Nike Air Jordan VI (1991)

He won his first championship and Finals MVP wearing these shoes.  My older brother had em, I wanted them. Jordan’s are not just shoes they are a right of passage b, I didn’t get my first 6’s till 1999 and I still remember it like it was yesterday.

This is 1991

Coach Mike Brown Fired from Cleveland

“Obviously, I was not thrilled to see it, I wonder what you have to do to keep your job — back-to-back 60-win seasons. Our profession is tough”. – Doc Rivers

Cleveland is bugging, for real b. I mean how you fire last years coach of the year, the man with the highest winning percentage in Cavs history! Dan Gilbert the owner of the Cleveland Cavs decided to fire Coach Brown upon the contract deadline and payout the $4.5 to him over next season. The Cavs have become similar to the Mavs in a sense, they can get you 50+ wins in the regular season but in the post season they lose focus. This is proven from what happened last year in the conference finals w/Orlando and again this year in the 2nd round to Boston. Despite adding all-star’s Shaquille O’Neal and Antawn Jamison the Cavs still couldn’t secure the championship, leaving Cleveland fans once again hoping for next year. The Saga of Lebron continues…..

The Saga of Lebron

In the year of our lord Twenty Ten on the 7 month, King James will become a free agent, this is The Saga of Lebron…

July 1st this year may be one of the most important dates in NBA History, the day Lebron James become a free agent. Everywhere on the globe it seems you can hear opinions on Lebron’s future. Rumors have been widespread saying that he may end up anywhere from Portland to LA,  if you ask me, every NBA team wants Lebron and I’m sure soon all will have a rumor or two about his free agency in the next coming weeks. The chance of Lebron leaving Cleveland is very likely, after 6 seasons with no ring he Audi 5K.  This year during the course of the Cavs early playoff exit I witnessed something in Cleveland, something ugly. Fans began to protest about James and his work ethic even going as far as to blast him on local media and other outlets. To me this is foolish knowing the man will be a free agent soon and the fate of the city rest on his shoulders. As the Free Agency draws closer Cleveland has made various attempts in retaining there star, from putting up billboards, original songs etc. but this may be all a little to late. One city that has a prominent eye on Lebron is Chicago. Chicago has a pretty good base already w/ Noah, Deng and Rose and adding Lebron to the equation could only equal success. With the firing of Vinny Del Negro and possible rumors of Phil Jackson coming back to coach, Chicago seems the likely choice.

Dallas and New York have also been very vocal in the Lebron saga but @ HHTT we sticking w/Chicago b!shouts to Chris Broussard of ESPN

Shawty Lo, Pill, OJ Da Juiceman Challenge Jim Jones

More good stuff.

NBA 2K10

The piano laced intro lets you know the power of the game you are about to embark on. NBA 2K10 is one of the best basketball games I have ever played and will go down as one of the best b-ball games of all time along with Coach K and NBA Live ’96. One of the biggest reasons for this acclaim is the stellar presentation, the presentation alone is enough to purchase. If you are like me and grew up in the glorious era of the NBA on NBC then you will fall in love with NBA2K10. The commentary is amazing, Kevin and Clark will speak on past games, accolades, rivalries etc all in fluid motion not sounding automated. The biggest addition to the overall game is the new My Player mode; this mode has been done before in games, but never with such depth. I’m a true b-ball video gamer, been balling hard since Double Dribble/Jordan vs. Bird bee, so you know I had to get hands on with the game myself. My NBA career started in the summer league with the Wizards, getting used to the controls hindered my progress a little bit but that’s why I practice. When you play this mode you only control yourself, the emphasis is on being a good team player. Your overall grade is placed in the top left corner of the screen; you get graded for pretty much everything (box out, make an assist, alley, tight d, etc). I had to throw out all I previously knew about b-ball games and learn again, I had to learn that I am part of a team and not the team. After 6 games in the summer league I was cut and sent to the D-League, I couldn’t believe it! My SG wasn’t good enough so I packed up for LA and learned the importance of team ball. 8 games with LA’s D-League team and Utah called me up, the 2K Insider (a lil dude who gives you advice, NBA stories and critiques your game) told me I was signed to a 10 day contract so I knew I had to play at my highest level. My first NBA game I was in awe, all the people, the sound, and the TV cameras! Understand, when you play in the D-League you don’t get all that good stuff, you in small arenas with no commentary, just the squeaks and moans of 2nd hand NBA players. 10 days went by and Utah decided to offer me a 1yr deal and I took it. Never before I have I created a player in a video game and felt such a connection, hats off 2K fo real. HHTT APPROVED.  COP THAT NBA2K10 NOW!Don\’t Sweat the Technique – Eric B. & Rakim

pro stars

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one more blast from the past i wanna see how many of you remember this one