The Starting Five NBA Finals Preview: Can the Lakers Defeat Orlando Despite Magic Shooting?

Posted in Blogroll on June 4th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

Ahhh the possibilities. Just heard a stat that was oh so New York Yankees like. This is the 63rd NBA Finals and the Los Angeles Lakers have played in a staggering 30 of them (14-15). The Orlando Magic on the other hand are playing in their second NBA Finals and have yet to win the title. Just not so long ago, this was an expansion team, so to win a chip this early in the game would obviously be outstanding. We all know the cornerstones of that ’95 team (swept by Dream and the Rockets) was Shaquille O’Neal and also Anfernee Hardaway. Now another raw big fella, Dwight Howard, looks to thunder his name alongside past big men greats when he and the Magic go up against one of the most celebrated franchises in sports.

Need to see the flick as it happened?

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Thursday Morning Starting Five: The NBA Finals Edition

Posted in Blogroll on June 4th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

Damn, before you know it, we’ll be watching the Super Bowl. Seems like the season blew by like a Derrick Rose crossover or a Ray Allen jumper in your eye. As the Finals begin, what will be the moment we all remember? Will it be Kobe with a Mike like golden mirror kiss or a Dwight Howard portrait on a tearful rebounding portrait?

Finals Preview later on.

Cynthia McKinney announces Formation of DIGNITY (Black Agenda Report)

Eliminating the NBA 19 yr. old age limit rule (CBS Sports)

What do you expect of Black students? (CNN)

Coach quits after University tells him to not recruit Black players.  (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Kobe is still searching for a rival. (CBS sports)

My Pops banged the Stylistics. Fell asleep to this track many a night.

A Short Chat With Patrick Ewing

Posted in Blogroll on June 4th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

Imagine coming into league and playing on the same team Shaq took to the NBA Finals. Then, after a couple of seasons, mentored by one of the best centers of all time in Patrick Ewing and are now in the Finals yourself.  Not to belabor the point, but this is why I expect a lot out of Dwight. He has a Hall of Fame mind talking and working with him every day. One who has been thrown Chicago and Miami wars…Dream escapes and John Thompson ESPN Classic tapes. All of that wisdom and knowledge is at Dwight’s disposal. As young and bright as Dwight is, he is definitely going to have the opportunity to thrive. Coach Ewing is cool and always has time for me before games. We’ve had some deep chats about basketball history and he was cool to give me 5 minutes of his time here:

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