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Kobe to Retire!

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It’s with mixed feelings that I read the great 5 time NBA champion’s poem announcing that he was walking away from the game that made him a household name. As a Kobe fan that watched him from draft day, to multiple champions, to the worst season of his long 20 year career it’s hard to see him leave. But after watching him diminish the last several years I have to say that it really is time to hang it up before he tarnishes his amazing legacy. Whether or not you like Kobe, as an athlete or person, you have to respect his relentless work ethic. Read his full poem below…

Dear Basketball,

From the moment
I started rolling my dad’s tube socks
And shooting imaginary
Game-winning shots
In the Great Western Forum
I knew one thing was real:

I fell in love with you.

A love so deep I gave you my all —
From my mind & body
To my spirit & soul.

As a six-year-old boy
Deeply in love with you
I never saw the end of the tunnel.
I only saw myself
Running out of one.

And so I ran.
I ran up and down every court
After every loose ball for you.
You asked for my hustle
I gave you my heart
Because it came with so much more.

I played through the sweat and hurt
Not because challenge called me
But because YOU called me.
I did everything for YOU
Because that’s what you do
When someone makes you feel as
Alive as you’ve made me feel.

You gave a six-year-old boy his Laker dream
And I’ll always love you for it.
But I can’t love you obsessively for much longer.
This season is all I have left to give.
My heart can take the pounding
My mind can handle the grind
But my body knows it’s time to say goodbye.

And that’s OK.
I’m ready to let you go.
I want you to know now
So we both can savor every moment we have left together.
The good and the bad.
We have given each other
All that we have.

And we both know, no matter what I do next
I’ll always be that kid
With the rolled up socks
Garbage can in the corner
:05 seconds on the clock
Ball in my hands.
5 … 4 … 3 … 2 … 1

Love you always,

Kobe

Source: The Players Tribute| Dear Basketball

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Posted by on November 30, 2015 in Sports, Uncategorized

 

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Google Play Finally Available for iOS

Google Play Music finally makes it’s way to iOS. Also, you could get a free month’s trial for its All Access streaming service (normally $9.99 a month), which gives you access to over 20 million tracks and custom radio stations. The iPad version should be out soon, but for now ou can find it at here.

 
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Posted by on November 18, 2013 in Apps, Tech, Uncategorized

 

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Stance NBA Socks

Stance Socks are some of the hottest dress socks you can find (including a D. Wade line…mhhf). They have just upped the ante with NBA Legends socks. Not only do they have your usual dynasty franchises (Lakers, Bulls, Celtics, and now the Heat), but they have some NBA legends including Dr. J from the free-throw line, Rodman on the boards, Walton in his prime, Hakeem the Dream mid-shake, and the cool L/R sock combo of Stockton rewarding the rolling Malone. These are some great stocking-stuffers for this upcoming holiday season. Definitely check them out.

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Posted by on November 17, 2013 in Accessories, Fashion, Men's Fashion, Uncategorized

 

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Louis Vuitton: A Mean Shoe Game

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shoe gameI love a man with a mean shoe game.  These Louis Vuitton’s gave me life.  I hop you enjoy seeing them as much as I

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Posted by on August 4, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Pete Rose Tells Cheaters Come Clean

“Come clean as quickly as you possibly can,” Rose told USA TODAY Sports on Thursday. One of baseball’s most known black-listers accepted a lifetime ban from then-commissioner Bart Giamatti in August 1989, after an investigation revealed he had been gambling on games while managing the Cincinnati Reds.  When asked about Matt Braun he stated:

“I guess Braun thought he was going to get away with it when he got off the hook the first time. I wish I could go around to all the spring training camps and talk to the young players about what happened to me.”

 

 
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Posted by on July 28, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

How to Make a Customized (and Removable) Wrist Cast

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Posted by on July 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Dwight Howard Wanted the Lakers To Amnesty Kobe

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Recent reports have stated that one of the reasons that Dwight didn’t stay put in LA is that he want the Lakers to 86 Kobe and make Howard the main event. Unfortunately for him the Lakers’ brass (and most of the world) disagreed. Kobe, aging and now with a bum leg (torn Achilles tendon), is still likely to be more productive that a soft Howard. It’s safe to say that Howard, hampered by a bad shoulder last season, is the league’s premium big man but is still underachieving despite his solid numbers. Most Lakers’ fans will agree that Howard couldn’t had LA’s lime light and were happy to see him go.

Also in other news the Lakers’ have decided to exercise their amnesty clause on Metta World Peace (PKA Ron Artest AKA “I fight fans”). The Lake-show has also added Nick Young and a few other pieces to start what rebuilding process.

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Posted by on July 11, 2013 in Sports, Uncategorized

 

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