Los Angeles Lakers Fined $500k in PG13 Tampering Case

The NBA finally acted on its investigation of player tampering by issuing the Los Angeles Lakers a $500,000 fine on Thursday, August 31, 2017. In response to communications between Lakers representatives and Paul George, then of the Indiana Pacers, the fine is a surprising move considering the prevalence of social media and player-management interaction throughout the league. Earlier this summer, Portland Trailblazers Guard CJ McCollum … Continue reading Los Angeles Lakers Fined $500k in PG13 Tampering Case

“I’m not a Rapper, I’m a Rock Star” Lil Uzi Vert, XXXTentacion and Hip-Hop’s Malleability

For music journalists, few acts are as appeasing to being documented by the written word as those labeled “indie.” Scan through your local college newspaper and I guarantee you’ll stumble upon at least one article discussing some schmaltzy local band, one with a cult following on campus and plays the town watering hole week after week. For these acts, any publicity is good publicity, and … Continue reading “I’m not a Rapper, I’m a Rock Star” Lil Uzi Vert, XXXTentacion and Hip-Hop’s Malleability

Action Bronson’s Return to Form – Blue Chips 7000 Review

  When Action Bronson threatened to leak Blue Chips 7000 back in May 2017, my only thought was, “If any motherf*cker will leak his own album, it’s gonna be Bronson.” Though the leak never surfaced – phenomena like Tyler, the Creator’s coming out party, Flower Boy leaking two weeks early is becoming more of the norm – I could only fear the worst, anticipating Bronson’s work suffering … Continue reading Action Bronson’s Return to Form – Blue Chips 7000 Review

New Music: Gunplay’s The Fix Tape

Florida based rapper Gunplay avoided taking summer 2017 off, as he serves up his third full length project of the year, The Fix Tape, on August 18. Following back to back drops in June with his album The Plug and a co-op mixtape with Mozzy, Dreadlocks and Headshots, The Fix Tape is a set of 11 tracks spanning just over a half an hour with … Continue reading New Music: Gunplay’s The Fix Tape

ESPN’s Turmoil Reports – A TripleOT Response

When Lebron James exited Game 5 of the NBA Finals following a 4-1 defeat at the hands of the Golden State Warriors he exuded a steady calmness. For those brief moments that the ABC cameras followed the Cavs into the locker room, fans could witness Bron and Kyrie Irving share an embrace, as they strutted into the annals of the Oracle Arena, with the resolve … Continue reading ESPN’s Turmoil Reports – A TripleOT Response

Miami Heat Scrap Paper Tix – Only Digital Tickets To Be Accepted Starting 2017-18

In an unprecedented and cost-defraying move, the Miami Heat decided to require fans have their Heat tickets accessible on their phone or digital devices to gain admission, on Friday, August 11, 2017. While other teams are gearing up for the release of their revamped, Nike branded uniforms, the Heat debuted this plan after data suggested only a third of American Airlines Arena attendees used physical … Continue reading Miami Heat Scrap Paper Tix – Only Digital Tickets To Be Accepted Starting 2017-18

New Music: Dizzy Wright’s The Golden Age 2

A followup to the 2013 mixtape The Golden Age, Las Vegas by way of Flint, Michigan rapper Dizzy Wright dropped The Golden Age 2 via the Still Movin label on August 11, 2017. TGA2 preceded its release with a handful of tracks, including “Outrageous” featuring Big K.R.I.T., as well as the boom-bap anthem “FFL” that sees Dizzy bolster his 26 years of maturity. Across the 18 track, hour … Continue reading New Music: Dizzy Wright’s The Golden Age 2

An All-Time, All-Rapper, All-NBA Team

We’ve arrived at that magical point of the summer where, well, not much happens. Of course the current US presidential administration and North Korea can keep folks on their toes, but the lifestyle/leisure media world runs a bit slow. Particularly, as it pertains to music and basketball, the two things of most concern at Triple OT, neither really has the driving forces behind them that … Continue reading An All-Time, All-Rapper, All-NBA Team

Bandcamp: Your Neighborhood (Internet) Record Shop

On the backs of the social media thrashing after Lil Duval’s comments regarding violence against the transgender community, as well as the Trump administration ban of transgender individuals from armed services, music platform Bandcamp came through with a well-timed and well-executed fundraiser for the Transgender Law Center, on August 3, 2017. The fundraiser, which included over 200 artists and labels, saw Bandcamp donating 100% of its … Continue reading Bandcamp: Your Neighborhood (Internet) Record Shop

2017 NBA Jersey Compendium – Tracking every uniform update, rebranding and jersey sponsor

Slowly but surely, more and more of the NBA’s 30 teams have embraced the impending 2017-18 uniform changes. No longer supplied by Adidas, each squad has been tasked with updating their jerseys, featuring simple redesigns to fit the new Nike stylings, or the addition of a corporate sponsor which each team, save for the Oklahoma City Thunder, will don this season.  Additionally, teams will no … Continue reading 2017 NBA Jersey Compendium – Tracking every uniform update, rebranding and jersey sponsor