I just came home from a big concert at the Gibson
Amphitheatre in Los Angeles
with Biz Markee, MC Lyte, Bell Biv DeVoe, Big Daddy Kane, Doug E. Fresh and
Slick Rick. A lot of us were just talking about ball backstage, and people were
all up on what Ive been doing for AllHipHop.com and NBA.com and TNT Overtime.
It feels good to be amongst entertainers that are into rap
to know that theyre sports fans and stuff like that!
Right now, Im going into Boston to do more Overtime features during Game 2 of the Boston/Atlanta series.
I think the perspective that I want to go with now is trying
to get it from a fans point of view, because Ive done a lot of the ball
player type interviews and theyre being interviewed all over right now, so now
Im gonna try to do things in the front of the arena.
Im gonna go to like the concession stands and get the
perspective on what the fans are feeling and how theyre feeling it. That way,
the regular person can get some shine. And if I get the opportunity to grab a
ball player at the right moment, then well get those too, but were just gonna
try to take it somewhere else so my segments are not looking like someone
The city of Boston
is looking really green and white this time of year. I mean, the building is rockin'
with a lot of T-shirts and a lot of paraphernalia and merchandise that is being
sold. Its just a good time in our city man, because Boston is a town for
sports. Its just taking people back to back in the day except that the ball
players are more Black.
As for the rest of the League, I told everybody dont sleep
I was in the airport the other night watching the first half of the Philly
game, and me and this cat were talking and I said, You got to remember, there
is no pressure on Philly, theres pressure on Detroit!
Detroit is a great team, but I dont think Phillys gonna
lay down. And then when I got off the plane and found out they won Game 1, I
was like wow. Going into Detroit
and stealing one says a lot about the coach Cheeks and Iguodala and the other
the players that stepped up - it was probably the upset of the weekend.
I also caught the San
Antonio game. Shaq should have pushed Boris Diaw in
his chest. Boris is too big and too strong to be going down doing a damn finger
roll with the game on the line. You go down and you put your sneaker in Tim
Duncans face and let him know Phoenix
is in the building. You go down there and you bang that ball in the rim so hard,
it hurts your wrist.
Look at it, he did a fade away jumper that failed and he did
a miss layup that failed. Those were crucial shots!
I think the Spurs are a little overrated. The Lakers aint
scared, and I know the Celtics aint scared and Detroit aint scared - and
thats all that is. Phoenix
could have won game one Diaw choked.
No big man in the NBA making millions of dollars should be
going down the middle laying the ball up with the game on the line! Check out Michael
Bivins on TNTs Overtime at NBA.com