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A dissertation on Ice Cube's basketball skills as mentined in "It Was A Good Day"

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In Ice Cube's 1993 hit "It Was A Good Day", he claims to have scored a triple double in a casual basketball game at the park.
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Called up the homies and I'm askin y'all Which park, are y'all playin basketball? Get me on the court and I'm trouble Last week fucked around and got a triple double Freakin niggaz every way like M.J. I can't believe, today was a good day
If you are not already familiar, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triple_double
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A triple-double is a basketball term, defined as an individual performance in a game in which a player accumulates double-digit totals (i.e., 10 or more) in any three of these categories: points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocked shots. The most common way for a player to achieve a triple-double is with points, rebounds, and assists, though on occasion elite defensive players may record 10 or more steals or blocked shots in a game.
Have you ever wondered, then, just how this was possible, especially in the context of the casual street game Ice Cube was playing? Not only did he achieve this triple double he did so while just fucking around. Fucked around means to perform with out concentration. Yet he still was able to perform superlatively if one considers that often, if not typically, a street game will be to twenty or twenty one points. Sometimes, if more severe restrictions apply, the game will be played to ten, keeping in mind that shots made count as one point, and two from behind the respective 3 point line. For Ice Cube to make a triple double in either of these scenarios while fucking around would be to totally dominate in a game to twenty. He would have scored half the goals, assisted the other half, and likely rebounded, stole, or blocked as many shots as he scored. In a game to ten Ice Cube would have scored every point for his team, and likely performed magnificent defensive feats to achieve a triple double. Though the question persists as to how he could so exactingly tabulate his performance. Firstly, his performance on the court is demonstrative of his self-evident will: even if Ice Cube was not completely sure that he had exactly scored a triple double he would still be able to say with confidence that while fucking around he was the premiere player. Even if the other players were not completely sure that Ice Cube got a triple double they would still affirm they are mere bitches in his presence. Ice Cube is so badass that he need not even actually perform the task itself to claim this achievement. One can also consider that his claim about a triple double is a metaphor quantifying his degree of gangsta and that his proclamation of hard-assedness is uncontested by others. Secondly, if you were even close to be able to make the claim that while fucking around you got a triple double in the hood, then you would be damn sure that if you actually got a triple double you would rub it in everybody's fucking face. If there is a sucker ass on the court and Ice Cube blocks his first shot on the first possession of the game and takes it down court to dunk, you'll be sure as hell Ice Cube will be like "Damn that's one sucka ass fool. One block and one point for me, bitch. Oh, I carry an AK." Humiliation is an integral if not essential element in the sociology of the street game. After Ice Cube steals the inbound pass and passes to his teammate for a layup Ice Cube will have one block, one point, one steal, one assist in only two possessions. So shortly into the game Ice Cube realizes he is the shit and will easily score a triple double. So after each advance in a respective category he makes a snide derogatory remark about the national origin or sexual proclivities of his opponents. Announcing publicly the fact that all he has to do is fuck around to get a triple double thereby completely disgracing his opponents. I also want to dispel and lay to rest any concerns that Ice Cube was potentially being deceitful or exaggerating because there was no official impartial scorekeeper. The officialization of record keeping is just another way the white man relegates and reserves power only for the white-owned and controlled leagues.
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I hear it gets awful lonesome up in Alaska.
post #3 of 41
Maybe he's referring to getting In-N-Out burgers after the game.
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Originally Posted by Nick M View Post
Maybe he's referring to getting In-N-Out burgers after the game.
And you're from Kangarooland? You clearly know too much and am making me hungry for something several thousands of miles away. Please cease and desist.
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Please cease and desist.
post #6 of 41
Cube got the Fatburger on that particular good day - not the In-n-out. Fatburger doesn't off a triple doube. The mystery continues...
post #7 of 41
Bastard... This is the equivalent of psychological warfare. I can just smell it now.
post #8 of 41
Love this post.
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Originally Posted by whodini View Post
Bastard... This is the equivalent of psychological warfare. I can just smell it now.
So, this one: Or this one:
post #10 of 41
Die.
post #11 of 41
I was getting hungry too.
There's an InNOut about 1 mile from here, but I think that one closes at midnight.
post #12 of 41
street games, at least in l.a., go to either 11, 13, or 21 (win by 2). i have never heard of a street game that went to 10 or 20. perhaps they do things differently in alaska.
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Originally Posted by matadorpoeta View Post
street games, at least in l.a., go to either 11, 13, or 21 (win by 2). i have never heard of a street game that went to 10 or 20. perhaps they do things differently in alaska.

Most the street games I've played, we either went up to 11, 15, or 21, all win by 2. And 2 pointers are for pussies.
post #14 of 41
And another thing: Bad, bad Leroy Brown wasn't really all that bad, if you listen to the lyrics.

Unless they mean "bad at defending himself from one cuckolded husband".

What a pansy.
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Hey wait, wait a minute fool Stop the sh** What the fu** am I thinking about?
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