J.I.D Chosen As BET's 2018 Rookie Of The Year

There have been a number of dope artists who had main breakouts this 12 months. While J.I.D’s had a significant buzz among the many hip-hop heads for a just a few years, the rapper turned probably the most promising younger lyricists within the rap sport this 12 months. Today, BET acknowledges J.I.D’s work all year long and topped him the 2018 Rookie Of The Year.

J. Cole’s been constructing the inspiration for his Dreamville artists to flourish on. This 12 months, J.I.D noticed probably the most quantity recognition compared to the remaining the roster (other than Cole, clearly). He landed on the XXL’s 2018 Freshman Year List alongside Lil Pump, Ski Mask The Slump God, Trippie Redd, BlocBoy JB and extra. Among the opposite rappers who made the duvet, J.I.D was undoubtedly probably the most promising.

Throughout the 12 months, J.I.D did not launch a ton music, however he did hold followers anticipating the arrival  DiCaprio 2. The rapper blessed us with the undertaking in the direction of the top the 12 months which lived up the requirements followers had for him. Ultimately, all the pieces that J.I.D has completed this 12 months has additional secured him as one the main rappers within the new technology hip-hop.

Yesterday, BET revealed that they selected Meek Mill because the 2018 Man Of The Year resulting from his main comeback throughout the previous 12 months. Congrats to each J.I.D and Meek on the accolade. 

Ben Simmons Reflects On Rookie Of The Year Triumph: "It Wasn't A F–king Race"

Ben Simmons is a polarizing determine within the sense that his brash confidence splits the fan vote into Betas and Alphas. If that kind classification appears dated on a philosophical degree, that is as a result of a “Mamba Mentality” solely works on the sphere play – not as properly behind closed doorways.

When Ben Simmons, a self-proclaimed “alpha,” visited Salt Lake City, Thursday Night, he had one factor on his thoughts: edging his rival Donovan Mitchell, the particular person he beat out by a large margin within the 2018 Rookie the Year voting race. But on the danger sounding trite, Ben Simmons would love the media to make use of a unique phrase than “race” when describing the ultimate voting outcomes: 90-11 in Simmons’ favor.

After serving to his facet to 114-97 win over Donovan Mitchell and the Utah Jazz, Ben Simmons basked in a refrain boos from the house crowd. “I really like having the ability to come into an enviornment and listen to boos and chants, no matter it’s, see indicators and are available right here and win by 20,” mentioned Simmons after the sport. “I imply, there’s nothing higher than that.”

And if you happen to thought the award was sufficient to defuse the strain between Simmons and his then-rookie rival, suppose once more. Within the identical press convention, instructed one other reporter representing the Salt Lake City Tribune to examine his biases on the door. When requested to characterize final 12 months’s rivalry with Mitchell, Ben Simmons resorted to expletive language. “It wasn’t a f–king race,” Simmons mentioned. “You noticed the votes, proper? … Did you see the votes? So what’s the query?” Besides serving to his facet to a victory, Ben Simmons posted one more triple-double scoreline 13 factors, 14 rebounds, 12 assists, on the night time.

Donovan Mitchell Responds To Ben Simmons' 1-Point Performance

Donovan Mitchell took a page out the Gentleman’s Handbook when asked to respond to Ben Simmons’ 1-point performance in Game 2 the Boston/Philadelphia Conference Semi-Final. The two basketball players have become bitter inter-conference rivals over their respective claim 2018 Rookie the Year honors.

The split opinion has lured fans into a mindless debate over each player’s impact on their team, neither side making a terribly cogent argument. The Donovan Mitchell camp likes to point out that Ben Simmons doesn’t fit the rookie criteria due to his layaway year. Even Adidas embarked on a “Rookie?” t-shirt campaign in defense their signee, Mitchell. 

Last night’s 1-point performance from Ben Simmons during his team’s Game 2 loss in Boston was instantly memefied. The Utah media were on hand this morning at practice, bringing it right to Mitchell’s attention. Then to everyone’s surprise, the Utah rookie fered his rival a sympathetic vote confidence. “The biggest thing that people don’t understand is that every player has that night.” He then described Simmons as a “good player” using Lebron James’ 8-point performance against the Mavs during the 2011 finals as a comparable for his rival’s f night.

Mitchell’s last words were left open handed: “It’s all about the response,” reads to me like an open challenge. The greater concern should be who, out the two, makes it past the second round. The Utah Jazz are looking to build momentum at home tonight in Game 3.