Wednesday Morning Starting Five: The What’s Up With Kareem Having Problems With Finals Security Edition

Posted in Blogroll on June 10th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

Last year at the NBA Finals, Kareem sat down at my table during dinner. We had a great conversation about his career and life in general. All of it was off the record out of respect. One story that struck me was that he had problems getting into the the TD Banknorth Garden. I couldn’t believe it. He’s Kareem Abdul-Jabbar! He’s 7’4″. Little kids know him even though they’ve never seen him play. Well, I just heard on Mike and Mike the same thing happened again just last night (scroll down to quick hits). What the hell is going on that one of sports all time greats has gone through this two times now?

Roy Boe, who owned Islanders and Nets but sold the contract of Dr. J, dies at 79 (NY Times)

Jackie Tonawanda, known as ‘Lady Ali’ and boxing pioneer, dies at 75 (NY Daily News)

Jermaine O’Neal, Yakhouba Diawara will return to Miami Heat. (Miami Herald)

Kings to hire Paul Westphal as new Head Coach. (News 10)

Tim Floyd resigns as USC coach. (LA TImes)

Battle to Halt Graft Scourge in Africa Ebbs. (NY Times)

L.A. closes loophole for medical marijuana dispensaries (LA Times)

Shock is one of the most underrated talents that there has ever been in Hip Hop. Sex Packets was a straight classic.

It is real.

Behind Great Shooting and Teamwork, the Magic Defeat the Lakers 108-104 In Game 3

Posted in Blogroll on June 10th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

(AP Photo/John Bazemore)

The most impressive aspect of this game was the way the Magic held on for the victory. This was a team win personified. After shooting a Finals record 75% in the first half despite Kobe Bryant looking like he was going to go for 82, the Magic were as professional as they have been this entire playoffs and held on for the most important win in franchise history. The Lakers still lead the best of seven series 2-1.

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