Old School Video of The Week – New Edition: “My Secret (Didja Gitit Yet?)”

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New Edition My Secret

The year was 1984 when New Edition teamed up with some NBA players from the L.A. Lakers at the time for the video to “My Secret (Didja Gitit Yet?)”. The single was off of their second album self-entitled, New Edition. “My Secret (Didja Gitit Yet?” ended up at #100 on the Billboard charts with little fanfare, due to the four other hits, the group were able to manufacture previously.

New Edition would embark on an illustrious career that would bring them success as solo artists, and other groups that were created into adulthood. One would argumentatively be one best boy groups of the 80’s and 90’s.

-Ms Scripter

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Lakers Reigning Champions Ended The Season With The Bad, and the Flat Out Ugly

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DALLAS – I never thought I would witness the day where a championship team would get swept and demonstrate a lack of interest like this LA Laker team did in the 2nd round of the playoffs. They were entirely dominated by the Dallas Mavericks, and lost the series in a shocking sweep 4-0. The Mavericks bench contributed to a total of 40 points off the bench in the 1st half alone. Jason Terry and Peja Stojakovic put on an absolute clinic in this game, with emphasis from behind the arc. With Rick Carlisle as the head coach, who has always preached defense really prepared his team for the challenge against the Lakers. Their defense held the Lakers to under 86 points in a rout. Dirk Nowitzki is arguably demonstrating his best playoff performance as a professional thus far.

Quitting should never be in the DNA make-up of a championship team, and the Lakers did just that. The glaring factor is that not only did they quit but toward the end they showed little class. Lamar Odom was the first one ejected for a cheap shot against Nowitzki. This so called six man was a shell of himself, in this game. Maybe he needs to spend time off of that reality show, and focus on the hardwood next season. Shortly thereafter, Andrew Bynum committed a flagrant foul on Jose Barea that sent the young man to the floor. Then Bynum had the nerve to tear off his shirt, was he  imitating Dennis Rodman? Are you kidding me? This type of performance was Bush League at its best. Classless, gutless are what we can label this team now. Were they so embarrassed that they wanted to do something in order to not remain on the floor for the final buzzard? It is funny and ironic, but Ron Artest who is known for his Rodman like behavior demonstrated more class in this final game than Bynum and Odom combined. I do not know if this teams behavior is worse than the Pistons refusal to shake hands with Michael Jordon Bulls team in 1991. Jordan is still waiting for that handshake, by the way.

This is pure speculation, but something is going on in that locker room that may have been a contributing factor to this ignominious playoff round. Rumor has it that Pau Gasol’s girlfriend received some advice from Vanessa Bryant, and that subsequently ended their relationship. If that is true, you have to question Gasol’s girlfriend. Who in their right mind will take advice from Vanessa. Did Gasol’s girlfriend forget what occurred in Colorado?  A 4 million dollar ring that Vanessa received probably played a major part in letting her stay with Kobe, so Dr. Phil she is not! So now Gasol has not been talking to Kobe ever since. It is still no excuse to perform the way he did. Gasol was absolutely brutal! I’m not saying the Lakers would have won this series if he would have stepped up, but it would not have resulted in a sweep.

I still think the Lakers will continue to be competitive just as long as they have the “Black Mamba” on their roster. Let’s face it, this team needs to be broken up. Odom wants to go Hollywood it seems, Gasol is heartbroken, Artest is still a maniac, and Bynum last cheap shot did not flare well for his reputation. There are already rumors that they may make a deal for Dwight Howard, so everyone on that roster is expendable with the exception of Bryant. It still does not diminish the fact that this championship team played with no heart, quit, and embarrassed the organization as a whole.

This loss ends Phil Jackson’s tenure as a head coach, or so we think. It is very daunting to see him depart with these results. This Laker loss does nothing to diminished Jackson’s accomplishments with his 11 titles as a head coach and 2 as a player on his resume nevertheless. He is one of the greatest coaches in all of the sports. His legacy will always be in tact, despite for the first time being swept in the playoffs. Some see the Lakers organization falling apart once he officially departs, and they may have a point.  Remember, the last time Jackson left the Lakers; the team collapse. So it will be interesting once the lock out is put behind us how the Lakers will perform under a new leader. Jackson has a lot of things that some current coaches in the league lacks; and that is bringing people together. He does a masterful job in doing so, but during these playoffs it appears personal issues took a toil on the team and it is chemistry. Jackson is still the best in the business, but it is unfortunate that this Laker team had a meltdown at his expense.

-Ms Scripter

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