The half time show was ass. Three kids were dancing around shouting through the speakers. If they were good, we couldn’t tell because the sound check guys did not do their jobs. There was too much feed back. I cannot understand what they were saying. The kids looked more like ravers on drugs dancing around with decorative clothes and back packs. They claimed that swag is dead, but their sign is messed up. It reads “Swag is dead.” A slash mark crosses the sentence. Does that mean that swag is not dead? They meant to say “Swag.” A slash mark crossing that word makes sense. No one was amused. Swag itself was not amused.
The main event game took place at Cal State Long Beach in Long Beach, California. The game did not take place in Los Angeles. People need to get that right. The celebrity game started off the night on a low note. I did not think it could get any lower until these no name rap groups came out to perform. It was a blood bath. No, no one killed anyone. When I say blood bath, I meant they killed my ears. They were dancing and singing for the crowd, but the crowd just did not give a damn. Shout outs to performing with heart and the silent awkwardness that followed.
I recently questioned why street ball games are special. Why the hype? The answer arrived on a Sunday night at Cal State Long Beach. The game took place at The Pyramid stadium. If you ever drive past it, you can mistake the blue pyramid as a cheap imitation of Las Vegas. As it is in SoCal (Southern California), the day was hot. I know it was since my contact lens dried up. Bah. Humbug. Manufacturing tears to keep the contacts glued to my eyes is hard work so I had to remind myself that the 2011-2012 NBA season is gone. Now I know how it feels like when doves cry.
HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: The clash of all summer league clashes finally happened.
After much hype, hoopla, and antics, the Goodman League finally played the Drew League in a rather epic and entertaining pick-up battle.
Kevin Durant, the star of the lockout, had 44 points, however, you'll have to watch the video below to learn the final score. So, click the video, form an opinion, and get at us with thoughts in the comment box.
“Goodman league. The best league in the f______ world,” Beasley said. “The Drew league is OK. They play indoor, man they don’t know anything about this hard life. It’s the streets out here man.”
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Where are they? Where are the people who claim to have Mike Beasley’s interests?
Those people - friends, family, coaches, agents, and fellow players - need to check in with the former second overall pick from the 2008 draft.
The last month hasn’t been easy on Beasley. He was cited for marijuana possession. He became a youtube sensation after shoving a heckler during a game in New York.
Now he’s spouting off to the press about the Goodman League being better than the Drew League because 'it’s the street’.
After personal and professional struggles in Miami, the forward found his way in Minnesota. Those strides have been undone.
The Timberwolves must have concerns. They won’t give Beasley an extension because of their logjam at forward, and they can’t get equal value in a trade because no team wants a problem.
Worst of all, the Timberwolves can't reach out to Beasley because the lockout bans teams from talking with players.
Bottom line: Beasley’s doing irreparable damage to his career. Somebody, anybody needs to make him aware of this.
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