Anthony Davis Gets His Wish

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After months of speculation, LeBron James and Anthony Davis will finally be teammates (Credit: Jae C. Hong)

After a turmoil-filled season loaded with injuries, drama, and franchise incompetence, the Los Angeles Lakers can finally say that they have another superstar in their prime to pair with LeBron James. Yesterday afternoon, the Lakers and Pelicans agreed to a deal that would send Anthony Davis to Los Angeles for Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, and three first round picks (including the fourth pick in Thursday’s draft). At first glance this feels like quite a lot for one player (because it is), but few players at Davis’s age and caliber are ever available in the trade market. Continue reading “Anthony Davis Gets His Wish”

808s and Ankle Breaks: Episode 42

Jonathan Kermah and Trevor Wilson briefly discuss the tragic death of Nipsey Hussle (12:10), introduce their new segment: “Pause, Party, Play” (17:47) and run through the week in NBA news (42:32).

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808s and Ankle Breaks: Episode 41

Jonathan Kermah and Trevor Wilson discuss the latest albums from NAV and Rich the Kid (18:45), Lonzo Ball’s departure with Big Baller Brand and end of the season stat lines (33:30).

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Check out our artist of the week, Chris Focus.

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808s and Ankle Breaks: Episode 40

Jonathan Kermah and Trevor Wilson reveal the 808s and Ankle Breaks March Madness Bracket. Vote on Twitter to decide which of the thirty-two hoops lyrics is the best of the best. Is it the success of the player in the lyric that decides greatness? The cleverness of the bar? The memorability?  You decide.

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March Madness seedings

Division 1

  1. Biggie – “Gimme the Loot”: I’m slamming n***** like Shaquille, shit is real
  2. Phife Dawg – “Steve Birko (Stir it up)”: “The height of Muggsy Bogues, complexion of a hockey puck
  3. Drake – “Back to Back”: “Back to back like I’m Jordan 96-97
  4. Travis Scott – “Way Back”: “James Harden with the range on me, n**** way back
  5. Future – “Might as Well”: “I took off just like a rocket, Olajuwon Hakeem
  6. Drake – “Sicko Mode”: “See the shots that I took, wet like I’m Book
  7. Gucci Mane – “Kept Back”: “Ben Simmons Shake em with the left hand
  8. Lil Pump – “D.Rose”: D.Rose, D.Rose, D.Rose, D.Rose, D.Rose, D.Rose, D.Rose

Division 2

  1. Earl Sweatshirt – “Chum”: “Feeling as hard as Vince Carter’s knee cartilage is
  2. Drake – “Thank Me Now”: “You make friends with Mike but got to AI him for your survival
  3. Meek Mill – “Burn”: “Slam dunk in that p****, Blake griffin yo h** n****
  4. J.I.D. – “NEVER”: N***a this a 3-point and one, and 100, Wilt Chamberlain with the hand dunk.
  5. Kendrick Lamar – “The Heart Part 2: “One hood with 20 44s like a cloned Kobe Bryant
  6. Nicki Minaj – “Only”: Tell them b****** blow me, Lance Stephenson
  7. Royce Da 5’9 – “Streets of the Night”: “Well endowed in God’s image, never smile, Kawhi Leonard
  8. Beastie Boys – “Get It Together”: See I’ve got heart like John Starks”

Division 3

  1. Kendrick Lamar – “The heart Part IV”: “You Jumped Sides On Me, now you bout to meet Westbrook
  2. Royce Da 5’9 – “W.O.W”: “Y’all expecting me to hesitate to shoot this b****, well y’all are definitely in the playoffs with JR Smith
  3. J. Cole – “Fire Squad”: “Meets KD, ain’t no nigga that can shoot like me!
  4. Fabolous – “Levelin’ Up”: Call them plays so the team win, Coach k to my Blue Devils
  5. Action Bronson – “NaNa”: “Introducin’, it’s Bronsonlino, with my hair slicked back I look like Rick Pitino
  6. Lil Wayne – “Big Bad Wolf”: I got a Greek freak, she call me Antetokounmpo
  7. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie – “Work (remix)”: “Paul George with your b****, to the beat I pace her
  8. 2 Chainz – “IKuyo”: “Draymond with the lockdown

Division 4

  1. Jay-Z – “Empire State of Mind”: “If Jeezy’s payin’ LeBron, I’m paying Dwayne Wade
  2. Kanye West – “Can’t Tell Me Nothing”: You can live through anything, if Magic Made it
  3. Frank Ocean – “Nikes”: “Say she need a ring like Carmelo
  4. Drake – “0-100”: I been Steph Curry with the shot
  5. Jadakiss – “Put Your Hands Up” – And ya’ll scared I can tell / that Ima get Bucks like Milwaukee cause like Sam I ca’sell”
  6. Lil Wayne – “What’s Wrong with them”: “that’s that 9 n****…Rondo
  7. Offset – “Taste”: “3400 Nawfside, Charles Barkley
  8. Baka – “Live up to my name”: “Posted like Ibaka,”

Produced by: Jonathan Kermah

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808s and Ankle Breaks: Episode 39

Jonathan Kermah and Trevor Wilson play a game of K.F.M with the Offset, Gunna and Lil Pump albums (1:50) and host a Lakers therapy session for one last time (15:50).

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Produced by: Pat Moroney

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808s and Ankle Breaks: Episode 38

Co-host’s Jonathan Kermah and Trevor Wilson discuss hot takes from Twitter on various hip-hop (15:38) and basketball (33:44) topics. Is Kendrick Lamar bound to lose the throne? Does Kanye West have anything below a great album? Is Chris Paul overrated on the all-time point guard list? Tune in for the discussion.

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808s and Ankle Breaks: Episode 36

Jonathan Kermah and Trevor Wilson are joined by UMass junior Christopher Iacobucci in an NBA trade deadline special. The boys talk all things trade deadline related including the Anthony Davis trade that never was.

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