The nominations are in guys and its time to vote for who you want to win, not only the regular NBA awards but also the #BTHype gee-up awards.
Award winners will be announced in a couple of weeks.
Most Valuable Player
Rookie of the Year
Coach of the Year
Sixth Man of the Year
Most Improved Player of the Year
Defensive Player of the Year
International Player of the Year
Least Valuable Player of the Year
…..and now its time for the lighter Believe the Hype 2014 NBA Awards
Tool of the Year
Quote of the Year
Roy Hibbert:“I’d die for curling, I’d give it all up for curling”. (On a potential Winter Olympic sport switch).
Kobe Bryant: “I don’t talk to players on teams that are 20 games under .500.” (When Nick Young spoke about the trash talk he hears from Kobe Bryant).
Nick Young: “They got me, man, they stole my Yeezys too man. I don’t know what I would have did. I was just shocked they tried to get Swaggy yesterday.” (A nonchalant Swaggy P after having his house burgled whilst playing for the Lakers)
Tweet of the Year
I just taste for the first time a smothie..MAN GOD BLESS AMERICA😊
When Shaquille O’Neal assumed the role of DeMarcus Cousins’ mentor I was expecting to see elements of Shaq’s on court game creep into Cousins’, but it looks as though, and much to my delight, the greatness of Shaq’s off court game could also be making it’s way into Boogie’s repertoire.
I’m not sure how much Shaq had to do with this, but it appears as though Cousins will be releasing an R&B album under the guise of ‘Boogie Smooth’ (great R&B star name), rumoured to be featuring Rick Ross and Chance the Rapper……now this is where things get a bit fishy.
The chances of this being an April fools gag are high and according to the Sacramento Kings, this is indeed not a real project, but either way its a win-win. Boogie has set the internet alight or we’re really getting an R&B album from the Kings big man.
Jermaine O’Neal is a longstanding member of the ‘old big guy takes forever to shoot free throws’ club. His technique which involves a slow rise and a hitch just at the point of release causes masses of lane violations and tumbling players.
The internet has produced once again, with this great mix of O’Neal’s wild free throws and ensuing lane carnage, set to the aptly chosen ‘All together now.’
What else would you do when your team is up by one point at half-time against your division rival Chicago Bulls, that’s right, get your barber to come down for a house call to Bankers Life Fieldhouse and line you up.
I get it, the life of an NBA player is very demanding on time so these kind of efficiencies are nothing but savvy time management from a man who knows all to well the perils of letting your hair game get out of control.
This awesome video projection appeared on the night of Zydrunas Ilgauskas’ jersey retirement ceremony. I would love to see this become a standard part of NBA player introductions and see which team can come up with the coolest/most out there video projection.
At least something cool happened for the Cavaliers this year.
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jarrett Jack has taken forward the crusade against the sleeved jerseys with some hilarious fashion comparisons. When asked about the NBA’s latest creation, he told the Cleveland Plain Dealer
“We’re like the Beach Police. You know those police who are on the beach with those bikes? They’ve got those little shirts with the shorts? That’s what we look like. Like we about to give somebody a citation.”
It’s been plaguing me for a while what these sleeves reminded me of and beach police might be as good an answer as we’ll get. Throw a bike helmet on and Jack could fit right in with Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill in 21 Jump Street.
He went on to add that the jerseys “felt a little snug” and that they make NBA players “look like a volleyball team”. Two great fashion zingers from Jarrett Jack but it seems as though he is not alone.
With more and more players speaking up about the sleeved jerseys and their negative effect on their performance and appearance in general, you have to wonder how long they will be around for. If it were up to Blazers center Robin Lopez, not long at all.
Needs to be a mass burning of these sleeved nba jerseys. Also, no to the grey lakers logo. Looks like the real jerseys are in the wash…— Robin Lopez (@eegabeeva88) December 26, 2013
Fake 30 for 30 trailers are one of my favourite things ever and this one does not disappoint. A beautiful symphony of misleading quotes and great editing, the White Mamba is fully deserving of 30 for 30 level storytelling.