Posted on: September 30, 2011 1:53 am

Michael Jordan, rapper Drake star in NBA 2K12 ad

Posted by Ben Golliver

The following commercial for the video game NBA 2K12 isn't exactly basketball discourse at its finest, but it's guaranteed to get people talking. The premise: Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan, the rapper Drake, and fans of the Portland Trail Blazers, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks debate which NBA team was the greatest of all time.  

"Today's Miami Heat plays above the rim," Drake argues. "Larry Bird couldn't even reach the rim."

Later, he elaborates: "South Beach is king."

Cut to a shot of Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban clutching his Larry O'Brien trophy and the pay off line, delivered by Jordan: "I let my ring do my talking."

In case you were wondering, Jordan names the 1996 Bulls as the greatest team ever. That year, the Bulls went 72-10 in the regular season, setting an NBA record for wins, and 15-3 in the postseason, defeating the Seattle SuperSonics in six games to win the title. Jordan averaged 30.4 points, 6.6 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 2.2 steals and shot 49.5% from the field on his way to his fourth ring.

Here's the video courtesy of YouTube user FreshpointsTV.

Hat tip: IAmAGM.com.
Posted on: January 3, 2011 12:42 pm
Edited on: January 3, 2011 1:00 pm

LeBron James had an absurd birthday cake

Miami Heat forward LeBron James celebrated his 26th birthday with a ridiculous cake. Posted by Ben Golliver.

Critics have called Miami Heat forward LeBron James a selfish, oversized child, so it only makes sense that his 26th birthday party, which drew the likes of filmmaker Spike Lee and rapper Drake, came complete with a ridiculously oversized and self-reverential birthday cake, as noted in this morning's Shootaround.

Here's a look at the King-themed red, gold and white cake, which appears to be at least five layers, courtesy of James' Twitter feed.   


The cake sports "LJ," James' initials, and is topped with a crown to complete the "King" theme that seems to follow James everywhere he goes.

The cake was part of the party that was hyped up by a slideshow presentation that promised "a royal themed [party] fitting for a birthday celebration of a king, channeling an ambiance of extravagant court life" that would draw an "A-List crowd of multicultural, savvy trendsetters, and jetsetters that reinvent and set the tone for a chic lifestyle."

Despite, or perhaps because of, the absurd cake, it sounds like James enjoyed himself. "Wanna thank all my family, friends and fans for the B-day S/O's today," James tweeted. "Love all u guys. Its gonna be another great year! Yes Sir!"

Hopefully, 2011 is a Decision-free year for all.
Category: NBA
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