Friday, February 18, 2011

Reggie Miller Snubbed!

So, the people that matter when it comes to making Hall of Fame selections aren't convinced Reggie Miller belongs on the list in his first year of eligibility.

The NY Times reported earlier today

“When the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announces its finalists for the class of 2011 on Friday, one name will be conspicuous in its absence: that of Reggie Miller, the former Indiana Pacers sharpshooter, who is in his first year of eligibility. Miller, 45, who retired in 2005 and will be in Los Angeles this weekend as an analyst for TNT during All-Star weekend, was not on the Hall of Fame’s list, according to a person who was made aware that Miller had not been chosen and who asked for anonymity because the results had not been made public … Four groups from the Hall take part in the voting: the North American, the Veterans, the International and the Women’s Committees. To become a finalist from the North American group, nominees must receive approval on at least seven of nine ballots. The other committees require approval from at least five of the seven. To be selected for the Hall, a finalist needs at least 18 of 24 votes from what is known as the Honors Committee, a group consisting of Hall of Famers, basketball executives, members of the news media and other contributors to the game. Committee members are not aware of one another’s identities … Told that Miller was not among the finalists, Donnie Walsh, the Knicks’ president but a Pacers executive when Miller played, said he was surprised. ‘I just know this, if he’s not a Hall of Fame guy, I don’t know who is,’ said Walsh, who drafted Miller 11th over all out of U.C.L.A. in 1987, taking a pass on the in-state favorite Steve Alford.”

Reggie is not having a good year...

*Cue the FLASHBACK Music*


Video: Blake Griffin Sits Down With Jimmy Kimmel

Check out Los Angeles Clippers' Rookie sensation and seat filler, Blake Griffin on Jimmy Kimmel.


Video: Take Your Pick - Dj Premier or Dr. Dre?

#BigUps VladTv


R.I.P. Ubertwitter?!

Team Blackberry, if you utilize the 3rd party application, UberTwitter, you are "super sick," right now. Check out the official statement Twitter released just moments ago...

Regardless of how you access Twitter, we are dedicated to making Twitter better, faster and more reliable for you. As part of this effort, we ask applications that work with Twitter to abide by a simple set of rules that we believe are in the interests of our users, and the health and vitality of the Twitter platform as a whole. We often take actions to enforce these rules.

We have suspended UberTwitter and twidroyd for violating our policies.

Every day, we suspend hundreds of applications that are in violation of our policies. Generally, these apps are used by a small number of users. We are taking the unusual step of sharing this with you because today’s suspension may affect a larger number of users.

We are committed to helping you continue to use Twitter during the disruption of these applications. You can also try our mobile web site or apps from other third-party developers.

This sucks. Hey Team Uber, do whatever you have to do to get us back up and running.


Kick Game: Air Jordan 5 Retro Premio (Bin 23)

Who says people don't camp out for the #KickGame anymore...y'all are crazy if you think that's the case... Good luck getting these.




Gucci Mane's "Return of Mr. Zone 6" [Cover Art]

Umm, yeah...Gucci plans to release this album on Tuesday, March 22.


Video: Brittney Spears - Hold It Against Me [#HIAM]

Brittney Spears premiered her HIGHLY ANTICIPATED Hold It Against Me video last night. Enjoy it below...



President Barack Obama is assembling the biggest names in Silicon Valley to discuss what some consider to be America's most difficult challenge at the time -- jobs and innovation. In his attempt to leaders from companies like Google and Apple behind his push to keep spending on high-tech initiatives even as Republicans are out to "slash the budget."

Facebook creator and Chief Executive, Mark Zuckerberg, Google chief executive Eric Schmidt, and Steve Jobs, the Apple Company founder and CEO were scheduled to meet Obama in California last night.

The dinner was held at a private home in the San Francisco Bay area and was closed to the media.

Obama would like to set up to spend billions on clean energy, education, high-speed Internet and other programs even as his new budget proposal calls for a five-year freeze on domestic spending in certain other, very controversial areas. The approach is getting a frosty reception from newly empowered Republicans on Capitol Hill, who are pushing steep cuts to a wide range of programs and balking at new spending.

The President's argument is that targeted spending, including education initiatives aimed at producing a more sophisticated, well-rounded workforce, is essential for job creation. Not to add it would benefit in efforts to increase future U.S. competitiveness with other nations.

White House press secretary Jay Carney said Thursday that the high-tech industry has indeed been "a model, really, for that kind of economic activity that we want to see in other cutting-edge industries in the U.S. where jobs can be created in America and kept in America, and that's what he wants to talk about."

President Obama's plan is to tour Intel Corp.'s semiconductor manufacturing facility in Hillsboro, Oregon this afternoon with CEO Paul Otellini. Otellini, who was among a group of CEOs who met privately with Obama in December, has criticized Obama's policies as creating uncertainty for business. So, the tour should be interesting.

Obama has left Capitol Hill WEEKLY since his State of the Union address late last month to highlight his more specific plans to boost education, innovation and national infrastructure.

Seems as if the President has inherited that Lady Gaga work ethic? It looks good.

#BigUps to the Associated Press on the


Google's New Feature: Priority Inbox

So, I logged into my gmail account this morning and was greeted by this video...

I think this is a great new feature. Why? Because for all you gmail users out there, you know that your inbox can get pretty flooded throughout the day...especially if you're just as important as the rest of us. LOL.