A slightly retooled edition of "Who Had The Better Verse" to commemorate Kobe Bryant's final game.
Tonight's Jazz/Lakers game will mark the end of an era as the door closes on one of the most dominant careers in NBA history. In the 20 years Kobe Bryant's been in the league, he's shattered records, led some of the strongest squads of the 21st Century, and won five championships, making it clear that he'll be voted into the Hall Of Fame as soon as humanly possible.
Will Smith, a New Orleans Saints player who helped the team win the Super Bowl in 2009, was fatally shot following a traffic collision Saturday night. Smith was reportedly driving in New Orleans's Lower Garden District where he was involved in a collision with a Hummer H2.
An emotional Peyton Manning stepped to a podium in Colorado today to formally announce his retirement from the National Football League today. The legendary quarterback did his best to thank everyone that he’s come into contact with throughout his 18 years in the NFL, not counting his time at the University of Tennessee.
Tre Mason, son of De La Soul emcee Maseo, was once the most exciting thing in the St. Louis Rams backfield. That changed quickly when eventual offensive rookie of the year Todd Gurley joined the team, as he quickly asserted himself as the most talented back by a wide margin.
Allen Iverson, or the Answer, was a scoring point guard unlike anything the league has seen before or after his time in the NBA. That’s why we’ve always been incredulous about Nelly’s claims that he beat AI in a game of H.O.R.S.E. back in the day. However, in a recent interview with Complex, Iverson copped to the claims and admitted it really happened:
Now that he’s retired, Floyd Mayweather Jr. has a lot of time on his hands. He spends a lot of that time attending sports events, and frequently appears courtside at NBA games around the US. Recently though, he has expressed interest in getting far more involved in the NBA than just spectating.
Former New York Knick Amar’e Stoudamire made his return to Madison Square Garden over the weekend as a member of the Miami Heat. He did an extended media session, and was asked a few pointed questions about why he thought the team fell apart in his last season. While he never specifically mentions ‘Melo throughout the interview, it’s pretty clear who he’s referring to.
NBA sneakerhead PJ Tucker isn’t the only member of the Association with a taste for fine footwear. Los Angeles Laker guard Nick Young has been spotted wearing all sorts of footwear throughout his nine year career, including two different pairs of Yeezy Boost 750s. He recently left Nike and joined Adidas, and spoke to Sole Collector about switching shoe deals.
Boxing has been a staple of the Olympic Games for over a century, but over the past few decades the sport has been relegated to day-time status because of its low profile. While the overall decline of boxing as a spectator sport has been undeniable for some time, the Olympics have further hamstrung themselves by forcing Olympic hopefuls to retain “amateur” status.
Competitive gaming is a big deal over in Asia, and it’s been steadily making its way to the western world over the past few years. ESPN even added an “eSports” vertical to their site in the past few months. Now your favorite NBA game NBA 2K16 is getting in on the action to the tune of $250,000 in prizes.
Why have old white women, from Hillary Clinton to this 95-year-old grandma, been seen hitting dabs in the past few months? Despite what the Quality Control artists behind tracks like "Dab Fever," "Look At My Dab," and "Dab Daddy" would have you believe, it's not because these ladies have suddenly become interested in trap music.
For the majority of a decade, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather have been busy cementing their legacies as boxers, all while manifesting a near mythic pop culture status - established largely in part to their potential matchup.
For years boxing fans both rabid and casual have been eagerly awaiting, theorizing, and fantasizing about the potential of a Floyd "Money" Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao matchup. With the dream match finally coming to fruition on Saturday, May 2nd - high-profile fans of the sport and/or the fighters have come out of the wood-works to wave their respective flags.
The Super Bowl is imminent. With the 49th annual Super Bowl going down this Sunday, February 1st, we decided to get word from various hip-hop artists on who they think will take the cake at the championship game.
J. Cole surprised fans with the announcement of his 2014 Forest Hills Drive album late last year, and he surprised us once again when he achieved the biggest first week sales in hip hop for the year. He did all of this without conventional promotional strategies, but it doesn't mean he'll turn down a magazine cover if it's offered to him.
Hip Hop Reacts To News Of Stuart Scott's Passing [Update: Freddie Gibbs Pens Op-Ed On Scott] | 39,164 Views
Beloved ESPN anchor Stuart Scott lost his long battle with cancer earlier today, and since news broke, it's become even more apparent how much he meant to so many.
Last week, RiFF RAFF revealed on Twitter that he would be joining the WWE with the help of hall of famer Hulk Hogan. Professional wrestlers and rappers are more similar than you may think. They are both incredibly passionate about their trades. The average hip hop artist and rapper have a 24-hour grind to make themselves successful, not to mention travelling non stop.
Lil Wayne Performs "Believe Me" For The First Time While Walking Floyd Mayweather To The Ring | 44,340 Views
Hip-hop was out in full force yesterday during big boxing matches between Adrien Broner and Carlos Molina, and Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana.
Fuck Donald Sterling. Let's just get that out of the way off the top. Regardless of your opinion on how Clipper's players handled it, or what the NBA will have to do in the aftermath, we can all agree that Sterling is a despicable human being that is clearly living in an alternate universe where he thinks his view on "culture" is acceptable.
"Damn, I swear sports and music are so synonymous/ Cause we want to be them, and they want to be us" - Drake Rappers and athletes have always had close ties, but it seems we're seeing more and more crossover between sports and music. Much of that can be attributed to Instagram, which has created a need for every celebrity to flex the chance encounters they have with other celebrities.
Former LA Lakers security guard, Eddie J. Monterrosso has been charged with stealing two NBA championship rings that disappeared last week. Upon a police search of Monterrosso's home, officers found the rings from the Lakers' 2009 and 2010 championship seasons. Along with the rings, Monterrosso is also accused of stealing gift cards, all of which total $20,000. [Via]
Ladies and gentleman, the Nike Kobe 9 Elite "Masterpiece." Mark Parker, CEO of Nike, Eric Avar, the designer, and Kobe Bryant, the Black Mamba, were all present for the official unveiling of the Nike Kobe 9 Elite. The super high-top sneaker features Nike Flyknit, Flywire, and Lunarlon.
Wizards franchise point guard John Wall recently signed a lucrative contract for $80 million, and during an emotional press conference vowed to do whatever he could to give back to the community in various ways. One of the ways he’s giving back is donating $1 million, another is “donating” stacks to ladies at Stadium Nightclub – a D.C. area gentleman’s club.
LeBron James was stuck in heavy traffic on his way to the Jay Z and Justin Timberlake concert over the weekend, but no worries for the King as police ended up giving him an escort to the event, even driving on the wrong side of the road. Unfortunately for the cops who gave LBJ the escort, the league MVP posted video of it on Instagram which brought it to the authorities’ attention. Now the Mi
LeBron Gets Police Escort To Jay Z & Justin Timberlake Show [Update: Police Investigate Into Who Escorted] | 6,517 Views
Earlier in the summer, LeBron James was showing off his preferential treatment as he had a DJ set up in his hotel room in Asia. Now the league MVP, posts a video on Instagram of him headed to the Legends Of The Summer concert which is headlined by Jay Z and Justin Timberlake. LBJ had a police escort on his way to the venue and the car he was in was driving on the wrong side of the road. Perks
The world of hip hop is still reeling after Kendrick Lamar’s electric name-calling verse on “Contact (HOF)” earlier this week. K.Dot made reference to Phil Jackson, and even elicited a response from the 11-time championship coach. In an interview with DIME, new Lakers swingman, Nick Young, was asked about the Compton rapper as the two have been linked in the past. Turns out Young and La
Michael Jordan is a compulsive competitor and not only on the basketball court. The tales of his cut-throat competitive streak have been told for years, and this infamously has seeped over into his gambling. He was renowned in his youth for staying up all night playing cards, and then playing or training the next day. In a site down interview with SI, Spike Lee talks about the time he was tra
Another interview with Kobe Bryant as he tours Asia, this time as part of his Lenova Manila Tour in the Philippines. Besides the usual questions about his drive, and recovery from his Achilles injury, Bryant was asked some hip hop related questions. Standing in an arena with hoards of screaming fans, and multiple cardboard Kobe cutouts behind him, the Lakers legend was asked by the moderator of
Chris Bosh is nearly as famous for his comical, and often ill-timed photos as he is for his All Star caliber game. A popular meme is how the former Toronto Raptors forward bears resemblance to an actual dinosaur. Youtuber MkEliteWorksX put together an NBA 2K13 video which features Bosh playing as a dinosaur. Now, this is much bulkier than the real-life Heat big man, but it’s hilarious all
In her continuing effort to raise awareness for physical fitness in a battle against childhood obesity, Michelle Obama is releasing a hip hop-inspired album called “Let’s Move.” The album will likely not feature the first Lady spitting on the mic or anything along those lines, but the 19 track project will feature a cut from Knicks guard Iman Shumpert, who is easily one of the best rappers