Love is Love
I am just coming back from a 74-hour trip to London, and I must say that--with all due respect to our British viewers--London, and perhaps England more generally, is the least Freedarko locale on Earth. The only symbol of hoops' existence I witnessed was a lone Iverson jersey in Niketown. All the kebab spots had signs with this really ill depiction of like an arm's worth of fried chicken wrapped around a gyro spit. Kind of killed me. Other than that, it was a great time. I get back to the States and hear that USA has lost, and now eight teams are trying to sign Greek 7-footers named Heracles.
Since it's Thursday, we might as well hit you with some music: Our homie, Noz, of the world-famous Cocaine Blunts, put us up on this insane Hakeem Etonic promo, on which Dream does ad-libs while the rapper gives him a thorough biographing. Full story, from over a year ago on Just For Today and the song, entitled "The Unbeatable Dream," can be d/l'ed here.
In other news, an amazing shipment arrived yesterday at FD headquarters. The good folks at PlayAir Systems hit us with a couple of the "Inflatable Defender" doll, pictured below, which is essentially a life-sized Ben Wallace doll complete with "FEAR THE FRO" headband and number 3 jersey. The doll can be used as a great decoy/stand-in for practicing post moves by oneself, and is also kind of comforting to keep around the apartment, especially if you live alone. Check out www.inflatabledefender.com.
Where did the offseason go? Is Bonzi Wells even alive? Somehow, I think all this offseason quiet is the true calm before the storm. I anticipate the upcoming season to the most intriguing of the past five years. There are NO clear-cut title favorites for the first time in a while. The Knicks will be good. The Suns will be amazing. All of this will be ruminated on for the next month or so. Things are good.