Monday, November 28, 2011

Music Monday

Rihanna - We Found Love
Don't know about this video, but the song has a good vibe. (And why does this dude look just like Chris Brown? And why do I get the impression this video was some sort of reenactment?)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

We're Back in Business

November 26, 2011 at 10:08 am
‘Tis the Season… For Basketball

The game of chicken is over.

It all ended in Manhattan last night when both cars swerved at the last minute, narrowly avoiding a disastrous collision that would have certainly produced a large number of casualties. It’s been 149-days of empty labor meetings, monotonous press conferences and the complete dismissal of logic and reason. For months, both sides have been essentially saying the same thing:
“We don’t want to lose money, so we’re willingly going to lose money to show you how serious we are about not losing money.”

It was that kind of egotism and downright foolishness that almost wiped out the NBA season (along with about $4 billion in revenue), and while many of us blame greed for what transpired, it was greed that ultimately saved the day. When it came right down to it, the financial ramifications of cancelling NBA basketball on Christmas day just couldn’t be ignored.

Specific details of the agreement are still unclear (and a few system issues still need to be agreed on), but according to sources familiar with the negotiations, the players are set to receive around 50.5% of BRI. The elephant in the room is that both sides still need to hold a formal vote for their members, something Commissioner Stern spoke cautiously about.
“We expect our labor relations committee to endorse this deal, this tentative agreement, and we expect our Board of Governors, at a meeting we will call after that, to endorse the deal.”

NBPA executive director Billy Hunter also spoke with caution, but expressed confidence in the tentative agreement.
“We’re confident that once we present it, the players will support it.”

We expect that specific details of the agreement will spill out over the next several days. While we wait for those, here’s what we know for sure:
__The NBA will begin a 66-game season on Christmas Day.
__The Lakers will host the Bulls as part of a Christmas Day triple-header. Also of note, the Miami Heat will visit the Dallas Mavericks in what will now be Ring Night for the Mavs.
__NBA Training Camps will begin on (or around) December 9th, along with a shortened (and sure to be frenzied) free-agency period.

And with that, we close the chapter on the NBA lockout, and start a new one. Welcome back, NBA. Don’t ever cheat on us like that again.

Source: LakerNation

(I had to post this story, for the last line alone :)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

GQ Men of the Year: MVP

GQ has nemed Derrick Rose as one of their 2011 Men of the Year. His title, MVP. (But of course!)

"Derrick Rose was always going to win an NBA MVP award. But that it happened this year, at the age of just 22, is ridiculous. Dirk Nowitzki led his team to the title, but Derrick Rose was the bust-out star of 2011. Nobody pretends to be Dirk on the playground. Everybody pretends to be Derrick. Dirk has the jumper. Derrick has the drive, the stop-and-pop, the finger roll, and our favorite, the twisting-curving-winding sprint to the lane that manages to freeze defenders, not break his spine, and drop home the lay-in. The craziest part? He still feels like he has training wheels on. 'Ain't done nothin' yet,' he says. 'The best is coming.'"

Source: GQ

Monday, November 21, 2011

Music Monday

Drake feat. Rihanna - Take Care

Monday, November 14, 2011

Music Monday

Beyonce - 1 + 1
Luv this song! (Not the video so much, but Beyonce looks gorge)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Best Day Ever!
I got to meet Derrick Rose... kinda. It was more of a photo-op, but nevertheless I got to see D. Rose up close and personal, face-to-face, in the flesh, and I got a hug :)

Got my Derrick Rose fix for the moment at least, cause I hate to admit that it isn't enough. I need to see some on-court action, let the kid play!

I feel like Audrey II: "Feed me, Seymour!"

Monday, November 7, 2011

Music Monday

Cee lo feat. Melanie Fiona - Fool For You
Luv this song!