This is chapter 2 to the original viral Pepsi MAX campaign, this time with Kevin Love as a special guest, play old man West and a Bill Russell cameo.
If you missed the first one, here it it:
Even on vacation, it’s very intense. I do sports of different kinds for up to eight hours a day. My posse usually needs another vacation after a vacation with me.
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... It’s changing speeds and changing pace, and sometimes when you’re slow, you’re quick. I mean, the defense doesn’t know what you’re doing. If you hurry, you run into your defender, and then you’ve accomplished nothing. So I had to slow myself down a little bit but still be quick at the same time.The best part besides the fact that this made no sense was that Doc River heard it and called out on Jason Terry's bullshit
“He’s in no hurry. Well, he can’t be,” the coach said. “He’s slow as (expletive).That just moved Doc up in my non existent extensive list of coolest coaches ever. If you have the time please check out this great piece on Grantland about him, it might just make you move him up in your non existent list too.
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Was he trash talking a 15-year-old kid?Is it really cool DeMar? Then why do you have an average of 34% FG when you played against him in the last 2 seasons, when uou normally hit your shots in the mid 40's range. It's okay to confess, after all what else do bloggers like me have to do in the off season then investigate a story that is probably a fiction.
Was he? A little bit. Every time he got scored on, he really didn’t like that too much. It was cool, though.
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“Gagnam style has helped me strengthen my core and lower back. I’ve got a great PT program, but this dance has taken me to the next level,” said Howard.
Weeks later, Howard was on the court at training camp, ferociously dunking on roster hopeful Robert Sacre. Coach Mike Brown and Kobe Bryant have been amazed by Howard’s progress, comparing him to Bill Russell and noticing no signs of injury.In a team with an aging roster, and a history of injuries, this new sensation in the medical world will bring back the youth in the veterans. Steve Nash, you can finally forget about your Phoenix Training Staff. If you feel any pain or aches, just blast Gangnam Style and pretend you are riding a horse galloping on a really bump road.
Asked why Bryant didn’t join Howard in the Gangnam Sytle dance during a break in action at the Lakers-Trailblazers preseason game, he sternly replied “I don’t ride horseys.”As imagined Kobe Bryant refuses to believe in some silly Korean Pop dance would fix his ailing knees. But this is the Mamba we are talking about here, he would do anything to pro-long his career. May I remind you he went under the German Orthokine procedure as the first NBA prototype. I bet the man is in his castle of solitude, listening to PSY's melodic voice with his headphone on, (just so no one ever knows about it) while swinging an imaginary lasso.
From the time pregame introductions end, teams will have 90 seconds to return to the court and be ready for the opening tip.Basically, this means no more pre-game rituals, no more silly handshakes and no more dancing.
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Department of Health inspectors this month hit the freshly opened arena’s Calvin Klein Courtside Club with four violation points after they discovered the bathroom at the exclusive lounge was “not maintained and provided with toilet paper, waste receptacle and self-closing door.”Maybe they are being interpret wrong, seeing that Calvin Klein are sponsors, they might be supplying towels for your butt wiping needs and fresh underwear as you leave. Or it is safe to assume that only rich people can afford the facilities in the center.I mean, who else can afford to wipe themselves with money.
Bryant said he thinks he hurt the shoulder Tuesday during practice when he dunked over teammate Antawn Jamison. He said he didn't feel pain at that point and continued to finish the practice.Here is the video of the dunks, not sure which one cost the injury:
"I almost won an MVP with Smush Parker and Kwame Brown on my team," Bryant said before Wednesday's 93-75 exhibition loss to Portland. "I was shooting 45 times a game. What was I supposed to do? Pass it to Chris Mihm or Kwame Brown?"Those words are probably the most Kobe Bryant thing ever. Blaming his teammates for everything, and not so humble bragging about his success. Mario Chalmers should be glad he is on the Heat and getting occasionally yelled at by LeBron, can't imagine what Kobe would have done.
Bryant was referring to 2005-06 when the Lakers' roster included Brian Cook, Stanislav Medvedenko, Devean George and Parker, Mihm and Brown.
Bryant continued, taking aim at his favorite whipping boy, Parker, calling him "the worst. He shouldn't have been in the NBA but we were too cheap to pay for a point guard. So we let him walk on."
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