, bruh. Ultimately, I know the good people of D.C. have been waiting for this for a long time, son. By and by, I’m just happy that they handed the Astros that L, man. All I can say is, I hope my Yankees can mix it up with them next season. That is all. LC out.

Long Live Derrick Rose!

So, I’m going to be real, son. I may or may not have had an emotional reaction to Derrick Rose‘s performance last night. I mean, after everything that dude has been through, how could anyone not appreciate his game, man? Shit, after all of the injuries and all of the setbacks, Rose had a career night, fam. All in all, everybody needs to give him a standing ovation for never quitting and never falling victim to his past.

Ok, at this point, sports fans should be familiar with Rose’s story. Hell, he went from the Rookie of the Year and the youngest Most Valuable Player to the oft-injured/former franchise guy. Frankly, after a torn ACL and three meniscus injuries, nobody, including me, gave him much of a chance, bruh. Regardless of that, Rose kept working, son. Despite being traded a bunch of times and looking like a shell of himself, Rose kept the faith, man. With all of that being said, as part of the Minnesota Timberwolves, the stars finally started to align for him, fam.

Now, for anybody who missed it, Rose went OFF last night. While playing against the Utah Jazz, Rose scored a career-high 50 points while shooting 19/31 from the field and 4/7 from three-point range. On top of that, he made a game-saving block to stop the Jazz from tying the contest in the final moments. Like, could Hollywood even write a better story, bruh? Fuck no! Hell, Rose remained humble though all of his issues and just kept it pushing, man. All I know is, he deserves all of the praise he’s getting right now.

In the end, I hope this is the beginning of a new chapter for Rose, fam. Ultimately, I don’t expect him to drop 50 every night. But, I hope he can be consistent and reclaim even a fraction of his former glory, bruh. By and by, who doesn’t love a good redemption tale, son? On the real, I know I do, man. At the end of the day, long live Derrick Rose! That is all. LC out.

LeBron James Ain’t Going To Golden State

So, I won’t lie, son. I have no proof that LeBron James wouldn’t go to the Golden State Warriors. Frankly, I’m only making this assertion because my mind can’t grasp that concept, man. Like, my brain can’t handle the idea of LeBron making a superteam even more super, fam. Shit, it was bad enough when Kevin Durant went to GS, bruh! All in all, if LeBron actually went to The Bay, we might as well retire the idea of competition. Real talk, no one seems to want to battle with each other anymore.

Ok, so, for those who missed it, some interesting news just hit the NBA. Now, after this season ends, LeBron has the option to become an unrestricted free agent. Meaning, he could go to any team he wants. Apparently, he stated that if the Warriors were willing to free up some cap space for him, he’d entertain a meeting with them. Man, get the FUCK outta here, son! Good Lord, does everybody just want to play with one another now? Hell, the Dubs already have TWO MVP‘s on their team, fam! Why the fuck would they need another one? Give me a fucking break, bruh!

In the end, I completely understand that all of this is just conjecture, son. However; the idea of this alone infuriates me, man. Ultimately, this type of shit is exactly why I’m losing interest in the NBA, fam. At this point, why should I even bother watching any of these games, bruh? The outcomes are always predetermined because players just want to click up instead of duking it out with each other. On the real, I was originally critical of Kylie Irving, but now I’m happy he’s on the Boston Celtics. By and by, his move broke up some of the monotony, folks. *Sigh* I swear, none of these current players have any competitive spirit, people. It’s fucking disgusting. That is all. LC out.

Stop Tweeting, Kevin Durant

Ok, all jokes aside, where are Kevin Durant‘s friends, son? I mean, no one told him that his social media behavior has been corny as shit, man? Look, I know I’ve given him a hard time for his Golden State Warriors move, but I never thought he’d do something so lame, fam. All in all, KD just needs to accept the fact that most people don’t accept his decision. At this point, he’s an NBA champion now. Why does he still care what people think?

Now, for those who missed it, KD got caught doing some hoe shit last week. So, apparently, this dude has been using secret Twitter and Instagram accounts to argue with people hating on him. He got caught after accidentally posting a response from his REAL Twitter account. Look, in the aforementioned message, he spoke about himself in the third person, shitted on his former coach Billy Donovan AND threw shots at the entire Oklahoma City Thunder organization. In his eyes, it was just him and Russell Westbrook. To be fair, he wasn’t wrong about that part.

In any case, when he was confronted about his actions during a fireside chat at TechCrunch Disrupt, he owned up to his corniness. Now, before I continue, let me be clear about something. KD is EASILY one of the top 3 players in the game. In addition, I never faulted him for leaving OKC. Frankly, he’s only getting hate for going to a team that beat him. To make matters worse, he’s handled the situation TERRIBLY since switching teams. Look, this dude is a champion and a Finals MVP now. By and by, our opinions shouldn’t even matter to him. Keeping it a buck, people will never like his decision, fam. He just needs to focus on winning and move the fuck on, bruh.

In the end, @quiresultan on IG is not going to make us like Kevin Durant. So, he just needs to leave the secret accounts alone and go ball out. Ultimately, his third person defense ranks high on the all-time loser list, son. Shit, he’s winning now, which is what he says he’s always wanted. Nothing else should even matter, man. Just let it go, KD. LC out.

Who’s The G.O.A.T.? Michael Jordan vs. LeBron James

So, let me begin this post by saying that Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time. However; the LeBron James slander needs to stop, son. Look, whether people want to admit it or not, LeBron deserves to be in the G.O.A.T. conversation now. I mean, the numbers don’t lie and the ball don’t lie either, man. Frankly, the NBA has never seen a player like LeBron, and it’s about time we give him his damn respect.

Now, before I continue, let me keep it a buck with everyone. To be real, I wasn’t always a LeBron fan. In fact, during his last season with the Cleveland Cavaliers (the first time) and his first season with the Miami Heat, I thought he was a sucker, son. Look, the man quit against the Boston Celtics in the 2010 Semifinals and played like pure ass against the Dallas Mavericks in the 2011 Finals. Needless to say, at that particular time, I questioned his heart.

With that all of that being said, this dude has completely dominated the league since his arrival. All jokes aside, LeBron’s ability should NEVER be questioned, bruh. Listen, MJ may be the NBA version of the Bogeyman, but LeBron is actually better than him in a few notable areas. All in all, LeBron is a better passer, a better rebounder and a more efficient scorer than MJ. Don’t believe me? Just look at the statistics, son. It just is what it is, man.

Moving on, LeBron is also a better defender than Jordan. Yes, I said it. Big whoop, wanna fight about it? Look, if we’re being real here, Scottie Pippen was the best defender on those old Chicago Bulls teams. He was the one who always had the toughest defensive assignment. Don’t believe me again? Well, go back and watch the 1991 Finals. Who was the one guarding Magic Johnson most of the time? That’s right, Pippen, son. Now, don’t get me wrong, MJ was a genius at playing the passing lanes. However; LeBron can legitimately guard every position on the court. Give that man his just due, fam.

Ok, with all of that being said, people really slander LeBron when it comes to rings. I mean, I can’t count how many times I’ve seen fools say “he only has three rings.” Only? Only?! Man, how many legends are in the Hall of Fame with NO rings or ONE championship? Shit, even when people compare LeBron to Kobe Bryant, they bring up the fact that Kobe has two more rings than LeBron. Well, LeBron has more Finals MVP‘s than Kobe because Kobe won his first three titles with a li’l ol’ player named Shaquille O’Neal. Kobe wasn’t even the best player on his own team during those years, bruh. Stop it, fam.

When it comes to Jordan, people like to pretend like all he ever did was win. Why does no one ever bring up the fact that he lost to the Detroit Pistons three years in a row? Three years in a row, man! In actuality, MJ only beat that team once, fam. Granted, he did it on the way to his first title, but he was never infallible in the playoffs. As a matter of fact, before his title runs, critics weren’t even sure if he had what it took to win it all. So, why do we criticize LeBron for making all of these Finals, but let MJ slide for repeatedly losing to the same team? That makes absolutely no sense, son.

In the end, I’m not trying to take away from Jordan’s greatness. I still believe he’s the greatest. However; when people put LeBron’s name in that conversation, it really isn’t as crazy as some would like us to believe. Ultimately, if LeBron can somehow magically beat the Golden State Warriors again, it might be time for everyone to rearrange their G.O.A.T. list. That is all. LC out.

Russell Westbrook Has Spoken!

To begin, I must admit that I have conflicting feelings about Russell Westbrook‘s performance this season. On one hand, I think he’s clearly made his case for NBA MVP. Look, let’s put aside the triple-doubles for a second, son. The Oklahoma City Thunder lost Kevin Durant, a top 3 player, and STILL made it to the 6th seed in the Western Conference. That’s a fucking accomplishment and the city can thank Westbrook for that. I mean, the dude is a robot/maniac and he refused to let the team fall by the wayside.

Now, I’ve seen people say that Westbrook is just “chasing stats.” Man, let’s keep it a buck, son. Westbrook locked down 42 triple-doubles during the regular season and the Thunder had a 33-9 record in those games. In addition, they had a 14-26 record when he didn’t reach that milestone. Meaning, this type of play was NECESSARY for them to win. With that being said, the criticism makes absolutely no fucking sense, fam. If the objective of the game is to win, then Westbrook did what was needed to facilitate that.

Moving on, I must also admit that Westbrook’s style of play is smothering. He’s a fucking atrocious shooter and he shoots the ball ALL THE DAMN TIME! Bruh, I’m pretty sure it’s hard for the rest of the team to get into any kind of rhythm when the leader shoots upwards of 25 times per game. Listen, this is why I say I have conflicting feelings about his style of play. His team needs him to be a ball hog, but it may actually be hurting them at the same time.

Ok, so, I’ve just said a lot, but I needed to outline my perspective on Westbrook before I tackled his postgame rant last night. Essentially, a reporter asked Westbrook’s teammate, Steven Adams, why the Thunder always lose leads when Westbrook is on the bench. Now, instead of giving him time to answer, Westbrook jumped in and told the reporter to stop trying to split them up. Ultimately, according to Westbrook, they win as a team and lose as a team.

Look, Westbrook was right for what he did and it was a noble move. On the real, nothing good can come out of the team thinking they ain’t shit when their star isn’t on the floor. I mean, they do suck when Westbrook is out of the game, but a lack of talent shouldn’t also have to be coupled with a damaged psyche, son. The fact is, the Thunder had no hope of beating the Houston Rockets before the series even started, fam. It just is what it is, man.

In the end, let Westbrook cook, bruh. Listen, I highly enjoy watching him go full berserker in every game. With that being said, I do think the team needs to find a better offense so his teammates aren’t so damn obsolete. All in all, these problems can’t be solved at this point in the season, son. So, let’s just give that man his MVP award and go home. LC out.