Jrue Holiday Plays Baksetball Inside a Shoe in AAP Rocky-Narrated Adidas Commercial

Jrue Holiday Plays Baksetball Inside a Shoe in AAP Rocky-Narrated Adidas Commercial

That boy Jrue, he nice. As nice as fellow point guard sensations
Damian Lillard of Portland and John Wall of Washington, and as nice as
Harlem-bred rapper A$AP Rocky, all of whom show up for this
bizarre-but-kinda-cool Adidas commercial featuring the three young NBA
stars playing basketball inside a gigantic shoe, their tale narrated by
the aforementioned Rocky.

It doesn’t make much more sense than it sounds like from that above
description–the way Rocky tells the story, the three comprised a “family
of Quicks on my block,” living inside a giant shoe (which looks kind of
like the foot statue from the terrible last season of LOST),
balling free of further context. But it’s cool to see the three
young’ns, including our own All-Star, flashing crossover moves and dunks
and the like to the strains of A$AP’s “Goldie,” as the rapper narrates
with his typical effortless charisma.

Quick Ain’t Fair, apparently. Little too close to Fast Don’t Lie for my tastes, but a good idea is a good idea forever, I suppose.

The Phillies season in one video: 'Phanatic tries to comfort crying baby'

The Phillies season in one video: 'Phanatic tries to comfort crying baby'

What is there to say about the Philadelphia Phillies?

In doing my usual postgame perusal of the Internet after their 7-2 loss on Wednesday night, I visited Phillies.com to see what kind of "highlights" they could have possibly posted from another crushing defeat at the hands of the Colorado Rockies.

Thankfully, the first thing that caught my eye was a video titled, "Phanatic tries to comfort crying baby."

It was not Larry Andersen in the Phanatic's arms. Nor me.

And that's the Phillies season in a nutshell.

"You gotta question the parenting skills here," John Kruk said on the telecast. And he's right! What kind of parent would raise their kid to be a Philly sports fan?!?

The Phillies now have the worst record in all of baseball. They're 4-20 in their last 24 games. It's their worst start to a season since 1960.

Even the Phanatic doesn't have enough popcorn to mask all the pain.

If you want to read about the upbeat approach Pete Mackanin is taking, go give this a gander.

"In a long season, these things sometimes happen," Mackanin told reporters. "I remember Atlanta, the first half last year, was terrible. They had a real good second half. I believe we just need to get something going. We're going to put something together. I believe that."

That makes one of us.

Highly ranked 2018 recruit Brandon Slater verbally commits to Villanova

Highly ranked 2018 recruit Brandon Slater verbally commits to Villanova

The future of Villanova basketball just got brighter.

Brandon Slater, a 6-foot-6 wing and highly touted 2018 recruit, told Scout.com on Wednesday night that he has verbally committed to the Wildcats.

He later made the announcement on Twitter.

Among the 2018 recruiting class, Slater, a product of Paul VI Catholic High School in Fairfax, Virginia, is ranked in the top 30 by Scout.com and top 50 by ESPN.com. He's slated as a four-star talent by both media outlets.

Per ESPN, Slater had offers from Louisville, Maryland, Miami, Syracuse, USC and Virginia Tech. He is Villanova's first commitment for 2018.

"Going up there it just feels like a second home," Slater said, via Evan Daniels of Scout.com. "It gives me a good vibe. It's nothing like all the other schools. I just feel like a Villanova guy. It feels like PVI. It's already home."

Slater and Villanova head coach Jay Wright expressed their excitement on Twitter.