Because of the way the calendar breaks, album sales are trailing 2004 in the early weeks of the new year, but The Game could help even the score. His album "The Documentary" appears on course to top 700,000, based on first-day numbers cited by retail chains. The album, which hit stores Jan. 18, is a cinch to be No. 1 on this week's Billboard 200 as well as Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. The Game also has a chance to score the biggest opening week of any January since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991.
On the Friday night Lakers pre-game, John Ireland asked Kobe Bryant what music he listens to. Kobe responded with "The Game, his new album... it's incredible. He's the new cat and his album is unbelievable." John Ireland was like "Um... cool." Also, Gilbert Arenas gave away 300 copies of The Documentary after his 43 point game against the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday. (AMM Community)