Well, Rashad McCants — who, when we last checked in on him, was starring as a cross-dressing pimp in a straight-to-web series — is back with a crazy rap video called “Ballin’.” In it, McCants (alias Suni Blac) seems to suggest that playing basketball is just a hobby and he then goes on to boast about all his madd skills, including the lines, “I be dunking like Amar’e,” and “I could beat the Dream Team.” Er, yeah. Let’s try taking out some teams in the D-League first, Rashad. Enjoy this one, folks!
It seems a couple Marquette undergrads have banded together to create this new fight song specifically for the Sweet 16. It’s called “Buzzin’,” and while its lyrics are slightly more intelligent than the genius that is “Friday” by Rebecca Black, it’s hardly a masterpiece. Give a listen. Are you more worried about the Golden Eagles now? Us neither.
Rumors are circulating that the UNC bench could look a little different by the beginning of next year. Jerod Hasse is reportedly a candidate for the Fresno State job. We are wondering who the candidates might be to replace him. It will never happen, but our wish can be summed up in two words: Coach. Rasheed.
Yes, it’s a longshot, but now is probably the time to bring this up. Has everyone stocked up on ulcer medicine and braced themselves for the fact that Dook and Carolina could be meeting in the Final Four in about 10 days? Our minds can’t even quite process the concept.
Meeting in the regular season is epic enough. But in the Final Four? The world — and every basketball fan in it — might just turn to ash. (more…)
While writing about the great few months Tyler has had with the Pacers, the Times couldn’t resist telling its readers why Hansbrough’s NBA stardom won’t last.
Yet once opposing teams begin to make Hansbrough a point of emphasis, his limited athleticism, lack of size and on-and-off jumper – the very factors that made him a late lottery selection in the N.B.A. draft rather than a top pick – will sting. There is a reason basketball scouts at all levels are not just identifying the next great player, but the next great athlete. It’s the quickest guy on the court with a handle who can bust a press. It’s the highest leaper who can fire a jumper over the arms of a shot-blocker. It’s the biggest, strongest guy around who can push opponents from the low block. All of those abilities require raw athleticism and skill, but each inch of height and each millisecond on a sprint mean something. It’s those factors that – in the absence of truly extraordinary skill – allow basketball players to thrive.
Where to begin with this? (more…)