So I've taken a hiatus from the blog, but yea, I don't think many people follow the blog for the blog. Anyways, I picked up Relapse, solid, 7.5-8 I'd give it, and took a listen to Chamber Music produced by RZA, which I'm plannin' to review sooner or later. Also took a run thru The Ecstatic, and now I'm dying for some big joints to drop.
I also put up a Last.fm box above my YouTube link that tells what I'm listenin' to since I'm not too consistent with the video of the day anymore.
Ok, I know this is a hip-hop blog but basketball is also something I love, especially the NBA. I decided to give out season awards for the '08-'09 season a la The Basketball Jones.
Most Improved Player
Devin Harris, New Jersey Nets. This kid made a huge jump from Dallas to the Atlantic City. Runner-Up: Danny Granger, Indiana Pacers
Defensive Player of the Year
Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic. Dominating in rebounds and blocks, changes a ton of shots as well. Runner-Up: Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat
Coach of the Year
Jerry Sloan, Utah Jazz. Has done an amazing job with all those injuries to his star players and it would cap off his HoF selection. I don't care, it should be a lifetime achievement. Runner-Up: Mike Brown, Cleveland Cavaliers
Sixth Man of the Year
Jason Terry, Dallas Mavericks. As much as I hate on Jet, he averages around 20 ppg off the bench and has become the second option to the German. Runner-Up: Nate Robinson, New York Knicks
Rookie of the Year
Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls. A rookie stud, this kid has been a consistent stream of at least 16 ppg, 6ast. He's lead the Bulls from #1 lottery pick to a 7th or 8th spot in the Playoffs, immediate impact. Runner-Up: O.J. Mayo, Memphis Grizzlies
Executive of the Year
Danny Ferry, Cleveland Cavaliers. Brought in the biggest addition, Mo Williams, a perfect complement to LBJ, and retained Joe Smith later in the season. Some geeat moves to reduce the chance of the King leaving in '10. Runner-Up: Rex Chapman, Denver Nuggets
LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers. As much as I want Dwyane Wade for MVP (Heat fan), LeBron deserves the MVP, leading the Cavs to their best season ever being the best player in the L. Runner-Up: Dwyane Wade 3. Chris Paul 4. Dwight Howard 5. Kobe Bryant