Last night got sweaty…Basketball sweaty.
Forget about wearing mascara to distract your opponent, or wrestling bears at halftime were the only refunds offered are in the form of escaping this deathtrap with your life. Last night the Detroit Pistons G-League affiliate the Grand Rapids Drive from Michigan paid tribute to the Hall Of Fame name Jackie Moon of the legendary “4th Place Winners”, the Flint Tropics by wearing their iconic, white, orange and blue palm tree by the beach jerseys.
Now if you thought the South Bay Lakers ‘Soirée By The Bay’ midnight blue jerseys were as cool as the shore at night than you hadn’t seen nothing like this. As the Drive brought home an legend in throwback testament for the first time since they donned and soaked up the iconic yellow of the cultural cornerstone that is…SpongeBob Squarepants.
Yes that happened.
And this happened too. As before the game according to Twitter the GRD traded away their best washing machine for Ed Monix. Or as he’s better known…Woody Harrelson of ‘White Men Can’t Jump’ fame. Yep the G-League team paid tribute to a fictional outfit with their Gatorade orange on-court attire. And as this team took to the teal turquoise of the tide for the Drive’s road jerseys, maybe (hopefully (please)) there will be an all white homecoming back in the state of Michigan.
But yes the team that once wore jerseys made out of sponge did pay tribute to a fictional team from a funny movie featuring a Hall Of Fame comedy talent. But like Jesus Shuttlesworth or Air Bud sometimes some movie “monstars’ of Basketball blockbusters deserve their big ticket for the kids. And what could be better than the Will Ferrell ‘Semi-Pro’ movie, aside from getting corn dogs for all these people?
It couldn’t have got any better than this if ‘Anchorman’ Ron Burgundy was reporting live on the game for Channel 6 News from courtside.
But short of calling their players ‘Downtown’ or ‘Coffee Black’ this ABA parody picture and it’s 70 era jerseys looked the part so much in last nights for real G-League contest that everyone loved them sexy. This was bigger than the Flint Michigan Bowl. As the 14 and 12 Drive went on a 27-7 run to topple the Fort Wayne Mad Ants’ hill 123-105. Two-way Michigan product Kalin Lucas in just 27 minutes had that many points, to go with 6 rebounds and 9 assists. Fort Wayne’s Edmond Sumner’s Kareem 33 wasn’t enough for this spark plug off the bench. Or the Trops’ Marcus Thornton’s 24 against the shot clock and Tom Withers season-high tie of 21. The Drive had 6 players carrying at least 10 points against the Ant men left mad like Jon Hamm, as Grand Rapid went hard as a mother.
But there was a DNP-CD no sign of former Kentucky Colonels puncher and buncher Ed Monix…we kind of wish he was still a washing machine.
In the end, when you look back this Tropical game will go down in the “anals” of history. Leaving everyone in Michigan so happy they couldn’t even feel their arms through those Flint jerseys.
And remember you know what that ring stands for, “EVERYBODY LOVE EVERYBODY”!
New Nike Giannis Antetokounmpo Sneakers Are ‘Coming To America.’
“GOOD MORNING NEIGHBORS!”
“Hey! F### you!”
(With genuine joy and affection back) “Yes! F### you too!”
Ever since Milwaukee Bucks position and court redefining Point God, Giannis Antetokounmpo came to America like Eddie Murphy, he truly beyond a cliché changed the game and the watching world. And now with Nike, lacing up some new signatures inspired by the classic 80’s Murphy movie ‘Coming To America’, the Greek Freak is about to change the sneaker one too.
These new most valuable sneakers from this year’s MVP are so clean they’ll have you running up like Samuel L. Jackson in “McDowell’s”.
Time to get the brooms.
It’s about to be a clean sweep Foot Locker.
Antetokounmpo’s first sneaker the Nike Freak 1 is about to take all those LeBron, Kobe’s and Westbrook’s to the shoeboxes with this breath of Air. Fresh out the cardboard these colorful pairs have a reversed swoosh like Travis Scott. Perfect for any shoe dog like Phil Knight. And these ‘Coming’ colorways also feature leopard, black, grey and gold accents to the men who would be King. Prince Akeem’s royal garb and the most inspired international influence this league has seen since the dream shake of Hakeem Olaujawon for a regal fit.
And with the gold ‘Coming To America’ logo on the tongue of these licks you can expect this revolution to be televised. But please bring back our favourite ‘Raw’ and ‘Delirious’ comedian for the commercial Nike.
This perfect pair for the theme of the perfect prototype player of this games future generation drip as hard as ‘ER’ and ‘Logan’ star Eriq La Salle’s jheri curl in this movie. Watch the shoes like Ronald Reagan said to Eazy-E when N.W.A. visited the White House according to The Game! If co-star Arsenio Hall still had a show (bring it on back again) then he’d have them as a guest on his couch. With or without the freak.
Put up a wall against these Trump! We have more shoeboxes to stack.
Wearing clothes are about to be a new experience for you as you unbox these with the rose petals that fall out like Tokyo trees after cherry blossom season instead of tissue paper. There’s also some ‘Coming To America’ inspired Freak 1 Nike apparel to match with some ‘I Love NY’ heart homages to the film about a prince who made his way to the Big Apple like this kid from the Olympic home of athletes in Athens, Greece did on Draft Day.
These really are the Crown Prince of Zamuda.
These Greek sneakers are so freaking good, you’re going to want to renounce your throne.
Come on, come all.
MVP Brandon Clarke dominates, leads Grizzlies to 2019 NBA Summer League Title
Canadian Brandon Clarke, the 21st pick of the 2019 Draft dominated the NBA’s annual summer showcase — becoming the first player to take home both tournament and championship game most valuable player honors with a dominant 15 points, 16 rebounds double-double. The No. 8 Memphis Grizzlies the Minnesota Timberwolves 95-92 to win the 2019 NBA Summer League championship.
The former Gonzaga standout added 4 assists, 3 blocks and a steal in 25 minutes.
In six games of summer league action, Clark averaged 14.7 points, 9.8 rebounds, 2 assists and 1.8 blocks per game. The Vancouver native shot 55% from the field and becomes the first ever Canadian to win MVP at the NBA Summer League.
Clarke was also named to the first-team all-NBA Summer League team. Other standouts included fellow Canadians Nickeil Alexander-Walker who joined Clarke on the first-team. Toronto Raptors forward Chris Boucher was named to the second-team.
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