This past weekend, Houston was host city of the NBA All-Star Game, which means that Houston was the center of the rap and basketball universe. I live in Houston, and I was able to go to some of the things.
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Get a book. Collect a stack. Raise the stakes. Repeat.
That's the objective of bourré, the underground card game popular with the pro athlete set. Chances are you've heard about it and didn't even know it. Remember when Taft High School alum and ex-NBAer Gilbert Arenas pulled a gun on his the ... More >>
Caesar SebastianRavers at EDC.A study commissioned by a controversial rave promoter claims that its troubled Electric Daisy Carnival last summer "boosted economic output in Los Angeles by almost $42 million" and had a bigger economic impact on L.A. than the NBA All Star game.
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YouTubeTroy 'Escalade' Jackson.Troy "Escalade" Jackson, a prominent figure on the "streetball" circuit and brother of former Knicks player Mark Jackson, died in his sleep, reportedly at an L.A. hotel room during NBA All-Star Weekend.
The cause of death was still under investigation.
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LA Times blogger Jeff Weiss reports that Snoop Dogg has just released an anthem for L.A. called "El Lay." If Jay-Z's "Empire State of Mind" is as Broadway-ready and coked-up as a Manhattan evening, Snoop's paean to our fair city is, of course, much more blunted.
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