Saturday, November 30, 2013

The "spilled drink" that cost Brooklyn Nets Head Coach Jason Kidd $50,000. VIDEO:

This was the controversial "spilled drink" during the final moments of the game between BKN and LAL. With no timeouts left, Kidd appeared to have created an artificial timeout for his team when he "accidentally" spilled his cup of soda on the floor after "accidentally" colliding with his own player, Tyshawn Taylor. The Lakers still won, 99-94. "Hit Me" will also be a popular catchphrase during BKN games for the rest of the season. But the NBA made sure Kidd won't drop another cup of soda during a game. The league fined him $50,000.00 for "intentionally spilling a drink on the floor to delay the game." Siguro next time Coach can accidentally drop a  hotdog sandwich na may sobrang daming ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise naman:) MH

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

PBA Fan Art - The Kraken vs Gregzilla. GRAPHICS:

When I saw @iloveathasja's question on Twitter, I felt it sounded right. I felt it would work. That it would work really well. #GREGZILLA - it even looks good as a hashtag. Ginebra rookie Greg Slaughter said he didn't like Sgt. Slaughter as a moniker since his brother was an actual sergeant in the US military. "He's the real Sgt. Slaughter," Greg said. 

So fans like @iloveathasja came up with a new one. And it's awesome. GREGZILLA. It became even more awesome when the best PBA Fan Artists went to work on June Mar "Kraken" Fajardo vs Greg "Gregzilla" Slaughter posters. Good job witty Fans like @iloveathasja! Good job PBA Fan Artists like Hael Pinat, Geff Simon Baldeo and Joey Almadin! You're all winners! MH

Paul George windmill dunk vs T-Wolves. PG24!!! VIDEO:

Seriously, if you still don't have a fave player in the NBA, if by chance you're not a Kobe fan or LeBron fan or D-Rose fan or CP3 fan, or you're tired of cheering for the current superstars and you feel like cheering for someone new, here's my suggestion. Take a look at Paul George. Take a long, hard look. You might like what you'll see. He plays hard on both ends. He's the best scorer of the Pacers. He guards the best scorer of the other team. His team is 13-1. What's not to like?! Plus, he scores on windmill dunks like this one vs the Timberwolves. PG24!!! MH

Monday, November 25, 2013

Japeth Like It's Hot! Japeth Aguilar's 2 slam dunks vs ROS. VIDEO:

In Ginebra's 97-84 victory over ROS last November 24, Japeth Aguilar finished with 19 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks and 2 emphatic dunks. MH

Sunday, November 24, 2013

PBA Fan Art - Ginebra's Greg Slaughter, LA Tenorio, Emman Monfort, Dylan Ababou. GRAPHICS:

Derrick Rose injures his right knee. Will require surgery. VIDEO:

Oh man. What else can we say but, oh man. Derrick Rose injured his right knee yesterday during their game against the Portland Trail Blazers. He suffered a medial meniscus tear and will require surgery according to this report from the Los Angeles Times. D-Rose will be out indefinitely. Oh man. Watch how he sustained the injury in a non-contact, innocent-looking play:

PBA Fan Art - Sonny Thoss Best Player of the Game. GRAPHICS:

So Alaska's social media team, and they're really setting the bar in terms of using social media to provide content and interaction with their fans -- check out their website, will come up with a PBA Fan Art/Infographic for every Alaska player who wins the Best Player of the Game award? Awesome! MH

Friday, November 22, 2013

Kyrie Irving, Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Dennis Rodman all in one great commercial. VIDEO:

Kyrie Irving, Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Dennis Rodman, Craig Sager and Brett Favre all appear in Foot Locker's Week of Greatness commercial. When one can grab premium sneaker releases in one week, all feels right in the world. MH

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Dwight Howard and Elmo discuss "strategy" on Sesame Street. VIDEO:

Dwight Howard appeared on Sesame Street recently to help kids learn the concept of strategy. According to D12, "In basketball, you need a plan on how to win, that's a strategy." Also, Elmo showed in this clip that he could be a potential GM - he knows how to initiate a trade. All it takes is a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. MH

For June Mar Fajardo - Raise The Roof Arm Workout VIDEO:

This is why Petron big man June Mar Fajardo is one of the most likeable guys in the league -- because he thought of honoring his mentor, Danny Ildefonso, by "raising the roof" after scoring a basket during their season opener against Globalport. Good job! 


It could've been done better.

Yes, you can do better June Mar. You can do a much better "raise the roof" if you practice harder. Kaya mo pa pagandahin yan Bro! 

Here June Mar, I found this Raise The Roof Workout Video on YouTube just for you. Sakto 'to! Easy to follow. Step by step. Less than 3 minutes lang. Do it for the die-hard Petron fans. Do it for Danny I. Do it because ang tamang execution ng "raise the roof" dapat all-out and all-heart. MH

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Duke freshman Jabari Parker coast-to-coast dunk. JABARRRRRIIIII!!!! VIDEO:

Duke freshman and future NBA prized pick Jabari Parker goes for a coast-to-coast slam. Kevin Durant handpicked Jabari Parker for a special skills camp for Kevin Durant-type of players earlier this year. Watch this clip and you'll see why:

"In design, you're able to create the future." Nike Basketball Inside Access - Design Minds. VIDEO:

I've been fortunate enough to have met the creative forces behind the kicks you've grown to love. One  big takeaway from interviews with sneaker designers like Leo Chang: you see the power of visual thinking. Here's a quick inside look at how Nike designers come up with concepts like the KD VI or how they craft apparel ideas for Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. It's about the collaboration of top talent. It's about great minds learning from one another. It's about creating the future. MH

Steph Curry watches Russell Westbrook fly by then hits the 3. VIDEO:

When looking at special shooters, we don't just count the number of buckets they make, we also appreciate the way their buckets are made. In Steph Curry's case, there's an otherworldly ease in the way he scores. Scoring a three-pointer during a rapid-fire game against the Thunder is not easy. But Curry makes it look easy. Like he's out there taking the first shot of warm-ups on a random Tuesday morning. You plant your feet. You aim. You watch Russell Westbrook fly by. You shoot. You swish. Easy peasy. MH

Kyrie Irving goes into "Uncle Drew Mode" vs the Wizards. VIDEO:

Kyrie Irving went crossover-crazy against the Wiz on this play. Uncle Drew Mode! Like I could actually hear Kyrie saying, "Don't reach young blood. Don't reach." MH

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

NBA Courtside Reporter has dreaded basketball-to-the-head moment. VIDEO:

All courtside reporters worry about this moment -- that dreaded wayward-bouncing-basketball-straight-to-the-head moment. It happened to Fox Sports courtside reporter Allie Clifton. Props to her, though. The ball bounced off her head yet she still reported on. That is poise. MH

Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio team-up in NBA on ESPN "RV" commercial. VIDEO:

Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio of the Minnesota T-Wolves were not only made to play together on the court, they were also made to make fun of each other in TV commercials. Here's the "Love Dial" commercial for NBA on ESPN:

Monday, November 18, 2013

PBA Fan Art - Dylan Ababou and Greg Slaughter. GRAPHICS:

Ginebra's top pick Greg Slaughter tallied 10 points and 13 rebounds in his first PBA game while Dylan Ababou scored all of his 16 points in the second half against San Mig Coffee. Thanks Geff Simon Baldeo (@GSB511) for sharing! MH

Postgame interview with sensational TNT rookie Eloy Poligrates. VIDEO:

Check out the post game interview with TNT rookie Eloy Poligrates complete with shout-outs for his friends and family in Camotes Island and Cebu.

And while we're at it, you might as well check out Eloy's past highlights on YouTube: 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Steph Curry and Mark Jackson in NBA on ESPN "RV" commercials. VIDEO:

Steph Curry and Coach Mark Jackson of the Golden State Warriors star in two NBA on ESPN "RV" commercials. The "Notebook" commercial is golden. MH

Real Madrid's Felipe Reyes hits no-look three-point shot. Wow. VIDEO:

Watch this no-look three-point shot from Real Madrid's Felipe Reyes. No look. No problem. Swish!

Monday, November 11, 2013

ESPN courtside reporter JA Adande undegoes Classic Popovich experience. VIDEO:

The Popovich Test - it's what all NBA courtside reporters hope to pass. While JA Adande is a new courtside reporter for ESPN, he's not at all new at covering the NBA. He's a veteran sports columnist and appears on several ESPN panel shows. But when one goes face-to-face with Pop, experience doesn't always help. MH

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Anthony Davis highlights vs the Lakers. Points. Rebounds. Blocks. Dunks. Bro? Brow! VIDEO:

Against the Lakers, New Orleans big man Anthony Davis proved that he can score, rebound, and block. He also showed that he can destroy Pau Gasol in a variety of ways.

One of the most impressive things about AD: when he blocks a shot, he doesn't waste time blabbering in his opponent's face. Instead, he instantly runs back on offense and ends up finishing the fastbreak.

Bro game? Brow game!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Blake Mamba!!! Steve Blake hits game-winner as Lakers beat Rockets. VIDEO:

Steve Blake hit a three pointer with 1.3 seconds left to lift LA over HOU, 99-96. Naturally, Magoo Marjon wants me to point this out: Blake hit that three-ball over the outstretched arms of Dwight Howard. Two words people...Blake Mamba. MH

Dr. J believes Kevin Durant plays a beautiful kind of basketball. VIDEO:

NBA legend Julius Erving believes Kevin Durant plays a beautiful kind of basketball. Do you agree or disagree? Watch this interview by ESPN's Keith Olbermann:

And here's an example of KD's beautiful kind of basketball: 

Welcome back Russell Westbrook - coast-to-coast slam! VIDEO:

Yup. He's already blitzing through defenders for coast-to-coast throwdowns. Welcome back Russell Westbrook! MH

Thursday, November 7, 2013

2 reasons why GSW will be a must-watch team this year. VIDEO:

Presenting two reasons why the Golden State Warriors is a must-watch team on NBA League Pass all season long: