Big Boi talks bball and rap on NBA TV’s: The Jump
Wednesday , Dec , 19 , 2012 Matt Formica

Big Boi talks bball and rap on NBA TV’s: The Jump

Fresh off dropping his new album, Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, Outkast's Big Boi made an appearance on NBA TV's The Jump to talk shop on two of his (and my) favorite subjects, basketball and music.

Hoopsvibe's quick call:  Big Boi is an accomplished hip hop artist and a true hoops fan.

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Greatest Slam Dunk Contest Champion Ever- Part Three
Thursday , Sep , 15 , 2011 Paul Eide

Greatest Slam Dunk Contest Champion Ever- Part Three

Read parts one and two of this series here. In ranking these champions, I want to completely exclude their overall skill as basketball players, and focus solely on their ability to dunk the basketball. Also, I think era in which they were dunking in is very significant, as is height. With those parameters laid out, let me throw the second five names at you, in no particular order. Of these five, I will rank them by reader comments via, Facebook and private emails. The player who gets the most vote moves into the “Final Four” of great dunkers, from which a mythical champ will be crowned; open wide, here they come!!

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Sunday , Nov , 21 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Eva Longoria and Tony Parker Got ‘Grease’d’ by Erin Barry

HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Oh, the irony.

A few years ago, Erin Barry, Eva Longoria, and Tony Parker were involved in a love triangle -they recreated Grease as a promotion for the San Antonio Spurs. 

Barry plays the ‘bad’ girl. She even kicks Longoria, the ‘good’ girl, to get Parker. Oh, the irony.

Did this parody lead to Barry and Parker exchanging illicit texts? Did it play a role in the Barrys and Longorias divorcing? Did San Antonio's marketing department encourage this mess with their video?

Nobody will know. One thing is clear, though: Parker and the Spurs, despite being on the cover of People and US Weekly, are handling their business.

Last night, Parker had a team-high 19 points, as the boys in black-and-silver blew-out the Cleveland Cavaliers 116-92 to improve to 11-1.   

Perhaps irony doesn’t matter on-court.

Watch Barry and Longoria battle for Parker's love and get at us in the comment box below with thoughts. 

--Oly Sandor.

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Friday , Nov , 19 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Rumor: Did Tony Parker cheat on Eva Longoria with Brent Barry’s wife?

But now the Barry name is making headlines because of allegations that Erin exchanged hundreds of texts with Eva Longoria's husband, Tony Parker, prior to Longoria filing her own divorce petition this week. The breakup of the two marriages – and the rift between the two couples – is a tragic and seemingly sudden development.


HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Last summer, it was a certain combo guard allegedly getting involved with a former superstar teammate’s mother.

This fall, it’s a famous point guard and his actress wife divorcing because the famous point guard was ‘sexting’ (and doing god-knows-what-else with) a former teammate and friend’s wife.

Of course, we’re referring to the rumor Delonte West had an affair with LeBron James’ mother when both were members of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

That, as they say, is old news.

The new rumor is that Tony Parker and Eva Longoria are parting ways because Parker had an inappropriate relationship with the wife of retired San Antonio Spurs guard Brent Berry.

While this is more TMZ gossip than basketball news, it’s worth noting the Berry clan didn’t exactly deny an affair occurred when questioned by reporters.

Until someone does deny, or confirms, an affair took place, the speculation about Parker and Brent Barry’s better half will continue.

--Oly Sandor.

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