Again, I’m leadin off Quickies with some Big K.R.I.T., Return of 4Eva is definitely coming out today as Krit tweeted:
Yep yep ….its still goin down 2day…uploading the album…def. Gone pour up 2day….much love to everybody#returnof4eva
I’m lookin forward to this, you should all know that by nowwww! Get your own copy of the free release here. Also, another BANGER that got released from the mixtape can be previewed below:
I’ve gotten a chance to really listen to Wiz Khalifa’s new release, Rolling Papers. Verdict is in, it’s a tough album, go and get that shit as soon as it drops tomorrow. I highly recommend listening to it with a quality sound system or some quality headphones, because you really gotta feel the bass in order to appreciate the depth of the beats.
NCAA AP All-Americans are in. Nolan Smith (Duke) , Jimmer (BYU), Kemba (UConn), JaJuan Johnson (Purdue) and Sullinger (Ohio State) are first-teamers. Couldn’t agree more with the choices for first team. These were CLEARLY the 5-best basketball players in the country for the duration of the REGULAR SEASON. I emphasize regular season, because that’s what the All-American selections are based upon and there no doubt will be detractors crying foul that Johnson is on the first team while tourney stud Derrick Williams (Arizona) is relegated to the 2nd team. But, regular season people, SHEEEIIIIIIIITT. Joining Williams on the 2nd team are Marcus Morris (Kansas), Ben Hansbrough (Notre Dame), Kawhi Leonard (SDSU), and Jordan Taylor (Wisconsin).
No surprise here, pre-season All-American Harrison Barnes didn’t make either team, furthering the inquiry of “What the fuck were they thinking?”, when Barnes was chosen as the first-ever freshman recipient of the honor.
Finally for today, there will be a huge debate leading into the conclusion of the NCAA basketball season. That debate will center around the argument for who deserves to be the Naismith player of the year, and the two players at the heart of this debate are UConn’s Kemba Walker and BYU’s Jimmer Fredette (who has already won the Oscar Robertson POY award).
In my own humble opinion, there isn’t much of a debate here muthafuckassss! This race clearly belongs to Kemba Walker, and Jimmer is a close, but safely-distanced 2nd. First, I’d like to say that Jimmer is one of the best offensive players to come through the NCAA in a long time. Not since Adam Morrison has there been this pure of a scoring shooter. He’s beyond Morrison in my book, because he can get to the rack like few can, his range is infinite, and his release is so quick he can get his shot off anywhere on the court. And proponents for Jimmer (namely my boy Eric) claim that his feats are more impressive because his supporting cast is inferior.
Well, BYU has a hell of a good supporting cast around Jimmer. So good, in fact, that they garnered a pre-season rank of 15th in the country, in comparison to Walker’s UConn squad being unranked. Walker’s team was chosen to finish in the bottom third of the Big East and barely vie for a tournament birth. Walker’s carrying a sub-par team in talent and experience, and he’s doing it with just as impressive numbers. Granted, he doesn’t have the scoring numbers that Jimmer does, but he’s the team’s main facilitator on both ends of the court. Not only is Jimmer nearly invisible on D, but at times he can turn into a blacker hole than Carmelo Anthony on the offensive end.
Walker puts in rebounds and assists to make up for his deficiency to Jimmer in scoring. Jimmer’s averages of 28 ppg, 3 rpg, 4 apg, and 1 spg, fall short of equivalent to Kemba’s line of 24, 5, 5, and 2. Two more boards, one more assist and one more steal easily shores up that 4 point deficit. Throw in Jimmer’s 4 turnovers per game compared to Kemba’s 2, and the stats tell the story.
I’ve got Kemba as my POY, statistically he’s superior. Leadership-wise, he’s superior. Overall, he’s simply superior to Jimmer.