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Dave Chappelle Made a Surprise Appearance at the Oddball Tour’s Stop in Hartford, Connecticut
Dave Chappelle makes a triumphant return to the scene of his infamous onstage meltdown a year earlier.

"A few weeks ago, Chris [Rock] called and said, "You want to go to the Knicks game?" We went to Madison Square Garden, and we were right on the floor and it was — what’s his name, Anthony? The new guy. Carmelo’s first game. We went up to that fucking suite where all these people were eating — politicians and mobsters and Chloë Sevigny. There’s this spread of food, and I’m like, "Let’s fucking eat." Chris goes, "Nah, let’s get down to the floor." I’m like, "You’re taking this shit for granted, Chris. There’s roast beef and a guy with a hat serving it." I wanted it so bad. I was starving and he’s like, "Who needs it?" And I’m like, "Are you kidding me? I’ll probably never get here again."
So we go down, and I’m watching Carmelo, and I hear the song “Louie Louie” and I look up and I see my own face on the Jumbotron. And Chris says, “You know what, man, you’ve got your own show, and I’m on Broadway, and we’re on the floor at Madison Square Garden. How fucking great is this?” And we high-fived and we just felt so good. Both of us, we’re in our 40s — this shit could disappear instantly, never to return. And it will.”- Louis C.K.

Goddammit this is inspiring

Manhattan Night Lights (by MarcelGermain)

Kobe Bryant on this week’s Sports Illustrated cover
▪️Excerpts from the article: 🔸One thing’s for certain: Bryant isn’t trying to be a part of a Derek Jeter-like farewell tour whenever he decides to hang up his sneakers.
“If you booed me for 18, 19 years, boo me for the 20th. That’s the game, man,” Bryant said.
The Los Angeles Lakers missed the playoffs for only the sixth time in the franchise’s history in 2013 and are amid a litany of turnover, ushering out Pau Gasol and bringing in Carlos Boozer, Jeremy Lin and first-round draft pick Julius Randle.
As for Bryant? He isn’t going anywhere, especially with a two-year, $48.5 million contract on the books.
SI senior writer Chris Ballard followed Bryant around while the NBA star toured China earlier this summer and Bryant had fun entertaining the mobs of fans that came to see him.
He is venturing into business, forming Kobe, Inc., last year and takes an anecdote from the late Michael Jackson in trying to measure his success. Jackson was determined to have the best selling album all of time and listened to the Bee Gees’ Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, which held the record by the time 1982’s Thriller” came out.
“I f——— love that story,” Bryant said in his unending determination of being the best of all time. Thriller now holds that record.
With five NBA titles, two NBA Finals MVP awards, a regular-season MVP, 16 All-Star selections and being named to the All-NBA first team 11 times, there isn’t more left for Bryant to accomplish.
Or is there? Proving the critics wrong seems to be at the top of the list.
“So when I hear pundits and people talk, saying, ‘Well, he won’t be what he was.’ Know what? You’re right. I won’t be. But just because something evolves, it doesn’t make it any less better than it was before,” Bryant said.  ——————— #teamlakers #lakers #lakeshow #lakergang #lakernation #losangeleslakers #china #ballislife #accesssportsnet #blackmamba #purpleandgold #kobe #asian #lakersforever #nba #teamkobe #kobebryant #purpnyellow #lakersworld16 #lakersworld  @kobebryant @twcsportsnet @miketrudell

Growwll! - By: (Charliemagne Unggay)