Tonight the NBA Playoffs kicks off the second page of what’s already off to an exciting and memorable NBA Playoffs series. Setting things off, the New York Knicks look for redemption against the dominating Miami Heat following Saturday’s crushing loss. Not only did the Knicks lose big in the books but the ballclub lost big on their roster when star rookie Iman Shumpert was ruled out for the remainder of the season after tearing his ACL. Tonight is a defining moment for Melo and teammate Stoudimire who expect to bounce back against the South Beach boys LeBron James and Dwayne Wade.
A win from Melo would be fitting as the NBA will unveil the latest in their BIG campaign, this time spotlighting the New York City product.
Followed by the Knicks, the Orlando Magic are out to dethrone the Indian Pacers, completely stealing homecourt advantage after Saturdays shocking win over the Pacers. Ending out the night arguably the weekends biggest winner Kevin Durant and his sharpshooter Russell Westbrook are back for more action against the Dallas Mavericks. The defending 2011 NBA champs were en route to a major upset when scoring champ Kevin Durant hosited a last second shot that bounced off the backboard and in the hoop giving Game 1 to OKC.
In the MTV News Hip-Hop Playoffs Jay-Z’s #2 Swagged Out Conference seeded Roc Nation crew continue to dominate A$AP Rocky’s A$AP Mob. Just as the case with the New York Knicks, A$AP look to bounce back from the high-powered Roc Boys. #3 seed Taylor Gang are hanging on to a tight lead over #6 seed G-Unit while the Baller Conference #2 seed G.O.O.D. Music continue their uphill battle against the high energy of Waka Flocka’s #7 seed Brick Squad.
The squad here at RapFix are looking forward to watching Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony and the rest of the biggest stars lead their respective teams to victory. It’s the same way we look forward to rap’s biggest stars lead their teams to hip-hop dominance. So while the NBA sets forth to determine who the best ball team of the year is, RapFix is on a mission to find out who the best team in rap in our MTV News Hip-Hop Playoffs!
We examined the past year in hip-hop and identified the game’s 16 most dominant crews. Then we split them up into our either our Swagged-Out Conference or Baller Conference and created match-ups where you the fan can determine the winner based on your, votes.
A championship team is only as good as its weakest link, so we analyzed talent, sales success and overall influence to determine our 16 rap teams and come up with the proper seeding.
It’s not up to us, it’s up to you guys. Fans get to vote in order to determine who hip-hop’s ultimate crew of 2012 will be?
Be sure to check back with our RapFix blog daily as we update you on both the progress of your favorite rap crews and your favorite NBA teams. Game On!
Voting is open now! Be sure to use the hashtag #hiphopplayoffs
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