Notes from TNT’s Coverage of the NBA – Thursday, January 22, 2009

Posted in Blogroll on January 23rd, 2009 by Michael Tillery

TNT’s NBA coverage continues Thursday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. ET with the exclusive announcement of the 2009 NBA All-Star reserves, followed at 8 p.m. ET with a doubleheader featuring the Cleveland Cavaliers @ Orlando Magic followed by the San Antonio Spurs @ Phoenix Suns.

(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Grand Nubian, here’s the link to the show.

Game 1:  Boston Celtics (90) @ Orlando Magic (80)

Announcers: Kevin Harlan and Doug Collins with Craig Sager reporting

Collins on Celtics guard Rajon Rondo being one of the best rebounding guards in the NBA: “When you play against a team (that shoots) a lot of three’s, there are a lot of long rebounds.  That’s why your guards have to come back (and rebound).  (Rajon) Rondo is one of the best rebounding guards in the NBA and when he gets those rebounds he can push it into automatic fast breaks.  (Celtics head coach) Doc Rivers has talked to his team about getting those long rebounds and getting to loose basketballs.”

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Friday Fire: Should Black Men Be Sparked to Action Because of President Barack Obama?

Posted in Blogroll on January 23rd, 2009 by Michael Tillery

An interview with Dream Hampton will be posted later today. I wanted to give you something to talk about while I transcribe.

Attended a symposium at the University of Pennsylvania last night featuring Jemele Hill, Kenneth L. Shropshire and moderated by Jay Rosner of the Princeton Review. Very informative and students had great questions. Rosner stated the symposium was likely one of the first in the nation asking questions of Black athletes in light of President Obama’s election (still crazy to write President Obama isn’t it?). The main question was this: Now what? What do Black athletes do now in a post-Obama world?

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Notes from TNT NBA Tip-off presented by AutoTrader.com- Thursday, January 22, 2009: NBA All Star Game Starters Announced

Posted in Blogroll on January 23rd, 2009 by Michael Tillery

TNT exclusively announced the NBA All-Star Starters.  TNT will air the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, February15. Final Fan voting follows.

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