Posts Tagged ‘New York City’

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TR Luxury Group and Samsung come together on Draft Night

June 28, 2011

TR Luxury team and Dahntay Jones swagged out on the red carpet

Before Iman Shumpert and Josh Harrelson were introduced to the orange and blue faithful at the Rock (o_O) for the 2011 NBA Draft, our friends at TR Luxury Group and Samsung came together to host a viewing party for the ages.  Located at the Samsung Experience in Columbus Circle, you had top NBA stars, former draft picks and industry elites all under one roof.

The event was co-hosted by Dahntay Jones of the Indiana Pacers and the Dahntay Jones Foundation.   Founded in 2005, the foundation helps inner city youth further their education and alleviate stresses associated with peer pressure, drugs, violence and attending and graduating college with its scholarship and grant program.

All in all it was another star studded TR Luxury Group affair.  But it was only the appetizer because the after party was even better.  Stay tuned!

Check out TR Luxury Group at: http://www.trluxury.com/home.html 

More photos from the event by Mainframe NYC Photography can be found here: http://www.facebook.com/#!/Mainframenyc

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Boiling Point

June 3, 2010

 

Johan Santana has been dominant once again this season, with an ERA of 1.29 in his last five starts and an ERA of 2.75 for the season.  If you dig deeper into the numbers, and take out the one inning in which he let up nine runs to the Phillies who were illegally stealing signs, his ERA dips down a full run to 1.75 on the year.  However, the lefty has just four wins on the season, and Wednesday afternoon against the Padres was another wasted Johan Santana effort for the Mets.  While most players would love the opportunity to play in New York, one has to begin wondering whether Santana secretly wishes he could exile himself from the city and the organization.  Read the rest of this entry ?

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Jason Bay stinks

May 6, 2010

 

Jason Bay was 0 for 4 with two more K's on Wednesday

Entering the 2010 season, one of my lesser concerns was Jason Bay and his adaptation to New York City.  Based off what he did replacing Manny Ramirez in Boston, I had no reason to doubt that Bay would find his place in Queens and serve as a lethal threat out of the clean-up spot.   In 2009 for the Red Sox, Jason Bay belted 36 home runs and racked up 119 RBI’s while hitting .267 and swiping 13 bases.  Those stats alone were more than worthy of a $70 million contract. 

After five weeks into the 2010 season, however, Jason Bay is starting to remind me of Carlos Beltran in 2005.  Read the rest of this entry ?

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Sleeping with the enemy

April 8, 2010

  

Jason Taylor could be a Jet

Free-agent Jason Taylor met with the Jets brass at Gang Green’s Florham Park facilities on Wednesday.  With Jay Feely leaving for the desert, the Jets have room to sign a free-agent, granted the contract is not worth more than $1.5 million a year.  

Gary Wichard, Taylor’s agent, stated that Rex Ryan called him last weekend and said Taylor was his No. 1 target in free agency.  The Jets need an outside pass rusher, and all indications point to Vernon Gholston being a complete bust.  Wichard further stated that Jason was very flattered by the respect the Jets showed and that he desperately wants to win a Superbowl and views the Jets as a contender.  Read the rest of this entry ?

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I’m Lavin it!

March 30, 2010

The new face of St. John's basketball?

St. John’s fans wanted a new “homerun” coach in a New York minute. Fans also wanted St. John’s to be relevant again.  It looks like the Redmen faithful might get their wish.      

Former UCLA coach and  former ESPN analyst Steve Lavin is close to agreeing to become the next coach of the St. John’s Red Storm.  The 45 year-old emerged as the leading candidate after Paul Hewitt would not relocate and it was reported Al Skinner would not alter his assistant coaches.  Read the rest of this entry ?

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It’s time for Mark Jackson

March 26, 2010

The best candidate remaining

St. John’s is crossing names off like a grocery list, and in my opinion there should be only one item remaining for their head coach.  Mark Jackson has zero college coaching experience but for 18 years was a coach on the court in the NBA and the floor leader of the 1985 St. John’s final four team.  Mark Jackson is a legend in the Redmen community and would bring instant credibility to the locker room. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Know your NYC Hoop History…Long live the Kingdome

December 1, 2009

Harlem's Legendary Basketball Court

Nestled between the Martin Luther King housing projects in Harlem New York is a outdoor basketball court that has seen the likes of Walter Berry, Ed Pinckney, Rafer Altston and Ron Artest grace its court. For 25 years, the Kingdome pro-league has been a summer time ritual in the heart of Harlem. Its tournament more commonly known as the Kingdome classic, brings together the country’s finest young b-ball talent and its fair share of stars.

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