Shaquille O’Neal to the Boston Celtics

Shaquille O’Neal aka Big Diesel, aka The Big Aristotle, aka Shaqtus, aka Shaq Fu, aka The Big Baryshnikov, aka Mr. I Know I got Skillz, is reportedly all set to sign a deal bringing him to the defending Eastern Conference Champion Boston Celtics.  Shaq will be looking to win his 5th NBA Championship with the Celtics, I’m just anxious to see which number Shaq will be rocking this season seeing that #32 was retired by Kevin McHale.  Shaq Diesel will help fill the Big-Man void left by the Knee injury to Kendrick Perkins and the departure of Rasheed Wallace alongside fellow newcomer to the Green former all-star Jermaine O’Neal.

I only got 1 question for Kobe Bryant, “Kobe, Tell me how my ass taste?!”

All Together Now – Andre 3000

With all the excitement surrounding Big Boi’s upcoming album it’s good to hear from his Outkast counterpart Andre 3000 to see what he’s been up to.  Check out his cover of the Beatles Yellow Submarine classic All Together Now and the accompanying Nike commercial.

All Together Now – Andre 3000

Tony Allen Stuffs Pau Gasol

Often given the difficult task of defending Kobe Bryant in these 2010 NBA finals Tony Allen has had great success, “according to ESPN Stats & Info, Kobe is now just 5-for-19 (26.6 percent) in the Finals with Tony Allen as the Celtics’ primary defender on him through the first four games.”  When Kobe isn’t in the game and T.A. has the luxury of defending players like Sasha Vujacic he makes help-out plays on the defensive end like this.

Get that soft euro-trash game out of here Pau.

Boston’s Baby Gangstas – Glen Davis & Nate Robinson

“We’re like Shrek & Donkey, Best Friends” – Nate Robinson

The Boston Celtics tied up the NBA Finals at 2-2 last night against the L.A. Lakers, the real story however lies in the bench play, particularly that of Nate Robinson & Glen Davis who were the spark in Game 4 off the bench for the C’s.  Here is the clip from last night’s now infamous SlobberGate.

Equally as entertaining is Nate Robinson & Glen Davis press conference after the Game 4 victoy for the Celtics.

This isn’t Glen Davis’s first success in a Game 4 post season situation either, who could forget Glen’s game winning shot last year in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Orlando Magic.

Phil Jackson Back to Chicago?

This NBA offseason is looking to be one of the most exciting in recent years with Lebron James becoming a free agent. The Saga of Lebron has now gotten a new chapter with the rumor of Phil Jackson heading back to Chicago. The only reason Phil may be interested in the offer is because of Lebron, lets be real here! There has been no direct contact between Phil and Chitown but sources close say he is open to a Chicago reunion. Jackson has won a total of 10 NBA championships (6 w/Chicago, 4 w/LA) and has coached some of the best to ever play the game (MJ 23 wink, wink). The one reason he may take this Chicago offer is for the chance to coach Lebron. Already having coached legends like Jordan, Shaq and Kobe, Lebron would be a great final chapter to an already legendary book.

J.R. Smith 360 Alley-Oop from Chauncey Billups

The league’s premier 6-man J.R. Smith of the Denver Nuggets got a chance to shine the other night on an alley-oop from Chauncey Billups.  To me the Nuggets are the only team in the west that has a shot at dethroning the Los Angeles Lakers, looking forward to a dope western conference finals matchup between them two.

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