Sunday, May 9, 2010

A Poem For Mommy

Happy Mother's Day...since you have already been out to Germany to visit, you have a homework assignment...and it's going to be to figure out what the hell I'm talking about in half of your Mother's Day Poem...this is a Jason Boone enjoy

this is your 24th Mother's Day so I figured I'd change it up a bit
half of this poem is in good luck figuring out this sh*t
ich will, dass du weisst: DU BIST DIE BESTE
und dass du diesen Muttertag feierst wie keine anderen Feste
if I was home I'd pick you the biggest purple flower
because you've always loved and supported me with all your power
ich hoffe du hast einen schoenen Muttertag
und weisst wie sehr ich dich mag
when I need to translate some Deutsch, the site that works for me
goes by the simple name of

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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Playoffs = Unity

With the BBL Playoffs kicking off today I couldn't help but post this...the NBA sure knows how to market their league...I was waiting for the BBL to call me for our commercial...I could have even done it in German if they wanted...but in the meantime I'll let these guys relay the message...

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Takin' Over The City

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Der Regelt Das Schoen

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It's A Celebration B*tches


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Monday, May 3, 2010

The Greatest Joy

As my eyes opened this morning, champagne on my breath, hangover creeping into my head, I couldn't help but think of how much excitement I felt last night. And no it wasn't just because the Russian Cheerleaders were dancing to my favorite song. This excitement was deeper than that.

As a basketball player, I've been a part of some good teams and some not so good teams but throughout it all I've had a chance to meet people who will remain my friends for life. And some of my biggest basketball joys have been playing in a highschool sectional final with my friend Jalil, or Tear(ing) It Up with my boy Jared...even winning the ECAC final with the likes of Basford and DeCorso. But as memorable as those teams were, I don't think I've ever been apart of a team as special as the one I'm currently on.

People say we're having a dream season, people say we're exceeding expectations, but it's like that Nike commercial I posted the other day "this isn't a math test...this is a completely different kind of where PASSION has a funny way of trumping logic" ( <--if you haven't seen that commercial then click that link immediately). And because we play with so much passion, it's only fitting that we were able to win this EuroChallenge championship.

But it's more than just being crowned a champion that's getting to me right now. It's finally understanding those lessons that your parents teach you growing up. The whole "if you work hard enough you can do it" lesson...remember that one? I've been fortunate in a sense that some things in my life came easier than others...mathematics for instance was always my best subject...besides lunch and gym. I never studied a day in my life for a math test and practically aced right through it...but when it came to English or Social Studies I usually found myself in a bit of a the 80's and 85's I got on those tests were usually a little more gratifying than the 95 100's I used to get in math. It's just the feeling of actually going out and earning something rather than just having it given to you.

In high school we used to schedule the weakest teams around for our Tip Off Tournament so we would show up, get a few wins..hoist a trophy or a plaque up and then begin to play the actual regular season. But it was always known that we were expected to win...but with this team I'm on one outside the 15 guys in that locker room and the best fans in the world would have EVER given us a shot to win this title. And because of that, it is so much sweeter.

My only goal right now in my life is to feel that sense of accomplishment again...and luckily I don't have to wait until next season...because the German playoffs are right around the corner...time to get even more focused...

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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Heart And Soul Of New York City

My team and I are in the midst of two title runs with the first one being as soon as tomorrow but when I stumbled across this video I couldn't help but thinkin about how much fun Summer Time Basketball in New York City is...this one here is for all my fellow streetballers...

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