This is a much different kind of Woj Bomb.
After laying off roughly 100 employees last week, ESPN is set to add the top NBA reporter in the industry. ESPN has finalized a deal with Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, according to a Recode report.
But before he picked up the mic full time, the 39-year-old 2 Chainz, born Tauheed Epps, put the basketball down. Once a star at North Clayton High School (Ga.), he briefly played at Division I Alabama State. His hoops career has been thoroughly chronicled by the likes of ESPN and SB Nation.
Monday night, the 6-5 2 Chainz showed his jumper is still wet, schooling Kevin Garnett on his NBA on TNT segment, Area 21, as former NBA stars Rasheed Wallace and Ben Wallace looked on in awe.
If you want to see where it all began for 2 Chainz, check out this footage from his high school days way back in 1995. Coincidentally, he’s No. 21. You can catch him draining a 3-pointer in transition, then throwing down a nice Cheap College Jerseys two-hand jam on the break that failed to beat the buzzer as he finished with 14 points against rival Banneker High. Also, peep the showmanship as he hits the Bankhead Bounce in celebration.
X-factor: Let’s not even pretend there is anyone else to put here. James was simply masterful, controlling the game as only he can with a balance of timely scoring and precision passing. He put his team on his back and played 45 of a possible 48 minutes while Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love struggled (8 of 29 from the field combined) and failed to see the floor in the fourth quarter. Let’s all just appreciate a signature LeBron game.
Highlight you need to see: Back when the Pacers were Cheap Custom Jerseys happy in the first half, Myles Turner had a pretty nasty slam.