HONOREE: Leroy Smith

23 06 2009

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Motivational Campaign: www.GetYourBasketballOn.com

Actor:  Charles Q. Murphy

We’ve All Said It Before:  “Motivize! Pulverize! and Realiiize!”



As you may very well know by now, the TC Awards committee has always been an advocate of the classic low brow humor presented by Eddie’s older brother. With all the great post-season basketball we witnessed this year, it’d only be appropriate for us to shine the spotlight on another true basketball legend.  If you mixed Billie Blanks and a sprinkle of DragonFly Jones on the court this is exactly what you’d get, “not Ku-buh-lai Kahn, not the son of Genghis Kahn” but…none other than the Great Leroy Smith.  In our research, many random questions and comments come into play and with the amount of pure foolishness presented by Leroy, there is plenty of comedic fodder to choose from.

Let’s begin by examining this fool in all his splendor:

First off, is there anything this clown can’t do? Seriously though. Not only did he motivate MJ, he also has his own iTunes app, cookbook (Get Your Cooking On!), personal set of motivization drills, records/singles (multi-instrumentalist), wristbands, video game, flunkie (Manny) and movie in the works.  Not to mention he also appears to be a kung fu master of sorts. haa. I say gotdamn.

Beyond his obvious nature as a motivizer and jack of all trades his personal style has a flair all it’s own. His do is 2 parts Bozo remixed with some old school George Jefferson for added points.  Leroy also makes it a point to don a basketball outfit for every possible day and special occasion…minus the fresh J’s. Guess MJ didn’t take too kindly to the fact that he got beat out for that varsity spot after all.

There’s so much content on here, we couldn’t even begin to post it all, but per usual, we got the hookup on the man, the myth, and the legend. Peep game.

Our favorite Technicolored Gems [shazam!]:

Jam. Oh Jaaaam…Can’t forget Leroy’s finest work in the booth:




HONOREE: Mars Blackmon

2 12 2008

Film: She’s Got to Have It, 1986

Commercial: Nike Air Jordans

Actor: Spike Lee

We’ve All Said It Before: “It’s gotta be the shoes!”


marsGet me this job! Who wouldn’t want to be the OG spokesperson for Nike Air Jordans:

1. The Gear. The Brooklyn cap with the brim flipped up. Massive, black rimmed, Gazelle type glasses. Tight ass biker shorts that every black man regrets from that era. The “MARS” gold nameplate.  But let’s be clear, Mars would need a new stylist in this millenium.

2. The Shoes. Undoubtedly illest line of sneakers to EVER be created.  These pieces of leather, sole, air, and shoestrings changed the entire game.  In 3rd grade, I washed dishes, vacuumed, and took out garbage like I was an indentured slave and freedom was the cost of a size 4 pair of Jordans.  I was beggin like Spike, “Please baby baby please!”

3. Jordan.  F*ck the sneakers, Jordan is the truth.  Cats would kill to be in a series of commercials with the best basketball player EVER.  I’ll kill for that.  OJ killed for … well I don’t know what he killed for, but he did kill. Ha.

Some more Technicolored gems:

Where it all started. Perfect transition from She Gotta Have It to the Air Jordan franchise. Nola looked like she wasn’t acting either.

One of my favorites. Mainly because I feel like the end is unscripted.

You already know… its gotta be the shoes!

After a long hiatus, welcome back Mars…and “Goodbye Mars”


Mars Blackmon Etch A Sketch

TShirts & Products:

Mars “Brooklyn” Inspired Fitted Hat

Mars Blackmon T-Shirt

Mars Blackmon T-Shirt 2


Mars Blackmon Figure


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