Tuesday, December 8, 2015

NBA Live 16 "We do this..."

NBA Live 16
"We do this..."

Been at it since 1995.  With each platform from Sega on up, its always been about about Live...will always be about Live.  During their hiatus, we stayed on Live10 for a while.  Picked up 2K only to sell it on Amazon after a couple of game plays.  2K, never again. 

NBA Live 16 is by far the best Live, best b-ball game to date.  From the soundtrack to the game play whether versus friends/family or the system, everything that needs to be on point supersedes the glitches.  Have yet to try the online game play enough to speak on it but hoping for an option to play street court hoop in the next installment w/o online. 

When it comes to video games, for me it goes as far back as Double Dribble on NES, but when Live stepped in, it was over.  Right now, we keep record between brothers & cousins, talking trash, taking names, listing records to the right of the blog screen.

The players include me aka #Lee95, my youngest brother #BigMan44, our brother #BBJosh, the youngin' #EMan, and our cousins #DiamondDutch and #Delicious23.  Everyone has their teams, from the Cavs, Spurs, Warriors, Celtics, Lakers to the Rockets, etc.  

NBA Live Forever.


Home Trained 'Before Kennedy'

I first heard about Laban Carrick Hill after reading When the Beat Was Born, DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop.  You can learn more about this children's book from an interview I did with Laban and the illustrator Theodore Taylor III at Hip Hop Stacks click here.  

Home Trained.org is Laban's blog.  Below is a description about the blog.  It's a great storytelling destination by an incredible storyteller.  I call it a blog memoir, a perfect space to document story and for writers a space to exercise writing while giving people a chance to engage with memories and stories.  

I started reading the blog from the beginning, a post titled 'Family Omerta'.  My most recent read was the post titled 'Before Kennedy', to read click here.  It explores early memories through Laban's experience.  It's also the first time I've ever heard of the 'hippocampus' part of our brains.

As the semester wraps up, I thought about using the 'Me & My Baby Brothers' blog to share more family, friend, and community stories.  Every day there's a new story.  Something that pulls us back in time, or something that makes us think far into the future.  What a great way to document than through a free web property like Google blog.

Here's the description of Home Trained by Laban Carrick Hill.  We've added the Home Trained link to our Reading Bros links list to the right.  In addition, please visit Laban Carrick Hill at labanhill.com, we've added this link to the Writers category to the right.

"Laban Carrick Hill is exploring growing up in a family that was on the wrong side of the Civil Rights Movement and swung from prosperity to poverty. He is currently a high school teacher in Vermont. He is a co-director and co-founder of the Writers Project of Ghana, a nonprofit based in the Ghana and the US. Hill is the author of more than 40 books, including When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop (Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award); Dave the Potter: Artist, Slave, Poet (Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Award), America Dreaming: How Youth Changed America (2007 Parenting Publications Gold Award), Casa Azul (NYPL Best Book for the Teen Age 2007), and Harlem Stomp! A Cultural History of the Harlem Renaissance (National Book Award Finalist)."