Posts Tagged ‘Kanye West’

Kanye West takes over Bulls/Cavs Game 4

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — When it comes to getting their crowds fired up, NBA teams often take advantage of home-grown talent. At yesterday’s Bulls/Cavs Game 4, for example, the Bulls called on a native of the Chi City, Kanye West. Not only did Mr. West handle pregame intros, but he also hopped up and performed during a timeout to get the crowd amped…

Maybe Yeezy’s association with the Bulls explains this…

Dwyane Wade Surprises Fan, Shows Up At Her Prom

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Nicole Muxo, a senior at Miami’s Archbishop Coleman Carroll High School and a rabid fan of the Miami Heat, decided to swing for the fences when it came time for prom: About a month ago, she extended a video invite to Miami Heat G Dwyane Wade.

Credit to Muxo for having the moxie to go public with her invite. (Also, probably a shrewd move to use Wade’s fellow Chicago-native Kanye West as the video’s soundtrack.)

The video racked up tens of thousands of views, and eventually made its way to Wade. As it turned out, Wade and the Heat were busy the last few weeks, dispatching the Milwaukee Bucks and Chicago Bulls on their way to the Eastern Conference Finals. But after defeating the Bulls in five games, the Heat suddenly had the weekend off. And as Wade explained to WSVN in Miami, Muxo left nothing to chance:

“She actually DM’d me on Twitter and said, ‘This is the address, this is where I’m gonna be just in case,’ and when I got that I said, I won’t be doing nothing tomorrow night and I can go and make this a memorable moment for her.”

Seems like Wade was on the mark with his wish:

Wade actually brought along a video crew to document the evening…

Oh, according to the Miami Herald, Muxo’s date, Laurent Chaumin, took it all in stride: “At least we both know how to dress.”

Hollywood as hell T-shirts for sale

by Zettler Clay

In this finely-tuned capitalistic society of ours, any quote, non sequitur or shrug is grist for a business opportunity. If Joakim Noah didn’t know that before, he certainly does now.


Like these shirts*, “Hollywood as Hell” has the potential to stay in rotation for a while. On one hand, it’s a jab at a Heat team seen by many as entitled. On the other, it’s a compliment — or admission of guilt with sarcastic undertones. Everybody wins.

Thank you Noah.

*If the Cavs, er, Mavs beat the Heat in the Finals, I imagine this shirt will be popular in Cleveland for a long time.

The Mavs’ Beautiful Dirk Twisted Fantasy

by Micah Hart

If you go to the Mavs-Heat game tonight at American Airlines Center in Dallas, make sure you keep your eyes on the video board. The Mavs’ excellent video staff is premiering a pretty faithful homage to Kanye West‘s song “Power” from his new album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Check it out:

If you haven’t seen the original, here it is as well:

The lyric from the song “no one man should have all that power” seems somewhat appropriate with LBJ coming to town. Feel me, Cleveland?

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