Losing streak: Three games
Hip-hop and New York lost a great one on December 19 of last year. Larry Smith, the seminal producer who worked with Run-DMC, Whodini and Kurtis Blow passed away at the age of 63, due to complications from a stroke he suffered in 2007. The Queens, N.Y. native never fully recovered from the incident. Sorry Swish fans, but Larry Smith > J.R. Smith.