Notes from TNT’s Coverage of the NBA – Thursday, March 12, 2009 Barkley: “The MVP is LeBron James or Kobe Bryant.”

Posted in Blogroll on March 13th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

(AP Photo/Eric Gay)

TNT NBA Thursdays continue on Thursday, March 19 at 8 p.m. ET featuring the Portland Trail Blazers @ Cleveland Cavaliers followed by the Golden State Warriors @ Los Angeles Lakers.

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Friday Fire: Who is the Greatest Dunker of All Time?

Posted in Blogroll on March 13th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

The Spectrum closes tonight and so does an era. Regardless of what pundits, fans or basketball “historians” say, Julius Dr. J Erving is the small forward on my all time team. History baby, history.

This thread is not about that.

This is about the dunk, bang, slam, boof or whatever else it’s called.

Doc’s rock the Mike Cooper cradle banger put basketball on another universe visually. Julius was my favorite dunker of all time until I took a trip out west to see the Shaq and the Lakers play KG and the Timberwolves (Shaq’s feet are bigger than Nate Robinson). The Saturday before I left I watched the 2000 dunk contest in a hotel bar and couldn’t believe what I was seeing. Vince Carter, Tracey McGrady and Stevie Francis were going at it like I’ve never seen before. Dunk after bombastic, fantastic,  just as dramatic dunk. It was outstanding. The best dunk contest ever and that’s including Mike and Nique. He’s the evolution of every dunker past and present. No one wants to see him. Windmills off the oop? Black Mustard. Cats who didn’t get out of the poster are gonna wonder why their grandkids are looking funny at them the minute they are born.

Coochie, coochie coo my ass.

Why you do me like that Grandpop!

All you can say is…grandson…I wasn’t the only one.

Vince’s dunks are straight mad African!

Friday Morning Starting Five: March 13, 2009

Posted in Blogroll on March 13th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

Syracuse outlasts UConn in 6 overtime classic (

Lakers are no joke but will they be tough enough come June? (LA Times)

Japan threatens to shoot down North Korean satellite. (CNN)

Charles Lewis–former cop turned MMA personality (TapOuT) dies in horrific crash (LA Times)

The Jon Stewart and Jim Cramer extended interview. Ooops! (Comedy Central)

The Spectrum closes down tonight with a Sixers contest against Chicago. I’ll be there. So will Doc but no Cheeks or Toney. Philly never gets it right. (

I AM ALI By Dream Hampton

Posted in Blogroll on March 13th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

Powerful. I love it when my sistas show and prove. Thanks Dream.

I am ali