Thursday Morning Starting Five: The Those Who Were Left Behind Edition

Posted in Blogroll on June 11th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

Yesterday I was a part of a great conversation on the state of Hip Hop Journalism with my man NYOIL on his blog talk radio show. The brotha is concerned how Hip Hop is being portrayed and reported in the press so he brought together some experts (Ashahed M. Muhammad, Davey D and Bruno Gaston) on the subject and we had a solution based discussion. You all know what I do. I’ll report and dive into any arena that’s good for all of us so I was honored to be a part of something despite my lack of qualifications in the field. I offered what I could and tried to compare what I do with sports to what is going on in the Hip Hop world. The spot (2 hours long) follows the links and a very disturbing video. Check it when you get a chance.

The Holocaust museum shooter was gangster with his hate. (USA Today)

Yanks hope Carsten Charles stops this Red Sox skid. (NY Daily News)

Kareem: Magic’s Howard ‘kind of predictable’. (Miami Herald)

Lakers assistants Jim Cleamons and Brian Shaw are interested in coaching position at USC. (LA Times)

Mexican national arrested trying to smuggle marijuana ashore on surfboard. Creative. (LA Times)

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NBA Finals Game 4 Preview: Will the Lakers Show and Prove Game 2 Was An Aberration? (NBA TV Notes from Game 3 included)

Posted in Blogroll on June 11th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

6 straight wins after a loss this postseason, but 7 straight Finals losses on the road? What gives?

Has Kobe hit the Great Wall of China? Has the Olympics and playing so many games before and after Beijing finally caught up to Kobe Bryant?

Will his shooting percentage rise or continue its downward pattern?

Is Pau Gasol really this good? He’s really hitting at a nice clip in the Finals.

What about LO? Will he step up offensively and defensively to solidify his X-factor status in this series? Rashard is shooting his eye out.

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