News: Game Addresses Lethal Crossover Footage, "It's Me. Sh*t Happens"

Wednesday, Jun 13, 2012 5:10PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

West Coast rapper Game is not letting footage of him getting badly crossed up during a recent Drew League basketball game wear him down by revealing who really got the last laugh.

While Game has to live with the fact his ankles got shattered on camera, the rapper said his team still managed to win the match-up.

"RT @mellmurda: @thegame World star try to play u !!! Tell em f*ck it u got money !!! Lol - naw, that n*gga Bottomz got dumb handles #HeGotMe," Game tweeted June 11th.
"RT @bigO816: Theres a video of @thegame gettin his ankles broke on WorldStar...idk if its him tho - it's me.... Sh*t happens lol"
"RT @4_ringz: @thegame u got the sh*t crossed out u yesterday. u still my n*gga tho. - I felt like Mike when A.I. hit him wit dat 2 piece"
"RT @stephy_steF: & yeah @thegame ankles broke badly, but nobody talkin bout dat come bck dunk he pulled off next play lol. #sh*t wasTOOlive"
"The very next after he yanked me, I monkey dunked on them n*ggas & we won that b!tch.... Put that on worldstar !!!" (Game's Twitter)

Footage of Game's moment of shame began circulating over the weekend.

From what we've seen before, rapper Game is a decent enough basketball player. However, the defensive struggle caught on video right here wipes away the respect he's earned on the court, at least for a little while. Game was on defense in a Drew League game out in LA and damn near got shook out of his Nike LeBron 9s. Does anyone know who is the player that blessed the "Higher" rapper with the crossover fade? (Hip Hop Wired)

Last month, he talked about wanting to take the Drew League national.

"I was such a menace growing up. I played basketball, but I had a bad vibe. I would fight or I would just get mad and play unruly when I was younger, so I promised Dino [Smiley] who's been running this league for 35 years -- longer than I've been alive, man -- that if he let me in the league, that I would take it from something that was regional to something that was recognized in all 50 states and even overseas. He gave me opportunity, I reached out to my NBA buddies, and we made it happen. In the championship game, even Kobe came out, so I think it was a real good look. LeBron played. It's a great league, man." (ESPN's The Playbook)

Started in the 1970's, the Drew League has continued to gain support ever since.

Alvin Willis established the Drew League in 1973 with 6 teams. Willis believed this league could be a place for young men and women of South Central Los Angeles to learn life lessons through basketball. The Drew League's goal was to help young people form meaningful relationships on the court that would spill over into the neighborhood, as well as build an institution that would bring top local high school, college, and pro players back to the community. As a long time friend and mentor to Dino Smiley, in 1985 Willis decided it was time to let Smiley have a shot at directing the league. By 1985 the league had grown from the original 6 teams to 10 teams. Today the league matches up 20 "invitation-only" teams to battle it out on the hardwood. (Drew League)

Check out the crossover below:

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