Pro Principles Feature: A Letter From Kobe – The Greatest


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The Retirement of Kobe Bryant is officially official.  The consensus has been that Kobe should have been hung it up. The fact remains that we will probably never see a better competitor in the league.

The Letter:

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  • Kobe is the closet thing to Mike
  • We all have been blessed to watch 20 seasons of Kobe Bryant
  • Lakers or die don’t really die, read Pro Principles

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Pro Principles Original: 2015 NBA Storylines – The Lake Show

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2015 NBA Storylines – The Lake Show

The NBA 2015 season is officially in motion. Game one marks the start of the endless optimism fans have for their team. Regardless of roster, competition, coaching changes and injuries, the goal is to be champs. The Lakers have gone under construction and emerge this year with promise and intrigue. The comeback is on for Kobe, mind set unchanged and determine to reassert himself in the discussion for one of the top talents in the league.

As usual the competition is killin in the west. The Lakers are sitting at 2-9. No game in this league can be called an automatic win, unless it’s the warriors. But the next game against the winless 76ers should be a winnable game for the Lakers.

It’s disappointing to see the rookie D’Angelo Russell spending most of his time on the bench in the 4th quarter. Mistakes as a rookie are expected, but its up to the coach to correct them. Byron Scott has to give him the chance to pay through these struggles. Take a look at other draft standouts; they seem to be adapting well. Okafor and Towns are both averaging double figures. It comes down to having the opportunity to play and work through rookie mistakes

It’s still to early in the season to make any definitive predictions about any outcome. The only question is can the crack the top eight in the west?



Can the Lakers make the playoffs in the west?

Los Angeles Lakers: 24-58 (predictions for BDL)

Give the rookie some run

Stats on Jahlil Okafor |

Stats on Karl – Anthony Towns |


Pro Principles Feature: An American Perspective Pt. 2 – Kuruption Ain’t Nothing New

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Listening to music seems to create a productive environment when looking through articles. Incidentally, Kurupt’s album, Kuruption, was banging through the speakers when researching articles about Sep Batter and alleged Kuruption.  The result, c = k.

Sep Batter is FIFA’s head honcho/Kapo/Don. The articles detail the investigation into a questionable fund transfer between FIFA’ s kurrent president Sepp Blatter and this French guy Michel Platini who is looking to replace Sepp Blatter as president of FIFA.

THE RUNDOWN: In 2011, Blatter authorized a payment to Platini for work duties karried out in previous years while Platini worked under Sepp Blatter (from 98-02). Platini claims the 2 million Swiss francs payment was for unpaid salary. On October 8th  2015, both Blatter and Platini were placed on a 90-day suspension after the Swiss government initiated an investigation. Neither one plans to resign from their kurrent positions as high-level soccer officials. Falsification of documents and accounts regarding the 2mill fund transfer has also been alleged.

In my opinion, which is in no way an indictment of their actions, both guys look like two kurupt white dudes; (A krude description, based on pictures I saw). These individuals are in the perfect position to get over on FIFA and earn illicit income. A position where kash flow is high and it seems, accountability is low. In general I kould kare less how an individual earns money, illegal or legal. But I kan’t agree with actions that affect the integrity of the game. Soccer’s global impression breeds kuruption. There are “well known” kountries willing to pay for hosting major events. On the other end of the spectrum, lesser know kountries willing to pay for exposure and recognition.


  • I was listening to Kurupt when I started this article.
  • Kuruption ain’t new
  • Say tuned to Pro Principles for Updates

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Pro Principles Feature: When Nostalgia Hurts your Pockets


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Title: When nostalgia hurts your pockets

These days it’s easy to relive your younger years through your sneaker collection. They remind you of where you were or a game you played in with some heat on the court. In my opinion Nike has cornered the market by rapidly releasing “retro” shoes. Trying to keep up with al the heat gets hard for me, cause I ain’t got it like that, yet.

This week I came across an article on written by some dude called Juanofakind. The article is entitled – Jordan Brand Is Making Nostalgia An Expensive Commodity. He goes on to talk about how he felt when he first saw the Air Jordan 17

That is a classic shoe. I can remember going to my cousin’s house, and he opened up the silver case to show me what he had. It was like looking at some top secret FBI type stuff.

However, for the average Joe, it’s a little taxing to include these memorable shoes in your collection. Jordans have already gone up to 180-90. A new pair foams (see Pro Principles Oct Shoe Calendar) and the soon be released Air Jordan 17 are hitting for 250 + tax. Keep it a buck; it’s hard to justify the buy.



Check out the Article on (link Below)

Are the 17s re-releasing with the silver briefcase?

How do you feel about the high prices?

Jordan is really taxing the consumer, but ill probably buy a few pairs soon

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Pro Principles Interview Series: James Roach “Esq.”

What I like about sports is that it connects you with people; allowing you to get a gain an understanding about a subject that is a vital part of life. I got a chance to sit down with James Roach “Esq.”, who works the front desk of my building that I stay at while I’m in New York. I had to speak with him about some the current thinks going on in the NBA and a few other things. Here are the highlights of our conversation.



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