Archive for February, 2010

Touching is Good For You II

Posted in 1 on February 25, 2010 by shotymeapparel

Touching is Good For You II
Written by R.L.
I noticed that good basketball teams have some kind of team bonding tradition. Lakers tradition or ritual seems to be the bench switching their crossed leg after the first made bucket. As for the Cavaliers, they always have a different pre game handshake and ritual that is entertaining…Here’s a few clips of some ridiculous team bonding…enjoy!

If there’s any hoopers out there that would like to show their ritual or handshake feel free to send your video to


Touching is Good for You

Posted in For Serious????, The Daily on February 24, 2010 by shotymeapparel

Touching is Good for You
Written by J.J.

Looking at the Title, some of you are thinking: ” What in the name….” Yes the title is called, ” Touching is Good for You.” Stop your over imagining your thoughts now. I am referring to Sports, namely basketball. The art of the high fives, chest bumps, fist bumps, etc. go hand in hand with winning teams. The Lakers, Cavs, Celtics all have been…well… “touchy.”You can continue to read on with the published article. Yes, there is a published article on this matter.

Benedict Carey reports in The New York Times:

Michael W. Kraus led a research team that coded every bump, hug and high five in a single game played by each team in the National Basketball Association early last season.

In a paper due out this year in the journal Emotion, Mr. Kraus and his co-authors, Cassy Huang and Dr. Keltner, report that with a few exceptions, good teams tended to be touchier than bad ones. The most touch-bonded teams were the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers, currently two of the league’s top teams; at the bottom were the mediocre Sacramento Kings and Charlotte Bobcats.

The same was true, more or less, for players. The touchiest player was Kevin Garnett, the Celtics’ star big man, followed by star forwards Chris Bosh of the Toronto Raptors and Carlos Boozer of the Utah Jazz. “Within 600 milliseconds of shooting a free throw, Garnett has reached out and touched four guys,” Dr. Keltner said.

To correct for the possibility that the better teams touch more often simply because they are winning, the researchers rated performance based not on points or victories but on a sophisticated measure of how efficiently players and teams managed the ball — their ratio of assists to giveaways, for example. And even after the high expectations surrounding the more talented teams were taken into account, the correlation persisted. Players who made contact with teammates most consistently and longest tended to rate highest on measures of performance, and the teams with those players seemed to get the most out of their talent.
A simple handshake, innocent pat on the back is a sign of greeting ,encouragement, and bonding. I agree, sometimes overdoing it may give a sense of ” gayness,” amongst the guys, but it’s bonding. Appropriately govern yourselves.
Well….If you are a New Jersey Net, it’s time to find another way to win ball games….Why not begin with a high five or two.

T-Mac’s NYC Debut

Posted in The Daily on February 22, 2010 by shotymeapparel

T-Mac’s NYC Debut

Written by J.J

The moment the 2010 trade deadline looms over us last week, the Sacramento Kings traded Keven Martin away in a 3 team trade that involved notables Tracy McGrady, Carl Landry, and Larry Hughes. Tracy McGrady was a Sacramento King for a short time and then was traded to the New York Knicks for Larry Hughes. Sorry Sacramento. Flashes of McGrady running down the court with Tyreke Evans sure looked good. But, he’s a Knick now. With the way he performed in his debut as a New York Knick, I say he has the Knick’s excited.

T-Mac’s BACK!!! (Maybe 30 minutes of playing time back).

Melo and James: A Nuggets Cavs Finals?

Posted in 1 on February 20, 2010 by shotymeapparel

Melo and James: A Nuggets Cavs Finals?

Written by J.J.

Get ready for the Playoffs early. If you are rooting for a Nuggets Vs. Cavs Finals, it could be like Feb 18, 2010. Carmelo Anthony and Lebron James dropping 40 points while guarding each other. It was a dream come true to watch these two U.S.A teammates go at one another. The Nuggets snapped the Cav’s 13 game winning streak and gave everyone a possible glimpse of what maybe a possible Final’s scenario. Cleveland has Lebron James, but the Nuggets have Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups. One Stage, 3 big time closers in the same game.
Enjoy the latest Clips from Thursday night’s great game.

2010 NBA All-Star Game Recap

Posted in 1 on February 15, 2010 by shotymeapparel

2010 NBA All-Star Game Recap

Written by J.J
The NBA 2010 All-Star Game today was one of the best ones I’ve seen. Without Kobe and Chris Paul…no problem. Melo, Wade, Lebron lead a cast of talented All-Stars in this down to the wire game. Enjoy the Highlights. Oh yeah, Dwyane Wade got the All Star MVP.

NBA DUNK CONTEST 2010: Aired Out

Posted in 1 on February 14, 2010 by shotymeapparel

NBA DUNK CONTEST 2010: Aired Out

Written by J.J.

Well…We have all enjoyed great Dunk Contests the last three years…This year’s Dunk Contest was a little…Boring.
Let me take a stab at Why…
1. Over Hyped
2. Lebron James…Hyped it up with his “preliminary” speech but didn’t deliver

3. Superman Dwight Howard is still healing from last year’s Kryto-Nate Dunk
4. Shannon Brown, you disappointed me. At least do the 360 Dunk Statue of Liberty Dunk
5. With the line up, Nate was going to be in the finals regardless…
6. Derozan was the surprise of the night. The off the Backboard Windmill was nice. If he only thought of something
for that last Dunk….
7. Gerald Wallace…great Leaper, not the most Creative Dunker
8. Dunk Contests Needs Hype and Personality. Nate’s T.O Pom Pom pose was personality
9. The Slam Sprite Dunk Contest with the Streetball guys was way better (See previous entry)
10. If only “Air Up There” and Nate Robinson were in the Finals…..

Congrats Nate Robinson for being the first 3 time Dunk Champion.
This year, he didn’t need Kryptonite to help him out.

Sprite Slam Dunk 2010: Air Up There

Posted in 1 on February 14, 2010 by shotymeapparel

Sprite Slam Dunk 2010: Air Up There
Written by J.J

Winner of the Sprite Slam Dunk Competition should get an automatic bid to Challenge the NBA players in the SLAM DUNK COMPETITION period.
Taurian Fontenette who is also known as “Air up There” is the man who did the 720 Dunk. Yes, he spun twice in the air and completed a Dunk. He was seen And 1, Team Flight Brothers… he deserves all the recognition as the best Dunker for his display this weekend’s Sprite Slam Dunk Challenge 2010 in Dallas, Texas. If you have Lebron and everyone jumping out of your seats…. You can Dunk. enjoy

Here are some other Videos of Air up There. Enjoy.