It was glaringly obvious within the first 5 minutes of last night's contest. The Raptors weren't playing with the urgency of a team down 0-1 in the NBA postseason. The Milwaukee Bucks entered the 2nd half of Game 2 with a comfortable 20-point lead that would persist until the final buzzer. For once, the scoreline actually illustrated the levels of exertion put forth by both sides.
The Raptor's 125-103 loss to their Eastern Conference rivals should be reflected upon by all members of staff and the team, not just Marc Gasol - who in speaking with the press after the game, valiantly took the blame for his sides' woes."The beginning [of the game] set us in a really bad spot," Gasol said. "We couldn't get a grip of the game early on, and I take full responsibility for that."
I for one, don't think Gasol is to blame for the Raptor's stagnant energy, but think of it this way: when the Raptors went down 9-0 in the opening frame, it was Marc Gasol who bricked the Raptor's first three shot attempts, allowing Giannis and the Bucks to set the tone in the contest.
When all was said and done in the contest, the veteran floor-spacer only salvaged two points on 1-for-9 shooting limiting him to 19 minutes of playing time. Bear in mind, Gasol's Game 1 wasn't any prettier: over two contests, he's shooting an atrocious 3-for-20 from the field. With all that said, do you think the Raps have a chance in hell of evening up the series on home soil? Hit us with your thoughts.
Russ Names His Top 5 Rappers & Producers, Wants Artist To Create Painting Of Them
He said he wants it to be "last supper GOAT sh*t."
The "who's your top five?" question in hip hop is a conversation starter that has a tendency to turn into a heated debate no matter what it's referencing. Top five albums? Top five collectives? Top five features? Hip hop fans take ranking quite seriously, and rapper Russ took to Twitter to share his top five artists and producers. He wanted to reach out publicly to any visual artists out there who could put together a Last Supper-style painting and the responses were dripping with talent.
"I need a painting of j Cole drake nipsey Kanye and Eminem all together for my house. That’s my top 5. Who got me?" Russ asked before adding, "Also add these producers to it too. Storch. Dre. Kanye. Boi1da. Timbaland. Those my top 5 producers in no order. I need the painting on some last supper GOAT sh*t."
It looks as if Russ will have more than enough options to choose from and we look forward to seeing what he comes up with for his artistic collaboration...but let's get back to the topic of his Top Fives. Do you think that J. Cole, Drake, Nipsey, Kanye, and Eminem are deserving of the position? And how about his choices for producers? Are Scott Storch, Dr. Dre, Kanye, Boi-1da, and Timbaland the best beatmakers in the game?
Now We Know How Drake Managed to Own a $100 Million-Plus Jet
Last week, we learned that Drake was the proud owner of a 767 jet, which usually retails at more than $100 million.
“No rental, no timeshare, no co-owners,” Drake claimed of the big bird.
Given that Drake's entire net worth is around $140 million, a plane like that isn't a very financially prudent purchase.
Since then, we've learned the Drake got the plane through a promotional partnership with Cargojet, and likely paid a lot less than $100 million for it.
“Supporting home grown businesses has always been a top priority of mine,” Drake explained. “So when an opportunity came up to get involved with Cargojet, a great Canadian company I was honored to do so.”
Regardless of what it cost him, it's still an impressive piece of equipment. Check out some tours of Air Drake: