After a busy summer of wheeling and dealing, two time executive of the year, Bryan Colangelo can finally relax. He’s done his part, now all he can do is sit back and watch. I decided to take a little inspiration from this post Natalie over at Need4Sheed did and came up with a Bryan Colangelo “Summer of 2009” play list. As always, if you have tunes to add, do so in the comments and I will update the list with the good ones.
1. Poppin My Collar – Three 6 Mafia
2. Checkmate – Jadakiss
3. We Takin’ Over – DJ Khaled
4. Run This Town – Jay-Z ft. Kanye & Rihanna
5. Guess Who’s Back – Scarface ft. Jay-Z, Beanie Sigel
6. I’m A Hustla – Cassidy ft. Jay-Z
7. Hustlin’ – Rick Ross
8. Big Pimpin – Jay-Z
9. This Is Why I’m Hot – Mims
10. All Eyez On Me – Tupac Shakur
11. Back In The High Life Again – Steve Winwood
12. Some Guys Have All The Luck – Rod Stewart
13. Man Of The Hour – Pearl Jam
14. Victory – Biggie Smalls & Puff Daddy
15. No Body Does It Better – Carly Simon
16. Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop – Young Gunz
17. Smooth Criminal – Michael Jackson
18. I Won’t Back Down – Tom Petty
19. I Believe I Can Fly – R Kelly
20. If I Ruled The World – Nas
Russbengtson said it best on Twitter: Picking a favorite quote from the @StarburyMarbury marathon is like picking a favorite Michael Jordan highlight.
Chris Bosh has tried this, Dwight Howard has tried this, Kevin Durant has tried this but nothing comes close to the pure gold Steph has been spitting for almost 7 hours (he plans to do this for 24 hours straight)
While most people were getting some shut eye last night, Dwight Howard decided he wanted to chat with the fans and fired up UStream. He had just arrived in LA, settled into his hotel room and turned on his computer (no Playboy mansion for the man). After some technical difficulties – which prompted him to call room service at 1:00AM PST – he let out a big “HEY WOOORRRRLLLDDD!!” Viewers were greeted with the infamous smile and surprisingly a fully clothed Howard. To sum up the hour long chat he did some impresonations, showed us his candy stash, ate fries while answering fan questions and even busted out some MC Hammer when he got a shout out from the rapper himself.
With the explosion of twitter and facebook, Dwight has completely embraced his fans. He spent an entire plane ride replying to people until twitter told him he has exceeded their post limit. This is a guy who is on the cover of NBA Live, has won an Olympic gold medal and was playing in the NBA finals last month. As a fan of the game, I can only appreciate that he is taking time to do this and I hope that other athletes look to him as an example. You may not be as funny but everything you can give back to the fans will keep them wanting more.
If you aren’t one of the 500,000+ already following Dwight on twitter you should do so @DwightHoward – You can follow me too while you are at it @Nat77
If you have an hour to kill you can watch the recorded video from last night UStream (Video) or click the screen caps below to get a glimpse of what you missed.
Browsing the Internets late Sunday night a friend alerted me to the news that Vince Carter served as the honorary pace car driver for the Daytona 500. It may just seem like a regular story to most, but up here in Raptorland its breaking news when it comes to the man we love to hate. Immediately I started envisioning Mama Michelle Carter calling shotgun followed by telling him to put on his seatbelt, check his mirrors and so on. As usual with anything nowadays, I turned to twitter to get some reactions on the story and here are some of my favorite tweets
Via @THHB: Did the car stop mid-lap, leave the track, and head to North Carolina?
Via @Jose3030: Did the car have a flat tire and complain of needing time off?
Ubuntu, Crazed Has-Been Point Guard, Buzzer-beating Hero, Tom Heinsohn, Jesus Shuttlesworth, MIP, Post Concussion Syndrome victim and NO KG, are just some of the things that come to mind when talking ’bout the Nets v/s Celtics game tonight; but here are my “IF” factors!
“IF” Devin Harris can pull off another crazy shot
“IF” Vince Carter can get through the game without “vincing”
“IF” Starbury gets more than 15 minutes of non garbage court time
… The New Jersey Nets will win this game
“IF” Rondo can turn on the jets and break Harris’ Guinness World Record
“IF” Tom Heinsohn can hold off on the Homerism (NJ is his hometown)
“IF” Starbury plays more than 15 minutes of mostly garbage time
“He’s a good player, but everything he’s done I’ve invented, so I’m not impressed,” O’Neal said. “For me to get my eyes wide open about another big man, he’ll have to do something that I haven’t seen before or something that I haven’t invented. Everything that he’s done, I’ve invented it.”
“IF” Shaquille O’Neal throws on his cop uniform and lays down the law on the Orlando rim
“IF” JRich can use Dwight as a prop for an in game dunk to practice for next year
“IF” Matt Barnes has a repeat performance – fool me once shame on you… fool me twice shame on me!
… The Phoenix Suns will win this game
“IF” Dwight grows a pair and lays it out on the court instead of whining to the press
“IF” the magic can make more 3’s than the suns (both teams in top 10)
“IF” Rafer Alston can pull a Nash and actually pass the ball