How to say ‘Coward’ in 5 Different Languages

Spanish: Cobarde

Portuguese: Covarde

Somali: Fulayo

German: Feigling

Japanese: 臆病者

With the Celtics now down 3-1 to the Bucks, the ride is almost over for these heartless cowards. From being ranked 2nd best in the preseason behind the Warriors to now being the laughing stock of the NBA.

All season long the Celtics have told us to expect great things in the postseason. Jaylen Brown expects five championships by the time he’s 28, and it looks like thats not happening this year, or any time soon. But I don’t blame his hubris too much, even though the team has done nothing to prove they can get to the promise land, let alone win there. I put some of the blame on the supposed leader of the team. Mr. Kyrie Irving. Continue reading “How to say ‘Coward’ in 5 Different Languages”

Chris Paul has not justified his contract

The Warriors currently hold a 2-0 series lead against the Rockets.

Houston has done a lot of talking the past two seasons of wanting to face/beat the Warriors. Last year, you could say Chris Paul’s injury was the reason the Rockets lost in Game 7, but I’m calling bullshit. First off, remember the Warriors were missing Andre Iguodala. Second, and more importantly, Houston was 7 for 44 from three, including 27 misses in a row, in a 9-point loss will kill you. Imagine they had made three more of those? We might be talking about the Warriors collapsing. Instead, we talk about the refs being the cause of the Rockets choking and not because they’re simply not built for this. Continue reading “Chris Paul has not justified his contract”

Refs are Horrible, Get Over It

I won’t deny it, of course I’ve blamed the refs on a few games where my teams lost. The missed travel call on Pau Gasol in the 2010 NBA Finals (there’s no video for this); Jimmy Butler getting a call on a late Marcus Smart shooting foul to decide the game; Every no-call on every Gronk play ever; Armando Galarraga’s near-perfect game; Every Angel Hernandez call ever. (I could go on.) Continue reading “Refs are Horrible, Get Over It”

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.

Produced by: Jonathan Kermah

Edited by: Trevor Wilson

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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

Edited by: Trevor Wilson

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Utah Jazz Fans have History of Racist/Nasty Comments to Players

Russell Westbrook isn’t a big fan of Utah Jazz fans or fans that get too close to him. Shit, he even shoved a fan out of his face last year in Denver when the fan screamed in his face and got to close to him on the court. The guy kind of deserved it. Also, last postseason, Westbrook swatted a phone out of the hand of a fan after losing Game 6 of the first round to Utah. Now this season, something caused Westbrook to snap yet again. Continue reading “Utah Jazz Fans have History of Racist/Nasty Comments to Players”