NBA All-Star Game Marks 100-Days Until the Start of NBHHCM 2K11
Last nights NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles won by the West All-Stars 148-143 over the East proved to be fun and entertaining. The up-tempo game was a showcase of the best basketball players in the world. It also marked 100-days until the start of a very historical NBHHCM (National Basketball & Hip-Hop Culture Month) 2K11 on June 1st.
From February 20-28 (8)-days, March (31)-days, April (30)-days, May-(31)-days.
Today's Presidents Day 2/21/11 marks 99-days until the start of NBHHCM 2K11.
The NBHHCM Foundation is seeking a Presidential Proclamation from President Barack Obama for NBHHCM 2K11 for all American Citizens.
Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, and LeBron James (Amare Stoudemire tied with LeBron) were the leading scorers of the game. Kobe the All-Star Game MVP led all scorers and poured in 37 points, Durant added 34 points for the West, and LeBron added 29 points to lead the East. The 3 stars combined for 100 points (37+34+29). The irony of the 3 combining for 100 points adds to the mystic of the upcoming NBHHCM.
Bryant and James both made All-Star Game history . Kobe became only the second player to be named All-Star MVP for a 4th time (tying Hall-of-Famer Bob Petit).
LeBron became only the second player in All-Star Game history to register a triple-double (29 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists). The only other player to record a triple-double in an All-Star Game was Michael Jordan in 1997.
The Boston Celtics Big-4 of Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Rajon Rondo entered the game at same time. The four Celtic players were mentioned in the historic first Proclamation for the City of Boston proclaiming June 2010 as NBHHCM.
NBHHCM 2K11 will be the most historical celebration for the 3-year proclaimed observance. NBHHCM was first proclaimed in Baltimore, MD for June 2009. For June 2010 Atlanta, Boston, New York, Detroit, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Houston, Washington DC, and Las Vegas were some of the 15 major US cities to proclaim NBHHCM.
The highlights for NBHHCM 2K11 will be the 65th Anniversary (6/6/46) of the date that NBA was founded. There is also the 35th Anniversary of the NBA/ABA (American Basketball Association) merger that was signed on June 17, 1976.
The NBA was founded at the old Hotel Commodore in New York City. That location is now the Grand Hyatt New York.
The Hotel Commodore was bought by the Trump Organization in 1977. The first few floors were gutted down to the steel frame and stands today as the Grand Hyatt featuring the Commodore Grill.
New York City and Mayor Michael Bloomberg became the first US city to proclaim this upcoming June as NBHHCM 2K11.
The NBA/ABA merger in 1976 allowed the Philadelphia 76ers to get rights to Julius "Dr. J" Erving. Dr. J was the most electrifying player of his era. He came into the NBA during the 1976-77 after playing the first 5-years of his pro career in the ABA. Erving led the Sixers to the NBA Finals where they lost to Portland Trailblazers in 6-games 4-2.
Julius was the first NBA star-player that had tremendous influence on a new generation of kids that would be the foundation of a new sub-culture born out of New York City that was known by two words "hip-hop."
NBHHCM 2K11 will also be honoring the 75th Anniversary (1936-2011) of basketball becoming an official Olympic sport. Basketball was added to the 1936 Olympic Games held in Berlin, Germany. Team USA won the gold medal over the Canadian National Team. The NBHHCM Foundation will salute the historic legacy of the 14 players that made up the first-ever USA Olympic Basketball Team.
Chuck Taylor the creator of white converse basketball shoe worn by Team USA for 1936 Olympics will also be honored. Taylor was born June 24, 1901 in Indiana. He would be celebrating his 110th birthday during NBHHCM 2K11.
Hip-Hop pioneers RUN-D.M.C. will be honored for the 25th Anniversary of their popular song "My Adidas" from the very successful album "Raising Hell." RUN-D.M.C. in 2009 became only the second rap act inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
NBHHCM 2K11 will be a historical celebration of past history and to those who have laid the path to the game of basketball and the fusion of hip-hop.