Baller Links: Top 10 Blake Griffin Dunks, LL Cool J Mag Cover, RIP Jack LaLanne

Various times during the week, BallerStatus.com's team scours the Internet, hitting major websites and cool blogs, for random stories of interest. Whether it be serious news, a awesome video clip, a random blog entry, or even some photos, we post and link to the interesting tidbits of the day. Inside is the latest from today --- including a video of Blake Griffin's Top 10 Dunks by NBA.com, LL Cool J's Men's Fitness magazine cover, Oprah and more...

Beastie Boys, LL Cool J Denied For 2011 Rock And Roll Hall of Fame

The inductees of the 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame were announced recently, and hip-hop legends the Beastie Boys and LL Cool J -- who were both revealed as nominees in September -- were denied entry yet again. Both have received nods for the Hall in previous years, each time not making the final cut. Instead, singer Neil Diamond was voted to enter, alongside crooner Tom Waits, metal rocker Alice Cooper, New Orleans pianoman Dr. John...

Beastie Boys, LL Cool J Among 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees

This year's class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees were announced this week, and it includes a very eclectic group of acts ... including two iconic hip-hop acts. Punk-inspired legends, the Beastie Boys, and LL Cool J and among the 15 acts on the 2011 nominees list, as well as rockers Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper, and crooner Neil Diamond, among others. 500 voters decide who gets inducted into the 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame...

LL Cool J Upset Over Use of Old Interview to Promote New Sarah Palin Show

Fox News and Sarah Palin have been heavily promoting a TV show called "Real American Stories: Hosted By Sarah Palin." But, one musician isn't feeling the way they're doing it. LL Cool J is upset at both Fox and Palin for using footage of a 2008 interview in its promotion of the former Alaska governor's upcoming television special...

LL Cool J Fails To Make Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for 2010

While legendary rockers were added to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2010, legendary New York rapper LL Cool J was among the nominees left off the list. LL was in good company though. He, along with other acts such as he Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kiss and singer/songwriter Laura Nyro, failed to make the cut this year.

LL Cool J: The Ever Evolving Career Of The G.O.A.T.

Though the times have changed, LL has managed to change with them and stay relevant in an industry where most emcee's careers often don't last more than two albums. LL has managed to put out 13, with very few of them going less than platinum.

DJ Envy Works Out With LL Cool J

Popular New York radio personality DJ Envy took to the gym to see what it's like to work out with LL Cool J, making sure his muscles are real. Guess Envy ain't built like that.