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December 5, 2019 | Articles, Blog | 100 Comments


what’s that very welcome back to the
channel today we are going to be doing a kind of a part two to the wrong sport
basketball video we did a while back we’ve got smooth from Ukraine and the
Randall twins today we’re gonna start with a game of knockout with a
basketball that’s normal then we’re gonna move on to football wiffle balls
cornhole bags ping-pong ball and then finish with tennis balls but you have to
use the racket house your 10th house your tennis skills solid if you get
first place you are awarded three points if you get second place you get two
points if you are third place you get one point if you are the last place if
you’re the first person that you get 0 points most points at the end wins here
we go Pete gets zero points isn’t awarded the role of cameraman come over
here Jake Oh Oh take it his time no no I didn’t
deserve to win I miss like 19 layups you’re okay move move three points two
points one point Pete next sport next up is football
what are your football skills like I’m a hero of all zero skills I’m a better
shooter with a football apparently that are basketball I don’t miss I haven’t
miss you I miss impressive if I don’t say so myself
okay that’s five points for me I got three one smooth three three all right
next up wiffle ball you get I’m just give me the basketball not this weird
balls you go oh this might take a while Oh oh my gosh oh that was through yes so
you got three tail three I have now I’m six I got six – ooh close game yeah okay
okay okay this one will be interesting cornhole
bags are you familiar with cornhole yeah I saw it once on a TV okay okay okay look at that I get it down oh you did oh
my gosh I can do this the common eating Jake right now okay this is big this is
big this is big money I can’t lose all these all the time Oh with this me oh my god oh my gosh
alright so plus 3 plus 3 what is your total now 6 6 5 5 7
I got 6 & 6 it’s a close game yeah it’s very close and there’s only 2 rounds
left next up ping-pong balls there you go
hi this is white like Shaquille this what it feels like guys do we want to
move up to the free-throw line for this okay we’re gonna go to the free-throw
line for the ping-pong ball right I need I need a I need a Pete dove here for me okay hold that there you go oh I’m glad
I got out on this an early you hit it it’s like physically
impossible he’s gone he’s gone oh I get him out of here
get him out of here Oh nein I’m also at nine we’re tied going into the final
round how we can have a three-way tie potentially what do you have I’m at six
I’m out if you’re at six No oh if you wouldn’t I go if I win but but
if one of them gets one if you or me win oh yeah we we tie then yeah but we’ll
have to lose never right next round is tennis balls but you have to use
brackets Oh oh my goodness did you thought that one oh my gosh on
camera you have no idea where that ball came from yes right now oh thanks Hey well I still
beat you haven’t yet subscribed my friends are Randall twins I’ve been
doing a lot of uses them on their chance of cool subscribe go check out their
videos and hit up my friends the Ukraine Dimitri smooth he’s the man ball handler
dunker all sorts of things to go check out his channel and his Instagram show
him something oh what a hear my jam shout outs and
make sure you click on those videos up there we’ll see you guys later bye
Oh Jake’s dying

HSS Minute: Sex Differences and Concussion Rates For Certain Sports (Study)

>>So, we wanted to evaluate all types of
different sports as well as the mechanism of concussions including contact with another
player, contact with the ball or equipment, or contact with the ground or playing surface. The findings revealed that there were distinct
patterns in the mechanism of concussion. For the sports of soccer and
basketball, in particular, we know that there are no rule differences
between the men and women’s game and that these are sports in which
protective equipment is not required. However, the patterns of the mechanism
of concussions remain the same regardless of whether there are rule differences. In men, we find that concussions are due mostly
to contact with another player, and in women, the mechanism of concussion is due to
contact with the ball or other equipment. So, it shows that rule differences and
rule changes may not alone be enough to reduce the incidents of concussion. We need to perhaps focus on concussion
prevention exercises, or greater enforcement of player contact rules in men’s
sports, and perhaps require that female athletes wear protective equipment.


what’s up MNBeast was is crazy
week 14 picks was though some crazy week 14 NFL picks that’s right
Wow some crazy on NFL football games but I bet you and me and others want to know
a little bit more what we were gonna see with that Baltimore Ravens San Francisco 49ers game
right now we really don’t know who was a better team it was only three points
three points it wasn’t like 42 seven it wasn’t like a woo Kansas City Chiefs
Oakland Raiders game was it Heck no all right week NFL 14 picks riches riches
and picks woo and yes what I got itchy nuts this week that’s right
so Thursday night Dallas Cowboys at Chicago Bears itchy nuts will go with Chicago Bears
that’s right the Bears with the itchy nuts now should I put Ben on there
and be all hot and bothered woo Bengal I don’t think so
maybe maybe a little baby powder Carolina Panthers vs Atlanta Falcons I just don’t know I
just don’t know I’ll answer now after I saw Carolina lose Baltimore at
Buffalo Bills you know what I was going to tell you take the Buffalo Bills that’s
right those Buffalo Bills but I like the Baltimore Ravens but I do like the
Buffalo Bills which be easier tape which B do you take do you take the B for
Beast Cincinnati Bengals vs Cleveland Browns what the hell do we got the ABCs going on the
Baltimore and Buffalo now we got the since they at Cleveland your you know
take Cleveland Browns take the bolts where our image if you like the
Baltimore Ravens take the Buffalo Bills if you like the Buffalo Bills who does
the beasts take take them both watch that Green bay Packers I
don’t care shut off watch that Green Bay Green Bay but you know what Washington Redskins
just won Detroit Lions vs. at Minnesota Vikings you know what
Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings whip some ass San Francisco at the New
Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints have nothing to lose they ain’t clinched
their division right why not give it to the San Francisco 49ers Miami Dolphins at the
New York Jets Miami at the Jets Miami at the Jets a two-game I don’t give a shit
go wipe your ass Indianapolis Colts at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
you know why I’m taking the Indianapolis Colts Denver Broncos I’d Houston Houston Texans
the LA Chargers at the Jacksonville Jaguars
I just don’t know Tennessee Titans at Oakland Raiders you know what did you hear John talked
about his Raiders our team no no what we’re doing no more our team known
Tennessee Titans they got their asses whipped by Kansas City Chiefs Oakland Raiders
while they’re under 500 gonna be they’re gonna be and I want on the Raiders to do
a lot better this year can’t see yet New England you know why I’m going with the
Kansas City Chiefs they’re on fire not New England Patriots Pittsburgh Steelers at the
Arizona Cardinals I got Glee kunal over this paper is that
a bad side or am I gonna be winning all kinds of picks or do I need to clean
these picks up and give you different ones Pittsburgh at Arizona that’s right
take the Pittsburgh Steelers Seattle Seahawks at the Los Angeles Rams the Rams
the Rams did you say that playoffs you know Seattle Seahawks Monday night the
big Giants against those flying birds the Eagles Philadelphia eagles win you take the Eagles oh and I didn’t give
you a few picks do you want the other ones do you really want to know about
the stupid games all right I will tell you Miami
the Jets the Jets the Baltimore Ravens at the Buffalo Bills like I said I don’t
know I don’t know those are my crazy week 14 NFL picks Sunday crazy
pics oh I see by its you nuts woo I’m taking a deuce to us in my lace
take a bath you know we have like a double hallway you wanna see you I see
you want to see who I see maybe she watched tired by no

Top 10 Sports Games on Xbox 360

December 3, 2019 | Articles, Blog | 100 Comments

Top 10 Sports Games on Xbox 360

Whatoplay presents the Top 10 Sports Games
on the Xbox 360 Of All Time This ranking is based on a 1 to 10 scoring
system that aggregates critic and gamer reviews into a unique score
called a PlayScore. As much as new reviews show up, and are added,
the PlayScore changes. Opening our list is Skate 2 This game’s open-world mechanic creates a
sense of freedom for skate lovers who just want to do anything they want to do in a skating
game. It also introduces a feature called the Skate
Video Editor(Replay Editor) which enables players to record their slick tricks and post
it on their Skate.Reel site. Talk about gnarly, dude. A PlayScore of 8.07 Ninth is UFC Undisputed 2010 This mixed martial arts fighting game boasts
improved fighting mechanics and game modes. Now you can clinch your opponent more and
more. This game includes 30 UFC fighters ranging
from different belt titles. Additional characters are also purchased via DLC’s and others are
console exclusives. Undisputed 2010 has a PlayScore of 8.17 Ranked Eighth is 2010 FIFA World Cup: South
Africa With enhanced gameplay mechanics and showcasing
over 10 World Cup Stadiums, Play over 199 out of the 204 teams that took part in the
2010 FIFA World Cup. Showcase your mad soccer- I mean football skills to the test and upload
it on EA Football World. It gets a PlayScore of 8.20 Seventh on the list is Top Spin 4 This game serves as one of the best Tennis
games in the Xbox 360 to date. It features smashing icons such as Roger Federer, Rafael
Nadal and the list just goes on. With its passion-filled depth of gameplay,
Tennis player or not, this will make you satisfied. Unfortunately, Xbox players can’t use the
Kinect but it does not stop the game from being critically acclaimed. Top Spin 4 has a PlayScore of 8.25 Sixth goes to Madden NFL 25 With all these Madden games going on, this
has got to be the highest claim considering it topped our sixth spot. This game first
utilized EA Sports’ “Ignite” Game Engine. Step up your game with the Connected Franchise
Career Mode. Improve your team and be the next all-stars. Madden NFL 25 gets a PlayScore of 8.43 Fifth is
NCAA Football 11 This game is developed by their Tiburon Branch.
And this game was released on multiplatform including iOs and Playstation 2. Similar to Madden in many ways, NCAA Football
11 maintains its own formula. The game boasts an excellent momentum engine which makes the
physics look realistic. For extended fun, Dynasty Play and Road To
Glory adds more enjoyment to the game. NCAA Football 11 gets PlayScore of 8.50 Fourth spot belongs to FIFA 10 Football and Soccer fans – Here it is! This
multi-platformed game has been dubbed as ‘the greatest football game of its generation’ It has a ton of changes in gameplay compared
to the game’s previous version. Manager Mode makes you the league boss and the Virtual
Pro creates your ideal player for competitions. The realism of its tweaked gameplay design
and the Stadium weather makes Football all the more fun for gamers. FIFA 10 gets a PlayScore of 8.52 Ranked Third is F1 2010 Be the driver and live the life. Powered by
their EGO 1.5 Engine, Codemasters buckles you up into a world where you actually feel
like a racecar driver. The game is praised for its solid attention
to detail. Like their dynamic weather system that makes a terrifyingly awesome racing experience.
Not to mention – F1 2010 won the Best Sports Game category at the BAFTA Video Game Awards. F1 2010 gets a PlayScore of 8.59 Second Best is NHL 11 This is a true videogame adaption of the National
Hockey League. This game was applauded for its realistic
physics-based gameplay despite other players somewhat disappointed at the A.I. for being
too weak. As much as these reviews go, there is no doubt that this is the highest-rated
NHL game to date. And oh, your Hockey Sticks break too! How
realistic can it get? NHL 11 gets a PlayScore of 8.60 Stay tuned for the Runners-Up right after
we reveal the number one. And the best Xbox 360 Sports Game is NBA 2K14 Was 2014 a good year? For NBA, It was. This is a no brainer. Back when LeBron James was in Miami Heat,
this game hits the three-point shot! Packed with LeBron’s “Path to Greatness Mode”, new
modes, and an always online DRM to keep you entertained for hours! Shooting hoops has never been this fun. NBA
2K14 has a PlayScore of 8.64

Kalen and Producer Matt Try Concession Food at an L.A. Clippers Game

Last year I sent two of
my resident food experts to Minnesota State Fair. That of course is Kalen and
my producer Matt, is a.k.a. pickle boy. And I thought it
would be fun to have them try some local
cuisine, so I sent them somewhere very exotic. Los Angeles Clippers game. And here’s what happened. Hey everybody. It’s Kalen and Matt. Today we are here at
the LA Clippers game because we are going
to go around and try all the wonderful food that the
Staples Center has to offer. What you want? Oh. One of those nachos. What is Bulgogi? It’s a Korean nacho. Korean nacho. No, not that. We mean the name. Bulgogi, is that right? We got to get to the
jalapeno chedder sausage and the bul-goo-goo-goo nachos. Oh, damn. And these are the
bulgogi nachos? Now this too many onions. I don’t want to wait. I want to eat it right now. It’s good. You need to pay. You can’t eat before you pay. Man, that’s rude. Here’s a good piece
of double chip. Double chip. That’s good. That’s really good. What’d they call it? Bulgogi? Bulgogi. All right. What’s next? Well, what I do with this? I take it all with me? Just leave it. Leave the stuff, we
clean up after you. Oh, wow. Talk about privilege. See, this my place. Oh yeah. You guys got biscuits? You honey biscuit, got a
little honey over everything. I love a biscuit so much. A couple biscuits. They’re pretty fat, though. So that’s– So am I. Let’s go. $55.40. . Who got Ellen’s card? All right, we got Ellen’s card. All right. Ellen DeGeneres. Oh, yeah. Oh yeah. That’s a bomb ass biscuit. Why you sweating? I got the spice sweats. [LAUGHING] It’s hot. You better not. Matt, you got a napkin. [INAUDIBLE] I’ll take a sauce, too. Hello everybody, welcome. Where the good food at? Who loves Kalen? We’re from the U.K.
and we watch you. We follow you and everything. Oh my gosh, thank you. That’s so kind. What about Pickle Boy? Don’t nobody know Pickle Boy. Hi, everybody. Poke nacho here. What is these green
things on here? Are you scared? Eat that tuna, eat that
tuna, eat that tuna! Woo! It don’t smell like tuna. [INAUDIBLE] I like it. That was good. And the little wonton chips. Go long, go long. That’s the wrong score. Don’t throw the ball! Ah! Oh, thank God. Is there a gay bar around here? Oh my lord. Oh thank you. Stop. All right, you need me to sign? Refreshing. Like I got my eye on that mac
and cheese though up there. You guys big daytime TV fans? My wife loves Ellen. She probably knows me, then. I play Pickle Boy. Mac and cheese on a dog,
mac and cheese on a dog. Mac and cheese on a dog. Mac and cheese on a dog. I want some mac and cheese,
I want some mac and cheese, I want some mach and cheese. Hey. You got to make
sure that you get mac and cheese on every bite. You like it? I like it. That’s really good. That’s good. You sweating again. It’s a work out. All right, you ready? Yeah I gotta go home. I got the [INAUDIBLE]. Hold on, I’m gonna get me
some, you getting hungry? Am I what? Getting hungry? No, I’m not home
gonna be hungry. I got corn dogs. No man. I’m don’t want none of that. I got chicken. No thank you. I’ll see you at work. I will see you at work tomorrow. [APPLAUSE] Oh, man. Thanks, Matt and Kalen. I’ll pay for the food, I’m not
paying your tab at The Abbey. We’ll be right back.

Top 5 Things You Can’t Miss 🤩 | Kids’ Choice Sports 2018 | Nick

[horns blowing] Let’s get loud!
Kid’s Choice Sports is bringing… The noise! And we’ve got the lowdown
on summer’s slimiest showdown. Show us what you got! Game on! Here are the top five things
you can’t miss. Number five: a superstar lineup
with all your favorite athletes. All in one place. That’s what I’m talking about. And maybe even a surprise! Number four: The Legend Award. This year we honor
pro racecar driver Danica Patrick. I am right now in a car with the coolest
racecar driver in the whole wide world! – Aw.
– Danica Patrick. She’s a trailblazer,
who goes nuts for donuts. [tires skidding] [screaming] But will she be ready for
a full-throttle gold sliming? And now we pause for
a sentimental montage of past legendary gold slimes. If you have dreams, and you believe in yourself,
your dreams can come true. Work extremely hard at it. Go after it will all you have. And be legendary in your own right. Thank you, Nickelodeon. – Thank you very much.
– Thank you very much. I appreciate you guys.
Thank you. [slime spraying] That’s the legend for you! Now that was awesome. That was like winning a championship! You bet it is! OK, let’s get back to the action. Number three,
or should we say CP3? It’s point guard Chris Paul,
your host for the first time! Man, I am so excited to be hosting
Kid’s Choice Sports this year. This rookie host is coming to play… Grand slam Sam slams seven gram hammy–
Uh-uh. Grand slam–
Uh-uh. – Grand slam Sam slams seven ham sammies.
– The Nickelodeon way! – Got that.
– And rumor has it, he’s doing something that no host
has ever done. Don’t miss it. Number two: epic challenges. Where kids like you get
a once in a lifetime shot. And star athletes put it all on the line. – Let’s do this!
– Oh! Back up a little bit. To get covered in slime. It’s a finish slime! I gotta go back to the drawing board. Which brings us to number one. The MVP. The most valuable protoplasm. The goat, the queenest of all time. Number one in our hearts
and in our eyes. Slime! You’ve seen him dab
and you’ve seen him dive, but this year there’s gonna be
a first-time slime… Woop, there it is! That will blow your mind. How cool is this, everybody? Don’t miss it all go down
at Kid’s Choice Sports. Woo, man!

Sports are Dumb

December 2, 2019 | Articles, Blog | 100 Comments

Sports are Dumb

Good morning, John. I have been known to go to a sports game and sometimes during them, I’ll be having a particularly good time watching people do extraordinary athletic things, and I’ll be taken by the urge to just yell, like, “SPORTS!” I do this, kind of half-and-half-y in a way that I don’t, like, in the moment realize. Like half of it is: “I am having an enthusiastically good time with this minor league baseball game and this hot dog is excellent!” And the other half is like, “I am an intellectual and so while I am enjoying this, I am enjoying it somewhat separately, and from an anthropological perspective, not like all these normal people.” Which is, of course, upon reflection… crappy! I’m not being too hard on myself here. Mostly, I recognize that the sports games I go to are not super easy to take seriously. Like all of the Missoula Bruins are much better hockey players than I am. But they’re also mostly teenagers. It’s not like I’m at an NFL game with the pomp and the fireworks and the triple digit ticket prices. Sometimes, I think the Bruins would pay me to go as long, as I sign up to buy a certain amount of personal pan pizzas. I enjoy enjoying things but I do have still a little bit of that “sports are dumb” mentality leftover from when I was socially discounted and occasionally punched by athletic people when I was myself a teen. This is understandable, but it becomes a bit more of a problem when you rationalize that perspective ’cause really it’s born in like, “I’m not gonna like the things that the people who don’t like me like!” But instead of admitting why you’re actually uninterested, which is that you’ve been kind of socially excluded from enjoying this thing, you end up with some half-assed argument about how “Oh it’s so exciting that a hockey puck gets to be beyond the geometrically defined plane of the place where you don’t want the hockey puck to go! Woo, everybody’s celebrating!” “I’m such an intellectual. I understand where true meaning actually comes from which is…” [inhales] “Duh um, oh shoot!” All value is bestowed by humans So when we say it matters that the ball went through the hoop, it matters! If that makes you uncomfortable I wouldn’t look too long at anything. But I will admit, coming into your video, a certain lack of interest in the World Cup Though by the end of the video I had a lot of questions that I was very curious about, Particularly why all the teams seemed to have eleven people except for the Russian team, which has like 26! But also: why did that video, which made me laugh so hard I peed a little, not get more views? And I think maybe part of that is that Nerdfighters are probably a little bit more likely to be like me than like you when it comes to sports enthusiasm. But, as the one who was a little bit perplexed by the fanaticism of sports fans, I want to make a case for the World Cup. Caring about stuff is good and having passions that you share with people who are otherwise somewhat dissimilar from you is maybe even better! And the thing about the World Cup unlike, say the World Series, which will maybe occasionally have a Canadian team in it, It really is a /World/ Cup soccer, and I apologize for using that word But I am deeply American, is a /world/ sport. And the same way that the US and Russia and a bunch of other countries can work together on a space station, and maybe that is an even loftier thing than the science that gets done there. For one month, every two [four] years, the whole world works together to figure out who’s best at a dumb game. But honestly maybe there isn’t anything less dumb than this. We have these tribal instincts and so finding ways to focus them on something that isn’t violent, but instead it’s beautiful! It’s a celebration of human skill and intellect and hard work and perseverance. In other words, it’s a celebration of a bunch of stuff that pretty much everybody can get on board for. There’s an equality of the pitch, an opportunity for nations to interact in a way that doesn’t have anything to do with the fraught mess of geopolitics. The World Cup matters so much! Without mattering too much at least to most people. So what I’m saying is maybe sports /are/ dumb. And maybe that’s the whole reason why sports /aren’t/ dumb. John, I’ll see you on Tuesday. Three things: Oh my god I’m gonna be at VidCon a week from now. I just uploaded a video on hankschannel about why I used to play hockey. And we just relaunched a new design of dftba.com, and I’m so happy about it

LeBron James’ worst playoff game was the 2011 Finals failure all his doubters wanted to see

(animated orchestral music) – LeBron James is one of
the best NBA players ever, and he has validated his excellence by winning a whole lot. There’s a good chance James will retire having played more playoff games than these career leaders, and of course, several of LeBron’s playoff runs have ended in a championship. But before the rings, there were times when people questioned whether LeBron would ever lead his team to a title. And one playoff failure in particular sticks out among the others
as a moment in which LeBron was perceived as not just losing, but shrinking, choking, even quitting and doing so at a time when critics were eager to see him fail. This is LeBron James’
worst playoff performance. June 7th, 2011, Dallamus, Texamus. LeBron and the Miami
Heat led the NBA Finals two wins to one after
winning Game Three in Dallas just two nights prior. LeBron assisted the basket
that made the difference in the final minute of Game Three, but he did give Dallas one more chance by bricking a three in the closing seconds of a merely okay individual outing. In general, LeBron had been
relatively quiet in the Finals, opting to play second or third fiddle and distribute the ball while
the other Big Three gents, especially Dwayne Wade,
handled most of the scoring. But so far so good. And if LeBron and company
could grab another road win in Game Four to make the series three-one, they’d have two chances to
clinch the whole thing at home, winning LeBron his first
ever NBA Championship. People would probably
still grumble about LeBron needing help to finally win a ring. After he started this Game Four with a forced air ball
floater and a bricked three, he took to just dumping the ball off even against single coverage
by a smaller player. That led to nice assists to Bosh and Wade who both had great first halves. So let those people grumble. You don’t win the NBA Finals by yourself. LeBron knows, he tried once. It went poorly. Any investigation of
LeBron’s worst playoff games must pause at his first
trip to the Finals. That was with the ’07 Cavaliers, a team whose next best player was, I don’t know, Zydrunas Ilgauskas? Larry Hughes was the
only Cav besides LeBron who even approached reliable scoring. James put the whole team on his back in that ’07 playoff run. It was incredible and gave us
some legendary LeBron scenes. But in June, his back carried more weight than it could bear. LeBron’s first career Finals game was probably his worst playoff performance up to that point, a four-of-16, six-turnover outing, and a
Game One loss to the Spurs. Are you okay over there? LeBron attacked but got gobbled
up by a San Antonio defense focused on stopping him and him alone. James said afterward, he would
simply have to play better for Cleveland to have a chance. They did not have a chance. They got swept. So you can appreciate
LeBron’s relative comfort deferring to his costars in 2011. It felt good to have costars. James finished the first
half of this Game Four with just four points
on one-of-four shooting with two turnovers. But Wade and Bosh were cooking, and the Heat had a
two-point halftime lead. Lead or not, James might have been wary of swinging too far in the
direction of deference. Just a year before this in
LeBron’s final home game of his first stint in
Cleveland, he got booed. That was Game Five of the 2010
Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Celtics. James started that game
missing his first seven shots. Discouraged and nursing a sore elbow, he kind of curled into a ball
against Boston’s defense, looking very unlike himself. LeBron stopped attacking. He seemed resigned to loss and
reluctant to lead a comeback. He finished with 15 points
on three-of-14 shooting in the loss. And as his hometown fans
booed, all anyone could do was anticipate a departure, a departure that, of course,
ended up coming to pass and put LeBron among
two elite new teammates, put him on a damn stage predicting how many rings they’d win, then
put him back in the Finals. So a year later, you could feel the narrative forces at play. LeBron tried to be a
hero and failed in 2007. He got passive and failed in 2010. Even if he succeeded in
2011, he’d get criticized for doing so in the comfort
of other superstars. That wouldn’t have been fair, but it’s a preferable outcome
to what actually happened, which was more failure. LeBron asserted himself a bit more in the second half to get decent looks against Dallas’s
increasingly zoney defense, and he just whiffed them. He sealed off Shawn Marion
nicely and blew the finish. – [Announcer] Chandler, it’s
gonna roll out of bounds. Miami ball. – [Seth] He outran the Mavs in transition and blew the finish. He caught and fired a wide
open three and blew it. He earned a couple free
throws and blew both of them. He found a pull-up look
out of the pick and roll and blew it. In the fourth, the scores started to reflect LeBron’s struggles. Miami led by as much as nine, but James helped Dallas get back into it by traveling and forcing
a bad pass to Bosh, then chucking a tough brick
over DeShawn Stevenson. Miami surrendered their
lead, then struggled to get a clean look on
their final possession. – Miller puts it up, air ball!
(crowd cheering) And that’s it! – They lost Game Four,
squandering a crucial chance to pull way ahead in the series. While Bosh and Wade’s numbers
held up fine in defeat, LeBron’s were sad. He attempted just 11
shots and hit only three four eight points. He grabbed nine boards
and tossed seven assists but turned the ball over four times and committed four fouls, a horrid line. But not his worst ever
going purely off statistics. Basketball Reference, the
best website on Earth, uses a helpful metric called game score. It’s not an end all, be
all, but for this exercise, it’s a helpful summary. LeBron has remarkably few inefficient or even below average
playoff games in his career, but one has the lowest game score by far. It’s this stinker of a Game
One against Boston in 2008, two-of-18 shooting, 12 points, more turnovers than assists, bad. But context matters. That opponent was the
first and best version of the Big Three Celtics,
the eventual NBA Champions. And LeBron would go on to
play a couple great games in that series, including
45 points to nearly lead this weak Cleveland roster
to a Game Seven victory. As for the context of this 2011 dud, well, we’ve mentioned that
LeBron was already taking shit for forming a super team or whatever, and that blowing Game Four,
a collapse for which LeBron became the easy scapegoat,
made the critical difference between a three-one series
lead and a two-two tie. We haven’t mentioned that after the game, noted pest DeShawn Stevenson
could legitimately say LeBron checked out on his teammates. We haven’t mentioned
that before Game Four, Dallas’s Jason Terry gave Miami
some bulletin board material saying LeBron needed to
show he could perform well for seven games, that he’d done
it for Games One and Three, but could he do it in Game Four? And, you know, he couldn’t. Jason Terry of all
people, came at the King and the King responded by laying an egg. Terry even cooked LeBron
on more than one occasion in the fourth quarter. Then he exploded for
48 points off the bench across Games Five and Six and got to do his stupid jet plane celebration a bunch. Which leads us to the
ultimate context for this, the Heat went on to
lose the series in six. LeBron’s turd of a Game Four
sparked Miami’s downfall from likely champion to runner-up. So here at the time was a guy who couldn’t get Cleveland a ring, joined up with his buddies
and still couldn’t get a ring because he sputtered in a pivotal game. He made Jason Terry look cool. Jason Terry, the guy who already
had the championship trophy tattooed on his arm. But there’s more. After Dallas won it all, critics focused on LeBron’s stark statistical
drop-off in the series, especially the super
diminished scoring numbers. And they remembered that day LeBron spent counting his future rings. – Not two, not three, not four, not five, not six, not seven!
(crowd cheering) – [Seth] In response,
LeBron got kind of spiteful. – All the people that was
rooting on me to fail, at the end of the day, they
gotta wake up tomorrow, have the same life that they
had before they woke up today. – [Seth] Not a great look, but look how far we’ve come since. That ugly summer motivated LeBron. He won a ring and Finals
MVP one year later and a year after that, and
then just for good measure, he returned to Cleveland
and did it there, too. You can find occasional substandard nights and criticism in between the
rings but nothing like 2011. This game was a deep, dark valley, though, with plenty of peaks to follow. Nothing before or since quite matched the humiliation of that Game Four, and LeBron himself
recommends putting it on if you want to lull your baby to sleep. But at the time, this
was no laughing matter for LeBron James. It was ghastly blend of
passivity and excess. It was failure in the
most critical of moments. It was the most delicious possible fodder for all kinds of hungry haters. It was, thankfully for LeBron,
not a sign of things to come. It was a dismal performance
in a dismal game in a dismal series that
headlined a dismal summer. It was the worst.

Brenda Song Hyperventilated During a Lakers Game

-So, Brenda, you grew up
in Southern California, correct? -Yes.
-Okay, girl, so, tell me, what is the most L.A. thing
about you? -Uh, probably the fact
that I bleed purple and gold. I’m a huge Lakers fan.
[ Cheers and applause ] Well, hold on, guys.
This is my big claim to fame. I have a Lakers
championship ring. -[ Gasps ] Wait. What?! -With my nickname “B-Song”
on it. And this all happened
because I — Like, in my dressing room
on “Suite,” I would have a huge cut-out
of Kobe Bryant. My whole room was Lakers. And Tish Buss, her kids love the
show — Jerry Buss’ daughter. And so we sort of traded. I would go to games,
they would come watch the show. And when we won in ’09,
they asked, “Would you like to —
Because you’re such a big fan, would you like to buy
a championship ring?” Like, of course! -That’s insane.
-Yeah. -So, the ring is cool, but
somebody got some custom shoes. [ Cheers and applause ] I actually would like you
to zoom in if we could. The Raptors, the NBA champs,
sent me these shoes. I’ll just bring them over here
so you can see. -Wait, wait. -So, this side says “World,”
and that side says “Champs.” ‘Cause, you know, the Raptors
are the world champs, so… But you know. But you know. -Wait. I am so confused. I literally thought that all
girls who said they liked sports were lying or their dad
just really wanted a son. [ Laughter ]
I can’t believe that. You guys are legit.
-How dare you. Are you kidding me?
-Are you kidding me? Rings and shoes?
What’s there not to love? -I know. -It’s so super-dope
that you have a ring. Round of applause.
[ Cheers and applause ] So cool. So, Esther, I want to talk about
other SoCal news right now, because you posted a picture
that is — how do I put this — epic! I want to show it right now.
It’s with one of my other faves. The one, the only Tyra Banks. [ Cheers and applause ] I can’t even imagine
what it feels like to post next to Tyra Banks. -It was the greatest
experience of my life. Okay, so, I went up to Tyra,
I’m like, “I’m so sorry. I’m a huge fan.
I have to ask you a question. Can you please look at me and tell me how I can be
prettier in pictures? Like, you’re the queen.” And I thought she’d be like — I didn’t know what
I was getting into. But Tyra goes, “Give me your
phone.” And I’m like, “What?” She’s like, “Give me your phone.
Let me see your photos.” She scrolls through all
my selfies, all my photos. She literally assesses my face.
She goes, “This is what you do. Drop your jaw. Relax your jaw.” Relax my jaw.
Look how good I look. -But you also look like — I’m not sure
if you’re scared or… [ Laughter ] Now, Brenda, before “Dollface,” you were a Disney Channel star,
obviously. Obviously.
[ Cheers and applause ] I have always been
so curious to know. What is it like
growing up on a set where you have so many other
childhood experiences on set? -Well, you have a lot of firsts
on set. Like, I had my first kiss on
“The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.” Yeah. -We have the video, so…
-No! [ Cheers and applause ] -I would like to present to you
Brenda Song’s first kiss. Check it out. [ Cheers and applause ] Didn’t mention he had cake
all over his face. -Oh, yeah. It’s a Disney show. Of course there’s gonna be pie
on my face. -Are you a better kisser now? -I hope so.
-That is — You know, I really want to
applaud that, ’cause I can’t imagine how nerve-racking that
is in front of all those people. -Aw, thank you.
[ Cheers and applause ] -And now you are dating
another former child star in Macaulay Culkin.
Yes, you are. And I just have to show this because, truly, I’m obsessed
with what I’m about to say. He was caught on a stage
of a different type recently. Check out this video of your
boyfriend, Macaulay Culkin. [ Laughter ] [ Crowd cheering ] -Oh, God.
-Okay. Hold on. There is so much to unpack here. What were you —
Walk me through. What are you thinking
when you look up and see your boyfriend
next to Lizzo on stage? -Okay, so, I actually was there
with Kat Dennings, one of my costars
from “Dollface,” and we were up there talking,
and Mac was with us. And he kind of slipped out.
Thought he went to the bathroom. And all of a sudden, Kat’s like, “Hey, that guy looks like
he’s wearing Mac’s shirt.” And I was like, “Mac —
Oh, my God! What?!” And here’s the thing about Mac, is we always like to say
that wherever he goes, he’ll probably either end up
on stage or being kicked out. He came to my special taping,
and I don’t know how he did it, but by the end, he was on stage.
-Yeah, he was. -And now he did it
with Lizzo, too. He’s — You’re right. He’s always
up on stage or kicked out. -Yeah.
-Always. -That’s kind of amazing, though.