Rap Radar: Freddie Gibbs “ESGN”

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After noticing Freddie Gibbs insightful and often humorous observations on sports through his Twitter account, Rap Radar decided to give him a forum to express his thoughts on the thrills of victory and the agonies of defeat. It’s Gangsta Gibbs Wide World Of Sports. The black Bill Simmons is here. And miss him with that NCAA shit.

March Madness is approaching and I’m kinda asking myself do I really give a fuck? I didn’t really watch too much college basketball this year due to the fact that I was so engulfed in my BEARS quest to win the Super Bowl. But you can always feel it when it’s bracket time. Let’s face it man, the college game ain’t the way it used to be. No doubt you have standout players this year such as Jared Sullinger at Ohio State, Nolan Smith of Duke (I hate Duke by the way), and guys like Jimmer Fredette of BYU who I think is an excellent college player but I’m not sure if he’ll be a dominant scorer in the NBA.

The problem with the college game is that these guys leave too early for me to really take the game seriously.  Too much one and done. Don’t get me wrong, that NBA money is tempting, and a nigga out the projects that ain’t never had nothing but a basketball is definitely gonna jump on a 7 figure check. I ain’t mad at ‘cha. I’d do the same shit. But this notion is also hurting the college game. I feel like this is a dilemma that we have to continue to deal with as fans of the sport.

In college football the guys have to stay at least 3 years or be 3 years removed from their high school graduation. Football is a different sport though with a lot more contact and injury, so those 3 years in school for an 18 year old do nothing but help him develop his body as well as his mind for the pro level. Maybe they should implement this into college basketball? Maybe not.

I definitely feel like some of these guys come into the league too early and can’t compete with the grown men already there. Freaks of nature like LeBron, Kobe, KG and Moses Malone that jumped out of high school into the Hall Of Fame only come around once in a blue moon. Most of the time you’re gonna get a Deshawn Stevenson or a Darius Miles. I think that’s why they made them wait a year before they can just come straight out of high school. At the end of the day, I’ll probably still fill out a bracket and lose some money but I ain’t trippin’ because I’m getting ready for playoff time in the NBA.

With all the trades that just went down at the deadline, this is definitely going to be an interesting second half of the season. Melo in NY means trouble for my BULLS in the East, but Derrick Rose is putting in his bid for MVP and the team is starting to rally behind him. Sorry Spike. Kendrick Perkins is definitely gonna help the Thunder down low. Hey they might fuck around and beat the Lakers in the playoffs. Either way it goes, I’ll be right there watching on my couch—blunt in hand. But let me know when this March Madness shit is over with though.

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  • Jason Weintraub

    Jimmer plays at BYU. (Just an FYI) Gonzaga may not even make the tourney this year unless they win the double header at the end of the year.

  • TMC

    jimmer fredette plays for BYU….interestign article though

  • http://www.bf3ars.blogspot.com BFEARS

    jIMMER Freddete plays for BYU. but other than that decent article.

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/jo3wiipiff eNox

    good article… too bad Kendrick Perkins already got hurt and gonna miss next 3 weeks. Freddie you my boy though, BULLS all day!

  • NuJew

    Jimmer Fredette of Gonzaga
    _____________________________
    C’mon son, you are better than that

    lol

  • http://pardonmeduke.com Hymn

    Kobe wasn’t a freak of nature and couldn’t play pro ball when he was drafted. Del Harris played him behind Eddie Jones and later blossomed with Phil Jackson’s tutelage.

  • Sincere973

    NBA easily became the most interesting Pro Sport this year… I thought the NFL season was some garbage overall! It wasn’t just b/c my team (NYG) didn’t make the playoffs or choked the way they did…there just wasn’t many good games. The season was boring & the playoffs were really boring! College Basketball has been boring this year too….I’m all NBA this year & probably for the next few seasons with my Knicks stepping back into the real conversation, D Rose & Chicago, Miami with their 3…It’s gonna be some rivalry ball for the next few years

  • mac DIESEL

    COLLEGE BASKETBALL IS BORING AND WACK!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • D

    dope!

  • Kidd R@pp

    @Sincere973

    Bandwago fans like you make me sick bitch ass nigga… u supposed to ride with your team through thick and thin… bitch made nigga

  • MR PHILADELPHIA……

    @mac diesel cosing i cant sit thru a championship game an to many teams to follow

  • PrincePolo

    post eminem unreleased i get money freestyle .

  • BongressS

    dont know why kemba walker of connecticut isnt in there . hes by far the best player in the ncaa

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  • mac DIESEL

    @ MR. PHILADELPHIA

    USED TO LOVE COLLEGE B-BALL!!!! BUT LIKE GIBBS SAID, THESE PLAYERS DON’T STAY LONG SO U DON’T SEE GOOD GAMES AND RIVALRIES!!!! LIKE WHO CARES ABOUT A DUKE/NC GAME ANYMORE???? I’LL WATCH SOME MARCH MADNESS GAMES BUT THAT’S ABOUT IT!!!! CUZ THE REGULAR SEASON IS TOO UNBEARABLE TO WATCH!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

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    Bandwagoners…only…can’t mess with it.

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  • NuJew

    NBA easily became the most interesting Pro Sport this year
    _____________________________________________
    You know attendance are down, right?

  • Sincere973

    Kidd R@pp

    Awww u tough now E-Thug??? Need a tissue bitchboy? I’m no bandwagoner lil kid…Knicks/Giants/Yankees/Red Storm fan from the get go… As with the Knicks…ain’t been shit to cheer about for awhile cocksucker… u know better than that lil nigga! Now go get gully on some other site fagboy

  • Belize

    College basketball sucks, Gibbs is dope tho

  • Ice Cold

    @NuJew attendence is down……..BUT!!!….National televised games are in record games

  • LA

    Ima bet and smoke a blunt just like my nigga gibs. we know tarheel got this n the bag. collage b-ball is>nba their way more hunger than nba. just like collage foot ball>nfl

  • Word

    NFL > NBA

    College Football > College Bball

    Cosign Mac and Gibbs. If basketball wasn’t so one sided, maybe the NBA would have better ratings. Over half the NBA championships split between two teams? Come on son

    @Sincere

    Plenty of good games this year. all Ravens and Steelers games, cowboys cardinals, eagles miracel win over giants, Seahawks.beast mode run vs saints, etc etc. Superbowl was kinda blah but the playoffs were good overall.

  • ttomcatt

    RapRadar + Freddie Gibbs = Good Shit!

  • AINAZ

    So what exactly was the point of this post? I’m not sure if you even made an argument in that entire column.

  • JH

    @Ainaz
    He stated why he rarely watches college basketball as opposed to college football/NBA and gave legit reasons. That is a controversial opinion because most ppl would rather watch college bball than the NBA. Quit hatin.

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