Posts Tagged ‘Jonah Ballow’

Tray-Sanity’s Take On Linsanity!

HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS –¬†You knew it was only a matter of time before comedian extraordinaire Tracy Morgan weighed in on Linsanity and the state of affairs surrounding the resurgence of his New York Knicks.

Our main man, Jonah Ballow of NYKnicks.com, caught up with Morgan at Madison Square Garden to get his unique take on Jeremy Lin, the movement and other things:


Shumpert’s (Not So) Secret Weapon!

HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS –¬†Knicks rookie guard Iman Shumpert was revealed as one of four contestants for the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest earlier today, joining Rockets swingman Chase Budinger, Pacers swingman Paul George and Timberwolves forward Derrick Williams.

But Shumpert will show up to Orlando with a (not so) secret weapon (Jeremy Lin) none of his dunk rivals can match. Our main man Jonah Ballow of NYKnicks.com went 1-on-1 with Shumpert and snagged the inside story from the man with overflowing amount of the “Shump Swag”:



New Look T’Wolves Continue To Intrigue

HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS – We’re a little embarrassed to admit it, but we can’t take our eyes off of the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Between the long-awaited arrival of Ricky Rubio, the dynamic frontocurt duo of Kevin Love and Michael Beasley, the arrival of newcomer Derrick Williams and the always entertaining words and actions of general manager David Kahn, the Timberwolves make it hard to ignore them.

(We realize that stalking a cellar dweller in the NBA is akin to being hooked on trashy reality TV, but we can’t help it.)

Now that we have some footage of the old and new faces on the floor together, a gift from our main man Jonah Ballow and his crew at Timberwolves.com, we’re even more intrigued:

The only remaining question is whether or not all this promise translates into something concrete on the court, and more importantly in the win-loss column. With just 32 wins in the past two seasons, we need something a bit more substantial in that category to justify all of this hype.

T-Dub’s Got Bounce!

LOS ANGELES – Get ready to add another item to your 2011 All-Star Weekend to-do list.

Friday night’s Sprite Slam Dunk Showdown will feature a competitor that could win Saturday night’s Sprite Slam Dunk Contest if we could get him added to the field.

Seriously, you have to see Terry Cournoyea, a 5-foot-9 jumping jack from Minneapolis with a jaw-dropping 53-inch vertical (I’m not challenging it either after watching “T-Dub” in action).

We got a chance to witness his movement, courtesy of HT’s main man and Timberwolves.com’s Jonah Ballow:

As flashy and phenomenal as they’ve both been during their turns as slam dunk champions, neither Nate Robinson nor Spud Webb has or had bounce like T-Dub.

In fact, who’s up for a Krypto-Nate-T-Dub dunk off?

All Black Everything!

HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS – Whatever the Minnesota Timberwolves lack in the win column right now, they more than make up for in personality.

My main man Jonah Ballow of Timberwolves.com delivers yet another quality episode of the B-Easy Show, starring Michael Beasley, Kevin Love and a few friends waxing on these new (All-Black Everything) alternate uniforms, which have immediately shot up the list to No. 1 on the HT Favorite Unis list:

The Timberwolves already have HT favorite son Luke Ridnour on the roster. Beasley and Love have already been adopted as well. And now these wicked black uniforms ….

Keep this up and we’re going to hang a Fathead of David Kahn on the wall here at the hideout!

The Awkward Handshake

HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS – You ever wonder what goes into the strange free throw ritual of tapping the hand of every single teammate after a shot?

We did (sorry, but we ponder things like this in our down time between games).

And thanks to our friends at Timberwolves.com, we’ll solve at least one of those mysteries. Our good friend Jonah Ballow and his crew have gone CSI Minneapolis on us and launched a full-blown investigation into the awkward free throw handshake used by rebound-machine Kevin Love and rookie Wes Johnson.