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NBA JAM SESSION Hottest coach in the NBA has to be OKC Thunder Scott Brooks as he leads his team to the top of the Western Conference. Friends say: "Wait until the Western Finals." I say: "Put your money where your mouth is." For one Serge Ibaka looks like Super Big Man, Kevin Durant looks focused, Russell Westbrook looks for shots, and I'm looking for a sucker.
Trust me, it works.
Not for nothing, speaking of work...It looks like Kobe Bryant of the LA Lakers and Derek Rose of the Chicago Bulls will be collecting unemployment checks for a few months after re-injuring themselves. By the way, that's two of the top selling jerseys in the NBA.
Speaking of Jersey, I really miss Tony Soprano. That's me imitating old school Nets fans after they moved a mediocre team to Brooklyn.
Meanwhile down in South Beach... Lebron James and Dwayne Wade move in unison to their own tune although I'm convinced Chris Bosh only sings backup. Hey, it worked for Robert Horry and
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KOOL G. RAP article Q&A

In this ‘Thing of Ours’ called hip hop, many are called, but few are chosen.  Sometimes hype can precede hip hop artists, turning our beloved rapper of the month,  into a ‘one hit wonder’ and late night comedy punch line.
After that, it’s off to a digital desert, somewhere lost in itunes oblivion. Only an unspoken veteran pass can save you. To qualify, one must be considered a ‘man of honor‘, proving there’s another level of skill and reverence for those most lyrically qualified.
Enter Kool G. Rap, normally considered your “Favorite rappers, favorite rapper”. 
Celebrating over 20 years in the game, Kool G. Rap preps a new release on his independent label. Purposely flying under the radar in recent years, he continues to build his legacy - one verse at a time. New school fans are curious about Kool G. Rap and rightfully so; he’s been in the game 20 years, an original Juice Crew member, who’s name is placed in verses by Jay Z and others. 
Need more proof on his legacy?
Kool G. Rap has recorde…

Can Floyd Mayweather Jr. be the Greatest Boxer Ever?

In boxing, most champions come and go like taxi cabs in a airport.  The only exception is Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather Jr.
Its umpteen years and counting since his pro debut in October 1996, yet Floyd Mayweather Jr. remains undefeated at 44-0.

That’s an amazing stat in boxing. Especially when your resume includes names like Genaro Hernandez, Julio Luis Castillo , Ricky Hatton and Juan Manuel Marquez.  Not to mention tough champions like Shane Mosley, Miguel Cotto and Oscar De La Hoya, plus deceased fan favorites Arturo Gatti and Diego Corrales with all due respect.


So again, I submit my question…
Can Floyd Mayweather Jr. be the greatest fighter EVER?
Regardless of your response,  we’ll get to preview history on September 14th 2013 as Showtime PPV gives us Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Anticipation spreads to common folk as we anxiously await a Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight. The Showtime network delights in public consumption as gossip grows with ever…

"The BIG BAD WOLF of Gun Violence"

Today in the United States of America, there seems to be a growing consensus against gun violence. Lately, we’ve heard plenty of statements against guns and its lackadaisical laws by everyone from President Obama to inner city politicians. 
Our political choir sings a sad tune, as gun violence continues to bite us like a raging animal.

This ‘Big Bad Wolf’ of handgun tragedy has haunted this country for 50 years. All you have to do is recall your favorite musician to consider the effects of guns in America. Has anyone ever heard of John Lennon? Marvin Gaye? Selena?  How about Tupac Shakur or Notorious BIG?  Yeah, you get my drift.
If you can stand the scent of gunpowder, one can visit sports to find more victims of gun violence. The handgun has removed boxer Hector ‘Macho’ Camacho and football player Sean Taylor from doing those things we love them for.

The saga continues as great leaders have been taken away from us, hereby weakening the fabric of character in this country with every singl…

MIKE TYSON in "UNDISPUTED TRUTH"

Re-inventing Mike Tyson will never work. 
The genius behind ‘Undisputed Truth’ lies in its uncut format, exploring all that intrigues us about Tyson. Starring on Broadway, for $75 bucks, former Heavyweight Champion Mike Tyson takes on his hardest opponent.
Himself.
This one man show was a brainchild of his current wife Lakiha Tyson, after seeing Chazz Palminteri’s show ‘A Bronx Tale’ in Las Vegas. Writing a script, casting Mike Tyson and playing at the MGM Grand Hotel in April, gave ‘Undisputed’ legs to run on Broadway. Lakiha says “ Mike was an easy sell, he really dove into his character.” 
Picking up Academy award nominated director Spike Lee didn’t hurt either. Spike Lee says “It’s a great American story; we had to bring it to Broadway.”  So here onstage, audiences prepare for Mike Tyson in rare form.  No knockouts or split decisions. No police blotter or prison cells.  In fact, it’s no trouble whatsoever.
All summer, ‘Undisputed Truth’ played to a packed house at the Longacre Theatre in N…

Welcome Back Andy Pettitte

Christmas comes early in the Bronx. Fresh off testifying in his buddy Roger Clemens trial, Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte lands in the Bronx on Mothers Day. His arrival caused quite a stir within baseball circles. Yankees manager Joe Girardi says it best, “I’m excited” while speaking of Andy Pettitte’s return to the Yankees rotation, “I think it will be a great day at the stadium.”

Enough said.

The return of Andy Pettitte highlights a mediocre pitching staff who ranks 11th in the American League with 5.54 ERA. Aside from CC Sabathia, Yankees pitching has more suspects than a line up. Staffed with young pitchers like Phil Hughes and Ivan Nova, a veteran presence may help transform a fragile rotation.

Not so fast.

 Andy Pettitte had a 4.55 ERA in six starts…in the minors. Major League hitters are probably licking their lips while waiting for Andy Pettitte’s return. The first big league test comes on Mothers Day against hard hitting Seattle Mariners.

Some say Pettitte command was off in the …

Tale of the Tape: MAYWEATHER VS COTTO

Tale of the Tape Mayweather      vs         Cotto


42-0 (26)          37-2 (30)     Age:          35                         31  Height:         5’8                       5’7 Weighed in at: 151                      154
Last 3 opponents: Ortiz             Magarito                            Mosley           Mayorga                           Marquez           Foreman
Mayweather vs Cotto
Floyd 'Money' Mayweather is arguably the greatest fighter of his generation. Heavy accomplishment considering De La Hoya, Bernard Hopkins and Manny Pac fights in the same decade The difference is wrapped in a certain number. ZERO. As in losses.

So what's the blueprint for beating Mayweather?

Opponents search for ways to defeat 'Money Mayweather' but routinely come up short.
Late boxing scribe Bert Sugar once said:
 "An undefeated fighter is similar to a pretty girl, everybody wants a shot".
Miguel Cotto must agree.
Perhaps placing his WBA super welterweight belt on the line again…