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A ‘Starbury’ Is Born (Video)

When Stephon Marbury came to China, he saw the potential to revive his career in a fast-growing basketball market. Five years later, he is starring in a musical about his life in Beijing. He is beloved by millions of basketball fans. “I am playing for the rest of my life,” he says. “This is my home now.”
– VICE Sports

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30 For 30: Rand University (Video)

Incredible ESPN docu-series 30 For 30 did an expo on former NFL phenom Randy Moss. Watch, and realize that Randy played in stadiums that could hold the population of his hometown nearly a hundred times over!

An exploration of Randy Moss’s incredible journey from isolated Rand, West Virginia, to NFL stardom.

Oh. And Rand University? Check out where it is. Man!

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A Day In Philly With Allen Iverson (Video)

A shoe game, fashion and lifestyle video short, presented as a laid back look at Allen I’s coming up in Philly, being a b-baller, relating to fans, keeping it real with himself and his folks and more.

In his own words, Allen Iverson explains the details of the VILLA x Reebok Question Pump “A Day in Philly” including his love for style, Bentley’s, Friday’s and of course the city of Philadelphia.

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Muscle & Fitness: How A 5’5 Basketball Player Trained Himself To Dunk (Video)

You know… when you grow up to be 5’5″ tall, and play basketball… you can get so far. Someone will coach you up; let you play… like through high school or so. After that you are likely on your own. At 5’5″ and want to slam dunk? Man, you are on your own!

Fine by Brandon Todd. He decided he wanted to dunk…hard. So tried hard, studied hard, worked out extraordinarily HARD and applied what he learned (about physical development)… and… well, watch!

“You see someone small. Don’t count them out!”
Brandon Todd

Great story. Inspirational. Call the kids over to watch with you.

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Ferrari Races A Rocket Bike (Video)

So, yeah. CRAZY! A bike takes the starting line to race a Ferrari. Okay, a rocket bike… okay a record-breaking 400+ mile-per-hour running, track-slaying… awww f#ck it… let’s get to the… er… race (if we can even call it that).

On November 7th of 2014, on the famous Circuit Paul Ricard located at Le Castellet in South of France, François Gissy has reached an incredible speed of 333 km/h on the rocket-propelled bicycle designed by his friend Arnold Neracher. More than 300 km/h on a skinny and completely stripped bicycle, this is amazing, and crazy! Who thought that one day a daredevil on a bicycle, with a rocket under the saddle, could travel the quarter mile in less than 7 seconds?

Straight jetted and smoked dat azz. HA!

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Ice Cube Speaks on the “Raiders” with Rich Eisen (Video)

A happier, rooting-for-the-Raiders, game geared up, dressed down, chilled out Ice Cube talking to Rich Eisen. A little about his movie “22 Jump Street” DVD release and a LOT about the Raiders. Raider Nation baby! Check out the cool convo.

(Oh, and he talked up the NWA movie and his son starring as a young Ice Cube.)

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Shaquille O’Neal And Charles Barkley Audition For ‘True Detective’ (Video)

Here’s a good idea… or good idea for a laugh. “True Detective” casting reboot for Season 3 with Shaq and Sir Charles playing co-leads. What do you think?

Since “True Detective” Season 2 have already cast their new pairing, we decided to get ahead of the game for Season 3. We auditioned the legendary duo of Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley. Watch to see their auditions and the trailer of “True Detective” Season 3.

- Bleacher Report

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NBA Great Allen Iverson Names His ‘Starting Five’ For All-Time (Video)

Allen Iverson. One of those names that makes you envision hard hooping at a high level automatically. Now retired, from the court; but he still has much to say about the game.

Like coaching? Nah, according to Iverson himself, nobody wants that. Hahaaa. But what’s interesting in the clip above… Allen I’s all-time starting five… And remember, this is from a guy who’s recruiting class included Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Stephon Marbury, Ray Allen, Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash.

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Action Bronson Has Dinner With Mike Ditka (Video)

Ay yooo! We got a hot F#ck, That’s Delicious episode on the Vice MUNCHIES channel. Hosted by, starring and following the exploits of chef-turned-rapper-turned-foodie-show-host (drum roll) Action Bronson. Good 30 minutes of content, but round about two-thirds through, when Hip-Hop celeb Bam-Bam Bronson sits down for dinner with the legendary former NFL coach Mike Ditka… in Chicago… he witness the levels to this celebrity *ish. He acquiesces that you are NOBODY when you are with Mike Ditka in Chi-town (translation: Ditka is a god in the Chi)!

Keep watching as Bronson and Riff Raff go get dogs the Chicago way, all the way, and the ladies want to SERVE them… um… all the way (wow, bold).

Then keep watching as Bronson shows you how to ride out on a gondola in Italy (hint: bring the right potnaz and rolling papers…and things will go alllll riiiight…).

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ESPN: “Brian and The Boz” (Video)

Don’t know if you young’ns even get that commercial where Brian ‘The Boz’ Bosworth begs the kangaroo muppet and the dude and the cafe to take him back to college (with Matt Leinart and Heath Shuler in the adjacent booth, for Dish Network). But you watch this episode of ESPN’s 30-for-30 and you will understand why the former college football standout wants a do-over… in sports and in life.

Former Oklahoma and NFL linebacker Brian Bosworth looks back on the mistakes he made as his alter ego “The Boz,” and passes on the lessons he learned.

(Not trying to lay out any spoilers… but hey Boz, that ‘greatest linebacker’ sh!t… Bo don’t know nothing about that. Raider Nation baby! Just watch.)

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100 Man Fight (The Judd Reid Story) [Trailer]

So…this is real? One man trained and took on 100 men, one at a time, for a minute-and-a-half each? That’s crazy, isn’t it. Apparently, the answer to all these questions is…

Judd Reid is the real life karate kid. As a teenager he was selected to go to Japan and train every day for 1000 days under Kyokushin Karate founder Masutatsu Oyama.

Almost 20 years later he won the WKO world heavyweight championship. His attitude was always anything is possible and never give up. Then came the invitation to attempt the 100 man kumite…

Journey to the “100 Man Fight” tells Judd’s incredible story of life long dedication to martial arts and his attempt at the 100 man kumite in the twilight of his fight career. Follow him as he prepares to take on what is considered by many martial arts elders the ultimate challenge of the spirit.

…yes! Peep the trailer above. Hey, remember that Jean Claude Van Damme movie “Bloodsport” (got that ‘kumite kumite’ song in your head now)?

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ESPN’s 30-for-30: Playing For The Mob (Full Documentary)

Oh yeah. This is as good as the trailer (posted here earlier) promised. Check out the FULL documentary above.

What happens when you combine “Goodfellas” with college basketball? You get “Playing For The Mob,” the story of how mobster Henry Hill — played by Ray Liotta in the 1990 Martin Scorsese classic — helped orchestrate the fixing of Boston College basketball games in the 1978-79 season. The details of that point-shaving scandal are revealed for the first time on film through the testimony of the players, the federal investigators and the actual fixers, including Hill, who died shortly after he was interviewed. “Playing For The Mob” may be set in the seemingly golden world of college basketball, but like “Goodfellas,” this is a tale of greed, betrayal and reckoning. Ultimately, they both share the same message: With that much money at stake, you can’t trust anybody.

“Goodfellas” meets college basketball? Hmmm… some Hollywood screenwriter is probably reading this and about to cash out. Just remember where you read it (the check goes to the address on the contact page)!

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Kevin Durant: The Off Season (Trailer)

Straight from a NBA MVP: “This is one of the most important times of the year. This is when we put in the most work…” For Kevin Durant, it’s basketball all day, every day, and he loves it. The rest of it… well, that’s just what comes along with it. All good. In fact, this looks better than good if you are a fan; or just interested in depth perspectives on interesting people. “Kevin Durant: The Off Season” premieres Tuesday, November 4, 2014, at 10 PM EST on HBO.

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Sports: Tom Wrigglesworth Probably Looks Like Someone You Know… Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers! (Video)

There ought to be some money in this… Just saying. An Aaron Rodgers’ look-alike so good he fools some Green Bay residents? Yep, that’s Tom Wrigglesworth (who?).

‘The Amazing Mr. Wrigglesworth’ was made by NFL Films and follows Tom Wrigglesworth as he visits the lovely people of Green Bay in a quest to meet Aaron Rodgers.

Li’l little for an NFL quarterback, isn’t he? Well, big enough to put one over on a few Cheeseheads. So there you have it. Watch above.

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Fabolous Joins Stephen A. Smith x Skip Bayless on ESPN’s ‘First Take’ (Video)

Fabolous joins ESPN First Take’s Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless to talk about Def Jam’s 30th Anniversary concert, about if the Dallas Cowboys beating the Seattle Seahawks last week means they are really getting it together, about Fantasy Football and more.

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Jadakiss With Some ‘Highly Questionable’ Responses On His ESPN Interview (Video)

More fun stirring the pot. Bomani Jones, Dan Le Batard and Papi – on this episode of ESPN’s Highly Questionable – get Jadakiss to cop to partying the mojo out of visiting teams’ players, so the the hometown Knicks would face worn down opponents come game night. That, origins of Jada’s raspy voice, some crazy DMX stories (shout to Boomer), and speculations on who his homie Notorious B.I.G. might have been talking about on “I Got A Story To Tell” make for some mess…

…and good watching.

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Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater’s ‘Moment Of Arrival’ (Video)

If you have been watching recent Sundays, you know Teddy Bridgewater can do a li’l something down-field with a pigskin. But like most men who’ve made it to the NFL, there’s more to the story than a good spiral. This episode of ‘Moment of Arrival’ has Teddy featured; and he has a story to tell.

From the time he first picked up a football, Teddy Bridgewater knew he wanted to play, but the path to the NFL isn’t an easy one. Minnesota’s rookie quarterback takes us on a tour of his Miami hometown, including his high school football field where it all began.

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20 Years A Yankee: A Farewell To Derek Jeter (Narrated By Black Thought Of The Roots) [Video]

Know anything about baseball? If so (or even if you don’t), you are probably very aware – and at least a bit melancholy – about the last trip around the diamond of New York Yankees’ Derek Jeter. Yep, the cap is calling it quits. But not before EVERYBODY (including the U.S. President) wishes him a bon voyage. The future hall-of-famer has spent all his 20 years as a pro in Yankee blue and white; so you can understand how, for even the most jaded New Yorker, it’s so haaarrrd say goodbyyyye to the team’s all-time hit leader.

But Black Thought and The Roots have got something (a song far better than the ‘attempt’ above; guaranteed). The group calls up a 2009 single – “The Fire” – for the heartfelt fare-thee-well. Rock out with your tissues out.

(If the clip above doesn’t get you, the one after the jump will.)

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BLITZ – 9/25/14: Loot Juice

Loot JuiceeBob Marley – “Burnin & Lootin”

HEADLINES

Justice Department Investigating Ferguson Police Department As New Unrest Develops

South Carolina Trooper Fired For Shooting Unarmed Black Man During Traffic Stop

South Philly’s Amber Rose Files For Divorce From Rapper Wiz Khalifa

New Video Released Of An African-American Man Killed At Wal-Mart Holding A Toy BB Gun

Woman Sues Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones Alleging Sexual Assault

‘Black-ish’ And The Color Of Money

Saints QB Dree Brees Critical Of Roger Goodell & NFL’s Lack Of Transparency

CHP To Pay $1.5 Million In Federal Lawsuit After Officer Beat & Punched A 51-Year-old Woman

The Pre-Huxtable Golden Age Of The Black Family Sitcom

Shane Smith, Founder Of VICE MEDIA Explains Its Evolvution To TV & Covering War Zones

Magic Johnson Says Atlanta Hawks GM Danny Ferry Deserves A Second Chance

Virginia Airlines Flight Diverted After Masturbating Passenger Tries To Open Emergency Door

Outkast’s Andre 3000 Speaks On His Starring Role Portraying Jimi Hendrix

Lawyer For Florida State QB Jameis Winston Says He Was Being Extorted By His Accuser

Half Of Adults Don’t Believe In The American Dream; 72% Believe We’re Still In A Recession

ESPN Suspends Bill Simmons For Profanity-Laced Comments On NFL Commish Roger Goodell

U.S. To Pay Navajo Nation $554 Million In Largest Tribal Settlement In History

Televangelist Pat Robertson Goes Off On TV Viewer Who Wants To Tax Churches

Facebook’s Wi-Fi Drones The Size Of A 747 Could Be In The Air By 2015

Apple Fixing iOS 8 update Bug Plaguing iPhone6 & iphone6 plus

Stephen Colbert & John Stewart Take On The American War Machine

30 For 30: Playing For The Mob (Trailer)

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In the upcoming 30 for 30 - “Playing for the Mob” – the Goodfellas and mobster Henry Hill tell the story of how they helped orchestrate the fixing of Boston College basketball games in the 1978-79 season. The fall run begins on October 7th, 9pm ET ESPN.

CLICK HERE (OR THE PIC ABOVE) TO WATCH THE TRAILER.

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