Saturday, February 23, 2013

30HomeGames will be at 'The Projects & Easts Basketball Game 3-on-3 Comp'

One Day Sundays: A monthly Hip Hop social in the Inner West
30 Home Games will be participating at the 'The Projects and Easts Basketball Game 3-on-3 Comp'. It starts in the afternoon 2 Addison Rd, Enmore. The music and entertainment program is promising featuring some of OzHipHop's finest DJs Joyride/Adit (Horrowshow) + Raph (Jackie Onassis) and Spit Syndicate's release party
The Projects and Easts Basketball Game 3-on-3 Comp
3-on-3 Comp Men's Draw
Go to the respective Facebook pages:
- The Projects Enmore
- Easts Basketball League
- One Day crew
- Spit Syndicate

Update: A fun day out. Below is Video of the day's festivities from Damon Cameron and EBL's Marcos Meza
VIDEO: EBL and The Projects 3-on-3 Hoops 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Jordan turning 50: 'Michael Jordan has not left the building' by Wright Thompson

Illustration by Mark Smith
On the eve of Michael Jordan's 50th birthday, Wright Thompson writes a fascinating piece on how a living legend handles the legacy of being the greatest Sportsman of all time. The articles touches on mortality, growing old and Jordan's unquenchable drive to be the best.
Michael Jordan has not left the building by Wright Thompson
[On mortality]
Smoke curls off the cigar. He wears slacks and a plain white dress shirt, monogrammed on the sleeve in white, understated. An ID badge hangs from one of those zip line cords on his belt, with his name on the bottom: Michael Jordan, just in case anyone didn't recognize the owner of a struggling franchise who in another life was the touchstone for a generation. There's a shudder in every child of the '80s and '90s who does the math and realizes that Michael Jordan is turning 50. Where did the years go? Jordan has trouble believing it, difficulty admitting it to himself. But he's in the mood for admissions today, and there's a look on his face, a half-smile, as he considers how far to go.
"I … I always thought I would die young," he says, leaning up to rap his knuckles on the rich, dark wood of his desk.

[On getting older]
The astonishing thing to him was how much he enjoyed this. "At 30 I was moving so fast," he says. "I never had time to think about all the things I was encountering, all the things I was touching. Now when I go back and find these things, it triggers so many different thoughts: God, I forgot about that. That's how fast we were moving. Now I can slow it down and hopefully remember what that meant. That's when I know I'm getting old."
He laughs, knowing how this sounds, like a man in a midlife crisis, looking fondly at something that's never coming back.
"I value that," he says. "I like reminiscing. I do it more now watching basketball than anything. Man, I wish I was playing right now. I would give up everything now to go back and play the game of basketball."
"How do you replace it?" he's asked.
"You don't. You learn to live with it."
"It's a process," he says.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Wallpapers: "Beat It LA" Wallpapers for Portland, Houston, Dallas, Utah and Minnesota

#BeatitLA - Western Conference standings heading into All-Star Game
10th place - LA Lakers: 25 Wins | 29 Losses | .463%
A take-off of the iconic "Beat LA" slogan. In the past its been the warcry for underdog teams hoping to knock off the powerhouse Purple & Gold. With the Laker's dismal season its a chance for these underdogs to deny the storied franchise an invitation to the playoffs.

30HomeGames presents "Beat it LA" Wallpapers for the teams competing with the star-studded Lakers for a playoff spot.

 Portland Trailblazers - "Beat It LA"
Dallas Mavericks - "Beat It LA"
Minnesota Timberwolves - "Beat It LA"
Houston Rockets - "Beat It LA"
Utah Jazz - "Beat It LA"
Bonus: Los Angeles has a new powerhouse in town - The LA Clippers

Los Angeles Clippers - "Beat It LAL"
Western Conference - "Beat It LAL"
Update: It pains me to add this but my Warriors have been getting some noise for being a team likely to be bumped by the surging Lakers. The fact I didn't even consider making a wallpaper for them originally shows you how precarious their playoff spot has become. Dub Nation - We believe.
Golden State Warriors - "Beat it LA"
- Find my original "Beat the Heat" + "Beat LA" wallpapers

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Wallpapers: 30HomeGames' favorite NBA tandems from the 90s

I made Wallpapers of all my favorite NBA tandems of the 90s. These were the players and teams I remember fondly from my days as a young NBA fan. Its giving props to duos of recent history that are often overlooked or might have been missed by newer fans

Houston Rockets 1993-96
Sam Cassell #10
Robert Horry #25
Los Angeles Lakers 1994-96
Nick Van Exel #9
Cedric Ceballos #23
Washington Bullets 1995-97
Chris Webber #4
Juwan Howard #5
Portland Trailblazers 1997-2005
Damon Stoudamire #3
Arvydas Sabonis #11