Luke Whitehead, Unexpectedly Rappin’

August 15, 2007

It wasn’t too long ago that Luke Whitehead was one of the marquee high school basketball players in the Bay Area. After his time in the San Francisco sun, he went on to a solid four-year career at Louisville, where he became best known for falling on his head.

At the end of his senior year, Luke declared for the NBA Draft, but no team was willing to roll the dice on the onetime Cardinal. In June 2006, he was drafted in the seventh round of the NBA’s D League by the Sioux Falls Skyforce. Sadly, the Skyforce was not with Luke–see what we did there?–and he was cut in December of the same year.

So, since hoops didn’t quite work out, he did what anyone would do: he turned to rap. Luke can now be known by his alias in the hip hop community. Enter … L-Dubb:

Wow, that was unexpected!

The best part of the video is the 0:16 squat at center court with two fingers pointed to a cartoon bird. That’s street cred, yo.


McDonald’s All-American Game Teaches Us That OJ Mayo Sucks And Ronald McDonald Is Fat & Creepy

March 29, 2007

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And today’s winner for “creepiest clown photo” goes to …

Anyway, last night was the annual McDonald’s All-American game, showcasing the best high-school hoopsters from around the nation. Kansas St-bound Michael Beasley earned MVP honors as the West beat the East 114-112. UCLA top recruit Kevin Love looked good as well, adding 13 points and six rebounds.

But the real story was the all-around ineptitude of OJ Mayo. As you might be able to tell, we have a little bias against the USC-bound kid, but we’re not the only ones. Mayo, who has received created an inordinate amount of hype with his prima donna ways, went 4 for 17 from the floor and missed the potential game-winner. Also, the crowd booed him, which is nice. Nothing like despising a teenager. Come to think of it, we liked OJ Mayo better when he was named JR Rider.

Mayo falls short at McDonald’s game [ESPN]