Unreleased throwback from TLC. R.I.P Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes
Newly appointed president & CEO of Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment Tim Leiweke has made a decision. Bryan Colangelo is out as the General Manager of the Toronto Raptors of the NBA. He will remain with the organization.
Colangelo was betting that his current course will produce success, However this was not sitting well with the new boss.
Not all of Colangelo’s tenure was bad. In 2007 the Raptors won the Atlantic Division in 2007 under his watch, with a core of battle tested Europeans and up and coming American players such as Anthony Parker, Jorge Garbajosa & T.J. Ford. He also found a way to get rid of Rafael “Hoffa” Araujo
Then things went down hill.
In 2006 with the first overall pick, Colangelo rolled the dice on Andrea Bargnani which had lukewarm success at best. The pick the Raptors sent to Indiana for Jermaine O’Neal turned into centre Roy Hibbert in 2008, and Hibbert became an all-star. Trading O’Neal to Miami for Shawn Marion helped open up the eventual salary-cap space Miami used to sign Chris Bosh and LeBron James. Signing Hedo Turkoglu with the money freed up by Marion’s departure as a free agent looked good at the time. It didn’t go well.
Colangelo’s Raptors picked DeMar DeRozan two spots after Stephen Curry in 2009. Once Bosh left and took the playoffs with him, they took Ed Davis two spots ahead of Larry Sanders in 2010. The Raptors took Terrence Ross two spots after Damian Lillard. The Raptors never passed on a clear superstar, but Jonas Valaciunas potentially aside, the Raptors always found a way to miss the boat.
It’s been five years since the Dino faithful have seen their team in the playoffs
This is in large part of Colangelo failing to be proactive with Chris Bosh’s departure. Bosh was never given pieces to build with him while he was here.
When Colangelo arrived the expectations rose and bigger things were expected. Instead, The Raptors have been in a 5 year rebuild plan with no clear plan for success. It was time for MLSE as an organization to look elsewhere GM wise and move the Raptors in the right direction
Ballin. Why not? Isn’t everyone nowadays?
Sometimes you just want to get straight into it. Forget the IV play, Just do it!
Two Golden State Warriors fans were killed in a shooting following Thursday night’s playoff game in Oakland.
Two men, identified as residents of Contra Costa County, apparently were headed home from the game on Interstate 880 in a white 2010 Porsche Panamera when someone in a dark-colored SUV opened fire with a semi-automatic pistol, killing the driver, 30-year-old Christopher Beardon. The 28-year-old passenger, Terrance Marks, fled the car or was ejected as it struck the guardrail and veered into traffic, and he was struck and killed by another car. He also had been shot.
Police are seeking help from fans who attended the game and studying surveillance video from Oracle Arena in hopes of identifying possible suspects. The victims were outfitted in Warriors gear and had ticket stubs from the game, according to Oakland police spokeswoman Johnna Watson, who spoke to local news outlets.
Police do not believe it was a road rage incident based on the evidence, including the number of shots fired.
The freeway was shut down for hours, snarling traffic leaving the Warriors’ season-ending 94-82 loss to the San Antonio Spurs.
From the ESPN “E60″ series. A short video interview with Miami power forward Chris Bosh
NYC visuals from Rockii Londyn. Just gotta love that city!
Suns forward Michael Beasley is the subject of an investigation regarding an alleged sexual assault, according to police in Scottsdale, Ariz.
ABC15.com reports that the alleged assault took place on Jan. 13.
“At this point we can only say the investigation is ongoing,” said David Pubins, Scottsdale police spokesman. “We are interviewing those involved and processing any physical evidence we may have to try and determine if criminal charges are appropriate.”
KTAR also reported the investigation.
This is the second time during Beasley’s tenure in Phoenix that he has found himself in hot water. Word broke in February that Beasley was cited on Jan. 25 for multiple driving violations for driving 71 mph in a 45-mph zone at 1:10 a.m. in a Mercedes that did not have a license plate. Beasley was driving on a suspended license and a loaded gun was found in the vehicle. Suns management did not discipline Beasley after the incident.
It has been a long and rocky road since Beasley was the No. 2 pick in the 2008 draft after earning Big 12 Player of the Year honors during his one season at Kansas State. Before playing his first game for the Heat, Beasley was fined $50,000 for his role in a marijuana-related incident at the Rookie Transition Program. He spent time in a substance abuse treatment center in 2009 before the Heat traded him to the Timberwolves after just two seasons.
Upon acquiring Beasley, then Timberwolves president David Kahn called him ”a very young and immature kid who smoked too much marijuana” before he arrived in Minnesota. Beasley was later pulled over for speeding and cited for marijuana possession by Minnesota police during the 2011 lockout. He also shoved a fan in the face during a lockout exhibition game in New York and launched a lawsuit against his former AAU coach, alleging that he had received improper benefits during his one season at Kansas State.
Police confirmed the investigation within hours of the Suns’ announcing the hiring of Celtics assistant general manager Ryan McDonough as their new GM.
Beasley, 24, signed a three-year, $18 million contract with the Suns last summer, although the final season is only partially guaranteed. He averaged 10.1 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists while shooting 40.5 percent for the Suns, who finished 25-57, the worst record in the Western Conference.
Opulence at it’s finest. Drinks, beautiful women against a high society backdrop. New visuals for “Who Do We Think We Are” by 9 time Grammy award winner John Legend featuring Rick Ross
New visuals from problem featuring Bad Lucc. Now the debate begins…..Is this a new music video or soft porn? You be the judge
Remember when Chris Rock said “Not Again Michael!!!!!!!!!” in regards to the allegations of child molestation. I’m sure Mr. Cee does
Some people have fetishes that are different from the norm. The key is conducting yourself appropriately and staying within the bounds of the law.
Legendary radio DJ and producer, Mr. Cee was arrested last night in a prostitute bust. The 46-year-old Hot 97 employee, born Calvin Lebrun, was taken into custody in Brooklyn after trying to solicit an undercover police officer who was posing as a male prostitute, according to the New York Daily News.
This is the DJ’s third time being arrested on prostitution related charges in the last three years. He was arrested in March 2011 after police observed him getting fellatio from a male prostitute in a parked car. Despite his colleague Funkmaster Flex decreeing his innocence, Cee pled guilty to a charge of loitering for the purpose of engaging in a prostitution offense in June the same year. He was ordered complete three months, or 12 sessions, of counseling with a doctor. According to the New York Daily News, Cee was busted on the same charge on October 8, 2010 in Lower Manhattan. He pled guilty to those charges a month later.
Chris Kelly of Kris Kross fame died Wednesday. He was 34.
As a member of the group with Chris Smith, they shot to stardom in 1992 with the mega hit “Jump,” which spent eight weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100. Known for setting the early 90′s trend of wearing clothes backwards, the young group’s stock was so high they opened for Michael Jackson in 1992 on his Dangerous World Tour
We at KingpinTV.net would like to pay tribute to 1/2 of the dynamic duo, with some videos, commercials and interviews of Kris Kross. R.I.P. Chris Kelly.
“Jump” samples The Honeydrippers’ “Impeach the President”, Ohio Players’ “Funky Worm” and The Jackson 5′s “I Want You Back”
1993 Sprite Commercial
2nd video single from “Totally Krossed Out”
Oprah appearance alongside Marky Marky & TLC (R.I.P Left Eye)
3rd video single from ”Totally Krossed Out”
Teen Summit Interview in 1992
4th video single from ”Totally Krossed Out”
Atlanta’s Best In Entertainment interviews Kriss Kross
Number 1 single from their 2nd album “Da Bomb”
Single #1 from Young, Rich and Dangerous
Last commercial single & video
Thank you Chris Kelly for playing a role in kids getting beat by they moms for leaving the house with they clothes backwards. You will be missed
Authorities in Georgia say Chris Kelly, a member of the 90s rap duo Kriss Kross, has died in Atlanta.
Investigator Betty Honey of the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office said the 34-year-old Kelley was pronounced dead around 5 p.m. Wednesday at the south campus of the Atlanta Medical Center.
Honey said authorities are unsure of Kelly’s cause of death and that an autopsy has yet to be performed.
Kelly, known as “Mac Daddy” performed alongside Chris Smith, known as “Daddy Mac,” in the early and mid-90s. The duo might be best remembered for the song “Jump” from their 1992 debut album, “Totally Krossed Out.”
This is a developing story. Details to follow
According to a police report, the night before Mac Daddy died he had taken a combination of heroin and cocaine. Kelly’s mother, Donna Kelly Pratt told the police that when her son did drugs, she would usually bring him home to recoup, which is what she did the night prior to his death. The backwards pants wearing rapper was feeling “nauseous” all day until he’d passed out. Once medics got on the scene, they made an attempt to revive him, but it didn’t work. They took Kelly to the hospital where they pronounced him dead. According to his mother and uncle, Chris Kelly had been battling his demons with drugs for some time now.
So, sad. This guy is one half of a trend that had everyone jumping! It’s too bad that there is a possibility that drugs was his downfall. After celebrating the 20th anniversary of So So Def, it was rumored that JD had something was in the works. I know that would have been a GREAT comeback.
When rich are we really happy? Even the wealthy aren’t always happy. Lecrae paints a picture of what it can be like sometimes, even tho you can have whatever you want. This joint was a breath of fresh air from the usual hip hop we hear nowadays.
New Visuals from Sean Kingston featuring Chris Brown & Wiz Khalifa
Ray J, who’s more (in)famous for his 2007 sex tape with ex-girlfriend Kim Kardashian than for his recording career, has a charming message for Kardashian’s partner Kanye West: “I Hit It First.”
Michael Jordan married his girlfriend of five years, Yvette Prieto, Saturday in a jaw-dropping 40,000 square foot tent.
According to local realtors Jeff and Cary Lichtenstein, the couple’s venue was the “largest tent in wedding history,” and is actually 5,000 square feet larger than their home.
The Charlotte Bobcats owner exchanged vows with 35-year-old former model Yvette Prieto on Saturday in Palm Beach, Fla., Jordan’s manager Estee Portnoy told The Associated Press Sunday.
The wedding took place at the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea with nearly 300 guests in attendance, including Tiger Woods, Patrick Ewing, Spike Lee and Ahmad Rashad.
The ceremony was followed by a reception at the Bear’s Club in Jupiter, Fla., a luxurious private golf club designed by Jack Nicklaus. Jordan, 50, owns a home near the course.
There were fireworks at night as part of the celebration.
In lieu of wedding gifts, donations were made to the James R. Jordan Foundation. The wedding flowers were donated to the Jupiter Medical Center.
The six-time NBA champion and Prieto met five years ago and were engaged last December.
Prieto wore a French silk voile corseted sheer sheath gown by J’Aton Couture, in an ecru palette with accents of flesh tones, with handmade silk lace created especially for her, and enhanced with Swarovski crystals. The gown featured French seamed crinoline borders, which cascaded into a dramatic cathedral train finished in the lace, with accents of a peacock-feathered design.
The entertainment included DJ MC Lyte, singers K’Jon, Robin Thicke and Grammy-Award winner Usher and The Source, an 18-piece band.
The guests were served an all-white, seven-layer white rum wedding cake that was covered in white fondant and sugar crystals, and adorned with crystal brooches and the couples’ monogram on the top layer.
Jordan and Prieto got engaged in 2011 after dating for three years. Jordan was previously married to Juanita Vanoy from 1989 to 2006.
(AP, Huffington Post)
Grand Puba representing New Rochelle, New York with “a little of this”
New Visuals for “How Many Drinks?” Now the title is a very good question. Just don’t be fooled by the strobelights. You might not like what wakes up beside you.