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And, why the hell not? C-Webb’s not one of the better NBA rappers, but he did get Kurupt to feature on this song. It’s “Gangsta Gangsta,” which is not a cover of the N.W.A. classic, but it does name-check both Jalen Rose and Jerome Bettis. If you weren’t paying attention in the month before Super Bowl XL, let me remind you: Jerome Bettis is from Detroit

Fun fact: Chris Webber’s real first name is “Mayce.” Unfortunately, there would be no Mayce-Ma$e collaboration, as Ma$e had retired from the rap game to become a pastor by the time C-Webb was recording “2 Much Drama”. For years, this is what Hedo Turkoglu thought real hip-hop was, and it inspired his own never-released rap single “Young Turk (Hard-Nosed Playa)”.

This video is also the reason that Doug Christie’s wife became so overprotective of him: if she turned her  back for even a second, Doug would be dancing with girls in business suits and throwing invisible dice in Chris Webber’s weirdly large entryway.

Used copies of 2 Much Drama are available for $0.01 on Amazon. Act fast! There are only 21 copies left!

#EUROSWAG indeed

#EUROSWAG indeed

Foul trouble limited Hedo Turkoglu to just four first-half minutes tonight. Without him, the Magic outscored the Hawks by 23 points. Orlando’s strategy for Game 6 in Atlanta will involve matching Turkoglu on Al Horford one-on-one, hiring hecklers to insult Hedo from courtside in Turkish, and “accidentally” locking him in the trainer’s room with a stack of pizzas before the second half.
FYI, he’s got three years left on his contract.
(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Foul trouble limited Hedo Turkoglu to just four first-half minutes tonight. Without him, the Magic outscored the Hawks by 23 points. Orlando’s strategy for Game 6 in Atlanta will involve matching Turkoglu on Al Horford one-on-one, hiring hecklers to insult Hedo from courtside in Turkish, and “accidentally” locking him in the trainer’s room with a stack of pizzas before the second half.

FYI, he’s got three years left on his contract.

(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Sup ladies

Sup ladies

Hedo Turkoglu dunk highlights are what dreams are made of.

via getbangedon

Someone messed around tonight and got a triple-double. 10pts/14rebs/10asts is a pretty weak triple-dubs though, but I’m sure that’s the best stat line Hedo’s had the last two seasons.
(amazing t-shirt via OPP)

Someone messed around tonight and got a triple-double. 10pts/14rebs/10asts is a pretty weak triple-dubs though, but I’m sure that’s the best stat line Hedo’s had the last two seasons.

(amazing t-shirt via OPP)

anaccumulation:

Stan Van Gundy hates Hedo Turkoglu. I laughed and I laughed and I laughed and… I laughed.

Hedo is helping ignite Orlando’s offense - and it’s killing SVG.

I really think Hedo got the best deal out of this whole trade. Back to your old team (now deeper than ever), in a new arena, filled with all your old fans, running the same plays that made you good in the first place. AND making the money you wanted this team to pay you before you opted out. Oh plus he gets to be reunited with former golden-era Kings buddy Jason Williams. Well done, Hedo. Well done.
(Mark)

I really think Hedo got the best deal out of this whole trade. Back to your old team (now deeper than ever), in a new arena, filled with all your old fans, running the same plays that made you good in the first place. AND making the money you wanted this team to pay you before you opted out. Oh plus he gets to be reunited with former golden-era Kings buddy Jason Williams. Well done, Hedo. Well done.

(Mark)

Here’s the polar opposite of Monta Ellis’ layup. In the fourth quarter of the Mavs-Magic game, Hedo Turkoglu cut to the basket on a fast break and got his dunk blocked by the front of the rim. Seconds later, Phoenix Suns general manager Lance Blanks called Otis Thorpe and shouted, “No backsies!”

(Sean Keane)

NBA Off Season Preview: Phoenix Suns

Have you ever been to the Phoenix area? It’s really sunny and at times, the terrain makes you feel like you’re on the planet, Mars. It’s a weird contrast between the modern architecture and well, the desert. It seems like a giant stretch to compare the 2010-2011 Phoenix Suns to the landscape of Phoenix and its neighboring cities like Tuscon, but in a way, it is. A majority of the pieces from last season’s surprising team is back, but one giant chunk is missing, and it’s going to feel weird for the Suns in January.

Key Departures

In case you’ve been living under a rock the last four months, Phoenix’s dominant paint presence Amar’e Stoudemire joined the Knicks in the off season and became a fashion icon and self proclaimed savior of New York basketball. Stoudemire averaged around 8.9 rebounds per game and 23 ppg last season and the Suns despite the best intentions failed to fill that gaping hole in their line up.

Obviously, Robin Lopez, the Goofus to his brother, Brook’s Gallant, will become the man in the middle for the Suns, but will that be enough in the Western Conference? Lopez was strong in the playoffs against a banged up Bynum, but can Lopez hang on a nightly basis? Lopez can’t really count on Phoenix’s other big man, Channing “Milhouse” Frye to rebound and clog up the middle since Frye appears to be scared of rebounding and the paint altogether.

Key Additions

After a disastrous season in Toronto, Hedo Turkoglu has made his way out to the desert (no word on how his wife feels about the move). On NBA TV, Grant Hill and Jared Dudley seemed optimistic that the 2009 version of Hedo would come to play. While Turkoglu won’t be a monster in the middle like Stoudemire, he’s going to make the offense a lot more interesting. With Turkoglu as the power forward, the Suns could essentially run the same offense as the Magic. One problem though: Robin Lopez is no Dwight Howard.

In addition, Josh Childress makes a slightly triumphant return to the Association after a couple of seasons in Greece and Hakim Warrick have joined the team.

Conclusion

The Suns are a good team, but are they good enough to keep up with the top four teams in the Western Conference (Lakers, Jazz, Thunder, Mavericks)? We didn’t think much of them last season and they made it all the way to the Western Conference finals. So, we can’t necessarily write them off as a middle of the road team. Steve Nash is still Steve Nash and very capable of doing those amazing Steve Nash things at the age of 36; same goes for Grant Hill at the age of 38. Yet at some point, these two will break down and act their age finally and become “Men Of A Certain Age” (This Fall on TNT). 

Who know what’s going to happen with the lower half of the Western Conference as well? Maybe the Clippers can get it together or even the Warriors and Kings (although, let’s not kid ourselves) and of course, there’s Spurs will still hang around and make it interesting.

Predictions & Fun Facts:

  • Phoenix will nab the sixth seed in the Western Conference and will slug it out with the OK City Thunder in the first round
  • Goran Dragic will break a lot of ankles
  • Did you know that Jared Dudley is a big fan of the film, Inception?
  • Alvin Gentry will not throw up again. : (
  • Key Twitter Accounts: @JaredDudley619, @SethPo(SB Nation-Arizona Writer)
  • Sites: Bright Side Of The Sun

And for no reason, here’s the Phoenix Suns’ Gorilla slamming through a burning ring of fire.

-D.R.

Final 6 minutes of the Serbia/Turkey semi finals!!! Exciting basketball how I missed you.

(Source: youtube.com)

The Phoenix Suns didn’t want their summer to be defined by losing Amar’e Stoudemire to the New York Knicks, and they made sure of it Sunday night with two major deals, acquiring veteran forward Hedo Turkoglu from the Toronto Raptors for guard Leandro Barbosa and agreeing to a trade with the Atlanta Hawks that will bring restricted free agent Josh Childress, whose rights the Hawks still hold, to Phoenix in exchange for a second-round pick. Childress will receive a five-year, $34 million deal from Phoenix.

NBA.com: Suns to Acquire Hedo Turkoglu, Josh Childress

Hedo’s Pizza Party is coming to Phoenix (insert your own Arizona immigration laws joke here).

Also, this deal will mark Childress’ return to the league after playing in Greece for two seasons. No word if Childress is a fan of the Chillwave movement.

Why does Hedo Turkoglu wear kneepads?
Because he’s blowing the Raptors’ playoff chances.

Why does Hedo Turkoglu wear kneepads?

Because he’s blowing the Raptors’ playoff chances.

The Toronto Raptors celebrate their own “Turkey Day” today in their game vs. the Indiana Pacers. Hedo Turkoglu, aka the Turkish Jordan, would contribute to Toronto’s win with 14 pts. 7 assists and 2 steals. Jordan’s numbers on a bad day.
(Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Toronto Raptors celebrate their own “Turkey Day” today in their game vs. the Indiana Pacers. Hedo Turkoglu, aka the Turkish Jordan, would contribute to Toronto’s win with 14 pts. 7 assists and 2 steals. Jordan’s numbers on a bad day.

(Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)

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