Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Hoops N Hip-Hop Podcast #4

What's up readers (and passerbyers) of the GamePointBlog.

To bring up what some have taken the time to email me about, I haven't been able to put in as much work into this blog due to the Hoops N Hip-Hop project. Combined with school and a new part time job, and you can see this kid is feeling the pressure. But no worries, the plan is to switch gears and get this going.

To assist with that, I'm going to include all blogs, podcasts, and videos associated with the Hoops N Hip-Hop show with the GamePointBlog.

A lot of really cool and big things planned. Thanks for sticking with me, and keep the emails coming!

Meanwhile, here's the official online upload to the 4th show of Hoops N Hip-Hop. It was our "Throwback Special" and was hosted by myself and DJ Johnson.

Digital Table of Contents:

0 - Intro
0:34 - This is Me (Common)
5:29 - Opening
7:20 - Raptors Basketball
12:23 - Do For Love (2Pac ft. Blackstreet)
16:56 - Top 10 Favourite Raptors Of All Time
22:21 - Respiration (Black Star)
26:15 - Woo Ha! (Busta Rhymes)
28:52 - All-Retired Team
32:08 - Greatest 3-Point Shooter Of All Time
34:00 - Mo Money Mo Problems (Notorious BIG ft. Mase, Puff Daddy)
38:09 - Back In The Day (Pharcyde)
41:32 - Greatest Player Of All Time?
44:39 - What The Bleep Of The Week
47:14 - Outro
47:56 - DJ DNYCE Mix

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Hornets Give A Bit-O-Honey To The Raptors

Here's a post from guest writer Rose Arcana. If you guys don't remember, she was the first ever guest on the Raptors Rundown podcast. She's our resident American - or Texan as she prefers - and a loyal Rockets fans.

Here's her perspective on the recent 5-player trade between the Raptors and the Hornets:

There has been a deal struck between the Toronto Raptors and the New Orleans Hornets. It involves the trading of Jarret Jack, Marcus Banks, and Davis Andersen from the Raptors in return for Predraq Stojakovic and Jerryd Bayless from the Hornets.

To some it may seem like New Orleans was ripped by the Raptors in the deal, but at the end of the day I believe the Hornets are just sharing a bit of the sweet stuff from the honey pot. The Hornets received a couple of serviceable players on cheap contracts. The added depth to their roster will come in handy as the season progresses and they make their play-off run. They are going for it all now, so there’s no need to keep an expiring contract the size of Stojakovic when he isn't helping their cause.

The Hornets are also getting Jack who will be a great back-up point guard for any contending team, he really never has been a great starter. Not to mention he is buddies with Chris Paul.... Jack has friends in high places, too bad he has to ride coat tails to be wanted.

Now for the Raps piece of the candy. They will get a large expiring contract in Stojakovic which will be a great trading chip, and yes I think they will trade him before the season is out. In my opinion it will be a joint trade to sweeten up a deal to get rid of Calderon. Plus they got a young guy to grow with the team and hopefully they can actually get some great chemistry, the kind of chemistry the Raps have been showing lately on this three game winning streak. Tossing Andersen in the deal frees up time for Ed Davis when he returns, which should be pretty soon right? One more thing that this trade does for the Raps is give them a legit line-up to tank with so they can get K. Irving in the next draft….. Then the year after next, 2012 - Atlantic champions…… 2014 - Eastern champions, and finally 2015 - NBA Champions!

Long term planning for sure, but all these young, long contracts give the Raptors a chance to have players grow with them and grow together not apart. Best thing about honey is that it makes everything stick together and tastes ohhhh so sweet in the end!

Friday, November 12, 2010

The Ex-Girlfriend Tour

Orlando, Florida - November 12, 2010
Miami, Florida - November 13, 2010

If I could make a spiffy looking shirt with these tour dates on the back, I'm sure I could sell a few while waiting in line for the next Raptors game.

Vince was always criticized for smiling too often during games, especially those of the blowout variety. But now it all makes sense. Maybe he knew something we didn't.

With the Raptors making their first visit to Orlando this season, along with their first ever look at the Miami Heat, Raps fans will be treated with an interesting clash of the old and the new.

So what exactly have our former flames been up to lately?

Well Mr. "Air Canada" recently found himself grounded.

While CB4got to get involved last night...

Being realistic, the Raptors lose the next two games and fall to 1-9. To some fans, that's good news as it would bring us one step closer to a top 3 pick in next year's draft.

MEMO To Future Raptors Franchise Players:

It may be sunnier in Florida, but it's definitely not always greener. In fact, do yourself a favour and stay a couple more years than you'd prefer. If T-Mac had done so, he and Carter would have formed one of the most dynamic duos in the modern NBA. And if Carter had done the same, he and Bosh would formed an excellent wing-big combo that often works well.

Failure to adhere to this advice may lead into choking two pivotal free throws during the playoffs, or admitting you look lost on the big stage.

Just sayin...