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DIME SMACK: The haps from Hotlanta

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We send the biggest props of the night on Friday to our friends at Brand Jordan with their What is Love party. And why not, this is ¿s All-Star farewell.

First we rocked the open bar and the beef tenderloin to all it was worth. The chocolate fondue fountain hit the spot. Then came the show. Jurassic 5 was off the heazy, grabbing the crowd¿s attention and never letting go; Sam Perkins was never this smooth. The roof was off when the Philly-based The Roots took over the stage. Even Cobi Chestnut and his mellow guitar playing drew raves. Next up was the hottest of the hot as or girl Eve dominated the stage in a ¿ jersey and nothing else. We never wanted some Jordan gear as badly as we did right then. Everything culminated with Hotlanta-based rapper Ludacris tearing up the home stage. We threw them ¿bows and told everyone else ¿to get out the way.¿ Soon Ja Rule had his shirt off and killed the momentum train with his overall lack of hip-hop skills ¿ Without a doubt we endured the worst cab ride in years. The Smack Gods spent the next hour and a half getting to the clubs at Buckhead. It was well worth the trip, however as the hotties came out in droves and kept us company on our way ¿ You aren¿t ready for the NBA players association party tomorrow. Word has it that LL Cool J will be headlining ¿ We also had time to chill with New York¿s top battle rapper in Jae Millz. Dude has more skill in his pinky finger than Ja Rule has in his entire shirtless body ... , signed a 3-year endorsement deal with Gatorade and filmed a commercial in Orlando yesterday. He also was surrounded by a circus of media clowns at Media Day. Time to get off Yao ¿ The big talk of Media Day was whether will eventually end up starting in the All-Star Game after all. , who has a sweet ¿70s-style billboard highlighting his nickname ¿The Truth,¿ seemed to think so, saying that Mike ¿has to start.¿ T-Mac said he was going to try and again to get MJ in the starting five. Either way, former nemesis Isiah publicly said today that whenever MJ was ready to come into the game he would put him in. We would too ¿ We shift our attention to the All-Star three-point shootout. of the N¿Awlins kept on his verbal assault of . He said: ¿That¿s all he oes. He loves to shoot. I think that I have to focus on beating .Peja and Wesley [Person.] ... We also heard that Jermaine O¿Neal said that ¿You have a better chance of winning the lottery than dunking in the game tomorrow" ¿ Other media day events¿ < b> and were both fielding questions from across the room and caught a glimpse of each other for the first time this weekend. Both former Wildcats paused, smiled, and did what any two old boys would do, they gave each other the finger. Classic ¿ Both J.O. and Miller called the team¿s black hole because once the ball goes into him, it ain¿t coming out ¿ Word has it that has joined forces with Reebok. They¿re going out of their way to sign all the L¿s top stars and hope that will combat Nike and adidas in the LeBron James sweepstakes. All we know is Duncan was wearing an adidas shirt at media day ¿ What up ? We love the black nylon headdress and know you were robbed from taking part in the dunk contest. The slam over was straight nash-ty. But we can't back your decision to drive to Atlanta from Cleveland. What were you thinking? ... And the worst move of the day goes to rookie , who showed up to media day in a shooting shirt ¿ We¿re out like getting to the afterparties.
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