Pour One Out

In my years of listening to the rap of various genres, from the old school of Eric B. & Rakim and A Tribe Called Quest to the new school of Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar, I’ve stumbled upon dozens upon dozens of phrases and adlibs which have become so ubiquitous
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The Good, the Bad — damn, those shoes are Ugly

I’m assuming we all know about Lonzo Ball’s new shoes. The base pair sells for $495, and the super-deluxe edition will run you over a grand for kicks that look like they belong to an over-exuberant server at Applebee’s:

https://twitter.com/bigballerbrand/status/860217305468256257
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In defense of LaVar

I am usually a very calm and reasonable person. I keep my head down when others choose to engage in childish mudslinging. But I cannot let Goethals’ comments, which are an affront to the grand American Dream and the diligence of hard working people everywhere, slide.
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Measuring Success

The Victory Lap

An underdog story can never be told too many times. Someone getting an opportunity that seemed improbable is the oft-told tale that never gets old. Athletes seem to be the perfect examples for these stories to be told. We’ve all heard about the “Cinderella-like” student-athletes being “saved” or given a
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