Sports: Shaq Announces Retirement after 19 Seasons

After 6 teams,  4 championships,   and 3 MVP’s, the Big Diesel is calling it quits.

Since he’s always cared about the fans, he let his Twitter followers know first in a tweet that said “We did it. 19 years baby. I want to thank you very much. That’s why I’m telling YOU first. I’m about to retire. Love you. Talk to you soon.”

No doubt Shaq is going into the Hall of Fame first ballot whenever his time comes because of what he’s done for the fans , the NBA, and sports in general.

Shaq retiring is as much of a sad day for sports fans as the day that Phil Jackson retired, at least to me.

Enjoy retirement Superman.

Oh and to add to that, Shaq is asking his fans to pick a new nickname. Any suggestions?

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Sports: Mike Brown Is Lakers New Head Coach

Lakers fans don’t need to speculate anymore because the head coaching  job has been filled. Guess who? You wouldn’t be able to if you didn’t read the title. It’s Mike Brown, former Cavs coach and 2009 Coach of the Year award winner. If you’ve been oblivious to the rumors lately, this pick up for the coaching job comes out of nowhere. With all fingers pointing towards Brian Shaw to be the successor to the great Phil Jackson, everyone was almost sure that he would get the job. However, Jim Buss has decided to take another route and go with Brown.

With Mike Brown coming to the Lakers, it could mean the elimination of Brian Shaw, Jim Cleamons, and Frank Hamblin as assistant coaches, but that isn’t certain so far. Also, the triangle offense that the team has been accustomed to for almost a decade now, could possibly be eliminated. That isn’t essentially a bad thing since that opens opportunity to actually have a team that runs plays from it’s point guard.

This is one step in the long summer ahead for the Lakers. Can Kobe work with Mike Brown? Or will egos conflict? Will the Lakers get Dwight Howard, Chris Paul, or Deron Williams? Way too many questions over this offseason, but it’s going to be interesting no matter what gets thrown at u s.

Video: Insane Night Surfing

Famous surfer Mark Visser got his board and a couple helicopters to Jaws, the huge wave reef on Maui Island, Hawaii. Then, at night, he tried to kill himself. I mean, he went out surfing 40-foot waves at night.

The shots of him riding a 40-foot wave is so perfectly awesome that it looks computer generated at times. But it’s not. He was wearing a buoyancy vest and a modified surfboard with built-in LED lighting.

Drake x ATF x Dunkees Skateboard Deck

Due to popular demand, Dunkees and ATF decided to make Drake‘s ATF skateboard available to the public. You can now own your personal skateboard deck pictured above. The deck consist of Drake‘s handsome face with ATF, OVO, Dunkees & a maple leaf patterned in the back. If you watch closely, those are Best I Ever Had lyrics jamming out of Drake‘s ears. Want your own skateboard deck? Price: $65.00

Video: Nigel Sylvester & Stevie Williams Presesnt: THE TAKEOVER TOUR

“It has been said that if an immovable object collided with an unstoppable force, there would be an endless transfer of energy.

The same theory could be applied to pro-BMX rider Nigel Sylvester and pro-skateboarder Stevie Williams, two of action sports most influential athletes. In Summer 2011 the duo will join forces to create THE TAKEOVER TOUR, bringing together the the top talent in skate and BMX for a cross-discipline, traveling event that has yet to be seen in the sport.”

Fashion: Nike SB x ATCQ “Low End Theory” Blazer

In an ode to my favorite Hip-Hop group inspired by the Low End Theory album from ATCQ. While this isn’t the first time Nike has collaborated with the iconic album this is the first time we see an iteration with the SB line, as it was popular amongst skaters in the 90’s.

But ummmm Midnight Marauders >>>